CTE update

 CTE UPDATE

 

 

Washington
IT Academy Awards Nomination
 
If you or someone you know has had an IT Academy success story and
you think deserves recognition, please click
herefor the nomination form. Please complete and submit back to Ashley
Flyare at
ashley.flygare@k12.wa.usbyJuly 1, 2013.
There are four exciting categories
to choose from:
WA IT Academy Innovative
Teaching Strategies

A teacher or program that has
integrated IT Academy Resources into the classroom in a manner that integrates
content-area knowledge, exhibits creativity or problem solving, or illustrates
a 21st Century Learning environment.

WA IT Academy Outstanding
Achievement
A teacher, program or district that
illustrates an achievement in testing success, certification success,
certification ratio to student population, or progression of student
certification to Microsoft Office Expert or Microsoft Technology Associate.
WA IT Academy Game Changer
Award

A teacher, program, or district that
overcame implementation challenges to certify students in the 2011-2012 school
year.

WA IT Academy Lighthouse
Award

A program or district that reflects
overall success in the IT Academy program.

If you questions, please contact
Lance Wrzesinski at(360)
725-6258or email at
lance.wrzesinski@k12.wa.us.
 
North Kitsap Junior Finds His
Voice
North Kitsap High School junior Justin Seevers,
who has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, has earned the right to
compete in the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership
Conference in Anaheim, CA on June 27-30 because of his skill with Microsoft
Word. He is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Word and Powerpoint
2010. Depending on how he does, Justin will have the opportunity to be selected
for a place at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships in DC this
summer.
Clickhereto read
more.  
 
Clickhereto check out the video.
 
Best Buy Children's Foundation
To Donate $2 Million in Community Grants
Best Buy Children's Foundation will
donate up to $2 million in Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations
that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21stcentury
technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.
 

Examples of program activities
include:

  • Computer Programming

  • Digital imaging (photography, graphic design,
         videography)

  • Music production

  • Robotics

  • Gaming and Mobile App Development
    Community Grants are designed to
    support local efforts and are reviewed for consideration by Best Buy teams
    across the United States. The average grant amount is $5,000 and will not
    exceed $10,000.

Proposal Deadlines and Administration

Grant
Application Opens
June 1, 2013 EST at
Proposal
Due Date
July 1 - Proposal must be
submitted online at
http://www.easymatch.com/bestbuygrant no later than
11:59 pm EDT on July 1, 2013.
Proposal
Requirements and Information
Proposals must be submitted electronically.
Hard copy applications will not be considered. Please include a program budget
and organization budget. Complete details are at
Notification
Date
September
15, 2013
Contact
866-625-4350.
 Clickherefor
details.
AT&T Foundation Awards $30,000
A $30,000 incentive grant from the
AT&T Foundation through Jobs for Wash
ington's Graduates (JWG) was given
to the Franklin Pierce School District. Sly Boskovich, CTE Director, was
instrumental in submitting the necessary paperwork and is an incredible
advocate for the JWG program and what it offers at-risk studets. The funds will
help provide the resources to serve 35-45 eligible at-risk youth at three
different high schools for the 2013-14 school year. This also includes working
in the summer to assist the students with obtaining jobs and getting into
college.

Financial Education and Training

The Financial Education Public
Private Partnership will provide full scholarships (a $400 value) on a
first-come first-served basis to all educators whose applications are accepted.

When:  June 26 and 27, 2013

Time:    8:30 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.

 
Where: Renton Technical College              
3000 NE 4th St Renton, WA 98056

You will receive:

  • Training
         on financial concepts

  • Introduction
         to financial education methods using age appropriate active participation
         lessons that both you and your students will enjoy

  • Continental
         breakfast and lunch (both days)

  • 12
         Complimentary Clock Hours

Space is limited.  Clickhere to
register today.

Career and Technical Student
Leadership Organization State Officer Training

Ninety five Career and Technical
state officers and their advisers met at The Great Wolf Lodge from May 29 to
May

31, 2013 for
state officer training to plan their Program of Work for the 2013-2014 school
year. Five of the seven Career and Technical Student Organizations: Future
Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of
America (FCCLA), Skills USA, Technology Student Association (TSA), and
Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA) were in
attendance.

 

FBLA Board Chairman, Darmeny Jones,
from Ignite for Schools, Federal Way, challenged the state officers to take
charge of their future. Other guest speakers assisted students with leadership
styles, communication skills, parliamentary procedure, etiquette, and public
speaking.

 

Erin Jones, Director of Equity and
Achievement, Federal Way Public Schools, led a diversity training workshop for
all state officers and advisers. In addition to their Program of Work, each
CTSO spent time writing scripts and planning for regional, state, and national
leadership meetings. The meeting ended with presentations from the five SLOs to
explain their organizations mission.

CTSO Leadership Development for
SkillsUSA Instructors

CTSO Leadership Development workshop
to be offered if there are 25 participants.

 

Topics covered: 1) Learn
employability skills training from experts and seasoned teacher; 2) Learn how
to integrate the PDP (Professional Development Program) into their program; 3)
Teach your students to manage their education; 4) Learn how to maximize business
and industry partnerships, and 5) Learn about the online version of PDP.

Estimated Cost of the Program should
be under $100 and participant will earn 8 clock hours.

 

If your teachers are interested in
attending a Regional Professional Development workshop, please contact Denny
Wallace at(360) 725-6241
or email at
dennis.wallace@k12.wa.us

Lego Robotics EV3 Training

When:  Saturday, August 10from
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

             
Sunday, August 11 from 8a.m. -4 p.m.

