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  • Career Clusters® Institute Blog Series: Career Guidance: Everyone Has a Role to Play « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Institute Blog series All Really Does Mean All The Next Big Challenge Facing Career Clusters Career Clusters Institute Blog Series Business and Industry Partnerships The Key to High Quality CTE Career Clusters Institute Blog Series Career Guidance Everyone Has a Role to Play This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the Career Clusters Institute Guest bloggers are among teachers faculty researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Fort Worth TX in June Today s guest blogger is Ms Margaret Meg Smith an Education Administrator at the Alabama Department of Education Alabama is moving forward in the area of career development It has become a focus for our state s college and career ready activities Across the state and the nation college completion has become a larger issue as more students drop out within their first year When asked why they dropped out students answered I just did not fit in I don t really know why I was there I really did not like my classes or I am not sure what I want to do A student who has an understanding of self the reasons for taking a series of courses and a plan for the future will have greater opportunities They will have a clearer understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for a career field that is right for them Career development is critical to ensuring students future success School counselors in Alabama cannot do it all The counselor to student ratio at both the middle and high school levels is very high and counselors cover a range of responsibilities As a result they may not see students more than two or three times a year while a teacher sees a student every day Alabama is working to provide both counselors and teachers with tools to help them help students Ms Smith s session will outline how Alabama is developing guidance activities for grades K 12 and how the same strategies may be used in other states For more information visit www alcareerinfo org This session is scheduled for Tuesday June 11 2013 from 8 45 9 45 am Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags Career Clusters This entry was posted on Sunday June 9th 2013 at 12 29 pm and is filed under Career Clusters 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

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  • Career Clusters® Institute Blog series: All Really Does Mean All – The Next Big Challenge Facing Career Clusters® « NASDCTEc Blog
    CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Legislative Update ESEA Proposals Introduced in House and Senate Career Clusters Institute Blog Series Career Guidance Everyone Has a Role to Play Career Clusters Institute Blog series All Really Does Mean All The Next Big Challenge Facing Career Clusters This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the Career Clusters Institute Guest bloggers are among teachers faculty researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Fort Worth TX in June Today s guest blogger is Scott Hess Vice President of Community Partnerships Ascend Learning CTE pictured below right So you want to be a social worker Well how about being a nurse instead They help people too and um we don t have that Program Of Study Questions and answers like these are not uncommon for students and their counselors as they try to create a Program of Study POS aligned with the student s career goals and interests The dilemma facing many schools today is that while they want to encourage kids to explore careers in all 16 Career Clusters in actuality they may only offer options in 5 or 6 clusters Student participation should not be determined by the size or location of the school they attend The traditional Vocational Education came under scrutiny because it only provided opportunities for a few students in a few jobs In reality we aren t much better off today The lack of access to a variety of programs of study is one of the biggest issues facing Career Technical Education CTE and it doesn t only affect rural schools We have heard from districts in the Washington DC suburbs that want to respond to their students growing interest in local and organic farming but do not have agricultural programs The only way to provide opportunities to all students is by thinking out of the box using a little imagination taking advantage of technology and creatively addressing outdated policies and other roadblocks Recognizing this dilemma Ascend Learning s CTE group is working with schools to help them develop and implement blended learning solutions We bring schools modular content and interactive digital resources that can be used to craft courses that help students study towards industry recognized credentials wherever they and whenever they have time to study During our breakout session we will share some of these resources and talk about strategies teachers can use to engage students in a blended learning format We also want to help you share your insights about blended learning with other teachers We will be putting recommendations from the breakout session participants on the Ascend Learning CTE blog following the conference Scott s vendor session is scheduled for Monday June 10 from 2 30 p m 3 30 p m Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags Career Clusters This entry was posted on Saturday June 8th 2013 at 6 48 pm and is filed under Career

