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Professional Learning

Our team is happy to work with you to meet the professional learning needs of your district or school. Throughout the year we offer in person and virtual workshops that are designed to support high quality career technical education and career readiness. To discuss opportunities to build professional learning tailored to your needs, contact Jewyl Alderson

To learn more about upcoming opportunities, join our Career Pathway Navigator Newsletter, or check this page regularly! 

The Future Starts with You POdcast

The Future Starts with You with Jewyl Alderson A Career Ready Podcast. Image of headphones around a lightbulb

SDCOE is launching a new podcast, The Future Starts with You, where we explore career readiness initiatives with the people doing the real work in the field, from the classroom to administrators, industry and beyond. Our work at the San Diego County Office of Education is focused on ensuring all students have a future without boundaries.  

Podcasts will be less than 20 minutes long with interviews from the field highlighting the wonderful work happening in career readiness for our K12 students. Like the title says, the future starts with you. Listen on the podpage, or subscribe wherever podcasts are found!

CTE Professional Learning Opportunities

Students reach for supplies in learning lab

NEW DATE: Jan. 12
9 a.m. to noon

Explore career readiness from elementary to high school and join colleagues as we tour Coronado career pathway programs.

Spring Refresh Live for High School

Spring Refresh: Middle School Counseling for College and Career
April 28 - North County Regional Education Center, San Marcos
May 2 - Linda Vista Innovation Center, San Diego

8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

The Spring Refresh is a series of FREE workshops on topics that are relevant and timely for K-12 school counselors.

Lunch will also be provided at no additional cost. See the Flyer or Register today!

Spring Refresh Live for High School

Spring Refresh: Elementary Counseling for College and Career
March 14 - North County Regional Education Center, San Marcos
March 16 - Linda Vista Innovation Center, San Diego
8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

The Spring Refresh is a series of FREE workshops on topics that are relevant and timely for K-12 school counselors.

Lunch will also be provided at no additional cost. See the Flyer or Register today!

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Feb. 4
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  

Technology integration sessions focus on strong pedagogy and ways to strengthen learning through meaningful integrations that engage, enrich, and extend learning experiences.

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Dec. 2 or 13
San Diego County Office of Education main campus

Learn more about computer science courses from a counselor's perspective and their significant contribution to graduation requirements.

Spring Refresh Live for High School

Spring Refresh: High School Counseling for College and Career
Jan. 27 - Linda Vista Innovation Center, San Diego
Feb. 3 - North County Regional Education Center, San Marcos

8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

The Spring Refresh is a series of FREE workshops on topics that are relevant and timely for K-12 school counselors.

Lunch will also be provided at no additional cost. See the Flyer or Register today!

Networking with Peers

Counseling for Career Readiness Network

SDCOE is developing a series of opportunities designed for counselors to better support students along their pathway to careers. Join now and help us prioritize topics as we plan to launch this network in spring 2023

Join the SDCOE CTE Leaders Network

Are you a CTE leader in San Diego County? Email Jewyl Alderson to join our monthly meetings and be kept informed as news comes our way!

Join the SDCOE Esports Network

Join educators from across San Diego County to learn and support each other in all things eSports. Our focus is networking and support for each other to address success in academic gaming for our students.

Professional Learning Video Resources

Dig into assessment practice for distance learning in Career Technical Education with this 1 hour webinar.

Webinar Link

Slides 

While this webinar was originally designed to support Distance Learning, it is a great overview of authentic assessment practices in any classroom environment. 

  • Assessment
  • Instructional Practice

Learn more about credentialing requirements for CTE and the SDCOE designated subjects credentialing program. 

Part of SDCOE's Go Virtual Career Pathway Conference 2021. For more info, including a description and additional sessions go to https://careerpathways2021.sched.com/ 

  • Credentialing
  • CTE Leadership

Professionals work in Google "Suite" daily. Teachers can use this quick course to train students in the fundamentals of Google Docs (word processing), Sheets (spreadsheets), Slides (presentations), and Sites (website creation) so that they're ready for the workplace and then coach students in how to craft a resume and cover letter for their upcoming job applications.

  • Career Readiness
  • CTE
  • High School
  • Middle
  • Middle School
  • Teachers
  • WBL

We all want students to end up in fulfilling careers that pay a living wage, and there are a number of things we can do to prepare them for this throughout their educational journey. In this session, we will discuss strategies to help students find what they like, what they are good at, what the world needs and what they can get paid for. These approaches can be applied at the classroom, district or regional level, as we work together to help all students discover and pursue their Ikigai, or Purpose.

Video Link 

Ikigai Diagram and Strategies
  • Career Readiness
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Ikigai
  • Middle

Are you looking to ensure all students can one day find a meaningful career that allows them to afford the life they dream of? High quality career readiness initiatives are driven by industry data, and are designed to support upward economic and social mobility for our students. Join this session to dive into data on equity in the workforce, get insight into where you might find equity data for your own career programs and the college and career indicator, and discover strategies you can use to support all students as they seek to find their purpose.

Video Link

Slide Deck: https://bit.ly/EquityCTE

  • Career Readiness
  • CTE
  • Equity
  • Leadership
  • Webinar

Professionals work in Microsoft "Suite" daily. Teachers can use this quick course to train students in the fundamentals of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Sway so that they're ready for the workplace and then coach students in how to craft a resume and cover letter for their upcoming job applications.

  • Career Readiness
  • CTE
  • High School
  • Middle
  • Middle School
  • Teachers
  • WBL

Part of SDCOE's Go Virtual Career Pathway Conference 2021. For more info, including a description and additional sessions go to https://careerpathways2021.sched.com/ 

  • Counselors
  • CTE Leadership
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Teachers
  • WBL