An Interview with Nancy Trivette

On Tuesday, April 2, I had the pleasure to interview Nancy Trivette, ACTE Region I Vice President. Nancy has a very extensive background spanning some 30 years in career and technical education and state and national leadership, and is a very strong advocate for career and technical education. Nancy...

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. On April 15-17, we attended our HOSA State Leadership Conference here in Indianapolis. I...

A Summer of Learning and Leaving my Comfort Zone

This summer has been an enjoyable one, albeit a stretch for this small town girl. The Practitioner-in- Residence program has provided a valuable experience to me and one that I can share with the students and staff I work with. Originally I planned to stay for an extended period of time ...

SDACTE Conference

The SDACTE Conference was once again an opportunity for learning, catching up with old friends while making new friends, and getting rejuvenated and ready for the upcoming school year. Erika Oliver, keynote speaker, kicked off the conference with an outstanding presentation in which she ...

Reflections on Professional Development

Professional development for educators is not only a responsibility but more importantly a necessity of being a professional. In the ever-changing world of education, teacher professional development is a means to enhance educational effectiveness. Research in education has shown that the quality o...

A Busy Week at ACTE

Last week I continued to work on the ACTE Vice President How-to Guide and the “Featured ACTE Award Winner” segment for the Web site, in addition to participating in the Leadership Task Force conference call. Reviewing the results and comments from the State Association Survey was an interesting...

Build Relationships with Your Students on the First Day

By: Linda Moyer  One topic that ignites my passion is literacy. During my residency with ACTE I have developed several connections but one of the most enjoyable has been with USA TODAY Education. I have been writing for their CTE Teachers Lounge and Tip Jar. These sites have ...

Literacy Strategies for You

By: Linda Moyer Literacy is an essential skill needed to be successful in education, the workforce and life in general. As educators, we strive to prepare our students to become successful and productive members of society. Surely, reading and writing are vital parts of this process. Education is th...

Three Distinct Leadership Growth Opportunities

By: Coleen Keffeler For those interested in learning more about leadership or enhancing their leadership skills, ACTE offers three distinct, outstanding opportunities for professional growth. 21st Century Leadership Institute ACTE Fellowship Program ACTE Leadership Training Program Each opportunit...

Leadership Development Continues

By: Coleen Keffeler Sturgis Brown High School is gearing up for the third week of school, and I must admit, it is great to be back in the swing of things! Our three days of in-service focused on the Boys Town Model for a well-managed classroom, project-based learning activities, department meetings,...