WA-ACTE SPRING CONFERENCE 2018

Date & Location: April 25-26, 2018 – Yakima Convention Center, Yakima WA

Hosted by Washington ACTE and Endorsed by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

CTE…STEM & Arts
Best Practices: Innovation, Integration and Implementation

Purpose: This is an interactive conference to engage individual educators, schools, and community members. We will be starting the conference with an Ed-Camp format facilitated by Jimmy Casas and then have specific STEM & Arts breakout sessions of today’s best practices in bringing the philosophy and systems to integrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) & Arts for all students. Attendees will be provided opportunity, time, and information on key components in delivering CTE and STEM for all students in their schools.  This will also be an opportunity for elementary educators to strengthen their STEM & Arts abilities for their younger students.

Target Attendees:  Every educator who is responsible in delivering CTE, STEM, and Arts to their students and staff.
 
Objectives: The intent of this conference format is for attendees to take what is learned back to their programs in every course and grade level in a meaningful way.  We are asking for all presenters to provide in a “make and take” format for attendees to put their learning into action.
 
Goals:
·       Strengthen the ability for local school districts to provide skill-based and project-based programs to support economic development in their communities and state.

·       Improve and expand business and industry connections to support local school improvement efforts to provide meaningful career development opportunities for students. 

·       Provide an opportunity for participants to network for improved student learning in CTE, STEM, and the Arts.

·       Discover instructional strategies and assessment practices for CTE, STEM, and the related Arts programs.

·       Tools to advocate for improved CTE, STEM, and the Arts programs through expanded leadership, supervision, mentoring, and/or coaching.

·       Understanding of how CTE, STEM, and the Arts align with and support K-12 frameworks and curriculum alignment.
 
Accepted proposals will be notified by February 23, 2018  Submit a separate form for each proposed topic.

For questions contact Franciene at fdc@wa-acte.org

* 1. Focus Area of Presentation:

* 2. Session Title: (10 word maximum)

* 3. Presentation Description:
MAKE & TAKE Sessions given priority!
REQUIRED FOR THE PROGRAM TO ATTRACT ATTENDEES TO YOUR SESSION - BE SURE THAT THIS DESCRIPTION ACCURATELY MATCHES THE PRESENTATION THAT WILL BE DELIVERED
(25-50 word summary of presentation)

* 4. Additional Information:
Audio / Visual:
WA-ACTE will provide a Projector Package / Screen / Extension Cord / Front Speaker Table

***All other audio/visual equipment, including Computers, Speakers, and Apple connections are the responsibility of the presenter. ***

* 5. Lead Presenter:

* 6. Lead Presenter Short Bio:

* 7. Session Format:

* 8. Type of Web Access required for your Session?
(The Yakima Convention Center has 'basic' Wireless Internet - if additional capacity is required you will be billed the additional cost.)

* 9. Comments / Special Requests:

* 10. Person Submitting this Speaker Form:

PLEASE Click: DONE - Submit Form
You will see a "Thank You for Submitting Page" when this form has been submitted correctly.

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