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Meetings & Conferences

Below are OCTAE sponsored meetings and conferences to help states and local education agencies effectively implement career and technical education.

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  • Joint Discretionary Grantee Meetings
  • Next Step Working Group
  • Programs of Study Grantee Meetings
  • State Directors Meetings
  • State Directors Webinars
  • Training Sessions

Upcoming:

No Upcoming

Past:

August 15, 2014  Joint Perkins Discretionary Grantee Technical Assistance Webinar

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education hosted a technical assistance webinar for the Native American and Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program grantees.

Watch the recorded webinar

Materials

May 19 - 20, 2014  Joint Perkins Discretionary Grantee Project Directors' Meeting

OCTAE hosted a meeting of the project directors' of the Native American Career and Technical Education Program, Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program, and Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program.

Materials

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2014-15 NSWG Call Topics (PDF, 324 KB)

Upcoming:

No Upcoming

Past:

September 11, 2014  September NSWG Call

Call Information

September 11, 2014 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

 

June 12, 2014  June NSWG Call

Call Information

June 12, 2014 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

March 13, 2014  March NSWG Call

Call materials:

Topics:

  • Rewarding High-Performing Programs—Using State Data to Support Performance-based Funding
  • Using Industry Certification Exams to Assess Technical Skill Attainment—Options and Issues

 

 

November 21, 2013  November NSWG Call

Call Information

November 21, 2013 2:00-3:00 pm EST

Topic: Using Education Dashboards in CTE—Examples from Selected States

 

September 5, 2013  September NSWG Call

Call Information

September 5, 2013 2:00-3:00 PM ET

May 2, 2013  May NSWG Call

Call Information

May 2, 2013 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 866-249-5279
Call ID: 986803

February 7, 2013  February NSWG Call

Call Information

February 7, 2013 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

November 1, 2012  November NSWG Call

November 1, 2012 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

August 2, 2012  August NSWG Call

Call Information

August 2, 2012 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

May 24, 2012  May NSWG Call

Call Information

May 24, 2012 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

April 12, 2012  April NSWG Call

Call Information

April 12, 2012 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

February 9, 2012  February NSWG Call

Call Information

February 9, 2012 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

 

September 1, 2011  September NSWG Call

Call Information

September 1, 2011 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

August 4, 2011  August NSWG Call

Call Information

August 4, 2011 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

June 2, 2011  June NSWG Call

Call Information

June 2, 2011 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

March 3, 2011  March NSWG Call

Call Information

March 3, 2011 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

February 3, 2011  February NSWG Call

Call Information

February 3, 2011 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

January 6, 2011  January NSWG Call

Call Information

January 6, 2011 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Call Number: 888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

November 4, 2010  November NSWG Call

Call Information

November 4, 2010 2:00–3:00 PM ET
Call number: 888-751-0624
Participant Access Code: 442772

September 2, 2010  September NSWG Call

1-888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

August 5, 2010  August NSWG Call

Call Information
1-888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

July 8, 2010  July NSWG Call

Call Information
1-888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

June 3, 2010  June NSWG Call

Call Information
1-888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

May 6, 2010  May NSWG Call
Call Information
1-888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772
April 1, 2010  April NSWG Call

Call Information:
1-888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

March 4, 2010  March NSWG Call

Call Information:
1-888-751-0624
Call ID: 442772

October 1, 2009  NSWG Conference Call

Thursday, October 1, 2009
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Phone: 1-888-751-0624
Access Code: 442772

September 3, 2009  NSWG Conference Call

Thursday, September 03, 2009

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Phone: 866-390-5250
Access Code: 5707853

August 6, 2009  NSWG Conference Call

Thursday, August 06, 2009

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Phone: 866-390-5250
Access Code: 5707853

July 9, 2009  NSWG Conference Call

Thursday, July 09, 2009

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Phone: 866-390-5250
Access Code: 5707853

June 4, 2009  NSWG Conference Call

Thursday, June 04, 2009
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Phone: 866-390-5250
Access Code: 5707853

May 7, 2009  NSWG Conference Call

Thursday, May 07, 2009
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Phone: 866-390-5250
Access Code: 5707853

Past Meetings: View materials

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Upcoming:

No Upcoming

Upcoming:

October 20, 2014  Office Hours for State Directors

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) welcomes state directors and their teams to meet with Department staff members to provide guidance and assistance with CTE and Perkins issues.

Meetings will be held at the BWI Airport Marriott Hotel (1743 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD, 21090).

For more information, please contact Robin Utz at: robin.utz@ed.gov.

