2019-2020 CACTE Strategic Goals

Based on the ACTE Strategic Themes, Colorado ACTE will focus on these five goals during Robert Van Dyke’s presidency. The CACTE Executive Committee, CACTE Board and Divisions will use the goals to direct our work.

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2019 ACE Teachers Conference

November 14-15, Co Springs

Please share this info far and wide – alert your ACE teachers to look here for the info – the usual place on the CCCS website isn’t available right now due to lack of a webmaster. 🙁

http://www.cacte.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-ACE-Teacher-Conference.pdf

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2019-2024 COLORADO CTE STRATEGIC PLAN

At the recent 2019 CACTE CareerTech Summit, Dr Sarah Heath (CO CTE Director & Assistant Provost, CCCS) announced the new CTE Strategic Plan! This plan impacts everyone working in the CTE field at all levels and all settings. Be sure to familiarize yourself with this information as school ramps up for the 2019-2020 year – your local CTE directors will be talking about it!

“Colorado’s Strategic Plan for Career & Technical Education will ultimately serve secondary and postsecondary learners in their preparation for meaningful careers, prove the state’s employers with better prepared talent, and lend to the development of stronger communities.”

CLICK HERE for the Executive Summary – this would be a great document to share with principals, evaluators, your advisory committee and other business partners – those who need/want the big picture. It gives a two page overview of the Strategic Plan.

CLICK HERE for the entire Colorado CTE Strategic Plan on the Colorado CTE website – www.coloradostateplan.com. It is quite comprehensive and is a must read for every CTE educator in Colorado!

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CERTIFICATES – 2019 CACTE CareerTech Summit

You should have received your Summit Certificate of Attendance from President Rob Van Dyke on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. If you attended the Summit from Monday-Wednesday, you earned 15 hours of professional development. Please save your certificate in a safe place – maybe a folder on your desktop labeled “Professional Development”. 🙂

Those of you attending the Credentialing session will receive a certificate of completion from CCCS once you turn in your homework to your program director, indicating the time spent in those sessions.

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EVALUATION – 2019 CACTE CareerTech SUMMIT

Please help to improve the CACTE CareerTech Summit by making your voice heard! Complete the conference evaluation by CLICKING HERE! You can still complete the evaluation even though the gift card has already been awarded. Thanks to the 197 people who have completed the evaluation – you really do help us to make the Summit better with your thoughts and comments.

The lucky winner of the drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card is Sherry Davis from Aurora Public Schools! 🙂

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2019 CACTE CareerTech Summit Presentations

CLICK HERE for the presentations that have been shared with CACTE to date.  All of the presenters have been contacted to share their presentation. If you would like a specific presentation not listed here, please email Debbie (cacte@cacte.org) and she will contact the presenter. Keep in mind that some presenters are not allowed to share their presentations.

A big THANK YOU to all of our presenters for their time and efforts in sharing their knowledge with us! Be thinking about what YOU might present at the 2020 CACTE CareerTech Summit in Grand Junction – the Call for Proposals opens on March 1, 2020. 🙂

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MEET YOUR CACTE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2019-2020

Thank you to these leaders who have stepped up to serve our career and technical education professional association!  See under “LEAD” – “Board Info” for contact information.

Serving on the 2019-2020 CACTE Executive Committee are:

President:  Robert Van Dyke, CFCS

 

 

 

  

       President-Elect:    Jessica Teal

 

 

 

Secretary:  Nat Sobin

 

Treasurer:  Janny Jarvis

 

 

Past President:  Kimberly Baldwin, CFCS

 

 

 

 

                             Executive Director:  Debbie Nelson, CFCS, IPHE

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PASSED! BYLAWS CHANGES

You may recall that a major revision of the CACTE Bylaws was approved by the membership at the 2019 CACTE Annual Business Meeting. As with any living document, a few “oops” items were discovered during the year. These proposed Bylaws changes aim to redeem those “oops” items. The CACTE Board voted unanimously to recommend these Bylaws changes to the membership.

