Make Plans to Attend ACTE’s CareerTech VISION!

CareerTech Vision is the place to be for professional development, learning about and purchasing the newest software, equipment, supplies, and networking. This conference is the largest meeting of Career and Technical Education, which focuses on secondary and postsecondary CTE. Input from all of the...

ACTE experiences CTE Learn network growth

CTE Learn is growing! ACTE is excited to announce, a total of 28 states and organizations have joined the CTE Learn network since Jan. 1, 2020. CTE Learn offers an expanded collection of online professional development courses for CTE professionals. Help us welcome the following states and organiza...

An Education In Grace

We have all had weeks that began seemingly normal, but ended anything but…however I think that we can all attest to the fact that the week of March 9, 2020 was one like no other.  In the blink of an eye, we were going from standard classroom instruction to this new environment of remote learning,...

Beyond Pedagogy in the CTE Classroom

Gliding seamlessly from traditional teaching models to semi-remote to completely remote teaching requires schools and teachers to understand more than the pedagogy for each of the scenarios. In CTE we use hands-on instruction and formative assessments the majority of the time. As instruction moves t...

Why Do You Think it is Important to Continue Professional Development Throughout your Career?

Those that have been given the charge and have the responsibility to educate others must be committed to continuous learning. Learning is fundamental throughout one's career no matter what field. Professional development (PD) is a lifelong endeavor which allows educators to grow. Educators must impr...

Preparing CTE Teachers for Re-Engaging with Students in the Fall

The 2019/20 school year is coming to an unusual end. After spring break, our students never returned to their classrooms. While core academic teachers were required to provide review materials online for their students, CTE instructors were asked to do the same being cognizant of the overall time st...

A Culinary Journey

Over the last few years a lot of people have been asking me what I would attribute my success in the culinary field to. That has been a very humbling and thought-provoking question. To think that people think that I am a success at such a young age is more than I could ever ask for. I have gained so...

Supporting CTE Students During School Closures due to COVID-19

With the coronavirus spreading across the nation, this time is challenging for education in general but specifically for CTE with all its hands-on courses. My district’s schools started to be out one day before Spring Break, which was during the week of March 16. We are going to be out for a total...

Interview with my Mentor

Christi is an administrator in a rural school district in Kentucky and previously taught Agriculture for 13 years. She was impacted by CTE early on in life and went into Ag Education right after finishing high school. She transitioned into administration after the birth of her children in order to r...

My Mentor

As a 2020 New Professionals Fellow, I’ve been eager to grow and step outside my comfort zone, while under the guidance of new colleagues, mentors, and leaders. Prior to my current role as CTE Coordinator for Baltimore County Public Schools, I was Supervisor for Technology and Engineering Education...