Speakers

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Schedule

  • 25 September
  • 26 September
  • 27 September
  • 28 September
JA

Jon Abel

Marketing Teacher
North High School / Salem-Keizer Public Schools

27 September

JA

Jodi Adams

Director, New Teacher Institute
Kentucky Department of Education

28 September

Bryan Albrecht

President and Chief Executive
Gateway Technical College

27 September

MA

Mark Atkinson

Math Teacher
Career Technical Education Center

27 September

KB

Karla Berger

Vice President of Human Resources
Great Oaks Career Campuses

27 September

GB

Gene Bottoms

Senior Vice President
Southern Regional Education Board

28 September

Advanced Career Presentation Best Practices and Innovations in CTE Conference 2018 Revised 9 26 18.pptx Download Link
PB

Pete Boyle

Captain Phoenix Fire/Lead Iinstructor Washington High School
Washington High School/Glendale Union HSD

27 September

JB

Jim Brizell

CTE Specialist
Pearson

28 September

BB

Bo Bundrick

Director of Career & Technical Education
Louisa County Public Schools

27 September

ACTE Louisvlle, KY 2018 (1).pptx Download Link
KC

Kim Chiu

CTE Director
Utah Valley University

28 September

ACTE conference slides.pptx Download Link

Michelle Conrad

Co-Director
University of Central Missouri - Center for Career Education
Dr. Conrad obtained her Bachelors of Art degree through the University of Akron in English, a Masters of Art degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University, a Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas, and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. Dr. Conrad began her tenure with the University of Central Missouri in 2009 with the Missouri Center for Career Education as a Research and Curriculum Project Specialist, moving into the Coordinator of Teaching & Learning, and then serving as the Co-Director for the Center.

She is currently an Assistant Professor in both Educational Leadership and Human Development and Career & Technology Education. Dr. Conrad has been involved with the Association for Career & Technical Education and related state organizations. Throughout the years she has been involved as an executive board member on the Missouri Council of Career & Technical Administrators, a consultant for the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education’s New CTE Teacher Institute, and serves on the University of Central Missouri’s College of Education Leadership Team.

In addition to presenting and co-presenting at numerous state, regional, and national conferences, Dr. Conrad has served as a judge for State and National SkillsUSA competitions and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state competitions. Most recently she has worked with the Association for Career & Technical Education on a Gates Foundation Teacher Practice Network Grant to develop the CORE Community and with the Longview Foundation to develop a CTE class to assist teachers to build global competencies into CTE curriculum.

28 September

28 September

TC

Torrie Costantino

CTE Pathways Coordinator
Utah Valley University

28 September

ACTE conference slides.pptx Download Link

Josh Davies

Chief Executive Officer
The Center for Work Ethic Development
Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs and com-munity. With the rapid change taking place in every sector of the workforce, a set of skills has emerged as the building blocks for the future. Sometimes called employability skills or career readiness, employers simply call them work ethic. Nearly nine out of 10 hiring managers nationwide say work ethic is their most important factor in hiring. In this engaging presentation, Davies will discuss the latest employer-based research, defining the seven skills of work ethic, to prepare students with the skills essential for the 21st century!

27 September

28 September

CD

Carole Dorn-Bell

Allerton-Hill Consulting LLC

27 September

JF

Joey Fleck Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Workforce Education and Development
Penn State University
Dr. Joey A. Fleck is an Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Competency Based Teacher Education Program within the Workforce Education and Development Program at The Pennsylvania State University. He consults, teaches, and conducts research in the areas of leadership development and Career and Technical Education teacher education.

He holds a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from The Pennsylvania State University. He has also published in research journals and presented at a variety of educational conferences. His experience includes career and technical education instruction, administration, and leadership in volunteer organizations.

