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August 17, 2016

[NEW POST] CTE Curriculum Yields Promising Future

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CTE Curriculum Yields Promising Future in Business Management and Administration
8.16.2016, Contributor: Katherine Anderson, Fuel Education
In this blog series, we delve into four important Career Clusters® that are in need of more educated and well-trained students to fill the higher-skill, higher-wage jobs open to them. These Career Clusters are health science, information technology, business management and administration, and manufacturing. In our last post, we explored the need to prepare students for careers in the information technology field. In this post, we focus on business management and administration.

Developing Skills that Pay: Business Management and Administration Occupational Growth

Today’s economy demands a better educated workforce than ever before, and jobs in this new economy require more complex knowledge and skills than those of the past. As technology becomes more advanced and businesses begin to expand globally, international and technological expertise will be valuable skills to master for individuals interested in the business management and administration industry.

Deeply investing in these skills is expected to pay off. Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, adding about 632,400 new jobs. Additionally, the median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $65,710 in May 2015, markedly higher than the median annual wage for all occupations at $36,200…

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Teachers Express Their Concerns about Blended Learning
7.6.2016, Contributor: Renae Abboud, FuelEd Education Consultant
Blended learning implementation in the education space is gaining momentum all over the globe—yet teachers have varying degrees of comfort with this innovative model of instruction. As we transition to new education models, it is important to be cognizant that some teachers areapprehensive about these changes. Administrators who understand the teachers’ concerns can personalize professional development and consulting needs to address the essential instructional component in blended learning.

Surveying Educators on Blended Learning

A little more than a year ago, I was asked to present at an education technology conference in Hawaii. My overarching goal was to create a collaborative atmosphere where I could work with educators to design the structure of blended classrooms to meet the needs of the diverse populations in their region. To ensure that we had common language, I started my presentation by asking the audience what they thought blended and personalized learning meant…

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How to Include Fun in the Online Classroom
6.30.2016, Contributor: Kelli Hicks, FuelEd teacher

Motivating Students

…if you are able to make an aspect of an unpleasant task fun, you can motivate people to complete the task. Similarly, an online teacher can incorporate fun into the online classroom tomotivate students to succeed even in subject areas that they don’t particularly enjoy.
1) Competition is king.

Creating competition in classrooms is a good way to motivate students to succeed—both online and in traditional brick-and-mortar settings. While you would think that this might be difficult in an online classroom, you can accomplish this just as easily as in a brick-and-mortar setting…

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