Oklahoma Plans Programs of Study Institute

Oklahoma Plans Programs of Study Institute


Representatives from the state of Oklahoma recently completed six months of technical assistance provided by the NRCCTE through its National Programs of Study Institute (NPOSI). Now the state is taking what it learned as part of that process to help schools across the state implement rigorous POS in its own Institute.

The Oklahoma CareerTech website reports that “the Oklahoma Programs of Study Institute will allow schools to share their best practices and the lessons they’ve learned, identify barriers and get technical assistance to strengthen and enhance POS. Participants will serve as state models for POS implementation.” The Institute will convene three times, with a first meeting scheduled for September 11 and later meetings slated for November 15 and February 12. Learn more on the Oklahoma Programs of Study Institute website.

Four states—Guam, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Minnesota—participated in the NPOSI, a program of research-based technical assistance intended to support states in improving the quality of CTE instruction provided to secondary and postsecondary students.

Oklahoma’s NPOSI coordinator Jeremy Zweiacker (pictured, at center, at the NPOSI meeting held at NPS 2012) previously wrote an article about the state's efforts to improve its POS that was featured on the Best Practices page of the National Association for Career Pathways Leadership (NACPL) website.