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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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