The 2015 Ohio ACTE Annual Connections to Education Conference, July 27-29, provided great opportunities for all who attended. Here are some of our attendees favorite aspects of this year's conference:
With over 50 break out sessions throughout the conference, attendees enjoyed hearing about innovative ideas and concepts to bring back to their districts and their classrooms. Click Here to see presenter power-points and hand outs from the conference.
"I was very impressed with the quantity and relevance of the choices available. It gets right to business with no wasted time," said one attendee.
This year attendees took advantage of many chances to connect with CTE professionals across the state to exchange ideas and develop relationships through activities such as the anniversary lunch and the summertime social.
"It is one of the professional development events I make sure I attend each year. Great information and networking opportunities."
3. Re-Energize for the School Year
With a three-month break, it is easy to "dread" going back to work in the fall for many educators. The conference allowed CTE teachers and administrators to regain their focus and got them excited for the upcoming year.
"The networking, rejoining of my peers and feeling the 'kick off the year' energy with other CTE professionals was my favorite part."
4. ODE Updates
During the conference, Director of the office of CTE at the Ohio Department of Education, Bill Bussey spoke to attendees about important things to know for the upcoming year.
"Extremely informative for pertinent Ohio updates and information."
5. Pre-Conferences, Including Survive and Thrive and Career Connections
Survive and Thrive was a pre-conference option offered to first year CTE teachers. The goal of this workshop was to inform new teachers about how CTE is unique and how to be successful in their classrooms. The Career Connections Workshop provided many ways to help guide students about their career options.
"First time I attended, and I felt at home."
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