Training sessions will be available In-Person July 26th. Virtual training sessions will be offered on Tuesday, August 3 at 9am via Zoom. Subject to cancellation or change.

Training for New CTE Administrators

Fee: $295

Presenter:  Mark Bosher, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, CTAT

Mark McClure, CTE Director for Cleburne ISD

Training for New Administrators is appropriate for CTE directors, coordinators and other staff responsible for CTE program decisions at the district level. This training is most useful for those with five years of experience or less. Participants will receive legislative updates and information necessary to implement and sustain effective CTE programs. Access to a virtual resource with electronic documents and related web links will be shared.

Training for Counselors: Graduation Requirements and CTE

Fee: $175

Presenter: Candace McGowan, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, CTE Coordinator

This workshop is designed for counselors new to CTE and/or those needing a refresher. Topics such as 4-year plans, special populations, PEIMS, accountability and understanding endorsement requirements are discussed. Understanding CTE courses and how they count for graduation requirements, the AAR, 7th and 8th grade requirements for PGPs, as well as legislative updates are also included.

Training for New CTE Teachers

Fee: $175

Presenter: Rachel Behnke, CTAT President, New Braunfels ISD/CTE Director

Heather Blount, Education Specialist, Region 17 ESC

If you are a teacher with three or fewer years of experience, this session is for you! Join us for an interactive and fun day where you can learn and 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.

Classroom Management Strategies for Teachers

Fee: $115

Presenter: Tally Jo Stout, Conroe ISD, CTE Director  

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 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

Work Based Learning Training for Career Preparation/Practicum Programs 

Fee: $115

Presenter: Pat Lotz, Leander ISD

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.