1. Introductions - List of Committee Members
  2. Purpose Statement on Advisory Committee
  3. Report Card (Jeff)
    • 2011-2012 Data
    • 2012-2013 Data coming out at April 22-23 RTAM Meeting
  4. Monitoring Visit (Jeff, Deb)
    • ESU #17
    • ESU #8
  5. Key Points from last year's meeting (chart or include in PowerPoint) (Rhonda)
  6. Future Planning
    • Specific Goals (What are some key points that you want us to keep in mind as we move forward with Perkins planning for next year?)

Processing question each key point: What implications does this have for you in your current position or business?

Discussion Points from the Meeting:
  • Examine collaborative trends regarding ESU data
  • Rather than call skills "soft skills"--call them Career Readiness skills or employability skills

Career Academy update
  • NENCAP Board (Advisory Board for NENCAP); Makala's connection to schools, ESUs.
    • AG, Health Sciences, Business, Skilled & Technical, etc.
  • Rule 47:
    • Outlines what Career Academies are; NENCAP is well-situated to Rule 47 Career Academies
    • Data can tells the story of how Career Academies are benefiting NE
    • Potential funding in the future
    • Requirements (supported with solid research):
      • NDE, Partnerships for Innovation created Rule 47 so that all schools can participate
      • Rule is voluntary (similar to Early Childhood Education Program: if you have a project, you have to follow the rules)
      • Component 1: Task Force can also be accomplished through the reVISION process (why you want/need an Academy)
      • Component 2: Career Academy has to have an Exploratory Course; must include all 16 Career Fields (Middle School or High School; credit-bearing; Career and Technical Education courses after the introductory course
          • Best practice: An academic course taught in context with the Career Academy
            • Course: the Career and Technical Education students are enrolled in the academic course
            • Post-secondary could teach the course; consort with many students
            • High School: Differentiate within that course
              • Find the teacher that is excited about teaching contextually
      • Component 3: Voluntary; but student needs to know they are part of the Career Academy; Career Student Organization; information publicized; personal learning plan, etc. Work-based learning experiences (Skyping, online interviews, Virtual Interviews, etc.)
      • Component 4: Advisory Council; 51% are employers that are hiring from this Career Academy
      • Evaluation piece: Application in the Portal system

Ideas for 2014-15
  • Makala Williams is appreciative of the funding provided through our Perkins grants
  • Sue Beers (Teammates coordinator): For students to graduate from high school; could be a partnership with Habitudes; has an 8th grader that enrolled in a Career and Technical Education and loves the course