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COP 2021 Atlanta

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Community of Practice

Progress in a Pandemic

September 22 and 23, 2021
Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Atlanta, Georgia


Wednesday, September 22

7:00-8:30 a.m.                Breakfast

8:30-9:10 a.m.                Welcome, Introductions, and CTECS COP Overview and Purpose

Opening Keynote Speaker Introduction

9:10-10:30 a.m.              Opening Keynote Speaker: The CTECS-Tallo Talent Pipeline

Emily Todd and Sarah Lynn, Tallo

10:30-10:45 a.m.             Break

10:45-Noon                     CTECS Primary Initiatives: CTECS Staff

Noon-1:15 p.m.               Lunch

1:15-1:45 p.m.                Portland Public City Schools and CTECS: Carolina Cano (Virtual Presentation)

1:45-2:45 p.m.                Panel 1—Brave New World: Progressing in the Pandemic. What are your states' best practices in a time of uncertainty when adaption is the key?

Kelly Davis, Virginia, Dwight Littlefield, Maine, and Pam Moore, Kentucky

2:45-3:00 p.m.                 Break

3:00-4:00 p.m.                 Panel 2: The Talent Pipeline: Work Based Learning, Internships and Apprenticeships, Employability Skills and Job Market Shifts

Dana Depew, South Carolina, Kevin Reilly, Virginia, Emily Todd and Sarah Lynn, Tallo, and Carolina Cano, Oregon, Portland Public Schools (Virtual)

4:00 p.m.                        Closing

5:00-9:00 p.m.                CTECS COP Welcome Dinner Reception



Thursday, September 23

7:00-8:30 a.m.                 Breakfast

8:15-8:30 a.m.                 A Day One Recap and Look Ahead

8:30-9:30 a.m.                 Keynote Speaker: The New ASCA Student Standards in the CTE ContextAngie Hickman, American School Counselor Association

9:30-10:45 a.m.               Middle School Perspectives: Local CTECS Middle and High School Curriculum Implementation

  • Kentucky: Ashley Thomas
  • Colorado: Sabrina Peterson
  • Maine: Brian Leavitt (virtual)

10:45-11:30 a.m.             Extended Break to Allow for Checkout

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.    Panel 3: Social Emotional Learning, Data, Equity and Inclusion, and Access: with Jenni Bradford, Idaho, Marina McHatton, Nevada, and Angie Hickman, ASCA

12:30-1:30 p.m.               Lunch

1:30-2:30 p.m.                 Panel 4: Competencies/Credentials (Non Degree Programs), and Graduation Requirements to Postsecondary Transitions

Brian Leavitt (virtual), Maine, Dwight Littlefield, Maine, Pam Moore, Kentucky.

2:30-3:00 p.m.                  A COP Recap: What We Learned. How can we share and continue the dialogue in the spirit of the CTECS consortium?  

Close of Meeting