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6th Annual Career and Technical Education Summit   
Virtual Conference | June 22-23, 2021
Global Conversations in CTE/TVET: Issues and Opportunities

Tuesday, June 22 - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 23 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Dr. Ted Lewis
Dr.Ted Lewis, Keynote

The Tacit Knowledge Challenge for Global CTE/TVET

What makes CTE/TVET distinctive is the value it attaches to practical knowledge, and especially forms of such knowledge that may defy articulation and need to be communicated by demonstration or practice. In a study of how knowledge is transferred in nuclear power plants, Hytinen (2004) explains that “knowledge has also a tacit element, which is the know-how of individuals including mental models, crafts, skills, intuitions, hunches and feelings which may be very difficult or even impossible to articulate”. How can such knowledge be passed on? We are seeing in the workplace of today, especially in the work of Nonaka, that tacit skills are being accorded the highest value. This presentation explores issues, and opportunities that the inculcation of tacit knowledge presents globally to those involved in education for work.


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Highlights from the 2020 CTE Summit

Last year's topics 

Tuesday Afternoon

Katie Feuerhelm, Interim Director, Emerging Center for CTE Excellence, UW-Stout

Opening Address
2019 CTE Summit Keynote, Sylvia Cheuy, Tamarack Institute

Laying the Foundation
Katie Feuerhelm, Interim Director, Emerging Center for CTE Excellence, UW-Stout
Debbie Stanislawski, Program Director, B.S. Marketing and Business Education, UW-Stout

Keynote - Addressing the Teacher Pipeline Through Collective Impact
Alex Manuel, Executive Director, Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board

Break: 10 Minutes

Teacher Shortage: Trends and Concerns
David DeGuire, Director of Teacher Education, Professional Development, and Licensing at Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Panel Discussion with Current Teachers
Debbie Stanislawski, Program Director, Professor, Teaching, Learning and Leadership Department, UW-Stout
Kathleen Thorn, Business Education, Colfax Middle School
Scott Sayles, Business & Marketing, DECA Advisor, Eden Prairie High School
Tracie Nielson, Business & Marketing, DECA Advisor, Kenosha School District
Andrew Kleiber, Technology Education Teacher, Winona High School
Jill Spilde, BS CTET

  1. Understand the challenges and joys of teaching.
  2. What attracted them to teaching and what do they face?
  3. Recruitment: what works.
  4. What supports do teachers need to stay in the field?  

Wrap-up Discussion: Considering a Common Vision
Sylvia Tiala, Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning & Leadership Department, UW-Stout

Wednesday morning

Katie Feuerhelm, Interim Director, Emerging Center for CTE Excellence, UW-Stout

Katherine Frank, Chancellor, UW-Stout

UW-Stout Studies on Issues related to CTE:

  • Experience-Based Licensure (30 min)
    Pete McConnell, Current student, Masters in CTE, UW-Stout

  • Online Teaching Strategies for CTE (30 min)
    Tricia Makowiak, Graduate, Masters in CTE, UW-Stout
  • Career and Technical Education Leadership (45 min)
    Greg Benz, Current student, EDD, UW-Stout
    Deanna Schultz, Associate Professor, MS CTE Program Director  
  • Employer-sponsored Certification Training  
    Alyssa Haynes, MS CTE, UW Stout                         

Break: 10 minutes

Discussion: Bringing it together and future opportunities.

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Highlights from the 2019 CTE Summit
Keynote: Sylvia Cheuy

Sylvia Cheuy, a consulting director from the Tamarack Institute, kicked off the 4th annual UW-Stout CTE Summit. The theme for 2019 was Opportunities in CTE Through Collective Impact: Understand the power of together. Recognizing that many stakeholders engage in work which is critical to workforce development, the focus was on collective impact; specifically, community building, sharing resources, systems change and collaboration. Following the keynote, Sylvia facilitated a panel consisting of individuals from various sectors engaging in collective impact work.  From there, participants had opportunities to share ideas, learn and network with other professionals engaged in workforce development. The event wrapped up with a group discussion facilitated by Deanna Schultz, Director of the Emerging Center for CTE Excellence.