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DOK Framework informs Ohio’s CFTCS

In June 2015, Sara Christopherson, director of WebbAlign from the Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services (WCEPS), facilitated a Depth of Knowledge (DOK) workshop at the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), which is housed in The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. The workshop supported CETE staff’s work to develop Family and Consumer Sciences standards (part of Ohio's Career Field Technical Content Standards [CFTCS]) guided by a consideration of DOK.

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.

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.

CETE’s implementation of the global standard for project management

CETE is an organization with extensive project management experience. Each year, the center manages dozens of projects in the areas of education, workforce, and community development. There has been a growing interest among staff to expand this expertise by implementing formal project management tools and processes that are aligned to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) global standard for project management. Over the past year, CETE staff members interested in formal project management methodology have met and piloted several tools from PMI's A Project Manager's Book of Forms.

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.

CETE’s DACUM helps Honda’s maintenance trainings

CETE facilitated the DACUM process for Honda's Corporate Technical Development team to ensure trainings in Honda's Technical Development Program (TDP) aligned with job requirements. As a result, the TDP has grown to 31 courses, totaling approximately 728 hours of training over four years.

New science standards aim to rekindle childlike curiosity

Ask any first or second grade students if they like science and you will get a resounding "yes." Ask the same question of high school seniors and you will likely get a very different answer. What happened during the intervening years?

The changing landscape of high school equivalency assessments

In keeping with the mission of the Ohio Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Professional Development Network (PDN), the PDN team has been building expertise in the content, complexity, and format of the new high school equivalency (HSE) exams in preparation for the creation and delivery of professional development and resource support for Ohio’s adult education professionals as they prepare students to succeed in achieving the updated credentials. Increased demand for testing opportunities, organizational reshuffling, and new standards have led to a more competitive marketplace for publishers and testing companies.

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.

Ohio revises ABLE Teacher Professional Development standards

To help ensure quality and consistency among Ohio Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) programs, program staff members operate under a uniform set of standards. While recognizing variability in practice and structure among programs, a fundamental set of practitioner standards helps to guide the work of administrators, teachers, and support staff.

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