Preparing CTE Teachers for Today's Students:
Administrator & Mentor Training

Dates: February 8 & 9, 2016
Workshop Cost: $40.00 for materials
Hotel Information:
Capitol Plaza Hotel
415 West McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 635-1234

CANCELLED: This workshop will be rescheduled at a later time.

Presenter Nancy Headrick

Nancy Headrick works for the Southern Regional Education Board as director of the Teaching to Lead, a professional development induction for career-technical education teachers entering the professional through an alternative certification route.

Nancy spent 24 years with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She served as the Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Career Education and was responsible for overseeing the programs, services and activities related to career technical education, adult education, and community education. Nancy developed with staff the Division's state and federal budgets and state legislative proposals.

During Nancy's tenure in the Department she also served as the primary staff person to the Commissioner of Education and was the Department's liaison to the Governor's Office on all educational-related issues. Nancy assisted with the responsibilities of the State Board of Education.

Nancy completed her undergraduate work at Northwest Missouri State University and her Master's and doctorate at the University of Missouri. She also completed the Strategic Leadership for State Executives Program at Duke University.

Teaching to Lead is an induction model for beginning career-technical education (CTE) teachers pursuing an alternative route to certification that will increase their competence, self-efficacy and career commitment. The model includes a series of professional development activities as well as support through a mentor and guidance from a supervising administrator.

Four professional development modules guide the training for the induction model: Instructional Planning, Instructional Strategies, Classroom Assessment and Classroom Management. The modules were designed using concept papers that summarize research and best practices in career-technical education.

Each module is designed around several units of study that include specific lessons on the topics related to that unit. The teacher handbooks includes an overview and objectives for each unit, handouts to support the learning activities led by the instructor, planning forms, suggested activities beginning teachers can do with their assigned mentors and building administrators, and field activities for implementing and reflecting on the use of the plans they develop in the professional development sessions.

The support component of Teaching to Lead includes suggested activities for the administrator and mentor at the new CTE teachers' school site. Administrators and mentors will get an orientation to the professional development materials that will create a common language between the training experiences and on-site expectations. Attendees will experience some of the lessons from each of the four modules during the two days. And lastly, participants will explore various activities to support new CTE teachers.