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 Georgia Association of Career and Technical Education serves as a
platform to foster leadership, program development, advocacy, policy
development, professional development, and networking opportunities for
its members in Georgia. Over 2,500 members attended the conference with the premise of promoting career and technical education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/7/2014 12:34:17 PM
This week, I'm heading west to join more than 3,500 CTE professionals at ACTE's CareerTech VISION in Las Vegas. The VISION agenda includes a wide variety of concurrent sessions. Given there are more sessions than there is time to attend, I'm reviewing program descriptions to plan my schedule. This prompts me to reflect on the bigger picture of conference participation and reasons for attending.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:15:07 AM
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
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
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:40:53 AM
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