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CETE Conducts DACUM and SCID Training in Nigeria

CETE continued its international reach by conducting a week of DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) and SCID (Systematic Curriculum and Instructional Development) in Kaduna, Nigeria. This brings to 27 the number of countries where either DACUM or SCID training has been hosted and conducted.

CETE Aligns Educational Content Standards to Industry Needs

The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) is in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to revise the career field technical content standards for Health Science, Information Technology, Transportation, Law and Public Safety, Construction Technologies and Manufacturing. In the spring of 2012, CETE assisted ODE staff in facilitating panels of experts from each career field to share their vision on industry trends.

CETE Director Selected to Serve on ANSI Personnel Certification Panel

Bob Mahlman, Director of CETE, has been selected to serve on the Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The PCAC accredits personnel certification bodies in accordance with ISO 17024. The committee drafts and recommends policies and procedures that provide the framework for an effective personnel certification accreditation program, disseminates information and receives stakeholder input across the U.S., and advises ANSI staff on operational issues.

Introducing the New CETE

CETE, established in 1963 and known as the Center on Education and Training for Employment, bridges research and practice through work in standards, curriculum, assessment, and evaluation. The center has added capacity in teacher preparation, professional development, information management, communication technologies, resource development, and technical assistance.

Ohio Pathway Testing Project

These are some milestones of a CETE project to redesign the testing system for high school students in career-technical education (CTE). Beginning in 2008-09, CETE project teams worked with instructors across the state to develop about 35 pathway tests (> 15,000 items) across Ohio career fields (see the table below for Ohio Career Fields and the closest national Career Cluster). The sponsor is the Ohio Department of Education, Office of CTE (ODE-CTE) and a close collaborator is the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR).

Automated Materials Joining Technologies in 2012

2012 has been a busy year for the Automated Materials Joining Technologies (AMJT) Project. Part of the Preparation for Tomorrow initiative, AMJT is a partnership involving the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). The purpose of the project is to develop advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum in automated materials joining for career-technical high schools throughout the state.

Project KNOTtT transitions to mNET

Having just completed its fifth year, Project KNOTtT (Kansas, Nevada, Ohio and Texas Transition to Teaching) began its transition to Project mNET (Mobilizing National Educator Talent) at its annual training in Cambridge, Mass., August 3–5, 2012. mNET continues the work of KNOTtT and adds a school leader component to the package. mNET is committed to recruit, train, support and retain 1,111 teachers over the remaining four years of the grant.

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The Costly Curriculum What Errors

How do you determine what will be taught in your education and/or training programs?  Is there a big gap between what is offered learners in the classroom/lab and what is going on in the real world of work?  Many have estimated the learning gap to be 40% or higher in some programs.  Regardless of your setting — school, college, business, industry or government agency — determining what skills, knowledge and worker behaviors will be taught is very serious business.

Revising Standards, Raising the Bar for Adult Literacy

Research indicates the need to revisit standards at regular intervals to ensure they remain current and reflect best practices in teaching and learning. In 2003, CETE staff facilitated the development of Ohio's mathematics, reading, and writing content standards for Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) students. Last year, the Ohio Board of Regents asked CETE to revise and update the standards.

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CETE and the Automated Materials Joining Project

In 2010, Ohio joined 12 other states to take part in Preparation for Tomorrow — an initiative to develop rigorous career technical programs that will prepare secondary students for high-demand careers and post-secondary success. The curriculum for these programs will integrate 21st century skills with rigorous academic standards that emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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