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Each week State Director Marcie Mack provides information to CareerTech staff at the agency and throughout the state about events, new initiatives and issues affecting Career and Technology Education.

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Monday Memo 2014-09-15

Monday Memo 2014-09-15

2014 United Way campaign to begin; BMITE partners with MBA Research; Oklahoma's first student-led farmer's market opens; CareerTech board will meet in Stillwater; STEM Summit set for October; useful links; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday  Memo 2014-09-08

Monday Memo 2014-09-08

Basic facts about Oklahoma health care workers; parliamentary procedure video now available; National Technical Honor Society state conference set for November; study guides now available; Oklahoma family and consumer sciences students make strides; OBAN business procurement conference truly pays off; useful links and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-09-01

Monday Memo 2014-09-01

Various schools recognized at SREB; Oklahoma Teachers Retirement executive director named; Sharing of Best Practices Conference planned; administrator and mentor training set for Sept. 15; tech center helps immigrant help others; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-08-25

Monday Memo 2014-08-25

CareerTech testing center expands partnership; CareerTech: shaping the blueprint for securing the nation’s critical Infrastructure; OSU agricultural education professor uses CIMC book; education and industry panel talks about continuous improvement efforts; new teacher workshops registration now open; agency procedures recognized by state; useful links; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-08-18

Monday Memo 2014-08-18

Oklahoma Horizon's 500th episode aired; career development pilot project launched; STEM grants available; mobile app available for tech centers, agency; STEM student success; hiring event planned at Fort Sill for Oklahoma military members; useful links; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-08-11

Monday Memo 2014-08-11

Special thank you to Express Employment Professionals; 35 individuals receive top awards, 16 schools receive Gold Star awards; the difference YOU make; great Summer Conference; Continuous School Improvement workshop; CtYou.org is now live; useful links; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-08-04

Monday Memo 2014-08-04

Procrastination will be your downfall; rethinking why we educate; the renaissance continues -- will Oklahoma participate? final Monday Memo; Oklahoma HOSA is on the move; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-07-28

Monday Memo 2014-07-28

Board selects Marcie Mack as interim director; Oklahoma SkillsUSA is strong national competitor; video describes the workforce issues of today and tomorrow – CareerTech is key; creativity resource available; special education training offered; natural gas assessment support offered; Agency staff to serve on Baldrige Board of Examiners; and my schedule for the week.

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 Monday Memo 2014-07-14

Monday Memo 2014-07-14

Oklahoma students earn national recognition; STEM division adds PLTW computer science pathway; Project Lead the Way training underway; OSU-CareerTech Digital Forum a great success; Family calls – Aug. 15 set as final day; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-06-09

Monday Memo 2014-06-09

Status of vacant positions within the agency; forum to focus on digital education options; FCCLA chapters excel; a new concept in postsecondary pricing; Oklahoma CareerTech Summer Conference registration now open; Continuous School Improvement Workshop registration now open; PLAN and EXPLORE changes; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-05-27

Monday Memo 2014-05-27

Legislature provides no new funding; academic work will continue; agency staff meeting June 2; PLAN and EXPLORE changes; get a bachelor's degree for $10,000; Oklahoma CareerTech Summer Conference registration now open; Continuous School Improvement Workshop registration now open; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-05-12

Monday Memo 2014-05-12

Transition begins on LMS at the agency; Career development pilot opportunity available; CareerTech garners AP information; The positive impact of studying to be a Baldrige examiner; Educators meet to learn about PLA; CareerTech for Vets will host conference to help educators help veterans; National Technical Honor Society Students receive Poteat Scholarship; Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation Scramble Golf Tournament set; and my schedule for the week.

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 Monday Memo 2014-05-05

Monday Memo 2014-05-05

Getting excited about “bad news” is the first step; Dawn Lindsley earns Baldrige Examiner status; disconnect between education and the workplace; certification offered to CT professionals; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-04-28

Monday Memo 2014-04-28

New state CareerTech board member appointed; Can we be exceptional?; Health students hold state leadership conference; FCCLA leadership development planned and moving; Oklahoma competes in First Robotics World Championship; CareerTech public relations leaders earn accolades; Computers provided through state/foundation partnership; CareerTech annexations continue; CareerTech graduate from Bartlesville earns national spotlight; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-04-14

Monday Memo 2014-04-14

The excellence journey; PIIT Crew assists System in continuous improvement; FCCLA Convention a success; alternative fuels assessments set with OMES; Skills Centers continue to advance digital instruction and student service; veteran returns to nursing school – CareerTech AND higher ed make a difference; Prior Learning Assessment Conference; education and training for tomorrow’s jobs; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-03-31

Monday Memo 2014-03-31

America Works a success; what is the role of leadership?; prohibition of agricultural education and the FFA in tech centers; Commerce determines the top 100 occupations driving Oklahoma prosperity; OBAN a major support for small Oklahoma businesses; college credit for CareerTech students; agency staff gaining Baldrige knowledge; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-03-24

Monday Memo 2014-03-24

Interested in making a living? Try CareerTech; the importance of grit in teachers; Arizona considering performance-based funding; STEM Day at the Capitol; FIRST Robotics Game - Aerial Assist; STEM students compete in TSA state conference; opponents to Common Core also have concerns about workforce development; Baldrige conference will be key to our transition efforts; moving Oklahoma from Programs of Study to rigorous Programs of Study; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-03-17

Monday Memo 2014-03-17

Organizational progress; job performance documents will move to results and teamwork; CareerTech receives Regents award; how to get a job at Google; academics within CareerTech; picking up the pieces; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-03-10

Monday Memo 2014-03-10

Attorney general provides opinion regarding Tech Center annexation rules; dual enrollment with CTE focus seen as strategy for college completion and workforce investment; this week on Oklahoma Horizon; Nicole Biddinger - Tri County Technology Center; President’s budget falls short on building investment in CTE; Ohio delegation visits Oklahoma - opportunities exist for collaboration; CareerTech STEM program adds another success story; the WWTC PLTW Biomedical Science Academy is in its first year; and my schedule for the week.

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Monday Memo 2014-03-03

Monday Memo 2014-03-03

The enemy is out there!; Noble Foundation a unique Oklahoma treasure; Tuttle nominated for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame; cooperative alliance efforts continue; Jordan Danser - Canadian Valley Technology Center; NTHS members convene at state Capitol; Ohio comes to Oklahoma; Indian Capital Tech Center hosts Certified Program Planner training; and my schedule for the week.

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