Understanding your Labor Market + Tools & Techniques - A three-part series

9/21/2021 
10am - 11:30am

Understanding your Labor Market + Tools & Techniques: Government Labor Market Data 
(Part 1 of 3)

Description: Participants gain an overview of sources of labor market information, including official data, such as government employment data, as well as using the local newspaper, professional associations and informational interviews as additional sources of information. Participants learn to navigate and use government sources of labor market data, such as Department of Labor employment data and others. Homework: Participants create an assignment using labor market data in their field. 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

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10/5/2021 

10am - 11:30am

Understanding your Labor Market + Tools & Techniques: Using Labor Market Data in the Curriculum 
(Part 2 of 3)

Description: Participants share their assignments, learning ways to integrate labor market data into their curricula, and as a way of boosting their own knowledge of the field. Homework: Participants gather articles and local postings relevant to their field.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

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 10/19/2021 
10am - 11:30am

Understanding your Labor Market + Tools & Techniques: Using our Local News Sources in the Curriculum
(Part 3 of 3)

Description: Participants learn to develop academic activities using local news sources. They consider the far reaching labor impacts of news that might not seem directly related to labor, such as weather forecasts, construction projects, etc.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

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Helping Students Becoming Life Ready - A three-part series 

Forget College-Ready, Forget Career-Ready...Help Students Become LIFE-READY" CTE Students are torn between being college-ready and career-ready.  Whether you are an educator or administrator, new psychological research shows how CTE impacts the employable grit, vocational transference and job search behavior of CTE students.  Why does this matter?  Business and Industry is at the forefront of impacting content, curriculum and technology.  But, do we know what is making our CTE students come to class, stay in our programs and obtain employment?  Learn what the new research says.  Identify ways to make changes in your classrooms and schools that will guide your students' minds to look at your CTE programs as helping them become LIFE-READY.

10/7/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Helping Students Becoming Life Ready: "When Life Hands You Lemons...Enroll in CTE!"

Description: Using the Grit of CTE students to transfer to the World of Work!

Understanding the Grit your students have and how to transform it into Employable Grit both in the school and in your classroom. New psychological research on Grit in CTE students and how CTE impacts that Grit. Employable Grit is the perseverance to overcome obstacles to obtain, retain and sustain viable employment. Learn ways to identify grit, understand why Employable Grit is important and alter your learning space to build Employable Grit. This workshop will be interactive, engaging and inspiring. Different methods of implementation for your classroom and school will be shared.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Jillian Gentle, JM Consulting 

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10/14/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Helping Students Becoming Life Ready: “I Walked In a Student, I Graduated a...I Don't Know?!"

Description: When CTE students struggle with Vocational Identity!

Vocational Identity is an important measure in CTE students. How do we know when students have identified with a CTE pathway and have decided to pursue the pathway as a career? Why does that matter to us as educators? New psychological research on Vocational Transference that will get you to rethink how to approach CTE programming. Learn how to hone in on the vocational identity of your CTE students and strengthen the career pathway process so students leave school able to transfer their vocational identity to viable employment. This workshop will be interactive, engaging and inspiring. Different methods of implementation for your classroom and school will be shared.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Jillian Gentle, JM Consulting 

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10/21/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Helping Students Becoming Life Ready Part 3 - "Job-Ready Day One...How Do We Do That?” 

Description: Job search behavior of CTE students is a defining trait that separates CTE students from traditional students. As educators and administrators, we strive to increase school to work transition and ensure students graduate with viable and gainful employment. But do we focus enough on job search behavior while students are learning? When should we focus on job search behavior? New psychological research that shows we, as a CTE community, could be starting the job search process too late. Identify areas of opportunity to infuse career implementation into learning, measure job search behavior throughout a student's CTE experience and identify actionable results that build credibility within your CTE programs and schools. This workshop will be interactive, engaging and inspiring. Different methods of implementation for your classroom and school will be shared.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Jillian Gentle, JMCareer Services 

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Single Sessions

11/11/2021 
4pm-5pm

Leading Instructional Growth for CTE

Description: School leaders play an important role in building a school’s collective efficacy and leading instructional growth. However, knowing where to focus attention to ensure instructional growth occurs can be confusing. This session will explore practical high-impact strategies grounded in research, how to implement these strategies gradually, and other tools to assist school leaders become more effective instructional leaders.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning

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