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The iCEV CTE Blog

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

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.

Middle School | STEM

By: Joshua Witherspoon
March 1st, 2023

Imagine developing code for a website or prototyping a new machine: at age twelve.


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Personal Finance | Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
January 12th, 2023

Personal financial literacy is a crucial soft skill for middle school students and is required in many career readiness and elective classes.

Career Readiness | Middle School | Critical Thinking

By: Brad Hummel
January 10th, 2023

As a middle school teacher, you understand the importance of teaching critical thinking early. Without learning fundamental reasoning skills at a young age, your students won’t be prepared for the more significant challenges they’ll face in high school and the working world.

Middle School | Lesson Plans | Computer Science

By: Brad Hummel
December 22nd, 2022

As a middle school computer science teacher, finding the right lesson plans to introduce your students to coding and computing can be tricky. Learning about subjects like basic languages and cybersecurity can be fun for young students, but you need lessons that are appropriate for their age and ability level.

Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

By: Mike Cescon
December 20th, 2022

When you introduce your middle schoolers to career exploration, they begin to see its relevance to their learning experience and start to connect their academics to career and college opportunities. If you interest them well enough, you can even equip them to make informed decisions on their future careers.