May 1, 2013
CTE UPDATE
A newsletter from Career and Technical Education - Washington
2013 National Teacher of the Year 
Jeffrey Charbonneau
Jeff Charbonneau, a National Board Certified Teacher and Project Lead the Way teacher, began teaching science at Zillah High School in 2001. He was just awarded the national Teacher of the Year Award. 

  

 He starts out every lesson in his classroom by saying, "Welcome back to another day in paradise."

 

He has been instrumental in creating a series of demanding STEM offerings in his small, rural high school. This year, students will be able to earn college credit in four of Jeff's classes. To accomplish this, Jeff has become an adjunct faculty member at Yakima Valley Community College, Central Washington University, and Eastern Washington University. The Yakima Valley is home to both the national Principal of the Year, Trevor Greene, and the national Teacher of the Year. A great partnership between GEAR UP and Project Lead the Way helped to make this happen.

 

Jeff will now serve as the 2013 National Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year. He will travel nationally and internationally as an ambassador for America's teachers. Jeff will return to the classroom in Fall 2014 when his year of service ends.

 

 Click here to watch his interview with CBS This Morning.

 

STEM Fuse Offers 18 Week Free Game Design Curriculum 

In pursuit of their founding mission "to develop leading STEM curriculum and promote STEM education nationwide" STEM Fuse is excited to announce "GAME:IT 10,000 a STEM Initiative". Through this program all Washington high schools have the opportunity to access, deliver and teach STEM Fuse's nationally recognized GAME:IT curriculum 100% free of charge! The course was designed as an introductory level game design course that can be taught regardless of technical experience. This is an outstanding opportunity for Washington schools to teach a fully aligned, rigorous, yet highly engaging CTE / STEM course and save thousands of dollars often spent on STEM / technology curriculum and materials.

 

STEM Fuse will allow for virtually unlimited access and usage for participating schools and they even encourage multiple uses within the school and exposure to as many students as possible. YourGame IT  school will find STEM Fuse to be easy to work with in helping you register for this curriculum. They will provide ongoing support, help and training to WA schools that want to participate in this program to ensure that they are fully prepared to successfully teach GAME:IT. 

 

Click here to view:
  •   Course information regarding GAME:IT
  •   Terms of usage and course implementation
  •   Project registration and implementation process for GAME:IT
  •   Service, training and professional development"
New Course Approval Steps in EDS
The steps to creating a new course approval and re-approval in EDS can be found in the attached document.
  
For further information, please contract the CTE office at (360) 725-6245.
 Welcome New CTE Colleague

Deifi StolzDeifi Stolz is the new Methods of Administration Program Supervisor for the Career and College Readiness Division. Among Deifi's duties will be conducting Civil Rights compliance program reviews for districts offering Career and Technical Education programs. 

 

Deifi started her career with Career and Technical Education while working with the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board prior to moving to OSPI.  She brings a wealth of knowledge to the position as she has seen the transition of Career and Technical Education at the state level and its impact on administrators, teachers, students, and parents at the local level. 

 

Deifi's excellent judgment and intuitive sensitivity to the myriad of challenges faced by school districts make her an excellent choice for this position. If you have any questions, please give her a call at (360) 725-6254 or email at deifi.stolz@k12.wa.us.

 

Please welcome Deifi Stolz!

Monroe Public Schools Recruiting Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers 

There are two openings in the Monroe Public Schools for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers. 

 
Monroe Public Schools
200 E. Fremont
Monroe, WA 98272

 

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Phone: (360) 804-2530
 
Fax: (360) 804-2549

Email: HumanResources@monroe.wednet.edu
 

For specific information, please click here.

FDA/NSTA Professional Development Program in Food Sciences

The FDA/NSTA is providing a fantastic summer opportunity for Science, Health, and Family and Consumer Science teachers to attend a free multidimensional professional development program from July 14-20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Included in the program are all expenses including transportation, housing, and meals.

 

Click here to download a copy of the application.  The deadline is April 30, 2013.

 

Click here to order a free copy of the curriculum.

 

For more information, please contact Mimi Cooper at mimicooper@verizon.net.   

Pro-Start Competition Winner
Oak Harbor School Disrict won the Pro-Start Competition in both Culinary and Management and will be competing in May at nationals.
 
You can find out more information here.

Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy

Registration is open for the 8th Annual Energy and Construction Best Practices Summit; EmPOWER the workforce; BUILD the Economy: June 19­­-20 at the Regional Education & Training Center, Satsop Campus, in Elma, Washington. The keynote speaker is Karen Elzey, Director for Skills for America's Future.
 
Registration is free. Click here to register.

Law Enforcement MWR Memorial Scholarship

Blaine Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) is proud to announce the opportunity for a $500 scholarship for those students interested in a career in law enforcement. If interested, please click here and follow the instructions for submission. May 31, 2013 is the deadline.

