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CTE Corner: December 2023 Newsletter

In this December 2023 edition of the CTE Corner (link) newsletter:

  • The CTE Leadership Workshop 2024, is scheduled for January 17-19, 2024, offering a mix of in-person and virtual training sessions, including grant management and programs of study, to deepen understanding in CTE (details on pages 1-2).
  • Pathway2Careers (P2C) and Careers2Communities (C2C) provide extensive career exploration resources for educators and students, with over 500 online lessons connecting math skills to high-value careers, available for free to all New Mexico schools (page 3).
  • Advanced Placement (AP)® courses offer college-level work in high school, with potential college credit upon successful exam completion; resources and professional learning support are available through the NM AP Canvas Resource Center (page 4).
  • New Mexico’s innovative Early College High School (ECHS) programs offer students a blend of high school and college education, enabling them to earn college credits and certifications alongside their high school diplomas, preparing them for the workforce and bolstering the local economy. For more details or to attend a free informational webinar on January 9, 2024, visit the ECHS resource page (page 5)
  • “CTE in the News” features updates on rural CTE program funding, new career technical education opportunities, state support for technical training, career expos focused on trades, and the significant role of CTE in education, along with resources to support adult learners and the importance of CTE in achieving life success (page 6)

December CTE Corner

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CTE Corner: November 2023 Newsletter

In this November 2023 edition of the CTE Corner (link) newsletter:

  • This month’s “CTE Champion” is the Ace Leadership Heavy Equipment Rodeo. ACE Leadership High School recently transformed the traditional concept of a rodeo into a modern and inspiring educational experience. See page 1-2.
  • PNM is investing $1 million in a high school trade program with IBEW Local 611, starting in fall 2024, to train New Mexico students for electrical industry careers. See page 2 for more information.
  • P2C offers up more Career Exploration Resources for Educators and Students on page 3.
  • Find an Early College High School Kit and Rubric (links) on page 5.
  • “CTE in the News” links to Career Technical news stories around the U.S. this is a rich resource for ideas and inspiration. Page 6.
  • …and as in all editions if the CTE Corner, resources and items of interest for the New Mexico Education and CTE communities.

CTE Corner

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CTE Corner: October 2023 Newsletter

In this October 2023 edition of the CTE Corner newsletter:

  • This month’s “CTE Champion” is Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools. Read how this smaller school district is pioneering transformative school/work programs that provide students with real-world work experiences outside the classroom. See page 1-2.
  • Meet Dulce Marti, our newest CCRB Education Administrator and coach on the page 1 sidebar.
  • Prepare for CTSO (Career & Technical Student Organizations) in the upcoming year, by exploring the variety of groups and calendars found on page 5.
  • Explore “CTE in the News” and learn about different Career Technical Education announcements and breakthroughs around North America. page 6.
  • …and as in all editions if the CTE Corner, resources and items of interest for the New Mexico Education and CTE communities.

CTE Corner

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CTE Corner: September 2023 Newsletter

In this September 2023 edition of the CTE Corner newsletter:

  • Our “CTE Champion” series is back, featuring Hot Springs High School of Truth or Consequences, NM. See the impressive results of a CCRB tour on page 1-2.
  • Graduation profiles are becoming ever more important. See how Penasco High School is excelling in this area on page 2.
  • Achieving Equity in AP is a workshop that is happening soon! Register now on page 4.
  • Prepare for CTSO (Career & Technical Student Organizations) in the upcoming year, by exploring the variety of groups and calendars found on page 5.
  • …and as in all editions if the CTE Corner, resources and items of interest for the New Mexico Education and CTE communities.

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CTE Corner: August 2023 Newsletter

In this August 2023 edition of the CTE Corner newsletter:

• The PED College & Career Readiness Bureau introduces a familiar face as its new director. See the sidebar on page 1.
• Innovation Zones are transforming the traditional high school education model while improving the experience and academic outcomes for local communities. Check out the story on page 1-2.
• Advanced Placement Learning Events schedule for 2023-2024 is unveiled on page 4.
• Prepare for CTSO (Career & Technical Student Organizations) in the upcoming year, by exploring the variety of groups and calendars found on page 6.
• …and as in all editions if the CTE Corner, resources and items of interest for the New Mexico Education and CTE communities.

