NCPN Conference 2013
Virtual Trade Show

Please visit our 2013 NCPN Exhibitors in the Lone Star Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Exhibits are open on Monday, October 14, 8:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m., and on Tuesday, October 15, 7:30-10:00 a.m. Booth numbers are listed above each exhibitor name.

Booth 12
Academic Innovations
59 South 100 East
St. George, UT 84770
Phone:  800-967-8016
Contact Name:  Chris Powell
E-Mail:  chris@academicinnovations.com
Website:  www.academicinnovations.com
Career Choices/My10yearPlan.com® help students get focused and stay focused—transitioning to high school, matching pathway selection to future goals, meeting rigorous standards, and graduating college/career-ready.

Booth 50
ACTE
1410 King Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
Contact Name:  Lina Perez
E-Mail: lperez@acteonline.org
Website:  www.acteonline.org
ACTE is the nation's largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers.

Booth 26
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
400 N. Columbus Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-706-4600
Contact Name:  Lori A. Myers
E-Mail:  lmyers@aafcs.org
Website: www.aafcs.org
AAFCS and the FCS Credentialing Center offer a portfolio of competency-based assessments and corresponding industry certifications to measure technical skill attainment in FCS program areas.

Booth 42, 43
Army Recruiting Education Division
1307 Third Avenue, Building 1307
Fort Knox, KY 40121
Phone:  888-500-ARMY (2769)
Contact Name:  Ina Jane Tyler
E-Mail: Ina.J.Tyler2.civ@mail.mil
Website:  www.goarmy.com

Booth 21
Ascend Learning CTE
5 Wall Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 703-732-0621
Contact Name:  Scott Hess
E-Mail:  scott.hess@ascendlearning.com
Website:  www.ascendlearning.com
Ascend Learning offers a wide variety of quality health science industry recognized certifications designed for online and blended settings in high schools or community colleges. Other cluster related resources will also be displayed. 

Booth 1
Aztec Software
51 Commerce Street
Springfield, NJ  07081
Phone:  800-273-0033
Contact Name:  Adriane Fajnor
E-Mail:  afajnor@aztecsoftware.com
Website:  www.aztecsoftware.com
Check out Aztec Software’s GED® Prep Solution for the new 2014 computer-based test!  We provide individualized, targeted, computer-based solutions that assist in mastering literacy and educational foundations, career readiness skills, GED®/TABE preparation & financial literacy.  We help learners make smooth transitions from secondary to postsecondary to employment!  Special offers for conference attendees!

Booth 10
Burlington English, Inc.
1499 West Palmetto Park Road #103
Boca Raton, FL  33486
Phone:  561-672-7826
Contact Name:  Robert Breitbard
E-Mail:  Robert.B@burlingtonenglish.com
Website:  www.burlingtonenglish.com
Burlington English is the ultimate English language learning and career readiness solution - on line and in class – for succeeding in today's global and digital community.

Booth 36
Cambridge University Press
32 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Contact Name:  Pamela Gibbs
E-Mail: pgibbs@cambridge.org
Website:  www.cambridge.org
Cambridge publishes ESL texts (print/digital): skills, academic preparation, developmental writing, and professional development.  Cambridge is the sole source for McGraw-Hill ESL in the US.

Booth 35
CareerSafe Online
1005 University Drive East
College Station, TX  77840
Phone:  979-260-0030
Contact Name:  Andrea Foster Mack
E-Mail:  afoster@careersafeonline.com
Website:  www.careersafeonline.com
CareerSafe Online delivering OSHA 10-hour training and certification program.

Booth 13
CompTIA
3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL  60515
Phone:  630-678-8520
Contact Name:  Alan Rowland
E-Mail:  arowland@comptia.org
Website:  www.comptia.org
CompTIA certifications ensure professionals have the knowledge and skills to perform in IT job roles, including network security. For more information, please visit www.comptia.org.

Booth 52
CORD
PO Box 21689
Waco, TX  76702
Phone:  254-772-8756
Fax:  254-776-2306
Contact Name:  Hope Cotner
E-Mail:  hcotner@cord.org
Website:  www.cord.org
The Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), a national nonprofit organization, has been leading change in education for 35 years through the design of contextual curriculum, delivery of faculty development, and leadership in Career Pathways. Stop by to learn about our curriculum services for STEM and technical fields, technical assistance for states and communities implementing Career Pathways systems, and faculty support for contextualized instruction.

Booth 60
CORD Communications
PO Box 21206
Waco, TX  76702
Phone:  800-231-3015, 328
Fax:  254-776-3906
Contact Name:  Cindy Knox
E-Mail: cknox@cordcommunications.com
Website:  www.cordcommunications.com
Your source for contextual teaching materials for math and science!  Teach the way students learn best, in context.

