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8th Annual Career Clusters Institute

Monday Breakout Information

Breakouts: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m:

  • A1 – Separated by a Common Language: What workforce information can (and can't) tell you about Career Clusters

    Herb Greenwall , Acting Bureau Chief, lead speaker
    Economic Research and Analysis Bureau, New Mexico Workforce Solutions Department

    New Mexico's recent experience during the development of the state's Electronic Student Management System has highlighted the need for a common language to support a unified approach to successful student outcomes. The framework of career clusters and career pathways offers an opportunity for multiagency collaboration to create a standard vocabulary for workforce developers, educators and industry. A discussion of selected occupations in the Health Science Cluster will serve as an illustrative example of the use of the language of workforce information.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    Regan A1.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • A2 – Entrepreneurship Integrated into Every Career Cluster

    Gregg Christensen , Entrepreneurship and Career Education Specialist, lead speaker
    Nebraska Department of Education

    Participants will be able to examine the most typical occupations in each career cluster that are entrepreneurial. Focusing on the current workforce data and economic forecasts will allow participants to see that 89 percent of the current businesses in the nation have five or fewer employees. Participants will reflect on what and how we teach must change if we are to prepare students effectively for the careers they will enter.
    Strand: 2
    Files:
    Christensen A2.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • A3 – Pipeline, Clusters, Programs of Study, Oh My!

    Joni Clark-Leiker , Career Counselor, lead speaker
    Colby Public Schools

    This session will focus on some successful strategies for implementing the Kansas Career Pipeline, Career Clusters, and Personal Plans of Study. Participants will gain skills in assisting students and their families in developing a Personal Plan of Study as a transitional tool.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Clark Leiker A3.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • A4 – A Historical Perspective to Career Clusters

    Ronald McCage , Executive Director, lead speaker
    VTECS

    This presenter has lived and worked through two different periods of time during which the Career Clusters concept was developed and promoted. The first period was during the mid- to late 1970’s when the U.S. Commissioner of Education, Mr. Sydney P. Morland, promoted the concept of Career Clusters. The second was from the mid-nineties forward, during which time he was directly involved in Career Clusters as a part of the education ride as well as the national school-to-work skill standards movement. He will share what worked and what didn’t and hopes we don’t make the same mistake twice.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    McCage A4.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • A5 – Creative Ways to Implement Career Cluster Knowledge and Skills: Be a Part of the Future!

    Frances Beauman , Project Director, lead speaker
    Two Rivers Professional Development Center

    Get on Board and be the first to learn about new lesson plans that can be integrated into multiple subject areas! We are looking for innovative, flexible teachers from CTE, mathematics, science, fine arts, social studies, language arts, special education and other subject matters to learn about and possibly field test new classroom materials fall 2010. The lessons, which focus on transportation careers and academic content are targeted for 6th through 12th grade students. Field test teachers will receive $25 for each lesson tested. Come to this session and find out how you can be a part of this exciting initiative and have access to all of these new materials which were developed by teachers working in consultation with industry partners in Virginia, New York, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Nebraska. Examples from this session are the result of state, local and national leaders in education, workforce development, government and business working together to create these teaching tools using Career Clusters as the unifying approach.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    Beauman A5.pdf
    Beauman Handout A5.pdf
    Beauman Handout B A5.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • A6 – Integrating Your Career Cluster Curriculum with the Reality of the Workplace

    Michael Connolly , Coordinator of Applied Learning, lead speaker
    Pawtucket, RI School Department

    A career cluster program of study must integrate the classroom curriculum with the demands of the workplace. This presentation will provide help in coordinating course curriculum, applied learning experiences, and post secondary requirements for students to continue their preparation for entry into the workforce. This session will give practical advice for establishing an effective career cluster academy.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    http://careertechorg.presencehost.net/file_download/2a9eb90e-55cf-4695-bae8-95f1aa74faf4

    Links:
    No links available

  • A7 – The Green-Focused Programs of Study Technical Assistance Academy

    Ivan Charner , Vice President and Director, lead speaker
    AED National Institute for Work and Learning

    " This session will provide an overview of the NRCCTE-sponsored Technical Assistance Academy to support states in developing green-focused programs of study (POS). The Academy process will be described as a strategy for building replicable implementation model(s) to bring (POS) to scale. In addition, this session will explore the implications of the emerging green labor market for the delivery of career and technical education (CTE) and the larger role that POS play in the NRCCTE research agenda.
    Strand: Green
    Files:
    Charner and Stone A7.pdf
    Green POS-A7.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • A8 – A Conversation with Don Henderson

    Don Henderson , Senior Manager, lead speaker
    Creataive Expressions, Apple, Inc.

