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Preparing CTE Teachers for Re-Engaging with Students in the Fall

The 2019/20 school year is coming to an unusual end. After spring break, our students never returned to their classrooms. While core academic teachers

A Culinary Journey

Over the last few years a lot of people have been asking me what I would attribute my success in the culinary field to. That has been a very humbling and

Supporting CTE Students During School Closures due to COVID-19

With the coronavirus spreading across the nation, this time is challenging for education in general but specifically for CTE with all its hands-on

Interview with my Mentor

Christi is an administrator in a rural school district in Kentucky and previously taught Agriculture for 13 years. She was impacted by CTE early on in

My Mentor

As a 2020 New Professionals Fellow, I’ve been eager to grow and step outside my comfort zone, while under the guidance of new colleagues, mentors, and

The Wake of COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 quarantine, educators are scrambling to find ways to continue the learning online. Unless you have lived in an area that was

CTE Distance Learning: Hands-on Learning at Home

We know that CTE educators are creative professionals, so it’s no wonder that many of you are getting creative to maintain student learning during

A Workforce Career and College ready thanks to Industry Certifications

By 2020, three out of every 4 jobs in Colorado will require education or training beyond high school[1].  Already, Colorado businesses cannot find enough

The Power of Junior High CTE

When is too early to start thinking about your career? I remember being asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” as early as three years old.

The Eighth Habit by Stephen R. Covey

I recall back in 1990’s reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) and consecutively completing a Franklin Covey Planning workshop. I had

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