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. 77, No. 6, September

Baccalaureate Degrees to Be Offered at Miami-Dade Community College
A four-year degree program at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) in Florida will help to address two problems that exist in the state-the teacher shortage and the growing cultural gap between teachers and the children in their classrooms. A 2001 Florida...
Baccalaureate Degrees to Be Offered at Miami-Dade Community College. (Front and Center)
A four-year degree program at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) in Florida will help to address two problems that exist in the state--the teacher shortage and the growing cultural gap between teachers and the children in their classrooms. A 2001...
Calendar
SEPTEMBER 10-12 CRESST Conference 2002, Radisson Hotel, Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles, Calif., is the annual conference of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing. For more information, visit www.cse.ucla.edu....
Capitol View: Reform Resource Lacking
During his campaign for the presidency, candidate George W. Bush vehemently expressed his desire to provide a quality educational opportunity to all students in our nation's schools. True to his word, one of Bush's first presidential acts was the unveiling...
Commerce Secretary and N.Y. Mayor Meet with Career Academy Students
Front and center Students at the National Academy Foundation Travel and Tourism Class at Murry Bergtraum High School in New York City took part in a roundtable discussion with some other notable participants, among them U.S. Commerce Secretary Don Evans...
Commerce Secretary and N.Y. Mayor Meet with Career Academy Students. (Front and Center)
Students at the National Academy Foundation Travel and Tourism Class at Murry Bergtraum High School in New York City took part in a roundtable discussion with some other notable participants, among them U.S. Commerce Secretary Don Evans and New York...
Democrats and Republicans Seek Ideas on IDEA
In Washington With reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) scheduled for 2003, both Republicans and Democrats in Washington are seeking ideas and input from the public on how to strengthen and improve the federal special...
Democrats and Republicans Seek Ideas on IDEA. (in Washington)
With reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) scheduled for 2003, both Republicans and Democrats in Washington are seeking ideas and input from the public on how to strengthen and improve the federal special education...
Division Report
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division Vision Statement Family and consumer sciences education empowers individuals and families across the lifespan to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse...
Division Report: Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division Vision Statement Family and consumer sciences education empowers individuals and families across the lifespan to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Our unique...
Editor's Note
September traditionally means the beginning of the new school year, but following the events that occurred one year ago, the month now carries another weightier significance. While this issue contains some of our typical back-to-school articles, we...
Editor's Note
September traditionally means the beginning of the new school year, but following the events that occurred one year ago, the month now carries another weightier significance. While this issue contains some of our typical back-to-school articles, we simply...
Experience the Magic of Change at the 2002 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo: Thursday, December 12-Sunday, December 15 Las Vegas Convention Center. (Las Vegas)
Dramatic change is taking place in career and technical education ... in our classrooms, in the technology we use to teach our students, and in the legislation that governs and funds our programs! Come see for yourself how it will impact you and your...
Federal Funding for Career and Technical Education
In order to ensure their fair share of federal funding, it is important for career and technical educators to understand how it works. For the average man on the street or the average teacher in the classroom, federal funding for education can be a very...
Federal Funding for Career and Technical Education: In Order to Ensure Their Fair Share of Federal Funding, It Is Important for Career and Technical Educators to Understand How It Works
For the average man on the street or the average teacher in the classroom, federal funding for education can be a very complex thing created through an often-mysterious process. But with important legislation coming up for reauthorization in the next...
In Memoriam: Jim Guilinger
This past May, ACTE lost Jim Guilinger, a life member who was the president of our association in 1986-1987. He also served a three-year term as secretary of ACTE's Agricultural Education Division and a three-year term as vice president of the Agricultural...
Inside ACTE
Communications Committee Judith R. Kreutzer, Fairmont, TX, Chair Marilyn R. Jenkins, Prescott, AZ, Administration Division; Barbara L. Nicol, Marysville, OH, Adult Workforce Development; Bill Camp, beaver, WY, Agriculture Education Division; Douglas...
In the News
Front and Center A quick glance at recent headlines -- and where you can find the complete story Just When You Thought You Knew The Rules... "Last year, the US Department of Education honored the Kilgore School with a Blue Ribbon Award, designating the...
More Positive News on School-to-Career
Front and Center The AED National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL) has released interim findings of a long-term study on the Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP), and those findings appear very promising. "Transitioning to College and...
More Positive News on School-to-Career. (Front and Center)
The AED National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL) has released interim findings of a long-term study on the Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP), and those findings appear very promising. "Transitioning to College and Career" is the...
