Wednesday, October 12, 2011

California JSPAC Conference 12/6-7, 2011 in Sacramento

CA Perkins Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee (JSPAC)
Promoting Equity and Student Success in CTE”

The "News You Can Use" Newsletter – October 2011 is now available to read on the JSPAC website

Greetings from the JSPAC Co-Chairs!

The CA Perkins Conference registration is FILLING FAST!!  Click here to register.

The date is set, the location chosen, and the theme has been selected! The theme and title will be: Career & Technical Education: Success for All!

The 2011 JSPAC Conference

  • Where: Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, CA on
  • When: December 6-7, 2011 
Key note speakers include:  Kevin Fleming, Marty Nemko, and Barbara Nemko.  
Preconference workshops will be held on December 5, 2011 and include:

• Overcoming the fear of being honest:
Often, we're not honest when we're talking about how best to serve "under-achieving" kids—Join Marty
Nemko to learn how to speak the truth!

• Defined STEM:
Learn about educational media designed to promote and improve STEM education 21st century learning skills for ALL students, not just those interested or already advanced in STEM.

• Perkins Improvement Workshop:
Do you want your be more effective in serving special populations? Is your school facing the prospect of monitoring due to not meeting Core Indicators? If so, join us for this hands-on CDE/ CCCCO workshop.
Toot your own horn (or that of your neighbor!) Send us your Effective Practices so we can share them on the JSPAC website and at the conference! Send a program/service write up to Tell us the length of time in operation, accountability measures used, cost, outcomes, etc.

And speaking of FY 2011-12: we will again host regional workshops across California. All but two locations were scheduled within a week of notice going out! So plan to attend a workshop in your area. Schedule and details available on

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