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Announcements
Mar 8, 2024
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CTE
· Rachel Kahly
FEBRUARY 2024

CTE District PLC’s
Continuous classroom improvement, Standards alignment, Data informed practices, Collaboration, and Shared resources/experiences
  • Middle School
    • Mar 21 BSMS
    • April 18 WMS
  • High School
    • Mar 14 LHS
    • May 1 FCPS Warehouse 2nd Floor Innovation Station - Celebrate and Data Dive!

CTE Summit
  • March 27th:  WBL Development & Tracking (hours in IC)
  • April 24th: Data Dive
    • Dive into 2024 EOP data to help guide p;lans for next year
    • Discuss Industry Certification data to help improve process and student achievement

Perkins Applications
  • CTE Grant Funding Guide 
  • Due March 28
  • Priorities
    • Equipment
    • Industry Certifications
    • Experiential/CTSO Trips (High Schools Highly encouraged to use LAVEC)
  • Please be detailed (highlight purpose and alignment) in your requests and if you want to continue to use code.hs please put it on your perkins application
  • Please reach out if you need additional support

CTE Buzz
Send us your good news and accomplishments.  It is CTSO conferson season and we want to highlight all of your hardwork and dedication that provides students with amazing opportunities to learn and grow through career and technical student organizations. USe this google form CTE BUZZ.

TEAMS
We are going to start using TEAMS for communication, questions, updates, and announcements to make our PLC network stronger and more accessible.  Please Join.

This online competition is your chance to show off your knowledge about managing money. Team up with three to four classmates and tackle a 30-question online exam between February 19 and March 22.
Top teams will advance to the exciting in-person state finals at Northern Kentucky University on April 5. State champions will win travel and accommodation to compete in the prestigious National Personal Finance Challenge in Cleveland, Ohio on May 19-20. Don't miss out. Register your teams by March 8 to give them the chance to shine. For more information and to register visit Kentucky Personal Finance Challenge
Feb 6, 2024
·
CTE
· Rachel Kahly
FEBRUARY 2024

Pathful Explore Celebrates CTE Month
  • Check out these Flex Lesson you can use to introduce students to CTSO’s
  • Empower your students with a deeper understanding of career possibilities by incorporating these Career Cluster Activities.  
  • We are excited to unveil an interactive activity aimed at fostering CTE awareness – introducing Career Cluster Scavenger Hunts! These thoughtfully crafted worksheets are not just activities; they are dynamic tools designed to expose students to diverse pathways and careers in an engaging way.

America’s Next great Intern Contest
A free, national contest to spotlight Career and Technical Education (CTE) students with the potential to be stellar interns across all career pathways.  The contest is open to any middle school, high school or post-secondary student participating in a CTE or project-based (hands-on) class or program. Students will compete in the following categories: elevator pitch, ethics and leadership, team communication, resilience and determination, and job interview preparation.
Submission period is from Feb.1 - March 1. America’s Next Great Intern – Contest Main Page – Rubin 

Kentucky Saves for the Future: Events, Contests and Awards to Empower Your Finances!
Kentucky Saves is part of the nationwide America Saves effort focused on making household saving a priority. The Kentucky Saves initiative promotes positive savings habits to help Kentuckians work toward financial stability.
For information visit Kentucky Saves Week at Connect to a Campaign | Local Campaign | America Saves.
  • Kentucky Saves Week 2024 Video Contest – KYJUMPSTART.org The deadline to enter is March 29.
  • Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition’s Teacher of the Year award honors a current Kentucky teacher in grades K-12 who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to teaching financial literacy topics and motivating students to learn about personal finance. Submit a nomination for yourself or someone else for this prestigious award and be recognized by your peers for all of the work being done in the classroom to teach financial literacy! Deadline to enter is May 31, winner will be notified by June 15.
  • Student of the Year Award honors a current Kentucky graduating senior who demonstrates an exceptional understanding of financial literacy and motivating others to learn about personal finance. A one-time $500 cash award will be issued to the selected student.  The winning student’s name and school will be announced in a press release issued after the prize has been distributed.  Applications with supporting materials are due April 30, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Amazon Future Engineer is a computer science and STEM education program that seeks to afford all young people the opportunity to explore their potential.
Check it out here https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/about-amazon-future-engineer.  Virtual Field Trips k-12 STEM curriculum, and scholarship/internship opportunities. 

