EGTC GIS Students Support African Exploration by DMNS

Since 2003, Emily Griffith Technical College has introduced the fascinating science of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to interested students.  The program integrates computerized geographic information, satellite images, digital maps, and global positioning systems (GPS) in decision support systems. Spatial issues are analyzed to make decisions such as risk assessment for homeland security, population growth and the best places to live, where to build a new business and more. GIS also prepares students to research changing wildlife habitat, model hurricane evacuation scenarios, view global vegetation coverage via satellite, plan school bus routes, and study water consumption patterns.

The success of this program is due to the strong job market.  According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics GIS is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Increasing use of maps for national security and local government planning should fuel employment growth. For this reason, job prospects are likely to be excellent for GIS.  A partnership with Front Range Community College insures that our students have a pathway to higher education if they choose.

“Having GIS skills means you can work in any industry from Urban Planning to Health.  The whole world is literally at your fingertips.  You can explore any part of the world, including the universe, in an instant and never have to leave home,” said Terry Partridge, EGTC faculty member and GIS instructor. “GIS can answer such questions as “Where is the best place to start a new business?” or “What home can I buy that is under 100K, located in the lowest crime area, close to good schools, shopping and public transportation?”  Any spatial question can be answered using GIS.  This is why businesses need those who know GIS.  It provides all types of businesses with the information they need to make good choices.”

As part of the learning experience, the EGTC GIS program offers students real-world projects to work on as they learn to use software.  In addition to partnerships with the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology, Denver Public Schools and the US Geological Survey, the College is supporting African exploration by Bob Raynolds of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

The venture is called the Lothagam Project.  The Lothagam is a paleontological formation located in Kenya, dating back to the Miocene-Pliocene period.  GIS students have designed maps that show the location of artifacts found in this region, helping to determine patterns for where the earliest humans came from.  Using GIS software, students are creating three-dimensional maps that will be used by the geologists and archeologists in February to locate more remains of the first humans to walk the earth.

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New Four-Year Degree in Dental Hygiene Approved by Community Colleges’ Board

DENVER – Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), announced that the Community College of Denver and Pueblo Community College received approval from the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education to offer a four-year bachelor of applied science degree in dental hygiene.

CCCS colleges have long provided sought-after training for dental hygienists to work in a clinical environment through their two-year associate of applied science degree programs. The creation of a four-year bachelor of applied science program in dental hygiene will expand students’ career opportunities, allowing them to enter fields that require a four-year degree, including public and community health, education, sales and research.

Recognizing a gap in Colorado’s higher education system for career and technical students and an unmet business need, the CCCS asked for and obtained legislative approval to expand its offerings to include four-year career and technical bachelor of applied science degrees in 2014.  Many specialized technical jobs require a four-year degree. However, most career and technical courses are not offered at and do not transfer to Colorado’s four-year universities.   In order to provide opportunities for career and technical students at an affordable cost, community colleges were allowed to offer four-year Bachelor of Applied Science degrees once certain requirements and approvals are met.   The State Board approval is one of three approvals that are required.

This is the second four-year bachelor of applied sciences degree developed by CCCS since the General Assembly opened this path for students at Colorado’s community colleges in 2014.  Earlier this year, Red Rocks Community College received the necessary approvals from the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education to offer a four-year bachelor of applied science degree in water quality management. The dental hygiene bachelor of applied science degree program now moves to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education for approval. Once it receives that approval, both degrees will be ready for review by the colleges’ accrediting agency.

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Colorado’s Largest Public Technical College Brings Career and Technical Education to Historic Denver West Neighborhood

New Facility Will Feature Cutting Edge Equipment and Improved Learning Spaces

August 17, 2015 – Denver, CO – After nearly 100 years of training men and women how to weld, fix cars, and heating and cooling systems on a city block in downtown Denver, Emily Griffith Technical College has a new facility to teach programs in the College of Trades and Industry, as well as several non-credit programs.  EGTC has renovated the building, occupying 50,000 square feet of space at 1205 Osage Street in the La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood in northwest Denver. Classes begin on August 24.

