Providing high-quality professional development opportunities to NYS CTE Educators is one of the highest priorities of the CTETAC. 

Below is the planned PD for the 2021-22 school year. 

 

New opportunities are frequently added, please check in often!

  

PD by Month/Year

 

 

September 2021

9/21/2021 
10am - 11:30am

Understanding your Labor Market + Tools & Techniques: Government Labor Market Data 
(Part 1 of 3)

Description: Participants gain an overview of sources of labor market information, including official data, such as government employment data, as well as using the local newspaper, professional associations and informational interviews as additional sources of information. Participants learn to navigate and use government sources of labor market data, such as Department of Labor employment data and others. Homework: Participants create an assignment using labor market data in their field. 

Audience: CTE educators, administrators 

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

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9/22/2021 
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE - Classroom Management (Part 1)

Description: This session will include key mindsets about classroom management and concrete strategies for establishing classroom expectations, a positive culture, and clear routines and procedures.

Audience: CTE educators

Presenter: Keri Hubbard, Hendy Avenue Consulting 

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9/28/2021 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Career Pathway Exploration Projects for CTE Classes: Interest Assessment 
(Part 1 of 3)

Description: Participants identify their own interests and affinities and learn about "good fit" careers based on interests.  Homework: Participants read about one career in depth using a career database

Audience: teachers, school counselors, and administrators

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

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9/29/2021 
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE - Classroom Management (Part 2)

Description: This session will build on part 1, emphasizing how to create a culture of student ownership and how to redirect student misbehaviors.

Audience: CTE educators

Presenter: Keri Hubbard, Hendy Avenue Consulting 

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October 2021

10/5/2021 
10am - 11:30am

Understanding your Labor Market + Tools & Techniques: Using Labor Market Data in the Curriculum 
(Part 2 of 3)

Description: Participants share their assignments, learning ways to integrate labor market data into their curricula, and as a way of boosting their own knowledge of the field. Homework: Participants gather articles and local postings relevant to their field.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

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10/5/2021 

2:30pm-3:30pm

Unpacking the IEP: Supporting students with disabilities in the CTE classroom

Description: This introductory session will provide thorough overview of the Individual Education Program (IEP) document, how to read it and what it means for instructional planning.

Learning Outcomes:
• Know why access to the entire IEP is important
• Understand the components of the IEP to include: disability classification; strengths and needs;
management; accommodations and modifications; testing accommodations; transition; assistive
technology; support for school personnel; goals; services etc.
• Know how to apply high incidence accommodations and modifications.
• Know how the IEP impacts testing and grading practices.

Audience: CTE educators

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Ganley, Brockport Research Institute

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10/6/2021 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE - Engagement Strategies 

Description: Teachers in this session will learn how to invest students in the content being taught by making it relevant to their lives, engaging, and appropriately challenging.

Audience: CTE educators

Presenter: Jeremy Arbano , Hendy Avenue Consulting 

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10/7/2021 
10am-11am

CLNA for Perkins Perkins Process Overview and Getting Started 

Description:  Participants will review the purpose and main components of a CLNA and how it links to their Perkins application as means for goal setting and identifying areas of improvement. The seven major steps of completing the CLNA will be identified with a focus on Step 1, identifying the working team. Participants will review the application materials and timelines to develop a work breakdown plan to complete the process meeting all deadlines.
Participants will also focus on Step 2 of the process, analyzing Labor Market Information

Please bring your current list of LAC and Stakeholders to refer to in this session

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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10/7/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Helping Students Becoming Life Ready: "When Life Hands You Lemons...Enroll in CTE!"

Description: Using the Grit of CTE students to transfer to the World of Work!

Understanding the Grit your students have and how to transform it into Employable Grit both in the school and in your classroom. New psychological research on Grit in CTE students and how CTE impacts that Grit. Employable Grit is the perseverance to overcome obstacles to obtain, retain and sustain viable employment. Learn ways to identify grit, understand why Employable Grit is important and alter your learning space to build Employable Grit. This workshop will be interactive, engaging and inspiring. Different methods of implementation for your classroom and school will be shared.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Jillian Gentle, JM Consulting 

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10/12/2021 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Career Pathway Exploration Projects for CTE Classes: Informational Interviews
(Part 2 of 3)

Description: Participants identify potential interview subjects in their career of interest. They develop interview questions and prepare to interview them for homework. Homework: Participants conduct informational interviews, taking notes on their interview for use in the following session.

