The application for I‑BEST program approval and other materials used by Washington’s colleges are available on the State Board for Community and Technical College web site.
This collection of tools and resources can help states and colleges develop and implement integrated pathways from Adult Basic Education to credit-level career and technical programs. The Virtual Academy supports a “community of practice” among Accelerating Opportunity partners and other innovators.
Accelerating Opportunity invites you to use the materials and resources as you redesign and strengthen instructional practices and public policies to support the ability of students to earn postsecondary credentials. And you can help improve the Virtual Academy by providing feedback on resources.
The Accelerating Opportunity Communications Toolkit is intended to give professionals and leaders involved in Accelerating Opportunity the tools that they need to communicate effectively and strategically with targeted audiences. While these audiences may be diverse and range from low-skilled adults to top-level policymakers, the essential elements of strategic communications remain constant: to become a true agent for change, you have to be able to articulate your goals, your role in solving problems and why people should care.