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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

2020 Connections to Education Conference  

July 27-29 - Hilton Easton, Columbus

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The 2020 Connections to Education Conference is where career-technical educators and partners gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions and more. Over three days of learning, growing and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year's worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in education. 

Topics include:

  • GRIT through all the initiatives.
  • Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Career Exploration
  • Creating Self-sustaining Career Pathway Programs
  • Business Partner Engagement
  • Promising Directions for Personalized learning in 2020 & Beyond
  •  Be Captivating!  When active learning meets literacy, everyone wins!
  • What the World Needs...Competence!
  • CTE Satellite Programming
  • Canva: Changing Your Social Media Life
  • Curriculum Process: Collecting, Using, and Sharing Results
  • Employability Skills: Like them, love them, have to have them!
  • Telling Your Story in a Cluttered World
  • Post-Secondary Accreditation Tips for Maintaining Compliance and Renewal
  • Academic Language in Action
  • The Brain Isn’t Fixed; The Mind Shouldn’t Be Either
  • Staying Connected in Career Services
  • Training Technical Trainers
  • CTE + STEM/PBL + School Redesign = Award-Winning Results!
  • Maximizing LinkedIn for CTE Students
  • Changing How We See At Risk Youth
  • Don’t shoot the messenger!  Public Relations and Communications
  • Making Connections with Your Students
  • Redefining Learning by Doing Experiences in CTE programs
  • How to Use Video to Create a Successful Teacher Mentoring Program

  • Apprenticeships
  • Industry Credentials
  • Special Education
  • CTE Licensure
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Civil Rights
  • Report Card
  • Middle School CTE
  • Sr. Only Programs/Credentials
  • Professional Conduct
  • Web Xam Update
  • CTE Funding
  • New Skills for Youth/Success Bound
  • Strategic Plan Update
  • Perkins V Information
  • Work based Learning
  • Accountability/Concentrator Definition
  • Promoting CTE
  • Meet CTE Staff
  • OTES 2.0
  • OPES 2.0

 Who should attend?
  • Superintendents/Administrators
  • Teachers/Instructors - both academic and career field
  • STEM Educators
  • New Teachers
  • Counselors
  • School Board Members
  • Adult Educators
  • Anyone interested in career-technical and adult education!

Highlights from the 2019 Conference:

2019 Keynote Speaker Tom Burden, Career-Tech graduate, Shark Tank contestant and inventor of Grypmat

"I love working with career centers in Ohio, they are truly the foundation of our children’s future!"

Tom Burden | CEO & Founder

Tom Burden, pictured with Beth Bronkar, Ohio ACTE Conference Chair (center) and Christine Gardner, Executive Director

2019 Connections to Education Pictures

23 photo(s) Updated on: August 01, 2019

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

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