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Does your district have a collective bargain agreement or contract system? If so, are there provisions for CTE Teachers specifically? What would you include as a right, if you could speak it into exis… more

How do we feel about online training resources? Are they useful?

Does your program include internships? Are they optional or mandatory? Are there prerequisites, such as an application or grade point average?

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Any Business Instructors teaching Multimedia or Ecommerce topics? I'm looking for Subject Matter Experts who also understand good exam design (subset of curriculum design) to help write questions … more

What resources can you turn to when developing your lessons? How do you use external sources for your curriculum so that you don’t have to create it all yourself?

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Lesson Plan Request

Can anyone point me at some lesson plans for teaching students to use the templates in Microsoft Office?

I would like to teach them to use the prebuilt templa… more

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Class size is a big deal, in NY a new piece of legislation was signed to bring down student count per class from 34 to 25 over the next few years. How big are your CTE classes? In NYC, they’re typical… more

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Student Enrollment Swaps/Withdrawals. Do these things happen in your CTE program? Can it happen at anytime? Do you get a say? Any other rules or standard practices?

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Has any of your districts suddenly come to life about CTE, but they seem to be going about it in a “lite” way? We have a baby version of CTE that they’re calling “Career-Connected Learning”, sounds gr… more

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I’m a senior career service coordinator for a trades school that recently became accredited as a college. I’m just curious what average pay for these roles are in Michigan?

When you come back to school, are you expecting any staffing changes? Is that a good or bad thing? Do you think it should be addressed as a message from school administrators?

Yikes, for some school has just started and some will be starting in the next few weeks. How was your summer break? Hopefully it was long and full of great activities!

Does your school have a CTE inclusive Orientation? Is it stand-alone, an exploratory course, or something else?

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What’s a really cool partner interaction you setup for your students?

What latest initiative or regulation has found it’s way, perhaps even contextually inappropriately, into your CTE Program results in extra work?

No system is perfect, what’s a flaw in your CTE ecosystem for your district/school/program?

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Are there any activities that students can do in your class that includes a physical takeaway they can keep as their own? In our engineering program, students can keep or opt to sell jewelry they make, as well as prints they digitally design.

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In NYS, you need to complete two college courses to get an extension certificate for Coordinating Work-Based Learning Programs, does your state have similar requirements? I’m teaching those courses th… more

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Where do y’all get your curriculum or resources from? I love my school, but I have to make literally everything myself. I use a lot of EdTech, but pre-made assignments are what I’m looking for. I teac… more

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Any middle school Career Development Coordinators? I know some states may call them something different…

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Although my day job is in K-12, we offer Adult Education courses, have you ever taught or considered it for your CTE subject for community or family members?

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Today we jumped into our Culinary Arts kitchen and got to experience a lesson led by our amazing chef! Have you ever had a chance to experience another CTE program’s class before? Do you ever think ho… more

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Preparedness is key, knowledge is power. When do you learn about the students entering your program? Do you get rosters only on the first day or do you get any information before the last day of schoo… more

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Beyond your trade-specific coursework, are you required to teach any additional subjects (eg. Career & Financial Management)?

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For scholars that will be entering your program in the new school year, do you/your school prescribe any pre-work?

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“It’s not just what you know, but who you know.” The concept of Social Capital, professional network building, is important for all professionals and should start early. What opportunities can be prov… more

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For certification testing, what do you offer to scholars? Are you able to administer the assessments yourself and/or at your school location?

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Have you ever had a chance to visit another CTE program/school? Would you like to? What would you hope to get out of a visit like that?

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Are any of you using Arduinos in either Robotics or Programming?

I am getting ready to start next fall and am setting up the class around a book, and course, by Dr Peter Dalmis. Is anyone d… more

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What are the unique aspects of your role in contrast to other types of teachers? What’s the same?

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As we reach the end of the school year, are there any celebrations that are CTE-specific or include CTE related acknowledgements or awards for teachers, students, or other team members that your schoo… more

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Anyone interested in teaching automotive technology in an Ohio CTE high school starting in the 2022-2023 school year. I’m retiring and trying to help find my replacement.

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This summer I will be teaching the two courses required to gain the extension certificate to be a New York State certified Work-based Learning Coordinator. Is there a requirement for additional traini… more

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Do you know what a CLNA is? The Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment is a tool for determining CTE Program design/accountability for Perkins V. Who’s responsibility is it in your district? Has it help… more

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How much is your district administration involved with your program? In NYCDOE, they’ve developed themselves as an intermediary between us and the state and have different roles to hold schools accoun… more

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Our school has a budget that includes professional development for staff. What would you spend it on if it was for you?

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I teach at a K-12 comprehensive school and our administrative requirements and teacher duties are overwhelming. As a CTE teacher we have course building/planning, reporting, financial paperwork, multi… more

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Today we’re off-site visiting another school to do research to improve our own. Have you ever had a chance to visit another program? Where would you go if you could?

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