The Importance of Professional Development for Educators

Teachers can learn through informal and formal mentoring programs. Teachers can further their professional development by learning through their interactions during mentoring, ...
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The Value of STEM in Middle School

Imagine developing code for a website or prototyping a new machine– at age twelve. Traditionally, education and training for careers in STEM has focused on high school and college ...
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The Value of Professional Development and SEL

It's no secret that professional development is essential for creating a successful educational environment. Additionally, professional development provides educators with ...
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Focusing on Social Interactions with SEL

When thinking about social-emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom, we often discuss the student’s internal emotions and how they should be connecting and interpreting said ...
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Implementing the SEL Framework

What is Social-Emotional Learning? For most students, the classroom is the first place where they are exposed to others with differing backgrounds, upbringing and belief systems. ...
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10 Steps to Growing Your CTE Program

To keep pace with growing economic demands and prepare students to compete in a competitive workforce, education providers are turning to Career and Technical Education (CTE). The ...
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Design Thinking and CTE

Are you teaching Design Thinking? Most CTE teachers employ Design Thinking in their daily classroom instruction without even realizing it. Design Thinking is a belief system ...
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The Importance of SEL

From a young age, the classroom is often the first place students are exposed to people who come from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and capabilities. To ...
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Starting a CTSO Chapter

CTSOs are an essential component of CTE today. The Association for Career and Technical Education recognizes 11 CTSOs, each catering to a different career cluster. Studies have ...
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7 Things for Students to Include in a Digital Portfolio

Alternative assessments allow students to showcase their understanding of the course in a creative way. Typically, these assessments are project-based and student-led, allowing ...
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