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  • January 11, 2021 4:49 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)
    ODE announced that educators with licenses or permits previously set to expire on July 1, 2020, have been given flexibility to renew their licenses. Even so, these educators must renew for the 2020-2021 school year in accordance with their license renewal cycles.  
  • January 04, 2021 10:21 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The seventh TechCred application period opened January 4th and closes January 29th at 3:00 p.m.

    TechCred helps businesses upskill their current and incoming workforce with tech-focused credentials. Businesses can receive up to $2,000 for each tech-focused credential earned, up to $30,000 per employer each application period.

    Since the program’s start, a total of 966 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 15,105 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees.

    Businesses can learn more and apply at TechCred.Ohio.gov.
  • January 04, 2021 7:54 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    BPA & DECA

    During the week of December 7th, both the BPA and Ohio DECA Board of Directors made the difficult and necessary decision to host the 2021 state-level competitions and conference events virtually.  We recognize this is not an ideal situation, but the safety and well-being of members, volunteers and staff remains our top priority.

     As more information becomes available, ODE will provide updates through the Business, Finance and Marketing Newsletter (subscribe here) and DLG Membership Registration listservs. 

    SkillsUSA Ohio

    As previously announced, regional competitions will be held virtually this year. The plan moving forward will consist of an online test for the technical skilled contests. These tests will be comprised of employability skills and technical skilled trade questions, which will be administered by CETE. Leadership contests will go straight to state. This is a new process for everyone andthere may be questions; therefore, we there will be multiple virtual meetings in January to discuss how the process will work and address any concerns you may have.

    For your reference and to assist in your planning, please review the list of contests below that will run at the regional level and those that will go straight to state.

    Contests Running Virtually at Regionals

    Advertising Design

    Esthetics

    Architectural Drafting

    First Aid/CPR

    Automotive Refinishing

    Industrial Motor Control

    Automotive Service

    Information Technology Services

    Basic Health Care Skills

    Medical Math

    Carpentry

    Medical Terminology

    CNC Milling

    Nail Care

    CNC Technician

    Nurse Assisting

    CNC Turning

    Photography

    Collision Repair

    Related Technical Math

    Cosmetology

    TeamWorks (Team of 4)

    Crime Scene Investigation (Team of 3)

    Technical Drafting

    Criminal Justice

    Welding

    Electrical Construction Wiring

    Welding Fabrication (Team of 3)


    Contests that normally run at Regionals but now will be straight to State

    Customer Service

    Job Skill Demo Open

    Extemporaneous Speaking

    Prepared Speech

    Health Knowledge Bowl (Team of 4)

    Promotional Bulletin Board

    Job Interview

    Opening & Closing Ceremony

    Job Skill Demo A

     

  • January 04, 2021 7:50 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The Local Application for FY22 funding (7/1/21-6/30/22) has undergone a U.S. Department of Education review and a template is now available for Eligible Recipients to review and begin consideration of completion. Unlike last year’s combined Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment and Local Application, this year the Local Application is the only document that needs to be submitted for continuation of funding. The Office appreciates the feedback and input from Perkins leaders in early November as we began consideration of this revision.

    The Administrative Field Services unit will be holding a virtual kickoff meeting for all Eligible Applicants on January 12, 2021, followed by a series of virtual regional workshops through February, to work in a more hands-on manner with Career Technical Planning Districts on the content of their applications. 

     

    FY22 Local Application Requirements Overview

     

    All Eligible Recipients

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    12:00pm – 1:00pm

     

    Register Here

     

     

    FY22 Local Application Virtual Workshop Calendar

     

    Central Region

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

    Northeast Region

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

    West Region

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

    Northwest Region

     

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

    Southeast Region

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

    Southwest Region

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

     

    The due date for Local Application submissions through the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan system, is May 31, 2021

    This year’s Local Application has been re-formatted to meet federal requirements for a stand-alone submission (i.e., without the CLNA), and will be a substantial reduction in work from the previous year.

    • First, the Local Application includes a schedule of agreed performance targets covering the time period of the state plan (Section One).  Because historical data for these indicators is not available at the secondary level for Perkins V (and FY20 data is impacted by the period of mandated school building closure), every eligible secondary recipient will be assigned the performance indicator targets of the state plan in FY22, while there may be negotiated targets for postsecondary institutions.  In the final two years of the state plan, FY23 andFY24, local communities (secondary) will be able to negotiate local targets, based on the availability of FY21 data. 
    • Second, eligible applicants will complete tables for goals supported by funded strategies.  Most applicants will likely refine goals and further develop strategies from the FY21 local application. 
    • Lastly, the federal government requires each eligible recipient to answer a series of question about the local decision-making process for career-technical education.  The office seeks clear and concise, relevant answers: each response will be capped at 1,000 characters, including spaces (roughly 150 words).

