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I Connect At Tech - Online learning management system developed and maintained by ODCTE.

Independent School: Comprehensive school.

In-District Technology Center Student: An individual who is a legal resident of a technology center district and is entitled to attend that technology center tuition-free or at reduced tuition charges.

Individual Career Plan: A learner-owned, comprehensive educational roadmap that guides a student toward college and career readiness.

Individual Planning: A process involving individ­ual advisement, assessment, career guidance and counseling.

Individual Transition Plan: The component of the Individualized Education Program that provides the written documenta­tion that specifies the activities and services to be undertaken to prepare a student to move smoothly from high school to postsecondary activities.

Individual With a Disability: An individual with any disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Acts of 2008 . The term “disabil­ity” means, with respect to an individual, (A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; (B) a record of such an impairment; or (C) being regarded as having such an impairment. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 3; and 34 CFR Part 400 et al (Education Department General Administrative Regulations).

Individualized Cooperative Education: A program within an educational discipline that provides students with supervised work-site expe­riences related to classroom instruction.

Individualized Education Program: A written statement for each child with a disability identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, Section 612(4) and 614 (a)(5), that is reviewed and revised at least annually and contains information about the child’s present levels of performance, measurable goals and benchmarks and other services needed for the child to participate and advance in the general curriculum. Individuals with Dis­abilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, SEC. 614. Evaluations, Eligibility Determination, Indi­vidualized Education Programs and Educational Placements.

Industrial Coordinator: The person in a technology center who is responsible for building relationships with local businesses and industries and meeting their needs for training.

Industry Aligned Assessment: Valid and reliable technical skill assessments aligned to the knowl­edge, skills and industry standards.

Industry Specific Training: A grouping of reported courses offered at technology centers that includes all industry training except TIP, ACD, apprentice­ship and non-funded courses and activities.

Information Commons: A collection of print and multi­media for loan to Oklahoma educators. The scope of the collection includes career and technology education curriculum, School-to-Work, career edu­cation, teaching and learning styles, technology in education and business management.

Information Management Division: A division of ODCTE that collects, processes and analyzes CareerTech student data and informa­tion for program management, planning and decision-making.

Innovative Programs, Research and Development: Creates and disseminates business intelligence that advances the CareerTech System's ability to make effective decisions, establish strategic direction and promote innovation and continuous learning. IPRD directs, researches and disseminates information on alternative sources of funding. IPRD houses Information Commons as well as the multi-state Cyber Security Education Consortium and other initiatives.

Instructional Framework: The ODCTE-approved organizational structure based on the Career Cluster Model. The Instructional Framework identifies the knowledge and skills, courses and career majors necessary to be successful in each career cluster.

Instructional Materials Marketing: A division of the Curriculum and Instructional Materials Cen­ter responsible for conferences, exhibiting, advertising and marketing.

Instructional Materials Warehouse: A division of the Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center responsible for maintaining, ship­ping and handling all inventory products. Also responsible for receiving and handling all incoming packages into the ODCTE.

Instructional Services: A division of the ODCTE responsible for implementing a compre­hensive statewide staff development program for CareerTech educators and partners. The program includes instructional management, leadership programs, teacher recruitment and retention and conference and meeting planning coordination.

Instructional Systems: The functional area of the ODCTE responsible for curriculum/test/art devel­opment, printing, sales, warehousing, marketing and distribution.

Instructional Systems Division: A division of the ODCTE that develops and publishes quality standards, instructional mate­rials and assessments for CareerTech programs. These materials are industry-driven, competency- based, current, accessible and affordable.

Integrated Academics: The incorporation of mathematics, science, written communication and reading into CareerTech curriculum and technical information into academic content for the purpose of improving student understanding.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System: A system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of post­secondary education.

Interest Inventory: Carefully constructed ques­tionnaires that enable an individual to identify preferred activities that are then correlated to career clusters.

Internship: Secondary or postsecondary work-based learning in which a three-way partnership is established among the school, an employer or business and the student for the purpose of pro­viding practical education to the student through productive work opportunities. Experiences take place in a workplace setting and offer teachers and students the opportunity to see a relationship between school courses and career choices.


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