Thursday, August 1, 2013, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Cox Convention Center
Attendees will have the opportunity to choose one of six dynamic featured sessions that are sure to motivate, educate and inspire! Each "Super Session" is 90 minutes to allow more in-depth topic discussion and audience interaction.
Key Communication Techniques for an Effective Workplace
An Adventure in Confidence, Communication and Camaraderie
Tim Clue, Chicago, Illinois
Tim Clue has come up with one of the most unique and exciting keynotes to come along in a decade. Innovative, dynamic and interactive, Tim’s presentation combines his skills as a professional comedian, writer, improviser, teacher and motivator to create a one-of-a-kind experience that touches on key communication issues in the workplace today: technology, social media, organizational pain-points, and how to find space and save time when space and time don’t appear to exist anymore. Tim’s program reflects the velocity, energy and reality of our fast-paced technological era. Unpredictable, collaborative, lively, and – most of all – unforgettable.
Common Core in CTE: A Panel Discussion
This session will be a panel discussion format about implementing Common Core into CTE from state and national leaders.
Panelists with a variety of perspectives will share their information and resources. There will be an opportunity during the latter part of the session for participants to ask questions of the panelists. This session will be moderated by the Technology Center Services Division at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.
Patte Barth, Center for Public Education Director, National School Boards Association, Alexandria, Virginia
Dr. Belinda Cole, Associate Professor and Francis Tuttle Endowed Chair for Occupational Education Studies, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Oklahoma
Kimberly Green, Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, Silver Spring, Maryland
Dr. Kerri White, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Success! ... Now That's What I'm Talking About!
Starla Ewan, Lubbock, Texas
Great activities to take ordinary students up to extraordinary levels! These activities are easy to execute, worth your time, and provide amazing results.
The Renaissance of CareerTech
Dr. Robert Sommers, State Director
ODCTE, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Robert Sommers, state director, will share the forces at play in education today, how CareerTech is an invaluable part of the education reform effort, and how the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education plans to capitalize on the disruptive innovations occurring in education today. The session will be interactive with the audience and will be focused on how we can follow in the footsteps of past Oklahoma CareerTech leaders and capitalize on the Renaissance of CareerTech. Come with an open mind and plan on leaving with enthusiasm for the future!
Raising the Modern Geek:The New Technology Skill Set
Corinne Hoisington, Professor of Information Systems Technology,
Central Virginia Community College, Virginia
Are we preparing students for the technology skills that they will need in this new workplace? This session will focus on the importance of conveying 21st century skills of the 4 C’s: Critical thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration, and elevating the focus on hands-on technology instruction to engage 21st century learning. Using mobile, we need to engage at every stage and create a technology rich experience each day in our classroom!
Powerful Classroom Management Strategies
Mark McLeod, Purvis, Mississippi
Learn proven techniques that keep students working and behaving. Both beginning and veteran teachers will benefit from the sharing of proactive strategies that create a safe, orderly, and on-task classroom environment. Participants will leave with many simple, yet powerful strategies to use in the classroom.