Summer Conference 2010

CareerTech's Summer Conference is next week!! Are you ready?

For some Summer Conference begins Sunday morning, but for most the Opening Session on Monday is the beginning of the two day conference that last through Tuesday afternoon.

Super session over Max Teaching and Crucial Conversations, breakouts covering guidance, counseling and Tech Prep, meetings awards and more will be attended by instructors from every facet of the Oklahoma CareerTech system.

I can't wait to Blog about what we do and what we learn. I hope you'll join the conversation.

And, if you are on Twitter follow Summer Conference on #okacte


Technology Center Banners

You have seen them in your local high school gymnasium and probably never even thought about it. You look around at the walls and notice banners that hang and tell the history and tradition of your local high school. You quickly read the championship years and names of scholars and maybe it takes you back to the "good ol days" of when you were pounding the hardwood.

Today I had an opportunity to meet with staff from Green Country Technology Center and they mentioned one great way that they advertised their support for local schools was through providing each school a banner.

The banners were done in the high schools colors and roughly said "Green Country Technology Center is a proud supporter of ABC High School athletics." The banners even included a GCTC logo!

What a great way to advertise your technology center for a relative inexpensive price. Once you purchase the banner, it will hang in the gym for years to come. I remember some banners in my high school going back 30 years!

Have you ever thought about using banners?


Next week I am scheduled to present at Oklahoma's 89th Annual State 4-H Roundup.

Every year I look forward to interacting with the students and telling them about the opportunities that await them through CareerTech. They usually have some pretty god questions that make you stop and think before giving the same standard answer.

This is my 4th time to present at Roundup, and I always enjoy it. What would you tell high school students about CareerTech and college transition?

While you are thinking about it, here is this years presentation...


To .EDU or not .EDU?

Great Plains Technology Center and Northwest Technology Center have released new websites with a new .edu domain. Check out the new sites at http://www.greatplains.edu/ and http://www.nwtech.edu/

For those keeping sore, this brings the count to 14 .edu, 6 .org, 1 .net, 2 .tec.ok.us and 6 .com.

Canadian Valley http://www.cvtech.edu/
Central Tech http://www.centraltech.edu
Chisholm Trail: http://www.cttc.edu/
Francis Tuttle http://www.francistuttle.edu
Great Plains http://www.greatplains.edu/
Metro Tech http://www.metrotech.edu
Mid America: http://www.matech.edu/
Northeast Tech http://www.netech.edu
Northwest Tech http://www.nwtech.edu/
Pontotoc: http://www.pontotoctech.edu
Red River http://rrtc.edu/
Southern OK http://www.sotc.edu/
Southwest Tech http://swtech.edu/
Tulsa Tech http://www.tulsatech.edu

Eastern Oklahoma County http://www.eoctech.org
Gordon Cooper http://www.gctech.org
Kiamichi http://www.okktc.org
Pioneer http://pioneertech.org
Tri County http://tctc.org
Wes Watkins http://www.wwtech.org

High Plains http://www.hptc.net

Mid-Del http://www.mid-del.tec.ok.us
Western http://www.wtc.tec.ok.us/

Autry http://www.autrytech.com
Caddo Kiowa http://www.caddokiowa.com
Green Country http://www.gctcok.com/
Indian Capitol http://www.ictctech.com
Meridian http://www.meridian-technology.com
Moore-Norman http://www.mntechnology.com


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