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Kelly's November 2014 Monthly Email

Archived Kelly's November 2014 Monthly Email

Student Services Contacts: Happy Thanksgiving!


Last month, we concluded our annual Guidancefest regional workshops.  Many thanks to our technology center hosts this year: Pioneer Technology Center, Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, Mid-Del Technology Center, Southern Oklahoma Technology Center and Indian Capital Technology Center in Muskogee.  We also appreciate the many surrounding tech centers who bought door prizes and the 248 counselors and technology center educators who attended!  If you have any suggestions on how we could make these workshops even better, please let us know.  The PowerPoints reside at:

Guidance Self Study “State of the State”

Every year each Oklahoma Technology Center Student Services Personnel complete a Guidance Self-Study. The Guidance Self-Study is a tool used to continuously review, improve and strive toward a model guidance and counseling program. Each Technology center reviews their activities, stages of implementation, counselor report data, updates and writes goals for the next year, for guidance and counseling program growth. The ODCTE Career and Academic Connections staff review and assist with feedback, providing improvement strategies and support. The '14-'15 school year will be the second full year to implement the Guidance Self-Study, as a program improvement tool. The Guidance Self-Study also provides a perspective of state-wide guidance activities, across the Career Tech system. The first year revealed good information on how we are helping students and engaging them in career development. The first year results revealed the top three guidance activities across Oklahoma, which are in full implementation or advanced self evaluation status at Technology Centers; 85% are providing a 6th-8th career exploration outreach, 84% are communicating with the High School on implementing IEP accommodations, and 73% have a guidance advisory committee.  Information on the state of guidance was presented at the Student Services Division during Summer Conference 2014. More information about the Guidance Self-Study and the results of state-wide guidance can be found on the Career and Academic Connections website.


This curriculum topic is part of the Oklahoma Key Business series that launched in spring 2014. Manufacturing: Makes It Happen has been sponsored and written for middle and high school students to help them learn about career pathway options in the manufacturing industry.  Click on the picture to download a copy.  If you would like copies of this publication, contact Bren Smith Educational Services Manager, Newspaper in Education, 405-475-3845 |


County Resource

CountySTATS 2014 covers demographics, the economy, education, and health. The factsheets display statistics for each of the state's 77 counties.  Click on your county to see the top 5 employment sectors, median household income, education levels, health information and more.  It provides a 2-page fact sheet that features over 20 key indicators to provide a snapshot of your county.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute


Elevating Student Success

Have you checked out our blog: Elevating Student Success?  Every week, the CAC staff will post a new entry.  Ever heard of Gen C?  Click on the blog and find out about it.



Kelly Arrington, Career and Academic Connections Manager
Oklahoma Department of CareerTech
1500 West 7th Avenue
Stillwater, OK  74074-4364
FAX: 405.743.6809

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