Category: Classroom Resources

A Blog for CTE Teachers

Vocabulary Activities for CTE Classes

  Understanding vocabulary is key to understanding the concept. This is especially true in CTE courses when students are often introduced to brand new terms and are exposed to the new vocabulary in multiple contexts. However, there is a difference between rote memorization and meaningful learning. Rote memorization is learning information based on repetition, while…
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End of Semester Wrap Up: Spring 2019

The 2019 spring semester has been a busy one for Team iCEV. We have introduced new lessons and certifications, added new resources and launched a new campaign. Keep reading to learn more about these new initiatives and other noteworthy events from the past semester. Certification Update So far in 2019, more than 12,000 individuals have…
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Exploring Careers: Finance

FREE CAREER CLUSTER POSTER SERIES Pave the way for your students to research the various career opportunities within the Finance Cluster. We have created three posters to help your students explore their career options within each Finance pathway. Download these posters and display them in your classroom, share them on social media or use them…
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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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Exciting Things that Happened in 2018

CEV’s mission has always focused on creating innovative solutions to educate, serve and inspire. With you in mind, we are constantly making improvements and adding new features to the iCEV platform. Each year, we like to reflect on the growth achieved over the course of the last 12 months. So, in case you missed it,…
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Lessons and Projects to Keep Students Engaged Around the Holidays

The days leading up to the winter break can be a time of excitement and craziness in the classroom. Students have just wrapped up finals and are eager for a few weeks away. Instead of turning on a movie or playing board games, what can teachers do to keep their students motivated and learning during…
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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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11 Ways to Bring your CTE Classroom Volunteering to the Next Level

CTE and Volunteering, Working Hand-In-Hand It has been said the greatest gift you can give is your time. The benefits of volunteering have lasting impacts, especially for young people as it provides a great way for students to gain insight and improve their communities. These opportunities raise awareness of local organizations and social issues in…
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9 Tips to Maximize Your National FFA Experience

As we load up the iCEV trailer for National FFA we wanted to give you and your students tips and tricks to make the most of your 4 days in Indianapolis. The opportunity to attend National FFA is an honor for those who wear the yellow and blue. Download and pass out these 9 tips…
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Professional Development from Your Couch

by Morgan Dixon “Why are you complaining about your job? You get summers off.” If you’re a teacher, odds are you’ve heard this phrase. Odds also are you had to restrain yourself from unleashing the full power of your rage on that silly, uninformed person.  Teachers spend the months of August through May (at the…
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