The move will enable EGTC to expand capacity in career-training programs hosted in the college’s current facility.  It is a more modern facility allowing EGTC to customize classroom space and learning environments to fit the college’s programmatic needs. The College has spent nearly a year renovating the building and improvements have included enhancements to the existing structure, both inside and out, and will provide off-street parking for students and staff, plus site planning and landscaping improvements.

This new state-of-the-art campus will open doors of opportunity in eight highly-technical career certificates – Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Service, Building Trades Technology, Computer-Aided Drafting-Building Information Modeling (CAD/BIM), Custodial Maintenance, Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Water Quality Management and Welding.

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“Expanded shops and learning labs will allow for increased capacity in some of the College’s most popular programs” according to Jeff Barratt, EGTC Executive Director. “The hands-on training facilities will feature the most advanced training equipment with electrical diagnostic systems, new additions to the automotive program’s fleet of cars, new air filtration systems for the state-of-the-art training labs, multi-functional classrooms, and maximized energy efficiency. EGTC is looking forward to being a new resident in the La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood, chosen in 2014 by the American Planning Association as one of the nation’s great American neighborhoods.” The Emily Griffith Foundation is establishing a dedicated scholarship for eligible community residents interested in pursuing a career training certificate at the College.

One of the primary criteria for EGTC was a central location with good access to public transportation.  1205 Osage is within two and three blocks of two light rail stations, the Auraria Station and the 10th and Osage Station, and one block from two bus stops along 13th, and there will be parking provided for staff and students. This location will be less than two miles from the new downtown campus at 1860 Lincoln Street.

In addition to the College of Trades, many classes from EGTC’s growing Continuing Education Division will relocate.  These programs include Blacksmithing, Clock Repair, Furniture and Auto Upholstery and Welding for Artists.

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Emily Griffith Technical College announces new Director of Instructional Programs

As Director of Instructional Programs, Ms. Van Doren will report directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision in the planning, development, administration, and evaluation for all academic departments across the College’s three campuses.  Programming encompasses pre-college programs – adult basic education, GED, and English Learning Acquisition; oversight of the apprenticeship programs; the Continuing Education Division; and career and technical education programs in the Colleges of Business and Technology, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, and Trades and Industry.

“I am looking forward to Linda’s strategic leadership and collaborative style in working with me and my senior team, and leading our instructional programs with dedicated faculty and staff,” said College Executive Director Jeff Barratt.  “She has an excellent background in academia and process improvement and experience both in the classroom and as an administrator.  She is a strategic thinker and effective communicator who will help Emily Griffith Technical College sustain its vision to be the premier institution of technical excellence.  Her enthusiasm for progressive and adult education and well as her understanding of the complexities and challenges of serving diverse learning community will be invaluable.”

Ms. Van Doren started at the College in November of 2012 as Dean of the Adult Education and Learning Language Center (AELLC), where she led her team in many successful reforms and initiatives.  EGTC’s AELLC department has become state and even nationally-recognized in providing adult education and serving non-native speaking students, many who ultimately transition into career and technical education programs.

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Aurora Central Students Impress the IRS

By APS Communications

http://yourhub.denverpost.com/blog/2015/03/aurora-central-students-impress-the-irs/89487/

There are many tax preparation services to choose from, but to find one operated by teenagers is rather rare. At Aurora Central High School, however, a group of students ran a successful tax return preparation site this tax season, right on school grounds.

The students are concurrently enrolled at the Community College of Aurora where they earned Advanced IRS Volunteer Tax Certification upon completion of an accredited income tax preparation course. Through the Tax Help Colorado program, the students prepared returns for low-income earners in their community free of charge. More notably, they sacrificed many of their Saturday mornings and afternoons to do so.

Community members kept the site bustling as clients, but they weren’t the only ones interested in paying the students a visit. Representatives of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) decided to show up unannounced one day. After examining the students’ work for accuracy and quality, the IRS determined the site to be in 100% compliance with federal regulations.

APS is very proud of each student involved in the Tax Help Colorado program for being such vital assets to the community.

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Announcing a NEW Community Service Project

Hunger is the hidden problem in America. In a country so obsessed with diets and losing weight, it’s hard to believe that there are people who are going hungry. In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children. In 2013, 14 percent of households (17.5 million households) were food insecure.  When you add to that the number of people in low food secure households the number is even greater. Community food bank resources are strained and food banks often run out, unable to serve all of the clients who are in need. This problem exists to some degree in every school district and every school in the country!  Every day Denver Public Schools serves about 82,000 meals and snacks. For some of our students that is their only secure food source. But, what happens on the weekend?

