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News Archive: September 2016

Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award

A special education teacher from one of our mNET partners was awarded the Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award. Brenda McNair from the Clark County School District in Nevada received this award from the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET).

IVETA International Conference

CETE’s director Bob Mahlman attended the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) Conference in Fiji on August 23-25, 2016. He has served on their Executive Committee for six years and will be the group’s president starting in January 2017. Major issues addressed at the Executive Committee meeting were the updating of the constitution and bylaws, enhancement of member benefits, and future international conferences.

DACUM Process Used for Training in Industry

The DACUM process was used recently by Mars Inc. (the candy company) at their Cleveland, Tennessee, plant for employee training with very satisfactory results.

Panel Presentation on Family Engagement

Barbara Boone was a panel member for the Family Engagement: Making Federal Policy Real presentation at the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs Director’s Conference, August 1, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

CETE staff Joyce Isler, Greg Nagy, Cara North, and Alicia Willis attended the annual Distance Teaching and Learning conference August 9-11, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin. This conference brings together distance education and training professionals to share ideas, resources, research, and best practices. Vendors attend to exhibit and present emerging technologies and to show their impact on distance education. The conference keynotes were given by Richard Culatta, Michelle Miller, and Karl Kapp.