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UA Global Commerce FIRST Robotics Students Make It To The Finals, Now They Need The Money To Go

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Last month, members of RoboSquad 5891 from UA Global Commerce won a slot at the World Championships in St. Louis. This month they're raising the money to go.

Last month, members of RoboSquad 5891 from UA Global Commerce won a slot at the World Championships in St. Louis. This month they’re raising the travel expenses.

After winning in the New York Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Javits Center, the students of RoboSquad 5891 at the Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce in Harlem tackled a new challenge: raising  expense money for the trip to the Finals in St. Louis. The NYC Department of Education will for travel and lodging, but not expenses.

The team sprang into action with a digital marketing effort that includes a web site pitch, a GoFundMe campaign and a video news report on NY1. Watch reporter Michael Herzenberg’s NY1 news story:

East Harlem Robotics Students Seek Help
Traveling to St. Louis for FIRST World
Championship

see the RoboSquad 5891 photo gallery, and

 

DONATE TO FUND THE TRIP

 

 

SCIP Selective Corporate Internship Program Debuts Times Square Ads at Thomson Reuters

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For almost 20 years, SCIP, the Selective Corporate Internship Program, has provided high-school and college students with leadership training and real-world business experiences.

SCIP’s new 30 second ad will run five times per hour 24/7 for two weeks on digital signage at 3 Times Square, the Thomson Reuters building. Thomson Reuters iwill also  stream the ad  globally through its internal network and at the White House.

See three animated views of the new ad and link to it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

McKee High School Plans CTE Expo on Staten Island Sat, Mar 19

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McKee CTE High School on Staten Island is opening its doors for a CTE Expo on Saturday, March 19:

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Ralph R. McKee CTE High School
Career & Technical Education Expo
Saturday, March 19
9:00 am to 1200 noon
290 St. Marks Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

Nominate a CTE Teacher for the Schair Award

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Schair

Long-time chair of the Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education

The deadline for the 2016 Stanley Schair CTE Teacher Award for Excellence and Innovation is January 31.  The award is named for long-time CTE Council chair Stanley Schair who led the CTE effort in New York City for many years.

Nominate an exceptional New York City teacher who has demonstrated excellence in delivering a career and technical education program and who has created innovative approaches in the classroom, in partnerships with business and the community and in forging post-secondary pathways.

See the nomination form.

The Stanley Schair CTE Teacher Award for Excellence and Innovation will be presented at the United Federation of Teachers CTE Awards Recognition Ceremony on February 4,  2016.

CTE Student Apps Highlighted in ABC News TCS Marathon Coverage

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CTE at TCS MarathonABC NEWS

Four CTE high schools participated in an app challenge at the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

Just before the start of this year’s TCS New York City Marathon, ABC-TV news reporter Amy Breeze filed a story about the TCS goIT Technology Awareness Program. Students from four high schools — Chelsea CTE High School, the Academy for Software Engineering, Thomas Edison CTE High School and the Bronx Academy for Software Engineering — created a series of apps to support the marathon.

Watch the video.

NYCCTE Launches First Ever CTE High School Fair Nov 14 for Middle School Students and Their Families

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For the first time ever,Middle School students and their families can learn about career and technical education opportunities in a citywide CTE High School Fair scheduled for

Saturday, November 14 from
9:00 am to 2:00 pm at
George Westinghouse CTE High School,
105 Johnson Street in
Downtown Brooklyn, New York

Click for the informational flyer in English and Spanish:

CTEHSFair
CTEESFeria

For more information, email Harini Venkatesh HVenkatesh@schools.nyc.gov.

 

NYSED Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to Headline CTE Conference at Hofstra Nov 13

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HUConf2015flyer MaryEllen Elia, the Commissioner of Education for the New York State Education Department (NYSED) will lead a roster of experienced educators at the Fifth Annual Collaborative CTE Conference produced by the CTE Technical Assistance Center and Hofstra University on Friday, November 13 in Hempstead, Long Island.

The conference highlighting “Rigorous Multiple Pathways” is designed for Superintendents, District Administrators, School Board Members, Middle and High School Principals, Curriculum Leaders, School Business Partners and Teachers on Long Island, in Westchester County and in New York City.

Sessions will include presentations of innovative programs that meet the needs in high achieving schools with high achieving students.

Fifth Annual Collaborative CTE Conference
Friday, November 13, 2015 / 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center North Campus [MAP]
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549$35 per Person

Download the PDF flyer and registration form.

 

 

CTE Council Starts New Term and New School Year with Piñeiro and Jacobsohn at the Helm

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The first meeting of the 2015-2017 term of the Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education took place in the grand conference room of the historic Tweed Courthouse, headquarters of the New York City Department of Education.