Audience: teachers, school counselors, and administrators

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

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10/13/2021 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE - Gather Data to make instructional decisions

Description: Teachers in this session will learn how to gather information throughout their lesson to understand if students are with them or not, and then how to adjust their instruction to meet student needs.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Erica Murphy, Hendy Avenue Consulting

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10/14/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Helping Students Becoming Life Ready: “I Walked In a Student, I Graduated a...I Don't Know?!"

Description: When CTE students struggle with Vocational Identity!

Vocational Identity is an important measure in CTE students. How do we know when students have identified with a CTE pathway and have decided to pursue the pathway as a career? Why does that matter to us as educators? New psychological research on Vocational Transference that will get you to rethink how to approach CTE programming. Learn how to hone in on the vocational identity of your CTE students and strengthen the career pathway process so students leave school able to transfer their vocational identity to viable employment. This workshop will be interactive, engaging and inspiring. Different methods of implementation for your classroom and school will be shared.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Jillian Gentle, JM Consulting 

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10/19/2021 
2:30 - 3:30pm

The Culturally Responsive CTE Classroom

Description: This session introduces participants to NYSED’s CR-SE Framework. Participants will:
Understand definitions and elements of culture.
Build knowledge about the culturally responsive and sustaining framework that supports teachers’ interactions and understanding of ELLs.
Analyze the impact that the language acquisition process has on students’ learning in CTE classes

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Tanya Rosado-Barringer, RBERN

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10/19/2021 
10am - 11:30am

Understanding your Labor Market + Tools & Techniques: Using our Local News Sources in the Curriculum
(Part 3 of 3)

Description: Participants learn to develop academic activities using local news sources. They consider the far reaching labor impacts of news that might not seem directly related to labor, such as weather forecasts, construction projects, etc.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

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10/20/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE - Differentiating for all learners

Description: This session introduces teachers to how to differentiate their lessons to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom. Participants will learn tools for understanding what students know and don't know, and how to modify their lesson to meet student needs.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Erica Murhpy, Hendy Avenue Consulting

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10/21/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Helping Students Becoming Life Ready Part 3 - "Job-Ready Day One...How Do We Do That?” 

Description: Job search behavior of CTE students is a defining trait that separates CTE students from traditional students. As educators and administrators, we strive to increase school to work transition and ensure students graduate with viable and gainful employment. But do we focus enough on job search behavior while students are learning? When should we focus on job search behavior? New psychological research that shows we, as a CTE community, could be starting the job search process too late. Identify areas of opportunity to infuse career implementation into learning, measure job search behavior throughout a student's CTE experience and identify actionable results that build credibility within your CTE programs and schools. This workshop will be interactive, engaging and inspiring. Different methods of implementation for your classroom and school will be shared.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Jillian Gentle, JMCareer Services 

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10/26/2021 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Career Pathway Exploration Projects for CTE Classes: Presenting Career Plans 
(Part 3 of 3)

Description: Participants gather the information they have collected in the career database and interviews. They add images, and create a draft presentation on the career they have researched. Participants consider how they can use this project-based learning template in their own classes, making modifications as needed.      

Audience: teachers, school counselors, and administrators. 

