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States across the country are working hard to implement the guiding principles of Putting Learner Success First, and share the vision with the array of stakeholders it takes to make the vision possible in their state. State leadership is critical to the success of this vision, and here are some of the ways states have committed to supporting Putting Learner Success First:
In Indiana: “We presented the Vision and supporting materials to IACTED, our association for CTE District Directors in September and to Indiana ACTE leadership at their fall conference. The principles are embedded in our 3-year action plan that multiple agencies, organizations and business/industry partners have signed on to support. We can share more details in weeks to come.”
In South Dakota: “Our office will incorporate the vision into professional development opportunities for teachers and we will use the principles to guide state led efforts.”
In Arkansas: “Arkansas Department of Career Education will provide leadership to encourage school districts to join the efforts of this initiative to prepare every learner for educational and career success. This initiative will be folded into state initiatives through the Rockefeller and Wal Mart Foundations to support the whole community to support education of all students to prepare for success in careers. Professional development will be conducted throughout the state with administrators, teachers, counselors, and business and industry to promote awareness and collaboration.”
In Nebraska: “We are now sharing the document as we conduct our stakeholder engagement meetings across the state. We are holding 14 regional meetings inviting employers, policy makers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, parents and students to participate in a visioning session for the future of CTE in Nebraska. We use the document as one of the foundational pieces to set the stage for the roundtable discussions”
In Arizona: “It has been presented to the CTE stakeholders in Arizona and will be crosswalked with our Arizona CTE Strategic Plan.”
In Kansas: “From the state perspective, it’s our goal to marry Advance CTE’s new vision of putting learner success first with our state’s new vision for education that Kansas will lead the world in the success of each student. We’ve actively engaged our all education stakeholders across the state as we move in a different direction and are excited to align and spread Advance CTE’s new path forward to improve educational opportunities for all of our students.”
36 states have signed onto the Putting Learner Success First sign on campaign (Map 1), while 21 have done the legwork to share and implement the vision in their states (Map 2).
A number of these states have presented the vision at state-wide meetings, on panels, to educators and partners, getting the word out about how to use the vision.
If you haven’t signed onto the campaign yet, you can do so here and make sure your state is represented. If you’re looking for ways to get the word out about the vision, or how to incorporate it into your own work, be sure to check out our vision resources page where you’ll find a PowerPoint slide deck, talking points and a leave behind fact sheet you can use in your own presentations.
Also, be sure to join us for a webinar tomorrow, November 15 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET to hear an update on Putting Learner Success First.
Katie Fitzgerald, Senior Associate, Communications