NHCTA Meeting 16 February 2018 Phone Conference
- Proposal for Professional Standards Board re Alternative to Praxis
- Current “10” CTE teachers - letters for an additional year .. We will remind you today via email.. VERY IMPORTANT TO GET STATUS..
- RSA: HB1498 (this language will morph towards holding licensure or cert (see previous link)
- Recruitment and marketing - Anything you are doing working well? Anything worth sharing that may be able to help someone right now? Anything worth exploring in future?
- Chris Carr continues to develop her position and things are evolving - Chris Carr Report 2/15/18
- Review Survey Results from Jen’s Survey including getting clear support on public initiatives
- Summer Conference - Confirmed White Mountain Resort: Monday July 23- Wednesday July 25. Registration form coming soon (3 nights, 2 nights, 1 night or commuter). We will be celebrating retirees (Marianne, Joel) and other honorees on Monday night. Structure will be similar to last year. We have the opportunity to bring in Michael Brustein if interested.
- Reorganization of DOE - Bureau of Career Development is now part of division with Heather Gage as Division Head.
- We are adding Whistleblower Policy to bylaws per vote
- Friday, March 9 NHCTA meeting: at Whelen Engineering (99 Ceda Rd, Charlestown, NH). We got a special overnight rate for Thursday, March 8th at the Common Man Inn in Claremont for those who want to go up a night early. This is a important industry event for us and hopefully we have a full crew. Post-Whelen tentatively is to go to Sugar River CTE. Final plans coming.
- Dan Vallone - Building a Policy Platform for the Alliance (Reaching Higher NH) around College and Career Readiness
- Parkside Middle School - Construction Trades - Middle School Project
- NH Scholars (NOT FOR CIRCULATION - 4TH COLUMN)
- New NHCTA partnerships
- Medallion Fund $30K contract
- Fiscal Agent: Eckman/ABC Video project
- Lake Sunapee Bank
- Challenge of structuring us internally to handle this new business that Chris is working to develop.
- Regional program advisory boards (NEW)
- Construction and Culinary Arts developing
- BAM: Branding, Marketing and Advocacy
- Update on active legislation re CTE
- From Katherine Page - House and Senate bill status
- Praxis Alternative: See Above
- PD: Professional Development
- NH-CTE Summer Conference with DOE Aug 14-16
- PACE Status (under negotiations)
- New Deputy Commissioner Christine Brennan
- New Executive Director ABC: Josh Reap
- MORE: Membership Organizational Relationship Environment
- NH-CTE org plans (ongoing to develop)
- SSD: Statewide Student (any concerns)
- Precision Exams?
- CTSO Competitions?
- Sophomores and Running Start.. Margaret, Beth
- DOE/CCSNH Refund for STEM Running Start (taken in 17/18)
- Co-Requisite remediation at CCSNH (Accuplacer)
NHCTA Meeting 19 January 2018 All Day
Powerpoint will emailed to Chris to put in the minutes look for that
Department of Labor Presentation on Work Based Learning
CO-OP form given in handout about the partnership between the students program and an employer when the related instruction is the same as work performed at the employers; employment mirrors the vocational program. 16 or 17 has to have a parental permission. Co-op doesn’t mean a paid internship. Under 16 is limited in the number of hours. 16/17 30 hours in a school week. There is a comment that the employee’s don’t seem to have an understanding of what they are available. Hazards that are waived are on a limited and supervised nature. In a Co-Op situation they are carried under the employers insurance. The only time this is needed is when they are using hazards equipment.
Youthrules.gov defines hazards in work environment. Has to be paid $7.25
Who chooses the students on the co-op is important as to the quality of the student that we are sending out on the CO-OP.
Volunteer have to be not for profit, you can not volunteer for for profit the no wage form needs to be filled out.
Letter of Recommendation ( Employer, Coach, Religious Leader)
200 by 2020
NH’s own Careers CLiC (formerly the Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership) will provide an overview of Work-based Learning in Vermont CTE centers and high schools and offer resources available in New Hampshire. Presenters: Kathi Terami and Amy Tietjen Smith
- SUMMER RETREAT: JULY 30-AUG 1 MOUNTAIN VIEW GRANT (MVG) or
- JULY 23-25 at WHITE MOUNTAIN RESORT (WMR) ( Amanda, Michelle and Steve want this date)
NHCTA Meeting 20 October 2017 9:30 to 10:30 am
- New Director Nashua... Amanda Bastoni
AT THE TABLE:
- NEW ALT IV proposal around elimination of Praxis As soon as we get into the corner of saying that our teachers can’t meet these basic mathematics and english requirements we are in trouble. Controlling the language saying that one test is not an appropriate way to assess someone's understanding of teachers that have been in the industry for many years and have not tested in that way. Bruce felt that it is great to work with the Commissioner for a change however he felt that the house committee will come back and say that this needs to be a rules change. Bruce has asked to share our war stories with him so that we are able to present the data to the SB190.
- Need for coalition of industry partners (suggestions?)
- Allowing LEA to approve via evaluation model vs. Praxis or model that is “in-between”
- ELO Group - ELO and CTE have an undetermined relationship. The board feels that we need to explore the partnership of this and we have similar interests. We have started to talk to the ELO organization and how we can work together for this. When Fred rolled out ELO he had some bi-lines that were simple and was presented in a way that was offensive to the certification and education of teachers. We are hoping that this partnership will help in changing this. We would love to see the relationship help develop ELO for students that want to go above and beyond.
- NHADA - Jessica Dade is doing a great job and she is promoting and igniting the students. The event was great students had an amazing time and learned a lot. Margaret had the dealers come in and talk to the parents during open house. Jessica should be emailing us
- NH SCHOLARS CAREER PATHWAYS STRAND REPORT - (presentation 10/2/17) There has been a steering committee formed and this is taking off. Chris Carr has done an amazing job moving this forward and the support from the NH Scholars foundation is strong and they are excited to work with us. Chris is looking to try to complete some foundational information. There is one more meeting before the next Steering committee The ELO community is on board and many others like NHADA, BIA and others.
- Misc Opportunity: Great American Eatery’s Owner Dan Fraser 12/12 1:30 pm Copper Door, Bedford please let Steve or Jack know if you are interested in going.
- Anyone else going to national CP Conference in St. Louis next week Steve R., Jennifer H. Jennifer K. Doug C. and PA guidance Direktor are also attending.
- RHNH - Nellie Mae - Alliance Grant Winner - Grassroots Career Pathways - Evelyn and Dan
- National ACTE membership and related gains - 503C or non profit organization. The dilemma is what kind of organization are we trying to start. A much larger community in which many people are talking about around the 65/25. The key differences is one allows you to generate income, receive grants and funding the nonprofit allows. We have also talked to the ACTE folks in regards to creating a nh chapter and what the value of this is to the NH-CTE.
- One of the questions that was on the evaluation was are you going to attend the pace sessions and overwhelmingly people wanted more information. There are 2 tasks development sessions on Oct 30 concord and 11/6 in bretton woods. If you know that you have teachers that want to attend please let me know if you have teachers that are interested in attending. Your district doesn’t need to be a PACE district everyone is open. The northern session doesn’t have enough to have cluster based PD. The central one has interest from the following programs. (Cosmo, Auto, HST, Teacher Prep) . For more interest Jeff has a one page sheet that explains the requirement from the teacher and the district. Here is the ONE PAGE document.
- NOVEMBER 17 MEETING PREVIEW: Very proactive and seeing this location is worthwhile. We will tour then move to a school in concord to finish. They employee of 120 technicians.
- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S Chris Carr reported out on her work that she has been working on. 1. 2.3. She has been having some great conversations around career pathways and how we are trying to promote and enroll students and how we promote this idea and concept. We are hoping th ave a skeleton or framework for thinking then bring in the groups for the conversation. She has been visiting the center and is so happy with the welcoming of the directors and the centers.
- Al Smith hosted a new directors and interested directors meeting and they seemed to enjoy what was presented by Jack and Al. He felt that they walked away thinking that this was a worthwhile experience.
- Treasurer’s Report from Al Smith - $152,000 expenses, $112,000 dues at (3%) The balance beginning this year $85,000 then claremont released $116,000 = $212,000. We have the 50/50 account that has $1,600. Conference account has $16,000 in it. Presently we are looking at how the dues are up for discussion Keene is giving 5% for this year. There is discussion on where the it is in the grant.
- We need a new Skills USA NH Board Member from NHCTA (Don anticipates coming off)
NHCTA Meeting Friday, 15 September 2017 Huot Technical Center, Laconia
8:30 am to 2 pm
- CAREER PATHWAYS / PROGRAM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Carolyn Eastman is our guest. She will be engaging us around two major areas of her current professional focus: ( attach the power point)
- 3 credit college course will get 1 high school credit
- Big Question at this point in time (not focused:
- What national, expert/research-driven metrics are critical to measure a student’s success on a career pathway?
- What metrics are particularly “objective” so that they can be used in the immediate future on a NH statewide basis to show that a student has successfully traveled on a career pathway in high school?
- Do the metrics we select align to other pathway initiatives?
- Are the metrics we select accessible by BOTH CTE and non-CTE students?
- CAREER PATHWAYS / PROGRAM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: We are going to suggest and briefly dig into programs in need of attention / change on a statewide basis. There has been dialogue about Construction Trades, Info Tech/Computer Engineering, Fire Science and more. We want to establish some direction on these programs. Please think ahead of time about programs on your radar. (CHRIS D)
- PROGRAM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
- As a continuation from the summer, we will look at CTE Centers that are innovating with core academics - this includes fusion classes, Math-in-CTE, high school requirements, ELOs.. FORMAT: DISCUSSION / SHARING - DEDICATED MEETING IN FUTURE.. (LISA?)
- We will focus on PACE and the upcoming PD Day on Friday 10/6/17 as well as the PACE days starting in late October. DOE WILL PROVIDE OVERVIEW (see invite Debbi sent out 9/8). Do groups need facilitation that day to process/plan for PACE (do they want to dive in?) after the presentation? (DOE/JEN)
- Targeted groups: Cosmetology, Teacher Education, Building Construction / Trades, Culinary, Biotech, ???
- PACE Calendar: See page 2-3 - note separation of North Country
- QUICK SHARE - GOOD IDEAS: OPENING SCHOOL AND OTHER/MISC!!
- Our new ED Chris Carr will reflect on her first 2+ months on the job and share some of her experiences and directions. Our Board has emphasized networking for this first stretch. Her vision is also forming. Please send Alumni stories to her via email.
- Paul Leather leaving the DOE will also put forth some new challenges for us. This will be reviewed. (STEVE)
- Our Board, led by our new treasurer Al, will be reviewing our budgetary challenges and the need to create additional revenue by FY19. We have a draft idea model to get some feedback on. Al will also be sharing our FY18 current budget, asset positions, and NCES monthly spending report. The draft idea plants the seed for some clear funding delineation between NHCTA (serving CTE Admin) and NH-CTE (Serving state CTE needs). (BRUCE/AL)
- Suggestion to form ad-hoc committee focused on teacher recruitment (DAVE W)
- DOL/PRIMEX/WBL THEME
- BANKS AUTO, November meeting (joined by NHADA, LRCC, MCC)
- Scott Marion, Executive Director, Center for Assessment (major PACE player)
- Multi-year Boot Camp?
- Resolve New Director’s Meeting locations and hosts
- New/Potential Director Meetings - locations, dates,
- Boot Camp Follow Up (single date)
- Overall Calendar
- Membership Committees: Monitoring
- Hello Teacher Leaders, We hope you had a fabulous summer and are off to a great school year! We are excited to share that our fall conference, TEACHERFEST 2017 - Harvest Your Ideas will take place for you and your teacher prep students on Friday, October 27th from 8:30-1:30 at Plymouth State University. Check-in runs from 8:30-9:00 and all conference sessions are over at 12:35. Staying for lunch is optional from 12:35-1:30. This is a special day dedicated to learning about teaching (and so much more) with Tate Aldrich, 2017 NH Teacher of the Year, kicking it off! Whoohoo!!!!
- SEE Beth Doiron’s email from today, 9/15/17, for clarification on STEM dual enrollment Running Start opportunities funded by the state.
- I’m sorry I will not be able to join you for today’s CTE Director meeting. Some very important info follows regarding the new Governor’s STEM Scholarships so please take some time to read it carefully when you have the time available.
I have been receiving a number of phone calls and emails from many of you regarding the new Governor’s STEM Scholarship. I would have preferred to be there today to discuss this at length with all of you, but for now I am attaching some information that you may find helpful. The first is an info sheet that outlines the process we are going through to offer these scholarships. This is a draft info sheet, so I ask you not to share it publicly, but to use it for your information. We are still working on setting up our system to process these scholarships and I will update you more on that process at the October meeting.
