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8/26/2013

Ohio career tech goes from program-based to course-based system

Ohio career tech goes from program-based to course-based system

A free “Transitioning to Courses” workshop is scheduled for Aug. 28 at Delaware Area Career Center. The purpose of the workshop is to explain and answer questions about three main changes in career field technical content standards – programs to courses, stronger industry connections and business operations and skills. For more information, click here.


8/7/2013

Career Tech Student Learning Objectives (SLO)

A student learning objective is a measurable, long-term academic growth target that a teacher sets at the beginning of the school year for all students or for subgroups of students. Student learning objectives demonstrate a teacher’s impact on student learning. The following are career tech SLO examples that are not intended to be inclusive. They serve as a guide for teacher SLO development by local districts. For overall SLO information, click here.


8/7/2013

Career tech’s role with new GED legislation

Ohio House Bill 59, the state’s current biennium budget bill, outlines career-technical planning district (CTPD) responsibilities related to guaranteeing that first-time General Educational Development (GED®) test takers will not have to pay any additional money when costs for the new computer-based version triple in 2014. Information about the test and requirements is provided in an Ohio Department of Education press release issued Aug. 6, 2013.


5/28/2013

35 career-tech students graduate with both high school and college diplomas

Three Ohio high school-college partners are reporting triple successes this spring with a total of 35 teenagers completing grade 12 with three credentials – a career-technical certificate of completion, a high school diploma and a two-year associate degree.  Ohio secondary career-technical education is the keystone of these accelerated learning successes. The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education Director Steve Gratz said these dual enrollment programs serve as “the best examples of a truly career and college ready education.”


5/14/2013

35 career-tech students graduate with both high school and college diplomas

Three Ohio high school-college partners are reporting triple successes this spring with a total of 35 teenagers completing grade 12 with three credentials – a career-technical certificate of completion, a high school diploma and a two-year associate degree.  Ohio secondary career-technical education is the keystone of these accelerated learning successes.


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