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Monday, July 20
 

12:00pm EDT

BRAND YOUniveristy: How Students Brand Themselves for Their Future
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In today's society, brands are recognized worldwide and are associated with quality. As our students enter the next phase of their lives, how can they market themselves to colleges and career opportunities beyond their high school years? In this interactive session, you will learn strategies on how to equip your students to present themselves positively online and in-person; position your students to stand out in a noisy world; and blaze their own trail.

Presenters
avatar for Edward J Young

Edward J Young

Career Development Facilitator, Fort Mill High School


Monday July 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:00pm EDT

5 Knockout Activities: Teaching Vocabulary in CTE
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Learn technical vocabulary strategies that will engage the students in movement, writing, and discussion of business terms.

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Monday July 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:00pm EDT

Creating Community: One Classroom at a Time
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We’ve promoted the vision, looked at the data, and instituted an array of best practices; but are we leaving out another important component of teaching, “Creating Community”? This presentation is designed for teachers and school leaders to take a closer look at how creating community in the classroom can enhance the learning experience. Simple proven techniques are offered to help create classrooms where students actively participate and take responsibility for engaging in learning.

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Sondra Thomas

Military Community Liaison, Aiken County Public Schools


Monday July 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:00pm EDT

Educators in Industry CTE Teacher Certification Course for DIRECT Participants
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CTE teacher certification information. Administrators will learn about new CTE teacher certification.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Senf

Steve Senf

Work-Based Teacher Certification Coordinator, SC Department of Education
This session if for new work-based CTE teachers fulfilling their coursework assignment. The course cannot be used by anyone with a professional certificate seeking renewal points. Please use the link below to access the course work guide: http://nebula.wsimg.com/0a05860acbe8b2c... Read More →


Monday July 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:15pm EDT

Education through Experience
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Struggling to connect with apathetic students? Shake up your classroom with real world education. Learn how we motivate and encourage students, provide opportunities, inspire teachers and develop effective industry partnerships by hosting a concert on your school campus!

Presenters
avatar for April Clark

April Clark

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Reach and Teach
Reach and Teach supports teachers in bringing real world experiences to their classrooms. Our top programs provides the opportunity for students to plan, promote and execute a real concert on their school campus. Ask about the NEW program we are launching this Fall!



Monday July 20, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:15pm EDT

Improve Your Career Readiness Metric With Virtual School Academy
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Career Readiness is a key component to what defines the South Carolina graduate. In smaller or more rural areas, the opportunities to obtain career readiness can prove to be a challenge. Saluda High School created a Virtual School Academy and embedded this program into its master schedule. This enables the school to provide a variety of classes and coursework for its students. Further, it allows flexibility for its faculty. Attendees of this session will learn valuable information on how to implement a virtual learning program in their schools.

Presenters
avatar for Bryan Vacchio

Bryan Vacchio

Director of School Counseling, Saluda High School
Bryan is entering his 14th year in school counseling and education. He earned both his Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina in 2006 and 2012, respectively. Currently, Bryan is the Director of School Counseling at Saluda High School. He returned... Read More →


Monday July 20, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:15pm EDT

Future Ready! Counseling Students With FREE College and Career Planning Resources
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Should I go to college? Should I borrow money to pay for my education? Should I enter the workforce after high school? These questions are more important than ever as both the benefits and costs of postsecondary education have continued to rise. The Federal Reserve System has created a variety of FREE, unbiased resources that can help students evaluate their options to make the right choice and successfully navigate these complicated questions. Experience these hands-on resources and tools to implement with students to ensure they are future ready. Resources that can be used in a variety of student counseling settings.

Presenters
avatar for Yolanda Ferguson

Yolanda Ferguson

Economic Education Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Enhancing student learning and supporting EPF standardsCreating resources to aid your students in becoming "future ready."Let's give them something to talk about! A student-driven resource that can drive conversations with the educator, counselor/career specialist or parent. Available... Read More →



Monday July 20, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:15pm EDT

Assessment Best Practices in Classroom/Lab Setting (Culinary Arts Examples)
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Session will discuss best practices in rubric grading (Examples are from Culinary Arts Classroom but principles are widely applicable) including classroom, general lab activities, and specific lab skills. Topics will include rubrics for employability (weekly grade/usage in classroom/lab management), daily kitchen lab rubrics, and skill-specific lab rubrics. Adapted rubrics for SC High School Credential students will be discussed. An electronic option for lab grading will be presented as well as electronic exit tickets and suggestions for kitchen-lab pacing/time management.

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Presenters
avatar for Jay Hancock

Jay Hancock

Chef Instructor, Greenwood District 50
Hi! I am Jay Hancock and I just completed my 3rd year as the chef instructor at the G. Frank Russell Technology Center in Greenwood, SC. Before that, I was in catering and college dining. My wife of nearly 11 years is a pastry chef and we have a 3 year old and twin 1 year old dau... Read More →


Monday July 20, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:15pm EDT

Strategies to Help Students Learn to Turn Failure Into Success
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Participants can expect to learn strategies and enhance skills that will teach students to see failure as a vehicle to success. Participants can expect to learn the importance of failure and the strategies give to students that will help them embrace and learn from failure by changing their perception, accepting accountability, and conquering their fears about failure.

Presenters
avatar for Janelle Wilson

Janelle Wilson

Teacher, Richland School District Two
I have been an educator for the past 22 years. I hold a B.S. degree in Mathematics Education from South Carolina State University , a M.Ed. degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, a M.Ed. degree in Education Administration from the University of South Carolina, and an... Read More →


Monday July 20, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:15pm EDT

SCACTE Board Meeting
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The active working of your professional organization with the discussion and finances.

Presenters
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Rodney Miller

CTE Director, Lancaster County School District
25 years in education as teacher, assistant principal, principal, education associate and CTE director
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Ray Boland

Executive Director, SCACTE
Retired CTE educator from Lex/Richland School District FiveCurrently the Executive Director of the SC Association for Career and Technical Education


Monday July 20, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:15pm EDT

The DJJ School District & the Impact to Your School

The DJJ School District is more than most people ever imagined. New schools, new courses, new CTE programs, and so much more await students. This session will provide a brief look behind the fence to see what DJJ is doing to help students get back on track academically and ready for life with a fresh start. Also, what can DJJ do to help you and your school/district prepare for students returning home from the DJJ school district?

Presenters
avatar for Chris Dinkins

Chris Dinkins

CTE Administrator, SC Department of Juvenile Justice School District
Chris Dinkins is a career-changer with 17 years of experience as a CATE teacher and administrator. He has survived mid-year renovations, mid-year classroom changes, staffing mutinies, budget crises, and built a new CATE center. Through all of his experiences, he remains a proud educator... Read More →
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Keisha McCray

Senior Manager, Guidance and Career Development, SCDJJ
15 years in school counselingmy team works to help students at SCDJJ to gain employment skills so they are employable when they leave our facilityOur agency is "regionalizing" our students across the state and I serve as one of the leaders in this processMy department deals with the... Read More →



Monday July 20, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

2:30pm EDT

Elements of High Quality Programs for Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Services
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Attention all Interior and Fashion Design, Introduction to Teaching and Early Childhood Education, Hospitality and Tourism and Culinary Arts Management, Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nail Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences (middle and high school), and Food Science Teachers! Attend this session to have an opportunity to examine your programs to determine if they meet high quality criteria. Network with colleagues statewide. Leave the session with at least one goal to add value to your program for the coming school year.

Presenters
avatar for Eleanor Glover Gladney

Eleanor Glover Gladney

Education Associate, SCDE
Dr. Gladney is an Education Associate in the Office of Career and Technical Education at the South Carolina Department of Education. She is a graduate of South Carolina State University, the University of South Carolina and Capella University. Dr. Gladney manages the Fashion Design... Read More →



Monday July 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

2:30pm EDT

Creating Partnerships With Business Partners to Design Innovative CATE Programs
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Our school is a multi-district career center that offers 20 career pathways where we have created partnerships with industry to design and implement programs relevant to our business partners. The latest include Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Permit, Heavy Equipment Operator, and Drone Licensing under FAA. You will see how we formed partnerships with Caterpillar, a grading and paving contractor, and the owner of 130 acre active quarry. Knights Concrete is pouring a 30'x50' concrete slab and donating a concrete truck for our Diesel class to work on with the lead mechanic coming once per week to teach.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Behr

Robert Behr

Assistant Director, Dorchester County Career and Technology Center
I have been a CTE instructor, assistant principal, and now an assistant director. Our school is focused on listening to our business partners and adapting our programs to their needs. This way, when a student leaves us, they are better prepared to enter the workforce. We have developed... Read More →


Monday July 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

2:30pm EDT

Developing Youth Capacity for 21st Century Success
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Graduating confident innovators, collaborators, and communicators for America’s future workforce requires whole-community development where members experience the freedom to own who they are and develop themselves strategically.
When we align these skills with 21st century workforce needs, we find employees who are technically skilled, resilient, and have the transferable employment-ready skills necessary to adapt to today’s ever-changing environment.
Participate with us in facilitative structures to use in the classroom that promote collaboration, emotional intelligence, and diverse thought while engaging in playful elements that encourage reflective learning, failing forward, and achievement.

