Over 3,000 middle and high school students will participate in a variety of activities during the month of February to celebrate CTE month. Some of the activities include classroom guest speakers, student field trips, CTSO competitions, and 8th Grade Students@Work Job Shadowing. Our highlight of the month will be a CTE Showcase during the Scotland County Schools Open House on February 25th.
CTE Month 2016
Middle School Highlights
- “What Is CTE?” presentations were given to all CTE classes at both schools.
- The middle school business teachers enjoyed a productive half-day PD on their “Business or Bust” PBL. The PBL is being implemented at both schools by all five teachers.
- Four engineers from Pilkington spoke to all of the students in the STEM Magnet Program. Their presentation was awesome as they discussed job shadowing, internships, Career & College Ready skills and engaged students through hands-on activities. The lead engineer even provided written real-world scenarios which included math problems for the students to solve.
- Carver’s CTE Showcase allowed school board members, central office staff and parents to visit CTE classrooms. FBLA and TSA members, wearing official club attire, met guests at the front door and served as tour guides.
- Spring Hill’s business classes toured nine downtown businesses as a launch to their PBL. Each business owner discussed ‘talking points’ which the students generated in class prior to the field trip.
- Carver and Spring Hill’s 8th graders participated in the Students @ Work Job Shadowing event. Coordinated by school counselors and staff members, students had the opportunity to learn about a career in a real-world setting.