Monthly Webinars

 

Time: Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 10:00-11:00 A.M., unless indicated.

These monthly webinars are designed specifically to provide support and technical assistance to Perkins Consortium Leaders who oversee the administration and implementation of the Perkins Federal Grant in their consortium. Webinars are facilitated by state staff, CTE consortium leaders, or other subject-matter experts. 

Continuing Education Units

CEUs are offered for school administrators issued by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators. All participants requesting CEUs for these webinars must meet all the requirements below:

  • Pre-register for the session(s) using your work email address.
  • Attend the live webinar session. Clock hours are not issued for watching recordings.
  • Participate in the chat discussions.
  • Remain in the webinar session until the webinar ends.
  • Complete the post-webinar evaluation on meeting learning outcomes.
  • Participate in at least three webinars or three hours total. You may request more than three clock hours if you attended more than three webinar sessions.

Send an email with your request for CEUs to yingfah.thao@minnstate.edu and include the session(s) you attended for which you are requesting a CEU. I will verify your attendance and the time you logged on and off each webinar. These are time-stamped and recorded in Zoom.

Contact: Yingfah Thao, Director of Professional Development for CTE at yingfah.thao@minnstate.edu.

September 21, 2023

Topic: Postsecondary Accountability (Part I)
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Presenter: Carrie Schneider and Katie Vaccari
Who should attend: Postsecondary Perkins Leaders

This session will provide a review of Perkins V Postsecondary accountability definitions, structure, and reporting in Minnesota. We will also provide updates related to accountability and SDPLs (i.e., targets) and allow time for questions. An additional session will be offered on October 19 focusing more specifically on the Perkins V Postsecondary reports available in Power BI and will include an overview of the information provided in the reports and a demonstration of how to access and use the reports in Power BI.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand Perkins V Postsecondary data structure, accountability definitions and reporting timelines.
  2. Know where to find/review your consortium’s accountability data.
  3. Understand how State Determined Performance Levels (SDPLs) are established.
  4. Know how they are used to evaluate performance (i.e., Improvement Plan required).
  5. Understand what it means to be on Improvement Plan Status.
  6. Know where to find/review your consortium’s summary performance reports and determine if your consortium is on an Improvement Plan for an indicator.

Presentations and Handouts

One-Minute Online Survey

Presentation (PDF)

Webinar Recording (47 min.)

October 12, 2023

Topic: Perkins Leaders Discussion on CLNA
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Presenter: Perkins Leaders Panel
Who should attend: All Perkins Leaders

UPDATE: This session has been canceled.

 

 

 

October 19, 2023

Topic: Postsecondary Accountability Power BI Training (Part II)
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Presenters: Carrie Schneider
Who should attend: Postsecondary Perkins Leaders

This session will focus more specifically on the Perkins V Postsecondary reports available in Power BI and will include an overview of the information provided in the reports and a demonstration of how to access and use the reports in Power BI.

Presentation (PDF)

Webinar Recording (46 min.)

November 9, 2023

Topic: Programs of Study: Going Beyond the Spreadsheets
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Presenter: Robb Lowe and Shelli Sowles
Who should attend: All Perkins Leaders

Together, we will explore the importance of what effective communication with partners plays in a strong Program of Study (POS). While completing spreadsheets on POS as part of your local plan is important, we want to spend time talking about what happens beyond those spreadsheets that demonstrate how all of us are moving students from secondary to postsecondary success using programs of study. We will include best practices of timing while developing consortium POS and the alignment to the local workforce needs.  

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to explain the Minnesota Program of Study Definition to non-CTE and non-Perkins people such as parents, counselors, advisors, and students.
  • Participants can connect POS to the CLNA and understand that local POS needs should drive Perkins funding.
  • Participants will recognize the difference between an active POS and a passive POS, and the necessity for communication.

Webinar Recording (56 min.)

Presentation (PDF)

December 6 - 15, 2023

Topic: Workforce Trends for Career and Technical Education
Time: various (see below)
Presenter: Erin Olson, RealTime Talent 
Who should attend: All Perkins Leaders

The post-pandemic recovery has led to rapid change in demand by career field, workplace expectations, and availability of skilled talent. With a cooling of hiring conditions in recent months, this year’s analysis of regional opportunities for Career and Technical Education focuses on the most promising pathways for program growth by career field.

