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Title: Delivering Optimum Career Technical Education to Students With Disabilities


1
Delivering OptimumCareer Technical Education
to Students With Disabilities
  • Dr. Shepherd Siegel
  • CTE Director
  • Seattle Public Schools

2
What Well Be Covering
  • Overview of career clusters and how CTE
    introduces students to them
  • industry certifications
  • course equivalence
  • programs of study
  • career academies
  • the art of craft
  • Carl Perkins Career Technical Education Act
  • Implications and best practices for students with
    disabilities

3
The Main Thing
  • Can we deliver services to students with
    disabilities in the context of a system that
    works for all students?

4
The Easy Way Five Career Clusters
  • Agriculture Environmental Science
  • Arts, Communications Media
  • Business, Marketing Information Technology
  • Health Human Services
  • Science, Engineering Industry

5
The Other Way CareerClusters.org16 Career
Clusters
  • Agriculture, Food Natural Resources
  • Architecture Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology Communications
  • Business, Management Administration
  • Education Training
  • Finance
  • Government Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution, Logistics

6
Four Essential Approaches Of CTE
  • Industry Certification
  • College and University Preparation
  • Career Academies
  • The Art of Craft

7
5 Intensity Levels Of Transition Services
  • Supported Employment / Case Management
  • Supervised Transition
  • Intensified Mainstream
  • Conventional Assistance
  • Unassisted

8
To Summarize Thus Far
  • Career Clustersdetermining interest and
    aspiration
  • Four ApproachesCTE in the 21st Century high
    school
  • Intensity Levels of Serviceensuring delivery to
    special populations

9
Perkins IV
  • Programs of Study
  • What? Who? How?

10
Program of Study
  • A road map that identifies the secondary and
    postsecondary courses the student will need to
    take to ensure that they will have the knowledge
    and skills needed for the journey.

11
Programs of Study
  • Non-duplicative, sequential course of study
  • Signed articulation agreements
  • Integrates academic and career technical
    education
  • Leads to technical skill proficiency, an
    industry-recognized credential, certificate, or
    degree or apprenticeship

12
Programs of Study
  • Minimum requirements for a Program of Study will
    include the following components
  • Alignment with career counseling
  • Appropriate state academic standards
  • Appropriate readiness skills to enable students
    to transition to postsecondary education or
    apprenticeship

13
Programs of Study
  • The Gold Standard Program of Study will include
  • Dual credit opportunity (secondary)
  • Articulation with a 4-year program
    (postsecondary)
  • Alignment with a comprehensive school counseling
    program, such as Navigation 101
  • Linkages to skill panels and Centers of Excellence

14
Policy Highlights
  • Programs of Study - developed at local secondary
    and postsecondary districts
  • Programs of Study approval responsibility of
    state departments for CTE and Workforce
    Development
  • Incremental phase-in of additional approved
    Programs of Study

15
Standards Highlights
  • Programs of Study standards and approval process
    were developed by WTB, state department of
    education, and community technical colleges
  • Minimum of one approved Program of Study for each
    recipient (district)
  • Aligned with career counseling
  • Academic and industry-recognized skills and
    knowledge at appropriate level
  • Must lead to an industry-recognized credential,
    certificate, or diploma or apprenticeship

16
Implementation Highlights
  • Facilitation provided by Tech Prep
    coordinators/directors
  • Professional Development a critical component
  • Coordinated marketing and communication

17
Career and College Readiness Career and
Technical Education 2008 and Beyond in Washington
State
18
New for Career and Technical Education
  • High Demand Programs
  • 1,700,000 for grants to middle schools, high
    schools and skills centers to develop or upgrade
    high demand programs.
  • Priority for high cost and highest demand
    programs.
  • Grant application available mid May.

18
19
New for Career and Technical Education
  • Programs of Study
  • 350,000 to develop Programs of Study that lead
    to industry certifications, Apprenticeship, AA,
    or BA degrees.
  • Partnership between OSPI, SBCTC, HECB, WTB
  • Construction, Health Care and Information
    Technology.

19
20
New for Career and Technical Education
  • I- BEST
  • 250,000 for Secondary Integrated Basic Education
    Skills Training (I-BEST).
  • Five pilot grants to Skills Centers for
    integrated CTE, academic/basic ed., and ESL
    instruction.
  • Grant applications available May 1, 2008.
  • Funding available July 1, 2008.
  • Implementation plans reported to Governor and
    Legislature November 1, 2008.

20
21
New for Career and Technical Education
  • Summer School CTE
  • 500,000 for summer school funding for middle and
    high school students to explore career
    opportunities rich in math, science, and
    technology using CTE as the delivery model.
  • Geographic regions not served by Skills Center
    summer programs.
  • Grant applications available mid April.
  • VETOED BY GOVERNOR

21
22
New for Career and Technical Education
  • Course Equivalencies and Integrated Curriculum
    Grants to Districts
  • 400,000 for grants to increase integration and
    rigor of academics in CTE courses and,
  • Professional development, technical assistance,
    and AP course equivalent development.
  • Funds to support teams of academic and CTE
    teachers using a research-based professional
    development model supported by the National
    Research Center for Career and Technical
    Education.

22
23
New for Career and Technical Education
  • Certification Exam Fees
  • 50,000 for eligible students to offset the costs
    of required examination or testing fees
    associated with obtaining industry certification.
  • Grants to students to offset assessment or exam
    fees for industry certification.
  • Students must have a family income at or below
    200 of the federal poverty level.

23
24
Career and Technical Education Continued Support
  • Equipment
  • No change from 2007 2008.
  • 75 per student FTE for Comprehensive High
    Schools
  • 125 per student FTE for Skills Centers
  • Middle School CTE
  • 1,133,000 for CTE programs at middle schools
    that focus on science, technology, engineering
    and mathematics.
  • Grant application available mid April.

24
25
Question For You
  • As Career Technical Education retools itself
    for the 21st century, what are the implications,
    opportunities and challenges for students with
    disabilities?

26
THANK YOU!
  • Shepherd Siegel, Ph.D.
  • Career Technical Education
  • Seattle Public Schools
  • PO Box 34165
  • MS 31-671
  • Seattle, WA 98124-1165
  • 206/252-0733
  • ssiegel_at_seattleschools.org
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