On Friday, September 28 employees from 10 career-technical schools from northwest, northeast and central Ohio will jointly participate in a first-ever unified Professional Development Day.
About 1,000 school employees, including teachers, administrators, secretaries and other support staff, will participate in the event at one of three sites. The locations of the Professional Development Day are: Penta Career Center in Perrysburg; Sentinel Career and Technology Center in Tiffin; and Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion.
“After years of hosting professional development conferences for administrators from these same schools, it was suggested that we organize a conference that would benefit the entire staffs from each of the 10 schools,” said Joel Staudter, Executive Director of District Operations and Improvement. “Collaborating with our fellow colleagues provides us the opportunity to share ideas and develop new strategies that will ultimately benefit students in career-technical education.”
Some of the topics discussed during this conference will include: instructional teaching strategies, certification opportunities for students, comparison of subject content, career testing options, student evaluations, student organization involvement, program promotion and recruitment, technology, communications and topics of importance to specific groups.
The 10 career-technical schools participating in the Professional Development Day include: Apollo Career Center in Lima, EHOVE Career Center in Milan, Four County Career Center in Archbold, Lorain County JVS in Lorain, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine, Pioneer Career & Technology Center in Shelby, Penta Career Center in Perrysburg, Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion, Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers in Fremont and Tiffin, and Vantage Career Center in Van Wert.
*Update: Here’s a link to some photos the Toledo Blade took of the ConneCT conference!