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2024 National Postsecondary CTE Summit

ACTE Postsecondary CTE Summit

Registration Rates-

Early Bird (on or before 7/14/2024) 

 Regular (after 7/14/2024)


$350 -Member Rate *

$400 -Member Rate *

$400 -Non-Member Rate

$450 -Non-Member Rate


Event Policies-

COVID 19Individuals must review, acknowledge and represent that they have read the Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability.

Payments: Any outstanding registration payments must be paid by the first day of the conference. Payment can also be accepted at the event. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and e-mailed to [email protected]. Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. Confirmed registrants may cancel and receive a full refund, minus a $100 administrative fee, through August 16th, 2024. Cancellations received on or after August 16th, 2024, 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.

9/18/2024 - 9/20/2024
Voco Hotel 350 W. Wolf Point Plaza Chicago 60654


Wednesday, 18 September 2024

A Jump-start for Industry Instructors: Developing Your Own "New Teacher Institute"

Creating powerful CTE learning environments starts with retaining high-quality CTE instructors. How do we design intentional induction activities to assist beginning CTE instructors? How do we help develop instructional skills needed to perform effectively in CTE classrooms and laboratories? This workshop will allow participants to explore the needs of new CTE instructors moving from the workplace into the classroom, as well as appropriate training topics to develop their own “New Teacher Institute” (NTI). In teams, participants will develop a structure and the content to frame a New Teacher Institute appropriate for their own campuses to give new instructors a jump-start! 

Facilitator: Dr. Michelle Conrad, Associate Professor CTE Graduate program Coordinator at University of Central Missouri

Location: Voco hotel
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
9/18/2024 9:30 AM
This event is complementary and registration is covered by an NSF Grant.

Participants will tour a data center and participate in a discussion with data center industry professionals. The tour will describe the cloud, or data center industry, including the basic operations and needs of industry. This high-wage and high-demand industry is an emerging CTE field that is relatively invisible to students and educators and lacks a clear talent pipeline. US markets, industry trends and career pathways will be discussed in relation to education and KSAs required. Educators will learn strategies to raise awareness and engage students in data center education and learn about a data center operations professional learning fellowship to build capacity for data center education. 

Location: Departing from Voco hotel
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
9/18/2024 1:30 PM
Putting data to work: Using Data to Assess Effectiveness, Inform Expansion, and Ensure Equity

Collecting and effectively using data are critical as we envision the future of postsecondary CTE. Come join this session with the Urban Institute and ACTE to workshop your data questions and issues, including the types of data to collect, how to use data to make decisions, and how insights from data can promote equity. Learn how to use data to inform your efforts to support student, faculty, and staff. We will explore data scenarios and common data challenges to ensure real-life applications. Attendees are also welcome to bring their data collection, analysis, and decision-making challenges to discuss. Data managers and data users alike will benefit from this workshop, as well as program designers and those trying to figure out how to improve program outcomes. We welcome individuals and teams. Come learn how to use data to help build a better future for your CTE students!

Facilitators: Dr. Theresa Anderson, Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute
Amanda Briggs, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute

Location: Voco hotel
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
9/18/2024 1:30 PM