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Conceptual DACUM workshops for emerging occupations

As companies expand their products or services and create new positions or as community colleges add new programs to train students to meet emerging local workforce needs, developers of training programs or curricula may need to conduct an analysis for a job that does not exist. We recommend employing a conceptual DACUM workshop in which a facilitator leverages a panel of experts who conceptualize, predict, or forecast the future based on what they know about the job or occupational area.

School counselors and school and community partnerships

School officials are often called upon to develop school and community partnerships to address significant youth development issues. A research and development team of CETE staff within the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University has begun the process of developing a curriculum to train school counselors to manage school and community partnerships.

Best practices for coaching early childhood professionals

Best practice has been a topic of great concern and interest in the field of early childhood education. The early childhood Quality network (ecQ-net), at CETE, offers a state-wide mentoring and coaching framework with the mission and vision of providing support to early childhood professionals in their delivery of developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant, and inclusive practices that all work to support the ambiguous understanding of best practice.

CETE evaluates prenatal eclass

The Ohio Department of Administrative Services have awarded $396,000 to David Julian, PhD, and the CETE evaluation team for their Evaluation of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Prenatal Curriculum project. The team members designed a formal, state-of-the-art evaluation study to gain insight into the impact of an online training program called InJoy Understanding Birth eClass.

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