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CTE Professional Development

CTE Professional Development is a vital component to high-quality Career and Technical Education Programs. Career and Technical Education PD helps educators enhance classroom instruction through the development of their skills and knowledge and allows educators and administrators to network with other CTE professionals and industry partners. Professional Development may include courses, activities, workshops, externships, and conferences, including the South Dakota CTE Summer Conference sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Education in cooperation with the South Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education.

Contact your Regional Specialist for more information or questions.

CTE Conference

The South Dakota Career & Technical Education (CTE) Summer Conference is sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Education in cooperation with the South Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education (SDACTE). Each year, the conference provides over 300 teachers, administrators, and school counselors with opportunities to connect with educators and to explore best practices that will help them prepare students to be college, career, and life ready.

2022 CTE Conference Registration Now Open
Conference Program and Schedule

Future Conference Dates & Locations:

  • 50th Annual CTE Summer Conference – July 24-26, 2022 – Sioux Falls, SD
  • 51st Annual CTE Summer Conference – July 30 – Aug. 2, 2023 – Madison, SD
  • 52nd Annual CTE Summer Conference – July 28-31, 2022 – Rapid City, SD

CTE Professional Development Opportunities

CTE Professional Development Opportunities
Professional Development Opportunities geared toward CTE educators, administrators, and Perkins Directors.

CTE PD Suggestions Form
If you are hosting a CTE Professional Development opportunity for South Dakota CTE educators, administrators, or Perkins Directors, or you know of a PD opportunity of value for CTE professionals, use the following form to suggest adding it to the CTE PD Opportunities form.