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Tuesday, April 3
 

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday April 3, 2018 7:30am - 10:30am
East Registration Desk

9:00am

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 April 3, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Chairman's Room

11:00am

Joint Board Meeting
Tuesday April 3, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
Hampton Ballroom

3:30pm

Perkins Grant IV Administration 101
This session is hosted by staff from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education. This session, which is open to the public but advance registration is encouraged. Please contact Margaret Romer at margaret.romer@ed.gov.

The Perkins IV Grant Administration Orientation session will provide an overview of the following topical areas:
  • State Plan Submission & Review Process;
  • Perkins Grant Award Cycle;
  • July 1st and October 1st Grant Award Process;
  • DATE Monitoring Process; and
  • Single Audit

Tuesday April 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Governor's

4:00pm

 
Wednesday, April 4
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday April 4, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Blue Room

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday April 4, 2018 7:30am - 3:00pm
Pre-function Room

7:45am

Advance CTE New Member Orientation
Are you a new member of Advance CTE? Or considering becoming a member? Join us over breakfast to learn about how to make the most of your membership!

Breakfast will be provided in the room to attendees of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Pradeep Kotamraju

Pradeep Kotamraju

Career and Technical Education Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Education


Wednesday April 4, 2018 7:45am - 8:20am
Governor's

8:30am

Opening General Session
Join us to officially kick off the 2018 Advance CTE Spring Meeting. Our president Pradeep Kotamraju will open the meeting with welcoming remarks and provide an update on Advance CTE's major activities and accomplishments.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Heath

Sarah Heath

Assistant Provost for CTE, Colorado Community College System
avatar for Pradeep Kotamraju

Pradeep Kotamraju

Career and Technical Education Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Education


Wednesday April 4, 2018 8:30am - 8:55am
Blue Room

9:00am

Keynote: Aligning CTE with "Good Jobs"
CTE programs of study are designed to prepare learners for high-wage, high-skill and high-demand careers, but how do we define what makes a career "high" anything? What does it mean to access a "good job" and where are they concentrated? Hear from Nicole Smith, research professor and chief economist at Georgetown University's Center for Education and the Workforce, as she discusses the center's new analysis, Good Jobs that Pay Without a BA, as a new tool states can use to bring their CTE programs into alignment with the careers of today. Nicole will be joined in conversation with Chauncy Lennon, managing director and global head of workforce initiatives at the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, which funded the research.

Moderators
avatar for Chauncy Lennon

Chauncy Lennon

Managing Director and Head of Workforce Initiatives, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Chauncy Lennon leads JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s initiatives to promote economic opportunity through investments in workforce practice, innovation, and policy. These include New Skills at Work, a $250 million global initiative to support demand-driven workforce systems that promote prosperity... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith

Research Professor and Chief Economist, Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University
Nicole Smith is a Research Professor and Chief Economist at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce where she leads the Center’s econometric and methodological work. Dr. Smith has developed a framework for restructuring long-term occupational and educational... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00am - 9:40am
Blue Room

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 April 4, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Chairman's Room

9:50am

Sustaining Momentum for Career Readiness
Support for Career Technical Education (CTE) has reached new heights, propelled in part by state collaboration around the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and a growing number of national initiatives. But with the upcoming state and federal elections, many state leaders are left to wonder, will the momentum around CTE be sustained through political transitions? This panel will lay out the 2018 political landscape and examine strategies to drive the career readiness agenda forward within states and across the country.

Moderators
avatar for Eleni Papadakis

Eleni Papadakis

Executive Director, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

Speakers
avatar for Steve Bowen

Steve Bowen

Interim Deputy Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers
Stephen Bowen joined CCSSO in 2013 and is serving as the Interim Deputy Executive Director of Membership and Outreach. In this role, he directs the activities of the membership services, leadership academy, advocacy, communications, data and information services, and the collaboratives... Read More →
avatar for Anna Davis

Anna Davis

Director of Government Relations, National Governors Association
Anna is the Director of Government Relations at the National Governors Association, a position shehas held since June 2016.  Previous government experience includes the Federal Trade Commission and Treasury Department.  She headed up government relations at the National Board for... Read More →
avatar for Kermit Kaleba

Kermit Kaleba

Federal Policy Director, National Skills Coalition
Kermit Kaleba is the federal policy director at National Skills Coalition, where he directs the organization's Washington-based efforts to advance a national skills strategy within federal legislation, agency regulation and national funding initiatives. Kermit assists state and local... Read More →



Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am
Blue Room

10:40am

Break Sponsored by Certiport
Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:40am - 10:55am
Blue Room

11:00am

Reauthorize or Reform the Higher Education Act? A Discussion on the Purpose of Postsecondary Education
As Congress works to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), a philosophical question has emerged: what is the point of postsecondary education? Major players in these debates will answer this question, as well as share an update on HEA's reauthorization prospects.