CTE Summit:

Don’t forget to upload your Spring AdvisoryAdvisory Meeting Submission Form
Jan 15, 2024
·
CTE
· Rachel Kahly
JANUARY 2024

NTI Weather Days
THis may be a good time to have students prep for EOP

February is CTE Month
It is about celebrating the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of our CTE programs, teachers, and students.  This is a great opportunity to highlight our CTSOs and let the community share in the celebration.   Share your good stuff on social media and with us for the BUZZ - https://bit.ly/FCPSCTEgoodnews

CTE SUMMITS
CTE Professional learning Google Site - All Summit dates, info, and slides.  
  • Next CTE Summit - DUAL CREDIT - Jan 24!  
  • MANDATORY PERKINS TRAINING - Feb 28!

CTE PLC NETWORKS
HS
  • Feb 8 HCHS - Vocab and Testing Strategies 
  • Mar 14 LHS - CTE & Literacy
  • May 1 Innovation Station - Data Dive & Celebrations
MS
  • Feb 15 JCMS - Frameworks & Syllabi
  • Mar 21 BSMS - Assessment: Rubrics
  • April 18 WMS - TBD
 
Catch up on all thing CTE PLC on our site https://bit.ly/CDPAPSite

CTE Pathways Aligned to BCTC = Dual Credit

EVERFI
Getting back into the routine after winter break can be tough. EVERFI has you covered with 100s of essential skills lessons to help your students hit their goals in 2024.  
Black History Month is right around the corner. Looking to strengthen Black History instruction this month & beyond? We have something for everyone! Explore our Cultural Literacy Hub for resources.  

Industry Certifications & EOP


Dec 4, 2023
·
CTE
· Rachel Kahly
DECEMBER 2023

KACTE Summer Conference - The Galt House Hotel, Louisville - July 8 – 11, 2024
Call for Presentations - You all do amazing things in your classroom and schools!  You should share your successes and tricks of the trade with your peers at our KACTE Conference this Summer.  If you are interested in teaming up or want to help writing the proposal or creating a presentation  email me. I would love to work with you. 🙂
Presentation Proposals are requested to further sustain programmatic, classroom, and student achievement through professional leadership, postsecondary readiness, new technology, career pathways, best practice, enhanced life skills or successful partnerships. The 2024 Summer Program Planning Committee seeks to highlight and share proven examples of the CTE’s impact on students, schools and communities, as well as innovations, technology applications and curriculum.
All proposals are due February 2, 2024.  2024 Summer Program Call for Presentations

Working With Multilingual  Learners
I learned some cool things at the ACTE Vision Conference last week and I wanted to share.  It was great to learn with a CTE Team from Creek.  Hope to learn with more of you next year is in San Antonio.  https://www.careertechvision.com/ 

NTI Weather Days
THis may be a good time to have students prep for EOP

Pathful Explore
Our Elevate platform works in conjunction with Pathful Explore.  All teachers have access to career exploration and career readiness videos, lessons, and assessments that you can use in your CTE courses. Pathful Explore is a 6-12 College and Career Exploration Platform that uses a combination of interactive tools, assessments, and real-world exploration videos to help students adapt to the rapidly evolving world of work. Log in via CLEVER 

CTSO
Rosters were due 12/1.  Please continue to recruit and add memebers to your organization.  If you haven’t started implementing projects/events into courses or assisting students in preparing for events, start now.  Please reach out to your fellow CTSO advisors across the district.  Your PLC Network Contacts are on our program area scope and sequence documents.