Presenters
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Emily Claypool Offord

Training Specialist, Clemson University ThinkShops
As a training specialist with Clemson University ThinkShops, I have the privilege to partner with schools and educators to provide training in world-class skills for SC graduates. Career-ready graduates require a knowledge of self and how to work with others along with key technical... Read More →


Monday July 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

2:30pm EDT

SCACTE Annual Business Meeting
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SCACTE Annual Business Meeting, Presenters Rodney Miller, President-Elect; Ray Boland, Executive Director of SCACTE.
This session is for all SCACTE members to discuss current SCACTE business, the Region 2 ACTE meeting in October in Myrtle Beach and the FYI Conference.

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Rodney Miller

CTE Director, Lancaster County School District
25 years in education as teacher, assistant principal, principal, education associate and CTE director


Monday July 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

Director's Welcome to the Education and Business Summit

Presenters
avatar for Angel Malone

Angel Malone

CTE Director, SC Department of Education
Angel H. Malone proudly serves as the Director of the Office of Career and Technical Education with the South Carolina Department of Education. She is currently working statewide to ensuring that all students are #FutureReadyCTE. She is passionate about her work for children in South... Read More →


Monday July 20, 2020 3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

4:00pm EDT

Monday Opening Keynote Session
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Presenters
avatar for Hamish Brewer

Hamish Brewer

Hamish Brewer known as the relentless, tattooed, skateboarding principal from Northern Virginia isn't your normal principal. Hamish is high octane, constantly calling on his students to "Be Relentless. Mr. Brewer has become known as an educational disrupter who transcends the status... Read More →


Monday July 20, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
 
Tuesday, July 21
 

9:00am EDT

Tuesday Keynote Session
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Presenters
avatar for David and Jonah Stillman

David and Jonah Stillman

David Stillman is not new to the generational conversation. For almost twenty years he has been called on by business executives, politicians and the media to share his expertise on how best to bridge generational gaps. David has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show as well as... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

10:15am EDT

Summer School Counseling and Career Guidance Reboot
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THERE WILL BE A DIFFERENT
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10:15am: NCAA Compliance /COVID-19 updates Dan Eassa, Executive Director, Free Recruiting Webinar

11:00am: EverFi: Free resources to support remote learning during COVID-19 Peter Kelpin, Regional Director

11:30-12:30p: Lunch on your Own

12:30-1:15p: Apprenticeship Carolina, Amy Firestone, Vice President

1:15-2:00p: SC Work-Based Learning : COVID-19, our new “norm”, Kama Staton, South Carolina Department of Education

2:00-2:30p: Career Specialist “ Best Practice” Kathryn McFadden, Career Specialist, Fort Mill District

2:30-2:45p: BREAK

2:45-3:30p: SC State Updates: Sherrie Beaver, School Counseling & Career Specialist Liaison and Laura McNair ,Office of Accountability

3:30-4:00p: ADEPT Updates: Beverly Flythe, SC Dept. of Education

4:00-4:30p: SC State Scholarship/Grants Updates: Gerrick Hampton, SC Commission on Higher Education

Presenters
avatar for Sherrie Beaver

Sherrie Beaver

Education Associate/School Counseling Personnel Liaison, SC Department of Education/Office of Student Intervention Services
Sherrie Beaver is a Professional Educator /School Counselor veteran serving in South Carolina for 25 plus years. Sherrie began her career as a high school Science Teacher before entering the world of school counseling. She served as a teacher in Sumter, Florence and Rock Hill and... Read More →
avatar for Dan Eassa

Dan Eassa

Executive Director, FreeRecruitingWebinar.org
Dan has been involved in virtually every aspect, and every level of athletes. A four year collegiate student-athlete, Dan was fortunate enough to have 11 NFL tryouts and has signed multiple professional football contracts. A 17 year sportscaster, Dan has covered such major events... Read More →
avatar for Amy Firestone

Amy Firestone

Vice President, Division of Apprenticeship Carolina, South Carolina Technical College System
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Gerrick Hampton

Associate Director for Student Affairs, South Carolina Commission on Higher Ed.
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Kama Staton

Career Guidance/ WBL, SC Department of Education
Mrs. Staton oversees Career Guidance and Work-Based Learning at the South Carolina Department of Education under the Division of College and Career Readiness within the Office of Career and Technical Education.Her career path includes over 25 years of workforce development and human... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:15am - 4:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

LEA Monitoring
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Gather insight on the virtual Local Educational Agency (LEA) monitoring process for school districts and/or multi-district career centers (entities) for Perkins V. Virtual visits during the 2020-21 school year by the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) LEA Monitors assures compliance with federal/state grant requirements for recipients of Perkins, EIA, and Work-Based Learning Funds, as it relates to the Entity’s CTE Local Application.

Presenters
avatar for Nickolas Sumpter

Nickolas Sumpter

Education Associate, Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE)
My name is Nickolas Sumpter and I serve as a Local Educational Agency (LEA) Monitor for the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) within the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE).



Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Reach Higher With Discus Online Career and Guidance Resources
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Come tour online career and guidance tools to expand your students' reach in career exploration, college and career prep exams, guidance issues, financial literacy, and more in one platform: Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Heimburger

Linda Heimburger

Linda Heimburger, SC State Library
Linda Heimburger is the Training and Outreach Coordinator for Electronic Resources at the South Carolina State Library. She provides online/virtual and on-site presentations to schools, public libraries, colleges, and adult education centers for staff development, professional development... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Wanted: Students for The Tiny Trade School Ivy Outperforming Top Colleges

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The Myrtle Beach campus of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) was recognized as the #1 trade school fighting the nation’s skills gap published in 2018 by FORBES. Representatives at PIA will share FORBES 2nd annual list of the nation’s Top Two Year Trade Schools which ranked academics, postgrad salary and debt load, citing that PIA alumni out-earn students from 2/3 of FORBES’ highest-ranked four-year colleges at a fraction of the price. PIA will present the findings of their female survey. An aviation employer will discuss opportunities, salary outlook, the federal license, and support needed at the high school level.

Presenters
avatar for Sally Krasevic

Sally Krasevic

Admissions, PIA
Ranked by Forbes as the No. 1 Top Two-Year Trade School in 2018, PIA has produced top notch aircraft mechanics and avionics technicians to enter the workforce in aviation maintenance, electronics, and other related fields since 1929. Our graduates are in demand throughout the US, and PIA offers employment assistance to help both students... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Computer Science in Business, Marketing, and Finance Part 1
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Yes, there is computer science in Business, Marketing, and Finance. In Part 1 workshop, teachers will be introduced to Computer Science for Business, Marketing, and Finance effective beginning in 2021-22 school year. This workshop will be lead by Kevin Little, a Code.org CS Discoveries facilitator, and Dana Depew, Ed Associate for Business, Finance, and Marketing.


Presenters
avatar for Kevin Little

Kevin Little

Business Ed Teacher, Kershaw County School District
Working in an alternative education setting a while facilitating staf development for teachers in computer science.
avatar for Dana Depew

Dana Depew

Education Associate, Office of Career and Technical Education, SCDE
Dana Depew, is the Education Associate for the Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Marketing clusters and programs in the state of South Carolina. Dana also facilitates CTE technical skills assessments as well as all CTE course standards' creations and revisions... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Health Science and HOSA updates for 2020-21 School Year
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Attendees will be presented with upcoming changes for the 20-21 school year. Standards were updated for the Health Science Pathway and EMS Pathway. Information about concentrators, completers, and credentials updated as needed.
HOSA changes for the upcoming school year.

Presenters
avatar for Katrina Haynes

Katrina Haynes

Cyber Academy of SC/ Erskine
SC HOSA Immediate Past Chair


Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Partnering With VR to Support Student Success in CTE
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As CTE Administrators and Educators work toward implementing new accountability standards and programs set forth under Perkins V, VR can provide helpful resources for students with disabilities. Learn about the variety of services available to include Pre-Employment Transition Services, Work Based Learning Experiences, and Job Placement assistance. Examples of current collaborative efforts between CTE and VR and the benefits to the students served will be shared .