You can reference a copy of the current CACTE bylaws HERE! Voting on the proposed Bylaws changes will also happen in a hybrid method. For those members not attending the 2019 CACTE CareerTech Summit or wishing to vote ahead of time, you can vote online (CACTE website) beginning July 1. For those members attending the Summit, you can vote in person Monday all day or Tuesday until noon. BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR MEMBER ID NUMBER HANDY in order to vote! 🙂

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED BYLAWS CHANGES TO CACTE BYLAWS

Article V, Section 3 – OFFICERS, Vacancy

  • Add a sentence “If the office of President becomes vacant, the President-Elect serves as Acting President for the remainder of the President’s term.  The person would then serve his/her own year as President.”
  • RATIONALE: Bylaws told what to do for all officer vacancies except President – oops!

Article VI – ELIGILIBITY, NOMATIONS & ELECTIONS

  • Delete “E” regarding candidates for President-Elect needing to be from a different division than current President-Elect
  • Re-letter F and G to E and F
  • RATIONALE: ACTE used to have same statement in bylaws; removed because felt that experience on Board was most important; this statement can leave CACTE without a president-elect candidate, even if a qualified person is willing to step up

Article VIII, Section 2 – BOARD, Composition

  • Change first sentence to read “The Board shall consist of the CACTE officers, Division Presidents, Division Presidents-Elect and the chairs of CACTE committees.”
  • Add additional sentence “If a committee chair is unable to attend a meeting, he/she may select a representative from the committee as a proxy.
  • RATIONALE: Board needs to be apprised of committee work; hard to do without committee chairs as part of Board; many other state associations use this model.

Article IX, Section 3 – COMMITTEES, Operation

  • Move current 3B to 3C
  • Insert new 3B to read “CACTE Committee chairs shall serve as voting members of the CACTE Board.”
  • RATIONALE: Carries through with CACTE committee chairs serving on the Board.

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ACTE POSTSECONDARY FELLOWS – 3 FROM COLORADO!

Colorado ACTE is honored to have two ACTE Postsecondary Leadership Success Fellows and one ECMC Foundation Postsecondary CTE Research Fellow among its members! Congratulations to these 3 and best wishes on your journey throughout your fellowships! We look forward to learning more about your experiences.

POSTSECONDARY LEADERSHIP SUCCESS FELLOWS

ACTE announced its inaugural class of 20 fellows for its 2019 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – Sponsored by the ECMC Foundation (PLSP-ECMCF). The PLSP-ECMCF will support current and aspiring leaders in career and technical education (CTE). The goal is to provide professional and career growth opportunities to the next generation of leaders at nonprofits and postsecondary institutions offering CTE programs.

Georgia Reagan, Emily Griffith Technical College

Reagan is the Manager of Admissions, Recruitment, Concurrent Enrollment and Testing at Emily Griffith Technical College in Denver, Colorado. Georgia is passionate about educational equity and access, college persistence and success, and workforce education. She has eight years of experience in non-profit K12 and postsecondary institutions, and continues to fight for equitable education and job opportunities for all students. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish from The University of Alabama and her Master’s of Arts in Hispanic Studies from Louisiana State University.

Claire van der Plas, Colorado Mountain College, Leadville

Van der Plas is an Assistant Dean of Instruction at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, CO. The CTE programs she oversees makes the most of the campus’ unique location and resources by offering programs like Ski Area Operations, Natural Resource Management, Avalanche Science and Geographic Information Systems, in addition to programs like Welding, Electricity and Culinary Arts. Claire has an MFA in Painting from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a BA in Political Science from University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

POSTSECONDARY RESEARCH FELLOW

Sixteen research fellows from institutions across the nation have been selected to participate in the CTE Research Program at North Carolina State University–Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. Known as ECMC Foundation Fellows, the researchers selected for this program will participate in two training institutes, webinars on research methods, and a convening focusing on postsecondary CTE. All fellows will complete a research project focusing on postsecondary CTE and address topics including student success, labor market outcomes, business and industry partnerships, work-based learning, apprenticeships, transfer success, completion, and equity. Fellows will also explore other larger societal problems such as how it is less likely for some groups to participate in CTE and have economic mobility. Each research fellow will be paired with a leading CTE researcher to serve as a mentor to support their research during this year-long experience. At the end of the program, fellows will submit the work from their projects for presentation and publication.

