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. 78, No. 5, May

2003-2004 Election Results. (Inside ACTE: News from the Association for Career and Technical Education)
President-Elect Francie Soliday Russell of Choctaw, Oklahoma, was elected president-elect for 2003-2004. She is director of adult education at Eastern Oklahoma County Technical Center. She holds an Ed.D. from Oklahoma State University, an M.Ed....
ACTE Orlando December 11-14 2003 Annual Convention & Career Tech Expo
For the experience of a lifetime, join your colleagues at the 2003 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in the new Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Thursday, December 11 through Sunday, December 14. What makes the ACTE Annual Convention...
Adult Workforce Development Division. (Meet ACTE Divisions & Regions)
The Association for Career and Technical Education's Adult Workforce Development (AWD) Division is made up of talented committed people--all of whom have contributed to making our organization one of the most outstanding in the world. New technology,...
A New Teacher's First Year
A new career and technical education teacher shares some of the experiences of her first year of teaching.Darby Thompson had just gotten her first full-time teaching job when I met her at the 2001 ACTE convention in New Orleans, where she was helping...
A New Teacher's First Year: A New Career and Technical Education Teacher Shares Some of the Experiences of Her First Year of Teaching
Darby Thompson had just gotten her first full-time teaching job when I met her at the 2001 ACTE convention in New Orleans, where she was helping present one of the poster sessions. She was so excited! She started her new job in January 2002, and in...
A Student Voice for Career Tech
When a student at Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development felt the need to speak out about career and technical education--and its students--she sent a letter to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The letter from Hallie Lane published by...
A Student Voice for Career Tech
When a student at Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development felt the need to speak out about career and technical education-and its students-she sent a letter to the Cincinnati Enquirer.The letter from Hallie Lane was published by the...
Calendar
MAY 14-16 The Education, Technology & Curriculum Summit, Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., focuses on how advances in technology and curriculum design enhance student achievement. For more information, visit http://edtechsummit.org. 27-31 NCORE...
Capitol View
Exactly how does the federal government get money to your classrooms and communities? For starters, Congress operates under a fiscal year that runs from October 1-September 30. For example, we are currently in Fiscal Year 2003, which began on October...
Career and Technical Educator Addresses Senate Committee
In March, Robert J. Kemmery, the executive director of student support services for the Baltimore County Public Schools, spoke to the Senate Agriculture Committee about the benefits of business-education partnerships. he told the committee that such...
Career and Technical Educator Addresses Senate Committee. (in Washington)
In March, Robert J. Kemmery, the executive director of student support services for the Baltimore County Public Schools, spoke to the Senate Agriculture Committee about the benefits of business-education partnerships. He told the committee that such...
Editor's Note
We hear all the time about the need for teachers, and in many areas there are still serious teacher shortages. In career and technical education, the problem may not just be finding good teachers, but also keeping good teachers. We're not alone in...
Editor's Note
We hear all the time about the need for teachers, and in many areas there are still serious teacher shortages. In career and technical education, the problem may not just be finding good teachers, but also keeping good teachers. We're not alone in that...
Executive Directions
As I pondered this column, I recalled a recent experience having helped plan a conference on strategic leadership presented by my professional association, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The conference program allowed for large...
In the News
A quick glance at recent - headlines and where you can find the complete storyTeachers Find Comfort in Helping Kids Face War Fears"Sharess Harrell can relate to her kindergarten students, many of whose parents have been deployed."Harrell-who teaches...
Legislative Support Fund and National Policy Seminar 2003
This year's National Policy Seminar was a great success for the community of career and technical education. Many ACTE members participated in information sessions that updated them on the latest developments on critical policy issues that affect career...
New Online Teachers College
In September 2001, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $10 million to the Western Governors University (WGU) to help create a teachers college that would provide accredited, online degrees and certificates to K-12 teachers and prospective teachers....
