ACTE’s online seminars are available to members as a professional development resource, and cover a variety of CTE topics.
CTE LEARNING SERIES
join us as we showcase some of the best professional learning opportunities for CTE personnel. Each webinar is 30 minutes and free and will feature experts sharing information on the topics noted below. Plan on joining us to start your 2021 professional growth and discover how you can learn even more about these important approaches to your high-quality CTE instruction.
Creating a Safe CTE Learning Environment
Presenter: Dick Jones
Jan. 13 at noon EST
Professional Learning Communities: How to Reach Transformative Change
Presenter: Sandra Adams
Jan. 28 at noon EST
Developing Soft Skills in CTE
Presenter: Dick Jones
Feb. 11 at noon EST
A Teacher’s Guide to Suicide Prevention
Presenter: Elsie Morris
Mar. 25 at noon EDT
Career Readiness Competencies
Presenters: Dr. Tena B. Crews and Dr. Moody E. Crews
April 15 at noon EDT
This presentation will provide a basic definition of Career Readiness. The presenters will give a brief overview of Career Readiness and describe students competencies for Career Readiness as well.
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. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
What is a “flipped classroom” and how can your students benefit from it? Learn how to transform any CTE classroom into a flipped classroom. Watch On-Demand
EDUCATION AND CAREER CONNECTIONS
High-quality CTE During COVID-19: Leveraging Federal Relief Funds at the Local Level
Over the past year, the federal government has provided over $280 billion dollars to assist K-12 schools and postsecondary institutions, and their students, address challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will provide an overview on federal relief funds, including the distribution process, allowable uses of funds and other important parameters. We will also provide suggestions to help ensure CTE programs can benefit from these critical resources, and both general tips for making the most of this unprecedented investment as well as specific ideas for spending funds. This webinar will serve as a companion to ACTE’s upcoming publication on this same topic! Watch On-Demand
Engaging Industry Partners to Create Authentic Learning Experiences
What happens when learning spills outside of traditional class structures? How can educators and industry partners cooperate to provide authentic, challenging, and fun learning opportunities for students? PBL expert Heather Buskirk and New York State Principal of the Year Mike Dardaris discuss how to incorporate business partners into classroom projects. Watch On-Demand
High-Quality CTE Programs of Study — Facilities, Equipment, Technology, & Materials in CTE
Grand Island Public Schools changed the landscape for CTE in Nebraska by opening the Career Pathways Institute. In this webinar, you will hear how collaboration with industry-led them to a renovated facility, all new industry-grade equipment and a revamped curriculum-ensuring career and college readiness for all students. Watch On-Demand
High-Quality CTE Programs of Study — Standards-aligned and Integrated Curriculum
Join Theresa Cortez and Paula Boughton, as they focus on Standards-aligned and Integrated Curriculum. Specifically, they will discuss how Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES CTE literacy rubrics and tasks align to New York State standards, employability skills and CTE content. Generously sponsored by Xello. Watch On-Demand
High-Quality CTE Programs of Study — Student Assessment
Join Candice Mott, CTE performance accountability coordinator from DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education, as she discusses student assessment. Watch On-Demand. Generously sponsored by Xello.
High-Quality CTE Programs of Study — Sequencing and Articulation
The Lockesburg Industrial Maintenance Institute in Southwest Arkansas provides an innovative approach to CTE. This webinar highlights ways in which a community of industrial and educational professionals aligned their knowledge and skill with academic standards and existing resources to create a seamless progression of learning that leads to high paying jobs right out of high school. Watch On-Demand. Generously sponsored by Xello.
High-Quality CTE Programs of Study — Prepared and Effective Program Staff Webinar
Join Tyra Pilgram, CTE director from Rutherford County Schools in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as she discusses how to have a high-quality CTE program, regardless of the size of the school district. Watch On-Demand. Generously sponsored by Xello.
High-Quality CTE Programs of Study — Engaging Instruction
Join Carlie Harris and Jeffrey Crapper, health science CTE instructors from Beaverton, Oregon, as they share creative methods they have used in order to supplement their instruction, helping make enhanced real-life connections for students. Watch On-Demand. Generously sponsored by Xello.
High Quality CTE Programs of Study — Business and Community Partnerships
Join Donna Gilley, director of career and technical education in Nashville, Tennessee, as she discusses business and community partnership structures, how to ensure CTE programs align with the workforce and different ways businesses and communities can partner with CTE programs. Watch On-Demand. Generously sponsored by Xello.
High-Quality CTE Programs of Study — Career and Technical Student Organizations
Join Deonna Anderson, an engineering teacher at Franklin Technology Center in Joplin, Missouri, as she discusses the value of career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) in every CTE program. Watch On-Demand. Generously sponsored by Xello.
High-Quality CTE Programs of Study — Student Career Development
Career development for all students must connect student personal goals to learning in all courses and experiences outside the classroom. Join Robin Kroyer-Kubicek, Career Pathways Education Consultant in Wisconsin, as she discusses student career development. Watch On-Demand. Generously sponsored by Xello.
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 2018 issue of Techniques. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR CTE TEACHERS
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. Watch On-Demand
From Company to Classroom: Engaging STEM Professional Talent
STEM industry professionals, both US and foreign-born, represent a largely overlooked and untapped source of teachers, ones who are especially suited to teach CTE courses and thereby address the teacher shortage. EnCorps, the only organization in the US that specializes in helping STEM professionals make career changes into teaching in high needs schools, shares details and successes of its work in California. Watch On-Demand
Using Action Based Research Webinar — Michael T. Holik, Ed.D.
Description: Action-based research is research completed by a person, often a teacher, who has a desire to positively transform his or her own teaching practices through self-evaluation. By participating in their own study, the teacher delivers a lesson, reflects on the lesson and finally makes necessary changes for improvement. Watch On-Demand
Previewing the New Administration and 117th Congress: Federal Policy Implications for CTE in 2021
Come hear from ACTE’s Public Policy staff as they share an overview of changes to the Administration and in Congress that will impact CTE at the federal level in 2021. They will recap the impact of the election on the congressional balance of power and key education- and workforce-related committees; review the incoming Biden Administration, including their key personnel and policy priorities; and take an in-depth look at the legislation expected to be considered by Congress this year that could affect CTE programs. This event will be a great introduction for those planning to attend ACTE’s virtual National Policy Seminar in February, and will prepare all CTE leaders for advocacy in the year ahead! Watch On-Demand
State Policies Impacting CTE: 2020 Year in Review
In this review of state-level policy for 2020, participants will hear trends for the 2020 policy landscape, including top policy categories and examples for each. After a presentation of findings, state and local leaders will share examples of policy and impacts from their state, as well as potential trends for 2021. A 15 minute question and answer session for all speakers will follow initial presentations. Watch On-Demand
Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act — Perkins V
Questions about the new Perkins law? View ACTE’s recorded webinar on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act , including changes from prior legislation, definitions of key terms, accountability indicators, state and local planning, and more. You can also tweet questions to our new Twitter account @AskPerkinsV, using the hashtag #AskPerkinsV or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
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 structure, determining topics and gathering feedback. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
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. Watch On-Demand
Can Immigrant Professionals Address CTE Teacher Shortages in the US?
Presented by World Education Services Global Talent Bridge, this two part webinar series will explore how to tap into the talents of foreign-trained professionals as CTE educators. This includes four million work-authorized immigrants with a bachelor’s degree or higher and often years of industry experience. The first webinar surveys promising program models and resources. Watch On-Demand
MIDDLE SCHOOL CTE
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. Watch On-Demand
Volunteering for ACTE
Learn from a volunteer about why you should get involved on a committee! Watch On-Demand