Leading the way for ambitious women in CTE

Career and technical education (CTE) professionals recently screened Pioneers in Skirts, an award-winning impact film, as part of ACTE's inclusion, access, equity and diversity (IAED) webinar series. In the film, director Ashley Maria sets a course to achieve something greater, more equitable for wo...

Professional development helps CTE educators thrive in new education landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic propelled CTE educators and students into new learning spaces. For some, classrooms became virtual for a short while, transitioning to hybrid and eventually back to in-person learning. For others, virtual persists as a primary learning environment. Regardless, a new classroom c...

CTE supports English language learners

My educator service began over a decade ago, with the most amazing opportunity to teach in a bilingual third grade classroom. In accordance with a federal consent decree, Denver Public Schools (DPS) must meet the needs of our multilingual learners. I was trained to ensure my students experienced Int...

A lesson for all through CTE theatre

When I first joined the staff of Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey, I had no idea what career and technical education (CTE) was, let alone that theatre could be taught under that title. I came from an occupational background that was mixed — teaching various subjects at a small pr...

E-learning recommendations for teaching students with disabilities

COVID-19 disrupted educational systems around the world in attempts to contain the spread of the pandemic, countries announced widespread school closures (Van Lancker & Parolin, 2020). Educators, especially special education teachers, have struggled to offer distance learning and adapt to the un...

Summer program provides authentic CTE experiences for migrant students & English-language learners

Beaverton School District provides a comprehensive career and technical education (CTE) summer school program for migrant students and English-language learners (ELL) in middle school. The program began six years ago. And it continues as part of an ongoing partnership with Portland State University...

CTE clears the path for the postsecondary attainment of boys

Over the last three decades, girls’ academic and postsecondary outcomes have exceeded those of boys. Parents and educators are seeking solutions to foster students’ college attainment and career success. Committed to equity, the educational system must acknowledge that boys are falling behind an...