May 2, 2012
CTE UPDATE
A newsletter from Career and Technical Education - Washington
In This Issue
Aerospace/Manufacturing iGrants
Project Lead the Way Grants
Financial Algebra Summer Institute
Administrator's Guide to CTE Certification
Worksite Learning Manual 2012
Computer Programming Symposium
Students compete to buy and sell stock
Computer Science & Engineering Workshop
WAAE Summer Conference
Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Scholarship
Hybrid Car Train-the-Trainer
Student Leadership Development
Business Week Summer Programs
Woodworking Inservice
Washington STEM Grant
Principles of Applied Technology Training
NAWI Conference
ASM Materials Teacher Training Camp
Additive Manufacturing Workshop
WAME Curriculum Workshop
Education Northwest Conference
Bioinformatics Advanced
Washington Agriculture Education Summer Update Conference
Welding Bootcamp: Industrial Skill Upgrade
Scholarship for JWG Program Graduate
CTSO Combined State Officer Training
Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Scholarship
Student Design Competition
Skills Connect Assessments
Aerospace/Manufacturing iGrants

$150,000 is allocated for one-time grants to Skills Centers for start-up equipment and curriculum purchases. To be eligible for funding, the skill center must agree to provide regional high schools with access to a technology laboratory, expand manufacturing certificate and course offerings and provide a laboratory space for local high school teachers to engage in professional development in the instruction of courses leading to student employment certification in the aerospace and manufacturing industries. Offer the course for the 2012-13 school year. 

 

Qualifying programs can be offered under the following CIP Codes: 150613 Manufacturing Technology/Technician, 460290 Marine Carpentry/Boat Building, 470607 Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician, 470616 Marine Maintenance & Ship Repair Technology/Technician, 480503 Machine Shop Technology/Technician, 480506 Sheet Metal Technology/Technician, 480508 Welding Technology, 480511 Metal Fabricator, 480703 Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright.

 

$300,000 is allocated for one-time grants to high school programs to implement the aerospace assembler program. Participating high school must agree to offer the aerospace assembler training program to students by spring semester of the school year 2012-13. 

 

Qualifying programs can be offered under the following CIP Codes: 150613 Manufacturing Technology/Technician, 460290 Marine Carpentry/Boat Building, 470607 Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician, 470616 Marine Maintenance & Ship Repair Technology/ Technician, 480503 Machine Shop Technology/Technician, 480506 Sheet Metal Technology/Technician, 480508 Welding Technology, 480511 Metal Fabricator, 480703 Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright, 4700000 Manufacturing Foundations, 480000 Precision Production Trades Foundations, 469998 Pre-Apprenticeship Skills for the Trades, 480701 Woodworking Foundations.

 

These grants will be available during the third week of May with a deadline of June 15.

Project Lead the Way Grants

$250,000 is solely for advanced Project Lead The Way courses at 10 high schools.  To be eligible for funding, a high school must have offered a foundational project lead the way course during the 2011-2012 school year. 

 

One-time funding must be used for start-up course costs for an advanced Project Lead The Way course to be offered to students beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. 

 

Qualifying programs can be offered under the following CIP Codes:  149997, DE, Digital Electronics; 149998, AE, Aeronautical Engineering; 410301, BE, Biomedical Engineering; 470495, CIM, Computer Integrated Manufacturing; 260104, BI, Biomedical Innovation, 510714, MI, Medical Intervention.

 

These grants will be available during the third week of May with a deadline of June 15.

Financial Algebra Summer Institute

Free Financial Algebra Summer Institute June 28 and 29, at 1910 Church St. SE, Salem, OR 97302. Hosted by Cengage, the author of Financial Algebra, Richard Sgroi, will be leading a free 1.5 day workshop for teachers who are teaching or implementing a Financial Algebra Course

 

Workshop will include:

  • Comprehensive overview of the Financial Algebra course.
  • In-depth look at each chapter, offering insight into the instructional model, chapter features.
  • Algebraic modeling deployed.
  • How to use the graphing calculator and spreadsheets throughout the course.
  • Teaching the mathematics of Financial Algebra.
  • Using projects as an alternate means of assessment.
  • Using the Financial Algebra program supplemental resources.
  • Effective teaching tips and strategies.