Past:

April 3, 2014  Office Hours for State Directors

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) invites state directors and their teams to meet with Department staff to receive guidance and assistance with CTE and Perkins issues. One-hour meeting times are available Monday, March 31 and Thursday, April 3, 2014. 

Meetings will be held at the Omni Shoreham (2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008).

March 31, 2014  Office Hours for State Directors

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) invites state directors and their teams to meet with Department staff to receive guidance and assistance with CTE and Perkins issues. One-hour meeting times are available Monday, March 31 and Thursday, April 3, 2014. 

Meetings will be held at the Omni Shoreham (2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008).

April 17, 2013  2013 State Directors Career and Technical Education Spring Meeting

The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE), is hosting its 2013 Spring Meeting in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2013. Topics to be addressed will include building high-quality career and technical education programs and accountability systems, and reviewing recommendations from the State Perkins Accountability Congress. Time also will be provided for you to meet with your Perkins program administration liaison (PAL) and regional accountability specialist (RAS) to discuss your upcoming July 1, 2013 Perkins grant award.

Meeting Information:

Session Presentations:

General Information:

 

 

April 18 - 20, 2011  State Directors Meeting

The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) and the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) are partnering for the 2011 Spring Leadership meeting in Washington, DC, from April 18-20, 2011. We will kick off the new year with our theme and the future direction for our work. "Career and Technical Education: Learning that Works for America"

Marriott Washington Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Link to new initiative: http://www.careertech.org/news-events/events/2011-spring.html

March 29 - 31, 2010  State Directors Meeting

The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) and the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium;s (NASDCTEc) are partnering for the 2010 Spring Leadeership Meeting in Washington, DC, from March 28-31, 2010. We will kick off the new year with our theme and the future direction for our work, "Career and Technical Education: A Defining Moment for Excellence and Innovation."

Marriott Washington Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington DC 20008

January 21, 2010  State Directors Meeting

Quarterly State Directors Meeting

Thursday, January 21, 2010

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Upcoming:

No Upcoming

Past:

November 21, 2013  State CTE Directors' Webinar

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

May 23, 2013  State CTE Directors Webinar

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

April 10, 2013  Community College Webinar Series
  •  Memo (PDF, 183 KB)
January 17, 2013  State CTE Directors' Webinar

 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

October 18, 2012  State Career and Technical Education (CTE) Directors' Webinar

2:00-3:00PM ET

April 25, 2012  State Directors Webinar

2:00 – 2:35 p.m. (ET)

January 19, 2012  State Directors Webinar

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

 

September 15, 2011  State Directors Webinar

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

June 16, 2011  CTE Quarterly Webinar
January 20, 2011  CTE Quarterly Webinar
April 15, 2010  CTE Quarterly Webinar
July 16, 2009  State Directors of CTE Webinar

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Upcoming:

October 27, 2014  CAR Training Session 1

10:00AM-11:00AM EST

  • Memo (PDF, 102 KB)
  • Agenda (to be posted on October 24)
October 30, 2014  CAR Training Session 2

2:00PM-3:00PM EST

  • Memo (PDF, 102 KB)
  • Agenda (to be posted on October 24)

Past:

February 13, 2014  State Plan Training Session 2

11:00AM-12:00PM EST

Audio
Phone Number: 1-866-740-1260
Participant Access Code: 8494942

Web Presentation
URL: www.readytalk.com
Participant Access Code: 8494942

February 11, 2014  State Plan Training Session 1

4:00PM-5:00PM EST

Audio
Phone Number: 1-866-740-1260
Participant Access Code: 8494942

Web Presentation
URL: www.readytalk.com
Participant Access Code: 8494942

September 26, 2013  CAR Training Session 2

2:00PM-3:00PM EST

Audio
Phone Number: 1-866-740-1260
Participant Access Code: 8494942

Web Presentation 
URL: www.readytalk.com 
Participant Access Code: 8494942

September 24, 2013  CAR Training Session 1

10:00AM-11:00AM EST

Audio
Phone Number: 1-866-740-1260
Participant Access Code: 8494942

Web Presentation 
URL: www.readytalk.com 
Participant Access Code: 8494942

February 13 - 14, 2013  2013 State Plan Online Submission Training Webinars

The training sessions are offered at the following times:

Feb. 13 at 11AM ET / 8AM PT
Feb. 13 at 4PM ET / 1PM PT
Feb. 14 at 11AM ET / 8AM PT
Feb. 14 at 4PM ET / 1PM PT

Register at http://www.perkinsinfo.com/training

October 18, 2012  2012 CAR Training Session 2

2:00-3:00PM ET

To join the audio portion:

  1. Dial: 1-866-740-1260
  2. Enter access code: 8494942

To join the web portion:

  1. URL: www.readytalk.com
  2. Enter participant access code: 8494942

 

