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Reinventing and StrengtheningCareer and Technical EducationRegional MeetingRigor and RelevanceWhy?

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What are we gearing up for?

“The World Is Flat” Syndrome


Educational Needs

Changing requirements

Emerging Technologies

Changing how we live

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What are we gearing up for?




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What are we gearing up for?


  • Linking Languages curriculum

  • Math in CTE

  • Academic Credit for CTE courses

  • Math courses using CTE curriculum

  • Rigor within Career Areas

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Career Clusters Model

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What are we gearing up for?


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Career Pathways

Helps Keep the Academic Momentum

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Who Are We?

What has changed?

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World Population Change

Access to 6.5 Billion 2006

300,000,000 in the US 2006

By 2020 - 55% of the world population will be in China and India.

By 2020 - 5% of the world population will be in North America.

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Cheaper Labor

$300,000,000 Intel Chip Factory in Ho Chi Minh City

Control Equipment from any where in the world.

Bill Gates visits Vietnam to jump start technology in the country.

Bill Gates Launches “One Click Project” in Hanoi. Low cost computers with stripped-down Microsoft programs.

Cheaper labor coming to U.S.

China invests $1.8 Billion in Gaming programming in schools

The Future

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Educational Needs


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Careers Have to be:

Perkins 4.0 Reauthorization

High Skill


High Wage


High Demand

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Need for reform:Highest Paying Occupations

  • Nuclear Technicians

  • Radiation Therapists

  • Fashion Designers

  • Dental Hygienists

  • Computer Specialists

  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists

  • Commercial Pilots

  • Electrical and Electronics Repairs

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

  • Registered Nurses

  • Aerospace Engineering and operations Technicians

High Wages

High Skills

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Need for reform:Fastest Growing Occupations

  • Physical Therapists Assistants

  • Dental Hygienists

  • Forensic Science Technicians

  • Veterinary Technologists

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

  • Occupational therapist

  • Preschool Teachers

  • Cardiovascular Technicians

  • Paralegals and legal Assistants

  • Surgical Technicians

  • Registered Nurses

  • Medical Records and health information Technicians

High Skills

High Demand

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Need for reform:Fastest Growing industries

  • Educational support services

  • Home health Care Services

  • Software publishers

  • Management, scientific, and technical services

  • Community care facilities

  • Outpatient care facilities

  • Residential mental health facilities

  • Residential Severe Needs faculties

  • Medical offices

  • Cable and subscription services

  • Employment services

  • Independent artists, writers, and performers

High Demand

High Skills

High Pay

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Industries with the Largest Employment

High Demand

  • Full Service restaurants

  • General medical and surgical hospitals

  • Limited service eating places

  • Employment services

  • Grocery stores and Department stores

  • Offices of physicians

  • Management of companies and enterprises

  • Religious organizations

  • Nursing care facilities

  • Hotels and motels

  • Colleges, universities, and professional schools

  • Automobile dealers

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2007 Occupational Estimated Employment Opportunities in Colorado

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Community Based Support

  • Service Related

    • Automotive Technology

    • Collision Repair

    • Construction (Plumbing-Electricians)

    • Chefs (restaurant related service)

    • Retail Sales related

    • Agriculture workers

  • Health Related

  • Education

  • High Demand

    High Skills

    High Pay

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    Colorado Education

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    Where Do Career and Technical Education Student’s Go?

    Secondary CTE Placements



    Continuing Education

    Health 75%

    Marketing 62%

    FCS 54%

    Business 75%

    Technical 80%

    Trade & Ind. 64%

    Agriculture 60%

    103,000 Students

    CTSO Dropout Only 3.7%

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    Education & Training

    • In Colorado, Low Skills = Low Wages

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    Educational Needs

    • Baby Boomers aging- not retiring but working part time or trying new careers. (I didn’t retire because I was tired, I just need to be re-planted) ,Jack Welch CEO of GE and CBS

    • Retraining and capturing their knowledge.

    • New generations are delaying going to college. New work force less educated that the previous.