27 September

28 September

JF

John Foster

President / CEO
NOCTI/NBS
Dr. John C. Foster is a dedicated leader and advocate for individuals preparing for the workforce. He currently serves as the President/CEO of NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS). These organizations provide industry-based technical skill credentials for career and technical education (CTE) programs at the secondary and post-secondary levels across the United States. Previously, Dr. Foster served as the State Director of CTE in the Pennsylvania Department of Education, a state which recognized the importance of industry credentials and championed the use of mandatory technical assessment. Dr. Foster has over 40 years of varied experience in workforce training, and tailored industrial training program development. He has served as a teacher, administrator, teacher educator, Governor’s Strategic Planning Committee member, and has been involved with numerous economic development associations, national apprenticeship training, and various WIOA boards.

He has written and researched data-driven instructional improvement, has authored five books, several research articles, and served as a core member for the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education. NOCTI and NBS are both engaged in development of the innovative Credential Engine Initiative (funded by Lumina and JP Morgan) and are active members of a number of organizations including the Association of Test Publishers (ATP).

Dr. Foster has degrees in teaching, administration, organization development and a Ph. D. in workforce development. During his tenure with NOCTI/NBS the organization has tripled in size and increased the number of state and local contracts as well as the number of trade associations they deliver credentials for. Through Dr. Foster’s leadership the organization has been deeply engaged in digital badging, professional development delivery, and recognition of technical excellence.

26 September

27 September

JG

Joel Gagne

Allerton-Hill Consulting LLC

27 September

RG

Randall Gooch

Director of Career, Technical and Adult Education
Columbia Public Schools
Randall Gooch is the Director of Career, Technical and Adult Education for Columbia Public Schools. With more than 20 years of experience in education, he has had a variety of roles including serving as a teacher, counselor and as the director of the Hart Career Center in Mexico, Missouri, before joining Columbia Public Schools. He also served as a Commissioned Army Officer, Operation Manager for Wal-Mart Private Fleet and owned and operated a custom millwork company. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology from Truman State University, a Masters of Education in Counseling from Western Kentucky State University, a Masters of Education in School Administration and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from William Woods University.

27 September

Kathi Brewer - Blazing a Trail Presentation Sept. 2017.pptx Download Link
DG

Diana Gordon

Administrative Consultant-East Region
Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education

27 September

27 September

GG

Gabriela Griffiths

District Manager
Starbucks

27 September

BH

Beth Hargis

Administrative Consultant-Central Region
Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education

27 September

27 September

Partnerships Leading to Seamless Pathways and Careers.docx Download Link
MH

Michael Harvey Ph.D.

Professor of Workforce Education and Development
The Pennsylvania State University

27 September

28 September

MH

Michael Hawkins

Captain Phoenix Fire/Public Safety Programs Coordinator
Phoenix Fire Department/Glendale Union HSD

27 September

AH

Alisha Hyslop

Director of Public Policy
ACTE

27 September

Best Practices Perkins Presentation.pptx Download Link
RJ

Richard Jones

Senior Consultant
Successful Practices Network
Dr. Jones has a wealth of extensive educational experience and understands the importance of education in a changing world. Since the creation of the International Center in 1991, Dr. Jones has traveled to all 50 states and several nations working with educators to develop their commitment to school change and skills necessary to better prepare students for the future. He has also written 13 publications and developed a number of software programs for teachers. Dr. Jones has served in several leadership capacities for two decades in the NYSED, responsible for implementing leadership programs, curriculum development, professional development, integration of educational technology, and school improvement.

Dr. Jones has also worked in the private sector developing technology applications for schools, is an accomplished presenter and has demonstrated his leadership in the creation of many new educational programs. In his four decades as an educator, he has shared with hundreds of audiences his passion for learning and vision for the possibilities schools. His philosophy is “To be an educator, you must never stop being a student.”

