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1 Free College Tuition? Tell Me More! Senate Bill 155 & RPOS Lisa Beck Associate Director Career Technical Education (KBOR) Martin Kollman Education Program Consultant (KSDE) ksde.org

2  Improve education by increasing the percentage of students who are career and college ready upon high school graduation  Improve CTE with additional funding  Result = SB 155 Governor’s Initiative for CTE

3  Student Tuition Support ($8.75 million) Tuition paid for all KBOR approved CTE courses  School Transportation Costs ($500,000)  Incentives to High Schools for Certificates Earned in Key Occupations ($1.5 million) $1,000 for graduates with credentials  Funding for Marketing/Outreach ($50,000) Key Components of SB 155

4  Tuition paid for all KBOR approved CTE courses  Students may be charged for fees and books but not tuition  Must be Postsecondary Tiered Technical Courses Student Tuition

5 Qualifying Credentials  High Wage, High Demand Occupations determined by KDOL  List of Qualifying Credentials for $1,000 High School Incentive  _cte_initiative _cte_initiative

6 Qualifying Credentials  Agriculture  Construction  Machining  Welding  Health  Automotive  Computer Support

7 Collecting Your $1,000  Credential Completion Form Submitted in June to KSDE (after graduation)  Once confirmed by KSDE, KBOR sends the $1,000 to the student’s High School  Questions contact KSDE Help Line at or (785)

8 Tuition Free College Credit  Kansas students can take CTE courses as college or dual credit.  Courses may be offered by college faculty or postsecondary approved high school teachers  Courses can be offered at the Kansas high school, college, or distance education

9 CTE Marketing Campaign Put Your Passion To Work!  Posters  Videos  Tri-fold Brochure (also in Spanish)  TV and Theatre Spots  FAQs  Fact Sheet  Order Form

10 Posters and Videos  Registered Nurse  Lineman  Welder  Computer IT

11 Tri-Fold Brochures

12 Resources  KANSASWORKS.com/careerzoom  kansasregents.org/governors_cte_initiative kansasregents.org/governors_cte_initiative  ksde.org > CTE > CTE Newsletters > SB 155 Reference Materials ksde.org

13 Resources (con’t)  Updated list of FAQs  Order Form for Brochures & Posters  List of Qualifying Credentials cte_initiative

14 Questions

15 Rigorous Programs of Study Grant RPOS

16 What is RPOS?  A grant that supports schools in developing new pathways and enhancing existing pathways to a modeling level.  Federal RPOS is directed to the Manufacturing Production pathway only at this time.  State RPOS is designed to build new, high need, pathways with supportive structure and resources.

17 Schools Involved Federal RPOS - 4 yr. Grant * (Manufacturing Production Pathway) Secondary USD115 Nemaha Valley USD253 Emporia USD259 Wichita USD260 Derby Post-secondary Butler Community College Flint Hills Technical College Fort Hays State University Hutchinson Community College Manhattan Area Technical College Wichita Area Technical College

18 Current Pathway vs. RPOS  Meets State Competencies  Articulation Committees Advise  Career Opportunities for Students Pathway Improvement Plan Meets Most Student Needs  + Meet Business & Industry Skills  + Is Actively Involved with Curriculum & Students  + Job Shadow, Externships, Work Experience  + Professional Development & Blend Academics  + Industry Certificates & Post-Secondary Credit Examples but NOT limited to…

19 Tips for Rigorous Pathways  Staff, CTE & Academic teacher meet & discuss  Meet student & teacher needs through industry based skills & certifications  Active involvement with business & industry in school  Teachers receive regular professional development to stay current and meet trends  Collaboration with post-secondary to offer dual CTE credit to students and smooth transition  Blending of curriculum among CTE and academic teacher to add additional value to common core/academic subjects

20 Teacher Examples  Technical Skill Assessments - Collaborative Generic rubric for project based learning that matches technical skills and 21 st Century Skills 100 question knowledge based skills test ► Safety ► Mathematics ► Procedure ► Work Skills ► Software, Equipment & Technology

21 Teacher Examples  Blended CTE & Academic Curriculum Share lessons and project ideas Matching Vocabulary Identify Real-World Application Similar Testing Question Types as Standardized Tests Sharing Resources Between Departments Collaborative Planning Time Across Multiple CTE Pathways and Academic Classes Making CTE Essential in Student Academic Success

22 Questions

23 Contact Information Lisa Beck Associate Director Career Technical Education Kansas Board of Regents Martin Kollman Education Program Consultant Kansas State Department of Education


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