The NRCCTE and its partner ACTE searched for ideas and promising practices that have positive impacts on student achievement in real CTE classrooms. The Idea Center collects this information and makes it easy for teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, and others to share, comment on, and experiment to make CTE better for all students, whether they are in high school, community college, four-year college, or simply looking to gain or improve their skills.
Practitioner Wisdom Practices are techniques that have a positive impact on students. These can be anything from how the classroom is set up, to a teaching method, to the use of a type of technology. Promising Practices are also techniques that have a positive impact on students, but that also have some research data (from very rigorous to less rigorous study designs) to support their claims of effectiveness.