ExplorNet is a curriculum and professional development consultant and provider that harnesses expertise of industry and educational professionals to develop some of America's strongest Career and Technical Education programs. We currently serve over 160 public, private and charter schools, LEAs, state associations, colleges and universities in four states.
Active classroom teachers create ExplorNet processes for active classroom teachers so that students develop real world skills that prepare them for workforce or further education. ExplorNet teams develop:
These tools and ongoing support help teachers master content and employ proven instructional strategies to engage and help students develop real world skills that prepare them for the workforce or further education. A brief description of our programs and processes, as well as a link to get more information, is included below. If you have any questions, please contact Angela McCallie.
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The Computer Engineering Technology (CET) curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in the Information Technology Industry. During the class, students will build, upgrade, troubleshoot, repair and maintain computers while preparing for and earning CompTIA's Strata and/or A+ certification and the Microsoft Technology Associate certifications in Operating Systems, Networking and Security fundamentals.
This curriculum development project was initiated in early September, 2014. ExplorNet facilitates the work of the statewide curriculum team which is generating the course frameworks, prototype assessment items, curricular resources, and other components of a complete and accessible curriculum. The curriculum will pilot during the 2015-16 school year with at least four public schools in Arkansas, and then expand and grow into the first statewide curriculum on Unmanned Aerial Systems in the United States.
The Digital Media (DM) curriculum provided by ExplorNet is designed to develop knowledge and skill in all areas of creative digital design, including graphic design, animation development, audio and video production, and web design. Students will learn knowledge and skill and allow them to obtain up to six industry-recognized Adobe certifications in order to succeed in the digital workplace.
For each of the curricula that we provide, we also conduct teacher training that prepares instructors to teach the course concepts. We also provide classroom resources for both teacher and students. In most cases this eliminates the need for expensive textbooks.
We also provide more generalized professional development opportunities for Career and Technical Education teachers, including how to incorporate the Common Core State Standards into C.T.E. curricula and strategies to increase soft skills within their students.
Training Information :
To get information on the next available sessions and to register for a training event, please click on the appropriate link below.
Arkansas New and Emerging Teachers Institute (AR-NETI)
for new Career and Technical Education Teachers in Skilled and Technical Sciences and with approval from other areas. Click here for details. Click title to register.
Arkansas Computer Engineering (for new teachers)
six-day training required for new Computer Engineering Technology Teachers in Arkansas
Arkansas Computer Engineering (for existing teachers)
for Arkansas Teachers who already teach Computer Engineering, but who have not had this required training
* taking place in Summer 2015 only
North Carolina Computer Engineering
six-day training required for new Computer Engineering Technology Teachers in North Carolina
North Carolina Digital Media
five-day training required for new Digital Media and/or Adobe Academy Teachers in North Carolina
North Carolina Moodle Update Training
one-day training that familiarizes North Carolina teachers with using the ExplorNet/QTL Moodle in their classes