The John F. Kennedy Business Association (FBLA / DECA) is pleased to announce a new community service project that we call BakPak Deli. Every week we will be providing the Social Worker with a back pack snack bags for client students to take home with them. It will include lunch and snack items to help students get through the weekend. We will handle the food end of the project and the social worker will handle the distribution, to preserve the anonymity of the clients.

This is NOT a one-and-done project. This will be an on-going, co-curricular project and the signature Community Service Project for our FBLA and DECA chapters. We will be using funds generated by our school based enterprises to drive the program BUT will also be looking for support from the school and the community. This is where you come in. When you shop consider buying something extra for the BakPak Deli. The types of foods we need are things like Raman or Mac & Cheese cups, juice boxes, snack bars etc. These can be delivered at any time to Mr. Clayton or Mr. Polete.

This is a very simple project with very profound results. It is our goal to see this project grow to serve all in need in our JFK community. It is our hope that it is so successful that it can grow beyond our school to other schools in our feeder system as well.

Jerry Q. Clayton
John F. Kennedy High School, Career and Technical Education, FBLA – DECA Adviser
PH: 720-423-4391; TXT: 720-254-1674; On-line at: www.mrclayton.org

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Colorado FFA Students represent Colorado at the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo

Kristen Schmidt of Greeley, elected as the 2014-15 National Central Region Vice President. Kristen, an Animal Science and Agricultural Business major at Colorado State University will spend the next year of service to the National FFA Organization. Each officer travels more than 100,000 national and international miles to interact with business and industry leaders, thousands of FFA members and teachers, corporate sponsors, government and education officials, state FFA leaders, the general public and more. The team will lead personal growth and leadership training conferences for FFA members throughout the country and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA and promote agricultural literacy. Kristen served as the 2012-13 Colorado FFA President.

https://www.ffa.org/PressRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014-2015%20National%20FFA%20Officers%20Elected.aspx

The National FFA Agricultural Communications CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ skills in all areas of the agricultural communications field and evaluates how well they can apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Participants attend a simulated news conference and use the information gathered to complete individual practicums in writing, electronic media and design. Prior to the event, students compile media plans related to innovative agricultural practices, management techniques and marketing tools. Each team then creates a 15-minute presentation based on their proposal. Members also compete in an editing exercise and a general communications quiz.
6th Place– Colorado Maggie Christensen, Allyson Pabst, and Jazmine Brown, all of Brush FFA.

The National FFA Agricultural Issues Forum CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ knowledge of agricultural issues and evaluates how well they can apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. To qualify for the agricultural issues forum CDE, teams must design a presentation that addresses multiple viewpoints of a contemporary agricultural issue and present it to a number of audiences in their community. For the national event, they present a portfolio based on their local audiences’ feedback and deliver their presentation to a panel of judges. Platte Valley FFA received a Bronze Team Award.

The National FFA Agricultural Sales CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. The event includes actual sales presentations, a written exam, team sales situation. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Bennett FFA received a Bronze Team Award.

The National FFA Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Activities included in the event are a written exam, a team event, demonstration of problem-solving skills, and hands-on performance activities. Areas of emphasis include environmental and natural resource systems, machinery and equipment systems, structural systems, energy systems and electrical systems. Each team in the event has competed with other chapters in their state for the privilege of participating in the national event. 9th Place– Colorado Philip Frank, Duke Hawkins, Kamren McKee, and Kelsey Greenhow, all of Fruita FFA.

The National FFA Creed Speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to present the National FFA Creed in a competitive setting. Members deliver the Creed from memory and respond to three questions. The event gives FFA members the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, organized and professional manner. Madison Pollart of New Raymer FFA, CO received a Silver Emblem Award.

The National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management CDE is a competitive event that tests the student’s ability to select and manage quality dairy cattle. Event components include six classes of dairy cattle, herd record evaluation and dairy management team activity. Each team competed at local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their home state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Highland FFA received a Silver Team Award.