Resources:

Moderators
avatar for Sameer Gadkaree

Sameer Gadkaree

Senior Program Officer, Joyce Foundation
Sameer Gadkaree is a Senior Program Officer on the Education and Economic Mobility team, leading the grant-making in higher education and workforce development.Sameer previously was a consultant in workforce development, higher education, and philanthropic strategy. Before going into... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Baime

David Baime

Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of Community Colleges
avatar for Dane Linn

Dane Linn

Vice President, Business Roundtable
Dane Linn is a vice president for the Business Roundtable. In this role, he oversees the education andworkforce committee and immigration committee, advancing the BRT’s positions on education reform, immigration reform, U.S. innovation capacity, and workforce preparedness. Linn... Read More →
avatar for Dan Madzelan

Dan Madzelan

Associate Vice President for Government Relations, American Council on Education
Dan Madzelan joined ACE in 2014 as associate vice president for Government Relations. In his role, Madzelan helps advance ACE’s advocacy on behalf of the higher education community, particularly the array of federal policies and issues critical to the missions of American colleges... Read More →
avatar for Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Senior Director, Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress
Ben Miller is the senior director for Postsecondary Education at American Progress. He was previouslythe research director for higher education at New America, as well as a senior policy advisor in the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Blue Room

12:00pm

Networking lunch
Wednesday April 4, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Blue Room

1:00pm

Developing a State Framework for High-quality Work-based Learning
As participation in high school and college work-based learning experiences grows, state and national policymakers are left to consider their role in ensuring quality work-based learning. This session will examine how states can develop, implement and evaluate rigorous standards for work-based learning, drawing on lessons from Utah, the National Governors Association's work-based learning policy academy and Advance CTE's Connecting the Classroom to Careers series.
Resources:

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Hauge

Kimberly Hauge

Senior Policy Analyst, Economic Opportunity Division, National Governors Association
Kimberly Hauge serves as a senior policy analyst for the Economic Opportunity Division of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, where she works to identify and promote innovative policy and practice in developing a talent pipeline of skilled workers. Her key... Read More →
avatar for Thalea Longhurst

Thalea Longhurst

Director, Career & Technical Education, 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 →



Wednesday April 4, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Calvert

1:00pm

Strengthening the Pipeline of Qualified CTE Instructors
Finding qualified instructors can make or break a CTE program, and year after year, states report that recruiting qualified teachers is one of the leading challenges facing their schools and colleges. This session will examine innovative strategies for strengthening the CTE teacher pipeline, drawing on lessons learned from Advance CTE's CTE on the Frontier series and the 2016 report, The State of Career Technical Education: Increasing Access to Industry Experts in High Schools. Attendees will also hear how South Dakota is addressing the teacher shortage and working to recruit and certify CTE teachers.
Resources:

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 Laura Scheibe

Laura Scheibe

Director, Career & Technical Education, SD Department of Education



Wednesday April 4, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Capitol

1:00pm

Supporting K-12 Career Advising & Development
Join this session to dive into the findings of Advance CTE and ASCA's recent report on career advising and development. Hear about specific strategies for success from Maryland and how best to support school counselors in this work.
Resources:

Speakers
avatar for Jill Cook

Jill Cook

Assistant Director, American School Counselors Association
Jill Cook is assistant director of the American School Counselor Association(ASCA), where she helped develop and continues to oversee the National SchoolCounselor of the Year and Recognized ASCA Model Programs. Jill also serves asa liaison to numerous K-12, nonprofit and for-profit... Read More →
avatar for Lynne Gilli

Lynne Gilli

Assistant State Superintendent, Career & 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 →
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Ashleigh McFadden

State Policy Manager, Advance CTE
Ashleigh serves as the State Policy Manager at Advance CTE, where her responsibilities include managing the organization’s role in the New Skills for Youth initiative, a multi-year grant-funded partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers, as well as a multi-year... Read More →
avatar for Lynne Muller

