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  • 2015 School Counselor of the Year Honored at White House « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 in Singapore Education Wonderlands Part 1 CTE Research Review 2015 School Counselor of the Year Honored at White House On January 30th I had the pleasure of being a guest at the White House as the First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the American School Counselor Association s School Counselor of the Year awards ceremony This is the first time this event has been held at the White House 36 finalists and semifinalists and 2015 School Counsel of the Year Cory Notestine of Alamosa High School in Colorado received recognition from the First Lady and actress Connie Britton who played a school counselor on the popular television series Friday Night Lights The First Lady shared that Every day our school counselors help young people become the people they re meant to be and achieve what they were put on the earth to achieve That is truly an awesome responsibility It s also a tremendous privilege The First lady published an op ed and also spoke about the event as well as her Reach Higher Initiative on Entertainment Tonight View a video of the White House ceremony here Photo Credit Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon Kimberly Green Executive Director Tags School counseling White House This entry was posted on Thursday February 12th 2015 at 9 30 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

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  • Obama Administration launches STEM campaign « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Career Clusters at the ACTE Convention Common Core Initiative Moves Forward Obama Administration launches STEM campaign The Obama Administration launched an Educate to Innovate campaign this week that is focused on boosting the participation and achievement of students in science technology engineering and mathematics This campaign includes a partnership with the administration leading companies foundations non profits and science and engineering societies The administration plans to deploy a mix of strategies to highlight students success in STEM as a national priority The attention to education stakeholder partnerships and STEM programs could lead to more opportunities for CTE which already focuses on those areas The administration noted three broad goals Increase STEM literacy so that all students can learn deeply and think critically in science math engineering and technology Move American students from the middle of the pack to top in the next decade Expand STEM education and career opportunities for underrepresented groups including women and girls Tags STEM White House This entry was posted on Wednesday November 25th 2009 at 12 41 pm 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 Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016 2 December 2015

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  • CTE in the News: Wisconsin Program Preps Students for College and Career « NASDCTEc Blog
    On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee How CTE Learning that works for North Carolina is making a Difference Meet Eleni Papadakis NASDCTEc Region X Representative CTE in the News Wisconsin Program Preps Students for College and Career All students should be prepared for college and career say Wisconsin educators who are leading a program to help improve students graduation rates transition services and post school outcomes according to a recent Education Daily article The Wisconsin Career Pathways program was designed to serve all students Starting in ninth grade students are asked to choose a career to study and take classes in their chosen field The Wisconsin Technical College System partnered with the state department of instruction to develop the program which is web based and modeled after the National Career Clusters Framework The idea is that students are making their own plan to prepare for the future said Marge Rubin director of College and Career Pathways at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton Wis Research shows that students who have plans are more successful than those who don t The program intends for students to explore different jobs within the career of their choice so they understand the academic and technical requirements demands and outlook for those jobs and what postsecondary options within the state can help them achieve their college and career goals There was this great divide Students either had to choose between preparing for college or a career Rubin said All students need to be prepared for both Education Daily is an online publication available only to its subscribers Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager Tags Career Clusters college and career readiness pathways wisconsin This entry was posted on Friday August 24th 2012 at 12 11 pm and is filed under

