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New CTE Teacher Conference, CTE Leadership Academy, and Professional School Counselor Academy Information

2016 New CTE Teacher Conference

Applications for the New CTE Teacher Conference are due September 23, 2016.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has begun accepting applications for attendance at the statewide professional development conference sponsored by the Texas Education Agency for new career and technical education (CTE) teachers. The conference will be held October 3-5, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

Participants will learn proven strategies for career and technical education, meet Texas Education Agency staff, ask questions, and share ideas with other CTE educators from across the state. Conference sessions will include breakouts for 16 Career Clusters breakouts, CTE TEKS, lesson planning, working with special populations, and strategies for teaching today's students. New CTE teachers also will gain valuable resources and connections by networking with representatives from Texas CTE professional associations and Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs).

2016-2017 CTE Leadership Academy

Applications for the 2016-2017 CTE Leadership Academy are due September 12, 2016.

The Texas Education Agency is sponsoring the CTE Leadership Academy for persons whose responsibilities include implementation and oversight of career and technical education programs at the campus and/or district level.

This nine-month professional development program begins with a two-day symposium in Austin on October 5-7, 2016. Participants will gain a strong foundation for understanding and implementing CTE administrative policies and procedures.

During the school year, mentors will guide the participants through action-learning projects and help them apply what they are learning to their current situation. The CTE Leadership Academy will conclude in June 2017 with a symposium in Austin where participants share promising practices and lessons learned, as well as gain additional information on how to be effective CTE leaders.

2016-2017 Professional School Counselor Academy

Applications for the 2016-2017 Professional School Counselor Academy are due September 12th, 2016.

The Texas Education Agency is sponsoring the Professional School Counselor Academy for persons whose responsibilities include the implementation or oversight of college and career readiness at the campus and/or district level.

This nine-month professional development program begins with a two-day symposium in Austin on October 5-7, 2016. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of current counseling policies and procedures in Texas. During the spring, mentors will guide the participants through professional growth projects and help them apply what they are learning to their current situation. The Professional School Counselor Academy will conclude in June 2017 with a summer symposium in Austin where participants share promising practices and lessons learned as well as gain additional information on how to be effective counseling leaders.

Revised Training Form

TEA has posted a revised Paid Training Plan Agreement form and a revised Unpaid Training Plan Agreement form on the CTE webpage. The TEA Program Monitoring and Interventions (PMI) Division recommended a change to the current form in order to insure that local education agencies were in compliance with federal directives from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The changes affect the non-discrimination statements on the form.

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WHAT IS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)?

CTE instruction aims at developing foundational skills, core workplace competencies, and specific skill competencies in various occupational areas. Internships, practicums, cooperative education, school-based enterprises, dual enrollment programs, and apprenticeships are a few venues that deliver CTE by providing meaningful opportunities for learners to apply their academic and technical skills.

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