The second attachment is a subject code list for all CCSNH courses. This list will outline which courses are eligible for this scholarship. It would have been time intensive for us to go through every CCSNH course to determine if it was STEM so we simply determined the program overall to be STEM or STEM related or not. Any course that falls within a STEM or STEM related program is eligible for the scholarship. Just look at the college course number for courses running at your school to determine if it is eligible for this scholarship. Please know that we tried to be very liberal with this list and included as many courses as we could as STEM. The big question always seems to be Accounting. Accounting was debated for some time but in the end it was determined it is not a STEM or STEM related program.
I am also attaching the updated RS brochure to reflect the scholarship info and a flyer as well.
Scholarships will be provided on a reimbursement basis. We are only being reimbursed by the state for students who successfully complete the course which we have deemed as a grade of C or better as that is what is required to transfer a course to most colleges. Once grades have been verified, a reimbursement will be provided using the same method of payment upon registration for the course. If a student use the Chancellor’s $75 scholarship, they will be reimbursed for the remaining $75 after completion of a C or be better if it is a STEM or STEM related course.
I believe the most important message to convey to you is that we are working Just as fast as we can to set up policies and procedures for the administration of this scholarship. Given that we learned about it just a month or so ago, we do not have definitive systems in place and we are learning as we go as this scholarship is different than all others we award given it is on a reimbursement basis. Please bear with us as we continue to determine the best way to offer and administer these funds.
Lastly, all of this hinges on school board approval. Reimbursement for Fall ’17 courses are not yet guaranteed. Every School Board must approve and sign the MoA that is being developed. I have attached that here as well but again ask you not to share it publicly as it is still moving through the legal process. Once we receive school board approval we will begin to market this fully. Right now, we are doing a “soft launch” as the legislation requires school board approval in order for us to provide the scholarships so we cannot yet guarantee that the scholarships will be available at your school until we have a signed MoA from each district. At this point in time, the RS Coordinators are telling students that the reimbursement is a possibility for Fall ’17 courses pending school board approval, likely in October.
I know you will have questions. If so, feel free to email me.
August 2, 2017 Meeting Minutes
8:00 am Welcome and Good Morning
- Review: Calendar for the year NEEDS to be completed - themes and locations.
- Report Out about Teacher Certification (Barney, NH CTE working group, Praxis)
Sharing best practices:
CTE Director being a part of the administrative team (Michelle)
Recognition that career ready is as valuable as college ready (Don)
STEM nights (4-6) (Don)
Two new instructors that have been great. (Kaitlyn, Virginia, Diane, Louise)
Momentum in Manufacturing and Machining applied algebra. Maryann will share the presentation that was shown to the large meeting. (Maryann)
SAU/Building Admin career planning we are developing a career center. Bringing in 9th graders to be in a CTE program during the SAT day.
Celebrating success and changing the mindset.
Tiny House Project was a great success in recruitment (Karen Alvirne / Margaret )
Building Construction house building (Tim )
Talking about education and what a good program looks like (Bruce)
Challenge is how to move away from stand and deliver (Bruce)
Work based learning opportunities
Career counselors (Diane, Karen Alvirne)
Brought in 4th graders (Louise)
Union and CTE requirements (Louise)
Survey in regards to the Conference
Review of the year
- Board: Request for Perkins allocation changes in 2018/2019
- Question about looking at the amount and not across the board
- 1% is about $30,000
- Look at the formula of division
- Look at indirect cost
- National Policy Seminar’s Future (need ad-hoc group to discuss)
- Treasurer’s report
- Comparison to FY 2018 budget not yet ready
- State of New Hampshire Career and Technical: Open Talk
- Why we need NH-CTE and options to form it.
- Succession Planning/Proposed Slate of Officers and Board Members proposed 2017/2018
- President Steve Rothenberg
- President Elect
- Past President Chris Dodge
- Secretary Jen Haskins
- Treasurer Al Smith
- Board Member: Bruce Farr, Joel Schneid, Lisa Danley (NEW)
Discussion to the slate of officers.
Motion by Diane Canada to vote on the slate of officers as stated above. 2nd by Margaret Callahan Vote: Unanimous
August 1, 2017 Meeting Minutes
DOE reviewed the conference
Most likely to succeed movie 6pm Red River theater
CTE PACE update
Integrate into the full PACE project and CTE will be a subject within the high school. These teachers will be with HIgh School Science teachers. There will be 7 meetings. 3 teachers from three different centers within the same program will be considered a group.
There will be a North country cohort and then there will be another cohort that will meet in concord. We are hoping to see both a cross cutting curriculum from assessments or within each program. 4 meetings with the science teachers have to be 8am to 3pm.
STEM Dual Enrollment funding - Beth clarified - Spring 2018 roll out for Juniors and Seniors. However they are trying to authorize the enrollment of sophomores. $850, $950. Beth will send out an update.
Retaining and finding strong CTE teachers,
- Panelists/Speakers (BIOS):
- Carolyn Eastman email@example.com UNABLE TO ATTEND
- Ryan Lemieux firstname.lastname@example.org
- Val Koch email@example.com
- Shannon Richmond firstname.lastname@example.org
- Barney Keenan email@example.com
- Derek Earle, Pinkerton firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jeffry Beard, DOE Jeffry.Beard@doe.nh.gov
- "Jeremy VanDerKern" <email@example.com> (regrets not attending)
- Panel: What should PD look like for CTE teachers above and beyond what is offered in centers? What is important? What is not? What methods work? What methods do not?
- Val - Facilitate meetings that are focused around Best Practices.
- Jeff - What does a CTE teacher look like, what are the skills.
- Shannon - More wholistic of both face to face and online, We have clusters that are very diverse.
- Detailed: How do we develop cluster cultures that are empowered to lead and serve their groups in an effective manner? What does effective mean? What is the necessary cultural elements and admin support required to make this happen? Where have we gone wrong in the past? Where have we done right? What should PD look like?
- Timely Background: What should our state PD template plan look like (something every district with CTE Centers could add to their master plan)? How do we maximize the value and grow the state teacher conference (August 2017)?
July 31, 2017 Meeting Minutes
New York Times article
Christine Carr - firstname.lastname@example.org contact email office located in Milford
Career Pathways Panel Discussion:
- Panelists/Speakers (BIOS):
- Anne Fowler, Pelham High School email@example.com
- Judy Burrows, NHCF firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dan Vallone from NHRH Daniel Vallone <email@example.com>
- Lauren Smith, US Apprenticeships Smith.Lauren.M@dol.gov
- Sara Colson, BIA firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hinsdale ELO Coordinator Karen Thompson email@example.com
- Beth Doiron, CCSNH
- Eric Feldborg, State Director CTE
- Moderators: Doug Cullen, Pinkerton and Steve Rothenberg
- CCSSO College and Career Ready
- Pelham Program of Studies
- Eric’s (work in progress) Career Pathway Schools Rubric (to become a CP School)
- Chapter 7 of CP Book - Hans Meeder
- Anthony Carnivale - Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce (counselor webinar, new report - Five Way to Connect College and Careers)
- NH Definition: A Career Pathway System: is a high quality education system that spans secondary and postsecondary, blending rigorous core academic and career instruction, offering focused career guidance and advisement systems, including high-quality work-based learning experiences, to significantly expand access to, participation in, and successful completion of those pathways, culminating in postsecondary or industry credentials and career placement. bh[updated 6.16.16]
Question #1: How is NH doing with career pathways and how do we get to the next level?
Judy - We have awareness of the need for career pathways, however we don’t have a strategic plan in place yet. The strategic plan being in place that incorporates all stakeholders will allow us to have a shared goal.
Eric - There are many Career Pathways programs across the state that are pathway oriented. The next step is how do we link the programs to move students in the direction they want to go.
Dan - We have an amazing structure in place and we need to do a better job telling the story of how these students are having the ability to have personalized learning. ELO policy work for students getting credits for internship. More transparent around what it looks like tobe college and career ready.
Beth - Career pathways mean different things but the CCS is working on how we can get students to focus on academic focus areas.
Lauren - Apprenticeships are available in all registered occupations. These off classroom work and the ability to get out into the workforce. (competency model clearinghouse)
Sara - Business are very excited and they want to be involved. The most historic is internships, apprenticeships are growing, Business are opening their doors for tours and going to visit schools.
Karen - Bring to the table what is in it for business and what is in it for the schools. What is important to take away the we vs them and we should be asking them to help develop learning experiences and curriculum. Make sure that you have a team that includes Teachers, business, guidance.
Ann- Getting everyone to understand that it is not about getting them to graduate but it is about the years beyond high school.
We had two breakout discussion on what is the next step to go to the next level? What do we do to change the mindset?
May 19, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Reminders: Self Evaluation rubrics are due by 8/15
Budget: NHCT balance was removed from Claremont to NCES
CTE Conference: Discussion about the August PD 8/16 & 8/17 at Rundlett Middle School: It will be a BYOD and a flash drive. The strands will follow best practices. The Keynote will be invision learning. In the evening there will be a showing of the movie Most Likely to succeed at the Red River theater.
Boot Camp 8/14- 8/18 will be in concord at Abbot Downing
April 14, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Somersworth Career Center, Somersworth, NH
8:30am to 1:45pm
BEFORE THE MEETING:
- If you have not RSVP for the summer conference. Please do so. Here is the actual summer registration form. Joel is looking to shore up this month.
- Please email your current Perkins Grant 2016/17 to Deb so she can get the depository ready for April/May meetings.
- Deb will in touch to remind - we are looking for every CTE teacher to complete this survey. As of 3/17 about 197 have done so. We need a few more. Please push it to your staff if possible.
- Director/Admin PD Survey coming soon from Jennifer Haskins. This will be sent out within the next week to help focus the PD at the summer conference for Directors.
Started the conversation early 4 or 5 years ahead of time. Focus was on creating an identity among the center. HB 25 or the capital budget - Historically we have tried to fund 2 CTE Centers however sometimes the type of local government prevents the centers getting their time in line. Reflection on where we are a center and reflecting on renovation and thoughts.
Pelham High School Career Pathways program of studies.
Perkins PD for all directors by the department of education -
Powerpoint presented from the DOE
Executive Summary is being asked by the DOE to add to your application. This should be the major areas that your grant is going to focus on for improvement within the center, what are the overarching goals you are planning to achieve with the activities and spending within the grant. (This will be on the website under document #9 and should be attached to the grant in GMS). This can reflect on the activities and mention them if that works for you
Entering into GSM
Activity ID: Auto Assigned
Category: This has to be filled out making sure that you have all required areas addressed in the grant.
Priority: DON NOT PUT ANYTHING IN THIS
Activities: what are you going to buy? What is the rationale for doing or buying it? How does the activity connect to the performance measure (theory of action) If buying then provide cost details here or in an attached budget document.
Performance Measurements - What indicators will you watch to know the impact of the activity? The federal government would like to know how these are going to be changing you Performance indicators
Outcomes - What is expected change in those named performance measures?
The powerpoint showed how some activities would be prefered to be seen within the GSM system layout.
There was discussion about putting the checklist into the the executive summary.
Reminder that Perkins are driven by the uniform grant guidance. Please use this resource as needed. Budget Narrative this needs to be clear and defined. This can be attached to the grant in the excel spreadsheet, word document or within the description. Please expect that there will be follow up questions if your perkins doesn’t have the detail needed.
Performance Indicators -
Graduation vs High school completion
High School completion is did they graduate
Graduation is did they graduate with the same cohort they entered high school with
Performance plus - is going away as of July 1 unless your school district has chosen to purchase it. It would be suggested to export data from Performance Plus.
PD for summer
- From Joel from tristate: Is anyone from NH attending the ACTE Region 1 conference in NYC? Deadline for registration is this Friday. If anyone wants to go and needs help registering at the preferred rate, they can contact Dave Keaton https://www.acteonline.org/regioni/#.WOt1DfnyuJC No one within the meeting mentioned that they were going to attend.
- Does NH plan to participate in the 3 state boot camp for newly hired CTE teachers this coming December? This would be 2-3 days during the 12/18-12/24 time frame, location TBD . This would be for teachers who were hired on after their state's summer boot camp but could also be attended by new teachers who were previously hired. This was tabled and we are not sure how many people that are involved as we are leaning more towards the late highers. It was also brought up that some teachers that went through the NH bootcamp might need to be able to have the option.
