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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.

Blog Post by Joshua Witherspoon

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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Joshua WitherspoonSep 5, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

4 Certification Tips from the Pros

In this blog, iCEV will share four tips from CTE educators who have found success in ...
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Joshua WitherspoonAug 16, 2022 11:00:00 PM4 min read

5 Key Industries in North Carolina

Many of the world’s best-known companies and brands across a wide variety of ...
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Joshua WitherspoonAug 10, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

Anatomy of an iCEV Lesson Plan

When an iCEV subscriber first looks at what is included in a course hosted on the iCEV ...
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Joshua WitherspoonJul 25, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

3 Strategies for Gaining Student Interest in STEM

Due to their natural curiosity of the world around them, it’s often easy to gain the ...
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Joshua WitherspoonJul 13, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

Building Community Through Professional Development

Knowledge construction in our society is rarely conducted alone. More often than not, ...
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Joshua WitherspoonJun 22, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

How Industry Certifications Benefit Employers

Whether an individual is looking for their first job, looking to switch careers or trying ...
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Joshua WitherspoonJun 20, 2022 11:00:00 PM1 min read

Introducing: Engineering Design and Problem-Solving Course

To meet the demand of 3.5 million STEM-related jobs in the next three years, STEM ...
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Joshua WitherspoonJun 8, 2022 11:00:00 PM2 min read

Aligning Industry Certifications to Existing CTE Curricula

As CTE has developed and changed over time, educators have turned to industry ...
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Joshua WitherspoonJun 6, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

How Industry Certifications Impact Students

At iCEV, we are passionate about preparing students for their future. As the workforce ...
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Joshua WitherspoonMay 11, 2022 11:00:00 PM4 min read

10 Steps to Growing Your CTE Program

To keep pace with growing economic demands and prepare students to compete in a ...
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Joshua WitherspoonMar 8, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

Engaging Students with Gamification in the Classroom

The classic game Candyland when you think about it has virtually nothing to do with ...
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Joshua WitherspoonJan 25, 2022 11:00:00 PM3 min read

Beyond the Label: Teaching Strategies for all Learners

For some teachers,  the difficult part of teaching  isn’t  developing  content,  it’s ...
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