Career & Technical Education News
A publication of ESC Region 11 • November Special Edition
ESC Region 11 CTE
A Note from Lisa
Hello, CTE Family.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Pathways to Texas CCMR Summit last week. We were excited by the number of participants who engaged in a plethora of breakout sessions and heard from our two wonderful keynote speakers!
If you have friends or colleagues who need to receive the information coming out of the ESC Region 11 CTE Listserv, direct them here to join. Remember that we have ongoing leadership support through the "CTE Coffee & Conversation" sessions, where you can collaborate, share best practices, and work through struggles and barriers. Stay connected with your peers for both your work and your mental health support.
As the week of Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I would like to extend warm wishes to you and your families for a healthy, safe, and relaxing holiday!
CTE Coffee & Conversation
This is an opportunity for CTE Leadership to work through local needs in a peer forum. We all need a Professional Learning Network, and CTE Coffee & Conversation meetings provide just that. This began as a COVID-19 support, but has worked so well in our region that we have decided to continue offering it into the future.
Tuesday, November 17th, at 10:00 a.m. - Register 5 Lab Presentation
Wednesday, December 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. - Register Summary of Finance Training
Wednesday, January 6th, at 10:00 a.m. - Register
Wednesday, January 13th, at 10:00 a.m. - Register
Wednesday, February 3rd, at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 24th, at 10:00 a.m.
CTE Director/Leadership Meeting
Join us for our region-wide meeting for leaders of Career and Technical Education Programs in all LEAs. There will be an opportunity to collaborate and go over TEA updates.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Virtual - Register
Helpful information straight from TEA!
Is the agency going to stop using TSDS PEIMS military data?
TSDS PEIMS military data WILL NOT BE used to award funding or generate a future academic accountability rating. Beginning with 2021 accountability ratings, TSDS PEIMS military enlistment data will not be included.
If the agency uses the Class of 2019 for any future accountability purpose, the TSDS PEIMS military data will be removed from CCMR calculations. If military source data are obtained before 2021 accountability ratings are issued, the agency will use source data for accountability ratings.
SEE MORE HERE:
TEA recently posted a Use of Military Enlistment Data FAQ to provide additional clarification on common military enlistment questions as well as a one-pager comparing CCMR accountability requirements to CCMR OB requirements on the Performance Reporting Resources webpage.
Geographical Information Systems
I have recently reconnected with some of my past colleagues in GIS (Geographical Information Systems). They have an awesome opportunity to participate in a contest and need a Texas group to take the lead for the state. It is open to both high school and middle school.
Here is a map of all the schools that offer GIS in the state: https://arcg.is/usk12gis
Hello friends of GIS in schools and youth clubs! Will your state participate in the ArcGIS Online Competition for US HS+MS Students? Starting information and updated map are at https://esriurl.com/agoschoolcomp; the full national information has the state leadership form. Especially in the first year, leaders ask what to post online, and when; teachers need only know these items to start:
- [State] is participating in the national event
- Starting info (link above) plus [State website] and [State email]
- [State] submission dates for "student to school" and "school to state"
- Any special [State] theme
- Any special [State] registration info
These are the essential elements, and if a state expects to participate, that information should be posted and publicized ASAP. Additional "support info" helps, and states vary widely in what they offer, but it can be provided whenever, from whatever address. Especially this year, it will help teachers to know as soon as possible if the state will participate. State application deadline is November 30; submissions by November 13 earn a special email from Esri.
Here is the contact for additional info and assistance:
Charlie Fitzpatrick| K12 Education Manager
Esri | 2001 15th St N #1403 | Arlington, VA 22201 | USA
T 909 369 8349 | M 612 309 8897 | email@example.com | esri.com/schools
THE SCIENCE OF WHERE®
CTE Statewide Coordinator
Manufacting & STEM: Biomedical & Engineering,
Arts, Audio/Visual Technology and Communications
School Programs/College, Career, and Military Preparation
TWC Webinar: Education and Career Readiness Resources and Services
Texas Workforce Commission sent this bulletin at 11/06/2020 03:33 PM CST
You are subscribed to the Texas Workforce Commission. This information has recently been updated and is now available.
Dear Texas Educational Faculty and Staff:
We invite you to join us for an Education Outreach Webinar provided by the Texas Workforce Commission on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 11:30 a.m.-Noon. We will discuss the services, tools, and products available from the TWC Education Outreach team and how you can use them with your students. If you are looking for free, effective, and easy-to-use virtual college & career readiness (CCMR) resources for your students, we encourage you to join us.
The goal of the TWC Education Outreach team is to work with you to ensure all students across the state make the best-informed post-secondary and career decisions possible. Let’s discuss how we can do that.
There is no cost to attend; however, you will be required to register for this event. Registration will ensure everyone who is interested in getting the information will be sent a recording of this webinar whether or not they attend the session live. We will provide access to the PowerPoint used for this presentation, our marketing materials, and our online tools via Padlet. You can find it by clicking here.
We look forward to having you join us on November 18, 2020, for the Texas Workforce Commission’s Education Outreach webinar.
Education Outreach Services from TWC
- Host: TWC Education Outreach Team
- Wednesday, November 18, 2020
- 11:30 a.m. | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada) | 30 mins
After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting. If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.
Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone else whom you think would benefit from learning about Career-Readiness resources available to them for free from the Texas Workforce Commission.
TWC Education Outreach Team firstname.lastname@example.org.