Lynne Muller

Section Chief, Student Services and School Counseling Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education
Lynne Muller, Ph.D. NCC (Nationally Certified Professional Counselor), LCPC(Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Supervisor-state license), is theSection Chief, for Student Services and School Counseling , at the MarylandState Department of Education. Lynne served as the Coordinator... Read More →



Wednesday April 4, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Hampton Ballroom

1:00pm

The State's Role in Selling CTE to Parents and Students
CTE recruitment remains a challenge for a number of reasons, including stigma and outdated perceptions of CTE programs, lack of understanding about how CTE can lead to successful education and career opportunities, and general lack awareness of CTE programs. Advance CTE will present research on how to best communicate the value and opportunity of CTE programs to parents and students. The State CTE Directors from Idaho and Washington will dig into how they developed their recruitment strategies at the state and local levels.
Resources:

Speakers
avatar for Katie Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald

Communications Manager, Advance CTE
Katie Fitzgerald serves as the Communications Manager for Advance CTE. Since October 2014, Katie has managed the communications portfolio, as well as serves as the program manager for the Excellence in Action Awards. Additionally, she leads the Advance CTE initiative, Strategies for... Read More →
avatar for Dwight Johnson

Dwight Johnson

CTE State Administrator, Idaho Division of Career & Technical Education
avatar for Eleni Papadakis

Eleni Papadakis

Executive Director, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board


Wednesday April 4, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Embassy

1:00pm

Trends and Opportunities in Postsecondary Career Advising & Development
Career advising and development should be part of any learner’s postsecondary experience, but all too often such programs and policies are led by individual institutions or programs. This session will delve into promising practices and trends in building career advising and development systems that support all postsecondary learners, featuring national research and strategies from Colorado.
Resources:

Speakers
avatar for Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Director, Community College Research Center, Columbia University
Thomas Bailey is the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is Director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR), established in 2014. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Heath

Sarah Heath

Assistant Provost for CTE, Colorado Community College System
avatar for Kate Kreamer

Kate Kreamer

Deputy Executive Director, Advance CTE
Kate Blosveren Kreamer serves as the Deputy Executive Director of the 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... Read More →



Wednesday April 4, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Governor's

1:50pm

Break
Wednesday April 4, 2018 1:50pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Expanding CTE and Career Exploration in Middle Schools
For all learners to find career success, career exploration and exposure must begin before high school. This session will explore how CTE programs can and should be offered for middle school students, and how Ohio and Virginia crafted effective policies to encourage middle schools to develop and expand CTE programs.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Amstutz

Leah Amstutz

Associate Director, Office of Career-Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education
Leah R. Amstutz received a B.S.in Animal Science from Michigan State University and her M.A. in Educationfrom Defiance College. A strong advocate of hands-on, inquiry-based learning,she spent 8 1/2 years in the classroom teaching agricultural education. In2011, she began her career... Read More →
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George Willcox

Acting Director Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Virginia Department of Education


Wednesday April 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Capitol

2:00pm

Leveraging the Entire Community to Build the Future Workforce
Just as states must have a system-wide vision for CTE in order to be successful, so do local communities. Join this session to hear from Ford Next Generation Learning and state and local representatives from Mississippi, who have transformed the high school experience to create academies that focus on quality teaching, high standards and meaningful community and industry engagement.

Informational Video

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Carrier

Cheryl Carrier

Executive Director, Ford NGL
Cheryl Carrier is the Executive Director of Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL), the signature education program of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. Cheryl leads the team responsible for developing and managing the innovative Ford NGL program, which is designed... Read More →
avatar for Jean Massey

Jean Massey

Executive Director for Secondary Education, Mississippi Department of Education
avatar for Chad Shealy

Chad Shealy

Superintendent, Vicksburg Warren School District
Superintendent of Vicksburg Warren School District since October 2013



Wednesday April 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Governor's

2:00pm

Navigating the Sea of Credentials to Determine Quality
With the proliferation of credentials, it is incredibly complicated for states, employers and learners to identify credentials of value and rely on data systems to track credential attainment. Learn about two major initiatives - Credential Engine and the Manufacturing Institute's National Student Clearinghouse data matching project - that aim to address a number of the core challenges with measuring and valuing credentials.