1. Wednesday, December 6 th, 2023, 9:00 am – Statewide Kickoff Event

Presentation (PDF)
Report (PDF)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 32 min)

2. Monday, December 11 th, 2023, 9:00 am - Northwest and Northeast MN: Regional Labor Market Report #1 and #2

Presentation (PDF)
Northwest Report (PDF)
Northeast Report (PDF)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 30 min)

3. Wednesday, December 13 th, 2:00 pm - Central and Twin Cities MN: Regional Labor Market Report #3 and #6

Presentation (PDF)
Central Report (PDF)
Twin Cities Report (PDF)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 31 min)

4. Friday, December 15 th, 9:00 am - Southeast and Southwest MN: Regional Labor Market Report #4 and #5


Presentation (PDF)
Southeast Report (PDF)
Southwest Report (PDF)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 30 min)

December 14, 2023

Topic: Minnesota's Four-Year State Plan for Career and Technical Education
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Presenter(s): Minnesota State and MDE Staff
Who should attend: Perkins Leaders

Join us for an overview of the revised Perkins Four-Year State Plan highlighting key areas that continue to support our CTE programs to remain relevant and impactful. We will outline a comprehensive timeline and process for gathering public feedback about the plan and its alignment with the WIOA State Plan process.

January 11, 2024

Topic: Completing Your Perkins Reallocation
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Presenter(s): Minnesota State and MDE Staff
Who should attend: Perkins Leaders

Presentation (.pdf)

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January 18, 2024

Topic: Secondary CLNA Data: Student Performance 
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Presenters: Kari-Ann Ediger
Who should attend: Secondary Perkins Leaders only, but postsecondary should attend if interested

Presentation (.pdf)

Watch the recording
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The purpose of the CLNA is to support data-driven decision-making and more closely align planning, spending and accountability activities under Perkins V to provide focus at the local consortium level. This session will begin to cover Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) information, specifically for the 9-12th grade Student Performance data and offer a starting point to begin identifying and interpreting the data. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Be able to explain and demonstrate a clear understanding of the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) requirement under Perkins V and the value it provides to secondary at the local consortium level.
  2. Locate the CLNA Summary document on the Minnesota State CTE website.
  3. Identify Student Performance data, additional data sources, and collaborators to engage with during plan development.

January 25, 2024

Topic: Special Populations: Building a Foundation to Understand the Requirements of the Perkins V Legislation in Minnesota (Part I)
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Presenter(s): Eva Scates-Winston
Who should attend: Perkins Leaders

Presentation (.pdf)

Primer Handout Document (.doc)

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This is a two-part series on special session focused on special populations. This is a primer for all Perkins Leaders to revisit and review this area of the Perkins Act to understand your role as Perkins Leaders in addressing this area.

The Perkins V reauthorization of 2018 has a broader emphasis on addressing equity for special populations. The requirements in the law detail local accountability of those requirements, but what does it look like to "ensure access or non-discrimination” or "provide supports for success", or “improve outcomes” specifically to special populations? Join this webinar to gain a common understanding and shared practices and examples. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will understand the Perkins V legislative provisions for supporting the participation of special populations in CTE programs.

  • Participants will be able to identify at least two shared examples of local and or national practices on accountability and participation of special populations.

  • Participants will be able to locate and identify resources shared on accountability and strategies for supporting special populations.

Part two of this series will be scheduled for April 11, 2024.

February 8, 2024

Topic: Part I: Completing Your Local Application
Focus: Overall Local Application process with an emphasis on the CLNA Results and Priorities, and Perkins V Local Application 

Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Presenters: Shelli Sowles, Robb Lowe, and Sue Selland-Miller
Who should attend: All Perkins Leaderss

This session will review the overall Local Application process. Then walk participants through the components of the CLNA Results and Priorities document (formerly known as the CLNA Framework) and the revised Perkins V Local Application in preparation for the May 1, 2024, submission deadline.  