On the first day of their three-year term, new and returning CTE Council Members met today to review the work of Council Committees and Industry Advisory Commissions and to discuss goals and priorities for the new school year. Members voted in Angel Piñeiro, Senior Vice President of ASI Systems, as the incoming Chairperson and Françoise Jacobsohn, Project Manager of Equal Rights Advocates, as Vice-Chairperson. Jacobsohn begins her third term with the Council. Outgoing Chairperson Jack Powers continues with the group as a Member of the Executive Committee.

The Department of Education’s new Executive Director for CTE John Widlund introduced himself and outlined his approach to technical education and his commitment to strong industry partnerships.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Members described the development of teacher training programs for the November 3 Election Day Professional Development events with NYC CTE PD programs slated in Automotive, Construction Skills, Graphics,Cisco Networking and Healthcare disciplines. They also outlined strategies for improving internships and apprenticeships, navigating the gig economy and extending career education into Middle Schools. Plans to support the Mayor’s new “Computer Science for All” program, the National Industry Certification for Educators initiative, and the First Ever CTE High School Fair on November 14 were introduced.

The first public meeting of the 2015–2017 CTE Council term is slated for Thursday, October 22.

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New School Year Brings A Fresh Focus on CTE

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Public interest in Career & Technical Education continued to grow over the summer. At a June press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio and UFT president Michael Mulgrew praised a mew program that will model New York City’s partnerships between schools and businesses in four other cities. At the end of June, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke out in support of CTE captured in the YouTube video at right. And in response to a bipartisan letter from U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Rob Portman and Tammy Baldwin, President Barack Obama signed an executive order recognizing U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education.

A NEW YEAR

The 2015-16 school year opens with exciting changes for Career & Technical Education in the five boroughs:

John Widlund takes over as Executive Director of CTE at the Department of Education. See the Chalkbeat article by Sarah Darville “As city prepares to redouble focus on career and tech programs, Fariña names new leader.”

Harini Venkatesh steps in as interim Executive Secretary for the CTE Council in place of Diallo Shabazz who was recently named Executive Director of One Hundred Black Men of New York.

CTE Council Members begin a new three-year term for the 2015 – 2018 school years. New officers will be elected during a Members-only organizational meeting on September 29, and the first public CTE Council Meeting of the new term will take place October 22.

Planning for the Election Day Professional Development events produced by industry partners has gotten underway with conferences in Construction Trades, Graphics, Automotive and other disciplines.

1509Spotlightx100The September issue of the DOE’s Spotlight newsletter reports on several partner events:

COMPUTER SCIENCE ROUNDTABLE
CTE students from the Academy of Software Engineering and Chelsea High School represented the NYC Department of Education at the annual STEMConnector Roundtable. CTE’s participation with STEMconnector on a national platform, comes on the heels of  “Computer Science for All,” a major initiative announced by Mayor De Blasio that will make computer science available to all NYC public school students.

SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP
Aimed at helping students to Gain Experience, Discover Technology and Explore Opportunities, NYC CTE, together with new CTE Council Member Tata Consultancy Services presented the goIT Student Technology Summer Camp at the Academy for Software Engineering Chelsea CTE High School,  Bronx Academy for Software Engineering and Thomas A. Edison CTE High School.

NATIONWIDE STEM CONTEST
The Solve for Tomorrow contest is a nationwide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education competition which challenges students in public school grades 6-12 to use STEM innovation to solve a problem within their communities. Participants are in the running to win their share of $2 million in Samsung technology for their classrooms.

plus the FIRST EVER NYC CTE HIGH SCHOOL FAIR
for Middle School students debuts Saturday, November 14 at the George Westinghouse CTE High School, 105 Johnson Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

Read these and more stories in the September 2015 Spotlight newsletter.

Bronx Intl HS Students Demo Diversity in Tech (and Their App) Following Rev. Jesse Jackson Keynote

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At the Social Media Week New York conference last week, Reverend Jesse Jackson presented a keynote discussion about Diversity in Tech and why we need to imagine the future of technology being the best it can be, where all are included and nobody is left behind.

Following Jackson’s address, seven students from Bronx International High School presented an app they developed as winners of the Code Interactive Student Incubator competition. The presenters —  Detzani Campos, Sidi Fall, Oumar Koulibaly, Olenny Polanco, Ana Reyes and Moubarak Teour — are digital design students in a new  CTE program that focuses on Digital Media and Design tools, a major focus of today’s tech. During normal class hours, they study Adobe Photoshop and the Adobe Certified Associates Exam Objectives and visit New York advertising and design agencies.

After school and on weekends,  they are learn about coding in partnership with Code/Interactive (C/I). They’ve participated in hackathons and won the C/I prize at a Hackathon.

Watch the team describe their work, and app called Know Your Neighbor or #KYN :