The Pathways Resource Center plans, hosts, publicizes, and participates in multiple events throughout the calendar year in order to advance the goals of the Illinois Pathways Initiative. Upcoming events, along with supporting materials, can be found here.

Supporting Student Success through Individualized Learning Plans

A workshop for educators presented in collaboratively by the Pathways Resource Center and Urbana School District #116.

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Urbana Middle School, 1201 S Vine St, Urbana, IL 61801
9:00 AM: Coffee and Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM: Workshop

Individualized Learning Planning is an active, student-centered process that builds student career and college readiness through guided career exploration and development plan. This interactive workshop is designed to provide counselors, administrators, and other school personnel with the knowledge, skills, and tools to implement or enhance individualized learning planning processes for their students and to use the data collected in these plans in developing programs of study. This workshop will include:

  • A framework for individualized learning planning processes,
  • Individualized planning processes resources and systems,
  • Practices that support individualized learning processes, and
  • Guidance on utilizing data collected through the process to inform the implementation and development of programs of study.

This workshop is free to personnel from participating Illinois Race to the Top (RttT) districts. We encourage you to bring teams from your districts, including community college partners, to ensure the development of ILP processes that support students into postsecondary experiences. Educators from Illinois school districts that are not participating in RttT are also invited to attend at no charge, although spaces will first be reserved for RttT educators and partners.

Space is limited and registration is required. We encourage district teams to register as soon as possible, because registration will be closed once capacity is reached. Individuals registering after we have reached capacity will be placed on a waiting list. Registrations will be accepted through October 27, 2014 
OR until the event has reached capacity.

If you have any questions about this workshop, contact Heather Fox at

Registration link:


Using Individualized Learning Plans to Support Students’ College and Career Readiness
IASA Annual Conference
Springfield, Illinois
October 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) are the result of a student-centered advising process that typically is initiated at the middle level, continuing into high school and ultimately into
postsecondary education. ILPs facilitate students’ career exploration and help ensure that they complete rigorous course sequences that fully prepare them for college and career success. This session describes the ILP process, shares ILP examples, and explains how school district personnel can use disaggregated data from ILPs to identify emerging career interests of students, determine future course needs, and assist the faculty with adjusting the curriculum and instructional practices to support students’ career interests. Presented by Don Hackmann.

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