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Fostering Creativity in Career and Technical Education

To foster an environment of creativity and learning, it is important to start by forming meaningful and supportive relationships with students and the

The Silver Lining of a COVID-19 Learning Environment

There is no question this has been a school year filled with challenges we never thought we would have to deal with in our careers in education. CTE is so

Building my Own Fellowship

Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to participate in a number of leadership experiences, cohorts, and fellows’ programs. Each one

When Life Seems Out of Control

As CTE educators, whether your area of responsibility is within a classroom, or at an administrator level, this past year has definitely been a challenge.

Work-Based Learning During Hybrid Instruction

Consolidated High School District (CHSD) 230 had challenges like many school districts had in Illinois that were either developing or already offering

Postsecondary Success

When I was in high school, I  was told that successful career paths were either by going to college, or… really, just by going to college. Sure I had a

Successful ways to support our CTE students

Supporting our students, particularly ones in underserved populations can be done in many big and small ways.  I am going to share three ways that you

Purpose driven CTE.

Helping people uncover their purpose, giving them a sense of why they are here, and how to live a life of significance, should be a part of every CTE

Why do you think it is important to continue Professional Development throughout your career?

Have you ever worked for a company that didn’t offer professional development?  I’ve worked for multiple school districts and for private businesses

Professional Development

As CTE educators, we are no strangers to workforce development. The very programs we create and administer are meant to prepare students for their new

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