In this final episode of the Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois series, we will take you across the state of Illinois to hear from 3 communities implementing an Education Pathway through SEPI: Linda Thorson and Tim Kosiek from Township High School District 214, Phil Pakowski and Kate Morris from Plainfield SD 202, and Superintendent Jennifer Gill, Cheree Morrison and Denise Petty from Springfield School District 186.
Our next episodes dive into the Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois initiative, a collaboration between 9 communities to build streamlined teacher career pathways that begin in high school. In the first episode, you will hear from our colleagues Jim O’Connor at Advance Illinois and Ernesto Matias, Chief Academic Officer for the Illinois State Board of Education, about the state’s teacher shortage and efforts to curtail it.
The Dual Credit Landscape: The Lead-up to the Model Partnership Agreement, and an Exemplary Rural Model
Systems Sessions explores how access to dual credit is being supported with the Model Partnership Agreement (MPA). Marcus Brown, Senior Director for Academic Affairs with the Illinois Community College Board, joins to discuss the current landscape of dual credit and the Dual Credit Quality Act. Josh Stafford, Superintendent of Vienna High School will also join us to describe how a rural community in southern Illinois has provided extensive access to dual credit and the impact of the MPA.
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Education Systems Center has launched a podcast! In this episode of Systems Sessions, learn more about the conversations we'll be having with the people behind the work that shapes the lives of young people through supporting pathways to a productive career. Listen in now to join the conversation!
Our first episode of Systems Sessions dives into the work of the State of Illinois Dual Credit Committee to develop the Model Partnership Agreement. This Agreement guides local partnerships between school districts and community colleges to expand and support quality dual credit access and offerings. We will hear directly from members of the Dual Credit Committee about the development process and how this Agreement is shaping dual credit delivery across Illinois.