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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!

CETE Staff Members are Guest Lecturers for Ohio State's School Counseling Graduate Students

For the past three years, CETE staff have shared their knowledge with graduate students in school counseling at Ohio State in a series of guest lectures. This is an exciting collaboration occurring between CETE and the College of Education and Human Ecology. This year, two CETE staff members (Dr. Barbara Boone and Dr. David Julian) taught a series of six class sessions for students, covering a range of topics such as collaborative community problem solving and family engagement.

Evaluation of Ohio’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home-visiting Prenatal Curriculum: Project Update

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes the authorization of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) programs with significantly increased national investment over five years for at-risk pregnant women and children (Adirim, 2013; Issel, 2011; Michalopoulos et al., 2013; Willis, 2013). The goal of this expansion is to improve the long-term health and well-being of mothers and children by providing home-visiting programs that address prenatal care, healthcare for infants and young children, parenting, other precursors to lifelong health, and educational outcomes (Willis, 2013). The CETE Results Management Team’s evaluation of Ohio’s MIECHV prenatal curriculum will employ an experimental design to test the relationship of the online prenatal health curriculum to several home visitor variables.

CETE adds competency modeling to its practice analysis suite

Organizations are continually searching for better ways to define and achieve excellence. Defining required performance (sometimes called “practice analysis”) is the basis for many important organizational activities, including training, performance appraisal, curriculum development, and certification. The focus on excellence in organizations is important because the ability of workers to perform is a competitive advantage.

Digital credentialing

Adult education of all types is shifting more and more online. How can this training, coursework, and knowledge gained be validated and verified in the digital age? Digital credentials, or badges, are one way CETE is remaining on the cutting-edge of crediting learners.

Occupation/Job/Practice verification: What/Why/How?

The process of analyzing occupations, jobs, professional practices, and tasks results in the establishment of work and worker requirements for multiple purposes. Theories, tools, and techniques for conducting occupational analyses are rooted in education, psychology, engineering, and human resource management.

Project update: coordination of regional family-community engagement network

In collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children, Barbara Boone, PhD, CETE program director, provides resources, communication, coaching, and coordination for State Support Team family consultants. Boone leads webinars, facilitates centralized meetings for family consultants and an online network, and provides expertise and resources for family engagement.

Project update: Parent-Educator Partnerships project management

The Parent-Educator Partnerships component of Ohio’s State Professional Development Grant aims to successfully engage families in their children’s education at school and home and equip teachers with knowledge and skills to effectively partner with families. In the first year of implementation, selected school districts and parent-teacher co-facilitator teams from 16 regions in Ohio committed to the facilitation of a series of 90-minute parent-teacher meetings in their districts.

Engaging families in school improvement: A promising practice for the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP)

A substantial body of research conducted over the past 40 years demonstrates the considerable contribution family-school partnerships make to improving schools and positive student learning and behavioral outcomes. When done well, schools make intentional efforts to build positive working relationships between school personnel and families; the work is systemic, sustained, and continually focused on goals for student learning.

Ohio ABLE adopts College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards

One of the Ohio Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Professional Development Network objectives is to provide a comprehensive system of resources to local ABLE programs. Included is the revision of the Ohio Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education content standards.

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