The National FFA Environmental and Natural Resources CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. This event focuses on testing students’ problem solving and decision making skills in environmental and natural resources. These areas concentrate on soil profiles, water and air quality, waste management, environmental analysis, and use of global positioning units. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their home state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. West Grand FFA received a Silver Team Award.

The National FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well thought out and logical manner. Members select one topic from a choice of categories, have thirty minutes to prepare a four to six minute speech, and respond to five minutes of questions following delivery. 2nd Place– Ross Stump of New Raymer FFA, CO

The National FFA Farm Business Management CDE is designed to test the ability of students to apply economic principles and concepts in analyzing farm and ranch business management decisions. Participants respond to questions concerning economic principles in farm business management as well as a problem-solving analysis section. Each team in the event has competed with other chapters in their state for the privilege of participating in the national event. 4th Place– Colorado Aricka Breidenbach, Mychal Godinez, Rebecca Kaiser, and Austin Littlefield, all of New Raymer FFA

In the National FFA Floriculture CDE, FFA members test their knowledge and skills in the production and retailing of flowers, plants and foliage. Participants must complete a general knowledge exam on the floriculture industry, identify plant materials, demonstrate problem solving and decision-making skills, employment and customer service skills, technical floral skills and the ability to work as a team.

Teams competed at the local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their home state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Fruita FFA received a Silver Team Award.

The National FFA Forestry CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ skills and knowledge in the area of forest management. Event components include a general forest knowledge exam, tree identification, timber cruising, tree/forest disorders identification, a chainsaw practicum, forestry issues interview, and a team activity. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Weld Central FFA received a Bronze Team Award.

The National FFA Horse Evaluation CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ ability to select and evaluate horses. Event components include eight selection classes consisting of four halter classes and four performance classes. Students also give four sets of oral reasons with two sets coming from each evaluation class. Teams also work together to complete practical activities and a team presentation. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Briggsdale FFA received a Bronze Team Award.

The job interview CDE is a competitive event that tests student’s ability to perform effectively throughout the entire job application process. The participants prepare a resume, cover letter and complete an online application. They also participate in phone, one-on-one and panel job interviews as part of the competition. Alek Muhr of Brush FFA, CO received a Bronze award.

The National FFA Livestock CDE is a competitive event that tests the student’s ability to select and evaluate livestock. Event components include eight evaluation classes of beef, sheep, swine, and goats; oral placement reasons on four classes; and a written exam on livestock production. A team activity, utilizing reproductive and marketing information, demonstrates the teams¶livestock selection ability. Each team in the event competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Olathe FFA received a Silver Team Award.

The National FFA Marketing Plan CDE helps students practice and sharpen skills in marketing through the development and presentation of a marketing plan. The plan may focus on the introduction of a new agricultural product, supply or service or on improving marketing of an existing product, supply, or service. Each team competed against teams in their state for the privilege of participating in the national event. Sterling FFA received a Bronze Team Award.

The National FFA Meats Technology and Evaluation CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ skills and competencies in evaluating and identifying meat carcasses and products. Event components include a general knowledge exam; beef carcass evaluation; identification of wholesale and retail cuts of beef, lamb, and pork; quality and yield grading of beef carcasses; a team meat merchandising event; and solving of a meat formulation problem. Each team has competed on the local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Moffat County FFA received a Silver Team Award.

The National FFA Milk Quality and Products CDE is a competitive event that allows students to prove their knowledge about the recognition, selection and management necessary for quality milk and dairy products. Participants must complete a written exam on milk production and marketing, evaluate milk samples for flavor and quality, identify cheeses and characteristics and complete milk acceptability tests in the team activity. Each team competed at local and state levels to earn the privilege to represent their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Platte Valley FFA received a Bronze Team Award.

The National FFA Nursery/Landscape CDE is a competitive event in which FFA members test their knowledge and skills in nursery practices and landscaping. Participants must complete a general knowledge exam testing horticultural principles including plant anatomy, production, marketing, turf, landscape design and maintenance. Each participant must also complete practicums involving a landscape estimating, plant propagation or potting, identification of plants, disorders and equipment. Each team competed on local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Flagler FFA received a Bronze Team Award.

