CTE in the SPOTLIGHT:
Transition to tomorrow - Part 2
March 24-27, 2015
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
7:00 am - 10:00 am Pre-Conference Registration Open (LOWER LOBBY FOYER)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm CCCAOE Board of Directors Meeting (REDWOOD)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference: Leadership Academy Part II - Day 1 (GOLD RUSH A)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm New Regulations Governing the Perkins CTE Program (WASHINGTON/CALIFORNIA)
A complete tutorial on the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). Booklet included.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open (UPPER LOBBY FOYE)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference: Leadership Academy Part II - Day 2 (GOLD RUSH A)
8:30 am - 11:30 am Pre-Conference: The Technology Infused Classroom
An introduction on ways to take your teaching to the next level with technology. Get hands-on training on how best to use the Cloud to share files with students, remotely access your files, and communicate with your students, including the use of Google Hangouts.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Welcome & General Session Buffet Luncheon (EMERALD BALLROOM)
Eva Jimenez, CCCAOE Regional Vice President, North/Far North, Mistress of Ceremonies John Jaramillo, CCCAOE Regional Vice President, Desert, Master of Ceremonies Susan Lamb, Chancellor of Academic Affairs, City College of San Francisco 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Keynote Presentation (EMERALD BALLROOM) It Starts Now! Arel Moodie, College Success Program & Author of “Ultimate Student Success Guide”
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #1
Session 1A (OREGON)
- Ralph Plaza, EMSI
- Lijuan Zhai, Fresno City College
With the ongoing emphasis on incorporating labor market information to meet regional economic needs and in-demand jobs, this presentation conveys steps taken by the Fresno City College program review process using EMSI’s research tool analyst, used by colleges to provide a clear connection between in-demand jobs and the programs colleges offer.
Session 1B (WASHINGTON/CALIFORNIA)
The Success Center for California Community Colleges was launched in fall 2014 with seed funding from The Kresge Foundation. A major project of the Success Center is to coordinate the development of an online professional development clearinghouse for the CCC system. Come learn about the project and contribute your ideas!
- Zhenya Lindstrom, Chaffey College
- Laura Coleman, Los Rios Community College District
- Cris McCullough, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Creating a new program, conducting a program review, or working regionally to align programs? If so, you’ll be knee deep in program and occupational coding. And that’s where it gets interesting. This session will discuss how to navigate TOP, CIP, and SOC coding, and explore ways to improve code selection to aid CTE portfolio management and regional alignment efforts to meet industry needs.
Session 1D (GOLD RUSH B)
Starting an Apprenticeship Program: Best Practices (GOLD RUSH B)
- John Dunn, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
A panel discussion with practitioners from around the state sharing their experiences with existing apprenticeship programs and thoughts on how colleges can implement new apprenticeship programs in the future.
Session 1E (GOLD RUSH A)
Sustaining Innovation: Studies in CTE Bridge Program (GOLD RUSH A)
- Leadership and Strategies
- Kristina Palmer, Career Ladders Project Ray Hernandez, Skyline College Naomi Castro, El Camino College Alina Varona, Skyline College
- Todd Farr, Diablo Valley Community College
The Career Advancement Academies (CAAs) are programs that transition students to college through bridges to career pathways and have been funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office since 2007. Presenters in this session will discuss the strong leadership that has been required to make CTE bridge programs successful.
Session 1F (REDWOOD)
- Carol Coen, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
- Bob Harper, Campbell Union High School District
- Kishan Vujjeni, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
Responding to AB86 Legislation, the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) was formed to plan seamless transitions for adult learners in Santa Clara County. The consortium, two community college districts, and five school districts, will share its robust plan for transforming adult education in its region.
Session 2A (GOLD RUSH A)
Using the LaunchBoard for Regional Conversations (GOLD RUSH A)
- Renah Wolzinger, WestEd Kathy Booth, WestEd
The LaunchBoard offers a number of features that can support regional data conversations, including comparisons of individual college results to regional outcomes, regional labor market information, and regional earnings data. This session will walk you through several scenarios for common regional discussions such as program approval, understanding regional supply and demand, and evaluating the outcomes of regional efforts. You will have a chance to work hands-on with your own data and hear from other practitioners about regional data-sharing efforts.
Session 2B (REDWOOD)
Apprenticeship Transitions from Non-Credit to Credit. Certificate and AA Degrees (REDWOOD)
- Philip J. Crawford, San Jose City College
- Kieron Connolly, San Jose City College
- John Dunn, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
In this session, we will explore opportunities to transition high skilled emerging traditional Apprenticeship CTE training and educational programs from Adult Education non-credit to college credit programs. Blue collar jobs are evolving and fundamental job skills now require college credit coursework.
