December is here and we are lucky enough to still be in school across our state! I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. The school year has been a struggle for many of us, but I believe we will persevere and do what is best for our students.
ACTE Vision is quickly approaching and even though the conference is virtual this year, I believe it still has a lot to offer our members in terms of professional development and networking opportunities. I hope you are able to join the conference the first week of December.
Our Public Policy committee has been hard at work monitoring legislative activities and the impact they could have on CTE. Be watching for an update from that committee as they prepare for the sessions in February.
One exciting development we have had since the start of the school year is that we have been given the Quality Association Standards Award for the third year in a row! This is due to our amazing members and leaders that represent each division. Our organization is doing well and we want to continue to offer opportunities for our members to continue to perfect their craft and offer helpful, educational experiences for our CTE students across the state. We will be accepting this award during the state leaders session during the ACTE Conference.
- Don’t forget that WACTE and its divisions have a lot of opportunities for its members to become involved. Here are some of those opportunities.
- Summer Conference- Takes place in June each year and includes a keynote speaker, break out sessions, division specific professional development, a steak fry, banquet and multiple networking opportunities. Mark your calendar for June 16-18 and join us in Buffalo.
- Committees- We have five standing committees, you do NOT have to be designated by your division to be a part of a committee. We are still looking for some individuals to take charge of our Professional Development and Promotions Committees. If you would like additional information on these committees, please reach out to the committee chair or a board member.
The committees are as follows:
- Professional Development
- Public Policy
- Divisions- Each division has different committees and activities that you can be involved in. Contact one of your division officers to find out how you can get more involved.
I hope these next few months are good ones. Stay healthy and safe and I look forward to when we can physically come together as a group. Please reach out if you have any questions. Our executive board is ready to help out any way we can.
Best wishes for an amazing year!