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Gardner Carrick

Gardner Carrick

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, The Manufacturing Institute
Gardner Carrick is the VicePresident of Strategic Initiatives at the National Association ofManufacturers' Manufacturing Institute.  Mr. Carrick leads the Institute’sresearch activities including partnerships with internationally recognizedconsulting firms and the production of... Read More →
avatar for Scott Cheney

Scott Cheney

Executive Director, Credentials Engine
Scott Cheney is Credential Engine’s first Executive Director where he leads the organization’sefforts to bring transparency and credential literacy to the marketplace. Scott has over 25 years of experience in and brings a multi-faceted perspective to developing the skills of the... Read More →



Wednesday April 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Embassy

2:00pm

Promoting and Supporting Apprenticeships at All Levels
Across the country, there is growing interest in scaling and better supporting apprenticeships at all levels. This session will explore recent research and recommendations from New America on youth apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships, and implications for federal and state policy.  
Resources:

Speakers
avatar for Iris Palmer

Iris Palmer

Senior Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program, New America
Iris Palmer is a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the higher education team, where she provides research and analysis on state policies related to higher education including performance-based funding, state student financial... Read More →
avatar for Brent Parton

Brent Parton

Deputy Director, Center on Education and Skills at New America
Brent Parton is the deputy director of the Center on Education and Skillswith the Education Policy program at New America. The Center is dedicated tobuilding learning-based pathways to economic opportunity that can begininside or outside of formal higher education. His work focuses... Read More →



Wednesday April 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Hampton Ballroom

2:00pm

Strengthening Data Linkages between K-12 and the Workforce
How can states use data to hold schools accountable for student success, target resources to programs in need of support and build an evidence base to make the case for CTE? The first step is to establish data linkages and ensure that data are high quality. This session, led by the Workforce Data Quality Campaign and the Data Quality Campaign, will unpack recommendations and strategies to improve the quality and use of K-12 and workforce data. Participants will also hear how state leaders in Kentucky are using data to drive student success and career readiness.

Additional resources mentioned in presentation: 

Speakers
avatar for Laura Arnold

Laura Arnold

Associate Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education
Ms. Arnold is the Associate Commissioner for the Office of Career and Technical Education.  She assumed these duties in September 2015.  Prior to this role, she served as a Division Director and Branch Manager for the Office of Career and Technical Education. She was an area technology... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Dabney

Elizabeth Dabney

Director for Research and Policy Analysis, Data Quality Campaign
Elizabeth Dabney is the Director for Research and Policy Analysis at the Data Quality Campaign. Sheleads 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 data... Read More →
avatar for Jenna Leventoff

Jenna Leventoff

Policy Analyst, Workforce Data Quality Campaign
Jenna Leventoff is a Policy Analyst for WDQC. She leads WDQC's state policyadvocacy, offers technical assistance on state data system development anduse, and researches best practices.Before joining WDQC in 2015, Jenna was an Associate at Upturn, where sheanalyzed the civil rights... Read More →



Wednesday April 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Calvert

2:50pm

3:05pm

The Critical State of CTE Research
With CTE receiving more attention - and scrutiny - than ever before, there is a critical need for more robust CTE research. This panel will highlight current CTE and career readiness research underway and explore the major barriers and opportunities to expanding the research base. The panel will be followed by an input session, where participants will identify priority topics for future research efforts.
Resources:

Moderators
avatar for Pradeep Kotamraju

Pradeep Kotamraju

Career and Technical Education Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Education

Speakers
avatar for Corinne Alfeld

Corinne Alfeld

Education Research Analyst, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Corinne Alfeld is a Research Analyst in the National Center for Education Research (NCER) at the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES). She is interested in studying ways to improve young people’s transition to adulthood by providing opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Director, Community College Research Center, Columbia University
Thomas Bailey is the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is Director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR), established in 2014. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Shaun Dougherty

Shaun Dougherty

Assistant Professor of Education & Public Policy, University of Connecticut
avatar for Andy Smarick

Andy Smarick

Morgridge Fellow in Education, American Enterprise Institute
Andrew R. (Andy) Smarick is the Morgridge Fellow in Education at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he works on education and related domestic and social policy issues. Concurrently, he serves as president of the Maryland State Board of Education.Mr. Smarick started his... Read More →



Wednesday April 4, 2018 3:05pm - 4:30pm
Blue Room
 
Thursday, April 5
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday April 5, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Blue Room

7:30am

A Refresher on Congress' Work to Reauthorize Perkins
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins) was due for reauthorization in Fiscal Year 2012. What action has Congress taken since that time to reauthorize Perkins? What are the key provisions in the latest reauthorization bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives? Join us for a presentation that will cover the Perkins reauthorization process thus far and how you can advocate for Congress to get Perkins across the finish line.

