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Tuesday, September 21

10:15am CDT

The Benefits of National ACTE Unification
ACTE is the largest national education association of thriving professionals dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. What does unification with ACTE mean for Iowa?  Learn about the benefits for Iowa from someone from Iowa. To learn what unification with ACTE would mean for Iowa.

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Kelli Diemer

Director of Membership, ACTE
I continue to live in West Des Moines (always an Iowan) but I am able to work virtually as the ACTE Director of Membership.  In this role, I am excited to work with states, regions, and divisions to build on member engagement and build excitement for new members.  ACTE has so much... Read More →

Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
Room 109

11:15am CDT

National Science Foundation ATE Grant Funding and Mentoring Opportunities
The National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program has grant funding opportunities available to support technical program development, professional development, career pathways, curriculum development, outreach activities and more in support of technician education.  The current NSF-ATE solicitation and some helpful resources will be reviewed.Participants will learn about how NSF-ATE grant funding opportunities can help them with their technician programs.
Participants will learn what activities qualify for NSF-ATE grants.
Participants will learn multiple categories of NSF-ATE grant funding.
Participants will learn about several NSF-ATE resources available to them.

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ATE Community

Consultant, Hillsborough CC
Anyone interested in learning more about the National Science Foundation's ATE Grant Funding opportunities should talk to me about how to apply for grants and what resources are available to help you apply for grant funding.

Tuesday September 21, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
Room 113

1:15pm CDT

Authentic Projects With Authentic Partners: The Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning
The Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning expands access to high-quality, real-world work-based learning, partnering Iowa's students with businesses.  
The session will introduce the tool, highlight successes, offer entry points and share resources and PD opportunities to support authentic learning in the classroom.


Jacob Welchans

Iowa Department of Education

Laura Williams

Iowa Department of Education

Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 113

1:15pm CDT

PACE - The What, Why, and Who.
ACTE provides divisions for all levels of educators including Postsecondary Adult and Career Education (PACE).  Currently IACTE does not have an active PACE Division for its members.  During this session you will learn the benefits of adding a PACE division to Iowa and how you can be a part of it.
1. Learn about PACE and the benefits provided.
2. Overview of starting a PACE division in Iowa.
3. Develop networking connections within the state and throughout the country.
4. Learn of leadership opportunities available due to adding the division to IACTE


Jeff Henderson

Associate Dean, Indian Hills Community College
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Brad Kinsinger

Director of Global Agriculture Learning Center, Hawkeye Community College
Brad Kinsinger is the Director of the Global Agriculture Learning Center at Hawkeye Community College. Brad has led programs in collaboration with others in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Ghana, Haiti, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Malaysia, and the Netherlands. Brad is a farm kid who... Read More →
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Ashlee Spannagel

Dean of Career and Technical Education, Southeastern Community College

Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 108
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