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Tuesday, September 17
 

10:00am CDT

AEA 10 Team Approach to CTE Self-Study Program Improvement Process
Learn how Area 10 implements a unique approach utilizing professional coaches to assist CTE teachers in completing the Program Improvement Self-Study and Action Plan Process. This session is recommended for AEA staff, administrators, and teacher leaders who are responsible for completion of the Self-Study and Action Plan Process.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Miller

Sandy Miller

Executive Director, Iowa ACTE
Secondary CTE Program Self-Study
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Joan Cochrane

Area 10 CTE CTE Program Approval Coach, GWAEA
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Dan Husmann

CTE Program Approval Coach, Area 10



Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Room 115

10:00am CDT

Grow Your Career!
As a professional within the career and technical education community you're committed to ensuring your learners have the highest-quality CTE experience possible. With a rapidly changing landscape of today's teaching environment, it’s more important than ever to stay in front of emerging trends and in sync with the best practices in the classroom. The benefits of being involved in a professional association are many, but most importantly, having access to the latest information about the profession and access to a nationally recognized pool of expertise in your discipline are indispensable. Come learn what today's membership in ACTE provides to you and how those benefits help to ensure your professional growth continues to enhance the high-quality CTE you strive to deliver.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Connet

Michael Connet

Associate Deputy Executive Director, Outreach and Partner Development at Association for Career and Technical Education, ACTE
Executive responsible for furthering the goals and success of large national membership organizations by overseeing programs, professional development for non-profit and corporate community relations organizations. Diverse background including work with national, state, local, government... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Room 108

10:00am CDT

Power^ Your Classroom with CTSO Integration
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) have been proven to be extremely valuable and effective instructional tools. A CTSO, when implemented correctly by a CTE instructor, is an integral part of a well-structured, high-performing CTE program. CTSOs are designed to be integrated directly into the curriculum, they are not just extracurricular clubs or competitions. This workshop will help participants learn more about best practices to enhance student experiences and build membership in their program's organization. 

Speakers
avatar for Katy Blatnick-Gagne

Katy Blatnick-Gagne

CTE Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Dr. Blatnick-Gagne is a native of Colorado where she spent over 14 years in family and consumer sciences education (teaching, advising and at the state level). She received her Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership from New Jersey City University and then worked at Texas... Read More →
avatar for Kent Seuferer

Kent Seuferer

Educational Program Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Kent Seuferer is the Education Program Consultant with the Iowa Department of Education, specializing in Career and Technical Student Organizations. Kent has demonstrated a passion for developing student leaders through CTSOs. He participated in several CTSOs at Chariton High School... Read More →



Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Room 109

10:00am CDT

The Condition of Career & Technical Education in Iowa- Secondary Courses, Programs, Students and Faculty
Since 2018, Iowa has published annual condition report of secondary CTE. This presentation will cover the major findings of the AY2017-AY2018 report, which include number of high-school-credit, college-credit CTE courses, CTE programs offered, student characteristics, secondary CTE human resources and four emerging areas of focus for implementing high-quality secondary CTE.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Li

Dan Li

Education Program Consultant (Education Research Analyst), Iowa Department of Education
Dan is an Education Program Consultant (Education Research Analyst) in the Iowa Department of education (IDOE). In this role, Dan conducts research and analyzes data relevant to Adult Education, Joint Enrollment, and Career Technical Education.


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Room 113

11:00am CDT

Keeping New CTE Teachers in the Classroom: Creating a Successful Mentoring Program
This session is designed to help state leaders develop a Mentoring Program that will help keep new CTE Teachers in the classroom. We will share about what Iowa Agriculture Teachers are doing to encourage their new teachers to stay in the classroom, talk about developing a mentoring program, and give feedback on what has worked and what hasn't in the development of a successful mentoring program, and how veteran teachers are vital to the success of future teachers.

Speakers
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Bridget Mahoney

Agriculture Teacher, Lone Tree Community School


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Room 109

11:00am CDT

New State Policies Impacting CTE
An overview and discussion on several new state policies impacting career and technical education.

