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Career and technical education (cte)
Fall 2023 Statewide Professional Development

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All sessions are in-person:

Sept. 1: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center (NWESC)
703 W. 2nd St., Oakley
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Sept. 8: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Smoky Hill Education Service Center 
605 E. Crawford St., Salina
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Sept. 15: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1500 E 11th Ave #200, Hutchinson
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Sept. 18: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Southwest Plains Regional Service Center
810 Lark Ave., Sublette
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Sept. 22: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1104 E. 1000 Rd., Lawrence
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Sept. 26: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
947 W. 47 Hwy., Girard
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Sept. 29: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
13939 Diagonal Ave., Clearwater
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) will be providing CTE Professional Development (Technical Assistance) opportunities in the fall at educational service centers.

Topics being covered:

  • Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs).
  • Career Cluster and Pathway Program of Study Applications (CPPSAs).
  • CTE Clusters and Pathways.
  • Double-up and nesting requests.
  • Individual Plan of Study (IPS).
  • Industry recognized or sought credentials.
  • Kansas Course Code Management System (KCCMS) summary.
  • KSDE updates.
  • Office of Civil Rights  (OCR) Compliance.
  • Perkins V.
  • Student data management summary.
  • Kansas Work-Based Learning (WBL) Continuum that incudes elementary career field awareness, middle school Career and Technical Education (CTE) cluster exploration and high school CTE career pathway preparation.
    • Examples of WBL experiences across the continuum will be presented and participants will be encouraged to share local WBL experiences.
    • Postsecondary educational resources and labor market informational resources created by state agencies will be shared.

CTE coordinators and representatives of the CTE district teams are encouraged to attend (teachers, counselors and administrators).

Natalie Clark
Assistant Director, CTE
(785) 296-4351

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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