Welcome to the Professional Development Center of the Career and Technical Education Assistance Center of NY. The resources you will find here are selected to provide educators with tools they can use to implement successful CTE programs. Additionally, you will find current research relevant to CTE educators. Use the navigation box on the left to access these resources.
CTSO Advisors share remarks from businesses in hiring well-skilled CTSO members. Several CTSO alumni now in professional and/or management positions, explain how their CTSO membership gave them the edge in achieving their career goals
Young people can’t find jobs. Yet employers can’t find people with the necessary entry-level skills. How to close this gap? McKinsey and Company surveyed 8,000 employers, education providers, and young people and examined 100-plus innovative programs
Examine your current CTSO activities and identify ways to integrate the Common Core Standards. Career and Technical Student Organizations present a variety of opportunities for students to apply the CCSS to real world experiences. Being able to articulate to school administrators, colleagues and parents the value of CTSOs in doing so can bring increased credibility and support to CTE programs and CTSOs. Our seasoned CTSO leaders have many ideas to share
Career and Technical Education courses are filled with opportunities for students to enhance their math knowledge and master the new state math standards. Teachers and administrators can craft learning opportunities when they intentionally look for these "math moments.
Students who are educated, but not fully prepared for their entry into the real world of work, will struggle. Armed only with knowledge, and lacking in skills, they will be at a real disadvantage. Faced with mounting pressure to help raise test scores, CTE educators must remain committed to their mission of providing students with more than a diploma. Those CTE educators who are successful never lose sight of their students' inevitable destination - the world of work and careers.
If you are interested in finding ways to run a Career and Technical Student Organization more cost effectively and efficiently, or just get some good ideas, this webinar will address successful strategies, including conference cost savings and successful membership drives. Hear from the NY state coordinators of several of the Career and Technical Student Organizations about strategies those groups are using. This is the second webinar in a series of four webinars focusing on the operation and...Read more
Creating and following an assessment blueprint will make pre and post assessments more valid. This professional development webinar will provide an opportunity for educators to learn how to create an assessment blueprint based on a simple template. Participants will also see an example of how to package pre and post assessments for students and administrators.