    The FY22 Local Application linked here is for prior review and familiarity, additional instructions and an updated fillable form Local Application document will be uploaded in early January 2021 for completion and submission.

  • December 31, 2020 7:22 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Governor DeWine announced that Ohio is changing its guidance regarding quarantines following an in-classroom exposure in K-12 schools. Moving forward, students and teachers exposed to a COVID-positive person in school are no longer required to quarantine as long as the exposure occurred in a classroom setting and all students/teachers were wearing masks and following other appropriate protocols.

    The change follows an evaluation of virus spread in Ohio schools conducted by researchers with the Ohio Schools COVID-19 Evaluation Team. Preliminary results of the evaluation found no discernable difference in the risk of contracting the coronavirus between those in close contact with a COVID-positive person in the classroom and those who were farther away.  

    "This evaluation confirms for us that Ohio's classrooms are a safe place for our students and that the commitment our schools have made to keeping kids safe in the classroom is working," said Governor DeWine.

    Schools should continue to require quarantines for exposed students in situations where masking and distancing protocols were not followed. The updated quarantine guidance does not apply to after-school activities, including sports. 

  • December 23, 2020 8:26 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The Ohio Department of Education posted new information about how to support students with disabilities who have complex needs on its Reset and Restart Education webpage. Remote learning may pose exceptional difficulties for these students. Yet, Ohio schools share the goal to challenge, prepare and empower all students with disabilities for future success. This information, written in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and Ohio Department of Medicaid, specifies various considerations that should be made toward ensuring the best educational services under the current circumstances.  

    Additionally, important resources have been added to the existing social-emotional learning section of the Reset and Restart Education website. These updates provide vital information about suicide awareness and prevention and include links to mental health resources that can be helpful for both students and educators alike.

    Finally, the Department recently published the 2019-2020 Student Wellness and Success Fund Survey Data Report that summarizes how schools and districts used funds alongside community partners to address the needs of the whole child. The entire report is available online.

  • December 18, 2020 8:18 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Perkins V Secondary CTE Follow-Up

    The FY21 career-technical education student follow-up survey tool and instructions are now available on the Perkins V Secondary CTE Follow-Up webpage.

    Data and Accountability Guidebook

    The Office of Career-Technical Education is working on updating the Data & Accountability Guidebook to include more detailed information on the following items:

    1.     Course completion definition with examples;

    2.     Post-program placement indicator;

    3.     Work-Based Learning indicator calculation;

    4.     Technical Skill Attainment calculation with examples;

    5.     Concentrator Reporting Matrix with added scenarios;

    6.     How each accountability measure affects:

    a.     Perkins V Federal Accountability

    b.     CTPD Report Card

    c.     Quality Program Review

    The updated guidebook will be posted to the Data & Accountability webpage in the beginning on 2021.

  • December 18, 2020 8:16 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    BPA & DECA Announcement

    “The Ohio Department of Education, Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association and Ohio DECA are committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of all its students and teachers while providing equitable opportunities for members.

    During the week of December 7th, both the BPA and Ohio DECA Board of Directors made the difficult and necessary decision to host the 2021 state-level competitions and conference events virtually.  We recognize this is not an ideal situation, but the safety and well-being of members, volunteers and staff remains our top priority.

    We continue to ask for your patience while we develop the plans moving forward with this year’s conference.  As more information becomes available, we will provide updates through the Business, Finance and Marketing Newsletter (subscribe here) and DLG Membership Registration listservs. 

    We continue to take various preparedness and preventative measures.  We also echo the advice of Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health in asking all Ohioans to engage in and promote the practice of everyday preventive actions.

    Thank you for your continued efforts on behalf of Ohio students, and thank you for your attention to this important information. 

    More information is forthcoming.”

    SkillsUSA Ohio

    As previously announced, regional competitions will be held virtually this year. Our plan moving forward will consist of an online test for the technical skilled contests. These tests will be comprised of employability skills and technical skilled trade questions, which will be administered by CETE. Leadership contests will go straight to state. We understand this is a new process for everyone and are aware there may be questions; therefore, we will be holding multiple virtual meetings in January to discuss how the process will work and address any concerns you may have.

    We recognize this is not an ideal situation, but The Ohio Department of Education and SkillsUSA Ohio are committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of all its members and teachers while providing equitable opportunities for SkillsUSA Ohio members. We also echo the advice of Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health in asking all Ohioans to engage in and promote the practice of everyday preventive actions.

    We continue to ask for your patience while we develop the plans moving forward with this year’s regional competitions. As more information becomes available, we will provide updates through the SkillsUSA Ohio website and newsletter.

    For your reference and to assist in your planning, please review the list of contests below that will run at the regional level and those that will go straight to state.

