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ACTE Online Seminars



ACTE 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.

 Resources for Sustainable Schools RESIZED

Join ACTE and our speaker Michael Cruse for an online seminar about the various steps you can take to make your classroom or school more sustainable. With the growing number of green-collar jobs it is important that we as educators work to promote “green CTE” curriculum and take advantage of the resources available to create more eco-friendly learning environments. From internships to assistance planning classroom curriculum, we will review a number of resources that are available to educators and students. Register for Resources for Sustainable Schools today

Shifting Gears

Have we built the crosswalk between rigorous academics and our CTE curriculum? Have we demonstrated the relevance of STEM and future career pathways? Join Jerry Ellner and Jan Tkaczyk from Universal Technical Institute to discuss the merits of re-branding your program as a STEM class. Learn how to identify the STEM in your CTE program and the step-by-step of “Internal Field Trips” between academic and CTE classes! Attendees will receive a Drop Box invitation containing current STEM data and news, curriculum resources, and STEM grant web sites. Register for this online seminar here

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Want to incorporate the latest free tech tools into your CTE classroom? Join ACTE and Tracey Eatherton for Wow Them with Web Tools, a presentation that highlights the latest web 2.0 tools and how you can use them in your classroom. Learn which sites can enhance student presentations, challenge them with online quizzes and provide them with a creative outlet online. 

Watch the archived version of Wow Them with Web Tools here!

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 Watch The Importance of Cyber-Safety in Education online seminar here!

What Is so Global about CTE?

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Employers today say the skills they seek in employees are not what they find in graduates. To be career ready in a global economy, young people need to be adaptable, develop mastery of key knowledge including communication and technology skills, have real-world experiences, work in teams using global competence,and be lifelong learners. What does this really look like and how are teachers doing it?
On March 25th at 3:00pm EST, Heather Singmaster from the Asia Society and Jennifer Manise from Longview Foundation will discuss these global skills, why they are important for the interconnected economy of today,and, most importantly, highlight examples from the field of ways teachers are developing youths' global competence through Watch this online seminar here.

2014 State CTE Policy Review 

 State Policy Review

States are increasingly looking to CTE as a means to help close the skills gap and boost the number of people with a postsecondary credential. Join us as we step through the major state policy trends affecting CTE from 2014 including new laws, executive actions and regulatory activity. This online seminar will coincide with the release of the second annual "2014 State CTE Policy Review," a joint publication from ACTE and NASDCTEc.

ACTE members can register here. Non-members can register here

Missed out on our 2014 State CTE Policy Review? Check out the recording of the online seminar here!

Gender Equity in STEM

Gender Equity

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity focuses on access, equity, and diversity in STEM because education in many of these programs leads to careers that provide family-sustaining wages and are deeply satisfying. Yet the majority of STEM programs remain stubbornly resistant to fully engaging women, and students of color. Recognizing that there exists no simple solution, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) has developed key strategies for improving equity in STEM classrooms and programs that lead to rewarding STEM careers. Join us for an online seminar to learn how we can build equitable classrooms that enable every student to realize their potential in STEM!

Watch this online seminar here!

Mentorship is an important part of any effort to retain and increase in the number of women in STEM. Young women exposed to or interested in these fields often find it difficult to fully engage in the classroom, and additional support networks such as mentors can be game changing. We'll talk about mentorship and sponsorship, and how each can be effectively structured and promoted within offline and online educational structures and environments. 

Watch this online seminar here!



Health, Wellness, and Fitness for Learners

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Join ACTE and Major Bethany Gardner for our final Army online seminar of the year. In this online seminar Major Gardner will be discussing the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, and how it can directly impact a student’s performance. Join us December 4th to learn about how sleep schedules and diets can affect your student’s ability to learn.

Watch this online seminar here!  



Advocacy 101

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Why is advocacy for CTE important? How can you get involved? Watch this online seminar to learn to more effectively advocate for your CTE programs at the local, state and federal levels. This seminar explores a wide range of strategies for getting more active in the policy process and sharing your programs’ successes and challenges with policymakers. You’ll receive an in-depth overview of ACTE’s advocacy tools and resources, tactics for engaging the community and media in your efforts, and key strategies and messaging tips.

To watch this seminar, click here

 Common Core Tests and Career Readiness 


To listen to the recording, click here

Getting The Most Out of Your ACTE Membership

 Value of Membership

Are you a new member or someone interested in learning how to get the most of your ACTE membership? This discussion is for you. Listen to this special online seminar to learn all the benefits an ACTE membership has to offer. Learn about Techniques, our award-winning magazine. Come take a tour of our social media content. Find out how to get the latest news and legislative alerts on what’s happening in the world of CTE. Learn how to get the inside scoop on the ACTE National Policy Seminar and CareerTech VISION. Good for both newcomers and those who could use a refresher, this discussion will bring you up to date on the latest and greatest benefits of your membership. 

To watch to the recording, click here.


Pinterest In The Classroom

Pinterest In the Classroom

 To listen to the recording, click here.

Putting Data To Work: An Online Seminar On Data-Driven Decision-Making 

The term "data-driven decision making" is mentioned frequently by education policymakers. What does it mean for the classroom teacher though? How can CTE educators integrate data-driven decision-making into their classroom in order to increase the success of their students? This online seminar will explore how NOCTI and ACTE's new book, PUTTING YOUR DATA TO WORK: IMPROVING INSTRUCTIONS IN CTE can help educators use data-driven and disaggregated objective technical skill data to continually improve classroom instruction. Valuable for secondary, postsecondary, and adult educators, this online seminar is a must-watch and must-listen for any CTE educator. 

To listen to the recording, click here. Also, be sure to order your copy of Putting Data to Work now!

Are seminars live or pre-recorded? Both. Seminars will be held live, allowing you to participate with your colleagues and ask questions in real time, but archived webinars are also available for replay.

Who can access online seminars? Many live and recorded Seminars are restricted to ACTE members only. In certain instances, such as when a topic is particularly important to the field, seminars will be open to non-members to participate live and, for up to two weeks afterward, to view the recorded event. All recorded seminars older than two weeks are restricted to members only. If you like what you see here and wish to have access to all ACTE online seminars, consider joining ACTE. Individual membership starts at $80/year and includes many other benefits.

How can I register for online seminars? When you click on a link to a live event or recorded online seminar, you will be redirected to more information on that event. From there, click "Add To Cart." On the next page, select your member type. Members, input the e-mail address that you have on file with ACTE. If the seminar is open to non-members, non-members can enter any e-mail address. Click "Check Out." You will be taken to a page to fill out a little more information about yourself. Click "Submit Registration" to finalize. You will shortly receive an e-mail confirmation with your access information. Any trouble? Contact Brian Jenkins for help!

Archived Webinars

In the past, ACTE webinars were open to all viewers. You can still watch these webinars, including:

  • ACTE Policy Webinars
  • HSTW/ACTE School Improvement Webinar Series
  • American Youth Policy Forum School Reform Webinar Series
  • Auburn Best Practices Webcasts

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National ACTE Events Archive

View past iterations of the ACTE National Policy Seminar, ACTE Annual Convention and CareerTech VISION, and see dates and locations for future events.


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