The National FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE tests students’ ability to effectively communicate ideas during a meeting. Components included a general knowledge exam of parliamentary law, a ten-minute demonstration of parliamentary procedure, oral questions, written minutes of the demonstration as well as a team problem solving activity. Each team competed on local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Platte Valley FFA received a Bronze Team Award.

The prepared public speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well thought-out and logical manner in a competitive setting. Members prepare and deliver an eight to ten minute speech from memory and respond to five minutes of questions. The event is just one way FFA members can develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, organized and professional manner. Tara Cook of Sterling FFA, CO received a Silver Award.

The National FFA Veterinary Science CDE is a competitive event that tests the participant’s ability to apply veterinary science knowledge and skill in practical settings as well as identify breeds, parasites and equipment. Participants also complete a written exam and respond to scenario questions about current topics in the veterinary industry. Teams present to a panel of judges about the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary team in a variety of situations involving patients from companion Animal to large animal. Teams competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo. Bennett FFA received a Silver Team Award.

For more results, please visit: https://www.ffa.org/events/conventionandexpo/highlights/Pages/default.aspx.

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Light the Torches – a poem

Light the Torches

–For all those who take classes and work in community colleges

 Light the torches, spark the fires,

Melt the flux and fuse the wires,

We’re teaching a man to fish.

 

Trim the hair and set the style,

Paint the nails, it takes a while,

We’re teaching a woman to fish.

 

Write the words, sing the songs,

Star what’s right and check what’s wrong,

We’re teaching them all to fish.

Dice the spuds and grill the meat,

Mix the dough for something sweet,

They’re learning how to fish.

Take the temp, record the chart,

Check the pulse and hear the heart,

They’ll soon know how to fish.

 

Down the aisle in caps and gowns,

Celebrate! We’ll have no frowns,

They’ve all learned how to fish!

 

–Susan May Pelto

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CCCS Update 9-24-2014

Dear CTE Administrators and Directors,

 Staffing Updates

It is with condolences for CCCS and congrats for CDE that I announce the departure of Jennifer Jirous, Program Director for STEM, ARTS and IT.  Jennifer’s final day with CCCS will be Friday, September 26th.   In early October she will transition to the Colorado Department of Education as the Manager of Adult Partnerships with the Colorado Department of Education. In this new role, she will be developing and managing a work plan for implementation of HB-1085: The Adult Education and Literacy Act of 2014. Passed this last June, HB-1085 will fund adult-education providers that are part of collaborative “workforce development partnerships”. The goal is to increase the number of low-literacy, low-skilled working-age adults who acquire basic literacy and numeracy skills and help them move as quickly as possible to additional skill acquisition, post-secondary attainment and employment.

We appreciate and have benefitted greatly from Jennifer’s energy and expertise over the past 6 years.  Under her leadership Colorado has seen a rapid expansion of CTE program serving the needs of students interested in STEM, Arts and IT.  Jennifer says, “I expect to still be working closely with K-12 (especially CTE), community colleges, and other education providers and agencies in the state. I look forward to working with you all in this new capacity and thank you for the opportunity to provide support to you over the past six years. It has been an interesting journey and I look forward to this new chapter! Please join us in wishing Jennifer well on her new adventure.

I am excited to announce that Tony Raymond, has agreed to serve as the Interim Program Director for STEM, ARTS and IT during the search process.  Please let him or I know if you have questions related to program approvals in these areas.  Please note that we will be posting the position announcement for Jennifer’s position as soon as possible.

Announcement for a new positionProgram Director for Teaching and Learning is available at https://resources.cccs.edu/2014/08/28/cccs-program-director-teaching-and-learning/  This position will manage new instructor onboarding including mentoring, credentialing and professional development.  In addition, this position will be the CCCS lead on our work with standards, assessments and curriculum work.

Last but not least, we are pleased and fortunate to welcome Lauren Wojcik as the new Assistant Program Director for Health and Public Safety and State HOSA Advisor.  Lauren Wojcik will come to us in early October from the great state of Michigan where she taught and worked as a Student Services Coordinator for Michigan HOSA. In the role of Student Services Coordinator, she motivated Michigan’s HOSA chapters through class presentations on professional and character development, coordinated competitions, and recruited private and public sector supporters of HOSA to contribute to Future Health Professionals. Lauren has worked with the National Consortium for Health Science Educators in communications and marketing and the Michigan Health Council. Her enthusiasm and love for HOSA is contagious.

