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INSIDE AC t E acteonline.org/ctemonth.aspx . Through the site, you can also download the official CTE Month logo. Please support ACTE by using the official CTE Month logo and materials. If you have any questions, please call ACTE at 800-826-9972 or e-mail acte@ acteonline.org. way to quality professional development, an extensive exhibit hall and excellent networking. Get the latest information by visiting www.acteconvention.com . CTe Month Celebrations This month is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. ACTE encour -ages educators to celebrate CTE and the opportunities it provides students. You are encouraged to celebrate the great news, programs and results of CTE. ACTE has ideas to help you plan and publicize activities at www.ctemonth.com . We also have products to enhance your CTE Month promotions and student-produced video public service announcements that you can share to reinforce the message of CTE Month. CTE: Learning Today, Earning Tomorrow! aCTe Offering Consulting Services National Policy Seminar: March 7-9 CTE advocates are needed this year more than ever before. The recent election re -sulted in many new Members of Congress and new staff who are unaware of CTE’s value. This compounds an already chal -lenging budget atmosphere; it is an uphill battle to convince Washington that CTE is worth the investment. You’re encour -aged to make the commitment now to make a difference by attending the 2011 National Policy Seminar. For more infor-mation or to register, please visit www. acteonline.org/nps.aspx . ACTE announces a new service that of -fers a wide variety of customized options to support organizational development, and drive school improvement. As a leader in career and technical education ACTE is a trusted resource for schools, districts and state educational agen -cies. The ACTE Consulting Service has gathered a cadre of knowledgeable and experienced experts to provide a range of services, including strategic planning, leadership development, marketing, data collection and analysis, energy sustain -ability program development and facili -ties management. Our expert consultants have a long history of supporting CTE teachers and leaders throughout the United States and internationally. For more information about the consult -ing services, please contact Jan Bray at jbray@acteonline.org. Official CTe Month Merchandise It has come to the attention of ACTE that merchandise companies have been attempting to sell CTE Month branded material. ACTE has no affiliation with any company claiming to carry CTE Month material. The only place you can order official CTE Month material is through the ACTE Web site at www. Mark your Calendars Now for St. Louis The 2010 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo may have come and gone, but the 2011 event is just around the corner! Mark your calendars now for the 2011 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo, November 17-19, in St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis is known as the Gate-way to the West. Let it become your gate -Member-Get-a-Member Campaign A strong word-of-mouth campaign is the surest way to promote the growth of ACTE. Seventy-eight percent of people trust their peer recommendations. And www.acteonline.org 58 Techniques Februar y 2011

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