Category: Classroom Resources

A Blog for CTE Teachers

Updates Complete: New Updates to iCEV

Added 179 interactive activities to 102 different lessons. We’ve added new interactive activities to help boost student engagement in your classroom. Many of iCEV’s printable activities are now available in an interactive format. Printable Activity                                           …
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Hand in Hand: Industry & CTE Collaboration

In recent years, we have seen education institutions and industries push for more career-focused learning in primary and secondary education. Rural and urban districts alike are looking for ways to make their students more employable in the modern workforce. With a focus on career skills, Career and Technical Education (CTE) educators find that integrating industry…
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Teacher to Teacher: Classroom Management

We asked teachers using iCEV curriculum in their classrooms to share their best classroom management tips. Try implementing these tips to increase classroom efficiency and engage your students through the end of the semester and throughout the rest of the school year. Keep Students on Task Samantha Lima, Morgan Hill, CA “Anything electronic has to…
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5 Teaching Tips to Get You Through The End of School Year

Whether this is your first year teaching or your last, maintaining engagement during the last months of the school year is a challenge. Students grow anxious in anticipation of summer break and focus on school work can fade. To help your students power past the upcoming months, here are five ideas to implement in your…
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Funding Watch: Promise Neighborhoods

Funding for High-Risk Neighborhoods Programs for high-risk students are available through Promise Neighborhoods funding. The vision of the program is that all children and youth growing up in Promise Neighborhoods have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition…
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Pro Judging Tips: Q&A with Horse Judging Coach Walter Taylor, Plymouth, WI

In honor of iCEV Horse Judging Week, Walter Taylor, agricultural educator at Plymouth High School, shares insights and tips on coaching horse judging. Why do you feel participating on a judging team is so important for students? How does it bring students success in the future? Participating on a judging team presents students with the opportunity…
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Funding Watch: Investing in Innovation (i3)

Funding for Next Generation High Schools Looking for funding to personalize and strengthen your CTE programs? Launching this spring, more than $20 million in funding to support next-generation high schools will be awarded through the latest Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program.  These competitive grants will boost access to real-world and hands-on learning; increase personalized…
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iCEV Educator Spotlight – Courtney Halfacre

Courtney Halfacre’s high school agriculture teacher inspired her to pursue teaching because of his love and passion for FFA and for teaching students. She loves teaching agriculture because every day is different. “It’s not a regular nine to five job. We walk in the classroom, we never know exactly what we’re going to walk into,”…
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Pro Judging Tips: Q&A with Meat Judging Coach Jimmy Carter, Seymour, TX

February is iCEV Judging Month! In honor of iCEV Meat Judging Week, Jimmy Carter, Agricultural Science Teacher at Seymour High School, shares insights and tips on coaching meat judging. Why do you feel participating on a judging team is so important for students? How does it bring students success in the future? I feel participating on judging…
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Pro Judging Tips: Q&A with Poultry Judging Coach Tod Pinnell, Texico, NM

February is iCEV Judging Month! In honor of iCEV Poultry Judging Week, Tod Pinnell, Texico FFA Advisor, shares insights and tips on training a poultry judging team. Why do you feel participating on a judging team is so important for students? How does it bring students success in the future? Participation on a judging team…
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