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December 15, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Program Approval: The Self Study

Description: Scheduling meetings; Self-study format options; Required components; Resources available on the NYSED CTE web pages

Presenter(s):  Steve Perry and Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTE TAC of NY

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Program Approval

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January 19, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

Program Approval: External Review

Description: Including a variety of stakeholders (required as well as additional); Conducting the curriculum and standards review; Conducting the program review; Report out from self-study team representative; Utilize the collected data; Seeking and recording feedback; Using external review feedback

Presenter(s): Di Hesler and Tanner Thompson, CTE TAC of NY

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Program Approval 

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February 16, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Program Approval: Preparing the application

Description: Review application; What to attach, in which order, and how to group them; Do’s and don’ts

Presenter(s): Steve Perry and Tanner Thompson, CTE TAC of NY

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Program Approval

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March 23, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Program Approval: Setting up systems and Q&A

Description: Delivering the program; systems for Curriculum updates and review; conducting and tracking WBL Data collection; ensuring assessments are given and technical endorsements awarded; Amendments to the program; Growing and/or expanding the programs.

Presenter(s): Tanner Thompson and Karyn Watt, CTE TAC 

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Program Approval

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Archived Sessions from 2021/22 NYSED Program Approval Series

2/10/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

The Process

Description: This introductory session will showcase the building blocks of the NYSED Program Approval process. Topics covered in this session include the advantages of having a NYSED Approved CTE program, the general components of an approved program, the schedule of the application deadlines, and who to involve as you go through the process. 

Audience: CTE teachers, administrators, CTE program approval contacts, counselors, and CTE key stakeholders

Presenters: Brittany Kitterman (NYSED) and Tanner Thompson (CTE TAC)

Recorded Presentation


2/17/2022
3:30-4:30 pm

Structure & Logistics

Description: This session of the Program Approval series will explain the process of assembling stakeholders, reviewing curriculum, acquiring self-study program data, and collecting input from business and industry, all of which are essential to a successful NYSED Approved CTE Program.

Audience: CTE teachers, administrators, CTE program approval contacts, counselors, and CTE key stakeholders

Presenters: Kelsey Roman (NYSED) and Marsha Iverson (CTE TAC)

Recorded Presentation


3/3/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Program Content and CFM

Description: In this session of the NYSED Program Approval Series, participants will learn the expectations for curriculum review, including the content standards for all CTE courses. This session will cover what applicants should consider when deciding on program content – from academic and technical standards to including curriculum maps and crosswalks. Participants will also learn about the Career and Financial Management requirements for all NYSED Approved CTE Programs and how those requirements align with the NYS Learning Standards. 

Audience: CTE teachers, administrators, CTE program approval contacts, counselors, and CTE key stakeholders

Presenters: Michael LaMastra (NYSED) and Marsha Iverson (CTE TAC)

Recorded Presentation


3/17/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Integrated & Specialized Credit

Description: In this session of the NYSED Program Approval Series, participants will learn about the Commissioner’s regulations for Integrated and Specialized Credit approved programs. This session will also cover more information on crosswalk maps and tools available to schools. 

Audience:  CTE teachers, administrators, CTE program approval contacts, counselors, and CTE key stakeholders

Presenters: Brittany Kitterman (NYSED) and Steve Perry (CTE TAC)

Recorded Presentation


3/31/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Articulation Agreements, Affiliation Agreements, Supervised Clinical, and Program Faculty

Description: In this session of the NYSED Program Approval Series, participants will learn the benefits, types, and criteria of a well-designed Articulation Agreement. This session will also include a closer look at Affiliation agreements, Supervised Clinical, and Program Faculty.

Audience:  CTE teachers, administrators, CTE program approval contacts, counselors, and CTE key stakeholders

Presenters: Brittany Kitterman (NYSED), Louise Bigando (NYSED), and Tanner Thompson (CTE TAC)

Articulation Agreement Collection Form

Accompanying Handouts

Recorded Presentation


4/14/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm 

Employability Profiles

Description: In this session of the NYSED Program Approval Series, participants will learn about the importance of Employability Profiles, which are a valuable tool to both educators and students. Employability Profiles document a student’s growth and attainment of technical knowledge and skills, work-related skills, endorsements, and licenses throughout the CTE program of study. In this session, participants will learn about what qualities Employability profiles identify, what information should be included on them, and how to build an appropriate profile for your program. 

Audience: CTE teachers, administrators, CTE program approval contacts, counselors, and CTE key stakeholders

Presenters: Michael LaMastra (NYSED) and Tracy Gyoerkoe (CTE TAC)

Accompanying Handouts

Recorded Presentation


5/5/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Work-Based Learning and Technical Assessments

Description: In this session of the NYSED Program Approval series, participants will learn about work-based learning and technical assessments. This session will cover the Work-Based Learning Manual, the certifications needed for WBL coordinators, and the components of a successful and appropriate technical assessment, which includes three (3) parts: a written exam, a skills demonstration, and a locally developed project/portfolio.

Audience: CTE teachers, administrators, CTE program approval contacts, counselors, and CTE key stakeholders

Presenters: Nicole Hadsell (NYSED), Kelli Grab (NYSED), and Steve Perry (CTE TAC)

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Recorded Presentation


5/19/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

External Review and Final Steps Before Application Submission

Description: This session of the NYSED Program Approval series will cover the final steps of the Program Approval process: whose signatures are required for the application? How does the application get submitted to NYSED? In this session, participants will learn what they need to check before submitting their application.

Audience: CTE teachers, administrators, CTE program approval contacts, counselors, and CTE key stakeholders

Presenters: Brittany Kitterman (NYSED) and Marsha Iverson (CTE TAC)

Recorded Presentation


6/9/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Amendments after Approval, Final Questions

Description: In this final session of the NYSED Program Approval Series, participants will learn about the NYSED Amendment form should they want to make any changes to their CTE Program after their program has been approved. For example: if any changes are made to the program content, technical assessment, or program faculty, those changes must be requested and approved. How and why to maintain a CTE program once approved will also be discussed with emphasis on data collection and maintenance. This session will also be a space where participants can ask any remaining questions about the program approval process.

Audience: CTE teachers, administrators, CTE program approval contacts, counselors, and CTE key stakeholders

Presenters: Brittany Kitterman (NYSED) and Tracy Gyoerkoe (CTE TAC)

Recorded Presentation

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