    This session will be an open forum conversation with Don Henderson as a follow up to the general session. In addition, attendees will be given opportunity to learn about Apple’s career and technical certification programs.
    Strand:
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    No files available

    Links:
    http://www.challengebasedlearning.org/

  • A9 – ABCs of Clusters

    Seth Derner , Consultant, lead speaker
    States' Career Cluster Initiative

    New to Career Clusters? Come to this introductory session to learn the basics of the Career Clusters model, components, and implementation strategies. This session is designed for first-time participants and those becoming familiar with Career Clusters.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Derner A9.pdf
    Derner Handout A9.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

Breakouts: 4:05 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

  • B1 – Focus on Clusters

    Deanna Lewis and Fran Beauman , , lead speaker

    of Career Clusters. This will be an opportunity for session attendees to share their experiences related to the specific Career Clusters, share questions they may want, or share feedback they would like to provide related to the Career Cluster. This session addresses the following clusters:� Architecture & Construction � Manufacturing � Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
    Strand:
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    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

  • B2 – Making That Career Cluster Fit: Matching College Programs with Multiple Independent School Districts

    Aggie Becker , Achieve Texas Facilitator, lead speaker
    El Paso Community College

    Discover how El Paso Community College (EPCC) has partnered with several independent school districts to match career clusters with their programs of study. Find out what they and then share your experiences in transitioning courses from secondary to postsecondary.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    Becker-1-B2.pdf
    Becker-2-B2.pdf
    Becker-3-B2.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • B3 – Committed Partners + Shared Leadership + Integrated Approach = Successful School Reform for Workforce Development. Updates on a New Pre-Engineering Career Cluster Initiative

    Agustin Navarra , Vice President, lead speaker
    Center for Occupational Research and Development

    Learn about the key features and components of a well-crafted Pre-Engineering Career Cluster model. The session will also cover the “why’s and how’s” of innovative ways to get business-industry active participation and school leadership commitment, to improve curriculum and teaching practices aimed at helping workforce development to meet today’s global challenges.
    Strand: 2
    Files:
    Doughty B3.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • B4 – Technical Communications: Rigor and Relevant Writing in Career and Technical Classrooms

    Carol Larkin , Instructor, lead speaker
    Lake Shore Compact and Mento Public Schools

    Help prepare your students for both work and college through instruction about technical writing. Learn: 1. How technical writing differs from academic writing while meeting state writing standards. 2. How to embed rigorous and relevant communication into your classroom content. 3. How to bring teachers together to create this collaboration. See sample projects and interdisciplinary instruction with writing across the career pathways.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Larkin B4.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • B6 – The Future of Learning: CTE Students in Business, Management and Administration and Architecture and Construction Clusters Engaged Through Project-Based Learning in the Business Community

    Jean Laswell , CTE Teacher, lead speaker
    Rockwall Independent School District

    The Future of Learning program was a Rockwall ISD cross-curricular collaboration among three CTE teachers involving nine secondary classrooms and multiple career clusters within the district feeder pattern designed to create a relevant, collaborative, engaging, project-based learning environment. Facilitators present results and strategies for a successful, engaging PBL lesson plan.
    Strand: 4
    Files:
    Laswell B6.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • B7 – Developing State Models for Green-Focused Programs of Study

    Robin White , Senior Program and Policy Director, lead speaker
    AED National Institute for Work and Learning

    State team leaders will review the process they went through to create green-focused POS. This will include a description of their proposal development for Academy participation, team member selection, identification of green industry area of focus, preparation for the kick-off and subsequent team planning meetings, and strategic planning efforts. State representatives will provide examples of agendas, PowerPoint presentations, and action plans detailing their 14-month process, as well as materials they have created to date to support POS implementation in the field.
    Strand: Green
    Files:
    Pritchett Presentation B7.pdf
    Pricchett Handout B7.pdf
    Pritchett Handout 2 B7.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • B8 – Building a Technical Skill Inventory Database One State at a Time

    Dana Kelly , , lead speaker
    National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

    Developing a national technical skills inventory database is necessary if states are to comply with the most critical Perkins accountability requirement. The NRCCTE searchable database of technical skills assessment information can provide consistency from state to state when reporting about technical skill proficiency in secondary and postsecondary CTE programs.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Kelly B8.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • B9 – Army National Guard: Your Partner in Career Education

    Scott Farrell , National Director of Education Outreach, lead speaker
    Army National Guard

    Military Career Pathways and Partnerships with Army National Guard for Career Guidance. Perkins calls on schools and states to provide clear postsecondary career pathways for all students. This presentation will provide participants with opportunities to connect with the Army National Guard's Partners in Education program, which provides essential free educational resources to assist schools in meeting the requirements of Perkins, develop career pathways, and support career and academic development of all students. The presenters will discuss lesson plans that provide job search skills, career mentoring, and diverse civilian occupations held by members of the Guard. A discussion on how schools are integrating these resources into their career curriculum will be included in this presentation.
    Strand: Vendor
    Files:
    Farrell B9.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

Tuesday Breakout Information

Breakouts: 9:20 a.m. – 10:20 p.m.