 

February 9, 2024 (Friday)

Topic: Part II: Completing Your Local Application
Focus: State-Recognized Programs of Study (S-R POS) – Funding POS and Combined Secondary and Postsecondary Budget 

Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Presenters: Karl Ohrn, Michelle Kamenov, Robb Lowe, and Dean Breuer
Who should attend: All Perkins Leaders

This session will review the S-R POS – Funding POS and Combined Secondary and Postsecondary Budget spreadsheets changes and the new Perkins Funded Positions spreadsheet. The process for completing each document will be reviewed as part of the application submittal due May 1, 2024. 

 

Webinar Recording (58 min)

Presentation (pdf)

 

February 15, 2024

Topic: Secondary CLNA data: Size, Scope, Quality
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Presenters: Kari-Ann Ediger, Kelley McClure Mork, Brian Cashman, Jami Schwickerath, Leah Bott 
Who should attend: Secondary Perkins Leaders

The Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) aims to support data-driven decision-making and more closely align planning, spending, and accountability activities under Perkins V to provide focus at the local consortium level. 

Presentation (.pdf)

Webinar Recording 

March 14, 2024

Topic: Submitting Your Local Application Using the New Process
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Presenters: Minnesota State and MDE Staff
Who should attend: All Perkins Leaders

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We'll walk you through the necessary steps to submit your local Perkins applications to the state. We are no longer using Amplifund to manage our grant application or process. Attend this session to learn how to submit your application and how Minnesota State and MDE will manage this process without a grant management system. We will walk you through our new in-house "system" for submitting your application. 

Topic: Special Populations: Building a Foundation to Understand the Requirements of the Perkins V Legislation in Minnesota (Part II)
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Presenter(s): Eva Scates-Winston
Who should attend: Perkins Leaders

Register

This is a part two of a series on special session focused on special populations. This is a primer for all Perkins Leaders to revisit and review this area of the Perkins Act to understand your role as Perkins Leaders in addressing this area.

Topic: Creative Confluence: Co-Designing Professional Learning Experiences
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Presenter(s): Yingfah Thao and Shelli Sowles
Who should attend: Perkins Leaders

Register

Join us for an immersive workshop to co-design the next wave of professional development learning experiences for Perkins Leaders. "Creative Confluence" is a collaborative session dedicated to harnessing the collective creativity from Perkins Leaders to develop innovative, human-centered professional learning. Our goal is to co-create and co-design with you using insights and data collected over the last year to design impactful learning. We will use a human-centered approach and principles rooted in co-creation, empathy, and iteration.

We will also review definitions and required professional development activities under the Perkins V Act.

Topic to be determined 

You can find previous monthly webinars in the section below.

 

Schedule for July 2021-June 2022 Monthly CTE Webinars
Thursdays from 9:00-10:00am, unless otherwise noted.

Schedule Subject to Change – Check Back for Changes 

Date

Category

Title

Presenters

Aug. 12th, 2021 Performance Levels, Data and Accountability

Power BI Training for Perkins V Reports - Postsecondary Refresher

Presentation (1 MB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (59 min.)

Katie Vaccari, Minnesota State Academic and Student Affairs Research; Karl Ohrn, Minnesota State CTE
Aug. 19th, 2021
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Non-Traditional Career Pathway Training

In cooperation with Minnesota State, the MFSO will host a virtual 2-hour workshop focused on helping CTSOs increase participation in nontraditional occupational programs and pathways. The training will be done by NAPE (National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity). The workshop will be primarily geared to CTSO Executive Directors (Staff) and CTSO Advisors but relevant and open to the CTE community of educators and administrators.

Contact Emily.saed@state.mn.us to register.

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)
Aug. 26th, 2021 Perkins V Administration

Annual Performance Report (APR)

Presentation (711 KB .pdf)

APR Sample Responses (283 KB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (44 min.)

Jeralyn Jargo, Minnesota State CTE; Michelle Kamenov, MDE CTE; Yingfah Thao, Minnesota State
Sept. 2nd, 2021

Performance Levels,
Data and   Accountability        

Secondary Data Reports & Accountability

Presentation (575 KB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr. 3 min.)

Kari-Ann Ediger, MDE CTE
Sept. 9th, 2021 Perkins V Administration

Perkins V 2.0

Presentation (678 KB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 6 min.)