Presenters
avatar for Laura Spears

Laura Spears

Transition Services Coordinator, SC VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION DEPT
I have 25 years of experience with the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD) and have been the Transition Services Coordinator for almost 9 years. I have the privilege of working with education and other community partners  around the state to develop and promote effective... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Risk Factors for Foodborne Illness and the Health Inspection Process
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SCRLA estimated the food service industry generated $10.7 billion in sales within South Carolina during 2018. Preparing students for employment opportunities in this field is crucial. Our future leaders must be cognizant of the responsibilities associated with the retail food service permit issued by SCDHEC. The practical application of these efforts is a matter of awareness and training in safe food handling practices. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns related to preparing their students on topics such as food science, logistics, management, and economics.

Presenters
avatar for Mary Ramirez

Mary Ramirez

Training Coordinator, SC DHEC
I am the Training Coordinator for the Food Protection Program for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. During my tenure at DHEC I have served as a field agent in environmental health and a site supervisor at the North Area Public Health Clinic. Prior... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Literacy in CATE
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Literacy has become an increasingly important part of our educational agenda across all curricula. Literacy may look different in CATE, but it is no less important in career and technology classrooms. This workshop will share simple strategies and techniques on how to incorporate more reading, writing, and communication skills in the classroom. We will use everyday and easy-to-find materials, such as labels and instruction manuals in this interactive, fast-moving workshop.

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Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Giving All Students Access to CTE Courses Including Students With Disabilities
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Are students with disabilities in your district participating in CTE courses? With the reauthorization of the Perkins Act in 2018, it is essential for CTE programs to include this population of students. Hear from a local transition specialist and the Hire Me SC campaign on how it is possible to include students with disabilities in CTE programs. Learn how you can engage with this untapped population, eliminate barriers to student success, and strengthen the partnership between CTE and Special Education.



Presenters
avatar for Sandy Jordan

Sandy Jordan

Director of Employment Programs, Able South Carolina
Sandy directs Able SC’s employment programs and has a special interest in youth transition, connecting with employers, and financial literacy for individuals with disabilities. Before working at Able SC, she spent ten years providing career supports and guidance to individuals with... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Reach Higher With Discus Online Career and Guidance Resources
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Come tour online career and guidance tools to expand your students' reach in career exploration, college and career prep exams, guidance issues, financial literacy, and more in one platform:  Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library.  

Presenters
avatar for Linda Heimburger

Linda Heimburger

Linda Heimburger, SC State Library
Linda Heimburger is the Training and Outreach Coordinator for Electronic Resources at the South Carolina State Library. She provides online/virtual and on-site presentations to schools, public libraries, colleges, and adult education centers for staff development, professional development... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Strengthening Student Employability with Free SEL Resources from EVERFI
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Today’s workforce demands employees with the ability to both master job skills and to navigate interpersonal and social dynamics. Whether coping with job stress, resolving interoffice conflict, or building positive team culture, social and emotional intelligence is pivotal for students to succeed in the modern economy. In this session, attendees will learn how to utilize digital resources from the free EVERFI platform to build a virtual training ground for students to sharpen their SEL skills. Attendees will explore simulations in six EVERFI resources, and put offline supplements immediately into practice. Please review everfi.com/K-12 beforehand and bring your own device!

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Tuesday July 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Computer Science in Business, Marketing, and Finance Part 2
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Computer Science in Business, Marketing, and Finance? Yes, there is. This workshop details computer science concepts in a new course designed for the Business, Finance, and Marketing programs effective 2021-22. Teachers do not need to attend Part 1, but it is recommended. This workshop is lead by Kevin Little, a certified Code.org CS Discoveries facilitator and Dana Depew, Ed Associate for Business, Finance, and Marketing clusters.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin Little

Kevin Little

Business Ed Teacher, Kershaw County School District
Working in an alternative education setting a while facilitating staf development for teachers in computer science.
avatar for Dana Depew

Dana Depew

Education Associate, Office of Career and Technical Education, SCDE
Dana Depew, is the Education Associate for the Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Marketing clusters and programs in the state of South Carolina. Dana also facilitates CTE technical skills assessments as well as all CTE course standards' creations and revisions... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Fun Practical Ways to Teach Financial Literacy
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Explore and gain new tools that can help you teach high school and middle school students about financial literacy. This session will focus on practical and real world experiences and examples by using simulations, videos, games, and strategies that can help you become more prepared to teach this fun, exciting but useful subject. BYOD.

Presenters
avatar for Bradley Robinson

Bradley Robinson

Teacher, Greenville Tech Charter



Tuesday July 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Industry 4.0 and Teacher Certification for Mechatronics in South Carolina
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How to obtain industry 4.0 Certification for instructors and how they can certify their students.

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Tuesday July 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Train, Learn, Educate - WIN Learning is eLearning
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South Carolina has partnered with WIN Learning to offer all high school students the opportunity to develop their career-ready skills and earn the Ready to Work and Essential Soft Skills credentials. By earning these stackable credentials, students will demonstrate they have mastered the academic and employability skills necessary to begin their careers. Join us for an overview of the WIN Learning’s Ready to Work and Essential Soft Skills credentials and instructional courseware that helps students develop and enhance their career-ready skills.


Presenters
avatar for Virginia Reijners

Virginia Reijners

Implementation Consultant, WIN Learning



Tuesday July 21, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Budget? Fuggedaboutit! Discover EVERFI Sponsor-Funded Digital Resources for the Whole Child
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In this session, attendees will learn how districts utilize EVERFI, a free digital platform, to teach financial literacy, economics & entrepreneurship and career-ready soft skills. Leave your budget at the door! Through funding from folks like BB&T, the Carolina Panthers, and the United Way, EVERFI (i.e. digital platform, professional development and tech support) comes to districts completely free-of-cost. Attendees will demo the EVERFI platform, dive into case-studies on implementation from local and national district partners, and review learning effectiveness data. For best experience, please review everfi.com/K-12 beforehand and bring your own device!

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Tuesday July 21, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

How to Prepare Your Students to Become Commercial Certified Drone Pilots
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Drones are essential!  The Drone Scholars sessions introduces attendees to the importance of preparing their scholars for expandable career opportunities integrated with Drones.  The session exposes how Drones connects to the multiple CTE career pathways.

Presenters
avatar for Michele Heyward

Michele Heyward

Education Consultant, AINautics
Hello, My name is Michele Heyward, Education Consultant for AINautics!  I work with an awesome team to bring drone certifications to high school students!  People should talk to me about how we are preparing students to compete globally in the field of Aerospace!


Tuesday July 21, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

The 123s of Federal and State Accountability
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Which student population is used to determine performance for the Perkins V indicators – concentrators or completers? What is included in the calculation process? This session will provide an in-depth look at the methods used to analyze the data for each of the Perkins V indicators, as well as an overview of the process
used to determine career readiness as it relates to career and technical education.

Presenters
avatar for Shawn Larrymore

Shawn Larrymore

Education Associate, Office of Career and Technical Education (SCDE)
Shawn Larrymore has over 25 years of experience in data analysis and computer programming, including working with federal and state accountability analysis for career and technical education and high school and district report cards. She earned her undergraduate (Math) and graduate... Read More →
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Matthew Sommerville

Education Associate (Data Analyst), Office of Career and Technical Education (SCDE)
Educational Background:MA in Sociology with a focus on Institutional Research; Ball State University, 2016Work Experience: My background is in research coordination/facilitation within public education institutions, and database programming via the Structured Query Language (SQL... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Mapping Your Path: Tools for Students to Navigate Their Future
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Gather valuable resources for students to successfully navigate their future! The Trident Region is committed to provide students with information about how to prepare for college and career after high school. In a collaborative effort with our school districts, the Charleston Chamber delivered the Regional College and Career Guide, a consolidated handbook about high school programs of study, college preparation and high-demand careers projected for the region. It is designed as a guide for Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) sessions. "Mapping Your Path" is a planning tool that explains the best pathways to build on that dream career.

Presenters
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Suzi Raiford

Business and Industry Liaison, South Carolina Department of Education
Welcome to the virtual EBS 2020!  I am proud to live, work, and play in my hometown of Charleston.  Over the last 14 years, I've had the unique opportunity to combine my business background with my love for education by delivering education initiatives with the Charleston Chamber... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Building Accessible Documents Part One: Microsoft Word
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Can everyone read your documents? Join us to learn essential steps in creating accessible Word Documents. We will explore planning for accessibility, editing existing documents, and the Microsoft Accessibility Checker. All levels of expertise are welcome!

