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  • NRCCTE Cited in the Wall Street Journal | NRCCTE
    NRCCTE Cited in the Wall Street Journal 1 29 2012 NRCCTE Deputy Director Pradeep Kotamraju was quoted in a January 29 article in the Wall Street Journal entitled Flaws Seen in Vocational Education The article by Lisa Fleisher addresses efforts spearheaded by the city of New York s Mayor Bloomberg to improve the quality of its CTE and to open 12 new programs aligned with the new economy Advocates for career education say vocational programs have been proven to prevent students from dropping out a point Mr Bloomberg has made Too often we forget that students come to programs in different ways and their interests plans and aspirations also have to be taken into account said Pradeep Kotamraju deputy director of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education Read the article online Calendar of Events Press Releases Core Issues View All Career Pathways Programs of Study Curriculum Integration Retention Completion Accountability Assessment Related Reports Research Based Pedagogies for Career and Technical Education Read more High Quality CTE A Systems Approach to Benefitting All Students Read more Building a College and Career Ready System By Building Collaborations Read more View all Reports Related Multimedia What Career Ready Means for

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  • NRCCTE Personal Pathways Study Featured in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research | NRCCTE
    Personal Pathways NRCCTE Personal Pathways Study Featured in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research 1 20 2012 A Mixed Methods Sampling Methodology for a Multisite Case Study by Julia L Sharp Catherine Mobley Cathy Hammond Cairen Withington Sam Drew Sam Stringfield and Natalie Stipanovic of the NRCCTE s South Carolina Personal Pathways project appears in the January 2012 Vol 6 pp 34 54 of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research Abstract The flexibility of mixed methods research strategies makes such approaches especially suitable for multisite case studies Yet the utilization of mixed methods to select sites for these studies is rarely reported The authors describe their pragmatic mixed methods approach to select a sample for their multisite mixed methods case study of a statewide education policy initiative in the United States The authors designed a four stage sequential mixed methods site selection strategy to select eight sites in order to capture the broader context of the research as well as any contextual nuances that shape policy implementation The authors anticipate that their experience would provide guidance to other mixed methods researchers seeking to maximize the rigor of their multisite case study sampling designs Visit the journal website to download the

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  • NRCCTE Programs of Study Research in January 2012 Techniques Magazine | NRCCTE
    in January 2012 Techniques Magazine You are here Home NRCCTE Programs of NRCCTE Programs of Study Research in January 2012 Techniques Magazine 1 1 2012 Over the past five years the NRCCTE has sponsored five research studies of Programs of Study POS including three ongoing longitudinal projects with the goal of informing the field about how and under what conditions POS impact student engagement achievement and transition to postsecondary education and employment POS mandated under Perkins IV increase program accountability in the areas of academic achievement technical skills achievement and alignment with postsecondary education The January 2012 issue of Techniques magazine dedicated to POS includes five articles by NRCCTE affiliated researchers that feature some of the latest findings and updates about the Center s POS studies Also included in the issue is an overview of POS by ACTE s Alisha Hyslop which cites the importance of the NRCCTE s Math in CTE curriculum integration model to Montana s rigorous program of study RPOS schools The complete set of NRCCTE authored articles are available as a PDF download Learn more about the NRCCTE s research on programs of study career pathways Calendar of Events Press Releases Core Issues View All Career

