August 1, 2013
CTE UPDATE
A newsletter from Career and Technical Education - Washington
Free Microsoft IT Academy Training and Certification
Please consider taking advantage of the free Microsoft IT Academy training events.  Attendee's must register with WA-ACTE to attend the conference. Attendee's are responsible for lunch and accommodations.
  
Training on the IT Academy and Showcaseing Benefits
 
Date:    Sunday, August 11
Time:   9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place:   Professional Developmen Building
              101 South 6th Avenue
              Yakima, WA 98902
Cost:     Free, 6 clock hours available
 
This full day of on-site training will include information on:

 

  • IT Academy: hands-on login to ITA sites, curriculum review, and best practicesfrom fellow teachers on how to implement ITA into your lessons
  • Everything you need to run certification exams - IQ system software, MOS and MTA certification exams and Certiport Console

 

This on-site training will ensure that you are adequately prepared to use your IT Academy benefits and administer MOS and MTA exams with the help and support of  Microsoft and CCI.

 

Click here to register.

Free Microsoft OneNote Training and Certification

No matter what subject you teach - Don't miss this crash course in OneNote - a digital notebook that allows you to collect and organize notes for any project you are working on. OneNote is organized like a traditional notebook and acts like a filing cabinet, only better. You can grab any snippet of information you want (links, images, text) from the web, an email - pretty much any electronic source - and drop it right on your OneNote page. Advanced search features help you find what you need fast. OneNote will even keep track of your to-do list.

 

Date:   Wednesday, August 14

Time:  1-4 p.m.

Place:  Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center

             1120 S. 18th Street

             Yakima, WA 98901

Cost:    Free, 3 clock hours available

 

Join us for this introduction to find out how this powerful tool can help you and your students stay organized.

 

Click here to register!

Open iGrants and Due Dates

Please find the latest information on the open iGrants and respective due dates.

 

 

Due Date

Form Package

8/30/13

668 - Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing

9/13/13

605 ­- FIRST LEGO League

9/13/13

606 - FIRST Tech Challenge

9/13/13

656 - AP Computer Science

10/11/13

424 - FIRST Robotics Competition

 

WA-ACTE Summer Conference

Clock hours are available.

The WA-ACTE Summer Conference theme for this yearis "Career and Technical EDGE...Setting the Standard". It will be held at the Yakima Convention Center from August 11-14, 2013.

 

 

Pre-Conference sessions include:

  • Common Core Math and English
  • Financial Literacy
  • First Aid
  • Next Generation Science
  • Project Management
  • Project Lead the Way

 

Conference sessions incude some of the following topics:

  • Education Overviews
  • Washington Job Outlook
  • Positive Learning Environments
  • Best Practices for CTE
  • Building and Developing Business Partners
  • CTE Safety
  • Civil Rights Onsite Reviews
  • High Skills/High Wages
  
The Chad Foster will be the opening keynote speaker. He is one of America's most sought-after speakers for his outstanding work in creating and implementing critical 21st Century Skills resources for students. His best selling books include Teenagers Preparing for the Real World, Financial Literacy for Teens, Career Readiness for Teens and High School 101.

 

The Shark Tank Grannies will be the closing keynote speakers. They are two women from Yelm, Washington, who have put their entrepreneurial talents together about their Ice Chips Candy®. They were called to make a pitch at Shark Tank and managed to obtain national support from two Sharks, Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban. They are enjoying the notoriety and profit from this life-changing business venture. Read their book Two Grannies in a Garage and be encouraged.

 

Click here to register!

Project Management for CTE
Project Management for CTE professional development will help to make your job easier by utilizing the best practices of traditional conferences and the best features of e-learning and "webucation". 
  
WA-ACTE Pre-Conference
  
     Date:    August 11, 2013
     Time:  1-4 p.m.
     Place:  Yakima Convention Center
     Cost:    $100, including 3 clock hours
 
Questions about the course? 
Contact Jim Noeldner at jim@rpmteam.com
  
Click here to register.  
Check out Project Management here.
Lego Robotics EV3 Training

When:  August 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.             

