Speakers

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Schedule

  • 25 September
  • 26 September
  • 27 September
GB

Greg Batten

Principal
Eastern Randolph High School

26 September

KB

Kristen Benedict

26 September

DB

David Bolger

President
Corporate Education Consulting

27 September

JB

Jenni Bradford

Program Quality Manager
Middle School, Idaho Division of CTE

27 September

KB

Kathy Brock

Faculty - EdD in Career and Tech Ed.
University of Wisconsin-Stout

26 September

DB

Dr. Ryan Burkett

Instructional Director
Pioneer Technology Center

27 September

OC

Oscar Carter

Director of Skilled Technical Sciences for Missouri
DESE-MO

27 September

DC

Darrell Cheers

Assistant Superintendent/CTE Director
Brunswick County Schools

26 September

MC

Michelle Conrad, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of CTE
University of Central Missouri

26 September

27 September

MC

Michelle Crary

Career Readiness Coordinator
Gilbert Public Schools

27 September

NCLA 2019 Yellow Brick Road to Industry Certifications Presentation.pdf Download Link
NCLA Handout - Heart Brain Courage Handout Rev 8-2019.pdf Download Link
NC

Nancy L. Cross

Director of CTE
Innovative School Design & Middle Schools, Randolph County School System

26 September

NC

Noel Crum

Principal/District CTE Coordinator
Johnson Central High School

26 September

AD

Amanda K. Dixon

Director of CTE & Federal Programs
Moore County Schools

27 September

Drone presentation.ppt Download Link
LD

Lindsay Duran

Assistant Director of Career & Technical Education
Chandler Unified School District

27 September

NCLA 2019 Yellow Brick Road to Industry Certifications Presentation.pdf Download Link
NCLA Handout - Heart Brain Courage Handout Rev 8-2019.pdf Download Link
JE

Jennifer Erpelding

Associate Provost & VP of Curriculum
Altierus Career College

26 September

Advanced Career Presentation Best Practices and Innovations in CTE Conference 2018 Revised 9 26 18.pptx Download Link
JF

Joey Fleck, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Workforce Education and Development
Penn State University

26 September

26 September

DF

Dr. Kevin Fleming

25 September

26 September

DF

Dawn Fregosa

CEO
Collaborative Education Advisors

26 September

KG

Kahle Goff

Executive Director--Full Time Programs
Pioneer Technology Center

27 September

JG

Jessica Golden

Regional Director
EVERFI

26 September

JG

Joel Gordon

Systems Engineer
Butler Technology and Career Development Schools

26 September

DH

Dennis Hamilton

Principal
Randleman High School

26 September

RH

Roger Hanagriff

Associate Professor
Texas A&M University Kingsville

26 September

CTE Eco Value 2018 Slides - Hanagriff Sept 2019 pres.pdf Download Link
JH

Jeff Harris

President & Co-founder
Xello

27 September

MH

Michael Harvey, Ph.D.

Professor of Workforce Education and Development
Penn State University

26 September

26 September

JH

Jill Hlavacek

Director of Innovation & Learning
Naperville Community Unit School District 203

27 September

2019 Best Practices & Innovations in CTE Conference - Comprehensive Counseling Program - Naperville203.pdf Download Link
9-12 SEL Curriculum Overview - Naperville203.pdf Download Link
ASCA MindsetsBehaviors.pdf Download Link
Copy of College & Career Counseling Curriculum Overview - Naperville203.pdf Download Link
Copy of School Counseling Standards - Naperville 203.pdf Download Link
PaCE_Revisions.pdf Download Link
RJ

Richard Jones

Consultant
Succesful Practices Network

26 September

TJ

Thom Jones

General Manager
Navigate Prepared

26 September

KK

Kendra Keelin

Instructional Director
Pioneer Technology Center

27 September

CK

Coleen Keffeler

CTE Coordinator
Sturgis Brown High School

26 September

SL

Susan Leon

Instructional Specialist
West-MEC

26 September

AL

Amy Lorenzo

Director, Policy & Organizational Planning
Idaho Division of CTE

26 September

RM

Rachael Mann

Director of Professional Development
West-MEC

25 September

26 September

26 September

CM

Cynthia Marble

Senior Consultant
SIGMA Threat Management Associates

26 September

26 September

LM

Larry McLemore

Dean of CTE
Cuyamaca Community College
KM

Katie Mehin

Director of Career Services
West-MEC

26 September

NCLA 2019 Yellow Brick Road to Industry Certifications Presentation.pdf Download Link
NCLA Handout - Heart Brain Courage Handout Rev 8-2019.pdf Download Link
KM

