Innovation & Instruction Series
CTE Programs and Disaster Response: As Real as it Gets
CTE programs are in the perfect position to train the future generation of disaster-response workers; a rapidly emerging career field, but also help local communities and our Nation with disaster response in real time. Learn more about this successful emergency management program that educates students while simultaneously assisting during real-world disasters. (Also featured in May 2020 Techniques)
RECESS: Relax, Exchange, Connect, Explore, Share, Sit (and listen)
Promoting CTE to Students and Families
This is a professional development opportunity unlike most. We want to create a chance for people who care about like subjects to simply gather in a virtual space to Relax, Exchange ideas, Connect with others, Explore new ideas, Share best practices, Sit and listen to others. It is a chance to take a break, a RECESS, from your usual responsibilities.
Transforming the Middle School Experience:
A Community Approach to College and Career Readiness for Students in Grades 6-8th
The Akron, Ohio community has designed a strategic plan that opens up the community to middle school students, allows them to explore their interests and passion and connects them to the professional world of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Using the Ford NGL framework, learn more about how the College and Career Academies of Akron have built a successful middle school bridge.
How Virtual Patients are reshaping Health Education
Health education is under pressure to train highly competent, job-ready health professionals. But how does it if teaching methods are not yet at the 21st-century level? Join us to hear from educators who are using virtual patients as a disruptive tool to help students achieve remarkable outcomes.
Teaching Innovative CTE: Bringing Industry into Your Classroom with Real-world Projects & Skills
Discussions and examples of what Student collaboration with Real World companies does for Students. How to get in contact and work with real industries and companies locally and nationally. Empowering students to learn how to manufacture and develop a product A-Z, and developing student opportunities for work-based learning through real world projects and contacts. ACTE is excited to welcome presenter Peter Wachtel, Architecture and Product innovation and Design Teacher, Adolfo Camarillo High School, Camarillo CA and a 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize winner.
Driving Student Ownership in the Classroom Through Entrepreneurship, Teamwork, and Cross-Curricular Collaboration
In this webinar, CEO Greg Keele and his team will discuss the process through which classroom environments can be designed to put students in charge of the classroom and how it gives them ownership of the outcomes of their learning experience.
Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace: Recruiting and Marketing CTE in a Virtual World
Join Eaton RESA staff to hear about innovative ways of supporting local districts with career development activities, creating new recruiting and marketing approaches to embrace a broader audience of students and families, and how they continued to highlight and celebrate students’ achievements!
Pivoting to Practice: Making Your Work-Based Learning Experiences Meaningful
Work-based learning (WBL) experiences are powerful tools that can motivate students and help them develop the knowledge and skills for the future careers. By strengthening the structure of our WBLs, we strengthen the pipeline and outcomes for learners. One way we can strengthen WBL is by incorporating more pedagogies of practice in our programs. In this webinar, you will be prompted to think about what we show students our careers look like, how to break down the complex activities of our careers into namable and manageable parts, and how to give students safe and structured opportunities to try career practices out for themselves.
Presenter: Lennon Audrain Graduate Research Assistant and PhD student in Educational Policy & Evaluation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University
Innovative Connections: STEM + CTE at Home or School
This session will introduce the connections between CTE and Science Olympiad, a 35+ year old nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing STEM learning and teaching. Science Olympiad’s MY SO program allows teachers, parents and students to access a variety of hands-on CTE experiences from home or school and sets students on a path of post-secondary and career discovery.
- Katrina Pavlik Deputy Executive Director Science Olympiad
- Jenny Kopach Senior VP, Marketing Communications Science Olympiad
Cooking with Canvas
The webinar examines how the Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD) uses Canvas, to enhance instruction in the CTE classroom as well as ensure students can practice proficiency of state standards when absent from school. The YUHSD utilizes Canvas to create a high functioning PLC that can constantly collaborate regardless of location. These methods also lend themselves to assisting new teachers in program areas to ensure engaging and appropriate content is being taught. This session will provide the materials to get started if currently using Canvas. Districts that do not currently have Canvas could apply the same theories to other learning management systems or Google Classroom. The webinar will use Culinary Arts as the primary example but could be applied to any CTE program area. The webinar will address changes made and adaption due to the COVID-19 school closure.
