- Engage in advocacy of key equity issues, particularly gender equity, in education.
- Hold a national Professional Development Institute.
- Develop public awareness materials for equity in education, with an emphasis on gender equity.
- Develop partnerships with organizations with similar missions.
Provide technical assistance and resources to develop and administer policy, strategies, and programs to eliminate gender bias and to support statewide leadership on a variety of equity and educational issues including:
- sex role stereotyping
- sexual harassment
- standards, assessment, and accountability
- educational reform
- transition to the workplace
- services for members of special populations (including single parents, pregnant women, displaced homemakers, individuals with disabilities, individuals from economically disadvantaged families, and individuals preparing for nontraditional training and employment)
- assistance for individuals with other barriers to educational achievement including individuals with limited English proficiency
- tech-prep, apprenticeships, equity issues in rural and urban settings
- counseling and guidance
- career awareness and implementation of federal education and workforce development legislation.
Provide technical assistance and resources for data collection and accountability requirements related to equity in federal education and workforce legislation; and program evaluation and implementation of equity standards and measures.
NAPE’s 2012 Program of Work
(Note: Proposed work of Finance, Nominating, and Bylaws Committee not listed)
Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
- Develop a legislative strategy that supports the reauthorization of Perkins and other relevant legislation
- Send alerts to take action when necessary to impact legislative action
- Conduct advocacy orientation prior to and at PDI Work with PDI participants to prepare for visits with their legislators
- Update and distribute advocacy packet to PDI participants
- Assist the NAPE membership with a guide to address legislative visits on Capital Hill
- Review Advocacy web resources and provide feedback
- Develop a public policy agenda and position papers as warranted
- Participate in ACTE Policy Seminar and Policy Committee or other organizations who host policy
- Participate in NASDCTEc Legislative Committee
- Participate as members of coalitions in DC related to our work
Professional Development Committee
- Conduct the annual Professional Development Institute
- Target new groups of attendees for the PDI
- Develop a “Why Should I Come?” section in the registration materials
- Give presentations at partner conferences, meetings, etc.
- Maintain on-line listing of professional development offerings on NAPE website
- Conduct at least one professional development webinars
Product Development Committee
- Conduct needs assessment of members and align with other grant related products and tools under development in NAPE and NAPE EF
- Annually prioritize the products based on the assessed needs
- The 2011-12 priority project is: Research and develop a tool to integrate equity into the ten components of the Program of Study
- Other products include: 1) Research and develop root causes and strategies for each special population (single parents/DH, ELL/ESL/LEP, economically disadvantaged, disability 2) Research and develop a tool to address bias in career assessments and career interest inventories 3) Review NAPE education resource materials and tools developed internally or with outside vendors
Member Services and Marketing Committee
- Collect input from EC on current marketing plan
- Create a value proposition document for state, affiliate and business members
- Develop marketing materials from value proposition document
- Interview PDI attendees to identify high priority service needs
- Set target goals for building and expanding membership categories
- Communicate with Products Committee during EC meetings Review new NAPE website for user friendliness and accessibility