- DOE: Summer Teacher Conference and related teacher survey. Courtney shared the save the date and this will be going out within the next couple weeks. The conference is going to be focused along 4 strands. Career Pathways, Curriculum instructions and assessment, equity in career and technical education through NAPE, Program Improvement. The NAPE strand is a two day commitment all other strands are going to be ala carte. The NAPE would be committed to online PD throughout the year. There is no cost for teachers to attend only travel and any payment that need to be put towards the incentive grant as they will overlap in the cycles.
- DOE: PACE update
- Steve: Boot Camp Aug 14-18 - Need some teacher leaders.
- We are working with the resort to plan 2-3 fun group events. They offer some activities that will promote strong collaboration! Anyone interesting in helping sort it out?
May 19th Telephonic meeting
July 31 - Aug 2 Retreat
Legislative Update/Review - We need to voice our support (or non-support for each). In addition, HB339 - has not been shared with our group to the best of my knowledge and learning about it is on today’s agenda.
- SB101: Sophomore and CTE - passed Senate handily; feeling good shape ; House Educ Comm Hearing at 1015 am Wednesday - Room 207
No financial impact (key); Carl Ladd testified against it-- Sen Watters, he school district in which the student resides.” Questions raised: Bus? Private vehicle? Effect on total T&T and specifically on sending districts and tuition?
- Passed House - Senate hearing Mar 21, 2017
Senate Hearing: 03/28/2017, Room 103, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 16
- Sponsored by Rep Shaw Manchester
- Amend RSA 188-E:2 Definitions:
- VIII. "Sending district'' means:
- (a) A school district where students reside who attend a regional center, regional program, or alternative education program other than within the district itself; or
- (b) If a student attends a chartered public school, the sending district shall be the school district in which the student resides; or
- (c) For purposes of transportation reimbursement, in accordance with RSA 188-E:8, a school district where students reside who attend a regional center, regional program, or alternative education program within the district itself, that is not on the same physical campus as the student’s comprehensive high school.
- · HB339’s estimated additional transportation reimbursement of ~ $200,000
- · Reiterate that current rules already limit reimbursement at the self-transport rate ($0.25/mile) to only those students who have no other options for transportation. In other words, students who choose to drive instead of ride the bus provided by the district do not unduly drain the T&T bucket. In fact, well less than 50 students per year receive reimbursement at the self-transport rate.
- Regular articles by Rob Levey delivered we have to go and get 10th at a later this week to discuss email blast and on website (firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com
- US Senate Bill 653 REDUCE? Maintenance of Effort by Orrin Hatch (100% match to 80% match?)! $5.5M presently from Perkins ; $7.4M for T&T Match
- Karen W, Al, DOE: Any new update on new monitoring model and 1st implementations (others?)
- Bruce: Praxis alternative? Steve: Scott Manti is willing to meet on this issue. We are researching what other states do. In essence we need an angle. Is it about the people/careers, Praxis? Both? Are we going to ask for LEA to oversee?
- BOARD: Executive Director Update
- TREASURER: Update on fiscal agent migration from Claremont to NCES; Reports?
- STEVE: Opening on the Professional Standard Board for CTE. Need a current educator (teachers included).
- BOARD: Slate of Officers 17/18??
Boot Camp 3/21/17 Proposal:
Run Boot Camp from Aug 14-18
Teacher leader: Val Koch
Part-time leader: Kirsten Soroko
Guests: Carl Ladd, Scott Mayotte, Cluster Teachers, Barney, DOE, Dave Warrender, Grube, Beth D
Abstract: Boot Camp has three major elements:
- General Knowledge for all levels - TWO DAYS
- SPED with Alan Pardy, Steve Rothenberg
- CTE Basics with DOE, Lisa Danley, Chris Dodge
- Intro to Teach Like a Champion, Val
- UbD Intro, Dave Warrender
- CCSNH, Beth Doiron
- Leveled Groups - TWO DAYS
- Advanced - Kirsten
- Advanced DoK
- Video from Karin Hess
- Jack Grube?
- Newbies - Val
- Formative Assessment, Scott Mayotte
- School Law, Carl Ladd
- UbD Intro II, Dave Warrender
- Basics of ALT IV, Barney
- Focus on Teach Like a Champion
- Mentor Day - ONE DAY - NEED MENTORS!
- Find one master teacher mentor from same cluster for each attendee:
- Develop protocol to:
- Review curriculum
- Review resources
- Develop ideas
- Make connections
- Develop lesson plan.. First day ideas..
- Share ideas about opening of school
From Barney: This is a “raw” response to a query about a master PD vision.. It continues to “let’s think about developing a template for CTE to add to district master PD plans.. “
Some Thoughts on Professional Development Discussion
Part I Orientation
Summer Institute (Boot Camp)
Maintain format. Week long intensive sometime in early-mid Aug. needs someone to manage the program. The format needs to include ability (and resources) to differentiate program based on the participant’s experience and prior teaching
Design Elements for Summer Institute
Continued with instructional focus on DOK; examine their role as a teacher; some developmental theory/ learning styles (nature of the CTE student); reviewing & understanding state competences/curriculum overview; and beginning lesson planning templates/processes
Focus the outside presenters to address the following CTE Teacher Standards. This could be DOE staff, CTE Directors, CTE Teachers, or Business Representatives, Advisory Committee members etc.
1. Relationships with business & industry and postsecondary education;
2. Relevance and rigor for career and technical education programs, including Program advisory committees; Statutes and rules governing career and technical education; Third party technical skill assessments; Academic and career and technical education content standards Career and technical education program competency knowledge Career and technical student organizations (CTSOs); Performance indicators; and Safety regulations and laws;
3. Career pathways into postsecondary education, including nationally recognized technical skills assessments with certifications; Academic and technical expectations for postsecondary programs; Employability and workplace skills; Evaluation techniques; Dual enrollment agreements; and Articulation agreement
Additional content may include Introduction to the technology required for the online CLUSTER PD
March 24, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Fidelity, Two Contra Way at Fidelity, Merrimack NH
8:30 am to 1:45 pm
BEFORE THE MEETING:
- If you have not RSVP for the summer conference. Please do so. Here is the actual summer registration form.
- Please email your current Perkins Grant 2016/17 to Deb so she can get the depository ready for April/May meetings.
- Commissioner Frank Edelblut is invited to this meeting and also our April meeting. Not sure what will evolve.
- Deb will in touch to remind - we are looking for every CTE teacher to complete this survey. As of 3/17 about 130 have done so.
Joe Murray, Head of NH Public Affairs talked about the fact that they are the 2nd largest employer in Merrimack. They are large in technology and this is what makes us distinct from our competitors. They also have two call centers within their company. Merrimack Chamber, Volunteer New Hampshire, Fidelity cares are awards that they received this year. will talk about Fidelity and our campus in Merrimack. Working with area non profit and school to do what they call NH Jumpstart where teachers will be able to learn more about their finance and how to teach it to students and give them the tools to become more comfortable with teaching investments. How do teacher get identified? They are teachers that teach finance or economics Fidelity and the school work together to get these teachers identified. We also do a stock organization where we work with the Union Leader and students will invest an imaginary 100,000 over a couple week. Technology has been integrated into this. This is available at Elementary, Middle and High School. Students are able to learn more about investing. The Union Leader will recognize these students. Phone Call center employees that go into the schools.
Student involvement to show what Business look like. The ability to have employees go into the schools is a great way to get the students connected. We have the Women in technology special interest group. They are focused in Auburn and are working with students to increase their interest and awareness. Sarah Colson?? Is the business and industry committee chair.
How do schools know about the programs that are offered? If you go to the website and scroll to the bottom and look for About Fidelity and look for Fidelity in the community and that will show what they are currently involved in. There is also a retirement planning tool that is free for users.
Heather Orlando - Talent aquisition group of about 120 people across the regions.
Types of rolls that they have
5500 employees here in Merrimack
2015 they had 700 positions however 40% of jobs are filled internally.
2016 they filled 1300 positions this was due to a ramp up of the call centers.
40% of the jobs are the client and customer services roll. They are taking inbound retirement plans and industry. These require licensed employees and they are in the process of looking to balance the profiles. We are looking for finance and retail side but we are also looking at Hospitality and client in. Also looking at the teacher profile and health care.
20% are operations type of rolls these are backoffice, problem resolution. Students that are looking and have the ongoing curiosity to look at an issue until they have solved the problem and rectified it. 20% positions are in the IT space.
20% are marketing, investment and multiple types.
Students need to have project management abilities that will happen in all areas. How would you know this from a resume. Competency in regards to roles management. Should certainly be a bullet in the job that you have had as a skill or role within that job. Being open to feedback is critical in all positions.
Post Secondary Education - 4 year degree is prefered however in some groups a two year degree is also adequate for some rolls.
It entry positions - We have an entry program called leap. We have target schools across the country. There are various tracks that students can come into. There are 500 to 600 to fill across the country. The will have about 75 interns that are paid there are small pockets of high school interns, but mostly it is at the college level that will be referred to the leap program. Programming would be a great skill to have in regards to the IT job perspective.
Computer skills Powerpoint, Word, Excel and business writing.
Call center jobs are looking at about mid 40’s in the call center.
What is the license that you talk about. The first 6 weeks they are working on getting the license. This is intense. One of the license is a 6 hour test. The other exam is about 1.15 hours in length. These are security licenses. The first 6 weeks is dedicated to studying for the exam tests. The attrition rate is about 72% This is throughout the entire business.
General feeling about community visits and tours
- Central locations that apply to all centers
- Connections to the centers and the industry and they give us so much insight into the careers and industry.
- Helps promote our brand and create awareness that we are out there and our focus is to provide them a pipeline for employment
- The amount of people that we are is a great visual to what we do.
- Adding in conference calling into the live meetings and do we use Deb better in regards to allowing the conference call option to the meetings.
- If you have an industry in your backyard that we think we should be at and see. Then please bring it to us.
Intro of Sarah Colson BIA lead by Val has established a development position to connect to education.
Came to the position in January. Executive director at the Lake Sunapee commerce, previous math teacher. 65 by 25 initiative. She catalogue what is going on and highlighting ti to share with others to look at what is going on in career pathways.
Competitions were more organized
Communication was much better especially in Cosmetology
Lack of a machine tools competition this stemmed around a location and the ability to have a location and facilitation. The other question is how many are teaching to those skills
Send the national guideline to Lisa Danley
Competition for Fire Science within SkillsUSA?
Dover didn’t feel that we were involved in the communication.
Friday Flash not going out to everyone
Teaches felt like there was no support for the students and the teachers on how to facilitate the students that were in the competitions.
The staff that was running the competitions and that those seemed a little bias. It should not be those teachers from those centers. Students placed and that there was an error in judging from culinary.
Ceremony was way too short and the lime light needs to be longer for these students
There is a positive shift and we are optimistic that there are some positive.
Josh called the director of the center and wanted to talk to the Culinary teacher.
The logistics of traveling to all the locations that the competitions are located. If we could work it out to get it into one facility and a capstone ceremony at one location.
When it was located at Pease it was great, however logistically this was a feet.
Booklet for the awards ceremony seemed to be weak
Strengths/ improvements from last year from Josh and President of the board
- Ran 32 competitions
- Scoring was much more organized and efficient with change to national score sheets.
- Large turn-out for awards ceremony and many positive comments about ceremony, Standing Room Only, Has gotten better recently comments about ceremony, ex: very professional, best in 20 years,
- Acquired more business and industry supporters and sponsors [Methuen construction wants to sponsor and connect to BoD/ NHLRA considering support and coordination of culinary related contests]
- 368 - Student Competitors total / 400 total involved in SLSC.
- 5 - State Officer Candidates
- Contests ran close to National Standards
- Opening Welcoming Session was well welcomed at SST.
- Welding Contest was more organized, ArcSource, MCC to work together next year.
- Carpentry Contest fully sponsored by Methuen Construction this year.
- Final culinary scores error caught after awards- Switched all contests over to National scoring system. Random scores appeared on page 2 of culinary scores and skewed real final scores and places. First place stayed the same, original second place moved to fourth and original third stayed the same.
- Outcome- all advisers contacted by contest coordinator and state director. State director will personally award silver medal to new second place winner and will work on scholarships. Advisers seemed fine with plan.
- Working with Debbi Cox to adjust score sheets to eliminate problems in the future.
- Minor logistical problems with culinary contest, that were expected with having to move to a new site.
- Worst was delay of stage 2 of contest because of gas problem at the new site. Overall comments from advisers were very good.
- Fixed quickly
- Commercial baking contest date changed from Wednesday to Friday.