               August 11 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Where: Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center

                 1120 South 18th Ave, Yakima, WA 98901

 

Presenting: Ian-Chow Miller of the Lego Education Advisory Board, experienced Lego Robotics Instructor

 

What: Two-Day Intensive Lego Robotics EV3 Workshop (Enrollment limited to 30 participants)

 

Cost: $150 registration fee (includes lunches and 12 clock hours)

 

Who: Teachers new to Lego Robotics or migrating from NXT to EV3 (10 clock hours)

AT&T Foundation Awards $30,000

A $30,000 incentive grant form the AT&T Foundation through Jobs for WashAT&T Award to Franklin Pierce SDington's Graduates (JWG) was given to th Franklin Pierce School District.

 

Pictured from left to right:

Randy Dorn, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Sly Boskovich, Career and Technical Education Director

Carol Tagayum, AT&T Director of External Affairs

Dr. Frank Hewins, Superintendent Franklin Pierce School District

Regional Professional Development Workshop for SkillsUSA Instructors 

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

 

Topics covered: 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.

We need at least 25 participants to offer the workshop sponsored by State Farm and provided by SkillsUSA National Staff.

Date:   August 24, 2013

 

Time:   8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Place:   Puget Sound Skills Center (Confirming)

             18010 8th Avenue South

             Burien, WA 9814

 

Cost:    $50, 8 clock hours included

GRADS Grant Awarded 
The Office of Adolescent Health announced on July 29, 2013, that Washington State was one of the recipients of the Pregnancy Assistance Fund Program; Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Families federal grant that will provide $1,500,000 for four years.
 
This grant provides support for states to develop and implement programs to improve the educational health and social outcomes for expectant parenting teens, women, fathers and their families. The pregnancy Assistance Fund gains to strengthen access to and completion of education and improve mother and child health and well-being.
 
OSPI will use these funds to strengthen and expand the GRADS program and their childcare centers. OSPI will continue to partner with the Department of Health, the Attorney General's Office, WithinReach, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault. 
 
For further information about the GRADS program, please contact Heidi Schultz, GRADS Progam Specialist, at (360) 725-0417 or heidi.schultz@k12.wa.us.
  
DECA International Career Development Conference

Washington DECA attended the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California held April 23-28, 2013 with 735 students attending from throughout the state.

 

The DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) is the highlight of the DECA year and is a targeted, highly-focused learning experience for students providing unique opportunities to extend classroom learning. Sixteen thousand high school students, advisors, businesspersons and alumni gather for several days of DECA excitement. Most participants at ICDC compete in one of DECA's fifty-five competitive events. The top competitors in each event are recognized for their outstanding achievements. In addition to the competitive events, many students and advisors participated in a variety of leadership and career advancing academies. Click here for details.

 

Washington DECA is honored to recognize 96 finalists placing 75 of them in the top ten internationally. Of those qualifiers 4 were honored with a 1st place award, 5 students placed 2nd, and 13 received a 3rd place award. In addition 86.6% of the students attending received an "Award of Excellence" in recognition of achieving all the standards of performance in their competitive event. A complete list of the results is attached.
 
If you questions, please contact Lance Wrzesinski at (360) 725-6258 or email at lance.wrzesinski@k12.wa.us.
FBLA Award Winners
The FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim was very successful. Washington State students received 55 top-10 awards, more than ever before with students from7 schools winning multiple awards:International Community School (Mark Ellio  tt, Adviser) 9 awards; Odessa (Terri King, Adviser) 6 awards; Woodinville (Cody Dilling, Adviser) 6 awards; Fife (Laura Hilzendeger, Adviser) 5 awards; Bainbridge Island (Kim Rose, Adviser) 4 awards; Davenport (Karen Hay, Adviser) 4 awards; and Cheney (Adam Smith, Adviser) 4 awards. Judy Reynolds, FBLA Executive Director, stated, "I'm extremely pleased with the performance of our students this year; they clearly represent the quality of business education programs in our state!"
 
