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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

Perkins Legislation

I am especially grateful for the Perkins Legislation. Our CTE programs would not be up to par without this type of funding. Although I realize some programs are older and do need some much needed funding for updating. After studying about Perkins Legislation, I now understand how imperative it is to implement Skill USA and form advisory board committees immediately at the beginning of the school year. I totally agree with accountability, even though it does come with quite a bit of paper work.

I was asked to create a cosmetology program at a new high school in 2009, before learning about Carl Perkins Legislation. I jumped at the opportunity. I thought the money I used to create the program was primarily from state and local taxpayer dollars. I just didn’t realize how much came from federal dollars. I remember my CTE director giving me some very strict spending stipulations on particular funds, depending on which pot of money it came from. For example each item had to cost at least one hundred dollars, not ninety-nine dollars, etc. I could see where a lot of taxpayer dollars are wasted. I could not purchase an item if I found it for less money. I have always been a penny pincher and I did not like this concept because I wanted to get the maximum amount of equipment for my program with the money I had received. However, we must continue to provide accountability in the many different aspects of the Perkins Legislation.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

I agree totally! As I stated in my blog, I feel like so much money is wasted on the latest and greatest technology. I understand that makes education more relative to today's students. I am such a penny-pincher, there is no way I could spend $4000 in a day. Yes, I've been told to do that. I felt like I didn't need gadgets in order to do a good job. Learning about Perkins has opened my eyes as well to the importance of career and technical education. The politics of education drive me crazy, but I know it's in the best interest of the student to have the best technology. Perkins makes it all possible.