- All advisers happy that all students were able to compete and not deal with possible school delays/transportation issues.
- Contest ran with a few less judges than normal
- Advisors and students not signing up by the deadline, their numbers for lunch not correct and lunches paid for by SkillsUSA NH and not school.
- Need more seating for Awards Ceremony
- Summer Teacher Conference and related teacher survey. Courtney and Jen distributed handouts in regards to joining the State Pace. They have put out a Save the date. There was also a draft schedule that was purposed. They have started to book people into those dates. The conference itself will be free. So the only charge is the overnight. As we develop this we would like to have it occur every year.
- It was determined that they want…..
- Content area specific training.
- Instructional strategies
- Academic integrations
- Do we want to have strands with themes or all around
- Lump everything to career pathways.
- The need versus what they want to study
- There are some questions in regards to summer conference time and looking at what the best time is.
- Interesting google suite question.
Jack/Shannon: Review of online PD
- 12 Cluster based communities created.
- 6 units of PD facilitated
- CEU certificates
- Content Specialist Feedback (crosswalks)
- Future PD topics identified (by career cluster)
- 108 participants (about 1/3)
- Data on who participated and in what units (for every cluster)
- Identification of 3-5 most active participants (this information can be used to identify ambassadors and lead teachers)
- (per online survey) 75% of teachers that took survey are open to using google hangouts to foster online career cluster communication – how do we get them to see these online communities as that tool? Over 85% have a high or solid interest in cluster specific PD (online platform can be used for this).
- Quote from survey: “I would LOVE the ability to connect with the current CTE teachers and statewide teachers who teach the same program.”
Jack: New and Potential Director PD (summarize 3 sessions)
- DOE: PACE update
- Steve: Boot Camp
- July 31-Aug 2: Potential training strands, Career Pathways Book by Hans Meeder (we are buying a copy for everyone and will use it as part of the summer conference). Any ideas need to be shared with the board or send to Steve.
- We are working with the resort to plan 2-3 fun group events. They offer some activities that will promote strong collaboration! Anyone interesting in helping sort it out please contact Steve.
- Career Pathways Book by Hans Meeder (we are buying a copy for everyone and will use it as part of the summer conference).
This is going well the next meeting is in Littleton. They have came up with some great performance task as well as the PACE academics teachers that they were able to work with. There seemed to be an understanding of what CTE was.
Girls in Technology Day
207 UNH 250 MCC and NHTI was canceled. Road show Jen and Courtney
- Steve: Scott Power meeting re new
- SB101: Sophomore and CTE - passed Senate handily; feeling good shape ; House Educ Comm Hearing at 1015 am Wednesday - Room 207
No financial impact (key); Carl Ladd testified for it-- Sen Watters, Superintendent Mosca and Bruce Farr followed up - now NHSAA supports; Reminder - not a mandate for three years of CTE. More flex is key focus. Effective July 1 if passed. There was a brief conversation about the DOE software being updated.
- SB 104: School counselor on advisory AND change terminology (very minor) in regulations Passed Senate; BIA in support of both SB101 and SB104. This is for Regional Advisory not local.
- SB75: tax credit; Committee voted on party lines against it Continue to try and get finance committee to include the bill in the budget
Per Sen Watters: “Keep working on it” This has been tabled with a bunch of tax credit bills. Cap of 500,000 revenue.
- HB339: Transportation Reimbursement within towns to CTE; Definition of “sending student; For towns with MORE than one high school (Manchester, Exeter, Nashua); Presently not being reimbursed; Request - state would reimburse that transportation out of CTE T&T. “This bill amends the definition of "sending district" to allow reimbursement for the cost of a student attending a career and technical education program in the school district in which the student resides.” Questions raised: Bus? Private vehicle? Effect on total T&T and specifically on sending districts and tuition?
- Passed House - Senate hearing Mar 21, 2017
Senate Hearing: 03/28/2017, Room 103, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 16
- Sponsored by Rep Shaw
- Eric talked about the language being connected to the intent of the bill.
- We need to know what this is funding. Is this bus transportation or is it all transportation. Eric felt that there was a part of it that he understood that there were some implications that are not the intent of the bill. They are looking to come back to the table with clearer language.
- What is the financial implicat? The DOE is being asked to
Motion made by Lisa Danley that given the NH law the spirit of the bill and the intent of the bill, I don’t think that we can support it. Chris Dodge 2nd
This is a bad bill the way it is written and the fact that this has gone this far without and knowledge or discussion. The conversation has to take place somewhere but it can’t take place with this money. The biggest thing is that we are changing the definition. There also is no words that state this is doesn’t included tuition. (15 - 0 - 1)
Senator Shaw recommendation that it goes into interim study.
ESSA with DOE’s Heather Gage: 2015 congress reauthorized elementary and secondary act now called Every Student Succeeds Act. This is very similar to what we have had in the past. Title 1 money Special Education and Title II funds for professional development, Title III for English Language Learners funds are still available, after school funds for afterschool programs. Accountability system has topics but the percentages are up to the local district. They want multiple pathways not just the traditional information. Heather will send the draft to Steve to share with us in the future. Comprehensive school support will be less dictatorial from federal government. Priority and focus schools will continue however the names will changes and the purpose will maintain the same with the state having the ability to implement the evidence based practices that can be implemented. Title IVA is a catch all of the smaller grants that were out there. This will be put into a formula grant that will be funded using the same formula as Title 1. If the funding is received one of our priorities at the state level is around the variety of pathways. This is about 2.4 million dollars or less. The skinny budget doesn’t talk about Perkins, the money that is under attack and is slated to go away 100% that is about a 10 million dollars hit to the Professional Development. After School also was cut to 100% within the skinny budget. Once we start hearing more and when the budget is started to create a budget for education Heather will let us know. Heather asked us to look at the ESSA and funding please share them with her. Please share information with Heather directly as well. Steve shared that career pathways are a huge strategic move in regards to certificates, college credit, industry skills within our programs. Definitions that are coming out of CCSSO 2014 report and would be migrating into ESSA and is valued about. How other states are funding high school graduates that are industry standard. ESSACOMMENTS@doe.nh.gov .
Comments from ACTE
- Karen M, Chris, Margaret, Sean: Report back and reflections from Washington DC Trip. Karen shared that the difference this time was getting into congresswoman Shea Porter’s office. There were a lot of new faces with the interns that we met. Don’t know yet was the response education is not the priority, don’t know what to expect. Their overall message was to share with them the bill and the information and they will look into it. Senator Shaheen's office and Congresswomen Custer are still on the CTE caucus. One of the highlights was going to the ACTE reception, we had good photo ops with Senator Cain and Portman and a senator from Wisconsin. Sean reported that most new what CTE was so their was a foundation and they were looking for where we are now and where we need to go. Chris shared that the senate and the house cocaus. There is a lot of bipartisan support for CTE. There was a message from Randy Winegarten that we are to buckle up and fight for every dollar of perkins. Karen shared that we are a school choice with the push of this we should be promoting this for our students. Steve shared that with the new commissioner we are on the same line and that we are school choice. Chris shared that there is some value to walking around the hill. However the fact that we didn’t get any face time with our representatives are we better served when they are own our turf. We spend a lot of money to send people down there. Is it the best use of the money. The perspective all all 50 hitting the hill is great from and ACTE experience however it is about the state. When we were able to meet with senator Ayotte she mentioned CTE it in her speech. The value is there it is too bad that we were not able to get into the state representatives. The effect of the trip is not measurable shared Joel, however the awareness and it is probably not a bad idea to add the value of meeting them in NH.
- Chris shared a bill Senate 653 that is an attack on maintenance of effort. 100% match to an 80% match so this could be a reduction of 20%. Eric shared that the state is motivated to spend the money to maintain. 7.4 to tuition and transportation how do we get the money we need. Eric shared that he has not heard and this may not be an issue however this bill puts it into place to loose 20%. What can we do ? ACTE has information on their website. I would encourage everyone to get to them and tell them we need to support it. Senate bill 648 to promote computer science. Senate Bill 628 revise Perkins act amending the 2006 act. Chris shared them here.
- Regular articles by Rob Levey delivered via email blast and on website (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are still working on this and he is still looking for content especially centers that are still not on the website.
- Karen W, Al, DOE: Update on new monitoring model and 1st implementations (others?)
- DOE: Perkins Performance Indicators (ELA, Math)
- BOARD: Executive Director Update
- TREASURER: Update on fiscal agent migration from Claremont to NCES; Reports?
- STEVE: Opening on the Professional Standard Board for CTE. Need a current educator (teachers included).
- BOARD: Slate of Officers 17/18??
See Barney comments about the Praxis. We need to make a better case that we can assess that the teachers. If you have teachers that are in that predicament please send them to Bruce Farr so that he can keep a tally of this to see the effects. Dates of expiration was changed without notification. One license with a one year, then the next 3 years. 1:00 pm
Letter Barney sent…..
Next Meeting will be 4/14 meeting in Somersworth
I would like to start the conversation to set the agenda for the Senators’ visit to Somersworth CT Center (12 Memorial Dr., Somersworth, NH) on April 14. There happens to be a CTE Directors’ meeting happening at the same place that day, but it may serve us well to treat the Senators’ visit as a separate event.
Here’s a first proposal for agenda. Please discuss and change as necessary.
8:30-9:00 Senators arrive, coffee, mingle
9:00-10:00 Tour of CTE Center
10:00-11:00 Guided discussion with CTE Directors
11:00 Senators depart
As soon as we pin down the start and end time, we need to signal to Jess Bourque who will put the event on the Senate Calendar.
January 20, 2017 Meeting Minutes
- A pre apprenticeship program that Al Smith and I discussed that I’d like to use as a pilot at CTE Centers. This is going to have a focus around the Machine apprenticeship, the apprenticeship grant. This will work with local business and students will have the ability to enter the field on the apprenticeship license and students will graduate ahead of the curve.
- An event NHTI is holding on March 24th regarding some of CCSNH’s new initiatives. Beth is wondering if this is something we should be invited to. They are going to be focusing on two initiatives “Purpose First” and “15 to finish”. Purpose first is to get students to come to community college with more of a direction towards a major and reduce the number of students that are registering as liberal arts majors. Then the 15 to finish initiatives is to make graduation major credit requirement more consistent and then ask students to take 15 credits a quarter. The overall opinion was that we should be invited, Beth Dorin would like you to contact her if you want more information.
- Using a Bank of America grant to host student and high school teacher and counselor events. They have the money to spend and they are looking for centers that are in need of discovery day funding, accuplacer, textbooks, professional development. They are looking at writing the grant this year to fund more guidance, students connection to the community colleges and the workforce. They are looking to have a college visit, lunch and then visit a couple business to connect to them.
DOE - Eric
- Summer Conference - the summer summit is not going to play out the way we had planned because of the cost of the event. However if you are attached to a school that receives Title 1 money then you are able to attend the Summer Summit. However Eric feels like we should create our own and he is looking to use the Concord School district for the location and is looking for content, and two date 8/14-8/18 and Mid July. He is looking to build the event up. Chris Dodge mentioned survey data on teachers views of a summer conference when, what topics.
- Legislation update
- 3rd year CTE - How we talk about this should be careful and clear all we are talking about changing the clause that states that students that are eligible are students that have attended high school for 2 years reduced to 1 year. It doesn’t create three year programs or increase in curriculum. This will just allow flexibility to the centers. LBA was presented and they said that this is to complicated to assess the fiscal amount and voiced that it was undeterminable. At this point this is no change however there is a conversation that if their is a large increase we may need to look at the funding.
- We are waiting on the funding from the governor, transportation was fully funded however Eric offered that if someone would like more detail please contact him. There has been an initiative to standardize the tuition amount across the state.
- Business Profits Tax credit for charitable donations to CTE’s. Put out by Senator Waters for business to donate to CTE centers and when they have donated 25% of the tax dollar they have reached the credit max.
- Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) – the political turnover and growing attention to economic development and CTE present an opportunity to reinvigorate RAC’s. Please keep encouraging this and let Eric’s office know if we are not getting what we need.
- INSURANCE AND RISK: Monica Panait, Sandy Burrows from Primex will come to update us on risk and insurance. In past, these sessions are very productive. If Primex is your insurer (one of two major school insurers in the state) - they will come to your school for free and assess. Monica has a ton of knowledge. 9 AM
- What are you and your teachers liability needs.
- In 2010 there was a training in regards to liability and risk.
- There are many things that they offer in regards to walkthroughs, Worked Based Learning and direct transportation.
- She talked about WBL and direct travel to DOL approved WBL events.
- We are going to look at creating a day or two to answer questions and provide a general training.
