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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.

  • STEM Program Moving Full Speed Ahead

    I had the opportunity to serve in an external capacity as a part of the Teacher Enrichment Workshop in conjunction with the MAGEC-STEM PLUS (Minority Access to Graduate Education and Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Plus). The workshop was provided, along with a multitude of other programs, through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/17/2013 12:01:10 AM

  • Leading the Way With Common Core

    Georgia Southern University hosted a Common Core Summit: Summer Leadership Academy to introduce high school educators in various content areas on how to effectively implement the Common Core Standards.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/11/2013 7:48:00 AM

  • Which One Are You: College Ready, Career Ready or Both?

    In an effort to enhance students and parents knowledge of preparing for postsecondary options after high school, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has developed a series of college and career readiness forums to help its constituents navigate this process after high school.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:59:26 AM

  • Team-taught Literacy: Elective and Core

    It sometimes seems as if elective and core courses are divided by a big boundary line: On one side are the required courses for graduation, on the other side are, well, the "other courses."

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 10:00:37 AM

  • New Tricks of the Trade

    This month, I kicked off my Educator-in-Residency here at ACTE Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. My goal is to explore workforce development issues and strategic partnerships to benefit CTE and ACTE members as a whole. While purely coincidental, October also happens to be Connected Educator Month. Curious about how other educators develop connectedness, I decided to check things out at www.connectededucators.org.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/5/2013 12:21:27 PM

  • Building a Program for Other Educators

    I'm joining the ACTE staff for three weeks in July 2013, where I will work on projects related to connecting literacy and CTE. However, my project will span three months as I create a "Literacy Tool Box," an easy-to-use, all-in-one online resource, full of creative yet functional ideas of merging literacy into a CTE classroom. The finished resource will be made available on ACTE's Common Core web page for teacher use.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 4:13:27 PM

  • Being a Connected Educator – Skyping With Future Ag Educators

    Tuesday, I had the opportunity to meet with future agriculture teachers who are nearing the end of their college experiences at Virginia Tech, Penn State and the University of Delaware. Since we are in state mandated testing week in NJ, this was a virtual meeting where I skyped into their meeting. Earlier in the week, they had written some questions about involvement in professional organizations as well as using technology in the classroom. Those questions gave me the inspiration for a topic of being a connected educator.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:23:13 PM

  • 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.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:11:59 PM

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