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  • State CTE Policy Update « NASDCTEc Blog
    Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Call for Presentations NOW OPEN for Achieving Excellence in Career Technical Education The National Career Clusters Institute Spending Bills Continue to Take Shape OVAE Continues PIAAC Engagement Process State CTE Policy Update Last month Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin signed a bill into law mandating three years of both mathematics and science for graduation up from two years of each The bill also allows for more flexibility in how mathematics and science requirements can be met a computer science course for example can count as a mathematics credit and certain CTE courses may apply towards either content area as well Wisconsin already has a process in place for awarding academic credit for technical courses the CTE equivalency credit which is now being expanded Also in December Washington DC became the ninth state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards NGSS joining Delaware Kansas Kentucky Maryland Rhode Island Vermont and Washington A state legislator in Indiana recently announced new work on a bill that would offer a new diploma focused on CTE While details are limited at this time the bill would create a process for CTE focused courses and curricula to be developed that would allow students to meet the 20 credits currently required by the state s default graduation requirement the Core 40 more flexibly The Computing Education Blog analyzed the 2013 data on the AP Computer Science exam and found that in three states Mississippi Montana and Wyoming no female students took that AP exam and the state with the highest percentage of female test takers Tennessee females still only represented 29 of all test takers Additionally no Black students took the exam in 11 states Alaska Idaho Kansas Maine Mississippi Montana Nebraska New Mexico North Dakota Utah and Wyoming Given the high demand in the IT field from computer support specialists and programmers to designers and engineers these trends are particularly troubling although a nunber of states such as Wisconsin as described above and Washington are trying to upend this trend by allowing AP Computer Science courses to count towards core math and science requirements And finally in news that will impact a number of states ACT has announced they will be phasing out the Explore and PLAN tests their 8th and 10th grade tests which are aligned with the 11th grade ACT This decision marks a shift for ACT away from their current assessment system to Aspire their new line of 3 8 assessments which will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards Alabama has already begun using the Aspire system this school year the first and only state to fully commit to the assessment system at this time Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director Tags college and career readiness graduation requirements Indiana Washington DC wisconsin This entry was posted on Thursday January 9th 2014 at 10 31 am and is filed under Public Policy Uncategorized You can follow

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  • Excellence in Action Awards Due December 5th « 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 This Week in CTE Congress Continues to Struggle on Appropriations Ahead of Presidential Announcement VP Biden Talks CTE Excellence in Action Awards Due December 5th Excellence in Action Awards due December 5th lifts up model programs and shines a light on high quality and high impact programs of study Each winning program of study will be featured in our communications marketing and advocacy materials and used during Congressional visits with members of the media and other CTE stakeholders to support a more positive image of CTE Last year NASDCTEc awarded six schools with exemplary programs of study from around the country This includes the Medical Sciences Program at Bollman Technical Education Center BTEC which received the award in the Health Science Career Clutser Along with providing 16 career pathways aligned with the National Consortium for Health Science Education s standards and Colorado state standards for CTE BTEC greatly encourages work based learning through a variety of strong partnerships BETC s program of study provides a great example of what Excellence in Action looks like We encourage you to learn more about the 2014 winners and submit your program of study to join this wonderful cohort of leaders in CTE Apply today Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags Award This entry was posted on Wednesday November 19th 2014 at 12 03 pm and is filed under Career Clusters CTE Learning that works for America 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

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  • Award « NASDCTEc Blog
    Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Posts Tagged Award Excellence in Action Awards Due December 5th Wednesday November 19th 2014 Excellence in Action Awards due December 5th lifts up model programs and shines a light on high quality and high impact programs of study Each winning program of study will be featured in our communications marketing and advocacy materials and used during Congressional visits with members of the media and other CTE stakeholders to support a more positive image of CTE Last year NASDCTEc awarded six schools with exemplary programs of study from around the country This includes the Medical Sciences Program at Bollman Technical Education Center BTEC which received the award in the Health Science Career Clutser Along with providing 16 career pathways aligned with the National Consortium for Health Science Education s standards and Colorado state standards for CTE BTEC greatly encourages work based learning through a variety of strong partnerships BETC s program of study provides a great example of what Excellence in Action looks like We encourage you to learn more about the 2014 winners and submit your program of study to join this wonderful cohort of leaders in CTE Apply today Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate By Katie Fitzgerald in Career Clusters CTE Learning that works for America Tags Award Excellence in Action Award Submissions Open Thursday November 13th 2014 We want to learn more about and recognize high quality and high impact programs of study happening in every corner of the country We encourage you to apply for the 2015 Excellence in Action award or pass along this information to any stellar programs of study you know By lifting up model programs NASDCTEc will shine a light on exemplary programs of study and provide examples to be used in our advocacy and communications efforts over the year Each winning program of study will be featured in our communications marketing and advocacy materials and used during Congressional visits with members of the media and other CTE stakeholders to support a more positive image of CTE Learn more about last year s winners here Winners will receive A banner to hang in their school or institution of higher education A digital banner i e a customized logo to use in email and print materials as they so choose Travel to and one night accommodations in Washington D C for the award winner to be recognized at an awards ceremony on April 8 2015 Winners will be featured At an awards ceremony on April 8 2015 in Washington D C In a national press release that will be distributed to national media NASDCTEc will also create individualized press releases for each winner which will be distributed to State CTE Directors In a one pager used as part of NASDCTEc s federal advocacy toolkit In a monthly newsletter sent to members of Congress On webinars and or conferences during the year In a stand alone blog on NADSCTEc s Learning that Works blog

