Career & Technical Education: Learning That Works for New Jersey
Marie Barry, Director
Office of Career and Technical Education
P.O. Box 500 Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 633-0665 | Fax: (609) 984-5347

New Jersey Statewide CTE Conference

The Power of CTE:
Propelling Students to College & Career Readiness

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 
Location: The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing Township, NJ 08618
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Agenda and Schedule
Conference Booklet
Presentations
Evaluation Results

The Power of CTE: Propelling Students to College & Career Readiness

The careers of today and the future will require individuals to have a robust set of skills, including strong academics, technical skills, innovation, problem solving, and critical thinking.  This conference will present many current and emerging practices geared at fostering the development of skills in students to meet the demands of this knowledge-based, global economy.  There will also be an emphasis on the development of rigorous programs of study in various pathways, including those in New Jersey's Key Industry Sectors.  In addition to ensuring college and career success for students, CTE has the potential to stimulate economic and workforce development.

Keynote Address: 
Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education

Featured Presenters:
Kimberly Green, Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of CTE (NASDCTEc)
Topics: National Perspective on CTE and Setting a New Standard: Common Career Technical Core  

Kent Scheffel, President-elect, National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
Topic: Enhancing Dual/Concurrent Enrollment Quality through NACEP's National Standards and Accreditation

Dr. Tracey Severns, Chief Academic Officer, New Jersey Department of Education
Topic: Using the Common Core State Standards to Improve Student Achievement in CTE Programs

Dr. James R. Stone III, Ed.D., Director, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
Topics: CTE, Education Reform and College and Career Ready: Evidence to Inform Policy and Practice and CTE, POS, CCR, CP, EIEIO and other Initialisms: Making Sense of Reality and Making Life Better for Youth and Young Adults

Mr. Bill Symonds, Director, Pathways to Prosperity Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Topic: Creating Pathways to Prosperity: Lessons from the Harvard Conference

Breakout Sessions:

  • Common Core State Standards
  • Developing Student Growth Objectives (SGOs) in CTE programs
  • Common Career Technical Core
  • Dual/Concurrent Enrollment
  • Assessments, Data and Industry Certifications
  • Education/Business Partnerships and Workforce Development
  • New Jersey Key Industry Sectors and Talent Networks
  • Model CTE Curriculum Projects and Rigorous Programs of Study
  • Alternate Route Teacher Preparation
  • Career Equity Resource Center
  • Personalized Student Learning Plans
  • Special Populations and English Language Learners

Specialized KIOSK drop-in centers for:

  • Perkins Guidelines/Grant Application
  • Structured Learning Experiences (SLEs)

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