State Directors/Associate members,
This is your reminder to register TODAY for theÂ NASDCTEc webinar States Lead Development of Statewide Programs of Study, featuring Brian Durham (IL), John Pritchett (GA) and Tom Thompson (OR) as theyÂ illuminate the statewide POS development process by sharing how OVAEâ€™s 10-component framework informed their work and by giving a behind-the-scenes look at one of their milestone achievements.
Career technical education programs are dedicated to preparing students to succeed in life and work. However, exactly how CTE programs prepare students vary and consequently so do studentsâ€™ levels of success. To encourage consistency and offer the best learning experiences for students, some states are spearheading efforts to build systems structured by commonly-defined programs of study (POS).
With the help of a technical assistance grant from OVAE, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio and Oregon have made headway in developing POS. While you can read about each stateâ€™s process and progress in a paper NASDCTEc will publish later this week, we are inviting you to participate in a webinar to hear from three of the state team leads. They will illuminate the statewide POS development process by sharing how OVAEâ€™s 10-component framework informed their work and by giving a behind-the-scenes look at one of their milestone achievements.
When:Â Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3 p.m. Eastern
Registration is required to attend this event. Event number: 206 697 690Â Â
Event password: study
Click thisÂ linkÂ to register/sign-in.Â Questions? Call 301-588-9630.
This webinar highlights three states who participated in the recently released report–described below–allowing you to hear directly from them as they share their experiences during the process.
NASDCTEc has been following five states over the last year as they work to answer the question: what is the best way for our state to develop aÂ statewide model POS?Â The National Research Center for CTE, the Academy for Education Development, MPR Associates and NASDCTEc, collaborated to provide technical support for states working toward statewide implementation of POS. Those states are Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio and Oregon. Through multiple interviews with team leads and facilitators and attendance at major meetings, NASDCTEc has compiled the following report:Â
TheÂ reportÂ begins by outlining the overall shared process the states went through. It goes on to highlight each particular state and their achievements, challenges, what worked, and their insights on how to bring together an effective team.
We hope you will find thisÂ reportÂ to shine a light on some of the speed-bumps that can obscure your path as you work on POS in your own state, as well as provide examples of how to be successful in developing a statewide model POS.