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This week, I'm heading west to join more than 3,500 CTE professionals at ACTE's CareerTech VISION in Las Vegas. The VISION agenda includes a wide variety of concurrent sessions. Given there are more sessions than there is time to attend, I'm reviewing program descriptions to plan my schedule. This prompts me to reflect on the bigger picture of conference participation and reasons for attending.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:15:07 AM
As a part of our governor's initiative to vastly enhance workforce
development in the state of Georgia, an office was created to implement
the Go Build Georgia program. The purpose of the program is to help
dispel the myth of working in a skilled trade, appreciate the value of
earning a skilled trade, and encourage them to build a career as
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:59:48 AM
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
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
On May 8, 2013 a group of like-minded individuals met to begin establishing an ACTE state association for Maine.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/15/2013 12:04:17 PM
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:40:53 AM
I am thoroughly excited that our high school agricultural program made the news with the article "Northern Burlington High School agriscience program turns students into farmers"
yet I cringe at the title. I believe in production agriculture as it
is the foundation of all of our food and fiber needs. I know the vital
importance of the farmer in the agriculture industry. I am concerned
that in the United States we have an ever aging population of farmers.
However, our program does so much more than "turn students into farmers"
and the article even addressed that.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:39:16 PM
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