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Feature A Recap of ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2013 By Margaret Mitchell With contributions from Cindy Bezard, S. Tuliwa McKnight and Rees Riddoch ACTE is a resource for the CTE community. We believe that great things happen when we leverage the power of our collective voice, find strength in our diverse talents and pull together to make a difference in education. -LeAnn Wilson 42 Techniques February 2014 t takes more than luck to succeed in CTE. It takes cial motto for ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2013 held December 4-7. Over 3,500 educators and students met at the Las Vegas Convention Center for top-quality programming, workshops, tours and more. As with VISION of the programming: Administrative/ Operational Success, Assessment, Business and Industry, Educational Technology, Policy and Advocacy, Program Models, Student Success, and Teacher and Faculty Success. On Wednesday, there were a number of pre-VISION workshops and tours, as well as various Association business meetings. The Awards Banquet on Wednesday evening drew over 500 people. Banquet attendees were treated to remarks from U.S. Sec. of Education Arne Duncan before the various awards were bestowed. Thursday, December 5, with the Opening General Session. The Foothill High School "Pride of the Falcons" Marching Band, directed by Travis Pardee, greeted attendees as they made their way to the session. ACTE President Doug Major began the General Session by welcoming everyone to Las Vegas. "CareerTech VISION 2013 is about you, to help you be your best so your students can be their best and realize their dreams," he said. "Over the next three days, you will be challenged to think in new ways, to evaluate your concept of CTE instruction, to share best practices one-on-one, to lead the new vision of CTE in your institution and community, and to transform today's students into tomorrow's leaders," he said. Major cited the importance of networking, as well. "Networking is a huge part of VISION 2013. We're all stronger when we work together, and this is a great opportunity to make new connections and strengthen existing relationships," he said. Major noted that VISION 2013 could not happen without the Board's

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACTE Techniques February 2014

Leading Edge
Classroom Connection
Leadership Matters
Capitol View
Q and A
Celebrating CTE's Successes
Celebrating One of CTE's Strongest Advocates
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Tornado Spawned
Rebuilding With Education
Making CTE Work Through CTSOs
The Power of CTSOs
A Recap of ACTE's CareerTech Vision 2013
Using Tests to Improve Student Achievement
Ground Source Heat Pumps: From Green to Gold
Inside ACTE
Career Curve

ACTE Techniques February 2014