Director's Monday Memo
FCCLA state officer dies in car accident; opportunities in Woodward explored; America Works launches in Connecticut; 2013 CareerTech Hall of Fame banquet; Oklahoma energy producers are leading a national energy revolution; Moore Norman collaborates with Tinker and Boeing on new program; Metro Tech and Elite Protection form symbiotic relationship; tech center superintendents engage in legislative proposal development; state board reviews CareerTech assessment results, business plan, and legislative approaches; United Way auction earns $3,000 for the cause; and my schedule for the week.
Great conference – consider attending; 2013 CareerTech Hall of Fame Banquet; State Chamber helps agency gauge business satisfaction; why tough teachers get results; first community tour event a success; new from CIMC: Career Focus STEM Careers Career; a great example of CareerTech and college success; doctors in rural Oklahoma; continued work on the Metro Tech pilot; and my schedule for the week.
Community tours start this week; manufacturing experiencing - a rebirth in Oklahoma; United Way – get involved!; performance measures committee advances work; continued work on the Metro Tech trail; Meridian Tech to hold an open house; future doctors of rural Oklahoma; Oklahoma is a designated creativity state; teacher shortage issue being considered; and my schedule for the week.
United Way – get involved!; don’t be a Swiss watch maker; assessment quality designations changed for some; Day of Caring a success; fundraiser set for Oct. 7; CareerTech board meets; department earns innovation award; The ROI of Excellence: Investing In Your Future!; College Alliance challenges; Fall Forum set for business and entrepreneurial leaders; an unprecedented partnership on Oklahoma Horizon; and my schedule for the week.
A word on the quote; common school superintendent’s advisory committee; United Way – get involved!; ACT® WorkKeys® incentive curriculum profiles; ag ed leadership moves on tech center pilot; the road less traveled on Oklahoma Horizon; Alternative Fuel Program; teacher shortage issue being discussed;
Governor's STEM Summit a success; STEM accounts for 20 percent of workforce; Agricultural Education critical to the modern ag industry; United Way Campaign underway!; Project Lead the Way, part of CareerTech STEM strategy; Law enforcement curriculum developed; agricultural curriculum cross walked to national standards; and my schedule for the week.
Major process meetings held; common school engagement; major processes as a new approach; Carver Governance introduced to the state board; performance data being analyzed; bandwidth a challenge for many schools; United Way Campaign gearing up; CareerTech professionals help Moore schools; Biotech success story; National Security Agency conducted site visits in Oklahoma; OK, I’m finally over the golf outing loss. Here are the winners; and my schedule for the week.
Organizational assessment team update; the CareerTech renaissance gains momentum among school boards; both-and thinking; creative way to share Sommers’ system overview; org structure team proposals off to the judges; congrats and welcome to Oklahoma, Dawn!; competency-based education emerging in higher education; a $4 million a year teacher; conference twitter questions with answers; and my schedule for the week.
Great annual conference; prison based programs result in return on investment; CareerTech helps local companies with FEMA grants; CareerTech helps assure new teacher success; Foundation golf outing draws crowd, raises funds to support CareerTech; OSU IT president warns of higher-ed tipping point; assessment services adds clients; assessment training completed – great results accrued; CareerTech success stories worthy of note; FY2013 a solid year for curriculum and assessment teams; finding alternatives to college; and my schedule for the week.
Great video on the importance of CareerTech; 14 teams submit agency organizational design ideas; director’s views; CareerTech Foundation fundraiser – July 31, 2013; digital CareerTech effort moves forward; CareerTech and AP coursework – a combination for success; Vietnamese delegation coming to Oklahoma; CareerTech improves college attendance; national curriculum work centered in Oklahoma; and my schedule for the week.
‘Tradition with a vision;’ senior leadership begins work on system profile; conference presentation will be ‘flipped;" CareerTech Foundation fundraiser – don’t miss it!! Also, Northeast Tech Center opens new green technology building; CareerTech success stories; teen entrepreneurs can ‘Start Something Today;’ Tri County professional recognized; and my schedule for the week.
Strategic purposes; core strengths; how higher education partnerships get results; updates from key areas; and get ready for the CareerTech Foundation golf tournament; and my schedule for the week.
State Board meets; Pioneer Technology Center guarantees graduates; Oklahoma delegation heading to BIO International; marketing materials receive awards; energy and workforce topics on Oklahoma Horizon; technology center students at Speedfest Competition April 19-21; Marla Marsh and Monica Marsh to be keynote speakers; Oklahoma Green Grant; the Padagogy Wheel; OBAN client does well; Perkins Grants due soon; and Stillwater Chamber hosts reception; and my schedule for the week.
The Monday Memo is my attempt to share the successes, opportunities, and general happenings impacting the CareerTech system. Please share information you think is noteworthy for statewide distribution. I’m especially interested in information from schools who are serving our very important customers, students and businesses.