These sessions provide a deep-dive look at effectively managing a CTE program or health science classroom. Sessions take place on February 10 and require pre-registration via the online registration system in order to attend. Attendees must be a paid registrant in order to participate and receive session materials.


CTE Training for Counselors (pre-registration required)

$175 - Member

$225 - Non-Member

Developed for counselors new to CTE and experienced counselors implementing changes to state policy and college and career readiness.

  • The Role of CTE in State Accountability

  • Meeting Graduation Requirements Through Academics and CTE

  • Course Sequencing and Pre-requisites for Personal Graduation Plans

  • How to Transcript Dual Credit

  • Accurate PEIMS Coding

  • Serving Special Populations

  • CTE Training for New Administrators

Training for CTE Administrators (pre-registration required)

$175 - Member

$225 - Non-Member


Designed for administrators and coordinators responsible for CTE programs at the district level that have fewer than three years of experience,

participants are trained on critical functions of the role and provided with go-to resources and the administrator’s annual calendar of activities.

  • Administrative Policies and Procedures

  • Legal and Ethical Practices for CTE

  • Federal and State Policy

  • Federal and State Funding

  • State Accountability

  • Program Evaluation and Planning

  • Teacher Certification

  • Accurate PEIMS Coding

  • Integrating Academics and CTE

  • College and Industry Partnerships

  • Resources for College and Career Readiness

Prescription-Free Health: Outside-the-Box Strategies for Wellness and Mental Clarity (pre-registration required)

Presenter: Meredith Patterson, RN,BSN, CRRN


Join neuroscience and medical cannabis RN Meredith Patterson for a discussion of alternative, research-based solutions for optimal brain function and general well-being. Covered content for this course includes:

  • How diet affects the brain as well as the body, do nutritional supplements and Paleo diets help or hinder good health?

  • How can medical cannabis, including hemp-derived CBD, be used for so many conditions?   What are the current laws in Texas governing medical cannabis?  How do I use CBD - what type should I take, how do I dose it and shop for the highest quality?

  • What happens to the brain when sleep is insufficient and how can I improve the quality of my sleep?

  •  How does meditation, music and aromatherapy affect the brain?  Can mental exercises improve memory?

  • Why is physical exercise so important for mental health and avoiding dementia risk in later years?

The class is interactive and participants will come away with practical applications for everyday life, no prescription needed.

STOP the Bleed and Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) (pre-registration required)

Presenter: Kimberly Gill, RN



The purpose of the Stop the Bleed course is training on when to use a tourniquet and packing dressing.  There are many reasons why you should be able to use a tourniquet and be able to pack a serious wound.  Come find out how to make a real difference in the life of a victim of life-threatening injury.  This course will have training in tourniquet use and various tools of the trade including packing techniques, occlusal dressing and others.  The CRASE course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.