Institute for CTE Educators

This year, the 2014 Institute for CTE Educators is July 7-11 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN.

The theme for this year’s institute is Raising Expectations for Student Success. The institute will focus on CTE course standards with instructional and content shifts, general education integration, special populations, industry certification for teachers, and early postsecondary opportunities. Teachers and directors will experience a week full of instructional resources, networking opportunities, and professional growth. With this theme in mind, we are excited to bring you sessions centered around Postsecondary Readiness, Career Readiness, and Teacher Readiness. These strands focus on the student experience in the classroom and assisting teachers by providing tools they can use in preparing their students for postsecondary and career.


Register for the 2014 Institute for CTE Educators by selecting one of the links below. The registration system will walk you through selecting the sessions you would like to attend each day. Please complete the entire registration by submitting all of your information. The system will ask for your personal information at the end of the registration process.  When you register, please select the sessions you wish to attend. If you need assistance with the registration process, please contact  

Need help determining which sessions to sign up for? Look for the session registration guide. This guide is sorted by career cluster identifying the session titles and their descriptions as well as the session strand and times the sessions are offered each day.

Attendance and Tracking

Attendees will still have attendance tracked through the sessions they attend by scanning their name badge.

CTE directors will still have access to attendance reports.


Sessions will focus on CTE course standards with instructional and content shifts, integration of literacy and math standards , special populations, industry certification for teachers, industry partnerships, and early postsecondary opportunities.

The main days of the institute will remain Tuesday and Wednesday (July 8-9).

  • Sessions for CTE directors will be Monday (July 7) starting at 12 p.m. central time. CTE directors are encouraged to attend general sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday with their teachers.
  • Sessions specifically for new teachers (teacher who have been teaching for three years or less) will be available on Monday (July 7) starting at 12 p.m. central time. These sessions do not replace the required five day New Occupational Licensed teacher training. This training will be July 14-18.

We will continue to have industry specific training on Thursday and Friday (July 10-11).  

Session Presentations








The Music City Center has 1,800 on-site parking spaces available.  Teachers attending sessions all day at the institute will pay between $10-$12 per day.

Parking Rate Structure
0-2 Hours $4.00
2-4 Hours $6.00
4-8 Hours $10.00
8-10 Hours $12.00
10-12 Hours $15.00
12-24 Hours $18.00
Lost Ticket $18.00

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.




Nashville Predators


Project Lead the Way

Last Update: July 31, 2014