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  • The NRCCTE at ACTE and ACTER 2011 | NRCCTE
    CTE The NRCCTE Curriculum Integration Studies Travis Park Cornell University and Donna Pearson NRCCTE Watch the video WMV closed captioned The NRCCTE has conducted three research studies in CTE academics integration Math in CTE Authentic Literacy in CTE and most recently Science in CTE Attendees will hear about the outcomes of these studies and learn more about the practical aspects of implementing models of curriculum integration PowerPoint PDF Seven Essential Teaching Skills for CTE Instruction in the 21st Century Gene Bottoms and Heather Sass Southern Regional Education Board SREB CTE teachers face the challenge of preparing all students for the high performance workplace of the 21st century and for continued learning Based on the findings of a research project designed to train beginning CTE teachers this session will highlight seven instructional skills that CTE teachers need to face the challenges of 21st century CTE instruction planning standards based instruction designing standards based assessment facilitating project based learning using cooperative learning integrating literacy integrating numeracy and managing the classroom to create a climate of personalization and support PowerPoint PDF CTE s Focus on Continuous Improvement through Data Driven Improvement of Instruction Sandra Pritz NOCTI Watch the video WMV closed captioned One important way CTE is focusing on education reform is through attention to data driven instructional techniques for improving and focusing instruction on what matters most In the 2011 2012 school year the NRCCTE will offer CTEDDI Career and Technical Educators using Data Driven Improvement to states as a technical assistance option CTEDDI will provide educators from participating states with professional development to increase their knowledge and skills in the use and interpretation of assessment data for making instructional improvements CTEDDI will be delivered by facilitators who will also serve as coaches as the educators apply their initial training at their school sites PowerPoint PDF Transition to CTE Teaching Supporting Beginning Teachers Entering Through Alternative Routes Gene Bottoms and Heather Sass SREB Watch the video WMV closed captioned Beginning CTE teachers need a variety of support to make a successful transition to teaching and meet the challenges of CTE teaching in the 21st century This session will share the findings of a collaborative project between the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education and the Southern Regional Education Board to develop an induction model that provides over 200 hours of professional development and support framed around the most pressing questions new teachers face PowerPoint PDF Using a New CTE Typology to Measure Student Performance and Progress A Modification of the Participant and Concentrator Dichotomy for Improving CTE Accountability and Evaluation Pradeep Kotamraju and Oscar Aliaga NRCCTE Watch the video WMV closed captioned The NRCCTE has access to the data obtained from several of the surveys that the National Center for Education Statistics NCES regularly collects Two of which High School Transcripts Study HSTS and the Education Longitudinal Study ELS have been used to build and verify a new CTE taxonomy that relates secondary courses and postsecondary programs to occupational areas

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  • News & Events | NRCCTE
    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 Center Research Published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Keeping At Risk Students in School A Systematic Review of College Retention Programs by Jeffrey C Valentine Amy S Hirschy Christine D Bremer Walter Novillo Marisa Castellano and Aaron Banister appeared in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis in June 2011 Volume 33 Number 2 Read more Center Presentation on Return on Investment Available from NASDCTEc Fall Meeting Pradeep Kotamraju Deputy Director presented Return on Investment Career Technical Education a discussion of the Center s work on Return on Investment ROI for CTE at the annual NASDCTEc Fall Meeting held at the Westin BWI Airport on Tuesday October 25th Read more Stone on College and Career Ready at the 2011 Education and Employers Taskforce Research Conference Jim Stone NRCCTE Director delivered a paper at the 2011 Education and Employers Taskforce Research Conference at the University of Warwick England Read more Center Research in Community College Review Career and Technical Education CTE Student Success in Community Colleges A Conceptual Model by Amy S Hirschy of the University of Louisville Christine D Bremer of the University of Minnesota and Marisa Castellano of the University of Louisville appeared in Volume 39 Issue 3 July 2011 of the Community College Review Read more Utah North Part of Statewide Plan After a year of successful implementation Utah is expanding the Math in CTE model to a regional format that spans the entire state Three regions North South and Salt Lake City are all working with NRCCTE facilitators to enhance the math in the Family and Consumer Sciences FACS curriculum A number of teachers and administrators used their experience from the 2010 2011

