Region 15 CTE Weekly Update

June 8-12, 2020

“If we only did things that were easy, we wouldn’t actually be learning anything. We’d just be practicing things we already knew.”– David Dockterman

Already the second week of June and the summer is trucking by. I added a few more workshops and all the registration links are live. As soon as I complete the NCCER Master Trainer Course next week, I will know when I will be able to turn that training around. I am thinking of leading a book study in the fall, would anyone be interested? The book is titled Marching Off the Map: Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World by Tim Elmore. I would provide a copy of the book. Also, would anyone be interested in having 6 week planning sessions? The core content area folks have been doing this with teachers and I thought perhaps it could be something we could do with CTE. I plan on incorporating strategies they use in mining the TEKS and planning sessions during the Getting Ready workshops this summer. Please let me know how I can assist you in planning for next year. I can also schedule a phone call, zoom or possibly a face to face visit if you would like.


CTE Summer Conferences

CTAT Law and Public Service Teacher Conference - June 15-17, 2020 *VIRTUAL*

The CTAT state conference for Law and Public Service Teachers includes relevant industry-based certifications, the latest legislative updates, and law-enforcement techniques used by licensed peace officers.

  • Event price $250, additional trainings $50/session
  • Workshops are led by TCOLE licensed trainers, veteran teachers, and professionals in the industry.

  • Sgt. Mike McCutcheon, Ed.D covers Forensic Science topics (expanded workshop)

CTAT Summer 2020 - July 20-22, 2020 *VIRTUAL*

CTAT Summer is the premier event for those in career and technical education. This event showcases best practices and strategies, comprehensive CTE program management, college and career guidance, classroom management, business/industry partnerships and more.

Who Attends:

  • CTE administrators

  • CTE teachers

  • School counselors

  • ESC personnel


  • Training for New CTE Administrators: $195

  • Training for Counselors: Graduation Requirements and CTE : $145

  • Training for New CTE Teachers: $145

  • Apple Professional Learning: iPad in the CTE Classroom: $225

  • Apple Professional Learning: Intro to Develop in Swift Curriculum: $325

Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Professional Development Conference July 27-31, 2020 | *VIRTUAL*
Registration Fees:

$300 - ATAT Member
$100 - Associate Member
$30 - Student Member

Virtual Event Update: The cost of the conference will remain the same as previous years at $300. This price is set in our association by-laws. As a reminder, in addition to paying for your conference experience this fee provides access to all of the benefits of membership throughout the school year, including access to legal advice and liability insurance. Your school districts will experience significant savings without lodging, meal, and travel expenses.

FCSTAT 2020 Professional Development Conference July 23-24, 2020 | * VIRTUAL*


  • Conference Registration Fee - $275 - Includes FCSTAT Membership
  • Conference Registration Fee - $250 - Does Not Include FCSTAT Membership

Texas Industrial Vocational Association July 19-24, 2020 | *VIRTUAL*

TIVA Conferences are where we gather to share information and provide hands-on continuing education for all members.

Cost: TIVA member $350, nonmember $525

Serving the following Career Clusters:

  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Career Development
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Human Services (Cosmetology)
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distributions & Logistics