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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

Mid-Life Career Change- Career Tech Is The Answer

I cannot imagine what it would be like to have one profession my adult life and in the blink of an eye have to change my life course at the age of 43. 

Choosing a Career Path

“All roads lead to Rome,” according to the medieval proverb. That is, travelers can take a variety of paths and all end up at the same

Literacy in CTE – Why it has to be us.

As I work with our district instructional coach, who is also my partner in teaching a graduate course this summer titled, Literacy in CTE, I keep coming

Using Dog Sled Racing to Teach Genetics and Nutrition

My mother, an elementary school teacher for 32 years, worked hard to connect her students to subject matter. Mom did this using real life, high interest

The future’s so bright…I gotta wear shades!

As an educator, it is my job to teach my students.  As someone with compassion and vested interest in her students, it is my privilege to help them find

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