Professional Development Opportunities

2023-2024

CTE Month 
February, 2024

Visit the CTE Month homepage for more information and updates.

NCE Conference
June 3 – 5; 2024; Younes Conference Center South – Kearney, NE

Visit the NCE Conference page for more information.

Beginning Teacher Institutes
July, 2024
The CTE Beginning Teacher Institute (BTI) will take place in person at The Career Academy in Lincoln, Nebraska in July. BTI is for CTE teachers who have completed one to three years of teaching. The core purposes are to explore and define your CTE program, learn how to facilitate inclusive classroom and laboratory experiences, and network and connect with other educators and CTE leaders from across Nebraska.

JumpStart
July 15 -18, 2024 at The Career Academy in Lincoln, NE

JumpStart is a four-day workshop designed for incoming CTE teachers who are teaching under a Career Education Teaching Permit, or, CTE teachers involved in the Transitional Certification Program through the University of Nebraska-Kearney. JumpStart provides information and hands-on training for teaching strategies, lesson planning and assessment, classroom management, and legal issues, as well as other topics of need.

Technical Skills Workshops
Summer, 2024
In collaboration with Nebraska Community Colleges and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Technical Skill Workshops will be offered across the state to provide professional development for Skilled and Technical Sciences and Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources instructors. These hands-on workshops provide specific skill trainings so that CTE instructors can continue to offer increasingly advanced technical CTE coursework in their district.

Perkins Technical Assistance Meetings

 October 20, 2023 – 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm CST
These informational sessions are provided to assist those responsible for managing and administering the Perkins grant at both the secondary and post-secondary level. Both virtual sessions will include the same information. A recording will also be available for those not able to attend.  

Nebraska Career Connections Training

Visit this page for more information

CONTACT

ESU CTE Collaboration Days*
October 11, 2023; ESU 1, 2, 8, 17 – Norfolk, NE
October 17, 2023; ESU 4, 5, 6 – Beatrice, NE
October 23, 2023; ESU 13 – Scottsbluff, NE
January 16, 2024; ESU 9, 10, 11 – Kearney, NE
January 29, 2024; ESU 2 – Fremont, NE

*These events are hosted by the ESUs with NDE staff presenting.

Nebraska State Fair
September 1 – 4, 2023; Grand Island, NE

Husker Harvest Days
September 12 – 14, 2023; Grand Island, NE

Edge Fall Leadership Conferences
Dates and locations to be determined.

National FFA Convention
November 1 – 4, 2023; Indianapolis, IN

NAAE Conference
November 29 – December 2, 2023

Nebraska FFA Alumni & Supporters Alumni Conference
January 19 – 20, 2024

National FFA Week
February 17 – 24, 2024

Spring Leadership Conference
February 23 – 24, 2024; Kearney, NE

State FFA Officer Preliminary Interviews
March 13 – 15, 2024; Kearney, NE

World Food Prize
March 25, 2024; Eastern Nebraska Youth Institute
April 15, 2024; Western Nebraska Youth Institute

State FFA Convention
April 3 – 5, 2024; Lincoln, NE

Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT)
Session 1: May 17 – 18, 2024; Aurora, NE
Session 2: May 20 – 21, 2024; Aurora, NE
Session 3: May 22 – 23, 2024; Aurora, NE
Session 4: May 24 – 25, 2024; Aurora, NE

CONTACT

BMIT Fall Workshops
October 25, 2023; Omaha UNO Mammel Hall – Omaha, NE
October 26, 2023; ESU 10 – Kearney, NE

ESU CTE Collaboration Days*
October 11, 2023; ESU 1, 2, 8, 17 – Norfolk, NE
October 17, 2023; ESU 4, 5, 6 – Beatrice, NE
October 23, 2023; ESU 13 – Scottsbluff, NE
January 16, 2024; ESU 9, 10, 11 – Kearney, NE

*These events are hosted by the ESUs with NDE staff presenting.

DECA Fall Leadership Conference
October 11, 2023; Omaha, NE

DECA Scottsbluff Invite
Tuesday, November 7, 2023; Scottsbluff, NE

DECA Fall Competition
November 11, 2023; Omaha, NE

DECA Ultimate Power Trip
November 17 – 19, 2023; Austin, TX

DECA All Metro Competition
January 20, 2024; Omaha, NE

DECA Capital City Invite
February 2, 2024; Lincoln, NE

DECA State Career Development Conference
March 14 – 15, 2024; Lincoln, NE

DECA International Career Development Conference
April 27 – 30, 2024; Anaheim, CA

FBLA Fall Leadership Conference
September 26, 2023; Kearney, NE
September 27, 2023; Fremont, NE

FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference
November 17 – 18, 2023; Dallas, TX

FBLA State Leadership Conference
April 11 – 13, 2024; Kearney, NE

FBLA National Leadership Conference
June 29 – July 2, 2024; Orlando, FL

CONTACT

ESU CTE Collaboration Days*
October 11, 2023; ESU 1, 2, 8, 17 – Norfolk, NE
October 17, 2023; ESU 4, 5, 6 – Beatrice, NE
October 23, 2023; ESU 13 – Scottsbluff, NE
January 16, 2024; ESU 9, 10, 11 – Kearney, NE

*These events are hosted by the ESUs with NDE staff presenting.

