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Educators in Action is a blog for educators, by educators. If you'd like to share your experiences with us or know of a great blog you'd like to share, contact Digital Media Coordinator Brian Jenkins.

  • What Happens in Vegas Shouldn't Stay in Vegas

    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

  • GoBuild Georgia Builds on Essential Career Readiness Skills

    As a part of our governor's initiative to vastly enhance workforce development in the state of Georgia, an office was created to implement the Go Build Georgia program. The purpose of the program is to help dispel the myth of working in a skilled trade, appreciate the value of earning a skilled trade, and encourage them to build a career as tradesmen.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:59:48 AM

  • New Tricks of the Trade

    This month, I kicked off my Educator-in-Residency here at ACTE Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. My goal is to explore workforce development issues and strategic partnerships to benefit CTE and ACTE members as a whole. While purely coincidental, October also happens to be Connected Educator Month. Curious about how other educators develop connectedness, I decided to check things out at www.connectededucators.org.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/5/2013 12:21:27 PM

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Advocating for Career Pathways

    A couple of years ago, our department of education began to fervently push ahead for Career Pathways. At the time, my program, Advanced Life Science: Animals and Veterinary Assisting, fell under the general heading of health careers. With the pathway they proposed, my program would only be offered as a one-year program for seniors. This was very disturbing to me since I had built my program as a two-year program. To be under the heading of health careers would essentially cut my enrollment in half, do away with my dual credit with Purdue University and prevent any certification for lack of contact hours in the field.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/17/2013 4:39:32 PM

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