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Inside the December issue:

The Global Search for Education: Teachers’ Top Tips for Designing Meaningful Professional Development Programs
Advice from four teachers about various approaches to professional development. From active social media, to finding opportunities in unexpected places, there are many ways to continue growing.

To Develop Teachers, Look to Other Teachers
To improve teacher retention, teachers need personal development, including mentors, and a supportive environment.

Not Everyone Needs a Four-Year Degree
A look at a unique program in Virginia in which students only pay for 1/3 the cost of their education, and have employers waiting to hire them as soon as they graduate.

More People with Autism Are Getting Training for Technology Jobs
Nine of out of ten adults on the autism spectrum are underemployed, or unemployed. Now new programs are helping them receive training and find jobs.

Cookin’ with Sun—Design and Build Solar Cookers
Teaching students about designing to meet human needs, and about many basic global issues related to health and the environment, through solar energy.

Special Feature: Supplier Directory
A collection of leading suppliers of equipment, materials, and media for career & technical and technology & engineering education.


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