PowToon of Dr Sommer's video

In this weeks Monday Memo, Dr Sommers shared a video created by Francis Tuttle Technology Center covering some of the idea that have been generated lately and are being implemented in Oklahoma.

I thought it was a great video and that you could have some use from it.

It was made with a website called  PowToon. Check it out and share videos that you come up with covering CTE below.


Cooperative Alliances and Why They Should Matter to You

My final presentation for the 2013 Summer Conference was to the STEM Division and covered Cooperative Alliances.

Many times in our rush to get students college credit we may not help the student make their best decision. The STEM programs (pre-engineering and biomedical academies) are designed to help students get prepared for a four year degree. The Cooperative Alliances are designed for a workforce degree.

Students who are going to a four year institution may not benefit from the Cooperative Alliances. Instructors and guidance counselors should take great care in how they encourage students to take courses and pushing STEM students to get these credits may hurt their financial aid in the future.


Carl Perkins Supplemental Dollars

I want to send a shout out to the FACS Division of OKACTE and the FACS instructors that came and listened to my presentation over Carl Perkins Supplemental Dollars.

We had a great turnout and had some great conversations afterwords.


Tweets and Word Clouds

This summer conference we were challenged to get creative during the general session. We introduced Twitter feeds three years ago and into the general session last year with great success. This year the Twitter feed was back and over 1,000 Tweets happened the first day!

This year we were challenged to do a word cloud. Not just a picture up once, but a live, interactive, moving word cloud. It was pretty awesome!

Thanks to the great people at TES Productions, a team of CareerTech folks and Sayzu, the word cloud went off without  a hitch.

It is fun working with a great group of people who enjoy trying new things. This year was a success and I can't wait to see how we will be challenged at SC 2014!

Moving from Programs of Study to Rigorous Programs of Study in Oklahoma

My first presentation at Summer Conference 2013 was given to the Career and Academic Connections Division and covered our movement from POS to RPOS. It is a continuation of the presentations given over RPOS in the past but includes some of the general data collected as a result of the RPOS survey we sent to all Perkins recipients.


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