button-download-workshop-filesStrand: Innovations on Equity in Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Session III: 2:00 – 3:00 PM


Join a panel of state and local leaders in Career and Technical Education who have collaborated with NAPE to deliver critical professional development to teachers/instructors, counselors and advisors, administrators, and community collaborators in order to increase student access, educational equity, and ultimately workforce diversity in high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand career pathways through CTE and STEM. Learn about the innovative Build Your Future Guidebooks for students/families and educators in Ohio; learn about the first Nontraditional Student Summits in Oklahoma and Iowa; and see how Cedar Rapids Community Schools integrated the Program Improvement Process for Equity (PIPE) with their work surrounding the Intercultural Development Inventory. Panel Moderator: Ben Williams, PhD, NAPE Director of Special Projects.


Ben Williams, PhD

Director of Special Projects
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity


Linda O’Conner

Office of Career and Technical Education
Ohio Department of Education

Innovation – Build Your Future Guidebooks: Construction and Advanced Manufacturing

Jeremy Zweiacker

Office of Career-Technical Education
Oklahoma Department of Education

Innovation – Nontraditional Student Summit (Explore NT, Summit, and TA with implementing strategies)

Tara Troester and Ken Morris

Cedar Rapids Community School District

Innovation – PIPE implementation with all four high schools and middle school partners; Explore NT; and integration with Intercultural Development Inventory

Jeanette Thomas

Iowa Department of Education

Innovation – statewide implementation of data dashboards, modified PIPE, and Nontraditional Student Summit 2016