Booth 60
CORD Online
PO Box 21206
Waco, TX  76702
Phone:  800-231-3015
Fax:  254-776-3906
Contact Name:  Darin Brock
E-Mail:  dbrock@cordcommunications.com
Website:  http://cordmathacademy.com/
CORD Online introduces the newly-released CORD Math Academy (CMA), a web-based, self-paced math remediation program.  Aimed at the struggling math student, CMA is a great supplement to high school curriculum or a great refresher course for students heading into college-level math.  Free guest passes available.

Booths 40, 41
DEPCO, LLC
3305 Airport Drive
Pittsburg, KS  66762
Phone:  800-767-1062
E-Mail:  sales@depcollc.com
Website:  www.depcollc.com
DEPCO's Industrial Automation and Pre-Engineering (IAP) program is a skill-based, hands-on, interactive learning system that promotes higher-level learning for today's competitive job market.

Booth 19
EdITS Publishing
PO Box 7234
San Diego, CA  92167
Phone:  619-226-1666
Contact Name:  Kimberly Frichtel/Customer Service
E-Mail:  customerservice@edits.net
Website:  www.edits.net
For over 50 years, EdITS has been the industry leader in guidance and instructional materials.  We feature the COPSystem career assessment, which relate interests, abilities and values, as well as CERES, which integrates career education throughout the curriculum.  Our online version of the COPS Interest Inventory, the CAPS ability battery, and the COPES values survey is currently available.  Additionally, we offer various measures of personality, self-concept and study attitudes.

Booth 17
EMC Corporation
55 Constitution Blvd.
Franklin, MA 02038
Phone: 508-435-1000
Contact Name:  Jake Shea
E-Mail: jake.shea@emc.com
Website: www.emc.com
EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses to transform their IT operations and deliver IT as a service by helping them to store, manage, protect and analyze their information in a more agile, trusted and cost-effective way.

Booths 58 & 59
Energy Concepts, Inc.
404 Washington Boulevard
Mundelein, IL  60060
Phone:  847-837-8191
Contact Name:  Merrill Rudes
E-Mail:  mrudes@ecimail.com
Website:  www.eci-info.com
Energy Concepts, will display its complete line of training systems which include electricity/electronics, Introduction to Engineering, Industrial Automation & Control, Bio-technology, PT/Physics in Context, and Material Science Technology.  We will be showcasing Forensic programs.

Booth 44
Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
18604 West Creek Drive
Tinley Park, IL  60477
Phone:  800-323-0440
Contact Name:  James F. Walsh
E-Mail:  custserv@g-w.com
Website:  www.g-w.com
Goodheart-Wilcox is a leading publisher of career and technical education textbooks and digital learning solutions, providing authoritative content that teachers rely on for their classrooms.

Booth 9
International Baccalaureate
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 W
Bethesda, MD  20814
Phone:  301-202-3000
Contact Name:   Natasha Deflorian
E-Mail:  natasha.deflorian@ibo.org
Website:  www.ibo.org
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student which offers four programmes for students age 3 to 19.

Booth 34
JIST Publishing
875 Montreal Way
Saint Paul, MN  55102
Phone: 800-328-1452
Contact Name:  Becky Wagner
E-Mail:  Rwagner@emcp.com
Website:  www.emcp.com
JIST Publishing materials help people help themselves by offering practical, self-directed career exploration tools used in employment/training, corrections, business, counseling, and school settings.

Booth 48
KP Education Systems
3721 East Sunnyside Drive
Phoenix, AZ  85028
Phone:  800-701-6323
Contact Name: Nai Wang
E-Mail:  Nai@kpcurriculum.com
Website:  www.kpcurriculum.com
Computer Literacy IC3, Work Ethic, HRM using a student centered learning system.

Booths 32 & 33
Kuder
302 Visions Parkway
Adel, IA  50003
Phone:  800-314-8972
Contact Name:  Scott Vandever
E-Mail:  vandever@kuder.com
Website:  www.kuder.com
Kuder, Inc. provides proven, online solutions to navigate life's career journey for all ages while facilitating collaboration between education, business, community, and state agencies.

Booth 29
MBA Research
PO Box 12279
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone:  800-448-0398
Contact Name:  Jim Gleason
E-Mail:  service@MBAResearch.org
Website:  www.MBAResearch.org
MBA Research helps states and schools build strong, contemporary business administration programs in entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management and marketing.

Booth 49
National American University
6836 Austin Center Boulevard, Suite 270
Austin, TX  78731
Phone:  512-813-2300
Contact Name:  Aaron Paxton
E-Mail:  apaxton@national.edu
Website:  www.national.edu
National American University is a regionally accredited, multi-campus institution of higher learning offering associate, bachelors, and masters degree programs in technical and professional fields.

