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  • Announcing Excellence in Action Award – Now Accepting Applications « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Calling all Presenters for Achieving Excellence in Career Technical Education The National Career Clusters Institute Financial Aid Toolkit Now Available from the U S Department of Education Announcing Excellence in Action Award Now Accepting Applications The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc is pleased to announce our first annual Excellence in Action award which will recognize and honor superior Career Technical Education CTE programs of study from around the nation Selected programs of study will exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters and have a meaningful impact on student achievement and success All winners will be honored at the Achieving Excellence in Career Technical Education National Career Clusters Institute in Phoenix Arizona on June 16 2014 This award is a terrific opportunity for CTE educators at all levels with truly excellent programs of study to be recognized on a national stage Winning programs will be selected by a panel of State CTE Directors All winners will receive The opportunity to share their programs of study with other CTE educators at the 2014 Achieving Excellence in Career Technical Education National Career Clusters Institute Two free registrations to the Achieving Excellence Institute A banner to hang in their school or institution of higher education A digital banner to use in email and print materials as they so choose Winners will also be featured In a national press release which will be distributed to national media In a one pager used as part of NASDCTEc s federal advocacy toolkit In a monthly newsletter sent to members of Congress In a stand alone blog on Learning that Works blog How to apply You can complete the application online at https www surveymonkey com s ExcellenceActionAward or email a hard copy version to info careertech org with the subject line Excellence in Action Award Application deadline All applications are due by 5 p m ET on Tuesday February 4 Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags programs of study This entry was posted on Friday January 17th 2014 at 7 50 am and is filed under 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 Month January 2016 2 December 2015 6 November 2015 9 October 2015 13 September 2015 11 August 2015 12 July

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  • CTE Research Review: OECD Report Examines Postsecondary CTE in the U.S. « NASDCTEc Blog
    Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Friends of CTE Blog Series CMT Goes Back to School ICYMI New Bedford High School Aims to be more Career Ready CTE Research Review OECD Report Examines Postsecondary CTE in the U S A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD examines strengths and challenges for postsecondary Career Technical Education CTE in the U S The authors identified positive aspects including strong labor market returns on associate degrees and certificates and the inclusiveness of U S postsecondary CTE Broad recommendations were provided in three key areas funding for quality aligning credentials to industry needs and strengthening transitions into and within postsecondary education and the labor market and more specific recommendations included Linking Title IV student aid Higher Education Opportunity Act with stronger quality assurance Establishing quality standards for industry certifications Supporting postsecondary transitions more systematically Developing better data Strengthening career counseling Improving use of work based learning The U S Department of Education also released a background piece on postsecondary CTE that was used to inform the study NASDCTEc and the College Board recently partnered on a webinar and issue brief to show the relevance of Advanced Placement AP courses and exams to CTE Programs of Study The issue brief includes information on each Career Cluster and potential AP courses and exams that could apply to each area Students parents counselors and teachers may find this document especially useful to help CTE students follow programs of study that lead to college and career readiness and success Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags postsecondary programs of study This entry was posted on Thursday August 8th 2013 at 9 41 am and is filed under News Research Resources You can follow

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  • Resources Now Available for NASDCTEc Webinar on Career Clusters™ Crosswalks and the Crosswalk Validation Project « NASDCTEc Blog
    Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Pilot Project on Improving Data Exchange Between Industry Certification Organizations and State Education and Workforce Longitudinal Data Systems Report Indispensable Role of Transfer for Community Colleges Resources Now Available for NASDCTEc Webinar on Career Clusters Crosswalks and the Crosswalk Validation Project This webinar discussed the Crosswalk Validation Project and provided an understanding of why it is necessary use a validated crosswalk when trying to develop and implement programs of study POS career pathways or more generally career preparation areas In addition discussion about the crosswalk uses for state education agencies SEAs and local education agencies LEAs in building linkages for career guidance and a discussion about the necessity for SEAs and LEAs to use a validated resource for reporting Perkins accountability requirements were featured The Crosswalk Validation Project was a two year long project led jointly by the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc and the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education NRCCTE The Crosswalk Validation Project focuses on updating and refining the original national crosswalk known as Table 7 on www careertech org used by SEAs and LEAs for career guidance as well as Perkins accountability View the Webinar Recording View the Power Point 1 05MB Presenters included Pradeep Kotamraju Deputy Director National Research Center for Career and Technical Education NRCCTE Louisville KY Bruce Steuernagel Consultant National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc and National Research Center for Career and Technical Education NRCCTE Burnsville MN and Dean Folkers Deputy Executive Director National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags programs of study Webinars This entry was posted on Thursday November 1st 2012 at 11 38 am and is

