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Tuesday, September 21

10:15am CDT

Making Sense of the MOC and CTE Authorization
Many schools are starting or expanding their work-based learning program. Learn about the circumstances that make the MOC endorsement a requirement and who can add this endorsement to their license. An option for schools looking for a CTE instructor is to hire someone with a CTE Authorization. Discover what classes are needed and how long it will take to earn this authorization

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Jennifer Anderson

Business Teaching Program Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa College of Business
The University of Northern Iowa is a bright and welcoming community of faculty, students and staff who are dedicated to your success.
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Mindi Heitland

School-to-Work Coordinator, Waukee Schools
Mindi is an adjunct instructor for the University of Northern Iowa teaching the Implementation of Work-Based Learning course. She is in her 13th year as the School-to-Work Coordinator for Waukee Schools and has served as the president of the Iowa Work-Based Learning organization... Read More →
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David Wempen

Education Consultant, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
Room 108

10:15am CDT

Reinvigorating SAE in Agriculture Education
For longer than 100 years, Agricultural Education programs have utilized a work-based learning component to make learning relevant for students.  With new Safety agreements, SAE for ALL initiative and utilizing electronic records to track metrics across programming - now is the best time the renew our love affair with SAE in Agricultural Education to show how our three component model is helping students achieve in Career and Technical Education.
1. Implement new agreement components. 2. Track valuable data metrics 3.Illustrate how SAE meets work-based learning outcomes.

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Matthew Eddy

Agriculture Education Consultant / State FFA Advisor, Iowa Department of Education

Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
Room 112

10:15am CDT

Work Based Learning
The Waterloo Career Center has implemented work-based learning (WBL) (incorporating academic knowledge, technical skills, and professional skills) to enhance the real-life work experience for our students. Our WBL program partners with our business partners to satisfy the industry requirement for skilled and talented professionals while also meeting the needs of the students with the desire to work within a field of interest. Our WBL programs are targeted to bridge the gap between the learning and the doing.1) What Work Based Learning is
2) What Work Based Learning framework like at the Waterloo Career Center
3) What the process of identifying students for WBL looks like
4) Struggles & Successes of WBL at the WCC


Amy Miehe

Administrator, Waterloo Community Schools

Mark Aalderks

Waterloo Career Center

Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
Room 113

11:15am CDT

Industry Experts Teaching CTE Standards - The Iowa Intermediary Network's Connection Lab!
Work-based learning and standards in one engaging 30-minute session presented by industry experts - this is the Iowa Intermediary Network's Connection Lab! Use the included assessment to verify learning, or facilitate a discussion on the information presented by industry experts. There are so many ways to use the Connection Lab sessions in your classroom; find out more about this exciting resource and the Iowa Intermediary Network's plans to continue creating useful CTE content! Why the Connection Lab was created
Navigating the Connection Lab
Components of Connection Lab Sessions
Using Connection Lab in your classroom
Iowa Intermediary Network Statewide Committee Structure to expand services

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Gena Gesing

Manager of Career and WBL Initiatives, Northeast Iowa Community College
Gena Gesing is currently the Director of Career Services at Northeast Iowa Community College. During her 13 years at NICC she has held several roles, primarily working to establish partnerships with district high schools in the areas of Career and Technical Education and career planning... Read More →
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Erin Swancutt

Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Hawkeye Community College/Iowa Intermediary Network

Tuesday September 21, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
Room 108
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