Session Resources: 


Thursday April 5, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Governor's

7:30am

Registration
Thursday April 5, 2018 7:30am - 3:00pm
Pre-function Room

8:30am

Keynote: Creating Excellence in Action
We are excited to announce our second keynote speaker, Sandra Clement, the principal of Foy H. Moody High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, which won Advance CTE's first-ever Excellence in Action award in 2014 for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Career Cluster. Under Clement's leadership, the school serves over 1,500 students, a majority of which are Hispanic and receive free or reduced lunch. Clement's message of excellence and equity will provide the perfect frame as we spend the morning celebrating the fifth annual Excellence in Action awards.

Learn more about Foy H. Moody High School's winning STEM Innovation Academy here.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Clement

Sandra Clement

Principal, Foy H. Moody High School
Dr. Sandra Clement was born and raised in Robstown, Texas. She possesses a Bachelor Degree inInterdisciplinary Studies, a Master Degree in Guidance and Counseling, another Master Degree in Educational Administration, and a Doctor of Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 8:30am - 8:50am
Blue Room

9:00am

Celebrating Excellence in Action
Join us to honor our 2018 Excellence in Action Award winners and celebrate these innovative and effective programs of study from across the nation. 

Thursday April 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Blue Room

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.

Thursday April 5, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Chairman's Room

9:50am

Meet the Excellence in Action Winners
Following our Excellence in Action awards ceremony, you can meet this year's winners during our gallery walk and learn more about their inspiring, award-winning programs.

Thursday April 5, 2018 9:50am - 10:20am
Blue Room

10:30am

Resetting the Equity Conversation for CTE
Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE calls for an unwavering, steadfast commitment from all sectors and stakeholders to a vision dedicated to quality, access and opportunity for all learners. To achieve this vision, there must be candid discussions about where and how our systems, policies and investments create systemic gaps and barriers. On this panel, national experts will engage in frank discussions about all aspects of equity and how we can chart a collaborative path forward to truly support equitable access for each learner.


Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Kisha Bird

Kisha Bird

Director of Youth Policy, Center for Law and Social Policy
Kisha Bird is CLASP's director of youth policy and project director for the Campaign for Youth (CFY), a national coalition chaired by CLASP.  Ms. Bird works to expand access to education, employment, and support services for disconnected and other vulnerable youth.  She is an expert... Read More →
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Tyrone Jones

United Way of Delaware
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Liz King

Senior Policy Analyst and Director of Education Policy, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
avatar for Mimi Lufkin

Mimi Lufkin

Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
Mimi Lufkin has almost 40 years of experience as an educator and as anadministrator of local and state level projects in California, Pennsylvaniaand nationally. Mimi began her career as high school agricultural educationteacher in Etna, California and then as a teacher educator in... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Blue Room

11:30am

Achieving Real Gender Equity
When thinking about gender equity, the discussion in states is too often limited to the performance accountability requirements in federal law, but how do we move beyond mere compliance and toward a discussion about how to achieve true gender equity and access to high-quality CTE pathways for each learner? In this breakout, you will discuss strategies for achieving real gender equity with Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), and Adaku Onyeka-Crawford, Senior Counsel for Education at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC).

NAPE is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations. Through its four lines of business—professional development, technical assistance, research and evaluation, and advocacy—NAPE strives to achieve its mission of building educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity.

NWLC has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families. NWLC champions policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, in their health, and in retirement. NWLC is committed to take on the toughest challenges, especially for the most vulnerable women. 

Speakers
avatar for Mimi Lufkin

Mimi Lufkin

Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
Mimi Lufkin has almost 40 years of experience as an educator and as anadministrator of local and state level projects in California, Pennsylvaniaand nationally. Mimi began her career as high school agricultural educationteacher in Etna, California and then as a teacher educator in... Read More →
avatar for Adaku Onyeka-Crawford

Adaku Onyeka-Crawford

Senior Counsel, National Women's Law Center
Adaku Onyeka-Crawford is SeniorCounsel for Education at the National Women's Law Center. Her work focuses onpromoting educational attainment and empowerment for girls andwomen—particularly for marginalized girls, pregnant and parenting students,and girls of color. She also advocates... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Capitol

11:30am

Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century Learner in Postsecondary Education
Today's average community college student does not necessarily resemble the "traditional" postsecondary student of decades past. In this breakout, discuss how postsecondary systems and programs must evolve to meet the needs of each learner through long-term, sustained strategies and commitments.
 