Click here to find out more about FBLA.
 
If you questions, please contact Lance Wrzesinski at (360) 725-6258 or email at lance.wrzesinski@k12.wa.us.
 
New Student Leadership Organization

Washington State now has eight recognized student leadership organizations. 

 

The Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) is the new addition with Marianna Goheen as the state supervisor and Kathryn Russell as the state adviser. Marianna received the HOSA charter for Washington State in June.

 

The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.

 

Click here for the HOSA website and here for the CTE website.

  
Three Students to Compete in International Competition

Three Washington state students, from Kalama High School, will compete in an international competition.

   

Juniors Morgan VanRiper and James Willman, and sophomore Brady Harmon each took first place at a national competition for students in the Microsoft IT Academy.

 

The IT Academy helps students attain industry recognized certification in a variety of Microsoft technologies.

 

The three students competed in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda competition in Anaheim, Calif., in June. VanRiper placed first in Microsoft Word Expert, Willman in Excel and Harmon in PowerPoint. By placing first, the students will go to the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship in Washington, D.C.

  

"I congratulate the winners, and all the students who competed," said Randy Dorn, superintendent of public instruction. "When OSPI and Microsoft began the IT Academy back in 2011, I knew it would benefit a lot of students. But it's also showing all of us just how talented some students are, and how much potential they have. I'm sure they'll use that potential to do great things."

More information

  • Click here for Microsoft IT Academy details.
  • Click here for Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship details.
Technology Student Association Award Winners

The Technology Student Association (TSA) hosted its largest-ever annual national conference in Orlando, Florida from June 28 to July 2, 2013. Middle and high school student members competed in more than 60 competitive events based on principles and concepts learned through classroom activities and projects during the school year in Career & Technical Education STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) courses. The conference celebrated the contributions of advancing technology in our society and TSA's 35th anniversary with the theme "A Tradition of Excellence."

 

Among those competing were students from 16 Washington State schools.  We are very proud to announce that Washington was well represented on the awards stage with 26 top ten finishers including 3 national champions.  

 

In addition to our competitive event success, for the first time in history Washington is home to two National TSA Officers. Congratulations to Sai Nimmagadda from Henry M. Jackson High School who was elected as National TSA Treasurer and his brother Sri Nimmagadda who was elected National TSA Vice-President.

 

Click here for nationals results.  Click here for the TSA website.
Common Core Math Applications for Quilting
Applying Common Core Math to hands-on quilt top construction is something you can use in your classrooms. Attend an exciting workshop in which you will use the Buggy Barn Crazy method to construct a quilt.
  
      Date: August 11, 2013
      Time: 12-5 p.m.
      Place: Selah High School
      Cost: $35
  
Click here for details.  Contact Kathi Hendrix to reserve a place.   
Family and Consumer Sciences Fall Conference 
Please save the date for the FACSE and FCS Fall Conference.  This year's theme is "Managing Change Through Famiy & Consumer Sciences".
 
Date:    October 27-29, 2013
 
Place:  Heathman Lodge
               7801 NE Greenwood Drive
               Vancouver, WA 98662
               (360) 254-3100
  
Cost:    $225 for members.  $350 for nonmembers.
  
Includes:  1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and clock hours.
  
Early bird registration deadline is September 30, 2013.
 
Online registration only at  http://www.wafacse.org/conferences.html
  
For additional informaton, please contact Vicki Zimmerman at vzimbo@hotmail.com or
(509) 464-8547.

 

Family and Consumer Sciences News
For the latest information on what is happening in Family and   Consumer Sciences in Washington State, please click here.

 

Mary Nagel, FACS Program Supervisor,

can be reached at (360) 725-6242 or by

email at mary.nagel@k12.wa.us.

Lakeside High School CTE Culinary Arts Apprenticeship Standards Approved

The Lakeside High School CTE Culinary Arts apprenticeship  standards were approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council on July 18, 2013.  Thanks to instructor Maureen Fanion, Chef Josh Martin, and Evie Lawry from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) who have supported this effort and continue to do so!

