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Atlanta Prepares for ACTE

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Atlanta Prepares for ACTE

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Connecting Education and Careers

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 2006 ATLANTA

The state of Georgia and the City of Atlanta are gearing up and looking forward to ACTE's Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo, which will be held in the Georgia World Congress Center, November 30-December 2, 2006.

And while the city prepares, so does ACTE. Registration and housing are now open, submitted concurrent sessions have been reviewed, and pre-Convention workshops have been established.

Now all we need is you!

What's New in 2006?

ACTE takes Convention attendee feedback very seriously and a number of the changes to this year's program reflect that feedback.

In 2006, expect better concurrent session content. ACTE's divisions are diligently working on pulling together useful and informative sessions. In addition, ACTE has partnered with groups such as the National Association of Agricultural Educators, High Schools That Work and MarkED to bring more focused content to the Convention.

Based on the positive feedback and excellent attendance, ACTE is expanding its focus on career academies. With more sessions dedicated to small learning communities, attendees will get a comprehensive overview of this structure as well as examples of successful academies.

ACTE, in conjunction with the architectural firm of Burgess & Niple, is planning to showcase a classroom of the future. In this space, educators can take a glimpse into the future to see how classrooms will look and function. This promises to be an exciting addition to the Convention experience.

ACTE is also working closely with the Georgia state association to include more student activity into the Convention. Past attendees have said they enjoyed the student participation and ACTE wants to build on that to showcase student success and give attendees the opportunity to reflect on the impact they have on students.

Pre-Convention Workshops

In addition to all of these changes, ACTE is proud to offer a number of pre-Convention Workshops, which will take place on Wednesday, November 29. To date, ACTE will be offering the following pre-Convention Workshops.

Creating a Career Academy. This workshop will teach educators how to design and/or improve career academies/small learning communities (SLCs). The workshop will provide practical guidelines from experts, with the final outcome being an action plan and a recommended timeline for instituting a career academy or SLC. Resources and research data is provided, with coached planning time also incorporated. …

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