Linda Van Doren, Emily Griffith Technical College

 Linda Van Doren is the Director of Instruction and she has over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, curriculum developer, teacher trainer, and administrator, and has worked with English language learners, middle, secondary and postsecondary CTE students both in the US and abroad. She serves on multiple committees that support strong CTE and workforce education initiatives and alignment statewide and nationally. Linda is a doctoral student in the Leadership for Educational Equity program at the University of Colorado, Denver, and her research area is on postsecondary CTE instructor credentialing in Colorado. She earned her Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and her Bachelor’s Degree in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures and Social Studies Education at New York University. Click HERE to see full press release.

Project. Colorado has a tremendous need to hire qualified CTE teachers as the state struggles to fill its talent pipeline during this period of economic growth and historically low unemployment. Currently the state provides a pathway to teacher credentialing that has not been examined for its effectiveness in leading to desired outcomes. The study will examine Colorado’s postsecondary CTE faculty credentialing process in partnership with the Colorado Community College System Office of Career and Technical Education.

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Super cool new promotional video from Colorado CTE – CCCS!

The Colorado CTE Team introduced us to the super cool new promotional video for general audiences this morning during the “State of the State” address at the 2018 CACTE CareerTech Summit.  Several people have already asked for the link, so here it is!

https://youtu.be/tt7Vu4xTpkQ

Please use this video far and wide to let students and educators from Colorado tell the CTE story!


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HERE’S TO ANOTHER CENTURY OF HELPING KIDS!

Here is the YouTube link to the video from the 2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit, celebrating 100 years of Colorado Career & Technical Education!  Enjoy and share it widely!

Many thanks to Shelley Goerdt and Mainstream Video Production for putting this production together.

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2018 CACTE EXCELLENCE AWARDS RECIPIENTS!

Congratulations to the CACTE Excellence Awards Recipients for 2018!  It was thrilling to be able to honor all nine individuals in person at the CACTE Awards Presentation.  Thank you to all who nominated and wrote recommendation letters for these deserving honorees.

From L to R:  S Mease, H DeBerard, J Caldwell, C Runyan, M Batch, D Rivkin, R Van Dyke, E Vaughan and L Jones Austin

OUSTANDING CTE STUDENT-SECONDARY – Daniel Rivkin (TSA)          Read more about Daniel:  Rivkin.Daniel.CACTE.2018

CTE EXEMPLARY ALUMNI AWARD – Hayley DeBerard (TSA)    Read more about Hayley: DeBerard.Hayley.CACTE.2018

CTE NEW TEACHER OF THE YEAR – Sahvanna Mease     Read more about Sahvanna:  Mease.Sahvanna.CACTE.2018

CTE TEACHER OF THE YEAR – Christina Runyan      Read more about Christina: Runyan.Christina.CACTE.2018

CTE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR – Jaimie Caldwell     Read more about Jaimie:  Caldwell.Jaimie.CACTE.2018

CAREER GUIDANCE AWARD – Lauren Jones Austin     Read more about Lauren: JonesAustin.Lauren.CACTE.2018

OUSTANDING SERVICE BY A MEMBER – Robert Van Dyke     Read more about Robert:  VanDyke.Robert.CACTE.2018

CACTE HALL OF FAME – Martha Batch and Everett Vaughan  Read more about Martha and Ev:  Batch.Martha.CACTE.HoF.2018     Vaughan.Ev.CACTE.HoF.2018

The ACTE/CACTE award recipients’ nominations will be sent on to the Region V Awards, to be presented at the Region V conference in Bozeman, MT in April.  Those include CTE New Teacher of the Year, CTE Teacher of the Year, CTE Administrator of the Year and the Career Guidance Award. 🙂

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