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ACTE's online seminars are available to members as a professional development resource. These free seminars cover a variety of topics of interest to you.



After the suicides of four students at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colorado ten years ago, school counselor Sandy Austin started a club called the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team (which stands for Believe It Or Not I Care) to create a more caring climate and prevent other students from falling through the cracks. The B.I.O.N.I.C. Team reaches out to new students, sick and hospitalized students, students and staff who have lost loved ones, and other schools that experience tragedy. Learn how you can create safer and more inclusive learning environments at your school at this online seminar. 

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Natural Gas Technology

Natural Gas

Recently, natural gas has grown in popularity as a viable energy option due to its efficiency and relatively low cost. Globally, it is expected thousands of new jobs will develop in the near future as new prospects for gas are developed and the current work force approaches retirement.
Join us to learn how Pulaski County Area Technology Center in Somerset, Kentucky is offering a Natural Gas Technology program to secondary students interested in a gas pipeline technician pathway.

Dr. Beth Hargis has been the principal of the Pulaski County Area Technology Center since its inception in 2006. Dr. Hargis holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and masters degrees in secondary education and leadership. Her doctorate is in educational leadership with an emphasis on Appalachia.

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Advocacy 101

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Why is advocacy for CTE important? How can you get involved? Watch this online seminar to learn to more effectively advocate for your CTE programs at the local, state and federal levels. This seminar explores a wide range of strategies for getting more active in the policy process and sharing your programs’ successes and challenges with policymakers. You’ll receive an in-depth overview of ACTE’s advocacy tools and resources, tactics for engaging the community and media in your efforts, and key strategies and messaging tips.

To watch this seminar, click here

 Common Core Tests and Career Readiness 


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Getting The Most Out of Your ACTE Membership

 Value of Membership

Are you a new member or someone interested in learning how to get the most of your ACTE membership? This discussion is for you. Listen to this special online seminar to learn all the benefits an ACTE membership has to offer. Learn about Techniques, our award-winning magazine. Come take a tour of our social media content. Find out how to get the latest news and legislative alerts on what’s happening in the world of CTE. Learn how to get the inside scoop on the ACTE National Policy Seminar and CareerTech VISION. Good for both newcomers and those who could use a refresher, this discussion will bring you up to date on the latest and greatest benefits of your membership. 

To watch to the recording, click here.

Innovation in Applying STEM Skills

 Army Online Seminar Ad 

On October 16th at 4:00 p.m. EST, join ACTE and our speaker, Jean Louis DeGay, to discuss new teaching methods that can foster the next generation of STEM professionals and the advancement of military technology. Representing the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, Mr. DeGay will be discussing the STEM skillset and background necessary in this Army research unit, as well as some examples of how the scientific method is used to improve military technology. 

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Pinterest In The Classroom

Pinterest In the Classroom

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Putting Data To Work: An Online Seminar On Data-Driven Decision-Making 

The term "data-driven decision making" is mentioned frequently by education policymakers. What does it mean for the classroom teacher though? How can CTE educators integrate data-driven decision-making into their classroom in order to increase the success of their students? This online seminar will explore how NOCTI and ACTE's new book, PUTTING YOUR DATA TO WORK: IMPROVING INSTRUCTIONS IN CTE can help educators use data-driven and disaggregated objective technical skill data to continually improve classroom instruction. Valuable for secondary, postsecondary, and adult educators, this online seminar is a must-watch and must-listen for any CTE educator. 

To listen to the recording, click here. Also, be sure to order your copy of Putting Data to Work now!

Are seminars live or pre-recorded? Both. Seminars will be held live, allowing you to participate with your colleagues and ask questions in real time, but archived webinars are also available for replay.

Who can access online seminars? Many live and recorded Seminars are restricted to ACTE members only. In certain instances, such as when a topic is particularly important to the field, seminars will be open to non-members to participate live and, for up to two weeks afterward, to view the recorded event. All recorded seminars older than two weeks are restricted to members only. If you like what you see here and wish to have access to all ACTE online seminars, consider joining ACTE. Individual membership starts at $80/year and includes many other benefits.

How can I register for online seminars? When you click on a link to a live event or recorded online seminar, you will be redirected to more information on that event. From there, click "Add To Cart." On the next page, select your member type. Members, input the e-mail address that you have on file with ACTE. If the seminar is open to non-members, non-members can enter any e-mail address. Click "Check Out." You will be taken to a page to fill out a little more information about yourself. Click "Submit Registration" to finalize. You will shortly receive an e-mail confirmation with your access information. Any trouble? Contact Brian Jenkins for help!

Archived Webinars

In the past, ACTE webinars were open to all viewers. You can still watch these webinars, including:

  • ACTE Policy Webinars
  • HSTW/ACTE School Improvement Webinar Series
  • American Youth Policy Forum School Reform Webinar Series
  • Auburn Best Practices Webcasts

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