In today’s episode of My Disney Class Podcast, Howie and Ryan welcome back the Director of CTE at Georgetown ISD, Bretton Schulz. For the last show of Season 6, we had Bretton on and shared some interviews Howie did with some of the students in Bretton’s CTE program but we ran out of time to hear everything Bretton had to share about the incredible program and we had a couple more student interviews we knew you would want to hear as well. So we’ve invited Bretton back and we are finishing our discussion about what CTE is like at Georgetown ISD and we are going to share a few more student interviews and stories.
In this second part of the interview, Bretton finishes discussing the many different pathways students can take in their CTE program and what some of the highlights are for each of them. He also discusses how these students have had doors opened to them in both the college and career paths they are on because of the education and hands-on experiences they received in these CTE classes. Bretton will also share some of the work they are doing to form partnerships with community businesses and other support they receive from their community. Plus, after we finish hearing from Bretton, we get to hear from two more Georgetown ISD students doing great things in their CTE pathway!
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 look at integrating career exposure and guidance into classroom teaching. Just think about all the different types of storytellers there are just working for Disney Imagineering. There are engineers of all kinds of course but they only make up a small number nowadays in the vast careers that help make the magic. Other Imagineering jobs include writers of all kinds, color and palate specialists, agricultural specialists, painters, graphic designers, the list goes on and on.
So what are we as educators doing to help expose students to all the careers out there besides the doctors, lawyers, baseball players, etc? Are we showing students that you don’t have to make it to the major leagues to be part of professional baseball? What about being a Pitchcast Operator, Statcast 3D Operator, Communications Coordinator, Data Scientists. These are all current jobs listed to be filled by major league baseball. So you get the point, there are more opportunities than we think students know about and we think that it’s part of our jobs as educators to expose them to those opportunities.
So whether you have a passion for working for Disney, Major League Baseball, or whatever career, there is a way that you can become part of that story. We just need to make sure our students understand this, so they can see the possibilities and find the drive to work towards a career in their passion.
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