- She is going to share the WBL one page document and Joint Loss committee responsibilities to steve to send out.
- Students touring different areas and providing feedback.
- NATIONAL POLICY SEMINAR (NPS) Leave on March 12th Conference in Washington D.C.starts on the 13th: Four CTE Directors/Principals go every year. ACTE provide all the documentation that you need to be successful in the process. We need to finalize the list as well as make sure everyone knows about this opportunity. This year: Leaving Sunday early afternoon, returning Thursday afternoon. Staying at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington. We have four people who went last year- Diane, Karen, Margaret and me. Per Joel - we believe that Karen and Diane want to go and possibly Margaret. There is a potential for a 4th person if Joel Can’t go.
- Northern New England meeting - It was left that we would meet in a small group to continue to the discussion. August 2nd -3rd will be when the meeting is located and we will have that at the same location we have our summer retreat.
- Boot Camp - Looking at doing a Tri-State Boot Camp event that will be held at the end of semester to focus on joint items that we may share with the other states for New Teachers. Last week in September. NH has theirs scheduled August 14th through the 18th
- MARKETING AND RECRUITMENT: We are asking folks to try and bring three "hard" copies of collateral material TO THIS MEETING as well as share hyperlinks so we can build a repository and share statewide. NH-CTE's Debbi Cox and DOE's Courtney Ritchings are coordinating.
- Deb is looking for electronic versions.
- Courtney is looking for 3 to 5 hands on materials to hand out while the DOE is traveling across the state.
- What about sharing across the states - Tri state
- Lisa mention that she will share what she has learned from Ohio
- EMPOWERING TEACHERS AS CAREER COUNSELORS: Michele Verley from BHLUE will be sharing her work around career advisement. She trained and been employed as a school counselor. She has done work in Nashua for a number of years and was recommended by Marianne Dustin to share and promote a discussion.
- SECTOR MAPPING and PARTNERSHIPS: Phil Przybyszewski will be with us to talk about Sector Partnerships - a national movement that is fully up and going in NH. Focus is to organize economic sectors (asset mapping) like Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, Hospitality and Healthcare. Priority is to clearly get the sector to map out all assets and better align education and employment to maximize impact. 11 AM slide show
- “REGIONAL” PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARDS - defining and exploring the details. What does regional mean? This was brief discussion and that we are looking to identify. One regional (with CCSNH and other CTE Centers) and one local per year? This was not discussed however Lisa Danley mentioned that she would host.
- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: We will also reflect on our operational focus with an executive director. The Board will provide specifics around priorities. Debbi Cox is working with our board to get some key meeting with our finalist Christine Carr this month. Our focus has been to do so in small groups; despite it inefficiencies, it is more personal. Christine is very special and we are very pleased she is moving forward. Please contact Debbi to arrange a time beyond the two days offered. Here are a few more details about next week’s meetings to meet with Chris Carr, the prospective NHCTA Executive Director. Please note that in the event of inclement weather, we will follow the school delay/cancellation decision for each individual venue. Remember that it is vital that you attend one of these meetings at all possible.
Monday 1/23/17 8:00 am Mt. Washington Valley Career Center 409 Eagles Way North Conway - meeting will be canceled if school is N. Conway delays or cancels classes
Monday 1/23/17 noon NH Charitable Foundation 37 Pleasant Street Concord - meeting will be canceled if the Concord School district cancels school
- Parking lot is on Chesley Street
- Lunch will be provided
- Directors, you are invited to remain until 1:30 or so for individual conversations with Chris
Friday 1/27/17 8:00 am Portsmouth Career Technical Center 50 Andrew Jarvis Dr. Portsmouth - meeting will be canceled if Portsmouth delays or cancels classes
drive around to the back of the building following the numbers painted on the doors to door number 29 which is the CTE entrance. If you come to the front of the building they will need to check in with the main office and will be directed from there.
I know folks are also anxious about an increase to TEC-NH from 3 to 4% contribution for example. We will cover this more extensively in the summer; but our target is an increase for 18/19 not 17/18. We want to allow a window of time to show value.
- MONITORING DOE ADVISORY GROUP (CTE DIRECTORS/ADMIN): Jen Kiley has been reaching out to the our Director/Admin advisory group for guidance on Monitoring. She needs help, please talk with and submit to Jen Kiley and questions. Please think about participating and how you want to look at the rubric. Jen Kiley
Calendar: The March 17th in person meeting will be at Fidelity in Merrimack.
December 16, 2016 Meeting Minutes Teleconference
January 20th NHCTA meeting: Calendar - At Pinkerton Please Park at the Astro Cafe see attached map. Jan 20: In Person, 8 am, PINKERTON - (Focus: SPED, Guide, Non-Trad, OCR - Dave, Eric)
- Judy Burrow - NHCF email@example.com
- Evelyn Alissa Reaching Higher NH firstname.lastname@example.org
Finalist Executive Director Christine Carr: The Board is in complete agreement that we have found a gem in Chris. She comes with a background in business as well as local manufacturing that gives her a CTE perspective on day one. The Board is going through a hiring process, but we seek membership involvement in two ways:
- We would like to book a whirlwind day where she travels the state and meets Directors/Principals in possibly three distributed geographic locations. We seek 100% participation in this process. It is vital. We seek one member admin from each area to lead their region to organize:
- South-West Region (Nashua, Milford, Conval, Alvirne, Keene) ** Alvirne will host the South west region on the 13th Karen will take a little bit of leadership role in that Region
- Seacoast Region (Somersworth, Rochester, Portsmouth, SST, Dover) **Margaret Friday January 13th any time of the day as long as you need me to do it and willing to organize. 9am at SST which would.
- Center-North (Berlin, Plymouth Laconia, N Conway) ** Bev would like to try to do something with the colleges ** Roland would like to jump in on this however we are concerned about the time. Steve suggested that North Country and Community College be day 2. ** Judy would like to meet and be involved in some way as we see fit. Looking at January 23rd for the date.
- Jack Grube will be the tour guide. Deb will coordinate.
- Margaret asked about National Recognition and representation. Steve agrees that this is needed however we need to understand the list of things and the amount of time that she will be employed.
- Jack spoke about the construction meeting that she attended. She asked questions about the afternoon and elected to stay for the construction meeting that was this afternoon. She is very inquisitive and would take little time to get to know the deb and diversity of us. Steve mentioned her listening in to the conversation about the online PD. We talked about the dynamics and other things she was listening in on. Bruce mentioned her organization skills and is really looking at what we are looking at for the organization. We have to make sure that we are clear on what the expectations are and what we are looking for so that we can clearly set these.
- The other major area to begin to discuss is budget and TEC-NH. This is not something necessary to do now, but will be on radar for the future especially at our retreat this summer. This came up during the discussion about the sustainability of all the project we have up in the air. The thought is that we will be moving from 3 to 4% for Perkins year 2018-2019. This will raise about $35-$40K in funds that will allow us to continue with the projects. We as an organization need to look at the addition of an executive director will provide far more dividends than the increase amount in dues. We will be discussing this in July at the retreat.
- Reporting if Applicable: Membership (not Board) NEW and ONGOING Initiatives:
- Monitoring - Advising Team to DOE Subgroup - Marianne Dustin Nashua, Tracy Untiet Derry, Al Smith Littleton, Roland Pinette Berlin, Diane Canada Portsmouth, Lisa Danley Keene. Jennifer Kiley would like to have the feedback from the risk assessment to the her by January 3rd. Some mentioned not receiving the document and Jennifer kiley said that she would be sending it out again.
- Credentialing Work Advising DOE Subgroup - Dave Warrender Laconia, Michelle Papanicolau Nashua, Barney Keenan NHCTA running summary notes
- Construction Trades (new CIP code 46.000?) - Meeting of industry in December - Bruce D. Bruce mentioned that the Jury is out at what is going on and what the instructors are being asked to complete in regards to it. Eric mentioned that he would like to put that meeting in a larger cycle. He wanted to have industry in the room to hear what they are in need of. He would like to now pull that information into look at what we are going to do with that information in regards to our competencies and the next steps in the process are here to come.
- HST (LNA changes) - Lisa Danley was not in attendance however I think that we are all up to speed and things seem to stable now. Background checks
- SB190 BRUCE, LOUISE, Eric mentioned that the last meeting was snowed out and the next meeting is January 9th and we will focus on school counseling. There are some guest that are coming in to talk about how to ..(3rd year of CTE, OK for Sophomores..)
PROGRAM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PD)
- Shannon and Jack spoke about the online PD and that there are some pockets of great things happening and other clusters are not participating much due to lack of membership. There was talk about allowing more time to review the assessments and allow feedback before moving on. There is also some discussion about breaking out into CIP coded sub groups once the entire course has been taken.
- The have the core and they are being added to the groups for the review of the last assessment. .
- Heather would like time with the directors and I have asked her to come to the January meeting. Steve and Heather will work out her attending the meeting. Steve
- Beth Dorion mentioned the Computer Science running start course in Portsmouth next year. She is looking to have a combined advisory committee with faculty and business.
- Beth Dorion spoke about the new apprenticeship program that is funded by a grant and we are looking to build a program that includes secondary and how we can run a pre apprenticeship that is stackable.
- Beth Dorion suggested getting out the information that was presented in the presentation.
- Beth Dorion mentioned Global advisory meeting regional based and one more locally based our partners are getting burnt out and we need to take some time this summer to focus on this.
- Eric Felberg: DOE SUMMER SUMMIT PREVIEW (PACE, Assessment, CTE participation 1st time) The commissioner would like to have a CTE strand in the summer summit dates are August, 2,3,4. We are looking to have a conference within the conference. Keynote and four workshops that are aligned to a theme about what we are doing. Eric would like a few key players to help plan we are looking for DOE people, directors and other key individuals. I don;t seem them running or designing them mor helping to define what they should be and helping find people to deliver the breakouts. This smaller team will interface with the larger team. Because of the larger organization we are going to have an easier time implementing because we have that set. Eric would like to get emails from people that are interested. This is something that we are looking for delivering this to teachers, planning or strategic focus. I think that the teacher focus is the direction to go. This will allow teachers to interface within the other breakouts during the summit. Pace is also going to run a conference within the conference.
STUDENT RELATED (SSR):
- Judy Burrows: She is looking to do more outreach and connect with these students and get them to apply. We have made the commitment to ½ million each year for three years and may extend to 5 years. She is asking how to connect with the directors. We are going to do a mailing to the directors and the guidance counselors. She is thinking about doing a submit an application day if we can get 30 kids in a room. She is leaving the conversation open to the directors. Bev asked about the running start vs the college. Judy mentioned that they are willing to work directly with each school to help fund the running start programs within school and not in a competitive way. Judy mentioned that they are continuing to work on and develop the pathways in a three prong plan and she will share the information. The question was asked if the BIA highered the workforce developer, Judy said yes and an announcement will be made. There is great excitement about this position within the state. Steve mentioned that we are hoping to the ED on board so that they can be a part of this program. Jusy will ask the question again in an email. Steve mentioned forming an advisory team to support this initiative. This is through the common ap and the deadline will be in early June, Al is referring to the local partnership where we were able to bring additional dollars into a specific school.
- Judy’s Email: I’m writing in hopes that you can help me do some outreach to CTE directors about our $500,000 commitment to provide scholarships to career and tech students (those going for 2 year degree or certificates). I plan to do a mailing shortly to all the CTE directors but I wondered if there might be a chance between now and March to meet with all the CTE directors to go over how the Foundation hopes to help train the next generation of mid-skill and high skill employees. Would I be able to take 15-20 minutes at one of the regularly scheduled meetings to do a presentation?I’ve attached a draft of the flyer to announce the program. Would appreciate your comments. Judith T. Burrows Director of Student Aid New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 37 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301 phone 603-225-6641 x20224 direct 603-415-2932
- Quick share- any exciting developments related to recruitment and marketing. We are getting in deep and there might be a small tactic worth sharing.
AT THE TABLE:
- We have not recently met with the Commissioner and Deputy. Eric is working to arrange.
- This came from the DOE this Wed morning.. We need a worthy volunteer. Our Board will recommend.
The State Board of Education plans to one teacher vacancy on the Professional Standards Board as follows:
AREA OF REPRESENTATION
Teachers and Education Specialists
3 yrs.; September 2016 – June 2019
The Professional Standards Board is authorized by statute (RSA 186:60) to advise the State Board of Education regarding professional growth, certification, and governance of the education profession in the State.