Where: Yakima Valley Technical
Skills Center
        
1120 South 18thAve, Yakima, WA 98901

 

Presenting: Ian-Chow Miller of the
Lego Education Advisory Board, experienced Lego Robotics Instructor

What: Two-Day Intensive Lego
Robotics EV3 Workshop (Enrollment limited to 30 participants)

Cost: $150.00 registration fee
(includes lunches and 12 clock hours)

Who: Teachers new to Lego Robotics
or migrating from NXT to EV3 (10 clock hours)

  • Clickhere
         to register.
  • Contact Moe Broom atbroom.moe@yakimaschools.org or(509) 573-2003for more
         information.
  • Please bring your own laptop. Internet access will be
         provided.

  • Cleveland STEM High School
    Visit From Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier

Assistant Secretary Brenda
Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational
and Adult Education, visited
Seattle's Cleveland STEM High School on April 30, 2013 spotlighting the
school's transformation efforts aimed at promoting educational excellence for
its students.

The school has redesigned itself
into one that focuses especially on the STEM fields of science, technology,
engineering and mathematics. By creating strong linkages between what students
learn in classrooms and what they will need to know for college and careers,
Cleveland High is beginning to incorporate some of the core elements that the
Education Department is calling for as part of its high school redesign
initiative.

As previewed in President Obama's
State of the Union address, the administration is proposing $300 million for a
new High School Redesign program, which would fund competitive grants to
districts partnering with postsecondary institutions, businesses and
non-profits to help ensure that all students graduate from high school with
college credit and career-related experience.

Pacific Northwest Center of
Excellence for Clean Energy

Registration is open for the 8th Annual Energy and Construction
Best Practices Summit; EmPOWER the workforce; BUILD the Economy: June 19­­-20
at the Regional Education & Training Center, Satsop Campus, in Elma,
Washington. The keynote speaker is Karen Elzey, Director for Skills for
America's Future.

Registration is free. Clickhereto
register.

Principles of Applied
Technology Workshop

MatEd (The National Resource Center
for Materials Technology Education) and Edmonds Community College will be
offering their Principles of Applied Technology (PT) workshop this summer. The
workshop will emphasize critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills to
teach applied physics from a technology perspective. Teachers will work
together on exciting labs and hands-on exercises that they can take back to the
classroom and use to engage their students.

 

The objective of PT is to relate
student development of competencies and other STEM subjects to in-demand jobs
in technical career pathways.

 

The workshop will be held:

  • July 8-12, 2013

  • 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

  • Edmonds Community College's, Monroe Hall

  • 6606 196th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5999

Class fee is $495, and is eligible
for 40 OSPI clock hours.

 

Register online here or
call(425) 640-1840.

GAERF Launches 2013 Student
Design Competition

The Graphic Arts Education and
Research Foundation (GAERF) announces the launch of the GAERF 2013 Student
Design Competition themed: "Forever Print." Although we live in a
'digital age', we continue to be surrounded by printed material because certain
kinds of information are best conveyed in print, and proven to be the most
effective way to market and sell products. This fifth annual contest challenges
students to demonstrate their creativity and skill by producing a printed
product that in today's world cannot be replaced by electronic media. Entry
Deadline:
June 14, 2013.

 

First place winners and their instructors will receive a two-day
trip, all expenses paid, to attend PRINT 13 in Chicago, IL. The winning
students will receive $2,000 awards presented during PRINT 13's Career
Awareness Day, Thursday, September 12, 2013. Second place winners will be
awarded $1,500, and the third place winners will receive $1,000.

For complete information about the GAERF 2013 Student Design

Competition visit:www.graphicCOMMcentral.org

RAISE Award

The Secretary of Transportation is
announcing a second-annual award competition to recognize outstanding students
who develop unique scientific and engineering innovations in aerospace and
aviation. Looking for students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high
school level to develop innovative solutions to real-world aviation and
aerospace issues, and to share those innovations with the broader academic and
business community.
Winners will be formally recognized
by the Secretary of Transportation on behalf of a partnership of government and
private sector organizations.
The submission period for this competition
is
May 1 to July 1
This is a great opportunity for students to be recognized for
their efforts.
Please registerhere.
Washington Applied Math Council
Workshops
 

2013 Spring Inservices coming up,
May 1 and 9, with the Summer Conference June 24-28. Registration information
can be found at the
Applied Math Councilwebsite.

Guitar Building Workshop for
Educators
Bringing math, science and music
center stage, these two workshops will provide educators with 40 clock
hours. Mark your calendars for July 15-19, 2013 at the EMP
Museum in Seattle.
Registerhere
Regional SkillsUSA Competition
 

Please go tohttp://www.skillsusawashington.org and then
click on "regions" and select specific region to see dates, times and
locations of regional competitions.

SkillsUSA National Leadership
& Skills Conference
 

The Washington SkillsUSA Delegation
will be attending the 48th Annual NCLS (National Leadership and Skills
Conference) held in Kansas City, MO,
June 24 -28, 2013. Members
will be staying at the Marriott Hotel Downtown located at 200 West 12th Street
in Kansas City.

Registration for the conference can
be made to SkillsUSA Washington, PO Box 2698, Olympia, WA 98507. Cost is $550
for Student, $700 for Advisory, or $1,200 Adults single room (prior approval
needed). Registration includes hotel accommodations, recreational activities,
registration fees. It does not include airfare or ground transportation in
Kansas City, any meals or incidentals you might incur on the trip. SkillsUSA
Washington will take care of hotel arrangements.
Participants will need to make
travel arrangement to arrive in Kansas City on either Sunday, June 23 or Monday,
June 24. Our first mandatory meeting will be on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Return
flights should be booked for any time on Saturday June 29.
 
