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February Is CTE Month

07 Feb

Good morning,

As I mentioned to several people already, I blinked my eyes; and the month of January disappeared. Wow! If this continues, May will be here before we know it.

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Most of you already know this. However, for those who are new or maybe have forgotten, February is CTE month. Hopefully, all of your schools and centers have some awesome activities planned to promote CTE. Here are some resources to help you as well in doing your part to promote CTE.

From the National site, you can find many resources that you can print for distribution. There is a fact sheet at the bottom of the first link that is a PDF you can save.

http://www.acteonline.org/cte/#.WJnft_LZBS0

https://www.acteonline.org/aboutcte/#economy

http://cte.unt.edu/

National CTE Month is celebrated in February each year, and Amanda has created a toolkit that districts can use to promote their local programs and CTE overall. The toolkit is available for download here:

http://www.rcu.msstate.edu/CTEmonth.aspx

The toolkit contains posters, a press kit, and fact graphics for social media, all branded with the national CTE Month logo and identity. The toolkit is totally free, so please share widely with your CTE contacts from now until the end of February.

Recently quite a few educators from around the state participated in an awesome professional development opportunity. Dr. Marcia Tate was the leader of the session. She provided many easy to implement strategies. One thing she did was stress the importance of greeting students as they come to your class. With that thought in mind, I wanted to share a couple of timely items that appeared immediately after her session was completed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-teacher-uses-personalized-handshakes-to-get-students-pumped-for-class_us_5893511ae4b070cf8b810335

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/teacher-personalized-handshakes-students/story?id=45190825

The yearly MS ACTE conference will be here before we know it. As always it will be the end of July. Please begin planning to attend now.

In preparation to attend MS ACTE, a call for proposals to present has been made. Please share the below Call for Proposal link with any teacher or trainer you think would be interested in presenting at MSACTE 2017. We are encouraging sessions that would be open to everyone.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MSACTE2017_Call_for_Proposals

The deadline for proposals is February 28, 2017.

I will stop for now. Information overload is happening. 🙂

Remember to send all requests for assistance to the Help Desk. This applies to Canvas, curriculum, or any other items. The email address is helpdesk@rcu.msstate.edu.

Have a great day!

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