    • Education needed for technical jobs.

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    Need for Reform

    2006 was defined by:

    • Google

    • The World is Flat- Thomas Freidman

    • George Lucas Educational Foundation, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs

    • Natural disasters (Katrina)

    • Wars (materials and equipment)

    • Blogs

    • iPods and Podcasting

    • A dramatic influx of new technologies designed to give us freedom and control of our lives

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    Why Career and Technical Education?

    It takes 15 years to create a scientist or advanced engineer!

    “We should be embarking on an all-hands-on-deck, no-holds-bared, no-budget-to–large crash program for science and engineering careers education program”

    Thomas L. Friedman

    “The World is Flat”

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    Reading in America:

    Consider the following statistics:

    • Only 14% of adults with a grade school education read literature in 2002.

    • 51% of the American population never reads a book over 400 pages after they complete their formal education.

    • 73% of all books in libraries are never checked out.

    • The average American watches 32 hours of TV every week.

    • The average American reads only eight hours (books, newspapers, magazines, Yellow Pages, etc.) every week.

    • The average American annually spends ten times more on what he puts on his head than what puts into his head.

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    Reading in America

    Consider the following:

    • If you read just one book per month for 12 straight months, you will be in the top 25 percentile of all intellectuals in the world!

    • If you read five books on one subject, you are one of the world’s foremost leading authorities on that subject!

    • If you read just 15 minutes a day – every day, for one year – you can complete 20 books!

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    Technology is Changing Us and our Needs

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    Portable computing with all the services

    BenQ-Siemens P5 Pocket PC Phone with Skype

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    • 7.3 Billion Text messages in six months of 2005

    • MP3 recorders in the classroom

    • Camera’s (Digital and Phone)

    • IPod’s (University) Instant video connections

    • Mobil Technology (everything on your cell phone)

    • Blog’s (MySpace, newspapers)

    20439 Days

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    New Communication

    Why Change?

    When handwritten essays were introduced on the SAT exams for the class of 2006, just 15 percent of the almost 1.5 million students wrote their answers in cursive. The rest? They printed. Block letters.

    Margaret Webb PresslerWashington Post Staff WriterOctober 11, 2006

    Msg cmng thru loud n clr

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    Msg cmng thru loud n clr

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    • 53% are between 18 and 34

    • These are new and upcoming teachers

    • 6% are teachers retiring

    • 12% Are school age

    "Cell phone customers who text are good at getting their thoughts down in concise fashion," said Charles Golvin, an analyst at Forrester Research. "People think of it as meaningless conversation and chatter, but ... it's an extremely efficient form of communication."

    How do we test them on CSAP?

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    Methods of Teaching Technology


    Podcasts are digital files that can be accessed through the Internet and downloaded onto a computer or MP3 player. Professors can record lectures as they speak during class or prepare supplementary information and upload to a server, such as their class Web site, for free. Students can then access the file and play it as often as they like.


    · Helps students study better

    · Convenient access to lectures

    · Ability to repeat difficult portions Cons

    · Temptation to skip class

    · Diminished vitality of in-class debates

    · Questions whether podcasting lectures contributes to learning


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    Part 1: An Introduction to Podcasting

    Find out what podcasting is all about and how you and your students can create your own podcasts.

    Part 2: Meeting Standards with Podcasting

    Educators across the nation are using podcasting in their classrooms for language arts, language acquisition, and social studies.

    Part 3: An Administrator’s View on Podcasting

    School administrators are looking at podcasting as a great way to communicate with students, teachers, parents, and their community.

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    Technology Education Needs

    • Nano Technology

    • Communications Technologies (Wireless Technology Access everywhere WIMAX)

    • Alternative Energies

    • Alternative Fuels Micro Fuel Cell (Toshiba 2008) Replace Batteries)

    • Hydrogen Fuel cells

    • Work force needed (Science, engineering based (technicians), technical, and non-off shoring service jobs)

    • TV shows determining are hot programs:

      Welding (Junk yard, biker shows),

      Business (Apprentice),

      Culinary Arts (Cooking shows),

      Health care (ER, Grey’s Anatomy)


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    Toshiba Fuel Cells

    Toshiba announces a prototype of a Fuel Cell MP3 Player. This Toshiba MP3 player is powered by a Methanol Fuel Cell. There is actually a Flash based MP3 player and a HDD based player. The HDD based Player has a 10ml fuel tank, which provides for a 60 hour play time. The Flash MP3 Player has a 3.5ml tank that holds for 35 hours.

