Upcoming Meeting Sessions

Minutes from the ACTE Atlanta ASTS General Business Meeting


ACTE Conference -- Atlanta, GA -- Nov 28th - Dec 2nd, 2012

Thursday, Nov 29th. 8:00 am - 10:00 am Session

Automotive E-Learning Comparison sponsored by the ASTS
Automotive Instructors and Administrators, if you desire to incorporate modern e-learning into your
Automotive Technology program, here is an opportunity to discover what some of the best companies in
this field have to offer! See first-hand what automotive e-learning is all about and compare the features
and benefits that are most important to you and your students, all in one convenient location.

The list of panelists for the ACTE automotive e-learning comparison session includes:
Tom Denton, Author and Owner of Automotive Technician Training (ATT) www.atttraining.com
Ken Miller, Senior Account Manager for CDX Automotive www.cdxauto.com
Harlen Wren, Business Development Manager for Electude USA LLC www.electude.com
Rod Boyes, President and Owner of Melior, Inc. and Today's Class www.todaysclass.com


Thursday, Nov 29th: 1:30pm-3:30pm

CTE Common Career Technical Core Standards
Dean Folkers , NASDCTEc/NCTEF will discuss the Common Career Technical Core Initiative recently
developed for the USDOE by the State Directors Association. He will also address the Green/Sustainability
Standards that were developed through a project with USDOE in six of the Career Clusters areas, including
Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing, STEM, Transportation, and Distribution and Logistics.


Thursday, Nov 29th: ASTS General Meeting: 4pm-5pm


Thursday, Nov 29th: ASTS Membership Reception: 6pm-8pm
During the ACTE Conference in Atlanta. It is scheduled for the Marriott Marquis
in the International Hall Room 10.


Friday, Nov 29th, 8:00 am - 9:00 am Session

SkillsUSA Institute
Find better ways to turn your students into leaders. Teachers often ask, "How do I get my students
involved? What does a SkillsUSA chapter set out to do? What’s the best way to organize our activities?
What materials are available to help my students?" The experience provides answers to these questions
and more. In this interactive and challenging program, you’ll learn by doing—how to start a SkillsUSA
Chapter, promote membership, lead meetings, organize community service projects and involve other
instructors. Dr. Chip Harris of Tennessee State will direct this session.


Friday, Nov 30th, 11:00 am - noon Session

American Design Drafting Association
ADDA Executive Director Olen K. Parker and associates will offer an informational session for drafting
and digital imaging T&I programs. ADDA is the only industry organization recognized to offer program
and instructor certifications within the graphics career spectrum. Currently, ADDA offers drafting, design
and digital imaging certifications to assist schools and instructors in meeting state and federal funding
requirements