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CareerTech VISION 2012: Dynamic Professional Development Event from the Association for Career and Technical Education for Over 3,000 Career and Technical Educators   By PRWEB

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 11, 2012

The Association for Career and Technical Education held its reformatted professional learning event, CareerTech VISION 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia Nov. 28-Dec 1, 2012. Over 3,000 career and technical education (CTE) professionals attended the three-day learning event, which featured guest speakers from education and industry to discuss pressing issues around CTE and over 200 educational sessions on topics such as Common Core State Standards implementation with CTE programs, teaching strategies for the CTE classroom, program and teacher assessments, new technologies CTE programs can utilize to enhance student learning and much more. A combination of one-hour Idea Labs and two-hour Deep Dive sessions provided attendees access to hands-on learning unparalleled in the profession!

CareerTech VISION 2012, which took place at the Georgia World Congress Center, drew CTE professionals from across the country. Attendees browsed the newest classroom technologies and tools in the CareerTech Expo which showcased over 200 companies, and had the opportunity to benefit from exclusive partnerships with High Schools That Work and Model Schools which offered attendees a chance to explore best practices, instructional models and tactics for integrating rigorous academics and CTE that have been identified by these groups.

The Opening General Session at CareerTech VISION brought a panel of education and business leaders together to discuss the role of CTE in education. The panel comprised of state superintendents and industry executives spoke candidly about the challenges in the U.S. education system, the new focus CTE must employ and the need for greater industry and education connection.