Summer, 2018
We hope you are having a great summer filled with relaxation and sunshine. Have a great time and don’t forget that we will be here for you when school starts in the fall.
- Your Region 7 CTEIG Technical Assistance Team
Upcoming Events and Webinars!
September 27, 2018
Cyber SB - Dorothy Inghram Learning Center
670 East Carnegie Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

October 3-5, 2018
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
2500 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

October 9 and 10, 2018
Cyber SB - Dorothy Inghram Learning Center
670 East Carnegie Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

November 14-16, 2018 
Omni Rancho Las Palmas 
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Our Partner Los Angeles County Office of Education Online PD Offerings
July 19, 2018, CTE Online Resources
July 25, 2018, Achieving High Quality Career Technical Education
July 31, 2018, CTE Credentials
Soft Skills
Soft Skills Curriculum

"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for students ages 14 to 21 for both in-school and out-of-school environments. The program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

Teaching Soft Skills

Here are some other online resources to help educators integrate soft skills instruction.

From the Florida Department of Education
The Florida Department of Education's Educator's Toolkit on Career and Education Planning provides classroom activities, lesson plans, and related web-based resources. Each module includes a description, lesson plans with student handouts, recommended websites for additional information, and a glossary. Please note: Modules in this toolkit are aligned to Florida's Standards, which have similarities to California Standards.
Creating Course Outlines
SCOE CTE Course Outline Templates
Sacramento County Office of Education - CTE Course Outline is an online template for completing a CTE course outline. Name the course and select an industry sector to find related career pathways and CALPADS codes from which to choose.

CTE Online Course Outlines and Templates
Any member of CTE Online can copy an existing outline OR create their own!

Copy an existing outline
The CTE Online Model Course Outlines are created and vetted within the CTE Online Institutes and include "live" links to actual lesson plans and projects.

Create your own course outline
Use CTE Online's NEW Outline Planner Tool to find, create, edit and share your own CTE course outline. The tool also includes an easy way to add in CALPADS pathway and course title codes.

Industry-Sector Community Groups
CTE Online Industry Sector Groups
Did you know? You can join one of CTE Online's 15 Industry-Sector Community Groups! Led by a real teacher, each of our Community Groups provides relevant resources and information to its members throughout each school year.

Programs in the Spotlight
Imperial Valley ROP
Imperial Valley ROP empowers students through a community event called "Interview like a Champion". Check out the video to see it in action.
Hot Links!
Social media is an increasingly important communication tool that can be used to effectively reach families, employers, policymakers, and other audiences that need to know about the value and promise of Career Technical Education (CTE). This guide will walk you through the importance of social media, highlight how to use different platforms, showcase effective campaigns and provide sample posts to get you started.
SkillsUSA held the 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, Ky. The NLSC is a showcase of career and technical education students. 
If you are a skilled trades teacher (carpentry, welding, plumbing, green construction, automotive, etc.) in an American public high school, you may request a gift card donation for tools to support your students' learning. 
If you know of innovative partnerships between California employers and educators - nominate them today! These are individuals and organizations who are working together to better prepare the workforce for the future and provide local industry the skilled talent they need to succeed. 

Nominations must be received by August 1, 2018.
Learning that Works for America: Advance CTE Fact Sheets, Know the Issues and Build Your Case
Important CTEIG Dates
Add these dates to your 2018-2019 calendars

CTEIG Annual Fiscal Report with Matching Funds - October 1, 2018

Annual Progress Report and Renewal Funding Application - December 1, 2018

CTEIG funds (Rounds 1, 2, and 3) must be expended (grant and match) - June 30, 2019
Coming Soon!
Region 7 CTEIG Basecamp
Basecamp is a communication and organization tool.

  • Share ideas and see what others are doing
  • It's a one stop shop for all the things our region does
  • There is a Message Board for posting announcements and updates
And much more!

When Region 7 CTEIG Technical Assistance Basecamp is ready to launch you will receive and email invitation. Watch your mailbox!
Questions for CTEIG Technical Assistance
How long do we have to spend our CTEIG funds?

CTEIG funds (Rounds 1, 2, and 3) must be expended (grant and match) by June 30, 2019. F unds must actually be spent, not just encumbered.

Can the grant pay for out-of-state travel for students to attend CTSO events?

Yes, however, send Bryan Baker an email requesting out of state travel. Include the details and the reason there was no local state equivalent you could attend. Keep a copy of the email on file for your records.

Bryan Baker's email address is:

Have you heard anything on the submission of E2 data?

We haven’t heard yet as to when the Perkins Data System will be open for E2 data. CDE will send out an announcement via the Perkins mailer.

I'm looking for a crosswalk of the CTE standards for ALL academic subjects.

Here are some links to help locate academic standards for all industry sectors.
Go to CTEIG website, CTEIG Resource Page , scroll down to “Other Resources” and click on the link California Model Curriculum Standards by Industry Sector . This will take you to the CDE website to the CTE Model Curriculum Standards. The Academic Alignment Matrix is at the end of each Industry Sector. The table of contents will have a page number for each Academic Alignment Matrix.
Campaign Video
Advance CTE’s newest video provides an overview of how Career Technical Education (CTE) prepares learners for their futures while closing the skills gap for employers across the country. Use this video with critical stakeholders to continue to combat false perceptions of what CTE is and who it is for. This video is designed to help you make the case for CTE in your community and demonstrate the benefits of today's CTE! We hope that you will watch and share! 
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