This session will be led by Cindy Lopez, Director of Tribal College and University Programs at Achieving the Dream, the national, nonprofit leader in championing evidence-based institutional improvement. Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven partner organizations, Achieving the Dream now leads the most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education history with a network of more than 220 institutions of higher education, 100 coaches and advisors, and numerous investors and partners working in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Lopez

Cindy Lopez

Program Director, Tribal Colleges and University Programs, Achieving the Dream
Cindy Lopez is Achieving the Dream’s Director of Tribal College and University Programs which serves 34 U.S. Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). In this role, Cindy is responsible for leading the provision ofservices and supports for the TCUs in ATD’s network and managing... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Embassy

11:30am

Serving Students of Color
Join Adenike Huggins from the National Urban League and Lorén Trull from UnidosUS to discuss strategies for engaging and supporting students of color in CTE pathways by addressing the systemic social, economic and political barriers they face.    

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, the National Urban League has 88 affiliates serving 300 communities, in 36 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 2 million people nationwide.

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, founded in 1968. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels.

Speakers
avatar for Adenike Huggins

Adenike Huggins

Senior Director, Education Policy and Advocacy, National Urban League
Adenike Huggins is Senior Director, Education Policy and Advocacy. In thisrole, Adenike assists with the research, analysis, writing support for theEquity and Excellence Project (EEP), and the P-16 education reform andadvocacy portfolios. She functions as the liaison between National... Read More →
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S. Lorèn Trull

Senior Policy Advisor, UnidosUS


Thursday April 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hampton Ballroom

11:30am

Supporting Traditionally Underserved and Low-Income Youth and Adult Learners
In this breakout, you are invited to discuss strategies for supporting traditionally underserved youth, low-income and adult learners with Betsy Brand, Executive Director, American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and Anna Cielinski, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).

The mission of AYPF is to educate, engage, and inform policymakers and practitioners about education, youth, and workforce policies to improve the lives and outcomes of traditionally underserved youth. AYPF carries out this mission by providing research-based information and resources, first-hand learning experiences, convenings, and peer-to-peer networking exchanges to policymakers and youth-serving leaders at the national, state, and local levels.

CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty nonprofit advancing policy solutions for low-income people. CLASP works to develop and implement federal, state, and local policies (in legislation, regulation, and on the ground) that reduce poverty, improve low-income people’s lives, and creates pathways to economic security for everyone. That includes directly addressing the barriers people face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status.

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Speakers
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Betsy Brand

Executive Director, American Youth Policy Forum
Betsy Brand is the Executive Director of the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and has been with AYPF since 1998.  AYPF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization based in Washington, DC that educates and informs policymakers, practitioners, and researchers... Read More →
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Anna Cielinski

Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, Center for Law and Social Policy
Anna Cielinski is a senior policy analyst with CLASP’s Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success. She analyzes and advocates for performance measurement and data systems that provide incentives to enroll or serve low-income or low-skilled people. This work spans postsecondary... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Calvert

11:30am

The State’s Role in Creating a More Equitable Education System
CTE has demonstrated a real impact for students, leading to strong high school graduation rates, postsecondary enrollment numbers and employment outcomes for completers. CTE can be a powerful strategy for closing equity gaps in high schools, but who is enrolling in high-quality CTE programs, how are those students being supported and who is being “tracked” into terminal, low-quality programs?
 
Join Ashley Gardiner Gilson and James Paul from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to discuss how state systems of K-12 education can evolve to better support equitable access to and success in CTE. CCSSO is a national organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states and territories. CCSSO’s mission is to ensure all students participating in public education, regardless of background, graduate prepared for college, careers and life.

Speakers
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Ashley Gardiner Gilson

Senior Program Associate, Career Readiness, Council for Chief State School Officers
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James Paul

Policy Fellow, Council of Chief State School Officers
James M. Paul is a Leadershipfor Educational Equity Public Policy Fellow at The Council of Chief StateSchool Officers (CCSSO). He focuses on state progress towards educationalequity and leads work on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within theorganization. Prior to working at CCSSO... Read More →



Thursday April 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Governor's

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday April 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Blue Room

1:25pm

General Session: Maximizing Perkins to Realize Your State's Vision for CTE
Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE calls for bold action that challenges the status quo and aligns state systems. This means creating a clear, shared statewide vision for CTE that emphasizes program quality and learner achievement as well as ensuring there are implementation strategies in place to help you achieve this vision. This conversation with state leaders and national experts will focus on the need to shift our thinking to an improvement mindset and how to use Perkins more strategically as it exists today, while also preparing for a future reauthorization of the law.  

