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Tuesday, October 23
 

7:30am

New Member Orientation
Are you a new member of Advance CTE? Or considering becoming a member? Join us to learn how to maximize your membership and how to make the most of your meeting! Breakfast will be provided in the room.



Tuesday October 23, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Pennsylvania

7:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday October 23, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Salon GH

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday October 23, 2018 7:30am - 3:00pm
Foyer D

8:30am

Advancing Your State’s Vision for CTE Through Perkins V
2018 is a year of change with the spotlight on Career Technical Education (CTE) and the excitement of the passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Every reauthorization brings challenges and opportunities and in this session, attendees will learn about the leadership levers within Perkins V to advance the state’s vision for CTE. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in a series of small group discussions designed to challenge and support state leaders in how best to approach this new law.

Note: No tweeting allowed during this session.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Green

Kimberly Green

Executive Director, Advance CTE
For the past twenty-five years, Kimberly A. Green has worked extensively on federal policy impacting Career Technical Education (CTE). Working closely with Congress, the Administration and a broad range of stakeholders, she represents the interests of and seeks support for CTE. In... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Zekus

Kathryn Zekus

Senior Associate, Federal Policy, Advance CTE
In her role as Senior Associate for Federal Policy, Kathryn leads Advance CTE's government relations efforts, including advancing federal legislative priorities, engaging Advance CTE's members in advocacy efforts, and maintaining and growing meaningful partnerships with relevant stakeholders... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:05am
Salon DEF

9:00am

OCTAE Office Hours
Staff from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education will be available to hold one-on-one meetings with states.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Washington

11:05am

Break
Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:05am - 11:20am

11:20am

Building Trust to Ensure Equity in CTE
Increasingly, states are making commitments to advance equity in CTE. Transparency, clear communications and meaningful outreach are all critical to engaging the right partners and stakeholders. Join this session to learn  how Oklahoma and Wisconsin are building trust in communities historically underserved by CTE programs of study. 

Speakers
avatar for Colleen McCabe

Colleen McCabe

Provost and Vice President, Wisconsin Technical College System
Dr. Colleen McCabe serves as the Provost and Vice President for the Wisconsin Technical College System. In this role, she provides leadership and administrative oversight for the development and delivery of technical college educational programs, student services and assessment, economic... Read More →
avatar for Quentin Sanders

Quentin Sanders

Equity/Diversity Specialist, Oklahoma CareerTech
Quentin J. Sanders joined the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE) in October 2016 as an Equity/Diversity Specialist. He received a Ph.D. in Cell Biology & Genetics from Cornell University and a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law. Dr. Sanders... Read More →



Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:20am - 12:20pm
Salon BC

11:20am

Engaging Families as Partners in CTE
Families play a critical role in supporting and guiding learners along their education and career journey, and states should make sure they are involved in decision making and vision setting for CTE. This session will draw on lessons from states’ implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Vermont's recent statewide strategic planning to provide strategies for engaging families in CTE. Participants can expect to learn strategies to reach and communicate with families, gather appropriate input and use data to take action.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Estes

Austin Estes

Senior Policy Associate, Advance CTE
In his role as Policy Associate, Austin helps Advance CTE build a community of learning by monitoring and analyzing state policies and elevating best practices through research publications, blog posts and other state resources. He also manages the Learning that Works Resource Center... Read More →
avatar for Jay Ramsey

Jay Ramsey

State Director, Vermont Agency of Education
Jay Ramsey is the State Director for Career Technical Education at theVermont Agency of Education where he leads a team of three that isresponsible for leadership, support, and oversight of Vermont’s regionalshared-time CTE system.  Mr. Ramsey has been in the role of state directorfor... Read More →
avatar for Jessah Foulk Walker

Jessah Foulk Walker

Federal Relations Manager, Council of Chief State School Officers
Jessah Walker is the Federal Relations Manager at the Council of Chief StateSchool Officers (CCSSO), a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization ofpublic officials who head departments of elementary and secondary educationin the states, the District of Columbia, the Department... Read More →



Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:20am - 12:20pm
Salon A

11:20am

Engaging Policymakers to Create CTE Champions
With upcoming political and leadership changes on the horizon, state CTE leaders can expect to brief newly elected or appointed officials about their state CTE systems, including what's working and where improvements can be made. These are also incredible opportunities that require a compelling and well-crafted communications strategy. Join us for an interactive session with the national organizations for state
officials who will share everything you need to know to effectively communicate with their members.