    Waiting for approval to use in these in the passenger compartment of airplanes! 2006

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    Technology Education Needs

    • High Tech Service occupations in high demand! (4 out of the 5 jobs needed in 10 years does not exist today)

    • These are jobs that cannot be off-shored or out-sourced

    • Needed to support our communities

      Example: Electricians needed for Colorado Project- loss of $175 million.

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    Near Future Needs

    • By 2010, personal transportation devices will be all the rage, and electric shoes with built-in roller-skates will be gaining much of the attention. After nine years of heavy media coverage, the Segway Human Transporter will begin to gain serious market share.

      • By 2015, traditional gas-powered autos will start to decline with electric automobiles and hybrids taking up most of the slack.

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    The Power Industry

    • Electric vehicles will start to make major market inroads around 2015 because of improved battery technologies and because of the fact that the electric infrastructure is already in place for rapid "refueling." Hydrogen will make some inroads but will not become anything more than a niche industry.

    • The automotive industry will make a near-complete transition to binary power as a principle source of vehicular power.

    • Space-based power stations will be operational, supplying a significant percentage of the world's power needs.

    • Nearly all light bulbs will have disappeared, replacedwith binary power creating points of light in space.

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    Binary power

    • The friction-free no-moving-parts vehicles will run on what we call "binary power." Binary power is the concept where two otherwise harmless beams of energy will intersect at some point in space creating a source of power.

    • To better explain binary power, think in terms of two invisible beams intersecting in a room and the point at which they intersect is a glowing point of light. Yes, binary power eventually will replace all light bulbs. And lest you think it can only be used for intense forms of power, it also will be used to create "points" of sound, eliminating the need for speakersand headphones.

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    Near Future Needs

    • By 2020, we will see an industry being built up around self-illuminating highways - highways that glow in the dark. "Glow roads" will dramatically change the nighttime aesthetics of major cities and will be shown to improve driving safety at night and reduce the need for streetlights.

    • With GPS guidance systems and controls there will be no need for traffic courts

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    Near Future Needs

    Around 2030 we will see commercialization of the first friction-free, no-moving-parts flying vehicles, which will be considered by many to be the ultimate freedom machine. Much like the transition from analog to digital in the world of information technology, the study of traditional mechanics and traditional aerodynamics will be replaced with a new physics governing vehicular movement.

    "Mark my word: A combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile. But it will come..."

    Henry Ford, Chairman, Ford Motor Company-1940

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    The emerging space industry

    • Frictionless engines will form the basis of new propulsion systems for space travel.

    • We will have fully functioning space elevators operating at full capacity, moving both people and supplies into space.

    • More than 1 million people will have visited the moon.

    • Several dozen space hotels will have made a major impact on tourism with growing numbers of people opting for the "sleeping with the stars" vacation package.

    • Several space stations will have been started as small working cities to build the next generation of space-based industries.

    By 2050

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    Space Elevator

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    Carbon nanotubes

    • The space elevator would ferry satellites, spaceships, and pieces of space stations into space using electric lifts clamped to the ribbon, serving as a means for commerce, scientific advancement, and exploration.

    • The discovery of carbon nanotubes and the ongoing development to implement them into a composite is the key to space elevator viability being achieved in the coming years.

    1000th the thickness of human hair- stronger than steel

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    “The doors of wisdom are never shut.”

    Benjamin Franklin

    We looked at being employed for life, students today have to be employable for life.

    We have to teach them to be able to change and be prepared!

    Life is like riding a bicycle. You don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.Harvey Mackay

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