    Contests Running Virtually at Regionals

    Advertising Design

    Esthetics

    Architectural Drafting

    First Aid/CPR

    Automotive Refinishing

    Industrial Motor Control

    Automotive Service

    Information Technology Services

    Basic Health Care Skills

    Medical Math

    Carpentry

    Medical Terminology

    CNC Milling

    Nail Care

    CNC Technician

    Nurse Assisting

    CNC Turning

    Photography

    Collision Repair

    Related Technical Math

    Cosmetology

    TeamWorks (Team of 4)

    Crime Scene Investigation (Team of 3)

    Technical Drafting

    Criminal Justice

    Welding

    Electrical Construction Wiring

    Welding Fabrication (Team of 3)


    Contests that normally run at Regionals but now will be straight to State

    Customer Service

    Job Skill Demo Open

    Extemporaneous Speaking

    Prepared Speech

    Health Knowledge Bowl (Team of 4)

    Promotional Bulletin Board

    Job Interview

    Opening & Closing Ceremony

    Job Skill Demo A

     

  • December 18, 2020 8:12 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Career-Tech Video Resources

    The office of Career-Technical Education is producing a series of videos to provide resources for the education community to better understand the policies, procedures, initiatives, and programs that drive the work done by the office. These videos are intended to help the experienced career-technical educator stay up-to-date with policies and procedures, provide assistance to the new career-technicaleducator in understanding the basics of career-technical education, and provide transparent and useful information about what the office does to support to education community. Please visit the Career Tech Video Resources webpage to view these videos.

    Quality Program Review

    Due to current conditions, the Office of Career-Technical Education will be foregoing the quality program review workshops scheduled in January and February. Education Program Specialist will be available for any technical assistance needed for working through action plans. The office will also be collaborating with the Quality Program Review external workgroup in early January 2021 to discuss Quality Program Review expectations for the FY2022 data set.

    For additional information, resources and technical documents, please visit the Quality Program Review homepage.

    FY22 Perkins Grant Local Application Template Posted for Review

    The Local Application for FY22 funding (7/1/21-6/30/22) has undergone a U.S. Department of Education review and a template is now available for Eligible Recipients to review and begin consideration of completion. Unlike last year’s combined Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment and Local Application, this year the Local Application is the only document that needs to be submitted for continuation of funding. The Office appreciates the feedback and input from Perkins leaders in early November as we began consideration of this revision.

    The Administrative Field Services unit will be holding a virtual kickoff meeting for all Eligible Applicants on January 12, 2021, followed by a series of virtual regional workshops through February, to work in a more hands-on manner with Career Technical Planning Districts on the content of their applications. 

     

     

    FY22 Local Application Requirements Overview

     

    All Eligible Recipients

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    12:00pm – 1:00pm

     

    Register Here

     

     

    FY22 Local Application Virtual Workshop Calendar

     

    Central Region

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

    Northeast Region

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

    West Region

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

    Northwest Region

     

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

    Southeast Region

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here

    Southwest Region

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

    10:00am – 11:30am

     

    Register Here


    The due date for Local Application submissions through the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan system, is May 31, 2021

    This year’s Local Application has been re-formatted to meet federal requirements for a stand-alone submission (i.e., without the CLNA), and will be a substantial reduction in work from the previous year.

    • First, the Local Application includes a schedule of agreed performance targets covering the time period of the state plan (Section One).  Because historical data for these indicators is not available at the secondary level for Perkins V (and FY20 data is impacted by the period of mandated school building closure), every eligible secondary recipient will be assigned the performance indicator targets of the state plan in FY22, while there may be negotiated targets for postsecondary institutions.  In the final two years of the state plan, FY23 andFY24, local communities (secondary) will be able to negotiate local targets, based on the availability of FY21 data. 
    • Second, eligible applicants will complete tables for goals supported by funded strategies.  Most applicants will likely refine goals and further develop strategies from the FY21 local application. 
    • Lastly, the federal government requires each eligible recipient to answer a series of question about the local decision-making process for career-technical education.  The office seeks clear and concise, relevant answers: each response will be capped at 1,000 characters, including spaces (roughly 150 words).

    The FY22 Local Application linked here is for prior review and familiarity, additional instructions and an updated fillable form Local Application document will be uploaded in early January 2021 for completion and submission.

  • December 10, 2020 12:45 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The Ohio Department of Education posted updated information about educator evaluation systems on its Reset and Restart Education webpage. Recent legislative changes have impacted teacher, principal and school counselor evaluations. These changes, made in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, grant districts flexibility around educator evaluations for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. In addition to the updated information, the Department has posted a frequently asked questions section to address specific concerns. 

    The Reset and Restart webpage also contains a collection of useful resources for schools and districts as they navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19. The latest resource in the collection comes from Johns Hopkins University’s Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions.

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