 

The standards will be posted on the L&I apprenticeship website sometime this week. Click here and search for program identification number 1939. 

 

We hope to expand this program to the Spokane Skills Center and other areas in Washington. For more information contact Mary Nagel at (360) 725-6242 or at mary.nagel@k12.wa.us.

  

Jump$tart Washington National Educator Conference

The Jump$tart National Educator Confererence will be held November 1-3, 2013, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  

The Jump$tart National Educator Conference:

  • Is devoted to the teaching of personal finance in PreK-12 classrooms.
  • Subsidizes costs for teachers, making it affordable despite economic conditions.
  • Improves teachers' own level of financial literacy.
  • Introduces teachers to new information, techniques, and resources to help them bring personal finance to life in their classrooms.
  • Gives teachers the opportunity to network with resource providers, industry leaders, and-most importantly-fellow financial educators from across the country.
Click here for complete details.
Food Service Teen Fact Sheet

For the latest information from the Department of Labor and Industries regarding what is permitted and prohibited work activities for youth ages 14 to 17 years old, please click here.

Case Training 

The Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education (CASE) training in Washington was held in Moses Lake, July 21-August 1, 2013. This was the second Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources training held in our state and one of only 24 held nationally. The training is an intensive instructional program that immerses participants in a year's worth of curriculum in just 9 days.

 

Click here to learn more about the CASE Institute.

Agriculture at WA-ACTE 
In addition to an agriculture education and FFA update, attendees at the summer Washington Association of Career and Technical Education in Yakima, WA from August 11-14, 2013 can expect some unique professional development opportunities:

 

All teachers are welcome to attend the "Science Writing Heuristic and POGIL Lab activities" a workshop that explains the writing to learn model for learning from laboratory activities in secondary science which can be used by teachers as a framework from which to design classroom activities. This model can be used in all content areas and particular is placed on claims, evidence, and reflection. POGIL lab activities which use guided inquiry including a learning cycle of exploration, concept invention, and application will be used as workshop materials.

 

Attendees can look forward to seeing Abbie DeMeerleer, former National FFA Officer and current Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University present in her first WA-ACTE appearance. Abbie will present a highly interactive and informative workshop that will provide an understanding of the four predominant generations in our society, where communication breakdowns often occur, and how to navigate to success during inter-generation work. This workshop will help all educators meet students "where they are" - helping to understand how to shape today and tomorrow's student.

 

This year's conference will include a tour and lesson at the Yakima Valley Community College Teaching Winery, which is free and open to all attendees of the conference. The "Viticulture: From Vine to Glass" will include touring the vineyard and discussing grape growing, then move to the winery to observe the winemaking process.

 

If you are interested in attending, please email Rebecca Wallace at Rebecca.wallace@k12.wa.us.

"Building Legacies"- WAAE Summer Conference

The Washington Association of Agricultural Educators held their annual professional conference in Spokane, WA from June 23-27, 2013. The conference kicked off with a keynote speech from the Gonzaga Woman's Basketball Coach, Coach Kelly Graves.

 

Teachers united to remain on the cutting edge of their professional by handling committee and association work, attending short courses, workshops, mini-lessons, and industry tours all aimed at adding to the teacher's "tool-kits" to impact agricultural students across our state.

FFA Spotlight
The 83rd annual Washington FFA State Convention was a tremendous success due to all the incredible FFA members, chapter advisors, staff, and volunteers that made the conference theme, "Go For Gold" come to life. The newly elected state officer team to lead our organization is:

President: Bailey Peters, Centralia

Vice President: Michael Heitstuman, Quincy

Secretary: Andy Zahl, Walla Walla

Treasurer: Johnathan Kelley, Battle Ground

Reporter: Laine Utter, Moses Lake

Sentinel: Hayley Huber, Wenatchee

 

The state FFA officers recently completed a successful NLCSO (National Leadership Conference for State Officers) hosted in Winthrop, WA. Following their training, they applied their knowledge by hosting the annual DOT (District Officer Training) for student leaders across the state.  They look forward to guiding the work of our state association this year, and recently revealed this year's theme: "Be Your Brand."

