Workshops

Workshops

Admin. 101
Monday, November 30
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$100

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
Monday, November 30

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 $100
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.

Build Your Junior High CTE Program
Monday, November 30

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 $100
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
Monday, November 30
1:00-3:30 p.m.
 $100

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.
 

Equity-Minded Practices: Disrupting Deficit Narratives
Monday, November 30
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$100

Educational literature is overrun with deficit thinking about diverse students, their families, cultures, socioeconomic background, abilities, and communities as it relates to engagement, motivation and success. Educators frequently lament how hard it can be to help students care more about their learning and make it a priority. Very few, however, have the opportunity to participate in the work necessary to foster the equity mindedness needed to disrupt these deficit narratives. While educators care passionately about their students, they often lack the opportunity and resources to engage in meaningful, proactive professional learning that can help them better meet the needs of a diverse student body. Research says students learn and thrive in environments where they feel included, heard, and valued. In this interactive, hands-on pre-conference session, participants will engage in AVID’s Equity workshop and will gain a better understanding of equity-based teaching and learning practices.


Power up your Employer & Educator Partnerships
Monday, November 30
1:00-3:30 p.m.
$100

2020 has proven to be a challenging year, and on that has presented complexities in how educators, students, and business partners stay connected! This interactive workshop provides you tips and resources to keep partnerships thriving, even during the impact of social distancing and shutdowns. You will hear from district leaders in innovative ways they are engaging their business partners with their students. Walk away with tools and resources connected to Ford Next Generation Learning’s Powerful Partnership Blueprint - an approach to take your partnerships to the next level.

Teaching Remotely: UDL-Based Strategies for Supporting CTE Educators Teaching in Hybrid/Remote/Online Learning Environments
Monday, November 30
1:00-3:30 p.m.
$100

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. 
 
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