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

McKenna Garrison

McKenna Garrison joined the iCEV marketing team in 2022 as the Content Marketing Specialist. Originally from a small town on the Gulf of Mexico, Garrison attended Texas Tech University from which she graduated with a B.A. in Public Relations & Strategic Community and an M.A. in Mass Communication & Media Studies. Garrison looks forward to bringing more of a storytelling element to iCEV social media pages. She also hopes to connect other CTE educators from around the country to the incredible curricula and resources iCEV has to offer.


By: McKenna Garrison
May 31st, 2023

As a teacher, finding STEM activities for high school students that are both engaging and challenging can be difficult, especially with a classroom full of young learners with different needs and experience levels. 

Personal Finance | Middle School

By: McKenna Garrison
May 24th, 2023

If you're teaching budgeting in middle school, it's important to engage your students with age-appropriate activities. After all, your young learners are just beginning to discover the importance of proper money management and why setting saving goals and spending limitations can help them in the long run.


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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

By: McKenna Garrison
May 16th, 2023

If your students want to earn a Microsoft Access Certification, it’s paramount that you have all the information and tools ready to help them find success. It can be frustrating, however, when you’re not quite sure what will be on the exam or how to best prepare your kids for it. 

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

By: McKenna Garrison
May 9th, 2023

Finding the best Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification prep for your students is paramount for their success on the certification exam. Without the right resource, your students could struggle to grasp concepts and even become discouraged in their learning. But how do you know which prep is going to meet the needs of your students? 

Professional Development

By: McKenna Garrison
May 4th, 2023

As a CTE educator, understanding the importance of lifelong learning is paramount not only for your students, but for yourself. And one of the best ways to continue learning throughout your life is to attend CTE conferences. At these conferences, you’re able to connect with other educators from all over the country, learn more about hot topics within the industry and get inspiration for the upcoming school year.  

Student Engagement | Agricultural Science

By: McKenna Garrison
April 27th, 2023

Implementing games into your classroom can be tricky for any agriculture educator. Ensuring the game has educational value while maintaining student engagement is a difficult tightrope for you to walk. However, the benefits of gamification in the classroom include students seeing real-world applications to what they’re learning and motivating them to engage with the content in lessons.