NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 2007 STUDY FOUND THAT
CTE STUDENTS SCORE HIGHER ON STANDARDIZED TESTS, ARE MORE LIKELY TO COMPLETE DUAL-CREDIT COURSES, ARE MORE PREPARED TO TRANSITION TO COLLEGE & CAREERS ARE MORE INFORMED ABOUT COLLEGE ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE LIFE GOALS
Did you know? ►THE AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE IN 2009 FOR STUDENTS CONCENTRATING IN CTE PROGRAMS WAS 90%, COMPARED TO AN AVERAGE NATIONWIDE GRADUATION RATE OF 75%. – NASDCTEc, Area CTE Centers: Conquering the Skills Gap through Business and Industry Collaboration, April 2013.
RECENT FINDINGS SUMMER 2013 ACTE released the results from its annual, nationwide survey of CTE students and educators, conducted in partnership with the National Research Center for College and University Admissions
Findings demonstrate the effectiveness and relevancy of CTE for students, as well as CTE educators' dedication to integrating and aligning CTE with academics and business and industry needs.
STUDENT FINDINGS: 66% say they are learning skills to get a job in the future 66% say they are learning skills to get a job in the future 45% of students taking CTE say they get the chance to work as a team and interact with employers and community leaders 45% of students taking CTE say they get the chance to work as a team and interact with employers and community leaders Students are more likely to say that CTE courses provide them with higher levels of academic skills Students are more likely to say that CTE courses provide them with higher levels of academic skills
ARE MORE LIKELY TO GO TO COLLEGE, TEND TO HAVE A HIGHER GPA WHEN IN COLLEGE, ARE LESS LIKELY TO DROP OUT OF COLLEGE AND, HAVE AN EASIER TIME FINDING INTERNSHIPS AND EMPLOYMENT ACTE REPORT FINDS CTE STUDENTS
In June, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill that seeks to reverse the painful cuts from sequestration. In June, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill that seeks to reverse the painful cuts from sequestration. Senate appropriators approved $1.123 billion in funding for CTE state grants provided through the Carl D. Perkins CTE Act (Perkins)—equivalent to the pre-sequester funding level. Senate appropriators approved $1.123 billion in funding for CTE state grants provided through the Carl D. Perkins CTE Act (Perkins)—equivalent to the pre-sequester funding level. The Senate bill is a step in the right direction toward a greater investment in CTE, which is working to ensure that students have the academic, technical and employability skills that are needed The Senate bill is a step in the right direction toward a greater investment in CTE, which is working to ensure that students have the academic, technical and employability skills that are needed
AND BUILD INTERDISCIPLINARY SKILLS THAT ALL STUDENTS CAN USE
INTERVIEWING SKILLS INFORMATION LITERACY MARKETING INTERPERSONAL SKILLS PROBLEM SOLVING TEAM WORK FINANCIAL PLANNING PROJECT MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION & TIME MANAGEMENT LIFE LONG LEARNING ORAL & WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS PLANNING PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION ECONOMIC UNDERSTANDING
AFTER ALL BUSINESS IS THE NUMBER 1 COLLEGE MAJOR IN THE NATION AFTER ALL BUSINESS IS THE NUMBER 1 COLLEGE MAJOR IN THE NATION FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN (PRINCETON REVIEW, 2010) (PRINCETON REVIEW, 2010)
The baggage of “vocational education” Clarity and consistency in our message are critical Connecting with the audience in ways that matter to them Critical to help key audiences connect the dots
CTE: LEARNING THAT WORKS FOR CAREER AND COLLEGE READINESS. Secondary CTE students are more informed and focused when they enter college
CTE: LEARNING THAT WORKS FOR OUR COMMUNITIES. CTE prepares the next generation of skilled workforce, innovation and leaders for all communitiesCTE prepares the next generation of skilled workforce, innovation and leaders for all communities CTE develops local entrepreneursCTE develops local entrepreneurs CTE improves the ROI in education on the federal, state and local levelsCTE improves the ROI in education on the federal, state and local levels
WHAT ARE SOME SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES THAT SCHOOLS ARE DOING IN MD TO PROMOTE BMF PROGRAMS? RUNNING TOURS FOR 8 TH GRADERS RUNNING TOURS FOR 8 TH GRADERS HOSTING OPEN HOUSES FOR PARENTS AND POTENTIAL STUDENTS HOSTING OPEN HOUSES FOR PARENTS AND POTENTIAL STUDENTS ORGANIZING ASSEMBLIES ORGANIZING ASSEMBLIES HANGING POSTERS HANGING POSTERS PREPARING BROCHURES PREPARING BROCHURES SENDING MAILERS OUT TO INCOMING FRESHMEN AND FAMILIES SENDING MAILERS OUT TO INCOMING FRESHMEN AND FAMILIES COORDINATING SHOWCASE EVENTS COORDINATING SHOWCASE EVENTS HARNESSING THE POWER OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (NEWSLETTERS, WEB, PRESS RELEASES, ETC). HARNESSING THE POWER OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (NEWSLETTERS, WEB, PRESS RELEASES, ETC). INVITING UNIVERSITIES TO FOUNDATIONS COURSES TO SPEAK INVITING UNIVERSITIES TO FOUNDATIONS COURSES TO SPEAK AGGRESSIVE CTSO INVOLVEMENT AGGRESSIVE CTSO INVOLVEMENT SELLING PROGRAM BENEFITS TO GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, SELLING PROGRAM BENEFITS TO GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, ONSITE DUAL ENROLLMENT, ETC… ONSITE DUAL ENROLLMENT, ETC…
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HIGHLIGHTS OF BUSINESS EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN MARYLAND
MARYLAND STATE-APPROVED HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT MARKETING MARKETING NATIONAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF FINANCE HTTP://WWW.BUSINESSEDUCATIONMSDE.COM
IN ADDITION TO THE GUIDE, THERE IS A VIDEO THAT COINCIDES WITH A PRESENTATION I MADE ABOUT THE PROJECT AT LAST SPRING’S SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHER EDUCATION (SITE) CONFERENCE. ALSO, IN THE NEAR FUTURE I WILL BE PLACING A LINK TO A RECENT PAPER PUBLISHED ABOUT THE COURSE IN THE INFORMING SCIENCE JOURNAL AS WELL AS SOME OFTHE TRAINING MATERIALS FROM OUR SUMMER WORKSHOP.