  

For more information about Blaine Sector MWR, please go to http://www.blainemwr.com/. 

 

Principles of Applied Technology Workshop

MatEd (The National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education) and Edmonds Community College will be offering their Principles of Applied Technology (PT) workshop this summer. The workshop, which is open to all teachers, will emphasize critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills to teach applied physics from a technology perspective. Teachers will work together on exciting labs and hands-on exercises that they can take back to the classroom and use to engage their students. The objective of PT is to relate student development of competencies and other STEM subjects to in-demand jobs in technical career pathways. The workshop will be held Monday-Friday, July 8-12, 2013 from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at Edmonds Community College's Monroe Hall. Class fee is $495, and is eligible for 40 OSPI clock hours.

 

Register online at www.the-btc.com or call (425) 640-1840. Course # L100
Guitar Building Workshop for Educators
Bringing math, science and music center stage, these two workshops will provide educators with 40 clock hours. Mark your calendars for July 15-19, 2013 at the EMP Museum in Seattle. Register here. 

GAERF Launches 2013 Student Design Competition

The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) announces the launch of the GAERF 2013 Student Design Competition themed: "Forever Print." Although we live in a 'digital age', we continue to be surrounded by printed material because certain kinds of information are best conveyed in print, and proven to be the most effective way to market and sell products. This fifth annual contest challenges students to demonstrate their creativity and skill by producing a printed product that in today's world cannot be replaced by electronic media. Entry Deadline: June 14, 2013.

 

First place winners and their instructors will receive a two-day trip, all expenses paid, to attend PRINT 13 in Chicago, IL. The winning students will receive $2,000 awards presented during PRINT 13's Career Awareness Day, Thursday, September 12, 2013. Second place winners will be awarded $1,500, and the third place winners will receive $1,000.
 
For complete information about the GAERF 2013 Student Design

 

Competition visit: www.graphicCOMMcentral.org
RAISE Award

The Secretary of Transportation is announcing a second-annual award competition to recognize outstanding students who develop unique scientific and engineering innovations in aerospace and aviation. Looking for students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school level to develop innovative solutions to real-world aviation and aerospace issues, and to share those innovations with the broader academic and business community.

 

Winners will be formally recognized by the Secretary of Transportation on behalf of a partnership of government and private sector organizations.

 

The submission period for this competition is May 1 to July 1

This is a great opportunity for students to be recognized for their efforts. Please register here.
NACTEI 2013 Conference and Pre-Conference
The NACTEI pre-conference will be presented by Michael Brustein on May 6, in Phoenix, AZ. With all the changes coming out of Washington, D.C. are your CTE programs still compliant? Or does your organization continue to risk flying under the radar? Michael Brustein is a founding partner of the firm Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC, and is a nationally recognized authority on the federal delivery system for workforce and career/technical education. The cost of the pre-session is $195. Get more information here.

 

Please note: registrations for the NACTEI Conference requires a separate registration. Please refer to www.nactei.org for more information.

Washington Applied Math Council Workshops
2013 Spring Inservices coming up, May 1 and 9, with the Summer Conference June 24-28. Registration information can be found at the Applied Math Council website.
FYI Concerning SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference Fees

As part of continuing effort to keep students, members, advisors and state directors informed of key decisions, SkillsUSA wants to advise you that during its December meeting, the SkillsUSA board of directors voted to increase the National Leadership Skills Conference Registration fee from the current $125 to $140 effective beginning with the 2013 conference. Part of the board's consideration was that the $15 increase only impacts the approximately 10,000 paid NLSC registrants and not the overall membership of SkillsUSA.

34th Annual Washington Women in Trades Career Fair

Construction Center of Excellence will host the 34th Annual Washington Women in Trades Career Fair will be held May 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in skilled trade career options for more information, contact Cindy Payne cpollyc@comcast.net or go here to register. 

STEM Grant Funding
The STEM Academy is pleased to extend $2,500 STEM Jumpstart Grant opportunities for schools throughout the country. The grant support is eligible for schools who are interested in advancing STEM literacy for all students via STEM curriculum treatment which features postsecondary dual credit and industry recognized certification. Schools may also qualify for grant support dedicated to elevate instructor STEM capacity through professional development, facility analysis and curriculum review.

Learn more about this opportunity here:  http://www.stem101.org/grants.asp.

The practices, strategies and programming utilized within The STEM Academy (K-16 Program) were developed from identified national best practices by the National Academy of Engineering and National Science Foundation. Curriculum features dual-credit agreements with over 180+ post-secondary institutions. Instructors may earn up to 9 graduate school credits through the STEM 101 professional development program.

8th Annual Energy and Construction Best Practices Summit

Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy has opened registration for the 8th Annual Energy and Construction Best Practices Summit; EmPOWER the workforce; BUILD the economy: June 19-20 at the Regional Education & Training Center, Satsop Campus, in Elma, Washington. Registration is free. Go here to register.