  • C1 – Career and Technical Programs of Study: A Design Framework

    Scott Hess , Chief, College & Career Transitions, lead speaker
    OVAE, Department of Education

    The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act calls for states to offer “career and technical programs of study.” To help states and local recipients meet these requirements and ensure some consistency across the nation, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), in collaboration with major national associations, organizations, and states, have formulated a “career and technical programs of study design framework.” During this session these components will be discussed allowing participants an opportunity to compare and contrast their programs of study with this suggested national model.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    OVAE C1.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • C2 – Getting it Right: Performance-Based Curriculum Integration in Career Academies and Pathway Programs

    SESSION REPEATED IN D2
    Paula Hudis , Director, lead speaker
    ConnectEd

    A fundamental instructional strategy in career academies and career-themed pathways is integrating curriculum where students apply multiple content areas to challenging industry-based problems. Join us to do performance mapping—a technique to make cross-curricular connections, build authentic projects, address standards in multiple courses, while maintaining required scope and sequence.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Hudis C2.pdf

    Links:
    http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/downloads/videos/dmd.mp4
    http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/downloads/videos/dmd.wmv

  • C3 – Pathways to Success: A Tech Prep Model for Pre -Engineering

    Jennifer Amis , Director of Secondary Instruction, lead speaker
    Las Cruces Public Schools

    In response to state and local demands for a skilled workforce in the career fields of aerospace, manufacturing and engineering, Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) in collaboration with its post-secondary partners, Doña Ana Community College (DACC), and New Mexico State University (NMSU),developed a model 2 + 2 + 2 Tech Prep program of study. Through implementation of Project Lead The Way (PLTW) pre-engineering program this STEM pathway titled Aerospace Technology, provides students with multiple-skilled exit points ensuring college and career readiness.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    New Mexico.pptx

    Links:
    No links available

  • C4 – Creating Pathways to Success: High School Redesign Meets the 21st Century!

    Crystal Leu , Director of Curriculum, lead speaker
    Lakeland School Corporation

    Lakeland School Corporation’s Career Pathways initiative links with New Tech Network to redesign Lakeland High School to prepare ALL students for career and life success. Career advisories, community partnerships and internships combine with project-based learning to provide the 21st century skills students need to soar to success.
    Strand: 2
    Files:
    Leu C4.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • C5 – Alabama SUCCESS Initiative: Supporting Career Cluster Education Student System

    Mary Simon , State Tech Prep Coordinator, lead speaker
    Alabama Department of Education

    Alabama continues it's preparation of students for facing the workforce challenge by presenting the new 16 Career Cluster guidebooks, the Student Guide in Spanish, and the Alabama SUCCESS Poster and DVD. Distribution and professional development for the cluster books will be presented, and samples of the material will be provided. Come share our SUCCESS!
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Simon Cleveland C5.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • C6 – Dynamic and Proven Economic Collaboration Models for Communities and Educators to Create Film and Digital Media Programs

    Mateo Pumphrey , Director Film Technician Training Program, lead speaker
    Northern New Mexico College

    Did you know New Mexico boasts the third largest film and digital media economy in the U.S.? Learn how the state developed a dynamic and resilient industry during tough economic times through the collaborative efforts of state agencies, higher and secondary educational institutions and industry professionals.
    Strand: 4
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

  • C7 – The Get-Into-Energy Career Pathways Initiative

    Valerie Taylor , Educational Consultant, lead speaker
    Center for Energy Workforce Development

    The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is bringing together industry, education and workforce to create career pathways in the energy industry. The pathways are based on an integrated model of energy industry competencies and the career cluster knowledge and skill sets aligned with stackable credentials. The pathways system also includes career coaching and employer support elements that demonstrate collaboration at its best. Find out about this innovative initiative, including what's in store for the pilot program and a national rollout.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    Taylor C7.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • C8 – Developing State Models for Green-Focused Programs of Study

    Krisann Rehbein , Manager of Community Partnerships, lead speaker
    Chicago Architecture Foundation

    State team leaders will review the process they went through to create green-focused POS. This will include a description of their proposal development for Academy participation, team member selection, identification of green industry area of focus, preparation for the kick-off and subsequent team planning meetings, and strategic planning efforts. State representatives will provide examples of agendas, PowerPoint presentations, and action plans detailing their 14-month process, as well as materials they have created to date to support POS implementation in the field.
    Strand: Green
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

  • C9 – Focus on Clusters

    Melba Kennedy and Barbara Orwig , , lead speaker

    Come join this open forum for sharing of best practices, ideas and networking related to a Career Cluster or grouping of Career Clusters. This will be an opportunity for session attendees to share their experiences related to the specific Career Clusters, share questions they may want, or share feedback they would like to provide related to the Career Cluster. This session addresses the following clusters:� Human Services � Hospitality & Tourism
    Strand:
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    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

Breakouts: 10:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

  • D1 – A Conversation with Kelly Green

    Kelly Green , Academic Program Manager, lead speaker
    Microsoft Corporation

    Come and join Kelly Green in a casual follow-up session during which there will be time for a participant question and answer session on Kelly’s work with the schools highlighted in the “College and Careers Readiness Program.” Get first hand advice about this successful endeavor and your specific questions addressed.
    Strand:
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

  • D2 – SESSION REPEAT OF C2 Getting it Right: Performance-Based Curriculum Integration in Career Academies and Pathway Programs

    Paula Hudis , Director, lead speaker
    ConnectEd

    A fundamental instructional strategy in career academies and career-themed pathways is integrating curriculum where students apply multiple content areas to challenging industry-based problems. Join us to do performance mapping—a technique to make cross-curricular connections, build authentic projects, address standards in multiple courses, while maintaining required scope and sequence.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

