2014 VACTEA Annual Conference:
CTE Learning that Works for Virginia
This year’s conference will be held at the Omni Richmond Hotel, September 24–26. (Pre-conference for New Administrators will be held September 23.) This year, VACTEA has partnered with the national organization, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Region II, to offer back-to-back annual conferences. ACTE Region II includes Alabama, Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Islands, and Virginia. The ACTE Region II conference will be held September 26-27, immediately following the VACTEA conference.
- For more information about both conferences click here.
- To register for one or both conferences, click here.
- To register for the Exhibitor Showcase, click here.
While you're at it, renew your division and national association memberships here.
The 2012 annual conference was held at the Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach, October 2–3.
- Conference Meeting Schedule
- The opening luncheon featured Dr. Gary R. Galluzo, from George Mason University, presenting School Change To Ensure College- and Career-Ready Graduates.
- A general session featured Dr. Michael Marquardt, of George Washington University, speaking about Action Learning. See his presentation, an introduction to an Action Learning workshop, and a script for the Action Learning coach.
The 2012 annual conference was held in Roanoke, October 3–5. See the conference program for details.
Conference Program Highlights
- The conference began with an opening luncheon during which F. Scott Habeeb, of Solutions, etc. Education and Technology Consultants, provided insights into the new teacher evaluation system and its influence on Career and Technical Education. See his presentation.
- There were public policy updates and regional meetings to discuss local and state issues.
- Breakout sessions provided opportunities to become informed about best practices around the Commonwealth.
- At the luncheon on Thursday, October 4, we celebrated those who have contributed to the success of CTE in the Commonwealth.
- The Virginia Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education brought greetings and provided an update.
- Alice Scott, of Dream It! Do It! Virginia, provided information about a free career resource tool built by Virginia’s advanced technology sector.
- The closing session featured Kimberly A. Green, Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium. Kim is a great speaker and offers a wealth of knowledge on CTE happenings inside the beltway. See her presentation.