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  • CTE in the News: Push for Career Technical Education Meets Resistance « NASDCTEc Blog
    Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Reminder to Register for Upcoming NASDCTEc Webinar on Infusing Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skills Statements July 17 at 3 p m Eastern Friends of CTE Blog Is there a Skills Gap and can CTE Fill it CTE in the News Push for Career Technical Education Meets Resistance A student at Oklahoma s Ardmore High School works on an assignment for a biotechnical program which is designed to introduce students to careers in fields like chemistry and microbiology This spring parents in the San Diego Unified School District in California rose in protest when the district proposed to add CTE courses as a graduation requirement Parents signed a petition and argued that CTE would water down the educational experience of their college bound students Education officials surprised by the backlash said the proposal was simply intended to prepare students for both college and career according to a recent article in U S News on NBCnews com Career and technical education has come a long way since the days when students could be steered from academics into hairstyling auto repairs or carpentry But that doesn t mean it s easy to sell the concept of having all students take courses in CTE as it is known wrote Sarah Butrymowicz of The Hechinger Report in the article CTE leaders have been taking on the issue of CTE s stigma for more than a decade said Kimberly Green NASDCTEc Executive Director A turning point came about 10 years ago when the CTE community transitioned program names from vocational education to CTE as a way to shed images of outdated shop classes Career and technical education meant something different than vocational education Green said It s academics plus technical instruction Just over a year ago NASDCTEc launched a re branding initiative called CTE Learning that works for America to again change minds about CTE The campaign continues and the work continues across states In California CTE programs have been elevating their status In recent years a growing number of CTE courses have been approved towards the University of California and California State University systems a g entry requirements the list of courses that students may complete in high school to be eligible for admittance to the universities Those courses include academic core classes and electives Gary Hoachlander president of ConnectEd a California group that works with districts to create career oriented high school and college programs for students said there are about 10 000 CTE courses across all the state s districts qualify for the college requirement However most of those courses count as electives CTE science classes such as environmental science or agricultural s ience have yet to be approved for academic credit That s where I think there s still a lot of work to do Hoachlander said Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager Tags California college and career readiness Hechinger Report news Oklahoma This entry was posted on Wednesday July 18th 2012 at 2 04

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  • OK latino bioscience « NASDCTEc Blog
    Statements Green Sustainability Module Career Clusters Resources Clusters User Agreement Credentials Student Interest Survey Career Cluster Logos Crosswalks Programs of Study Career Readiness Partner Council Common Core State Standards Product Store Career Clusters Products CTE Products Ordering Information and FAQ CTE in Your State Compare States Policy Legislation Perkins Act Elementary Secondary Education Act Workforce Investment Act Sequestration Congressional Contacts The Strategy CTE Learning that Works for America Campaign Resources Expert Testimonials Friends of CTE User Guides Logos Fact Sheets Presentation Resources Print Materials Campaign Videos Campaign Strategies Apply the Brand The Brand Promise Engage Key Audiences Promote the Message Plan for the Future Campaign Branding Best Practices Replace an Existing Brand Branding Your CTE Resources Communicating through Traditional Media Outlets Conference Materials Engaging Policymakers Engaging Educators Branding Websites Co Branding Campaign User Agreement Relevant Resources Issue Briefs Papers Jobs and 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

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  • Hechinger Report « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Posts Tagged Hechinger Report CTE in the News Push for Career Technical Education Meets Resistance Wednesday July 18th 2012 A student at Oklahoma s Ardmore High School works on an assignment for a biotechnical program which is designed to introduce students to careers in fields like chemistry and microbiology This spring parents in the San Diego Unified School District in California rose in protest when the district proposed to add CTE courses as a graduation requirement Parents signed a petition and argued that CTE would water down the educational experience of their college bound students Education officials surprised by the backlash said the proposal was simply intended to prepare students for both college and career according to a recent article in U S News on NBCnews com Career and technical education has come a long way since the days when students could be steered from academics into hairstyling auto repairs or carpentry But that doesn t mean it s easy to sell the concept of having all students take courses in CTE as it is known wrote Sarah Butrymowicz of The Hechinger Report in the article CTE leaders have been taking on the issue of CTE s stigma for more than a decade said Kimberly Green NASDCTEc Executive Director A turning point came about 10 years ago when the CTE community transitioned program names from vocational education to CTE as a way to shed images of outdated shop classes Career and technical education meant something different than vocational education Green said It s academics plus technical instruction Just over a year ago NASDCTEc launched a re branding initiative called CTE Learning that works for America to again change minds about CTE The campaign continues and the work continues across states In California CTE programs have been elevating their status In recent years a growing number of CTE courses have been approved towards the University of California and California State University systems a g entry requirements the list of courses that students may complete in high school to be eligible for admittance to the universities Those courses include academic core classes and electives Gary Hoachlander president of ConnectEd a California group that works with districts to create career oriented high school and college programs for students said there are about 10 000 CTE courses across all the state s districts qualify for the college requirement However most of those courses count as electives CTE science classes such as environmental science or agricultural s ience have yet to be approved for academic credit That s where I think there s still a lot of work to do Hoachlander said Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager By Erin in News Tags California college and career readiness Hechinger Report news Oklahoma Series This Week

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  • Deadline Extended for the Call for Presentations for Achieving Excellence in CTE: The National Career Clusters Institute « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 CTE Month Special Celebrating CTE Superheroes CTE Month Special What Do the State of the States Mean for CTE Deadline Extended for the Call for Presentations for Achieving Excellence in CTE The National Career Clusters Institute This is a reminder that the Call for Presentations is NOW OPEN for Achieving Excellence in Career Technical Education The National Career Clusters Institute We are looking for sessions that feature high quality programs of study with proven track records of success offer strategies for successful collaboration implementation and innovation at the classroom district or system level and or provide opportunities for participants to engage in interactive and hands on learning activities MORE DETAILS Where Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Phoenix AZ When June 16 18 2014 Registration is slated to go live mid February Watch for details on our website at www careertech org Proposal Deadline has been extended Proposals will be accepted through February 28 2014 Speakers will be notified of status early March 2014 Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager This entry was posted on Wednesday February 12th 2014 at 6 37 am and is filed under Career Clusters National Career Clusters Institute 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=9977 (2016-01-08)
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  • Welcome to new Delaware State CTE Director Luke Rhine « NASDCTEc Blog
    for the Future Report Carries Implications for CTE NASDCTEc Fall Meeting Blog Series Teachers Employers Students and the System What needs to change Welcome to new Delaware State CTE Director Luke Rhine We are pleased to welcome Delaware s new State Director of Career Technical Education Luke Rhine State Director Rhine s career in CTE began as a career technical educator After years in the classroom he transitioned into leadership as a program specialist with the Maryland State Department of Education building statewide programs of study in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology as well as Arts Media and Communication He moved into his current role as State CTE Director of Delaware late this summer With his on the ground experience as an engineering CTE instructor and years spent programming in Maryland State Director Rhine understands the crossover between CTE and traditional core courses He highlights aligning CTE and academic courses particularly STEM as a key touchpoint for the development of CTE in Delaware and across the country State Director Rhine sees Delaware as uniquely positioned to exploit the integration of CTE and traditional courses as the state already requires public school students to complete a career pathway three credits in a related area in addition to the courses traditionally required for high school graduation This requirement he says is usually met with a mix of CTE and relevant academics The entire process is mapped out within the framework of a customizable five year student success plan providing flexibility in the development of career pathways while emphasizing the importance of long term pathway planning Learn more about Delaware CTE here and be sure to welcome State Director Rhine at the 2014 Fall Meeting Evan Williamson Communications Associate Tags Delaware State Director This entry was posted on Thursday October 16th 2014 at 11

