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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

CTAE role and Perkins funding

Even though I have been teaching for three years now, I never really understood the meaning of Perkins. I think coming into teaching from the work force and not having a degree in education, we tend to get talked to like we should understand the abbreviations and lingo of the school. It was not until entering NTI that I have begun to understand meaning of things like Industry Certification and Perkins. Perkins is something that is demanding on us as CTAE teachers. We have to document and keep track of tons of equipment, but in the end, we get to have new materials needed to teach our students the most up to date techniques used in the field. I did not realize that Perkins was so new. I think we have a responsibility as CTAE teachers to keep this funding coming into our schools. Not all students are college material and for them to go through a technical course and find their interest is very rewarding. Our country cannot be full of Harvard graduates and for the most part, our students coming out of CTAE can make as much or more than the college graduates with four to six years of college. We are held to a high standard to be able to get federal funding, but the academic assessments and measuring the data needed to get the money makes everything worth wild in the end for our students.


Angie said...

I agree with you Becky. It takes a while to understand all the lingo of school talk. I find it is that way with just about any profession that is new to you. NTI has been very helpful in understanding the abbreviations and the Carl Perkins Legislation. I believe we must continue with the accountability to keep the funds coming our way. We owe that much to the students. All students are not college material. We must continue to work hard to provide the much needed skills for our students. We have got to prepare our students for today's ever changing society.

kimjoi said...

I would have to agree with you because there is so much that I don't know and I have learned so much from NTI. I heard about Perkins before but I really didn't understand what it was about. At least now I have some understanding and I feel good about that. Coming from industry there is so much that you don't know when entering education and it takes time to learn. I've experienced on many occasions conversations in which terms were used that I knew nothing about and I would have to ask for an explanation. I'm glad that I have some understanding of Perkins and why it is so relevant to my role as a CTAE teacher. Thanks NTI.