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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!

  • GACTE Continues to be on the Cusp of Great Things

    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

  • Literacy + CTE = College and Career Readiness

    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

  • Team-taught Literacy: Elective and Core

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Graduation and Reflection

    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

  • HOSA!

    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

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