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  • CTE Month CTSO stories from FCCLA, FFA, and others | NRCCTE
    values a strong work ethic and a commitment to leadership and excellence that she carried with her to college at Texas A M where she continued her leadership roles within a business organization There she served as Pledge Class President earning her undergraduate degree in Accounting and a masters in Management Information Systems Whitney currently works for Ernst Young in Austin TX within the IT Risk and Assurance practice Whitney is the first to give credit to FCCLA for instilling the work ethic and ambition to succeed that she embodies in her daily and professional life FFA Julie Woodard of the National FFA Organization shared many stories with us but I was particularly moved by this one from Wisconsin where FFA students at Waupaca High School led a significant community effort to feed the hungry Here s what Julie shared with us In Wisconsin Waupaca High School s FFA chapter packed hundreds of meals for Kids Against Hunger on Friday February 22 The chapter raised 10 000 to create 65 000 soy rice casserole packages FFA members were joined by more than 120 volunteers to package 40 000 meals for distribution by Ruby s Pantry which provides food assistance to less fortunate families in Wisconsin and Minnesota 25 000 meals were shipped to the Philippines And here s an excerpt from a The Country Today story about how Waupaca FFA student leaders conceived of the event The full story is well worth reading Morgan Eilers and Nicole Jacowski have been best friends since third grade so when Morgan came back from the FFA National Leadership Conference last summer with an announcement that she wanted to do a local project to help feed hungry people it made sense to work together to make it happen Both are juniors at Waupaca High School and FFA chapter members Morgan is chapter president Morgan said the idea came from her Washington experience where the delegates were divided into groups for a meal A small group sat at tables with white tablecloths full service and a hearty meal Another small group sat at a bare table and had to serve themselves a modest meal The third and largest group sat on the floor I was one of the people sitting on the floor Morgan said We had 10 plates between 150 of us with rice and beans I thought Eww I don t want to just eat rice and beans and then I was thinking I m such a snob for thinking that If someone that was starving was handed a plate of rice for their family they d be so happy The experience moved her to take the idea back to Waupaca where she asked Nicole to help organize a food packing project through the Minnesota based nonprofit Kids Against Hunger More FFA Our colleague Dr Jim Flowers at North Carolina State University told us about a partnership that is bearing fruit literally revenue and rich hands on scientific research experiences for FFA members

    Original URL path: http://www.nrccte.org/about-nrccte/about-james-r-stone-iii/jims-corner/cte-month-ctso-stories-fccla-ffa-and-others (2016-01-08)
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  • More CTSO stories from FFA, DECA, and FEA | NRCCTE
    students in the agriculture program at the Wamago Agricultural Science and Technology Center in Connecticut have joined forces with the school s culinary arts program to produce the perfect partnership Throughout the course of the year there are numerous opportunities for students to experience solid models illustrating the different departments working together The idea of from farm to table and from seed to plate naturally helps to encourage collaboration Recently agriculture students who were also culinary arts students planned prepared and served the food for a State Agriculture Education Advisory meeting and luncheon The students utilized herbs grown in the school greenhouse potatoes that were grown from a student s garden and maple syrup that was harvested from trees on the school s grounds and processed in the school s evaporator by agriculture and culinary arts students The main entree of smoked pork came from a local farm that has close ties to Wamogo and where agriculture students have conducted their SAE placements The meal was planned and prepared by Culinary Arts and served by the students that are dually enrolled in both the culinary and agriculture programs Read the full blog post about this innovative partnership DECA Oregon Bob Reinhardt DECA Advisor at Cascade High School in Turner Oregon shared some thoughts from Ron Johnson a Cascade DECA Business Professional Member Mr Johnson is a retired financial executive entrepreneur and small business owner who is now an adjunct professor and instructor in Business Management at Portland State University in Portland Cascade DECA gives its members an unbeatable opportunity to learn and apply the essential skills necessary for a successful business career And even more important it teaches important lessons about giving back to your community and building relationships that lead to life long friendships Analyzing business problems competing to find the best solutions and building self confidence are all essential for success in today s competitive business world Watching Cascade DECA members mentoring others assuming the responsibilities of leadership and leaving a legacy of pride and accomplishment for those who come after them Cascade DECA is more than just another extracurricular activity It isn t limited by its classroom or school building It s a vital part of everything that is our community Whether it s a float in the Aumsville Corn Festival Parade or contributing to Doernbecher Children s Hospital Cascade DECA leads the way It s an experience that builds character strengthens values and prepares every member for the challenges and opportunities waiting for them DECA and Future Educators Association FEA Arizona Deb Moore Marketing teacher and DECA advisor at Raymond S Kellis High School in Glendale Arizona and an ACTE 2011 2012 award winner for Outstanding Teacher in Community Service let us know how RSK students in her DECA chapter and FEA are supporting a major Special Olympics event The Raymond S Kellis High School Unified Special Olympics team will showcase their talents at the Arizona Interscholastic Association AIA State Basketball Semi Finals at Jobing com

