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Pro Judging Tips: Q&A with Dairy Judging Coach Bland Baird, Taylorsville, KY

  February is iCEV Judging Month! In honor of iCEV Dairy Judging Week, Bland Baird, Spencer County FFA Advisor, shares insights and tips on coaching dairy 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 in any Career Development…
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Bringing Fashion Design to Life in FCS Classrooms

As a curriculum publisher, we are built on a foundation of expert insight and passion for educating CTE students. We are very grateful for the opportunity to bring experts into your classrooms to help you teach from a real-world standpoint. That’s why we’re so excited that Rachel Anderson, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Apparel Design &…
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Developing Professional Communication Skills in CTE Classrooms

The job market that high school and college graduates are facing is more competitive than ever before. In order to stand out, students need to prepare in advance by acquiring the skills that today’s employers value most. The number one skillset employers say current candidates lack is the ability to communicate effectively, especially on a…
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iCEV On the Road – Texas Conferences, Indianapolis Sales Training and More

We’ve had a busy start to the new year. Team iCEV has met with customers in Indiana, Mississippi, Texas and more. We also enjoyed meeting with Texas educators at the FCSTAT, TCEC and TCEA conferences. Bob Brown, Dave Rizzardi and Ken Bollinger, CTE Curriculum Consultants, attend sales training during the National Agricultural Education Summit held…
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iCEV on the Road – ACTE’s CareerTech VISION and More

Team iCEV had a blast meeting with educators from all over the country at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Glenn Perryman, CTE Curriculum Consultant, got a chance to experience the Mitchell High School STEM Expo in Bakersville, North Carolina and Dave Rizzardi and Mary Jane Laing, CTE Curriculum Consultants, stopped by some local high schools…
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2015 Pursuit of Excellence Award

Together with the Franklin family, CEV Multimedia awarded two outstanding New Mexico students with the Jerry Franklin “Pursuit of Excellence” Scholarship. In memory of the long-time New Mexico agricultural education instructor and former CEV employee, recipients are chosen by Gordon W. Davis, founder and chairman of CEV Multimedia, and Eddie Puckett, retired agriculture instructor and…
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iCEV Educator Spotlight – Carla Smitherman

Carla Smitherman decided to be a teacher because she loves inspiring young people to learn new things. She enjoys connecting with her students, encouraging them to explore new ideas and helping them find creative ways to learn. “It really makes me feel good that I am sharing something that someone has never learned or understood,”…
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iCEV on the Road – National FFA, SBEA, Clemson University & More…

Recently, Team iCEV traveled to Louisville, KY for the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo. Glenn Perryman attended the SBEA conference before paying a visit to the student teachers and faculty at Clemson University and Dave Rizzardi was spotted in Wisconsin making cheese! Here’s a look at everything that happened.  

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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iCEV On the Road – Illinois, Wisconsin, Virginia and California

Recently, Team iCEV attended the Region IV NAAE Conference held in Moline, IL. Our CTE curriculum consultants also spent some time with the students and teachers at River Ridge High School, in Patch Grove, WI and awarded the Teacher of Teachers Gold Award at the 2015 VAAE Awards Dinner in Woodstock, VA. We also stopped…
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