Calendar Events for Site and District Leads

Calendar Events for Site and District Leads

Dual Enrollment, Info Session with Community College Partners:  We are convening K12 and community college partners together to address the topic of Dual Enrollment (DE).  Career Education often lends itself to such opportunities; however, this presentation will address the overall topic, and all from K12 who are involved or interested in any DE are welcome to join.  Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Counselor Breakfast:  Friday, March 5, 2021, morning

Inspire VC: A CTE Expo - Originally planned for April 2021, this event is being rescheduled for spring of the 2021-2022 school year.  A convening and sharing featuring CTE projects and programs from throughout Ventura County.



Designed for CTE Leaders at Sites and Districts 

Meetings will focus on an array of CTE topics and will be held online either via Zoom meetings or Webinars, from 9-10:30 am.  Topics will be posted prior to sessions and will be recorded for those unable to attend.  All site and district CTE leads are welcome to join our meetings as we convene around best practices in CTE.  

 January 25, 2021: Focused Topic: Dual Enrollment & Articulation. 

Powerpoint | Zoom Recording (Passcode: zAU3+=9y) & Chat Notes

November 30, 2021Focused Topic:  CTE Completer Post-secondary Status Survey.  Please join to share best practices as we prepare for this annual CDE requirement.  

October 26, 2021:  Focused Topic:  Student internships & liability issues/forms, with Guests Russ Olsen of the JPA and Pamela Heron of VCOE.  Access the zoom recording here.

September 28, 2021:  CDE Programs Consultant Tara Neilson will be joining us to provide information on the CTEIG Addendum for the current round of funding.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 

Monday, May 17, 2021:  Work-Based Learning. This time will be a review of WBL types, sharing of best practices for data collection and employer engagement, and identifying county strategies to engage with employers on the topic of Work-Based Learning (WBL).  This session will provide opportunity to inform upcoming CTEIG and Perkins grant applications.  We will review Cal-Pads reporting as related to WBL as well.  Zoom link here.  Session starts at 11 am. 

Meeting notes

Tuesday, April 27, 2021: Analyzing CTE Data for Grant Applications.  This is a special session for those involved in grant applications, specificially CTEIG and Perkins, and leaders involved in developing district programs. Zoom link here. Join us as we explore these topics through sharing of best practices among colleagues throughout the county: (1) Data districts analyze related to CTE programs and planning; (2) The process in place to review data; (3) How data is used locally: does data drive CTE plans and grant applications? Which drives which - does the LCAP drive the CTE program/plan; or does the CTE program/plan drive the LCAP; or do these operate independent of each other?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021: CCI, Equity, and the LCAP.  How are we addressing CCI data and equity issues as we develop our LCAP? Please join us for a presentation and breakout discussions with colleagues from around the county on best practices in support of the CCI and student group data.  Pre-registration is not required.  District and site leaders, counselors and other educators involved in CTE programs are welcome to join.  Zoom link here.  


Thursday, January 21, 2021: Developing a District Vision of CTE.  Laurie Looker of CVUSD and Monica Phillippe of OUHSD will be presenting.  Participants will break into small groups to share and identify actionable items for developing their own CTE plans.  Join Zoom Meeting 9 am-10:30 am

November 12, 2020:  CTE High School / Community College Alignment, with our CTE Deans from Oxnard, Moorpark, and Ventura Colleges. 

 September 17, 2020 Cancelled in consideration of CTEIG application deadline (September 17) and SWP activities (applications due October 16).

Professional Development Opportunities

CTE Online training: October 14, 2021, 3:30-4:30 pm.  Access the zoom recording here.

Arduino Training for Middle School Teachers:  Opportunity for teachers to learn to write and upload code.  This training is designed for SWP Round 2 LEA partners; all are welcome as space permits.  September 23, 2021; October 7, 2021; December 2, 2021.  Click here to access the flier for the December 2, 2021 flier with registration information.

Strong Workforce Program - Activities for VCOE Consortium Partners

Strong Workforce Program - Activities for VCOE Consortium Partners

Our annual fall Professional Development Day for all teachers/sites involved with VCOE Strong Workforce Program grant in 2020-2021 (In lieu of Kickoff/ROP Day) has been cancelled in support of ensuring teachers are with students in classes.  Below is an outline of activities for VCOE Consortium partners.

Business & Entrepreneurship curriculum and digital portfolios: for Media & Stagecraft teachers:  Thursdays, November 19, December 3,  February 4, and February 25. 


Trauma Informed Care & Practices (TIPS):  February 11, February 23, March 10, April 16.  Pre-registration is required.  Teachers attend one session with four date options.  This is for all teachers touched by SWP grant funding.


Intercultural Communication/Cultural & LInguistic Competence: June 3, 2021.  SWP work plan for Healthcare Industry instructors; all high school CTE teachers are welcome to join.  Click here for flier with details.  Two sessions offered:  1:30-3pm (and) 3:30-5pm.  




2019-2020 Items

2019-2020 Items

From our June 23, 2020 Leadership Meeting

Click here for the agenda.

Click here for a copy of CTE Online Best Practices, Rebecca Chandler, VUSD

Helpful links from Rebecca Chandler's presentation:

Quality Matters Rubric

CTE Online

Tuesday, June 9, 2020: CEC Master Schedule Items/Course Directory Updates Webinar.  

Click here for the agenda.

Click here for a recording of the webinar.

CTE Leadership

Work-Based Learning, New Cal-PADS Data Collection Item

Information posted below is from the CDE WBL Webinar, November 24, 2020.  Key points include:

  • Work-Based Learning (WBL) data is to be reported for all students, not just those participating in Career Pathways.  
  • New WBL data collection is for internships, student-led enterprise, and virtual/simulated WBL.  Job shadowing, jobs students secure on their own, and mentorship are not considered Internships.  The powerpoint includes details and definitions.  
  • WBL data is to be included with CalPads submission, EOY 1, July 30, 2021; new WBL codes will be analyzed for potential inclusion in the fall 2022 Dashboard.
  • All WBL data must be mapped to a course; this could be 9000 Work Experience or CTE courses.
  • The recording is approximately 2 hours long.
  • VCOE Career Education is considering putting together a regional training.  We will include information on any regional training in our monthly CTE Spotlight e-newsletter.

Access the powerpoint here; Cal-Pads resources may be found at this Resource Repository page.  

Access the recording at this youtube channel.

Cal-PADS code sets are located at this CDE page.