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  • Jim's Corner | NRCCTE
    the labor market and changing global economy the role and impact of technology and the perils and pitfalls of the college for all approach to education Want to receive updates on his latest entries Join our mailing list through the link on the right hand side of this page In honor of CTE Month CTSO student stories and survey results What better way to celebrate CTE Month than to cheer the accomplishments of young people participating in our nation s wonderful CTSOs I ve been overwhelmed by your responses to my request for your CTSO student success stories Read more Work based learning A powerful example from Charlotte NC The challenges of preparing youth and young adults for the emerging workplace are being met in part by an increased emphasis on CTE and especially on work based learning WBL While the education community is slowly re learning the value of WBL industry is moving ahead and leading the way Read more The power of CTSOs What are your success stories Career and technical student organizations CTSOs like DECA FBLA FCCLA FFA HOSA SkillsUSA and TSA are one of the most powerful pedagogies available to the field of CTE yet it seems to me that they receive far less acclaim than they deserve Read more Algebra in middle school Challenges for average and below average learners I d like to share with you a number of recent articles and reports that address major trends related to the place of Algebra in the middle and high school curriculum Read more Economist discusses the need for more youth apprenticeships If you ve been to any of my public presentations you ve probably heard me refer to Learning for Jobs the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development s OECD s groundbreaking 2010 report about

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  • Oklahoma Holds State POS Summit Based on the NRCCTE's NPOSI | NRCCTE
    13 2013 On February 27th approximately 140 educators gathered at the South Penn campus of Moore Norman Technology Center to hear from national and state experts as they spoke on rigorous programs of study Robert Shumer a research associate lecturer at the University of Minnesota and a participant in the NRCCTE s original National Programs of Study Institute NPOSI kicked off the summit sharing a national perspective with attendees Presenters included ODCTE staff as well as participants from the Oklahoma Programs of Study Institute Oklahoma students must be prepared to participate in a 21st century economy that is fast paced technology driven knowledge based and global said Becki Foster associate state director of careers innovation and academic services for CareerTech Oklahoma Rigorous Programs of study will be a critical piece of connecting academic and technical coursework to the world of work The summit is the result of more than a years worth of planning research and development The Department of CareerTech was an active participant in the NRCCTE s first NPOSI which began in January 2012 Using the national model ODCTE developed an Oklahoma Programs of Study Institute to help local institutions move from programs of study to rigorous programs

    Original URL path: http://www.nrccte.org/news-events/newsroom/oklahoma-holds-state-pos-summit-based-nrcctes-nposi (2016-01-08)
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  • NRCCTE Welcomes International Scholars from Japan, China | NRCCTE
    to learn more about the alignment of career focused secondary and postsecondary educational opportunities Dr Nishi previously visited the NRCCTE three years ago On March 12th the NRCCTE welcomed Dr He Zhen and Ms Gao Shanyan guests of Dr Bob Mahlman director of the Center on Education and Training for Employment CETE at The Ohio State University Dr He CV PDF is an associate professor vice director of the National Institute for Vocational Education and vice director of the Institute of Vocational and Adult Education at Beijing Normal University Ms Gao CV PDF is a doctoral candidate with a concentration in the science of technical and vocational education at the National Institute of Technical and Vocational Education at Beijing Normal University Following a conversation with the College s dean Dr Blake Haselton Dr Mahlman Dr He and Ms Gao engaged in a discussion with Center faculty regarding trends in U S and international CTE including teacher qualifications apprenticeships and industry involvement in CTE Dr Li an associate professor in the college of educational science and technology at Zhejiang University of Technology Hangzhou China is in the midst of a year long engagement as a scholar in residence at the NRCCTE She arrived in October 2012 and will stay until October 2013 A graduate of Beijing Normal University with a concentration in comparative education Dr Li CV PDF is currently studying international career and technical education systems and training methods particularly those of the United States and the United Kingdom The NRCCTE has strong connections to international CTE research commonly called vocational education and training VET outside the United States and has previously hosted visiting scholars from Turkey Indonesia and Japan Pictured above Dr He Zhen Beijing Normal University Dr Bob Mahlman CETE at OSU Dr Li Min Zhejiang University of