Katie Mehin

Director of Career Services
West-MEC

27 September

Instructional Leadership Data Practices.pdf Download Link
NCLA 2019 Yellow Brick Road to Industry Certifications Presentation.pdf Download Link
NCLA Handout - Heart Brain Courage Handout Rev 8-2019.pdf Download Link
CM

Cyle Miller

CTE/Manufacturing Cluster Instructor
Sturgis Brown High School

26 September

DM

Darrick Murphy

Director of Technology
Butler Technology and Career Development Schools

26 September

AN

Amanda Nolasco

CTE
Counselor Facilitator

27 September

DO

Dona Orr

Secondary Education, Idaho Division of CTE
Director

26 September

27 September

JO

James Orth

CTE Director
Salem Keizer Public Schools

27 September

KP

Kamaly Parr

Assustabt Professor
Murray State University

27 September

CP

Cynthia Pellock, Ph.D.

Professor of Workforce Education and Development
Penn State University

26 September

MP

Mark C. Perna

President
TFS

25 September

26 September

26 September

CP

Cathleen Plesnarski

Quality Control Manager
Resource Associates

26 September

AP

Ashleigh Potuznik

Senior Workforce Development Manager
NCCER

26 September

SR

Steve Rayborn

Deputy Administrator
Idaho Division of CTE

26 September

CR

Cathie Raymond

Deputy Associate Superintendent/State Director CTE
AZ Dept of Education CTE

27 September

RR

Rhonda Rhodes

Principal
Career Technical Education Center, Salem Keizer Public Schools

27 September

DR

Dr. Daniel Richardson

Teacher/STEM Coordinator
Brunswick County Schools

26 September

IR

Isia Robledo

Director of High School Programs
Randolph Community College

26 September

KR

Katrina Roohr

Managing Research Scientist
Educational Testing Service

26 September

DR

Diane Ross

Educational Development Manager
Realityworks

26 September

AR

Ann Rush

Postsecondary Integration Coordinator
Butler Tech

26 September

WS

Will Sarett

Director, Career & College Readiness
Yakima School District

27 September

DS

Dr. Jason Scales

Lincoln Electric

27 September

MS

Mary Jo Self

Associate Professor
Oklahoma State University

27 September

BS

Billie Smith

Community Relations/Metro Tech Student Ambassador Sponsor
Metro Technology Centers

27 September

AS

Asa Stone

26 September

MT

Mark Threeton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Workforce Education and Development
Penn State University

26 September

26 September

LU

Laurie Urich

VP of Strategic Communications
MBA Research and Curriculum Center

26 September

SV

Stuart Vanorny

Vice President
Academic Technology & Instructional Design, Zenith Education Group

26 September

LW

Larae Watkins

Assistant Professor
University of Central Missouri

27 September

PW

Parr Watkins

Assistant Professor
University of Central Missouri
KW

Kathleen Weigel

Dean, College of Education
Lynn University

26 September

KW

Karen Wocszna-Birch

Executive Director
CT College of Technology

26 September

MW

Misty Wolfe

CTE Coordinator
Randoph County Schools

26 September

LX

Lisa Xagas

Director of Student Services
Naperville Community School District 203

27 September

2019 Best Practices & Innovations in CTE Conference - Comprehensive Counseling Program - Naperville203.pdf Download Link
9-12 SEL Curriculum Overview - Naperville203.pdf Download Link
ASCA MindsetsBehaviors.pdf Download Link
Copy of College & Career Counseling Curriculum Overview - Naperville203.pdf Download Link
Copy of School Counseling Standards - Naperville 203.pdf Download Link
PaCE_Revisions.pdf Download Link

Association for Career and Technical Education

Co-Host
The Association for Career and Technical Education® (ACTE®) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents a diverse community of career and technical education (CTE) professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals, and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

Epluno

Sponsor: Friday Breakfast

Lincoln Electric

Sponsor: Thursday Afternoon Break

Microburst Learning

Sponsor: Opening General Session

NaviGate

Sponsor: Thursday Lunch
FOCUS
We specialize in emergency preparedness and safety for K-12 schools.