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=7411 (2016-01-08)
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  • NASDCTEc Webinar Registration Reminder for Career Clusters™ Crosswalks and the Crosswalk Validation Project « NASDCTEc Blog
    Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee New York s P Tech Program Leads Students to Success Huffington Post Highlights Career Readiness Definition NASDCTEc Webinar Registration Reminder for Career Clusters Crosswalks and the Crosswalk Validation Project This is a reminder to register now for the Career Clusters Crosswalks and the Crosswalk Validation Project upcoming webinar on October 25 This webinar will discuss the Crosswalk Validation Project and provide an understanding of why it is necessary use a validated crosswalk when trying to develop and implement programs of study POS career pathways or more generally career preparation areas In addition discussion about the crosswalk uses for state education agencies SEAs and local education agencies LEAs in building linkages for career guidance and a discussion about the necessity for SEAs and LEAs to use a validated resource for reporting Perkins accountability requirements The Crosswalk Validation Project was a two year long project led jointly by the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc and the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education NRCCTE The Crosswalk Validation Project focuses on updating and refining the original national crosswalk known as Table 7 on www careertech org used by SEAs and LEAs for career guidance as well as Perkins accountability When October 25 2012 3 4 EDT Link to Register Presenters Pradeep Kotamraju Deputy Director National Research Center for Career and Technical Education NRCCTE Louisville KY Bruce Steuernagel Consultant National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc and National Research Center for Career and Technical Education NRCCTE Burnsville MN Dean Folkers Deputy Executive Director National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags Perkins programs of study Webinars This entry was posted on Tuesday October 23rd 2012 at 12

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=7378 (2016-01-08)
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  • New York’s P-Tech Program Leads Students to Success « NASDCTEc Blog
    On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Integrating Writing into CTE to Improve Test Scores NASDCTEc Webinar Registration Reminder for Career Clusters Crosswalks and the Crosswalk Validation Project New York s P Tech Program Leads Students to Success In New York the Pathways in Technology Early College High School P Tech is a new style of Career Technical Education CTE school that weaves high school and college curriculums into a six year program tailored for a job in the technology industry Students are following a course of studies developed in consultation with IBM and are expected to emerge with associate s degrees in applied science in computer information systems or electromechanical engineering technology The first group of students is slated to complete coursework by 2017 Other school systems around the country are encouraged by this approach The Chicago area opened five similar schools this year with corporate partners in telecommunications and technology Besides New York and Illinois education officials in Maine Massachusetts Missouri North Carolina and Tennessee have committed to creating such schools as well According to a New York Times article by Al Baker John B King Jr the state education commissioner said When we view high quality CTE programs we see how engaged those students are and what clear aspirations they have for their future CTE programs such as these enable students to be successful by gaining the skills and training needed through specialized programs of study These programs achieve added strength through a partnership with IBM that provides mentoring to students and assistance to the school s educators Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager Tags college and career readiness programs of study technical skills This entry was posted on Tuesday October 23rd 2012 at 7 03 am and is filed under News

