Month: November 2014

Making the Most of NCHSE Master Teacher Institute: The Event That Keeps on Giving

All four Oklahoma graduates of the 2013 NCHSE Master Teacher Institute have been busy taking what they learned at the first ever MTI and sharing with other instructors.  At our 2014 Oklahoma ACTE Conference, Laura Kincade Miller and Ashley Fitchner presented best practices from the MTI to their fellow instructors in a very well-received workshop.  Jill Nerio and Kristen Lemaster have been featured presenters, also sharing MTI content and new content they developed with the Health Careers Certification (HCC) Bootcamp participants and two sessions of the OK New Teacher Training.

We appreciate the Master Teacher Institute for all the resources gained that were shared with Oklahoma teachers and look forward to the next Master Teacher opportunity!

Submitted by Lara Skaggs, Program Manager, Health Careers Education

Oklahoma CareerTech Gets Creative with Professional Development

More than 50 health careers instructors met Sept. 17-18, 2014  at Tulsa Tech’s Health Science Campus for the first ever Health Careers Certification (HCC) Bootcamp.

The workshop featured a review of all testing data for technology center HCC programs and suggested best practices to improve scores on the National Health Science Assessment.  Participants spent a fun, interactive afternoon with two experienced CareerTech instructors who shared games, Web apps and learning tools that the instructors could immediately implement in their classrooms.  The presenters were from the inaugural NCHSE Master Teacher Institute (MTI) and many of the tools learned at MTI were shared.     The second day featured small breakout groups that rotated through five vendors explaining new technology available for students and five skills demonstration and practice sessions for HOSA competitive events.  It was an action-packed two days that received excellent reviews.

Submitted by Lara Skaggs, Program Manager, Health Careers Education