JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Postsecondary & Career Expectations (PaCE) Framework Webinars


This July marked the fifth year since the PaCE Framework was adopted by the state's education agencies. While there is no mandate on schools to adopt PaCE, the Illinois PaCE Framework offers schools a tool for structuring their college and career readiness efforts to ensure that students have the information needed to make the most informed decision possible about life after high school.

The framework is organized around three key areas:

  • Career Exploration and Development,
  • Financial Aid and Literacy, and
  • Postsecondary Education Exploration, Preparation, and Selection

ISAC's Professional Development team is pleased to announce the PaCE Virtual Offerings for this fall. The PaCE Overview provides background on how PaCE came to be and explains how schools/districts can adopt Illinois PaCE or develop a customized framework to fit their schools' needs. The PaCE Implementation Leader Training provides an in-depth understanding of the PaCE implementation process and supports to implement an Illinois PaCE Framework or customized Framework.

All webinars are offered at no cost to counselors, school administrations, and members of the public. Registration is required, but space is limited. For the most up-to-date schedule and to register for one of the webinars, visit our website at www.isac.org/pace/webinars.

ISAC offers Continuing Education (CE) credits and Professional Development (PD) hours to participants at a rate of one per contact hour. To earn these, it is necessary to attend the webinar in its entirety and complete an ISAC evaluation form. To receive PD hours, an additional evaluation from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) must be completed and submitted along with an Illinois Educator Identification Number (EIN).

The Professional Development team offers schools/districts the opportunity to customize their own PaCE Framework through a virtual PaCE Framework Development Workshop. The Professional Development team offers PaCE Implementation Support sessions. These sessions are available to schools/districts that would like support in implementing a framework.

Visit our PaCE Support and Training page to learn more about the Illinois PaCE Framework and our PaCE Support options.

For questions, contact the Professional Development team at isac.pace@illinois.gov.

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