Resources:
  • Advance CTE's resources to engage policymakers: https://careertech.org/advocate

Speakers
avatar for Kate Kreamer

Kate Kreamer

Deputy Executive Director, Advance CTE
Kate Blosveren Kreamer serves as the Deputy Executive Director of Advance CTE, leading policy and communications efforts to ensure all students have access to high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE).From 2006 to 2013, Kate worked at Achieve, beginning as a policy analyst and... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Tankersley

Samantha Tankersley

Policy Analyst, National Governors Association
Samantha Tankersley serves as policy analyst in the National GovernorsAssociation Center for Best Practices Education Division. Samantha’s workfocuses on school choice, human capital, gubernatorial transitions,work-based learning and global education.Prior to joining NGA in 2017... Read More →
avatar for Joan Wodiska

Joan Wodiska

Senior Federal Affairs Counsel, National Conference of State Legislatures
Joan Wodiska is the Senior Federal Affairs Counsel for the NationalConference of State Legislatures and leads NCSL’s work on education policyin Washington, D.C. Joan brings with her more than 20 years of educationpolicy experience at the federal, state and local levels. Joan served... Read More →



Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:20am - 12:20pm
Pennsylvania/Virginia

11:20am

Making the Case for CTE through Storytelling
Using stories can be a powerful tool to help your state secure funding, raise awareness about important initiatives and even increase enrollment in CTE. This session will explore how Nebraska uses storytelling as a major strategy in its communications and marketing efforts to promote awareness about CTE. Participants will learn how to use the power of storytelling to advocate for CTE with any audience and leave ready to help their team reach their communications and advocacy goals.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Graham

Katie Graham

State Director, Nebraska Career Education, Nebraska Department of Education
Katie Graham currently serves as the State Director for Career and Technical Education at the NebraskaDepartment of Education. In this role she administers the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act by providing state-level leadership in career education, continuous school... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Howard

Nicole Howard

Communications Associate, Advance CTE
Nicole Howard serves as the Communications Associate for Advance CTE. She is responsible for helping to implement our Communications strategy and supporting states in their communications and advocacy efforts. She brings over eight years of communications experience working for education... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:20am - 12:20pm
Delaware

11:20am

Meeting Employers Where They Are to Bring Them Along
Employers are critical partners in the CTE system and their voices must be heard when building and advancing a statewide vision that pushes your CTE system forward. Reaching employers and gaining the right input, however, can be challenging and requires thoughtful outreach, communications and partnerships.  In this session, participants will learn about strategies for meeting employers where they
are to bring them along to where you need to ensure CTE learner success.

Speakers
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Jessie Hogg Leslie

Director Business Leaders United, National Skills Coalition
avatar for Amy Lorenzo

Amy Lorenzo

Director of Policy and Organizational Planning, Division of Career & Technical Education
Amy serves as the Planning and Policy Coordinator for the Idaho Division of Career & Technical Education. In that capacity, Amy develops internal and external policies, drafts legislation, and agency rules, as well as works closely with secondary and postsecondary stakeholders. Prior... Read More →



Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:20am - 12:20pm
Maryland

12:20pm

Networking Lunch
Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Salon DEF

1:20pm

Achieving College and Career Readiness: Advanced Placement Integration in CTE Programs of Study
Advance CTE and the College Board have partnered to examine the role of Advanced Placement ( AP) courses in CTE programs of study. The evolving labor market presents opportunities for the development of new AP courses and the integration of existing AP courses into programs of study aligned with industry demand. This session will explore how AP courses can be integrated into programs of study to prepare learners for their postsecondary education and career goals.

Speakers
avatar for Brianna McCain

Brianna McCain

Policy Associate, Advance CTE
In her role as a policy associate, Brianna supports and advances Advance CTE’s state policy and implementation strategy through the development of resources that support the adoption and implementation of high-quality CTE policies and programs. Brianna also tracks the adoption and... Read More →
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Juan Navarro

Associate Director of K-12 Policy, College Board
Juan Navarro is the Associate Director of K-12 Policy at the College Board.Juan’s work focuses on expanding course access to both Advanced Placementand computer science and strengthening graduation pathways. Prior to joiningthe College Board in 2013, Juan served as a congressional... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Maryland

1:20pm

Driving Quality in Postsecondary CTE
State leaders in postsecondary CTE face complex barriers in ensuring program quality while  working across institutions and accreditors to provide learners with a consistently high-quality experience across the state. Join this session to learn about the work Colorado and Illinois are doing to improve policies at the state and institution level.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Heath

Sarah Heath

Assistant Provost for CTE, Colorado Community College System
Dr. Sarah Heath is the State Director for Career and Technical Education for Colorado.  In Colorado, Career and Technical Education is managed by the Colorado Community College System and she serves as the Assistant Provost for the Colorado Community College System. Dr. Heath has... Read More →
avatar for Whitney Thompson

