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Tuesday, August 2
 

1:15pm CDT

An Introduction to Soil Health
This program will cover the basics of soil health, principles, soil functions, effects on resource management through indoor and outdoor presentations/demonstrations available to instructors. Availability of additional equipment and personnel will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Hemenway

Jeffrey Hemenway

State Soil Health Specialist, USDA- NRCS
Jeff Hemenway is the State Soil Health Specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (formerly the Soil Conservation Service (SCS). He has worked with SCS and NRCS for thirty years as a Soil Conservationist, Soil... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Wood Center, Room 101 Southeast Technical Institute
  Breakout Session
  • Career Cluster AFNR

1:15pm CDT

Automotive Technology
This session will highlight Southeast Technical Institute's Automotive Technology Program, and will provide an overview or the program and highlights of new facility and program achievements.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Wood Center, Room 105 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

Build Dakota Scholarship Program
Learn about the Build Dakota Scholarship program and how we are working with the technical institutes to develop partnerships with businesses and industry to build South Dakota's workforce.

Speakers
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Deni Amundson

Program Manager, Build Dakota Scholarship
I will be at the 2016 CTE Conference to talk about the opportunities available for students to receive full-ride scholarships to one of South Dakota's four technical institutes. Build Dakota awards approximately 300 full-ride scholarships per year! I will also have industry representatives... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 159 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

Civil Engineering Concepts for Your Classroom
Do you have students that enjoy history, math, science and technology?  Students that want a career that involves the outdoors?  Mr. Rod Breitling, LS will explain different aspects of the surveying field and how they relate to all construction projects.  He will showcase the surveying equipment used at Southeast Tech and show you how to include a lesson on surveying in the classroom.  This session will also touch on Civil Engineering Technology.  This field is a high demand STEM field that currently qualifies for the Build Dakota Scholarships. Elizabeth Kassing, PE Civil Engineering Technology at STI will also be leading the session.



Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 261

1:15pm CDT

Create Nutrition SuperTrackers
The decision to choose a healthy lifestyle is an individual one and the interactive SuperTracker tool and lessons for high school can help students think critically about their food and physical activity choices. SuperTracker, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is a visually appealing, state-of-the-art tracking tool designed to help individuals make lifestyle changes. The new Nutrition Facts label, an effective decision-making tool in the grocery store, and Exploring Food Science, a 4H resource, will also be introduced.

Speakers
avatar for Karlys Wells

Karlys Wells

Program Associate, SDSU Extesion
USDA nutrition programs--Team Nutrition and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education



Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 113 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

Digital Music, A New Frontier
Digital Music is a class for anyone who has a passion or interest in music! This presentation will take people into an overview of what digital music is comprised of and strategies for teaching it, even if you do not have a background in music.  

Participants should bring a computer (pc or mac) and headphones to make the most out of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Laureen

Laureen

Media Arts & Aviation Teacher, CTE Academy - Sioux Falls School District
Before moving to the Sioux Falls School District, Laureen taught for five years as the Computer/Technology Teacher in the Baltic School District. Laureen is starting her seventh year of teaching Media Arts at the CTE Academy in Sioux Falls and she has developed the popular Digital... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 206 Southeast Technical Institute
  Breakout Session

1:15pm CDT

FACS Tech Mix
Hungry for new technology programs and activities to incorporate into your family and consumer science coursework?  If so, this workshop will share with you the latest and greatest FACS technology resources. Don’t forget your electronic device (computer, iPad, phone, etc.) as this workshop will be interactive and hands-on.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Kern

Tracy Kern

HHS Department Head, Harrisburg High School
2017-2018 SDACTE Past President2016-2017 SDACTE President Harrisburg High School Family & Consumer Science Teacher & Career and Technical Educator


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 111 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

Ignite: 68 Bell Ringers to Engage Students
Ignite equips you with 68 bell-ringers or startup tasks to engage students, with career-readiness topics that tie directly to the SkillsUSA Framework. The activities presented in Ignite will help teachers to gain a better understanding of their students’ classroom knowledge as well as personal feelings, attitudes and beliefs Consider posting a bell-ringer before starting each class session, and discuss the relationship of the task content to school, SkillsUSA and the workplace.. Activities are divided into the three components of the SkillsUSA framework: personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics with the goal to teach employability skills to all students.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Peabody

Debbie Peabody

Teacher Trainer, SkillsUSA
I am a retired architectural and engineering drawing teacher and SkillsUSA advisor. I currently work with SkillsUSA as a teacher trainer.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 112 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

INVEST Insurance Resources
Take a fresh look at encouraging students to consider a career in the insurance industry!  Discover industry needs, trends and the potentially lucrative rewards within the insurance industry.  Industry representatives will share their experience along with a FREE unbranded insurance education curriculum available to teachers.  

Speakers
avatar for Kim Roth

Kim Roth

DCTE Data and Grants Manager, SD Department of Education


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 124 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

It takes a village: SDMyLife for students and how to engage parents in the process.
Engaging students and parents through SDMyLife discussion boards to help create successful futures in South Dakota. This session is intended to serve as an overview of the discussion board functionality of SDMyLife and an introduction to the Parent Portal to engage parents in the career exploration process and invite them to act as Career Coaches with SDMyLife.

Speakers
avatar for Leo Abramoff

Leo Abramoff

Inspire Account Lead, Career Cruising



Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 157 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

Learning Data Analytics by Copying and Doing
This past June, SDSU organized the first Data Analytics Camp for high school students at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This free 4-day camp is supported by National Science Foundation through the EPSCoR program. During the camp, students learned basic concepts of probability and statistics as well as how to analyze data using Microsoft Excel and the R programming language.

This session will highlight the activities and online resources developed for the camp that can be used in classrooms and will highlight the importance of data interpretation in many professions and our everyday lives. 

More info is available here: https://statsdsu.firebaseapp.com/   

Speakers

Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 126 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

National Career Readiness Certificate
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC®) is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success. The NCRC, developed by ACT, can be earned when participants use problem solving and critical thinking skills to apply information and mathematical reasoning to complete WorkKeys© assessments. These assessments measure “real world” skills that are critical to job success with questions based on situations in the everyday work world. Learn more about the Department of Labor and Regulation’s investment into the South Dakota workforce with WorkKeys© and the NCRC®.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson

NCRC Program Specialist, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation



Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 114 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

New Opportunities for CTE Teacher Certification
Last year, the South Dakota Department of Education revised CTE teacher certification rules to provide more consistency and flexibility for teachers and school districts in how teachers become certified. Now, teachers may obtain a Career Cluster or Career Pathway endorsement through either traditional or alternative certification routes and receive more clearly defined mentored supports.  

Come learn more about how you or others in your district can become certified under this new system! More information is located at http://doe.sd.gov/octe/CTEcertification.aspx 

Speakers
avatar for Erin Larsen

Erin Larsen

Work-based Learning Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
Erin is a member of the Division of Career and College Success at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) as the Career Development and Work-based Learning Specialist. At MDE, she focuses on identifying and developing practical resources for educators related to student work experiences... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 127 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

Safe Dates: An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum
This session will feature the evidence-based Safe Dates, a curriculum that deals with attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. It helps youth understand what constitutes healthy or abusive relationships, the consequences of dating abuse, and helps equip them with skills to help themselves or friends in abusive dating relationships. Above all, it helps students develop healthy dating relationships.

Speakers

Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 109 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

Soybean Science:Genetics and Biotechnology
Join us to experience three lesson plans that dive into the science of one of the largest commodities in South Dakota, soybeans.  We will explore activities to help students understand how altering the genotype of a soybean can result in desired phenotypes, the technology to make these changes and the tradeoffs of these biotechnologies.  These lessons are being developed as a free resource for agricultural and biology teachers by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council.

Speakers

Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 120 Southeast Technical Institute
  Breakout Session

1:15pm CDT

Tech Savvy Tools
Help your students meet their career potential with the help of technology. This presentation will show how to enhance your career connection with the most connected generation in history. Using technology tools such as Pinterest, Prezi, Twitter, an iPAD, and many more can help you to reach your students. 

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Seeklander

Ashley Seeklander

K-8 School Counselor, Groton Area Elementary & Middle School
I will start my 10th year as a school counselor this fall. In 2018, I had the honor of being selected as the SD School Counselor of the Year. My interests include working part-time as a studio assistant at a paint-your-own pottery studio and repurposing furniture.



Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 155 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

The Value of Industry Recognized Certification
Discover how to use industry recognized certifications to increase career prospects and success in the classroom. Information will be given on how to become a Certiport Authorized Testing Center and deliver industry certifications to your students including: Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate, Adobe Certified Associate, Autodesk Certified User, QuickBooks Certified User, and IC3 Digital Literacy. Several curriculum and preparation products will be highlighted during this presentation and all attendees will have the opportunity to request free demo codes.

Speakers
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Justin Barker

Regional Manager, Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business
Justin Barker has been with Certiport for over nine years and manages all certification programs for K12 in Iowa. Recently, Certiport released the opportunity for students to take certifications from home using virtual computers - www.certiport.com/efh. Also, Certiport has solutions... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 128 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

Understanding Your South Dakota Retirement System Benefits
This seminar gives an overview of the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS) and Supplemental Retirement Plan (SRP). Learn more about your SDRS retirement benefits, as well as the disability, family, and survivor benefits offered through SDRS. All members are encouraged to attend this informative presentation.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 118 Southeast Technical Institute

1:15pm CDT

Using AET for Online SAE Record Books & Degree Apps
The ease of students filling out State Degree Application with the AET as their record keeping tool. Tips on fixing balancing errors and having the proper records in place with an emphasis on the lost art of production project record keeping.

Speakers
MK

Mark Ketelhut

Ag Teacher, Miller School


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 119 Southeast Technical Institute
  Breakout Session
  • Career Cluster AFNR

1:15pm CDT

Workforce Development in the Modern Era: How age savvy are you?
The aging of the baby boomers is a hot topic for professionals working in human services and health care. Did you know baby boomer aging is the leading edge of a long term trend? Low birth rates suggest our population will be older, even after the baby boomers are no longer with us. What does this mean for work force development? Accurate knowledge about aging will be necessary for professional and organizational success. This presentation will provide an overview of ageism, its impact, and strategies to reduce ageism in young people.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 160 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Advisory Committee Reboot
Bridgewater-Emery High School's CTE teachers Connie Whistler, Karen Roudabush, and Frankie Nelson, will be discussing their unique and successful approach to advisory committees.

An active advisory committee is a requirement for an approved CTE program, and the team from Bridgewater-Emery has used creative tactics to make the requirement work for them, their communities, and their students!

Speakers
avatar for Frankie Nelson

Frankie Nelson

Family and Consumer Sciences, Bridgewater-Emery High School
avatar for Karen Roudabush

Karen Roudabush

Agriculture Instructor, Mitchell School District
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Connie Whistler

Bridgewater-Emery High School



Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 129 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Digital Music, A New Frontier
Digital Music is a class for anyone who has a passion or interest in music! This presentation will take people into an overview of what digital music is comprised of and strategies for teaching it, even if you do not have a background in music. 

Participants should bring a computer (pc or mac) and headphones to make the most out of the session. 

Speakers
avatar for Laureen

Laureen

Media Arts & Aviation Teacher, CTE Academy - Sioux Falls School District
Before moving to the Sioux Falls School District, Laureen taught for five years as the Computer/Technology Teacher in the Baltic School District. Laureen is starting her seventh year of teaching Media Arts at the CTE Academy in Sioux Falls and she has developed the popular Digital... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 206 Southeast Technical Institute
  Breakout Session

2:15pm CDT

Dual Credit: Tips for Successful Implementation
Hear it from the school counselors working in the trenches of dual credit themselves. Four school counselors, representing schools from large to small, will share what they’ve done to implement dual credit in their schools and how they’ve tackled challenges they’ve encountered. Walk away with best practices and examples of how they’ve worked with dual credit in their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Renae Oines

Renae Oines

Career Planning Advisor/ Dual Credit, Sioux Falls School District



Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 155 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Food Labs in 45 Minutes
Short on Time?  This workshop will give you ideas on how to organize food labs and lessons when working with tight schedules.


Table docx

Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 114 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Green Careers
Dreading the thought of working in an office indoor all day long? Then don’t! Ditch the office job and do what you love. At Southeast Tech you can earn a degree in the green career field in one of the following majors: Horticulture Technology, Landscape Design Technology, Sports Turf Management. Come with us and take a tour of our on campus facilities.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Borgen

Corey Borgen

Sports Turf Management, Southeast Technical Institute
Cory has over 20 years of turfgrass management experience while working at local golf courses and teaching the sports turf management program at Southeast Technical Institute. During these years Cory has worked as an assistant golf course superintendent at Central Valley Golf Course... Read More →
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Ginger McNickle

Horticulture Instructor, Southeast Technical Institute
Ginger joined Southeast Tech in the summer of 2015, with more than a decade of experience in the horticulture field. After earning her A.S. degree in Horticulture from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE, she continued her education earning a B.S. degree in Horticulture Production... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Wood Center, Room 255 Southeast Technical Institute
  Breakout Session
  • Career Cluster AFNR

2:15pm CDT

Host Your Own TedX Event
Lake Area Tech showcases innovative ideas created by their students and community members through TEDxLATI. TEDx events are individually organized TED talks. Speakers share their unique ideas to spark innovative thinking and action amongst their audience. This session will give you the creative processes behind cultivating unique ideas worth sharing, inspiration that derives from this experience, and how you can start your own TEDx event.