Presenters
avatar for Lydia Hutto

Lydia Hutto

Professional Learning Coordinator/ Technical Trainer, South Carolina Department of Education
Hello! I am the Professional Learning Coordinator and Tech Trainer at the SC Department of Education. I support staff in their use of agency technology, compliance with state and federal accessibility requirements; and coordinate or conduct agency training. My bachelor\\\\\\'s degree... Read More →
avatar for Madalina Tudora

Madalina Tudora

Assistive Technology Specialist, SC Department of Education
As the Assistive Technology Specialist for the SC Department of Education, I support school districts in building capacity for assistive technology by providing guidance, resources and training for local assistive technology teams in SC. I also conducts workshops for teachers, therapists... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Lights, Camera, Action! Student Engagement Strategies for the CTE classroom
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Turn from B Movie actor to Denzel, Leo, or Meryl! Ever feel like you are an actor on stage struggling to maintain the attention of your audience?. If so, please join me for this session to review several low-prep activities and research-based strategies to liven up any CTE classroom. Upon completion of this session, you will leave feeling like an Oscar Winner!

Presenters
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ADRIENNE CHISOLM JONES

Assistant Director, Beaufort Jasper ACE
I currently serve as an Assistant Director in a CTE center that serves high schools in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. I am a former math teacher, Instructional Coach, and District Mentor for new teachers. Being traditionally trained, I have lots of ideas to implement low-prep strategies... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Calling All Innovators! Roundtable Discussion
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Innovation this...Innovation that! What is Innovation and is it in my school? This roundtable will share the crazy things we do at ACE and allow participants to share what they do at their respective schools. You will leave with great ideas and new contacts. Bring your best innovative practice and a positive attitude.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Lovecchio

Michael Lovecchio

Director, ACE
I am in my 5th year as director of ACE. Prior to arriving in SC I was a High School and Middle School Principal in Massachusetts. Initially a history teacher, I have fallen in love with CTE and what it does for students. I have attended UMass, Northeastern University, Fitchburg State... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Sneak Peak at the Code.org CS Discoveries Lessons
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Computer Science Discoveries (CS Discoveries) is an introductory computer science course appropriate for 6th - 10th grade students. The curriculum emphasizes problem-solving, creation, and collaboration, while introducing students to the many ways computer science impacts their lives. The session will cover some pedagogies used while exploring some lessons. We will further the discusion on undrstanding Data and take a peak at a few lesson Code.org has to offer.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin Little

Kevin Little

Business Ed Teacher, Kershaw County School District
Working in an alternative education setting a while facilitating staf development for teachers in computer science.


Tuesday July 21, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Using Powerful Language to Increase the Academic Achievement of Reluctant Learners
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This powerful session will jumpstart and engage your reluctant learners in the classroom! It's simply a matter of establishing positive teacher/student relationships through powerful and positive words. Participants of this session will learn how to create positive relationships with reluctant learners, which leads to reluctant learners freely engaging in daily learning activities in the classroom. Participants of this session will also experience how creating positive relationships through powerful and positive words decreases inappropriate behavior of reluctant learners and raises their self-esteem, henceforth providing a positive culture and climate in the classroom.

Presenters
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Gary Anthony Hughes

Educator/Author, Startin'5, Inc
Come see a twenty year secondary English teacher describe how using Powerful Language with reluctant and "at risk" students motivates and engages students to academic success!!!!Using Powerful LanguageDuring Instruction to Increase the Academic Achievement of “Reluctant Learners!”Today’s... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:15pm EDT

Technical Skills Assessments Update
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Technical skills assessments are a tool that can be used to measure program of quality at your school. This session will update teachers and administrators on information regarding technical skills assessments and how the tests can be used to determine program quality as well as student learning growth.

Presenters
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Dana Depew

Education Associate, Office of Career and Technical Education, SCDE
Dana Depew, is the Education Associate for the Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Marketing clusters and programs in the state of South Carolina. Dana also facilitates CTE technical skills assessments as well as all CTE course standards' creations and revisions... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:15pm EDT

How To Be Well-Liked: The Art of the Pitch
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Participants will learn how to clearly identify and define their personal brand: online and in person. You will also learn: How to pursue opportunities. Networking 101 - How to develop relationships with people of influence. 5 essential ways to prepare for an interview. 5 essential things to do when you land an interview. 5 essential things to do after an interview.

Presenters
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Suncera Johnson

CEO, amass digital
I love helping connect people with the right people! I specialize in growing online audiences and using social media to expand networks, identify resources, and making things happen. My motto is: All you need is you, God, and the internet! Anything is possible!


Tuesday July 21, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:15pm EDT

Adding It Up: Helping Students Create Competition Ready Financial Forecasts in Entrepreneurship
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Teachers who attend this session will learn techniques for helping students understand the purpose of financial statements and ratios. Students who participate in Entrepreneurship classes typically have difficulty understanding business finances and forecasting. Teachers will leave equipped with a variety of tools they can use to assist their students when preparing a business plan.

Presenters
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David Fralix

Teacher, East Cooper Center for Advanced Studies
I teach business classes, including Entrepreneurship, Real Estate and Marketing. I will be presenting this year on how to help students prepare competition-ready business plans, with particular focus on the financial projections. I have industry experience in financial forecasting... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:15pm EDT

Building Accessible Documents Part Two: Microsoft PowerPoint
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If you are using PPT to create lessons or show what you learned, this session is for you! Join us to practice building accessible PPTs.

Presenters
avatar for Lydia Hutto

Lydia Hutto

Professional Learning Coordinator/ Technical Trainer, South Carolina Department of Education
Hello! I am the Professional Learning Coordinator and Tech Trainer at the SC Department of Education. I support staff in their use of agency technology, compliance with state and federal accessibility requirements; and coordinate or conduct agency training. My bachelor\\\\\\'s degree... Read More →
avatar for Madalina Tudora

Madalina Tudora

Assistive Technology Specialist, SC Department of Education
As the Assistive Technology Specialist for the SC Department of Education, I support school districts in building capacity for assistive technology by providing guidance, resources and training for local assistive technology teams in SC. I also conducts workshops for teachers, therapists... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:15pm EDT

Checkbook? Is That an App? Understanding 21st Century Financial Literacy with EVERFI
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Banks aren’t always buildings, phones are sometimes wallets, and your babysitter prefers an app payment to cash. Financial services are changing. Shouldn’t financial literacy? In this session, attendees will explore refreshed personal financial literacy and economics resources on the free EVERFI platform. For the 2020-2021 school year, EVERFI will offer seven digital financial capability resources for Middle and High School. Attendees will explore simulations, problem solving activities, and offline extensions within each of the resources, and build a plan for classroom implementation. For best experience, please review everfi.com/K-12 beforehand and bring your own device!

Presenters

Tuesday July 21, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:15pm EDT

Cupcakes and Cross Curriculum
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During this session, teachers will learn how to complete cross-curriculum with other teachers in their school or with CORE teachers.

Presenters
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Kia Smith

Teacher, The Sumter Career and Technology Center
Hello all! My name is Chef Kia Smith. I am the Culinary Arts Managment teacher at The Sumter Career and Technology Center located in Sumter, SC. I have won a number of awards throughout my teaching career along with features in magazines and our local newspaper. I enjoy working within... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:15pm EDT

The First 15: Starting Each Day Off Strong
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Student achievement begins with establishing a strong classroom culture. Participants will explore how the first 15 days of school and the first 15 minutes of class set the tone for effective teaching and learning. Topics to be discussed are discipline, management, control, influence, and engagement.

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Tuesday July 21, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

4:30pm EDT

Learning Blade Overview
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Remote STEM and Computer Science career awareness through the Learning Blade system is now available to schools in South Carolina with grades 5-9. This program is fully funded by the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) at the South Carolina Department of Education. Learning Blade's interactive toolbox features over 400 online and downloadable lessons that connect your students to more than 100 STEM and Computer Science careers and technologies. It provides over 100 hours of interactive online activities that engage students while showing how STEM and CS solve human-centered problems.

Presenters
avatar for Joshua Sneideman

Joshua Sneideman

VP, Learning Blade
Joshua Sneideman is Vice President at Learning Blade focusing on district and school-wide implementation strategies. An Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Department of Energy in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, he received recognition from the... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

4:30pm EDT

YouScience: Building Communities by Aligning Talent, Education, and Industry
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YouScience is an online aptitude-based career guidance platform that uncovers students' natural talents and matches them to careers for which they have competitive advantages. Students receive insight into how their abilities help them at school, work and socially, as well as personalized language to describe their talents (for essays, resumes, job interviews, etc). YouScience also offers Academic Advising tools to help counselors guide the right students into their right academic programs, as well as industry recognized certifications through a recent merger with Precision Exams.

Presenters
avatar for Ivey Harrison

Ivey Harrison

Regional Director, YouScience/Precision Exams
Prior to working with YouScience, I worked in college admissions and high school counseling for 15 years at schools in SC and GA. I've served on the board of directors for the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) and high school advisory boards for several... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
TBA

4:30pm EDT

Business, Finance, and Marketing Clusters Update
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This update informs teachers and administrators of the changes in Business, Marketing, and Finance clusters concerning courses, credentials, and programs.

