Teaching Martians: An Interview with Rachael Mann

You're in for a treat! On Saturday, Dec. 1, educator and author Rachael Mann will lead a keynote luncheon at the 2018 STEM is CTE Symposium, during which she'll address the martians in your classroom. Aptly titled, Mann's new book cowritten with Stephen Sandford, former director of space technolo...

It’s Hard to See the Picture When You’re In the Frame

It’s been said that Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player ever, never won a championship until Phil Jackson came along. Muhammad Ali was a raw fighter when Angelo Dundee entered the picture and made him into a world champion and arguably, the greatest fighter of all time. What both of the...

Gaining Leadership Skills as an ACTE Fellow

I thoroughly enjoyed all my time at the National Policy Seminar (NPS) this past February.  I truly believe that attending this conference as an ACTE Fellow was an invaluable learning experience.  We were given an “inside look” into the leadership of ACTE.   We were able t...

Making Great Leaders in CTE

There should not be any doubt that career and technical education has a vital role to play in preparing students for the workforce.   CTE offers many benefits to the nation’s students. The biggest benefit of CTE is having the opportunity to prepare high schools students to for high-wage, hig...

Facebook for Family and Consumer Science Teachers: Best PLC’s

I’m sure if 50 people were asked, “what is one best and worst Web 2.0 innovations of all time”, 80% would say social media. Social media is often associated with negative sentiments; however, 65% of all adults utilize some form of social media. Social media users also have higher education att...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective CTE Programs

Keep Kids First - We are here to expand knowledge, develop talent, and assist in preparing young adults for their future. Keep kids first by assuring our CTE programs assist students in acquiring the academic and technical skills for high-demand, high-wage careers.  Seek Opportunities - We s...