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Conrad

Shawna Conrad

Admissions Representative, Lake Area Technical Institute
Hi, I'm Shawna. I work in the admissions department at Lake Area Tech and am a part of the TEDxLATI team. As a past TEDxLATI speaker and current planning committee member at LATI, I look forward to visiting with you about the possibilities of hosting your own TEDx.
avatar for Melissa Meidinger

Melissa Meidinger

Entrepreneurship Instructor, Lake Area Technical Institute
I am passionate about inspiring and engaging people in business and entrepreneurship. I believe that you only live once so why not live the life you are inspired to do. I teach Entrepreneurship at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota. I have the opportunity... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 159 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Integrating Service Learning into the Classroom for Workforce Development
Learn how to integrate a service learning project into your curriculum, while still meeting course objectives. In this session, the presenter will give a foundational overview of the emergent workforce needs, and give strategies of how to apply course concepts to a service project. Bring a syllabus, or course objectives, with you to make the most out of this breakout session.

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Sydow

Brooke Sydow

Workforce Development Coordinator, Greater Huron Development Corporation
My name is Brooke Sydow, and I am the Workforce Development Coordinator for the Greater Huron Development Corporation. My primary roles are to work with the community, create events and opportunities for integration in the following areas: Diversity Engagement, Students and Businesses... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 109 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Jump Into STEM: Explore 22 Careers
SkillsUSA has a new resource that encourages high-school students to mentor younger students on possible career paths. Its Jump Into STEM! program provides tools and activities for SkillsUSA members to help elementary-age participants take part in interactive career experiences. Whether a younger student wants to be an architect or an electrician, a social media specialist or a computer programmer, an industrial designer or an airline pilot, there is information on a possible career for the future. With this groundbreaking new program, SkillsUSA members are bridging the gap between elementary-age students and careers related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Peabody

Debbie Peabody

Teacher Trainer, SkillsUSA
I am a retired architectural and engineering drawing teacher and SkillsUSA advisor. I currently work with SkillsUSA as a teacher trainer.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 112 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Lemonade Day!
Help the children in your life become successful, independent, and goal oriented. Help them become an entrepreneur! Lemonade Day is a fun and easy way to teach kids the basics of entrepreneurship and finance. When a child does their own Lemonade Day, they learn to manage a business, create a plan for success, and follow through! Kids learn everything from customer service and supply management to marketing and how to calculate a profit.  Free LEMONADE and cookies provided at this session! 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Roth

Kim Roth

DCTE Data and Grants Manager, SD Department of Education



Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 124 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Modern Business Education
Business Education has changed dramatically through the decades!  Join Northern State University professor Amber M. Mathern, DBA(ABD) in a discussion of the latest industry needs, demands and trends related to business, marketing and finance to ensure your program is addressing current workforce needs.  Attendees will gain insight into keeping programs on the current pulse of business education!  

Speakers
avatar for Amber Mathern

Amber Mathern

Northern State University
Amber is currently an Instructor of Marketing and Management at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She has been teaching a variety of business courses in higher education for the past eight years. She has previous experience as an adjunct faculty member for University... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 126 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Planning a CTSO Officer Retreat
Come and set up your officer retreat curriculum. See how to plan out a 2-3 day trip and build leadership through teamwork and get the best out of your team. Leave your retreat with a completed POA, goals set and a trip they will never forget!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah VanderVliet

Sarah VanderVliet

Ag Ed Teacher, Tri-Valley School
7-12 Agriculture Educator / FFA Advisor at Tri-Valley School.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 119 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Project Lead the Way in the SD Classroom
Join Sonya McNamara, Regional PLTW Representative and local teachers to learn more about teaching the PLTW curriculum in South Dakota classrooms and the connection to CTE.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 207 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Revit: Take it to the 3rd Dimension
This presentation will highlight various aspects of the software that has and continues to revolutionize the architectural/mechanical/electrical and structural building industry.

