Pre-Conference Session 1

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Feb 22

Garden 1
Capacity: 90
Two Hour Session

Using Rubrics in the Classroom

The first part of this workshop gives an overview/review of rubrics as an instructional tool for both fostering and assessing student learning in a career-technical classroom. The second half focuses specifically on using rubrics-based performance evaluations to assess and grade student achievement of professional behaviors and attitudes.

Lynne Porter
North Orange County Office of Education

Garden 2
Capacity: 90
Two Hour Session

The Benefits of Diversity to Deliver Quality Services

California’s population is becoming increasingly diverse. Mostly driven by the growth of the Latino population, California is now a majority-minority state. There are many benefits to diversity, but when it comes to delivery of services, there are also unique challenges. Join us to discuss the need for a diverse workforce and cultural and linguistic competency.

Héctor Javier Preciado
Health Policy Director
The Greenlining Institute
Berkeley, CA

Priscilla Gonzalez
California Institute for

Garden 3
Capacity: 150
Two Hour Session

Articulation Made Easy - 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, making subsequent articulation agreements available for local articulation discussions. The session will discuss the project, showcase available resources, and provide materials for local articulation.

Michelle Pilati,
Faculty Coordinator of the project
Rio Hondo College faculty member and Treasurer of the Academic Senate for CCC
Sacramento, CA

Kris Costa
Project Tech Prep Coordinator
Tech Prep Coordinator for College of the Sequoias
Visalia, CA

Garden 4
Capacity: 120
Two Hour Session

The Plan for Career Technical Education in California – A Vision of the Future

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) have collaborated to create a plan for CTE that not only meets the requirements of Perkins IV to receive state funding, but also presents a broad and bold vision for CTE – one that will catalyze the development of a fully integrated approach to CTE, coordinating and drawing upon multiple funding streams, and embedding CTE within the state’s overall education and workforce development systems to serve the needs of all Californians.

Russ Weikle
California Department of Education
Sacramento, CA

Panel of CDE and CCCCO Education Consultants

Imperial Room
Capacity: 90
Two Hour Session

Money, Money, Money, Money – Grant Writing Tips to Help Make Your World Go Round

Grant writing should not be a mystery. This workshop will show you where to find a grant application, how to successfully approach the application, break it down, and understand what the grantor is looking for, and how to tell your story in a clear, compelling manner.

Nikki Siercks
Monroe High School/LAUSD (Retired)

Regal Room
Capacity: 90
Two Hour Session

ePortfolio – Lifelong Career Development Document!

The Porfolio 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.

Mark E. Bender, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair for Agricultural Studies
California State University, Stanislaus
Turlock, CA

Terrace Room A-F
Capacity: 120
Two Hour Session

Designing High Quality CTE Curriculum to Gain A-G Approval

This interactive session is designed specifically for CTE teachers, administrators, and curriculum specialists. Topics will include an overview of the a-g subject area requirement and course submission process; content area specific requirements; discussion of curricular approaches and strategies; and a review of sample course descriptions, their strengths and weaknesses.