Framing Learning Around What Interest Students

By | August 7th, 2018|Article|

As part of the Creative Computing Challenge (CCC), a five-year program funded by the National Science Foundation, teachers at two Career & Technical Centers in NH this past year engaged students in creating their own apps. While on the surface, the class could be characterized as “computer science,” its purpose was to help teach computational [...]

Workshop on the New Perkins V

By | August 6th, 2018|Article|

“Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” Conducted by Michael Brustein, Esq. This workshop will track all of the substantive changes from the current law to the new law. Transition Plans will take effect on July 1, 2019. So much needs to be done between now and the time the State submits its Plan to [...]

Teacher receives STEM MVP Award

By | July 22nd, 2018|Article|

Not one to promote himself, Frank Xydias, high school engineering teacher at Milford High School, acknowledged surprise when he learned that a student--or several --nominated him for the iRobot -STEM -MVP teacher of the year award. He was even more surprised when he found out he won. “I was happy, excited and honored at the [...]

Making the Case for Computational Thinking in the Classroom

By | June 13th, 2018|Article|

Loosely defined as the thought processes involved in formulating problems and expressing solutions in ways that can be carried out by computers, computational thinking is not just relevant for computer science. This hypothesis has been the basis for Creative Computing Challenge (CCC), a five-year program funded by the National Science Foundation. Its purpose is to [...]

The Employment Gap and Importance of CTE

By | June 12th, 2018|Article|

Should a business owner ever turn down work? If you own a business in what is broadly referred to as “the trades,” the answer is probably yes, which Al Lawrence, owner of Artisan Electric in Madbury, NH, says only tells part of the story. The building industry is struggling because we have paid so little [...]

U.S. Representative Annie Kuster Promotes Career Education

By | May 31st, 2018|Article, CTE Promotion|

Representative Annie Kuster recently released a plan she terms the “Jobs and Opportunity Agenda.” Kuster highlighted the state’s relatively low jobless rate, saying the challenge now is to provide New Hampshire students the training they need to attain employment. “We have the jobs and we’re looking for people with the skills to fill those jobs,” is how U.S. [...]

NHJES offers unique opportunity for students

By | May 6th, 2018|Article|

Reflecting its mission “to provide education, leadership, and support for the profession of Engineering across all disciplines of practice,” the New Hampshire Joint Engineering Societies (NHJES) is inviting students to its annual fall conference in October. NHJES is made up of organizations such as; Structural Engineers of New Hampshire (SENH), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), [...]

Register now for the 2018 NH CTE Conference!

By | May 4th, 2018|Article, CTE Promotion, Professional Development|

Click on the title for registration links. Conference registration Exhibition of Student Work

10th Annual NH Construction Career Days

By | May 4th, 2018|Article, Building & Construction Trades, Cabinetmaking & Millwork, Drafting & Design Technology, Electrician, Heating/Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heavy Equipment Maintenance & Repair, Plumbing & Water Supply Services, SkillsUSA NH, Tid Bits|

This year's Construction Career Days are scheduled for September 27th and 28th from 8:30-12:30.  It will be held at the Hillsborough County Youth Center Foundation in New Boston, NH.  New Hampshire Construction Career Days (NHCCD) exposes New Hampshire high school students to possible career paths in both the construction and transportation industries through a hands-on exhibits and educational [...]

Educators Creating ‘Pathway’ to Success at MST

By | April 29th, 2018|Article|

While academic debates still persist regarding whether today's student requires more hands-on training or academic rigor to succeed as an adult, such discussions miss a key point. “There is a real career to be had in the trades that is quite lucrative with the right education,” said Karen Machado, principal at Manchester School of Technology [...]