Career Academies = Meaningful Employer Engagement & Sustainable Community Support!
Wednesday, December 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.
Revitalizing Enrollment, Retention, and Performance in a Post-Pandemic World
Wednesday, December 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, December 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.