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Joshua Witherspoon

After serving as a Texas FFA state officer in 2018, Josh Witherspoon joined the iCEV team as a part-time employee for 3 years before taking on the role of content development specialist in 2022. Witherspoon holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University, in which his experience and proficiency in writing, marketing and CTE allow him to effectively communicate the successes of CTE educators and students and the value iCEV has to offer.

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Joshua WitherspoonMay 16, 2024 11:00:00 AM5 min read

What Is ESSER III Funding and What Can It Be Used For?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress offered financial resources to ...
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Joshua WitherspoonFeb 28, 2024 8:00:00 AM5 min read

What Is the Alabama High-Quality Instructional Materials Adoption?

As an educator in Alabama, you may have heard about the High-Quality Instructional ...
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Joshua WitherspoonDec 7, 2023 8:00:00 AM6 min read

How to Build a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Curriculum

The NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam measures a students’ knowledge and ...
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Joshua WitherspoonNov 9, 2023 8:00:00 AM6 min read

What Is the IC3 Spark Certification?

IC3 Spark is one of the most popular certifications used in elementary and middle school ...
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Joshua WitherspoonSep 28, 2023 8:00:00 AM6 min read

What Is an iCEV Site License?

If you’re familiar with iCEV as a curriculum provider, you might know that we offer ...
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Joshua WitherspoonSep 21, 2023 8:00:00 AM3 min read

What is iCEV’s Middle School Digital Literacy & Career Exploration Curriculum Package?

Giving your middle school students the opportunity to explore careers and prepare for ...
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Joshua WitherspoonAug 24, 2023 8:00:00 AM4 min read

What Is A Digital Badge, and How Does It Help My Certification Earners?

In an ever-changing workforce, it’s essential to communicate expertise and achievements ...
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Joshua WitherspoonAug 3, 2023 8:00:00 AM4 min read

What Is the Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation & Management Certification?

If you’re a high school agriculture or environmental science educator interested in ...
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Joshua WitherspoonJul 13, 2023 8:00:00 AM7 min read

8 Ways to Support English Language Learners Using iCEV

Today, English Language Learners (ELLs) are the most rapidly growing special population ...
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Joshua WitherspoonJul 4, 2023 8:00:00 AM9 min read

5 Most Common Challenges When Using Technology in CTE Classrooms

Technology is perhaps the strongest factor shaping the educational landscape today. If ...
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Joshua WitherspoonJun 8, 2023 8:00:00 AM5 min read

What Is the Southwest Airlines Professional Communications Certification?

As a CTE teacher, you may be looking for a way to sharpen your students' professional ...
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Joshua WitherspoonMay 30, 2023 8:00:00 AM5 min read

What Is the Microsoft Outlook Certification?

Email is one of the primary means of communication in today’s workforce. Yet if students ...
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Joshua WitherspoonApr 5, 2023 8:00:00 AM9 min read

4 Tips to Better Engage Students When Using iCEV

We’ve all seen the wandering stares out of the classroom window, glances down at phones ...
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Joshua WitherspoonMar 1, 2023 8:00:00 AM3 min read

3 Benefits of STEM Education in Middle School

Imagine developing code for a website or prototyping a new machine: at age twelve.
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Joshua WitherspoonFeb 16, 2023 7:15:00 AM6 min read

How to Celebrate National FFA Week 2023

As an agriculture science teacher and FFA advisor, you understand and have seen the value ...
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Joshua WitherspoonNov 29, 2022 11:00:00 PM2 min read

Infographic to Help Land the Job after Certifying

Whether you’re a teacher looking to promote certification recipients or an individual ...
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Joshua WitherspoonNov 15, 2022 11:00:00 PM4 min read

3 Power Moves for Building Rapport with Students

Teacher-student rapport is defined as a close bond between instructors and learners ...
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Joshua WitherspoonNov 7, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

Introducing: Drone Curriculum

The sky is the limit! Or at least it used to be. iCEV is excited to announce all new ...
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Joshua WitherspoonOct 26, 2022 11:00:00 PM4 min read

Introducing: Blue & Gold Experience Series

Looking to give your agricultural science students and FFA members an elevated view of ...
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Joshua WitherspoonOct 17, 2022 11:00:00 PM4 min read

Top 3 Strategies for Supporting Students with Dyslexia

Reading is far more complex than we might initially think. It requires the human brain to ...
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Joshua WitherspoonOct 12, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

Optimizing ESSER Funding for Career and Technical Education

As part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government provided a ...
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Joshua WitherspoonOct 5, 2022 11:00:00 PM4 min read

4 Strategies for Supporting Students with ADHD

As a CTE educator, you more than likely have had the student who stares out the window, ...
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Joshua WitherspoonOct 4, 2022 11:00:00 PM2 min read

Special Populations & iCEV: Know Your Terms

Taking time to learn about and understand the individuals and communities we serve as CTE ...
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Joshua WitherspoonSep 26, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Pedagogy in CTE

The demand for high-quality CTE programs continues to rise as the need for skilled and ...
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Joshua WitherspoonSep 21, 2022 11:00:00 PM4 min read

3 Professional Development Alternatives for CTE Educators

As a CTE educator, sometimes it’s challenging to get away from the classroom to invest in ...
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Joshua WitherspoonSep 19, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

A Road Map to Implementing Work-Based Learning in Your CTE Program

Career and Technical Education unlike any other subject or elective has the ability to ...
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Joshua WitherspoonSep 12, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

How to Pursue Professional Development Opportunities

It’s never too early or late in an educator’s career to think about professional ...
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