SkillsUSA Workforce Ready System 
 

The Skill Connect Assessments are
perfect for end-of-year testing. The online industry-driven assessments
evaluate technical and employability skills and knowledge through
drag-and-drop, simulations, hot spot and other question forms. Choose from 47
assessments
here.

 
FYI Concerning SkillsUSA National
Leadership Conference Fees
 

As part of continuing effort to keep
students, members, advisors and state directors informed of key decisions,
SkillsUSA wants to advise you that during its December meeting, the SkillsUSA
board of directors voted to increase the National Leadership Skills Conference
Registration fee from the current $125 to $140 effective beginning with the
2013 conference. Part of the board's consideration was that the $15 increase
only impacts the approximately $10,000 paid NLSC registrants and not the
overall membership of SkillsUSA.

 
SkillsUSA Interstate Battery's
Fundraising Project
 

SkillsUSA is excited to announce a
new partnership with Interstate Battery's fundraising program for local
chapters. This is a great opportunity for our chapters to raise funds in
partnership with a company whose mission and product align very closely with
SkillsUSA. Through this partnership, local chapters would sell Interstate
Battery's products and will receive 50 percent of the sales. 

Also, the National Office is offering an incentive: the states
with the highest sales from
November 1 to June 1, 2013, will receive
a cash prize. 1st place will receive $1000, 2nd will receive $750 and 3rd place
will receive $500.
Sign up today
For information on assessments,
visit the Work Force Ready System website at
http://www.workforcereadysystem.org or contact
at(703) 737-0663or
email
skillconnect@skillsusa.org.
 

Student Spaceflight Experiments
Program

The Student Spaceflight Experiments
Program was designed as a model U.S. national STEM education initiative to
inspire and engage the next generation. 
This is a wonderful opportunity for
a school district or individual schools to engage a few hundred Grade 5-12
students in a very real Microgravity Experiment Design for Flight to the
International Space Station (ISS).
 

Note: this program is not for an
individual class.

 

Important Dates:

 
  • June 30, 2013 
         (Inquiries made deadline)

  • September 4, 2013  (Deadline for communities to be
         aboard)

  • September 9-November 11, 2013 (Week Experiment Design
         Phase in Your Community)

  • December 12, 2013  (Selection of Community Flight
         Experiment  and Ferry Flight to ISS)

  • Spring 2014  (Ferry Flight Return to Earth)

  • July 2014  (Launch plus 6 weeks National
         Conference at Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

  • Please clickherefor details.  Clickherefor the
    website. 
Student STEM Competition Offers
$100,000 Awards (THE Journal)
 
The Siemens
Foundation has opened its annual Competition in Math, Science and Technology.
This year's program will offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.
The competition, administered by the College Board, calls on high school
students to submit original research in technology, science, or math, either as
individuals or in teams. Regional competitions will be held at six United
States universities in November, with finalists competing in Washington, D.C.,
in December 2013
Clickherefordetails.
 
STEM Jump Start Grant Opportunity 
Thanks to corporate support up to 10
schools can still qualify for up to $5,000 in STEM JUMP START GRANT funding
support for 2013-14. The grant funding can be applied to STEM 101 consulting,
professional development of curriculum services. Request a meeting with a STEM
101 advisor
here.
STEM 101 UPDATES
Learn about STEM 101 programming by viewing a 15 minute overview
presentation. Click
here.
AWARD WINNING STEM 101 SCHOOLS
Readhereabout STEM
101 schools are winning awards all over the country.
STEM 101 MIDDLE GRADES IN ACTION
The battle ground for the hearts and
minds of students as it relates to STEM education is happening at the middle
grade level. Click
herefor
details.
To view the flyer, clickhere.
 

STEM Fuse Offers 18 Week Free
Game Design Curriculum
 

In pursuit of their founding mission
"to develop leading STEM curriculum and promote STEM education
nationwide" STEM Fuse is excited to announce "GAME:IT 10,000 a STEM
Initiative". Through this program all Washington high schools have the
opportunity to access, deliver and teach STEM Fuse's nationally recognized
GAME:IT curriculum 100% free of charge! The course was designed as an
introductory level game design course that can be taught regardless of
technical experience. This is an outstanding opportunity for Washington
schools to teach a fully aligned, rigorous, yet highly engaging CTE / STEM
course and save thousands of dollars often spent on STEM / technology
curriculum and materials.
STEM Fuse will allow for virtually
unlimited access and usage for participating schools and they even encourage
multiple uses within the school and exposure to as many students as possible.
Your
  school will find STEM Fuse to be easy to work with in
helping you register for this curriculum. They will provide ongoing
support, help and training to WA schools that want to participate in this
program to ensure that they are fully prepared to successfully teach
GAME:IT. 
Clickhere to view:
 
  •  
         Course information regarding GAME:IT

  •  
         Terms of usage and course implementation

  •  
         Project registration and implementation process for GAME:IT

  •  
         Service, training and professional development"

STEM Grant Funding
The STEM Academy is pleased to
extend $2,500 STEM Jumpstart Grant opportunities for schools throughout the
country. The grant support is eligible for schools who are interested in
advancing STEM literacy for all students via STEM curriculum treatment which
features postsecondary dual credit and industry recognized certification.
Schools may also qualify for grant support dedicated to elevate instructor STEM
capacity through professional development, facility analysis and curriculum
review.