Presenters
avatar for Dana Depew

Dana Depew

Education Associate, Office of Career and Technical Education, SCDE
Dana Depew, is the Education Associate for the Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Marketing clusters and programs in the state of South Carolina. Dana also facilitates CTE technical skills assessments as well as all CTE course standards' creations and revisions... Read More →



Tuesday July 21, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

4:30pm EDT

Prepare Tomorrow’s Health Professionals With Free Resources About Today’s Health Crises
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Teaching foundational health concepts in a meaningful way is essential for students' overall success. This session will highlight EVERFI's free digital platform, which includes interactive, simulation-based resources that address the opioid epidemic, general substance abuse prevention, and the importance of mental health as part of comprehensive health. Teachers will see how technology can assist in learning these concepts, how to setup free teacher accounts, and how these programs fit within their scope and sequence. For the best experience, please review everfi.com/K-12 beforehand and bring your own device!

Presenters

Tuesday July 21, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

4:30pm EDT

S.L.A.Y. the Day: Effectively Managing a Digital Classroom
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With the increase in 1:1 implementation, educators are looking for strategies for effectively managing their digital classrooms. Technology is intended to enhance the learning environment. But, sometimes using digital devices result in students being distracted and teachers being disappointed. This session will empower teachers to focus on making small changes that will make a big impact on their digital learning environment.

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Tuesday July 21, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

4:30pm EDT

The Multisensory Approach: Teaching Students With ADHD/Dyslexia/ADHD-D
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This session provides an overview of how various teaching styles will open a window of strategies based on student learning style; to further engage students and know how they learn. Educators are provided with an understanding of the four components of the Multisensory Approach (MA): Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Tactile (VAKT); and recognize students who exhibit difficulties in the classroom setting. Participants will engage in group collaboration activities demonstrating the four components. In the many years teaching students with special needs, MA has been the core of student success.

Presenters
avatar for Sharon Edwards

Sharon Edwards

Educator, Premier Online Education
Greetings,My name is Sharon Edwards. I have been an educator for the last twenty five years. I received my Bachelor’s of Art from Converse College in Spartanburg South Carolina. I also received my Masters of Education from Converse College. I later received an Endorsement for Gifted... Read More →


Tuesday July 21, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center
 
Wednesday, July 22
 

9:00am EDT

Wednesday Keynote Session
WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE CORRECT THE TECHNICAL ISSUE WE ARE HAVING.

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Presenters
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Faith Bongiorno

Education Implementation Specialist, FIRST
Faith Bongiorno is a FIRST Education Implementation Specialist supporting school districts.  Prior to joining FIRST, Faith held roles of robotics instructor and coach for elementary and middle school grade levels.  As the FIRST Senior Mentor for the state of South Carolina... Read More →


Wednesday July 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Host a VIrtual Culinary Class
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Different ways to Host a Virtual Culinary Class: Ideas for Effective Engagement, identify helpful tips for putting together an effective and educational culinary demonstration lecture in a virtual format. The session will provide insights into how to create a successful culinary demonstration and how to translate in-person demonstration to online platforms.

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Wednesday July 22, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
TBA

10:30am EDT

Equity and the Perkins V CLNA
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The Perkins V legislation, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, provides states and local education agencies (LEAs) with a critical framework to center equity within Career and Technical Education (CTE), the comprehensive local needs assessment (CLNA). The CLNA is an important advancement that can yield positive outcomes for communities, particularly marginalized communities.

Presenters
avatar for Maria Swygert

Maria Swygert

Team Lead, Federal and State CTE Administration and Accountability, Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE), SC Department of Education (SCDE)
Mrs. Swygert has been focusing on education for more than 20 years striving to promote the value of career and technical education (CTE) in South Carolina. Prior to joining the OCTE, Mrs. Swygert taught in the K-12 computer science classroom, developed state-wide virtual curriculum... Read More →



Wednesday July 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

How SREB Makes Schools Work: An Overview of Support
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Better understand how the school improvement process of SREB uses a distributed leadership approach to involve the whole school in identifying problems of practice. With a strong focus on teacher collaboration and challenging college and career ready curricula, Making School Work can help schools help students connect what they learn in the classroom. Central to student personal interest and goals, teams of teachers, counselors and school leaders examine school and classroom practices and student outcomes related to quality instruction, aligning curricula, career pathways, student supports, and leadership for a culture of continuous improvement.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Tom Siler

Dr. Tom Siler

Director of State and District Partnerships, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Dr. Siler is a former school administrator in South Carolina and lives in Irmo. He joined SREB five years ago as Director of State and District Partnerships and provides support in schools and districts in the states of SC, NC, NJ, MO and GA. SREB has a strong presence throughout... Read More →


Wednesday July 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Connecting the Classroom to Business and Industry
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Are you searching for ways to expose your Career and Technical Education students to more vocational options? Would you like to access the world of STEM professionals? In this session learn how the Nepris platform helps you connect with a network of real world professionals they need to reach their students. Nepris allows educators easy access to a wide selection of industry professionals that can provide virtual field trips, live presentations as well as project mentoring without ever leaving the classroom. This helps students explore subjects and fields that interest them and provides a connection that might have otherwise been unavailable.

Presenters
avatar for Joseph DuLaney

Joseph DuLaney

Regional Sales Manager, Nepris
With over 20 years working with educators around the world, I have learned that students need exposure to industry professionals who can model what career pathways not only look like, but expand the minds of learners and demonstrate that the curriculum they are receiving has immense... Read More →



Wednesday July 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Home Town: Enhancing Community Engagement for a Successful CTE Program
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Do you struggle with how to expose your students to local careers available to them? Do you want to learn more about ways to use your community partners to enhance your classroom instruction? Find out how to engage your students, enhance your curriculum, and impact your community using the resources available to you in your field of instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Rowell

Debbie Rowell

Law Enforcement Services Instructor, Lancaster Career Center
Before implementing the Law Enforcement Services program in Lancaster County, I was an Evidence Technician in federal law enforcement. I bring my real-world experience into the classroom to teach students what they don't see on television. My mission is to provide my students with... Read More →


Wednesday July 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Students Can Create Their Own Summer Jobs in YES StartUp Camp
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Experience the new activities in our YES StartUp Camp. The camp is an experiential deep dive into creating a microbusiness. In a weeklong experience students study entrepreneurship concepts guiding them to a personalized path to financial freedom. By the end of camp students create a viable business plan. The camp inspires young people and engages them in a real-world entrepreneurial experience. Students create their own summer jobs as the camp culminates in the creation of an actual business based on a useful application of a student’s passion and skills. Just added- We have added a virtual option to the camp, recently tested with a group of high school students at Burke High School. Students unanimously gave the camp 5 stars and said they would highly reccomend it to their friends.

More About YEScarolina
“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”                                      ~Mark Twain
Mark Twain provides a perfect metaphor for how we and our students learn best. Though a violent cat scratch is not advised, it illustrates a point.  A student absorbs information most effectively when they are actively involved in the learning.  In fact, a student actively involved in experiential entrepreneurial education is creating a way to shape their own future.   YEScarolina curriculum, training, competitions and camps provide teachers and youth workers effective ways to facilitate those experiences that build hope for future prosperity based on what a student loves. 
Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the leading organization in South Carolina dedicated to teaching youth the principles of entrepreneurship and free enterprise. Recognizing that South Carolina’s future is dependent upon a vibrant entrepreneurial economy, YEScarolina is preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s business owners and business leaders.
YEScarolina has helped thousands of young people from communities statewide build business skills and fuel their entrepreneurial spirit. To date, YEScarolina has trained and certified over 1,000 South Carolina teachers on the subject of entrepreneurship. These educators, in turn, have touched and inspired tens of thousands of young South Carolinians with a thirst for entrepreneurship.


Presenters
avatar for Tracy Bradshaw

Tracy Bradshaw

Executive Director, YEScarolina
Speaker’s Bio Tracy Bradshaw’s career has been mission driven and dedicated to helping teams, individuals, families, schools, and communities improve. As a passionate advocate for youth programs, she has raised nearly $7 million dollars in new funds in an economically depressed... Read More →



Wednesday July 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

4 Things You Need to Know: The Psychology of What’s Coming
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In this session we will deep-dive into new research on Generation Z, modern day work environments, top skill sets your students need, data behind leadership development, and so much more. Walk away from this session more fully understanding the psychology of your present and future students, helping them identify and develop their innate strengths, and learn how to motivate them in preparation for what comes next. Challenge what you thought you knew, bring your ideas to the table, and be ready for a session packed full of the psychology of what’s coming next.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Mizzell

Jennifer Mizzell

MBA, MHR, PhD Candidate, HR Consultant
With over six years of industry experience and senior certifications in human resources, several years of academic training as a social scientist, and an avid learner of all things organizational behavior, Jennifer shares professional and academic recommendations for how to prepare... Read More →



Wednesday July 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:30am EDT

Engaging the Business & Entrepreneurial Mindsets of South Carolina Youth
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By stepping aside with proper guidance, teacher facilitation of classroom activities empowers students to achieve deeper learning of workplace skills and subject knowledge. This session explores how teachers organize the classroom and out-of-school enrichment opportunities to guide students’ discovery process of creating, launching and managing a student-run business in a digital global economy of 7,500 companies. Students are empowered to embrace opportunities and challenges as individuals and team members while in a student-centered, work-based learning experience as part of the high school curriculum.