Mr. Schlepp will discuss how this software can be introduced into your classroom, what textbooks and written material can help you through this process and helpful hints that he has developed over the past 5 years of using the software. He will also have various past students share their experiences with Revit as they present their design projects that they have developed while working for various architectural and engineering firms in the Sioux Falls area.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Schlepp

Jeff Schlepp

Instructor, Southeast Technical Institute
Architectural Engineering Technology Instructor at Southeast Technical Institute celebrating my 36th year of teaching. Enjoy my four grandsons, golfing, fishing in my spare time. Past president of SDVA (back in 1999) before it changed over to SDACTE. I am also a Registered Architect... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 264 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

SDSU Extension--Your Food and Nutrition Resource
Learn about the ongoing food and families resources that are being developed by SDSU Extension. Explore the iGrow website to access them. Gain information about the health and nutrition programs at SDSU that train dietitians, exercise scientists, restaurant managers and more.

Speakers
avatar for Karlys Wells

Karlys Wells

Program Associate, SDSU Extesion
USDA nutrition programs--Team Nutrition and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education



Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 113 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Soft Skills of Technology Education
This presentation will demonstrate how technical education not only equips its graduates with the “hands on” skills which are degree specific, but will also show how soft skills are integrated within the learning environment.  The top 7 soft skills recently published by About.com are directly aligned with specific job skills the students gain while acquiring their degrees. Technical school graduates receive a well-rounded education which qualifies them to be top performers on the job.

Speakers
avatar for Georgina Cavin

Georgina Cavin

Accounting Instructor, Southeast Technical Institute
Georgina D. Cavin, MBA, has been an Accounting and Business Administration Instructor with Southeast Technical Institute since 1999. Prior to becoming full time with Southeast, she worked in industry in several accounting related areas. She holds a post-secondary credential from... Read More →
avatar for Bobbie Talcott

Bobbie Talcott

Marketing & Business Instructor, Southeast Technical Institute
STI Marketing Instructor. Member of the STI Business Department (Marketing specialty) with class instruction in Marketing, Business Communications, Public Relations and the Marketing Internships. Marketing Instructor, has 35+ years of professional experience that includes business... Read More →
avatar for Karen Winter

Karen Winter

Lab Specialist, Southeast Technical Institute
I work with the Business Team in lab classrooms and also do a variety of tasks within the business program. I am the Keyboarding instructor and I also work in the testing center proctoring many different tests for students on our campus.



Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 128 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Soybean Science:Genetics and Biotechnology
Join us to experience three lesson plans that dive into the science of one of the largest commodities in South Dakota, soybeans.  We will explore activities to help students understand how altering the genotype of a soybean can result in desired phenotypes, the technology to make these changes and the tradeoffs of these biotechnologies.  These lessons are being developed as a free resource for agricultural and biology teachers by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council.

Speakers

Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 120 Southeast Technical Institute
  Breakout Session

2:15pm CDT

Teaching Students to Solve Career Problems: It's Not a Mystery!
In making career decisions, it’s not enough for students to know what their interests and abilities are, and what their corresponding options are. It’s equally important that they know what to do with that information! Career decision making is a problem solving activity that students can learn. Teaching and coaching strategies for implementing career decision-making in the classroom will be highlighted in this presentation, using the Cognitive Information Processing Career Development Model.

Speakers
avatar for Keley Smith-Keller

Keley Smith-Keller

Assistant Director, Postsecondary, SD Division of Career & Technical Education
I support South Dakota's postsecondary, technical institutes.
avatar for Megan Tatum

Megan Tatum

SD Department of Education



Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 157 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Transform Your CTE & Career Development Programs: Ideas for Workforce Education Grants
In 2013, the South Dakota Legislature established the Workforce Education Grant fund which designated $1.5 Million to provide grants for Career & Technical Education (CTE) in secondary schools. These grants provide school districts in South Dakota the opportunity to make transformative change in career and technical education programs.

This session will highlight previous grant award winners and will provide participants with an opportunity to ask questions about future grant applications. 

Learn more at http://doe.sd.gov/octe/weg.aspx




Speakers
avatar for Erin Larsen

Erin Larsen

Work-based Learning Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
Erin is a member of the Division of Career and College Success at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) as the Career Development and Work-based Learning Specialist. At MDE, she focuses on identifying and developing practical resources for educators related to student work experiences... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 127 Southeast Technical Institute

2:15pm CDT

Where do I begin with RealCare Baby?
You walk into a new classroom and are confronted with a closet full of Babies. What's next? Designed for educators who are new to RealCare Baby, this session will walk you through all the important information you will need to know to have a successful program. 

Speakers
avatar for Merri Johnson

Merri Johnson

Senior Account Manager, Realityworks
I am Realityworks' Senior Account Manager for Minnesota, Illinois and North Dakota.  I have been privileged to represent Realityworks for over 12 years and help Ag, FCS, Trades and Health Science teachers provide some unforgettable hands-on learning opportunities to their students... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 118 Southeast Technical Institute