Learn  more about this opportunity here: http://www.stem101.org/grants.asp.
The practices, strategies and
programming utilized within The STEM Academy (K-16 Program) were developed from
identified national best practices by the National Academy of Engineering and
National Science Foundation. Curriculum features dual-credit agreements with
over 180+ post-secondary institutions. Instructors may earn up to 9 graduate
school credits through the STEM 101 professional development program.
 
8th Annual Energy and Construction
Best Practices Summit
 

Pacific Northwest Center of
Excellence for Clean Energy has opened registration for the 8th Annual Energy
and Construction Best Practices Summit; EmPOWER the workforce; BUILD the
economy: June 19-20 at the Regional Education & Training Center, Satsop
Campus, in Elma, Washington. Registration is free. Go
here to register.

Supply Chain Careers Assessment

The Center of Excellence for Global
Trade & Supply Chain Management, formerly International Trade,
Transportation, and Logistics is offering students a free Career Assessment to
see if Supply Chain Careers are right for them. Go to
http://www.ittlwa.com/to take
that assessment and learn more about opportunities. 

 

State Farm Grant Opportunity

State Farm® is offering a grant
opportunity for schools to possibly win either one of 10 $100,000 grants; one
of 90 $25,000 grants; or a grand prize concert for a school by a chart-topping
music artist. The program Celebrate My Drive® is a safe driving program where
one's community will also be encouraged to make safe driving commitments on
behalf of a school during the commitment period.
 

The more commitments made, the
better the chances of winning a grant for a school and maybe even a concert by
a chart-topping music artist. For more information on the program, please go to
http://www.celebratemydrive.com.

 

Northwest Center of Excellence for
Marine Manufacturing & Technology

FYI: If you haven't visited lately,
the Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing &
Technology: Has numerous activities and information on career
opportunities  listed on their website. Go 
here to learn
more about activities and events.
Highline Offers Fundamentals
of Importing Course
 

This 10-week course will be taught
by Microsoft's Director of International Trade, John Soares, from
April 10-June
12, 2013
on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Highline campus
in Des Moines. The class will provide an overview of international business
with an emphasis on the basics of importing and serves as an excellent
prerequisite for individuals interested in studying to be a customs broker
through Highline's Customs Broker Exam Prep course. 

To register, please clickhere.
 

ASE Student Certification 

Students can earn an ASE student certification for each automotive test they pass. The spring testing
window began April 2 and ends 
June 6, 2013Purchase
assessments directly with SkillsUSA co-branded vendor ASE and learn more about
the student certification at:
http://www.asestudentcertification.com
 

GATE: Ways of Expression 

 

The stories of students and young people can have a profound impact across the state of
Washington, from the classrooms and communities to the state legislature.

 

Students stories
need to be heard


Graduation: A Team Effort (GATE) is a state initiative working to better serve
the youth of Washington by aligning dropout prevention, intervention, and
reengagement efforts in our state. GATE is looking for teen artists
to publish on the GATE website to broadcast the youth voice of Washington. If
you're a student, share your story and compete with teens from around the state
to become one of theGATE:Ways of Expression Artists of the Month.

 

Every month,
there is a new theme for the contest. Delve deeper into the themes to consider
how the themes have affected your life and your community.

 What's in it for students?

 
  •  A chance to share their story and art
         with other youth, parentsschool staff and policy makers.

  •  Awards and
         accolades to add to their portfolio and resume.

  •  Art, student
         advocacy, and statewide impact.

How to enter

Step 1:
Read the Guidelines

Step 2:
Review the Monthly
Themes


Step 3: Make Art!

Step 4:
Submit Your Art

For more information
 

Questions?

Contact GATE atGATE@k12.wa.us

 

Battle Ground Public Schools
Recruiting Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

 

There is an opening in the Battle
Ground Public Schools for a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher.

Position Listing ID: 130509002
Battle Ground Public Schools
District Office

PO Box 200

Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone:(360) 885-5300 

 For specific information, please click
here.  Clickherefor the
website.
 

Monroe Public Schools
Recruiting Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers
 

 

There are two openings in the Monroe
Public Schools for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers. 

Monroe Public Schools

200 E. Fremont

Monroe, WA 98272
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m.
Phone:(360) 804-2530

 Fax:(360) 804-2549
Email:HumanResources@monroe.wednet.edu
For specific information, please clickhere.
Microsoft IT Academy, STEM, FCSE, Grants, Lego Robotics,
Spaceflight
IT Academy Awards Nominations

Justin Seevers Finds His Voice

Best Buy Children's Foundation to
Donate $2 Million

AT&T Foundation Awards $30,0


 June 1, 2013

CTE UPDATE

A newsletter
from Career and Technical Education - Washington

 Washington
IT Academy Awards Nomination


If you or someone you know has had an IT Academy success story and
you think deserves recognition, please click here for the nomination form. Please complete and submit back to Ashley
Flyare at ashley.flygare@k12.wa.us by July 1, 2013.

There are four exciting categories
to choose from:

WA IT Academy Innovative
Teaching Strategies


A teacher or program that has
integrated IT Academy Resources into the classroom in a manner that integrates
content-area knowledge, exhibits creativity or problem solving, or illustrates
a 21st Century Learning environment.

WA IT Academy Outstanding
Achievement


A teacher, program or district that
illustrates an achievement in testing success, certification success,
certification ratio to student population, or progression of student
certification to Microsoft Office Expert or Microsoft Technology Associate.

WA IT Academy Game Changer
Award


A teacher, program, or district that
overcame implementation challenges to certify students in the 2011-2012 school
year.

