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Spring Meeting Highlights Oracle Academy

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The Spring Meeting is in full swing this week! In the final installment of our Spring Meeting Sponsor Series, we highlight Oracle Academy. Denise Hobbs is representing Oracle at our meeting. Oracle also contributed to today’s luncheon.

Oracle Academy

Visit Denise in her studio Tuesday, March 30 in the Jefferson Room directly across the hall from our general session meeting room, Thurgood Marshall North.

Oracle Academy provides a comprehensive set of education resources. For example, Oracle has advanced STEM education in the US for over a decade and is committed to helping students develop the skills needed for life and work in the 21st century. Our state-of-the art technology programs, the Oracle Academy and ThinkQuest, support over 1.2 million students in 95 countries each year at an in-kind grant value of over $2 billion USD Academy provides a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources to K–12, vocational, and higher education institutions for teaching use. Faculty can flexibly insert these resources into computer science and business programs, ensuring that students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce. Institutions may elect to participate in any of the three program options:

Annual Participation:


On Tuesday, NASDCTEc will be honoring our All-Star Sponsors at a special recognition luncheon. All-Star sponsors have provided consistent support to our organization over the years. This year’s All-Star sponsors include Oracle Academy, Cisco, Home Builders Institute, NOCTI,  Career Communications, Kuder, EMSI, Career Technical Education Consortium of States, Incorporated, and AdvancED/Today’s Class. THANK YOU ALL-STARS!

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Spring Meeting Sponsor Series Highlights AAFCS and Cisco

Monday, March 29th, 2010

We are holding our Spring Meeting, and want to recognize more sponsors in our ‘sponsor series’. Today we highlight:


AAFCS logo for webAAFCS Announces the Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification (Pre-PAC) Program

The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is proud to announce the Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification (Pre-PAC) program creating the premier family and consumer sciences pre-professional assessment and certification system in the nation. AAFCS has engaged the assistance of a broad range of esteemed industry professionals, content specialists, and educators from across the nation to assist in identifying relevant industry standards and to develop the assessment instruments. In addition to drawing heavily on business and industry input, Pre-PAC assessments correlate to the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education and the National Career Clusters initiative. The Pre-PAC competency assessments are rigorous, psychometrically sound, and consistent with gold-standard online testing quality requirements. The assessments and certifications can be used to:

The Pre-PAC program offers the following pre-professional assessments and industry-recognized certifications:

For more information contact Lori Myers at or visit the website at



ciscoThe human network can drive education transformation. Here are the ways Cisco meets the challenge:

Education 3.0: transforming school systems for the 21st century;  2) 21st Century Schools Initiative: building a world-class education system; 3) Cisco Networking Academy: Educating the architects of the networked economy.; 4) Teachers without borders: connecting, creating, and collaborating on a global scale. Carroll McGillin, Business Development Manager and Joni Blakeslee, Senior Manager, are representing Cisco at the Spring Meeting.

Cisco’s Commitment to Education

Cisco demonstrates its commitment to education through innovative programs such as Cisco Networking Academies, Global Education, and Transformation initiatives, research programs, and investments in education.

Visit Cisco’s website today.

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