ACTE is now accepting presentation proposals for VISION 2016 via its online submission form at www.careertechvision.com. Sessions are typically 60 minutes in length, and should allow 10-15 minutes for questions. VISION 2016, taking place Nov. 30-Dec. 3 (Wednesday-Saturday) in Las Vegas, is the most comprehensive professional development event for CTE professionals, and it offers hundreds of breakout sessions in a variety of formats--lecture, hands-on labs and roundtable discussions. We invite you to help us identify key issues and topics in the rapidly diversifying field of CTE. The submissions deadline is Monday, Feb. 29.
Celebrating the Many Faces of CTE at VISION 2016
VISION 2016 is your event, your experience and your opportunity to thrive. Surrounded by the community and voice of CTE professionals everywhere, VISION 2016 packs its agenda with professional development opportunities that are just right for you! Choose from engaging keynote speakers, hundreds of dynamic and interactive CTE sessions, a comprehensive CareerTech Expo and a larger-than-ever Career Pavilion. Create your own path and cultivate tomorrow's experts at VISION 2016 in Las Vegas. Watch www.careertechvision.com for forthcoming information on ACTE's premier event.
ACTE Region Conferences
Don't miss the upcoming 2016 ACTE region conferences! For more information, visit www.acteonline.org/regions.
Provide Your Input on ACTE's High-quality CTE Framework Draft
ACTE released a first draft of its high-quality CTE framework to focus groups this winter at VISION 2015. These draft standards are our first attempt at a comprehensive, evidence-based list of CTE elements that are crucial for quality programs of study. We welcome feedback from members on these principles and our research and evaluation process. Go to www.acteonline.org/high-qualityCTE for the draft framework and ways you can participate in this process.
State Policies Impacting CTE: 2015 Year in Review
In late January, ACTE will be releasing State Policies Impacting CTE: 2015 Year in Review, co-authored with the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. In this third annual review of state action related to CTE, you can learn about key trends in CTE-related policies across the country in 2015, and drill down with a state-by-state review of key legislation and other actions. Learn how you can tune in to a related webinar at www.acteonline.org/AdvocacyPublications.
CTE Month[R] 16: Opportunities for Career Success
February is CTE Month! During this time ACTE will emphasize the theme "Opportunities for Career Success" by highlighting how CTE prepares students of all ages for specific high-skill, high-wage and high-demand careers, as well as celebrating the individual CTE programs that accomplish this goal most effectively. For more information about how you can hold a school visit, communicate with the media, connect with policymakers, purchase CTE Month merchandise or get involved with CTE Month in a variety of other ways, visit www.ctemonth.org.
Advocate for CTE at ACTE's 2016 National Policy Seminar
Join CTE educators and advocates from across the nation this Feb. 29-March 2 in Arlington, Virginia, to influence and hear the latest updates on CTE-related policy initiatives, legislation and funding. Check out www.acteonline.org/nps for keynote speakers, policy breakout sessions and agenda updates. Register today!
ACTE's CORE Community
ACTE's recently launched CORE Community includes access to learning modules that connect CTE curricula with core academic concepts; an easy lesson plan builder, along with a growing library of lesson plans and resources; and numerous interactive CTE discussion groups. ACTE members receive a substantial discount to both three-month and one-year plans. Visit www.acteonline.org/core for additional information.
Online Seminars Available Anytime, Anywhere
ACTE's online seminars are now available as a professional development resource for members and can be viewed online anytime, anywhere. Visit www. acteonline.org/onlineseminars and log in with your member ID and password to watch a variety of videos covering topics specific to the CTE community.
Boost Your CTE Program's Performance
NC3T, in collaboration with ACTE, has unveiled a new Suite of workshops, services and resources to address the pressing issues faced by CTE program leaders. Do you need professional development for your teachers and administrators? CTE Clinic can come to you, providing half-day sessions on such topics as building and managing effective boards, building strong and sustainable business partnerships and building a strong work-based learning program. Experienced professionals are also available to provide individual consulting support in the following areas: program quality, workforce alignment, partnership development and communicating the value of CTE. Finally, the CTE Clinic is publishing a series of printed tools and guides that are available at ShopACTE. Visit www. acteonline.org/shop to purchase these valuable resources.
Cengage/ACTE Portal Offers Member Discount on 350+ Courses
ACTE and Cengage Learning offer members discounted rates on 350+ online courses, covering topics like finance, college readiness, project management, health care and more! There is also a personal development portal to earn CEUs. For additional information and to register for classes, visit www.acteonline.org/cengage.
Meaningful Education-to-industry Connections
NCCER's connection map was created to help connect construction industry members and CTE educators. The map allows contractors, organizations and schools to list their contact information and areas they are interested in providing or seeking help. Everything from classroom presentations to guidance and input using curriculum are included. So far, more than 400 contractors and educators have joined and declared they are eager to create meaningful pathways. Visit www. pathways.nccer.org/connection-map to get on the map and find a collaborator near you. Tech
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