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H.R. 5943: Technical Educator Development Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of May 23, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5943

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to improve professional development for career and technical educators.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Technical Educator Development Act of 2018.

2.

Professional development improvements for career and technical educators

(a)

Amendments

Section 122(c)(2) of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2342(c))(2)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subparagraphs (A) through (G) as clauses (i) through (vii), respectively, and indenting such clauses accordingly;

(2)

by inserting and at the end of clause (vii) (as so redesignated);

(3)

by striking describes how and all that follows through development that— and inserting the following:

describes—

(A)

how comprehensive professional development (including initial teacher preparation and activities that support recruitment) for career and technical education teachers, faculty, administrators, and career guidance and academic counselors will be provided, especially professional development that—

; and

(4)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(B)

how the eligible agency will ensure that such comprehensive professional development—

(i)

will be provided to all career and technical education teachers, faculty, administrators, and career guidance and academic counselors in the State; and

(ii)

will include opportunities for each career and technical education teacher—

(I)

to gain an understanding of, practice, and use, appropriate industry-specific technologies and programs, and to receive a proficiency evaluation in the use of such technologies and programs;

(II)

to present classroom instruction techniques, demonstrate a lesson, or present lesson plans to peer teachers, administrators, and appropriate industry stakeholders, who will analyze such presentation or demonstration and provide constructive feedback; and

(III)

to receive, upon request, peer coaching from teachers and mentoring from appropriate industry stake­holders.

.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to each State plan for a 6-year period prepared by an eligible agency in accordance with section 122 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2342) that is submitted to the Secretary on or after the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.