Best Practices and Innovations Conference 2018
Hyatt Regency Louisville
320 West Jefferson Street,
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202
This year’s conference, taking place September 26-28 in Louisville, Kentucky, will be held in conjunction with the ACTE Region II Conference, September 28-29, and the Credential Summit, September 25, providing added professional development and networking opportunities. #BPCTE18
Turn Your Organization into an Enrollment, Retention and Performance Powerhouse, Mark Perna; Sept. 26, 1:00–4:30 p.m.
Make the most of your Best Practices conference through this immersive workshop, where you’ll discover CTE’s exclusive competitive advantage and how to leverage it to create a powerful narrative of value. Mark’s innovative strategies include Education with Purpose®, the Career Tree®, and many other tools that are changing the game for CTE. You and your team will join thousands of colleagues across North America who are using these cutting-edge best practices to make a bigger difference — enrolling, retaining and motivating generations Y and Z like never before.
Teach Like TED; Lead Like TED, Rachael Mann; Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
How do the communication principles that enable thousands of thought-leaders to influence from the TED stage apply to your role as a leader? An understanding of the role of influence to develop meaningful connections and relationships is critical to creating change and impacting those around you.
This workshop reveals how the leadership principles and presentation styles found in the most viewed TED Talks can be applied to your role in career and technical education and impact your ability to communicate ideas in a powerful way as you connect with and influence those around you in your district, classrooms, and for advocacy.
What Every Administrator Needs to Know – Drs. John Foster and Clyde Hornberger; Sept. 26; 1:00–4:30 p.m.
Are you Bi-lingual? Can you speak in education and workforce terminology? Administering CTE requires an array of skills including understanding your employment community, building staff trust, board relationships, financing/budgeting, assessing the quality of programs and addressing students’ technical and academic preparation.
Join us for an engaging discussion on the how to improve your CTE administrative skills and maintain strong technical education programs to grow your local economy. This session will be based on the new ACTE publication CTE Administrative Leadership: 10 Things You Need to Know.
Credential Summit 2018
Please join us at the inaugural Credential Summit on September 25 in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky! ACTE, NOCTI, and Nocti Business Solutions invite you to explore the world of credentials with education and industry experts from across the country at the inaugural Credential Summit. Keynote speakers, expert panelists and presenters will engage participants in the exchange of ideas, best practices, research, and applications relating to credentials. This is one conference you won’t want to miss! Registration includes participation in all sessions, breakfast, lunch and a closing networking reception. Learn more and register today.
Workforce Readiness Skills for a Global Economy: Train the Trainer; Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
If students are to graduate prepared for employment in a global economy, they must have the workforce readiness skills that will allow them to work on international teams and with people from diverse backgrounds. This session will help you return home and train educators on what the skills of global competence are, how they link to CTE career pathways, and how to start integrating global content into what is already being taught in CTE classrooms. Bring your laptop or tablet. When you leave the session you should be able to answer these questions:
- What skills are necessary for success in the global economy?
- Why are global skills critical for CTE programs?
- Why is global competence important for jobs in my local community?
- How does teaching through a global lens align to the standards I’m teaching?
- How can I begin to make local connections to global issues in my CTE courses to more deeply engage my students?
FirstBuild: Where Ideas Come to Life; Sept. 26, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
FirstBuild is a global co-creation community that harnesses the brainpower of the maker movement to change the way major home appliances are conceived, designed and manufactured. A physical state-of-the-art microfactory on the University of Louisville campus and online forum, FirstBuild speeds products from mind to market and enables customization through small batch production, without the costs and risks of traditional mass manufacturing. Click here for more information.
Tour limited to the first 30 registrants.
The Academies of Louisville: Marion C. Moore High School; Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This visit will examine the exciting implementation of a wall-to-wall Academy at The Academies of Louisville: Marion C. Moore High School. A member of the Ford Next Generation Learning Network, the schools have built strong business and community connections.
Learn from their process to build their programs, establish vibrant business/industry partnerships and how they’re using a unique RFP process to ensure alignment and relevancy.
This school visit will feature a special facilities tour, discussion with students, faculty and administration along with an opportunity to visit with the school business partners. Learn more about the Academies of Louisville here.
|Other Local Hotels
Please note ACTE does not have group rates at any of the below hotels.Louisville Marriott Downtown
Address: 280 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 627-5045
Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown
|SpringHill Suites by Marriott Louisville Downtown
Address: 132 E Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 569-7373Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown
Address: 501 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 813-3800
Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Downtown
|Galt House Hotel– SOLD OUT
Address: 140 N Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202
Rate: $139 plus 16.07% room and applicable taxes
To make your reservation, please call (800) 843-4528 and mention Association for Career and Technical Education to receive the discounted room rate.Please note that the hotel is in walking distance to the Hyatt Regency Louisville at .03 miles away.
|Hyatt Regency Louisville– SOLD OUT
Address: 320 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40202
Phone: (502) 581-1234
Rate: $169 plus 16.07% room and applicable taxes
To make your reservation, please click here or call (888) 421-1442 and mention Leadership Conference to receive the discounted room rate.
| U.S. 50 States & Canada Customers: Book via your professional travel agency, online or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122. Mention Meeting code ZF6G and Agreement Code 839419.
Note: For all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservations Desk, there will be a booking service fee per ticket collected. This fee is subject to change without notice. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip.
ACTE/NCLA members: $395
Onsite Registration Hours
Tuesday, September 25
3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Regency Foyer/Lobby
Wednesday, September 26
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Regency Foyer/Lobby
Thursday , September 27
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Regency Foyer/Lobby
Friday, September 28
7:00-11:00 a.m. at the Regency Foyer/Lobby
Would you like access to a national gathering of career and technical program administrators? ACTE and the National Council of Local Administrators (NCLA) will make it happen. NCLA’s core purpose is to serve members by helping them connect with the best professional development, contribute their expertise to make CTE better nationwide, and create a culture of innovative excellence. Every fall, ACTE and NCLA bring together this network of peers at the Best Practices and Innovations Conference. As an official conference exhibitor, you’ll have exclusive access to over 300 of career and technical education’s top decision-makers!
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