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Tuesday, September 17 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Program Approval and Self-Study Process

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Iowa’s Quality CTE Program Review Tool and Self Study Process Iowa Code chapter 258 mandates the Iowa Department of Education to approve all secondary CTE programs. Accordingly, the department designed a program approval process following extensive review and evaluation of several national program approval models. The guiding principles behind the program approval process include continuous improvement, data-informed decision making, peer review and feedback, and partnership and capacity building. Use of the instrument provides programs, school districts, and Regional Planning Partners the opportunity to drive local program improvement. The indicators are rooted in the tenets which define a strong program. This session will review the self-study instrument as an integral component of the program approval process and share how it may be used to enhance the local needs assessment required in Perkins V. There will be time set aside for questions.

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Katy Blatnick-Gagne

CTE Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Dr. Blatnick-Gagne is a native of Colorado where she spent over 14 years in family and consumer sciences education (teaching, advising and at the state level). She received her Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership from New Jersey City University and then worked at Texas... Read More →
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Lisa Stange

ACTE Region III Vice President, Retired Education Consultant
Lisa spent over 25 years in secondary and middle school classrooms teaching FCS courses that include ProStart, School-to-work, health, math and science and served as an FCCLA Adviser. She spent 5 years at Iowa State University coordinating and teaching the Family and Consumer Sciences... Read More →
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Pat Thieben

Acting Bureau Chief, CTE, Iowa Department of Education
Pat received her BA in Business Education from the University of Northern Iowa. She continued her education at California State University--Northridge Campus, The University of Texas, and completed her Master’s in Educational Administration at Iowa State University. She spent most... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Room 115