There are some great opportunities for “deep dives” into topics helpful to all CTE educators. If you haven’t registered for the CACTE CareerTech Summit yet, be sure to click on the blue professional development link when you see it. If you’ve already registered, it’s easy to add a PD session – just go to the registration website, click on “edit registration”, click on the blue professional development link and add your choice. Check out the titles below and click on “Learn More” to learn more… 😉

NEW!!! Apple at Work:  Get Students Career Ready with iPad – 8:30 – 12:00 – $25 – Mobile technology is driving transformation across all industries. This transformation is redefining what career readiness means and generating a shift in the skills students need to be successful. Businesses around the world are using Apple products to help employees work more simply and productively, solve problems creatively, and collaborate with a shared purpose. They know that when people have the power to work the way they want, with the tools they love, they can do their best work and change the future of their business.
In this workshop you’ll get hands-on with built-in features of iPad and advanced technologies like augmented reality that support students in learning the skills necessary for in-demand careers. You’ll also work with powerful apps that help students build creative skills in any career pathway.

NEW!!! Apple, Inc presents: Everyone Can Code! – 1:00 – 4:00 – $25 – We believe that coding is an essential skill for helping students thrive in a technology-driven future. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths.
Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, the free comprehensive curriculum that makes it easy to teach coding to students from kindergarten to college. With teacher guides and lessons, you can introduce coding concepts visually on iPad in elementary school, move to writing code with the Swift Playgrounds app in middle school, and support students in building iOS apps on Mac with Xcode in high school and beyond. So whether your students are first-time coders or aspiring app developers, you’ll have all the tools you need to teach coding in your classroom.
In this workshop, you’ll:• Experience programming in Swift Playgrounds, a revolutionary app for iPad that makes getting started with coding fun and interactive.• Explore lesson plans and teacher guides designed to bring coding into the K–8 classroom.• Learn about App Development with Swift, a high school and college curriculum for Mac that teaches students how to create apps from start to finish, and AP® Computer Science Principles with Swift, a yearlong Advanced Placement® course for beginning programmers.• Learn why Swift is the best language for teaching and learning coding, as well as for developing powerful apps.

True Colors – all day – $95 – includes lunch – ever wonder why you and “that certain person” just can’t get along? Maybe you are gold and that person is orange – if you understand what that means, you can draw on each others’ strengths! Applicable in both the professional and personal realms.

Google for Education Crash Course – 1-4 pm – $50 – Learn how to make technology your friend and make your life easier! Mary Mullikin and Sahvanna Mease are Google certified educators who will help you learn to use the Google Apps to your advantage.

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