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Career Clusters® Institute Blog Series: Business and Industry Partnerships: The Key to High-Quality CTE

This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the Career Clusters ® Institute. Guest bloggers are among teachers, faculty, researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Fort Worth, TX in June. Today’s guest blogger is Sherilyn Lau, Perkins Administrator at the Hawaii Department of Education.

In this session, you’ll learn how to engage business and industry so that they are central to your program improvement efforts and ambassadors for your program.  You will also participate in a problem-based scenario similar to what students experience in the statewide performance-based assessment event.

Key Ingredients for High-Quality CTE Programs

Standards that reflect what business and industry wants; not textbook content

  • Learn how Hawaii’s statewide Pathway Advisory Councils are instrumental to the development of CTE course standards

ŸAssessments that measure student mastery of the standards

  • Learn how Hawaii uses written and performance-based assessments to measure student mastery of the standards

ŸSystemic program improvement supported by business and industry

  • Learn how the statewide performance-based assessment showcases CTE students and  generates advocacy from the business and industry community

Ms. Lau and Mrs. Barbara White will present at this session on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 8:45 – 9:45 am.

Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

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