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The iCEV CTE Blog

The latest ideas, tips, strategies and trends for CTE teachers and administrators.

Joshua Witherspoon

After serving as a Texas FFA state officer in 2018, Josh Witherspoon joined the iCEV team as a part-time employee for 3 years before taking on the role of content development specialist in 2022. Witherspoon holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University, in which his experience and proficiency in writing, marketing and CTE allow him to effectively communicate the successes of CTE educators and students and the value iCEV has to offer.

By: Joshua Witherspoon
September 21st, 2023

Giving your middle school students the opportunity to explore careers and prepare for their futures is why your course offers unmatched value for learners. However, without the right career preparation and planning curriculum, you risk students missing out on an opportunity to pursue their interests and prepare for what comes after graduation.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Industry Certifications

By: Joshua Witherspoon
August 24th, 2023

In an ever-changing workforce, it’s essential to communicate expertise and achievements effectively.


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Agricultural Science | Industry Certifications

By: Joshua Witherspoon
August 8th, 2023

If you’re looking for high school environmental science resources, you understand the challenge of finding the right one for your students. After all, you’ll use this resource to teach your students valuable environmental science knowledge and skills to take into their futures.

By: Joshua Witherspoon
August 3rd, 2023

If you’re a high school agriculture or environmental science educator interested in implementing the Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation & Management certification, it’s important that you have all of the information and tools to set your students up for success. However, it can be challenging when you’re not entirely sure what will be on the certification exam or how to best prepare your students for it.

Personal Finance

By: Joshua Witherspoon
August 1st, 2023

Whether you’re a high school educator recently tasked with teaching personal finance or a veteran personal finance instructor, you want to make sure your curriculum is engaging, up-to-date and the best fit for your students. However, with all the options out there and factors to consider, choosing the right curriculum is a substantial challenge for teachers today.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Special Populations

By: Joshua Witherspoon
July 13th, 2023

Today, English Language Learners (ELLs) are the most rapidly growing special population group in public schools. With this growth, you may be concerned about meeting the needs of ESL students in your own classroom.