Session 2C (OREGON)
Promoting Cyber Security Competition in the Classroom (OREGON)
- Steve Linthicum, Sierra College / California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
This presentation will bring real world experience into the classroom through cyber security competitions. Student teams compete against other teams from throughout the nation in real time, developing their cyber security skills and knowledge while focusing on the ethical and legal aspects of information assurance and cyber defense. The presentation will demonstrate competitions like CyberPatriot (for middle school and high school students), National Cyber League (for community college students), and the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (for college and university students).
Drumroll, Please – Presenting the Desert/Inland Empire. DSN Road Show!
- Lori Sanchez, Center of Excellence, Chaffey College Julie Pehkonen, Riverside Community College District
In this presentation, the audience will hear about a unique and successful concept being utilized in the Desert/Inland Empire Region to introduce Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) and other key talent to colleges. Participants will learn how to apply this concept to engage college faculty in sector collaboration across colleges.
Session 2E (GOLD RUSH B)
Advancing Education Achievement: Dual Enrollment & its Role in College and Career Readiness (GOLD RUSH B)
- Tom Spillman, Mt. San Jacinto College
Mt. San Jacinto College launched a highly successful Dual Enrollment Program in collaboration
with approximately 20 participating high schools in an effort to move closer to achieving President Obama’s 2020 Vision for Education. In this session, educational partners will learn about reform efforts and the integral role that the Dual Enrollment Program plays in achieving college and career readiness.
Session 2F (WASHINGTON/CALIFORNIA)
Collaboration Between Community Colleges & Corporate America: A Win/Win Proposition (WASHINGTON/CALIFORNIA)
- Rhiannon Surrenda, California Corporate College
- Sandra Sisco, Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) for Contract Education
This presentation is an opportunity for participants to learn more about opportunities for collaboration between community colleges and corporate America. Currently, organizations are being asked to do more with less while new skills are in high demand. Community College contract education is poised to serve these businesses and develop their workforce.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
7:30 am - 2:00 pm Conference Registration Open (UPPER LOBBY FOYER)
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast Buffet (EMERALD BALLROOM)
8:30 am - 9:30 am Plenary Session: What Gets To Count? Constructing a Skills-Builders Success Metric (EMERALD BALLROOM)
- Peter Bahr, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan Kathy Booth, LaunchBoard Project Manager, WestEd
9:30 am - 10:00 am CCCAOE Business Meeting/Installation of Officers (EMERALD BALLROOM)
10:15 am - 12:00 pm CCCAOE Regional Consortia Meetings
- Los Angeles/Orange County (GOLD RUSH B) o San Francisco Bay Area (GOLD RUSH A)
- San Diego/Imperial (OREGON)
- South Central (NEVADA)
- North/Far North (REDWOOD)
- Desert (SECTION OF EMERALD BALLROOM)
- Central Valley/Mother Lode (WASHINGTON/CALIFORNIA)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Plated Luncheon (EMERALD BALLROOM)
We are often asked to respond to different legislative policies and institutional priorities. However, the primary objective of them all is the success of our CTE students! From Perkins to WIOA, from Career Pathways to Student Success it all comes down to students and frequently its students from Special Populations! Join Elizabeth as we explore the legislative and policy overlap. Learn about barriers, strategies, and recommendations of the Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee. Learn how to identify the gaps and what research based barriers and strategies exist to address them.
1:45 pm - 1:45 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #2
Session 3A (WASHINGTON/CALIFORNIA)
Work Based Learning System Building and Tools (WASHINGTON/CALIFORNIA)
- Tim Aldinger, Foundation for California Community Colleges Lynette Falls, Foundation for California Community Colleges
The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the Technical Assistance Provider for Work Based Learning for Doing What Matters. Join us to learn about the tools and services that are available such as LaunchPath and Internship Payroll service. What else would you want the Foundation to develop? Come tell us!
New Items on the CaCareerCafe Menu
- Susan Coleman, Irvine Valley College/Orange Coast College
The CaCareerCafe team has been busy developing new content and resources to help students explore career pathways and make a career decision. In addition, there is a new App for students available at the App store or Google Play to keep them connected to the Cafe on the go.
Session 3C (GOLD RUSH B)
CA Perkins, Special Populations & Data: Better Together! (GOLD RUSH B)
- Elizabeth Wallner, CA Perkins Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee
Join this fast-paced overview of how to improve your Perkins IV Core Indicators while increasing access, equity, and outcomes for every student from a special population. Learn how to use data to identify program performance gaps, as well as research-based root causes of the gaps as well as strategies to help close them.
