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2007 ACTE Convention and Career Tech Expo: The Premier Career and Technical Education Professional Development and Networking Event

Magazine article Techniques

2007 ACTE Convention and Career Tech Expo: The Premier Career and Technical Education Professional Development and Networking Event

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ACTE knows that every educator needs something different from a professional development event. Some people focus on the networking, some on the exhibit hall, and some on the General Session speakers. ACTE, however, is dedicated to giving you all of this and more. As educators look to make their decision to attend, ACTE has pulled together a list of available sessions by a number of categories. If you are thinking about attending, please check out ACTE's list of sessions. You can see sessions divided in a number of ways:

* Division--lists accepted sessions by ACTE Division

* Grade Level--are you looking for secondary or postsecondary? ACTE has both

* Priority Area--ACTE took data from state directors and aligned their priorities with ACTE sessions

* Content Provider--ACTE lists each provider and the sessions they are sponsoring.

With these resources, you should easily be able to find the professional development you need at ACTE's Annual Convention. To find these lists, go to and look under "2007 Convention Schedule."


More than 200 companies will be in Las Vegas showcasing the latest products and services specifically for the career and technical education market. This is the one time a year when you can talk directly with providers, get hands-on experience, and compare prices. For a complete list of exhibiting companies, go to

So much to see, so much to learn--See you in Las Vegas.


The 2007 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo marks the first time ACTE has brought together such a wide raWnge of content partners. The result of these partnerships is that you, the attendee, get all the benefit. ACTE's partners are experts in their respective fields and bring dedicated and high-quality content to the premiere professional development event for career and technical educators. This year's partners are:

* ACTER--The Association for Career and Technical Education Research will once again be holding its annual CTE Research and Professional Development Conference in conjunction with ACTE.

* High Schools That Work--Two days full of sessions from HSTW will be available to all attendees.

* MarkED--This national organization has created the Marketing Education Division sessions and will be presenting a pre-Convention Workshop.

* National Academy Foundation--NAF is developing a dedicated strand on career academies that will ad dress the concept from many angles.

* National Association of Agricultural Educators--NAAE is managing a comprehensive program for ACTE's Agricultural Education Division.

* National Partnership for Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security--This pre-Convention conference will focus on the career cluster and offer as many as 30 sessions.

* NOCTI--Dedicated pre-Convention conference on assessment as well as some general programming for ACTE.

* Project Lead the Way--A half dozen sessions sponsored by PLTW will be offered in Las Vegas.

* National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium--To help career and technical educators understand the career clusters initiative, this partner will be offering two pre-Convention Workshops that address this topic.

With these great partners, ACTE is bringing together CTE-related experts to give attendees the information, resources and contacts they need to build success in their schools and with their students. Agendas and schedules for these partners can be found at www.




Ruby Payne: Payne has been involved with education as a teacher, principal, consultant and administrator, and is working to spread the word throughout North America that children of poverty need not suffer through an educational system oblivious to their needs. …

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