ACTE Announces 2013 Educators-in-Residence
August 5, 2013
Career and Technical Education Leaders
Contribute to Field, Advance Professional Development for Peers
ALEXANDRIA, VA–Three career and
technical education professionals, chosen from a nationwide pool of
applicants, have been selected to participate in the 2013 Association for
Career and Technical Education’s Educators-in-Residence program. This
year’s participants come from Utah, Kentucky and Virginia and are addressing
such topics such literacy and the integration of Common Core standards with CTE
curriculum, a CTE literature review for practitioners and workforce
development through CTE.
ACTE Educators-in-Residence spend three months developing projects in areas
that impact CTE to further develop their competencies, skills and knowledge as
well as making a scholarly contribution to the profession and field of CTE.
Participants spend a week at the ACTE national headquarters, gaining a better
understanding of the work of the association, as well as public policy relating
to CTE and current key issues involving CTE. Educators-in-Residence choose a
project and focused study that will enhance their own education as well as
contribute a final product at the end of their studies to advance the knowledge
base and professional development opportunities for CTE educators.
The 2013 Educators-in-Residence
- Sandra Bradshaw, from Utah. Sandra is a
classroom teacher. She will be working on teacher-friendly literacy tools
and exercises that align with Common Core State Standards, which can be
integrated into CTE curriculum and classrooms.
- Cara DiMattina, from Kentucky. Cara will be
working with ACTE research staff to develop a peer-reviewed, condensed
literature review of current CTE research and their implications for the
classroom, as well as suggestions for utilization of research findings in
the CTE classroom.
- Kristina Gherki, from Virginia, will be
addressing CTE’s role in workforce development.
An application process is required for participation, and Educators-in-Residence must have at least five
years of experience as an educator in the field. Participants who are selected
to join are provided a stipend to support their work. For more
information, please visit the Educators-in-Residence page on the ACTE website.
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation’s
largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of
education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in
1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators,
administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in
planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the
secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public
awareness and access to information on career and technical education,
professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and