February is CTE Month
It is about celebrating the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of our CTE programs, teachers, and students.  This is a great opportunity to highlight our CTSOs and let the community share in the celebration.   Share your good stuff on social media and with us for the BUZZ - https://bit.ly/FCPSCTEgoodnews

CTE SUMMITS
CTE Professional learning Google Site - All Summit dates, info, and slides.  Next CTE Summit - DUAL CREDIT - Jan 24!

CTE PLC NETWORKS
Next PLC is Jan 11 at PLD for High School and Jan 18 at CMS for Middle Schools.
Invites coming soon.  Catch up on all thing CTE PLC on our site https://bit.ly/CDPAPSite

CTE Pathways Aligned to BCTC = Dual Credit

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to providing high quality CTE learning and experiences for our students.   


Nov 6, 2023
·
CTE
· Rachel Kahly
November 2023
Did you know about apprenticeship opportunities at BCT for our students?

Check out these Resources and Opportunities 

CTE District Program Area PLC Network - REMEMBER TO TEACH YOUR LESSON (AD4 Use tables, graphs, diagrams and charts to obtain or convey information) AND GIVE YOUR FORMATIVE BEFORE OUR NEXT MEETING.  Bring formative results so we can complete a PDSA cycle.

Dates High School 4-5pm  (Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Family Consumer Science, Education, Health Science, Media Arts)Nov 9 - TCHSJan 11  - PLDFeb 8 - HCHSMar 14 - LHSMay 1 - BSHS | Dates Middle School (Health Science, STEM/Engineering, Computer Science, Business) 4:45- 5:45Nov 16 - SMSJan 18 - CMSFeb 15 - JCMSMar 21 - BSMSApril 18 - WMS

Do you have your fall advisory planned?  

CTSOs

EOP
  • The EOP – 2023-2024 EOP Testing window is February 19th - March 29th.  
  • December 1:  Deadline for your assessment coordinator to select a testing window. CTE EOP Assessment web page 
  • EOP Resources 

Instructional Frameworks
Check the navigator for the scope and sequence docs.  Most courses have frameworks aligned to Industry and Pathway standards. This is also the place for resources, articulation/dual credit information, and program area teacher contacts. (good way to make connections and collaborate) 

Send us good things

Oct 12, 2023
·
CTE
· Rachel Kahly
October 2023

KACTE Members Can Access EC131 for Free
You recently received a promotion from CTE Learn, KACTE’s online professional development portal, announcing the availability of EC131, How to Develop Virtual Reality Lessons. The course was authored by KACTE member Willis Holmes and is free to Kentucky teachers and administrators. It can be accessed and payment bypassed with a Master Key code.
The Master Key will provide free access to EC131. Participants simply login and enter the Master Key to access the course. Here's the master key: MK903213

Do you have your fall advisory planned?  

CTSOs
EOP
  • The EOP – 2023-2024 EOP Testing window is February 19th - March 29th.  December 1:  Deadline for your assessment coordinator to select a testing window. 
  • EOP Resources 

Instructional Frameworks
Check the navigator or the scope and sequence docs.  Most courses have frameworks aligned to Industry and Pathway standards.

CTE Summits 23-24 - Sign up on Frontline!
  • Admin, CTE Leads
  • Dates:
    • 10-25:  WBL & Partnerships 
    • 11-15 - EOP & Industry Certifications 

CTE District Program Area PLC Network
  • Monthly Meetings -  2-1-1 Model - CTE District PLC Network 2-1-1 Plan 
  • CTE HS & MS Teachers
  • Focus Areas
    • Instructional Frameworks
      • Equitable High Quality CTE Programs
      • Visible Learning
      • Standards Based Instruction Aligned to Industry Certs and EOP
    • Instructional Design & Instructional Strategies
      • High Yield Instructional Strategies
      • CTSOs
      • IDMs (Inquiry Design Models)
    • Interdisciplinary Literacy Practices
      • Vocabulary - Employability and Academic
    • Dates High School 4-5pm  (Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Family Consumer Science, Education, Health Science, Media Arts)
      • Sept 14 - FDHS
      • Oct 18 - BSHS
      • Nov 9 - TCHS
      • Jan 11  - PLD
      • Feb 8 - HCHS
      • Mar 14 - LHS
      • May 1 - BSHS
    • Dates Middle School (Health Science, STEM/Engineering, Computer Science, Business) 5-6pm
      • Sept 21 - LMS
      • Oct 19 - MMS
      • Nov 16 - SMS
      • Jan 18 - CMS
      • Feb 15 - JCMS
      • Mar 21 - BSMS
      • April 18 - WMS
        • FCS calendar invites coming from A. Sullinger
        • Ag Invites on Calendar - First Meeting August 28 TCMS lead by Jacob Ball

