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August 26, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sizzlin' Summer Series: Supporting English Language Learners from The Beginning!

Kick off the new school year with some sizzlin’ hot strategies for supporting English language learners (ELL) in your CTE classroom! Join this virtual workshop to learn best practices and ready-to-go instructional strategies that promote active learning and context-based understanding in your CTE course. Participants will leave with new strategies, as well as a bank of ELL resources to use as-needed throughout the school year!

Presenter(s):
  • Jen Hesseltine (Jen Hesseltine Consulting)
Audience: CTE Educators
Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLs

August 27, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sizzlin' Summer Series: Understanding Adolescent Psychology so that it is Helpful to my Teaching

Sometimes teenagers can feel like aliens to adults! In this helpful session educators will learn about typical social, emotional and academic developmental characteristics of teenagers. Then we will think about how we can apply that knowledge to our teaching practice to align expectations to be developmentally appropriate in our classrooms.

Presenter(s):
  • Liz Gallo (WhyMaker)
Audience: Educators
Content Area(s): Mental Health & Wellness

August 28, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sizzlin' Summer Series: Introduction to Intersectionality & Cultural Capital as Levers for Student Success

This session will allow participants to investigate the impact of intersectionality and cultural capital on teaching and learning. Participants will take a deep dive into the dimensions of intersectional identity and cultural capital by engaging with theoretical frameworks and practical scenarios. By the end of the session, participants will have developed greater levels of critical consciousness to foster “brave spaces” for interrogating everyday practices and co-creating safe learning communities.

Presenter(s):
  • Camille Fair, PhD., Founder & CEO (STEM LiFE (Learning Institute for Fair Education))
Audience: Educators
Content Area(s): Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

August 29, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sizzlin' Summer Series: Pack Your Bags for an AI-Driven Future

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a societal shift on par with the printing press, the assembly line, and the internet, and it's reshaping the future. As we hurtle toward an AI-driven future, today's youth stand at the epicenter of this transformation. They are poised to inherit a realm where AI is not just a tool but a transformative force already changing the landscape of all industries. From healthcare to finance, retail to manufacturing, AI already impacts the types of jobs available.


Given the transformative impact of AI, it's essential that we rethink our approach to career and technical education and prepare students for a future where AI is an integral part of daily life and work. AI will significantly determine the types of jobs available in the workforce, how we train people to do these jobs, and how we prepare students for their future. As these advances transform how, where, when, and even why we work, education must keep up with the changes. Education institutions that are not rethinking what students need in order to be equipped for this future will be left behind.


Join Rachael Mann for an interactive journey through where we've been, where we are, and where we are going. Discover what to pack for the future and how to unpack these important topics. Pack your bags; the future is here!

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Mann, Speaker, Author, Consultant (EdFuture)
Audience: Educators
Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies