Kelly's September 2015 Email Archive
It was great to see all of you at Summer Conference! We ask presenters if we might post their handouts/powerpoints on our website. You can find these on the CAC website under the Bulletin Board link. We have several online and a few more should be coming in so check back later as well.
Here is the link to pictures of our OkACTE Guidance award winners from Summer Conference.
Student Services Endorsement Program
This is the year for our Student Services Endorsement Program. The Student Services Endorsement Program is designed to rapidly improve upon the existing foundation of skills for those practicing in technology centers in the student services area. Student Services incorporates counselors, job placement/development staff, career specialists, career assessment staff, student services coordinators, and special needs coordinators. It is designed for newly-hired technology center student services staff, but veteran staff can also benefit. The applications can be found on the CAC website under the Bulletin Board. You must apply and be accepted to attend. Deadline to apply is September 22.
OK Career Guide is launching!
Oklahoma Career Guide officially launches August 21! This initial launch will serve students in grades six through 12 and adult users. The free training across the state are filling up fast; however check back as new training sessions are being added. In October, the system will be enhanced for a more Oklahoma-specific platform for postsecondary students and adult users. In Fall 2016, OK Career Guide will add a K-5 platform to begin early career education conversations with elementary school students. Link for signing up is on our CAC website: https://www.okcareertech.org/educators/career-and-academic-connections
Bring your charged mobile devices REGISTRATION LINK: https://guidancefest2015.eventbrite.com
Join CareerTech and high school educators across the state at GuidanceFest, an annual statewide initiative conducted by Oklahoma CareerTech in partnership with Melissa White, State Department of Education and local technology centers. The annual event covers a wide range of career and technology education topics.
2015 Dates and locations
October 1 – Northwest Technology Center, Fairview
October 8 – Tulsa Technology Center, Owasso
October 21 – Kiamichi Technology Center, Atoka
October 22 – Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton
October 27 – Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn
- Changes in Transcripting
- Update from SDE
- School Counseling Leadership
- Door prizes
- Demo on OK Career Guide
Disability ACES (Access Classroom Educational Strategies) Workshop
October 5, 2015: Disability ACES – Strand I
October 6, 2015: Disability ACES – Strand II
Where: Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Stillwater, OK
Register at: https://disabilityaces2015.eventbrite.com
Conferences and Workshops you may be interested in attending
The national Career and Technical Education Equity Council (CTEEC) Conference will be on September 24th and 25th, 2015 in Tulsa, OK at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Check out the website to join CTEEC, and like them on Facebook to get conference information as it is announced. Online registration is open. Topics include:
Cultural Competency Accommodations for Special Populations
STEM Pathways Non-Traditional Pathways
Displaced Homemakers Best Practices in Student Engagement
Legislative/Policy Updates Civil Rights Laws and Practices
Equity Single Parents
For more information, agenda, and registration, click on www.cteec.org and go to 2015 CTEEC Conference
www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com for hotel information
Oklahoma Association of College Testing Personnel (OACTP)
OACEP Fall Conference
The Oklahoma Association of Career and Employment Professionals (OACEP) Fall Conference will be held October 29-30, 2015 at the Sequoyah Lodge just outside Wagoner, OK. The registration fee is $175 and includes 5 meals. The hotel rooms are $83 per night. The Conference emphasis is on Job Placement and topics include: Oklahoma Employment Outlook, Employability Skills, Placement of Ex-Felons, Disability in the Workplace, Using OK Career Guide, Conflict Resolution, How to Teach Job Search and Stress Management. To register or for more information go to OACEP website at http://oacep.org
Student Prep Workshops
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Student Preparation Team Presents
Fall 2015 Student Preparation Workshop For Administrators, Counselors, District Test Coordinators,
and Curriculum Leaders
Registration - 8:00 a.m.
Student Preparation Workshop - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Fall 2015 Student Preparation Workshop Topics will include updates relative to Legislation, Higher Education and ACT. For registration and more detail, go to: http://www.okhighered.org/student-prep/ and click on the links for professional development.
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On this site, you will find 27 college scholarships for nursing students. Only brief information is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship website to get further details about eligibility and requirements. In addition, some deadlines have passed, but many of the scholarships are offered every year.
ACTE Microdocs and Sector Sheets
ACTE’s Microdocs tell the stories of how career and technical education is changing the lives of learners across the country. These short, five-minute videos chronicle how CTE prepares students for the high wage and high demand career fields of the 21st Century By sharing the personal journey of individuals, and through their connection with a CTE program, they overcame barriers to set a course for their future.
Sector Sheets describe CTE’s role in growing the qualified workforce for the vital industry sectors. The sheets include:
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