WA IT Academy Lighthouse
Award


A program or district that reflects
overall success in the IT Academy program.

If you questions, please contact
Lance Wrzesinski at (360)
725-6258 or email at lance.wrzesinski@k12.wa.us.

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North Kitsap High School junior Justin Seevers,
who has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, has earned the right to
compete in the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership
Conference in Anaheim, CA on June 27-30 because of his skill with Microsoft
Word. He is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Word and Powerpoint
2010. Depending on how he does, Justin will have the opportunity to be selected
for a place at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships in DC this
summer.





Click here to read
more. Click here to check out the video.











Best Buy Children's Foundation
To Donate $2 Million in Community Grants


Best Buy Children's Foundation will
donate up to $2 million in Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations
that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century
technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.





Examples of program activities
include:






Computer Programming

Digital imaging (photography, graphic design,
videography)

Music production

Robotics

Gaming and Mobile App Development



Community Grants are designed to
support local efforts and are reviewed for consideration by Best Buy teams
across the United States. The average grant amount is $5,000 and will not
exceed $10,000.





Proposal Deadlines and Administration





Grant
Application Opens


June 1, 2013 EST at


http://www.easymatch.com/bestbuygrant





Proposal
Due Date


July 1 - Proposal must be
submitted online at http://www.easymatch.com/bestbuygrant no later than
11:59 pm EDT on July 1, 2013.





Proposal
Requirements and Information


Proposals must be submitted electronically.
Hard copy applications will not be considered. Please include a program budget
and organization budget. Complete details are at


http://www.easymatch.com/bestbuygrant





Notification
Date


September
15, 2013


Contact


bestbuygrant@easymatch.com or 866-625-4350.





Click here for
details.











AT&T Foundation Awards $30,000


A $30,000 incentive grant from the
AT&T Foundation through Jobs for Washington's Graduates (JWG) was given
to the Franklin Pierce School District. Sly Boskovich, CTE Director, was
instrumental in submitting the necessary paperwork and is an incredible
advocate for the JWG program and what it offers at-risk studets. The funds will
help provide the resources to serve 35-45 eligible at-risk youth at three
different high schools for the 2013-14 school year. This also includes working
in the summer to assist the students with obtaining jobs and getting into
college.











Financial Education and Training


The Financial Education Public
Private Partnership will provide full scholarships (a $400 value) on a
first-come first-served basis to all educators whose applications are accepted.






When: June 26 and
27, 2013


Time: 8:30 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.


Where: Renton Technical College



3000 NE 4th St Renton, WA 98056





You will receive:



Training
on financial concepts

Introduction
to financial education methods using age appropriate active participation
lessons that both you and your students will enjoy

Continental
breakfast and lunch (both days)

12
Complimentary Clock Hours



Space is limited. Click here to
register today.











Career and Technical Student
Leadership Organization State Officer Training


Ninety five Career and Technical
state officers and their advisers met at The Great Wolf Lodge from May 29 to
May


31, 2013 for
state officer training to plan their Program of Work for the 2013-2014 school
year. Five of the seven Career and Technical Student Organizations: Future
Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of
America (FCCLA), Skills USA, Technology Student Association (TSA), and
Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA) were in
attendance.





FBLA Board Chairman, Darmeny Jones,
from Ignite for Schools, Federal Way, challenged the state officers to take
charge of their future. Other guest speakers assisted students with leadership
styles, communication skills, parliamentary procedure, etiquette, and public
speaking.





Erin Jones, Director of Equity and
Achievement, Federal Way Public Schools, led a diversity training workshop for
all state officers and advisers. In addition to their Program of Work, each
CTSO spent time writing scripts and planning for regional, state, and national
leadership meetings. The meeting ended with presentations from the five SLOs to
explain their organizations mission.














CTSO Leadership Development for
SkillsUSA Instructors


CTSO Leadership Development workshop
to be offered if there are 25 participants.





Topics covered: 1) Learn
employability skills training from experts and seasoned teacher; 2) Learn how
to integrate the PDP (Professional Development Program) into their program; 3)
Teach your students to manage their education; 4) Learn how to maximize business
and industry partnerships, and 5) Learn about the online version of PDP.





Estimated Cost of the Program should
be under $100 and participant will earn 8 clock hours.





If your teachers are interested in
attending a Regional Professional Development workshop, please contact Denny
Wallace at (360) 725-6241
or email at dennis.wallace@k12.wa.us.














Lego Robotics EV3 Training


When: Saturday, August 10from
10 a.m.-4 p.m.



Sunday, August 11 from 8a.m. -4 p.m.





Where: Yakima Valley Technical
Skills Center



1120 South 18th Ave, Yakima, WA 98901





Presenting: Ian-Chow Miller of the
Lego Education Advisory Board, experienced Lego Robotics Instructor





What: Two-Day Intensive Lego
Robotics EV3 Workshop (Enrollment limited to 30 participants)





Cost: $150.00 registration fee
(includes lunches and 12 clock hours)





Who: Teachers new to Lego Robotics
or migrating from NXT to EV3 (10 clock hours)



Click here
to register.




Contact Moe Broom at broom.moe@yakimaschools.org or (509) 573-2003 for more
information.




Please bring your own laptop. Internet access will be
provided.












Cleveland STEM High School
Visit From Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier


Assistant Secretary Brenda
Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, visited
Seattle's Cleveland STEM High School on April 30, 2013 spotlighting the
school's transformation efforts aimed at promoting educational excellence for
its students.