CTE Corner

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CTE Corner: May 2023 Newsletter

In this May 2023 edition of the CTE Corner newsletter:

  • CTE Champions – ACE Leadership School – ACE Leadership students accompanied by AGC New Mexico CEO Kelly Roepke, College & Career Readiness staff and led by Aaron Stricker of Bradbury Stamm Construction explore the new ABQ BioPark Zoo’s Asia Expansion Construction site as we explore the on-going value of Pre-Apprenticeships. Check out the story on page 1-2.
  • Upcoming in-person professional learning opportunities – Hosted by MC2, math teachers will improve their math teaching skills while using Pathway2Careers. Participants can earn up to $180 for attending the entire PD day. Learn more on page 3.
  • Four Corners Computer Science Convening – NMPED is currently working in conjunction with the states of Arizona, Utah, and Colorado to host a Four Corners Computer Science Convening on July 9-11th, 2023, at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, CO. Find out more on Page 3.
  • Advanced Placement Summer Institutes – NMPED, in coordination with College Board and Region 9 Education Cooperative, is excited to announce 17 summer professional learning options offered at no cost to all New Mexico educators. See Page 4.
  • Does CTE help improve classroom attendance? – Explore this possibility on Page 5.
  • …and as in all editions of the CTE Corner, resources and items of interest for the New Mexico Education and CTE communities.

May 2023 CTE Corner

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CTE Corner: March 2023 Newsletter

In this March 2023 edition of the CTE Corner newsletter:

  • CTE Funding Application Workshop REPLAY (link). If you missed the live event in January, or just want a comprehensive refresher, check out all the links on page 1.
  • See what Deming Public Schools is doing as our latest CTE Champion! NMPED-CCRB recently had a sit down with DPSD and a tour of Deming High School. Page 2.
  • Pathway2Careers is a free, standards aligned, HQIM resource for use by high school math and CTE teachers. Interested in learning more? Several upcoming opportunities are available. Page 3.
  • In fall 2023, College Board is launching a new AP Precalculus course. AP Precalculus was created to prepare a wide range of students to succeed in math they will encounter in college and STEM careers. If you are interested in adding this course to your 2023-2024 course offerings. See page 3.
  • …and as in all editions of the CTE Corner, resources and items of interest for the New Mexico Education and CTE communities.

CTE Newsletter March 2023

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CTE Corner: December 2022 Newsletter

The December edition of CTE Corner encourages the reader to enroll in the upcoming CTE workshop and share with those who can benefit from attending either in-person or virtually.

In this holiday edition of the CTE Corner newsletter:

  • SAVE the Date! Our CTE Funding Application Workshop January 11-12, 2023, is coming up FAST and we have details and registration information on pages 1-2
  • Pathway2Careers Math Curriculum has added 18 new projects developed using principles of problem-based learning to provide a career immersion experience as students tackle real-world scenarios within IT Careers. Download a sample on page 3
  • Join NMPED and College Board on Jan. 18 for the virtual AP Winter Workshops to support professional learning for all New Mexico Advanced Placement educators. Full-day subject workshops will focus on the CED, course planning, AP classroom, equity, and instructional strategies for specific courses. Register on page 3
  • Congratulate Twin Buttes Cyber Academy students who participated in the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Showcase and won the grand prize. See page 4
  • …and as in all editions of the CTE Corner, resources and items of interest for the New Mexico Education and CTE communities

CTE Newsletter

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CTE Corner: November 2022 Newsletter

The November edition of CTE Corner hopes to inspire through success stories and awards celebrations while providing practical tools and links for future CTE growth and program adoption.

In this edition:

  • An early welcome (he has a mid-December start-date) to our new CCRB Director, Milo McMinn!
  • Rio Grande High School is our CTE Champion this month and our feature article, Sowing the Seeds for Students in Successful Agriculture Program.
  • SAVE the Date! Our CTE Funding Application Workshop January 11-12, 2023, is coming up and we have details and registration information.
  • …and as in all editions of the CTE Corner, resources and items of interest for the New Mexico Education and CTE communities.

CTE Corner

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CTE Corner: October 2022 Newsletter

The October edition of CTE Corner hopes to inspire through success stories and awards celebrations while providing practical tools and links for future CTE growth and program adoption.

In this edition:

  • CTE Champions: Michael Ogas and the School of Dreamy Academy are fulfilling a dream envisioned many years ago to meet the needs of students and provide the opportunity to realize their dreams.
  • NMACTE is spotlighted in this edition as the New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education recognized state educators, administrators, and business leaders for 2022 (See Page 3 for details).
  • CTSOs are featured as we remind readers of the breadth of offering that Career Technical Student Organizations can provide and an invitation to upcoming Fall Leadership Rallies (See Page 6 for details).
  • A new feature beginning this edition is the Counselor’s Corner. This section will be spearheaded by one of the CCRB’s newer team members, Angelica Delgadillo, MA. As the title indicates, this section will provide a counselor’s vantage point to the CTE Corner (See Page 7 for details).