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=8911 (2016-01-08)
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  • Career Clusters® Institute Series: Make the National Career Clusters® Institute Unforgettable with Kuder, Inc. « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Institute Series Sessions on the Common Career Technical Core and on Implementing the Common Core State Standards in the Context of CTE 15 States Eligible for WIA Incentive Grants Career Clusters Institute Series Make the National Career Clusters Institute Unforgettable with Kuder Inc This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the Career Clusters Institute Guest bloggers are among teachers faculty researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Fort Worth TX in June Today s guest blog is from Kuder Inc As a longtime National Career Clusters Institute presenter and exhibitor Kuder Inc is determined to make this year s event unforgettable 2013 marks our 75 th anniversary and we want to celebrate it with you There are a variety of ways you can connect with us during the institute to learn a little more about who we are what we do and how we ve helped over 150 million users worldwide achieve lifelong success Let the celebration begin as you attend our pre session Become a Career Advising Idol on Sunday June 9 at 1 00 p m in Texas Ballroom A Be the envy of colleagues for your commitment to excellence and clients wow your guidance simply by engaging in professional development training Our courses will increase personal performance and help you better assist those you serve Join us on Tuesday June 11 at 1 20 p m in Fort Worth Ballroom 8 for our breakout session Facilitating Career Success Through One Seamless Pipeline of Comprehensive Solutions We ll feature our customizable line of end to end education and career planning solutions uniquely tailored to the individual and developmental needs of every student and adult Our systems are proven to boost academic performance increase retention and completion rates and give users hope and direction for the future After our breakout session stop by our table at the sponsor showcase until 5 00 p m for more information For instant updates from us during the 2013 National Career Clusters Institute search for Kuder or KuderCCI13 on Twitter We look forward to meeting you and making this year s event unforgettable Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags Career Clusters This entry was posted on Thursday June 6th 2013 at 6 59 pm 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=8896 (2016-01-08)
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  • Career Clusters® Institute Series: Sessions on the Common Career Technical Core and on Implementing the Common Core State Standards in the Context of CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Career Technical Core and on Implementing the Common Core State Standards in the Context of CTE This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the Career Clusters Institute Guest bloggers are among teachers faculty researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Fort Worth TX in June Today s guest blogger is Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc Silver Spring MD With the Common Core State Standards being implemented by nearly every state in the nation and the common Next Generation Science Standards recently released there is increasingly broad understanding of the value in having consistent standards used across states to allow for the sharing of materials best practices and even economies of scale The Career Technical Education CTE community has long valued cross state models of CTE expectations largely driven by the National Career Clusters Framework and national industry developed standards and assessments Looking ahead CTE is poised to enter its next stage of consistent expectations with the introduction of the Common Career Technical Core CCTC The CCTC are a set of end of program of study standards developed for states by states to anchor CTE teaching and learning across the country at both the secondary and postsecondary level The 2013 Career Clusters Institute will offer a number of opportunities for participants to learn more about the development of the CCTC their design and what comes next including state adoption and local implementation CTE the Common Core State Standards The Career Clusters Institute will also feature a wide array of sessions on how Career Technical Education and the Common Core State Standards intersect with sessions on instructional tools professional development strategies and statewide initiatives This session is Monday June 10 from 2 30 p m 3 30 p m I m excited to lead two sessions on CTE and CCSS the first of which exploring how many of the skills we often consider to be career skills or employability skills are carefully embedded in the CCSS and the implications of that blend The other session will focus on a project done in partnership between the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium and Achieve to develop a protocol and set of tools to help mathematics and CTE educators come together to develop and modify instructional tasks During this session participants will learn about the process and model the process themselves Kate is referring to the session Common Core CTE Aligned Instructional Tasks Wednesday June 12 from 10 a m 11 a m I m looking forward to seeing you all in Texas next week Kate s session Introduction to the Common Career Technical Core is Tuesday June 11 from 11 15 a m 12 15 p m and repeated 1 30 p m 2 30 p m she also has a session called Office Hours meant to answer your questions about the Common Career

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=8890 (2016-01-08)
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  • Common Career Technical Core « NASDCTEc Blog
    represents the highest academic and industry standards which successfully serves both education and industry sectors The full publication can be found here and a recent NASDCTEc webinar in which the College Board participated can be found here Steve Voytek Government Relations Associate Posted in Common Career Technical Core News Publications Comments Off Career Clusters Institute Series Sessions on the Common Career Technical Core and on Implementing the Common Core State Standards in the Context of CTE June 4th 2013 This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the Career Clusters Institute Guest bloggers are among teachers faculty researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Fort Worth TX in June Today s guest blogger is Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc Silver Spring MD With the Common Core State Standards being implemented by nearly every state in the nation and the common Next Generation Science Standards recently released there is increasingly broad understanding of the value in having consistent standards used across states to allow for the sharing of materials best practices and even economies of scale The Career Technical Education CTE community has long valued cross state models of CTE expectations largely driven by the National Career Clusters Framework and national industry developed standards and assessments Looking ahead CTE is poised to enter its next stage of consistent expectations with the introduction of the Common Career Technical Core CCTC The CCTC are a set of end of program of study standards developed for states by states to anchor CTE teaching and learning across the country at both the secondary and postsecondary level The 2013 Career Clusters Institute will offer a number of opportunities for participants to learn more about the development of the CCTC their design and what comes next including state adoption and local implementation CTE the Common Core State Standards The Career Clusters Institute will also feature a wide array of sessions on how Career Technical Education and the Common Core State Standards intersect with sessions on instructional tools professional development strategies and statewide initiatives This session is Monday June 10 from 2 30 p m 3 30 p m I m excited to lead two sessions on CTE and CCSS the first of which exploring how many of the skills we often consider to be career skills or employability skills are carefully embedded in the CCSS and the implications of that blend The other session will focus on a project done in partnership between the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium and Achieve to develop a protocol and set of tools to help mathematics and CTE educators come together to develop and modify instructional tasks During this session participants will learn about the process and model the process themselves Kate is referring to the session Common Core CTE Aligned Instructional Tasks Wednesday June 12 from 10 a m 11 a m I m looking forward to seeing you all in Texas next week Kate s session Introduction to the Common Career Technical Core is Tuesday June 11 from 11 15 a m 12 15 p m and repeated 1 30 p m 2 30 p m she also has a session called Office Hours meant to answer your questions about the Common Career Technical Core a follow up to the earlier two sessions Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags Career Clusters Common Career Technical Core Posted in Career Clusters Common Career Technical Core National Career Clusters Institute Comments Off NASDCTEc Launches Common Career Technical Core Alignment Study Across States January 24th 2013 This week the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc launched an alignment study to compare the Common Career Technical Core CCTC against state Career Technical Education CTE standards The goal of the study is to assist states and territories in their effort to improve the quality of CTE programs NASDCTEc is partnering with Global Skills Exchange GSX and The Center on Education and Training for Employment CETE at The Ohio State University OSU to conduct the alignment study The CCTC is a state led initiative to establish a set of rigorous high quality standards for CTE that states can adopt voluntarily The CCTC released in June 2012 was informed by state and industry standards and developed by a diverse group of teachers business and industry experts administrators and researchers The CCTC includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters and supporting career pathways that encompass a comprehensive collection of industry validated expectations of what students should know and be able to do after completing instruction in a program of study The CCTC also includes an overarching set of Career Ready Practices that apply to all 16 Career Clusters The Career Ready Practices include 12 statements that address the knowledge skills and dispositions that are important to becoming career ready NASDCTEc plans to publicly release the results of the alignment study in October 2013 during the fall membership meeting About NASDCTEc s Partners GSX was founded in 2003 to create a link between the world of work and the world of learning Within education GSX provides comprehensive solutions for educational institutions that strengthen the preparation of all students to meet the skills demand in the market economy In collaboration with partners from industry and government GSX develops solutions to drive the achievement of various student performance goals including college entry and completion industry based certification gainful employment and career advancement Using the context of regional labor market projections GSX creates programmatic relevance for local K 16 education systems that prepares students to master skills in real time and for future demand To learn more about GSX visit http www gskillsxchange com OSU CETE is one of the United States leading institutions for workforce and career technical education and training Established in 1965 CETE is a full service organization whose mission

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  • Common Career Technical Core « NASDCTEc Blog
    and on Implementing the Common Core State Standards in the Context of CTE Tuesday June 4th 2013 This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the Career Clusters Institute Guest bloggers are among teachers faculty researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Fort Worth TX in June Today s guest blogger is Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc Silver Spring MD With the Common Core State Standards being implemented by nearly every state in the nation and the common Next Generation Science Standards recently released there is increasingly broad understanding of the value in having consistent standards used across states to allow for the sharing of materials best practices and even economies of scale The Career Technical Education CTE community has long valued cross state models of CTE expectations largely driven by the National Career Clusters Framework and national industry developed standards and assessments Looking ahead CTE is poised to enter its next stage of consistent expectations with the introduction of the Common Career Technical Core CCTC The CCTC are a set of end of program of study standards developed for states by states to anchor CTE teaching and learning across the country at both the secondary and postsecondary level The 2013 Career Clusters Institute will offer a number of opportunities for participants to learn more about the development of the CCTC their design and what comes next including state adoption and local implementation CTE the Common Core State Standards The Career Clusters Institute will also feature a wide array of sessions on how Career Technical Education and the Common Core State Standards intersect with sessions on instructional tools professional development strategies and statewide initiatives This session is Monday June 10 from 2 30 p m 3 30 p m I m excited to lead two sessions on CTE and CCSS the first of which exploring how many of the skills we often consider to be career skills or employability skills are carefully embedded in the CCSS and the implications of that blend The other session will focus on a project done in partnership between the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium and Achieve to develop a protocol and set of tools to help mathematics and CTE educators come together to develop and modify instructional tasks During this session participants will learn about the process and model the process themselves Kate is referring to the session Common Core CTE Aligned Instructional Tasks Wednesday June 12 from 10 a m 11 a m I m looking forward to seeing you all in Texas next week Kate s session Introduction to the Common Career Technical Core is Tuesday June 11 from 11 15 a m 12 15 p m and repeated 1 30 p m 2 30 p m she also has a session called Office Hours meant to answer your questions about the Common