Booths 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
National Science Foundation ATE Centers
Website: http://atecenters.org
The National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Centers ensure that our future technical workforce receives the education and tools necessary to excel professionally to meet the needs of our ever-growing high-tech industries. For more information, visit http://atecenters.org .

Booth 11
National Technical Honor Society
P.O. Box 1336
Flat Rock, NC  28731
Phone: 800-801-7090
Contact Name:  Patricia Poteat
E-Mail: ppoteat@nths.org
Website:  www.nths.org
The National Technical Honor Society provides important recognition for the top CTE students, including scholarship opportunities, letters of recommendation, graduation regalia and more.  NTHS membership is an important career and professional investment, recognized by leading corporations and universities as an indicator of success and achievement.  The Society will award over $160,000 in scholarships this year.

Booth 28
NCCER
13614 Progress Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone:  386-518-6500
Contact Name: Dan Belcher
E-Mail: dbelcher@nccer.org
Website:  www.nccer.org
NCCER is a not-for-profit education foundation created to develop standardized construction curricula and assessments with portable, industry-recognized credentials in over 60 craft areas.

Booth 16
Paxton/Patterson
7523 South Sayre Avenue
Chicago, IL  60638
Phone:  800-323-8484
Contact Name:  Roland Johnson
E-Mail:  sales@paxpat.com
Website:  www.paxtonpatterson.com
Learning Systems for STEM, Construction Trades, Health Science, and Family & Consumer Sciences which help students determine their interests and aptitudes. We also stock over 12,000 tools, supplies and related items for CTE programs.  

Booth 25
Pearson
501 Boylston Street. #900
Boston, MA  02116
Phone:  866-326-4259
E-Mail:  cte@pearson.com
Website: www.pearsonschool.com/cte
Pearson publishes market-leading textbooks supported by outstanding print and technology resources.  For more information, please visit www.PearsonSchool.com/CTE or call 866-326-4259.

Booth 27
Rising Books
PO Box 1408
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone:  706-342-9189
Contact:  Chad Foster
E-Mail: chadwfoster@att.net
Website:  www.chadfoster.com
Career Readiness resources for middle and high school students.  Project-based short courses on 21st Century skills and workplace readiness. Common Core aligned.  Professional development workshop opportunities by best-selling author and nationally acclaimed speaker Chad Foster.

Booths 56 & 57
SAVE Corporation
P O Box 278
Edgewater, FL  32132
Phone:  866-968-4911
Contact Name:  Tony Sanders
E-Mail:  tony@911simulators.com
Website:  www.911simulators.com
SAVE Corporation’s “REAL 911 Simulator”.  Students practice “REAL” procedures and protocols in a safe and recorded environment.  Creates the best learning environment with options to include industry accepted certification partners.  “Real World Training for Real World Professions.”

Booth 20
SkillsUSA – Work Force Ready Assessment System
14001 SkillsUSA Way
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone:  703-737-0633
Contact Name:  Lana Ford
E-Mail:  LFord@skillsusa.org
Website:  www.skillsusa.org
Skill Connect Assessments were created by industry to ensure relevance to entry-level skills, meet Perkins IV accountability requirements and provide certificates to students who achieve industry-defined scores.  The Skill Connect assessments are online, media rich, have dynamic reporting, and offer Teacher Preparation Guides at an affordable cost.  Learn more about the Skill Connect Assessment System and how you can ensure your students are workforce ready! 

Booth 51
STATco
4241 Wood Hi Road
Victoria, TX  77905
Phone:  361-578-0389
Contact Name: Robin Carville
E-Mail:  statco@dbstatco.com
Website:  www.dbstatco.com
The CATEMA System is an online records management and reporting system to manage student registration for articulated credit.  The CATEMA System provides a link between secondary and postsecondary education.

Booth 18
Stratasys
5 Fortune Drive
Billerica, MA  01821
Phone: 877-489-9449
E-Mail:  info@stratasys.com
Website: www.stratasys.com
Stratasys manufactures 3D printers and materials that enable designers, manufacturers, educators and hobbyists to produce concept models, prototypes and finished parts from 3D content.

Booth 24
Today’s Class
200 Cahaba Park Circle, Suite 250
Birmingham, AL  35242
Phone: 205-298-8311
Contact Name:  Dr. Rodney Boyes
E-Mail:  rboyes@todaysclass.com
Website:  www.todaysclass.com
Today's Class has online interactive graphics and e-text materials that contain terminology, theory, and subject fundamentals.  By implementing Today’s Class into their curricula, instructors are able to offer their students an exciting online classroom where the course material comes alive—something no textbook can do.