For more information, contact christine.stakr@cengage.com.

To register contact lethe_laura@salkeiz.k12.or.us. 

Administrator's Guide to CTE Certification

New on the web this past week, the CTE Certification Administrator's Guide is a tool for all administrators interested in keeping their CTE teachers up to date and in compliance with certification.

Worksite Learning Manual 2012

Similarly, the newly updated 2012 Worksite Learning Manual is now up on the web.

 

Questions: contact Venetia Willis-Holbrook at v.willis-holbrook@k12.wa.us

Computer Programming Symposium
Seattle Science Festival is offering a great field trip opportunity for high school students interested in learning more about computer programming. The Computer Programming Symposium on Monday, June 4, 2012, 9:30am-1:30pm at Intiman Theater, Seattle.
 
 This symposium will provide classes an introduction to how computers and the internet work, and what it's like to write computer programs.
 
Instructors: Computer innovators and entrepreneurs Hadi Partovi and Nat Brown, and Hélène Martin, a former high school computer science teacher who's now a member of the faculty at the University of Washington.
 
Target audience: grades 9-12. Prerequisites: read English, and basic math (addition and subtraction). Algebra is desired.
 
Fees: Registration for this event is free for educators with students to bring! Please no applications from individual students.  Thanks to some very generous support from Codeacademy.com, we're also able to provide all participating students with lunch.
 
Register here for the Computer Programming Symposium. Up to 450 high school students can be accommodated at this free event.
Students compete to buy and sell stock

Five teams remain in the Washington Council for Economic Education's "Stock Market Game." Still competing are two teams from Tacoma's Lincoln High School, Pioneer Middle School, Meadowdale High School, and Kamiak High School. A great article in the Tacoma News Tribune talks about what that team has done and learned from the program.

Computer Science & Engineering Workshop
The University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering department is running a workshop this summer targeted at high school or middle school teachers of math, science and computer science. 
 
The workshop will be August 6-8, 2012. Cost is $35 registration which includes lunch for three days, light breakfast, reception, parking, housing for out of town participants, 20 clock hours. 
 
The workshop's goal is to learn what the field of computer science has to offer and take home some ideas of how to incorporate computational thinking into your classes. 
 
WAAE Summer Conference

The 2012 Washington Association of Agriculture Educators (WAAE) Summer Conference is June 24-28 in Bellingham, WA. Register hereLearn more here.

 

Registration information can be obtained by emailing twhitcomb@mtbaker.wednet.edu or 

gparkert@comcast.net.

Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Scholarship

BIAW announces that the Mackenzie Cowell Memorial Scholarship is available to assist and encourage workforce training in the construction industry. The application is now available on BIAW's website at www.biaw.com or by calling Amanda Beth or Jan in the BIAW Education Program at (800) 228-4229 ext 114. Completed application must be postmarked by May 13.

Hybrid Car Train-the-Trainer

Peninsula College Hybrid Train-The-Trainer: NSF grants provides a reduced costs for these In-service opportunities: Hybrid Train-The-Trainer , 5 days beginning July 9; Predictive Maintenance, 3 days beginning July 16; and Hybrid Battery Rebuild, 2 days beginning July 19. All will be held in Port Angeles. For more information or to register please contact  mhansen@pencol.edu.

Student Leadership Development

Announcing a $1,300 Scholarship for SkillsUSA Activate and Leverage Training (formerly known as State Officer 101/201 Training) Open to all students. The deadline is April 29. 

 

Go to  www.skillsusa.org/educators/101.shtml for more information on this training opportunity.


Also announcing an$800 Scholarship for Washington Leadership Training Institute. The deadline is July 22.  


Go to 
www.skillsusa.org/events/wlti.shtml for more information on this training opportunity.

All applications are sent to the Dennis Wallace, State SkillsUSA Washington Director. The state may only submit one application per year.
 
