As we move into our fifth month since the launch of Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE, we have much to update you on! Weâ€™re excited to update you on how Putting Learner Success First is being shared far and wide.
Weâ€™ve developed a variety of new resources to help states share and implement the vision including discussion questions to assist in unpacking the vision’s principles and actions. The questions aim to support states as they reflect on the policies they have, and the progress made, as well as determine next steps. The document, which is in Word format to make it user-friendly, can also be used internally or to facilitate cross-sector and multi-stakeholder discussions.
Additionally, we have new two-pagers that demonstrate the importance of this vision to two stakeholder types. First, we discuss how critical this vision is to state CTE leaders, and how they can carry out the work of this vision. Secondly, this vision couldnâ€™t be enacted without the support from CTE educators. The Association for Career and Technical Education provided an overview of why CTE educators need to be involved, and how they can carry out the vision in their own work.
Which leads me to our last resource, a chart that demonstrates how this vision is truly shared, and the work each supporter is doing to carry out the principles in their work.
In addition to new resources, our vision supporters are growing steadily. We have four new national supporters including Asia Society, FCCLA, Goodwill and SkillsUSA and we are thrilled to have this support from organizations that represent the cross section of education, workforce, policy, employers, and students, who all are necessary if we are going to transform education into a system that truly works for all learners.
Individuals from 32Â states have also signed onto our Putting Learner Success First campaign, and let us know how they plan to use the vision. Here are what a few are saying:
â€œThroughout all the work we do training, managing, operating and advocating for education, CTE and CTSOs, weâ€™ll be keeping this at the forefront of our work and support for learners and leaders.â€
â€œThe vision of Putting Learner Success First will become the linchpin of our stateâ€™s professional development campaign for our CTE leadership teams.â€
â€œI will be sharing the Putting Learner Success First information with all of my constituents during conferences, academyâ€™s and workshops.â€
— Van Ton-Quinlivan (@WorkforceVan) June 29, 2016
— AYPF (@AYPF_Tweets) August 18, 2016
— Daria Hall (@DHall27) July 19, 2016
Be sure to let us know how you plan to use the vision, and if you donâ€™t see all the resources you need here, email us to let us know what we can do to help you share and implement Putting Learner Success First.
Katie Fitzgerald, Senior Associate, Communications