Supply Chain Careers Assessment

The Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management, formerly International Trade, Transportation, and Logistics is offering students a free Career Assessment to see if Supply Chain Careers are right for them. Go to http://www.ittlwa.com/ to take that assessment and learn more about opportunities. 

GATE: Ways of Expression 

The stories of students and young people can have a profound impact across the state of Washington, from the classrooms and communities to the state legislature.

 

Students stories need to be heard
Graduation: A Team Effort (GATE) is a state initiative working to better serve the youth of Washington by aligning dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement efforts in our state. GATE is looking for teen artists to publish on the GATE website to broadcast the youth voice of Washington. If you're a student, share your story and compete with teens from around the state to become one of the GATE:
Ways of Expression Artists of the Month.

 

Every month, there is a new theme for the contest. Delve deeper into the themes to consider how the themes have affected your life and your community.

 

What's in it for students?

  •  A chance to share their story and art with other youth, parentsschool staff and policy makers.
  •  Awards and accolades to add to their portfolio and resume.
  •  Art, student advocacy, and statewide impact.

How to enter
Step 1: Read the Guidelines
Step 2: Review the Monthly Themes
Step 3: Make Art!
Step 4: Submit Your Art

 

For more information

http://www-dev.k12.wa.us/GATE

 
Questions?
Contact GATE at GATE@k12.wa.us
SkillsUSA Interstate Battery's Fundraising Project

SkillsUSA is excited to announce a new partnership with Interstate Battery's fundraising program for local chapters. This is a great opportunity for our chapters to raise funds in partnership with a company whose mission and product align very closely with SkillsUSA. Through this partnership, local chapters would sell Interstate Battery's products and will receive 50 percent of the sales. 

 

Also, the National Office is offering an incentive: the states with the highest sales from November 1 to June 1, 2013, will receive a cash prize. 1st place will receive $1000, 2nd will receive $750 and 3rd place will receive $500. Sign up today

 

For information on assessments, visit the Work Force Ready System website at http://www.workforcereadysystem.org or contact at (703) 737-0663 or email skillconnect@skillsusa.org.

Regional SkillsUSA Competition

Please go to http://www.skillsusawashington.org and then click on "regions" and select specific region to see dates, times and locations of regional competitions.

5th Annual Try-A-Trade & WSLC Counselor Apprenticeship Workshop

The 5th annual Try-A-Trade is taking place on May 2, 2013 at the Regional Education and Training Center at Satsop. Try-A-Trade is a full day event designed to give high school students hands on experience in energy, construction, and manufacturing. Through the different opportunities and demonstrations at Try-A-Trade, students can explore their interests and gather information about how to start out on a variety of career paths after graduation. This year also marks the return of the Washington State Labor Council's Counselor Apprenticeship Workshop. The Apprenticeship Workshop is focused on expanding the counselor's knowledge of apprenticeship options and giving them the tools to assist their students in finding and securing apprenticeships and training programs that suit their particular interests. Space and bus scholarships are limited. To register please visit: http://tryatrade2013.eventbrite.com.

 

 For more information contact Jennifer Dunn at Jennifer.Dunn@retcs.org or (832) 482 -1724 or Kairie Pierce at kpierce@wslc.org or (360) 570-5167.

State Farm Grant Opportunity

State FarmŽ is offering a grant opportunity for schools to possibly win either one of 10 $100,000 grants; one of 90 $25,000 grants; or a grand prize concert for a school by a chart-topping music artist. The program Celebrate My DriveŽ is a safe driving program where one's community will also be encouraged to make safe driving commitments on behalf of a school during the commitment period.

 

The more commitments made, the better the chances of winning a grant for a school and maybe even a concert by a chart-topping music artist. For more information on the program, please go to http://www.celebratemydrive.com.

State Farm Service-Learning Grants
State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB) grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 must fall under one of these issue areas; Community Safety; Environmental Responsibility; Financial Literacy; Access to Higher Education; or, Health & Wellness.
 
Grant application due May 3, 2013. Find out more at www.statefarmyab.com.
Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology

FYI: If you haven't visited lately, the Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology: Has numerous activities and information on career opportunities  listed on their website. Go here to learn more about activities and events.

Highline Offers Fundamentals of Importing Course

This 10-week course will be taught by Microsoft's Director of International Trade, John Soares, from April 10-June 12, 2013 on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Highline campus in Des Moines. The class will provide an overview of international business with an emphasis on the basics of importing and serves as an excellent prerequisite for individuals interested in studying to be a customs broker through Highline's Customs Broker Exam Prep course. 

 

To register, please click here.

