2016 Washington ACTE Summer Professional Development Conference

Spokane WA

Aug 7 - 10, 2016

This conference is to provide all Career and Technical Education (CTE) educators the opportunity to advance their knowledge and competency through the expansion of their individual support network as they focus on their professional learning of the following general objectives:

1. Integration of key components in all Career and Technical Education program areas

    a. 21st Century Skills for all CTE programs

     b. Washington State Standards for all components for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) along with the arts within CTE programs

    c. Technical skill development for all CTE program areas

2. Instructional best practices within CTE for the transition to and application of Washington State Learning Standards

3. Educator Leadership development for the classroom, school, and community

4. Strategies to increase all student engagement with a focus on increasing non-traditional student participation and success

5. Developing industry partnerships to expand opportunities for students and educators6. Methods for creating and advancing Programs of Study

6. Methods for creating and advancing all CTE Programs of Study

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Gene Wachtel

CTE Director, Shoreline School District

Bio: Franklin Eugene Wachtel

Adam Smith

Teacher, Cheney School District

Andrea Ancich

Co-President, WA-FACSE

Anne Gallagher

Director of Mathematics, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Barbara Key

American Sign Language Teacher, Kent School District

Bernard Hewey

Instructor - O&P Technology Program, Spokane Falls Community College

Brian Toone

Owner, Jewelry Design Center

Catherine Kroll

Infection Preventionist, PeaceHealth

Chris Gandee

Automation Training Coordinator, Lincoln Electric

Chris Sieg

District Worksite Learning Coordinator, Tacoma Public Schools

Christina DuWors

Career Pathways Project Coordinator, Pierce College District

Clarence Dancer

STEM Program Supervisor, OSPI / CTE

Daniel Sweeney

Manager of Information Technology, CCI Learning Solutions

Denise Mileson

GRADS Project Specialist, OSPI

Dennis Kampe

Director, Clark County Skills Center

Diane Lashinsky

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way

Doug Meyer

Instructor, Yelm Community Schools

Eric Apablasa

Account Executive, Pacific Northwest, Accelerate Learning

Eric Wolf

Workforce Policy Associate, Washington Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board

Erin Hays

Associate Dean of Admission, Gonzaga University

George Aszklar

State CTE Director, OSPI

Gil Mendoza

Deputy Superintendent of K–12 Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Gilda Wheeler

Senior Program Officer, Washington STEM

Ira Gardner

Tenured Faculty, Spokane Falls Community College

Jeff Schmidt

CTE Coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education

Dale Van Ry

Sales, Snap On Industrial

Eric Nieland


Jason Wetzler

Undergrad, OSU

Alex Iund

Precision Exams

Anna Gottlieb

Cancer Pathways

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333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA, 99201, US