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Howard County Education Association

A CALL FOR EDUCATORS TO PROVIDE INPUT ON TEACHING STANDARDS

The National Board’s revised Career and Technical Education Standards, 2nd edition, are now available for public comment. Drafted by a committee of CTE educators and other experts in the profession, the standards will be available for review until April 13th.

Once approved, the standards will serve as the foundation for National Board Certification in CTE. The link to the survey and more information are available on our website at http://www.nbpts.org/public-comment.

Your participation is important — If these standards are truly to represent the consensus of the field, then we need to hear from teachers just like you. Please take some time to let us know your input, and share the link broadly with your colleagues, both NBCTs and those who have not yet certified.

The specific content areas include:

Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Concentrations in this area include, for example, agriscience, animal science, agricultural business, environmental sciences, fisheries management, forestry, horticulture, and wildlife management.

Arts and Communications. Concentrations in this area include, for example, media arts, writing and related arts (e.g., journalism, translation, advertising, and public relations), and graphic arts.

Business, Marketing, Information Management, and Entrepreneurship. Concentrations in this area include, for example, accounting and finance, information systems, administrative office technology, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Family and Consumer Sciences. Concentrations in this area include, for example, nutrition and wellness, family relations and human development, child and elder care, clothing and textiles industries, hospitality industries, housing decision making, and home living and maintenance.

Health Services. Concentrations in this area include, for example, nursing, psychiatry, rehabilitative therapy, hospital administration, and medical records.

Human Services. Concentrations in this area include, for example, preschool or day care, law and legal studies, law enforcement, public administration, child and family services, religion, and social services.

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology. Concentrations in this area include, for example, carpentry, electronics, plumbing, masonry, mechanics and repair technology, and automotive maintenance.

Technology Education. Concentrations in this area include, for example, communication systems (e.g., transmitting, receiving, storing information), transportation systems (e.g., loading, moving, unloading, and storing items), manufacturing systems (e.g., locating and extracting material resources, producing industrial materials), and construction systems (e.g., preparing building sites, setting foundations, erecting structures, installing utilities).