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2022 IL Career Connections Conference: April 25th, Tinley Park Location

 

 

Monday, April 25, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Tinley Park Convention Center

 


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Registration open through 4/25/2022 10:59 PM EST


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DETAILS: The Illinois State Board of Education presents the 2022 Illinois Career Connections Conference on Monday, April 25, 2022 from 8:00am-3:30pm. Featured presenters at this career and technical education event include educators and industry experts from Illinois and beyond who have worked to make improvements in the areas of student equity and accessibility, integration of core academics with CTE courses, and community outreach and partnerships. Join us to hear their successes and insights, engage with other CTE educators and industry partners, and learn how to reshape the narrative of what career and technical education can look like for all of your students.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Brandon P. Fleming was recruited to join the Harvard University debate faculty at the age of 26 and has since become Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard and Founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project – an unprecedented pipeline program that the Harvard Debate Council adopted as its subsidiary. Fleming now leads an executive staff and board that has raised over one million dollars to enroll over 100 students of color into Harvard's international summer debate residency on full scholarship. Fleming recruits underserved youth with no prior debate experience who he then trains to compete against hundreds of elite debaters from over 25 different countries around the world. At the age of 29, Fleming was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. And in May 2021, North Carolina Wesleyan University bestowed upon Fleming the Doctor of Humanities honorary degree. Fleming's groundbreaking publication MISEDUCATED chronicles his journey – in life and language – from being an at-risk youth and a college dropout to becoming an award-winning Harvard educator.

 

 


Financials
Registration is $75.00

Continuing Education
Professional Development Hours: Units - 6

Location

Tinley Park Convention Center

18451 Convention Center Drive

Tinley Park, IL 60477

 

*Information regarding hotel accommodations will be included in the registration confirmation email


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About Us

In a response to the growing needs for high-quality CTE programs, the Illinois Career Connections project will deliver two multi-disciplinary regional conferences throughout the state focusing on three overarching goals:

1. Improvement of instruction

2. Better alignment to core academics

3. Enhanced connections to career and postsecondary opportunities

Integral features of the 2022 IL Career Connections Conference will include hands-on and innovative learning opportunities that highlight various components of interdisciplinary education accentuated through CTE, including exploratory sessions, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and industry-led partnerships, among others.