Oklahoma Career Tech

Oklahoma Career Tech

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Moving On

College Readiness spans a broad field.

In order for students to be college ready or career ready they need to successfully demonstrate the following skills/behaviors:

1. vision

2. literacy

3. numeracy

4. time management

5. communication

6. teamwork

7. self-advocacy

8. organization

9. attention to detail

10. ability to focus

If a student can demonstrate these attributes, he can succeed in any arena of his choice.

On a personal note:

I have decided to leave my position at CareerTech to go back to the classroom. I value the professional knowledge and contacts that I have made through my time in this position. I also credit CareerTech for inspiring me to continue my own education through graduate courses in Educational Administration.

College Readiness is vital to the economic success of Oklahoma. Keep pushing and preparing students to succeed.

The Next Step.....carry on.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Random Resources

Reading the latest news and resources has become a daily habit. It's an essential part of the job, but its an essential part of staying informed, as well. Today, I encountered a random storm of important tidbits that will be handy to educators in the following months. I'd like to share the storm:

Schoolcounselor.com enewsletter is an excellent resource. School counselors, administrators, and teachers can benefit from the wealth of information, handouts, PowerPoint, etc available on this site. Please subscribe. I ALWAYS learn something new. Today's newsletter had a GREAT page of resources, froma handout about cyber bulling to PowerPoints on using data and making great charts to a Google cheat sheet...... I had to bookmark the whole thing. Check it out and forward it to your friends. Those schoolcounselor.com folks know their stuff.


If your school provides services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, you may want to attend this PEP NET conference:
PEPNet-Midwest and Moore Norman Technology Center are planning a free professional development event called a Regional Roundtable on the Moore Norman Franklin Road Campus in Norman, Oklahoma. It is scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2011.

A Regional Roundtable is an all-day event designed to provide up to date information for those working with deaf or hard of hearing individuals in secondary and post-secondary environments. This also includes rehabilitation professionals and those in community-based organizations. PEPNet (The Post-secondary Education Programs Network) is a national organization, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, go to www.pepnet.org.

If you might be interested in attending, please fill out the short survey at the link below. We want to gather your feedback and professional development training preferences in order to set our agenda for the day to meet your needs. This survey should only take a few minutes and will help us choose the workshop topics for the day. Filling out the survey does not mean you must attend. You will receive a separate mailing at a later date announcing the day's agenda along with a registration form.

Please forward this to other Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri colleagues in education, post-secondary and rehabilitation settings who may be interested in this event!

Please fill out the survey by Friday, July 8th. Thanks to Moore-Norman Technology Center for co-sponsoring this event!

If you have any questions, please contact cassie.franklin@pepnet.org. The link to the survey is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/95C552C.

Need a one-page reference to all the colleges and universities in Oklahoma and contact information to go with them? The Oklahoman has such a resource. Find it here:

US News and World Report has an informative education section. This article addresses how Facebook posts can be helpful or detrimental to a student's admission and success at a university. http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-experts/2011/04/06/can-facebook-posts-lead-to-college-rejections?s_cid=related-links:TOP

The same section includes a post on 5 classroom uses for Twitter:

The Next Step: Stay informed.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Conference in Tulsa August 1st and 2nd

Career Tech Summer Conference registration is now open. If you have not registered yet, please take the time and do so. You can take advantage of a lower price, and you might even be eligible for an early bird prize.

There are some great sessions and speakers planned for this year's conference.

visit the website here:

See you there!