Send us good things
Aug 17, 2023
·
CTE
· Rachel Kahly
August 2023 - Welcome Back to School!!!
I'm excited to support you all this year.  I am here to answer questions, implement research based instructional strategies, assist in lesson planning, collaborate with instructional frameworks, and provide guidance with all things CTE.  In a nutshell I am here for you.
How do you define classroom expectations?  What are your expectations for this class?
This is a great prompt to get students engaged and thinking about expectations and policies and the why behind it.  Have students define “being fair”, “answering questions”, “respect”, “dress appropriately”, etc…Thanks Ms. Perrin BSHS Engineering

First Days of School Ideas
Please add ideas to this doc.  First Days Back to School Ideas 

How do we get students to engage and talk to each other?

Technology to increase student engagement
Check out our office of instructional technology - http://bit.ly/oittech 
If you haven’t tried a padlet, google jam board, mentimeter, peardeck, or nearpod, give it a try.  These tools encourage students to participate and interact with the material.

Where do I go for tech help?
Tech support ticket or call 381-HELP (4357) for assistance with computers, network, printers, software, phones, Google sites, eCurriculum, Infinite Campus, etc.

Supporting CTE.pdf  - KYVL resources for career preparation, career exploration, small business startup, and industry research.

Where are the frameworks?  Where are my standards?
https://navigator.fcps.net/ OR Scope & Sequence Doc…
HIGH SCHOOLS
MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Please let me know how I can support you.  My days to visit are Tuesdays and Thursdays and I look forward to working with you.






Aug 8, 2023
·
CTE
· Rosalind Koop
Dear Educators,

We are thrilled to introduce our District-Wide Writing Plan and comprehensive writing resources, designed to foster a love for writing in our students. The purpose of the District-Wide Writing Plan is to improve students' writing by implementing a comprehensive, research-based approach to writing instruction across all grade levels and content areas. By providing educators with the tools and support they need to deliver high-quality writing instruction, the district hopes to promote student success and achievement, both academically and in the world beyond the classroom. 

The P-12 Writing Guidance Document contains the Fayette County Public Schools P-12 Writing Guidance Document. The information enclosed is based on state regulation (Senate Bill 1, 2022), Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Reading and Writing, and corresponds to the Kentucky Department of Education Writing Program Guidelines. This document provides schools with the FCPS vision and directions for implementing writing instruction that supports the delivery of the KAS for Reading and Writing for grades P-12.

Within the P-12 Writing Guidance Document, there are two infographics that consist of the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle and each part of the cycle is linked to a dashboard. These comprehensive infographic resources are designed to empower teachers of all levels with essential techniques and tips to enhance student writing skills across disciplines. It covers a wide range of writing essentials, resources, best practices, etc. By interacting with this infographic resource, teachers can quickly gain access to fundamental concepts, reinforce their understanding of writing principles, and refine their classroom instruction. Whether it's an essay, a report, a creative piece, or any form of written communication, this resource provides the tools necessary to make a lasting impact with words.

P-12 Writing Guidance Document

Download the P-12 Writing Guidance Document as a PDF to interact with clickable links.

If you are looking for support with the implementation of writing across-disciplines, please contact:

Wendy Jones-Robinson
Elementary District-Based Instructional Coach

Ro Koop
Secondary District-Based Instructional Coach

We are excited for the inspiring year ahead!