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Digital Curriculum for CTE: 3 Big Problems Teachers Face

By: Bri Stauffer
April 20th, 2017

Are you considering transitioning to digital curriculum for your CTE program? While there are many benefits that teachers, students, and even administrators receive from using a digital CTE curriculum, there are some issues as well. When reviewing our eLearning curriculum, CTE teachers have expressed worry about some specific challenges such as:

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4 Teacher Retention Strategies to Reduce Turnover in CTE

By: Bri Stauffer
March 2nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum developer, very often our team speaks with CTE administrators to better understand their struggles and those of their teachers. A common thread to these conversations is high teacher turnover. Most of these instructors have moved from an industry career to teaching and are faced with unfamiliar situations for which they have not been trained. Here’s one example from a health science instructor in Marion County, Florida:

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Texas Career Education Conference: Good for All CTE Teachers

By: Sarah Layton
August 5th, 2014

by Mike Collins

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Blended Learning | CTE | Online Curriculum Resources | Teacher Resources

Teaching CTE: Be a Great Coach

By: Sarah Layton
December 20th, 2013

Teaching CTE today can mean being a great coach.

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business and computer applications | Common Career Technical Core | Common Core Standards | CTE | Health Science | Teacher Resources

Common Core Standards for CTE, Do You Align?

By: Jim Schultz
November 14th, 2013

Common Core Standards for CTE This past week, Anne Kuser, Ken Richard and I made a trip to the Philadelphia School District. We had the pleasure of working with a group of Health Science teachers. Each of them were looking to solve problems in their classroom and courses. Before long, the teachers were asking questions about how we align to the Common Core, Common Core standards for CTE and the specific CIP task list for the district. We know that teachers are asked to do a lot, but if you can help them to show how specific classroom projects and activities can be easily integrated into classroom learning and align to standards, they can focus on providing individual support for students.

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Blended Learning | Career and Technical Education | CTE | Online Curriculum Resources | Teacher Resources

CTE Project Idea

By: Celestial Holmes
October 24th, 2013

Looking for ways to encourage and inspire your students to celebrate CTE? Looking for a CTE project idea? The Association for Career and Technical Education celebrates CTE each year. Though this is cutting it kind of close (I just found out about it myself), you can still make a submission for their 2014 celebration. What a great way to combine inspiring students, promoting CTE awareness, and incorporating some great projects.

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