Presenters
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Bradley Redd

Teacher, Riverside High


Wednesday July 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Leading Change Using SREB's Problem Solving Process and Perkins V
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SREB directors will lead participants through the Problem Solving Process emphasizing various strategies to determine root causes to problems impacting K-12 schools and career and technical centers. Perkins V CLNA areas of focus will be reviewed as part of the process along with Kotters' 8-steps to Leading Change will also be reviewed.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Tom Siler

Dr. Tom Siler

Director of State and District Partnerships, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Dr. Siler is a former school administrator in South Carolina and lives in Irmo. He joined SREB five years ago as Director of State and District Partnerships and provides support in schools and districts in the states of SC, NC, NJ, MO and GA. SREB has a strong presence throughout... Read More →


Wednesday July 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

You Are Not Alone: Brainstorming Current Issues Facing Both Schools and CTE
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Admin is lonely! Current and Future Administrators should come and collaborate with peers and discuss a myriad of educational issues. Some topics (CTE Recruitment, Dress Code, etc) will be provided and participants are welcomed to arrive with relevant topics. This is an opportunity to brainstorm, make connections, and share. We hope everyone leaves with an idea or solution. We encourage those seeking to move into admin to attend and see what its all about!

Presenters
avatar for Michael Lovecchio

Michael Lovecchio

Director, ACE
I am in my 5th year as director of ACE. Prior to arriving in SC I was a High School and Middle School Principal in Massachusetts. Initially a history teacher, I have fallen in love with CTE and what it does for students. I have attended UMass, Northeastern University, Fitchburg State... Read More →


Wednesday July 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

CTE Directors Meeting and Perkins V and CLNA Updates
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Join Angel Malone, Director of the Office of Career and Technical Education for important updates, vital information and an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns. All CTE directors and career center directors should plan to attend this session.
It has been a year, how are we doing? All you want to know on the Perkins V state plan and Local Needs Assessment.

Presenters
avatar for Angel Malone

Angel Malone

CTE Director, SC Department of Education
Angel H. Malone proudly serves as the Director of the Office of Career and Technical Education with the South Carolina Department of Education. She is currently working statewide to ensuring that all students are #FutureReadyCTE. She is passionate about her work for children in South... Read More →
avatar for Maria Swygert

Maria Swygert

Team Lead, Federal and State CTE Administration and Accountability, Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE), SC Department of Education (SCDE)
Mrs. Swygert has been focusing on education for more than 20 years striving to promote the value of career and technical education (CTE) in South Carolina. Prior to joining the OCTE, Mrs. Swygert taught in the K-12 computer science classroom, developed state-wide virtual curriculum... Read More →



Wednesday July 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Creating Career Readiness for Your Students
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South Carolina has partnered with WIN Learning to offer all high school students the opportunity to develop their career-ready skills and earn the Ready to Work and Essential Soft Skills credentials. By earning these stackable credentials, students will demonstrate they have mastered the academic and employability skills necessary to begin their careers. Join us for an overview of the WIN Learning’s Ready to Work and Essential Soft Skills credentials and instructional courseware that helps students develop and enhance their career-ready skills.


Presenters
avatar for Virginia Reijners

Virginia Reijners

Implementation Consultant, WIN Learning



Wednesday July 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Food Safety in the Health Care Industry
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The health care industry is heavily regulated and has many affiliated fields including food service. We will explore the production and safe food handling practices related to meeting the dietary needs of patients. It is extremely important to provide adequate nutrition and food safety training for the workers to ensure safely prepared quality of food is served in healthcare institutions. Participants will learn about the educational requirements for staff within this industry. You will have the opportunity to discuss employment options and vital components which will better prepare your students to enter the post-secondary curriculum.

Presenters

Wednesday July 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Scratch Unplugged
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This will be an interactive session providing attendees with hands-on activities that will help students to understand and learn Scratch. These activities will build vocabulary and code projects without the use of technology.

Presenters
avatar for Jacqueline Makins Golden

Jacqueline Makins Golden

Business Educator, Greenville County School
My certification area is Business Education. I have a BA Degree in English from USC Upstate University and Dual Master’s Degree in Management and HR from Webster University. In addition, I am AP Certified in Computer Principles from The Citadel. I have been in the education field... Read More →



Wednesday July 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Adequate Documentation: Complying With Grant Terms to Avoid Audit Findings
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Grant and subgrant recipients must maintain adequate documentation for all expenditures and in-kind contributions. This session will provide an overview of the South Carolina Department of Education’s guidelines for documentation of expenditures, including salaries and benefits, purchased services, and supplies. Participants will learn the types of documentation that auditors will expect and will see both good and bad examples.

Presenters
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Hershula Davis

Audits Manager, South Carolina Department of Education
Hershula Davis is the Audits Manager in the South Carolina Department of Education's Office of Auditing Services. She holds bachelor of science degrees in accounting and business administration from the College of Charleston and a master of business administration from Charleston... Read More →



Wednesday July 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

CTE Branding and Messaging: Sending a Strong Social Media Message
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You've been doing all these great things in your classroom/career center/school; how do you let everyone know what's going on? How can you reach current and future CTE students?
Suggestions for using social media and other resources to tell your story to prospective students, parents, stakeholders, and community members.

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Jakki Wiseman

Education Associate, SC Department of Education
I came to the State Department of Education after being a classroom teacher for 23 years and a technology coach for 4 years. I am passionate about getting the CTE message out to students and their parents. Students need to know all the choices and opportunities that are available... Read More →



Wednesday July 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

12:30pm EDT

Industry Certifications for Computer Science, Business, Engineering, and Digital Media
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Come learn about industry certifications from Certiport. We will review Certifications for Coding in Minecraft, Cybersecurity, Unity, Microsoft Office and Technology, IC3, Adobe, Apple Swift, QuickBooks, AutoDesk, and Entrepreneurship. We will also cover available curriculum and practice exams.

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Ashley Caldwell

Territory Manager, Certiport


Wednesday July 22, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Reversing Roles: Promoting Non-Traditional Occupations to Minorities, Female Scholars, and Entrepreneurs
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Race, ethnicity, and gender roles within society and the workforce continue to present stereotypes, discrimination, and constraints on salaries and job role performance. The presentation highlights the feature correlation of previous job role experience and educational backgrounds. Additionally, developed and traditional concepts will introduce and prepare the intended audience for barriers and biases associated with male-dominated trades, required certifications and state licensing, financial planning, and behavior strategies for women scholars and entrepreneurs to brand their presence in their selected industry and/or trade.

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Wednesday July 22, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Documenting Agricultural Education SAEs for Workbased Learning
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All students enrolled in Agricultural Education are required to have a Supervised Agricultural Experience or SAE. SAEs are the equivalent to Workbased learning. However, to be able to count SAEs as WBL, documentation is required. The Agriculture Experience Tracker (AET) is an online recordkeeping form available to Agricultural Education Students. AET can be used to document all SAE activities, and provide necessary information for meeting all qualifiers for WBL. Roger Hanagrif, an Executive Team member with AET, will discuss the AET system and how to it can be used to document SAEs and WBL.

Presenters
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Roger Hanagriff

CEO & Associate Professor, TheAET
Howdy! I have spent the past 20 years helping programs track and promote educational experiences using both economic and learning outcomes, but in 2007 developed an online system that is now used annually by over 500,000 students and 6,000 agricultural education teachers in all states... Read More →


Wednesday July 22, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
TBA

1:45pm EDT

Why Career Readiness?
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Employers are increasingly noting that soft skills, in addition to academic and technical skills (hard skills), are key to enabling employees to work successfully in an organization. Career readiness is important because it focuses on teaching the skills students need to succeed in real-world jobs. During this session we will share with you a toolkit of activities for engaging your students in understanding why career readiness is important by discussing hard skills vs. soft skills, highlighting career clusters and occupations, completing a reality check and setting goals and planning ahead.