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  • CTE's Role in Preventing Dropout: NRCCTE Research Cited in EdWeek | NRCCTE
    Bound blog post for Education Week journalist Caralee Johnson Adams reported on NRCCTE Director Jim Stone s Monday March 4th presentation at ACTE s National Policy Seminar Making the Case for Career and Technical Education In this presentation Dr Stone described the results of the Center s analyses of National Center for Education Statistics NCES data on the impact of CTE course taking on persistence in high school As Adams notes NRCCTE analyses have shown that enrollment in CTE is a strong predictor of staying in high school especially for boys Earning three or more CTE credits within a focused sequence of courses was second only to 9th grade students grade point average as the strongest variable affecting high school survival for boys While CTE did no harm to girls high school engagement it did not produce a similar positive effect on females The analysis was based on restricted data from the NCES looking at high school transcripts for the class of 2004 the most recent set of data available he said While unique in showing the gender difference Stone said the results build on other research that has consistently shown a link between CTE and higher levels of engagement

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  • Join us at ACTE's 2013 National Policy Seminar: Climbing the Hill | NRCCTE
    On Wednesday he will moderate an expert panel on state related topics that have implications for CTE and education Making the Case for CTE What the Research Shows Presenter James R Stone III Ed D Director NRCCTE Date Time Monday March 4 8 15 a m 9 15 a m Location Crystal Gateway Marriott Arlington VA Room TBA Can t attend in person Register for the simultaneous webinar This webinar will be archived here on our website for those who can t join us live Nearly all students in high school take CTE coursework and most students in community colleges major in career oriented CTE programs In this presentation Dr Stone will highlight research based evidence demonstrating the power of CTE to get students engaged in learning improve their academic and technical achievement raise high school graduation rates and promote students successful transition into and completion of community college career programs Attendees will learn more about the impact of majoring in CTE the importance of curriculum integration and CTE s connections to the common core state standards and more The State Effect National Implications of State Policies Date Time Wednesday March 6 8 00 a m 9 15 a m Location Crystal Gateway Marriott Arlington VA Salons A K There are many policies being initiated outside of the federal government not the least of which is the Common Core State Standards What should you expect and how will these policies affect you and your students Hear from a panel of experts concerning the significance potential and impacts Panelists include James R Stone III NRCCTE Moderator Tina Grant National College Credit Recommendation Service Ms Grant will discuss how credit recommendations can facilitate secondary to post secondary articulation agreements with state systems Erica Williams Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Ms Williams

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  • News & Events | NRCCTE
    at conferences conventions and meetings across the United States Visit this page to stay up to date on upcoming presentations and don t forget to sign up for our newsletters to be notified about forthcoming events Stone Appointed to the Committee on Engineering Technology Dr James R Stone III Director of the NRCCTE and Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Leadership Foundations and Human Resource Education at the University of Louisville has been tapped by the National Academy of Engineering to be a part of the Committee on Engineering Technology Education Read more NAPE Updates the Nontraditional Crosswalk In collaboration with the Crosswalk Validation Project a joint effort of the NRCCTE and the NASDCTEc the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity NAPE has updated its designations of nontraditional CIP codes to reflect revisions made to the codes by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2010 Read more NRCCTE research cited in Illinois CTE legislation The State of Illinois House Joint Resolution 79 acknowledges NRCCTE research identifying the relationship between CTE course taking dropout prevention and college enrollment Read more Center partner NOCTI launches College Credit Recommendation Initiative Center partner NOCTI officially unveiled its College Credit Recommendation Initiative at the international CareerTech Vision 2012 Conference in Atlanta Georgia on November 29th Read more Are stereotypes about CTE crumbling Shanker Blog cites our research In Are Stereotypes About Career And Technical Education Crumbling Russell Garton cites NRCCTE research to argue that a more nuanced view of students course taking patterns could alter experts views of what students actually study in high school break down the obsolete conceptual barriers that currently divide CTE and academic curricula and help educators work with students to devise the most appropriate pathways to academic and career success Read more Previous 8 of 20

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