Opening General Session
The Opening General Session will be held in the Cox Convention Center, Arena, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am Thursday, August 1, 2013. This revamped, shortened (one hour) session will begin with comedian and motivational speaker, Tim Clue and will feature a keynote address from the new ODCTE State Director, Dr. Robert Sommers. A handful of awards will also be presented during this session.
OkACTE Awards Session
Closing out the first day of conference, the second general session will be held from 3:40-4:30pm Thursday, August 1, 2013. This 50 minute session will feature OkACTE awards including the Gold Star School Awards, Francis Tuttle award and others. 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 include 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 along with the Francis Tuttle Award. Silver Key Recipients will be honored at divisional award ceremonies.
*As of this posting (3/26), it has not been determined which session each specific award will be presented. This site will be updated as plans progress.
First-Timer Orientation for New Teachers/New Members
The First-Timer Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 1, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. at the Cox Convention Center, Meeting Room 4-5 (first floor). All new employees in the CareerTech system (except teachers who have their own division orientation) and employees unfamiliar with Summer Conference are encouraged to attend this session.
The purpose of this orientation is to explain the Oklahoma CareerTech system, the benefits of membership in the OkACTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the format and purpose of Summer Conference.
The Oklahoma Association of Minorities in Career and Technology Education (OAMCTE) will host their Annual Reception, Thursday, August 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Petroleum Club, Chase Building, Petroleum Club, Chase Building, 36th Floor, 100 N. Broadway #3400 (Across the street from the Sheraton Hotel.)
The Oklahoma Council for Local Administrators (OCLA) annual meeting is scheduled Friday, August 2, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, Century Ballroom. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased no later than Friday, July 26, 2013. Tickets will not be sold at Summer Conference. Tickets may be purchased by selecting OCLA annual meeting when completing your division registration form and including an additional $30 with your registration fee. Registration for this meeting includes lunch. A ticket for the luncheon will be placed in your registration packet.
OkACTE Leadership Seminar
The OkACTE Officer Leadership Seminar is scheduled Friday, August, 2, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Century Ballroom. Dinner will be served. Each division should send the President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Reporter. In addition, each division should send only one Vice-President. OkACTE would like for any advisor who has never attended the Leadership Seminar to attend.
Voting Procedure for OkACTE President-Elect
The 2013 voting procedure for the OkACTE President-Elect allows OkACTE members to vote for the candidate of their choice upon payment of their membership and division dues online through the registration web site. Information about each candidate will be available May 1, 2013 at www.okacte.org. Members will have until 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, to cast their vote online. The results will be announced during the second General Session Thursday.
For more information about the OkACTE visit their web site at www.okacte.org.
For more information about OkACTE, Support Staff Section visit their web site http://www.okacte.org/support-staff/ .