  • D3 – Sharing National Trends and Views from the Hill SESSION REPEATED IN I7

    NASDCTEc/NCTEF Staff Member , , lead speaker
    NASDCTEc/NCTEF

    Career Technical Education is undergoing so many changes. What are the top issues, opportunities, and challenges that face the profession? This session will serve as a thought starter to identify the trends that impact what we do – things you and your program/school/state might want to take into consideration as you move forward with advancing Career Clusters. This session will also provide a brief legislative update on the federal legislation impacting CTE and Career Clusters, Perkins implementation, and what politicians are saying (or not saying) about education and workforce issues.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    Conneely D3.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • D4 – College and Career Transitions Coordinators Lead the Way for Career Clusters in Louisiana

    Melba Kennedy , Program Coordinator for Secondary to Postsecondary Transitions, lead speaker
    Louisiana Community & Technical College System

    College and Career Transitions Coordinators within eight geographic Louisiana Community and Technical College regions are leading the development and implementation process for career clusters/career pathways/programs of study in Louisiana. Learn how the coordinators are accomplishing this mission throughout the state through career pathway teams.
    Strand: 2
    Files:
    PROBST La.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • D5 – Introduction to the National Career Clusters Knowledge and Skill Statements

    Seth Derner , Consultant, lead speaker
    States' Career Cluster Initiative

    The Career Clusters Knowledge and Skill Statements can be used to guide and support curriculum revision efforts. The statements are maintained by national advisory committees and were revised in 2008. At this presentation, you will take away ideas for use in your programs.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Derner D5.pdf
    Derner Handout D5.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • D6 – Florida's Statewide Biotechnology Program of Study

    Tamara Mandell , Assistant Director, Education and Training, lead speaker
    University of Florida, Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology

    Learn how Florida is developing a statewide Biotechnology Program of Study and Articulation Agreement program. Through innovative partnerships in the biotechnology arena, Florida brought together major players in the field to create new curricula and career pathways in industrial biotechnology from the high schools to the community colleges to the workforce.
    Strand: 4
    Files:
    Mandell D6.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • D7 – Focus on Clusters

    Deb Mills and Gregg Christensen , , lead speaker

    Come join this open forum for sharing of best practices, ideas and networking related to a Career Cluster or grouping of Career Clusters. This will be an opportunity for session attendees to share their experiences related to the specific Career Clusters, share questions they may want, or share feedback they would like to provide related to the Career Cluster. This session addresses the following clusters:� Business Management & Administration � Marketing � Finance
    Strand:
    Files:
    Christensen D7.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • D8 – Developing State Models for Green-Focused Programs of Study

    Jim Schoelkopf , Senior Research Associate, lead speaker
    MPR Associates, Inc.

    State team leaders will review the process they went through to create green-focused POS. This will include a description of their proposal development for Academy participation, team member selection, identification of green industry area of focus, preparation for the kick-off and subsequent team planning meetings, and strategic planning efforts. State representatives will provide examples of agendas, PowerPoint presentations, and action plans detailing their 14-month process, as well as materials they have created to date to support POS implementation in the field.
    Strand: Green
    Files:
    Green POS 1-D8.pdf
    Green POS 2-D8.pdf
    Green POS 3-D8.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • D9 – Career Cruising: A Complete Guidance Experience

    Kyle Phillips , Director of Sales, lead speaker
    Career Cruising

    Career Cruising’s complete guidance system integrates Career Clusters and Programs of Study to help students make informed decisions and detailed plans that meet their post-secondary education and career goals. Join us to learn how your students can use: � our world class assessments to identify clusters of interest � our comprehensive career profiles to explore careers within those clusters � our engaging portfolio development system to build education plans based on Programs of Study. Our add-on Course Planner module can take your students’ planning to the next level, allowing them to build complete, validated course schedules that focus on their cluster interests and meet graduation requirements. Course Planner integrates with your school’s SIS to automate the course selection process and simplify CTE and Cluster tracking. All participants not currently licensed will receive free trial access to Career Cruising that they can use with their school at the start of the next school year.
    Strand: Vendor
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

Breakouts: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • E1 – The STEM Equity Pipeline: Engineering and Technology, Science and Mathematics

    Pamela Dempsey , Assistant Director, lead speaker
    National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

    Funded by a National Science Foundation Grant, the NAPE Education Foundation is collaborating with state professional development providers to integrate research-based gender equity strategies into existing professional development programs.
    Strand: 4
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

  • E2 – Health Information Technology (HIT): New Career Opportunities for Health Science and IT Students

    Scott Hess , Chief, College & Career Transitions, lead speaker
    OVAE, Department of Education

    The President’s goal of creating a paperless healthcare system via electronic health records will provide thousands of well-paying new high tech jobs. Preparation for these new career opportunities will require close collaboration between the secondary and postsecondary Health Science and Information Technology clusters. OVAE has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that these new HIT programs align with the intent of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act legislation requiring “career and technical programs of study.” Seventy community colleges have been funded to create model HIT programs. During this session the new HIT knowledge and skill requirements will be shared and information about the 70 funded community colleges will be provided.
    Strand: 4
    Files:
    OVAE-A-E2.pdf
    OVAE-B-E2.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • E3 – Building Partnerships with Business and Industry to Advance America's Workforce

