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The iCEV CTE Blog

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

Middle School | STEM

By: Brad Hummel
September 14th, 2023

STEM subjects are a critical part of a comprehensive education. But as a middle school educator, you could be unsure about choosing the right curriculum for your students.

Middle School | STEM

By: Brad Hummel
August 15th, 2023

As a middle school teacher of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), finding the best projects and activities for your students can be difficult. You want to provide assignments that are interesting and compelling but also ones that are age-appropriate for younger students.


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Career Exploration | Texas | Middle School

By: Brad Hummel
July 5th, 2023

As a middle school teacher in Texas, you'll likely be asked to cover a course in Career and College Exploration. Because Career and College Exploration is a brand new course for the 2023-2024 school year, you could feel overwhelmed and unsure about the content you’re supposed to teach.

Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

By: Brad Hummel
June 27th, 2023

Career awareness is an essential first step in building students’ understanding of the working world. Career awareness differentiates itself from career exploration and career clarity by introducing students to different job opportunities in the world. It shows them options for their futures in a huge scope with the hope that each student will find a career that resonates with them in terms of interests, purpose, and inspiration.

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.

Career Readiness | Middle School | Decision Making

By: Bri Stauffer
March 1st, 2023

If you teach career readiness in middle school, you likely need to incorporate a wide variety of professional and 21st Century skills in your lessons. And while there are a ton of resources out there related to essential skills like communication, teamwork, and media literacy, teachers tell us there are a few topics that are a bit harder to tackle.