NSF Plans Six New Science and Technology Centers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced on April 30 that it is considering funding six new science and technology centers (STCs) nationwide. The NSF describes STCs as critical national resources conducting innovative research and exemplary educational...
On Being and Becoming
Forum Reflections of a learner in a M.Ed. cohort program often wonder why we are afforded opportunities in life. Do we create spaces for ourselves? Do we find the path open before us? Why do the members of a group come together in a given time and place?...
On Being and Becoming: Reflections of a Learner in a M.Ed. Cohort Program. (Forum)
I often wonder why we are afforded opportunities in life. Do we create spaces for ourselves? Do we find the path open before us? Why do the members of a group come together in a given time and place? What is the meaning of such events? When I reflect...
Preparing for an Aircraft Disaster
At a community and technical college in Minnesota, a specialized training program is preparing rescue workers to face one of the most terrifying kinds of accidents. Response and rescue workers at the site of an airplane crash require a specialized training,...
Preparing for an Aircraft Disaster: At a Community and Technical College in Minnesota, a Specialized Training Program Is Preparing Rescue Workers to Face One of the Most Terrifying Kinds of Accidents
Response and rescue workers at the site of an airplane crash require a specialized training, and when large commercial airliners or military craft go down, that training could mean the difference between life and death for hundreds of people. Because...
President's Perspective
This time last year our thoughts and concerns were probably focused much differently than they are today. I know that I have a greater appreciation for each new day, and my family and friends have greater importance in my life. I think about my children...
Protecting and Serving
Just one year ago, our nation received a lesson in the true meaning of public service. We watched together as one, when firefighters, police and emergency workers risked and sometimes sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. In career and technical...
Reform Resource Lacking
CAPITOL VIEW During his campaign for the presidency, candidate George W. Bush vehemently expressed his desire to provide a quality educational opportunity to all students in our nation's schools. True to his word, one of Bush's first presidential acts...
Region Report
This past year has been a turning point for ACTE, and I am very proud to be a part of the new leadership. We have embarked on a new vision for our association and have spent the past six months developing a new strategic plan for ACTE. The Board of Directors...
Region Report: Region V
This past year has been a turning point for ACTE, and I am very proud to be a part of the new leadership. We have embarked on a new vision for our association and have spent the past six months developing a new strategic plan for ACTE. The Board of...
State Update
State Update features education news at the state and local levels. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to Techniques, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, fax 703-683-7424 or e-mail susan@printmanagementinc.com. California A world-renowned...
State Update
State Update features education news at the state and local levels. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to Techniques, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, fax 703-683-7424 or e-mail susan@printmanagementinc.com. California A world-renowned...
Technology. at Ground Zero
Following the events of September 11, 2001, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded eight grants to engineering and social science researchers to conduct post-disaster assessments at the sites of the attacks. According to NSF, the data collected...
Web-Friendly Software for Educators
Teacher's Toolbox is designed to provide teachers with useful information, including helpful hints and links to beneficial Web sites. WIDS 7 is Web-friendly software that helps educators create learner-centered courses and programs while facilitating...
Web-Friendly Software for Educators. (Teacher's Toolbox)
WIDS 7 is Web-friendly software that helps educators create learner-centered courses and programs while facilitating the development of online courses and Web pages. Released by the Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS), a division of the Wisconsin...
Why You Should Become a National Board Certified Teacher
Two business technology educators share their opinions and their experiences with regard to the process of becoming certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In 1999-2000, the first career and technical education pioneers applied...
Why You Should Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Two Business Technology Educators Share Their Opinions and Their Experiences with Regard to the Process of Becoming Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
In 1999-2000, the first career and technical education pioneers applied for and achieved National Board Teacher Certification. In two short years, 590 career tech teachers nationwide have achieved certification. Should you apply for certification?...
Working Smarter, Not Harder (Part III)
For the past two Septembers, Sandy LaBelle has shared ideas with Techniques readers on ways to help make their school lives less stressful. As part of our back-- to-school issue, she returns with more of her helpful hints for teachers. Welcome back to...
Working Smarter, Not Harder (Part III): For the Past Two Septembers, Sandy LaBelle Has Shared Ideas with Techniques Readers on Ways to Help Make Their School Lives Less Stressful. as Part of Our Back-to-School Issue, She Returns with More of Her Helpful Hints for Teachers
Welcome back to school! If you have read the previous two articles, you know my goal is to provide specific hints to help teachers reduce their stress and fatigue while maintaining or improving the quality level of student work. I have combined methods...