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Webinar: The Role of CTE in Preparing Students to Compete in the Twenty-First-Century Economy

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Join NASDCTEc Executive Director Kimberly Green in a webinar hosted by the Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America to discuss the role CTE will play in preparing students for the nation’s global economy.

The Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America
Invites You to Attend a Webinar on

The Role of Career and Technical Education in Preparing Students to Compete in the
Twenty-First-Century Economy

Thursday, May 31, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Panelists
Brenda Dann-Messier, EdD, Assistant Secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Kimberly Green, Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Sydney Rogers, Executive Director, Alignment Nashville
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

Today’s global economy demands a better-educated and more highly-skilled workforce. In communities across the country, career and technical education (CTE) programs are making a difference in meeting that demand by engaging students in authentic learning with real-world application, preparing them for further study and a career, and helping to fill jobs. Yet too many CTE programs are not results driven and lack the relevance and rigor students need to prepare for lifelong learning and a successful career.

In April 2012, the Obama administration released a blueprint for reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, which is the largest federal program targeted to high schools. The proposal calls for a transformation of CTE around four core principles: effective alignment between CTE programs and labor market needs; collaboration among secondary schools, institutions of higher education, employers, and industry partners to improve the quality of programming; accountability for improving academic outcomes; and systemic reform of state policy to support innovation at the local level.

Join the Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America on ThursdayMay 31, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET) for a webinar featuring CTE and other education experts who will discuss the proposed blueprint, the appropriate role of federal policy in supporting high-quality CTE and what it takes—at the local level—to create programs that expand opportunity for students to be successful in college and a career while also strengthening the nation’s economy. Webinar panelists will also address questions submitted by viewers from across the country.

Register and submit questions for the webinar online at http://media.all4ed.org/registration-may-31-2012.

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to [email protected].

NOTE: If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available athttp://www.collegeandcareerreadyamerica.org/ usually one or two days after the event airs.

By Erin in News, Webinars
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Toolkit Helps Integrate 21st Century Skills with Common Core Standards

Monday, July 18th, 2011

A toolkit was launched last week to guide state education leaders in aligning the common core standards with 21st Century Skills. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a coalition of education, non-profit and business leaders, presented the kit at their annual meeting.

Most states have chosen to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and are in the process of designing curricula. By developing frameworks that integrate core academic content with other skills needed in the workplace – namely critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, communication, and creativity and innovation – P21 believes that states will provide a more comprehensive education that fully prepares college- and career-ready students.

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs provide an opportunity for students to attain relevant knowledge and 21st Century Skills through real-life experiences in high-demand fields.

For more information on the toolkit, click here.

Kara Herbertson, Education Policy Analyst, [email protected]

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