Magazine article Techniques


Magazine article Techniques


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THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO BE A MEMBER OF ACTE! THIS YEAR. ACTE EXPERIENCED UNPRECEDENTED growth with an increase of 2,175 members (8.83 percent), ending the fiscal year with 24,640 members. Thanks to ACTE's partnerships with state associations along with continued efforts to support the CTE community, ACTE is equally delighted to report a rise in new members from 4,428 in FY16 to 5,881 in FY17 due in large part to the almost 1,300 new members from Connecticut. Additional member highlights are featured below.

* Crafted several joint membership marketing brochures, event pieces and membership campaigns, targeting new teachers, specific state members and ACTE event prospects.

* Generated new videos featuring today's hottest CTE careers, the value of belonging to ACTE, a new mentor-minute series featuring members sharing their advice on a variety of leadership issues in bite-sized pieces of wisdom and much more.

* Developed and released a direct mail piece showcasing the latest ACTE news, events and advocacy efforts to ensure members remain in the know.

In ACTE's 2017 member survey, members referenced most-valued benefits as: networking; attendance at both state and national ACTE conferences, emphasizing the continued need for high-quality professional development in CTE and the positive collaboration between state and national ACTE; Techniques, our flagship publication covering a variety of CTE perspectives and issues; and the availability of legislative updates as they relate to CTE. Members also cited as essential to their involvement ACTE's advocacy efforts, which provide members, policymakers and the general public with critical information on CTE-related legislation and funding. Our public policy department produces a variety of useful resources including CTE Policy Watch Blog and several related fact sheets and infographics, which members use in their CTE program outreach and recruitment efforts.

ACTE will work to ensure its professional development offerings cover members' most requested topics, including practices, processes and technology specific to members' career specialties and ACTE Divisions; engaging instruction; career development for students; support and development for CTE professionals; and work-based learning.

ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2017

ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2017 once again brought together the largest annual gathering of CTE professionals in one thriving setting: Nashville, Tennessee. With inspiring keynote speakers, more than 300 information-rich sessions, the CareerTech Expo, STEM is CTE Symposium and more, VISION continues to be the must-attend event for educators, industry representatives and business leaders. Join us November 28 - Dececember 1 in San Antonio for VISION 2018.

National Policy Seminar 2017

ACTE s National Policy Seminar 2017, March 13-15 in Arlington, Virginia, attracted more than 400 attendees, and offered insights on the new Congress and administration and the reauthorization of Perkins. The event also provided attendees with essential advocacy strategies, updates on congressional reauthorizations and a symposium on the teacher education pipeline. A new pre-conference event at the Swiss Embassy provided some with added professional development and networking opportunities. Join us again, March 5-7, 2018 in Arlington, for more opportunities to meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill.

Best Practices 2017

ACTE and NCLA Best Practices and Innovations in CTE Conference attendance continues to grow, as a record-breaking 400 CTE leaders gathered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 27-29. This year's signature event for CTE administrators included C-level keynote speakers from Google and Lauren International and a labor economist from Lee College, and offered specialized workshops, tours and sessions on a variety of CTE administrator issues. …

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