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  • Excellence in Action Award Submissions Open « NASDCTEc Blog
    Strategies for Financing CTE Excellence in Action Award Submissions Open We want to learn more about and recognize high quality and high impact programs of study happening in every corner of the country We encourage you to apply for the 2015 Excellence in Action award or pass along this information to any stellar programs of study you know By lifting up model programs NASDCTEc will shine a light on exemplary programs of study and provide examples to be used in our advocacy and communications efforts over the year Each winning program of study will be featured in our communications marketing and advocacy materials and used during Congressional visits with members of the media and other CTE stakeholders to support a more positive image of CTE Learn more about last year s winners here Winners will receive A banner to hang in their school or institution of higher education A digital banner i e a customized logo to use in email and print materials as they so choose Travel to and one night accommodations in Washington D C for the award winner to be recognized at an awards ceremony on April 8 2015 Winners will be featured At an awards ceremony on April 8 2015 in Washington D C In a national press release that will be distributed to national media NASDCTEc will also create individualized press releases for each winner which will be distributed to State CTE Directors In a one pager used as part of NASDCTEc s federal advocacy toolkit In a monthly newsletter sent to members of Congress On webinars and or conferences during the year In a stand alone blog on NADSCTEc s Learning that Works blog On the NASDCTEc website Apply today Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags Award This entry was posted on Thursday November 13th

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11098 (2016-01-08)
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  • Achieving Excellence: What’s New at SIRDC? « NASDCTEc Blog
    in CTE The National Career Clusters Institute Achieving Excellence What s New at SIRDC Greetings from the great state of Texas and the Statewide Instructional Resources Development Center SIRDC Our team is once again looking forward to presenting a breakout session at Achieving Excellence in CTE The National Career Clusters Institute We have added lots of new free lessons teacher online courses and resources to our website for use this coming year that we are anxious to share with you Yes everything on the website is still free no username password or credit card required SIRDC is funded by the Texas Education Agency through a Perkins state leadership grant awarded to Stephen F Austin State University The purpose of this project is to develop and provide free instructional lessons resources and professional development for Texas instructors teaching 25 courses in the following career clusters Education and Training Hospitality and Tourism Human Services There are currently over 280 instructional lessons published on our website http cte sfasu edu with additional lessons published monthly Each lesson includes in addition to the basic components suggestions for special needs and ELL students connections to core subject matter handouts and activities reading and writing strategies CTSO and service learning ideas and much more SIRDC also provides 23 free teacher online courses including an opportunity for instructors to earn CPE s see http cte sfasu edu course lifetime nutrition and wellness links to additional cluster course resources see http cte sfasu edu rgroup instructional practices in education and a free monthly newsletter see http cte sfasu edu c newsletters If you have any questions comments or suggestions feel free to contact me We look forward to being with you in beautiful Phoenix AZ Sandra Ann Delgado CTE Associate Project Director Statewide Instructional Resources Development Center Tags

