CareerTech VISION 2012 — An International Summit on Excellence in CTE
This November, career and technical education professionals from across the country and around the world will gather in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center Nov. 28-Dec. 1 for the most exciting and talked-about CTE event of the year—CareerTech VISION 2012!
CareerTech VISION is the perfect place for attendees who are interested in learning or sharing best practices in career and technical education and exchanging experiences that can help bring CTE to the next level. At VISION, you will learn how to use valuable tools and strategize new techniques, as well as keep up to date with the latest school technologies that can be implemented in your classrooms and schools.
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to connect with more than 4,000 CTE professionals, take advantage of a wide range of international partnerships and develop powerful business and industry connections and visit more than 200 exhibitors!
This dynamic event features a new format that is focused on what you need to succeed in your program, your institution and your community. You can’t afford to miss the crucial networking, vital business and industry connections, and hands-on learning unprecedented in our profession!
The tentative agenda and accepted sessions are now available!
Registration (print form) is now open! The advance rate expires on Oct. 29, so don't miss your chance to save big on this new vision of CTE!
Reserve your housing now (NAAE members, click here)!
Write for ACTE!
Do you enjoy telling a story? If so blog for CareerTech VISION 2012! Share your experience with an informal blog post of 300 words or less, and you might end up on the CareerTech VISION Blog. Describe the sessions you attended, aspects you enjoyed and other things you find interesting. Please send an email to Talana Lattimer if you would like to participate.
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ACTE National Fellowship Program
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2013 class of Fellows! Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge, and leadership development! The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from Jan.-Dec. 2013. More information is available here. Applications are due Nov. 1, 2012!
State Leadership Training
Are you looking to further develop your leadership skills in your role as a state association leader? Join us on Saturday, December 1 from 1 – 5 p.m. and discuss financial planning and reporting, membership development and retention, and communications and marketing. The event will be held at the conclusion of CareerTech VISION. All current state leaders and those interested in service are welcome to attend. Registration cost is $25. Please click here for more information and registration forms.
2012 Best Practices and Innovations Conference
The Best Practices and Innovations Conference is only a few days away! Want to know what's in store? Take a look at the tentative agenda!
Wed., Oct. 10, 2012
Embedding Common Core Reading and Writing Assignments Into CTE Instruction
Embedding Common Core State or Other Rigorous Standards for Mathematics Into CTE Instruction
Teacher Evaluation Systems—Models, Issues and Lessons Learned
Please note that these sessions on Oct. 10 are available for an additional fee of $100 each, but the total for registering for both Common Core sessions is $175. See the registration form for more details.
Wed., Oct. 10, 2012
Francis Tuttle Technology Center: Culinary Arts Program
Metro Technology Center: Metro Career Academy (MCA)
These tours are limited to 42 participants for a total fee of $35. A gourmet lunch will be provided at Francis Tuttle’s newest facility on their Rockwell Campus. For more information, please contact Cindy Friedemann (405-595-4484) or Tom Applegate (512-797-7271).
Hotel: Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Rooms: Sleeping room rates are $149 single/double, plus 13.875 percent sales tax. To make a reservation, call 888-490-6546 and mention the NCLA Best Practices Conference.
Individual reservations may be cancelled prior to 72 hours from arrival date with no penalty. Individual reservations cancelled within 72 hours of arrival will be charged one night room and tax.
Exhibitors, click here to view the sponsorship contract.
21st Century Leadership Institute
ACTE is launching its third cohort of the 21st Century Leadership Institute. Based on input from previous years, we have lowered the cost of the program and made it more targeted to meet your needs. The 21st Century Leadership Institute focuses on leadership in the career and technical education field. Participation in the institute provides one the opportunity to develop leadership skills and discuss cutting-edge best practices and research while strengthening personal leadership skills and building community connections. More information on the program is available at 21leader.com.
Tom Stiles, the superintendent at Indian Capital Technology Center, has been involved in the program the past two years and has this to say about the program:
“The Leadership Institute provided us advanced training for 21st-century instructional leadership development through hearing nationally renowned speakers, 21st-century educational research, sharing of best practices, group activities, webinars and peer networking.”
We hope you will join us for the next cohort of this valuable program! The first session will take place on the morning of Oct. 10 prior to the Best Practices Conference, share a joint leadership session with other leadership groups, and conclude with a pre-con on the Common Core.