Presenters
avatar for Virginia Reijners

Virginia Reijners

Implementation Consultant, WIN Learning
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Lesa Norris

Implementation Consultant, WIN Learning
I am excited to collaborate about preparing people for the world of work!



Wednesday July 22, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

4 Things You Need to Know: The Psychology of What’s Coming
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In this session we will deep-dive into new research on Generation Z, modern day work environments, top skill sets your students need, data behind leadership development, and so much more. Walk away from this session more fully understanding the psychology of your present and future students, helping them identify and develop their innate strengths, and learn how to motivate them in preparation for what comes next. Challenge what you thought you knew, bring your ideas to the table, and be ready for a session packed full of the psychology of what’s coming next.

Presenters
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Jennifer Mizzell

MBA, MHR, PhD Candidate, HR Consultant
With over six years of industry experience and senior certifications in human resources, several years of academic training as a social scientist, and an avid learner of all things organizational behavior, Jennifer shares professional and academic recommendations for how to prepare... Read More →



Wednesday July 22, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

1:45pm EDT

Training on Industry Certification Preparatory Materials - LearnKey Curriculum and GMetrix Practice
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Come for a hands on in-depth training for GMetrix and LearnKey. Each person in attendance will be given a 30 day access code they can use to follow along and participate. We will do a hands-on training on how to set up and use the teaching, tracking, and classroom management features available in each program: Adobe, AutoDesk, CompTIA, Entrepreneurship, IC3, Communication Skills for Business, Introduction to Programming, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Technology Associate.

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Ashley Caldwell

Territory Manager, Certiport


Wednesday July 22, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:00pm EDT

Effectively Developing and Managing the CTE Budget for Your District
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This workshop will assist CTE directors/coordinators and finance directors with the development of the Local Application, Finance Section, and State EIA spreadsheet.

Presenters
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Melissa S. Benton

Education Associate, SC Department of Education


Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:00pm EDT

Literacy: Preparing Students to Read and Write in their Career Field
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Attendees will learn how to create an authentic focus for reading and writing that uses a tightly scaffold of strategies that prepares them with effective communication. We live in a time where immediate communication is required and done in the platform of the multi-media world. The workshop shows how to prepare students for this high-demand of communication with an increase of instructional expectations. The expectations center around powerful formative assessments that give teachers the opportunity to provide relevant feedback to grow students. The cycle process of assignments builds the confidence of students.

Presenters
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Donn Kirkwood

School Improvement Coach, Southern Regional Education Board
Literacy ConsultantSouthern Regional Education Board
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Dr. Tom Siler

Director of State and District Partnerships, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Dr. Siler is a former school administrator in South Carolina and lives in Irmo. He joined SREB five years ago as Director of State and District Partnerships and provides support in schools and districts in the states of SC, NC, NJ, MO and GA. SREB has a strong presence throughout... Read More →


Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:00pm EDT

Brightening Horizons Through Career Exploration & Preparation With EVERFI
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Looking for engaging resources to help students explore careers and learn job ready skills? Join this session to learn about Keys to Your Future and Endeavor, two digital resources on the free EVERFI platform. Through simulation, virtual job shadow, and puzzle solving, students learn soft skills like resume development, time management and goal setting and explore careers in advanced manufacturing, software development, and data analytics. Attendees will explore the free EVERFI platform and develop a plan for classroom implementation. For best experience, please review everfi.com/K-12 beforehand and bring your own device!

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Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:00pm EDT

Food Science Myths, Reality, and Practical Application
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Popular culture in much of the Western world has characterized food science, to some degree, as an object of suspicion. Myths abound popularized by social media. Misunderstanding of the true and wide-ranging nature of food-related sciences obscures the vital role they play in the production of food. Product development often includes laboratory testing for shelf stability, nutritional content, resistance to pathogen growth, and other properties. The field of food science is vast, and employment opportunities are diverse. We will explore some popular myths and the role food science plays in the products we consume.

Presenters
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Jonathan Wheeler

Special Processes HACCP Coordinator, South Carolina Dept. of Health & Environmental Control
Food Science


Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

3:00pm EDT

Soft Skills Score Success
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Technical Skills will help you get a job, Soft Skills will help you keep it! Teamwork is critical on the playing field, in the classroom, and throughout the work place. Discover seven key elements of a winning team to help ensure your students score success. You will experience firsthand, scenario-based activities that lead to building stronger teams, provide ways to work through conflict, and demonstrate why strong soft skills are vital to employers. The presentation provides examples of creating team accountability through self, teacher and team evaluations. Participants will leave with lesson plans and activities to use in their classroom.

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Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

4:15pm EDT

Project-Based Learning Powerful Practices: Transforming Learning Experiences for Kids
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We will explore SREB's Six Powerful Project-Based Learning and discuss how these practices work together to make learning more connected and meaningful for students. We will also explore resources for starting the process of planning PBL units of study in your classroom or school.

Presenters
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Leslie Eaves

Project-Based Learning Program Director, Southern Regional Board of Education
I am a proud USC graduate with a BS and ME in Chemical Engineering. I love talking about PBL, STEM, and Student-Centered Learning and how these can be used to help kids to more for themselves than they ever thought possible. In my free time, I read science fiction and fantasy books... Read More →
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Dr. Tom Siler

Director of State and District Partnerships, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Dr. Siler is a former school administrator in South Carolina and lives in Irmo. He joined SREB five years ago as Director of State and District Partnerships and provides support in schools and districts in the states of SC, NC, NJ, MO and GA. SREB has a strong presence throughout... Read More →



Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

4:15pm EDT

Standards-Based, Turn-Key Business/Management/Finance/Marketing/Entrepreneurship Courses, Curriculum, and LMS
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BusinessU is an interactive business & marketing curriculum platform with a goal to prepare students to be “shark-tank-ready” by the time they graduate high school. All BusinessU curriculum has been designed and vetted by business and industry professionals. Complete LMS, pre-loaded standards-based courses covering many programs of study, daily lesson plans and pacing guides, and user-friendly ability to add your own additional content into our LMS. Auto-grading and real-time rubric and measurement of time on task and quiz scores are included as well as measurements for group collaboration and student leader efficacy. Teacher dashboard, web-based, and compatible with all browsers and devices.

Presenters
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BusinessU

Co-founder, President, BusinessU
BusinessU is a ready-to-teach business & marketing course delivery platform that can be delivered in-classroom, remotely, or in a hybrid fashion. All BusinessU curriculum has been designed and vetted by business and industry professionals. Complete LMS, and nine pre-loaded year-long... Read More →


Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

4:15pm EDT

To Post or Not to Post: Building Accountability Through Communication Skills
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Social media posts by middle and high school students have landed them in both the headlines and hot water. In a survey of over 400 students, 65% spent 3.5 hours or more per day on social media. Let's make sure this is time well spent! Our interactive session focuses on 3 game changing tips to encourage students to re-imagine how they use social media and communicate with others. Participate in hands-on activities that build employability skills vital to communication for team projects, positive relationships, and preparing students for the workplace. YES! Take these activities back to your classroom!

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Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center
 
Thursday, July 23
 

9:00am EDT

Extended Contracts for Agriculture Teachers: How It All Works
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The majority of the Agriculture Teachers in South Carolina are paid by Clemson University for performance of extra duties which results in an extended contract for these teachers. How does this work? What is the process? What are the requirements? All of these questions will be answered by the Clemson University Agricultural Education staff. In addition, in 2020, Clemson is introducing a new online reporting procedure for all agriculture teachers on extended contracts. This process will allow for more access for school administrators to see just what activities the teacher is reporting. A review of this process will be discussed.

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William Keels

State Director of Agricultural Education, Clemson University
William E. Keels, with Clemson University, currently serves as State Director for the Agricultural Education program in South Carolina.    He is originally from Sumter county.   After graduating from Clemson University, he taught Agriculture in Sumter County at Hillcrest High School... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

9:00am EDT

Intentional Self-Employment: Legitimate Career Options for the Credentialed CTE Student
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Credentials may well trump degrees in the not-to-distant future, particularly in the CTE fields of study/work. For many of these fields, the "highest and best use" for these skills may be in the form of small business formation/startup. Attendees will participate in discussions about intentional self-employment, how to provide best guidance for the interested students, and where to find the best information.

Presenters
avatar for James Ledbetter

James Ledbetter

Assoc Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship, Midlands Technical College
Tom Ledbetter is a management professional with forty-five years’ experience in the rapidly changing advanced manufacturing, technology development, small business management, and higher education sectors.  His experience includes line, staff, and executive management responsibilities... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

9:00am EDT

Scholarship Opportunities for CATE Students
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Scholarship opportunities are available in ALL grade levels. Scholarships are often given to well rounded students. CATE programs as well as CATE clubs and organizations allow students to meet these requirements. This workshop will show educators that students who participate in CATE programs can increase their chances of receiving multiple scholarships and even FULL RIDES to colleges and universities across the country.