    Kent Schescke , Director of Strategic Partnerships, lead speaker
    National FFA

    A presentation of ideas, strategies and case studies of relationship management and partnership development that have provided significant involvement, engagement, and financial support between CTE and business and industry. Pick up ideas that can be implemented at local, state, and national level around building support and securing resources for your program.
    Strand: 2
    Files:
    Schescke E3.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • E4 – Innovative Strategies Steering Career and Technical Education Programs into Career Academies

    Constance Scotchel-Gross , Manager, Career Education, lead speaker
    School District of Palm Beach

    The presentation will describe how the School District of Palm Beach County has become a leader in high school reform by redesigning their CTE programs into career academies. This presentation will describe how to strategically plan and provide professional development to become an exemplary career academy district and statistical data. This transformation has been accomplished through the cooperation and dedication of the business community, parents, as well as the district.
    Strand: 2
    Files:
    Scotchel Gross Er.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • E5 – SCCI Tools to Assist in Local Career Clusters Implementation

    Seth Derner , Consultant, lead speaker
    States' Career Cluster Initiative

    Use this session to check out the tools available from Career Clusters. Guides, manuals, brochures, and other tools will be available to try out. Walk away with ideas for using the tools at your site.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Derner E5.pdf
    Derner Handout E5.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • E6 – A.I.M. For College Success

    Donna McKethan , Director of Career & Technical Education & Counseling, lead speaker
    Waco ISD

    Analytical Integrated Mathematics (AIM) is a CTE course where students solve and model robotic design problems. Students use mathematical methods to represent and analyze problems involving data acquisition, spatial applications, electrical measurement, manufacturing processes, materials engineering, mechanical drives, pneumatics, process control systems, quality control, and robotics with computer programming. AIM is focused on preparing high school seniors to be college ready in math. AIM has been approved as Engineering Math and will serve as a fourth year of Math option.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

  • E7 – Focus on Clusters

    John Davidson and Joe Coffee , , lead speaker

    Come join this open forum for sharing of best practices, ideas and networking related to a Career Cluster or grouping of Career Clusters. This will be an opportunity for session attendees to share their experiences related to the specific Career Clusters, share questions they may want, or share feedback they would like to provide related to the Career Cluster. This session addresses the following clusters:� Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security � Government & Public Administration
    Strand:
    Files:
    Coffee handout B E7.pdf
    Coffee Handout C E7.pdf
    Coffee Handout A E7.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • E8 – Developing State Models for Green-Focused Programs of Study

    Katherine Boswell , Director Community College Policy Center, lead speaker
    AED National Institute for Work and Learning

    State team leaders will review the process they went through to create green-focused POS. This will include a description of their proposal development for Academy participation, team member selection, identification of green industry area of focus, preparation for the kick-off and subsequent team planning meetings, and strategic planning efforts. State representatives will provide examples of agendas, PowerPoint presentations, and action plans detailing their 14-month process, as well as materials they have created to date to support POS implementation in the field.
    Strand: Green
    Files:
    Oregon Green POS-E8.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • E9 – "Know, See, Do, Prove" - An Instructional Methodology Delivered via CDX Systems which Delivers Results that Textbooks Cannot

    Ian Andrew , Director of Training, lead speaker
    Jones & Bartlett Learning

    The 2005-2006 Lexile Framework for Reading Study, Summary of High School Text Lexile Measures, shows that many CTE high school textbooks are written at the same level as the typical college textbook, which can contribute to poor student performance and ineffective use of school resources. Join Ian Andrew, Director of Training from Jones and Bartlett Learning - CDX Automotive, for an overview and discussion of the CDX “Know, See, Do, Prove instructional model, crafted for today’s “digital native” students. CDX has proven to measurably improve student performance while increasing a schools return on investment by effective use of multimedia and learning technologies."
    Strand: Vendor
    Files:
    Andrew E9.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

Breakouts: 2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

  • F1 – Using Statewide Articulation Agreements as the Vehicle to Drive Rigorous Programs of Study

    Scott Hess , Chief, College & Career Transitions, lead speaker
    OVAE, Department of Education

    In the fall of 2008 OVAE selected six states through an application process, to establish rigorous programs of study (RPOS) through the creation of statewide articulation agreements. During this panel discussion representatives from OVAE’s RPOS project will share their successes, as well as the challenges they faced during this project, which is slated to end later this year.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    F1-Nebraska RPOS Presentation.pdf
    Totten F1.pdf
    Elmore F1.pdf
    White F1.pdf
    White B F1.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • F2 – Update on New Vision Paper

    Scott Stump , Dean of Career & Technical Education, lead speaker
    Colorado Community College System

    Strand:
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    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

  • F3 – A Community Partnership - A Collaboration that Works!

