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  • Time to Double Down on Education and Training « NASDCTEc Blog
    language ESL and special education While demand is exploding our supply is drying up An alarming recent ACT report showed the future teacher pipeline narrowing even further with only five percent of high school seniors taking the ACT indicating a desire to pursue a career as an educator Each year that number is decreasing Our existing teacher pipeline isn t getting the job done The good news is that CTE is perfectly positioned to play a crucial role in the solution to this pressing issue Creating and spreading high impact Education and Training programs focused on cultivating skilled K 12 educators is a must To meet labor market needs and develop the teaching workforce our country deserves teacher recruitment must become more proactive and start earlier Young people can get excited about the potential impact and leadership of a career in education but essentially only when they engage with substantive authentic opportunities to test drive teaching Most teachers are homegrown in fact over 60 percent of teachers teach within 20 miles of where they went to high school The next generation of each community s teachers whom everyone is counting on to be highly skilled and well prepared on day one are already in our classrooms right now but as students Encouraging CTE models are out there it s time to double down and take them to scale The Teacher Academy of Maryland program developed in partnership with Towson University and the Maryland State Department of Education offers CTE students ParaPro the certification exam for school based paraprofessionals This along with dual credit partnerships elegantly addresses the question of how to embed a professional certification into a high school level CTE program that aims students towards a career that requires a bachelor s degree The Mississippi Department of Education recently revamped its Teacher Academy curriculum to align with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards vision of accomplished teaching This raises the bar for the prestige and impact of programs and opens the doors for current National Board Certified Teachers from many content areas to become outstanding CTE instructors in new Teacher Academy programs The Arizona Department of Education commissioned an Educator Retention and Recruitment Report with a top recommendation Develop high school programs such as Educators Rising to encourage students to evaluate the field of education as they review their options for post secondary studies A newly revitalized career technical student organization CTSO partner is ready to support the effort Earlier this month the Future Educators Association evolved to become Educators Rising a transformed 21 st century national network of aspiring educators Educators Rising a member of the National Coordinating Council of Career and Technical Student Organizations offers all of the classic CTSO opportunities competitions conferences scholarships leadership opportunities with no dues students and teacher leaders join for free directly through the new EdRising Virtual Campus an online platform packed with resources and opportunities integral to the instructional program of quality Education and Training pathways Here s a 3

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  • Foy H. Moody High School Recognized at the White House « NASDCTEc Blog
    CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee This Week in CTE This Week in CTE Foy H Moody High School Recognized at the White House Earlier this month the White House hosted Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education CTE to recognize leaders in CTE from across the country In attendance were some of the NASDCTEc Excellence in Action award winners including Dr Sandra Clement Principal at Foy H Moody High School who was invited to speak and credited the strong focus on CTE to Moody s excellent graduation rates and continued improvements As Clement reflected on the event she said Everyone was genuinely very interested in the work our students were doing in CTE This is very refreshing because a lot of times CTE is not given the validity of the impact it has on students While Clement described how exciting the event at the White House has been for her school and district she noted the expansion of the U S Presidential Scholars program to include CTE has put CTE on a national platform Recognition of CTE will be much more monumental and students will have a variety of pathways to choose from while still being recognized for their good work said Clement Despite this recognition for Moody s already stellar CTE programs Clement plans to continue to expand CTE programming including developing a pathway surrounding computer software engineering and offering more certifications in health care a growing industry in her community Foy H Moody High School was a 2014 Excellence in Action award winner in the STEM Career Cluster Learn more about the school and their Innovation Academy for Engineering Environmental and Marine Science here Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags White House This entry was posted on Wednesday July 22nd 2015 at 9 50 am