October CTE Corner Newsletter

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CTE Corner: August 2022 Newsletter

This back-to-school edition celebrates the new school year and CTE opportunities and programs. This month we will be looking at some exciting beginning-of-year stories and events:

  • CTE Champions: See how Milo McMinn and the Aztec Municipal School District is aligning courses and programs of study with Career Clusters and personal passion to elevate his district’s approach to Career Technical Education.
  • You may qualify for the New Mexico 7-12 Computer Science (CS) endorsement. Multiple qualifying pathways are in place for teachers holding a secondary teaching license. See Page 2 for details
  • TIME SENSITIVE – The Public Education Department’s College and Career Readiness Bureau is seeking participants for a year-long pilot study to determine the effectiveness of the Pathway2Careers content. See Page 3 for details.
  • Class of 2023 students are now eligible to win $500 and $40,000 scholarships they can use at two- or four-year institutions just by planning for college.

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CTE Corner: May 2022 Newsletter

This edition celebrates recent student victories and covers some exciting opportunities in the coming months for educators and students alike.

Please take a moment to explore the current edition’s exciting stories and content:

  • Deming High School media CTE students were the grand prize winners in the inaugural 2022 Film Prize Jr New Mexico Competition.
  • The 2022-23 school year is the Year of Math! and the CCRB’s Careers2Communities program has FREE, career-connected learning resources.
  • Class of 2023 students are now eligible to win $500 and $40,000 scholarships they can use at two- or four-year institutions just by planning for college.
  • Ignite Creativity: Adobe and New Mexico Public Education Department educators prepare students for success and develop 21st-century skills like digital literacy, creativity, and critical thinking.

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CTE Corner: March 2022 Newsletter

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already March! The College and Career Readiness invites you to read the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, CTE Corner. We have a jam-packed newsletter where you’ll be read about the following:

  • How Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment meetings are bringing CTE stakeholders together
  • When the CTE application portal will open
  • How your district can apply for CTE professional learning funding
  • Mock It ‘Til You Rock It
  • CTSO of the Month

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CTE Corner: February 2022 Newsletter

Time is flying by! It’s hard to believe it’s already February. The College and Career Readiness hopes you can take a few minutes to read our latest edition of our monthly newsletter, CTE Corner. In case you haven’t noticed yet, our newsletter showcases a brand new design. But more importantly, you’ll be able to read the following:

  • How CTE teachers can actively improve literacy among their students
  • CCRB welcomes a new CTE Director!
  • A Las Cruces CTE teacher is earning national recognition
  • NMACTE is searching for new board directors
  • CTSO of the Month
  • Scholarship of the Month

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CTE Corner: January 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year! We hope your spring semester is off to a successful start. The College and Career Readiness Bureau invites you to view the January edition of our monthly newsletter, CTE Corner, which boasts a new and improved design! You’ll also be able to read the following:

  • How Gallup-McKinley County Schools is utilizing numbers to strengthen its CTE programs
  • Save the Dates: Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment meetings
  • Summer Enrichment Internship Program returning in 2022
  • CCRB welcomes a new AP Coordinator
  • Little Libraries Competition

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CTE Corner: December 2021 Newsletter

Happy Holidays from the College and Career Readiness Bureau! As we approach the end of the semester, we invite you to read the December edition of the CTE Corner. In our newsletter, you will find the following:

  • How a charter school’s ability to build relationships with the skilled trades industry is creating strong educational experiences for its students
  • New Mexico is making strides in computer science education
  • A group of Centennial High School students making a strong impression during the national FFA convention
  • The latest updates with Pathway2Careers
  • A new monthly feature… CTSO of the Month

 

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CTE Corner: November 2021 Newsletter

Happy November! Thanksgiving weekend will be here before we know it. As it gets colder, we invite you to get cozy with a November edition of the CTE Corner. In the College and Career Readiness Bureau’s newsletter, you will find the following:

  • How Roy, New Mexico– a town with less than 300 people– is finding ways to provide work-based learning opportunities to its students
  • An update on the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment meetings
  • Las Cruces Public Schools garnering national attention for its out-of-this-world mission
  • How to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week
  • Scholarship of the Month

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CTE Corner: October 2021 Newsletter

It’s the time of the year again: the distinct smell of green chile roasting in the air following the brisk, cold mornings of Balloon Fiesta. As we enter the month of October, the College and Career Readiness Bureau would like to present its newest edition of the CTE Corner. In the newsletter, you will find the following:

  • The inspiring story of a longtime nurse who made the transition to CTE teacher at Los Lunas Schools
  • Who won this year’s NMACTE Awards
  • How to take advantage of career-focused math content and professional learning
  • CTE nominations needed for the U.S. Presidential Scholars
  • Important dates and deadlines in the CTE world

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CTE Corner: September 2021 Newsletter

With the 2021-22 school year fully underway, the College and Career Readiness Bureau would like to present the September edition of the CTE Corner. This month, you can find the following:

  • How a charter school, Health Leadership High School, has rapidly improved its career and technical education in less than three years
  • The brand-new Near-Peer Tutoring Program that can provide your high school students gain teaching experience while earning a paycheck
  • A career-based math curriculum offered by Pathway2Careers
  • A brand new section called “Career Cluster Focus” which will highlight the different career clusters, starting with Health Sciences
  • Dates & Deadlines
  • Scholarship of the Month

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CTE Corner: August 2021 Newsletter

As everyone prepares for a new school year, we would like to offer the August edition of the CTE Corner. In the newsletter, you will find the following:

  • An in-depth look at this year’s Summer Enrichment Internship Program, which provided high-quality, paid summer internships to approximately 2,300 high school students across New Mexico
  • Five New Mexico students who became SkillsUSA national medalists
  • Careers2Communities and Advanced Placement updates
  • An introduction to two new members of the College and Career Readiness Bureau
  • Scholarship of the Month

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CTE Corner: July 2021 Newsletter

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. As we move past a difficult school year to a fresh start in August, we would like to honor our educators with the July edition of the CTE Corner. In the newsletter, you will find the following:

  • A Q&A with a few of New Mexico’s CTE teachers who reflect on last year’s challenges, look forward to next year, and provide a snapshot of how their students overcame obstacles
  • Two Albuquerque students becoming TSA National Champions!
  • A Carlsbad student highlighted by NMACT


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CTE Corner: June 2021 Newsletter

We hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. As an appreciation of your hard work during this last school year, we’d like to present the June edition of the CTE Corner. In the newsletter you will find the following: a feature story on College and Career Signing Day in New Mexico, a local CTE teacher being named a finalist for a national award, a new CTE building being built in Hobbs, new details on the Summer Enrichment Internship Project, and a new way to keep track of dates and deadlines within NMPED.


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CTE Corner: May 2021 Newsletter

We’re nearing the finish line on the 20-21 school year and we want to thank our educators for their unwavering dedication to the students of New Mexico during this challenging time. In our May edition, we highlight the following: a valuable Q&A with Jerry Schalow (the President & CEO of the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce), details on the newly-launched Summer Enrichment Internship Program, a report on how COVID-19 impacted CTE across the nation, and more.


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CTE Corner: April 2021 Newsletter

It’s been a long road to get to this point, but we’re finally welcoming students back into the classroom full-time! In our April edition, we highlight the following: CTE best practices at Career Technical Student Organizations, CTSO competition winners, CTE reentry guidance, legislative roundup, and a new CTE grant manager announcement.




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CTE Corner: March 2021 Newsletter

It’s difficult to believe– it’s already March! In our March edition, we highlight the following: CTE best practices at Dora Consolidated Schools, a call for CTE teachers to become school liaisons, Las Cruces Public Schools taking part in the current legislative session, AP reminders, and Scholarship of the Month.




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CTE Corner: February 2021 Newsletter

Happy CTE Month from the College and Career Readiness Bureau! In our February edition, we highlight the following: CTE best practices at Central New Mexico Community College, in-person learning expansion, CTE Funding & Application Workshop, a new Hiring Blitz, and the Scholarship of the Month.




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CTE Corner: January 2021 Newsletter

Happy New Year from the College and Career Readiness Bureau! In our January edition, we highlight the following: CTE best practices at Farmington Municipal Schools, a breakdown of performance indicators, the new Spanish Career Cluster Guide Books, and a CCRB coach featured in a national publication.




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CTE Corner: December 2020 Newsletter

Happy holidays from the College and Career Readiness Bureau! In our December edition, we highlight the following: CTE best practices at Tularosa Municipal Schools, an ENMU teacher in the running for a national CTE award, important events, and the scholarship of the month.




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CTE Corner: November 2020 Newsletter

The College and Career Readiness Bureau is pleased to relaunch our monthly newsletter, now called CTE Corner. Our team hopes this platform will provide a variety of helpful ideas, resources, deadlines, and scholarship opportunities for you.




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