Business Week Summer Programs

The Foundation For Private Enterprise Education (Washington Business Week) uses experiential learning to teach high school students about careers, business, leadership, and teamwork while they gain valuable life skills and college credit (optional) in a fun and exciting way. Students can choose programs in Business, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy and Agri-Business.  Students live on one of four university campuses (Gonzaga, CWU, WWU or PLU) for a full week and get a taste of college life, mentored by industry professionals.  

 

Registration is now open for all programs.  To learn more, watch this 9 minute documentary or download flyers for classroom distribution.  For more information go to www.wbw.org, or contact WBW at (253) 815-6900, or Herman Calzadillas, Pathways Manager, at herman@wbw.org; (253) 561-1840.

Woodworking Inservice

Saturday, May 5, travel to Ridgefield, WA and join others of your profession to study. Any teacher involved with teaching woodworking in middle or high schools can attend. No cost to attendees and lunch will be provided. 

 

The event is sponsored by WoodLINKS USA Educational and Research Foundation. Session topics include Small Format CNC, Shop Tool Maintenance, Wood Bending, Jobs for our Kids.

 

Contact Dave Anderson at a.d.workcrafting@gmail.com or call at (503) 508-3181 to reserve a seat. 

Washington STEM Grant

Washington STEM is now accepting applications for its next round of entrepreneur awards: awards are one year investments ranging from $2,000-$25,000 that support the exploration of breakthrough ideas and promising approaches in STEM education. Online applications are due May 3, 2012. Click here  to download the request for proposals.

 

Go to  www.washingtonstem.org to learn more and start your application.

Principles of Applied Technology Training
MatEd (National Resource Center for Material Technology Education), Edmonds Community College and OSPI will be offering a one-week workshop over the summer designed for secondary science teachers but open to all teachers: Principles of Applied Technology (PT). Dates are noted below. The PT workshop is 40 hours in length, eligible for clock hours and will be held at Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, W A. Register early, as space is limited.

Register online at www.the-bct.com or call (425) 640-1840.
 
NAWI Conference Coming

47th Annual National Association for Workforce Improvement (NAWI) conference, Pathways to Prosperity: Innovation for the 21st Century Workforce in Boston, MA, May 23-25 This year's NAWI conference will focus on ways education stimulates creation and innovation. Keynote speakers and presenters will discuss how we strengthen workforce development to engage learners in the art of making things, utilizing academic and technical resources, and to instill the entrepreneurial spirit in everyone. Learn more here. 

ASM Materials Teacher Training Camp

Applications now open for summer Materials Camp opportunities. Here's your opportunity to participate in a week-long, hands-on lab experience that shows you how to use applied engineering techniques in the classroom. Camp is July 16-20 in Seattle. Apply here. Learn more here.

Additive Manufacturing Workshop
The National Center for Materials Technology Education (MatEd) located at Edmonds Community College and the National Center for Rapid Technologies (RapidTech) located in Irvine, CA, are proud to offer a two day workshop on the latest in additive manufacturing technology in Lynnwood, WA.

Using a hands-on format, this workshop will provide the attendee with the opportunity to bring individual creations to life, experience the use of the latest scanning technology, hydro printing and post processing of designs. If you would like  to experience these new technologies, are already teaching these technologies and looking to update your skills, or have equipment in your school that may or may not be in use, this is the workshop for you.

The workshop will be July 18-19, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at Edmonds Community College.

WAME Curriculum Workshop
Register now for the May 14 WAME Curriculum Workshop, to be held at the ESD Black Hills Training Center in Renton, WA.

Register and learn more at http://wame.biz/. 
Education Northwest Conference

Registration is now open for the 5th annual conference From Structure to Instruction Institute on High School Design and Improvement, Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1 in Seattle, WA. 

 

For more information, visit http://educationnorthwest.org/event/sti12 or contact Suzanne Hay at (503) 275-9634, suzanne.hay@educationnorthwest.org.

Bioinformatics Advanced Professional Development Workshop

The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) presents professional development and curriculum on bioinformatics (Bio-ITEST). High school teachers, particularly those with advanced biology or biotechnology courses are invited to apply. Prior bioinformatics experience is not required. 