Presenters
avatar for Melinda Mihlbauer

Melinda Mihlbauer

Professional School Counselor, Pace Scholarship Academy, LLC
PACE Scholarship Academy was founded by Certified Professional School Counselor, Melinda Mihlbauer. PACE Scholarship Academy provides comprehensive presentations to assist middle school, high school, college and graduate students through the scholarship preparation, seeking and achievement... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

9:00am EDT

Coding and Virtual/Augmented Reality Resources for Career and Technical Education
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This introductory workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to incorporate new technology such as coding and virtual reality in their classroom. Attendees will receive information on how to get started with these concepts, specifically as they relate to use in career and technical education courses. Hands-on activities will offer exposure to some of the many coding and virtual reality tools and resources that are available to support student engagement.

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Ryan Easterbrooks

Ed Tech Program Coordinator, South Carolina ETV
My name is Ryan Easterbrooks, and I am the Ed Tech Program Coordinator for South Carolina ETV (SCETV).  I love all things Ed Tech related including Extended Reality (AR/VR/etc.), drones, makerspaces, escape rooms, coding, robotics, and more!  


Thursday July 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

9:00am EDT

Digital Skills for a Digitally Transforming World: Real World Certifications
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Digital skills are crucial for entry level jobs and for future promotability. 78% of middle-skill jobs require spreadsheet and word process skills. Isograd shares industry data from customers and partners regarding the digital skills that are needed for today and the future. Come learn about the Isograd TOSA internally recognized certifications and assessments that align to the needs of industry.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Bird

Daniel Bird

Vice Presiden, Isograd Inc
Daniel is an international speaker on topics ranging from digital literacy to the digital skills for today and tomorrow. Daniel is passionate about education and helping teachers and student achieve outcomes for continued education and employability.Isograd is the developer and provider... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

9:00am EDT

Make Life Easier With Chrome Tech Tools
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Using tech tools is a great way for teachers to improve the overall workday and meet instructional goals. Whether it be improving note-taking, saving time, getting organized, increasing security, or eliminating distractions, Chrome extensions and add-ons provide solutions to everyday classroom challenges. This session introduces some of these extensions, their functionality, and provides hands-on assistance with adding them to your browser.

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Brian Day

Instructional Technology Specialist, ETV
ETV offers workshops to South Carolina schools (public, private, homeschools, colleges and universities): online resources for PreK-12; webtools for teaching, assessing and creativity; 1:1 classroom ideas; and online recertification/graduate courses.


Thursday July 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:15am EDT

Agricultural Education Serving the Community
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Learning is a life-long process. As a result, each Agricultural Education program in South Carolina offers an adult education component to reach out to the community to provide training for farmers, homeowners and others with interest in agriculture. Troy Helms, Associate State Director of Agricultural Education, and Executive Director of the SC Farmer and Agribusiness Association, with Clemson University, will cover the essentials for success for an adult education program in agriculture and how to maximize its benefits for both the community and the school.

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William Keels

State Director of Agricultural Education, Clemson University
William E. Keels, with Clemson University, currently serves as State Director for the Agricultural Education program in South Carolina.    He is originally from Sumter county.   After graduating from Clemson University, he taught Agriculture in Sumter County at Hillcrest High School... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:15am EDT

Digital Skills for a Digitally Transforming World: Real World Certifications
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Digital skills are crucial for entry level jobs and for future promotability. 78% of middle-skill jobs require spreadsheet and word process skills. Isograd shares industry data from customers and partners regarding the digital skills that are needed for today and the future. Come learn about the Isograd TOSA internally recognized certifications and assessments that align to the needs of industry.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Bird

Daniel Bird

Vice Presiden, Isograd Inc
Daniel is an international speaker on topics ranging from digital literacy to the digital skills for today and tomorrow. Daniel is passionate about education and helping teachers and student achieve outcomes for continued education and employability.Isograd is the developer and provider... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:15am EDT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Its Impact On Local Businesses: The Future Is Now!
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How can the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution aid local businesses in staying competitive and expand their reach? Automated business marketing solutions is one of the keys. By implementing an Internet marketing solution that is 100% hands-free and includes all of the marketing tools necessary for both online and offline businesses, “mom & pop” local just became “mom & pop” global. In this presentation, I will demonstrate how one company is revolutionizing the online and offline marketing world on a global scale and bringing local businesses along with for the ride using Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhanced marketing tools.

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Isaac Johnson

Managing Member, Forward Moving Education, LLC
I have been in education for more than 30 years holding a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and two Masters Degrees, one in Special Education and one in Educational Administration. My background also includes National Certification as a Classroom Management Professional Development... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:15am EDT

ETV Educational Resources 101
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ETV offers a variety of resources and services to support South Carolina’s educators, students, and families. This session offers an introduction to all things ETV Education including free, high-quality digital content, standards-based lesson plans specific to South Carolina, informative blogs, teacher recertification courses, and more. Come and learn how to incorporate these resources into your learning community!

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Ryan Easterbrooks

Ed Tech Program Coordinator, South Carolina ETV
My name is Ryan Easterbrooks, and I am the Ed Tech Program Coordinator for South Carolina ETV (SCETV).  I love all things Ed Tech related including Extended Reality (AR/VR/etc.), drones, makerspaces, escape rooms, coding, robotics, and more!  


Thursday July 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

10:15am EDT

Google Resources to Support eLearning in Career and Technical Education
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Using Google resources is a great way for teachers to improve the overall workday and meet instructional goals especially to support eLearning in Career and Technical Education. Whether it be improving note-taking, saving time, getting organized, increasing security, or eliminating distractions, Google resources like Chrome extensions, add-ons, and apps provide solutions to support eLearning. This training introduces those extensions, their functionality, and provides hands-on assistance with account setup for Career and Technical Education.

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Brian Day

Instructional Technology Specialist, ETV
ETV offers workshops to South Carolina schools (public, private, homeschools, colleges and universities): online resources for PreK-12; webtools for teaching, assessing and creativity; 1:1 classroom ideas; and online recertification/graduate courses.


Thursday July 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Greenville Convention Center

11:30am EDT

60-Minutes that Change Everything – How Robotics and A.I. will Reshape the Workforce
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The coming decade will be defined by the largest workforce transition in the history of mankind. Millions of jobs will be lost to technology, while millions of new jobs will be created. Will YOUR students be ready? This session is presented by Dennis Kambeitz (CEO of EZ-Robot) and will help educators understand:
·How Robotics and Artificial Intelligence will impact all sectors of the workforce, Why ALL students will need strong tech skills and digital literacy,
·The Top 3 mis-steps that educators make when preparing students for the future,
·Strategies to increase STEM engagement across your entire school community

Presenters
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Dennis Kambeitz

CEO, EZ-Robot
I am incredibly passionate about robotics education.Over the past 7 years, I've personally demonstrated robotics to more than 17,000 students from around the world and have spoken with more than 20,000 educators about robotics education. During that time, we have developed a system... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

11:30am EDT

Life Skills 101
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What skills will the graduating senior need after they graduate? The business department can teach check writing, balancing a check book. The automotive department, how to change a tire. The health science department, basic first aid. The culinary department, how to read a recipe and make it. The English department, how to write a resume. The history department, voter registration and laws they need to know. The commitment would be no more than a week at a time. The student would rotate through all areas at their own pace.

Presenters
avatar for Margaret Harrill

Margaret Harrill

course integration between academics and CTE


Thursday July 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

11:30am EDT

Career Success: What Does it Look and Sound Like?
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This session will focus on helping educators identify and connect key components of the Profile of a SC Graduate to real life indicators such as, identifying career paths, diversity, digital profiles, and academic motivation. Session will include discussions on how to aid students with successfully completing their HS academic careers in comparison to the goals and preparation of a teacher/educator career as an exemplar.

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Shonita Montford

Business Educator, Orangeburg Consolidated School Dist
Shonita Rachelle Montford has seventeen years of teaching business education. While taking a break from teaching she worked as a Caseworker for the SC Department of Corrections. When one of the inmates politely stated “Mrs. Montford I wish I had a teacher to help me in high school... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center

11:30am EDT

CTE Information Technology and Computer Science Update
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This session will provide Information Technology and Computer Science updates for Career and Technical Education. It will focus on changes related to the Information Technology program, Computer Science, Courses, Perkins V legislation, and Educator Credentials.

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Andrew Cook

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education
Education Associate, SC Department of Education, Office of Career and Technology Education, Information Technology and Computer Science, Columbia, South CarolinaAndrew Cook has more than 36 years of computer architecture and software development experience at Intel Corporation and... Read More →



Thursday July 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Greenville Convention Center