Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CA Perkins Nontraditional and Special Populations (JSPAC) Conference 2012

Promoting Equity & Student Success Through Career Technical Education
CA Perkins 
Nontraditional & Special Populations
(JSPAC) Conference 2012
Completion Matters: Change is Constant

Learn strategies to ensure students from Special Populations, including those that are nontraditional (by gender), succeed in school & in the changing workforce. Join us as we explore ways to increase student and program success & completion!

When:         Dec 4, 2012 (10AM) — Dec 5, 2012, General Conference
                     Dec 3, 2012, 1-4 PM, 3-hour Pre-Conference Intensives

Where:        Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA

Who:            K-12, adult & community college administrators, deans, faculty, counselors, program coordinators, student service coordinators, NGO directors/staff, business partners, SB70 Directors, WIB Directors, ELL/ESL Practitioners, DSPS educators, etc.
Teams from schools, districts, or Collaboratives encouraged to attend. Team registration discounts available! Discounted registration fees for teams of 2 or more! Every 3rd attendee from the same team is FREE! 


Why:            Perkins legislation requires that schools & colleges provide professional development and that they focus efforts on ensuring that students from special populations succeed in school at the same rate as the general population. Join us to learn strategies to make this happen! 
Speakers: Brad Phillips, Scott Lay, Ronnie Frostad and others
Pre-Conference (Dec 3rd):
Counseling and CTE: Increase Your Awareness and Learn to Guide Students into Careers that Provide Self-Sufficiency and Career Satisfaction
2.    Career Technical Education Legislative Updates: How to Have an Impact
3.    How Does the Intersection of CTE, Common Core Standards, and Student Success Initiatives Impact You, Your Programs, and Your Students.
Sessions (Dec 4-5th)*: Student success panels; Using technology to increase student success; How robotics are changing instruction; Nut bolts and thing-a-majig summer camps; Rosie’s girls,  Business panels; STEM careers; What are green careers and how many jobs are there?; Veteran’s programs—how to help; How to counsel student’s in CTE programs – ensuring that all    programs are “accessible” to all students; Stereotype threat; Perkins Act reauthorization; Marketing; Advocacy; Single parents, displaced home-makers, and economically disadvantaged students —who is serving them and how is it working?; Helping students with disabilities find their way and their voice; Effective use of Core Indicators and others data; Making your school and program effective with ESL And minority students; etc…

REGISTRATION and Request for Proposal (RFP) available now at:

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