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Sunday, July 31

2:00pm CDT

Developing Powerful Readers & Writers of Informational Text in CTE Classrooms
This session will focus on tools and strategies that can be used with CTE content to support student learning.

Sunday July 31, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 206 Southeast Technical Institute

2:00pm CDT

Business Ed Expo
Dive deep into new and emerging Business Education resources!  Learn about the power of simulations by accessing SIMS-styled virtual business simulations related to:  Accounting, Hotel Management and Sports Business.   We’ll also dig into business education simulations related to managing a NBA Basketball team, a retail store or a restaurant.

One teacher will walk away with a complimentary simulation classroom license valued at $1200!  

But, there’s more…curriculum development resources related to Project Management, Insurance Education, Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship  and more will also be highlighted.

The Business Ed Expo will restock and revamp your Business, Finance or Marketing program. All resources including complete hard copy samples will be given away to teachers in attendance at the conclusion of this session. A tour of the Sioux Falls CTE Academy will also be available at 3:30pm. 

Participants need to bring a laptop computer.  

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Lorie Mulhair

Yankton High School
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Kim Roth

DCTE Data and Grants Manager, SD Department of Education

Sunday July 31, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 207 Southeast Technical Institute

2:00pm CDT

Data Analytics
Industry experts from Bright Planet and Augustana University will provide participants with hands-on experience with data analytics and data visualization using a variety of software including Tableau, IBM Watson, and R. A discussion of the Internet of Things will also be included. 

Participants should bring a laptop and an interest in answering questions using data. 

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Ryan Sougstad

Associate Professor, Augustana University
Ryan Sougstad is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. Ryan spent seven years with the IBM Corporation, working in client sales and marketing, and later at IBM Research's Business Informatics group. His research on valuation and... Read More →

Sunday July 31, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 205 Southeast Technical Institute

2:00pm CDT

Get Certified: The NCRC Experience

You’ve heard about the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC®), but have you experienced it? The Department of Labor and Regulation is providing an opportunity to earn this ACT developed credential at no cost. you will complete the three high-stakes WorkKeys© Assessments required to earn an NCRC; Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. Challenge yourself today and earn a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum National Career Readiness Certificate! Please pre-register at check-in/registration. Bring a photo ID and a hand-held calculator (no cell-phone use allowed) to session.


Sunday July 31, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Wood Center, Room 252 Southeast Technical Institute

2:00pm CDT

High Tech High Touch Medical Professions-Educationally Prepared & Clinically Competent
This in-depth session will explain the relevancy of the necessary background and entrance requirements for students pursuing cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic medical technology careers in Invasive Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Sonography.  Pertinent details of the process of program accreditation and certification requirements will be discussed. Attendees will also participate in hands-on experience sessions in each related educational skills laboratory.

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Jo Ellen Deschamp

DMS Program Director / Instructor, Southeast Tech
Jo Ellen is the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director at Southeast Tech, building the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program from its start, and facilitated the program’s initial and continuing CAAHEP accreditation. She has extensive health care experience involving direct... Read More →
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Patrick Hoier

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program Director, Southeast Technical Institute
Patrick received his board certification as a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) through the Cardiovascular Credentialing Institute. Has was awarded the advanced practice credential Registered Cardiovascular Specialist Assistant from International Council of Cardiovascular... Read More →
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Cathy Miller

Vascular Ultrasound Program Director/Instructor, Southeast Tech
Cathy began teaching at Southeast Tech in August 1990. Before starting at Southeast Tech she worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in a Regional Hospital in Southwest Minnesota. She obtained experience in a variety of departments such as: Med-surg, Ob-Nursery, ICU/CCU and surgery... Read More →
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Doug Warner

Program Director Nuclear Medicine, Southeast Technical Institute
Doug is a nuclear medicine instructor and program director. He began teaching at Southeast Tech in 2004 and became the director of the program in 2007. Doug is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). He... Read More →

Sunday July 31, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Sullivan Health Center, Room 257 Southeast Technical Institute

2:00pm CDT

Latest Trends in Digital Media & Graphic Design Technology
Dig into the latest software trends in digital media and graphic design technology, including animation and web photography.  Hear about current trends in the graphic design industry, and learn more about the programs available at Southeast Technical Institute. Workshop instructors are faculty from STI. 


Sunday July 31, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Mickelson Center, Room 217 Southeast Technical Institute

2:30pm CDT

Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort Tour
Interested in hospitality & tourism?  Join this session to learn more about the ins and outs of managing a casino and golf resort from those who do it everyday. 

This tour will be employee focused and will provide access to the front of house and back of house staff and work areas which will include hotel, security, food and beverage, facilities, golf, and more.  

Participants should meet at the employee entrance which is on the North side of the building.  There you will need a photo ID in order to gain clearance to be in back of the house areas.  

Follow Grand Falls Casino on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GrandFallsCasino.  

Sunday July 31, 2016 2:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort 1415 Grand Falls Blvd, Larchwood, IA
Monday, August 1

10:15am CDT

Teaching Outside the Box: A Crash Course in Creative Brainstorming
A fast-paced and fun session designed to teach techniques that will skyrocket creativity. You will learn how to use their brain like Google, create a GPS system for powerful teaching, and magically create new ideas through Creative Alchemy. In addition, learn how to overcome obstacles that stifle creativity by using the Wedding Photographer Principle. You’ll leave truly believing you are a creative being and inspired to add memorable experiences for students to your lesson plans.


Monday August 1, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Rushmore Hall Ramkota

3:30pm CDT

CTE Quick Pitch for Cash

This quick pitch competition is an open opportunity for any South Dakota Career Education teacher/instructor, school counselor or administrator to share their great work with others...for cash prizes!

Pitches of innovative ideas will be judged in three different categories:

  • Outstanding Classroom/School Counseling Best Practice
  • Innovative CTSO Activity
  • Effective Community Outreach

Three cash prizes in each of the three categories will be awarded:

  • 1st Place - $250
  • 2nd Place - $200
  • 3rd Place - $150

Winners' entries and support materials may be shared after the conference through the SDMyLife website and/or other media.

To register to participate, visit http://goo.gl/forms/NsXJ2URXnD.    

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Kim Roth

DCTE Data and Grants Manager, SD Department of Education

Monday August 1, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Amphitheater 1 Ramkota
Wednesday, August 3

9:00am CDT

Basic Ag Mechanics Activities for the Ag Shop
During the sessions attendees will have the opportunity to learn simple, hands-on Ag Mechanics activities that can be incorporated into the Ag classes. The activities presented are intended to be performed in a class period and will cover a broad range of mechanics areas such as plumbing, wiring, surveying, concrete and SGE.


Mark Ketelhut

Ag Teacher, Miller School

Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Sioux Falls CTE Academy, Room D112 4700 W Career Cir, Sioux Falls
  In-Depth Session
  • Career Cluster AFNR

9:00am CDT

Inquiry Based Learning--Doing it on a Budget
The words "inquiry based learning," "agriscience," and "hands-on labs" all sound good and seem like the right thing to do as an educator...but how do we make them work without getting stressed out? This session is geared to showcase how to prepare for in-depth labs that can be those big learning times and make other educators jealous of your awesomeness as well as highlighting how to make a true learning lesson happen with just 5 minutes of planning and only the equipment/supplies in your classroom. Inquiry based learning has both a mindset as well as the curriculum and plan. Each participant will get resources from Lab-aids as well as a list of quick labs that can be used or modified for the hands-on approach that we are trying for.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Sioux Falls CTE Academy, Room B110 4700 W Career Cir, Sioux Falls
  In-Depth Session
  • Career Cluster AFNR