SIMPLICITY
Our charter is to make emergency preparedness simple. We strive to help schools readily manage the complexities associated with compliance and other safety initiatives.

PEACE OF MIND
Our purpose is to provide peace of mind to all who are responsible for keeping children and staff safe. Your staff is prepared should an emergency arise. You are confident our solution works. You are working with a passionate organization driven by continuous improvement in everything we do.

NCLA

Co-Host
The purpose of NCLA shall be to provide leadership and advocacy in the promotion and development of career-technical education in the secondary and post secondary school systems of the United States and its territories. Through the mutual encouragement and assistance of the members in matters of organization, local state organizations will provide leadership to carry out the mission and goals of NCLA.

Paxton/Patterson

Sponsor: Wednesday Evening Reception

Realityworks, Inc.

Sponsor: Friday Closing Lunch

Tools for Schools

Sponsor: Opening Breakfast

American Medical Certification Association

Exhibitor

BYU Independent Study

Epluno

Exhibitor

Fluintcy.com: The Math Fluency Project by John Huppenthal

Exhibitor
The Math Fluency Project inspires kids to become fluent in math by answering hundreds of problems a day. Keeping in the success zone, they have fun and learn at the same time. A 10 minute exercise, we bring students to state standards in less than a year.

In addition to math we also have gamified curriculum in Culinary Arts, Marketing and ServSafe. Improve your pass rate for certifications!

Contact Nai Wang nai@kpcurriculum.com

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher

Exhibitor

Isograd

JIST, Paradigm Education Solutions Career Development Brand

Exhibitor

Klein Educational Systems

Exhibitor

Lincoln Electric

MBA Research and Curriculum Center

Exhibitor

Microburst Learning

Exhibitor

National Georgraphic Learning/Cengage

Exhibitor

Navigate Prepared

Exhibitor

FOCUS

We specialize in emergency preparedness and safety for K-12 schools.

SIMPLICITY

Our charter is to make emergency preparedness simple. We strive to help schools readily manage the complexities associated with compliance and other safety initiatives.

PEACE OF MIND

Our purpose is to provide peace of mind to all who are responsible for keeping children and staff safe. Your staff is prepared should an emergency arise. You are confident our solution works. You are working with a passionate organization driven by continuous improvement in everything we do.

NCCER

Exhibitor

Paxton/Patterson

Exhibitor

Pearson

Exhibitor

Reality Works

Exhibitor
Realityworks provides comprehensive learning solutions that pair curriculum with hands-on learning aids, student activities and assessment tools to create innovative learning environments. These solutions are used in middle, secondary and post-secondary schools to engage students, teach needed skills and provide career exploration opportunities.

We closely partner with educators, administrators and industry leaders to ensure that they have the resources they need to make lessons truly meaningful.

Our Educators Teach

Career Pathways
Other Markets:

- Social services and youth organizations
- Corrections
- Maternal and Child Health
- Military

The Big Picture Co. Inc.

Exhibitor

The Center for Work Ethic Development

Exhibitor

Tools for Schools

Exhibitor

zSpace

Exhibitor
Pre-conference Tour

Desert View High School/iSTEM Academy Manufacturing Program

08:00 AM 12:00 PM

Join us on a tour of the Desert View High School’s national award-winning iSTEM Advanced Manufacturing Program, which includes engineering, mechanical drafting, engineering, precision machining, mechatronics and additive manufacturing. Participants will also receive a brief tour of where most of the world’s avionic “black boxes” are manufactured.
Pre-conference Workshop

Elite Training to Achieve Significant Enrollment, Retention and Performance Results

08:30 AM 12:00 PM Indigo Room

Participate in this intensive workshop where you’ll discover advanced strategies and best practices that are transforming the CTE narrative nationwide. Find out how to use CTE’s exclusive competitive advantage to engage your students with the relevance, motivation and passion to perform at a higher level. Mark’s insights have helped thousands of educators nationwide connect more meaningfully with the younger generations and achieve elite enrollment, retention and performance results — motivating students like never before with proven strategies you can put into action immediately!

