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D211 is looking for a short-term Technology and Engineering sub for the fall semester.  Courses to be taught would include computer repair, electronics, and PLTW Digital Electronics. 

Current teacher will also participate and help with the classes when available.  They will also help prepare curriculum. Start of the school year is to be determined.  One scenario is a hybrid where 50% of students are at school and the other 50% is eLearning for the week.  Then, they flip the following week.  The second scenario is all student will be learning remotely.

If interested please contact Mark Hibner at

CHSD 218 CTE has a full time CTE-TEE positions for the 2020-2021 school year. We are taking applications for the following position:

1.0 - CTE - General TEE

If you are interested in a position, please visit our website or contact Frank LaMantia - CTE Director at Information on the CTE-TEE positions is posted at

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School has a 1.0 FTE Technology & Engineering Education position posted for the 2020-21 school year. This position will have a focus on Automotive Technology and Auto Body. Interested applicants should apply at: If anyone has questions about the position, they are welcome to contact Joe Sieczkowski at

Rantoul Township High School has an opening for an Industrial Technology teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please click the link below for more information and share with anyone who might be interested.  There is tremendous district support for CTE programs at RTHS, as evidenced through program funding and enrollment.

Due to growth in the Industrial Technology department of Prairie Ridge High School in Community High School District 155, a full-time teaching position is available for the 2020-2021 school year: PLTW POE, DE, and Industrial Technology. 

Please spread the word and if anyone is interested please have them contact Industry & Careers Division Leader, Bryan Peckhart: and visit:

Prospect High School District 214 is looking for a .8 PLTW/autos and Elk Grove 214 is looking for .2 PLTW/autos which ends up being a full time position.  This will most likely be a full time position at Prospect the next year.  We are doing some major construction and bringing manufacturing to our school.  I am sure it is going to blow up and be a very secure job in 214 in the northwest suburbs.  We are very flexible for next year, but will need someone with a manufacturing background for the next year.  Looking for someone next year to teach Autos, POE, IED, or AERO.  Please email Tim Schaap <>

Professional Learning

2020 Coop Courses Information - ISU...

ACTE Announces Illinois Professor as National Winner

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Chris Merrill, professor at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinoisas the 2020 ACTE Teacher Educator of the Year. This award recognizes teacher educators who have demonstrated innovation in teacher education, leadership in improving CTE, and commitment to preparing teachers to deliver high quality CTE programs.

After high school, Chris Merrill completed an associate’s degree in Cabinetmaking and worked for three different cabinetmaking and commercial businesses, in addition to having his own business. After working in the cabinetmaking industry, Merrill decided that he would like to teach his craft to others, so he completed his teaching degree at Illinois State University in Industrial Technology Education. After teaching technology education at the public school level, Merrill completed a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Supervision from Northern Illinois University and Doctor of Philosophy degree from The Ohio State University in Integrated Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Merrill is currently starting his 28th year of teaching, the last 19 of which have been at Illinois State University preparing technology and engineering education teachers.

Over the past 19 years, Merrill has received over $18 million dollars in state and federal external granting agencies; has authored or co-authored 22 refereed manuscripts; four international conference proceedings; seven book chapters; delivered 79 state, national, and international presentations; and was awarded the Distinguished Technology and Engineering Educator from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association in 2014. Merrill has been the Editor for the Journal of Technology Education, the flagship research journal for technology and engineering education for the past nine years. Merrill is in his 13th year as the Executive Director of the Illinois Technology Student Association.

Merrill was one of five finalists for the 2020 national title. The national winner was announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the
country. The event took place on Wednesday evening, December 4, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2019 in Anaheim, California. The Awards Gala was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox, eDynamic Learning and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, 
visit our webpage.


About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

ECHO Workshop - had a great day at the workshop at the ECHO manufacturing lab in Lake Zurich

William Fremd students to demonstrate engine teardown at state fair
August 14, 2015 04:09 CDT  IL State Fair Hot Rodders of Tomorrow 2015-HD.mp4

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