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Educators in Action is a blog for educators, by educators. If you'd like to share your experiences with us or know of a great blog you'd like to share, contact Digital Media Coordinator Brian Jenkins.

  • Who Is in Charge Here?!

    I began my presentation with why it is important to be a leader in your school, your community of peers, your students and your professional organization on a state, regional and national level.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/24/2013 11:24:55 AM

  • Can You Hear Me Now?

    I had the opportunity to speak at a workshop for CTE instructors on July 17. I was asked to briefly talk on the benefits of membership in ACTE and the leadership opportunity with the Fellowship Program. Patrick Biggerstaff, 2012 Region III Fellow, asked me to share with the attendees.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:40:53 AM

  • 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

  • The Powers That Be

    I just came from a meeting with my state senator, Greg Taylor, about CTE and ways that he and our senate can support us. It was a very good meeting indeed. Sen. Taylor is very supportive of education and realizes the value of career and technical education, but was not very knowledgeable of the process and the student body we serve today.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/17/2013 4:31:46 PM

  • An Interview With a CTE Leader

    It was my absolute pleasure to interview him. Dave has been a long-time member of ACTE, as well as a high school principal and CTE director in our state.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:13:46 PM

  • A Fellow, an Advocate

    Four years ago, out of curiosity and the need to broaden my horizons, I asked my administrator if I could attend the National Policy Seminar in Washington DC with ACTE. My assistant administrator, Brian Funk, had attended the previous year and filled me in on the experiences and duties of a participant. It sounded like fun to me and gave me a chance to see my nation’s capital for the first time.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:14:04 PM

  • An ACTE Fellow at NPS

    I was very fortunate to accompany two very seasoned NPS attendees from Maine, Chris Downing, director at Waldo County Technical Center, and Dave Keaton, director at Region II School of Applied Technology. They had established appointments with all four of our state senators in the House and Senate.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:14:19 PM

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