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=6966 (2016-01-08)
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  • pathways « NASDCTEc Blog
    postsecondary options within the state can help them achieve their college and career goals There was this great divide Students either had to choose between preparing for college or a career Rubin said All students need to be prepared for both Education Daily is an online publication available only to its subscribers Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager By Erin in News Tags Career Clusters college and career readiness pathways wisconsin Gallup and Harvard Education Leaders Join CTE Foundation Board of Directors Tuesday April 3rd 2012 Tim Hodges Director of Research for Gallup s Education Practice and William Bill Symonds Director of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Pathways to Prosperity Project have joined the Board of Directors of the National Career Technical Education Foundation NCTEF Hodges and Symonds bring to NCTEF their reputable experience in and longstanding commitment to quality education Dean Folkers NCTEF Deputy Executive Director calls Hodges and Symons visionary leaders who are committed to charting a new path for education in America who will help NCTEF s work in supporting and pursuing high quality CTE Under NASDCTEc NCTEF develops and funds activities and programs that are designed to improve CTE NCTEF has focused significant efforts in support of Career Clusters projects and efforts to increase the visibility and advance quality of CTE As public members of the Board of Directors these leaders will advise and influence the policy and direction of the work NCTEF supports in CTE and Career Clusters Hodges consults with K 12 school districts and higher education institutions to lead research projects in strengths development employee selection and engagement and wellbeing Hodges experienced formal CTE through marketing and agricultural programs and served in leadership roles for Career Technical Student Organizations as well Symonds is the primary author of a groundbreaking report Pathways to Prosperity Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21 st Century which was released in February 2011 Since he has been invited to speak about the report in more than half the 50 states The report analyzes the reasons America has failed to prepare so many of its youth to lead successful lives as adult s and notably suggests supporting high quality comprehensive pathways such as those used in CTE that will lead students to a certificate or a postsecondary credential Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager By Erin in NASDCTEc Announcements Tags Gallup Harvard National Career Technical Education Foundation NCTEF pathways Most Manufacturing Executives Report a Shortage of Qualified Workers Survey Shows Thursday November 3rd 2011 A recent national survey from the Manufacturing Institute an organization focused on improving and expanding manufacturing in the United States delves deeper into the skills gap issue and examines how industry leaders are responding to this challenge Of the thousand manufacturing executives who completed the Manufacturing Institute s survey nearly 70 percent reported that they have a moderate or severe shortage of available highly qualified workers Over half expect the shortage to worsen within the next five years Further over 60 percent of

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  • 36 States Participate in Field Test for Common Core-aligned Exams « NASDCTEc Blog
    Administration s FY15 Priorities New Proposals on Perkins Emerge Position Announcement Administrator Professional Technical Education Idaho 36 States Participate in Field Test for Common Core aligned Exams Field testing for Common Core aligned assessments developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is well under way in schools across the country Since testing began in late March millions of students have taken the computer based assessments in mathematics and English language arts and literacy The newly developed exams are designed to align with the Common Core State Standards CCSS and better determine students progress toward college and career readiness through more complex and non multiple choice items The massive field test which will involve students from 36 states is one of the final stages before the assessments are finalized for schools to use in spring 2015 Students in grades 3 through 11 will take the field tests through June 6 2014 The assessments are as much a test for the students as they are for the technology being used Many districts had to make large technological investments to administer the exams There haven t been major incidents reported aside from smaller technical glitches for both field test efforts Smarter Balanced was scheduled to launch its tests on March 18 but delayed it by a week for quality checking according to a spokeswoman Two additional consortia are developing similar tests for students with severe cognitive disabilities Field tests for those assessments are ongoing You can keep up with the field testing progress through regular updates from PARCC and Smarter Balanced Students aren t the only ones who can enjoy the testing fun Put yourself to the test how would you fare on a practice exam Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate This

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  • Reminder: Webinar This Friday on CTE Teacher Effectiveness « NASDCTEc Blog
    Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Legislative Update Congress Prepares for Budget and Appropriations Process Obama Administration Releases FY 2015 Budget Request Reminder Webinar This Friday on CTE Teacher Effectiveness This Friday March 7 from 2 3 30 ET The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc will be co hosting a webinar with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders the Central Comprehensive Center the Mid Atlantic Comprehensive Center and the South Central Comprehensive Center on Supporting 21st Century Educators How States Are Promoting Career and Technical Educator Effectiveness The webinar will explore Key findings from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders recent Special Issues brief 21st Century Educators Developing and Supporting Great Career and Technical Education Teachers Practical real life policy efforts on induction programs and student learning objective approaches for CTE teachers presented by leaders from Oklahoma New Jersey and Missouri Confirmed speakers include Jennifer Wehrenberg Leadership and Professional Development Specialist Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Dennis Harden Coordinator Career Education Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Janice Rehak Coordinator Career Education Curriculum Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Tyler Barnett Coordinator Office of Educator Quality Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Marie Barry Director Office of Career and Technical Education New Jersey Department of Education Sean McDonald Manager Office of Career and Technical Education New Jersey Department of Education With an introduction by Sharon Miller Director Division of Academic and Technical Education in the Office of Career Technical and Adult Education U S Department of Education Register now This entry was posted on Monday March 3rd 2014 at 12 24 pm and is filed under Uncategorized You can follow any responses to