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

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November 2021

11/3/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Description: Every learner is unique: in fact, research shows the way people learn is as unique as their fingerprints. Universal Design for Learning (aka UDL) is an approach to instruction that meets this challenge by minimizing barriers and maximizing learning for all. All classes are highly diverse and the challenge is to give all students options to learn the way they learn best. Teachers will be tasked with reframing instruction to reach all learners. In this workshop teachers will be given strategies, tips and tricks to help students engage and master learning. This workshop is specifically designed for CTE teachers, but all teachers are welcome and will benefit.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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11/3/2021 
4pm-5pm

Instructional Strategies for Achieving Rigor & Relevance

Description: Effective teaching is not about discovering the perfect instructional strategy. Effective teaching requires developing a full repertoire of strategies and selecting one or more that will be most successful based on the needs of students and the particular learning objectives. This workshop reviews instructional strategies to use based upon rigorous and relevant learning. Staff development activities to help CTE teachers expand their competence in multiple instructional strategies will also be described.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

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11/4/2021
10am-11am

CLNA - Analyzing Student Performance

Description: Participants will focus on Step 3, Analyzing Student Performance. The CLNA must contain an evaluation of CTE concentrators’ performance on the core performance indicators. Participants will learn where to locate, how to interpret, and how to sort data found in SIRS reports that contain performance data including subgroups.

Please bring your data coordinator with you to this session and/or access to Cognos Report #305 and #344

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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11/9/2021
2:30pm-3:30pm

Special Populations: Improving Access to Quality CTE Programs for Special Populations

Description:This session discusses innovative strategies and best practices to increase effectiveness of the institutional outreach efforts to “Special Populations”. The session showcases successful models utilized across the country for effective outreach, engagement and mobilization of members of this population.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Dina Refki, DA - Director of the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, UAlbany 

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11/10/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Setting Goals with CTE Students

Description: Helping CTE students set long term goals will help them continue to strive for completion and excellence in their education career and beyond. In this workshop we will learn how to work with students to help them set long-term goals and outline the steps that they need to get there.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us to Success

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11/11/2021 
4pm-5pm

Leading Instructional Growth for CTE

Description: School leaders play an important role in building a school’s collective efficacy and leading instructional growth. However, knowing where to focus attention to ensure instructional growth occurs can be confusing. This session will explore practical high-impact strategies grounded in research, how to implement these strategies gradually, and other tools to assist school leaders become more effective instructional leaders.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning

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11/16/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Engaging ELLs in the CTE Classroom

Description: This session will explore the practices for classroom instruction that actively engage English language learners.
Participants will:
Gain an understanding of ELL Proficiency Levels.
Understand how to deliver content that is comprehensible to ELL students.
Practice strategies for actively involving ELLs in the CTE classroom.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Shawna Sweet, RBERN

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11/23/2021 
2:30-3:30pm

WBL: Finding Placements 

Description:  Helping students find placements for work-based learning experiences is tedious but really rewarding when done successfully. This first session will help Work-Based Learning Coordinators assess students' interests and desired career pathway, then identify local in-demand jobs, identify and contact potential employers.

Audience: WBL Coordinators, Educators, Leaders

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies

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11/30/2021 
2:30-3:30pm

WBL: Placing Students

Description:  This workshop is full of resources that will help work-based learning coordinators ensure students excel in their placement. Learn about a list of things to review with students prior to their first WBL experience. Plan to ensure that employers have an enjoyable and successful experience as well.

Audience: WBL Coordinators, Educators, Leaders

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies

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December 2021

12/2/2021
10am-11am

CLNA - Analyzing Program Performance

Description: Participants will focus on Step 4, Analyzing Program Performance. The CLNA includes a description of how CTE programs offered by the local eligible recipient are sufficient in size, scope, and quality to meet the needs of all students served by the eligible recipient. Definitions of size, scope, and quality will be discussed. Participants will also focus on step 5, analyzing progress towards Implementing NYSED-Approved CTE programs of study.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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12/7/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

WBL: Evaluating Students

Description: Learn how to use the training plan as a tool to help evaluate students in placements. Learn what to expect from a worksite visit. Understand the importance of communication several times during the progress of the work placement.

Audience:  Educators, Leaders, WBL Coordinators 

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies 

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12/14/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

WBL: Professional Skills for Youth

Description:  Learn about teaching professional skills that will help students succeed in their work-based learning experience and into the future. 

