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