Session 3D (OREGON)
C6 TAACCCT Project- Applying an Integrated.Approach to CTE Programs (OREGON)
- Robert Pimentel, West Hills College Coalinga
- Donna Cooper, State Center Community College District David Clark, Reedley College
- Jim Andersen, Merced College
Learn how the C6 Consortium used the single structure strategy to redesign Career Technical Education programs in Ag Manufacturing, Healthcare and Alternative Energy. The redesign has improved student success in the areas of student retention, completion and job placement. The consortia will discuss how they engaged students and faculty to align programs, accelerate learning and ultimately increase student success in the workplace.
Session 3E (GOLD RUSH A)
- Kathy Booth, WestEd
- Ken Sorey, Educational Results Partnership
The LaunchBoard is creating a new tab that is devoted to the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT), which can be used by K-12 and community college practitioners free of charge. The tool allows grantees to track student-level records, based on cohorts of K-12 students that grantees upload and that are matched to community college program codes; view automatically populated metrics on course completion, graduation, community college credentials, and transfer to four- year colleges; and see results for their own institution, other institutions within their consortium, and their consortium as a whole. This session will walk you through how to use the tool in conjunction with local data collection efforts.
Session 3F (REDWOOD)
Best Practices Implementing Model Curriculum Standards for Career Technical Education (REDWOOD)
- Sheryl Ryder, Placer County Office of Education, 49er ROP Ronda Adams, Yolo County Office of Education
Learn more about the 2013 California Model Curriculum Standards for CTE, aligned with the Common Core Math and English standards and Next Generation Science Standards, and how they will better prepare students for college and career. Take away information on best practices on implementation of these industry-validated standards.
Session 4A (GOLD RUSH A)
Skills-Builders Count: Making it Official (GOLD RUSH A)
- Alice van Ommeren, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Ryan Fuller, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
- Kathy Booth, WestEd
- KC Greaney, Santa Rosa Junior College
The Chancellor’s Office and Statewide Vocational Research and Accountability Committee (VERATAC) have been working to identify outcomes associated with Career “Skills-Builders”. This session will explore the concept of “skills-builders” and discuss the metrics used to assess student success as well as demonstrate how to use wage data to support outcomes based metrics.
Session 4B (GOLD RUSH B)
A National Perspective on Postsecondary Career& Technical Education (GOLD RUSH B)
- Michael Connet, Association for Career and Technical Education
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest professional organization committed to the advancement of education that prepares learners for successful careers. This session looks at the national trends, topics, and policies driving a renaissance in the role of community colleges in preparing our next generation of workers.
Session 4C (OREGON)
- Peter Simon, Career Ladders Project
- Jessica Dailey, CA Workforce Investment Board
- Emily Petrus, San Bernardino County Workforce Development Dept Dustin Pack, Ceres Unified School District
- Naomi Castro, El Camino College
In 2013, the California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB) funded four partnerships of local workforce investment boards and educational providers to design and implement innovative pilot programs that bridge 18-24 year olds to careers in advanced manufacturing. Panelists will present important lessons learned and recommendations for sustaining and scaling similar collaborations.
Session 4D (REDWOOD)
CTE Enhancement Fund: Innovative Regional Share Approaches (REDWOOD)
- Gary W. Adams, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Rock Pfotenhauer, Bay Area Consortium
- Julie Pehkonen, Riverside Community College
- Mary Wylie, San Diego/Imperial Community College District
The panel will discuss and report on innovative CTE Enhancement Fund Regional Share approaches from both regional and sector perspectives. Both large and small regional examples, as well as an approach by the healthcare sector, will be featured.
Session 4E (NEVADA)
- Diane Hollems, Santa Barbara City College Lauren Wintermeyer, Ventura College
This interactive presentation will detail the successful Santa Barbara Get Focused...Stay Focused! program that utilizes dual enrollment. Participants will gain an understanding of how to forge lasting working relationships with high schools, how to build strong pathways from ninth grade through community college, and learn about the 10-Year Plan.
Session 4F (WASHINGTON/CALIFORNIA)
The CCC Baccalaureate - Implementation and Effectiveness (WASHINGTON/CALIFORNIA)
- Joe Poshek, Orange Coast College
This presentation will include an overview of the growing community college baccalaureate movement nationwide and a brief history of this movement in California. The first approved degree programs will be examined including program names, process for selection/approval, labor market data in support of these programs and student enrollment projections.
Dinner on your own. Enjoy San Francisco.