CTE News and Updates

  • CTE Quick Tips May 2018

    Thinking ahead. . . 

    Things to do now. . . 

    • Secure number of students who have obtained each type of certification/licensure (PER).
    • Complete program evaluations.
    • Review final FTE report for estimated funding.
    • Collect and review information needed for Summer PEIMS submission.
    • 2018-2019 Applicant Designation and Certification (ADC) form for the Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins formula grant opens in eGrants on May 7, 2018. This form MUST be submitted as it designates the person authorized to submit the grant.
    • Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins formula grant opens in eGrants on May 14, 2018.
  • CTE Quick Tips April 2018

    Thinking ahead. . . 

    Things to do now. . . 

    • Close Federal (Perkins) expenditures.
    • Conduct equipment inventory.
    • Review and compare latest Principals and Superintendent FTE report to in-house FTE report.
    • Review student certification and licensure plans with teachers.
    • Make reservations for CTE teachers to attend summer professional development.
    • Provide input to District and Campus Improvement Plans.
    • Provide feedback to TEA regarding CTE and Work-Based Learning. Voluntary survey closes April 27, 2018. Click here to open survey.
  • CTE Quick Tips for March 2018

    Thinking ahead. . . 

    • Investigate and plan for summer CTE professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators –  CTE Professional Development Calendar
    • Begin thinking about the types of information you should start gathering for the PER (Program Effectiveness Report), which opens at the end of the school year.
    • Consider applying to TWC for Jobs and Education Training (JET) Grant. Due May 1st.

    Things to do now. . . 

    NOTE:  CTE program evaluation and advisory committee activities provide important information you will want to include on the PER. 

  • CTE Quick Tips for February 2018

    Thinking ahead…

    Things to do now…

    • Celebrate CTE Month
    • Work with counselors to begin pre-registration activities for students
    • Conduct interest/aptitude assessments for 7th and 8th graders
    • Review budget expenditures
    • Review and compare 4thsix weeks Principals and Superintendent FTE Report to in-house FTE report
    • Consider planning marketing activities such as facility tours, virtual tours, or an open house for MS/HS students and parents

     

     

  • CTE Quick Tips for January 2018

    Thinking ahead…

    • Begin planning preregistration activities for high school students. Get IDEAS here.

    Things to do now…

    • Review new semester course offerings. Click here to view the TEA CTE Master Course list of courses with prerequisites.
    • Learn to maximize CTE funding by substituting CTE courses that meet high school graduation requirements for traditional English, fine arts, science or math courses. View video for details.
    • Review plans for CTE Education Week in February.
    • Review Career Prep and Practicum student data on PEIMS (170 record) for course/job changes and training plan agreements.
    • Begin providing input to District and Campus Improvement Plans.
    • Attend mid-winter professional development for teachers/administrators – CTAT and more
  • CTE Quick Tips December 2017

    Thinking ahead. . . 

    • Interest/Aptitude Assessment for 7th and 8th graders – work with middle school counselors to schedule this for February.
    • CTE Program Evaluations – start reviewing evaluation materials for use in February
    • Start thinking about student recruitment.  Get ideas here.
    • Begin working on next year’s course catalog.

    Things to do now. . .

  • CTE Quick Tips November 2017

    Thinking ahead. . . 

    • Start developing marketing plans to recruit new students for next year
    • Begin working on next year’s course catalog

    Things to do now. . .

    • Review Near Final Summary of Finance Report for previous school year
    • Meet with teachers regarding student certifications and licensures – review regional workforce data to identify occupations and industries where students might want to seek certifications
    • Start working on any innovative courses your district may want to offer next year.  The 2018-19 Innovative Course Application is now available.
    • Explore long range planning for capital expenses
    • Review department expenditures to date
    • Review Six-Weeks Principal/Superintendent FTE Reports
    • Order supplies for CTE Education Week in February
    • Consider hosting a reception for counselors, a breakfast for CTE teachers, and an open house for students/parents/community
    • Register now for CTAT’s Winter Conference to be held in Galveston on January 29 to 31, 2018.
  • CTE Quick Tips October 2017

    Thinking ahead. . . 

    • Start planning for CTE Education Week in February (order supplies)

    Things to do now. . .

    • 2017–2018 Perkins Reserve Competitive Grant application is due October 26 at 5 p.m. in the Document Control Center. The grant period is December 13, 2017 to August 31, 2018.
    • Review PEIMS data – PEIMS snapshot date is last Friday in October. That’s today!!
    • Request PEIMS 170 record report for courses and class counts
    • Host first Advisory Committee meeting
    • Review CTE budgets; make sure teachers have copies
    • Ensure all Career Prep & Practicum Training Plans are on file

    Meet with JH/MS counselors to plan and administer Career Interest Tests

  • CTE Quick Tips September 2017

    Thinking ahead. . . 

    • Watch for PBMAS report. Review previous reports on TEA’s website here.
    • Begin plans for first Advisory Committee Meeting

    Things to do now. . .

    • Perkins Program Effectiveness Report (PER) due 9/15/17.
    • Request PEIMS 170 record report for courses and class counts.
    • Verify that salary budget coding on all CTE teachers is accurate (split funding if not teaching 100% CTE).
    • Collect a copy of all Career Prep/Practicum training plans.
    • Facilitate all beginning of school ARD meetings.  Are appropriate CTE teachers attending? Do all appropriate CTE teachers have copies of IEP’s for students?
    • Begin reviewing four-year plans and coding of students as 1 or 2 for PEIMS snapshot.
    • Review Advisory Committee member list and recruit new members, if necessary.
    • Follow through with new or existing CTSO sponsors and establish new student organizations, if warranted.
    • Host an Open House/Meet your Teacher Night.
    • Visit Texas CTE Resource Center at txcte.org for more CTE administrator resources!
  • CTE Quick Tips August 2017

    Thinking ahead. . . 

    • Continue gathering information for the PER due in October.
    • Begin plans for first Advisory Committee Meeting

    Things to do now. . .

    • Complete Perkins application in the eGrants system (due 8/31/17)
    • Review legislative activity
    • Review PEIMS Code Table CO22 for new courses listed (Section 4: CO22 Excerpt); meet with PEIMS Coordinator to review changes
    • Verify CTE teacher certification and teaching assignments
    • Begin forming the CTE Advisory Committee
    • Conduct New CTE Teacher Orientation
    • Conduct CTE Teacher Professional Development
    • Meet with Counselors to review 4-year plans, PGP’s, impact of schedule changes for CTE students, etc.
    • Meet with Career Preparation/Practicum teachers to review program requirements and Section 5.7 of the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook.” (All paid students must begin employment within first 15 instructional days and have completed training plans on file within 15 instructional days of student’s employment date. Unpaid practicum students must have completed training plans on file prior to first day of training.)
    • Visit Texas CTE Resources Center launched August 7