MSACTE 2017 | Celebrating our past & envisioning our future | 100 Years of CTE

July 26-28, 2017

Jackson Convention Complex

105 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201

Why Attend?

Be there for the most important updates that will affect your CTE programs: curriculum, testing, professional development, as well as MDE updates.

Network with educators from many pathways.

Bring experience from hands-on professional learning back to your classroom.

Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technology in your pathway.

Be inspired by exciting speakers.

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Main Agenda

Wednesday 7/26

  • 7:30 AM Registration Opens
  • 8:00 AM Tradeshow Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM MS ACTE Committee Meetings
  • 9:00 AM MS ACTE Board Meeting
  • 11:00 AM General Session (plate lunch provided)
  • 1:30 PM District Meetings
  • 1:30 PM Concurrent Sessions Available
  • 2:30 PM Affiliate Business Meetings
  • 2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

Thursday 7/27

  • 7:00 AM Registration/Helpdesk Opens
  • 8:00 AM Exhibit Hall Opens
  • 9:00 AM Concurrent Sessions Available
  • 10:00 AM Concurrent Sessions Available
  • 11:00 AM General Session (plate lunch provided)
  • 1:30 PM Concurrent Sessions Available
  • 2:30 PM Exhibit Hall Closes
  • 2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions Available
  • 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions Available

Friday 7/28

  • 7:30 AM Helpdesk Opens
  • 8:00 AM Concurrent Sessions Available
  • 9:00 AM Concurrent Sessions Available
  • 10:00 AM Concurrent Sessions Available


Kayleen McCabe


Host of DIY Network's Rescue Renovation

Kayleen McCabe’s passion for the trades takes her from garages to global summits. A licensed contractor and industry ambassador, she’s a sought-after speaker on trade education, career choices, America’s labor shortage, and women as skilled laborers – all marked by her trademark playfulness, candor, and informed wit. The winner of DIY Network’s Stud Finder competition and longtime host of TV’s Rescue Renovation, Kayleen is committed to soliciting respect and visibility for trade vocations and workmanship. Her non-profit, The McCabe Foundation, tightens America’s skills gap by encouraging young men and women alike to consider careers in this undervalued, unfilled sector. Kayleen is a familiar face at industry events and in schools across the nation, and partners exclusively with respected partners including SkillsUSA, WorldSkills, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). When she’s not knocking down stereotypes or walls, Kayleen caters to a wide array of clients on custom construction projects ranging from pergolas and decks to furniture and custom storage.

Marcia Tate

Dr. Marcia

CEO of Developing Minds, Inc.

Marcia L. Tate, EdD, is the former Executive Director of Professional Development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. She received the 2001 Distinguished Staff Developer Award for the State of Georgia and her department was chosen to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state. Marcia is currently an educational consultant and has taught over 450,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. She is the author of eight best-selling education books. Participants in her workshops refer to them as the best ones they have ever experienced since Marcia uses the 20 strategies outlined in her books to actively engage her audiences.
Marcia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her Master’s degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, her specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University and her doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University. Spelman College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.
Marcia is married to Tyrone Tate and is the proud mother of three children: Jennifer, Jessica, and Christopher; and seven grandchildren: Aaron, Aidan, Aya, Christian, Maxwell, Roman, and Shiloh.

Pathway Sessions

Pathway Download Agenda
Architecture & Drafting
Automotive and Collision Repair
Construction & Manufacturing
Digital Media Technology
Early Childhood
Family & Consumer Sciences
Health Sciences
ICT I, ICT II, ECS, and Technology Foundations
Information Technology
Law & Public Safety
Management, Marketing, Finance & Accounting, and Lodging & Hospitality
Polymer Science
Simulation & Animation Design
Student Services
Teacher Academy