Online Seminars


ACTE’s online seminars are available to members as a professional development resource. These free seminars cover a variety of topics of interest to you.

Are you tired of missing out on ACTE’s live online seminars? ACTE no longer has monthly live online seminars for members to attend, but instead shares recorded presentations for only members to view. Simply log on using your member ID and password, and watch our monthly online seminars the day they launch. To stay up to date on ACTE’s monthly online seminars, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

View previously recorded online seminars listed below.

College and Career Readiness Panel Discussion
Are your students career ready? Join Tom Darling, Gayla Randel and Ryan Voorhees as they discuss college and career readiness and how to better prepare your students for the workforce.

Becoming a CTE Administrator
There is a high demand for CTE administrators but how do we fill this gap? Join Dr. John Foster as he identifies the needs for new administrators, building a strucutre, determining topics and gathering feedback.

Never too Early to Start
Join Patrick Cain on how it’s never too early to start simulated workplace and live work and learn some of the things they do in their pre-k program. Also be sure to check out his article, WeeCat Industries: Educating the Future, in the March issue of Techniques.

Safe Students, Safe Workers
How safe if your CTE program? Join Diane Bush from U.C. Berkley and Andy Wermes from the Iowa Department of Education as they present research and tools that will help keep your students safe and program up to date.

The Ultimate Learning Experience: Impacting Student Outcomes Using Virtual Reality
Learn how Director of CTE at St. Lucie Public Schools, Michael Cabernia used his Perkins funding to engage both students and teachers by implementing virtual reality in the classroom.

Grow Your Own Tree: Tools for Career Readiness, Exploration and Evaluation
Grow your own TREE with Eastern New Mexico University professor Cindy Miller. Learn about career awareness, development and how to aid in decision making. Cindy offers great resources on career development for all grades.

Employability for Your Students
Join author Danny Rubin and learn how to teach your students the art of setting up a networking meeting, crafting a LinkedIn profile, reaching out to employers and much more.

Girls Who Code: Summer Immersion Program
Girls Who Code is the national non-profit that works to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Expand Your CTE Programs with Blended Learning
Join FuelEducation to discuss how schools and districts can expand offerings by using an online component within their CTE programs. Don’t miss a demo of their Career Readiness Pathways courses too.

Competency-Based Education
Learn about the pros and cons of competency-based education.” with “Competency-Based Education (CBE) is gaining more popularity within higher education. CBE is especially great for CTE. By removing time as the constant of learning and making it a variable, students have the ability to move at a pace that works for them. Dr. Heiser oversees a 20-program CTE transition to CBE. Learn from both his struggles and successes that he experienced along the way.

Volunteering for ACTE
Learn from a volunteer about why you should get involved on a committee!

Construction Career Pathways
By the year 2020, the construction industry will be facing a deficit of over 1 million skilled craft professionals. This webinar highlights the craft areas in highest demand, what credential companies are looking for, pathways that lead to successful construction careers, and how to make industry-education connections.

Middle School CTE Classroom Management: Enhancing the Learning Experience
Dr. Minichino breaks down the various methods of classroom management that can engage students and enhance CTE curriculum. This seminar also provides lesson plans customized for each “learning area” featured in the presentation.

Authentic Project-Based Learning in Career and Technical Education
There’s a crucial need to authentically align our classroom instruction to the needs of workforce development, higher education and the community. Jorge Valenzuela discusses how Project-Based Learning (PBL) can prepare CTE students for college and the workforce.

Your First Year in CTE: 10 More Things to Know Expert Session
Join ACTE and NOCTI for an online experts session focused on resources available for preparing a new CTE teacher for their first year in the classroom. Discover ways to expand relationships with students, learn some tips for planning, enhancing content, and more.

Flipped Classroom
What is a “flipped classroom” and how can your students benefit from it? Learn how to transform any CTE classroom into a flipped classroom.

Education for All Rural CTE and Distance Learning
Discover how distance learning programs can provide students in rural area across the U.S. with the skills necessary to succeed in college and the workforce.

Using Community Projects to Engage Students in Technical Education
Learn how to create real-world projects for students that will have a positive impact on your community. Discover how to incorporate business and community outreach into your CTE curriculum.

Are seminars live or pre-recorded? We are currently transitioning from hosting live online seminars for members to sharing recorded online seminars with members that they can watch at anytime on ACTE’s member only online seminar page. In saying that, there may be special cases when ACTE will host a live online seminar event for our members and open registration to non-members as well.

Who can access online seminars? Only members can access online seminars that have been launched after August 2015. If you would like to become an ACTE member to have access to our latest online seminars, please visit our joining ACTE page. All online seminars that have been launched prior to August 2015 are available to watch on ACTE’s YouTube channel.

More Online Seminars:

You can watch some of our older online seminars on ACTE’s YouTube channel, including:

  • Gender Equity in STEM series
  • CTE Advocacy 101
  • Pinterest in the Classroom
  • Getting the Most out of Your ACTE Membership