Register for Programs

Register for the annual Building Partnerships for America’s Future: Career and Technical Education Conference co-hosted by Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES) and Waubonsee Community College

Session focuses include: technical and academic skill development, teaching and learning, social emotional learning, business and industry partnerships, alignment of secondary to post-secondary, technology, serving special populations and much more.

When: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Keynote presentation begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Conference closes at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Academic and Professional Center (APC) Event Room, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Dr. A campus map is available here

Who: Teachers, counselors and administrators. This year’s conference offers a wide-variety of programming including a specialized session for those teaching dual credit in partnership with Waubonsee Community College. Please see session descriptions for details.

Cost: No cost to attend. A cost is incurred for every lunch ordered. We ask that if your plans change you notify the VALEES office as soon as possible to reduce lunch waste.

PD Hours: Upon completion of the conference, attendees are eligible for six hours of PD credit.

Intended Audience: High School and Career Center Instructors, English Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, Teachers Collaborating with CTE Programs, Dual Credit Instructors, and Business/Industry Partners

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Deadline to register: February 24, 2017

AGENDA

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Registration/Continental Breakfast in APC Event Room
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Break/Move to Breakout Sessions
9:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.Breakout Session 1
10:25 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.Break/Move to Session 2
10:35 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Breakout Session 2
11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.Break/Move to Lunch
11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.Lunch and Network With Advisory Members
12:20 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.Break/Move to Session 3
12:25 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.Breakout Session 3
1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Break/Move to Session 4
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.Breakout Session 4
2:30 p.m.Pick up PD forms

To Register On-Line: Complete the following form and then click the Submit button.

Schedule


7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Keynote Presentation

Keynote, Bearded Sole, Adam Kimble

Anything is possible when you pursue your passions, work hard, and persevere through the tough challenges and obstacles that could prevent you from achieving your dreams. If you are motivated to succeed, you will always find success. Sometimes you have to re-align your goals and success ends up looking differently than you imagined. Adam was a former Event Director for Red Frog in Chicago, planning festivals and events with up to 75,000 participants. After recognizing his calling was not in event planning, he took a leap of faith and followed his passion for travel, spending a year traveling internationally with his wife, Karen. Upon their return to the US, Adam's life-trajectory was completely altered and he resolved to pursue ultrarunning and motivational speaking full-time. In February of 2015, he began a 2,500-mile journey across the US on foot and subsequently spent time in the wilderness of South America on Discovery Channel's The Wheel. Adam now has a mission to share what he has learned and help others push through the ceiling and achieve their "impossible."


Breakout Session 1

Breakout Session 1 (9:30 a.m.-10:25 a.m.) - Please select one choice for the breakout session that you plan to attend. Please note: Hands-on computer sessions and business field trips are limited enrollment and are 120 minutes in length. If you register for a computer lab or business field trip in Session 1, you may NOT register for a breakout session in Session 2. Sessions may be added, deleted, and/or changed. An updated agenda will be available at registration.


Breakout Session 2

Breakout Session 2 (10:35 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) - Please select one choice for the breakout session that you plan to attend. Please note: Hands-on computer sessions and business field trips are limited enrollment and are 120 minutes in length. If you registered for a computer lab or business field trip in Session 1, you may NOT register for a breakout session in Session 2. Sessions may be added, deleted, and/or changed.


Lunch

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


Breakout Session 3

Breakout Session 3 (12:25 p.m.-1:20 p.m.) Please select one choice for the breakout session that you plan to attend. Please note: Hands-on computer sessions and business field trips are limited enrollment and are 120 minutes in length. If you register for a double-blocked computer lab topic or business field trip in Session 3, you may NOT register for a breakout session in Session 4. Sessions may be added, deleted, and/or changed.


Breakout Session 4

Breakout Session 4 (1:30 p.m.-2:25 p.m.) Please select one choice for the breakout session that you plan to attend. If you registered for a computer lab session, business field trip or program committee meeting in Session 3, you may NOT register for a breakout session in Session 4. Sessions may be added, deleted, and/or changed.


You will receive an email confirming your attendance and session selections. Every effort will be made to honor your registration requests, however, you may be enrolled in a session that was not your first choice depending upon session capacity and enrollment.