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NCHSE members and Publishers Coalition,

Please enjoy the National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) newsletter with three health science highlights!

- Thanks to Scott Hess, NHSCE Life Member for submitting an article highlighting the work of the consortium, the National Health Science Standards and Health Science Assessment, HOSA and the 2016 National Health Science Curriculum Conference. 
- Lindsey McDonald, National Healthcareer Association, CTE Division Director and NCHSE Publishers Coalition member shares career ready credentials for health science students.  
- Health science educators shared interactive teaching methodology to improve learning outcomes. Their examples and resources would be valuable to promote to health science teachers!

Great visibility for the the health science career cluster!
NCHSE Communications Committee 


Welcome to the newsletter of the
National Career Pathways Network.

Volume 26, No. 2: T-E-A-M! (Together Everyone Achieves More)

Go here for a PDF of this newsletter.

Teams are more than just collections of people. Teams produce synergy and create outcomes that are greater than the sum of their individual members.

Teams are effective in achieving challenging goals when their members distribute knowledge and communicate well. But, they become even more effective when leadership is shared between members. Being an effective team member and a successful team-oriented leader requires knowledge and lot of practice.

Looking to attend NCPN 2016, October 5-7 @ Indy? Then start now assembling your Career Pathways Development T-E-A-M. Teams are an excellent way to model Career Pathways development, and bringing a team allows institutions to work together and share the insights gained from the sessions. Last year at NCPN 2015 many school districts did just that and found the conference to be the perfect place to gain knowledge, set goals, share ideas, and build the synergy needed to return and get to work!

Hope to see you there!

Debbie Mills
Director, NCPN

Secondary Health Science Education: A Cross-State System

Scott Hess, Former Branch Chief, Office of Career Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE), U.S. Department of Education

Get in the Game: Engaging Students in Active Healthcare Instruction

Priscilla Parker, Santa Fe College Career Pathways Coordinator; Nilanjana Caballero, Santa Fe College Sciences for Health Programs Department Chair; Janine Plavac, Gainesville High School Academy of Health Professions Director; Kim Smith, CreativEd Executive Director

Buffalo Schools' Career and Technical Education Department: Fulfilling Buffalo's New Employment Needs by Procuring CTE Grants

Robert P. Harris, Supervisor, Buffalo Schools Career and Technical Education

Obtaining Career Ready Credentials for Health Science Students

Lyndsey McDonald, CTE Division Director, National Healthcareer Association

What Is a Freshman Transition Initiative and Why EVERY School Needs One

Chris Foster, Lead Teacher, Success 101, Derby High School

Bits 'n' Pieces

Items of interest to our members and affiliates (Pre-Apprenticeship: Pathways for Women • Connecting Young Adults to Employment • A Tool for Sustaining Career Pathways Efforts)


Presenters apply online at

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