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11740 (2016-01-08)
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  • NASDCTEc Goes to SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference « NASDCTEc Blog
    the Economy College and Career Readiness Effective Models On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee A look back at five years of the NASDCTEc Vision This Week in CTE NASDCTEc Goes to SkillsUSA s National Leadership and Skills Conference This past week NASDCTEc had the privilege of attending SkillsUSA s 51 st annual National Leadership and Skills Conference NLSC The conference is the group s largest annual convening of its national and state membership and is one of the premier opportunities for Career Technical Education CTE students to showcase the impressive technical and employability skills they ve acquired through participation in the Career Technical Student Organization CTSO and their respective CTE programs More than 16 000 people including students their families teachers advisors and business partners from across the country took part in the weeklong event which began last weekend with intensive leadership training for national SkillsUSA student officers and advisors On Tuesday the Opening Ceremony took place where Snap On CEO Nick Pinchuk who delivered a powerful keynote address on the importance of CTE and the significant contributions SkillsUSA has made to the CTE enterprise over the past fifty years However the most impressive component of NLSC took place on Wednesday and Thursday where more than 6 000 exceptional CTE students competed in the national SkillsUSA Championships These students all qualifying from related statewide contests competed in over 100 different technical trade and leadership fields ranging from the culinary arts robotics competitions all the way to public speaking and performance in mock interviews with real employers These timed and judged competitions provide a hands on way for these CTE students to demonstrate the knowledge skills and competencies that they ve acquired throughout their CTE careers which were put on full display for families friends and even prospective employers In addition to this national contest members of the SkillsUSA World Team participated in the the event a select few of the best students from across the nation who will be competing on behalf of the United States later this year in Brazil at the annual WorldSkills competition NASDCTEc applauds the incredible work that SkillsUSA and especially its students have done and continue to do Steve Voytek Government Relations Manager Tags NLSC skillsusa This entry was posted on Friday June 26th 2015 at 9 06 am and is filed under News You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016 2 December 2015 6 November

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11657 (2016-01-08)
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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Legislative Update Reauthorization Efforts Push Ahead for ESEA WIOA NPRM Comment Period Ends as Funding Battles in and HEA Reauthorization Continue in Congress New State CTE Director Curtis Clough Alaska This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK Happening now Hillary s discussing how job training and apprenticeships can help Americans get ahead http t co Tm1GV0A52P Hillary for SC HillaryforSC June 17 2015 ARTICLE OF THE WEEK CTE and STEM Education Two Sides of the Same Vital Coin Career Technical Education is key to improving STEM literacy and interest among students for a variety of reasons This includes providing access to underrepresented students adding relevance to STEM subjects through hand on and work based learning and integrating the business community Read More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Transforming Career Counseling Bridging School to Career in the Workforce of the Future The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council SME and Bray Strategies released a paper outlining recommendations to improve the career guidance counseling system in middle and high schools Read More WEBINAR OF THE WEEK In partnership with the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center NASDCTEc is conducting a webinar exploring the highly successful Simulated Workplace system in West Virginia Register Today Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday June 19th 2015 at 1 49 pm and is filed under NASDCTEc Resources News Publications Research Resources Webinars You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11645 (2016-01-08)
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  • Simulated Workplace: Changing CTE in West Virginia « NASDCTEc Blog
    NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee This Week in CTE Legislative Update House Subcommittee Considers Perkins Funding Bill Simulated Workplace Changing CTE in West Virginia Join us for a webinar hosted by NASDCTEc and the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center ARCC on Thursday June 25 from 2 3 p m ET to explore how West Virginia s Simulated Workplace is reinventing Career Technical Education CTE by bringing the workplace inside the four walls of a CTE classroom for a student centered simulated experience Launched in 2013 as a pilot the Simulated Workplace is poised for statewide implementation in the 2016 17 school year This free webinar will discuss the road to implementation from concept to pilot to statewide enactment as well as the results and lessons learned along the way With its demonstrated success and media attention the Simulated Workplace framework is being picked up by the state s academic classrooms and even neighboring states Presenters include Kathy D Antoni West Virginia Associate Superintendent Career and Technical Education Doug Sands Machine Tool Technology Instructor Jan Hanlon Secondary Education Director Logan County Schools West Virginia Austin Coffey Student Industrial Equipment Maintenance Career Technical Program Gary Clay Business Leader West Virginia Manufacturing Association Register today Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Monday June 15th 2015 at 1 31 pm and is filed under NASDCTEc Resources Webinars You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11633 (2016-01-08)
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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Finding the IB s Career Related Program CP was like Finding that Sweet Spot Microsoft IT Academy CTE Community Bridging the worlds of technology education and business This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK NOCTI1 Your First Year in CTE 10 Things to Know provides many hands on examples and resources for use in teaching within the CTE classroom More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Obama and Walker Both Wrong A study of 150 CEOs plant managers human resource directors educators and administrators throughout Wisconsin show that filling the skills gap is a multipronged approach Employers not only want employees with strong technical expertise but someone who will work hard and think creatively to solve problems a true mix of hard and soft skills A few educators and trainers in Wisconsin have developed innovative models of education for training learners across the skills spectrum More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK A Framework for Coherence College and Career Readiness Standards Multi Tiered Systems of Support and Educator Effectiveness Center on Great Teachers Leaders at the American Institutes for Research released an issue brief detailing how the alignment of college and career readiness standards educator effectiveness systems and positive behavioral supports or Multi tiered systems of support can positively impact instruction while also supporting at risk learners More MEDIA OF THE WEEK National Agriculture Day FFA s National Agriculture day was March 18 Learn more through this video More PARTNER UPDATE OF THE WEEK DECA has partnered with Working in Support of Education w se and American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute AHLEI to offer a variety of certifications More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags This Week in CTE This entry was posted on Friday March 20th 2015 at 1 27 pm and is filed under

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11425 (2016-01-08)
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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Friday March 20th 2015 TWEET OF THE WEEK NOCTI1 Your First Year in CTE 10 Things to Know provides many hands on examples and resources for use in teaching within the CTE classroom More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Obama and Walker Both Wrong A study of 150 CEOs plant managers human resource directors educators and administrators throughout Wisconsin show that filling the skills gap is a multipronged approach Employers not only want employees with strong technical expertise but someone who will work hard and think creatively to solve problems a true mix of hard and soft skills A few educators and trainers in Wisconsin have developed innovative models of education for training learners across the skills spectrum More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK A Framework for Coherence College and Career Readiness Standards Multi Tiered Systems of Support and Educator Effectiveness Center on Great Teachers Leaders at the American Institutes for Research released an issue brief detailing how the alignment of college and career readiness standards educator effectiveness systems and positive behavioral supports or Multi tiered systems of support can positively impact instruction while also supporting at risk learners More MEDIA OF THE WEEK National Agriculture Day FFA s National Agriculture day was March 18 Learn more through this video More PARTNER UPDATE OF THE WEEK DECA has partnered with Working in Support of Education w se and American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute AHLEI to offer a variety of certifications More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate By Katie Fitzgerald in NASDCTEc Resources News Publications Research Resources Tags This Week in CTE This Week in CTE Friday November 21st 2014 TWEET OF THE WEEK IBM How STEM opens new worlds for women according to bjbaenaz amyverno http bitly com ibmpodcasts womenatibm womenintech More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK STEM vs STEAM Do the Arts Belong Join in on this discussion over whether the arts belong in the STEM science technology engineering and math curriculum our children need a well rounded quality education that enables them to make informed decisions that will impact the world and the way they live We need students who are motivated and competent in bringing forth solutions to tomorrow s problems More WEBINAR OF THE WEEK WIOA Consultation Webinar Non Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions The Civil Rights Center CRC and the Employment and Training Administration ETA of the U S Department of Labor Department or DOL invites equal opportunity officers state and local workforce leaders and practitioners workforce system partners customers and other stakeholders to provide input on the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act More RESEARCH REPORT OF THE WEEK The National STEM Report This report reviews the 2014 graduating class in the context of STEM to determine what students are interested in and student readiness in math and science for those interested in STEM careers You can also see the condition of STEM in your state More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK New Professional Learning Module Supplements Designed to complement our full length module Introduction to

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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Adding Industry Recognized Certification to your CTE Program Today s Class Interactive Online Textbook and eLearning Tool This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK DiscoveryEd There are 600 000 unfilled manufacturing jobs right now Think about that Not always about future jobs CorpsInEdu alcoafoundation More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Career and Technical Education Should be the Rule Not the Exception Tim Hodges PhD Director of Research for Gallup s Education Practice makes a detailed case for why Career Technical Education CTE is critical to all student s education Research shows not only are skills more important than where a student graduated from to employers but also that CTE concentrators in high school are 15 percent more likely to graduate than the national average Hodges goes on to highlight his own experience in CTE courses and how learning skills like fundraising budgeting teamwork and mentorship were key components to his work today More MEDIA OF THE WEEK Digital Learning Day It s Digital Learning Day and the Alliance for Excellent Education is live streaming the event featuring schools from across the country as they discuss how using technology effectively benefits their school The program begins at 1 p m eastern More PARTNER UPDATE OF THE WEEK Teaching 21st Century Skills March 18 8 p m Eastern Time This month the College and Career Readiness and Success CCRS Center is partnering with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders GTL Center for their monthly Twitter chat Join the conversation on Wednesday March 18 using CCRSchat Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday March 13th 2015 at 10 00 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Resources News Resources You can follow any

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11408 (2016-01-08)
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