Audience:  Educators, Leaders, WBL Coordinators 

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies 

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12/22/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Helping CTE Students Learn New Vocabulary

Description: There are always so many new vocabulary words in our CTE classes, it can be overwhelming for our students. Learn lots of strategies to help students learn and retain new vocabulary.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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January 2022

1/5/2021 
4pm-5pm

Improving Engagement in CTE Classrooms

Description: Over and over research has linked active student engagement to a student’s ability to retain content knowledge. In this session, participants will deepen their understanding of active learner engagement and explore various easy-to-implement strategies that will lead to greater student engagement.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning

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1/11/2021 
4pm-5pm

Integrating Reading in CTE

Description:  In the CTE classroom, students are presented with numerous authentic texts such as lab reports, blueprints, business plans, and technical manuals. Students can greatly benefit from developing literacy skills to navigate through such texts. This workshop will introduce educators to various literacy strategies, ones that help students summarize materials they read, think critically about that material and then use evidence from texts to support claims.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning

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1/12/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Understanding Historical Context of Racial Inequities in Public Education

Description: Participants are invited to embark on an inquiry-led journey, through thought-partnership, to create a framework that includes racial literacy development, shared vocabulary and comprehensive understandings, and a personal assessment of their own racial identities while examining the institutional impact of racial inequities on public education.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: TRIAD 

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1/13/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA- Analyzing Access and Equity; Analyzing Recruitment, Retention & Training

Description: Participants will focus on step 6, analyzing processes for recruitment, retention, and training of CTE educators . Participants will focus on step 7, analyzing access and equity in NYSED-Approved CTE programs. The CLNA includes a description of how the eligible recipient is focused on support and access for special populations. Also, the gaps and needs identified in the CLNA are foundational to the Perkins application. Gaps identified must be directly tied to program data as well as those recommendations of the stakeholder group and used to inform needs to be met in the Perkins grant application.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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1/18/2022
4pm-5pm

Integrating Writing in CTE

Description: Research indicates that students' success in both college and career demand an ability to write effectively for a variety of purposes. Writing instruction is the responsibility of all educators. In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of why writing instruction is critical and how various writing strategies can easily be integrated into CTE classrooms

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

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1/19/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Analyze Racialized Identities and Bias in School Improvement Efforts

Description: Participants will be invited to investigate the impact of micro-aggressive culture on school communities, to analyze and confront challenges to “race talk” in schools, to conduct a deep dive into the tenets of culturally responsive-sustaining pedagogy, to engage with theoretical frameworks, and develop greater levels of critical consciousness, and to foster a “brave space” for interrogation and learning as a community.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: TRIAD 

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1/26/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Design Programmatic Elements for Support, Healing and Restoration in school communities

Description: Participants will begin actively assessing their school communities, identify ways to leverage resources and stakeholders, employ prescriptive approaches to operationalizing ABAR (Anti Bias and Anti-Racist) practices, incorporate restorative problem solving for communal healing, and critically address inequity/disproportionality. Participants will identify areas of inquiry, points of impact, and create a timeline of benchmarks for the comprehensive action planning.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: TRIAD 

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February 2022

 2/2/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Cross Cultural Career Development

Description: Research indicates that students' success in both college and career demand an ability to write effectively for a variety of purposes. Writing instruction is the responsibility of all educators. In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of why writing instruction is critical and how various writing strategies can easily be integrated into CTE classrooms

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us to Success 

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2/3/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Translating CLNA Needs into Perkins Actions and Addressing the  Compliance Questions

Description: Section 3.2 of the Perkins application contains 13 questions to gauge each applicant's compliance with the federal law. This session will help you to decipher each question and strategize ways to answer it concisely and completely.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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2/10/2022 
10am-11am

Maximizing Partnerships

Description: All relationships could benefit from a check-up and possibly a tune-up. Routine inter-agency evaluations serve to analytically measure the health and CTE industry-partnerships.
Participants will:
- Discuss former and current partnership agreements.
- Compare and contrast partnership agreements: What worked. What did not work.
- Analyze from a variety of angles the common pitfalls identified.
- Develop a systematic process to routinely fortify the efforts of CTE-partnerships.

