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CETE Staff Present and Host Ohio Networking Event at 2018 National Family & Community Engagement Conference

CETE staff visits IEL National Family and Community Engagement Conference in Cleveland

CETE Assessment Services Visit 2018 OH ACTE Conference

Learn more about CETE at ACTE

CETE Assessment Services is Prepping for 2018-19 Item-Writing Workshops

The 2018-19 item-writing year is fast approaching and the Assessment Services team is looking for a few great SMEs.

2017-18: An Excellent Year for CETE Assessment Services

Check out how CETE Assessment Services did in the 2017-18 item-writing year with this infographic.

CETE Silent Auction Benefits Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Each year, CETE staff gather to celebrate the end of year holidays and hold a silent auction where we bid on items donated by our staff members. This year, the silent auction raised a total of $1,040 for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Our donation was delivered on double donation day (December 13), thus, the total amount given was $2,080! We are thrilled to support such a worthy cause in our community.

CETE Contributes to Field of Adult Education at Regional Conference

Last month, CETE staff helped organize, volunteer, and present at the Coalition on Adult Basic Education/Ohio Association for Adult and Continuing Education (COABE/OAACE) Regional Institute in Cleveland. As board members for OAACE, CETE staff members Jody Angelone, Adrienne Boggs, and Bobbie Sin contributed significant time and effort into making this conference a success. Additionally, Jody Angelone, the Vice President for Membership for COABE, coordinated efforts to make the conference a joint event between COABE and OAACE.

CETE Staff Member & Colleagues Develop a Tool to Evaluate Learning Technology

One of CETE's Instructional Development Specialists, Cara North, has co-developed a tool to help people evaluate what technology should and should not be implemented in their workplace or school. Think about all of those computers, tablets, software packages, and smart technologies that employers and schools spend precious resources on. This new tool, which is named Context Pilot and Reporting (CPR), helps to answer questions such as: Who will be using this technology? What will it look like? What will it cost over time? And who will train staff to use it?

CETE Assessment Services Gears up for Another Year of Test Item Development Workshops for Ohio Courses

Each year, CETE offers item-writing workshops and technical assistance to support the development of end-of-course tests for the Ohio Departments of Education and Higher Education.

Last year, as a result of this work, Ohio administered tests to over 100,000 students. Over 250 subject-matter experts provided input during CETE workshops for the development of those tests, and over 1,000 people participated in reviewing and validating the tests.

This year, CETE staff will deliver workshops for subject matter experts from around the state to create more than 20 end of course exams for the field of Information Technology and 1 end of course exam for the field of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Webinar: Reviving Family Engagement with Universal Design for Learning

Want to learn more about Universal Design for Learning? Need to brush up on research-based family engagement practices? CETE Program Director Barbara Boone will present a webinar on October 11, 2017 with Ron Rogers from the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI). In the live webinar, "How can UDL Revive our Family Engagement," they will share the basic concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and offer ideas for using multiple means of engagement, representation and expression to give fresh perspectives on the opportunities schools create for families to support student learning. With these two dynamic presenters, it is sure to be a great webinar! Sign up today: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5555628128228139522

DACUM Welcomes Beekeeper Panel

CETE was abuzz earlier this year when a group of eight beekeepers participated in a DACUM workshop. According to Denise Ellsworth, Ohio State Extension, the panel of beekeepers from Ohio and West Virginia brought a combined total of nearly 200 years of beekeeping experience!