HOSA’s Metro Community College Health Science Experience
October, 13, 2023; Omaha, NE

Health Science Fall Workshop
October, 2023; (Date/location TBD)

HOSA and FCCLA BHECN Mind Bending Careers Conference
November 6, 2023; University of Nebraska-Kearney

HOSA Competitive Events Expo
November 18, 2023; Lincoln, NE

HOSA’s Northeast Community College Health Science Experience
January 19, 2024; Norfolk, NE

HOSA State Leadership Conference
March 3 – 5, 2024; Omaha, NE

HOSA International Leadership Conference
June 26 – 29, 2024; Houston, TX

CONTACT

FCS Fall Workshops
October 6, 2023; ESU 3 – LaVista, NE
October 16, 2023; ESU 11 – Holdrege, NE

ESU CTE Collaboration Days*
October 11, 2023; ESU 1, 2, 8, 17 – Norfolk, NE
October 17, 2023; ESU 4, 5, 6 – Beatrice, NE
October 23, 2023; ESU 13 – Scottsbluff, NE
January 16, 2024; ESU 9, 10, 11 – Kearney, NE

*These events are hosted by the ESUs with NDE staff presenting.

FCS Collaboration Days
October 25, 2023; ESU 7 – Columbus, NE
January 12, 2024; ESU 2 – Fremont, NE

FCSTN New Teacher Workshop
November 6, 2023; Location TBD – Kearney, NE

Educators Rising COLA
September 14 – 15, 2023; Camp Carol Joy Holling – Ashland, NE

Educators Rising WSC Expo
September 27, 2023; Wayne State College

Educators Rising UNO Expo
October 4, 2023; University of Nebraska-Omaha

Educators Rising UNK Expo
November 9, 2023; University of Nebraska-Kearney

Educators Rising Week
February 5 – 9, 2024

Educators Rising State Leadership Conference
March 5, 2024; University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Educators Rising National Leadership Conference
June 28 – July 1, 2024; Washington D.C.

FCCLA New Adviser Orientation
July 27, 2023; ESU 9, Hastings, NE

FCCLA Fall Leadership Workshop
September 18, 2023; Younes Conference Center-South – Kearney, NE

FCCLA District Leadership Conferences
October – November, 2023; Location varies by District

HOSA and FCCLA BHECN Mind Bending Careers Conference
November 6, 2023; University of Nebraska-Kearney

FCCLA National Fall Conference
November 10 – 12, 2023; Birmingham, AL

FCCLA District STAR Event Competitions
January – February, 2024; Location varies by District

FCCLA Chapter Adviser Summit
January 25 – 27, 2024; Seattle, WA

FCCLA Week
February 12 – 16, 2024

FCCLA Peer Education Conference
February 25 – 26, 2024; Holiday Inn Conference Center- Kearney, NE

FCCLA State Leadership Conference
April 7 – 9, 2024; Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE

FCCLA National Leadership Conference
June 29 – July 3, 2024; Seattle, WA

CONTACT

Professional Learning Collaboration Day
Aug 11, 2023; ESU 16

STS Fall Workshops
September 15, 2023; Greater Metro Region
September 22, 2023; Central Nebraska
October 3, 2023; Central Nebraska Region: Truss Craft, Grand Island, NE
October 5, 2023; Greater Metro Region: Valmont, Valley, NE
October 11, 2023; Northeast Nebraska Region: NNNC Fall Conference (ESU’s 1, 2, 8, 17)
October 17, 2023; Southeast Nebraska Region: SCC Beatrice, NE (ESU’s 4, 5, & 6)
October 23, 2023; Panhandle Region: ESU 13 Collaboration Day Scottsbluff, NE
October 24, 2023; Western Nebraska Region: ASC, Ogallala, NE

SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference
September 18, 2023; NECC – Norfolk, NE
September 20, 2023; CCC – Hastings, NE

ESU CTE Collaboration Days*
October 13, 2023; Northeast Nebraska
October 17, 2023; ESU 4, 5, 6 – Beatrice, NE
October 23, 2023; ESU 13 – Scottsbluff, NE

*These events are hosted by the ESUs with NDE staff presenting.

SkillsUSA Mid-America Leadership Conference
October 18 – 22, 2023; Columbus, NE

SkillsUSA Middle School Conferences
December 8, 2023; MCC South Campus – Omaha, NE
March 1, 2024; Fonner Park – Grand Island, NE

SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference
April 11 – 13, 2024; Fonner Park – Grand Island, NE

Superintendent & Industry Summit
April 12, 2024; Fonner Park – Grand Island, NE

SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference
June 24 – 28, 2024: Atlanta, GA

CONTACT

For a printable version of the 2023–2024 Nebraska CTE Professional Opportunities Schedule click picture below.

Updated March 25, 2024 2:02pm