ASE Student Certification 
Students can earn an ASE student certification for each automotive test they pass. The spring testing window began April 2 and ends June 6, 2013Purchase assessments directly with SkillsUSA co-branded vendor ASE and learn more about the student certification at: http://www.asestudentcertification.com
SkillsUSA Workforce Ready System 

The Skill Connect Assessments are perfect for end-of-year testing. The online industry-driven assessments evaluate technical and employability skills and knowledge through drag-and-drop, simulations, hot spot and other question forms. Choose from 47 assessments here.

SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference

The Washington SkillsUSA Delegation will be attending the 48th Annual NCLS (National Leadership and Skills Conference) held in Kansas City, MO, June 24 -28, 2013. Members will be staying at the Marriott Hotel Downtown located at 200 West 12th Street in Kansas City.

 

Registration for the conference can be made to SkillsUSA Washington, PO Box 2698, Olympia, WA 98507. Cost is $550 for Student, $700 for Advisory, or $1,200 Adults single room (prior approval needed). Registration includes hotel accommodations, recreational activities, registration fees. It does not include airfare or ground transportation in Kansas City, any meals or incidentals you might incur on the trip. SkillsUSA Washington will take care of hotel arrangements.

 

Participants will need to make travel arrangement to arrive in Kansas City on either Sunday, June 23 or Monday, June 24. Our first mandatory meeting will be on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Return flights should be booked for any time on Saturday June 29.

CTSO Leadership Development for SkillsUSA Instructors

There needs to be at least 25 participants to offer the workshop. Topics covered are: 1) Learn employability skills training from experts and seasoned teacher; 2) Learn how to integrate the PDP (Professional Development Program) into their program; 3) Teach your students to manage their education; 4) Learn how to maximize business and industry partnerships, and 5) Learn about the online version of PDP. Estimated Cost of the Program should be under $100 and participant will earn 8 clock hours.

 

If your teachers are interested in attending a Regional Professional Development workshop dealing with the following topics, please contact Denny Wallace at dennis.wallace@k12.wa.us.

 

FCCLA State Conference

April 10-12 found almost 700 FCCLA participants at the FCCLA State Conference. The students participated in leadership workshops by such presenters as Lindsey Armstrong, National FCCLA officer from Nebraska, Mary Alexander, Men's Warehouse, Ryan Baynes, AT&T, with the "It Can Wait" message, along with Gina Stark, Washington State Treasurer's Office.  

 

The STAR Events recognition was exciting and rewarding. There were 261 STAR Event participants in 28 events. 

 

The following medals were awarded at the banquet:

ˇ         192 Gold Medals

ˇ         56 Silver Medals

ˇ         13 Bronze Medals

 

There will be 65 National competing individuals or teams representing Washington State in Nashville, TN, July 7-11, 2013.

  

All Pathways Lead to Harvard

During the March 17-19 "Creating Pathways to Prosperity, A Direction Setting Conference" at Harvard University, the following statements seem to support Career and technical Education: 1) Snap-on Chairman and CEO Nick Pinchuk - "The United States is in a global economic war and the best weapon we have is career and technical education." 2) Harvard's Dr. Ron Ferguson - "We've been discussing this issue for over 20 years. It's now time to stop talking. It's time to act - it's time to start a national movement." He went on to announce the creation of the Pathways to Prosperity Network.

 

The network is a collaboration between the Pathways to Prosperity Project at HGSE (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Jobs for the Future (JFF) and six states focused on ensuring that many more young people complete high school, attain a postsecondary credential with currency in the labor market and launch into a career while leaving open the prospect of further education.

 

Please check out this website for additional information.

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In This Issue
2013 National Teacher of the Year
STEM Fuse Offers 18 Week Free Game Design Curriculum
New Course Approval Steps in EDS
Welcome New CTE Colleague
Monroe Public Schools Recruitment for Teachers
FDA/NSTA Professional Development Program in Food Sciences
Pro-Start Competition Winner
Pacific Northwest Center For Excellence
Law Enforcement MWR Memorial Scholarship
Principles of Applied Technology Workshop
Guitar Building Workshop for Educators
GAERF 2013 Student Design Competition
RAISE Award
NACTEI 2013 Conference and Pre-Conference
Washington Applied Math Council Workshops
FYI Concerning SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference Fees
34th Annual Washington Women in Trades Career Fair
STEM Grant Funding
8th Annual Energy and Construction Best Practices Summit
Supply Chain Careers Assessment
GATE: Ways of Expression
SkillsUSA Interstate Battery's Fundraising Project
Regional SkillsUSA Competition
5th Annual Try-A-Trade &WSLC Counselor Apprenticeship Workshop
State Farm Grant Opportunity
State Farm Service-Learning Grants
Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology
Highline Offers Fundamentals of Importing Course
ASE Student Certification
SkillsUSA Workforce Ready System
SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference
CTSO Leadership Development for SkillsUSA Instructors
FCCLA State Conference
All Pathways Lead to Harvard
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