Colorado Association of Career and Technical Administrators

The first CACTA Board and Task Force meeting of this new school year will be on Friday, October 3 at Pickens Technical College in Building A Room 119. Pickens Tech is located at 500 N Airport Blvd, Aurora, CO 80011.

The CACTA Board will meet at 9:30 followed by the Task Force meeting at noon. All CTE Administrators are welcome to participate in the Task Force meeting and discussion.  Lunch will be served!  Please reply to Teina McConnell tlmcconnell@aps.k12.co.us  with your lunch RSVP.  For meeting information contact Mimi Leonard @ mleonard@lps.k12.co.us

Contact information for Colorado’s CTE staff is at: http://www.coloradostateplan.com/CTEcontacts.htm

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CTEA Rocky Mountain Region Conference 2014

I hope the beginning of your school year has started out on a positive note. I am sure by now that you all are in the “teaching groove” and are now beginning to think about professional growth opportunities. One such opportunity is upon us – the 2014 CTEA Annual Conference on October 23– 24, 2014.

The CTEA Annual Conference is an opportunity for career and technical education/STEM/Tech Ed/Industrial Arts teachers to gather, exchange ideas, learn new tips and techniques, and to celebrate professional accomplishments. Details about the conference are available here.

Conference Registration is now OPEN!

The registration for the 2014 CTEA Annual Conference on October 23 & 24, is now open! The cost per registration is $100. If you have questions about your registration or payment please contact Marc Finer at mfiner@lps.k12.co.us.

To register for the conference, please click here.

ITEEA Membership

This year, ITEEA has given us permission to offer a 1-Year Professional Membership for $50. Please take this opportunity to register/renew your ITEEA membership by checking the box on the conference registration form.

Membership Benefits include:

  • Eight complimentary issues to Technology and Engineering Teacher
  • Eligibility to present at the ITEEA Conference
  • Eligibility for Individual and program/school recognition and awards, including CTEA Teacher of the Year, CTEA Program of the Year, etc.
  • Eligibility for grants and scholarships
  • Network with your peers through ITEEA’s Networking tools
  • Free Resume posting on ITEEA’s Career Connection

Call for Presenters

This year’s conference theme is “If You Build it . . . .” I personally would like to encourage those of you that have “built” something that has rigorously engaged your school’s students in both academic and CTE courses to come share your accomplishment as a presenter at the CTEA Conference. Help us BUILD a great conference and volunteer to present. Remember, by presenting at the Conference, you will meet the “leadership” component of the state Teacher Evaluation form. In addition, if you are chosen to be a presenter, you will receive a 25% discount on your registration fee.

If you have a great project/technique/lesson, your fellow CTE educators would love for you to share it. Your presentation would last between 45 to 55 minutes. Register to be a presenter here. If you have any questions about presenting, please contact Ben Nuebel at bnuebel@cherrycreekschools.org.

Vendors

If you are a Vendor and would like to participate in our Vendor Fair, please fill in the Vendor Information form here. Please forward this link to current vendors that you work with and would like to see them present at the CTEA Conference.

Hotel Reservations

If you would like to reserve a room for the 2014 CTEA Annual Conference, please contact the staff at the TownPlaceSuites Denver at 303-232-7790 to book your stay. Click here for more details.

Classroom Improvement Grant

The Colorado Technology Education Association, in cooperation with supporting vendors, has created and funds the CTEA Classroom Improvement Grant program. The purpose of this grant is to support teachers for classroom improvements such as purchasing supplies and materials, repair equipment or provide for professional development in order to help improve the educational setting for their students in their classrooms.

To apply for the CTEA grant, you can complete the form here. The deadline to register is October 10, 2014. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. to be considered for the grant.

If you are a vendor and would like to support the grant, please contact Diane Gaston at Diane_Gaston@dpsk12.org for more information.

Program of the Year Nomination and Technology Education Teacher of the Year Nomination

Every year we like to recognize our amazing colleagues for their hard work in Technology Education. Nominate your colleagues today! For more information on the nomination process, click here. All nominees must be a member of ITEEA. Contact Pam Wilkins if you have any questions regarding ITEEA at pwilkins@lps.k12.co.us.

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