Speakers

Pre-conference Workshop

Asking the Right Questions to Facilitate Student Success

09:00 AM 03:00 PM Murphey Room

We all know a four-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.

Speakers

Pre-conference Workshop

The Future of Work for the Martians in Your Classroom

01:00 PM 04:00 PM Indigo Room

The workplace of tomorrow is vastly different from what currently exists. How will globalization, the space race and technological advances, such as automation, virtual reality and augmented reality, impact the future world of work? Discover forecasted changes in the world around us and how educators can equip the Martians in our classrooms for careers that are both out of this world and down to Earth. Participants will leave with five big areas needed for success in the next economy.

Speakers

Pre-conference Tour

Pima Community College/TuSimple Tour

01:00 PM 05:00 PM

Join us on an exciting tour of an aviation technology program for high school students, provided by the Pima Joint Technical EducationDistrict and Pima Community College. This tour will feature a Boeing 737 hangar and the interior of a plane and a visit to TuSimple, a company that is developing the technology and applications to create autonomous self-driving semi-trucks.

Wednesday Welcome Reception

06:00 PM 07:00 PM Westin in the Arizona & Foyer Rooms

General Session

Thursday Opening Keynote Speaker

08:00 AM 09:30 AM Grand Ballroom

Producer of the viral animation video “Success in the New Economy” and author of (Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century, Dr. Fleming is a passionate advocate for ensuring all students enter the labor market with a competitive advantage. After analyzing workforce needs and providing customized geospatial labor market research for the largest higher education system in the world (the California Community Colleges), he supported and advocated for more than 40 career and technical education (CTE) programs as a CTE Dean of Instruction for eight years. He currently advances education to transform lives and society as the Vice President of Strategic Development at Norco College in California. He is also an Adjunct faculty member, Executive Vice President of Future N Focus Enterprises, and CEO of Telos Educational Services. He earned his Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University, but it was his CTE industry certification in geographical information systems that lifted him out of working poverty.

Speakers

Breakout Session I

The Economic & Program Value of CTE: Know Your Values!

09:45 AM 10:45 AM Indigo

This session will cover how CTE programs can track student experiential learning hours, money, work-based learning earnings and community service, which together can total impressive values and produce positive economic impact.

Speakers

CTE Eco Value 2018 Slides - Hanagriff Sept 2019 pres.pdf Download Link
Breakout Session I

Career and Technically Speaking: Let's Leave No Child Behind!

09:45 AM 10:45 AM Verbena

With today's emphasis on technical skills in the workforce, shouldn't all students be provided pathways to match their talents with future careers! This workshop will challenge participants' thinking in designing innovative and academically challenging career pathways for all students from those with learning disabilities to those in honors courses.

Speakers

Breakout Session I

Answer Their Why: Using a Powerful CTE Narrative to Engage Students Like Never Before

09:45 AM 10:45 AM Aster

Take a dive into the innovative strategies and best practices that are changing the game for CTE nationwide! At this exciting breakout session, education and performance expert Mark C. Perna will present the dynamic ideas that educators around the country can’t stop talking about. Find out how you can put these powerful tools to work in your organization. Your perspective on the younger generations will be transformed by seeing the incredible passion, purpose, and performance they are capable of. By challenging our preconceptions, Mark will reveal new opportunities to get more of the right students, in the right programs, for the right reasons — right now. This value-packed session will empower and equip you with the insights to change course, set new goals, and experience real results.

Speakers

Breakout Session I

A Flatline to a Pipeline

09:45 AM 10:45 AM Lantana

What if there was a key to the best kept secret in education? What if I told you that the key was at your fingertips, and you can easily have access to the tools and collaborative conversation needed to unlock that secret? Well, then this session is for you, because it is this work that can take the passion and purpose of career-tech education from a flatline to an unstoppable pipeline!

