Nominations for 2016-2017 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Review Committees – School divisions may nominate a CTE teacher for each of the 36 committees. Approximately 12 applicants will be selected to serve on each committee. All nominees who wish to serve on a committee must complete the Web-based application using the CTE Application Processing System (CTEAPS) by June 20, 2016. The Web-based application process requires a professional reference and division-level approval (division superintendent or designee). For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 104-16.
CTE New Teacher Institute – In collaboration with the University of Virginia, the CTE New Teacher Institute will be offered from July 11-15, 2016, at the Hotel Richmond Airport, 5501 Eubank Road, Richmond, Virginia. The Institute is designed specifically for CTE teachers who are transitioning directly from business and industry to the classroom. The Institute will be conducted by the University of Virginia and upon successful completion, participants will receive three hours of graduate credit for the course, PSED 6503-Effective Teaching Strategies. In addition, the Institute will satisfy the Curriculum and Instructional Procedures professional studies requirement for teacher licensure. Registration deadline is June 10, 2016. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo #092-16.
Newly Designed Professional Development, “Experience Works - Engaging Business and Educators” – The Experience Works professional development opportunity will be held June 28-29, 2016, at the Holiday Inn I-64 Westend, 2000 Staples Mill Road in Richmond, Virginia 23230. The targeted audience includes Work-Based Learning (WBL) instructors and coordinators, CTE administrators, school counselors, and career coaches. Submit online registration to be placed on the waitlist. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 081-16.
Professional Development for Technology and Engineering Teachers – A 20 hour refresher workshop for currently licensed technology education teachers who wish to enhance their knowledge of physic will be held at Grassfield High School, Chesapeake, Virginia on June 21-23-2016. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 061-16.
Teacher Training for Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification Course – In collaboration with the Virginia Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI), the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) train-the-trainer certification course will be offered. This training is specifically for currently licensed technology education teachers in divisions that offer or plan to offer the Manufacturing Systems program and for Trade and Industrial teachers of Precision Machining or Electronic/Industrial Robotics. The MT1 training will be conducted in Richmond, Virginia, as scheduled in Attachment A (PDF). For more information see Superintendents Memo 044-16.
The technology education program provides experiences that lead to the development of technologically literate people. At the elementary school level, students are introduced to technology and begin learning to use it in the classroom. At the middle school level, students considering a career in technology may explore the subject in several overview courses. At the high school level, students take courses to prepare them for technical or professional programs of higher education, such as STEM careers, engineering or architecture.Consistent with their abilities, interests, and educational needs, students completing a technology education program will achieve the following goals:
- Comprehend the dynamics of technology, including its development, impact, and potential.
- Employ the technological processes of problem-solving, creating and designing.
- Analyze the behavior of technological systems and subsystems, including the tools, materials, processes, energy, time, information, and people involved in systems.
- Apply scientific principles, engineering concepts, and technological systems in the processes of technology.
- Discover and develop personal interests and abilities related to a wide variety of technology-oriented careers.
The following courses were revised for implementation during the 2015-2016 school year. All curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center:
- Manufacturing Systems I, II (8425, 8427)
- Power and Transportation (8445)
- Technology Transfer (8405)
- Technology Assessment (8407)
- Advanced Drawing and Design (8438)
- Engineering Practicum (8453)
- Technology Education – Development (8471)
- Technology Education – Preparation (8469)
- Technology Education Course Listing
- Essential Competency List for Technology Education Service (Virginia's CTE Resource Center)
- Administrative Planning Guide for Technology Education
- Industry Credentialing
- Equipment Resource Guide - See Equipment for CTE Programs
Virginia Association of the Technology Student Association (TSA)
Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Provides the application and integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts through co-curricular instruction, leadership development, competitive events and related programs. For more information, visit the CTSO web page.
WBL is a school-coordinated, coherent sequence of on-the-job experiences that are related to students’ career goals and/or interests, are based on instructional preparation and are performed in partnership with local businesses, industries or other organizations in the community. For more information on WBL methods of instruction, visit Work-Based Learning.
- 2015-2016 Reference Sheet (PDF)
- 2015-2016 Calendar of Events (PDF)
- Licensure Regulations for School Personnel – Technology Education
- Leadership and Professional Development Regions (PDF)
- Career Planning Guide
- Manufacturing Skills Institute
- Project Lead the Way
- Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA)
- International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)
- Virginia Children's Engineering Council (VCEC)
- Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
- Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (VACTE)