2012 NCPN Preconference Workshops

Wednesday, October 17

(Participants attending a full-day workshop or two half-day workshops will be provided lunch.)


Half-Day Workshops, 9:00 A.M.-Noon


OVAE Panel: Implementing Rigorous Programs of Study (RPOS): Game Changers

9:00 A.M.–Noon
Although most of the POS Design Framework components and sub components are not new, there are a few that states find difficult to implement. The OVAE funded RPOS states will share how they have dealt with these components, which really are the "game changers" in creating programs of study. In this session participants will learn about "lessons learned" and "challenges" from the perspective of state-level administration, local/district administrators, and classroom teachers representing the OVAE funded RPOS sites as they put into practice the Programs of Study Design Framework.

Moderator: Robin Utz , US Department of Education (OVAE)
Panelists include:


iPads: A Primer


Nai Wang

9:00 A.M.–Noon (Space limited)
iPads, since their introduction, have transformed how technology is used in the classroom. The problem is that since this device is so new, many people don't know what to do with them. In this workshop we will be going over the basics using iPads and how they are effective tools for both educators and students. There will be a small presentation followed by plenty of time for general iPad 'finger-smudging'! Bring your iPads.

Presenter: Nai Wang, Founder and CEO, KP Education Systems


NACPL Forum 2012: Leadership Connections

8:45 A.M.–1:30 P.M. (Includes lunch.)
Bring a colleague; connect with the NACPL community in a conversation with national and regional leaders on the future direction of collaborative funding initiatives and corresponding accountability requirements.


Dr. Brenda Dann Messier
Dr. Brenda Dann Messier, Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education
Coffee and engaged conversation with the Asst. Secretary "Alignment, Collaborations, Accountability and Innovation: The Blueprint for Transforming CTE" Q & A to follow.



Further Dialogue on Implementing the Blueprint; Panel Members:


Anthony Landis

Stephen DeWitt

Kim Green

From the Trenches: Best Practices Introduced by NACPL Regional Directors

Luncheon & Leadership Recognitions – NACPL Annual Awards Ceremony

 



Half-Day Workshops, 1:30-4:30 P.M.


College and Career Readiness


Debra Mills

Libby Livings-Eassa

Kim Green

1:30 P.M.–4:30 P.M.
The skills needed in the United States go beyond reading, mathematics, and science. Educators are taking a holistic view of 21st-century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st-century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, and expertise) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.  The purpose of this workshop is for participants to have an understanding of 21 st -century skills, the college and career readiness culture, and an introduction to both the common core standards and the common career technical core.

Presenters: Kim Green, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc); Libby Livings-Eassa, Indian River State College; Debbie Mills, CORD


iPads: Advanced Uses for the Classroom


Nai Wang

1:30 P.M.–4:30 P.M. (Space Limited)
iPads have been out in the industry for a little more than two years.  With any truly innovative device, there is often a steep learning curve for consumers to figure out how to make the best use of it.  Over time, early pioneers find out ways to better use these magical devices in the classroom.   In this workshop we will be using your experience and mine as a platform to discuss advanced uses of the iPad.  I will share some useful apps, but this session will also rely on you to share your experiences so we may all benefit.  Bring your iPads and let's work together!

Presenter: Nai Wang, Founder and CEO, KP Education Systems




Full-Day Workshops


Career Pathways Leadership Certification


Libby Livings-Eassa

Debra Mills

Carol Jurgens

9:00 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
NCPN has developed a certification workshop for current and future leaders for the purpose of empowering local/state personnel to successfully implement career pathway systems. Implementation tools and strategies will be provided including an action planning process and a CD with more than 100 current resources. Workshop topics include academic achievement, career pathway systems, career planning, community teaming, curriculum development and alignment that encompasses common core state standards (CCSI) as well as the common career technical core (CCTC), emerging economies, professional development, and where to begin. Requirements for certification include:

  1. Wednesday : Attend this one-day workshop.
  2. Thursday & Friday : Attend at least 7 sessions from the main conference program.

Presenters: Carol Jurgens, CORD Consultant; Debbie Mills, CORD; Libby Livings-Eassa, Indian River State College



Adult Career Pathways: Flexible Models for Challenging Times


Dick Hinckley

Hope Cotner

9:00 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
Significant efforts are underway across the country to assist adults in acquiring the skills they need to earn postsecondary credentials and secure family sustaining jobs. Adult career pathways programs are providing effective solutions to help communities accomplish this challenging task. This full-day workshop will feature models from New York and Florida and delve into essential components that make ACP programs successful. Major topics will include:

•  Contextualized instruction
•  Employer partnerships that work
•  Need sensing and workforce development planning
•  Leveraging community resources
•  Building partnerships between ABE and community college faculty

A wide variety of resources will be provided and models examined, from both community college and ABE program administrative perspectives.

Presenters: Dick Hinckley, Hope Cotner, CORD; Jim Matt, Central/Southern Tier RAEN ; Rosemary Matt, New York State Education Department; Bob LePage, Springfield Technical Community College; Libby Livings-Eassa, Indian River State College



Empowering Students and Adults through Counseling, Coaching, and Advising


Jeraline Marsh

Felicia Gray-Watson

Scott Kemp

9:00 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
For several years now school districts, colleges, adult education institutions, workforce boards, and other stakeholders involved with Career and Technical Education have partnered to develop rigorous programs of study as part a Career Pathways system across the country.  Partnerships have blossomed and activities have provided students with a direction to opportunities that have prepared them for college and careers.  But part of the foundation to the successful implementation of rigorous programs of study is the strength of the guidance that must be in place to make sure the partakers of the programs of study are reaping the most benefits they can.  This workshop will focus on the collaboration between counselors, coaches, and advisors in a Career Pathways system.  Participants will take part in interactive collegial conversations and learning exercises to address how counseling and advising students in a Career Pathways system can be strengthened.  The workshop will address:

Our students today are preparing for careers that are more technologically based and requires them to have the right skill set to be competitive both nationally and internationally.  It is imperative that we equip our students with up-to-date information, ensure they are taking the correct sequence of courses, and are participating in the most appropriate learning experiences we can in order to make them ready for the careers of the 21 st Century.  So we invite counselors, career coaches, graduation coaches, school administrators, workforce personnel, and all other stakeholders to this fun workshop to learn from each other.

Presenters: Jeraline Marsh, School District of Palm Beach County; Felicia Gray-Watson, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction; Scott Kemp, Virginia Community College System