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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.

Gimbert receives 2015 Distinguished Research Award

The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) recently honored CETE’s Belinda Gimbert, PhD, associate professor of Educational Studies, with the 2015 Distinguished Research Award.

Standards in the classroom

The Ohio Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Professional Development Network (PDN) is a collaboration of content experts, trainers, and researchers working to deliver and support evidence-based, high quality, effective in‐service professional development in areas of importance to nearly 1,000 Ohio ABLE professionals, including administrators, support staff, and teachers.

Curriculum development for Automated Materials Joining Technology (AMJT)

CETE, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), is working to develop curriculum for students in the evolving and emerging career field of Automated Materials Joining Technology (AMJT). The inquiry-based curriculum will allow students to work through four courses by completing projects intended for both individual and group work. The courses to be written and completed by June 2015 cover instruction on robotics, welding, and material inspection, among other things.

Consortium Update: 2014 mNET Summer Training

Mobilizing National Educator Talent (mNET) is a consortium of P-12 schools, universities, state department of educations, and nonprofit organizations that supports nontraditional pathways for individuals seeking to become teachers in urban and rural school districts. Adults preparing to attain full state teacher certification participate in web-based and mobile-friendly curricula and electronic coaching (ecoaching).

Early Head Start grant aids babies and toddlers

CETE in conjunction with The Ohio State University’s Schoenbaum Family Center, College of Education and Human Ecology, and Wexner Medical Center will play a vital role in a new $16.5-million project to ensure children between 6 weeks and 3 years old in Columbus, Ohio, have a happy and healthy start in life. One of only two university-led collaborations in the country, the five-year Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership will focus on the education and welfare of the approximately 2,500 infants and 2,300 toddlers living in targeted neighborhoods where the child poverty rate is above the norm.

Quality Matters matters to CETE

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized peer-review process designed to attest to the value of online courses. CETE staff received training on the QM rubric to better guide the transition of our current project work to an online format.

The 2014 GED®: A new era in high-school equivalency assessment

In January 2014, a new and highly anticipated GED® assessment was launched. This version of the test, which had previously been the only high-school equivalency assessment available to students, represents a massive shift in not only the content and delivery of the test but also its overall purpose. With a new focus on the Common Core State Standards and College and Career Readiness standards as well as an emphasis on task and text complexity, higher-order thinking skills, and technology skills, the GED® has morphed into a gateway for those seeking to enter postsecondary or workplace training programs.

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.

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.

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