    Barbara Derrick , Director of Career and Technical Education, lead speaker
    Pearland Independent School District

    Pearland ISD ands the Northern Brazoria Educational Alliance have joined together to provide steps in giving our community a well-trained workforce through rigorous and updated CTE courses, tech prep agreements, workforce dual credit, student certifications and scholarships. Presentation will include an overview video of this partnership which formed just a little over two years ago.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    http://www.pearlandisd.org/departments.cfm?subpage=24426

  • F4 – North Carolina Career Clusters Guide

    Felicia Gray-Watson , Section Chief, CTE Support Services, lead speaker
    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System collaboratively developed a career clusters resource for counselors to implement career clusters. Using the North Carolina Career Clusters Guide, counselors are able to assist students identify career options, educational goals, and make plans for success.
    Strand: 1 or 2
    Files:
    Gray Watson F4.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • F5 – Aligning Program of Study Outcomes, Curriculum, and Assessments Using Webb’s Alignment Tool

    Seth Derner , Consultant, lead speaker
    States' Career Cluster Initiative

    This interactive session will use research?based models to help you put your arms around two very intangible topics – rigor and alignment. This will allow you to make informed decisions as you select, design and revise your programs of study, technical assessments and content standards.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Kueker F5.pdf
    Kueker Handout F5.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • F6 – Increasing Student Success

    Michelle Walker , Director of Education, lead speaker
    DECA Inc.

    While aligning with programs of study, DECA helps students identify career paths in the Business Management and Administration, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism and Marketing Clusters. Learn how to improve understanding of career pathways, enhance teaching and learning and prepare learners for technical skills assessment through DECA.
    Strand: 3 or 4
    Files:
    Walker Thomas F6.pdf
    Thomas F6.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • F7 – Focus on Clusters

    Gretchen Koch and Ronald D. McCage , , lead speaker

    Come join this open forum for sharing of best practices, ideas and networking related to a Career Cluster or grouping of Career Clusters. This will be an opportunity for session attendees to share their experiences related to the specific Career Clusters, share questions they may want, or share feedback they would like to provide related to the Career Cluster. This session addresses the following clusters:� Information Technology � Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics � Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
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  • F8 – Developing State Models for Green-Focused Programs of Study

    Steve Klein , Director, Preparation for College and Careers, lead speaker
    MPR Associates, Inc.

    State team leaders will review the process they went through to create green-focused POS. This will include a description of their proposal development for Academy participation, team member selection, identification of green industry area of focus, preparation for the kick-off and subsequent team planning meetings, and strategic planning efforts. State representatives will provide examples of agendas, PowerPoint presentations, and action plans detailing their 14-month process, as well as materials they have created to date to support POS implementation in the field.
    Strand: Green
    Files:
    Barry f8.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • F9 – What do you Need to Implement Rigorous Programs of Study?

    Deb Mills and Seth Derner , , lead speaker

    Program of Study readiness and rigor are becoming important issues for your institution. The National Career and Technical Education Foundation (NCTEF) and the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) are developing a series of professional development workshops to assist school and campus leaders in implementing Programs of Study. Attend this workshop to hear about the initial plans for these workshops and provide your feedback about what’s needed in the field.
    Strand:
    Files:
    Derner Mills F9.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

Breakouts: 3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

  • G1 – The Digital Media Council: Connecting Industry and Education to Benefit the Workforce Pipeline

    Rodney Gibbs , Chairman / President, lead speaker
    Skillpoint Alliance Digital Media Council // Ricochet Labs

    In 2005, Skillpoint Alliance created the Digital Media Council to support the workforce pipeline for the rapidly-emerging digital media industries of Central Texas. Learn how DMC industry, education, and community leaders collaborate to support education and training for this growing economic sector.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    Gibbs and Maguire G1.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • G2 – Open Forum on Programs of Study

    Ivan Charner and Steven Klein , , lead speaker

    As an outgrowth of the green focused Programs of Study (POS) effort, the NRCCTE is convening a forum for interested states and locals engaged in POS design to share development strategies and lessons learned. Topics that will be addressed include incorporating the new OVAE design framework into the planning process, undertaking curriculum design and course alignment and sequencing, offering professional development and counseling activities, establishing secondary-postsecondary linkages through the use of dual credit and concurrent enrollment, and making use of accountability and evaluation systems. The forum will offer an opportunity for states and local agencies to relate experiences, share useful approaches and activities, and learn from those who are relatively experienced in POS design, as well as those in the early stages of POS creation.
    Strand:
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  • G3 – Standards Based Curriculum: Professional Development Framework for Implementation at the Secondary Level

    Debra Wenzel , Program Specialist, lead speaker
    South Dakota Department of Education

    Standards are developed through a partnership among business and industry connections and the teachers from the field. Learn from the teachers how they implemented the standards after completing a professional development workshop. The standards Implementation workshop is a hands-on approach with the teachers aligning their current program with the state approved standards.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Wenzel G3.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • G4 – Using Career Clusters Knowledge and Skill Statements to Design Programs of Study

    Seth Derner , Consultant, lead speaker
    States' Career Cluster Initiative

    Recently revised national Career Clusters Knowledge and Skill Statements can be a very useful resource in identifying competencies and curriculum for your programs of study. This session will include suggestions and activities.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Derner G4.pdf
    Derner Handout G4.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • G5 – Professional Development on Use of Assessment Data to Improve Programs of Study: A National Research Center Project

