We know finding the funding to attend high-impact, deep-learning events – like NACCE's Annual Conference – can be a challenge. We recently asked several members how they've leveraged special programs to support their professional development.
Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley of Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota, reminds us that professional development is one of the nine federally required components for Perkins IV Funds. To cite the federal requirements, funds must be set aside to:
provide in-service and pre-service professional development programs to teachers, faculty, administrators, and career guidance and academic counselors who are involved in integrated CTE programs. Topics include effective integration of academics and CTE effective teaching skills based on research, effective practices to improve parental and community involvement, effective use of scientifically based research and data to improve instruction.
So bring a team to NACCE2013 this October 13-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina, where you'll have access to cutting-edge information on infusing entrepreneurship into existing programs and meeting the needs of future entrepreneurs in your CTE program.
Christian Lagarde of Nunez Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana, included travel and registration in his successfully funded 2012 Department of Labor TAACCCT proposal. Christian attributes the information he gained at the conference – along with the overwhelming amount of support and guidance from fellow attendees – to his ability to rapidly launch entrepreneurial programming as part of his overall project.
Help your college meet its goals for on-campus initiatives such as Perkins and TAACCCT by registering for the nation's premier
professional development event in entrepreneurship education: NACCE2013.
Has your college used the NACCE Annual Conference as professional development for other programs? Let us know, and we'll send you a
special gift card as our way of saying thanks for sharing your ideas with other members!