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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.

  • Back From HOSA, Proud of Success

    I have just recently returned from our HOSA National Leadership Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 26-29.  My group included 18 students and five adults. Two of the adults are teachers with me at the JEL Career Center, and it was their first time attending.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 4:54:23 PM

  • Region Conferences Are More Than Worth It

    I attended our Region III Conference on June 19-21 in East Peoria, Illinois, with my fellow Indiana state officers. It was my first Region III Conference, and I was not sure what to expect. What I found was a very well-run educational opportunities for all CTE educators and administrators.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 3:59:27 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

  • HOSA!

    As all of us in CTE know, we have to incorporate CTSOs into our curriculum. My students are members of Health Occupation Students of America. Each year, we select officers, do fundraisers and attend conferences.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:11:43 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

  • SDACTE Conference

    The SDACTE Conference was once again an opportunity for learning, catching up with old friends while making new friends, and getting rejuvenated and ready for the upcoming school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:24:01 PM

  • Reflections on Professional Development

    Professional development for educators is not only a responsibility but more importantly a necessity of being a professional. In the ever-changing world of education, teacher professional development is a means to enhance educational effectiveness. Research in education has shown that the quality of the teacher is the most important factor in raising student achievement. Surely parents overwhelmingly agree that they want the best teacher possible in every classroom. In my opinion, professional development is an integral factor in making educators the best they can be, which in turn will raise student achievement.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 4:23:40 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

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