October 12, 2020

Career Navigator News is a biweekly newsletter from your Career Navigator, Katie Hendrickson.

Last Weeks Visits and Planning

It was wonderful to see so many of you in person last week! If I didn't get to see you yet, no worries, our day will come.
Thanks to those schools who have filled out your strategic plan form. The results I've received so far are helpful, and I will share them with you when I receive all of the information.
If you need the link to be resent - don't hesitate to reach out.
Thank you for the supporting the efforts to increase career awareness and exploration activities for students!
This Week: MEA
My visits to schools are cut short this week by the annual Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA). For those of you who will be logging on to learn, I hope your sessions are educational and inspiring. There are about 20 live webinars to participate in on October 15th. Learn more about sessions here.
And, along with some educational opportunities, I hope that everyone gets a chance to rejuvenate! Here are some things you can do in the Metro area this weekend.
Manufacturing Event Continues All October
The spotlight on the manufacturing industry continues all this month, and we will continue to add company videos to FutureForward™ as we receive them. Keep checking back to see what new videos have been added. (Pro tip: check your link to the Educator Toolkit as we keep it updated for new additions.)

It's not too late to sign up to participate - just email me at: khendrickson@ssc.coop if you'd like to gain access.

Nominations Open for MN Teacher of the Year

Nominations are being accepted through November 15th for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year. Do you know a teacher who motivates and inspires students? Submit your nominee here: https://educationminnesota.org/news/awards/teacher-of-the-year/nomination-form
Resources to Share
Fall Farm to School Virtual Field Trip Series
The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) program is partnering with Midwest Dairy to host a series of free virtual field trips in October. Read more here.

Minnesota CTE Training
The MN Association for Career and Techinical Administrators (MACTA) is offering a four-part training program addressing topics relevant to CTE in Minnesota. You can sign up for one, two, three, or all four of the sessions. Topics are: Teacher Licensure, CTE Policy & Advocacy, and CTE Reporting. Click this link for more info and to register.

Pick Your Path Podcast
CEDA's Community Workforce Coordinator Emily David created a podcast for students to explore careers. Each podcast is 10-12 minutes long, and provides an overview of a career, as well as the experience or education needed for the position. Check it out here.

Prepare to Launch - October and November
Offered by MNAiC partner Target (and their Women in Science and Technology group). Virtual speaker events in October and November, perfect for STEM women in high school who can benefit from learning foundational skills for launching into a successful career.   More information can be found by clicking here.

Aspirations in Computing Awards for Women in High School (Application closes November 5)  
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-21 award season. Visit this link for more information.  See 40-second video targeted to students.

Job-Alike Meetings - October dates
Connect with teachers from our region who share your subject! These meetings are scheduled outside the school day. Attendees may be eligible for $50 stipend from Perkins.
Oct 20, 4-5pm - Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Dr. Zach Sheehan and Tim Barrett (MDE)

Training on Poverty - October 22 and November 19
Learn about the impact of poverty on student success and what can be done to support students experiencing poverty. This is a two-day training, held virtually. October 22 and November 19. Grant dollars can reimburse schools for sub costs (if applicable).

Email Brian Cashman for more information and to register: bcashman@gced.k12.mn.us

2020 CTE Works Summit - November 3
Learn from forward-thinking educators, workforce, and industry leaders in our communities who are addressing CTE-related topics. This year's theme  "A BOLD Vision Beyond 2020" highlights the importance of looking toward the future for successful student experiences.Click here for registration.

STEM Forward Virtual Fall Educator Forum - November 4
Join us for an amazing peer-to-peer learning opportunity that highlights STEM lessons and activities taking place in our classrooms and in hybrid/distance learning environments in southeast Minnesota that you can replicate immediately! This fall's Educator Forum will be taking place virtually via Zoom, on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, from 4:30 to 8:00pm. There is no charge for STEM Forward members to participate in this event.

Engineering Machine Design Contest - 2021
The Engineering Machine Design Contest is an opportunity for teams of 3-10 students to design and build a complex machine using everyday objects with the guidance of a coach. 2021's contests are offered regionally and virtually. Read more here.
Contact Your Career Navigator: 
Katie Hendrickson

Reach out anytime with questions, project ideas, or requests to meet.
Cell: 507-421-8777
Email: khendrickson@ssc.coop 

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October - Job-Alike Meetings
10/20-Ag and Ind. Tech
See the article under Resources for more info

October - choose your weeks to participate!
Manufacturing week is available throughout October 
(email Katie to register)
October 22 & November 19
Southern MN Perkins Consotia Poverty Training
(email Brian Cashman to register)
November 1
CTE Program Approval  due
(Email: mde.cte.program.approval@state.mn.us)
November 4
STEM Forward Educator Forum
(See more info in "Resources")
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