The school has redesigned itself
into one that focuses especially on the STEM fields of science, technology,
engineering and mathematics. By creating strong linkages between what students
learn in classrooms and what they will need to know for college and careers,
Cleveland High is beginning to incorporate some of the core elements that the
Education Department is calling for as part of its high school redesign
initiative.





As previewed in President Obama's
State of the Union address, the administration is proposing $300 million for a
new High School Redesign program, which would fund competitive grants to
districts partnering with postsecondary institutions, businesses and
non-profits to help ensure that all students graduate from high school with
college credit and career-related experience.











Pacific Northwest Center of
Excellence for Clean Energy


Registration is open for the 8th Annual Energy and Construction
Best Practices Summit; EmPOWER the workforce; BUILD the Economy: June 19­­-20
at the Regional Education & Training Center, Satsop Campus, in Elma,
Washington. The keynote speaker is Karen Elzey, Director for Skills for
America's Future.





Registration is free. Click here to
register.











Principles of Applied
Technology Workshop


MatEd (The National Resource Center
for Materials Technology Education) and Edmonds Community College will be
offering their Principles of Applied Technology (PT) workshop this summer. The
workshop will emphasize critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills to
teach applied physics from a technology perspective. Teachers will work
together on exciting labs and hands-on exercises that they can take back to the
classroom and use to engage their students.





The objective of PT is to relate
student development of competencies and other STEM subjects to in-demand jobs
in technical career pathways.





The workshop will be held:



July 8-12, 2013

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Edmonds Community College's, Monroe Hall

6606 196th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5999






Class fee is $495, and is eligible
for 40 OSPI clock hours.





Register online here or
call (425) 640-1840.











GAERF Launches 2013 Student
Design Competition


The Graphic Arts Education and
Research Foundation (GAERF) announces the launch of the GAERF 2013 Student
Design Competition themed: "Forever Print." Although we live in a
'digital age', we continue to be surrounded by printed material because certain
kinds of information are best conveyed in print, and proven to be the most
effective way to market and sell products. This fifth annual contest challenges
students to demonstrate their creativity and skill by producing a printed
product that in today's world cannot be replaced by electronic media. Entry
Deadline: June 14, 2013.





First place winners and their instructors will receive a two-day
trip, all expenses paid, to attend PRINT 13 in Chicago, IL. The winning
students will receive $2,000 awards presented during PRINT 13's Career
Awareness Day, Thursday, September 12, 2013. Second place winners will be
awarded $1,500, and the third place winners will receive $1,000.





For complete information about the GAERF 2013 Student Design





Competition visit: www.graphicCOMMcentral.org











RAISE Award


The Secretary of Transportation is
announcing a second-annual award competition to recognize outstanding students
who develop unique scientific and engineering innovations in aerospace and
aviation. Looking for students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high
school level to develop innovative solutions to real-world aviation and
aerospace issues, and to share those innovations with the broader academic and
business community.





Winners will be formally recognized
by the Secretary of Transportation on behalf of a partnership of government and
private sector organizations.





The submission period for this competition
is May 1 to July 1.


This is a great opportunity for students to be recognized for
their efforts. Please register here.











Washington Applied Math Council
Workshops


2013 Spring Inservices coming up,
May 1 and 9, with the Summer Conference June 24-28. Registration information
can be found at the Applied Math Council website.











Guitar Building Workshop for
Educators


Bringing math, science and music
center stage, these two workshops will provide educators with 40 clock
hours. Mark your calendars for July 15-19, 2013 at the EMP
Museum in Seattle. Register here.











Regional SkillsUSA Competition


Please go to http://www.skillsusawashington.org and then
click on "regions" and select specific region to see dates, times and
locations of regional competitions.











SkillsUSA National Leadership
& Skills Conference


The Washington SkillsUSA Delegation
will be attending the 48th Annual NCLS (National Leadership and Skills
Conference) held in Kansas City, MO, June 24 -28, 2013. Members
will be staying at the Marriott Hotel Downtown located at 200 West 12th Street
in Kansas City.





Registration for the conference can
be made to SkillsUSA Washington, PO Box 2698, Olympia, WA 98507. Cost is $550
for Student, $700 for Advisory, or $1,200 Adults single room (prior approval
needed). Registration includes hotel accommodations, recreational activities,
registration fees. It does not include airfare or ground transportation in
Kansas City, any meals or incidentals you might incur on the trip. SkillsUSA
Washington will take care of hotel arrangements.





Participants will need to make
travel arrangement to arrive in Kansas City on either Sunday, June 23 or Monday,
June 24. Our first mandatory meeting will be on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Return
flights should be booked for any time on Saturday June 29.











SkillsUSA Workforce Ready System


The Skill Connect Assessments are
perfect for end-of-year testing. The online industry-driven assessments
evaluate technical and employability skills and knowledge through
drag-and-drop, simulations, hot spot and other question forms. Choose from 47
assessments here.











FYI Concerning SkillsUSA National
Leadership Conference Fees


As part of continuing effort to keep
students, members, advisors and state directors informed of key decisions,
SkillsUSA wants to advise you that during its December meeting, the SkillsUSA
board of directors voted to increase the National Leadership Skills Conference
Registration fee from the current $125 to $140 effective beginning with the
2013 conference. Part of the board's consideration was that the $15 increase
only impacts the approximately $10,000 paid NLSC registrants and not the
overall membership of SkillsUSA.











SkillsUSA Interstate Battery's
Fundraising Project


SkillsUSA is excited to announce a
new partnership with Interstate Battery's fundraising program for local
chapters. This is a great opportunity for our chapters to raise funds in
partnership with a company whose mission and product align very closely with
SkillsUSA. Through this partnership, local chapters would sell Interstate
Battery's products and will receive 50 percent of the sales.





