Teach CTE Summit 2023
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Dr. John C. Foster is a dedicated leader and advocate for individuals preparing for the workforce. He currently serves as the President/CEO of NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS). NOCTI provides industry-based technical skill credentials for career and technical education (CTE) programs at the secondary and post-secondary levels across the United States. The organization also delivers industry credentials for associations including groups like the Home Builder’s Institute (HBI), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and FANUC, the world leader of industrial robotics solutions.
Dr. Foster has over 45 years of experience in CTE, workforce training, and tailored industrial training program development. As state director for CTE at Pennsylvania’s Department of Education, he served under three governors. His background also includes teaching, and serving as a teacher educator, and school administrator.
In addition, he has written and researched data-driven instructional improvement, has authored seven books and numerous research articles, served as a core member for the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, the digital badge alliance, a founding member of USATVET an organization promoting CTE internationally. He is engaged with the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) and the Credential Engine Initiative and serves on two of their advisory committees. He was also awarded the Penn State Alumni of excellence award in 2019.
Pre-conference Workshop & Tour
Opening the Black Box: Addressing CTE Industry Teacher Retention SOLD OUT
Tuesday June 27, 2:00-5:30 pm
CTE teachers from industry bring experience to the classroom, but also have unique needs as new teachers. This interactive workshop will explore a “needs checklist” for working with CTE teachers coming from industry. We will focus on strategies that can be used to address common retention issues, such as classroom management, communicating with students and parents, assessment practices, etc. Prior to the workshop, participants will select the most important resources needed for working with industry teachers, and the workshop will be adapted to explore resources in those areas. Whether an administrator, new teacher educator, or teacher from industry, you’ll leave this workshop with a copy of a “needs checklist” and access to resources for working with this unique teacher population.
Workshop Leader: Dr. Michelle Conrad, Associate Professor & CTE Graduate Program Coordinator, University of Central Missouri
Sunset Dinner Cruise SOLD OUT
Tuesday June 27, 6:00-9:00 pm
Come cruise with us across the Mississippi River in a riverboat as the sun sets across the beautiful Minnesota sky. Not only does this excursion provide a beautiful cruise experience but it also includes a sumptuous dinner of tender corned beef brisket, grilled bone-in lemon pepper chicken, cheesy hash potatoes, olive oil grilled vegetables, caesar salad, chef’s choice dessert, dinner rolls, and coffee. Transportation to the port and back to the host hotel is provided. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Welcome aboard!