October 16, 2012  2012 CAR Training Session 1

10:00-11:00AM ET

To join the audio portion:

  1. Dial: 1-866-740-1260
  2. Enter access code: 8494942

To join the web portion:

  1. URL: www.readytalk.com
  2. Enter participant access code: 8494942

 

November 30, 2011  SLDS Webinar Session 4

National Center for Education Statistic (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host four webinar information sessions for states planning to apply for Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants (http://ies.ed.gov/funding). The session will be presented by Emily Anthony and Nancy Sharkey, SLDS Grant Program Officers, and will include an overview of the FY12 competition and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

STEPS TO JOIN THE INFORMATION SESSION:

  • At the start of the meeting, either click the following link or copy and paste it into your Web browser:
    http://edinfoevents.webex.com/edinfoevents
    /onstage/g.php?d=668194763&t=a
  • Enter your name, your email address, and then click "Join."
  • Follow the teleconference instructions that automatically appear on your screen:
    Call-in toll-free number:
    1-877-668-4493
    Meeting number: 668-194-763

GRANT OVERVIEW:

National Center for Education Statistic (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host four webinar information sessions for states planning to apply for Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants (http://ies.ed.gov/funding). The session will be presented by Emily Anthony and Nancy Sharkey, SLDS Grant Program Officers, and will include an overview of the FY12 competition and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

GRANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

December 15, 2011 - 4:30 pm EST

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have questions, please contact:

Emily Anthony at Emily.Anthony@ed.gov
or Nancy Sharkey at Nancy.Sharkey@ed.gov

For further information please visit:
http://ies.ed.gov/funding or
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds/fy12_rfa.asp

November 2, 2011  SLDS Webinar Session 3

National Center for Education Statistic (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host four webinar information sessions for states planning to apply for Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants (http://ies.ed.gov/funding). The session will be presented by Emily Anthony and Nancy Sharkey, SLDS Grant Program Officers, and will include an overview of the FY12 competition and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

STEPS TO JOIN THE INFORMATION SESSION:

  • At the start of the meeting, either click the following link or copy and paste it into your Web browser:
    http://edinfoevents.webex.com/edinfoevents
    /onstage/g.php?d=668194763&t=a
  • Enter your name, your email address, and then click "Join."
  • Follow the teleconference instructions that automatically appear on your screen:
    Call-in toll-free number:
    1-877-668-4493
    Meeting number: 668-194-763

GRANT OVERVIEW:

National Center for Education Statistic (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host four webinar information sessions for states planning to apply for Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants (http://ies.ed.gov/funding). The session will be presented by Emily Anthony and Nancy Sharkey, SLDS Grant Program Officers, and will include an overview of the FY12 competition and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

GRANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

December 15, 2011 - 4:30 pm EST

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have questions, please contact:

Emily Anthony at Emily.Anthony@ed.gov
or Nancy Sharkey at Nancy.Sharkey@ed.gov

For further information please visit:
http://ies.ed.gov/funding or
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds/fy12_rfa.asp

October 13, 2011  SLDS Webinar Session 2

National Center for Education Statistic (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host four webinar information sessions for states planning to apply for Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants (http://ies.ed.gov/funding). The session will be presented by Emily Anthony and Nancy Sharkey, SLDS Grant Program Officers, and will include an overview of the FY12 competition and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

STEPS TO JOIN THE INFORMATION SESSION:

  • At the start of the meeting, either click the following link or copy and paste it into your Web browser:
    http://edinfoevents.webex.com/edinfoevents
    /onstage/g.php?d=668194763&t=a
  • Enter your name, your email address, and then click "Join."
  • Follow the teleconference instructions that automatically appear on your screen:
    Call-in toll-free number:
    1-877-668-4493
    Meeting number: 668-194-763

GRANT OVERVIEW:

National Center for Education Statistic (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host four webinar information sessions for states planning to apply for Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants (http://ies.ed.gov/funding). The session will be presented by Emily Anthony and Nancy Sharkey, SLDS Grant Program Officers, and will include an overview of the FY12 competition and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

GRANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

December 15, 2011 - 4:30 pm EST

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have questions, please contact:

Emily Anthony at Emily.Anthony@ed.gov
or Nancy Sharkey at Nancy.Sharkey@ed.gov

For further information please visit:
http://ies.ed.gov/funding or
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds/fy12_rfa.asp

October 3, 2011  SLDS Webinar Session 1

National Center for Education Statistic (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host four webinar information sessions for states planning to apply for Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants (http://ies.ed.gov/funding). The session will be presented by Emily Anthony and Nancy Sharkey, SLDS Grant Program Officers, and will include an overview of the FY12 competition and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