Speakers

Breakout Session I

Changing the Skills Gap Through Micro Credentials

09:45 AM 10:45 AM Murphey

Speakers

Breakout Session II

Middle School Career Exploration - A Primer for College & Career Readiness

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Indigo

Middle school is a time when students can most benefit from career exploration, but what does that look like? In this session, we will consider career exploration and employability skills in middle school settings, examine the value of exploratory and introductory CTE courses as they relate to career and academic planning, and discuss the potential for extended learning through CTSOs and work-based learning.

Speakers

Breakout Session II

Transform Your Student Experience via Interactive Lectures, Real-World Labs, and Flipped Classrooms!

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Verbena

Over the past two years, Altierus Career College has transformed its classrooms from a passive, traditional model to an active, engaging classroom experience. This was completed by introducing real-world labs, flipped and blended classrooms, interactive lectures via Nearpod and H5P, iPads, and 80” classroom displays. Not only do students and instructors love the changes, but student outcomes increased, as well. Join us to learn how this was accomplished and experience this transformation firsthand!

Speakers

Breakout Session II

Building a Legacy of Leadership: How Idaho is Transforming Today's CTE Teachers into Tomorrow's Leaders

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Aster

Administrators from the Idaho Division of Career & Technical Education will share their best practices and lessons learned from their 20-year investment in growing their own CTE leaders.

Speakers

Breakout Session II

The Culture Impact

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Lantana

What do kool-aid, yogurt and Petri dishes have in common? Each holds clues for effective leadership, recruitment and retention in your organization. Discover how to create an environment that keeps your staff and students coming back for more.

Speakers

Breakout Session II

What are the Critical Skills Needed to be Successful in a CTE Career?

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Murphey

This presentation will address a study being conducted to identify the various critical skills needed to be successful in CTE careers as identified through the literature, employers’ statements, and in existing CTE-related job postings. The goals of this study were threefold: (1) to investigate the critical skills for success in CTE career paths as described by subject matter experts and industry standards; (2) to evaluate what critical skills employers are communicating to CTE career applicants via job advertisements and; (3) to evaluate the gaps between the skills sought by CTE career employers and those industry studies. This information will help lay the foundation to develop training tools or assessments to evaluate those skills and to further improve practice within CTE-related programs.

Speakers

General Session

Thursday Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Assessing Threats to Your School; Sponsored by NaviGate Prepared

12:15 PM 02:00 PM Grand Ballroom

Cynthia Marble, Senior Consultant with SIGMA Threat Management Associates, is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of threat management, national security, executive protection and global security operations. Before joining SIGMA, Marble served for more than 25 years with the U.S. Secret Service, most recently as the Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Secret Service Houston Field Office, where she supervised all operations for the Secret Service offices in Houston and Austin, Texas as well as in Mexico City. Marble will provide an overview of the federal model for school threat assessment developed by the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education. Attendees will learn proven strategies on how to identify, investigate, assess and manage threatening and potentially dangerous behavior in school.

Speakers

Breakout Session III

Threat Assessment: Your School, Your District

02:15 PM 03:15 PM Verbena

This session is designed to provide participants with information, guidance and materials they need to evaluate, de-escalate, and manage a broad range of threatening behaviors and troubling situations. Cynthia and Thom will lead participants through the threat assessment process utilizing case studies from actual events, and attendees will walk away with practical strategies to use.

Speakers

Breakout Session III

Pennsylvania’s Knowledge & Skill Core Competencies for CTE Administrators: States’ Replication Effort Toward a National Skill Set

02:15 PM 03:15 PM Aster

The results of a year-long study that has established a set of CTE administrator knowledge and skill core competencies (KSCC) for CTE leadership in Pennsylvania will be presented. The research used included a survey, focus group, and Delphi Technique methods with results that have significant implications for CTE administrative training in Pennsylvania. This session reports the KSCC and replication efforts in five states to potentially establish a CTE Leadership Common Core National Skill Set.

Speakers

Breakout Session III

The Culture Impact

02:15 PM 03:15 PM Lantana

What do kool-aid, yogurt and Petri dishes have in common? Each holds clues for effective leadership, recruitment and retention in your organization. Discover how to create an environment that keeps your staff and students coming back for more.