Also, the National Office is offering an incentive: the states
with the highest sales from November 1 to June 1, 2013, will receive
a cash prize. 1st place will receive $1000, 2nd will receive $750 and 3rd place
will receive $500. Sign up today.





For information on assessments,
visit the Work Force Ready System website at http://www.workforcereadysystem.org or contact
at (703) 737-0663 or
email skillconnect@skillsusa.org.











Student Spaceflight Experiments
Program


The Student Spaceflight Experiments
Program was designed as a model U.S. national STEM education initiative to
inspire and engage the next generation.





This is a wonderful opportunity for
a school district or individual schools to engage a few hundred Grade 5-12
students in a very real Microgravity Experiment Design for Flight to the
International Space Station (ISS).





Note: this program is not for an
individual class.





Important Dates:



June 30, 2013
(Inquiries made deadline)

September 4, 2013 (Deadline for communities to be
aboard)

September 9-November 11, 2013 (Week Experiment Design
Phase in Your Community)

December 12, 2013 (Selection of Community Flight
Experiment and Ferry Flight to ISS)

Spring 2014 (Ferry Flight Return to Earth)

July 2014 (Launch plus 6 weeks National
Conference at Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.






Please click here for details. Click here for the
website.











Student STEM Competition Offers
$100,000 Awards (THE Journal)


The Siem


ens
Foundation has opened its annual Competition in Math, Science and Technology.
This year's program will offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.
The competition, administered by the College Board, calls on high school
students to submit original research in technology, science, or math, either as
individuals or in teams. Regional competitions will be held at six United
States universities in November, with finalists competing in Washington, D.C.,
in December 2013. Click here for
details.











STEM Jump Start Grant Opportunity


Thanks to corporate support up to 10
schools can still qualify for up to $5,000 in STEM JUMP START GRANT funding
support for 2013-14. The grant funding can be applied to STEM 101 consulting,
professional development of curriculum services. Request a meeting with a STEM
101 advisor here.





STEM 101 UPDATES





Learn about STEM 101 programming by viewing a 15 minute overview
presentation. Click here.





AWARD WINNING STEM 101 SCHOOLS





Read here about STEM
101 schools are winning awards all over the country.





STEM 101 MIDDLE GRADES IN ACTION





The battle ground for the hearts and
minds of students as it relates to STEM education is happening at the middle
grade level. Click here for
details.





To view the flyer, click here.











STEM Fuse Offers 18 Week Free
Game Design Curriculum


In pursuit of their founding mission
"to develop leading STEM curriculum and promote STEM education
nationwide" STEM Fuse is excited to announce "GAME:IT 10,000 a STEM
Initiative". Through this program all Washington high schools have the
opportunity to access, deliver and teach STEM Fuse's nationally recognized
GAME:IT curriculum 100% free of charge! The course was designed as an
introductory level game design course that can be taught regardless of
technical experience. This is an outstanding opportunity for Washington
schools to teach a fully aligned, rigorous, yet highly engaging CTE / STEM
course and save thousands of dollars often spent on STEM / technology
curriculum and materials.





STEM Fuse will allow for virtually
unlimited access and usage for participating schools and they even encourage
multiple uses within the school and exposure to as many students as possible.
Your school will find STEM Fuse to be easy to work with in
helping you register for this curriculum. They will provide ongoing
support, help and training to WA schools that want to participate in this
program to ensure that they are fully prepared to successfully teach
GAME:IT.





Click here to view:




Course information regarding GAME:IT


Terms of usage and course implementation


Project registration and implementation process for GAME:IT


Service, training and professional development"












STEM Grant Funding


The STEM Academy is pleased to
extend $2,500 STEM Jumpstart Grant opportunities for schools throughout the
country. The grant support is eligible for schools who are interested in
advancing STEM literacy for all students via STEM curriculum treatment which
features postsecondary dual credit and industry recognized certification.
Schools may also qualify for grant support dedicated to elevate instructor STEM
capacity through professional development, facility analysis and curriculum
review.



Learn
more about this opportunity here: http://www.stem101.org/grants.asp.


The practices, strategies and
programming utilized within The STEM Academy (K-16 Program) were developed from
identified national best practices by the National Academy of Engineering and
National Science Foundation. Curriculum features dual-credit agreements with
over 180+ post-secondary institutions. Instructors may earn up to 9 graduate
school credits through the STEM 101 professional development program.











8th Annual Energy and Construction
Best Practices Summit


Pacific Northwest Center of
Excellence for Clean Energy has opened registration for the 8th Annual Energy
and Construction Best Practices Summit; EmPOWER the workforce; BUILD the
economy: June 19-20 at the Regional Education & Training Center, Satsop
Campus, in Elma, Washington. Registration is free. Go here to register.











Supply Chain Careers Assessment


The Center of Excellence for Global
Trade & Supply Chain Management, formerly International Trade,
Transportation, and Logistics is offering students a free Career Assessment to
see if Supply Chain Careers are right for them. Go to http://www.ittlwa.com/ to take
that assessment and learn more about opportunities.











State Farm Grant Opportunity


State Farm® is offering a grant
opportunity for schools to possibly win either one of 10 $100,000 grants; one
of 90 $25,000 grants; or a grand prize concert for a school by a chart-topping
music artist. The program Celebrate My Drive® is a safe driving program where
one's community will also be encouraged to make safe driving commitments on
behalf of a school during the commitment period.