The voting membership of the Professional Standards Board consists of twenty-one (21) persons appointed as follows: nine (9) classroom teachers and/or educational specialists; nine (9) representatives of administration and higher education; two (2) qualified laypersons; and the Director of the Division of Program Support or designee.
The Professional Standards Board conducts a minimum of five (5) regularly scheduled meetings annually which occur from September to June. Members are asked to serve on subcommittees to work with stakeholders in reviewing and revising administrative rules. Related documents
BAM (BRANDING, MARKETING, ADVOCACY):
- The NHCTA Board’s meeting was canceled last week, but our intention is to spend under $4K on identical set of promos on NHPR starting soon.
- Web site videos were updated per req from membership. Thanks to Deb for all work.
- We continue to create content with Rob email@example.com
- Work is ongoing in many areas. Updates in many areas (Eric, Steve, Others.
- New Skills For Youth - we should know in mid-January on $2M. We heard positive news recently. We are definitely in the final running for the money (10 of 25 states).
- These two articles are must-reads for us as we position ourselves statewide:
November 18, 2016 Meeting Minutes Teleconference
- Welcome Virginia Schrader <firstname.lastname@example.org - new CTE Director North Conway
- Calendar (changes in yellow):
- Lock in summer dates July 31-Aug 2 at Mt View Grand
- March meeting at Fidelity in Merrimack
- Thanks to Hitchner last month.
- January date that we were going to be in Laconia will need to be changed.
- Progress on Executive Director
- We have a STRONG IMPRESSIVE ED candidate at 50%
- Implications for potentially “sought” increase Perkins TEC-NH rate to 4% in future
- Last interviews Nashua on Monday - Deb Cox is organizing.. Come join us.
- Working on forming NH-CTE as an LLC of NHCTA - looking to affiliate with NHCTA with its own board of directors.
- Board of Nursing, has been very helpful and told Eric yesterday the board of nursing approved the train the trainer online that will broaden the possibilities among the state to increase the trainers. Nurses with associate degrees. This has been expanded to the associate degrees not just the bachelor's degree. Social media policies were mentioned around the nursing field. Dave mentioned that he is hearing it from his teacher. LIsa Danley will be interacting with the BON as well as Eric will talk to the DOE members that attended. Any documentation that we can get out to all centers would be greatly appreciated.
‘At the Table’ DISCUSSION Post-Election - where does CTE fit in?
In regards to Gov Sununu - Came to see Margaret at her school and came to visit the center. After the visit gave a handwritten note. Also had the governor's council here at our center. Margaret feels pretty optimistic and feel like we are headed in the right direction. Karen mentions that when we go to washington we need to have key talking points. Margaret also mentioned that she talked to the new senator Hassen about meeting with us when we are in washington.
Steve posed the question about where we fit into the landscape of ESA and how CTE fits into it. There is language in it and we should get someone to come in and talk to us prior to washington and how we need to address it. There is a conversation about talking to someone about how to make it stronger.
Eric mentioned that he believes that there are some points of flexibility and the Title money that is allocated. Eric will look into this more to get more information.
Eric mentioned the that we need to keep our direct connection to workforce development.
Steve mentioned that he agrees we are in a good spot. He is connected with Bill Duncan from the state school board and he is very passionate about the state education and feels that CTE is the only political common denominator right now and initiatives like PACE are going to make the most sense aligned to CTE. He would like to see a career ready diploma for schools to adopt.
Chris wondered if we should be tapping into ACTE for clarification on ASE and perkins for some insight into this.
SB190: Allowing students after one year of high school vs. two. Budgetary is still being worked out. They are also pushing for the transportation funding this as well as students that may be doing a third year.
Representative Ladd has a proposal not sure how far it will go but he is looking to have the state pay for 4 college credits for STEM related careers. Upto for courses at $250 per course. Nh Charitable was there and there may be some traction with them in regards to the funding. The funding is going to be the battle. Bill Duncan - Reaching Higher NH SB190: Concept of third year.. Example from Lakes Region
Chris mentioned that we need to watch the budget in general as we may see that things are being chipped away at. Eric mentioned that there are people at the DOE that re watching that and we can certainly coordinate the joint watching Eric will reach out to talk to us.
Jennie and Paul both expire in 2017 and their placement within the state is not clear do to the new administration and their terms.
Pre engineering program offers dual enrollment through NHTI that is available at the freshman year for students with in our programs. Margaret mentions that she also has an agreement she believed that she has one with MCC. However she mentioned that she is not a PLTW formalized program which is why it is not all within NHTI system.
There are still some concerns about competencies grading and courses are going to hopefully allow us to push for the college credit for all no matter what the grade the students is in high school.
30% of the teachers are currently on we are still in need of encouragement from directors and peers. Please continue to be all in and advocate this within your staff and within the center. If you are not sure where to find the materials you can go to the NH-CTE home page and then on the teacher tab/link you will see Shannon's online videos on how to get on that you can watch on how to log in and information for both Directors and Teachers. We understand that not all centers have set time aside for this however we are hoping that at the minimum you are going to promote the online PD.
Al mentioned that the Auto and Health teachers are feeling very overwhelmed and we need to appear as one in regards to the PD online and the PACE initiative. NH-CTE is one with NHCTA and DOE. We need to make sure that people are not feeling over whelmed with this. The Health Science with PACE and the online PD. Al is mentioning that is there a way to have the two separate initiative become one. Eric feels that they can become one and the the end game is very much the same. Eric needs to find out if the online environment is able to be able to be used to develop the task that meet the PACE goals. Combining the online PD with the PACe work would allow us to try to meet both. Steve feels that the big picture of PACE is beneficial. Rochester and Concord are PACE districts and that is why they were chosen. When the assessments are created and vetted and defined as quality assessments. Which means that different people can implement and vet the assessment. The only schools that will be taking the assessment and the other districts are not going to be taking them, The big picture is that we are going to be able to create these assessments and they then can replace Precision. Once they are created however they are going to be going into a bank to be used in the future but will only be implemented within the Rochester and Concord centers. The interesting part is that Automotive already has some specific assessments and how do those fit into the PACE format. Eric feels that PACE will still be playing a large role within these types of programs and they will not replace those industry assessments and certifications.
If my teachers are participating what are they going to get out of it? How best do they participate? Eric feels that they will get excellent professional development by participating in this.
Jack mentioned should we back off the health science and auto teachers in order to participate in the online PD? Al felt that was a good idea and we have to be realistic about time and the we need offer they however the reality might be either or. Bruce agreed with the comments from Al and Jack. The only concern is that one requires that you go somewhere and is that a deterrent. Eric said that the design is to have 4 sessions Dec 6, 1pm to 5pm and then three other ones. We are working to set them up to be not full days. George Dykstra is willing to offer up one of the days that the teachers get together to include the PACE work instead of alternative days.
Career Pathways - New Skills For Youth - Career Pathways $2m over 3 years - we will know in January. Steve talked about the positive participation in this grant. He also talked about the exciting opportunity. Eric mentioned that Steve did a great job! We are talking about things that we all value but we need to raise that bar on them.
In many ways CTE could be renamed to Career Pathways.
Defining our college and career readiness definition
- WBL experiences (every student)
- Dual Enrollment in pathway courses
- Program of Studies ala Pelham..
- Regional Program/Industry Advisory Boards
- Recognition for college and career readiness
- Employability Skills
Joel is looking for someone to go to Washington to travel to talk about the trip
We have a new fiscal agent and taxes are complete and we are hoping to be recommending a Executive Director.
Great job teacher fest, this was an amazing event. They are moving forward at an amazing rate 350 students attended.
Cosmetology in Action is going to be on Monday 11/21 300 students will be attending.
October 21, 2016 Meeting Minutes
594 Elm St.
Attendance: Steve Rothenberg, Joel Schneid, Chris Dodge, Bruce Farr, Margaret Callahan, Barney Keenan, Alan Smith, Dave Warrender, Louise Paradis, Kaitlyn Carrington, Diane Canada
Hitchiner Manufacturing Plant Tour, Presentation, Q&A
Kudos: To Educators rising and the 300 students that were going to be attending. As well as the New interests director's meeting which had 7 people at the latest meeting in Keene.
PACE in CTE Department of Education -
Performance Assessments Competency Exam and Competencies (plus any other data) Teachers are going to be creating performance tasks that are created and shared with the teachers in a bank. The CTE pilot is the development of four, 5 hour tasks that will allow teachers to learn how to apply deeper DOK to performance task assessments. As well as reviewing the competencies to determine which will be assessed The first will be held in concord and the second will be rochester. This is going to be started within the Automotive programs as well as Health Science. Concord and Rochester will be the two centers that are starting the pilot however the opportunity will be available to all within those two programs. The task administration is only open to the two centers concord and rochester. The task scoring calibration instructors will be able to collaborate with other same program instructors to review students work discuss results. Rubrics will be created for the common grading standards and calibration of the exam or performance assessment. Is there any thought to going to a practical assessment. I understand the importance of a paper test and the calibration, however these are decisions that need to be made at the local level. Question do we make sure that our competencies are great to start or do we start the pace thing and see how the competencies fall out. The CRB is going to be giving the directive that we are going to be moving forward with PACE and the competencies will fall out if there are solid or not. The theory behind this is that instructors working collaboratively will cause our instructors to build on what we are doing and expand it. The directors are asking that we look at the way that competency are being created. The DOE explained that business and Industry are offering the Content, Knowledge and Skills needed to provide students the opportunity to be successful. Then in the first column is the competency that we are going to use to combine the skills needed. We don’t report out on the competencies unfortunately we are only assessing on the skills and we need to work on how we are going to fix this. If you have any questions please talk to Jeff Beard.
UbD Course -
Dave Warrender will also share work from UbD Course. I have seen a huge cross section of educators. This is UbD but is also a curriculum and assessment class. There was some overlap to the course and bootcamp. I am also doing a large focus on instruction and less of the UbD. Peer observation is an assignment and their are given 4 observation within the course. He is using the inhouse observation to stop and look at the instruction throughout the teaching. I would like to give the students an assignment of having them teaching a lesson and observe them and give them feedback. Would love to take what everyone is doing and create a one to two year plan for us to roll out.
Boot Camp Update -
Kirsten Soroko will also share updates from Boot Camp - Scheduled the first week of August in Val’s classroom in concord. We were able to be in spaces that we were able to see some of the ways of collaboration that we have been talking about. The location was a great idea. DOK was done on the first day of boot camp, this included the Project checklist, a matrix and some other discussion on personal philosophy on what teaching should look like. The survey that went out showed that DOK was something they would like to further understand. In the survey we noticed that we had a mixed bag of teachers some that were hired after Bootcamp last year and were attending the boot camp. Talked about having a staggered boot camp for teachers that have been teaching vs those that have not taught.
Online PD Ready to Go
Here is the power point that we reviewed at the training site. NHCTA UPDATE.
The powerpoint gives an update and we are working with the DOE to see what the system that they are using as the network. There are two courses that have been created the first one is called Introduction to DOK. This is directed towards the New Teachers, or those who have missed the face to face. It is a 4 to 5 hour course that is ready to go and would be due or completion date by November 20th. What is needed is who needs to take this course?
The second course is cluster based and the programs are broken up into 12 groups and the course will be broken up into 4 units where they will share, deconstruct and revise an assessment and the last unit is to add the Math, science and language art component. We will be bringing in math, science and Language arts content specialist. the We are thinking that this is going to take about 8 to 10 hours of PD. The goal is that we are going to have at least one assessment that we can use within the assessment. The assessment will be revised and saved in a data base. We are looking into having active participants. Shannon will send out what an active participant looks like.
The 12 Clusters are..
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
- Architecture & Construction
- Arts, A/V and Communications
- Business Management & Administration, Finance and Marketing
- Education & Training
- Human Services, Government & Public Administration and Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
- Health Science
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Information Technology
- Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Could we have them start using this platform in boot camp and then grow upon this and use it for the course that we teach and that this goes on for ever.
Introduction to DoK Course – October 24th (until Nov. 27th), Email names to Shannon for Registration
Getting Started email to CTE instructors – October 26th , , List to Debbi, Written Instructions/link
12 Cluster Courses (5 unit, 2 weeks for each unit = 10 weeks)
- Groups 1-6 Oct. 31 – Jan.7??
- Groups 7-12 Nov. 7 – Jan. 14??
By Oct. 24th, directors will receive emails - Summary from this meeting, log in info., guides, links to courses to preview/monitoring, confirmed dates.
update the survey was given at the end and teacher were asked to survey with results of Helpful, average, not particularly 80% Helpful. There was a comment about teachers not feeling like their directors know about DoK. One follow up that they asked to have was how do you assess students that are working in groups.
