The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE’s CareerTech Vision 2022 is their premier annual conference that attracts thousands of secondary and postsecondary career and technical educators, business leaders and industry professionals from around the world. This year’s conference was held in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 30th – December 3rd.
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Where was NCWIT?
Beyond the Binary: Why gender equity in your classroom requires queer inclusion
Thursday, December 1st, 2:00-2:45 PM PT // Westgate Hotel – Pavilion 11
Join NCWIT in discussion with CTE educators, counselors, and administrators on the importance of queer inclusion in conversations about gender equity in technology. NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community is open to women, genderqueer, and non-binary students interested in technology and through a network of support, we aim to significantly increase the meaningful representation of all historically marginalized genders. Learn from NCWIT staff and discuss with each other methods, terminology, and best practices for queer inclusion and meeting the needs of women, genderqueer, and non-binary students in your school or classroom.
Relevant NCWIT Resources
- Slide deck “Beyond the Binary: Why gender equity in your classroom requires queer inclusion”
- NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Promo Card
- Bridging the Encouragement Gap in Computing
- Women’s Participation in Computing – By the Numbers
- NCWIT AspireIT Toolkit: Informational Flyer
Preparing for Careers of the Future: School Counselors Lead the Way!
Saturday, December 3rd, 9:30am – 10:15am PST
Las Vegas Convention Center – N261
You know the importance of educating students about the future of careers. But are you prepared to show them how every career field is being impacted by computer science? As a school counselor it is important to know that computer science is not a “fad,” but instead it’s the key to unlocking a world of career opportunities!
In this session participants will be empowered in their unique role to build awareness of the changing career field. Learn how the arts, media and creative services–and even many middle-skills jobs–now run on computer science! This session will convince school counselors that computer science is a non-negotiable when it comes to teaching career lessons.
Participants will leave this session equipped with specific ways to use individual counseling for career exploration. They will also be able to add certain advising practices to their collection to support socially equitable career exploration.
We will give participants ideas for reaching stakeholders to generate excitement and involvement in computer science education and careers. Participants will learn how to identify emerging career trends, the requisite skills needed along with strategies to empower students.
Relevant NCWIT Resources
- Slide deck “Preparing for Careers of the Future: School Counselors Lead the Way!
- Resource booklet
- Top 10 Ways to Engage School Counselors as Allies in the Effort to Increase Student Access to Computer Science Education and Careers