27 September

Instructional Leadership Data Practices.pdf Download Link
MK

Matt King

Integrated Technology Specialist
Butler Tech

27 September

CL

Chrissy Lauterbach

Director of Professional Development
Butler Tech Career Development Campuses

28 September

AL

Audrey Lee

Instructional Director, Portland Campus
Francis Tuttle Technology Center

27 September

CL

Chuck Lee

President
Mountain West Technical Institute

27 September

AL

Amy Lorenzo

Planning & Policy Coordinator
Idaho Division of Career & Technical Education

27 September

28 September

LM

Lakshmi Mahadevan

Associate Professor
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

27 September

Encouraging Resilience in CTE Students - Best Practices for Teachers.ppt Download Link
RM

Rachael Mann

Founder
TeachlikeTED
Rachael Mann is a speaker, education consultant, and founder of #TeachlikeTED, an organization that provides teachers, leaders, and students with tools for presentation literacy. Rachael uses her voice and her expertise to broaden the conversation around education reform and to amplify the voices of teachers and students. Prior to #TeachlikeTED, Rachael was the STEM and Technology Professional Learning Director for Northern Arizona University's AZK12 Center and State Director for Educators Rising Arizona. A former high school Career and Technical Education teacher and hailing from a family of educators, she has 14 years of classroom teaching experience. Rachael is a Google Certified Educator with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

For handouts, please click here

26 September

27 September

Charlie McAdoo

Business Education Teacher/Doctoral Candidate in Adult and Career Education
City Schools of Decatur/Valdosta State University

27 September

27 September

DM

Darryl T. Middleton

Engineering Program Consultant
Richland County School District One
NM

Nancy Mulvey

Director of Student Services
Great Oaks Career Campuses

27 September

PodHandler.pdf Download Link
DN

Dru Nash

Dual Credit/Internship Coordinator
Columbia Public Schools

27 September

CN

Christopher Neff

Director of Career and Technical Education
Racine Unified School District

27 September

NCLA ACTE 2018 Best Practices Conf EBL presentation v2.pptx Download Link
JN

Jack Newkirk II

Assistant Principal
Frederick County Career and Technology Center

27 September

ACTE Best Practices Roundtable #5 (1).pdf Download Link
CTC Senior Survey Questions 2017 2018.pdf Download Link
final CTC Credits & Certifications portrait 2018-19.pdf Download Link
AO

Alex Olsen

Teacher, Construction
Career Technical Education Center

27 September

Jim Orth

CTE Director
Salem-Keizer Public Schools

27 September

27 September

Socially Savvy Green Paper_Social Media is a CTE Necessity.pdf Download Link
AO

Amber Osuba

Vice President of K-12 Research
Everfi

27 September

KP

Kemaly Parr

Assistant Professor
Murray State University

28 September

28 September

28 September

EP

Emily Passias

Director
Office of Career-Technical Education, Ohio Dept. of Education

28 September

Mark Perna

Founder & CEO
Tools for Schools
Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS, a full-service strategic communications and consulting firm whose mission is to share and support every client’s desire to make a difference. As a noted generational expert, Mark has devoted his career to empowering educators to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people. He frequently delivers keynote speeches at national and statewide events and recently spoke at Harvard University by special invitation.

At TFS, Mark’s team of talented professionals share his vision of helping organizations of all sizes experience significant gains in recruitment, engagement, retention, and performance.

26 September

27 September

27 September

MP

Mark Pierce

Instructional Director, Health Sciences Center
Francis Tuttle Technology Center

27 September

Best Practices 2 final.pptx Download Link
SR

Steve Rayborn

Deputy Administrator
Idaho Division of Career & Technical Education
Steve currently serves as the Deputy Administrator for the Idaho Division of Career & Technical Education. Steve is responsible for fiscal oversight and the operational health of the agency. Steve spent 25 years in the Information Technology industry before migrating to education in 2003. He holds a Master's Degree in Administrative Leadership and has worked as a secondary instructor, district administrator, and state program manager.

