Region 15 CTE Weekly Update
May 11 - May 15, 2020
“Do you have the talent?” is rarely the question. “Do you have the guts to finish?” is the real question. ― Orrin Woodward
Monday - May 11
I know some of you might be looking for summer professional development...I am trying to get everything posted. I had another NCCER zoom with the vendor and other ESCs today. I am working on setting up myself and Region 15 as a trainer and sponsoring entity. For now the training this summer will be with ESC Region 20 and conducted through zoom. I have a few more questions for Ruthie at 20 as far as registration goes. Since we are not going to be able to contract with Region 20, ESC 15 will pay the registration fees for attendees from Region 15. I hope to have a registration link up soon. Dates are June 17-19 for NCCER.
Registration is open for the following:
STEAM 2020 Expo June 16 - 17 (zoom)
Tuesday - May 12
Life Skills Challenge Idea Great idea from Quitman ISD
Wednesday - May 13
I did want to update you about ServSafe on July 15-16. We still have this workshop scheduled at the ESC. I am working with the presenter for a virtual option. I think the link to register is not live right now but we will get that fixed. The exam will need to be face to face, but I feel we can work this out.
I am also going to talk to Peggy at TCEA about our annual robotics workshop. Right now TCEA has cancelled all summer PD. I am going to see if we can have zoom sessions and see if we can come up with a 6 hour (maybe several shorter sessions) PD that will be beneficial to you next school year. I know several of you have completed the PD survey for me, but if you have something specific in mind you would like me to look into please let me know. I had a chance to do some thinking outside of my new "office" and I have a few ideas for PD I am going to try to launch. I know you all needed answers a few weeks ago, but don't give up yet.
Friday - May 15
Perkins V Updates
- 2020-2021 Perkins Guidelines and Assurances (see attached)
- 2020-2021 Perkins Planning Amounts by ESC
- SC5003 Formula Grants Consolidated Schedule is open in eGrants
- 2020-2021 ADC for Perkins V should open today (available only if the CLNA and SC5003 has been completed) - just looked and it is open but not functioning correctly :(
- 2020-2021 Perkins V application should open June 2
I don't know about you but I have to find a different way to work. I guess since I am not physically in the office I feel like I don't have a set "end of work day". I seem to find my self back at the computer after I make supper. At first it wasn't so bad, but now it's wearing me out...and I think it's starting to bug the rest of the folks in this house. Just stop at 5 pm, I'm told. Well it's easier said than done. When you have a servants heart it is hard not to stop and help. Also being an excessive worrier doesn't help. I have a card on my desk with Philippians 4:6. I look at it every day.
I hope you are taking care of yourself and those around you. I think I will smoke some ribs tomorrow and hang out on the back porch. It might rain and that's fine with me.