STEPS TO JOIN THE INFORMATION SESSION:

  • At the start of the meeting, either click the following link or copy and paste it into your Web browser:
    http://edinfoevents.webex.com/edinfoevents
    /onstage/g.php?d=668194763&t=a
  • Enter your name, your email address, and then click "Join."
  • Follow the teleconference instructions that automatically appear on your screen:
    Call-in toll-free number:
    1-877-668-4493
    Meeting number: 668-194-763

GRANT OVERVIEW:

National Center for Education Statistic (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host four webinar information sessions for states planning to apply for Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants (http://ies.ed.gov/funding). The session will be presented by Emily Anthony and Nancy Sharkey, SLDS Grant Program Officers, and will include an overview of the FY12 competition and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

GRANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

December 15, 2011 - 4:30 pm EST

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have questions, please contact:

Emily Anthony at Emily.Anthony@ed.gov
or Nancy Sharkey at Nancy.Sharkey@ed.gov

For further information please visit:
http://ies.ed.gov/funding or
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds/fy12_rfa.asp

September 29, 2011  2011 CAR Training Session 2

Two training sessions are planned for the 2011 CAR Reporting period. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 from 10-11am EDT. The second session is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, from 1-2pm EDT. The sessions will be identical. Training sessions will include an overview of the CAR, instructions for completing the Financial Status Report, instructions for reporting to EdFacts/EDEN, and an opportunity to ask questions about the systems and process.

Trainings will be conducted via webinar and teleconference. Connection instructions and detailed agendas are included in the training agenda (PDF, 37 kb). 
 
If you have any questions, please contact
perkins-help@mprinc.com or Sharon Head at sharon.head@ed.gov.
September 27, 2011  2011 CAR Training Session 1

Two training sessions are planned for the 2011 CAR Reporting period. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 from 10-11am EDT. The second session is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, from 1-2pm EDT. The sessions will be identical. Training sessions will include an overview of the CAR, instructions for completing the Financial Status Report, instructions for reporting to EdFacts/EDEN, and an opportunity to ask questions about the systems and process.

Trainings will be conducted via webinar and teleconference. Connection instructions and detailed agendas are included in the training agenda (PDF, 37 kb). 
 
If you have any questions, please contact
perkins-help@mprinc.com or Sharon Head at sharon.head@ed.gov.
June 7 - 8, 2011  Vitrual Data Quality Institute
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February 1 - 3, 2011  State Plan Submission Training

This training session offers an orientation to the online State Plan submission system, so that states can learn to use the online system to easily submit their State Plan information. There are four sessions to choose from. Each session is the same. Register for your preferred time at http://www.perkinsinfo.com/training. You will receive instructions and additional information about how to join the online training session.

The training session is offered at the following times:

Feb 1 at 11 a.m. ET
Feb 1 at 4 p.m. ET
Feb 3 at 11 a.m. ET
Feb 3 at 4 p.m. ET

Register at http://www.perkinsinfo.com/training.

September 23, 2010  2010 CAR Training Session 2

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific/2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

View Agenda
CTE Worksheet
View EDEN Slide Presentation

Conference Number(s):  1-866-502-8312
Participant Code: 592411

To join the meeting:
http://kauffmaninc.na4.acrobat.com/r72213171/

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September 22, 2010  2010 CAR Training Session 1

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific/11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern

View Agenda
CTE Worksheet
View EDEN Slide Presentation

Conference Number(s): 1-866-502-8312
Participant Code: 592411

To join the meeting:
http://kauffmaninc.na4.acrobat.com/r55776260/

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August 31, 2010  EDFacts Webinar

The purpose of this online meeting is to convey what states need to know about using EDFacts effectively including an update on PSC support, insight into recent state issues/solutions, what is on the horizon for EDFacts users, and the opportunity to pose questions to PSC management.

Please keep your questions related to issues of general interest to all the states.

Webinar Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST

Please register using the following link:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/130755609

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the toll-free phone number and website link for joining the Webinar.

February 25, 2010  State Plan Online Submission Training

Training sessions are scheduled to assist states with the online submission of their State Plan. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.perkinsinfo.com/training.

February 24, 2010  State Plan Online Submission Training

Training sessions are scheduled to assist states with the online submission of their State Plan. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.perkinsinfo.com/training.

February 18, 2010  State Plan Online Submission Training

Training sessions are scheduled to assist states with the online submission of their State Plan. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.perkinsinfo.com/training.

February 17, 2010  State Plan Online Submission Training

Training sessions are scheduled to assist states with the online submission of their State Plan. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.perkinsinfo.com/training.