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11023 (2016-01-08)
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  • State Director « NASDCTEc Blog
    STEM as a key touchpoint for the development of CTE in Delaware and across the country State Director Rhine sees Delaware as uniquely positioned to exploit the integration of CTE and traditional courses as the state already requires public school students to complete a career pathway three credits in a related area in addition to the courses traditionally required for high school graduation This requirement he says is usually met with a mix of CTE and relevant academics The entire process is mapped out within the framework of a customizable five year student success plan providing flexibility in the development of career pathways while emphasizing the importance of long term pathway planning Learn more about Delaware CTE here and be sure to welcome State Director Rhine at the 2014 Fall Meeting Evan Williamson Communications Associate By Evan Williamson in CTE Learning that works for America Meetings and Events News Tags Delaware State Director Memorial Tribute to Phyllis Dryden Former NV State Director Monday February 28th 2011 Former Nevada State Director Phyllis L Dryden 63 passed away Monday Feb 21 2011 at her home in Carson City Nevada after a valiant battle with cancer She passed peacefully with family in attendance Mike Raponi Nevada State Director shared with NASDCTEc that Phyllis Dryden worked at the Department of Education for nearly twenty years and served as the Director for Career Technical and Adult Education for fourteen years Mike also said that Throughout the Department Phyllis exhibited a passion for CTE and adult education that was contagious across the State she was known as someone who cared deeply about education Phyllis was a stable force in CTE providing leadership during transitional phases when the discipline evolved from occupational education to workforce education to career and technical education And it was under her leadership when the State first developed state skill standards standards exist for more than twenty five CTE programs today Phyllis was also known for her work ethic She never slowed down approaching each day with a can do attitude in the face of a relentless work load But for Phyllis that work load was rarely a burden rather it represented a challenge she enthusiastically faced most every day From Kimberly Green NASDCTEc Executive Director Phyllis was a strong passionate advocate for CTE and a warm kind hearted person I will miss her dearly Milt Ericksen AZ State Director shared I first met Phyllis Dryden at the NASDCTEc spring 2001 meeting She had been in her position for several years and immediately volunteered to be a peer mentor advisor when I had questions on any topic I had hundreds During that first year we began what became a long term friendship built on mutual respect and the desire to make our states leaders in CTE We would call and e mail each other regularly took turns serving as Board liaisons from our region and laughed told stories and just plain had a lot of fun along the way Phyllis Dryden epitomized true

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  • State CTE Policy Update: Two More States Adopt Next Generation Science Standards « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Legislative Update House Holds Perkins Hearing Passes CR NASDCTEc Fall Meeting Blog Series NOCTI Still Looking Forward State CTE Policy Update Two More States Adopt Next Generation Science Standards This month two additional states California and Delaware joined Kansas Kentucky Maryland Rhode Island and Vermont in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards NGSS In both cases the state boards of education voted to adopt the NGSS which were released in Spring 2013 Both California and Delaware were among the group of 26 Lead Partner States playing a significant role throughout the development of the standards Now both states are turning their attention to the implementation of the new standards no simple feat as the NGSS are purposefully organized differently than traditional science standards with a greater emphasis on cross cutting concepts that reach across all science disciplines Delaware is planning to develop a multi year implementation strategy soon and the California State Board of Education will take up an initial implementation challenge middle school course requirements this Fall For more on the NGSS and their development and design see www nextgenscience org Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director Tags California college and career readiness Delaware Next Generation Science Standards Standards This entry was posted on Wednesday September 25th 2013 at 8 00 am and is filed under Public Policy 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=9378 (2016-01-08)
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  • CTE in the News: KY Gov. Streamlines CTE to Boost Efficiency « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Election 2012 Candidates Education Positions Democrats Support Career Academies and Technical Training in Party Platform CTE in the News KY Gov Streamlines CTE to Boost Efficiency Kentucky Gov Steve Beshear signed an executive order this week that would streamline all Career Technical Education CTE programs under the Kentucky Department of Education The move was intended to organize the education system encourage consistency and address the needs of employers quickly according to a Lexington Herald Leader article Prior to the executive order high schools operated CTE programs using local and state funds and reported to the Kentucky Department of Education However the state also had 53 technical centers for 123 school districts that reported to the Department for Workforce Investment according to the article Dale Winkler Executive Director of the Office of Career and Technical Education said the change will help streamline the programs which had different curricula and more efficiently work with employers who provide support Industry has really been behind this said Winkler in the article Before they had to go and address two different audiences if they needed to make changes Also under the order a committee of educators employers and other experts will be selected to advise on the program curriculum and career pathways About 75 percent of Kentucky high school students received some form of technical career education last year Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager Tags Kentucky This entry was posted on Friday August 31st 2012 at 2 19 pm and is filed under News You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=7036 (2016-01-08)
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