Teach CTE Summit 2023

Register Online

Member – $350
Non-member – $450
Speaker pricing
Member – $250
Non-member – $250

Cancellation: All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and e-mailed to registration@acteonline.org. Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. Confirmed registrants may cancel and receive a full refund, minus a $100 administrative fee, through May 25, 2023. Cancellations received on or after March 25, 2023, are non-refundable. ACTE is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues regarding personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences.

Online registration accepts purchase orders and credit cards.

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Where can I find my username and password?

ACTE members, log in with your email address as your username and your 6 digit acte id number+initials (first and last) as your password (e.g.,123456MS).

If you should experience any difficulties logging in we are here to help. Please contact ACTE by email at memberservices@acteonline.org or call 800-826-9972.

If you are a new user you will need to create an account.

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.

Opening the Black Box: Addressing CTE Industry Teacher Retention
Tuesday June 27: 2-5:30pm
Cost: $125

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
Tuesday June 27th (6-9pm)
Cost: $75

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!

InterContinental: Saint Paul Riverfront
11 East Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN

This is also the conference location.

Reserve Online

Reservations will be made by individuals directly. Please inform your attendees to contact our in-house reservations department at (651) 292-1900 or Central Reservations at (866) 686-2867 and identify themselves as participants of the ACTE Teach CTE Summit 2023 in order to receive your special group rates.

The deadline for hotel reservations is June 6, 2023.

Overflow hotel:

Hyatt Place
180 Kellogg Blvd East, St. Paul, MN 55101
Rate:  $169/single
Call in reservations:  1-888—492-8847 and using the group code G-ACTE.

Reserve Online

Sponsorship Registration

ACTE is planning to host its second Teach CTE Summit June 27-29 in St. Paul, MN (full conference June 28-29 with pre-conference activities on June 27). The CTE teacher recruitment and retention challenges that impact our field have been magnified by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teacher pipeline threats extend to administrators and other personnel and are threatening programs and student success in both secondary and postsecondary education.

This solutions-based event is anticipated to be twice as large as the first Summit held in February 2020 with 200 attendees expected. Partners will benefit from being associated with an issue that personally impacts CTE educators and their students.

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