What Role Does Career and Technical Education Play For Todays Students?

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In this episode, we welcome GCIT Teacher Mark Howe on the program to discuss the role that Career and Technical Education has in today's educational curriculum.

About Our Guest Mark Howe

Mark Howie is a graduate and teacher from the Gloucester County Institute of Technology's HVAC program, that has taken his teaching to a level that he wants to share with everyone in education.

A shop teacher that has found a way to incorporate multiple styles of teaching to happen, all at once, for a variety of different learning styles.

A station-based rotational learning environment that has students teaching each other as they learn and master skills necessary for entering the trade. Multiple converts at his school and across the state have seen the positive growth in their programs and the student's progress.

The HowieDoing Rotation is on Facebook as the Howie Doing Rotation and has a Blog www.howiedoingrotations.com

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Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.netTeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University's Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.


Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association. Prior to joining NJEA is 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District of Camden County, NJ.

About the author, Jeffrey Bradbury

Jeff Bradbury, creator of TeacherCast, and father of the famous @EduTriplets Thanks for checking out TeacherCast today. Please take a moment to find me on all of my Social Media channels!