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Register Now for NASDCTEc Webinar – Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) Progress Update

December 21st, 2012

This webinar is designed to share an update on the progress toward implementation and use of the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) through the planning and engagement phase. Updated information about the gap analysis / alignment study process that will provide a state level policy scan, a pilot alignment study and a complete state-by-state gap analysis of CTE standards will be provided as well. Hear from the collaborative partner about the timing and efforts to support information and implementation of the CCTC in the states as well as the proposed timeline of the study. Opportunity for question and answers associated with the implementation process of the CCTC will also be provided.

Dean Folkers, Deputy Executive Director of NASDCTEc, will lead the discussion.

When: January 31, 2013 at 3 p.m. Eastern

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Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

Resources Now Available for The Career Pathways Effect Webinar

December 14th, 2012

You can now view the Power Point and the recording of NASDCTEc’s recent webinar on the Career Pathways Effect: Linking Education and Economic Prosperity – A Conversation with the Book’s Team Leaders.

Jointly published by CORD and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc), The Career Pathways Effect meets a need for evidence-based support for concepts and principles associated with Career Clusters™, Career Pathways and Programs of Study, and provides more uniform implementation across the nation.

The Team Leaders of the book discussed the basis for developing the book; the book’s organization, and ways the book can stimulate conversation on topics such as new models, collection of evidence-based data, and how the successes achieved by Career Technical Education can improve all of education.

Team Leader Presenters:
Dean Folkers, Deputy Executive Director, NASDCTEc
Kimberly Green, Executive Director, NASDCTEc
Richard Hinckley, President and CEO, CORD
Debra Mills, Vice President, Partnerships, CORD

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Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

Register NOW for NASDCTEc Webinar on the Career Pathways Effect: Linking Education and Economic Prosperity

December 6th, 2012

Be sure to register for The Career Pathways Effect: Linking Education and Economic Prosperity – A Conversation with the Book’s Team Leaders to be broadcast December 13, 2012 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern.

Jointly published by CORD and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc), The Career Pathways Effect meets a need for evidence-based support for concepts and principles associated with Career Clusters™, Career Pathways and Programs of Study, and provides more uniform implementation across the nation.

The Team Leaders of the book will discuss:
• Why the book was developed
• How it is organized
• Share how the book will stimulate conversation on topics such as new models, collection of evidence-based data, and how the successes achieved by CTE can improve all of education.

Team Leader Presenters:
Dean Folkers, Deputy Executive Director, NASDCTEc
Kimberly Green, Executive Director, NASDCTEc
Richard Hinckley, President and CEO, CORD
Debra Mills, Vice President, Partnerships, CORD

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Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

Learn how to Build Adult Students’ English Language and Workforce Content Skills in Upcoming NASDCTEc Webinar

November 28th, 2012

Register now for the upcoming webinar Building Adult Students’ English Language and Workforce Content Skills on December 6, 2012 at 3 p.m. Eastern time. Programs in the Carlos Rosario International Charter School in Washington, DC are highlighted.

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Increasingly, many immigrants and other non-native English speakers are studying in career and technical education certificate or degree programs. Their acquisition of content may be compromised by challenges with English vocabulary, language structures and functions, and cultural information. In Washington, DC, the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) has been training workforce instructors at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in sheltered instruction methodology that improves students’ English language proficiency and content knowledge. Hear about the project and its outcomes, and learn about some of the strategies instructors employ to build learners’ English language and workforce content skills.

Presenters:
Miriam Burt, Adult ESL Specialist, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Washington, DC
Heather Tatton-Harris, Computer Literacy Instructor, Curriculum Specialist, Carlos Rosario International Charter School, Washington, DC
Christopher Pepin, Culinary Arts Instructor at Carlos Rosario International Charter School, Washington, DC

Ramnona Schescke, Member Services Manager

Register now for NASDCTEc Webinar on Building Adult Students’ English Language and Workforce Content Skills

November 20th, 2012

We are pleased to announce the upcoming webinar Building Adult Students’ English Language and Workforce Content Skills on December 6, 2012 at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

LINK to register

Increasingly, many immigrants and other non-native English speakers are studying in career and technical education certificate or degree programs. Their acquisition of content may be compromised by challenges with English vocabulary, language structures and functions, and cultural information. In Washington, DC, the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) has been training workforce instructors at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in sheltered instruction methodology that improves students’ English language proficiency and content knowledge. Hear about the project and its outcomes, and learn about some of the strategies instructors employ to build learners’ English language and workforce content skills.

