ACTE and our CTE Learn partner, MaxKnowledge, are pleased to offer CTE educators and institutions 50% off the entire collection of 150+ online CTE Learn credit course and subscription key purchases from June 1–July 31. Use VIP Code CTE50 to make your purchase on CTE Learn or any of the state portals within the CTE Learn network. CTE Learn courses are self-paced; each course takes approximately 4 hours to complete. Courses cover a range of topics, including teaching CTE remotely.

In June, ACTE released a guide to help CTE educators prepare for delivering CTE in socially distanced, remote and blended learning environments in the new school year — High-quality CTE: Planning for a COVID-19-Impacted School Year — and launched a series of webinars to further dive into this issue.

For additional resources that ACTE compiled during spring 2020 to support CTE educators, please visit the tabs below:

Cross-disciplinary Resources

These are resources for career development, employability skill development, project management, industry engagement and other topics that can be integrated into any CTE subject area.

Multidisciplinary Resources

These are resources for discipline-specific curriculum and assessments across multiple CTE subject areas.

  • The CTE Distance Learning weekly publication, created by the California Department of Education’s Career and College Transition Division in partnership with ACTE, CTEOnline.org and the San Diego County Office of Education’s Office of College and Career Readiness, highlighted sector-specific lesson plans, webinars and resources for spring 2020: https://www.acteonline.org/lesson-plan-resources
  • Today’s Class online curriculum in Agriculture, Automotive/Diesel Technology, Barbering, Cosmetology, Health Science and Workplace Readiness: https://www.todaysclass.com
    • Today’s Class is allowing access free of charge until the end of the school year May 1, 2020. Contact dboyes@todaysclass.com to set up an account.
  • NOCTI Digital Study Guides and Credentialing Assessments:
    • For schools and states who had already purchased digital study guides for this year, those expirations are extended until June 30, 2021.
    • For schools and states that would like to purchase digital study guides that had not purchased either in the past, contact nocti@nocti.org.
    • All expiration dates for NOCTI credentialing assessments that have not been utilized for 2020 will be extended to June 30, 2021, at no charge.
  • Certiport CTE Learning Products and Practice Tests:
  • Cengage digital platforms and ebooks: https://www.cengage.com/covid-19-support
    • For U.S. colleges experiencing unplanned, mid-semester impacts due to COVID-19, Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of this semester.
  • Goodheart-Wilcox Learning Companion digital curriculum and activities: https://www.g-wlearning.com
  • iCEV online curriculum and distance learning resources: https://www.icevonline.com/distance-learning#ctecl
    • Online Tools for 7 CTE Subject Areas: iCEV is offering a complimentary spring semester pilot. To learn more, fill out the form at the link above.
  • Realityworks free lesson plans, webinars about delivering Realityworks curriculum online: https://www.realityworks.com/our-partnership-with-educators
  • Nasco lesson plans and activities in STEM, FCS and Health Education: https://www.enasco.com/lessonplans?ic_source=prepare&ic_creative=GlobalNavLink&ic_id=LessonPlans-1119
  • Educate.Today free videos and tools in a variety of CTE subject areas: https://educate.today
    • Career Exploration category includes Business/Industry, Health/Sports, Law/Criminology, Education, Media Fields, Public Service/Government and more
    • STEM/STEAM category includes Robotics, Engineering, Infrastructure, Aviation, Transportation and more
  • National Academy Foundation resources and curriculum for IT, Finance, Health Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism and Engineering/STEM: https://naf.org/resources-for-making-an-effective-switch-to-remote-teaching
  • CTE Online free teacher-created curriculum resources: https://www.cteonline.org
    • CTE Online is curating lessons, projects and resources for all 15 industry sectors in the CTE Distance Learning Group at https://www.cteonline.org/groups/view/CTEDLR. Users will need to log-in or sign up for a free account to access.
  • Career Cluster-specific lesson ideas, online curriculum and online certifications (curated by the Career & Technical Association of Texas): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gdf2Rw6gu2icdUTW3OSIy1jFjsUzImwXltVsAHhVExs/edit?usp=sharing
  • Shared drive of lesson plans in construction, woodworking, welding, agriculture, photography, video production, automotive, and other subjects developed by two technology teachers from Southeast Kansas: Email tmaiseroulle@vikingnet.net, using an email address connected to a Google account.
  • MIT Open Courseware in STEM, Business and Health and Medicine: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/find-by-topic
  • Quizizz free online quizzes in CTE, Computer Science and Skills, and Health: https://quizizz.com/admin
  • Described and Captioned Media Program free educational videos for learners with visual and hearing impairments (U.S. Department of Education): https://dcmp.org
    • Click on “Browse Topics” to find relevant videos
    • Business topic includes Agriculture, Construction, Energy, Industry, Management and Manufacturing
    • Careers topic includes Automotive Maintenance and Repair, Industrial Arts, Welding, Job Skills and Occupations
    • Home and Family topic includes Carpentry, House Construction, Cooking and Child Development
    • Health and Safety topic
    • Technology topic
  • CTE Coalition: Industry Dedicated to Keeping CTE Moving: https://ctecoalition.com
    • The CTE Coalition is a group of world-class industry partners and CTE organizations who have partnered to provide the resources necessary to keep CTE programs moving forward in these unprecedented times.

Please note that inclusion on this list does not signify ACTE endorsement of a product or service, although we are grateful to contributors for sharing their resources — thank you! — and please remember that any educational technology products, services or tools you use during this challenging time must still comply with FERPA and other laws related to student privacy. In addition to federal guidance on student privacy during COVID-19, the Future of Privacy Forum has developed an Educator’s Guide to Student Privacy, Online Learning Best Practices for Schools and Educators as well as COVID-19 privacy and data protection resources relevant to education, health care and other sectors. 

June 22: ACTE published its guide, High-quality CTE: Planning for a COVID-19-impacted School Year.

June 3: Several expired offers were removed. 

June 2: A new CTE Learn offer and ACTE’s new webinar series on planning for a COVID-19-impacted school year have been added. 

May 27: Webinars about planning for the 2020-21 school year have been added to the Upcoming Events tab.

May 11: NCCER remote proctoring has been extended to July 31.

April 30: The ServSafe Food Handler offer has been extended through May 31.

April 21: Many thanks to the state Departments of Education and CTE in North Dakota, Missouri and Nebraska, as well as the National Science Foundation, for new distance learning resources!

April 20: Today’s Class, NOCTI, CareerSafe, Nepris, AgEdNet.com and Home Builders Institute have all extended their initial offers. Please see the relevant tabs for more details. 

April 15: OCTAE has published its second FAQ on Perkins and COVID-19, and guidance is now available on donating PPE and other equipment purchased with federal funds. Many thanks to the CTE Coalition and ASE Education Foundation for sharing additional distance learning resources!

April 7: Many thanks to Harbor Freight Tools for Schools for sharing additional distance learning resources!

April 1: Many thanks to our colleagues at the Career & Technical Association of Texas and the National Partnership to Recruit, Prepare, and Support FCS Educators for sharing new distance learning resources!

March 31: OCTAE has published its first FAQ in response to school closures, addressing state and local Perkins planning.

March 27: Many thanks to our colleagues at the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and Advance CTE for alerting us to new distance learning resources!