TWEET OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to @CatecFire student Amanda – the Lake Monticello Rescue Squad W.R. “Russ” Copeland Memorial 2018 Outstanding EMT of the Year! Last year Amanda received her certification through the CATEC EMT program @CTEWorks @VirginiaCTE @k12albemarle @MonticelloHigh pic.twitter.com/NgH99ggYDl
— CATEC (@CATEChs) January 10, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK
New STEM Professional Development Modules and Tools Pilot
The Center for Global Education at Asia Society has partnered with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Advance CTE to create online professional development modules that support educators to teach Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) through global content via active, project-based learning. These 10 new online, 15-minute modules will help educators understand how to make global connections to local STEM issues; create high-quality global STEM projects; assess global workforce readiness skills; connect with classrooms abroad to complete collaborative projects; and teach students to be project managers so they are more successful in completing their projects. The modules, together with sample curriculum and other tools and resources, are currently being piloted and you can participate!
Learn more here.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Get an inside look at Career Technical Education (CTE) in action! Little Elm Independent School District is a public school district in Texas that takes you into their Health Science Technology classroom to showcase how hands-on, real-world experiences makes learning relevant for learners. You will hear from participants as they share their career aspirations.
Watch the video here.
You can find more Little Elm ISD CTE videos here.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Better Together: How Adult Education/CTE Collaborations Benefit Workers and Business
The National Skills Coalition’s new policy brief, Better Together, explains how collaborations between adult education and CTE benefit both businesses and workers. It includes an example from the Socorro Independent School District (ISD) using opportunities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to improve alignment between the adult education and CTE systems.
Read the full report here.
ACTE Accepting Applications for New Postsecondary Leadership Success Program
ACTE is now accepting applications for their new Postsecondary Leadership Success Program,Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. This is a yearlong professional development experience for postsecondary CTE professionals and includes a variety of opportunities
and benefits, including a $4,000 stipend, access to focused workshops and online seminars, and much more! The deadline to apply is February 3, 2019.
Learn more here.
Nicole Howard, Communications Associate