Jeralyn Jargo, Minnesota State CTE; Michelle Kamenov, MDE CTE
Sept. 16th, 2021  Performance Levels,
Data and   Accountability

Powerfully Iimpacting Each CTE Student

 

Dr. Rose Chu

Sept. 16th, 2021

10:00 am- 11:00 am

Perkins V Administration

Open Session for Perkins Consortium Leaders

Karl Ohrn, Minnesota State CTE; Michelle Kamenov, MDE CTE
Friday, Sept. 17th, 2021 9:00 am- 11:00 am Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Work-based Learning Capacity Building Cohort

Exemplary work-based learning programs, Work-based learning needs assessment

Register at MDE Work-based Learning webpage.

Erin Larsen, MDE CTE
Sept. 23rd, 2021 Performance Levels,
Data and   Accountability      

Postsecondary Data Reports & Accountability

Presentation (731 KB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (59 min.)

Katie Vaccari, Carrie Schneider, Stacy Karl, Minnesota State Academic and Student Affairs Research
Sept. 30th, 2021 (CANCELLED- session reschedule tbd) Perkins V Administration

Perkins Fiscal Processes

Register

Karl Ohrn, Rosa Melin, Minnesota State CTE
Wed., Oct. 6th, 2021 8:30 am- 3:00 pm Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Work-based Learning Summit

Join work-based learning coordinators from across the state for a day of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking. Registration is required.

Register for the virtual summit here.
Oct. 7th, 2021 Perkins V Administration

Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) Prep: Round 2

Presentation (289 KB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (39 min)

Karl Ohrn, Minnesota State CTE; Michelle Kamenov, MDE CTE

Oct. 7th, 2021 10:15 am – 11:00 am  

Performance Levels,
Data and   Accountability

Keeping an Equity-minded Approach to Data Review and Analysis

What does an “equity-minded approach” to data mean? Where do I begin with next steps now that I have my data? Who else should be a part of the discussions? This session is in response to questions and challenges from CTE leaders.

Presentation (720 KB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (44 min)

Eva Scates-Winston, Robb Lowe, Minnesota State CTE 
Monday, Oct. 11th, 2021 8:00 am- 9:30 am Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Central MN Workforce Trends & Economic Impacts Regional Labor Market Reports for Pathway Partners

Presentation (2.4 MB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 27 min)

Regional Report (6.3 MB .pdf)

2020 Regional Reports

Erin Olson, RealTime Talent
Monday, Oct. 11th, 2021 1:00 pm-2:30 pm Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Northwest MN Workforce Trends & Economic Impacts Regional Labor Market Reports for Pathway Partners

Presentation (2.1 MB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 10 min)

Regional Report (6.3 MB .pdf)

2020 Regional Reports

Erin Olson, RealTime Talent
Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 2021 1:00pm-2:30pm (Rescheduled from 10/15/2021) Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Northeast MN Workforce Trends & Economic Impacts Regional Labor Market Reports for Pathway Partners

Presentation (2.2 MB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 6 min)

Regional Report (6.3 MB .pdf)

2020 Regional Reports

Erin Olson, RealTime Talent
Thursday, Oct. 14th, 2021 8:00 am- 9:30 am Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Southwest MN Workforce Trends & Economic Impacts Regional Labor Market Reports for Pathway Partners

Presentation (2.5 MB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 17 min)

Regional Report (6.2 MB .pdf)

2020 Regional Reports

Erin Olson, RealTime Talent
Thursday, Oct. 14th, 2021 1:00 pm-2:30 pm Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Southeast MN Workforce Trends & Economic Impacts Regional Labor Market Reports for Pathway Partners

Presentation (2.1 MB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 5 min)

Regional Report (6 MB .pdf)

2020 Regional Reports

Erin Olson, RealTime Talent
Monday, Oct. 18th, 2021 8:00 am- 9:30 am Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Metro Workforce Trends & Economic Impacts Regional Labor Market Reports for Pathway Partners

Presentation (1.7 MB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 34 min)

Regional Report (6.5 MB .pdf)

2020 Regional Reports

Erin Olson, RealTime Talent
Oct. 21st, 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am All Categories

CTE Works! Summit - Prep for Tech Hosts, Facilitators & Presenters

Yingfah Thao, Minnesota State and Summit Planning Team
Oct. 28th, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm All Categories

