Program Strands: (with example topics)


Instructional Innovations

Alignment of ABE/GED curriculum
Alignment of middle/sec./postsecon.
Career clusters/pathways
Course development
Curriculum design / frameworks Curriculum integration
Employers informing instruction
Engaging employers
ESL
Infuse standards into curriculum
P-16/20 vertical alignment
Programs of Study
Standards
Technical assistance
Accountability
Assessment
Career-focused learning
Certifications/credentials
Close achievement gaps
Contextual learning (relevance)
Effective teaching skills
Enrich academics through CTE
Externships for teachers
Innovations in STEM
Integration of academics and CTE
Internships for students
Keeping current with industry
Problem solving / teamwork
Professional development for faculty
Project-based learning
Reading competency
Research/ data to improve instruction
Rigorous academics
Role of CTE in NCLB
Special populations
Standardized tests
STEM
Technology to improve instruction
Work-based learning

Career Counseling & Coaching

Career assessments
Career awareness and exploration
Career coaching
Career planning for incumbent/low wage workers
Career planning (middle/sec./postsec.)
College and career readiness
Dropout prevention
Guidance
Professional development for counselors/advisors
Parental engagement
Portfolios
School counseling
Social Networking
Special populations
Student services

Adult Career Pathways

Accountability
Adult basic education
Adult literacy / remediation
Best practices
Bridging secondary/postsecondary
Building community support
College student support services
Community sources of student support
Credit for prior learning
Developing career ladders/lattices
Dislocated workers
Engaging business
ESL
Faculty and staff professional dev.
Guidance and counseling strategies
Military
Obstacles and challenges
Quick start retraining/remediation
Recruitment and retention
Resource development
Return on investment models
Short-term remediation
Skills gap / retraining
Stackable certificates/degrees

Leadership and Operational Strategies

Accountability
Assessment
Career Pathways 101
College & Career Readiness
Consortium/partnership management
Data collection and reporting
Definitions
Evaluation strategies
Funding sources/grant writing
Green Pathways
Identifying students
Innovative ABE/GED collaborations
Leadership perspectives
Legislative policy
Marketing/promotional strategies
Metrics
P-16/20 101
Partnership development
Performance measures
Perkins legislation requirements
Research
State administration
Statewide systems
Student organizations
Technical assistance
Tracking graduates
Use of data for improvement

Postsecondary Transitions

Applied Baccalaureate
Articulation: middle/sec./postsec.
College and career readiness
Credit for prior learning
Curriculum alignment
Bridging ABE/GED to postsecondary/ESL
Building engaging pathways
Dropout prevention
Dual and articulated credit
Early/Middle College
Enrollment management
Integrating college and work
Multiple entrance and exit points
P-16/20 integration
Placement
Professional development for faculty
Recruitment
Remediation
Retention/persistence
Role of Community colleges
Special populations
Strategies for student success
Technology-based delivery

Workforce & Economic Development

Advisory groups
Advocacy/employer engagement
Apprenticeship
Benchmarks and best practices
Business impact measurement
Credit for prior learning
Economic development
Entrepreneurship
Industry advisory committees
Keeping educators current w/ industry
Legal issues
On-the-job training
Real time labor market data
Return on investment
School Partnerships/create workforce pipeline
Skill standards and assessments
Sole proprietorships
STEM education
Student worksite experiences
WIA
Workforce devel./investment boards

Sustainability

Advocacy
Building community support
Braided funding
Data collection and reporting
Employer engagement
Funding sources/grant writing
Impacts to the bottom line
Internal investment
Obtaining buy-in
Partnership development
Return on investment

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