Whitney Thompson

Director for CTE, Illinois Community College Board
Whitney Thompson serves as the Director for Career and Technical Educationfor the Illinois Community College Board. In this capacity, she manages andadministers the postsecondary Perkins grant, while providing professionaldevelopment planning and technical assistance. In addition... Read More →



Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Delaware

1:20pm

Elevating Equity: State Approaches to Ensuring Equitable Access to and Success in Quality Programs
Making good on CTE's promise means ensuring each and every student can access high-quality CTE. In this session, participants will hear from states that are working to elevate equity throughout their CTE systems. Participants will learn how resources can be directed to close access and achievement gaps and recognize the value of integrating equity into the program approval and review process.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Osborn

Steve Osborn

Chief of Innovation, Rhode Island Department of Education
Steve Osborn currently servesas the Chief for Innovation for the Rhode Island Department of Education.  Inthis position, Steve leads efforts to make sure that every child has theopportunity to choose the school and course experiences that help them reachtheir full potential.  This... Read More →
avatar for Emily Passias

Emily Passias

Director of the Office of Career-Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education
Dr. Passias joined the Ohio Department of Education in 2012, first serving as the data and accountabilitylead for Career-Technical Education, then as the Assistant Director in theOffice of Accountability, before being named as the Director ofCareer-Technical Education in 2016. Her... Read More →



Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Pennsylvania/Virginia

1:20pm

Leveraging CTE Funding to Achieve Learner Success
Federal funding provides only a fraction of the resources that sustain CTE. How states secure and direct their non-fedreal resources can have a substantial impact on the quality and availability of CTE. This session will examine different state approaches to funding CTE and demonstrate how funding can – and must – be leveraged to support learner achievement at both the secondary and the postsecondary level. The session will profile how states are aligning resources with labor market needs and braiding disparate funding streams to maximize reach and impact. 

Speakers
avatar for Austin Estes

Austin Estes

Senior Policy Associate, Advance CTE
In his role as Policy Associate, Austin helps Advance CTE build a community of learning by monitoring and analyzing state policies and elevating best practices through research publications, blog posts and other state resources. He also manages the Learning that Works Resource Center... Read More →
avatar for Steve Playl, Jr.

Steve Playl, Jr.

Executive Director, Office of Career and Technical Education, Tennessee Department of Education
Steve Playl, Jr., joined the Tennessee Department of Education in June 2018as the executive director of career and technical education, where he leadsthe department’s focus on college and career readiness by helping districtsimplement high-quality career and technical education... Read More →
avatar for Bob Witchger

Bob Witchger

Director Career and Technical Education, North Carolina Community College System
Bob Witchger is the Director of Career and Technical Education for the NorthCarolina Community College System. Overseeing and funding projects to enhancecareer and technical education programs in North Carolinas 58 CommunityColleges.   Prior to his present position, Bob was the... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Salon A

1:20pm

Life Cycle of a Program: Transforming and Phasing Out
Every CTE program should experience changes over time as labor markets and technologies shift. As a result, state leaders will need to eventually transform or even phase out programs that no longer have labor market relevance. Join this session to explore how those transformations can be accomplished.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Green

Kimberly Green

Executive Director, Advance CTE
For the past twenty-five years, Kimberly A. Green has worked extensively on federal policy impacting Career Technical Education (CTE). Working closely with Congress, the Administration and a broad range of stakeholders, she represents the interests of and seeks support for CTE. In... Read More →



Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Salon BC

2:20pm

Break
Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:20pm - 2:35pm

2:35pm

Unlocking the Power of Data to Support Learner Success
Making sense of data reporting requirements can be a significant undertaking, and aligning these requirements across the federal education and workforce laws can feel insurmountable. What if your state could harness the profound power that data has to predict, analyze and advocate for expanding access to high-quality CTE? In this session, panelists will discuss the importance of data quality and how data can be used to achieve a statewide vision for success in CTE and beyond. 