 

The workshop will be held July 23-27, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, WA. Applications are due April 27. Visit http://www.nwabr.org/bioitest-adv-workshop to register.

Washington Agriculture Education Summer Update Conference

The Washington Agriculture Education Summer Update Conference will be held in Bellingham, WA, June 24-28. Agriculture teachers attending this conference will receive important updates. A large number of workshops, along with agriculture industry exposure sets this conference apart.

 

The agriculture education & science pathway at OSPI is holding the first Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education (CASE) training in Washington State this summer. Twenty agriculture education teachers have been chosen to attend this training. Scholarships have been provided to the teacher's school districts to cover the cost of the training. The CASE training will be in Moses Lake, WA, July 30 - August 9.

Welding Bootcamp: Industrial Skill Upgrade

This workshop is a collaboration between BTC and WSU Agricultural Education. The workshop was established to coincide with the WAAE Conference that starts on Monday, June 25, in Bellingham. 

 

This workshop will focus on helping high school metal shop instructors bring their welding skills up to current industry standards in the area of Gas Tungsten Arc, with refreshers in Shield Metal Arc and Gas Metal Arc Welding techniques. The workshop will take place in BTC's state-of-the-art welding facility. Participants will be introduced to BTC's welding curriculum and desired student achievement standards for employability in today's welding marketplace. High school teachers will receive guided practice in learning and refining welding skills from BTC's program instructor. Focus will be on hands-on learning. Come prepared to spend two days welding while gaining skills in TIG, MIG, or SMAW. The idea behind the workshop is for instructors to improve their own skill set. Participants need to supply personal protective equipment, including safety glasses, gloves, leathers, welding hood, notebook and pencil.

 

Note: Teachers do need to have, at a minimum, basic welding skills and equipment.

 

Registration:  Complete the attached registration form and submit with payment to: Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225, Attn: Business Office. Fax registration to: (360) 676-2798.   

 

For workshop questions: contact Linda Crawford at crawford@btc.ctc.edu  or phone at (360) 752-8353; or Linda Ruthrauff at lruthrau@btc.ctc.edu or phone (360) 752-8409.

Scholarship for JWG Program Graduate
In 2012, 112 JAG seniors submitted their application and documentation to be considered for one of the twelve $1,000 scholarships awarded in the fourth year of the Board of Directors and Friends of JAG to present scholarships to JAG graduates.

In Washington, our winner was Maria Vega from the Aberdeen JWG program. Congratulations to Ms. Vega and Aberdeen JWG.

Jobs for America's Graduates is a national dropout intervention, prevention retrieval program. Washington is in its 2nd year of implementation.
CTSO Combined State Officer Training

The First Annual Joint State Officer Training will take place at the Great Wolf Lodge, May 30 - June 1. Newly elected state officers from SkillsUSA Washington, Technology Student Association (TSA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will participate.  

 

At the training, the students elected as state officers will receive training in public speaking, parliamentary procedure, team building, time management, leadership skills, and etiquette, etc. Duties and responsibilities of State Officers will be explained and an action plan for the 2012-2013 year developed. 

Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Scholarship

BIAW announces the Mackenzie Cowell Memorial Scholarship is now available to assist and encourage workforce training in the construction industry. 

 

Application is now available on BIAW's website at www.biaw.com or by calling Amanda Beth or Jan in the BIAW Education Program at 800-228-4229 ext 114. Completed application must be postmarked by May 13, 2012.

Student Design Competition

GAERF Launches 2012 Student Design Competition (Why Hire Me). First-place winners and their instructors will receive a two-day, all-inclusive paid trip to attend GRAPH EXPO in Chicago, IL. The winning students will receive an award of $2,000 presented during GRAPH EXPO 2012's Career Awareness Day, October 10. Second-place winnerswill be awarded $1,500, and the third-place winners will receive $1,000. 

 

Entry deadline is June 15. For complete information about the GAERF 2012 Student Design Competition visit: www.graphicCOMMcentral.org.

Skills Connect Assessments

FYI: 47 industry-driven technical and employability assessments are available at www.workforcereadysystem.org. Updated assessment Blueprints to help prepare students as well as tips for testing, accommodations and purchase information.

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