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Educators Meet Student Needs During COVID-19
Work-Based Learning Provides Crucial Experiences for Students
Organizers Adapt Professional Development Avenues During Pandemic
MDE Rolls Out New High School Computer Science Curricula
Mississippi Department of Education CTE Director Aimee Brown answers questions about adjusting CTE during the COVID-19 shutdown and following fall blended instruction.
Health science students at Petal High School partnered with United Blood Services in September to host a community blood drive as a way to learn leadership and organizational skills.
Two Cleveland Career Development and Technology (CCDT) seniors — John Nick Delahoussey and Kelsey Jackson — graduated as Mississippi Tech Master Scholars in the spring semester of 2020.
Forrest County Sheriff’s Department Deputies spoke with Petal Middle School students in September after discussing social and ethical issues related to digital citizenship and social media.
Cleveland Teacher Academy students receive book donations from DonorsChoose
Culinary arts students from Sumrall and Purvis gained invaluable hands-on experience during the Downtown Hattiesburg Association’s annual awards luncheon and meeting.
Neshoba Central High School and McLain Plumbing and Electrical Service of Philadelphia launched an apprenticeship program last academic year that allows seniors to graduate with a high school diploma and earn industry credentials and experience.
The Kosciusko-Attala Career Technical Center (Attala County and Kosciusko school districts) and Milwaukee Tool partnered last academic year to provide tools for classrooms and career information to students.
Forrest County Agricultural High School (FCAHS) received a generous donation of teaching materials from local business owner Jeff Martin this fall.
West Lauderdale High School (WLHS) juniors Cade Shannon and Logan Johnson (left) cut metal that would be used to build hand sanitizer stations for district football games in the fall semester.
Brandon High School (Rankin County School District) Teacher Academy students and educators led the way for Kindness Week 2020 in the previous academic year.
Petal High School (Petal School District) business and marketing students and sports medicine students visited New Orleans in the spring semester before the outbreak of COVID-19.
Forest-Scott County Career and Technology Center’s Health Care and Clinical Services (HCCS) II and Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) classes collaborated on a project last academic year that provided numerous hands-on learning opportunities with pumpkins.
Forrest County Agricultural High School Law and Public Safety students receive a great deal of hands-on training with real-world equipment.
Mississippi CTE administrators answer questions about their experiences during the spring 2020 COVID-19 shutdown and fall move to online/blended instruction.
Lauderdale County School District (LCSD) Cyber Foundations II teachers promoted financial literacy to eighth grade students through a districtwide event last academic year.
A Purvis school crossing guard was safer on the job last academic year thanks to Lamar County Center for Technical Education (LCCTE) students.
Students from the Kosciusko-Attala Career Technical Center participated in Guard X training and received hands-on experiences.
Welding student Terra Quinn is a junior at West Point High School.
Jennifer Williams is a Teacher Academy instructor at the Cleveland Career Development and Technology Center.
Lee County and Oxford School Districts Creating New Classrooms for CTE Programs
Monroe County’s Female Agriculture Teachers Prepare the Next Generation of Graduates
Ingalls and MDE Partner on New Shipbuilder Academy Curriculum
Teachers and entrepreneurs reshape business curriculum to suit evolving needs
Task forces of educators and industry professionals from across the state are helping the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) develop and implement two new health care-related curricula.
Student Spotlight: Kayann Matlock, Clarkdale High School
Educator Spotlight on Cerritos Johnson, Tupelo Student Services Coordinator
Thirty-five students in Tupelo Career and Technical Center’s Collision Repair class honored those affected by breast cancer by renovating a 1969 Oldsmobile 98.
Members of Forrest County Agricultural High School's SkillsUSA chapter attended a leadership conference at Jones Junior College in October.
Health Science II students at the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center provided free blood pressure screening and information about the adverse effects of smoking to Bluff Springs Paper Company employees this November during a health fair held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.
Tracy Hardy, a career and technical education (CTE) counselor at the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center, was named the 2020 MS ACTE Counselor of the Year by the Mississippi Association for Career and Technical Education.
Following an interview process last spring, Petal High School students Cody Brumbaugh and Ethan Newsome began a paid internship with Southeastern Construction in Hattiesburg last summer.
Tupelo Career and Technical Center second-year culinary arts students visited local restaurant Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen last year.
Vicksburg-Warren School District student members of HOSA — Future Health Professionals attended the state’s leadership conference in Pascagoula in November.
Health Science Academy ninth graders and self-contained class students at Brandon High School (Rankin County School District) teamed up in December to learn about and promote proper handwashing techniques.
Vicksburg-Warren School District Culinary Arts II students traveled to the New Orleans School of Cooking in October and prepared many Big Easy staples alongside Chef Mark Guillory.
Connections is the magazine for K-12 career and technical education (CTE) in Mississippi. The biannual publication features students, educators, schools, and organizations from approximately 50 career pathways across 16 career clusters. This Mississippi Department of Education publication is produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Issues are disseminated in print and electronic forms in May and December each year.
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