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STEM Jobs of the Future: Technology

The job market evolves constantly. Fueled by the rapid growth of technology, industry demands critical 21st century skills. Today’s students must be prepared for jobs which do not yet exist. It is estimated that 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't even been invented yet (Institute for the Future, 2017). “New categories of

EIM Spotlight: Rebecca Armitage (Salt Lake Community College)

Where industry & education intersect Rebecca Armitage takes center stage in our latest spotlight on ACTE's educational institution members (EIM). Armitage is CTE manager and interim associate dean for business, IT and health-related technologies in the School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties at Salt Lake Community

EIM Spotlight: Eryn Ruder (Great Oaks Career Campuses)

Meet Eryn Ruder, instructor of environmental science and anatomy and physiology at the Scarlet Oaks Campus of Great Oaks Career Campuses in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ruder’s spotlight interview is the first in a new feature on ACTE’s educational institution members (EIMs). Great Oaks is a public career and technical education (CTE) school

Dear Linda: Unwinding after a stressful school year

Dear Linda, My school obligations have ended; I am finished with report cards and such. But now I have this strange feeling that I am forgetting something. I can’t seem to relax. What do I do now? I appreciate your advice, An ACTE member from Kentucky Dear Kentucky, Congratulations on making it through the year! We need to

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 8): Vocabulary Grid

Vocabulary Grid is part eight in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six and part seven. Explore relationships. This eight-part vocabulary series has focused on meaningful ways to deepen student understanding of technical vocabulary. With

Techniques Year in Review: 2019–2020

The school year is wrapping up and you know what that means?! Summer reading season! Read Techniques. ACTE's flagship publication addresses the issues ACTE members care about most, providing input you can trust when making decisions for your classrooms, programs and school systems — in print and on the web. Articles published in

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 7): Word Tree

Word Tree is part seven in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three, part four, part five and part six. Advanced literacy skills help students learn more, in any subject. The problem is, you may not have time to teach reading and writing when you have your own set of content

NASA HUNCH Students Send Hardware into Space

[caption id="attachment_53361" align="alignright" width="300"] Four single stowage lockers made and signed by NASA HUNCH students, onboard Crew Dragon (May 31, 2020)[/caption] Ready for launch! High school students across the nation contributed flight hardware to the historic Launch America event. SpaceX Crew Dragon sent astronauts to

Start with the syllabus

Although remote learning is starting to wind down and educators across the country are once again joyously welcoming the start of summer, there remains a very real undercurrent of anxiety. No one knows what school will look like in the fall. Will schools return to normal with physical classes and traditional hours? Will they be fully

E-Learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 6): Linear Flow Chart

Linear Flow Chart is part six in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three, part four and part five. Ever played an anagram? Someone gives you a set of letters and you race to make as many words as possible. Scramble and unscramble. Focus. Concentrate. Identify new connections

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