CTE News and Updates

  • CTE Quick Tips June 2018

    Thinking ahead. . . 

    • Start planning next year’s course schedule
    • Finalize budget
    • Set goals for next year and work on an implementation plan

    Things to do now. . . 

    • Prepare final CTE program report for Superintendent/School Board
    • Review and compare 6th six weeks Principals and Superintendents FTE report to in-house report
    • Review CTE student performance on State Assessment exams
    • Recruit and hire new teachers as appropriate
    • File any final amendments for 2017-18 Perkins Grant by 6/15/18
    • Begin working on 2018-19 Perkins application in the eGrants system (due 8/31/18).
    • Continue working on the PER
    • Have a nice summer break!

     

     

  • 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!