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. 86, No. 1, January

Alternative Energy Education Comes in Many Shapes and Sizes, and at Many Levels
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EDUCATION COMES IN MANY SHAPES AND SIZES, and at many levels. Lesson plans, school-wide projects and competitions are all part of the fun. Luckily a significant number of resources are available online to foster interest and learning...
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America Competes Act: STEM Investment for U.S. Competitiveness
IN 2005, THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES RELEASED "RISING ABOVE THE GATHERING STORM: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future." The report highlights the United States' scientific and technical innovations as a reason for economic...
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An Interview with IndyCar Veteran and Panther Racing CEO John Barnes
Barnes speaks to ACTE about his rise to IndyCar fame, his Panther Education Center program to help young people develop hands-on skills, and his work with the U.S. Army to help injured veterans.ACTE: Mr. Barnes, you worked your way up to CEO and co-owner...
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An Interview with IndyCar Veteran and Panther Racing CEO John Barnes: Barnes Speaks to ACTE about His Rise to IndyCar Fame, His Panther Education Center Program to Help Young People Develop Hands-On Skills, and His Work with the U.S. Army to Help Injured Veterans
ACTE: Mr. Barnes, you worked your way up to CEO and co-owner through serving in a variety of roles as a gopher, mechanic, car builder. How has this approach worked for you? JB: I have been very blessed to have had a tremendous amount of training,...
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Annual Report
A Quick Look Back, A Long Look ForwardAnnual Report to MembersEACH YEAR, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) spends a few pages in Techniques sharing with you, the members, what the Association has accomplished over the past year....
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A Quick Look Back, a Long Look Forward: Annual Report to Members
EACH YEAR, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) spends a few pages in Techniques sharing with you, the members, what the Association has accomplished over the past year. Doing this each year serves two purposes. The first is to...
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Autry Technology Center
LOCATED IN ENID, OKLAHOMA, AUTRY TECHNOLOGY CENTER opened in 1967 and is one of the five original vocational-technical schools in the state. Today, the school serves more than 12,000 people annually--both high school students and adults--providing...
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Autry Technology Center
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTLOCATED IN ENID, OKLAHOMA, AUTRY TECHNOLOGY CENTER opened in 1967 and is one of the five original vocational-technical schools in the state. Today, the school serves more than 12,000 people annually - both high school students and adults...
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Bookkeeper
ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKKEEPERS (AIFB), today's professional bookkeeper is "part accountant, part tax whiz and part financial analyst." Bookkeepers maintain accounting records, and among their duties may be recording...
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Bookkeeper
ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKKEEPERS (AIPB), today's professional bookkeeper is "part accountant, part tax whiz and part financial analyst." Bookkeepers maintain accounting records, and among their duties may be recording financial...
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Careers: Going Green While Doing Good
IT IS EVIDENT THAT HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE CONSULTANTS RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR TODAY'S STUDENTS TO GAIN EXPOSURE TO SUSTAINABILITY OR GREEN CAREER PATHWAYS.CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) is starting to turn green. Due to a host of reports,...
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Careers: Going Green While Doing Good:
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) is starting to turn green. Due to a host of reports, research, workforce initiatives and scholarly speaking engagements, it is evident that higher education and workforce consultants recognize the need for today's...
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Certifying High-Quality CTE Educators
THIS ARTICLE LOOKS ATDEVELOPING THE PROCESS AND PORTFOLIOS THAT ADDRESS EFFECTIVENESS.THE ASSOCIATION FOR SKILLED AND TECHNICAL SCIENCES (ASTS) serves as the professional organization for Trade and Industrial Education (T&I) teachers. As part of...
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Certifying High-Quality CTE Educators: This Article Looks at Developing the Process and Portfolios That Address Effectiveness
THE ASSOCIATION FOR SKILLED AND TECHNICAL SCIENCES (ASTS) serves as the professional organization for Trade and Industrial Education (T&I) teachers. As part of its mission, ASTS is commuted to providing leadership, voice and support for its membership....
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CTE and Enviro-Sustainability
FOR DECADES OUR COUNTRY has been debating issues related to energy and environmental sustainability. Our lexicon has shifted to include "green" terminology with phrases like "energy independence," "eco-friendly," "renewable energy" and "zero carbon...
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E-Connect
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EDUCATION COMES IN MANY SHAPES AND SIZES, and at many levels. Lesson plans, school-wide projects and competitions are all part of the fun. Luckily a significant number of resources are available online to foster interest and learning...
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Fueling the Future through CTE
Two of the most pressing issues we face today are finding new sources of clean energy and recovering from the recession that has been devastating our country. Increasingly, these two issues are tied together, as many of our leaders--in government,...
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Get Your Students, Press Involved in CTE Month
AS YOU PREPARE FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) MONTH in February, it's important for you to reach out to the press about your activities and help raise awareness about CTE's impact in your community. Newspapers, television stations, magazines...
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Greenforce Initiative: Advancing Greener Careers
As the national unemployment rate hovers around 9.6 percent, the nation, government, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors are making unprecedented investments in building a clean energy workforce for the emerging green economy. These workforce and technical...
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Integrated Curricula: Implementing English and Math Credit into CTE
UNDOUBTEDLY, TODAY'S YOUTH MUST BE equipped with the technical skills necessary to succeed in their trades, and now more than ever, they must also master the essential skills of communication and math within their chosen careers. Integrating academics...
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It Isn't Easy Being Green
OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF BUILDING A GREEN WORKFORCEOf the emerging industries most touted as job creating and economy stimulating, green energy is, perhaps, the industry with the loftiest expectations. Consider this: A 2009 study by the Pew Charitable...
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It Isn't Easy Being Green: Overcoming the Challenges of Building a Green Workforce
Of the emerging industries most touted as job creating and economy stimulating, green energy is, perhaps, the industry with the loftiest expectations. Consider this: A 2009 study by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that jobs in America's clean energy...
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Teaching to Improve Student Engagement in Ag Ed
WHY STUDY STUDENT ENGAGEMENT? Nine years after the passing of No Child Left Behind of 2001, many students are still disengaged in learning, and the national dropout rate continues to increase. Why is this? One answer may be student boredom. Findings...
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The Student Dress Code Debate
SCHOOL SYSTEMS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES are faced with numerous concerns regarding student dress. Schools often address these concerns by enforcing dress codes, which are sometimes referred to as Appropriate School Attire (ASA), or by mandating school...
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The Technician beneath Our Wings or Is That Blades?
Today's trained technicians in alternative energy fields are finding even more career opportunities open to them as the United States and the world turn to green technology to power their homes and businesses. Wisconsin's Gateway Technical College...
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