Best Practices and Innovations Conference 2020
The annual conference co-hosted by the NCLA and the Administration Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education® (ACTE®) is specifically focused on the professional development for administrators of both secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs and institutions.
Elite Training to Achieve Significant Enrollment, Retention, and Performance Results
Speaker: Mark Perna
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Supercharge your conference experience with this intensive, fast-moving bootcamp with education and performance expert Mark C. Perna. You’ll discover the advanced strategies and best practices that are shifting the education paradigm 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 and best practices have helped thousands of educators nationwide connect more meaningfully with the younger generations, leveraging proprietary tools like the Three Pillars, Education with Purpose®, the Career Tree®, and many others. Now, your team can join the thousands of high school, adult education, and college administrators, teachers, and staff who are using these cutting-edge best practices to make a bigger difference. It’s time to achieve elite enrollment, retention, and performance results — motivating students like never before with proven strategies you can put into action immediately!
Recognizing and Supporting Students’ Mental Health Needs Across School Settings
Speaker: Shannon Barry
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This session will focus on supporting students’ mental health needs within and across all school settings. It will include common warning signs of and behaviors related to prevalent mental health conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, oppositional/defiant behaviors), and ways for all school staff to respond to such signs, as well as informally assess the need for more intervention. It will also discuss strategies, best practices, and systems for school staff to implement so as to create supportive school environments for the mental health and social-emotional-behavioral needs of all students. The main focus of this session will be the role of administrators in creating and maintaining systems that address mental health supports in schools.
Peyton Holland has dedicated his career to helping bridge education, industry, and communities together so that our schools and colleges are preparing the next generation for leadership in the workforce.
Peyton currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Technical Honor Society, a national non-profit dedicated to celebrating and empowering students in all areas of Career and Technical Education. For nearly a decade prior, he served as the Executive Director of SkillsUSA North Carolina, a non-profit leading efforts to prepare students for the workforce through the development personal, workplace and technical skills.
Peyton has been a proud member of ACTE throughout his career and has served on the NC ACTE Board of Directors. He has also served on variety of other state and national boards and committees including: NC Construction Education Advisory Committee, NC Farm Bureau Young Famers and Ranchers Committee, Chatham County Board of Adjustments, SkillsUSA Sate Director’s Association Board, and NCCER Workforce Development Committee.
Peyton has been speaking professionally since the age of 18, when he started his leadership development company. From Fortune 500 companies to small-town rural schools, Peyton has helped thousands of people craft a vision for their future and develop the tools they need to make that vision a reality.
Having grown up in rural North Carolina, Peyton learned the value of hard work and skill early in life. The lessons he learned on the farm and at the family sawmill were formative.
That foundation, combined with the experiences he gained traveling internationally, acquiring a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management) and a Master’s Degree Global Innovation Management (N.C. State University), allows Peyton to bring truly unique perspective to the conversation of education, workforce development, and economic growth.
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 20 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level advising several State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, and was named to the California State Superintendent’s Education Technology Task Force. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, advises, and leads workshops, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Equity and Inclusion, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural Relevance, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner.