Loading…
Career Connections offer practical ways for teachers, school counselors, families and community members to show students, as early as kindergarten, the types of careers possible for them. Career Connections are designed to support the whole child through intentional career advising practices. During this one-day event, presentations on career advising in middle school, leveraging business advisory councils, building financial literacy and entrepreneurial mindset, and the development of high quality work-based learning in your school will be provided. You will leave with innovative ideas and resources for kicking off the school year!

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Wednesday, July 27
 

7:00am EDT

Registration & Connect to WIFI
Connect to WIFI
For onsite WIFI:
NETWORK: Hilton_Meetings
PASSWORD: ACTE22

Wednesday July 27, 2022 7:00am - 8:00am EDT
Hilton Easton

7:15am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Wednesday July 27, 2022 7:15am - 8:00am EDT
Hilton Easton

8:00am EDT

Bridging Academic Pathways with Career Pathways
This session will demonstrate how to provide an inservice that will allow CTE and academic instructors to create a cross curricular lesson that can be taught in both the CTE classroom as well as the academic classroom.

We will show how to align standards, using the standards by design tool, explore the challenges and successes of academic and career pathways and what a successful in-service training schedule would look like.
*Shoemaker Leadership Group

Speakers
LB

Laurie Buchieri

Southwest City Schools
avatar for Dan Davis

Dan Davis

Science Instructor, Wayne County Schools Career Center
I am currently a science teacher teaching at a career center in Wayne County. This is my 9th year as a teacher. I am currently in my last year of classes at Ashland University for my Maters degree in administration. Before becoming a classroom teacher I was enlisted in the United... Read More →
JM

Jen Manning

West Shore Career Tech
avatar for Beth Manor

Beth Manor

Academic Supervisor, Miami Valley CTC
avatar for Steve Verhoff

Steve Verhoff

Supervisor of Academic Instruction, Upper Valley Career Center
DW

Denise West

East Cleveland City Schools


Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Regent 2 Room

8:00am EDT

Employability Skills
An overview of DACC's research and work to grow the capacity of Employability Skills in todays students.


Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Regent 1 Room

8:00am EDT

Industry 4/0 Training for CTE- Retraining for the Post-Covid Manufacturing World
Industry 4.0 is introducing new and exciting technologies as well as more sophisticated system integration into manufacturing processes. Schools need to enhance the way they teach Advanced Manufacturing or risk becoming obsolete to local industry. In this session we will discuss the new skills students need for jobs in modern industrial companies. Manufacturing jobs are out there, but the needs of industry have changed and so the way we teach and what we teach needs to change as well.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Celine

Graham Celine

VP of Business Development, Inteliket
Intelitek is at the forefront of training for Industry 4.0, the internet revolution in manufacturing. For four decades, the company’s innovative learning solutions have provided learners across the globe with the competencies needed for in-demand careers in production. Driven by... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Juniper B Room

8:00am EDT

Maximize Students Potential through Industry Credentials- Health Science
Your students are the future of healthcare. Providing your health science students access to an Ohio approved industry-recognized credential gives them access to hands-on experience, increased postsecondary attainment opportunities, and can empower them to enter a high-wage, high-demand profession.  
Learn best practices from Ohio CTE programs that have implemented certifications. Gain insights on how to identify the best certifications for your program, the steps to help your students prepare, and how to create curriculum that aligns with the workforce demands.

Speakers
avatar for Mackenzie Finnegan

Mackenzie Finnegan

Client Executive, National Healthcareer Association
Mackenzie Finnegan is a Client Executive with NHA. She oversees partnerships with secondary institutions, school districts, and state Departments of Education ensuring successful implementation of NHA’s nationally recognized, accredited credentials. Mackenzie has implemented NHA... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Juniper C Room

8:00am EDT

Perkins Update
Speakers
JB

Jon Beard

Ohio Department of Education
RY

Rhedeshia Young-Willingham

Ohio Department of Education/ CTE


Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Magnolia Room

8:00am EDT

Post-Pandemic Skills & CTE's Reponse
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workplace now requires different skill sets. How different are the skills and how can CTE programs respond?

Speakers
MK

Melanie Kirin

Business Marketing High School Teacher, Bedford High School
DM

Davison Mupinga

Associate Professor, Kent State University
Dr. Davison Mupinga is an associate professor in Career and Technical Teacher Education at Kent State University. His research interest is on global competencies. He has authored articles and given numerous presentations at conferences related to development of global skills


Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Juniper A Room

8:00am EDT

Work Based Learning - Part 1
Speakers
avatar for Brenna Bartlett

Brenna Bartlett

Assistant Director Office of CTE, Ohio Department of Education
SG

Shelley Groves

Assistant Superintendent, Eastland Fairfield Career Center


Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Regent 3 Room

9:15am EDT

General Session
Join us for an update from ODE Office of CTE and get inspired by a CTE graduate who is now a CTE instructor.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Hall

Kris Hall

Instructor, C-TEC of Licking County Career Center
Kris is a 1986 Newark HS graduate with a Dental Assisting credential from C-TEC of Licking County.  She worked for local dentist while at C-TEC.  She then worked for Dr. Wallace for the next 18 years.  She gained her EFDA credential which enhanced her skills at the dental office... Read More →
avatar for Leah Amstutz

Leah Amstutz

Director, Ohio Department of Education
Leah R. Amstutz received a B.S.in Animal Science from Michigan State University and her M.A. in Educationfrom Defiance College. A strong advocate of hands-on, inquiry-based learning,she spent 8 1/2 years in the classroom teaching agricultural education. In2011, she began her career... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2022 9:15am - 10:30am EDT
Grand Ballroom

10:30am EDT

Integrating Coursework and Simultaneous Credit, Financial Literacy, Science Credit
Speakers
AB

Alyssa Bregel

Office of CTE, Ohio Department of Education
RC

Ryan Curtis

Office of CTE, Ohio Department of Education


Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Magnolia Room

10:30am EDT

Perkins V Special Populations on the Pathways to Graduation
Sharing research on best practices around the state of Ohio on how to best support Perkins V Special Populations. Taking a deeper dive into supporting these populations on the pathways to graduation. We plan to have time for a share out of other best-practices we from participants.

* Shoemaker Leadership Institute

Speakers
BJ

Brian Jettinghoff

Miami Valley CTC
avatar for Alyssa Johnston

Alyssa Johnston

Career Development Coordinator, C-Tec of Licking County
LL

Lauren Logan

CTE Dean, Ohio Virtual Academy
EM

Ellen McCabe

Dean of Partnerships, Buckeye Hills Career Center
TZ

Thom Ziems

Washington Local Schools


Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Juniper A Room

10:30am EDT

Recruitment and Retention of CTE Students
The presentation will provide an overview of how the three career and technical education delivery systems recruit and retain students for their programs. During the presentation we will provide how recruiting efforts are both similar and different amongst the three delivery models and what we were able to learn from each other to bring back to each one of our school districts.
*Shoemaker Leadership Institute Presenation




Speakers
JB

Jeff Berk

Mad River Local Schools
JM

Jesse Masfield

Miami Valley CTC
avatar for Justin Shank

Justin Shank

Millstream Career Center
Justin Shank has devoted his career to growing responsible, career-ready young adults. Justin has utilized his time in education teaching advanced mathematics, serving as an assistant principal at Findlay High School, and helping lead Millstream Career Center as the assistant director... Read More →
TT

Tony Thornsberry

CTE Principal, Massillon City Schools


Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Regent 1 Room

10:30am EDT

The Soft Skills Crisis: Do your graduates have the skills they need for success?
In 1918, Horace Mann asserted that 80% of career success is due to soft skills over technical or academic skills. 100 years later we are still talking about the soft skills gap. 74% of employers continue to state they cannot find graduates with adequate soft skills. What are we doing about it? This session will define soft skills and show how they are aligned to Ohio's career readiness graduation seal and many social and emotional learning programs. It will also demonstrate how you can assess soft skills through self and peer assessment and develop them through experiential learning. We measure what matters. We know soft skills matter and if we continue to fail to strategically teach and measure them, we will be talking about this gap for the next hundred years.

Speakers
LR

Lisa Riegel

Chief Innovation Officer, JAKAPA LLC
Dr. Lisa Riegel serves as Chief Innovation Officer at JAKAPA, LLC. She has taught at the high school, undergraduate and graduate level and effectively brokered partnerships at the local and state level between business and education leaders. Her strategic counsel on program improvement... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Regent 2 Room

10:30am EDT

Work Based Learning- Part 2
Speakers
avatar for Brenna Bartlett

Brenna Bartlett

Assistant Director Office of CTE, Ohio Department of Education
SG

Shelley Groves

Assistant Superintendent, Eastland Fairfield Career Center


Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Regent 3 Room

11:45am EDT

Lunch & Ohio Department of Education Updates
Enjoy time to network with other attendees while hearing updates from the Ohio Department of Education.

Wednesday July 27, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Easton A

12:45pm EDT

Career Development Models Across Three Unique High Schools
Career development is an essential component of the high school experience. Secondary students are hungry for real world, relevant opportunities to match their strengths and interests to careers. Janel has spent the past 10 years creating and implementing career development models across three distinct high schools. She will share actionable ideas to prepare you to bring personalized career development to your school.



Speakers
avatar for Janel Chapman

Janel Chapman

Principal, Fairbanks High School
Janel Chapman is the principal of Fairbanks High School in Union County, Ohio. Formerly, she served as the principal of North Union High School. Over the past 10 years, she has focused on increasing academic performance, creating career pathways and internships, and providing collaborative... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Regent 3 Room

12:45pm EDT

Free Drivers Ed for Students: The Facts
As both an ODE endorsed Driver Education teacher and a Commercial Driving School Training Manager, I will guide the attendees step by step through the licensure process with the Department of Public Safety. Explain S B 166 regarding Driver Education. The misconceptions surrounding the costs of offering Driver Education will be covered. Attendees will leave ready to offer FREE Driver Education to their students in the Fall of 2022.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Whitney

Paul Whitney

CBI Director, CBI Division
I am the current CBI Division President (2021 - 2022).I have been an OWE (CBI) Coordinator since 1993 and a high school teacher since 1984.I am currently the CBI Director at Invictus High School in Cleveland. I was the OWE Coordinator at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School from... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Regent 2 Room

1:45pm EDT

Helping Students Find a Career Fit
Learn how Great Oaks Career Campuses staff created resources that students, families, enrollment specialists, counselors, CT instructors, special education teachers and affiliated school staff can use to explore a career pathway.  During this session, you will learn the steps we followed in creating new resources to assist students in starting their career journey. The goal is for students to start thinking and talking about career options at an earlier age.  We will show how our career exploration activity book and career tech program infosheets can be used to guide student in selecting a career pathway.

Speakers
ST

Sarah Taylor

Career Readiness Specialist, Great Oaks
avatar for James Hansel

James Hansel

Great Oaks


Wednesday July 27, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Regent 3 Room

1:45pm EDT

The 6C Curriculum Pathways Project
The 6C Curriculum Pathway Project: Cooperative Sustainable Partnerships - Child Development
Associate (CDA) Credential Education - Clinical Hours - Certification in Family Childcare -
Career Development - College Readiness

The goal of the project is to develop strong partnerships and an evidence-based strategy and best
practice Child Development Associate (CDA) curriculum that encompass the “6C’s.” The
curriculum will have a variety of career pathway outcomes based on the diversity of students and
include a ten-week pilot project to include 30 hours of the professional development module of
the curriculum. The career entry pathways will include the following:
1. Traditional students currently in an early care education program to obtain the CDA,
providing professional seminar instruction. Professional seminar instruction will include
30 education hours in professionalism covering becoming family childcare certified,
running a business, career development and preparing for postsecondary education.
2. Non-traditional students not currently enrolled in a high school program that are
interested in obtaining a CDA national credential.
3. Non-traditional students interested in obtaining a CDA national credential and interested
in family childcare certification seeking to run their own early care education business.
4. Traditional or non-traditional students who need to obtain the educational hours and
clinical hours to obtain the CDA national credential.
5. Non-traditional students who want to obtain a national credential in early care education
and who want to have a career that may or may not include postsecondary education.
6. Traditional and non-traditional students interested in pursuing a two- or four-year degree.
in early care education, seeking to apply a CDA credential as a college credit option
towards a teaching license.
The collaborative partnerships will include entities actively involved in the project, attending
monthly meetings, evaluating the curriculum development, assisting with access to data and
evaluating final products.

We would like to share about this project as we enter into the 6 month of implementation. This project is funded by the Ohio Deans Compact grant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Julie Francis

Dr. Julie Francis

Ohio University
Dr. Julie Francis is the director of the Stevens Literacy Center in the Patton College of Education. Dr. Francis is a 2006 alumna of OHIO's doctoral program in Reading Education. She joined the Stevens Literacy Center in 2017 after working in the field of literacy education for over... Read More →
avatar for Markell Mettler

Markell Mettler

Ohio University
Kelly Mettler is a PhD student at Ohio University in the Teacher Education Program. Her specialization is in curriculum and instruction. Kelly believes that early childhood education is especially important and that all people who care for young children are in fact educators. She... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Regent 2 Room