Opening General Session
The Opening General Session will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 1 in the Cox Convention Center Arena. This revamped, shortened (one-hour) session will begin with comedian and motivational speaker Tim Clue. In lieu of a traditional keynote address, new ODCTE State Director Robert Sommers will lead a moderated conversation about the video presentations featured below and the implications for the future of Oklahoma CareerTech. This will be a small example of a blended learning environment – digital content and a human facilitator!
State Director's Presentations
All conference attendees are encouraged to view the following videos in advance of the conference.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the state director during the Opening General Session by tweeting questions regarding the content of the video. To ask your question, just use the hashtag #okacte plus your question. You can also comment on the general session and entire conference by using the hashtag.
If you need help getting started with Twitter, visit our Twitter page.
OkACTE Awards Session
Closing out the first day of conference, the second general session will be from 3:40 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1. This 50-minute session will feature OkACTE awards, including the Gold Star School awards and the Francis Tuttle Award. OkACTE Executive Director Pat McGregor will conclude this session with his annual address.
Award recipients and nominees are asked to sit in reserved seating on the floor of the arena to help maintain the pace of the program. Division honorees are Outstanding Educator, New Professional, Outstanding New Teacher, Kaleidoscope, Outstanding Teacher in Community Service, OATC Distinguished Achievement, OkACTE Distinguished Service and Teacher of the Year. Other awards that may be presented include Support Staff Member of the Year, the Arch Alexander Award and the Francis Tuttle Award. Silver Key recipients will be honored at divisional award ceremonies.
Be a WINNER @ Summer Conference OkACTE Awards General Session between 3:40 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.There will be 3 drawings! Door Prizes are: iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD and a round trip ticket to Las Vegas to attend ACTE Vision 2013!
You must be a member of OkACTE and present to win!