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Career and Tech Education Adapts to Remote Learning

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

Students in Putnam County are getting hands on training, but many courses are going virtual.

Similar to the way you might pick up a new recipe or fix a car from a video online. Career and Technical Education Coordinator Jeff Slagle said both ways to learn are available, as they adapt during the pandemic.

“We’re actually doing some video work in our shops and with students that we’re allowed to film as we teach a class and pushing that out as well,” Slagle said.

Slagle said programs like Health Science find ways to get remote learners scheduled to practice hands on skills. However, students wont be required to learn in person.

“Doing projects based on that career, what type of post-secondary training do I need to do if I want to do this job, and we can build those standards out and send that out in a remote experience,” Slagle said.

Navigating how to substitute the experience students would get working with businesses in the community, comes from state guidance.

“If that student is actually doing remote, we can provide them with a virtual career exploration, remote learning piece of that, so that we can give them an option of searching careers in their study,” Slagle said.

There have not been issues with adapting to the new learning style, Slagle said. It is just a change in the way the curriculum is delivered, Slagle said.


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