A Supplement to the Programs of Study Webinar on the Omaha Public Schools Experience

A Supplement to the Programs of Study Webinar on the Omaha Public Schools Experience

Jan 2010

What makes for a successful implementation of Programs of Study? The NRCCTE visited the Career Center, Omaha Public Schools (OPS), and talked to staff from the Career Center and the OPS Department of Career Education to find out. OPS has streamlined its CTE programs through curriculum audits that have allowed it to focus its resources on providing quality programs of study that include rigorous academic and technical content, dual enrollment opportunities, postsecondary articulation, and rich practical applications of knowledge and skills learned in CTE classrooms.

A video and follow-up webinar on programs of study featuring OPS staff and guest experts are available. We encourage you to view the video and download the archived webinar.

The response to the POS webinar was so strong that we conducted a follow-up interview using questions from the webinar audience and others submitted during a two-week submission window. Catherine Imperatore of ACTE spoke to Ken Spellman, DeLayne Havlovic, and Karen Spencer-May of OPS along with Corinne Alfeld and Ivan Charner of the Academy for Educational Development (AED) and Kim Green of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc).