Share Your Expertise as an Esteemed VISION Presenter — Submit Your Session Proposals by March 3!
ACTE’s CareerTech VISION is the premier annual gathering of career and technical education (CTE) professionals. Happening Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Phoenix, Arizona, VISION features an exciting, educational and inspirational agenda packed with hundreds of concurrent sessions, an Expo and Career Pavilion, awards and recognition programming and a rich array of networking opportunities.
This year, we are seeking session proposals that address the full range of issues facing CTE educators, administrators and other key stakeholders as they strive to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the 21st-century economy. As an esteemed VISION presenter, you will have the opportunity to:
ACTE is looking for representation from a variety of backgrounds, expertise and experience to craft informative and relevant programming. We encourage individuals from all career levels across the entire CTE field to submit proposals! Our selection committee will focus on innovative ideas and new approaches to key challenges within CTE, and they will choose sessions that feature evidence-based, high-quality CTE program of study elements. Quality sessions will engage the audience and provide attendees with practical “how to” ideas and resources that directly impact CTE programs and student achievement.
Please read this entire document before submitting a proposal.
NOTE: All presenters who are invited to deliver a session will be required to sign a health waiver.
The deadline for all presentation proposal submissions is
March 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m., Central.
PRESENTATIONS – 45-minute presentation incorporating ample time for Q&A or other interactive elements
Outstanding session proposals originate from a variety of inspirations—your experiences, questions you want to discuss, a topic you heard elsewhere, current events, or achievements. Outstanding sessions foster audience interaction by asking questions of them, having them respond to prompts or engaging in discussion to generate more ideas on your topic. Discuss your idea with colleagues and reach out to peers and industry partners to develop a concise and clear plan. The best sessions present varied perspectives and correlated ideas or themes that allow attendees to grow in their professional development, can be easily applied in the classroom or institution, or inspire change. People enjoy nuts-and-bolts instruction, analysis of a problem or issue, and focused controversy and debate. Make sure to incorporate ample time for Q&A either within, or at the end of, the presentation. CareerTech VISION is the perfect opportunity to introduce differing perspectives in these areas.
Part of effective professional development is providing meaningful presentation materials and online resources that allow the participants to further their learning experience. It is expected that presenters will provide electronic presentation materials, handouts and/ or follow-up materials for participants before, during, or after the event. Presenters are expected to develop effective interactive activities to ensure participants experience the best professional development opportunity.
CALL FOR PROPOSAL SYSTEM
You must submit your proposal using our online system. Emailed, faxed and mailed proposals will not be accepted. You must create an account through our website in order to submit your proposal. If you previously submitted a proposal for VISION, you already have an account. Please use the search function to locate your account. If you are submitting a proposal for the first time, you will need to create an account.
SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL
The information gathered during this process will be used to promote the programming at VISION and to prepare marketing materials. Please be sure that the information you provide is complete, accurate and grammatically correct.
Below are the questions that you will be asked during the proposal submission.
Title of Session: 10 word maximum; may be edited for publication. Please be sure to include keywords in your title to ensure searchability. Ex. If your session is about work-based learning, try to include the phrase “work-based learning” in your title.
Short Session Description: 200 words maximum; may be edited for marketing purposes. Briefly describe the content of your presentation. Please be specific about topics to be covered and what attendees will learn.
Session Learning Objectives: 3-5 specific objectives that describe what participants will learn or gain from the session.
Evidence Base: 100 words maximum. Describe how the session addresses an evidence-based program/practice (with research findings or positive evaluation linked to student outcomes) or is based on or incorporates other relevant research and data to demonstrate the quality of the content.
Innovation: 100 words maximum. Describe how the session addresses an innovative program/practice or provides new ideas or approaches within CTE.
Audience Engagement: 100 words maximum. Describe how the session will engage a diverse audience and allow for audience participation or interaction.
Practical Application: 100 words maximum. Describe practices or resources that attendees will be able to take home and use in their schools, institutions or classrooms. These could include handouts, website links for further information and/or specific, actionable strategies.
Presenter(s) Full Contact Information
Presenter Bio: 150 words maximum
Presenter Headshot for Use on the Website/App: Photo must not be larger than 1024 pixels and must be in RGB color format.
HIGH QUALITY CTE ELEMENTS
You will be asked to determine if your session addresses the elements of ACTE’s Quality CTE Program of Study Framework. You can read more about what is included under each element at http://www.acteonline.org/high-quality-CTE-tools, and will be allowed to choose up to two of the following 13 elements.
Standards-aligned and Integrated Curriculum: This element addresses the development, implementation and revision of the program of study curriculum, including the relevant knowledge and skills taught in the program and the standards on which they are based.
Sequencing and Articulation: This element addresses the key components of the definition of a program of study and the articulation, coordination and collaboration that support programs of study, career pathways and accelerated learning.
Student Assessment: This element addresses the types and quality of assessments used in the program of study, including the types of knowledge and skills that should be assessed, and assessments that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials.
Prepared and Effective Program Staff: This element addresses the qualifications and professional development of program of study staff, including secondary CTE teachers, postsecondary CTE faculty, administrators and other personnel.
Engaging Instruction: This element addresses instructional strategies within a student-centered learning environment that support student attainment of relevant knowledge and skills.
Access and Equity: This element addresses program of study promotion, student recruitment and strategies that support access and equity for various student populations, including by gender, race and ethnicity, and special population status (such as individuals with disabilities, individuals from economically disadvantaged families and English learners).
Facilities, Equipment, Technology and Materials: This element addresses the alignment, appropriateness and safety of the physical/material components of the program of study, including laboratories, classrooms, computers, industry-specific equipment, and tools and supplies that support learning.
Business and Community Partnerships: This element addresses business and community partner recruitment, partnership structure and the wide variety of activities partners should be engaged in to support the program of study and ensure programs are aligned with workforce needs.
Student Career Development: This element addresses strategies that help students gain career knowledge and engage in education and career planning and decision-making, including career counseling, career assessments, curricula, that helps students learn about careers, information about educational opportunities and workforce trends, and job search information and placement services.
CTSOs: This element addresses CTSOs, which are organizations for individuals enrolled in CTE programs that engage in activities as an integral part of the instructional program, including the delivery and availability of CTSO opportunities for student skill and leadership development.
Work-based Learning: This element addresses the delivery of a continuum of work-based learning involving sustained, meaningful interactions with industry or community professionals that foster in-depth, firsthand engagement with the tasks required in a given career field. Experiences may be delivered in workplaces, in the community, at educational institutions and/or virtually, as appropriate, and include a range of activities such as workplace tours, job shadowing, school-based enterprises, internships and apprenticeships.
Data and Program Improvement: This element addresses collection, reporting and use of data for continuous evaluation and program improvement, as well as appropriate access to relevant data.
System Supports: This newer category within ACTE’s High-quality Initiative covers the structures and supports that must be in place to advance high-quality CTE programs of study at the local level. Examples of these structures and supports include federal, state and/or local funding, policy and advocacy; CTE’s role within a larger system, such as regional or state career pathways or sector strategies; research or marketing that advances CTE broadly; or delivery structures that can support program development and implementation, like career academies or Career Clusters.
While ACTE greatly appreciates companies that support CTE and education through products and services, the promotion and sale of products and services during program sessions is strictly prohibited. ACTE’s CareerTech VISION includes a series of exhibitor workshops designed for this purpose. Proposals promoting products, materials or services will not be considered for program sessions. Individuals who wish to present an exhibitor workshop should contact Glenda Paxton at email@example.com.
Program sessions that include ANY relationship with a for-profit entity as presenters must include the names and contact information in the CFP. ACTE encourages and welcomes program session content that relates to employers/business and industry in the context of a component of a CTE program, such as work-based learning, business advisory groups and linkages to school-based activities.
Example of what is prohibited: Session is built around a product and all content focuses on the product.
Example of what could be allowed: Session mentions a product in relation to the topic but only in passing and in reference to the content of the session.
ACTE will monitor program session feedback to ensure that session content is appropriate. Thank you for your adherence to these requirements!
We are delighted to offer discounted speaker registration fees, which all accepted presenters are required to remit.
VISION 2023 AND CAREERTECH EXPO
VISION & CareerTech Expo ACTE Member
VISION & CareerTech Expo Non-member
Accepted speakers and co-speakers are responsible for ALL VISION 2023 related expenses, including speaker registration, travel, lodging and meals.
By submitting a proposal, you agree to present at your assigned time during the conference. Program sessions will be scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 30, Friday, Dec. 1, or Saturday, Dec. 2. The final schedule will be released this summer. Please note that your session date/time may change after the summer. Please be sure to check your service center account before making any travel arrangements.
By submitting a proposal for ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2023, you agree to:
Submitters will be notified about the status of their proposal via email by May 2023. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for all presentation proposal submissions is March 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m., Central.
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