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Oklahoma Programs of Study Institute

Nine teams from across Oklahoma will participate in the Oklahoma Programs of Study Institute this fall.

Nine teams from across Oklahoma will participate in the Oklahoma Programs of Study Institute this fall.

Participating teams will come from Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center, Choctaw High School, Claremore High School, Meridian Technology Center, Mid America Technology Center, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Redlands Community College, Tulsa Community College and Tulsa Public Schools.

The institute is intended to help schools improve the quality of career and technical education instruction provided to secondary and postsecondary students and help them more fully implement Rigorous Programs of Study and the Programs of Study framework.

In “Reflect, Transform, Lead: A New Vision for Career Technical Education,” the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium calls for CTE to be delivered through comprehensive Programs of Study aligned to The National Career Clusters Framework. The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 calls upon states to create sequences of academic and career technical education coursework to help students attain a postsecondary degree or industry-recognized certificate or credential.

The essential concepts of Programs of Study represent an opportunity to align initiatives like Common Core State Standards, Common Technical Core and Teacher Leader Effectiveness while building upon CTE improvement efforts including Tech Prep, School-to-Work, Career Education, academies and other programs.

The ODCTE recently completed its work as a member of the National Programs of Study Institute with the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education. Using lessons learned from the national institute, the ODCTE will help local schools implement the components of Rigorous Programs of Study.

The Oklahoma Programs of Study Institute will allow schools to share their best practices and the lessons they’ve learned, identify barriers and get technical assistance to strengthen and enhance POS. Participants will serve as state models for POS implementation.

The first session of the institute will be Sept. 11 at Meridian Technology Center. Teams will complete a project relating to RPOS, and the institute will reconvene Nov. 15. At the conclusion of the institute, participants will share their findings with interested institutions on Feb. 12 at the Oklahoma Programs of Study Summit.

More information on the Oklahoma Programs of Study Institute can be found here.

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