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Meet Tiffanie Rosier, PLSP-ECMC Foundation fellow

Meet Tiffanie Rosier, STEM education coordinator at Northern Virginia Community College. Rosier's interview appears first in a new, digital-exclusive series on current fellows in the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. What leadership skills do you hope to develop as part of the

Train with ease: NEW MobileArc augmented reality welding system

This content is sponsored by Miller Electric Mfg. LLC. Attracting and proficiently training welding students on a limited budget can be challenging. Miller® MobileArc™ Augmented Reality Welding System finally offers a convenient option that fits most budgets. Its highly-realistic, portable and intuitive design is simple enough for

Explore new CTE Learn courses

We recently added the following courses to a growing collection of on-demand professional development at CTE Learn:  Leveraging Community Resources to Energize CTE Programs focuses on authentic strategies for expanding community engagement as an effective way to add human resources and energy to school CTE programs. 

Attend Best Practices in Austin

Best Practices is an event designed especially for CTE leaders. Don't miss the gathering of CTE leaders at ACTE's and NCLA's Best Practices and Innovations in CTE Conference. The event takes place Sept. 29–Oct. 1 in Austin, Texas. Register to attend Best Practices! This year’s event features an information-packed agenda of 28

Sector Sheets highlight role of CTE

ACTE has updated several publications in its Sector Sheet series for 2021. Generously sponsored by Pearson, our Sector Sheets describe how career and technical education (CTE) prepares the workforce for a variety of vital industry sectors. Each sector sheet: Includes labor market information on occupations within the sector

ACTE’s CareerTech VISION offers vital PD for 21st century CTE

Come on in. Let’s gather again in the birthplace of jazz. ACTE’s hottest event of the year offers content, networking and instrumental experiences designed to inspire growth. Together, we’ll advance the field of career and technical education (CTE) for all learners. ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2021 happens in person, in New

Creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ students in CTE

It's likely you've taught a student who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ+). Such youth with caring adults in their lives are less likely to self-harm and more likely to thrive in CTE. Anna Hall, a family and consumer sciences educator, offers best practices for creating more inclusive learning

Techniques launches in September with a VISION of inclusion

Another school year has begun and we're kicking off another year of Techniques. ACTE's flagship publication for career and technical education (CTE) professionals intends to publish four print and four digital issues in 2021–22. Prominent themes found in Techniques this year will include: Best practices for teacher recruitment

Getting new faculty FIT for success

Industry experts spend years or even decades perfecting their trade. However, they may have little or no experience as a faculty member. Without support in the transition from business and industry to academia, new faculty may lack the foundation and skills needed to be effective in the classroom. Providing comprehensive, individualized

Online PD features innovative programming & practices

ACTE offer several online professional development opportunities: ACTE’s webinars happen twice monthly. They cover best practices in CTE and are free to everyone. Topics include Equity Through Remote Learning and Making Work-based Learning Meaningful. The CTE Learn online network includes 150+ credit courses. Stay up-to-date

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