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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Drive-In Conferences

Don’t Delay – Register for Drive-in Workshop 2012 – TODAY!
This email message is being sent as a reminder to the upcoming 2012 CTE Drive-In Workshops.
Registration is now open and a list of topics and their descriptions are listed below as well as the registration website, . It is highly encouraged that those interested in learning about the 2013 CTE initiatives register as soon as possible.
We look forward to working with you over the next year and beyond to ensure that we continue to provide CTE opportunities for Kansas students.
CTE Drive-In Agenda Topics
Common Technical Core -- The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education has recently supported the creation of the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), a set of common, program-level standards for CTE that are fewer, higher and clearer. Learn about these changes and how to apply to your pathways.
Pathways: CCPSA and Student Data Management — This session will cover the basics of pathway approval as well as the necessary requirements for data collection and reporting in CTE.
Rigorous Programs of Study — Lessons learned by schools, tips for all teachers, and how ten little frameworks can guide you to making CTE pathways essential to district as participants discovered. You will have the opportunity to hear what teachers like you learned and accomplished in their schools and how you might be able to do the same.
21st Century Partnership — Partnerships with business/industry, postsecondary institutions, and the local community are essential to the success of every career pathway. A panel of regional experts will discuss innovative ways to utilize these partnerships for maximum benefits to your students.
Embracing K12 CTE — CTE can have a stronger connection to career and college ready students when the connection starts in Kindergarten. Learn to link CTE careers and pathways to academic and CTE instruction across all grade levels.
Cluster Updates — KSDE CTE Consultants will be available to provide current information relevant to their specific pathways. Current information will include questions & answers about the new legislation, pathway changes and recommendations; and future pathway revision schedules.
CTE Administrators — If you are an administrator and/or the CTE coordinator for your district, this session is for you. We will discuss current and future issues in CTE. Please bring your burning questions to this session and we’ll work to find answers for you!
End of Pathway Assessments —This session will be an overview of the end of pathway assessment process and will include who is involved. Some sample items will be provided.
New to CTE — What am I getting into? What reporting is required? Who do I call if I need help? All these questions and more will be answered by KSDE program consultants
Dates and locations for the Drive-In Workshops:
Sept. 18 – Garden City
Oct. 4 – Wichita
Oct. 9 – Olathe
Oct. 24 – Salina

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Calling all teachers! Registration is now open for the 4th annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference, November 2-4, 2012, at the JW Marriott Chicago.
Discover new tools and techniques for teaching personal finance. Improve your own financial literacy. Network with fellow educators and the financial literacy community. Earn 15 Professional Development Hours.
$395.00 Registration Fee includes two nights' hotel accommodations, conference meals and more. Travel is at your own expense. Space is limited.
For more information, go to:
or and click on "Registration" which is the first bullet under "Announcements" on Jump$tart's home page.