Speakers

Breakout Session III

Answering Their Why: Using a Powerful CTE Narrative to Engage Students Like Never Before

02:15 PM 03:15 PM Murphey

Take a dive into the innovative strategies and best practices that are changing the game for CTE nationwide! At this exciting breakout session, education and performance expert Mark C. Perna will present the dynamic ideas that educators around the country can’t stop talking about. Find out how you can put these powerful tools to work in your organization. Your perspective on the younger generations will be transformed by seeing the incredible passion, purpose, and performance they are capable of. By challenging our preconceptions, Mark will reveal new opportunities to get more of the right students, in the right programs, for the right reasons — right now. This value-packed session will empower and equip you with the insights to change course, set new goals, and experience real results.

Speakers

Breakout Session III

Changing the Skills Gap Through Micro Credentials

02:15 PM 03:15 PM Indigo

Speakers

Roundtable

A Mental Model for Becoming a Stronger Instructional Leader (Roundtable 1)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

Overcome the difficulty of finding time for instructional leadership with a simple mental model to make instructional leadership an ongoing part of all teacher conversations. This roundtable will offer practical suggestions, online tools, and the free iBook, CTE Instructional Leadership.

Speakers

Roundtable

Creating Postsecondary Opportunities for High School Students (Roundtable 2)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

Randolph Community College and the Randolph County School System in rural North Carolina have increased the number of students accessing college classes while in high school by over 400% in three years. Pathways to Prosperity, Apprenticeship Randolph, creative scheduling, and Career Coaches are key strategies that will be shared.

Speakers

Roundtable

Developing a Career Ready & Agile Workforce (Roundtable 3)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

This session will provide an overview of emerging trends and innovative practices that are impacting the way job seekers are interacting with their future employers. Acquire ready to implement strategies to enhance your student's (or your own) ability to get noticed in an ever-changing marketplace.

Speakers

Roundtable

53 Million Jobs- Time to Focus on Business and Marketing Education (Roundtable 4)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

In 2026, 53 million jobs will be in the occupational areas of management, business and financial operations (including marketing), sales, and office and administrative support. It’s long past time to focus on building high-quality modern business and marketing education programs in our schools. More than ever, U.S. businesses need strong, ethical decision-makers who will become future leaders of American companies. Enter High School of Business, an intellectually demanding project-based program of study developed by not-for-profit MBA Research & Curriculum Center. Learn how this proven program prepares students for college and careers in all areas of business administration: entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, and management.

Speakers

Roundtable

Growing Your Program through Industry Partnerships (Roundtable 5)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

The SBHS Machining Program has experienced phenomenal growth since its 2015 inception. Through local industry partnerships, the program has grown to include three levels of machining, 3D printing, laser engraving and another classroom. Learn how the local school district, the local development corporation and local industry developed a high-quality program.

Speakers

Roundtable

High Quality CTE Educators: Preparing for the Future, Today (Roundtable 6)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

Recruiting and retaining high quality career and technical education (CTE) educators is essential to the future of CTE. Barriers such as industry versus teacher salary discrepancies, the teacher certification process, and fear of returning to school have made it difficult to attract high quality CTE educator candidates. Join our roundtable to discuss ways to attract and develop the next generation of CTE educators.

Speakers

Roundtable

How We Recovered From a Zero Day Malware Attack (Roundtable 7)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

In 2018 our school was targeted with an unknown malware. The tools we had in place, that had protected our systems up to this point, failed and we were forced to shutdown our district's computer network. The threat of cyber attack presents a risk to schools nationwide that most are not prepared for. Join us to learn how your school should prepare for such an attack.

Speakers

Roundtable

Industry and Education: A Guide for Effective Collaboration (Roundtable 8)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

Are you interested in establishing the most effective industry-education partnerships? If so, join NCCER’s session on the Construction Career Pathways’ initiative and leave with resources that can help your district develop a plan to close the skills gap.

Speakers

Roundtable

Industry Partnerships that Work (Roundtable 9)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

No two industry partnerships look alike! People and places are different, have different constraints, strengths and passions. The same is true for the relationships you build with your partners. This session will provide tips and techniques for building and keeping strong relationships with industry partners.

