Path Home News Director's Weekly Memo 2015 Director's Weekly Memo 2015-7-27
Jump to navigation

Director's Weekly Memo 2015-7-27

Military hiring event results in 21 job offers; chat about #OklaEd every Sunday night; demonstration site available; join the Summer Conference conversation online; standards available for review; Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation golf tourney set; useful links and my schedule for the week.
Director's Weekly Memo 2015-7-27

Ok Military Connection L to R: Stan Ralstin and David Crow, Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce; John Eller, OESC targeted populations divisions director; Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, CT for Vets; Audon Lara,veteran job seeker; Paul Stephens, OESC chief of vet. svcs

Military hiring event results in 21 job offers

More than 70 job seekers and 41 employers and veteran support agencies participated in an Oklahoma Military Connection hiring event July 16 in Enid. Employers conducted 54 interviews and extended 21 job offers.

The Oklahoma Department of CareerTech hosted the event with its partners, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the Oklahoma National Guard.

The next hiring event will be Sept. 24 at Fort Sill in Lawton. For more information about these events, the employers supporting veterans’ initiatives and resources available, visit our website at or contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom at


Chat about #OklaEd every Sunday night

Every Sunday, the Oklahoma education community has a chat from 8-9 p.m. If you want to get involved or have ideas to share, check it out. CareerTech has a presence at #OklaEd.

Demonstration site available

Instructors interested in trying out the new platform before purchasing an online student-ready classroom may do so at

This new site allows visitors to manipulate a sample course in the editing teacher role and compose, delete or rearrange curriculum content. Each course refreshes to its original state every hour on the hour. Demo courses include samples of one unit from Horticulture, Surviving and Thriving and Fundamentals of Nursing. Instructors must log in using the credentials provided on the website’s home page.

Those who desire more time to experiment with a ctYOUniverse course site may request a personal 14-day sandbox by filling out the request form at Course sites on provide the best place for instructors interested in self-training using Moodle. Users must first register on and then complete the course request form.

Instructors may use sites indefinitely. Moodle training materials are linked from the top navigation bar on all three websites.


Join the Summer Conference conversation online

Going to Summer Conference? Don’t forget to join the conversation on social media while you’re there.

We’ll be sharing news and photos of award winners, sessions and more on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We want you to share our photos and news with your friends and followers and share your photos and news with us.

Follow us on Facebook (OKCareerTech), Twitter (@okcareertech) and Instagram (okcareertech) to stay up-to-date and join the conversation. Be sure to use #okacte and tag us so we’ll know what you have to say about Summer Conference and Oklahoma CareerTech. You can also use #oklaed, the most widely used hashtag for Oklahoma education news. And don’t forget to tag OkACTE (@okacte on Twitter and Facebook). During the general sessions, you’ll be able to see the Twitter feed on the screen. All the social media feeds will be up during breaks.


Standards available for review

Drafts of new standards in English language arts and math have been posted at

The new standards were mandated last year by House Bill 3399. The measure tasked the Oklahoma State Department of Education — in collaboration with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the State Board of Career and Technology Education and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce — with developing ELA and math standards for implementation by the 2016-17 school year.

Posted with the current versions of the standards are online surveys. Your input is critical to this process as we work to develop academic standards for Oklahoma students.


Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation golf tourney set

• Aug. 2, LaFortune Park Golf Course, 5501 S. Yale, Tulsa.

• Four-person scramble; shotgun start at 8 a.m.

• Foundation provides teacher recruitment and retention scholarships.

• Cost: $90 per player, includes lunch, green fee, cart and two mulligans.

• Handicap: 50 required minimum per team; 25 max per player.

• Prizes: first place/flight, second place team/flight, hole in one, longest drive; flighted based on team participation; $5 per player split the pot (closest to the pin) contest.

• Sponsorships: $1,000 gold, four players; $600 silver, two players; $300 bronze.

• Information and registration:

Useful links

Oklahoma Horizon Schedule

For daily news about Oklahoma’s CareerTech System, follow us on Twitter at @okcareertech and find us on Facebook at OKCareerTech.

State Agency Assistance at a Glance

National Center for Research in Career and Technical Education

Lifelong Learning Foundations newsletters

Summer conference registration

CSI registration

CareerTech Foundation

CareerTech Hall of Fame


Schedule for the week 7-27:

This schedule is subject to change without notice:

Senior leadership

Carl Perkins meeting

Skills Centers tour


Lifelong Learning

Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnership Program


Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”  





Jump to content