    Sandra Pritz , Senior Consultant, lead speaker
    NOCTI

    NOCTI is conducting a National Research Center project involving secondary CTE educator in interactive professional development on the use of technical skills assessment data to improve program of study curriculum and to identify individual and group instructional needs. Mentoring and communities of practice enable the educators to sustain their learning.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Pritz G5.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • G6 – Microsoft School Highlight Session - Fostering an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Arts, Audio/Visual Technology and Communications - SESSION REPEATED IN I4

    Donna Hazen , Teacher, lead speaker
    Mosquero High School

    The National Career and Technical Education Foundation (NCTEF) and Microsoft Corporation’s U.S. Partners in Learning program have partnered to develop a guide for the series, “College and Career Readiness Program.” This session will showcase success story of Mosquero High School, New Mexico, a school that is creating a different kind of learning experience. The goals of the series are to engage and educate students and successfully overcome the challenges of students dropping out and lack of preparation for college and career. The schools actively participating in the program implement meaningful and relevant programs of study for students aligned to career clusters and 21st century skills
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    No files available

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  • G7 – Focus on Clusters

    Scott Stump and Michael Womochil , , lead speaker

    Come join this open forum for sharing of best practices, ideas and networking related to a Career Cluster or grouping of Career Clusters. This will be an opportunity for session attendees to share their experiences related to the specific Career Clusters, share questions they may want, or share feedback they would like to provide related to the Career Cluster. This session addresses the following clusters:� Health Science � Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
    Strand:
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    No files available

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  • G8 – Utilizing Career Pathways for Individualized Academic and Career Plans

    Elizabeth Russell , Director, lead speaker
    Virginia Department of Education

    The Academic and Career Plan is designed to be a working document that maximizes student achievement by having the student accomplish goals in middle and high school that lead to postsecondary and career readiness. The plan should be student-driven and maintained by school professionals working cooperatively to assist the student in reaching his or her goals in the most logical academic and career path. The Academic and Career Plan should start with the end in mind. Virginia's Academic and Career Plan will be implemented fully starting the 2010-2011 school year. The plan will begin in the 7th grade year and be updated at a minimum during the 9th and 11th grade.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Russell G8.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • G9 – Real-world chemistry instruction for a Career Clusters setting

    Laurie Langdon , Research Associate, lead speaker
    University of Colorado

    Chemistry in the Community (ChemCom) organizes chemistry curriculum around real-world issues. High school students learn chemistry and develop decision-making skills relevant to a wide spectrum of careers including STEM, agriculture, and government. We will suggest strategies for implementing ChemCom within a Career Clusters environment.
    Strand: 4
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

Wednesday Breakout Information

Breakouts: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

  • H1 – Designing a Health Science Program of Study: Step for Success

    Cindy LeCoq , CTE Program Director of Health, ACE, Public Safety and Criminal Justice, lead speaker
    Colorado Community College System

    This presentation will provide the essential elements needed in a health science program. Emphasis will be put on standards, instructional strategies and measuring student achievement and the most effective use of resources and partnerships.
    Strand: 4
    Files:
    LeCoq H1.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • H2 – Scenario-Based Assessments of Core IT Applications Across Career Clusters

    Linda Scott , Project Manager, lead speaker
    Education Development Center, Inc.

    The NSF-ATE IT Across Careers (ITAC) project has a dynamic collection of classroom-ready resources and tools for teachers to help students achieve success in developing their Essential Knowledge and Skills for Information Technology, including materials to build, assess, and chart students' skill development. Attend this session and learn how you can integrate these materials in your classes and programs of study.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Scott H2.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • H3 – Individual Career and Academic Plans: Multiple Years of Exploration Under the Cluster Umbrella

    Sandra Steiner , Executive Director, lead speaker
    Adams County Education Consortium

    Designing relevance in academic instruction and providing students with age- and experience- appropriate access to employers ensures better post-secondary and workforce readiness. This presentation will focus on proven middle and high school programs of the Adams County Education Consortium that enhance career development of all students and engage area employers.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Steiner H3.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • H4 – Update – New Vision Statement for NASDCTEc/NCTEF

    Kimberly Green and Melissa Lomax , , lead speaker

    Strand:
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    No files available

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  • H5 – Partnering to Achieve Comprehensive Career Guidance for all students!

    Scott Stump , Dean of Career & Technical Education, lead speaker
    Colorado Community College System

    This presentation will highlight CTE's leadership role in expanding comprehensive career guidance throughout the state of Colorado. From policy to practice, this workshop will show how one state is making comprehensive career guidance available to all students.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Stump H5.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • H6 – Green-Focused Programs of Study: The Postsecondary and Industry Perspective

    Steve Klein , Director, Preparation for College and Careers, lead speaker
    MPR Associates, Inc.

    This session will explore the greening of the economy and the impact on specific industries. The industry representatives will explore how changes in their industries affect the initial preparation and continuing professional development of employees. Representatives also will describe their contributions to development of green-focused POS, comment on the role that CTE can play in the career preparation process and identify how green-focused POS can help to address future employment needs in their states.
    Strand: Green
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

  • H7 – Implementation Of Career Clusters and What’s Next?

