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

Form Package


524 - Annual AG Ed Reportw

(Required of all programs with agricultural education options.)


668 - Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing*


606 - FIRST Tech Challenge


214 - Consortium: Perkins 5-Year Application


215 - District: Perkins 5-Year Application


274 - Skills Center: Perkins 5-Year Application


461 - Non-Traditional Fields


424 - FIRST Robotics Competition

 wExtended. | *Open for high schools only.



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. Please take action!

Nominate yourself or your favorite teacher who is championing these new standards. Nominations will be rolling through the school year.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities


AP Summer Institute

August 4-7, 2014


Automotive WASTS Mini-Conference

August 1-2, 2014 | YV-Tech | $75 includes lunch both days


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 company is in the process of developing an exam for the 21st Century Leadership/EmployabilitySkills for Washington's use. There are 12 new course exams being offered this fall and 50 of the existing exams have been updated. Questions, please contact Adam Sanchez at 801-850-9883 or email at asanchez@precisionexams.com.
Microsoft IT Academy Top 10 Schools

The Microsoft IT Academy has 216 schools testing students with 17,089 total certifications as of July 2, 2014.


This seven-hour workshop to be held either on Friday, August 29 or Saturday, August 30 in Yakima will provide instructors with the tools they need to develop, manage, and advise a SkillsUSA chapter in their school or classroom. Contact Denny Wallace for details.

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 the 2014 FBLA's National Leadership Conference even winners in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 29 to July 2, 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.

Family and Consumer Sciences

For information on the 2014 FCCLA National Leadership Conference, click here.


Please contact Mary Nagel, Family and Consumer Sciences Program Supervisor, with any questions or feedback you have at (360) 725-6242 or mary.nagel@k12.wa.us.

Jobs for Washington's Graduates (JWG)
For information about the August 2014 JWG newsletter, click here.
Please contact Mary Kanikeberg, Program Supervisor, (360) 725-6249 or JWG@k12.wa.us.
Skilled and Technical Sciences
Click here for the August 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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