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Career TEchnical AND Adult Education News

  • May 20, 2019 9:38 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Join your career-tech colleagues and kick off the school year at the 2019 Leadership and Empowerment Meeting Sept. 18 at Upper Valley Career Center.  This year's theme will focus on partnerships that make career-tech ed successful. 

    All career-tech educators are invited to attend this day-long meeting and Division Leaders are expected to attend.

    For more information and to register, click here.

  • May 13, 2019 12:18 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Ohio ACTE Assembly of Delegates

    Meeting Notice

    The Assembly of Delegates Meeting will take place during the 2019 Ohio ACTE  Annual Connections to Education Conference

    July 29: 3:00 pm

    Hilton Easton, Columbus

    Click here for Division Delegate Counts and Resolution Information


  • May 01, 2019 9:29 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The ODE Office of Career-Technical Education has reopened the testing window on Monday, May 6 and closing on Friday, May 31. Students taking the Information Technology end of course exam will be tested on the final forms, which contain only 40 questions.

    For information on testing windows and deadlines, please refer to the WebXam Newsletter, Assessments on the Ohio Department of Education website, and the WebXam website.

    It is beneficial for teachers and administrators to review this material at the start of each school year to ensure that all students participate during the WebXam testing windows. If you have further questions about the WebXam or testing windows, you can refer to the materials listed above or contact the WebXam office at WebXam@osu.edu or (614) 292-4988.


  • April 30, 2019 11:42 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Teacher Appreciation Week is  May 6-10, and we want to help recognize Ohio’s amazing teachers by sharing your #OhioLovesTeachers celebrations! We want to hear from everyone — school and district leaders, parents, family members, fellow teachers, community members and, of course, students!
     
    Write about your appreciation on this shout-out banner and take a photo with that special teacher who inspires and challenges you; post a short video explaining why that teacher is so great; or share your own creative ideas to express gratitude.
     
    Want to know how to use #OhioLovesTeachers?
     
    The #OhioLovesTeachers campaign on Twitter and Instagram brings our educators to center stage and shines a spotlight on their work and the meaningful ways they are changing lives. To take part, simply share a picture with your story using #OhioLovesTeachers and tag @OHEducation. The Ohio Department of Education will select and reshare many of these images and stories with its statewide network of social media followers.
     
    Be sure to include the teacher’s or group of teachers’ names, district and school names, subjects taught and any social media handles. Share the reason this teacher or group of teachers is an example of why #OhioLovesTeachers. You can include these items in your posts:

    •     Photos and videos from the classroom;
    •     Video testimonials;
    •     Links to district write-ups (such as blogs, announcements and newsletters);
    •     News articles from your local media; and
    •     Anything else that helps tell the story of your special teacher or group of teachers.


    #OhioLovesTeachers is the perfect opportunity to recognize educators whose passion for teaching has no limits. Ohio has a lot to love about its teachers. We are excited to share your stories about our state’s incredible educators this week and year-round!

  • April 30, 2019 11:42 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)


  • April 30, 2019 5:57 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Ohio career-technical educators were honored at the 2019 Region 1 ACTE meeting, April 24-26.  Honorees include:

    Tom Applegate - Region 1 Lifetime Achievement Award

    Carrie Scheiderer - Region 1 Best in CTE Award

  • April 23, 2019 10:41 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Ohio is a strong environment for "Opportunity Employment," says a report released on April 17 from the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland and Philadelphia.

    "Opportunity Employment" is the availability of jobs that do not require a four-year college degree but give workers the chance to earn more than the national annual median wage of $37,690. These opportunities include jobs in healthcare and the skilled trades. 

    According to Crain's Cleveland Business, among the 121 metro areas analyzed for the report, the share of opportunity employment was highest in Toledo, at 34%, with other Ohio cities also ranking well:

    • Cleveland, at 30.1%
    • Akron: 28.1%
    • Cincinnati: 29.1%
    • Columbus: 25.3%
    • Dayton: 28.2%

    A news release from the Cleveland Fed notes that healthcare and skilled trades could experience growth through 2026.

    The full report - which can be accessed here - suggests that ""economic development efforts could focus on industries characterized by high levels of opportunity employment, both private sector and public sector programs for post-secondary skills development could be expanded."

  • April 23, 2019 10:27 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The ODE Office of CTE is continuing the bi-weekly noon-day Perkins V update conferences calls.  Please see the information below and be on the look-out for calendar invites.

    The call-in number is 1-614-466-7177. (Please see access codes below)

    Conference Call Dates (All calls are from noon- 1:00 PM):

     Dates

    Access Codes

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    7354616

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    5834561

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    2147972

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    11405

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, August 8, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, September 5, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    4417894 

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    4417894 

  • April 23, 2019 6:42 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)
    The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education is releasing the Fiscal Year 2020 Manufacturing Technologies and Engineering and Science Technologies

    course outlines and descriptions. These courses will be available for schools starting in fall FY20.

    Click here for more information.

  • April 18, 2019 3:23 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Ohio ACTE and the Ohio Ophthalmological Society are partnering once again to offer FREE safety eyewear for students in programs requiring the use of eye protection.  This program is possible as part of a grant from the Ohio Department of Health to  promote eye safety and to encourage students to use protective eyewear in activities outside of the classroom as well.

    Click on this link to be taken to the online order form and note that there is a link in the order form to view eyewear choices:

    http://www.playhardgear.com/applications/acte-and-oos-vocational-application/

    Applications must be completed by May 31.  Letters will be sent in early June to each applicant to let them know how many pieces of equipment to expect.  Equipment will ship in August to the address provided. 

    In order to participate, schools must agree to provide safety information to students and participate in a survey.  It is open to all schools and is not needs-based.

    Since the inception of the program in 2009, more than 200,000 protective eyewear pieces have been distributed.  Programs benefiting from this partnership include: Automotive, BioMedical Science, Arts, Building and Grounds, HVAC, Dental Assisting, and more.

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

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