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Cyber Security in CTE

Have you ever thought about a topic that you truly felt needed to be a CTE program of study? If you have, what steps have you taken in order to make it

Start With Why

In his book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek presents the idea that great leaders inspire others by

Career Development in a Virtual Landscape

One of the main goals of Career & Technical Education at the high school level is to prepare students for career success.  To that end, the CTE

Law Enforcement Class in a Rural Context – Culture and the Military

Before I dive into culture, I do want to focus on the involvement with our local military recruiters. From the beginning, I wanted to have a class where

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

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