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=7372 (2016-01-08)
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  • New CRS Report Highlights NASDCTEc Work « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 the News W Va developing CTE courses to meet energy industry demands New NASDCTEc Brief Promoting Work Based Learning Efforts in Connecticut and Kentucky New CRS Report Highlights NASDCTEc Work The Congressional Research Service CRS which provides reports and analyses to Members of Congress on a variety of policy issues recently released a new report on Career Technical Education The goal of the report Career and Technical Education A Primer is to support congressional discussion of initiatives designed to rationalize the workforce development system The report provides an overview of CTE walks through the delivery and structure of CTE at the secondary postsecondary and adult learner levels and raises several issues facing CTE stakeholders For example according to the report there are four concerns that may hinder CTE delivery at the secondary level 1 what is the goal of CTE to broaden the students education and provide early exposure to several career options or to ensure students are prepared to enter the workforce 2 the expense of maintaining and updating the instructional resources and equipment 3 whether CTE adds value to a college preparatory high school curriculum and 4 that the common core standards do not define career ready and thus may not provide immediate career preparation While explaining the National Career Clusters TM Framework the report references data from NASDCTEc s 2011 issue brief Career Clusters and Programs of Study State of the States The data for this issue brief was culled from the 2010 State Profile survey We administer this survey to our members every other year to collect a wealth of information to be used in updating the State Profiles and to provide the basis for a number of issue briefs We are pleased that CRS was able to utilize our data in their report In the section College and Career Ready Standards and CTE Standards the report highlights NASDCTEc and NCTEF s work around the Common Career Technical Core CCTC as one of the two set of standards impacting CTE students As stated in the CRS report the CCTC was developed by 42 states the District of Columbia Palau business and industry representatives educators and other stakeholders and it provides standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters TM and their career pathways Nancy Conneely Director of Public Policy Tags Career Clusters career pathways college and career readiness Common Career Technical Core Congress Data postsecondary programs of study Public Policy Secondary Standards workforce This entry was posted on Tuesday October 9th 2012 at 7 39 am and is filed under Public Policy Publications 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=7260 (2016-01-08)
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  • Reminder: Register Now for NASDCTEc Webinar Tomorrow: CTE Trend Analysis « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Secretary Duncan Outlines Progress Made and Goals for the Future First Presidential Debate Addresses Economy Education and Deficit Reminder Register Now for NASDCTEc Webinar Tomorrow CTE Trend Analysis Every other year the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc conducts a survey of the membership to gauge trends in Career Technical Education CTE across the country Based on analyses of this year s survey results from 50 states and territories and comparisons to surveys administered in 2008 and 2010 NASDCTEc has authored a series of synopsis papers that describe trends in four key areas Career Clusters and Programs of Study CTE Teacher and Faculty Shortages Governance and CTE Funding This month s webinar will focus on the first two synopsis papers Career Clusters and Programs of Study and CTE Teacher and Faculty Shortages Kara Herbertson from NASDCTEc will give an overview of trends in these areas Collie Wells from the Alabama Department of Education will discuss Alabama s Business and Industry Certification awarded from the International Organization for Standardization IOS and how the certification ensures high quality CTE programs Also Linda Milstein from Brookdale Community College will discuss an alternate route for certifying CTE teachers Please join us for this informative webinar tomorrow Thursday October 4 th at 3 00 pm ET Register now Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags Career Clusters programs of study teachers This entry was posted on Wednesday October 3rd 2012 at 10 00 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Announcements Webinars You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings

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  • teachers « NASDCTEc Blog
    and Rep Ryan will meet for their only debate next Wednesday at 9 p m EST and will also cover foreign and domestic policy Nancy Conneely Director of Public Policy By Nancy in Public Policy Tags budget business and industry community colleges funding Job training Post Secondary Access and Affordability postsecondary president teachers workforce Reminder Register Now for NASDCTEc Webinar Tomorrow CTE Trend Analysis Wednesday October 3rd 2012 Every other year the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc conducts a survey of the membership to gauge trends in Career Technical Education CTE across the country Based on analyses of this year s survey results from 50 states and territories and comparisons to surveys administered in 2008 and 2010 NASDCTEc has authored a series of synopsis papers that describe trends in four key areas Career Clusters and Programs of Study CTE Teacher and Faculty Shortages Governance and CTE Funding This month s webinar will focus on the first two synopsis papers Career Clusters and Programs of Study and CTE Teacher and Faculty Shortages Kara Herbertson from NASDCTEc will give an overview of trends in these areas Collie Wells from the Alabama Department of Education will discuss Alabama s Business and Industry Certification awarded from the International Organization for Standardization IOS and how the certification ensures high quality CTE programs Also Linda Milstein from Brookdale Community College will discuss an alternate route for certifying CTE teachers Please join us for this informative webinar tomorrow Thursday October 4 th at 3 00 pm ET Register now Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager By Kara in NASDCTEc Announcements Webinars Tags Career Clusters programs of study teachers Secretary Duncan Outlines Progress Made and Goals for the Future Tuesday October 2nd 2012 This afternoon Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke at the National Press Club about the state of American education Duncan highlighted the Obama Administration s achievements and challenges over the last four years and offered his take on the obstacles facing public schools in the years ahead Chief among the Department s endeavors are raising standards improving student performance reducing dropout rates and strengthening the teaching profession But as we in the CTE community know education also plays an important role in strengthening the economy and closing the skills gap Said Duncan With more than three million unfilled jobs in this country the public understand s that we have a skills gap that will only be closed if America does a better job training and preparing people for work The public supports investing in education but as Duncan pointed out they worry about where the money will come from Duncan laid out the areas where there is still work to be done including reforming CTE programs in high schools and community colleges state driven accountability recruiting more math and science teachers and closing the skills gap By Nancy in Public Policy Tags accountability common core state standards community colleges funding future Graduation Rates Job training Public Policy Secretary Duncan skills gap Standards STEM teachers NCES Updates CTE Statistics Web Site Monday October 1st 2012 The National Center for Education Statistics NCES updated its Career Technical Education CTE Web site to show more recent high school transcript data on the persistence attainment and labor market outcomes of CTE students as of 2009 Updated tables include CTE high schools as of the 2007 2008 school year CTE teachers perceptions of and satisfaction with their jobs Click here to access the most recent secondary and postsecondary CTE tables from NCES Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager By Kara in Research Tags Data teachers Continuing Resolution Extends Highly Qualified Teacher Provision Monday September 24th 2012 On Saturday the Senate passed a six month continuing resolution that will fund the federal government through March 27 2013 This bill extends for an additional year a provision that allows teachers who are participating alternative certification programs to be considered highly qualified This means that at least until the end of the 2013 2014 school year teachers in alternative certification programs will be considered highly qualified The Department of Education will also be required to send a report to Congress no later than December 31 2013 detailing how many special education students rural students English language learners and low income students are being taught by teachers in an alternative certification program Nancy Conneely Director of Public Policy By Nancy in Legislation Tags Alternative Certification highly qualified teachers NCLB ESEA Public Policy Secondary teachers NASDCTEc Webinar CTE Trend Analysis Career Clusters Programs of Study CTE Teacher Shortages Friday September 21st 2012 Every other year the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc conducts a survey of the membership to gauge trends in Career Technical Education CTE across the country Based on analyses of this year s survey results from 50 states and territories and comparisons to surveys administered in 2008 and 2010 NASDCTEc has authored a series of synopsis papers that describe trends in four key areas Career Clusters and Programs of Study CTE Teacher Faculty Shortages and Recruitment Initiatives Governance and CTE Funding This month s webinar will focus on the first two synopsis papers Career Clusters and Programs of Study and CTE Teacher Faculty Shortages and Recruitment Initiatives Kara Herbertson NASDCTEc s Education Policy Analyst will give an overview of trends in these areas Collie Wells from the Alabama Department of Education will discuss Alabama s Business and Industry Certification awarded from the International Organization for Standardization IOS and how the certification ensures high quality CTE programs Also a representative from New Jersey will discuss an alternate route for certifying CTE teachers Join us for this informative webinar on Thursday October 4 th at 3 00 pm ET Register now Kara Herbertson Education Policy Analyst By Kara in Meetings and Events Public Policy Research Webinars Tags Career Clusters programs of study teachers Legislative Update Alternative Certification Career Academies Friday July 27th 2012 House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Alternative Certification The House Subcommittee

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