Speakers

Roundtable

Managing Polarities - Maximizing Results & Participant Buy-in During Decision Making (Rountable 10)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

Enhance decision making by capitalizing on the diversity of perspectives without alienating the diverse groups. Learn the difference between polarities and problems, identify common polarities in CTE, and learn the steps to manage polarities effectively. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a polarity mapping exercise.

Speakers

Roundtable

Measures of Technical Skill Attainment and their Predictive Value on Positive Post-program Placement of PA Secondary Career & Technical Students (Roundtable 11)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

This presentation shares the results of a research study conducted using state-wide data from Pennsylvania students participating in a state-wide program of study. The research investigated includes information on technical skill attainment and program hours that best predict a positive post-program outcome for Pennsylvania CTE students. Join this roundtable to learn more!

Speakers

Roundtable

Strengthening Your Pathways: Best Practices to Creating Exceptional CTE Programs (Roundtable 12)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

Students entering the workforce of tomorrow will face challenges much different than workers of the past. These challenges will impact new workers whether they enter the workforce directly from high school or after earning a college degree. In this session, participants will delve into best practices for selecting CTE programs that embrace the rigor and the relevance of career pathways while engaging today's learner.

Speakers

Roundtable

Student Digital Portfolios & Defense of Learning: Relevant Capstone Showcases (Roundtable 13)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

Showcase student work and skills, and prepare them for career and college success by showcasing pathway work and student projects. This roundtable will offer evidence of student success in 11 elements of a successful CTE pathway through a digital exposition of learning and digital portfolio that lives beyond the classroom.

Speakers

Roundtable

The Alternative Approach: Implementing a District-wide Career Technical Center within an Alternative School Setting (Roundtable 14)

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Canyon II & IV

This session will explore the lessons learned through the process of implementing a district-wide share-time career technical center within an alternative school setting with a focus on implementation, logistics and student outcomes.

Speakers

Breakout Sessions IV

Becoming a PBL Champion!

08:15 AM 09:15 AM Verbena

Successful PBL is facilitated by a supportive environment and CTE administrators play a key role in providing this support. This interactive session will focus on sharing resources, tools, and tips to aid CTE administrators in supporting the implementation of PBL in their CTE programs. Come prepared to learn, discuss and share!

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Breakout Sessions IV

De-schoolify: Transform Your Students into Professionals and Your Campus into a Workplace

08:15 AM 09:15 AM Aster

Learn how Salem-Keizer's Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) increases student achievement for a diverse population by transforming their campus into a workplace where students operate as professionals. By removing "school for school's sake," CTEC provides students with an authentic education in which they earn industry certifications as they perform real work for customers in the community. The CTE content is integrated with core subjects (English, math, science), and learning is immediately applied in context. Students from diverse backgrounds come together to create a professional culture of success; the result is a 98% graduation rate and positive placement into high-wage careers, apprenticeships, training programs, and the university.

Speakers

Breakout Sessions IV

Building a Coalition of the Willing: Idaho's Effort to Launch a Statewide Middle School Program

08:15 AM 09:15 AM Indigo

Infusing CTE at the middle school level has been discussed, researched and implemented around the country. Idaho’s approach is to build a statewide program to guide students to explore their strengths, their interests, and their options in building a vision for their career path. Starting with a group of volunteer pilot schools, Idaho is creating a sustainable and exciting career exploration program for all middle schools in the state. The discussion will include building partnerships, funding, teacher endorsements, and delivery models.

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Breakout Sessions IV

Teacher Incubator

08:15 AM 09:15 AM Lantana

Participants will receive tools and strategies needed to ensure alternatively certified and new careertech teachers are successful their first three years of instruction. During the session, the presenters will highlight the benefits of collaboration with mentors, administrators and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education to develop a seamless approach to teacher training and retention. Participants will be provided easy to implement retention practices that can be incorporated into any new teacher retention program.

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Breakout Sessions V

The Yellow Brick Road to Industry Certifications

09:30 AM 10:30 AM Lantana

Learn how courage, heart and brains play a role in your school or district’s journey to the land of industry certifications. Perkins V, The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, includes industry certifications as a part of a quality program indicator. This session will delve into the many facets of industry certifications and will guide administrators on how to get started with industry certification, scheduling and logistics, long term planning, and data collection. Best practices from districts offering industry certifications will also be shared with participants.

