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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

3 Best Video Tools for CTE Teachers

By: Emma Stanton
March 25th, 2021

Are you struggling to maintain a connection with students during hybrid or remote learning? Do you want to incorporate videos as another way to increase engagement in your classes?  If so, you’re in the right place.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Career Clusters

What Is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)?

By: Bri Stauffer
March 2nd, 2021

Are you new to teaching in a career and technical education (CTE) program? If so, you've likely heard the phrase 'CTSO' and are wondering what it means and how it impacts your students.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Month

The 5 Best Ways to Celebrate CTE Month 2021

By: Bri Stauffer
January 29th, 2021

As a career and technical education (CTE) teacher, you know the importance of preparing students for the workforce — no matter which CTE career cluster or pathway they follow. But how do you express that importance to your students, school, and community? That’s where CTE Month comes in!

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Month

What (and When) Is CTE Month 2021?

By: Chris Zook
January 21st, 2021

Career and technical education (CTE) is quickly becoming the hottest topic in education news throughout the United States.

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Blended Learning | Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Top 7 Blended Learning Strategies for CTE

By: Bri Stauffer
April 23rd, 2020

Many CTE teachers have heard about blended learning and the benefits that it can provide to students in CTE pathways.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Teacher Retention

4 Teacher Retention Strategies to Reduce Turnover in CTE

By: Bri Stauffer
April 2nd, 2020

As a CTE curriculum developer, we speak with CTE administrators on a regular basis to better understand their struggles. A common thread to these conversations is high teacher turnover. Knowing that this is a huge challenge, we've pulled together some teacher retention strategies based on conversations we've had with CTE instructors. The four best strategies to retain CTE teachers are:   Provide up to date instructional materials and resources Reduce the time it takes for grading Help with Reaching Diverse Students Mentors for 1st Year Teachers Most of CTE 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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