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​Teachers and school leaders are tasked with improving student outcomes, closing achievement gaps and preparing students for college and career.  To ensure all students have access to rigorous academics aligned with current Illinois learning standards to master these tasks, the academics team provides training and tools such as leadership, guidance, professional learning, high-quality educational resources, and instructional supports to enhance educational outcomes for all teachers and students.​

New Transitional Course Information

Transitional English:

The draft Statewide Transitional English Course Para​meters and Competencies document​ and survey link for public comment is now available!  Public comments will be accepted through July 31, 2020.  Please share the document and comment link within your networks to help disseminate the information to your colleagues. If you have questions, please reach out to TRInstruction@isbe.net​.  A team of curriculum and instruction consultants is available to answer your questions. ​

FREE Transitional Math Workshop

June 11, 18, and 25 from 1:00-2:30 pm.  Register by clicking here.
Three virtual workshops are being offered to assist districts with the implementation of transitional math and state portability submission. Each session will feature a different aspect of implementation including: an overview of the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act and transitional instruction; state policies and protocols for transitional math; preparing for transitional math at the building or district level; developing local partnerships with community colleges; tools needed to get started and free tasks that have been developed for use by Illinois teachers. These tasks support the active learning emphasis of transitional math with the use of authentic contexts. Educators will learn about the organization of the units and competencies, as well as how to use task-based instruction effectively.  The workshop consists of three synchronous virtual sessions that will run from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on June 11, 18, & 25. The remainder of the learning will be asynchronous through Google Classroom. Administrator Academy credit is available. ​

Transitional Math:

The Spring 2020 Portability Panel met April 15. Course results are available at iltransitionalmath.org. The next Transitional Math Portability Panel meeting is scheduled for October 28, 2020. Course submissions are due no later than October 1, 2020. For more information on portability, please click this link to listen to a 5-minute webinarGo To Meeting Link. Further information can be found at iltransitionalmath.org​​ or by contacting TRInstruction@ISBE.net.​

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