Magazine article Techniques

CTE: Providing the Context

Magazine article Techniques

CTE: Providing the Context

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JULIUS CAESAR ONCE SAID, "EXPERIENCE IS THE TEACHER OF ALL THINGS." ONE OF THE hallmarks of career and technical education (CTE) has always been to prepare students for the future through experience or experiential learning. CTE programs expose students to project-based learning, work-based learning experiences and student leadership development through career and technical student organizations (CTSOs). For years, our CTE students have been encouraged to think critically, weigh options and make informed choices--all through the lens of experiential learning. At ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2014, learning by experience was a key theme. Our amazing Power Talks speakers, in particular Closing General Session speaker Emily Pilloton, provided creative and amazing ideas on how to implement and encourage experiential learning in the classroom. If you were unable to join us at VISION, please visit www.careertechvision.com to participate in Virtual VISION and gain inspiration from their messages.

CTE is leading the way, and we want to leverage leading organizations to be a conduit to the kinds of experiential learning that will assist us in equipping students to be an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. Through our strategic partnership with the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, ACTE members have access to lesson plans and professional development. In addition, ACTE is also cultivating a strategic partnership with the Asia Society. At full capacity, this partnership will provide teachers with the resources and support to integrate global competency into CTE content areas. …

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