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=10618 (2016-01-08)
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  • National Career Clusters Institute « NASDCTEc Blog
    the following career clusters Education and Training Hospitality and Tourism Human Services There are currently over 280 instructional lessons published on our website http cte sfasu edu with additional lessons published monthly Each lesson includes in addition to the basic components suggestions for special needs and ELL students connections to core subject matter handouts and activities reading and writing strategies CTSO and service learning ideas and much more SIRDC also provides 23 free teacher online courses including an opportunity for instructors to earn CPE s see http cte sfasu edu course lifetime nutrition and wellness links to additional cluster course resources see http cte sfasu edu rgroup instructional practices in education and a free monthly newsletter see http cte sfasu edu c newsletters If you have any questions comments or suggestions feel free to contact me We look forward to being with you in beautiful Phoenix AZ Sandra Ann Delgado CTE Associate Project Director Statewide Instructional Resources Development Center By Evan Williamson in Career Clusters National Career Clusters Institute Tags National Career Clusters Institute NASDCTEc Will Unveil the Common Standards for CTE at National Career Clusters Institute on June 19 Thursday June 14th 2012 The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc will release the Common Career Technical Core CCTC a set of rigorous high quality CTE standards to be shared by states at the National Career Clusters Institute on June 19 2012 Forty two states Washington DC and Palau participated in the development of the CCTC The development of the CCTC was a multi step process that incorporated input at various stages from approximately 3 500 individuals representing K 12 education business and industry and higher education from across the nation Who National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium What Common Career Technical Core Unveiling Where National Career Clusters Institute at the Omni Shore located at 2500 Calvert Street NW Washington DC 20008 When Tuesday June 19 8 a m 9 a m The Institute is an annual summer event that offers a range of seminars and workshops highlighting model CTE programs across the country that are aligned to the National Career Clusters Framework More than 800 secondary and postsecondary educators and administrators workforce development and industry partners and counselors will attend The NASDCTEc Spring Meeting an event in which CTE State Directors from across the nation convene to discuss public policy issues will run concurrently with the Institute Media interested in attending the Institute or scheduling an interview should contact Erin Uy at euy careertech org or 301 641 9358 Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager By Erin in Common Career Technical Core NASDCTEc Announcements News Tags CCTC National Career Clusters Institute Standards The Spring Meeting Career Clusters Update Shared by Dean Folkers NASDCTEc Deputy Director Included Nationwide Effort to Revise the Career Cluster Knowledge Skill Statements to Align with the Common Core Friday April 29th 2011 Dean opened the session by informing attendees to register for the upcoming 9 th National

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  • Excellence in Action: A Chat with Keynote Speaker Mark Milliron « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Achieving Excellence in CTE Team Based Learning Coalition Pushes Perkins Reauthorization with Letter to Legislators Excellence in Action A Chat with Keynote Speaker Mark Milliron The Achieving Excellence Institute is less than one month away and the excitement is mounting We have lined up an amazing set of speakers tours and session leaders this year more on the program here some of which we ve highlighted on this blog As a prelude to this can t miss event NCTEF spoke with the Achieving Excellence Institute keynote speaker Civitas Learning Co Founder and Chief Learning Officer Mark Milliron Dr Milliron combines decades of experience in CTE with his work on the cutting edge of digital learning with Civitas The result is a fascinating perspective on the future of CTE and how data can inform instruction advising and programs of study Listen to the beginning of the conversation below and keep an eye on the CTE Blog for more of our conversation with Dr Milliron Still haven t registered Sign up today Evan Williamson Communications Associate This entry was posted on Wednesday May 21st 2014 at 11 03 am and is filed under Career Clusters CTE Learning that works for America Meetings and Events 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

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  • Registration Now Open for Achieving Excellence in CTE: The National Career Clusters Institute « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 CTE Month Recap Announcing New On Demand Webinar on The Federal Budget Appropriations Process What s the Difference Registration Now Open for Achieving Excellence in CTE The National Career Clusters Institute We are excited to invite state and local secondary and postsecondary educators administrators and leaders as well as workforce and economic development partners to join us at the premier Career Technical Education CTE professional development event of the year Achieving Excellen ce in CTE The National Career Clusters Institute The Achieving Excellence Institute includes engaging hands on workshops and interactive breakout sessions offering new perspectives and techniques on cultivating high quality CTE in your school district and state Hear from our Excellence in Action Award Winners who were selected for exemplary performance in the implementation of a Career Cluster related program of study Get to experience excellence in action hands on by visiting business and educational institutions at the cutting edge of CTE Session Topics A sampling of robust breakout sessions will include Best practices models of exemplary Career Cluster programs of study design and implementation Perkins reauthorization Leveraging data Effective strategies for building and sustaining business education partnerships Integration of the Common Core State Standards and CTE And other sessions not to be missed Exciting Pre sessions We are pleased to be featuring both half day and full day pre session workshops exploring The Career Pathways Effect Linking Education and Economic Prosperity Full pre session descriptions General Session Speaker Dr Mark Milliron Dr Milliron will present a framework for thinking about technology in education and how enormous changes and challenges in the digital age impact us every day and how we can meet these challenges Great Hotel Rates Attendees of the Achieving Excellence Institute will stay at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs resort at a special group rate of 79 per night Reservation Information When and Where is the Achieving Excellence Institute When June 16 18 2014 Where Achieving Excellence in CTE The National Career Clusters Institute is at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix AZ Where Do I Register Register by April 8 2014 to get the Early Bird rate REGISTER NOW Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager This entry was posted on Thursday March 6th 2014 at 10 11 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 CTE Archives Select Month January 2016

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