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COVID-19’s Impact on CTE: Defining the Challenge and the Opportunity
What makes Career Technical Education (CTE) unique, like the ability to participate in hands-on, work-based learning experiences, earn meaningful industry- recognized credentials and connect directly with employers, present specific and complex challenges when being delivered virtually. Within these challenges lies opportunity, and the pandemic can and should serve as a catalyst for change in the way states consider offering CTE programs to ensure that each learner - no matter their race, ethnicity, age, gender or zip code - is afforded access to and equitable delivery of high-quality CTE in their communities.
 
Advance CTE new resource,COVID-19’s Impact on CTE: Defining the Challenge and the Opportunity, identifies the challenges that impact the design, delivery and assessment of CTE programs across the country during COVID-19 (coronavirus) and beyond. Our work continues to provide members and the entire CTE community with the tools, resources and supports needed during this time.
 
Read the full paper here.
 

Prioritizing CTE Through and Beyond COVID-19

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has caused a significant disruption in our education system. Career Technical Education (CTE) has been particularly affected due to the nature of instruction and required laboratory- and work-based learning components. As state agencies are focused intently on their reopening plans — many of which do touch upon CTE —  state CTE leaders need to consider the wide array of challenges unique to supporting CTE learners and programs through this transition and beyond. 

Advance CTE’s new resource is designed to help states identify and prioritize those actions and activities that will ensure that learners stay supported and that CTE programs continue to grow and thrive.  

Prioritizing CTE Through and Beyond COVID-19 is a tool for state CTE leaders to leverage when planning for short- and long-term priorities. The resource asks state CTE leaders to reflect on the past and future impact of the coronavirus on CTE learners and programs, consider how to use data and engage the field to make informed decisions, and identify key action steps to assist the state in preparing for and implementing strategies to provide quality, equitable CTE this coming year. 

Download Prioritizing CTE Through and Beyond COVID-19 here (Word, PDF).

 

Advance CTE Reopening Tracking and Analysis

The purpose of this tool is to serve as a repository for up-to-date school reopening plans and to analyze their direct connection to Career Technical Education (CTE). We have also provided additional resources that may be applicable to CTE in your state. This tool is not exhaustive of available plans or resources. 
 
While we are continuously updating this tracker, our information is not necessarily the latest information available. If you feel that our information should be updated, or you have more up-to-date guidance for your state, please visit the below form to submit a link or attachment. You can also reach out to Policy Associate Dan Hinderliter at dhinderliter@careertech.org to ensure we have captured the most correct information. Thank you!
 

 

General Updates

U.S. Department of Education

Donation or loan of PPE guidance, U.S. Department of Education

Fact Sheet for Repurposing Federal Equipment and Supplies to Combat COVID-19, U.S. Department of Education

Perkins V State Plans and COVID-19 – FAQs Round 2, U.S. Department of Education

Perkins V State Plans and COVID-19 – FAQs, U.S. Department of Education

Resources for Schools and School Personnel, U.S. Department of Education

Fact Sheet for protecting students’ civil rights during COVID-19, U.S. Department of Education

 

Other

Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act Fact Sheet, United States Senate
 

Map of Coronavirus and School Closures, Education Week 

Map and database of state-by-state updates on actions taken by education systems in response to COVID-19, ExcelinEd

US COVID-19 50-State Tracker, Dentons 

Coronavirus: What You Need To Know, National Governors Association (NGA)

memo that looks at how states are regulating work-based learning programs during the crisis, NGA

Guidance from States for High School Graduation Requirements, The74
 
Statewide guidance documents specifically connected to college in high school programs, College in High School Alliance (CHSA)
 

 

Advance CTE Response

webinar reviewing the CARES Act in detail and it's connection to education and the workforce, Advance CTE  

COVID-19 supplemental letter to Congressional leadership, Advance CTE and ACTE, March 20, 2020

CTE priorities for future stimulus package: A Letter to Congress, Advance CTE and ACTE, April 8, 2020

Letter to U.S. Department of Education expressing concerns of student eligibility under Emergency Financial Aid Grants, Advance CTE and ACTE, April 23, 2020

Letter in strong support of the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020 (H.R. 6563), Advance CTE and 50+ National Organizations, April 22, 2020

Letter in response to the proposed HEROES Act, Advance CTE and ACTE, May 13, 2020

Letter in strong support of the provisions in the HEROES Act 2.0 (H.R. 925), that would establish an Emergency Connectivity Fund, Advance CTE and 60 Education and Related National Associations, November 20, 2020

Letter in strong support of an increase in funding for the E-rate program in the next emergency stimulus package, Advance CTE and 55 Education and Related National Associations, December 11, 2020

Re-Entry

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Restart and Recovery: Considerations for Teaching and Learning, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Reopening Schools in the Context of COVID-19: Health and Safety Guidelines From Other Countries, Learning Policy Institute

A Plan to Safely Reopen America's Schools and Communities, AFT

 

CTE-Specific Resources

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Fall Distance Learning Resources, PLTW

