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           A Newsletter from Career and Technical Education  
              Washington                                               July 2014 
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Due Date

Form Package


658 - PLTW Professional Development


668 - Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing*


606 - FIRST Tech Challenge


550 - Jobs for Washington Graduates


461 - Non-Traditional Fields


424 - FIRST Robotics Competition


* OSPI is re-opening the high school portion of the grant.



Washington STEM will be profiling and sharing the stories of Washington state teachers who are pioneering implementation of Common Core Math Standards and Next Generation Science Standards over the course of the 2014-15 school year. Each story will feature photos and videos filmed in conjunction with the profile.

Washington STEM is looking for your help in identifying inspiring STEM teachers. Nominate yourself or your favorite teacher who is championing these new standards. Nominations will be rolling through the school year.



On June 30, 2014, the Department of Early Learning adopted emergency rules increasing child care subsidy base rates by four percent effective July 1.This base rate increase is required under the 2014 supplemental budget enacted by the Washington State Legislature.



Upcoming Learning Opportunities


AP Summer Institutes

July 7-10 & July 28-31 | August 4-7, 2014


UW Computer Science & Engineering

July 16-18, 2014 | Seattle | Register Now $40


Lean, Six-Sigma & Precision Measurement WASTS Mini-Conference

July 31, 2014 | YV-Tech | $50


Robotics Programming & Development Workshop

July 31-August 2, 2014 | YV-Tech | $100


Automotive WASTS Mini-Conference

August 1-2, 2014 | YV-Tech | $70


WA-ACTE Summer Conference -- "CTE Working for WA"

August 3-6, 2014 | Yakima | Register Now


ITEEA Engineering By Design

August 11-14, 2014 | Shoreline School District | Flyer


SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI)

September 20-24, 2014 | Washington, D.C.| Denny Wallace


2014 Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference

November 8-10, 2014| Nominate | $1,000 Sponsorship

General Information

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Precision Exams (www.precisionexams.com) are excited to announce our new partnership to deliver standardized CTE assessments statewide.


Microsoft IT Academy Top 10 Schools

The Microsoft IT Academy has 216 schools testing students with 16,847 total certifications as of June 18, 2014.


This seven-hour workshop being held on August 3 in Yakima will provide instructors with the tools they need to develop, manage, and advise a SkillsUSA chapter in their school or classroom.

Agriculture Education Sciences

For information about what is happening at the Washington FFA Association, click here.


Please contact Rebecca Wallace, Agriculture Education Sciences Program Supervisor, with any questions or feedback you have at (360) 725-6241 or rebecca.wallace@k12.wa.us.

Business and Marketing

For information on Certiport's 2014 Mircrosoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship, click here.


Please contact Lance Wrzesinski, Business and Marketing Program Supervisor, with any questions or feedback you have at (360) 725-6258 or lance.wrzesinski@k12.wa.us.

Jobs for Washington's Graduates (JWG)
Click here for the July 2014 JWG newsletter.
Please contact Mary Kanikeberg, Program Supervisor, (360) 725-6249 or JWG@k12.wa.us.
Skilled and Technical Sciences
Click here for the July 2014 Skilled and Technical Sciences newsletter.
Please contact Denny Wallace, Program Supervisor, with any questions or feedback you have at (360) 725-6241 or dennis.wallace@k12.wa.us.
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