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ACTE had a webinar on this topic highlighting Montana's approach to recruiting CTE teachers. You may get some good insights. I've embedded it for you here but also in case anyone else may benefit from watching it.

This is such an important resource! We recently implemented student portfolios as part of our work-based learning programs because it was specifically indicated as a best practice in this framework. It's good to reference and set goals to make small, incremental improvements over time but this resource acts as a go-to source when trying to continuously enhance programs. 

Hi John, yes, this is a major challenge for a lot of people I think. I can't say I have discovered some secrete solution but what I can say is instead of just thinking about recruiting teachers, think a lot about retaining the teachers you already have! This may or may not be a challenge for you as your retention may already be great but since it is so difficult to find new teachers, retention should be a priority. We have increased our focus on teacher recognition programs, and when we do have new teachers, we heavily prioritize professional development.… >>>

Thank you for publishing this blog and for incorporating the video about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We are trying to do a better job at my school to rethink our practices to incorporate UDL and to develop a UDL-first mindset so that it becomes more common practice. The real-world examples in the blog are great because they are practical, and I can easily see how they are replicable. Great blog!

This brief from Advance CTE outlines the key barriers for English Learners (ELs) to access and succeed in high-quality CTE programs, and provides five recommendations to leverage federal and state resources to lower and remove these barriers.

ACTE's evidence-based framework defining high-quality CTE. With more than 90 criteria organized under 12 elements, the Framework captures the full range of activities across a CTE program of study.

ACTE-developed fact sheets on the CTE system in each state, as well as links to other relevant state-specific information. Feel free to duplicate, disseminate or use these fact sheets to educate and advocate for CTE!

The U.S. Government Accountability Office full report on career and technical education programs, including strategies for serving different student populations, and the challenges these programs face.

Subtle changes are underway in career and technical education courses across the country that are significantly impacting how students learn and engage in training for trade skills, CTE experts said.

Growing efforts to include lessons and activities with more relevance, choice and accessibility are helping students who have historically faced barriers in CTE courses, including students of color, students from low-income families, students with disabilities and girls.

The focus on accommodations is also encouraging educators and their CTE business partners to be more inclusive of all types of learners. The CTE programs are using a universal design for learning framework… >>>

ACTE’s High-quality CTE Library includes key resources to help practitioners achieve quality in each of the 12 elements of high-quality CTE defined in the ACTE Quality CTE Program of Study Framework. Resources include reports, research studies, toolkits, guides, frameworks, webinars, online courses and more from ACTE and many other respected sources. 

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