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Marie Barry

Education and Counseling Consultant, Marie Barry, LLC
Marie Barry is currently an independent consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in education, counseling and workforce development. She served as State Director of CTE for more than ten years during her 18-year tenure at the New Jersey Department of Education where she focused... Read More →
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Rich Katt

State Director, Nebraska Department of Education
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Steve Klein

Center Director, Career & Adult Education and Workforce Development, RTI International


Thursday April 5, 2018 1:25pm - 2:00pm
Blue Room

2:00pm

2:15pm

Workshops: Maximizing Perkins to Realize Your State's Vision for CTE
Now, it’s your turn to think strategically. What does success in CTE look like for your state? Does your Perkins plan align with your state vision for CTE? This interactive workshop seeks to engage and inspire you to evaluate how you currently use Perkins to achieve your state’s goals while also preparing for the law’s future reauthorization.

Thursday April 5, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
TBA

4:00pm

Business Meeting (Advance CTE Members Only)
Advance CTE invites its members to participate in this session to vote for the FY 19 officers and Board of Directors and hear key organizational updates. This is open to Advance CTE Members only.

Thursday April 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Blue Room
 
Friday, April 6
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Friday April 6, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Blue Room

7:30am

Registration
Friday April 6, 2018 7:30am - 10:30am
Pre-function Room

8:30am

Problems of Practice
Though many states face similar challenges in providing high-quality CTE for all learners, each state has their own unique complexities and contexts. Using a roundtable format, attendees will consult and discuss specific state CTE challenges and participate in cross-state sharing to learn more about implementation strategies within other state contexts. 


Friday April 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Blue Room

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.

Friday April 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Chairman's Room

9:30am

Break
Friday April 6, 2018 9:30am - 9:45am
TBA

9:45am

A View from the Hill (No Social Media/Press)
Hear from key Congressional staffers about the prospects for reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Panelists will also share what you can do to advocate for CTE with federal policymakers.

This session is closed to the press. We ask that you please refrain from using social media during this session.

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Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Jake Baker

Education Professional Staff, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
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Garnett Decosimo

Professional Staff Member, Senator Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
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Katherine McClelland

Workforce & Education Policy Advisor, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
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Julia Sferlazzo

Legislative Assistant, Senator Bob Casey


Friday April 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Blue Room

10:35am

CTE & Workforce Policy in the Trump Administration
Hear from Kara McKee, an Advisor on Education and Workforce Policy at the Domestic Policy Council, about the Administration’s priorities related to CTE. Ms. McKee will discuss the connections between CTE and workforce development, provide updates on key initiatives within the Council and shed light on their priorities for the coming year.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Kara McKee

Advisor on Education and Workforce Policy, Domestic Policy Council


Friday April 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:05am
Blue Room

11:10am

Up to DATE with OCTAE
Leaders from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) will provide the latest information about current initiatives underway and new initiatives planned for the upcoming year.

Speakers
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Corinne Alfeld

Education Research Analyst, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Corinne Alfeld is a Research Analyst in the National Center for Education Research (NCER) at the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES). She is interested in studying ways to improve young people’s transition to adulthood by providing opportunities... Read More →
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Sharon Miller

Division Director, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Sharon Lee Miller serves as Director of the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) within the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE).  DATE is responsible for administering one of the Department’s largest formula grant programs... Read More →
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Annie Knickman Plancher

Director of Advisory Services, Social Finance
Annie Knickman Plancher is a Director of Advisory Services at Social Finance, where she is completing a one-year Residency through the Doctorate of Education Leadership program at Harvard Graduate School of Education.  In her doctorate studies, Annie has focused on: funding flows... Read More →
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Robin Utz

Branch Chief, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Robin Utz serves as the chief for the College and Career Transitions branch in the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) for Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the US Department of Education. That branch administers national discretionary programs... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 11:10am - 11:55am
Blue Room

11:55am

Closing Remarks
Friday April 6, 2018 11:55am - 12:00pm
Blue Room