July 29, 2010
CTE Summer Conference to be Held in Overland Park
What: “CTE and Academics—Creating Harmony” Annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Conference
When: August 2–4, 2010
Where: Sheraton Hotel and Overland Park Convention Center
For Information Contact:
Kansas Association for Career & Technical Education
More than 500 attendees will gather at the Sheraton Hotel and Overland Park Convention Center Aug. 2–4, 2010 for the annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Conference.
The CTE Summer conference is presented by the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education (K-ACTE), the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), the Kansas Council for Workforce Education (KCWE), and the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR). The theme of the 2010 summer conference is “CTE and Academics – Creating Harmony.”
“As the conference theme suggests, the lines separating academic and technical instruction continue to blur as standards are integrated across the curriculum,” said Ralph Beacham, K-ACTE President. “The activities at this conference will continue to support this transition.”
Monday morning August 2, the conference will open with an orientation to the conference for new instructors and first-time attendees, while previous attendees attend updates from KSDE and KBOR. The opening session will feature Dr. Glenn A. Cummings, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education. As Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U. S. Department of Education, Dr. Cummings helps manage a $1.9 billion annual investment in federal grants and programs that support adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges. The Monday keynote session speaker is Dr. Tim Elmore, Founder and President of Growing Leaders, a not-for-profit focusing on developing emerging leaders. Dr. Elmore will focus on responding to the cultural shifts of Generation iY. Following the opening sessions, attendees will have lunch while visiting with the vendors in the exhibit area. Monday afternoon is dedicated to two sections of KSDE/KBOR presentations on specific topics relating to current and upcoming initiatives in Career and Technical Education.
Monday evening is concluded with the annual Awards Banquet to honor career and technical educators and professionals who have been identified for special recognition by their peers. State winners at the banquet get an opportunity to submit their nominations to the national ACTE awards program.
[Photo opportunities during the banquet. Awards will be presented starting at 6:30 p.m.]
Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are sponsored by the various affiliate organizations of K-ACTE, focusing on topics of interest within each affiliate. As CTE evolves from the VE-2 program area model to career pathways, the affiliate designations are becoming more and more blurred.
K-ACTE is the voice for career and technical education in the state of Kansas. Through a wide range of programs and events, K-ACTE serves as a resource to career and technical teachers, counselors, administrators, and teacher educators.
K-ACTE is comprised of six affiliate groups each with a specific focus. They include:
• KAAE - Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators
• KATFACS - Kansas Association of Teachers of Family & Consumer Science
• KBOA - Kansas Business Occupation Association
• KCCTEA - Kansas Council of Career & Technical Education Administrators
• KIEA - Kansas Industrial Educators Association
• KNRS - Kansas New & Related Services
Learn more about K-ACTE at www.k-acte.org.