The 2018 New CTE Professionals Workshop—Professional Development Specifically for those New to the CTE Classroom


The Office of Public Instruction’s Career and Technical Education Specialists will be conducting a New CTE Professionals Workshop on Wednesday, October 17, in Billings, prior to the start of the 2018 Montana ACTE Institute.

After completing a redesign of the event, this year’s New CTE Professionals Workshop focuses on early-career professionals—specifically Career & Technical Education professionals within the first five (5) years in a Montana Career & Technical Education classroom. Additionally, Montana CTE professionals who have participated in the past are invited to attend to enhance their classroom skills and knowledge of Career & Technical Education.

This FREE professional development opportunity will provide teachers who are new to the classroom, as well as those with five (5) years or less of experience, with information on a variety of roundtable and breakout sessions essential for success in the career and technical education classroom including

--Perkins funding,

--State CTE funding,

--Advisory boards,

--Professional development organizations,

--Instructional strategies for the CTE classroom,

--Work-Based Learning

--CTE and program-area standards and guidelines, and

--Career & Technical Student Organizations.

The workshop will be held at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center (
1223 Mullowney Lane) from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm. The training is free of charge and lunch will be provided for attendees. Up to six (6) OPI Renewal Units will be offered. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and substitutes

Additional details about the New CTE Professionals Workshop, including a schedule of events, are currently posted on the Secondary CTE page of the OPI website ( under the CTE Updates heading and can be downloaded via the following link:

Registration for the 2018 New CTE Professionals Workshop can be completed and submitted online at The deadline to register is Monday, October 1.

Please note, registration for the 2018 New CTE Professionals Workshop does not also include the Montana ACTE Institute. Registration for the Montana ACTE Institute must be submitted separately. Montana ACTE Fall Institute registration details can be found at

For registration assistance or for more information, please contact the appropriate CTE program specialist:

Agriculture Education: Shannon Boswell,, 406.444.4451

Business Education: Eric Swenson,, 406.444.7991

Family & Consumer Sciences Education: Megan Vincent,, 406.444.3599

Health Sciences Education: Renee Erlandsen,, 406.994.6986

Industrial Trades & Technology Education: Don Michalsky,, 406.444.4452