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NCLA 2019 Yellow Brick Road to Industry Certifications Presentation.pdf Download Link
NCLA Handout - Heart Brain Courage Handout Rev 8-2019.pdf Download Link
Breakout Sessions V

Arizona’s CTE Quality Skills Commission: Who, What, Why

09:30 AM 10:30 AM Indigo

Arizona has a robust and active CTE Quality Skills Commission. Learn about the Commission’s important role in supporting CTE in Arizona from approving industry credentials, program standards, and recommending adoption of these credentials and standards by the Arizona State Board of Vocational Technical Education.

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Breakout Sessions V

The TEN Students You'll Meet in Your Classroom

09:30 AM 10:30 AM Verbena

Participants will learn the 10 most common types of students found in a CTE classroom. Characteristics of each type will be given with key teacher actions discussed and, most importantly, classroom management tips for student learning and teaching effectiveness will be shared.

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Breakout Sessions V

Inspiring Teens to be Your Best Brand Ambassadors

09:30 AM 10:30 AM Aster

In this session, you’ll learn the project management and action plan used to structure Ambassador activities during the school year for maximum productivity. You’ll hear about the unique curriculum designed to equip students with the tools they need to effectively market the district, and the tried and tested method for keeping them engaged, focused and excited about carrying your district’s mission and values to their peers.

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Breakout Sessions VI

Making Students Future Ready through Career Development: Lessons from Leading Practitioners

10:45 AM 11:45 AM Lantana

College and career development is a critical ingredient in making students future-ready. A strong development system and strategies that support self-knowledge, exploration, and decision making can help every student unlock their future potential. And with a student-centered approach, you can help students more easily connect the dots between their unique qualities, current education, and career pathways, leading to greater engagement and achievement rates for your district. In this session, you'll learn some strategies leading educators are employing to make every student future-ready through career development. We'll reveal the keys to their success and how they relate to ACTE's Quality CTE Program of Study Student Career Development element.

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Breakout Sessions VI

Building College & Career Readiness through a Comprehensive Counseling Program

10:45 AM 11:45 PM Indigo

A comprehensive counseling program aligned to college and career can transform how students think about school. Learn how Naperville 203 is developing a comprehensive counseling program that fosters student college & career readiness skills.

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2019 Best Practices & Innovations in CTE Conference - Comprehensive Counseling Program - Naperville203.pdf Download Link
9-12 SEL Curriculum Overview - Naperville203.pdf Download Link
ASCA MindsetsBehaviors.pdf Download Link
Copy of College & Career Counseling Curriculum Overview - Naperville203.pdf Download Link
Copy of School Counseling Standards - Naperville 203.pdf Download Link
PaCE_Revisions.pdf Download Link
Breakout Sessions VI

First in Flight Drone Academy

10:45 AM 11:45 AM Verbena

In this session, you will learn how to develop a brand new high quality program in your district (and state), recruit students, align it with work-based learning opportunities, industry recognized credentials, and connect with the local community college and businesses and industries across the state to provide postsecondary opportunities and foster student entrepreneurship opportunities during and post graduation.

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Drone presentation.ppt Download Link
Breakout Sessions VI

Developing Registered Youth Apprenticeship from the Ground Up

10:45 AM 11:45 AM Aster

The last two years we have been putting students to work in the skilled trades at ages 16 to 18 years as apprentices. We currently have 75 youth apprentices in 12 career centers and are adding more monthly. If you want to develop a true talent pipeline in career and technical education programs, then you need to attend this session.

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General Session

Friday Closing Keynote Speaker; Sponsored by Lincoln Electric

12:00 PM 01:30 PM Grand Ballroom

Dr. Jason Scales will address the changing face of career and technical education and paths for addressing the current skills gap. In his role as Business Manager of Education for Lincoln Electric, he is responsible for strategic planning and the management of the company’s education team — most recently, Scales and and his team completed construction of the Lincoln Electric Welding Technology and Training Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Education at the University of Missouri.

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