2014 NCPN Preconference Institutes/Tours
Sunday, October 12

Half-Day Institutes: Morning

Are You Certified? The Role of Industry Certifications and Credentialing—Promising Practices in Secondary, Postsecondary, and Adult Education
9:00 a.m. - Noon


Jeraline M. Marsh

Certifications are important components in the preparation of qualified industry candidates. Join prominent leaders from around the country for an interactive half-day workshop on industry credentialing, and walk away with a renewed sense of where and how industry credentialing fits into your educational institution’s plans. Hear from national, state, and local leaders in the field of industry credentialing who have experienced positive results. Topics include: industry credentialing 101, aligning standards and curriculum to meet the needs of industry credentials, funding for industry credentials, and how to connect with third-party industry credentialing agencies.
Jeraline M. Marsh, School District of Palm Beach County, Florida
John Foster, NOCTI, Big Rapids, Michigan
Marilyn Barger, Florida Advanced Technological Education Center for Excellence, Tampa, Florida


Technology-Infused Classroom
9:00 a.m. - Noon (Repeated in afternoon)


Jeannie Justice

Have you ever had to ask your students to put away their cell phones or iPods? Wouldn’t you like to have your students as interested in the lesson as they are in their electronic devices? This workshop is designed to help educators tap into the appeal of electronic devices to provide interactivity and authentic learning in the classroom. In this preconference you will discover how to unleash student creativity while learning 21st-century skills with electronic devices, websites, and apps. Participants MUST bring devices with them to participate in the workshop. (All electronic devices are welcome—tablets, laptops and smart phones.) Participants will receive preworkshop instructions on software to load onto their devices.
Jeannie Justice, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky


Half-Day Institutes: Afternoon

NCPN Leadership Development: Learning Today to LEAD Tomorrow
1:30-4:30 p.m.

The NCPN Leadership Development Committee is proud to announce the 2014 Leadership Development Institute. The Leadership Development Institute focuses on leadership, innovation, and strategies for building both personal and professional leadership among Career Pathways leaders. Attendees will leave with renewed energy, best practices for acquiring new and improving existing leadership skills. The presenters will focus on topics such as accountability, change, coaching, communication, conflict resolution, organizational culture, professionalism, motivation, relationship building, strategic planning, and teamwork. Come sharpen your saw and join a professional network of other leaders from across the country who are dedicated to leading Career Pathways initiatives that will ensure students and adults are prepared for both college and careers.


Technology-Infused Classroom
1:30-4:30 p.m. (Repeat)


Jeannie Justice

Have you ever had to ask your students to put away their cell phones or iPods? Wouldn’t you like to have your students as interested in the lesson as they are in their electronic devices? This workshop is designed to help educators tap into the appeal of electronic devices to provide interactivity and authentic learning in the classroom. In this preconference you will discover how to unleash student creativity while learning 21st-century skills with electronic devices, websites, and apps. Participants MUST bring devices with them to participate in the workshop. (All electronic devices are welcome—tablets, laptops and smart phones.) Participants will receive preworkshop instructions on software to load onto their devices.
Jeannie Justice, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky


TOUR: LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
1:00–5:00 p.m. (includes box lunch; bus loads at 12:10 p.m.)

Is everything REALLY made out of LEGO bricks? Join us for the afternoon to learn about LEGOLAND Florida Resort, the variety of positions we seek, and the theme park industry as a whole. Includes park tour and presentation of what LEGOLAND Florida Resort looks for in the ideal candidate to join our Model Citizen community. Robotics education serves as an interdisciplinary concept that connect LEGOLAND Florida Resort to the Polk County STEM development pipeline.

Facilitators: Colleen Wittmuss, Youth & Education Sales Representative, LEGOLAND Florida Resort; Jessica Phillips, Training & Recruitment Representative, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Naomi Boyer, Polk State College, Winter Haven, FL

 

Full-Day Institutes

Career Pathways Leadership Certification
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Requirements for certification include attending this workshop and at least seven sessions from the main conference program on Monday and Tuesday.



Reba Poulson

Libby Livings-Essa

The Career Pathways Leadership Certification workshop is for current and future leaders in the Career Pathways arena. The purpose of the training is to empower local and state personnel to implement Career Pathways and provide strategies, tools, and resources. Workshop topics include: academic achievement, Career Pathways 101, curriculum development and alignment, career planning, community teaming, Common Core State Standards; Career Technical Common Core Standards, emerging economies, professional development, and where to begin.
Libby Livings-Eassa, Reba Poulson, National Career Pathways Network, Waco, Texas


Adult Career Pathways Leadership Certification
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Hope Cotner

Career-limited adults need a second chance in public education that enables them to enter and exit the Career Pathways system as their circumstances dictate. This preconference will explore the role of adult education in the Adult Career Pathways system. Adult education, English as a second language, career technical education, and GED programs should work within the Career Pathways umbrella and offer multiple entrance and exit points for adults. Topics will include: vision of an ACP system; adult education in the ACP system; partnerships and building relationships (external and internal); industry career ladders and academic training ladders alignment; bridge programs; and contextual teaching. This workshop will lead participants through practical strategies and examples and can be customized to include the state or local vision.
Hope Cotner, CORD, Waco, Texas
June Rall, Indian River State College, Vero Beach, Florida


Career Pathways Effect Series: Counseling for Success
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Felicia Gray-Watson

A career pathways system requires a progressive counseling system beginning in early childhood and continuing through adulthood. Workshop topics include:

Workshop includes a copy of The Career Pathways Effect book.
Felicia Gray Watson, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, North Carolina


Career Pathways Effect Series: Teaching for Success
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Ann-Claire Anderson

This workshop is designed to support teachers in their role as learning facilitators within a Career Pathways system. Topics are centered on evidence-based practices that promote student engagement and the application and transfer of knowledge. Topics include:

Workshop includes a copy of The Career Pathways Effect book.
Ann-Claire Anderson, CORD, Waco, Texas


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