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March 2014 Email

Archived copy of Kelly's March 2014 Email

Student Services Contacts:  Hope you are having a great Spring Break!


Summer Conference will be August 4-5, 2014 in Tulsa.  Guidance, Special Needs, and STEM divisional sessions will be at OSU-Tulsa.  Hotel information will be coming out later this month.  Look for it!

Oklahoma Association of College Testing Personnel Spring Workshop

New Date – New Agenda

Updates on GED, ACT, and College Board

April 11, 2014 at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Rockwell Campus
8:30 – 3:00

Agenda and registration


Mental Health First Aid Workshop

Save the Date – May 1 (afternoon)  and May 2 (morning)  in Stillwater at ODCTE. More detail in April.



The Oklahoma Association of Minorities in Career and Technology Education (OAMCTE) believes that educating young people in career and technology education is a positive step in providing role models for future generations of youth.  A scholarship program is offered to help advance that goal.  The scholarship program provides assistance to deserving minority students who plan to further their education through CareerTech.  Two (2) Renae Washington-Lorine DuBose Memorial Scholarships are offered in the amount of $1,000 each.  Applicants for the scholarship must plan to enroll in a full-time program at an Oklahoma Career and Technology Center or as a full time student in an accredited institution of higher learning for the Fall Semester of 2014 and the Spring Semester of 2015.  Applications must be post marked no later than April 25, 2014.  Application is attached.  If additional information is needed, please contact Rana McVay, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, at (918) 746-6189.


Disability ACES Workshop – April 22, ODCTE, Stillwater

Access Classroom Educational Strategies

-Presenter: Dr. Claudia Otto
Time Frame: 8:00 – 3:30

Do you have students struggling with their coursework?

Do you have students reading and/or writing below grade level?

Do you have students with disabilities attending your classes?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions then this is the workshop for you!!!

The purpose of this workshop is to present information regarding characteristics, behaviors, and social skills of individuals diagnosed with Specific Learning Disability, Autism, and /or Attention Deficit Disorder / Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.  Research shows that direct attention and effective manipulation of classroom environment, behaviors, and instructional practice can enhance positive learning outcomes.  Best practice interventions for academics, behavior, and social skills interventions will be introduced.  This training is targeted to instructors so please share this with them.  A limited number of seats are available.  Cost is $30.

To register go to: http://icat.okcareertech.org

Click on the Event Registration tab

Click on April Events

Click on April 22, 2014 Disability ACES Workshop registration form

Please read the information about the workshop then click Continue

Enter the information requested & click Save and Submit

For further information, contact Claudia Otto at 405.743.5596 or Claudia.otto@careertech.ok.gov


CIMC New Product flyer. There are several career development resources listed.


Workforce Oklahoma Partners Conference

May 7-9, Sheraton Hotel, Downtown Oklahoma City

Workforce Partners from across Oklahoma will come together for this three day confer­ence to learn, share best practices and network at the Shera­ton Hotel in Downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin will present the opening re­marks. Session topics and certifications include: Workforce 101, Customer Service Certification, Accessibility Certifica­tion, Awareness of Human Trafficking, Current Trends in Mental Health, Legal Issues Regarding Employer Hiring and the Rights of Felons, Electronic Information Technology Act, Benefits Planning, and Tribal Partnerships.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit http://tinyurl.com/workforceok2014.


Partners Conference for Oklahoma Families

March 25-26, 2014
Reed Conference Center, Midwest City

For more information and to register go to:  http://www.okhighered.org/partners-conf

At a glance agenda attached.


2014 National CTEEC Conference –Save the Date

The conference will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa on September 25th and 26th! Topics will include: Cultural Competency; Legislative/Policy Updates; STEM Pathways; Supporting Students in Non-Traditional Pathways: Accommodations for Special Populations: Civil Rights Laws and Practices: Best Practices in Student Engagement; Effects of Substance Abuse on Behavior and Learning

Website: www.cteec.org


Summer Work

There are two openings at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in the Scholarship and Grant office for OKPromise Summer Temporary positions.  For more information and to apply please visit: https://osrhe.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=50489

Source: SDE Counselor Listserve



Kelly Arrington, Career and Academic Connections Manager

Oklahoma Department of CareerTech

1500 West 7th Avenue

Stillwater, OK  74074-4364



FAX: 405.743.6809

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