27 September

28 September

RR

Rhonda Rhodes

Principal
Career Technical Education Center

27 September

AR

Ann Rush

Innovative Teaching & Learning Coach
Butler Tech

27 September

ACTE Presentation (002).pptx Download Link
DS

Deanna Schultz

Assistant Professor, Executive Director of UW-Stout Emerging Center for CTE Excellence
University of Wisconsin - Stout

27 September

NCLA ACTE 2018 Best Practices Conf EBL presentation v2.pptx Download Link
MS

Mary Jo Self Ed. D

Associate Professor
Oklahoma State University
Dr. Mary Jo Self is an associate professor in Workforce and Adult Education/Career and Technical Education at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She has a total of 38 years in career and technical education as a classroom teacher, campus administrator and university faculty.She also works with the University College at OSU as a faculty fellow working with students who are veterans, concurrently enrolled or transfer students.Her focus is recruitment, retention and mentoring of career and technical teachers.She has served as president of two national organizations; ACTER and NAITTE and is currently serving as secretary of the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education.


See Dr Self discuss the CTE teacher shortage in Oklahoma and what can be done to address it.

27 September

Mentoring and Retaining Quality CTE Teachers.pptx-Best Practices 2018.pptx Download Link
Mentoring handouts.pdf Download Link
My legacy as a teacher will be.docx Download Link
AS

Amanda Shively

Director of Career and Technical Education
Glendale Union High School District

27 September

HS

Heather Singmaster

Associate Director
Asia Society
Heather Singmaster is Associate Director, Center for Global Education at the Asia Society where her work focuses on international benchmarking and integrating global competence into Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as well as state and national policy. She leads the project, Mapping the Nation: The Case for Global Competence and is host of Education Week’s Global Learning blog. Currently, she is working on Global Competence Through CTE, a set of online professional development modules and resources to support the CTE field. She previously worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Heather holds a Masters degree focused in Anthropology from New York University and a Bachelors degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.

26 September

MS

Melissa Solazzo

Director of Human Resources
Warren County Career Center

27 September

CS

Caroline Spalding

Teacher, English
Career Technical Education Center

27 September

NS

Nichole Spearman-Eskelsen

CTE Regional Coordinator
Salem-Keizer Public Schools

27 September

WS

William Sprankles

Director of Innovation, Teaching & Learning
Butler Tech Career Development Campuses

28 September

MT

Mary Taylor

Industry Training and Development Specialist
Kentucky Department of Education/Office of Career and Technical Education

27 September

ACTE Best Practices- Sept 2018.pptx Download Link
ST

Sarah Taylor

Career Exploration Specialist
Great Oaks Career Campuses

27 September

TT

Thomas Thompson

Administrative Consultant-West Region
Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education

27 September

27 September

MT

Mark Threeton Ph. D.

Associate Professor of Workforce Education and Development
The Pennsylvania State University

27 September

RT

Rob Tinnell

Teacher, CAD
Career Technical Education Center

27 September

BW

Barbara Wall

State CTAE Director
Georgia Department of Education

27 September

ACTE Best Practices 2018.pdf Download Link
LW

Larae Watkins

CTE Assistant Professor
University of Central Missouri

28 September

28 September

KW

Kathy Weigel

Kathy Weigel, Dean, College of Education
Lynn University

27 September

BW

Beyonka Wider

Career and Technology Education Consultant
Richland School District One
BIB Presentation.pptx Download Link
GW

Greg Wilson

Public Service Assistant
Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia

27 September

ACTE Best Practices 2018.pdf Download Link
JW

Julie Woodward

Public Relations & Organization Development
Great Oaks Career Campuses

27 September

Association for Career and Technical Education

Co-Host
The Association for Career and Technical Education® (ACTE®) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents a diverse community of career and technical education (CTE) professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals, and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

Epluno

Sponsor: Exhibitor visitation and break

Lincoln Electric

NaviGate

Sponsor: Opening General Session
FOCUS
We specialize in emergency preparedness and safety for K-12 schools.

