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2013 Fall Meeting Agenda

OCTOBER 21, 2013

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Opening Dinner

  • Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary, Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education (confirmed)
  • Jack R. Smith, Chief Academic Officer, Maryland State Department of Education (confirmed)

OCTOBER 22, 2013

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. FULL SESSION: OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training: A Skills beyond School Review of the United States
A presentation and panel discussion on OECD’s new report – A Skills beyond School Review of the United States – on skills and the benefits of and barriers to postsecondary career technical education in the U.S.

  • Michael Baumgartner, Vice President-Finance and Special Projects, Complete College America (confirmed)
  • Mary Alice McCarthy, Senior Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program, New America Foundation (confirmed)
  • Scott Stump, Dean for Career Technical Education, Colorado Community College System (confirmed)

9:45 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. FULL SESSION: STATE POLICY UPDATE
A panel discussion highlighting major trends in state CTE and career readiness policy, including changes to graduation requirements, competency-based education and efforts to build comprehensive and aligned career pathways.

  • Amy Loyd, Executive Director, Pathways to Prosperity Network (confirmed)
  • Robin Utz, Branch Chief, College and Career Transitions Branch, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) (confirmed)
  • Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Senior Policy Analyst and Co-Director, Information Clearinghouse, Education Commission of the States (confirmed)

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS: STATE POLICY DEEPER DIVES
Smaller discussions to go deeper into major policy advances/efforts happening in states across the country

Concurrent #1: Competency-Based Education
An increasing number of states have implemented or are moving towards implementing a competency-based system of education that focuses on students’ mastery of content rather than seat time. This session will address major national efforts to support competency-based education and the direct relationship between competency-based education and career technical education.

  • Joe DiMartino, President, Center for Secondary School Redesign (confirmed)
  • John Fischer, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Agency of Education (confirmed)
  • Anne Bowles, Senior Policy Associate, State Leadership and Policy Development, Achieve (confirmed)

Concurrent #2: State Career Readiness Data and Reporting
While ESEA/NCLB continues to drive most state reporting, a number of states have put systems in place to report and value indicators of college and career readiness. This session will feature states leading in efforts to publicly report and hold schools accountable for students’ career readiness.

  • Steve Gratz, Director, Career-Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education (confirmed)
  • Bernadette Howard, State Director, Career and Technical Education, Hawaii (confirmed)
  • Alisha Hyslop, Director of Public Policy, Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) (confirmed)

Concurrent #3: Career-Ready Assessments
The universe of career-ready assessments is diverse and dispersed. This session will share data collected from a national survey on career-ready assessments and feature cross-state efforts to develop assessments capable of measuring students' technical and academic college and career readiness.

  • Matthew Frizzell, Research Associate, Center on Education Policy (confirmed)
  • Jacqueline E. King, Director, Higher Education Collaboration, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (confirmed)
  • Callie Riley, Senior Policy Associate, Postsecondary Engagement, Achieve (confirmed)
  • Jay Scott, CTE Assistant Director, Kansas State Department of Education (confirmed)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.CONCURRENT SESSIONS: STATE POLICY DEEPER DIVES
(Repeated) Smaller discussions to go deeper into major policy advances/efforts happening in states across the country

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. All-Star Sponsor Recognition Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. FULL SESSION: FEDERAL POLICY UPDATE
An overview of advances in the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Workforce Investment Act, the Higher Education Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and other relevant legislation, as well as an update on NASDCTEc’s and ACTE’s advocacy efforts.

  • Kimberly Green, Executive Director, NASDCTEc (confirmed)
  • James Hermes, Associate Vice President, Government Relations, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) (confirmed)
  • Alisha Hyslop, Director of Public Policy, Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) (confirmed)

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. FULL SESSION: COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS & CTE: STATE IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES
A panel discussion featuring some best or promising practices for implementing the Common Core State Standards through CTE, with time for table discussions and cross-state sharing.

  • Meredith Liben, Director of Literacy, Student Achievement Partners (confirmed)
  • Katharine Oliver, Assistant State Superintendent of Career and College Readiness, Maryland State Department of Education (confirmed)
  • Russ Weikle, Interim State Director, Administrator, Program and Administrative Support Office, California Department of Education (confirmed)
  • Sharon Wendt, Director, Career and Technical Education, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (confirmed)

3:45 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. NCC-CTSO ANNOUNCEMENT/PRESENTATION OF NEW WEBSITE
Release of state and congressional district profiles and NCC-CTSO website

4:10 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. THE SUPER CIRCULAR
An analysis of the Office of Management and Budget’s Super Circular, including direct impacts on state reporting practices will be provided.

  • Michael Brustein, Partner, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC, Washington, DC (confirmed)

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. NASDCTEc Business Meeting

OCTOBER 23, 2013

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. FULL SESSION: RELEASE OF “THE STATE OF CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION: AN ANALYSIS OF STATE CTE STANDARDS”
NASDCTEc will provide an overview of its new national report analyzing states’ CTE standards and related policies. This report provides a baseline for where states are in adopting and implementing high-quality CTE standards. A panel discussion will follow the release of the report.

  • Kathy D'Antoni, Associate State Superintendent, West Virginia Department of Education (confirmed)
  • Maura Banta, Director, Citizenship Initiatives in Education, IBM (confirmed)
  • Douglas R. Major, Superintendent & CEO, Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater, OK; President, Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) (confirmed)
  • Timothy Lawrence, Executive Director, SkillsUSA (confirmed)

9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Close of Open Meeting

10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. CLOSED DOOR SESSION
This session is an invite only session, open only to State CTE Directors and approved proxies or guests.

12 p.m. Fall Meeting Concludes (for closed door session attendees)