Techniques

This magazine has news on legislative affecting career and technical education, features on issues and program, profiles of educators and notices of new products.

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 1, January

ACTE Annual Report
Building Our Membership New database software was installed at ACTE headquarters and the member services department implemented a customer service team approach. ACTE worked with state associations to regain members who have not renewed. The association...
ACTE ANNUAL REPORT Fiscal Year 1999
Building Our Membership New database software was installed at ACTE headquarters and the member services department implemented a customer service team approach. ACTE worked with state associations to regain members who have not renewed. The association...
ACTE Member Wins Milken Award
Congratulations to ACTE member Alice Richmond, a 1999 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award winner. She was among the 172 educators in 41 states honored with the award in October. Richmond teaches English and communications at Southern...
ACTE Member Wins Milken Award
Congratulations to ACTE member Alice Richmond, a 1999 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award winner. She was among the 172 educators in 41 states honored with the award in October. Richmond teaches English and communications at Southern Hills...
Congress Wraps Up for the Year
The FY2000 appropriations process may be remembered best for its partisan tensions and tight spending limits. These were nearly insurmountable obstacles for Congress and the administration--charged with allocating funds for everything from highway...
Department Outlines Evaluation Plan
The U.S. Education Department recently released its plan to evaluate federally funded career and technical education programs and monitor new accountability and funding requirements. National assessment of the programs will address: * strategies...
Equipment
Tire Torque Wrench Craftsman's new line of tire torque wrenches features a protective rubber cover on the head that minimizes tool damage and helps maintain collaboration. In addition, the wrenches are made with a cushioned rubber grip to reduce...
From the Ground Up
When George Tamalavich took a new teaching job, he knew he would be starting a program from scratch. Looking back, he says the right lab equipment and software made all the difference in his students' success. For the past 10 years, George Tamalavich...
It's Career AND Technical Education
Since this is my first column of 2000 I think it's appropriate to focus on the future of career and technical education. As you may have noticed, we have begun to feature articles about the future of our enterprise and the varying perspectives that...
Keeping Pace with Reform
It used to be that if students wanted to go into the health care profession, they either had to become a doctor, a nurse or a nurse's assistant. But as managed care continues to grow and the health care field becomes increasingly specialized, there...
Kids Today
Soon the class of 2000 will be leaving familiar high school halls and venturing forth toward colleges and jobs. How do today's students feel about school and the future? What do they think about the world around them? Techniques has culled these statistics...
Letters
Article Addenda [The article] "All in Good Time" in the November/December issue of Techniques was missing some important history of voc ed and included some things that were not germane. Ohio State University developed the joint vocational school...
Letters
Article Addenda [The article] "All in Good Time" in the November/December issue of Techniques was missing some important history of voc ed and included some things that were not germane. Ohio State University developed the joint vocational school concept...
Making the Grades
Career and technical education is becoming a haven for college-bound students with impressive academic resumes and leadership credentials. Whoever thinks there's a "typical" career tech student anymore had better think again. "Back when I started...
Multimedia
Building Skills The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has a variety of interactive training programs available for both students and teachers. All training programs are competency-based and task-driven, and students...
Professional Post
Explore the Future Toshiba Corporation and the National Science Teachers Association are sponsoring the 2000 ExploraVision Awards Program, a national competition in which students work in teams to envision the next 20 years of computer technology...
Professional Post
Explore the Future Toshiba Corporation and the National Science Teachers Association are sponsoring the 2000 ExploraVision Awards Program, a national competition in which students work in teams to envision the next 20 years of computer technology and...
Protecting Patient Privacy
"The Clinton Administration last month proposed new regulations that would broaden requirements that academic researchers protect the confidentiality of patients' medical records. In addition, the proposed regulations would, for the first time,...
Protecting Patient Privacy
"The Clinton Administration last month proposed new regulations that would broaden requirements that academic researchers protect the confidentiality of patients' medical records. In addition, the proposed regulations would, for the first time, require...
SCANS Success Story
Dwindling graduation rates and abysmal standardized test scores started Baltimore educators in search of a solution--a structure that could turn their schools around. They turned to the SCANS competencies and now they have a curriculum that's getting...
Sophomore Strides
For many students, 10th grade will shed realistic light on career planning, especially if they venture beyond the school walls on their first job shadow or to a technical center. Professional athlete. Actor. Rock star. Ask sophomores at Hunter...
Spotlight on Regions
Don't miss out/Mark your calendars for these upcoming regional events: Region I This year's Region I conference and policy committee meeting will be held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania ACTE Conference in Hershey, Pa., Aug. 13-16. Further...
State Update
State Update features education news at the state and local levels. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22514, fax 705-685-7424 or e-mail acte@acteonline.org. COLORADO--Teachers in Denver are...
Straight from the Source
What do today's career and technical education students think of their learning experiences. Here's some insight from students themselves. A Fortunate Nudge By Katrina Miller I had no choice but to take my first technology education class--it...
Teachers ... Be Revitalized
It's a new year, a new century. Why not give your professional life a jump-start and begin 2000 with a spring in your step and a fresh outlook? It'll make you feel good. Superintendent Bill Adams admits that the working environment in the Salem...
The Missing Words
The Techniques staff always is delighted to receive feedback from its readers. Last October we got a couple of letters and a few phone calls in response to Ken Hoyt's Forum article, "Career or Technical, Pick One." But looking back at that issue-and...
The Newest New American High Schools
U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley honored the 1999 class of New American High Schools (NAHS) at a White House ceremony in November. The 13 schools join the 17 that came before them because they "offer their students a variety of challenging opportunities...
Welcome to 21st Century Challenges
Wonderful opportunities await career and technical educators in the upcoming decade. What wisdom and experiences can we share with our colleagues in government, education and business and industry to advance career and technical education to a level...
Young Inventors Honored by Bob Vila
If you are ever in the market for a "Bale Buddy" or an "OPS Flexube," call inventors Austin Stacy or Katie Cox, the national winners of the 1999 Craftsman/National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Young Inventors Award. Bob Vila, handyman extraordinaire...