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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!

  • Being a Connected Educator – Skyping With Future Ag Educators

    Tuesday, I had the opportunity to meet with future agriculture teachers who are nearing the end of their college experiences at Virginia Tech, Penn State and the University of Delaware. Since we are in state mandated testing week in NJ, this was a virtual meeting where I skyped into their meeting. Earlier in the week, they had written some questions about involvement in professional organizations as well as using technology in the classroom. Those questions gave me the inspiration for a topic of being a connected educator.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:23:13 PM

  • HOSA!

    As all of us in CTE know, we have to incorporate CTSOs into our curriculum. My students are members of Health Occupation Students of America. Each year, we select officers, do fundraisers and attend conferences.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:11:43 PM

  • An Interview With Nancy Trivette

    On Tuesday, April 2, I had the pleasure to interview Nancy Trivette, ACTE Region I Vice President. Nancy has a very extensive background spanning some 30 years in career and technical education and state and national leadership, and is a very strong advocate for career and technical education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:11:59 PM

  • Developing Creative Careers

    On April 19, several hundred students from schools throughout Colorado gathered at the Auraria campus in Denver for the 4th annual Creative Careers Festival. This festival was developed to give students in Colorado creative careers CTSOs access to the following opportunities:

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:12:46 PM

  • The Importance of Career and Technical Student Organizations

    I just recently returned from Kansas FCCLA State Leadership Conference. While there three of my students competed in STAR events and all brought home silver medals. What a great experience for these students. This opportunity gives students the chance to practice public speaking skills, organizational skills, time management and allows them to gain confidence outside the classroom. FCCLA is only one of many career and technical student organizations that provide these, and numerous other, necessary skills to succeed in life.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:13:16 PM

  • An Interview With a CTE Leader

    It was my absolute pleasure to interview him. Dave has been a long-time member of ACTE, as well as a high school principal and CTE director in our state.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:13:46 PM

  • A Fellow, an Advocate

    Four years ago, out of curiosity and the need to broaden my horizons, I asked my administrator if I could attend the National Policy Seminar in Washington DC with ACTE. My assistant administrator, Brian Funk, had attended the previous year and filled me in on the experiences and duties of a participant. It sounded like fun to me and gave me a chance to see my nation’s capital for the first time.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:14:04 PM

  • An ACTE Fellow at NPS

    I was very fortunate to accompany two very seasoned NPS attendees from Maine, Chris Downing, director at Waldo County Technical Center, and Dave Keaton, director at Region II School of Applied Technology. They had established appointments with all four of our state senators in the House and Senate.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:14:19 PM

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