Pathways to Apprenticeship Event

Now is your opportunity to receive advanced instruction and on the job training in high demand careers. 

 

Date:           September 25, 2013

 

Time:          8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Where:       Spokane Ironworkers

                      16610 E. Euclid

                      Spokane Valley, WA 99216

 

Cost:           $50

 

Includes:  8 clock hours, continental breakfast, lunch

 
The apprenticeship training will include:
  • Valuable careeer guidance tools and academic resources
  • In-depth knowledge of the apprenticeship system
  • Connections to apprenticeship programs representing many industries
  • Tour of apprenticesip training center for tour and hands-on experience of multiple trades

Click here to register.  For questions and for payment options, contact Vicki Plemmons.

SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute

Washington Leadership Training Institute will be held September 21-25, 2013 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Virginia. This Institute will focus on developing high-level leadership and citizenship skills by interacting with elected officials as a voice for career and technical education.  Student and advisor sessions will be offered.

 

Applications are due to the State Office by August 10, 2013.

 

Click here for more information.

SkillsUSA Magazine "Image"
The SkillsUSA Magazine staff is seeking photo submission for the "Image" page. In this contest, students and advisors can submit photos that show SkillsUSA Members in action. They currently do not have a photo selected for the next issue, so get your submission in.
The photographer's chapter will receive $150 prize check and, of course, the thrill of seeing his or her work in print.
For details, email Tom Hall at thall@skillsusa.org.
SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
The SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference was held in Kansas City on June 24-28, 2013. Washington State students' showcased their talents.
Congrats to the following High School SkillsUSA Members for their outstanding performance in National Competition!

 

1st Place Finishers:

Firefighting; Gold Medalist; Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center; Jeremy Rosenau

 

Screen Printing Technology; Gold Medalist; Sammamish High School; Rachel Rock

 

2nd Place Finisher:

Diesel Repair Technology: Silver Medalist; Tri Tech Skills Center; Ryan Walker

 

3rd Place Finishers:

Broadcast New Production: Bronze Medalists; Central Kitsap High School; Mairead Anderrson, Holly Chan, Andrei Brundige and Gavin Warner

Collision Repair Technology: Bronze Medalists; NEWTECH Skills Center; Jason Gorton

 

4th Place Finishers:

Chapter Business Procedures; Elma; Samuel Baderdeen, Wyatt Carter, Austin Cristelli, Wyatt Gray, Connor Wolfe, and Logan Zepp.

CNC Turning; Sno-Isle Skill Center; Ryan Olsen

 

5th Place Finishers:

Audio/Radio Production; Aberdeen; Kristina Davis and Jenna Prater

Early Childhood Education; Arlington; Hannah Powers

Internetworking; Central Kitsap; Nicholas Birkenfeld

Major Appliance & Refrigeration Technology; Aberdeen; Kellen Schroder

 

6th Place Finishers:

Computer Maintenance Technology; Auburn Riverside; Brandon Hall

Engineering/Technology Design; Central Kitsap; Larisa Brown, Kaitlyn Duarte and Rachel Kagan

Quiz Bowl; Columbia River; Jacob Aschieris, Chance Cunningham, Danny Daller, Ian David and Steven McCarthy

Urban Search & Rescue Robotics; Elma; Joseph Eaton and Dakota Hughes

 

7th Place Finishers:

Medical Terminology; Port Angeles; Sarah Starrett

Mobile Electronics Installation; NEW Tech Skill Center; Brandon Conner

Photography; Davis; Skyler Ketcham

 

8th Place Finisher:

Action Skills; Elma; Zach Holcomb

 

9th Place Finisher:

Commercial Baking; YV Tech; Alondra Andrade

 

10th Place Finisher:

Related Technical Math; Central Kitsap; Caleb Wyllie

 

Please click here for website.

