Resources & PD Opportunities

2019-2020 Conferences and Professional Development Workshops

  • Expenses CTE educators incur by attending workshops may be reimbursed with Perkins funds. LINK to ESU #3 Forms and Documents tab.

Commissioner’s Recognition (Recognition of 2019 CTSO National Conference Winners)

  • November 25, 2019 - State Capitol Rotunda, Lincoln, NE

CTSO Legislative Day

  • February 10, 2020 - State Capitol, Lincoln, NE

State Officer Leadership Academy (SOLA)

  • May 26–29, 2020 - Camp Carol Joy Holling, Ashland, NE

  • Expenses CTE educators incur by attending workshops may be reimbursed with Perkins funds. LINK to ESU #3 Forms and Documents tab.

2020 Nebraska NCE Virtual Symposium - June 9, 2020 (Registration available soon)

  • Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) will provide $500 scholarships again this year to support CTE educator and/or administrator attendance at the NCE Conference. Details and the application will be posted as soon as the information is available.

Beginning Teacher Institute (1-3 years classroom experience)

Jump Start (Transitional program teachers)

Additional Professional Development Sites and Resources

2018 Administrator Days - Career Ed Presentations

Taking the Mystery Out of Offering Workplace Experiences to Students (Handouts to the right)

Presentation by Gregg Christensen

Presentation by NDE, Louisville HS, MCC, and Seward HS

Handout from Stephanie Call, NDE Program Leader: World Languages

Additional Resources

Advance CTE

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) - "The Association for Career and Technical Education® is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers."

  • ACTE has built a High-quality CTE Tools section on its website. This online library features resources that support success in each of the 12 elements. The emphasis is on practitioner strategies, case studies and toolkits to help educators and administrators implement high-quality CTE programs of study. In the future, this online library will be linked to an online version of the rubric, so that programs completing the assessment can access resources for areas identified as needing improvement.

CTE Online - Free teacher-created curriculum (create an account and start exploring the resources)

Curriculum Articulation Template (web-based) - You may find this helpful for articulating the connection between the CTE standards and your CTE Curriculum. Click on the subpage tabs at the bottom or the Careers tap at the top for specific CTE areas. This template was shared by Jeff McQuistin at ESU #17, and is based on the work of Lenny Vermaas, ESU #6.

Find Your Grind - "Find Your Grind is unique in that it offers educators a complete package of lesson plans that correlate with aligned career exploration and personal finance curriculum standards."

By providing well-vetted and pre-designed content, the platform removes hours of planning and prep work. You’ll have more time than ever to focus on the important bit: teaching.

Metro Community College Career and Technical Education Website

Nebraska Department of Labor

Nebraska Loves Public Schools - Career and Technical Education Series (Videos)

Partners for Innovation (PFI) - Updated & Revised Website

  • Application for June 2020 NCE Conference Scholarship (2020 Application window is closed) - The $500 scholarship will be reimbursed to your school after proof of attendance has been received. Reimbursements for the conference can be conference registration fee, hotel, mileage, food expenses, stipends, etc. Priority is given to current CTE teachers and administration. The availability of scholarships is an annual decision - check the PFI website in June 2020 for information regarding a scholarship program for 2020-2021.

  • External PD Funding Applications for 2020 are available - Click HERE for additional information

  • January 2018 Newsletter