SIMPLICITY
Our charter is to make emergency preparedness simple. We strive to help schools readily manage the complexities associated with compliance and other safety initiatives.

PEACE OF MIND
Our purpose is to provide peace of mind to all who are responsible for keeping children and staff safe. Your staff is prepared should an emergency arise. You are confident our solution works. You are working with a passionate organization driven by continuous improvement in everything we do.

NC3

Sponsor: Thursday Lunch

NCLA

Co-Host
The purpose of NCLA shall be to provide leadership and advocacy in the promotion and development of career-technical education in the secondary and post secondary school systems of the United States and its territories. Through the mutual encouragement and assistance of the members in matters of organization, local state organizations will provide leadership to carry out the mission and goals of NCLA.

US Army

Sponsor: Friday Closing Lunch
The U.S. Army has partnered with ACTE for over 9 years. Together, we aim to bring awareness to the unmatched education, career and leadership opportunities that the U.S. Army provides in CTE fields, while also emphasizing that continued learning is important, regardless of one’s career path.

Allerton Hill Consulting, LLC

Exhibitor
Allerton Hill Consulting is the leading consulting firm that specializes exclusively in the unique communications and marketing needs of school systems and municipalities. Since 1981, we have guided our clients through crisis management, branding, student attraction and retention, long-term community engagement and critical funding campaigns.

American Medical Certification Association

Exhibitor

CareerTech Media

Exhibitor

Certiport, A Pearson VUE Company

Exhibitor

Charleston County

CompTIA

Exhibitor
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy.

CTEEC

Exhibitor

DRE Medical

Exhibitor

Energy Optimizers, USA

Exhibitor

EverFi

Exhibitor
EVERFI is on the front lines of education’s evolution, connecting learning to the real world by equipping users with the skills they need for success beyond the classroom.

The power of our platform lies in our unmatched ability to leverage network connections, develop dynamic digital content and deploy on-the-ground implementation teams—helping partners make learning scalable, without ever losing sight of the individual.

Together, we’re meeting learners where they are so they can get where they’re going faster.

Digital Innovation
Cutting-edge, interactive digital curriculum aligned to your organization’s unique learning needs.

Grass-Roots Implementation

On-the-ground implementation teams make sure you, and your learners, get the most out of our technology.

Community Engagement

Deep engagement opportunities with key schools, businesses and community leaders magnify your impact story.

Educational Impact

Comprehensive data reporting highlights unrivaled engagement and impact on the learner-level, locally and nationwide.

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher

Exhibitor

Isograd

Lincoln Electric

Moore Medical

National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

Exhibitor

National Coalition of Certification Centers: NC3

Navigate Prepared

Exhibitor

FOCUS

We specialize in emergency preparedness and safety for K-12 schools.

SIMPLICITY

Our charter is to make emergency preparedness simple. We strive to help schools readily manage the complexities associated with compliance and other safety initiatives.

PEACE OF MIND

Our purpose is to provide peace of mind to all who are responsible for keeping children and staff safe. Your staff is prepared should an emergency arise. You are confident our solution works. You are working with a passionate organization driven by continuous improvement in everything we do.

NOCTI

Exhibitor


NOCTI is the largest provider of industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for career and technical education (CTE) programs across the nation. Whether using assessments to meet Perkins accountability requirements, to guide data-driven instructional improvement, or to assist with teacher evaluation systems, NOCTI provides a credible solution through its validated and reliable technical skill assessment.

Personal Finance Lab

Exhibitor

Reality Works

Exhibitor
Realityworks provides comprehensive learning solutions that pair curriculum with hands-on learning aids, student activities and assessment tools to create innovative learning environments. These solutions are used in middle, secondary and post-secondary schools to engage students, teach needed skills and provide career exploration opportunities.