11:45 am to 12:30 - Other reports
Precision Exams -
- Lori Landry Fall Mountain,
- Deb Connell Fall Mountain,
- Michelle Papanicolau Nashua,
- Dave Warrner Laconia,
- Jennifer Haskins Derry
Monitoring Model review -
- Marianne Dustin Nashua,
- Tracy Untiet Derry,
- Al Smith Littleton,
- Roland Pinette Berlin,
- Diane Canada Portsmouth,
- Lisa Danley Keene
Construction Trades (new CIP code 46.000?) - Bruce
Work Based Learning -
Please take the time to answer the DOE phone calls to aid in gathering the data please share your answer and be honest if you don’t know you don’t know.
Joel NHCTA dues will be coming out. We have left Claremont is not going to be the fiscal agent. We are going to North Country Educational Services has agreed to do 8% as our fiscal agent. There was an update to the treasurer report.
Just received the internship grant in the community college system we are looking at getting 1.2 million.
Funding sophomores (still in 2 year mode), Funding 3rd year? FULLY FUNDING the State’s full 75%..
- What programs would benefits 3rd (unconventional) years? Internship, Dual Enrollment??
School Counselors at MCC
on 10/7/16.. Interesting stuff:
Not talked about at the meeting:
12:30 to 12:40 pm - Board Report
- Branding, Advocacy, and Marketing
- Still working to finalize contract to develop NH-CTE as LLC
- Program and Professional Development
- No new news on Executive Director
- Looking to find requirements of fiscal agent
Misc Of interest
September 16, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Mountain View Grand Hotel (MVG) - Dodge Room
Attendance: Lisa Danley, Steve Rothenberg, Joel Schneid, Chris Dodge, Bruce Farr, Margaret Callahan, Barney Keenan, Al Lawrence, Dave Warren, (White Mountain, Nashu, Berlin)
Keene - Shared about manufacturing and a company that came in and redid our machining floor with epoxy flooring and was donated by the company tidlin.
Berlin - Mentioned that the floor for them was done the same way and it is looking almost as good today as it is today and is very easy to keep clean and maintain.
Littleton - Flyers on their programs. Also thank you for the all call of the auto customer form that was shared. We are asking the deb put these online.
Laconia - Share about how there are using their relationship with Central Maine and the articulation with their building trades program. The biggest thing is that they are not dictating textbook. Introduction to powertools is the course that we are working on right now. Content lined up to what we were doing and the students are utilizing the online curriculum. They look at instructor's resume for the credentialing. The other thing that students will be receiving is a progress report card on Hout students and they will report out on competency based, grade and attendance as well as comments. We are working on the template we will share that with everyone. Soft Skills Rubric. MWV CTTC Rubric
Tiny house project is going well and is generating a lot of interest and marketing. They are paying for everything you pick out the plans and they will deliver the trailer and the supplies. The homes will go to the home show and they will be raffled off and the auction will divide into thirds. The professional development might be needed. There is a business that builds tiny houses that they are going to be going to. This will allow them to learn more about how to build the tiny houses.
Fall Mountain/Berlin - Database on work based learning. The webinar this week was interesting, they have made a database of business that are willing to offer job shadow and internships for students. Students are going on and looking at business and choosing business. The state is piloting this. Berlin has been asked to participate in this. Laconia mentioned that they already have a lakes region internship. We are having an issue placing kids because of students that are not ready for this and turing business off to partner. Contact Donna K!!! She is out of Winnacunnet she is the co chair of the work ELO task force. Concord shared that the cost is high on grooming a business for the internship. There is a lot of care to place all kids and we worry about the investment put into this.
Salem - Construction renovations the decision was made to not build the preschool but use the space as a fabrication lab. This is very exciting.
Concord - Working on a new mission and vision statement. There is a line within it that has gained traction. It has become part of how we talk and we are constantly trying to weave marketing and mission and vision. Your story to tell…. Why should we accept you to our 4 or 2 year program? Why should we hire you? Why should we promote you? Why should we elect to contribute our time? The emphasis of our marketing is that you will have content to talk about yourself and promote. The student like the questions as they feel like it represents why they are here. In the spring I go to the classes and talk to students without the teach and ask if we are meeting our vision. The student perspective is interesting. Directory advisory council. Laconia added the ambassador program. Prep questions that we are going to talk about and teachers to nominate students halfway through your Junior year to halfway through your senior year. 25 students. Once a month they will meet during their CTE class. Steve will share agendas and minutes. Marketing freshman year we reached out to them but not enough. How do you market within your district. Also shared was the soft skills rubric and the document was shared as well as some questions answered and suggestions. (will get two attachments from concord and laconia)
Mount Washington Center - shared their soft skills rubric. Will get attached here. Every class is using it as 25% of the final grade. Every two weeks they get a grade on each of the competencies. We are also going completely standards based grading. Rubrics on performance indicators will be attached also.
Attendance policy separate from the school policy. Students are required to leave a voicemail or email just like work. Connection to the college and make the attendance policy more strict.
Competency - How are centers and schools taking this. It is across the board on how serious everyone is taking it. There is progression on the non cte world that is going to slowly overtake us. How do we develop less competencies. They are opening the doors into bigger and broader competencies that are attached to performance task. There is a possibility of us falling behind. Some of the centers have repackaged the competencies in order to reduce the number of competencies.
Retreat Summer 2017
HOLD: July 31-Aug 2 for our Retreat. We are finalizing a possible venue change to the Mountain View Grand. Extra day compared to recent past; otherwise same per day pricing structure.
Discussion about moving the retreat to MVG - There were no real comments about people speaking strongly about either case. Concerned about amenities. We are trying to get back the retreat mentality and doing things together.
Mountain View Grand presentation
Chris Diego the GM for the Mountain View Grand, attended UNH and has been in the hotel industry his entire career. There has been about 10 years of continual improvement. In the height of the summer we have 250 employees, we have found recruitment to be tough and the vast majority of the staff are home grown. Our single greatest challenge has been maintaining quality employees. This year we have hired 56 employees on visa’s and 14 J-1 training students that are here for a year either on hospitality or culinary program. Every year we have seen a growth of quest however maintain the staff is important and that is why we have chosen this employment strategy. However we understand this is not the best economical way to do this and we would like to form relationships with possible employees out of high school. There are many positions that we can’t fill. We need people who have basic life skills. Showing up on time, shaking hands say hello are things that we are struggling to maintain. How do you help student look beyond high school and work ethics, soft skills. What we need is the work force to have the skills as a first priority. It is important to not only reach out to the student but also to reach out to the parents to support the soft skills. We worked with a community college and unless the students were paid to be there they weren't. This industry is one that you have to pay your dues to work up and that is just the way it is. It is important to understand that getting your way in and working your way up is the way you get to what your end goal is. Supporting students to understand this is important. We need to be careful not to mislead students in the perception of what hospitality is. We are trying in culinary and we have hired create people and we are trying to remarket our culinary department and use their experience to market new staff. Promoting that they are coming to work with these unique individuals. My opinion of a guidance councilor is that they should be opening doors not closing them. Hospitality is a very portable skill! Their view of the world is very small and showing them on the map and research other hotels among the world. Impact on the Balsam development, 140 million dollars to spend on a property that will never support themselves. Housing was arranged using three homes that are rented and the one dormitory that is on site. 54% occupancy last year, the Mount Washington is on average of 61%. Nation wide there is too much variation however on Smith Travel research breaks it down into more detail.
Director Comment: The hospitality workforce needs to promote the self similar to how healthcare has to interest. Some of our students are asking how is this going to help us right now and the delayed gratification may be part of the low enrollment.
Director Comment: There are many industries that are struggling to get students to understand the way to get into the positions they want. Many are looking for an infrastructure on where they are going. Also the industry certification are not bringing the student into maintain enrollment. Career ready diploma was talked about being delivered in the state and right now we are looking at alternatives to the 4 year school and it is time for the other side to emerg, not at the fault of the other side but awareness amongst students, staff and parents.
Director Comment: We talk about students that can think on their feet and have those soft skills are leaving the area and that is major concern. This bigger than the centers how do we work with them to understand they can leave and then come back.
- LNA Change in Rules - Nursing Board - Every two year they present their program to the board of nursing. Keene was questioning the background check. Background check with fingerprints under 18 will always come back clean. The drug test always come back with a report. When in nursing school a drug test has to be done within every state you have lived in. They are not new rules but the enforcement has upped the game. MS. Brody is back. The drug testing was never an issue however if this is told to participants up front there should not be an issue. Is there someone that want to gather the issue from a state perspective. (Lisa Danley and Al Lawrence)
- Construction Trades - seek meeting to review competencies and decide if current competencies support trades. Plymouth State Concord Wednesday 9/21 3-4:30 This will be a meeting with key players to hash out how to do this. October Statewide view of where we are going as a state.
- Monitoring Model review - We are looking for directors to participate in this team. Current Directors that have said they are interested are: Monitoring Model review - Marianne Dustin Nashua, Tracy Untiet Derry, Al Smith Littleton, Roland Pinette Berlin, Diane Canada Portsmouth, Lisa Danley Keene
- Continue working with credentialing summary report on the changes and Barney will follow up on the memo that he sendt. (Dave and Michele w/Barney)
- Precision Exams - This is needed to continue to be at the table in these discussions. Current Directors that have said they are interested are: Lori Landry Fall Mountain, Deb Connell Fall Mountain, Michelle Papanicolau Nashua, Dave Warrner Laconia, Jennifer Haskins Derry
- Kudos: Cosmetology Teacher Group - Cosmetology in Action Event on Monday before Thanksgiving. 300 Cosmetology students come together for a training day that has grown and are doing an amazing job for the coordination of this.
- Kudos: Educators Rising Teacher Group - Organizing brand new TeacherFest (watching the thread - great line from Paula Vaughn at Pinkerton - I'm feeding off the excitement that my students are showing - it is really pretty neat!) 10/21/16 NHTI A day that students can learn about teaching. This is a great CTSO and their vision is to be bigger than the simple aspects.
- Kudos: Rob and Deb for work on our website. Rob is heading stride creating content. Headers have changed and the site has been updated. There are some great things in the site and we are continuing to work and improve. We currently work through article and have the ability to move to press releases. Midwest feel instead of the New Hampshire field. Can we reach out to center to have video’s. Teachers page is sparse and the administration page is not password protect at this point but will if we need as well as the teacher page. Thank you Deb and Rob for this great product. Any issues please send me what you need for changes. We came in way under budget.
Program and Professional Development:
- Online PD Jack is working on procedures and Shannon is working on the content.
- Looking for a definition of targeted number of hours to commit. There are two environments one is a course focused on assessments, the second is mojo which is shannon helping build community across the state, and the third is called core for when we hire a person late in the school year and they missed bootcamp. We are looking to develop an online course that should take around three hours that will expose the teacher to Dok to allow them to be successful with the other online training. We are going to use a new platform through the NH Networking. We are contracting with 12 groups with the 13th being teacher leaders but we have to finalize what this looks like they are all asynchronous courses.
- Based on 60 response there are trainings be scheduled in October to offer these courses. Debbi will be sending out registration information to Directors once dates are confirmed - hopefully on Monday.
- Supporting new teacher leader group (TBD)
- The proposed date for the first new director PD is October 12th. On Friday, could you ask who would like to host that one? Keene has offered to host October 12th. If others are interested the other dates are January 11th and March 8th. We also need to know who is planning to attend.
- UbD Course at Huot by Dave - 17 teachers are signed up and are in the course. This is the first cohort that has predominantly been to Boot camp. Looking at possibly have a variation of the Dok training being embedded in the course.
- Boot Camp extending beyond summer (7 meetings) - Kirsten and Val - that will start after Dave’s course we will have more information later steve is meeting with Kirsten
Board Business Update:
INITIATIVE #1 MORE (Membership Organization Relationship Environment)
- Executive Director Search - CFO Ross is arrange a meeting with their controller to talk about the scope of having employees. We had about 15 applicants and they were ranked and the top four were chosen to interview. Two had already taken jobs so we are down to two and interviews will be next Thursday. Will update the board in October. Lauri has helped with the job description and they will be a contracted services. We understand that we may need to go back to the well to find someone however there are other people that are looking for this as well can we co-share this to make it full time.
- Seeking new fiscal agent -CCSNH is possible; leaving Claremont. Also asked Alan Pardy from NHSPA, Principal’s Association. NCES charges 10% indirect fee. Board feels too much. We write about 40 Checks a year and this is not a lot for a 105 about 10,000 fee. We have also looked at Special education director through Alan Pardy they are at 8%. What are the requirements that are needed to be a fiscal agent. There probably has to be a public audit needed.
