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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!

  • 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

  • A Summer of Learning and Leaving My Comfort Zone

    This summer has been an enjoyable one, albeit a stretch for this small town girl. The Practitioner-in-Residence program has provided a valuable experience to me and one that I can share with the students and staff I work with. Originally I planned to stay for an extended period of time at ACTE Headquarters; however, work and family obligations required me to switch gears and plan for 7–10 day visits each month. I am continuing to work on projects while at home but am finding it is much easier to stay on task at the ACTE office.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:26:29 PM

  • SDACTE Conference

    The SDACTE Conference was once again an opportunity for learning, catching up with old friends while making new friends, and getting rejuvenated and ready for the upcoming school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:24:01 PM

  • Reflections on Professional Development

    Professional development for educators is not only a responsibility but more importantly a necessity of being a professional. In the ever-changing world of education, teacher professional development is a means to enhance educational effectiveness. Research in education has shown that the quality of the teacher is the most important factor in raising student achievement. Surely parents overwhelmingly agree that they want the best teacher possible in every classroom. In my opinion, professional development is an integral factor in making educators the best they can be, which in turn will raise student achievement.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:40 PM

  • A Busy Week at ACTE!

    Last week I continued to work on the ACTE Vice President How-to Guide and the “Featured ACTE Award Winner” segment for the Web site, in addition to participating in the Leadership Task Force conference call. Reviewing the results and comments from the State Association Survey was an interesting read!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:05 PM

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