In addition to conference registration fees, an additional fee as indicated is required for all pre-conference sessions.  On-site registration is not available for pre-conference sessions and tours.


CTE Management Training

Fee: Member $145/ Non-Member $225

Presenter: Kay Irlas

The Level I Program Management Training session is for CTE directors, coordinators and other district employees responsible for CTE program decisions at their local school district. The training is designed for those district employees with three years or less of CTE supervisory experience. Summer Topics include: Program Management Requirements, Legislative Updates, CTE Resources, PEIMS, 4 Year Plans, State Funding and Budgeting, Accountability, CTSOs and more. Participants will be given access to a one stop Google site full of CTE program planning resources, so bring your laptop!


Academic Planning and CTE for School Counselors

Fee: Member $145/ Non-Member $225

Presenters: Gay Johnson, Meredith Canonico

This workshop is designed for counselors new to the CTE world and/or those needing a refresher. Topics covered include 4 year plans and special populations, PEIMS, accountability, 7th and 8th grade requirements for PGPs and understanding CTE courses and how they count for graduation requirements and endorsements. Learning the language of CTE is sometimes daunting. At the end of this session, participants will be more fully equipped as they prepare students to be college and career ready. Participants will be given access to a one stop Google site full of academic planning resources, so bring your laptop!

New Teacher Boot Camp

Fee: Member $145/ Non-Member $225

Presenters: Rachel Behnke, Heather Blount

If you are a teacher with 3 or fewer years of experience, this session is for you! Join us for an interactive and fun day where you can learn and/or refine skills in the areas of finding resources, lesson planning, classroom management, instructional strategies and CTE specific responsibilities. You'll walk away with lots of new ideas and techniques to fill your teaching arsenal! Content provided is best suited for newbie teachers, especially those who entered teaching as a second profession.


Cybersecurity Basics

Fee: $195

Presenter: Gay Berryman

The demand for cybersecurity professionals has grown 3 times faster than any other IT job role, and awareness and training is a priority with many schools now. Cyber-attacks occur more and more, which is fueling a tremendous demand for cybersecurity skills. This hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to cyber-crime, security principles, and procedures, using practice through labs and a network simulator. Participants MUST bring their own laptop with the software required for the workshop already installed. Software will be provided for participants. It is recommended that your laptop have a minimum of 8 gigabyte RAM.

Work Based Learning Training for Career Preparation/Practicum

Fee: $95

Presenter: Pat Lopez

This session is a great opportunity for CTE instructors who are seeking the endorsement (or want to refresh their skills) to teach Career Preparation, CTE Practicum courses, or any other work-based learning course.


This fast-paced workshop is designed to satisfy the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) assignment rule for career preparation and/or practicum courses, covering topics such as, successfully managing student placement, training plans, site visitations, student intern evaluations and other work-based learning management techniques.

Participants will be provided an extensive resource binder and accompanying CD full of tools to effectively initiate, implement, and manage work-based learning programs. All state-mandated forms are included, as well as curriculum resources and teaching ideas on safety, student organizations, and industry advisory councils. Bring your laptop!

Google University

Fee: $95

Presented by TCEA

This session will help educators navigate selected Google tools. Apps – GSuite, Docs, Slides, Sheets, GMail and Google Drive will be covered in this hands-on session. Attendees must bring their fully charged laptop or Chromebook.

Classroom Management Techniques for Teachers

Fee: $95

Presenter: Tally Stout

More and more CTE Teachers are required to implement strategies in their classrooms that effectively serve the needs of all students including those with special needs. As a result, teachers are seeking additional information, resources and or training in these areas. The objectives of this presentation are to: Introduce best practice universal design strategies that work with all students in CTE Classrooms List classroom management practices that foster a safe and productive learning environment Provide tips and tools that help address the needs of various special populations.

Begin with the End in Mind: KISS (Keep IT Simple Sweetie) and Work Smarter Not Harder!

Fee: $95

Presenter: Twila Johnson

We all want the same thing – successful students! That takes hard work, so let’s utilize all of the tools and resources we have together, because believe it or not, they do compliment each other! Don’t complicate your life, KISS (Keep IT Simple Sweetie)! Come to this session and learn how to Begin with the End in Mind and Work Smarter Not Harder! We will focus on using TEKS as the basic building blocks to “spark success’ for everything, especially TTESS evaluations and students!