New Teacher Convenings

Upcoming New Teacher Convenings!

This school year may look a little different than we planned, but the lessons we’ve learned in the past two years have prepared our CTE teachers to adjust quickly. We are so grateful for all our CTE teachers and want to help prepare them for success and growth in the classroom while connecting each teacher with both resources and authentic collaborative experiences.

Through the Texas Education Agency, the CTE Teacher Training Professional Development project will host 4 regional convenings starting this spring. Each regional convening is designed to provide CTE teachers with skills and strategies to help students be successful through enhanced classroom management skills, better instructional strategies, understanding different learning styles, and a deep dive into the TEKS and program standards.

We recognize the effect COVID has had on each classroom, including the strain that the sub shortage across the state has placed on school districts and charters. The design of these 4 regional convenings was made in a concerted effort to shorten travel while still providing quality professional development. We hope you can join us as we partner with you in your region.

CTE Teacher Training Professional Development Convenings

Please Register for the Convening Nearest You - Click the Link to Register

August 16 and 17, 2022

Statewide Convening hosted jointly by the Southwest and Southeast Quadrants

Registration open to entire state of Texas


August 24 and 25, 2022

Northeast Quadrant – Serving Districts in ESC 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12


PD #86208

September 7 and 8, 2022

Northwest Quadrant - Servings Districts 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

Registration open to entire state of Texas


PD #86209

Each convening will be a day and a half in length; you may register for your region's convening or any regional convening.

Day One: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Day Two: 8:30am - 11:30am

Keynote Speakers: Ruthie Kneupper, Twila Johnson, and Dale Fowler

Featured Guest Speakers: Region Service Center Consultants

Keynote Speakers

Ruthie Kneupper

Retired Consultant, Part-time, Career and Technical Education

Education Service Center, Region 20

Twila Johnson

Retired CTE Administrator, Retired Postsecondary Administrator

Independent Contractor with ESC 20

Dale Fowler

Career and Technical Education Statewide Coordinator

Texas Education Agency