    Will Lewis , Director of Curriculum CTE Division, lead speaker
    State Department of Education

    Tennessee’s secondary Career & Technology Education Division has adopted the National Career Clusters model of 16 Career Clusters and has developed programs of study within these clusters. Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow's jobs will require more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers than ever before. Career clusters link what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college and careers. Tennessee has been in the developmental and implementation phase for three years and has more than 3,200 programs of study that transition to postsecondary education. The presentation offers information on the implementation of programs of study and answers the question “What’s Next?”
    Strand: 2
    Files:
    Lewis Tucker H7.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • H8 – Career Cluster Frameworks – Guiding Systematic Career Exploration VENDOR

    Eric Heitz , , lead speaker
    Kuder, Inc.

    We know that students learn at different rates but can be motivated by interactive guidance to achieve similar goals. Updated frameworks for career cluster exploration make implementation more user-friendly and developmentally-appropriate. This session will demonstrate how students click through the framework using interactive tools and videos. Attendees will learn how: 1. Career fields, clusters, and pathways – presented through innovative career assessment, planning, and exploration tools – can be introduced appropriately by student developmental level as early as the elementary level. 2. Exploration of career clusters can begin on a broad basis and narrow as students progress through the career planning process. 3. The new framework guides students by grade level through five stages of career related information: 1) Career Fields, 2) Careers Clusters, 3) Career Pathways, 4) Occupations by Education Level, and 5) Programs of Study by Education Level. 4. Schools, districts, and other educational institutions across the nation are implementing the new framework to encourage more engagement and interaction in career cluster awareness, exploration, and alignment.
    Strand: Vendor
    Files:
    No files available

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    No links available

Breakouts: 9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

  • I1 – What Makes Integration Work? Findings from the NRCCTE Curriculum Integration Studies

    Donna Pearson , Associate Director, lead speaker
    NNRRCTE

    Presenters will share recent findings from two new NRCCTE curriculum integration studies: Authentic Literacy in CTE and Science in CTE. Special emphasis will be placed on the core principles of successful academic-CTE integration and what researchers are continuing to learn about integration that works in real classrooms with real teachers.
    Strand: 3
    Files:
    Pearson I1.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • I2 – How Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are Integrating Career Clusters Into Their Programs: A Panel Discussion

    Kent Schescke , Director of Strategic Partnerships, lead speaker
    National FFA

    CTSOs play an important part in student development and growth. This presentation will provide participants examples of how specific CTSOs incorporate Career Clusters into their programs. The panel of CTSO representatives will share ideas, strategies and techniques used in Clusters integration.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available

  • I3 – Implementing Authentic Assessment with STEM Career Curriculum

    Kathy Belcher , STEM Project Coordinator, lead speaker
    University of North Texas

    The University of North Texas will provide innovative approaches for implementing authentic assessment with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum for grades 9-12. Practical application for assessing meaningful, real-world projects and activities that prepare students for careers in STEM will be shared. Attendees will leave with access to free resources for their tool box, such as portfolio development, checklists, and rubrics.
    Strand: 4
    Files:
    Belcher I3.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • I4 – Microsoft School Highlight Session - Fostering an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Arts, Audio/Visual Technology and Communications - REPEAT OF G6

    Donna Hazen , Teacher, lead speaker
    Mosquero High School

    The National Career and Technical Education Foundation (NCTEF) and Microsoft Corporation’s U.S. Partners in Learning program have partnered to develop a guide for the series, “College and Career Readiness Program.” This session will showcase success story of Mosquero High School, New Mexico, a school that is creating a different kind of learning experience. The goals of the series are to engage and educate students and successfully overcome the challenges of students dropping out and lack of preparation for college and career. The schools actively participating in the program implement meaningful and relevant programs of study for students aligned to career clusters and 21st century skills
    Strand:
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    No files available

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    No links available

  • I5 – Models of Innovation: Microsoft Partners in learning Sites Find Success Using Career Clusters

    Seth Derner , Consultant, lead speaker
    States' Career Cluster Initiative

    Looking for examples of re-inventing the school experience using Career Clusters? Come and learn the lesson learned by three schools that were part of Microsoft’s Partners in Learning program, and take home implementation guides that can help your team.
    Strand: 2
    Files:
    Derner I5.pdf

    Links:
    No links available

  • I6 – Barriers and Challenges to Developing Model Programs of Study

    Ivan Charner , Vice President and Director, lead speaker
    AED National Institute for Work and Learning

    This panel session will explore the challenges that state team members encountered in their efforts to identify and develop green POS and the strategies that they adopted to overcome these obstacles. After a short description of state experiences, the panel will respond to questions posed by the moderator and from the audience.
    Strand: Green
    Files:
    No files available

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    No links available

  • I7 – SESSION REPEAT of D3 Sharing National Trends and Views from the Hill

    NASDCTEc/NCTEF Staff Member , , lead speaker
    NASDCTEc

    Career Technical Education is undergoing so many changes. What are the top issues, opportunities, and challenges that face the profession? This session will serve as a thought starter to identify the trends that impact what we do – things you and your program/school/state might want to take into consideration as you move forward with advancing Career Clusters. This session will also provide a brief legislative update on the federal legislation impacting CTE and Career Clusters, Perkins implementation, and what politicians are saying (or not saying) about education and workforce issues.
    Strand: 1
    Files:
    No files available

    Links:
    No links available