 

The Dirty Job America Must Now Embrace-Closing the Skills Gap

Julie Kantor, Chief Partnership Officer, STEMconnector®, a for-profit powerhouse convening force in the STEM Universe (Science Technology Engineering Math) founded by one of her great mentors CEO Edie Fraser and Diversified Search.

 

Julie is a veteran leader and tireless ambassador of the STEM and entrepreneurial ecosystem workforce serving in CXO roles since 1992. Julie is a known in the community as a people person, a brand-builder, national thought leader, writer for Huffington Post Business and networked fundraiser with a proven track record.
 

Click here for intriguing Article highlighting Mike Rowe and SkillsUSA.

Washington State SkillsUSA Member Elected as National Officer

Erika Nelson, Aberdeen, was elected at the recently held National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri. Erika will spend her Senior year at Aberdeen serving as the Region 5 National Vice-President. Her busy year will start with National Officer Training in Washington D.C., July 23-31, 2013, and will conclude at next year's National conference in Kansas City.

This will be the 50th year of existence for SkillsUSA and the 49th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.  It will be the last one to be held in Kansas City before moving to Louisville, Kentucky the following year. Erika becomes the 3rd National SkillsUSA officer elected from Aberdeen High School in the past 4 years.

She was preceded by Katie Grimnes (National President 2010-11) and Karmen Ayres (National Vice-President 2011-12).

Aerospace/Manufacturing Technical Program and Aerospace Assembler Training Program Grants

Form Package 668 is available in the iGrants system.

  

Deadline to apply is August 30, 2013 

  • 4 Skill Center Grants are available for start-up equipment and curriculum purchases for $75,000 each.
  • 6 High School Grants are available to implement the aerospace assembler program for $25,000 each.

Award grantees will be notified by September 20, 2013.

 

Aerospace Core + Workshop for New Grantees

Core Curriculum Deep Dive, Tools, Equipment and Supplies and Core Project's training.

  
Save the Tentative Date: October 18-19, 2013.

  

Aerospace Grants winner announcements should be made in mid-September.

 

Confirmation on date, location, time, and agenda will be sent out as soon as award winners are identified.

Project Lead the Way Provides Alignments

PLTW is excited to provide alignments for the GTT, PTE and BMS programs to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

 

PLTW curriculum is at the intersection of academic and applied learning as PLTW students apply the knowledge and skills of STEM to solve real world-problems.

 

As a result, PLTW courses naturally connect to national standards in academic subjects in a deep and enduring way that might otherwise be isolated in a traditional course.

 

Alignment to standards for PLTW is determined by the following rigorous description:

 

Students complete a designated task(s) that demonstrates the outlined knowledge and/or skills of the specific standard or objective.

 

These and other alignments, including those to Common Core State Standards, are available here.
Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program was designed as a model U.S. national STEM education initiative to inspire and engage the next generation. 

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for a school district or individual schools to engage a few hundred Grade 5-12 students in a very real Microgravity Experiment Design for Flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

 

Note: this program is not for an individual class.

 

Important Dates:

  • September 4, 2013  (Deadline for communities to be aboard)
  • September 9-November 11, 2013 (Week Experiment Design Phase in Your Community)
  • December 12, 2013  (Selection of Community Flight Experiment  and Ferry Flight to ISS)
  • Spring 2014  (Ferry Flight Return to Earth)
  • July 2014  (Launch plus 6 weeks National Conference at Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

 

Please click here for details.  Click here for the website. 

The SiemThe Journalens Foundation has opened its annual Competition in Math, Science and Technology. This year's program will offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. The competition, administered by the College Board, calls on high school students to submit original research in technology, science, or math, either as individuals or in teams. Regional competitions will be held at six United States universities in November, with finalists competing in Washington, D.C., in December 2013.
 
The application period for the awards is open. Applications are due September 30, 2013.
 
