In today’s episode of My Disney Class Podcast, Howie and Ryan welcome the Director of CTE at Georgetown ISD, Bretton Schulz. For those of you that may not know, CTE stands for Career and Technical Education. At Georgetown ISD they describe their CTE program as one that uses integrated instruction and curricula, current technologies, and state-of-the-art equipment. They also have business partnerships, creating a learning environment that empowers all their students to enter the constantly changing workforce. So as you can see, this is more than the old school shop classes that CTE has evolved from. Though we love a good shop class and the hands-on experiences that it provides, CTE has grown from not only giving students the opportunity to use their hands to create but they now do it with purpose and geared toward a specific career. Ryan and Howie have always expressed their passion for Disney Imagineers and how they create the magic but Imagineering too has changed and evolved over time and is very similar to CTE as there are vast many jobs and skills needed by lots of different careers and fields to help bring the magic to the Disney parks. Who knows, there may be future Imagineers in Georgetown ISD’s CTE programs right now as we speak or one or two in your school’s CTE program. You never know!
Speaking of those students, Howie was able to meet a few of Georgetown ISD's finest. They were gracious enough to answer a few questions and share some of the incredible stories about what they have accomplished during their time in the CTE program and even discuss some of the competitions they have been and are currently in. You’ll even hear from one student that just placed 1st in the nation in her culinary event!
You definitely won’t want to miss this show as it is packed with stories of great educators and incredible students doing awesome things in CTE. Also, don’t forget to go back and download and listen to our previous podcasts that are also packed with great stories from previous guests and lots of Disney fun and facts.
In today’s episode of My Disney Class Podcast, Howie and Ryan are waving their flags in celebration of the fourth of July! They love the good ol’ USA and so did Mr. Walt Disney himself! Walt was quoted saying, “Actually, if you could see close in my eyes, the American flag is waving in both of them, and up my spine is growing this red, white and blue stripe.”
In the show today, Ryan and Howie are going to talk about Walt’s passion for American History, especially that of one President Abraham Lincoln, and how Walt’s passion is represented in the parks today. There are so many examples of references to American history that it’s impossible to discuss them all in one show but Howie and Ryan are going to limit themselves to just some of their favorites. They will talk about Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, and of course Liberty Square. Hopefully, you will hear some hidden magic that you didn’t know and you will for sure hear how American history is honored throughout the parks.
Happy 4th of July to all our listeners who celebrate it and remember to join the fun and supportive community we have in our Facebook group, Educators who love Disney, and don’t forget to rate and review our podcast on Apple music. Your support and feedback will only make us better and will give us the fireworks we need to help make My Disney Class Podcast be the best it can be!