CTE Curriculum: Frequently Asked Questions from Teachers

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by Mike Collins Its football season again, and if you follow the college game, a big emphasis is placed on rankings. Years ago, it was a big deal to make the Top 10 list of ranked teams. Now we have a Top 25 list to follow. But what about CTE curriculum and lists? With rankings [...]

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Keeping CTE Curriculum Fresh, Then And Now

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by Dick Carlson How can can you keep your CTE curriculum fresh? There’s nothing young teachers like more than hearing us old teachers talk about how hard we had it, back in the “bad old days.” When we had to stoke the wood stove, fight off wild animals, and go for weeks at a time [...]

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Student Engagement Strategies from Stellar CTE Teachers

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by Jim Schultz Recently we had a secondary Health Science teacher struggling with implementing different student engagement strategies, including our HealthCenter21 curriculum resources, in her courses. She told us: “I am a career switcher and have only taught this class for a year.  I am now a teacher but have been a nurse for 30 [...]

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Creating Lesson Plans with Blended Learning

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by Sarah Layton Do you struggle to blend new tools with your existing methods when creating lesson plans? You are not alone! CTE teachers ask us frequently how to integrate our online curriculum into their courses when creating lesson plans. Creating lesson plans by blending the old with the new I recently shared a post that [...]

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CTE Curriculum and Digital Citizenship – Why It’s Important

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by Celestial Holmes Digital citizenship is currently one of the most popular catch phrases circulating in the learning community and CTE curriculum.  If you don’t know what the phrase means, here’s a great definition from Microsoft.  Most of you reading this post (myself included) are probably digital immigrants.  We’ve made a few mistakes on the [...]

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Blended Learning: Powerful Partnerships

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by Sarah Layton A recent article in the Hechinger Report brought attention to a fabulous blended learning initiative going on in Rhode Island. In the article, Jennifer Jordan reports that the state has partnered with The Learning Accelerator (TLA) which is a nonprofit group that focuses on spreading blended learning to schools across the US. Jordan interviews Rhode [...]

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Blended Learning: It’s Not ALL New!

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by Sarah Layton Did you ever read an article and just sit there and nod your head and think, “Yes. Yes. Yes, exactly!”? That happened to me today while reading “The Power of Blend in Blended Learning” by Adam Holden on the SmartBlog on Education. I thoroughly related to what Holden has to say about [...]

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Benefits of Blended Learning: Online Resources vs. Online Curriculum

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by Mary Seward You hear it all the time, echoing through the halls of the CTE wing, bouncing off the walls of the CTE classrooms, labs and shops…you hear it in all of these blended learning environments. You should be using more on-line resources in your blended learning classroom. Sometimes it’s a challenge from an [...]

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Student Engagement Strategies: The More, The Merrier…

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by Ken Richard Everyone loves to talk about student engagement strategies, but you know that it can be a real challenge to grab the attention of students and motivate them through the learning process. The best teachers know that engagement requires a diverse set of tools. Some methods that work great for others may fall [...]

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Blended Learning: What’s Your Model

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by Sarah Layton As a CTE teacher, you get to test-drive several different teaching models to apply to your blended learning practices. Then you get to choose the one that works best for you and your students and the blended learning tools that you are using. Here’s a little explanation of the model that we [...]

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