Booth 8
Vocational Research Institute
1845 Walnut Street - Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Phone:  800-874-5387
Contact Name: Cal Schaerer
E-Mail: info@vri.org
Website:  www.vri.org
CareerScope® is the validated aptitude and interest assessment that objectively identifies the most relevant Career Clusters, Pathways, and Specialties for evaluees. Available online or on CD.

Booth 30
WIN Learning
1000 Waterford Place
Kingston, TN  37763
Phone:  865-717-3333
Contact Name:  John Costilla
E-Mail:  jcostilla@winlearning.com
Website:  www.winlearning.com
Since 1996, WIN has become the leading provider of career readiness solutions to help districts prepare pathways for students' futures, whether they are college, trade school, military or workplace bound. To date, more than 10 million students worldwide have participated in the specialized career-driven courseware and education intervention initiatives as well as career-readiness certification programs.

 

Texas Student Showcase

The Student Showcase will feature some of the best student projects in the San Antonio area. Please visit these booths and learn more about these exciting programs.

Booth 53
Agriculture Advocacy (Group 1) and Hands On/Minds On STEM Activities (Group 2)
Amanda Holman, Lead Ag Teacher and Melissa Gossett, Engineering Instructor
Ruthie Kneupper, CTE Coordinator
Samuel Clemens High School, Schertz, TX
www.scuc.txed.net/SamuelClemens.cfm
(Group 1) Join us for a game of Fact and Fiction Agriculture Edition as Cibolo Creek FFA members present facts and myths regarding the Agricultural Industry. You will be amazed how much you can learn about a safe and reliable food supply! (Group 2)Also, visit with our engineering students as they amaze and entertain you! Students learn more, retain more and enjoy learning more when they can actually touch, feel, see and interact through the learning process. Not only do these activities spark excitement and add rigor to your lessons, but they allow the students to become engineers, scientists, and teachers! Come check out examples of activities we use with students in our engineering classes to introduce and teach complex concepts, sharing everyday materials and items we find at HEB and keep on hand in the classroom, readily available to add rigor,  enhance and deepen instruction....and to have FUN LEARNING!!!!

Booth 45
Award Winning Anti-Bulling Lesson
Karen A. Viator, FCCLA Sponsor
Ruthie Kneupper, CTE Coordinator
Steele High School, Cibolo, TX
www.scuc.txed.net/ByronSteele.cfm
Jon, Sydney and Tori, FCCLA members, competed at the regional and state level and qualified for national competition this past summer. They were in the category of Focus on Children and chose the topic of Bullying. They researched and developed the Anti-Bullying lesson for a 1st grade classroom; presented it and won a gold medal at Nationals. Come enjoy and learn from this valuable lesson.

Booth 46
Criminal Justice Academy
Jennifer Villareal and Josh Gutierrez, Instructors
Anne Lackner, CTE Director
John F. Kennedy High School, San Antonio, TX
www.eisd.net/domain/1292
The Criminal Justice program offers students the opportunity to learn about all areas of criminal justice from experienced, certified, and degreed professionals. Our students are leaders in and out of the classroom. They are dedicated to giving back to their community, graduating from high school, and pursuing higher education. Students will demonstrate the field sobriety test with the different levels of intoxication using impaired goggles. Students will speak to and answer questions about the law enforcement Explorers program.

Booth 38
Phlebotomy Demonstration (Group 1) and Microsoft Academy (Group 2)
Dr. Jose Gomez, Health Science Technology Instructor and Daniel Johnson, Microsoft Instructor
Sylvia Sanchez, CTE Coordinator
Harlandale High School, San Antonio, TX
http://hhs.harlandale.net
(Group 1) Students in the Health Science Technology Program at Harlandale High School will demonstrate the science of Phlebotomy and its practical applications.  (Group 2) Students from the Microsoft Academy will demonstrate innovative practices within their program.

Booth 37
Through the Eyes of East Central Students
Lynn Hernandez and Damian Abbott, Instructors
Teffi Hertz, Curriculum Director
East Central High School, San Antonio, TX
http://echs.ecisd.net/
Web Design and Digital Photography students will demonstrate their projects through the use of technology and print.

Booth 54
Toltech T-STEM Academy Student Robotics
Dr. Rose Narvaez, T-STEM Director
Anne Lackner, CTE Director
Toltech T-STEM Academy, San Antonio, TX
www.eisd.net/domain/1134
The Toltech T-STEM Academy uses robotic technology to teach S.T.E.M. related skills and concepts. Students will demonstrate two classes of robots built for competition in FIRST robotic tournaments.

 

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