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  • Registered Apprenticeship « NASDCTEc Blog
    of the Administration s Youth CareerConnect YCC grant program This competitive grant initiative administered jointly by the Department of Labor DOL and the Department of Education ED seeks to scale up successful collaborative partnership models between school districts postsecondary institutions the workforce investment system and employers Specifically it aims to improve the high school experience by encouraging the integration of classroom and workplace learning experiences in an effort to better equip students with the knowledge skills and industry relevant education needed to get on the pathway to a successful career including post secondary education or registered apprenticeship a White House official said Structured similarly to the Administration s Race to the Top program the YCC grants are comparable to the innovation fund proposed in the President s 2012 Career Technical Education CTE Blueprint The idea behind this competition is how do we start making high school in particular more interesting more exciting more relevant to young people the President said We want to reward the schools that are being most innovative In all the President announced twenty four grants totaling 107 million which derive funding from H1 B visa fees collected by the Department of Labor Bladensburg High School the venue for today s announcement was part of a larger group within Prince George s County which received a 7 million award Their portion of the grant will support the school s efforts to expand its Health and Biosciences Academy which was prominently featured during the announcement As President Obama pointed out these grants support cooler stuff than when I was in high school More information on the YCC grant program can be found here The White House has also released an additional fact sheet on the program which includes a full list of awards Vice President Biden Announces Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium The President s unveiling of these grants also coincided with Vice President Joe Biden s announcement of a new Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium RACC initiative The main objective of this new effort is to ensure students who participate in certain apprenticeships have the opportunity to earn credits that will transfer to a community or technical college of their choice RACC is aiming to make these types of articulation agreements more common throughout the country by creating a national network of postsecondary institutions employers unions and associations which will expedite the process of transferring a student s work experience within a Registered Apprenticeship into credit for a program at a participating institution The RACC is part of the Administration s larger goal of doubling the number of apprenticeships over the next several years and will be jointly administered by the Department of Labor and Education As a result of this exciting new consortium graduates of a Registered Apprenticeship program will not only have better access to jobs that lead to a sustainable career but they ll also have better access to an education all with little or no debt Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said at a separate

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  • This Week in CTE « 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 Spring Meeting Recap Advancing Employer Engagement in Education Spring Meeting Recap HEA and Other Postsecondary CTE Initiatives This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK JamesBSchultz CTE Program Honored for Excellence http hubs ly y0HRY00 via educationweek CTEWorks WaltersState CTEWorks HealthScience CareerTechEd More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Could Vocational Education be the Answer to Failing High Schools With a higher focus on college and career readiness high quality Career Technical Education programs in linking secondary postsecondary and work based learning to successfully prepare students to enter the workforce More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Confused about Education Lingo You re Not Alone This list of acronyms and abbreviations is incredibly helpful to students and parents when wading through educational jargon More RESEARCH OF THE WEEK Crunched by the Numbers The Digital Skills Gap in the Workforce A study conducted by Burning Glass Technologies found that middle skill jobs that require digital skills are increasing Eight in 10 middle 0skilled jobs require digital skills like word processing and digitally intensive middle skilled jobs typically pay more than middle skilled jobs that do not require any digital knowledge More NASDCTEc RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Couldn t make it to the 2015 Spring Meeting Visit our Meeting Resource Page to find many of the resources presented More This entry was posted on Friday April 17th 2015 at 8 00 am and is filed under Uncategorized 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

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