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Dabney

Elizabeth Dabney

Director of Research and Policy Analysis, Data Quality Campaign
Elizabeth Dabney is the Director for Research and Policy Analysis at the Data Quality Campaign. She leads DQC’s research and policy analysis work in support of the organization’s goal to help ensure success for all students through access to and meaningful use of high-quality... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bernadette Howard

Bernadette Howard

State CTE Director, University of Hawaii
Bernadette  Howard moved to the Pacific from Kentucky in 1975 and taught in Micronesia and Guam for 14 years before settling for the last 26 years in Hawaii. Twenty of those years were with the University of Hawaii (UH) Community Colleges and the last six as State Director for CTE... Read More →
avatar for Heather Justice

Heather Justice

Division Director, College, Career and Military Preparation Division; Texas Education Agency
Heather Justice currently serves as the Division Director for College, Career and Military Preparationwithin the Texas Education Agency. In her role, she oversees Career andTechnical Education, Work-Based Learning, industry certifications, andCollege and Career Readiness School Models... Read More →
avatar for Emily Passias

Emily Passias

Director of the Office of Career-Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education
Dr. Passias joined the Ohio Department of Education in 2012, first serving as the data and accountabilitylead for Career-Technical Education, then as the Assistant Director in theOffice of Accountability, before being named as the Director ofCareer-Technical Education in 2016. Her... Read More →



Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:35pm - 3:30pm
Salon DEF

3:30pm

Moving Beyond a Seat at the Table: Advancing CTE through Partnerships and Collaboration
With CTE sitting at the intersection of so many systems and policies – and at the top of many policymakers’ priority lists – there seem to be countless opportunities for new and expanded partnerships. This session will explore how state CTE leaders can leverage their seat at the table to build meaningful partnerships and align policies to advance high-quality CTE and reach more learners.

Moderators
avatar for Kate Kreamer

Kate Kreamer

Deputy Executive Director, Advance CTE
Kate Blosveren Kreamer serves as the Deputy Executive Director of Advance CTE, leading policy and communications efforts to ensure all students have access to high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE).From 2006 to 2013, Kate worked at Achieve, beginning as a policy analyst and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Connie Beene

Connie Beene

Senior Director, Adult & Career Technical Education, Kansas Board of Regents
As the State Director of Adult & Career Technical Education at the Kansas Board of Regents, Connie hasoversight of adult education, career technical education programs, partnerships, and both federal and state funds.   Her entire career has been in the field of education.  She has... Read More →
avatar for Lynne Gilli

Lynne Gilli

Assistant State Superintendent, Career and College Readiness, Maryland State Department of Education
Dr. Lynne Gilli currently serves as the Assistant State Superintendent forthe Division of Career and College Readiness (DCCR) at the Maryland StateDepartment of Education where she has held progressively responsiblepositions since 1982.  She holds a doctorate in curriculum and instructionfrom... Read More →
avatar for Thalea Longhurst

Thalea Longhurst

State CTE Director, Utah State Board of Education
Thalea Longhurst is the State Director of Career and Technical Education for Utah.  She is responsible foradministering all aspects of the career and technical education programs offered throughout Utah in public education (K-12).  Thalea is also responsible to provide leadership... Read More →



Tuesday October 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon DEF

4:45pm

Advance CTE Business Meeting (Members Only)
Join us to hear from Advance CTE President Bernadette Howard as she provides important updates on the organization's work and future plans, including the Career Clusters®  revision and other important initiatives.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Salon DEF

6:30pm

Dinner on Your Own in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Advance CTE is pleased to provide you with transportation from the BWI Marriott to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, where there are a range of restaurant options. Buses will depart from the doors near the Advance CTE registration desk at the back of the hotel. Initial departure times from the BWI Marriott will be 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Buses will drop off attendees at the National Aquarium (501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202) and work on a continuous loop. Last departure times from the National Aquarium are: 9:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m. and 10 p.m.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Door near Foyer D
 
Wednesday, October 24
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday October 24, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Salon GH

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday October 24, 2018 7:30am - 12:00pm
Foyer D

8:30am

Problems of Practice
While every state is unique in its complexities, state leaders can learn from each other in how they approach common challenges in CTE. Using a roundtable format, attendees will consult and discuss specific state CTE challenges and participate in two rounds of cross-state sharing to learn more about implementation strategies within other state contexts. See the last page of the agenda for a full list of state
challenges to be discussed.

Please feel free to sit at the table of your choice.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am
Salon DEF

9:00am

OCTAE Office Hours
Staff from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education will be available to hold one-on-one meetings with states.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Washington

10:30am

Break
Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am

10:45am

OCTAE & Perkins V: What’s Next
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) is charged with the federal government’s oversight of Perkins V implementation. In this session, Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education will highlight the department’s plans for Perkins V implementation.

Note: No tweeting allowed during this session. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Stump

Scott Stump

Assistant Secretary, Office of Career Technical and Adult Education
Prior to assuming the role of Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education, Scott Stump served as the Chief Operating Officer with Vivayic, Inc., a learning solutions provider devoted to helping individuals, organizations and corporations do good in the world.  Before... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm
Salon DEF