Alaska Association for
Alaska ACTE Professional Development Conference
While our first choice was to connect, network, and learn in person, given the rise in cases we decided to pivot to a virtual conference and focus our efforts on creating a safe and still outstanding opportunity for professional development. We hope you will join us virtually on October 4th and 5th from 3:30-6:30 pm.
Jaime Donally, will help us kick-off the conference by providing an interactive keynote on October 4th on how common devices can be used to create immersive learning experiences that can be personalized for your own classrooms. She will expand on this topic during two additional interactive sessions on October 5th. Your professional development experience will include learning about the future of work in Alaska from an economist at the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education Board of Directors will also provide updates on this past year’s activities, plans for this coming year, and more.
Thanks to our partners at the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development for their sponsorship, we are able to provide this professional development opportunity and an annual membership to enjoy benefits throughout the coming year for only $150.
We look forward to seeing you virtually in October to learn together and strengthen the delivery of CTE to support Alaska’s future!
Teri Cothren, President
Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education
|SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE PDC 2021|
|Monday October 4||3:30pm – 6:30 pm|
|Welcome and State of the Association||Teri Cothren, AK ACTE President|
|Interactive Keynote: We’re Off to See the Future||Jaime Donnaly, Educator and Author|
|Let’s explore the progression of Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality. In this interactive presentation, we’ll examine how common devices can be used to create immersive learning experiences. Attendees will be active learners as they participate and see the technology first hand. The enthusiasm of AR, VR, and MR is growing and the educational benefits are unlimited to personalize learning for all.|
|Closing Keynote: Alaska’s Future Workforce Development Needs||Dan Robinson, Chief of Research and Analysis, Department of Labor and Workforce Development|
|Learn about and discuss the current and future workforce development needs that our students will be facing in their future; hear about the impacts of the pandemic on the job market in that state of Alaska and other fun facts than will inspire your teaching of the future workforce in Alaska.|
|Tuesday October 5||3:30pm – 6:30 pm|
|Welcome and AK ACTE Annual Awards|
|It is that time again when we honor and recognize outstanding CTE professionals who are doing great things for our students across the state of Alaska.|
|Interactive Workshop: Be the Creator of Virtual and Augmented Reality||Jaime Donnaly, Educator and Author|
|Creating and joining virtual reality spaces previously required expensive devices and advanced skills. Trying to find an option to connect on multiple platforms can feel like you’re searching for a needle in a haystack … until now! Explore engaging options for connecting and collaborating by creating virtual reality meeting spaces. Explore new resources to create Augmented Reality using apps and the internet. Explore a variety of tools to use in your classroom tomorrow!|
|Networking Session: Time to Learn from each other|
|Share with your friends and colleague from your region, the innovative or best practices you have deployed during the pandemic and begin to plan for collaboration across the regions to adapt to the post pandemic CTE classroom.|
Keynote Speaker: Jaime Donally
Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology. Her desire to build relationships has opened opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. She provides staff development and training on immersive technology as an edtech consultant.
Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community. She works as an author and speaker to provide practical use of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom.
Keynote Speaker: Dan Robinson
Dan Robinson is the Chief of Research and Analysis at the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. He writes frequently about the state’s economy and job market and his team at Research and Analysis produces many of the state’s key economic data sets, including job numbers, wages, unemployment rates, and population. He has an economics degree from Utah State University and a law degree from Cornell.
Other than his nearly twenty years at the Department of Labor, he has worked at economic consulting firms in Washington, D.C. and Juneau, a law firm in New York, the Department of Law in Anchorage and Juneau, and done hours of glamorous work delivering pizzas, cooking hamburgers, waiting tables, mowing lawns, and cleaning swimming pools.
2021 information coming soon
Registration fee – $150, which includes your annual dues payment to the national and state associations. (Details on refunds for those who have already registered will be coming shortly.)
Scholarships for Alaska ACTE PDC
Secondary Perkins Districts – DEED/CTE will directly pay for PDC registration scholarships for up to four (4) individuals per district. Extra individual scholarship requests will be put on waitlist for funding as available.
Postsecondary and NTO Perkins Grantees – DEED/CTE will directly pay for PDC registration scholarships for four (4) individuals per Perkins grant.
How the registration works for the scholarships. On the conference page, select the “registration” button. You will need to log in to ACTE to register. If you do not already have an account with ACTE, please create one using your district or institutional email address.
DEED Scholarships- The Attendee must select PROMOTION CODE at the shopping cart. In the promotion code text box enter DEED2021 and click process. This will zero out the balance due and return them to the shopping cart. They must click COMPLETE TRANSACTION to complete the registration and receive a confirmation/invoice.
If you need assistance with the scholarship please contact Felicia Swanson at DEED.
If you have had individuals that have already paid for registration, please let me know and I can get a refund processed.