2021 OkACTE Fellows
OkACTE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
OkACTE launched the OkACTE Fellowship Program in 2018. The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to:
Establish a leadership development program for CTE Educators in OkACTE and assist individuals in further developing their leadership skills in CTE and their involvement in professional associations.
Provide an opportunity for CTE Educators to become familiar with and participate in the processes used by policy makers in the development and implementation of laws, regulations, and other public policies at the local, state, and federal levels.
Identify, train and motivate a cadre of leaders who will continue to position OkACTE as a leader in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce.
Guidelines, Program of Work and Additional Information
The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from August-August. Each participant will complete the required activities, and submit a final portfolio of their accomplishments to the Fellowship Coordinator. Final reports are due in August.
Detailed information can be found in the OkACTE Fellowship Program Guidelines and Application. Please note that the application can be submitted electronically.
Applications are due May 13, 2022.
Please note: Selected Fellows must attend Leadership OkACTE, scheduled August 28 -30, 2022.
Class IV Meeting Schedule
August 28-30 : Leadership OkACTE
September 22: Zoom
November 17: Zoom
December 8: Zoom
January 25/26 : Fellows Meet Up
(25) ODCTE/OSU AG Ed/ Teacher Prep
(26) Meridian Tech: Advocacy, Leadership 101
*** March/April TBD: Fellows Day at the Capitol ***
March 23: National Policy Seminar / Zoom
April 12/13: Fellows Meet Up
Kiamichi Technology Center/ Hamilton Skills Center
May 18: Zoom
June (TBD): Fellows Meet Up
Instructional Leaders Meeting, EOC Tech
July 13: Zoom
**All bolded meetings are in-person**
The Fellows will receive paid registration to attend ACTE’s Region IV conference.
Each selected Fellow will also receive recognition on the OkACTE website, participate in leadership during Oklahoma Summit, ACTE Region IV Conference and be recognized during the General Session at Oklahoma Summit.
In an effort to provide continuous support to the selected Fellows, each OkACTE Division will be asked to endorse candidate(s) from their respective divisions.
The OkACTE Fellows will be identified by a selection process approved by their respective division. The selection factors will be based on the fellowship application & supporting materials. Please note that applicants may be asked to attend an interview session with the selection committee.
Fellowships are limited to OkACTE members who have at least one year of work in Career & Technical Education.
Applicants must submit:
1. A completed application form.
2. A one-page letter expressing your interest in & commitment to serving as an OkACTE Fellow; and how you intend to use the learning obtained as a result of the Fellowship.
3. A letter of support from your principal, director or immediate supervisor.
Please complete the application & submit with your support materials to one of the following:
• Email: email@example.com
• Mail: OkACTE Fellowship Program
2801 N. Lincoln Blvd. Ste.130
Oklahoma City, Ok 73105
After 12 years in CTE, I personally never made the connection between OkACTE and my role as a CTE Counselor. However, after attending the Young Professionals of Career Tech and the OkACTE Excellence Events this month, I have finally come to realize the impact my involvement with OkACTE can have on me professionally as well as personally. I first recognized the association wants/needs my involvement as much as I need the continuous advocacy for CTE on the state and national levels. I also recognized the ability the association can provide in my growth professionally and personally. Going out on a limb and away from my comfort zone, these two events allowed me to network with other CTE profession from all over the state. Everyone I met had different roles in our system, which made the conversations rich and meaningful. I am excited by my newfound knowledge of OkACTE and what the future will bring from the opportunity I have been given by being selected as an OkACTE Fellow; I am looking forward to all the learning, networking and growth that will come from my involvement. Lastly, I always stress to my students about the importance of being actively involved in their CTSO, so I am going to take my own advice and get actively involved in OkACTE!
— Christa Simmons. Moore Norman Technology Center