[Health Science] CTE Month

Bolin, Rachel Decker Rachel.Bolin at schools.utah.gov
Mon Feb 8 14:54:40 MST 2016

Happy CTE Month to each of you! I hope you are getting the opportunity to share what CTE is with your schools and to bring some attention to your courses. Below you will find some information and ideas, use whatever works best for you and your situation.
Thank you for all you do!!!

The main goal is to PROMOTE CTE! CTE Month resources can be found at http://www.schools.utah.gov/cte/month.html.

Also, visit UtahCTE.org<http://www.UtahCTE.org> to access CTE videos, social media, blogs, and CTE Pathways information targeted to students.
*       Watch for daily features on the Utah CTE Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Utah-CTE-Career-and-Technical-Education/201605646939?v=wall>.
*       Watch for daily tweets on the Utah CTE Twitter<http://twitter.com/UtahCTE>.
*       Watch Utah CTE videos on the Utah CTE YouTube<http://www.youtube.com/UtahCTE> channel.
*       Read blogs<http://www.utahcte.org/blog/> on UtahCTE.org.

Here are some items to bring to your attention:

  1.  CTE Month Pass Along Cards<http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/PassAlongCards.aspx>
  2.  Pocket CTE Advocacy Card<http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/AdvocacyCard.aspx>
*       Advocacy for CTE<http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/AdvocacyForCTE.aspx>

  1.  29 Things to Do During CTE Month<http://www.schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/ThingsToDo.aspx>

  1.  Utah CTE Fact Sheet<http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/CTEFactSheet.aspx>

  1.  CTE Today<http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/CTEToday.aspx> (Quick facts about CTE provided by ACTE)
This short CTE primer focuses on numbers that will grab the attention of busy legislators, industry leaders and their staff. Use it to introduce people quickly to the value of CTE.
  2.  CTE Works<http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/CTEWorks.aspx> (Research demonstrating the value of CTE provided by ACTE)
This fact sheet provides an overview of relevant CTE research across broad themes. Areas of focus include CTE's impact on student academic achievement, dropout rates, adult workforce needs, earnings and employment outcomes, the skills gap and state economies.
*       CTE Works! 2014 Results from a National Survey<http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/CTEWorksSurvey.aspx>

  1.  Ideas for districts - What Can I Do to Promote CTE Month in My District?<http://www.schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/CTEMonthDistrict.aspx>
  2.  Ideas for schools - What Can I Do to Promote CTE Month in My School?<http://www.schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/CTEMonthSchool.aspx>
  3.  Ideas for classrooms - What Can I Do to Promote CTE Month in My Classroom?<http://www.schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/CTEMonthClassroom.aspx>
  4.  What is your CTE story?

     *   Educator version<http://www.schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/WhatIsYourCTEStoryEducator.aspx>
     *   Student version<http://www.schools.utah.gov/CTE/main/DOCS/Month/WhatIsYourCTEStoryStudent.aspx>

Rachel Decker Bolin
CTE-Health Science Specialist
Utah State Office of Education
Rachel.bolin at schools.utah.gov

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