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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.

  • 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 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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 read!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:05 PM

  • Three Distinct Leadership Growth Opportunities

    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

  • Leadership Development Continues

    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 fields.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:17:58 PM

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