ACTE Awards Workshop 

Concurrent Session 1

Roberta Sams| Pontotoc Technology Center|rsams@pontotoctech.edu

 

Roberta Sams is the OkACTE Awards Chair, serving since 2014.  She represents Oklahoma on the Region IV Awards Committee, has served as Region IV Awards Chair, and represented Region IV on the national level as an awards committee member for VISION.  Roberta has been a classroom teacher in the high school, technology center, and college settings, has held various leadership roles in the Business Division, and has earned several ACTE Awards.  She believes in recognizing excellence and is eager to share her experience with you, concerning the ACTE Excellence Awards.

ACTE Awards Workshop 

Concurrent Session 1

Roberta Sams| Pontotoc Technology Center|rsams@pontotoctech.edu

 

Roberta Sams is the OkACTE Awards Chair, serving since 2014.  She represents Oklahoma on the Region IV Awards Committee, has served as Region IV Awards Chair, and represented Region IV on the national level as an awards committee member for VISION.  Roberta has been a classroom teacher in the high school, technology center, and college settings, has held various leadership roles in the Business Division, and has earned several ACTE Awards.  She believes in recognizing excellence and is eager to share her experience with you, concerning the ACTE Excellence Awards.

Adaptive Culture: Infusing Innovation into Organization and Curriculum

Concurrent Session 1

Cara Jane Evans| Autry Technology Center | cevans@autrytech.edu

Adaptive cultures emphasize experimentation and improvement. More and more it is becoming about how quickly organizations can respond. In order to successfully keep up with client demands, technology and other unexpected changes, organizations must infuse innovation in to their programs, processes and mindsets. This session will address types of innovation, build on intrapreneurship concepts and give examples of exercises to get teams or classes in agile and adaptive frame of mind.

Session Objectives:

  • Recognize opportunities for thinking creatively and enabling innovation

  • Generate innovative solutions through discovery, assessment and group processes

  • Generate an environment for adaptive and agile actions and mindsets

  • Converting ideas into reality (process documentation, replication of innovation)

  • Understand roles of skill, experience, motivation and culture in creative and adaptive endeavors

  • Differentiation between radical, disruptive innovation and incremental, open innovation

BPA Fashion Show

Concurrent Session 1

Tammy Balliet| Metro Technology Centers| tammy.balliet@metrotech.edu

Leslie Cooksey| Metro Technology Centers | Leslie.cooksey@metrotech.edu

 

This session focuses on utilizing a fun event to teach your students professionalism skills. The BPA Fashion Show that we will describe in this session was used as a cross-curricular tool to connect our advisory boards with our students, put our skills we learn in the classroom to practice in real life, and to broaden the student interest in participating in Business Professionals of America. Learn how we took an idea and made it into a huge event for BMITE programs at Metro Tech.

 

This session’s objectives include:

  • Participants will learn how to teach students networking skills with industry partners and advisory members.

  • Participants will learn skills for creating a project that is cross-curricular.

  • Participants will learn more ways to teach their students 21st century skills with hands on learning.

Building the CTE Pipeline: Elementary through High School Outreach

Concurrent Session 1

Millisa Ellefson | Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center

Kasey Franks| Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center                  

Justin Gerry| Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center

Emily Gideon | Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center

Chris Helling | Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center

Brent Casey | Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center

Understanding the national challenges of recruitment and enrollment in CTE programs, EOC Tech Center has forged relationships with its partner schools to help facilitate career awareness and educational pathways, beginning in the second grade, progressing through the tenth grade, leading to increased enrollment in CTE programs. In collaboration with elementary, middle school and high school counselors and administrators, as well as, grade level teacher teams, this replicable model utilizes innovative sequential career development and academic planning programs which include; a) elementary STEM clubs, b) middle school career awareness through the use of a mobile classroom and grade-level activities, and c) high school academic planning and career goal setting through a tenth grade career exploration course. Through these annual activities and programs, EOC Tech reaches thousands of elementary, middle school and high school students helping to ensure enrollment of CTE programs to capacity.

Flex Lab

Concurrent Session 1

Trista Anderson| Tulsa Technology Center

Discusses the use of FLEX lab format in healthcare training programs at three different tech centers across the state of Oklahoma. Includes information on structure, course offerings, and staffing.

By the end of the presentation the learner will:

  • Understand the FLEX lab format of educational offerings.

  • Understand how a FLEX lab could be implemented at their technology center.

  • Understand course offerings appropriate for the FLEX lab setting.

  • Understand different staffing options for FLEX lab setting.

Not Everything is an Email: Creating a Communication Culture

Concurrent Session 1

Krista Scammahorn| Moore Norman Technology Center| krista.scammahorn@mntc.edu

Reading, writing and getting refocused after checking the 180 emails sent and received each day takes the average American 1,048 hours per year. That's 52 percent of your tome at work! Are you drowning in all those message madness? This session will invite you to rethink your workplace email culture. You will consider how your actions and attitudes, along with those of your supervisor, impact the email practices you and your team, and you will gain practical tips to streamline your inbox processes once and for all. 

Session Objectives:

  1. Develop better skills by becoming aware of email efficiency techniques

  2. How to discuss current email culture with your teams to improve communication

  3. Practical tips to use for your email inbox usage

  4. Other communication options to use rather than email

  5. Scripts for different situations

Supporting Adjunct Instructors Through Professional Development

Concurrent Session 1

Paula Hanger|  Moore Norman Technology Center | Paula.Hanger@mntc.edu

Susan McGregor| Canadian Valley Technology Center | mcgregors@cvtech.edu

Susan Nightingale|  Tulsa Technology Center | susan.nightingale@tulsatech.edu

Ann Wheeler|Tulsa Technology Center | ann.wheeler@tulsatech.edu

 

Adjunct instructors come to us with vast industry experiences and a strong desire to share their knowledge.  How can we build on this foundation to support instructor success and quality instruction? We will look at examples of how a variety of professional development opportunities can be used to support both new and experienced adjunct staff. 

 

Objectives:

  • Discuss the benefits of providing professional development opportunities for both new and experienced adjunct instructors

  • Describe a variety of formats and methods for providing professional development for adjunct instructors

  • Discuss ways to encourage participation in adjunct professional development

  • Discuss ways to identify the professional development needs of adjunct instructors

Through a Social Justice Lens

Concurrent Session 1

Twyler Earl| Career and Technical Education Equity Council| tearl@rose.edu

 

Looking at the unrest and the absence of peace surrounding our country and on our campuses today, there is real need to better understand the root cause from a social justice perspective. We will discuss what social justice is, what it is not, and how the lack of addressing certain issue perpetuate social injustices. This session will engage attendees in discussion and activities to help them better develop a better understanding of social justice issues, gain practical strategies for better serve their students, schools and communities, and discover ways to get involved in advocating for comprehensive programs and activities that provide access, equity, and celebrate diversity.

 

During this session:

• Attendees will be engaged in discussion and activities to help them develop a better understanding of social justice issues.

• Attendees will gain practical strategies to better serve their students, schools, and communities.

• Discover ways to get involved in advocating for comprehensive programs and activities.

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