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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
Each year, I always like to step outside my box and attend a
professional development training that does not specifically relate to
my career path. This year, I chose to attend an institute that was
hosted by our state department of
education. I am happy to report that it was well worth my time.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/19/2013 11:15:08 PM
It sometimes seems as if elective and core courses are divided by a big
boundary line: On one side are the required courses for graduation, on
the other side are, well, the "other courses."
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 10:00:37 AM
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
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
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
The school year has come to an end. Every May, I reflect back upon my
year and evaluate my performance and influence. Four seniors left my
program this year as they move on to bigger and brighter things. Seeing
those four girls leave is bittersweet.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/24/2013 1:11:12 PM
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