Presentation on theme: "Next Steps for CTE: Honoring the Past While Charting a New Future Kimberly Green NASDCTEc."— Presentation transcript:
Next Steps for CTE: Honoring the Past While Charting a New Future Kimberly Green NASDCTEc
Congressional Reality Mid-term election mode No new money overall Pending relevant legislation: Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization
Major driver in education - #1 What is the impact of Common Core Academic Standards on CTE? Integration Articulation Are College and Career Readiness the same?
Major driver in education #2 Education reform through policy Using ARRA and Race to the Top as a tool to advance reforms important to the Administration
CTE In The Spotlight Sustained interest National Governors Association National State Boards of Education US Chamber of Commerce National Conference of State Legislatures National Association of State Boards of Education American Youth Policy Forum ASCD
Elliot Washor, the co-founder of Big Picture Learning the "two-tiered caste system of college- bound and work-bound education" is outmoded, and that "all high school education is, in large part, career education, just as all high school education is preparation for post secondary--make that lifelong--learning.”
Call to Action In February President Obama upon “every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma.”
The President’s Council of Economic Advisors July 2009 report - PREPARING THE WORKERS OF TODAY FOR THE JOBS OF TOMORROW
Economic projections support middle skills agenda Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 by Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 Skills2Compete Agenda of the Workforce Alliance Skills2Compete Agenda
Secretary of Education Need more programs that allow students to “work with their hands” Need more programs that provide a range of options, and that give students a reason to stay in school.
USDOE curious but not sure where CTE fits Secondary schools working group RTTT assessment grant College access program Financial literacy ESEA Interest in community colleges
New Visibility Brings Opportunity Unprecedented support at OVAE CTE perceived as a solution by the broader policy community: Relevancy/Student Engagement Assessment and Certification Workforce pipeline
Honoring the Past but Looking Ahead Broad agreement that this interest is predicated on the assumption that… CTE is not vocational education.
14 THENNOW Vocational EducationCareer Technical Education For a Few StudentsFor All Students For a Few “Jobs”For All “Careers” 6 to 7 “Program Areas”16 Clusters – 79 Pathways In lieu of AcademicsAligns/Supports Academics Limited articulationPortable credit Secondary vs. PSSecondary w/ PS
Moving Beyond What is Required “Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” -President John F. Kennedy
Leadership to Promote Innovation and Excellence in CTE
POS Framework Insights There are 10 components and all are important Underlying assumptions: Build systems of POS Increase rigor and consistency of POS Components are not sequenced or leveled OVAE linking funding to this definition of POS
POS Framework Components 1. Legislation and Policies 2. Partnerships 3. Professional development 4. Accountability and Evaluation Systems 5. College and Career Readiness Standards
Resources www.careertech.org Marketing toolkits/resources Blog One page issue briefs Webinars www.careerclusters.org Coming in 2010 – New resources:– green programs of study, modules around each of 10 components
Thank you! Contact information: Kimberly Green email@example.com 301-588-9630 This presentation is copyrighted by NASDCTEc/NCTEF 2010. All rights reserved.