We closely partner with educators, administrators and industry leaders to ensure that they have the resources they need to make lessons truly meaningful.

Our Educators Teach

Career Pathways
Other Markets:

- Social services and youth organizations
- Corrections
- Maternal and Child Health
- Military

Rubin Education

Stock-Trak, Inc.

Stukent

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has partnered with ACTE for over 9 years. Together, we aim to bring awareness to the unmatched education, career and leadership opportunities that the U.S. Army provides in CTE fields, while also emphasizing that continued learning is important, regardless of one’s career path.

Woodcraft

Exhibitor
Conference Administration

NCLA Board Meeting and Dinner

12:00 PM 05:00 PM Gulfstream

Registration

03:00 PM 06:00 PM Regency Foyer/Lobby

Registration

07:00 AM 05:00 PM Regency Foyer/Lobby

Tour

Tour: The Academies of Louisville: Marion C. Moore High School

08:00 AM 12:00 PM Offsite: Marion C. Moore High School

Note: Bus loads at the Hyatt Hotel Valet Drop-off
Pickup and departs promptly at 8:15 a.m.
The school visit will highlight the exciting collaboration with Ford Next Generation Learning Network and showcase one out of 14 Jefferson County Public Schools Academies of Louisville high schools. The session will offer a behind-the-scenes facilities tour, best practice insights into business and community partnerships and discussion with students, faculty and administration. Attendees will learn the process behind building academies, establishing enduring partnerships, creating marketing strategies, as well as developing a unique request for proposal system to ensure district alignment and relevancy.
Pre-conference Session

Teach Like TED; Lead Like TED

08:30 AM 12:00 PM Gulfstream/Hialeah

How do the communication principles that enable thousands of thought-leaders to influence from the TED stage apply to your role as a leader? This workshop reveals how the leadership principles and presentation styles found in the most viewed TED Talks can be applied to your role in career and technical education and impact your ability to communicate ideas in a powerful way as you connect with and influence those around you in your district, classrooms and for advocacy.

Speakers

Pre-conference Session

Workforce Readiness Skills for a Global Economy—Train the Trainer

08:30 AM 12:00 PM Kentucky Suite

If students are to graduate prepared to work in a global economy, they must have the workforce readiness skills that will allow them to work on international teams and with people from diverse backgrounds. This session will help you return home and train educators on what the skills of global competence are, how they link to CTE career pathways and how to start integrating global content into what is already being taught in CTE classrooms.

Speakers

Pre-conference Session

Turn Your Organization into an Enrollment, Retention and Performance Powerhouse

01:00 PM 04:30 PM Kentucky Suite

Get the most out of your Best Practices conference by attending an immersive workshop where you’ll discover CTE’s exclusive competitive advantage, action steps to achieve 21st-century technical and employable skills and benefits of earlier career exploration through Education with Purpose®, offering powerful generational insights. You and your team will join thousands of colleagues nationwide who are using these cutting-edge best practices to change the game for CTE—enrolling, retaining and motivating generations Y and Z like never before.

Speakers

Pre-conference Session

What Every Administrator Needs to Know

01:00 PM 04:30 PM Gulfstream/Hialeah

Are you bilingual? Can you speak in education and workforce terminology? Administering CTE requires an array of skills from understanding your employment community, building staff trust and board relationships to assessing the quality of programs and addressing students’ technical and academic preparation. Join us for an engaging discussion on how to improve your CTE administrative skills and maintain strong technical education programs to grow your local economy. This session will be based on the new ACTE publication, CTE Administrative Leadership: 10 Things You Need to Know.

Speakers

Tour

Tour: FirstBuild: Where Ideas Come to Life

01:00 PM 04:30 PM

Note: Bus loads at the Hyatt Hotel Valet Drop-off 
Pickup and departs promptly at 1:00 p.m.

