Critical Skills and Tech Ed

Today, Peter Eppig (or “Pappa Critical Skills,” as I like to call him) and Erin Hunter, Carpentry Educator from the River Valley Technical Center depart for the Association of Career and Technical Educators conference in Memphis. Their presentation is entitled: The Critical Skills Classrroom: How to Develop 21st Century Workplace Skills Alongside Technical Skills. As we’ve often discovered, a picture is worth a thousand words. I guess that means a video is worth a zillion then, isn’t it? Thanks to the hard work of Erin, her students RVTCs Zack McNaughton Zack McNaughton, we bring you not only this:

But also 9 other videos in which her students explain how the Critical Skills Classroom plays out in their classroom work. Check them out- you’ll be impressed!

So what about everyone else? I know lots of you are reading this (I get reports!), so put those digital video cameras to work and document your progress! I can’t wait to see what you produce!

PS- Here are the files that Peter and Erin used in their presentation!
Problem Based Learning – ACTE
Critical Skills Overview – ACTE


One response to “Critical Skills and Tech Ed

  1. Wow, I loved this so much that I sent it to the head of our high school carpentry classes and the Superintendant of our district.

    This is some pretty impressive stuff coming out of the mouths of the students!

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