CLEP RESOURCES WE HAVE NUMBER OF CLEP RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON OUR SITE. INCLUDING AN ACCURATE REVIEW OF THE BUSINESS SPECIFIC CLEP ACCEPTANCE POLICIES AT MD COMMUNITY COLLEGES AS WELL AS UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MD SCHOOLS. (INFORMATION ON THE CLEP WEBSITE IS NOT ACCURATE)
THERE IS A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION FROM OUR CLEP TEACHER TRAINING THAT PRESENTS STRATEGIES FOR HELPING PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE CLEP EXAMS. FOR EXAMPLE CONSIDER THAT THE CLEP EXAM IS A MULTI-CHOICE TEST. It primarily looks at a test-takers ability to define concepts with a minimal amount of application. As such, you want to build your students vocabulary. Solutions Create a glossary of terms. Have weekly vocabulary words (treat them the way SAT terms are treated) Introduce a CLEP question of the day
There are lots of ways to create your glossary of terms Use your knowledge, a CLEP Review Book, The Glossary in your text book, Knowledge of the test etcetera. There are some great flashcard websites that already have free downloadable CLEP exam flashcards/glossary terms available http://www.flashcardmachine.com/ http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards A sample list of glossary terms is available on the website that offers 250 concepts/terms relevant to the CLEP Principles of Management exam.
DON’T MAKE THE TEST A STRANGER Do not wait until the last unit to be in the test prep process. Think about how the SAT is handled and treat it the same with constant concept review and weekly vocabulary words. Introduce a CLEP question of the day each time you meet. Group the daily questions into CLEP questions of the week. Give mini-practice tests throughout the term to eliminate test anxiety Make sure you go over them once they are completed question by question. At the end of the first and second quarters give a mini practice CLEP exam that you prepare to coincide with concepts covered thus far At the end of the 3 rd term give a full practice CLEP Make it fun and important! Stay positive- this test is passable.
When you reach the end of the term it is time to deliver a CLEP Review Unit When you reach the end of the term it is time to deliver a CLEP Review Unit Example unit broken down into 6 lessons is available in the PowerPoint online. Example unit broken down into 6 lessons is available in the PowerPoint online.
WE HAVE A LOT OF RESOURCES ON OUR SITE. DETAILED MOS HANDBOOKS FOR MS WORD AND MS EXCEL, MS POWERPOINT, AND MS OUTLOOK. INFORMATION ABOUT THE MS WORD AND MS EXCEL EXPERT TEST IS ALSO PROVIDED. ADDITIONALLY, A SEPARATE ADVANCED EXCEL HANDBOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AS WELL AS A MASTERING POWERPOINT PRESENTATION. IN THE HANDBOOKS WE IDENTIFY THE SPECIFIC TASKS ON THE EXAM (WITHOUT GIVING YOU THE QUESTIONS AS THAT WOULD BE CHEATING). FINALLY, SEVERAL VIDEOS HAVE BEEN PREPARED AND THAT ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE AS WELL AS THROUGH YOUTUBE. PREPARING STUDENTS FOR MOS EXAMS?
USE GMETRIX ON US COMPLETE OUR REQUEST FORM ONLINE NEED A TEST PREP SYSTEM
YES IT’S AN EXCITING PROPOSITION THE AP ACCOUNTING PROPOSAL IT SHOULD GIVE US HOPE FOR THE FUTURE; HOWEVER, IT IS ONLY IN AN EXPLORATORY PHASE. DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH WAITING!