INITIATIVE #3 BAM (Branding Advocacy and Marketing) with “at the table”
- Web site http://nh-cte.org We have made the NHCTA.org and NH-CTE.org oline to the same website. We have been trying to align with ACTE and we are looking to follow to the structure that Maine has done and we are looking to create an LLC called NH-CTE. Our plan is to start this organization as the big tent organization that we are hoping will organically become the big organization that will eventually grow to form it’s own identity and leave us. It will affiliated us with ACTE. Mike woods has his hands in the process as well. Finalizing possible contract with Tom Burke to complete.
- Carl Ladd, ED of NHSAA Spoke at boot camp and we are going to be meeting with him soon.
- Steve meeting with Bill Duncan, State School Board, Monday at 1:30 to introduce hi to us and we are out there with the same values and they are looking to create a career pathways diploma.
- Running goals/agenda/minutes document. With DOE
INITIATIVE #4 Program and Professional Development
- Contract with Shannon online PD
- Contracts with Jack Grube: Assist with online PD, DoK in person course, New and Potential Director PD
- Tom B contract to write proposal to fund online PD
INITIATIVE #5 Career Pathways:
- There are a group of people that are not sanctioned but are working with new skills for youth and assisting the DOE, DRED and NH Charitable foundation, and Reaching Higher NH in putting into effect better definitions and marketing around the Career pathways. If they can get the 2 million dollars it will be a game changer. People that are on this group are Chris Dodge, Eric Felberg, Doug Cullen, Beth Dorin.
- SB190 meeting notes, Industry group recommendations to SB190
- This advisory committee includes senator waters Mary, Precision machine industry, Auto Dealers, Louise, Steve and bruce. They are moving forward with legislation that will better train students for the workforce. They are hoping also to expand the construction trade. They are still working on the money and what the plan will look like. They are looking at a possible 2/3/4 year options. Sometime in November they will look to ask people to contact legislation to support the move. There was some talk in the beginning of looking at CTE and meeting the 4th year of mathematics. The group has moved away from that at this point. Right now the construction trades are driving this along with auto, and precision machining. They money has to come from somewhere. Senator waters wants data on the is. How are we going to get data when most of our WBL already have programs attached to them and are included in program data. The DOE is in a budget year and we need to look at what is best for the students. How will this affect the TNT money 69% of the 75% comes to about 48%. If we can clean up our vision they are willing to lobby hard the goal is to get them to hear that this is where we need it. The executive director will need to help lobby for CTE in this process. The implementation of 3 years is going to mean more staff for some of us. This may not be possible given local budgets. Individual centers are going to need to look at their implementation of this. Some centers are looking at doing a third year that is an ELO or WBL experience. This will be local control on how we structure this and we are not sure that it is going to affect the TNT money. Laconia superintendent contacted Eric and Paul Leather about looking at a 4 year model for Laconia. There is concern about local sending schools already ramping up their graduation requirements and the effects on students that want to take advantage of CTE. Remember that this is not mandated but is an optional opportunity for center to take advantage of this. There are benefits of having the students for more years to groom them for the career pathways that they are choosing. 4 year CTE may look for more school choice.
- As mentioned at NHCTA...the contact person for EMT at the Bureau of EMS is Liza Burrill:
- email@example.com I believe she is a training supervisor...she has cut through all the red tape and has moved us forward. It is important she knows you are in a career center (if you drop my name or say I referred you...it may help since she has learned a lot about career centers from our work in the last couple of weeks).
- How are they going to assess the Performance indicators for ELA and Math?
- CDL licensing of teachers is a process Trooper Kelby is the contact that seems to have the most traction. There is a suggestion that you not rent 15 passengers vans for liability reasons.
- Question came up about non traditional students and transgender not that this is a confusing area but that we are dating ourself by still tracking non traditional students.
- Laconia - Here is the third year option in place at Stafford. Just an idea. This was a pilot my last year and understand it is now a popular option for students who start as sophomores. Leadership and Marketing - Stafford Technical Center or staffordonline.org
- Rob Levey - I wanted to let you know that with our new website at http://nh-cte.org/, we are able to have eblasts sent out automatically each week that will grab new content and place it in a simple to read email and link you to the articles. This will be a great way to push out some tremendous content. I have set these eblasts to go out at 11 am every Tuesday, but we can adjust it was needed.I am about to send out our first eblast to get us started. This will be an initial work in progress and will improve from a branding perspective with time.Lastly--send me any story ideas. Ill pursue almost anything now that we have a great and dynamic website.
Not Covered but on agenda
Membership PD for meeting:
- Sharing - Plans for the new year. Changes for the new year. This is a chance for us to network and share ideas.
- BIG THEME: What is good teaching and Developing Great Teachers. Discuss what we are looking for in CTE Teachers? How do we help develop talent? Most of what we seek
Department of Education:
- Precision Testing - see email from Eric 9/11/16
August 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes
The TENTATIVE agenda is short and the meeting should take no more than 60 minutes.
- Warm Up: Quick share of great ideas and/or happening as school opens. What is innovative, exciting and different that is motivating you and your staff? Please feel free to email info ahead of time.
Professional Development Plan Feedback - online focus (Jack and Shannon will be on the call).
Phase 1: Less than 50% of teachers were present with the current makeup of the professional development. Formalized the two PD that we did into two mini course to uniformly roll out the DOK part of the training to create with Kirsten, Valerie and Shannon. (2-4 hours)
Phase 2: would 11 to 13 course teachers that we could work together. NHCTA driven questions that would drive the conversation on that platform. (5-8 hours)
March to may would be a more formal roll out of cluster based PD. We would like to have the directors use their pull and purpose that we use some of our PD time within our schools to have the teachers participate in this.
The groups that are already meeting can we collaborate those meetings. (5-8 hours)
How many teacher are going to be going to the one day training. The trainers need to know how many training they need to do. Manufacturing and Construction and others are going to be factors. October 7th. Deerfield fair
(be sure everyone knows, change to June retreat possible - add day on). There will NOT be a NNE conference next summer. June doesn’t work for some people do we want to keep in in June or move to end of July. Joel will check the last week in July Monday through Wednesday. 7/31 to 8/2 historically
(nice improvement since July - thanks to Deb). Reminder to send article ideas to Rob Levey firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great website that is working on the big picture of CTE thank you to Deb for all of your hard work. On the parents page maybe adding some statistics.
Proposal to DOE - to bring together a group of stakeholders to analyse Construction Tech competencies and see how trades like plumbing, electrical, welding, masonry can be added (Construction Trades vs. Construction Tech). Proposal must respect centers who want to remain "as is": so either current competencies are wide enough so they can be extended to this model or new model is sought. Please forward questions/concerns to Bruce. This is being looked at by Bruce and Steve and will continue to work on it so please send comments to Steve and Bruce
Early proposal to SB190 Committee to formally allow 3 years of CTE for trades like Culinary, Construction, Auto, Adv Manufacturing. Reflects need for more skilled and competitive tradespeople especially relative to Massachusetts' graduates. Active committee of industry leaders support this move. It will "tax" the T&T pool to some degree. Model promotes a possible deep internship in senior year. This is coming and we should be digesting it and please send your thoughts to Bruce and Steve about your thoughts.
Who is moving or considering moving to Enrolltrack?
- Keene did it last year but the school was not for it we are going to do something with google
- SST is going to do it next year. It took about a year but their typical model is to do the summer training and start in the fall.
- Region 17 has started questions.
- Statewide contract, VS smaller schools.
- Precision exams
- Board of Nursing Concerns
- Is it worth asking the DOE to get Superintendents up to speed. Carl Ladd we are going to schedule a meeting with the NH-CTE Board of Directors.
- Dean Mitchner replacement would be worth having a conversation with the school Boards
- Chris Dodge sent out a link on NHPR skills training
- Working on Bylaws to include teachers
- Joel will arrange the transfer of NHCTA funds from SAU#6 (Claremont) to North Country Educational Services, who will act as our new fiscal agent.
July 27 -28
NHCTA Agenda Hilton, Burlington VT
Wednesday and Thursday 10-12
Present: Steve Rothenberg, Chris Dodge, Diane Canada, Alan Smith, Joel Schnied, Bruce Farr, Tracy Untiet, Jennifer Haskins, Sean Peschel, Karen, David Warrender, Louise Paradis, Katelyn Carrington, Karen Hannigan Machado, Karen Worthen, Michelle Papanicolau, Donald Jalbert, Marianne Dustin, Deb Stevens, Margaret Callahan, Rob Scott, Tom Burke ( I know there were others but didn’t get all the names)
Steve Reviewed agenda
MARKETING AND RECRUITMENT (Wednesday)
Demo/Review/Reflect on implementation from NH Directors - EnrollTrack
Tri-City Dover, Somersworth and Rochester are currently all using EnrollTrack in their centers.
Four Portals to the system. This is all web based and fee is spit.
Student Portal - Students can log in and they can create an account enter their demographic information, sending school, up to two programs, guidance counselor. Once they have submitted the application you can not go back to change. At this point they are moved from started to incomplete.
Counselor Portal - Incomplete means that the counselor has not done their part in the system. They review the information and have them upload the transcripts, IEP, 504, Attendance and Discipline. However they are using a rubric to complete this. Sending school guidance counselor has access to this system.
Interview Process was concerning about the time frame however they believe that it was a great benefit. They saw an increase in enrollment and some of the centers are full and have waiting list.
Application window was open in January and closed in March and the guidance councilor was given to them saying that they were accepted into the program.
Recruitment - Somersworth went to all of the 10th graders in lunches and had the portal open for students to sign up. Dover went out during CTE Month and when to the cafeteria and talked with students and had the enrollment open.
Rubric that Tri-State is using
The system will Automatic generated message as the progression. Email once a week.
Taking out giving students the option to attend both programs
Big Picture it has given us more teeth and involvement within the schools and are more none within the district.
If you want more information on looking at this please contact Dover Director.
Homepage has a video, Feature Stories and map that links to the school and center websites. Filters on the maps to show programs, contact information that can also come up. More information on the core of CTE and what it is. Map Header Links on old site might be nice to get back. The question on the logo that ties to the national logo structure.
About page has normal information
Student Organization Page - Talks about the organizations that the students have and they have the links to the CTSO webpages (SkillsUSA, and educators Rising)
Resources Page - With links and information, Precision exams video link
Calendar Page - What things are we looking to have on the calendar?
Contact page - Contact form Who does it contact?
PD: PROGRAM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
DOE Risk Report
We reviewed the Risk Assessment document that is due by August 15 and some centers submitted today.
- Online - Demo of online environment using work done in Cosmo/Video, Process, Roles, Outcome. We watched a short video on what the environment will look like. The online environment that is available all the time however there are small section of more commitment and intensity where there is something intentional happening with support (Shannon). Video We were shown the moodle platform and how the pilot PD was outlined and put forth.
- Discussion with the whole group. Stand alone programs and even within clusters are hard to work together however we are looking to gather them by Career Cluster. How can we present this to our districts that we are going to provide this instruction and this will be part of their recertification plan. One Director commented that the center is looking for more program content PD instead of curriculum PD. Discussion about common assessments and that is the direction that we are going. Many comments about connecting the state and moving assessment forward to connect the students that are completers and that we have the data to show that students are completers. Most of our teachers have active working environments, however it would be awesome to see the curriculum task and the alignment of other common core standards.
Not Covered Topics on agenda
Teacher Conference - next June?! One day or late afternoon - overnight - one day - ARE WE UP FOR IT (caveat: with ED in place)?
Directors - Quick review of PD themes for the year (mostly ironed out) and business visitation sites. All working off new calendar.
- Board Report 11 am Wednesday
- Status of Executive Director - including:
- Funding (4% in 17/18?) and/or other partners?
- Performance Metrics TBD
- Legal (contractor vs. employee)
- Board development, succession, vote slate
- New NHCTA fiscal agent needed in future?
- Current: Steve, Chris, Jennifer, Joel, Al, Bruce ... +?
- We need help from other districts to submit incentive plans (online PD, teacher conference for example) - we can write - just need fiscal agents
- 16/17 Budget for feedback (approved by Board, not membership)
- 16/17 Calendar for the year..review Retreat (3 days, 2 nights - (error on 1st draft of calendar sent) and Teacher Conference DATES.. Adjust as needed.
- Build up knowledge on current initiatives - New Skills for Youth (Eric and DOE) 11:30 am Thursday
- Including 3rd year concept Auto, CT, Culinary, Adv Manufacturing - SB190 proposals being drafted in early stages