University of Wisconsin–Madison

2019 Career & Technical Education: Promise and Practice Workshop

Career & Technical Education: Promise and Practice
Friday, May 3, 2019
Holiday Inn Nashville Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN

Convened by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in conjunction with the U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers

Workshop Agenda

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome
9:15 Panel 1: Overview of Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Panelists:
Shaun Dougherty, Professor, Vanderbilt University;
Casey Wrenn, Director, Tennessee State CTE;
Kate Kreamer, Deputy Executive Director, Advance CTE
10:30 Break
10:45 Panel 2: How Is CTE Structured in Practice, and Who Is Served in CTE?
Panelists:
Emily Passias, Director, Ohio Office of Career-Technical Education;
Imani Miller, Vice President of Programs, EdYouthForce NOLA;
Danielle Mezera, Chief Consultant, DMC Consulting and Senior Fellow, ExcelinED
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Panel 3: What Does the Evidence Say about What Works in CTE?
Panelists:
Rachel Rosen, Research Associate, MDRC;
Jonathon Attridge, Research Manager, Tennessee Department of Education;
Steven Hemelt, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2:15 Break
2:30 Panel 4: Research Gaps and Research-Practice Efforts
Dan Kreisman, Professor, Georgia State University
Breakout Discussions:
•  Pros and cons of alternative oversight structures
•  CTE in rural areas
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Ensuring equity in access and outcomes in CTE
•  Serving disconnected youth and youth with disabilities or trauma
3:45 Wrap up
4:00 Adjourn