Audience: School Leaders

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies 

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2/16/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Project-Based Learning 

Description: Project/Problem-Based Learning in CTE classrooms seems like an obvious fit. However, there are some specifics CTE teachers need to include to make Project/Problem Based Learning really effective in their classrooms. In this session we will share information and practical, creative ideas to ensure that students benefit from collaborating with each other while engaging in significant problem solving while still learning important CTE content.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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March 2022

3/3/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Perkins: Let’s talk Budget

Description: The CLNA provides information on strengths and areas of improvement of current program delivery. Participants will examine how identified improvement strategies may translate into actions that are funded by the Perkins Grant. Participants will discuss the determining factors that deem an expense to be allowable. They will review the FS-10 code definitions to make sure that items are properly coded and make sure that all expenses are aligned to address needs identified in the CLNA and section 4.0 of the grant application. The budget amendment process may also be discussed. Participants will be provided examples of allowable and non-allowable funded actions.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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3/16/2022 
4pm-5pm

Enhancing Group Work in CTE Classrooms

Description: Group work allows students time to collaborate, develop their social skills, and learn content at the same time. In this session, participants will learn how to effectively design group work to ensure all students participate equally while learning. Tips and strategies regarding setting up and managing group work will be addressed.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning 

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3/23/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Portfolios - Building 21st Century Career Portfolios

Description: Future workforce talents are typically prepared by counselors and agencies using yesteryear’s paradigms and career tools. However, tomorrow’s talents are facing a complexity of unknowns concerning future hiring trends. Therefore, preparing these talents requires adopting agile approaches and 21st century tools, and exercising disciplined practices to help present his/her best self.
Participants will help students...
- Analyze traditional vs 21st century hiring practices.
- Grasp some of the common self-efficacy pitfalls that impede employment access.
- Form essential self-directed marketability concepts.
- Develop the initial portfolio, to include a checklist and folder to integrate living career-based documents used to improve employment access and career up-leveling outcomes.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies 

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April 2022

4/6/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Engaging CTE Students with and without Technology

Description: Student engagement is #1 - without buy-in, there is little hope of active learning. This PD will highlight some of the core skills and strategies in student engagement, with an emphasis on CTE courses and how hands-on learning affects student engagement tactics.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us To Success

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4/7/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Perkins Final Narrative and Getting Paperwork Together

Description: The Perkins Final Narrative captures enrollment and performance information from the previous grant year. Participants will examine sections I and II of the report and any additional paperwork required when submitting the grant. After reviewing the final narrative, colleagues will collaborate through a Q and A session.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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4/13/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Adolescent Psychology

Description: The first part of this PD session includes elements from both psychology and neuroscience. We will investigate the basics of adolescent psychology, i.e. how the brain develops during these formative years. We will go over toxic stress and its rather significant impact on student behavior and attitude. Teachers will walk away with strategies to implement in their classrooms, especially around classroom management.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us To Success

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May 2022

5/5/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Q & A and Support Session

Description: What are those last-minute burning questions? This session will be designed to provide you with the answers and support you need as you enter the final countdown to submission of your 2022-2023 Perkins grant application and as you continue your work on the Final Narrative for 2021-2022.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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5/12/2022 
10am-11am

 21st Century Workforce Development 

Description: An organization’s culture can either narrow or widen its talent-pipeline. With growing attrition rates plaguing businesses and school organizations, school administrators will either meet or succumb to talent-shortages further exacerbated by COVID. In this new post-COVID millennia, traditional career-priorities (like company-loyalty) are no longer paramount for today’s jobseekers.
Participants will:
- Understand the local attrition trends facing schools and industries.
- Formulate a growth-mindset for developing a workforce culture that is proactive, responsive and thrive-centered.
- Strategize systemic opportunities for administrators and staff to analytically question the intersections of his/her own expectations, responsibilities, and contributions, relative to enhancing workplace culture.
- Identify and promote likability factors to attract future talent-interest and re-ignite current talent-interest.

Audience:  Leaders

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies 

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June 2022

  No Sessions Currently Scheduled 

July 2022

 No Sessions Currently Scheduled 

August 2022

 No Sessions Currently Scheduled