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September 2013 Email

Archived copy of Kelly's September 2013 Email
Student Services Contacts-September almost passed me by it is going so fast!  Hope all is going well with you and your students. 

Welcome to Claudia!
We are excited to announce that Claudia Otto is our new disability services specialist.  Claudia comes to us from Ponca City High School where she was one of the secondary special education teachers.  Claudia is also a doctoral student at OSU in Professional Education Studies in Special Education.  Claudia's email is claudia.otto@careertech.ok.gov and her phone number is 405.743.5596  

A-F Report Card Information
As you know, there have been changes to the way A-F grades are calculated for your partner schools.  You can find “CTE and A-F Report Card/Rules and Changes for 2013” (the informational paper Tommi Leach) developed at:
At this link, you will also see a listing of the career majors that counted for A-F purposes for your partner schools for the year 2012-2013.  This is not a static list as these will be reviewed and updated for the 2013-2014 school year.
You can also find many A-F resources at: ok.gov/sde/f-grading-system
Curriculum Profiles
To improve Career Major (program) retention and completion rates, students must have the skills necessary to master the curriculum.
WorkKeys® curriculum analysis uses the skill analysis portion of the profiling procedure to systematically develop results in two phases:
-A curriculum review to consider the curriculum and the learning objectives critical to the completion of the career major.
-A skill analysis that is used to identify the WorkKeys skills and skill levels expected upon entry into, and exit from, the career major.

he Department of CareerTech is offering a limited number of incentive curriculum profiles to technology centers and colleges that meet the criteria. The incentive curriculum profile criteria and application are online at www.okworkkeys.org or you can download now. Email inquiries to crc@okcareertech.org The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
ACT® WorkKeys® and KeyTrain®/Career Ready 101™ Training for September and October
ACT offers free webinar presentations to help you explore its portfolio of work readiness solutions. A variety of events describe our most widely used tools — ACT WorkKeys® assessments, the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™) and the NCRC Plus, and the ACT KeyTrain® and Career Ready 101™ learning systems.  For more information and to register, go to: http://www.okcrc.blogspot.com/2013/09/act-workkeys-and-keytraincareer-ready.html
New Resources
CIMC has a poster titled "Fifty Ways to Lead" that is a free PDF download. (You can download it in a normal page format or if you have a graphics/print/copy place, you can save it and have it downloaded  in poster size.) Also available is a "Technology & Social Media" resources booklet that is new.   Both are available at:
Important Dates
Susan Kuzmic will host a new CRC Site Administrators webinar training on October 3 at 10 a.m.  Contact Susan if you would like to attend at skuzm@okcareertech.org
OKCRC Users Conference, November 5
Moore Norman, S. Penn Campus
13301 S. Penn Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73170
Details: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:35
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 3:35 Concurrent Sessions
There is no registration cost.  On-site lunch options for purchase will be available that day.  Online registration will be open soon.
Oklahoma School Counselors Association (OSCA) Fall Conference
November 15, 2013, 8:00-3:30
Registration and Exhibits, 8:00-8:45
Pre-Conference: Ethics, November 14, 2013, 1:00-4:15
Registration:  12:30-1:00
Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow Campus
3100 East New Orleans St. Broken Arrow, OK
www.okschoolcounselor.org/events.html for more details and registration
Counselors Conference, March 4, 2014 at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
More information to come at a later date!

nteresting App
Jeremy Zweiacker shared information about Haiku Deck at our last Guidancefest and many were interested downloading it as we left.  It is a free iPad app that provides a new kind of presentation software designed to make your slides eye-catching.

Kelly Arrington, Guidance Coordinator
1500 West 7th Avenue
Stillwater,OK 74074
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