The more commitments made, the
better the chances of winning a grant for a school and maybe even a concert by
a chart-topping music artist. For more information on the program, please go to
http://www.celebratemydrive.com.











Northwest Center of Excellence for
Marine Manufacturing & Technology


FYI: If you haven't visited lately,
the Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing &
Technology: Has numerous activities and information on career
opportunities listed on their website. Go here to learn
more about activities and events.











Highline Offers Fundamentals
of Importing Course


This 10-week course will be taught
by Microsoft's Director of International Trade, John Soares, from April 10-June
12, 2013 on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Highline campus
in Des Moines. The class will provide an overview of international business
with an emphasis on the basics of importing and serves as an excellent
prerequisite for individuals interested in studying to be a customs broker
through Highline's Customs Broker Exam Prep course.





To register, please click here.











ASE Student Certification


Students can earn an ASE student
certification for each automotive


test they pass. The spring testing
window began April 2 and ends


June 6, 2013. Purchase
assessments directly with SkillsUSA co-branded vendor ASE and learn more about
the student certification at: http://www.asestudentcertification.com











GATE: Ways of Expression


The stories
of students and young people can have a profound impact across the state of
Washington, from the classrooms and communities to the state legislature.





Students stories
need to be heard

Graduation: A Team Effort (GATE) is a state initiative working to better serve
the youth of Washington by aligning dropout prevention, intervention, and
reengagement efforts in our state. GATE is looking for teen artists
to publish on the GATE website to broadcast the youth voice of Washington. If
you're a student, share your story and compete with teens from around the state
to become one of the GATE:Ways of Expression Artists of the Month.





Every month,
there is a new theme for the contest. Delve deeper into the themes to consider
how the themes have affected your life and your community.





What's in it for students?



A chance to share their story and art
with other youth, parentsschool staff and policy makers.

Awards and
accolades to add to their portfolio and resume.

Art, student
advocacy, and statewide impact.



How to enter

Step 1: Read the Guidelines

Step 2: Review the Monthly
Themes

Step 3: Make Art!

Step 4: Submit Your Art





For more information


http://www-dev.k12.wa.us/GATE





Questions?

Contact GATE at GATE@k12.wa.us











Battle Ground Public Schools
Recruiting Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher


There is an opening in the Battle
Ground Public Schools for a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher.





Position Listing ID: 130509002




Battle Ground Public Schools


District Office

PO Box 200

Battle Ground, WA 98604





Phone: (360) 885-5300



For specific information, please click here. Click here for the
website.











Monroe Public Schools
Recruiting Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers


There are two openings in the Monroe
Public Schools for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers.




Monroe Public Schools

200 E. Fremont

Monroe, WA 98272





Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m.




Phone: (360) 804-2530

Fax: (360) 804-2549


Email: HumanResources@monroe.wednet.edu




For specific information, please click here.






















Microsoft IT Academy, STEM, FCSE, Grants, Lego Robotics,
Spaceflight


IT Academy Awards Nominations



Justin Seevers Finds His Voice



Best Buy Children's Foundation to
Donate $2 Million


AT&T Foundation Awards $30,000



Financial Education and Training



CTE Student Leadership
Organization


CTSO Leadership Development for
SkillsUSA Instructors


Lego Robotics EV3 Training



Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier


Pacific Northwest Center For
Excellence


Principles of Applied Technology
Workshop


GAERF 2013 Student Design
Competition


RAISE Award


Washington Applied Math Council
Workshops


Guitar Building Workshop for
Educators


Regional SkillsUSA Competition



SkillsUSA National Leadership
& Skills Conference


SkillsUSA Workforce Ready System



FYI Concerning SkillsUSA National
Leadership Conference Fees


SkillsUSA Interstate Battery's
Fundraising Project


Student Spaceflight Experiments
Program


Student STEM Competition



STEM Jump Start Grant Opportunity



STEM Fuse Offers 18 Week Free Game
Design Curriculum


STEM Grant Funding


8th Annual Energy and Construction
Best Practices Summit


Supply Chain Careers Assessment



State Farm Grant Opportunity



Northwest Center of Excellence for
Marine Manufacturing & Technology


Highline Offers Fundamentals of
Importing Course


ASE Student Certification



GATE: Ways of Expression



Battle Ground Public Schools
Recruitment for FACSE Teacher


Monroe Public Schools Recruitment
for FACSE Teachers 00

Financial Education and Training

CTE Student Leadership
Organization

CTSO Leadership Development for
SkillsUSA Instructors

Lego Robotics EV3 Training

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier

Pacific Northwest Center For
Excellence

Principles of Applied Technology
Workshop

GAERF 2013 Student Design
Competition

RAISE Award

Washington Applied Math Council
Workshops

Guitar Building Workshop for
Educators

Regional SkillsUSA Competition

SkillsUSA National Leadership
& Skills Conference

SkillsUSA Workforce Ready System

FYI Concerning SkillsUSA National
Leadership Conference Fees

SkillsUSA Interstate Battery's
Fundraising Project

Student Spaceflight Experiments
Program

Student STEM Competition

STEM Jump Start Grant Opportunity

STEM Fuse Offers 18 Week Free Game
Design Curriculum

STEM Grant Funding

8th Annual Energy and Construction
Best Practices Summit

Supply Chain Careers Assessment

State Farm Grant Opportunity

Northwest Center of Excellence for
Marine Manufacturing & Technology

Highline Offers Fundamentals of
Importing Course

ASE Student Certification

GATE: Ways of Expression

Battle Ground Public Schools
Recruitment for FACSE Teacher

Monroe Public Schools Recruitment
for FACSE Teachers

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