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9/2/16 NTK: You Need to Know This

By Caty Solace September 26, 2016

CTE Need to Know 9/2/16 Links You Need:

10D Forms Due! Open submission: 9/15-10/15

To find information and submit your forms visit:

September 30 Last Day for WRA Pre-test

The last chance to take the WRA pre-test is September 30. Go to: CTECS: Idaho Overview for more information, and to sign up for the test.

New Teacher Workshops

Whether you have or are the CTE teacher new to teaching CTE or new to the teaching profession itself, we want to provide you with the support and training needed to facilitate the teacher’s success in the classroom, as a CTSO advisor, and with ICTE reporting. CTE-specific new teacher training is coming up soon!  Workshop dates and locations are:

Friday, September 30–Idaho State University, Pocatello
Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7–University of Idaho, Boise

Registration is free. Travel and substitute teacher costs are the responsibility of the district; however, added-cost funds may be used only to defray travel expenses. Substitute teacher expenses are the responsibility of the district.

Visit our Certification News for more information. Register soon!

Idaho SkillStack® Launch!

SkillStack® is live and running. We provided SkillStack® training for teachers during REACH, and you will continue to receive support through ICTE and the regional Transition Coordinators. Videos, manuals and sample lesson plans were created to support the transition as well. ICTE will offer a training via webinar October 4 at 9:00am (mst) and October 13 at 4:30pm (mst). The webinars will be recorded and available at

Beginning this semester, teachers in nine CTE program areas will begin using Idaho SkillStack® to track the progression of their students towards technical competency credit that is now under a statewide articulation agreement. The program areas are…(read more!)

Program Alignment Update

ICTE has recently updated program standards and aligned the required technical skill assessments for several programs. The standards and technical skill assessment information is available on our website at

We provided training at the August REACH conference to help teachers understand how to implement standards into their programs, review assessment results for program improvement, and provide opportunities for students to earn postsecondary credit.

Action Item: Teachers who were unable to attend the REACH conference should contact an ICTE Program Quality Manager to ensure they have the information required for their program.

REACH Survey

Did you attend REACH this August? We want to know what you thought about the experience. Please take this quick survey to help us make this the best professional development experience possible.

Take the Survey

Joint Officer Leadership Training (JOLT) Dates

CTSO student leaders from your schools are invited to attend a leadership training conference hosted by BPA, DECA, and FCCLA.

  • JOLT North- October 13-15th Coeur d’Alene Resort
  • JOLT South- October 27th-28th Burley Inn

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Fall Leadership for HOSA-Future Healthcare Professionals, SkillsUSA, and TSA Dates

CTSO student leaders from your schools are invited to attend a one day leadership training hosted by HOSA, SkillsUSA, and TSA.

  • Fall Leadership NORTH- October 17th – North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene
  • Fall Leadership SOUTH- October 20th –  College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls

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If you have questions regarding the content of CTE: Need to Know, please email:
Communications Manager, Caty Solace at