CTE Resources - Kicking Off 20/21

Plumas Unified School District & Plumas Office of Education

ACTE Distance Learning Newsletter and Collaborations

ACTE is currently working on creating guidance documents that support each industry sector with resources for distance learning. These will be published in the August newsletter. We will publish newsletters in the 4th week of each month. Archived newsletters can be found here and in the CTE Online Distance Learning Collections.


CTE Online has launched its new platform! If you are interested in a training, the CTE Online training requests for the 2020–21 academic year will open on Monday, July 20th. Here is the link to the request form: https://form.jotform.com/CTEOnline/cte-online-on-site-training-request


ACTE has published comprehensive guidance for CTE: High-Quality CTE: Planning for a COVID-19 Impacted School Year. This resource is an excellent reference document for schools and districts and can supplement the guidance document published by the California Department of Education with specific tools for CTE programs.

We are excited to support the San Diego County Office of Education's CTE course adaptation and collaboration workshops, which start next week with over 800 educators signed-up from across California. It isn't too late to join. Register here.


We are also planning a webinar series for CTE teachers for August through October on the following topics and will send out a calendar once we have confirmed dates and times:

  • Strategies for adapting CTE courses for Distance Learning
  • Student Engagement and Leadership in CTE
  • Planning for Remote CTE Instruction
  • Exploring Career Readiness Resources for Distance Learning
  • Addressing the needs of special populations in remote CTE instruction
  • Canvas OER and Master CTE Courses for Remote Implementation
  • Holding virtual advisory/stakeholder meetings
  • ACTE National Updates for CTE

Email afrenzel@cde.ca.gov if you have any questions!

New Develoments:

  1. This year the North Far North Regional Consortium is providing Get Focused Stay Focused regional training. Please view professional development opportunities offered on August 18 and 19 in our shared google doc, with registration.
  2. eCourse Get Focused Stay Focused training options with the opportunity to earn 3 units of CEU: http://www.aiworkshops.com/online_training.html.
  3. We are currently working on ordering online-only course delivery options for our 9-12 curriculum priced at $100 per student for all four years of the program! Quick video demo: https://vimeo.com/351064467. Of course, our hybrid and classroom-only options are still available. :) I will be collecting your unused workbooks very soon, directions to follow.
  4. Success 101 has been built in Canvas and shared with all four instructors.
  5. LIVE Virtual Collaboration Tuesdays! Every Tuesday at 2 pm PST, we will be hosting a live Webex meeting to highlight and share best practices and resources for online teaching and learning. Our first recording is HERE (by Dr. Lauren Wintermeyer, 15 minutes).

CTE & Canvas

Our Mission: Collaboratively design and build CTE pathway online course delivery.


  1. All courses are being created on Canvas and team instructors are encouraged to divide curriculum to conquered their Canvas course building.
  2. Pathway Teams will decide Essential Standards to Teach in 2020-2021, based on COVID19 learning gap.
PCOE.instructure.com

Login to PCOE Canvas Account Here

High Quality Instruction: Credentialing through Professional Development Reimbursements

Credentialing with CTEIG funds are now available through 12/31/2020


  1. Register for courses and submit for 1/2 reimbursement
  2. Complete the course and submit for balance of course cost.
  3. This will avoid non-credentialed positions being flown annually to fill the campus position with the credentialed instructors.
Online Resources

Links to online resources used successfully by PUSD/PCOE CTE Instructors

Perkins Distance Learning Guidance

As school and district closures across California officially push teachers and administrators into a distance learning environment through the end of the academic year, the Career and College Transition Division (CCTD) intends to proactively provide guidance and technical assistance for career and technical education (CTE) teachers and administrators.

The CCTD understands that shifting to distance learning exclusively requires significant shifts for educators and administrators and the CCTD will be an active partner in helping you seek out the distance learning resources as you begin recreating the high teaching standards you have established for yourselves in the classroom. The CCTD has assembled a distance learning task force for CTE to work very closely with a key group of advisers. We are committed to providing meaningful, industry-connected learning opportunities across sectors. We are working in alignment with CDE guidance found at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/distancelearning.asp.

Our goal is to curate resources and collections on CTEOnline.org. All tech will be appropriate for a smart phone or Chromebook. We will include non-tech and lab dependent options for online and remote implementation. Lessons, projects and resources for all 15 industry sectors will be located in the CTE Distance Learning Group found here: https://www.cteonline.org/groups/view/CTEDLR. Users will need to log-in or sign up for a free account to access.

A first step is to identify key lessons, projects and resources in the CTE Online database that are appropriate and/or adaptable for a distance learning format. CCTD will find ways to support accessibility to high quality CTE curriculum for students with or without tech access and teachers with no lab access. Working with stakeholders on this project, CCTD will continue build the collections over the course of the next few weeks. The CCTD is doing our best to align these collections address the needs of the field, so please take a minute to complete this brief needs-assessment survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTEDLR


With Regards,

The Career and College Transition Division

CTE Vertical Team Google Calendar

Meetings, Professional Development Events, and Grant Deadlines

Career Technical Education

CTE prepares students for career pathways in the global marketplace by offering experiential learning, post-secondary credits and industry certifications. Students will gain technical and high-level academic skills, equipping them to be lifelong learners. Our goal is to empower all CTE students to confidently and successfully transition into postsecondary and career opportunities while becoming positive, contributing members of society.