FirstBuild is a global co-creation community that harnesses the brainpower of the maker movement to change the way major home appliances are conceived, designed and manufactured. A physical state-of-the-art microfactory on the University of Louisville campus and online forum, FirstBuild speeds products from mind to market and enables customization through small batch production without the costs and risks of traditional mass manufacturing.

Continental Breakfast

07:00 AM 07:45 AM Regency Foyer/Lobby

Registration

07:00 AM 05:00 PM Regency Foyer/Lobby

General Session

General Session

08:00 AM 09:30 AM Regency Ballroom

Mark C. Perna, the founder and President of TFS®, empowers educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people, both in the classroom and on the job. An expert on generations Y and Z issues, he is a passionate advocate for bridging the generational divides that are contributing to America’s profound skills gap. In his work with educational and business organizations, Perna has pioneered many best practices for achieving more with today’s young people, including the TFS Education with Purpose® philosophy and highly popular Career Tree® strategy, among others, and is cited as the national expert in education enrollment, retention and performance.

Speakers

Exhibitor Hours

08:00 AM 04:00 PM

Breakout Session I

Re-thinking Advisory Committees: Georgia's New Approach to Connecting CTE and Business

09:35 AM 10:35 AM Park Suite

This session will detail Georgia's journey to strengthening its advisory committee program, lessons learned and how other states and districts can use advisory committees as a tool for program improvement.

Speakers

ACTE Best Practices 2018.pdf Download Link
Breakout Session I

Beyond Suburbia: The Delicate Balance of Access and Accountability for Rural CTE Programs

09:35 AM 10:35 AM Gulfstream/Hialeah

This session will outline Idaho's evolving approach to connect students with high-quality CTE programs in all parts of the state while maintaining its commitment to providing rewarding and meaningful CTE experiences for all students.

Speakers

Breakout Session I

Kentucky is Getting on TRACK with Youth Apprenticeship

09:35 AM 10:35 AM Regency South

Learn why Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK model), chosen by the U.S. Department of Education as having one of the best youth apprenticeship models in the country, is effective in creating seamless career pathways for secondary CTE students into registered apprenticeship programs after graduation.

Speakers

ACTE Best Practices- Sept 2018.pptx Download Link
Breakout Session I

The Martians in Your Classroom

09:35 AM 10:35 AM Keeneland

The students in today's classrooms will not only witness colonies on the moon and Mars, they will also be the ones taking on these great frontiers and paving the way for humanity. How do we ensure that students are not only equipped for their future reality but that they are also the ones who create it? It comes down to CTE and STEM.

Speakers

Breakout Session I

Hey, Dude what's your side hustle?

09:35 AM 10:35 AM Kentucky Suite

Join CTE leaders on their learning journey to understand the "Gig Economy" and how they are preparing millennials to take advantage of a marketplace with exponential growth potential. You will learn how Columbia Area Career Center is developing a framework and curricula and preparing students and teachers with tools to thrive in this new sector.

Speakers

Breakout Session I

Looking for New Ways to Increase Enrollment? Try Summer Career Camps for 8th and 9th Graders!

09:35 AM 10:35 AM Conference Theater

Learn about Great Oaks' one-week summer camps that introduce students to their career programs with the focus on increasing enrollment! In the first year, 34% of the students that attended the camps enrolled for the 11th grade! Hear how this new approach to camps can be the missing link between 8th grade tours and the 10th grade visits.

Speakers

PodHandler.pdf Download Link

Exhibitor visitation and break

10:35 AM 11:05 AM Regency Foyer/Lobby

Sponsored by epluno
Best PRactices Albuquerque CTE Modules Global Competency.pptx Download Link
Blank_Project_Template.docx Download Link
Breakout Session I

Using a Powerful Narrative to Revolutionize the CTE Paradigm

11:05 AM 12:05 PM Park Suite

Join education expert Mark C. Perna for a dynamic breakout session to continue deeper into the concepts of his keynote. You'll learn how to spark ongoing student dialogue, demolish stigmas, and reach students, parents, legislators and stakeholders with a compelling message.

Speakers

Breakout Session I

Managing Social Media and a Crisis

11:05 AM 12:05 PM Gulfstream/Hialeah

Join us as we talk about ways school systems can prepare and respond to social media crisis issues before they escalate.

Speakers

Breakout Session I

The Identification and Prioritization of CTE Professional Development Topics

11:05 AM 12:05 PM Regency South

This presentation provides an overview of research conducted on professional development needs of CTE teachers along with details on the Borich Needs Assessment Model.

Speakers

Breakout Session I

The Wisconsin CTE Teacher Shortage: A Solution?

11:05 AM 12:05 PM Keeneland

Engage in a dialogue as representatives from Kenosha Unified School District, Racine Unified School District and the University of Wisconsin-Stout's Emerging Center for CTE Excellence discuss their collaboration on a program to help address the teacher shortage and training process for experience-based teaching license in the State of Wisconsin.

Speakers

NCLA ACTE 2018 Best Practices Conf EBL presentation v2.pptx Download Link
Breakout Session I

Everyone Deserves a Little R & R!

11:05 AM 12:05 PM Kentucky Suite

This session will focus on strategies to recruit and retain career-tech instructors. Presenters will share traditional methods of recruitment as well as social-media strategies, collaboration with business partners and utilizing current career-tech instructors to share their story of making the transition from industry to the classroom leader to aid in the recruitment process.

Speakers

Breakout Session I

Developing Innovative CTE Opportunities through Public Private Partnerships

11:05 AM 12:05 PM Conference Theater

Salem-Keizer Public Schools and Mountain West Technical Institute developed a game-changing CTE center through a public-private partnership. Learn how to engage local, regional, and national partners and discover the process used for program selection, facility design and recruitment of staff and students to develop transformative CTE programs with integrated core instruction and a professional student culture.

Speakers

General Session

Lunch and General Session

12:15 PM 01:45 PM Regency Ballroom

Dr. Albrecht will showcase innovative learning strategies and model business and industry partnerships that can be replicated in your own communities. As President and Chief Executive Officer for Gateway Technical College, he provides academic and workforce solutions for students and employers throughout the region and gives back to his community by serving on boards of the American Association of Community Colleges, National Manufacturing Institute Board and National Center for Occupational Research and Development. Bryan holds bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees from the University of Wisconsin—Stout and a doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota.

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Socially Savvy Green Paper_Social Media is a CTE Necessity.pdf Download Link
Breakout Session II

Can Anyone Tell Me How to Define an Industry Credential?

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Park Suite

Exploring the various definitions of an industry-recognized credential can get complicated and confusing! Join this session to discuss the definition of credential, who decides and do they matter. We’ll also take a brief look at the international standards for accreditation and the relationship of a data dictionary to a database schema.

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Breakout Session II

2030: The Workplace Revolution

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Gulfstream/Hialeah

The modern workplace is constantly evolving and changing with some jobs going away (switchboard operator) as others are created (app developer). Attendees will learn about: the impact of 30-year waves on the American worker; factors that are driving the 2030 wave; the impact of automation and artificial intelligence on both education and the workplace; strategies for developing the skills that will make job seekers relevant today and in the future.

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Breakout Session II

Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Regency South

Perkins Reauthorization: Now that Perkins V is law, Alisha Hyslop from ACTE’s public policy department will walk attendees through the changes and discuss implications on the CTE system, including implementation timelines and the new local-needs-assessment requirements. Hyslop will preview ACTE’s Perkins Guide and other resources coming later this fall to assist with understanding the law and moving toward implementation.

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Best Practices Perkins Presentation.pptx Download Link
Breakout Session II

Developing a Registered Apprentice Program

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Keeneland

This presentation will offer guidance on a structured program of implementing and evaluating a registered apprentice program in school divisions nationwide.

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