It’s officially October, so let’s check-in and see how the start of the school year is going for everyone. What’s been some wins you’ve experienced thus far? Any concerns?
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At the beginning of the school year, we ALWAYS find at least one scholar that “doesn’t have an interest in this field”, how do you work with that student now that they’re in your class?
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Does you district/school offer any professional development opportunities for you to enhance you Technical Trade Skills? If yes, what does that look like? If not, what would the experience need to loo…
How do you keep track of the WBL activities you set up for students? Are you using notes, a spreadsheet, database system, etc.?
What are your thoughts on firm deadlines for assignments? During COVID I gave them until the end of the 9-weeks without penalty. Not so sure I'll do it now that were back in class.
As the new school year arrives, what is something new you’re bringing to the student experience?
If you want to move up and because a CTE Director (or other CTE positions), are there any prerequisites to make that transition?
Do you use an actual textbook for your courses? Why or why not? If not, what do you use instead?
Would you consider yourself more of a generalist or specialist in your field? Which do you think is better for teaching a CTE program?
Our department is having a difficult time building our programs. Admin takes us for granted and doesn’t include us in any of the planning. I have a few ideas that I hope will help, but could use some …
Does your state/district have policies on work-based learning (e.g. activities that count to a threshold, allowed types, grant funded, etc.)?
If Alumni come back to the school, what type of messages do they share with you about your program? Hindsight is 20/20 after all.
As we are graduating our scholars, what piece of advice do you give to them as they head forward?
Hi! I am currently an Early Childhood Teacher, but I am interested in becoming an Early Childhood Education instructor at a technical high school. It will be a big jump from teaching K to teaching hig…
Does your program have a specific dress code for scholars to work in the “shop”? What are the requirements?
Where does the bulk of your budget come from? Perkins? How do you supplement anything your budget can’t afford?
How does your program/school handle internships? (Prerequisites, paid/unpaid, duration (hours), paperwork, etc.)
If you do, how do you setup sustained mentoring between your scholars and industry professionals? If not, what obstacles stand in your way?
June ArcaMay, an extremely talented CTE teacher in NYC made this interactive WBL-type experience using Adobe Captivate. https://storage.googleapis.com/ps15ques1/career%20week%20interactive%206/index.html…
Does your district have a mechanism for certification of an administrator for CTE specifically? Some US states do, others don’t.
Are there any good short instructional videos for Google Docs and Slides? A 6th grader today asked how to center a title...they supposedly have been using this since 4th grade...
Have you ever set up any mentoring opportunities for your students with industry partners? Have you considered solutions like iMentor?
Has anyone used Edgefactor in your CTE classes? If so, how did you and the students like it? It seems pretty cool, especially for being a free site to use.
Does anyone have trouble with businesses that don’t want your program money? I’ve found some items that I would like for my classes, but the vendor does not send W-9s and only allows payment by credit…
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How do you continue to grow your specific industry technical skills (self-study, side business, coursework, etc.)?
Are there any wood shop teachers out there?
For whatever reason, do you have a requirement for students to reach a threshold of a certain amount of Work-Based Learning hours? If so, what counts towards those hours?