CTE Innovation Summit
Tuesday June 1, 2021
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET (After-hours Networking 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET)
Making it through and emerging from one of the most challenging experiences of the last century, the ingenuity and creativity of career and technical educators in responding to the teaching conditions imposed by the Pandemic has been inspiring and enlightening. As a new normal arises on the horizon, the question as to what have we learned, and what forces will impact and direct the future of high-quality CTE instruction need to be considered.
The CTE Innovation Summit is a national event to explore the techniques, tools and approaches to teaching CTE in our changing world of teaching, learning and work. As the workplace evolves to incorporate new technologies and changes the way in which people interact with them, so does the need to educate our learners to be successful in this new world of work.
Join us for an exciting look at new tools and approaches to delivering high-quality CTE programs of study and hear from industry leaders about the opportunities ahead.
Schedule at a Glance (all times ET)
|10:00 AM||Opening Session: Setting the Stage|
|10:50 AM||Preparing for the Digital Work Economy|
|11:30 AM||Education 2021 and Beyond|
|12:30 PM||Concurrent Sessions|
|1:15 PM||CTE During Covid-19: Challenges and Innovations|
|1:30 PM||Innovative Teaching in Career and Technical Education|
|2:15 PM||New Tools – New Techniques|
|3:00 PM||Concurrent Sessions|
|3:30 PM||How Can Your CTE Programs Be Prepared – Panel Discussion|
|4:15 PM||Wrap-up and Closing Session|
|5:00 PM||After Hours: Reflections & Conversations|
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Why We Are Here and Where CTE Is Going
In 2016, ACTE’s Board of Directors adopted a 3-year strategic plan focusing on five core activities. Fostering Innovation in CTE is not just a priority, but fundamental for CTE to thrive in a world where artificial intelligence, automation and other new technological advances are changing the workforce, and as a result, the way we teach learners for a new world of work.
Speaker: ACTE Board of Directors President
Setting the Stage – The Looming Revolution in the Workforce
The world of work is rapidly changing and the future state is being addressed now. While this is not new news the data around this topic might be for you. During this session you will hear from a data-driven futurist who will share the skills of the future and the impact it is having on the current workforce.
Speaker: Education Development Center
10:50 – 11:30 AM
Preparing for the Digital Work Economy
Charting how the innovative technologies of today will transform not only the way business is done but society itself is the theme of Ninja Future, the latest book from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) President and CEO. The author will share how being prepared to succeed in today’s turbulent environment means adopting the mindset of “ninjas”—adapting to technological change to capitalize on opportunities at lightning speed.
Speaker: Consumer Technology Association
11:30 AM – Noon
Education 2021 and Beyond
New tools, new ways of teaching and a new approach to teaching and learning are realities spawned by innovation and need. An internationally recognized thought-leader shares what he’s observing and provides insight and recommendations on how to be ready to adapt and lead new learning experiences.
Speaker: Microsoft Corporation
12 Noon – 12:30 PM
12:30 – 1:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions – Innovative Practices From the Field
Innovation in Agricultural Education – CASE
Innovation in Information Technology – CompTIA
Innovation in Digital Education – Facebook Education
Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing –TechSolve, Butler Tech
1:00 – 1:15 PM
CTE During Covid-19: Challenges and Innovations
Hear from ACTE’s public policy and research team about their latest publications with lessons from the Pandemic and how new infusion funding has the potential to sustain innovations born out of necessity but which have shown enhancements to traditional instructional approaches.
Speaker: ACTE Senior Director Public Policy
ACTE Research Manager
1:30 – 2:15 PM
Innovative Teaching in Career and Technical Education
A focus on where automation, artificial intelligence and other innovations will impact the skill needs of business and industry and what changes in CTE may need to be adapted to support career readiness for the workplace of the future. Hear from this panel of industry representatives about new technologies that will impact the way CTE programs are taught.
Automation – Amazon Robotics Fulfillment
Manipulables –Reality Works
Artificial Intelligence – Ford Motors
2:15 – 3:00 PM
New Tools – New Techniques
The way in which we teach will be enhanced as new tech tools emerge that better simulate and replicate a variety of workplace environments. Hear from leading developers of such tools, Upskill, ZSpace and Transfvr, and see an early glimpse of the innovative solutions they are developing today for the classroom and workplace of tomorrow.
Upskill (a TeamViewer Company)
3:00 – 3:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions: Innovative Practices from the Field
Rural CTE Innovation – Rural Iowa Photonics Education
CTE Research on Innovative Programs in CTE – American Institutes of Research
New Skills for Youth Innovation – Advance CTE
Digital Literacy and Code Fluency – Google
3:30 – 4:15 PM
How Can Your CTE Programs Be Prepared – Panel Discussion
Hear from industry leaders what they suggest needs to happen in CTE programs in order to meet the challenges brought about by the changing workplace.
Speaker: The Aspen Institute
4:15- 5:00 PM
Wrap-up and Closing Session
As we close out the Summit we will review the day’s activities and highlights of the discussion and the questions and comments that have been shared on the digital comment board.
Our nationally recognized closing speaker will discuss what is and what will be happen(ing) with workers and the labor market, with a focus on creating innovations needed to fuel a healthy economy that offers opportunity for all.
Speaker: Brookings Institution
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
After Hours Reflections & Conversation
Join us for a wind-down session where rooms will be designated for an open reflection on the issues raised throughout the day and an informal conversation with other Summit participants on their thoughts and questions about the content presented.
Rates: ACTE Member: $99 / Non-member: $169
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