- Melissa Ellegood, Director of Educational Technologies/Learning Management
- Christie Nicholson, Kofa High School Culinary Arts Teacher
Innovation Through Virtual Fundraising
ACTE is working to place career and technical education at the forefront of innovation including activities that improve the conditions for student learning, teacher practice and other facets of the CTE experience. Prior to COVID-19, many students participated in in-person fundraising opportunities to support student-led activities. With a worldwide pandemic underway, student-supported activities are a challenge to maintain. This webinar will discuss successful tools and strategies to implement new virtual fundraising efforts. Please bring your own successful virtual fundraising ideas so all educators can implement effective strategies to support virtual fundraising activities.
- Scott Stone, Vice President of Agriculture Education Division
- Annette Weeks, Battle Ground SD
- Dakota Cowger, Owner of Dcow Digital
- Jesse Faber, Pontiac Township High School
- Audrey Lent, Poway High School
Innovative Strategies for Virtual Learning to Engage Students
ACTE is working to identify innovation at the forefront of career and technical education (CTE). Including activities that improve the conditions for student learning, teacher practice or other facets of the CTE experience. Several ACTE members have submitted new strategies and tools they are using in the classroom to help engage students in the new world of virtual learning. This webinar will feature some techniques educators have successfully used to promote student engagement through online learning. The goal of the webinar is to have an interactive meeting of the minds, to share best practices in the arena of virtual learning. Please bring your own ideas and tools that have helped with online teaching so we can all be at the forefront of what works best to help students and educators succeed in virtual learning.
- Linda Romano, Vice President of Health Science Education Division
- Michelle Galles, Nebraska Family and Consumer Sciences, Wakefield Community Schools, FCCLA Advisor, NHS Sponsor
- James Michlig, College, Career and Experiential Learning Coordinator, Muskego Norway School District
- Alison Rotenberry, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Johnston County Public Schools, Corinth-Holders High School – CTE , Certified ServSafe Instructor, FCCLA Adviser
Engaging High-Quality Instruction Series
Get Involved! CTSOs Promote Leadership & Communication Skills
This webinar, developed in collaboration with Techniques, will explore the benefits of getting involved with a career and technical student organization (CTSO). Students develop leadership, problem-solving and communication skills. Hear from a panel of esteemed CTSO leaders, chapter advisors and alumni as they discuss how CTSO involvement can help students become more engaged in their studies & inspire them to change the world.
Part 3: Why is Academic Integration a Necessity in CTE programs: A Discussion with Students
Attendees will gain insight into why academic integration is critical in all CTE Cluster areas and how this integration helps students obtain CTE course mastery and credentials. Attendees will connect concepts discussed by students to differentiate how processes of integrating academics can enhance engaging curricular materials.
Part 2: Why is Academic Integration a Necessity in CTE programs: A Discussion with Educators
Attendees will gain insight into why academic integration is critical in all CTE Cluster areas and how this integration helps students obtain CTE course mastery and credentials. Attendees will connect concepts discussed by educators to differentiate how processes of integrating academics can enhance curricular materials and help students engage in academic aspects in preparing to graduate college, career, and/or military ready (CCMR). Attendees will apply concepts learned at the webinar to apply in their programs.
Part 1: Why is Academic Integration a Necessity in CTE programs: A Discussion with Industry
Attendees will gain insight into why academic integration is critical in all CTE industry sectors and CTE course/credentials. Attendees will connect concepts discussed by industry leaders and educators to differentiate how processes of integrating academics can enhance curricular materials. Attendees will apply concepts learned at the webinar to apply in their programs.