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National Policy Seminar presents opportunity to influence CTE policy priorities

Influence CTE-related policy priorities of the incoming Biden administration at ACTE's National Policy Seminar. NPS happens virtually the week of Feb. 22! Voice your CTE needs to help shape education policy priorities. Learn about strategies for influencing federal policy related to CTE advocacy and messaging. And participate in

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Participate in community college workforce education support study

Opportunity America and Lumina Foundation are partnering with Wilder Research to conduct a national research study of community college credit and noncredit occupational education and relationships with employers. Participate in the community college workforce education support study. The study will be in the field through January 2021

Business partners, students interact through remote Interview Week

Welcome to our new series, COVID-19 Innovations. Here, we chronicle the innovative ways that career and technical educators continue to engage students as lifelong learners and prepare them for rewarding careers, even as the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the 2020–21 school year. The past year has presented significant challenges as

Blog Post: Virtual VISION Experience

Written by Josh Labrie, 2020-2021 PLSP Fellow I attended the 2020 ACTE VISION Conference virtually and was lucky enough to have a live presentation during the event. This was my first time attending VISION specifically, but I enjoy attending professional conferences in general. I do find that I get more out of in person conferences

Blog Post: Virtual VISION Experience

Written by Kia Keyton, 2020-2021 PLSP Fellow Though I have never attended the VISION conference before now, I have attended many other conferences in-person.  In the past, I have had difficulty finding the appropriate workshops and sessions where I can gain the most knowledge for my students while simultaneously being interesting to

Blog Post: Virtual VISION Experience

Written by Adrian San Miguel, 2020-2021 PLSP Fellow 2020 has been a year like no other. While many organizations had to cancel or postpone their professional development conferences, ACTE was able to pivot early on to ensure it provided members a meaningful and robust conference experience we come to expect. Vision 2020 was still

Young people find a voice in public media

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down American schools. A month later, the PBS NewsHour aired a segment featuring teenagers from across the country. How were they were deal­ing with social distancing? “My teachers have been really flexible, especially with the amount of work they give,” said Isabelle Mesropian from Canyon High School

Learn from the past & look toward the future

This article originally appeared in Techniques in October 2012. Failure is good! In the classic Hollywood film National Treasure, Benjamin Gates — played by Nicolas Cage — goes to great lengths to locate and steal the Declaration of Independence. Plan after plan fails until he learns the true path to the treasure. When his

Meet Tammy Camel, Carl Perkins Community Service Award winner

Meet Tammy Camel, winner of ACTE's Carl Perkins Community Service Award. Camel's interview appears as part of a spotlight series on our 2021 national award winners and finalists. The Carl Perkins Community Service Award recognizes individuals who have used CTE to make a significant impact on their community and demonstrated leadership in

Meet Kristal McCathern, Carl Perkins Community Service Award finalist

Meet Kristal McCathern, winner of the ACTE Region IV Carl Perkins Community Service Award. McCathern's interview appears as part of a spotlight series on our 2021 national award winners and finalists. The Carl Perkins Community Service Award recognizes individuals who have used CTE to make a significant impact on their community and

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