Author: Morgan Dixon

A Blog for CTE Teachers

CTE in Middle School

February is national CTE month, and our team at iCEV could not be more excited for an entire month dedicated to spreading awareness about the value of CTE. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of CTE in middle school and early career exploration opportunities.   In most people’s minds, CTE courses are primarily…
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What’s New From the Writer’s Room: January 2020

2020 is gearing up to be a busy and productive one here at iCEV. Our curriculum development team is busy developing innovative lessons and activities that will benefit both teacher and student. The From the Writer’s Room Series gives a behind the scenes look at the creation process at iCEV. To stay up-to-date with everything From…
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Social-Emotional Learning

In recent years, educators have evolved from solely focusing on students’ intelligence quotient to emphasizing emotional quotient as well. To help create well-rounded citizens, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) developed what is known as Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). When applied properly, SEL provides students with the ability to understand both themselves and…
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Teaching Strategies for Special Populations

Classrooms today are filled with students of every ability, creating even more demand for teachers to provide effective, well-designed lessons for each and every student. iCEV understands how difficult it can be to provide accommodations, modifications and extensions on top of other job requirements. To help ease the challenge of meeting the needs of every…
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What’s New From the Writer’s Room: November

You may have noticed some new posts on our social media from the iCEV Writer’s Room! We want to share what we’re working on behind the scenes. Not only will you get to see the content creation process at iCEV, but you will also be able to offer suggestions, share feedback and ask questions about…
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Special Populations & iCEV: Gifted & Talented Students

In the final post of the Special Populations & iCEV blog series, we will discuss how to engage Gifted & Talented students in CTE classes. If you would like to review any of the previous blog posts in this series, follow this link.   Every state has a slightly different definition of the term “Gifted…
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Special Populations & iCEV: Individuals with Disabilities

To follow last week’s post, Special Populations & iCEV: Accommodations, Adaptations & Modifications, this week’s blog will address the needs of individuals with disabilities in CTE classes. To review all of the blogs in the Special Populations & iCEV series, click here.   The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), possibly the most well-known law…
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Special Populations & iCEV: Accommodations, Adaptations & Modifications

In this week’s edition of the Special Populations & iCEV blog series, we will provide an overview of accommodations, adaptions and modifications. If this is the first post you’re viewing in the Special Populations & iCEV series and would like to view the previous posts, click here. For some teachers, the difficult part of teaching isn’t…
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Special Populations & iCEV: English Language Learners

To continue the Special Populations & iCEV blog series, this week’s post will discuss the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) and provide an overview of the ways iCEV materials can address those needs. To review the previous posts in this series, click here.   ELLs are defined as students “who come from non-English speaking…
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Special Populations & iCEV: Economically Disadvantaged

In the third installment of the Special Populations & iCEV series, we will discuss how CTE courses can be adapted for economically disadvantaged students. If you missed the past two week’s blogs and want to catch up, follow these links. Special Populations & iCEV: Definitions  Special Populations & iCEV: Not Traditional Fields  The term economically…
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