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Kelly's October 2012 Email

Archived copy of Kelly's Email for the month of October 2012

Career Poster and Poetry Contest
The OkACTE Guidance Division and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education are sponsoring the 2012 annual state Career Poster and Poetry Contest. This year's theme is "Inspiring Careers: Honoring History." Share with your teachers to get more entries (English, Graphic Arts, Art, etc.)  We encourage you to work with your school and send us your school winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) for the poster and/or poetry contest.  Winning school entries are sent to ODCTE, Attention-Kelly Arrington and are due on December 3, 2012. State winners are sent on to the national competition sponsored by the National Career Development Association. The applications and further details are found at: http://www.okacteguidance.org/

Guidancefest: Free Registration: http://www.okcareertech.org/about/initiatives/guidancefest/guidancefest 
Remaining workshops are:

-October 30th - Tuesday - Central Tech Center, Seminar Center, Sapulpa -November 1st - Thursday - Francis Tuttle Tech Center, Room 1160, Reno Campus, OKC
-November 7th - Wednesday - Great Plains Tech Center, Building 100, Auditorium, Lawton
-November 9th - Friday - Northwest Tech Center, Seminar Room, Fairview
Agenda for Guidancefest .


CTE Assessment Guidelines 2012
What certifications does career tech offer?  Where can I find the list that has the assessments we can use for A-F points?  How can I get a test on that list or moved up on the list?  There has been much discussion on certifications and credentialing in the past few months and this discussion will only grow as Oklahoma strives to provide a highly skilled workforce.  To help answer some of those questions listed above and to give you some background on the development of the assessment list, a mini “white” paper was developed.  Jennifer Nuttle, ODCTE Assessment Manager, compiled the document with input from several entities.  Download white paper It can also be found at: www.okcttc.com

Questions: What certifications does career tech offer?  Where can I find the list that has the assessments we can use for A-F points? Answer: ODCTE has developed a master list of approved assessments. The master list of approved assessments can be found at:  www.okcttc.com You can find all assessments with all their rankings and you can find the list that is used for A-F implementation and transcripting at this weblink.   Question: How can I get a test on that list or moved up on that list?  Answer: ODCTE has also begun to rollout a process for a) adding assessments and/or b) “upgrading”  assessments from one ranking to another for the master list of approved assessments.  More details on that will be available next month.

A-F Implementation Resources
We have resources available from our website that would be helpful for you to print out and keep as reference.  Tommi Leach developed two documents to keep you apprised of CTE’s role in A-F implementation.  Go to: http://www.okcareertech.org/educators/career-and-academic-connections and click on Academics.  You will find those documents there as well as links to ODCTE approved assessments. The State Department of Education also has many resources on A-F implementation and those resources can be found at: http://ok.gov/sde/f-grading-system


Serving Student Veterans State Conference
Registration is now open for the 2012 Statewide Conference on Serving Student Veterans.  The conference will take place at the University of Central Oklahoma on Friday, November 30th.

Click on the link below to complete the online registration process; registration will close Friday, November 16th:   http://www.okhighered.org/veterans-conf/

Registration for the conference is open to all those interested in student veterans' issues, including those from public, private, and proprietary colleges and universities, technology centers and community service providers.  Once finalized, the agenda will be posted online.  Please feel free to pass along this announcement to all interested parties.

If you have questions about this conference, please contact:
Ms. Adrienne Proffer
Coordinator for Academic Affairs Projects, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
E: adriennep@osrhe.edu<mailto:adriennep@osrhe.edu> | P: (405) 225-9163

OSCA Fall Conference
The Oklahoma School Counselor Association will be holding their 1st annual Fall Conference (changed from their summer date) on November 16 at Moore Norman, South Penn Campus.  Registration is from 7:30 – 8:00 am.  Conference is 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Dr. Carolyn Stone will be the feature presenter on “The Eyes Behind the Data.”  Break out sessions include: Tulsa Model evaluation system; Counselor Accountability; OSCAR/RAMP;  Signs of Suicide; etc.  Registration is open at www.okschoolcounselor.org

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