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The Role of Program Specialists in Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

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1 The Role of Program Specialists in Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

2 Overview  Job Description  Program Specialists  Main Roles

3 PreTest 1. How many Agricultural Education Program Specials are there in Oklahoma? 2. Which district has the most teachers to be supervised? 3. What is usually the primary purpose of a program visit?

4 PreTest 4. How many standards are evaluated during a program evaluation? 5. What one role takes up the most time of the Program Specialist?

5 Job Description  Assist with the responsibilities and duties associated with the administration of Career and Technology Education programs.

6 Job Description  Strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and a willingness and ability to travel. Knowledge of school administration and school laws helpful. Computer skills and experience of Microsoft Office or comparable software.

7 Duties/Essential Functions  Assist in the planning, developing and implementing of programs to meet the career and technology education needs as requested by local education agencies, and identified by local and statewide guidelines.

8 Duties/Essential Functions  Coordinate and provide technical assistance and problem solving to meet local program needs.  Conduct program evaluations to assure program quality and assist with program improvement.  Encourage innovative approaches for instruction and delivery.

9 Duties/Essential Functions  Plan and implement high impact professional development training and technical assistance for teachers and staff based on priorities and needs.  Assist in providing guidance and leadership to the student organization and assist with student conference activities.

10 Duties/Essential Functions  Coordinate accreditation requirements for career and technology education programs.  Assist in coordinating the dissemination and retrieval of statistical and descriptive information pertaining to career and technology education programs.

11 Duties/Essential Functions  Develop and implement divisional activities to complement the goals and initiatives of the Department, including implementation of processes to increase effectiveness.

12 Duties/Essential Functions  Coordinate, develop, and administer entry level teacher in- service for first year agricultural education teachers.  Be available/willing to work nights, weekends and extended hours.

13 Program Specialist  Responsible for promoting and maintaining quality programs  Operations  Reporting  Funding  Facilities

14 State Staff

15 Northwest District Mike Robison Northwest District Program Specialist

16 Northeast District Guy Shoulders Northeast District Program Specialist

17 Southwest District Kurt Murray Southwest District Program Specialist

18 Southeast District Eric Bilderback Southeast District Program Specialist

19 Central District Rose Bonjour Central District Program Specialist

20 Other Staff Members Eddie Smith State Program Administrator and FFA Advisor Kent Boggs State FFA Executive Secretary

21 Main Roles  Program visits  Program evaluations  Professional development  Technical assistance  Accountability and compliance  Student organization activities

22 Supervision DistrictDepartments Teachers Northwest63 72 Northeast84104 Southwest65 81 Southeast79 95 Central66 83 Totals

23 Program Visits  Meet with administration  Visit program  Observe student interaction  Complete Shop Safety Check Sheet  Provide technical assistance

24 Program Evaluations  Goal: Program Improvement  Program evaluation, not teacher  Standards endorsed by State Board of Career and Technology Education

25 Program Standards 1. Instructional planning and organization 2. Instructional materials utilization 3. Qualified instructional personnel 4. Enrollment and student to teacher ratio

26 Program Standards 5. Equipment and supplies 6. Instructional facilities 7. Safety training and practices 8. Advisory committee and community relations

27 Program Standards 9. Leadership development/CTSO 10. Coordination activities 11. Student accounting and reports

28 Professional Development  PI meetings  District meetings  Summer inservice  Summer conference  Just-in-time training

29 Technical Assistance  Phone Calls  Online &  Face-to-Face  Teachers  Administrators  Counselors  Students  Others

30 Accountability & Compliance  Student learning & achievement  Effective goal setting  Funding  Reports  Program approval

31 Reports  Salary and teaching schedule  Computerized Enrollment System for Instructors (CESI)  Membership roster & dues  Follow-up  Final All Day  Annual report and evaluation

32 Student Organization Activities  Alumni Camp  MFE/ALD  WLC  Goodwill Tour  CDE’s  State Fairs  Youth Expo  District Shows  Sporting Clays  Award Applications

33 Other Duties As Assigned  FFA Alumni  Entry Year Teachers program  Curriculum  Testing  State Fairs & Youth Expo

34 Other Duties As Assigned  Professional organization (OAETA, NAAE, OkACTE, ACTE)  Presentations  Mega-meetings (and lots of them!)  “Fire drills”

35 Review  Program visits  Program evaluations  Professional development  Technical assistance  Accountability and compliance  Student organization activities  And a whole lot more!

36 Test Answers 1. How many Agricultural Education Program Specials are there in Oklahoma? Five 2. Which district has the most teachers to be supervised? Northeast

37 Test Answers 3. What is usually the primary purpose of a program visit? To provide technical assistance 4. How many standards are evaluated during a program evaluation? Eleven

38 Test Answers 5. What one role takes up the most time of the Program Specialist? Technical Assistance

39 Any Questions?

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