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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
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
On Tuesday, April 2, I had the pleasure to interview
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:11:59 PM
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:13:46 PM
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 at ACTE Headquarters; however, work and family
obligations required me to switch gears and plan for 7–10 day visits
each month. I am continuing to work on projects while at home but am
finding it is much easier to stay on task at the ACTE office.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:26:29 PM
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 read!
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:05 PM
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 InstituteACTE Fellowship ProgramACTE Leadership Training ProgramEach opportunity offers a unique occasion for leadership growth and development.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:18:26 PM
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, meeting the new superintendent and an open house for incoming
freshmen. My Culinary Arts class is full and the youth internship
students are getting hands-on learning in their prospective career
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:58 PM