Speakers
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Eric St .Clair

Education Consultant, Iowa Department of Education


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Room 113

11:00am CDT

One Size DOESN'T Fit All… Addressing Equity in Ways that Work for You!
There is not a one size fits all to supporting CTE programming and equitable access. Learn how Davenport and Cedar Rapids Community School Districts are using different resources to promote equity in CTE while marketing high quality programs.

www.tinyurl.com/EquityCTE 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Boyd

Jennifer Boyd

Curriculum Specialist, CTE, Davenport Schools
avatar for Tara Troester

Tara Troester

Curriculum Facilitator, CTE, Cedar Rapids Community Schools


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Room 108

11:00am CDT

Program Approval and Self-Study Process
Iowa’s Quality CTE Program Review Tool and Self Study Process Iowa Code chapter 258 mandates the Iowa Department of Education to approve all secondary CTE programs. Accordingly, the department designed a program approval process following extensive review and evaluation of several national program approval models. The guiding principles behind the program approval process include continuous improvement, data-informed decision making, peer review and feedback, and partnership and capacity building. Use of the instrument provides programs, school districts, and Regional Planning Partners the opportunity to drive local program improvement. The indicators are rooted in the tenets which define a strong program. This session will review the self-study instrument as an integral component of the program approval process and share how it may be used to enhance the local needs assessment required in Perkins V. There will be time set aside for questions.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Blatnick-Gagne

Katy Blatnick-Gagne

CTE Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Dr. Blatnick-Gagne is a native of Colorado where she spent over 14 years in family and consumer sciences education (teaching, advising and at the state level). She received her Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership from New Jersey City University and then worked at Texas... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Stange

Lisa Stange

ACTE Region III Vice President, Retired Education Consultant
Lisa spent over 25 years in secondary and middle school classrooms teaching FCS courses that include ProStart, School-to-work, health, math and science and served as an FCCLA Adviser. She spent 5 years at Iowa State University coordinating and teaching the Family and Consumer Sciences... Read More →
avatar for Pat Thieben

Pat Thieben

Acting Bureau Chief, CTE, Iowa Department of Education
Pat received her BA in Business Education from the University of Northern Iowa. She continued her education at California State University--Northridge Campus, The University of Texas, and completed her Master’s in Educational Administration at Iowa State University. She spent most... Read More →



Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Room 115

1:30pm CDT

Access, Integration and Inclusion of Special Populations in CTE
In this session we will explore how to strengthen efforts to recruit, retain and increase completion of career and technical education programs with special populations of students. Hands on activities will guide participants through an equity audit process to develop strategies and overcome barriers for students to be successful.

Speakers
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Isbelia Arzola

Education Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
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Margaret Jensen Connet

Consultant, Connet Consulting
Margaret Jensen Connet has worked in the human service field for over 44 years and her work in the nonprofit and public sectors includes substance abuse and violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention/services to teen parents, services to homeless youth, organizational development... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm CDT
Room 108

1:30pm CDT

Best Practices and Innovations in CTE (Keynote breakout)
Career and Technical Education is a hot topic these days, giving teachers and administrators the opportunity to grow their programs through new approaches and innovations in the classroom. This session will showcase resources from across the country that can be replicated in your classroom. Discover what new instructional techniques, topics and activities can be put to work for you.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Connet

Michael Connet

Associate Deputy Executive Director, Outreach and Partner Development at Association for Career and Technical Education, ACTE
Executive responsible for furthering the goals and success of large national membership organizations by overseeing programs, professional development for non-profit and corporate community relations organizations. Diverse background including work with national, state, local, government... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm CDT
Room 113

2:30pm CDT

Perkin V Update
Eric and Pat will share what is happening with Perkins V as we develop our four-year plan, information on the required needs assessment, and any information we have learned from interactions with our special advisory committee and others.

Speakers
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Eric St .Clair

Education Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
avatar for Pat Thieben

Pat Thieben

Acting Bureau Chief, CTE, Iowa Department of Education
Pat received her BA in Business Education from the University of Northern Iowa. She continued her education at California State University--Northridge Campus, The University of Texas, and completed her Master’s in Educational Administration at Iowa State University. She spent most... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm CDT
Room 113

2:30pm CDT

Student Engagement through National Policy Seminar & President Scholars
ACTE organizes the National Policy Seminar (NPS) in Washington, D.C. each year as a vehicle for CTE educators and students to learn more how policy is determined and to provide an opportunity for them to contact and impact legislators. Iowa ACTE believes that students are a vital and critical portion of Iowa’s delegation each year and has ­­­­­­­­committed $4000 (up to $1000 per student from four career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) to cover air fare and hotel accommodations for this purpose each year. The expectation is that these teachers would return to their individual school districts, and through their respective CTSOs, spread the importance of CTE to a student’s personal and professional future. Special guest attendees: CTE Presidential Scholar Program recipients, Jaxon Mullinnix and Megan Niewoehner. NPS attendees: Jake Hlas (FFA), Levi Hoffman (FBLA-PBL), Taylor Streff (HOSA), and Ellie Smith (TSA).


Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm CDT
Room 109