Pre-Conference sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Sunday, February 28.

"a-g" For Veterans – PM Session only

This workshop will feature a summary of new policies and procedures, a specific discussion of subject area requirements, curricular approaches and strategies, and a focus group to solicit your feedback on how the UC can improve the course submission process.

"a-g" The Basics – AM Session only

This workshop will offer a general summary of the articulation philosophy, purpose and process including the course submission cycle, resources and websites, new course approval, the "a-g" Guide, and general policies.

A Race to Success – A Middle School Perspective on Student Engagement

This session provides participants with a truly hands-on experience in integrating health care occupations and concepts into the ongoing middle school standards based curriculum. This session will give insight on how to engage and excite middle school students in the learning experience.
You will experience a "Plug into the curriculum/after school project" that is designed specifically for the middle school student to explore a Pocket Career in the field of First Responder EMT-B.

ePortfolio – Lifelong Career Development Document!

The Portfolio is becoming an increasingly important tool to document skills and career advancement and is being used in a variety of interview situations. See how easy it is to develop a Professional Portfolio with a simple computerized template and to teach these skills to students from grades 9-14 and beyond. The updated "ePortfolio" and "ePortfolio" Teaching Tools will be distributed to session participants.

Fundamentals of Dual Enrollment: How to Start Your Own Program and Offer College Classes on Your Local High School Campus

Do you want your students to earn both college and high school credit without leaving their high school campus? Learn about the innovative Santa Barbara City College Dual Enrollment Program and how to start your own program. Hear about this win-win model that benefits students, parents, teachers, high school and community college districts. Get information on state policies, how to align high school and college curriculum and leave the workshop with the tools you need to get started.

Programs of Study Round Table

This session will highlight the Programs of Study work completed by the six Distribution Point Grants in a Round Table format. One sample Program of Study was developed for each of the 15 Industry Sectors. The discussions will be led by participants in the development of the sample Programs of Study. The format of this session will be fast-paced and will allow participants the opportunity to hear from as many as 4 Industry Sectors during the session.

Statewide Career Pathways: Creating School to College Articulation

This SB 70 project created an infrastructure for articulation by bringing together high school, ROCP and community college faculty to develop articulation templates. Over 650 local articulation agreements have been created by using the articulation templates and posted to an online database. This session will discuss the project, how to utilize the templates, showcase available resources, provide materials for local articulation, and address Title 5 and Admission and Records questions.

Technology in the Classroom doesn't have to be expensive, does it?

You've read the research! You've heard the buzz! You've seen the commercials! Now see it in action!
Technology can be a great motivator for student engagement, but it can also be perceived as a financial barrier. There are alternatives out there to many of the technology tools (hardware and software) that many educators use. This workshop will cover a wide array of available technology that is free or inexpensive to all levels of education. Find some really effective ways to stretch that dollar! Some of the areas we'll cover in the workshop will be: Examples of student projects; Google Tools for the Classroom; Online Classroom management; Alternatives to traditional software.

Tools for Ensuring CTE Program Success

Are the CTE programs in your district thriving? Are Perkins funds being used efficiently? Does the Perkins data indicate student success and generate support for the CTE programs? How do you know? Perkins coordinators throughout California have developed surveys, checklists, and evaluation instruments that gather information identifying program success and gaps. This presentation will feature many tools that local educational agencies can use to improve, enhance or expand CTE during these difficult budget times. Participants are encouraged to bring any tools they have developed and are using in their agencies and be ready to share them during the workshop.