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Professional Development Conference

Building Partnerships for America’s Future: A Career and Technical Education Focused Professional Development Conference


Hosted by  VALEES (EFE #130) and Waubonsee Community College
When  Friday, February 28, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where  Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove Campus, Academic and Professional Center Event Room
Professional Development  6 hours of Illinois State Board of Education professional development credit for those attendees present from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration Required. Complete all fields of the registration form found below.
Lunch Included
Cost None


7:30 a.m. Check in
8:00 a.m. Rachael Mann, Keynote Address

The first person to step foot on Mars has most likely been born and could be a student in your classroom, a kid in your neighborhood, or a child in your home! Education has always been about the future, and as the very nature and location of work changes, education must evolve as well. The Martians in Your Classroom keynote reveals the urgent need for Career and Technical Education (CTE) and STEM in every learning space. The Martians in our learning spaces are the future and will be tasked with transforming the big problems into even bigger opportunities.

Career and Technical Education holds the key to ensuring that students have the competitive edge that will set them apart in this age of exponential change. How do educators ensure that students are risk-takers who are willing and able to discover innovative solutions to the big problems in the world around us? Whether you are a secondary educator, post-secondary educator, counselor, or administrator, the role that you play is pivotal to ensuring that the Martians in our learning spaces are equipped to not only take on a future that looks different than our current reality, but that they are also prepared to create and build the future.

Join Rachael Mann on a journey to uncover the top five areas that will ensure that your students own the future and that will invigorate your learning spaces! Get Ready to Launch!

9:30 a.m. Breakout session one – choose your breakout session below
10:35 a.m. Breakout session two – choose your breakout session below
11:30 a.m. Lunch provided
12:25 p.m. Breakout session three – choose your breakout session below
1:30 p.m. Breakout session four – choose your breakout session below
2:25 p.m. Complete conference evaluation and  pick up professional development form


Register for your Breakout Sessions