Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is thrilled to announce its selection as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Career Z Challenge. This recognition reflects the department’s unwavering commitment to excellence in preparing students for successful careers in various industries through its career pathway programs and largest number of nationally distinguished NAF [...]
This month, CompTIA has highlighted Monica Uraga, lead teacher of the NAF Academy of IT-Cybersecurity magnet program. Self-taught at a young age with computer technology, and with years of experience, Ms. Uraga has a natural affinity for helping students understand complex computer technology and coding. She holds certifications in CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ [...]
Esports competitions has become a very popular activity and the gaming is a vital part of the M-DCPS CTE Game Design curriculum in Information Technology academies.
Lisa Hauser was awarded the winner of this years Educational Innovation Abie Award by the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). The Educational Innovation Abie Award is in honor of A. Richard Newton and it recognizes educators for developing innovative teaching practices that attract female students to educational fields such as computing, engineering, and math in K-12 or [...]
Sonia Samaroo, Educational Specialist for M-DCPS Department of Career and Technical Education was named by Cisco Networking Academy as the Cisco Be the Bridge Award winner for 2021. Ms. Samaroo has been a Cisco educator for 21 years; is the Cisco Networking Academy ASC Director for Miami-Dade; the district NAF Director of 19 NAF Academies of [...]
CTE Educational Specialist at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Achieves Janet Linton Leadership Award. This award recognizes outstanding academy directors and educational leaders (including district administrators, teachers, principals, etc). Created in 2006, in memory of the late San Diego Academy Director, Janet Linton, the award honors extraordinary contributions and leadership within the NAF network, at the school, [...]
Bringing home the gold is an understatement when we had to rent a u-haul to hold over 100 trophies earned by MDCPS FBLA students at the first ever FloridaFBLA PBL Virtual State Conference. Thank you to state advisor Jody Jones for making this happen in light of Covid-19.
The CW has highlighted Ms. Gloria Jimenez as the Super Teacher of the week. She is broadening new horizons for her students by using a Harvard curriculum to design apps for Android phones. She is a teacher that truly cares about her students and wants them to excel in life. "What I am trying to [...]
Educators from across the U.S. & other countries toured Rockway Middle School Engineering & Robotics Magnet on Tuesday January 14, 2020 as part of the Future of Educational Technology (FETC) national conference being held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The next day, more educators toured the engineering academy at Coral Park high schools. Thank you [...]