A lot of people in the CTE community are asking, What’s happening in Wisconsin CTE this fall? On August 17, the CTE Team at the Wisconsin Department of Instruction hosted leaders and teachers from around the state in a virtual “CTE Back-to-School” webinar series. Three interactive one-hour sessions on high quality CTE addressed students, programs, and communities. All webinars are recorded and linked below for your convenience.
“We wanted to bring together CTE leaders and teachers from around the state—including rural, urban, large, and small schools—to see how people are approaching our new COVID-impacted environment,” says Tim Fandek, one of the organizers of the event, who serves as Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship Education Consultant and Wisconsin DECA Chartered Association Advisor.
“Later this fall, we’ll bring back the same presenters to share how their decisions are working or changing,” he adds.
The series is based on the ACTE’s “High Quality CTE: Planning for a COVID-19-Impacted School Year,” an outstanding resource for CTE professionals. All three one-hour webinars in the “CTE Back-to-School” series took place on August 17:
- 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: CTE Student-Centered Strategies – Topics include standards-aligned and integrated curriculum, student assessment, engaging instruction, and access and equity.
Megan Burdick, Academies of Racine Health Services Pathway Teacher, Horlick High School (Racine)
Haley Hesselberg, Marketing Teacher, Holmen High School
Jim Kvalheim, Agriscience Teacher/FFA Advisor, Evansville High School
Britta Rotering, CTE Coordinator for Blair-Taylor, Gale-Ettrick Trempealeau, Arcadia, and Whitehall Districts
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: CTE Program Considerations – Topics include sequence and articulation, prepared and effective program staff, data and program improvement, and facilities.
- Dee Dee Goving, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Badger High School
- Cheryl Kothe, CTE Coordinator, Kenosha Unified School District
- Kris Thompson, Business and Information Technology Teacher and FBLA Adviser, River Falls High School
- Russ Tronsen, Principal, Beaver Dam High School
- 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: CTE and the Community – Topics include CTSOs, business partnerships, student career development, and work-based learning.
- Jon Larson, Manufacturing and Engineering/SkillsUSA Adviser, Little Chute High School
- Brett Lesniak, Family and Consumer Sciences/Health Sciences Teacher, FCCLA and HOSA Advisor, Stevens Point Area Senior High
- Jon Winter, CTE Coordinator, Wausau School District
- Candice Boutelle, Director of Career-Based Learning, INSPIRE Sheboygan County