Free courses (until May 31st) through CTE Learn for CTE educators to prepare to teach online, ACTE

Lesson plans, projects and model course outlines, CTE Online

Global CTE Toolkit, Asia Society

CTE on the Frontier brief that covers distance learning including case studies of North Dakota's Interactive Television program and Idaho’s virtual learning academy, Advance CTE

Online tools for 7 CTE subject areas,  iCEV

Resources for teaching accounting online, AICPA

3D design learning at home, Makers Empire

Computer Science Academy online, interactive and free, Carnegie Mellon University

Learning computer science when schools are closed, Code.org

High-quality tools, resources and support for educators and parents, CTE Education Coalition

FCS Content-Specific E-Learning Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educators

A shared drive of lessons in all career clusters and pathways, Pittsburg State University

Free Online Career Development Resources, Kuder

Online, active learning for building-trades students, Home Builders Institute (HBI) 

CTE learning through AR/VR experiences, zSpace

COVID resources for the CTE community, NOCTI

On-line courses through the Career Essentials curricula, SkillsUSA

Webinars addressing e-learning and digital resources for health science educators, National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE)

CTE-relevant topics best suited for remote education, Chmura 

Learning management system and resources for business and marketing educators, MBA Research

Communities of Practice for agriculture educators, National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE)

Three Steps to Digital Success for Career and Technical Education, National Geographic Learning and Cengage

Information technology currculum, educator training and software thourgh a free Oracle Academy membership, Oracle

Resources for educators in STEM and CTE, Southern Regional Education Board

Postsecondary

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Connecting college planning to career pathways, College2Career Fairs

Guidance for building a sustainable pathway for disconnected youth to a high school diploma and a meaningful college credential with online instruction, Achieving the Dream 

Q&As about Federal Student Aid, An Office of the U.S. Dept. of Education

Handling clinicals, apprenticeship and more, Community College Daily

Statewide guidance documents specifically connected to college in high school programs, College in High School Alliance (CHSA)

Free exam prep tool for CompTIA certification exam, CompTIA and Amplifire

Postsecondary resources for those interested in contruction and design, ConstructReach

Interview skills training through May 31st, CareerSafe

Middle Grades

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A web-based program for students to learn and practice typing skills, Typing Club

Free Online Career Development Resources, Kuder

Distance Learning

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Parent and Community printables, ACT

Rapid Response Resources: COVID -19, including specific resources for states, PIE Network 

Resources for Learning from Home During COVID-19 School Closures, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Tips for Distance Learning for Adult Basic Education, EdTech Center 

Moving to Flexible Deliveries infographic, Teaching and Learning Center

Matching Technology to Components of Instruction infographic, Teaching and Learning Center

Keep Calm and Keep Teaching infographic, Teaching and Learning Center

Resources to help educators, out-of-school-time providers, parents and families, and community leaders support their young people during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, America’s Promise Alliance

Distance Learning Resources, The Smithsonian

Searchable database of education technology tools, Tech for Learners

The Shift to Online Teaching: translating proven higher ed practices to virtual classrooms, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Distance Learning Center: Broadcast Schedule, WGBH

Educational Resources for Teachers, Parents and Communities, Roadtrip Nation

MindTap, an online solution for Career and Technology Education, National Geographic Learning and Cengage

Learning Never Stops, online tools for remote teaching and learning, Networking Academy, CISCO 

Equity

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Supplemental Fact Sheet addressing the risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities, U.S. Dept. of Education

What COVID-19 Means for Incarcerated Students: Isolation, Uncertainty, & a Loss Sense of Humanity, New America 

Coronavirus Equity Considerations, NAACP 

COVID-19 and Homelessness: Strategies for Schools, Early Learning Programs, and Higher Education Institutions, SchoolHouse Connection

Two New Resources to Support Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis,  National Center for Learning Disabilities

Free membership and access over 8,000 captioned and described educational videos, The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

A State Policymaker’s Guide to Equitable Transitions in the COVID-19 Era, Education Commission of the States

Leadership/ Managing Virtually

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ACTE Virtual Conference Planning Guide: Background and information needed for preparing and delivering your conference or meeting online, ACTE

5 Tips for Managing Remotely During COVID - 19, The Management Center 

An organization with a fully virtual staff, published an article, Making the Most of “Going Virtual” in Response to COVID-19, Education First

Resources to help educators, out-of-school-time providers, parents and families, and community leaders support their young people during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, America’s Promise Alliance

Coronavirus Crisis Communications Triage Kit, The Communications Network

Principles for Higher Ed’s response to COVID-19, AFT and AAUP

Event planning guidance, World Health Organization

Planning and leading your virtual meetings, Vivayic

Managing your work-based learning activities, Seamless WBL

Fact Sheets

Advance CTE has produced fact sheets for states as they navigate CTE during Coronavirus. View a listing of all Advance CTE's fact sheets here

 

Distance Learning in Rural Communitites
April 2020
Rethink how to provide high-quality CTE with limited social contact when access limitations are a barrier. 

June 2020
A demonstration of how work-based learning can be provided across the continuum in a physically distant world.