Oklahoma's CareerTech Launches Jet Engineer's Career
Jennifer Davis first learned about the impact of technology on society in her eighth-grade technology education class at Woodward High School in Oklahoma. Today, she is a flight test engineer on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter-a plane that is destined...
Oklahoma's CareerTech Launches Jet Engineer's Career. (Front and Center)
Jennifer Davis first learned about the impact of technology on society in her eighth-grade technology education class at Woodward High School in Oklahoma. Today, she is a flight test engineer on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter--a plane that is destined...
Pre-Engineering Classroom Equipment
Teacher's Toolbox is designed to provide teachers with useful information, including helpful hints and links to beneficial Web sites.One of the more popular booths at the ACTE convention in Las Vegas this past December was the one for GDJ Inc. It may...
Pre-Engineering Classroom Equipment. (Teacher's Toolbox)
One of the more popular booths at the ACTE convention in Las Vegas this past December was the one for GDJ Inc. It may have been the roller coaster that drew people's attention, but it was Jack Gilbert who was able to keep their attention. One of the...
Redefining CTE: Seizing a Unique Opportunity to Help the "Neglected Majority" Become World-Class Students, Workers and Citizens
U.S. public education is caught up in a tug of war between the need for globally competitive workers and the demand for higher academic achievement. Career and technical education (CTE) has the potential to get the two sides pulling in the same direction...
Region II Report. (Meet ACTE Divisions & Regions)
Region II serves ACTE members in the great states and commonwealths of Alabama, the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and the Virgin Islands. Although diverse in geography and population,...
Students, Start Your Engines
Can drag racing inspire young people to explore new career options? The answer is Y.E.S.!Drag racing is becoming a powerful learning tool in classrooms across the United States-thanks to the innovative programs offered by the National Hod Rod Association...
Students, Start Your Engines: Can Drag Racing Inspire Young People to Explore New Career Options? the Answer Is Y.E.S.!
Drag racing is becoming a powerful learning tool in classrooms across the United States--thanks to the innovative programs offered by the National Hod Rod Association (NHRA) Youth and Education Services (Y.E.S.), in conjunction with the U.S. Army....
Technology Education-Much More Than Just Computers!
Editor's note: This article is a clarification and response to an article in the March issue of Techniques in which an educational technology program was mistakenly labeled as technology education. The word "technology" is probably one of the most...
Technology Education-Much More Than Just Computers!
Editor's Note: This article is a clarification and response to an article in the March issue of Techniques in which an educational technology program was mistakenly labeled as technology education.The word "technology" is probably one of the most misunderstood...
The Secret of Classroom Management
It all seems so simple. The instructor plans a great lesson. Everyone comes to class. The instructor presents the material. The students learn it. Everyone goes home happy! So, why doesn't it always work this way?We know what a functional, well-managed...
The Secret of Classroom Management: It All Seems So Simple. the Instructor Plans a Great Lesson. Everyone Comes to Class. the Instructor Presents the Material. the Students Learn It. Everyone Goes Home Happy! So, Why Doesn't It Always Work This Way?
We know what a functional, well-managed classroom looks like. Above all, it is instructor controlled. The instructor is in charge, but the learning is student driven and student centered. This ideal classroom isn't necessarily quiet--in fact it probably...
The Winners' Circle: The Educators Honored This Past December at the ACTE Convention in Las Vegas Are Truly Dedicated to Their Students and to the Field of Career and Technical Education
Mark I. Clemons ACTE-McDonald's Teacher of the Year In the years he spent working in the heating and air conditioning business--in both his own company and for other companies--Mark Clemons found that the biggest problem in the industry was getting...
Working Models: Why Mentoring Programs May Be the Key to Teacher Retention
By now, most everyone in education has heard the staggering statistic from the U.S. Department of Education: An estimated two million new teachers will need to be hired over the next 10 years. Sadly, hiring is just the first hurdle in the complex challenge...