Click here for details.
STEM Jump Start Grant Opportunity 
Thanks to corporate support up to 10 schools can still qualify for up to $5,000 in STEM JUMP START GRANT funding support for 2013-14. The grant funding can be applied to STEM 101 consulting, professional development of curriculum services. Request a meeting with a STEM 101 advisor here.

 

STEM 101 UPDATES

 

Learn about STEM 101 programming by viewing a 15 minute overview presentation. Click here.

 

AWARD WINNING STEM 101 SCHOOLS

 

Read here about STEM 101 schools are winning awards all over the country.

 

STEM 101 MIDDLE GRADES IN ACTION

 

The battle ground for the hearts and minds of students as it relates to STEM education is happening at the middle grade level. Click here for details.

 

To view the flyer, click here.

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.
 
Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

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.

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"

State Farm Grant Opportunity

State Farm® 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 Drive® 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 click here.

Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology

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.

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.

 

Click here to take that assessment and learn more about opportunities. 

Elma School District Recruiting Business Education Instructor and FACSE and/or Health Sciences Teacher

There is a full-time Business Education Instructor position available and a full-time Family and Consumer Sciences and/or Health Sciences Teacher position in the Elma School District.

 

Elma School District

1235 Monte-Elma Road

Elma, WA 98541

 

Phone: (360) 482-2822

Fax: (360) 482-2092

 

Click here for district information.

Bainbridge Island School District Recruiting Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

There is an opening in the Bainbridge Island High School for a 0.6 FTE Family and Consumer Sciences teacher.

 

Bainbridge Island School District

8489 Madison Avenue NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

 

Phone: (206) 842-4714
Fax: (206) 842-2928


 
For specific information, please click here. 

Shelton School District To Post Business and Marketing Teacher Position

There will be a fulltime Business and Marketing fulltime position opening up in the Shelton School District.

 

Please contact the school district for further details.

 

Shelton School District

700 S. 1st Street

Shelton, WA 98584

 

Phone: (360) 426-1687

Fax: (360) 427-8610

  
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Free Microsoft Trainings and Certifications; Open iGrants; WA-ACTE Summer Conference; Project Management; AT&T Foundation Awards $30,000; GRADS Grant Awarded; DECA; FBLA; CASE Training; More...
Free Microsoft IT Academy Training and Certification
Free Microsoft OneNote Training and Certification
iGrant Open Grants and Due Dates
WA-ACTE Summer Conference
Project Management for CTE
Lego Robotics EV3 Training
AT&T Foundation Awards $30,000
Regional Professional Development Workshop for SkillsUSA Instructors
GRADS Grant Awarded
DECA International Career Development Conference
FBLA Award Winners
New Student Leadership Organization
Three Students to Compete in International Competition
Technology Student Association
Common Core Math Applications for Quilting
FACSE and FCS Fall Conference
Family and Consumer Sciences News
Lakeside High School CTE Culinary Arts Apprenticeship Standards Approved
Jump$tart Washington National Educator Conference
Food Service Teen Fact Sheet
Case Training
Agriculture at WA-ACTE
"Building Legacies"- WAAE Summer Conference
FFA Spotlight
Pathways to Apprenticeship Event
SkillsUSA...Washington Leadership Training Institute
SkillsUSA Magazine "Image"...
SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
The Dirty Job America Must Now Embrace-Closing the Skills Gap
Washington State SkillsUSA Member Elected as National Officer
Aerospace/Manufacturing Technical Program and Aerospace Assembler Training Program Grants
Aerospace Core + Workshop for New Grantees
Project Lead the Way Provides Alignments
Student Spaceflight Experiments Program
Student STEM Competition
STEM Jump Start Grant Opportunity
STEM Grant Funding
STEM Fuse Offers 18 Week Free Game Design Curriculum
State Farm Grant Opportunity
Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology
Supply Chain Careers Assessment
Elma School District Recruiting Business Education Instructor and FACSE and/or Health Sciences
Bainbridge Island School District Recruiting Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
Shelton School District To Post Business and Marketing Teacher Position
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