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Educators in Action is a blog for educators, by educators. The posts in Educators in Action are provided by our Board, Fellows, State Leaders, and Award winners. If you have any questions about the blog, please contact Leadership Coordinator Jordan Kronz for more information!

  • Who Is in Charge Here?!

    I began my presentation with why it is important to be a leader in your school, your community of peers, your students and your professional organization on a state, regional and national level.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/24/2013 11:24:55 AM

  • Building a New Maine ACTE

    Our panelists, led by Dave Keaton, presented the work we have done thus far in developing a draft Constitution and Bylaws for our proposed state ACTE chapter. Maine is currently a non-unified state, and it is the goal of this group to inform instructors of the overview of what we have been doing, as well as the history of ACTE in our state.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/15/2013 12:04:45 PM

  • Building ACTE in Maine

    On May 8, 2013 a group of like-minded individuals met to begin establishing an ACTE state association for Maine.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/15/2013 12:04:17 PM

  • Building a Program for Other Educators

    I'm joining the ACTE staff for three weeks in July 2013, where I will work on projects related to connecting literacy and CTE. However, my project will span three months as I create a "Literacy Tool Box," an easy-to-use, all-in-one online resource, full of creative yet functional ideas of merging literacy into a CTE classroom. The finished resource will be made available on ACTE's Common Core web page for teacher use.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 4:13:27 PM

  • Can You Hear Me Now?

    I had the opportunity to speak at a workshop for CTE instructors on July 17. I was asked to briefly talk on the benefits of membership in ACTE and the leadership opportunity with the Fellowship Program. Patrick Biggerstaff, 2012 Region III Fellow, asked me to share with the attendees.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:40:53 AM

  • Back From HOSA, Proud of Success

    I have just recently returned from our HOSA National Leadership Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 26-29.  My group included 18 students and five adults. Two of the adults are teachers with me at the JEL Career Center, and it was their first time attending.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 4:54:23 PM

  • Region Conferences Are More Than Worth It

    I attended our Region III Conference on June 19-21 in East Peoria, Illinois, with my fellow Indiana state officers. It was my first Region III Conference, and I was not sure what to expect. What I found was a very well-run educational opportunities for all CTE educators and administrators.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 3:59:27 PM

  • Agriculture - It's More Than Farming

    I am thoroughly excited that our high school agricultural program made the news with the article "Northern Burlington High School agriscience program turns students into farmers" yet I cringe at the title.  I believe in production agriculture as it is the foundation of all of our food and fiber needs.  I know the vital importance of the farmer in the agriculture industry.  I am concerned that in the United States we have an ever aging population of farmers.  However, our program does so much more than "turn students into farmers" and the article even addressed that.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:39:16 PM

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