Author: Bailey Hufnagle

A Blog for CTE Teachers

Solutions for Alternatively Certified Teachers

As Career Technical Education bridges the gap between the classroom and industries, workforce professionals are trading in their industry careers to become teachers. As a result of this non-traditional path, alternatively-certified teachers need tools to help them meet classroom and school district standards, while still meeting the needs of their industry. iCEV is a valuable…
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LinkedIn for Educators: The Ultimate Guide (Plus 8 Steps on How to Set Up a Winning Profile)

Most everyone has heard of LinkedIn, but not everyone uses it. Teachers especially struggle with it because LinkedIn is traditionally more of a recruitment tool, and most teachers stay at one school or in one district for more years than the average employee stays at a company. However, LinkedIn can open the doors for more…
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Discover 5 New Ways to Get Guest Speakers in Your Classroom

Students often struggle with connecting the dots between what they are doing in class to what they will do in the workforce. They get frustrated when they can’t see a point to what they are learning, and sometimes, they just give up. However, CTE classes have the unique ability to give students purpose by linking…
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Sponsoring Success: FCCLA Career Investigation Scholarship Recipients 2018

Organizations and contests that promote Career and Technical Education (CTE) are continuously encouraging young people across America to strive towards career development. iCEV proudly sponsored the Texas Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) Career Investigations Contest this past month. Students traveled from across the state to the Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Event which allows…
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6 Things You Never Knew Your iCEV Account Could Do

From course customization, to automatic grading and tracking tools, the iCEV platform is loaded with time-saving features to help you manage your classroom. With all of these features, there is bound to be at least one you don’t know about. We’ve compiled six features you may not know exist within iCEV.   1. Jump Straight…
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Flourish 2015 Student Floral Design Contest

Show us what your floral design students can do. Team iCEV is giving floral design teachers and their students a chance to win classroom prizes and student scholarships while showcasing their skills and creativity. CLICK HERE TO ENTER Contest Details Beginning on Thursday, September 24, 2015, high school floral design teachers are encouraged to submit…
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Why I Teach Agriculture

Happy National Teach Ag Day! In honor of National Teach Ag Day, we asked iCEV Agricultural Science teachers why they love teaching ag. What do you enjoy most about teaching ag? Share your passion for agricultural education with us in the comments below. Please follow and like us:

Connecting Learning with Real-World Interests

“I’m never going to use this!” What teacher hasn’t heard this phrase? It can be frustrating for students when they have trouble making the connection between what they are learning now and their career goals.   Integrated Career Guidance By pairing career interviews with your lessons, you offer your students an inside look at a…
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6 Inspirational Quotes for Your CTE Classroom

You spend a ton of time trying to inspire and motivate your students every single day. Whether through lecture or one-on-one time, inspiring your students is a big part of everything you do. It’s a big part of what we do also. We love inspiring students to find work they are passionate about, and teachers…
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iCEV on the Road – Behind the Scenes, VATAT, In-Service & More

Between capturing footage for new, upcoming curriculum, hosting workshops at VATAT and attending in-service at Laredo ISD, Team iCEV has been keeping pretty busy. Here’s a look at some of the fun we’ve been having recently. Greg Clark, Agricultural Educator at Rio Vista High School, shares iCEV tips and strategies at our workshop during VATAT…
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