As a career and technical education professional, you understand the importance of preparing youth and adults for high-skill, in-demand careers. You're responsible for ensuring that your curriculum and teaching meet the needs of your students. This group is for CTE teachers who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary teaching performance to enhance student learning outcomes. Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help us better serve students.


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Critical Thinking/Problem Solving | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Michael Tillman

Critical Thnking and Problem Solving come from experience. Interactive instruction to build skills requires activities to make students process through Six Steps known as...

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Todd Johnson

I have always told my students that Hard Skills could get them a job, but they would need Soft Skills to keep it.   The difficult part is teaching them the soft skills...

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Tanaya Santiago

I am a new instructor the critical thinking brought great ideas that I can bring to my classroom. The silent poster idea I like the least, it really depends on the age groups. The teenager and adult...

Developing an Understanding of CTE | Origin: EC101 | New comment by Eric Harris

  This is actually my second year of teaching. Much of the content of this modle has been implemented within my framework for student learning and success. What was most relevant to me,...

Career Management | Origin: EC116 | New comment by Alberto Vasquez

Transitioning is a step of the career managment process that people do not think about until its right at their front door. 

Leadership | Origin: EC116 | New comment by Alberto Vasquez

The value of joining professional organizations is useful to a student in building those professional connections early on. 

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Alberto Vasquez

I learned some strategies for implementing critical thinking exercises in the classroom. I like the silent poster idea for my quiet introverted students to get their ideas out.   

Laying the PLC Groundwork—The WHY | Origin: EC119 | New comment by Michael Howe

Laying the PLC Ground work - The Why:                 A “PLC” ( Professional Learning Community ) is a group...

IT Assignments in the Classroom | New blog by Melody DeMars

Students may not have access to IT at home so allowing them time during class to work on projects that require the use of IT is very helpful and encouraging to the graduate students. The assignment w...

Information Technology Application | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Melody DeMars

IT skills will jumpstart a new business and be cost effective if the student can market themselves with information technology skillset.Learning how to navigate through software to be able to put...