Sponsored by the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center - part of the Illinois Community College Board Service Center Network

Monday, June 15, 2015

Please Share Your Knowledge at the Forum for Excellence

We're looking for presenters for the fall conference this year. Please consider sharing your expertise with the field by submitting a proposal at:

If you have questions or want to discuss topic ideas, please email Sarah at sgoldam@siue.edu

September 22 & 23, 2015

Bloomington - Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

The Forum for Excellence is Illinois’ premier Career and Technical Education (CTE) professional development event. In 2015 we are building on CTE’s expanding partnership with Adult Education (AE). This Conference is sponsored by the Illinois Community College Board, and hosted by the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS), the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center (SIPDC), and the Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center (CIAESC).

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

“For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.” 

IBM Training Manual 1991

Here's another worthy technology suggestion:

Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. This site can:
  • Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension
  • Effectively teach words, for buildgin a better vocabulary
  • Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons
  • Help improve learning outcomes
Help students to simplify words and comprehend more fully! Build individual vocabulary lessons, build engaging activities, and help students organize.

Thanks to Patricia White and Klaus Neu from Arkansas who shared this at the COABE conference!