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  • Career Clusters® Institute Blog Series: Teacher Training and Development – Preparing Today’s Students « NASDCTEc Blog
    CTEDDI Career Clusters Institute Series Sessions on the Common Career Technical Core and on Implementing the Common Core State Standards in the Context of CTE Career Clusters Institute Blog Series Teacher Training and Development Preparing Today s Students This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the Career Clusters Institute Guest bloggers are among teachers faculty researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Fort Worth TX in June Today s guest blogger is Dr John Foster President CEO of NOCTI Big Rapids MI States have varying requirements for certification of Career and Technical Education CTE teachers who enter the system from alternative paths In some states these teachers fall into an alternative certification category Regardless of whether these individuals have received college level coursework they rarely have had extensive preparation to become a teacher much less a CTE teacher Schools hiring these individuals to teach their programs require current industry experience and many times the trade off is an individual with limited preparation in teaching pedagogies There are many other topics that individuals who go through a traditional teacher certification track are exposed to including student assessment which focuses on how to use assessments for instructional improvement As times have changed there are additional alternative uses for assessments such as the more formal inclusion of assessments in states teacher evaluation models Assessments play a key role in each of these areas Thanks to a combination of universities current needs and NOCTI board members modules have been developed providing research based information about assessments Though module development was led by NOCTI the majority of the content it is applicable to any third party technical assessment These modules are available free of charge as a service to the CTE community we serve and focus on two areas 1 Understanding CTE assessment certification systems and 2 Understanding and preparing for teacher and student level competency tests While our session is not intended to be a formal training in traditional teaching pedagogy it will provide helpful information about important components of a classroom setting including assessments psychometrics and utilizing data within the classroom With a high demand for high quality CTE teachers providing resources for training these individuals to prepare tomorrow s workforce is extremely important Our session will include a review of the developed CTE Teacher Modules and suggest module implementation ideas as part of a professional development workshop an in service for newly hired teachers and or as a portion of a university course Stop by this session to learn some basics about assessment and take your skills to a new level Dr Foster s breakout session is Tuesday June 11 2013 in Session C 8 45 a m 9 45 a m Co presenter is Mrs Amie Bloomfield Customer Care and Outreach Manager NOCTI Big Rapids MI Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager For more information please go to www nocti org Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags Career

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=8882 (2016-01-08)
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  • Career Clusters® Institute Blog Series: Data Mining to Improve Instruction: CTEDDI « NASDCTEc Blog
    On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Career Clusters Institute Blog Series College Credit for CTE Competency Now Available Career Clusters Institute Blog Series Teacher Training and Development Preparing Today s Students Career Clusters Institute Blog Series Data Mining to Improve Instruction CTEDDI This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the Career Clusters Institute Guest bloggers are among teachers faculty researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Fort Worth TX in June Today s guest blogger is Dr Sandra Pritz Senior Consultant NOCTI Strategies to improve instruction are embedded in your students data if you know how to mine for them CTEDDI Career Technical Educators using Data Driven Instruction is a researched professional development mining tool and the model can be implemented in various ways to meet needs at the state or local level Educators say they welcome evaluations of their practice and programs but need more support in interpreting and using student assessment data to make their instruction more effective and help their students achieve at higher levels and meet their learning objectives Increasingly evaluations of schools programs and teachers are being tied to student achievement To help schools teachers and students excel NRCCTE researchers at NOCTI spent three years researching developing and pilot testing CTEDDI a professional development model that empowers CTE administrators and educators to use student assessment data to enrich classroom practice capture student interest effectively target individual and group learning needs and meet student learning objectives SLOs Unlike out of the box one shot professional development with CTEDDI Training is highly interactive and customized Professional development is a year long process rather than a one time event with participants receiving ongoing support and mentoring Educators use their own students data to create classroom and student level instructional improvement plans Educators participate in an online collaborative community of practice with CTEDDI participants across the country Educators are assisted in making systematic and strategic instructional decisions that can result in higher student scores and teacher performance evaluations CTEDDI technical assistance is available at the secondary and postsecondary level for states districts and or schools and can be customized to meet specific needs Join educators in California Maine Minnesota Pennsylvania and Chicago who are currently participating in CTEDDI Come and find out how the process model can be replicated using the action planning process as long as you have mined your data At the session small groups will mine ideas from sample technical skills data For more information go to www nocti org Dr Pritz s breakout session is Tuesday June 11 2013 in Session C 8 45 a m 9 45 a m and is described more fully on page 19 in the Institute program booklet Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags Career Clusters This entry was posted on Monday June 3rd 2013 at 8 07 pm and is filed under Career Clusters National Career Clusters Institute

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=8865 (2016-01-08)
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