Presenters:
Miriam Burt, Adult ESL Specialist, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Washington, DC
Heather Tatton-Harris, Computer Literacy Instructor, Curriculum Specialist, Carlos Rosario International Charter School, Washington, DC
Christopher Pepin, Culinary Arts Instructor at Carlos Rosario International Charter School, Washington, DC

Ramnona Schescke, Member Services Manager

Resources Available for NASDCTEc Webinar on Nontraditional Participation and Completion under Perkins

November 16th, 2012

Resources are now available for a recent webinar on National, State, and Local Strategies that Work to Increase Nontraditional Participation and Completion under Perkins.

NASDCTEc sits on the advisory board for the STEM Equity Pipeline Project™, and this webinar discussed a research-based program improvement process targeted at nontraditional participation and completion. The National Science Foundation has re-invested in the project for another five years, and the presenters discussed the specific, high-impact strategies that State Education Agencies and Local Education Agencies are implementing to increase participation and completion rates, particularly for female students in STEM-related programs.

Presenters:
•Donna Dutcher, Special Populations/Disabilities Coordinator, Middle Georgia Technical College
•Courtney Reed Jenkins, Director of Professional Development, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
•Jeanette Thomas, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education

The webinar was November 13, 2012. Resources include:

Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

Register Now for NASDCTEc Webinar on The Career Pathways Effect: Linking Education and Economic Prosperity

November 16th, 2012

Register now and join us for a webinar conversation with the book’s team leaders/authors on December 13, 2012 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern.

Jointly published by CORD and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc), The Career Pathways Effect meets a need for evidence-based support for concepts and principles associated with Career Clusters™, Career Pathways and Programs of Study, and provides more uniform implementation across the nation.

The team leaders of the book will:

  • Explain why the book was developed
  • Show how it is organized
  • Share how the book will stimulate conversation on topics such as new models, collection of evidence- based data, and how the successes achieved by CTE can improve all of education

Team leader-author presenters:
Dean Folkers, Deputy Executive Director, NASDCTEc
Kimberly Green, Executive Director, NASDCTEc
Richard Hinckley, President and CEO, CORD
Debra Mills, Vice President, Partnerships, CORD

LINK to register

Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

Register Now for NASDCTEc Webinar on National, State and Local Strategies that work to Increase Nontrad Participation and Completion under Perkins

November 7th, 2012

Register now for an upcoming webinar on National, State, and Local Strategies that Work to Increase Nontraditional Participation and Completion under Perkins.

Description: NASDCTEc sits on the advisory board for the STEM Equity Pipeline Project™, and we are pleased to offer this webinar that discusses a research-based program improvement process targeted at nontraditional participation and completion. The National Science Foundation has re-invested in the project for another five years, and we invite you to join us in discussing the specific, high-impact strategies that State Education Agencies and Local Education Agencies are implementing to increase participation and completion rates, particularly for female students in STEM-related programs.

Presenters:

  • Donna Dutcher, Special Populations/Disabilities Coordinator, Middle Georgia Technical College
  • Courtney Reed Jenkins, Director of Professional Development, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
  • Jeanette Thomas, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time
Link to register

Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

Resources Now Available for NASDCTEc Webinar on Career Clusters™ Crosswalks and the Crosswalk Validation Project

November 1st, 2012

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.

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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

NASDCTEc Webinar Registration Reminder for Career Clusters™ Crosswalks and the Crosswalk Validation Project

October 23rd, 2012

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

 

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