On December 10, 2010, the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) will provide an information session and technical assistance workshop to secondary school districts interested in applying for the Green Program of Study District Pilot Program. This pilot program will include professional development for teachers and a two-year stipend to schools committed to implementing a model green program of study in green construction, sustainable design or energy. Districts interested in applying must agree to implement the developed ninth grade curriculum in September 2011. The districts accepted into this pilot program will receive a stipend of $6,000/year for two years, for a total of $12,000 each, in support of implementing the model green program of study.
Districts Eligible to Apply:
Districts with approved career and technical education programs* in any of the following career cluster pathways are eligible to apply:
- Architecture and Construction Career Cluster/Design & Pre-Construction Pathway/All approved career and technical education programs under this pathway
- Architecture and Construction Career Cluster/Construction Pathway/All approved career and technical education programs under this pathway
- STEM Career Cluster/Engineering Pathway/All approved career and technical education programs under this pathway
*If your district does not have an approved program in one of the identified career cluster pathways on the NJDOE list of approved career and technical education programs (http://www.state.nj.us/education/voc/pubvoc.htm), and you believe that your program is approved, contact Anne Freeman at 609-984-5906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The technical assistance workshop will be held at River View Plaza, Building 200, Route 29 South, Trenton, NJ, 08625, in the first floor conference room, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 9, 2010. Note: Due to seating limitations, no more than two people per district may register. Register online at:
For more information about the Green POS initiative, visit the NJ Green Program of Study website at: http://www.njgreenprogramofstudy.org/