In-Person Workshops

A Future-Ready Workforce: Preparing Students for Work in a Global Economy
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: Free

As technology advances, our world grows increasingly interconnected. With this evolution, economies and societies are also changing, and companies around the world are seeking more culturally competent employees. Teaching through a global lens can help community colleges meet goals of diversity, equity and inclusion while also training highly-skilled, employees ready to work in a global environment. This session, appropriate for community college CTE faculty and administrators, will provide an overview of how interconnected we are with the global economy, successful learning components and strategies to internationalize business and industry partnerships, and how to align the learning goals of CTE programs and international workforce needs. We will share examples of community colleges working to internationalize CTE programs and provide free tools and resources.


Career Academies = Meaningful Employer Engagement & Sustainable Community Support!
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $150

ACTE has been working with Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL) to build out the Career Academy Section under the New and Related Services Division. If you are looking to take your CTE programs to the next level and build meaningful community and employer engagement that is scalable and sustainable, come learn more about this growing movement and how CTE leads this high school transformation model. You will get a deep dive into the Career Academy model and learn how Ford NGL helps your district build scalable and sustainable employer engagement and community support.  

This session is for CTE administrators, assistant superintendents, superintendents, board of education members. To get maximum impact, come as a team as you will have an opportunity to do some planning. Bring your civic leaders, business partners, workforce and economic development intermediaries, community members as they will be part of this initiative should you move forward.  

Emotional Intelligence and the Future of Work and Fast Feedback
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $150

This workshop will cover research on the future of work, the challenges that current and upcoming workers will face as it relates to the impact of technology, and what employers, employees, educators, and students can do immediately to prepare and adapt to a developing technological environment. While the 4th Industrial Revolution is seen as one about new developments in tech and its disruption, we believe the 4th Industrial Revolution will be an age that incentivizes not only technical skills but our most humanly skills - social and emotional competencies and emotional intelligence. 

Attendees will learn two tools: one to assist with quickly providing clarity of roles, rules, expectations, expected timeframe and identified topics for any type of engagement. The second will help with succinct communication where participants express their thoughts in a fixed time frame to ensure all participants an equal amount of time to be heard. These tools help build self- and social- and systems awareness.

Managing Perkins Programs
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $150

This workshop will explore the federal rules that govern the spending and management of Perkins funds. We will cover the key factors that determine what Perkins funds can be spent on, including special considerations for salaries and equipment, as well as the systems needed to manage Perkins funds. During the workshop we will work through real-world scenarios, and there will be ample time for questions and discussion. This workshop will help participants to optimize Perkins spending, design effective CTE programs, and support compliance with federal requirements. 
Revitalizing Enrollment, Retention, and Performance in a Post-Pandemic World  
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $225
In our fast-changing world, it’s more challenging than ever to enroll, retain, and graduate students. We must level up and adapt our recruitment and retention strategies—and in this exciting preconference workshop, performance expert and bestselling author Mark C. Perna will show you how. You’ll experience the proven tools, tactics, and truths to attract and retain more of the right students, in the right programs, for the right reasons.

With Mark’s insights, you’ll craft a dynamic narrative to capture the hearts and minds of students and parents. Young people need their education to deliver the single most important competitive advantage in a post-pandemic workforce: the unstoppable synergy of academic knowledge, technical competency, and professional skills. And they need to know that in all three of these areas, CTE delivers. Your job is to tell that story—transforming the way that people think about CTE and sharing the competitive advantage and tremendous value of your programs.
Your organization can revitalize your results by connecting, engaging, and answering why at a new level in today’s competitive educational and training landscape. Mark’s revolutionary Education with Purpose® philosophy will help students and parents experience the incredible value of purpose-driven learning—maximizing your enrollment, retention, and performance results. By understanding what makes the younger generations tick, you can show them why education matters, motivate them to set goals, and help them achieve at a higher level. Finally, Mark will recharge your professional passion by showing the truly profound difference you can make every day.
With the old systems in crisis, now is the time to shift the paradigm for CTE. Across North America, countless K–12 and college administrators, teachers, and critical support staff members are using Mark’s nationally acclaimed best practices to optimize their results and significantly increase program completers. Now, it’s your turn to experience the strategies that are making the difference in CTE. Get noticed by students, parents, and communities—and start revitalizing your results for success in a post-pandemic world!

Universally Designing High-Quality CTE Assessments  
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Fee: $150
Creating assessments that are valid, reliable, linked to standards, and barrier free is at the heart of quality teaching. Educators who understand how to create assessments that provide an objective understanding of what students know and can do are able to increase success for all learners. Using the Universal Design for Learning framework, this interactive workshop will provide resources and tangible (easy-to-use) strategies CTE educators and administrators can use to create high-quality student assessments that align with ACTE's Quality CTE Program of Study Framework and increase access to learning for all students.

Through this workshop, participants will develop a richer understanding of pre-assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments and to align these with program specific standards. We will discuss the importance of incorporating multiple forms of assessment to increase equity and student success. Participants will learn how other CTE educators use UDL to develop assessments to that support learner variability and prepare students to be successful on industry-validated technical assessments and how the design of assessments can increase equity, engagement, and student employability.

Virtual Workshops

State Leadership Training
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $25

Are you looking to further develop your leadership skills in your role as a state association leader?  The ACTE State Leadership Training Program is designed to assist current and emerging state leaders with association management.  The program sessions feature respected ACTE members and staff addressing items from the nine standards of the Quality Association Standard award, the benchmarking tool used by ACTE to assist state associations.  All current state leaders and those interested in service are welcome to attend.  Registration cost is $25; register on the VISION registration form.  

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