Monday, November 30
During this interactive workshop designed specifically for “less experienced” CTE administrators, participants will be provided with valuable information on a variety of topics including the CTE Delivery Model, planning for success, and research regarding the value and importance of CTE. Participants will exit with data they can use to “sell” CTE and a strong understanding of philosophy and best practice associated with classroom instruction, laboratory instruction, work-based learning, CTE student organizations, community involvement and academic integration.
Asking the Right Questions to Facilitate Student Success
We all know a 4-year degree may lead to economic prosperity and opens many doors for our
students. However, we also know that the transfer pathway isn’t for everyone. Technical skills are the new
currency in the 21st century and they make all students more competitive. But how do we balance preparing students for both college and the workforce? Dr. Kevin Fleming will present data and a new animated video in a way that both invigorates and challenges the evolution of career readiness, counseling, and skills-based educational planning. It is time to reexamine what questions we should be asking of our students, and of ourselves, to maximize student success.
Becoming Their First Choice
Monday, November 30
Build Your Junior High CTE Program
This interactive workshop will discuss lessons learned from Peoria Unified School District in creating a Junior High CTE Program called Technology Life Careers (TLC). Middle level students are engaged in the Total CTE Program Model while exploring six Career Fields and making decisions to transition to High School, careers, and life. Participants will experience the Total CTE Program Model and six Career Field application, plus receive a pacing Guide. Discussion will consist of suggestions and application to your own institution.
Creating Inclusive & Equitable Learning Environments
A school should become more culturally responsive to provide better services for their consumers (students & families). In a global society, a school cannot be academically, socially or programmatically culturally responsive unless it is culturally competent. Striving for cultural competence is a long-term developmental process. It is a process in which schools can measure its progress according to its achievement of specific developmental tasks. This workshop will examine several topics (cultural responsiveness, cultural competency, equity and implicit bias) and how these topics impact policy, practices, and programs in schools.
Press x Support
Great teachers and administrators crave Press x Support. Feedback is one of the top 10 influences on student achievement (Hattie 2017). Research shows it’s far removed from most leadership practices, overall school culture and distant from most school’s top performers. This session shifts from theory to practice with in the moment activities devised to press your thinking and support your district’s journey towards educational excellence. Participants will receive proven feedback formulas, practice in the moment feedback, create a system for sustainability, develop metacognition strategies and understand the mindsets needed to transform their organizational culture.
Teaching Remotely: UDL-Based Strategies for Supporting CTE Educators Teaching in Hybrid/Remote/Online Learning Environments
Monday, November 30
Teaching remotely is challenging. For CTE Educators who teach hands-on classes and typically come directly from industry, having little or no experience teaching online, it can feel impossible. This interactive, 90 minute session, will include an introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as well as concrete strategies for helping CTE Educators engage students and support learning in hybrid/remote/online environments. We will focus on create an engaging learning experience for students and we will share free (skill and CTE specific) resources that educators can begin using immediately. This session will be useful for CTE Educators, CTE administrators, and for State-wide CTE leaders.