CTE Works! Summit - Prep for Tech Hosts, Facilitators & Presenters


Yingfah Thao, Minnesota State and Summit Planning Team
CANCELLED- Oct. 28th, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am Performance Levels,
Data and   Accountability

Powerfully Impacting Each CTE Student: Session #1

Dr. Rose Chu; Eva Scates-Winston, Minnesota State CTE 
Monday, Nov. 1st, 2021 Perkins V Administration

Annual Perkins Consortium Leaders Meeting

Presentation (1.5 MB .pdf)

CLNA and Resource Presentation (3.7 MB .pdf)

CLNA Prioritization Rubric (775 KB .pdf)

Programs of Study Presentation (586 KB .pdf)

POS Submission Document (220 KB .pdf)

Performance Indicators Presentation (477 KB .pdf)

Use of Funds Presentation (595 KB .pdf)

Special Populations Presentation (445 KB .pdf)

 

Karl Ohrn, Minnesota State CTE; Michelle Kamenov, MDE CTE
Tuesday, Nov. 2nd  – Wed. Nov. 3rd, 2021 All Categories

CTE Works! Summit (virtual)

The annual CTE Works! Summit is an energizing professional development event featuring national leaders and local innovators sharing their data-informed research and practices in Career and Technical Education, career readiness, and learner supports that help every youth and adult meet academic and workforce needs.

Keynote: Dr. Kevin Fleming; multiple concurrent sessions
Friday, Nov. 5th, 2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Work-based Learning Capacity Building Cohort: Resources & Troubleshooting

Erin Larsen, MDE CTE
December 9th, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am Performance Levels,
Data and   Accountability

Powerfully Impacting Each CTE Student: Session #2

Presentation (314 KB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr 3 min)

Dr. Rose Chu; Eva Scates-Winston, Minnesota State CTE 
January 12th, 2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Work-based Learning Capacity Building Cohort: Action Planning & More resources

Register at MDE Work-based Learning webpage.

Erin JanuaryLarsen, MDE CTE
January 20th, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am All Categories

Open Session for Consortia Leaders


Karl Ohrn, Minnesota State CTE; Michelle Kamenov, MDE CTE
February 10th, 2022 9:00 am- 10:00 am Performance Levels,
Data and   Accountability

Improvement Plan Process

Presentation (1.4 MB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (59 min.)

Minnesota State CTE, MDE CTE

February 23, 2022

11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Performance Levels,
Data and   Accountability

Tracking Your Consortium’s Priorities: From CLNA to Local Application to Budget

Presentation (1.4 MB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (24 min.)

CLNA Guide (1.3 MB .pdf)

CLNA Rubric (775 KB .pdf)

Erin Larsen, Shelli Sowles, MDE CTE

RESCHEDULED
February 24th, 2022

March 3, 2022

9:00 am- 10:30 am

Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Programs of Study: Alignment and Application Preparation

Presentation (563 KB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr. 34 min.)

CLNA Guide (1.3 MB .pdf)

POS Guide (1 MB .pdf)

CLNA Prioritization Rubric (775 KB .pdf)

Robb Lowe, Minnesota State CTE; Dean Breuer, Shelli Sowles, MDE CTE

March 9th, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Work-based Learning Capacity Building Cohort: CTE Program Approval

Register at MDE Work-based Learning webpage.

Erin Larsen, MDE CTE

March 10, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Performance Levels,
Data and   Accountability

Revisions to State-Determined Performance Levels

Presentation (221 KB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (40 min.)

Katie Vaccari, Stacy Karl
Minnesota State 
March 24th, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am Performance Levels,
Data and   Accountability

Completing the FY23 Perkins Application

Presentation (909 KB .pdf)

Webinar Recording (1 hr.)

Minnesota State CTE, MDE CTE
May 11th, 2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am Career Pathways/ Programs of Study

Work-based Learning Capacity Building Cohort: Finalize plans, share resources & celebrate!

Register at MDE Work-based Learning webpage.

Erin Larsen, MDE CTE

For more information

Contact Yingfah Thao, Director of Professional Development, Career and Technical Education, at yingfah.thao@minnstate.edu