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  • 2003 National Career And Technical Teacher Education Institute - Final Report | NRCCTE
    topic quality clarity and institute participant centeredness The peer review resulted in 32 proposals accepted for presentation which were then grouped by session format and strand More There were four types of sessions at the Institute Individual Papers Roundtables Poster Displays and Symposia Individual Papers were based on the four program strands and allowed participants to share their work A discussant reviewed each presentation and encouraged interaction among the session attendees Roundtables provided attendees the opportunities to engage in discussions and exploration of work in larger contexts The work presented was at a stage where the author s benefited from feedback and critical input before taking on the next level of developmental work Poster Displays provided the opportunity for participants to share exciting developments regarding innovative teacher education and professional development activities being conducted in their programs departments schools and colleges Poster displays allowed for information to be presented concisely and visually for viewers to take in quickly Selected posters were displayed throughout the Institute Symposia provided an opportunity for a session organizer to submit a proposal in which multiple presenters delivered a diverse range of viewpoints on an issue of major importance or an in depth description of a major issue or practice These sessions were devoted to presenting alternative views and encouraging participant interaction Upon conclusion of the paper presentations and symposia time was allocated for reflection and dialogue regarding the information that had been shared in each of the strands These sessions provided participants the opportunity for summarizing what had been shared identifying issues for each strand and determining implications for policy and practice that should be addressed Discussion groups provided summary recommendations for each strand such as Increasing Academic and Technical Achievement of Teacher Candidates Sample recommendation Recognize the importance of both technical skills and pedagogy

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  • National Leadership Institute Final Report | NRCCTE
    receive credit toward a graduate degree the vast majority agreed or strongly agreed that the NLI was a good investment of their time and would recommend the NLI to coworkers colleagues The 2002 2003 Scholars included 25 Scholars from 13 states consisting of individuals serving in positions such as teacher Job Corps principal state department of education administrators technical and community college administrators teacher educators and tech prep coordinators Of these individuals one has been named Division Chair in a technical college four Scholars employed in state departments of education have had their areas of responsibility increased one has become highly involved in the state professional career and technical education association one has been named CEO of the largest career and technical education district in the nation one has been named as interim state director The final evaluations conducted at the end of the two NLIs 2001 2002 and 2002 2003 were compared and noticeable and dramatic differences were found First the total average rating for all items was higher 4 5 compared to 3 9 on a 5 point scale for the 2002 2003 NLI Additionally the overall perception of the 2002 2003 NLI experience was rated at 4 9 on a 5 point scale In terms of the general features of the NLI substantial improvement occurred between the 2001 2002 and the 2002 2003 sessions This finding was anticipated based on the fact that the NLI staff was using evaluation results from the 1st year to develop the agenda for the 2nd year A follow up evaluation of the 2001 2002 Scholars was conducted in the summer of 2003 a year after the conclusion of their NLI experience This evaluation examined the most meaningful aspects of the NLI short term changes and long term impacts The most meaningful

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  • Distance Learning in Postsecondary Career and Technical Education | NRCCTE
    distance learning would decrease According to the Campus Computing Survey 74 of community colleges now offer online courses to students Green 2000 A recent study by the Florida State Board of Community Colleges 2000 gathered data about the use of distance courses specifically those offered through two way interactive video and the Internet The overall goal of the study was to determine how students appreciate the access and convenience of distance learning courses and their willingness to adapt to the technology Five hundred and fifty five students representing 18 Florida community colleges who were enrolled in 113 different distance courses responded to an online survey The respondents were asked their reasons for enrolling in online distance learning courses Forty seven percent of the respondents indicated they would not have been able to take the course if it had not been offered via distance learning Eighty seven percent also indicated that convenience in accommodating work family or competing demands was a reason for taking the course One outcome of a recent needs sensing activity conducted by the National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education was the degree of importance assigned to technology and distance education by practitioners in the field Lewis 2001 This project used conference calls and online technology to solicit feedback from teacher educators state level secondary education representatives and tribal racial ethnic networks regarding the critical issues facing CTE Listed among the most highly rated needs for the field was the growing importance of technology and distance learning Most of the comments provided by the participants highlighted the need to prepare instructors to use technology to enhance instruction in the classroom and through distance education Statement of the Problem In spite of the rapid growth in distance learning due primarily to the popularity of web based instruction

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