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. 80, No. 3, March

Alabama Issues an Annual Report on Career and Technical Education in the State
When Alabama made the decision to operate its career and technical education program using a business model, it included an important component of business and industry--an annual report. In its first-ever Career/Technical Education Annual Report,...
Alabama Issues an Annual Report on Career and Technical Education in the State
When Alabama made the decision to operate its career and technical education program using a business model, it included an important component of business and industry-an annual report.In its first-ever Career/Technical Education Annual Report, issued...
Another Positive for Career and Technical Education: A Good Work Ethic
A positive work ethic is just one more way career and technical educators are preparing students for the workforce.Preparing CTE students for success in today's workforce means more than just teaching them the technical know-how. They need to be equipped...
Another Positive for Career and Technical Education: A Good Work Ethic: A Positive Work Ethic Is Just One More Way Career and Technical Educators Are Preparing Students for the Workforce
Preparing CTE students for success in today's workforce means more than just teaching them the technical know-how. They need to be equipped to function in a work environment; they need to learn to be dependable and reliable, to take the initiative,...
A Relationship with Great Chemistry
The relationship between community colleges and the process technology industry is working very well, and new relationships are being developed at the hiqh school level.More than a decade ago, the United States Congress passed the Scientific and Advanced...
A Relationship with Great Chemistry: The Relationship between Community Colleges and the Process Technology Industry Is Working Very Well, and New Relationships Are Being Developed at the High School Level
More than a decade ago, the United States Congress passed the Scientific and Advanced Technology Act, which authorized the Advanced Technological Education program (ATE). Through ATE, the National Science Foundation (NSF) was directed to develop models...
Calendar
March 2-5 Learning Disabilities Association of America 42nd Annual International Conference, John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel, Reno, Nev., will feature the latest in learning disabilities research, teaching techniques and strategies. For more information,...
Calendar
MARCH2-5Learning Disabilities Association of America 42nd Annual International Conference, John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel, Reno, Nev., will feature the latest in learning disabilities research, teaching techniques and strategies. For more information, visit...
CAPITOL VIEW: Proposed Funding for President's High School Reform Plan Misses the Mark
President Bush's January announcement of new high school programs promotes the laudable goal of high school reform. Career and technical education (CTE) programs can, and do, play a large role in making America's high schools great places to learn and...
Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest Winners
This month, career and technical education professionals from around the country will gather in the nation's capital for the annual ACTE National Policy Seminar (NPS), March 6-8 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. NPS has always served as the premier...
Committee Changes Affecting Career and Technical Education
As the 109th Congress organizes itself this spring, one of the major tasks for the leadership will be assigning members to committees and confirming committee chairs. While not all new committee assignments have been finalized at press time, several...
Committee Changes Affecting Career and Technical Education
As the 109th Congress organizes itself this spring, one of the major tasks for the leadership will be assigning members to committees and confirming committee chairs. While not all new committee assignments have been finalized at press time, several...
Educator Helps Students Make the Transition from School to Work
Making the transition from elementary school teacher to school administrator has been a challenging and rewarding experience for Lisa Vrvilo. After three years teaching third-graders, and eight years teaching middle school, Vrvilo embraced the opportunity...
Executive Directions
What would you do with an extra hour each day? As busy educators, I know it's a struggle to get everything done that needs to get done. That's why you take work home, call students on weekends, and stay in your classrooms or offices long after the...
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division Report
It has been an enlightening experience for me these past few months. The Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division had some great sessions at the ACTE Convention held in December. Our FACS Division opening session speaker was Marcia Northrup...
High School Reform Next on the Agenda for Spellings and the Bush Administration
Now that Margaret Spellings has been sworn in as education secretary, it is expected that she will make high school reform a top priority on her agenda. Spellings has pledged to continue the work begun by her predecessor to raise student achievement....
Inside ACTE: News from the Association for Career and Technical Education
This month, career and technical education professionals from around the country will gather in the nation's capital for the annual ACTE National Policy Seminar (NPS), March 6-8 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. NPS has always served as the...
Marketing Education Division Report
Since this is the third year of my service to the members of the Marketing Education Division, I will be leaving the position as of June 30, 2005. Being your vice president has been very rewarding and challenging. Marketing education--and all of career...
New Petrochemical Science and Technology Academy
Philadelphia Academies, Inc. is celebrating its 35th anniversary with the opening of a new academy.In 1969, the first academy opened at Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia. Called the Academy of Applied Electrical Science, the program was set up...
New Petrochemical Science and Technology Academy: Philadelphia Academies, Inc. Is Celebrating Its 35th Anniversary with the Opening of a New Academy
In 1969, the first academy opened at Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia. Called the Academy of Applied Electrical Science, the program was set up as an independent not-for-profit corporation with its own board of directors. Over the years, three...
Preparing Students with Learning Disabilities for Postsecondary Education: Their Rights and Responsibilities
In order to be successful, students with learning disabilities who are transitioning from high school to career-technical schools or two- and four-year colleges should secure appropriate academic adjustments at the postsecondary level, and that begins...
Proposed Funding for President's High School Reform Plan Misses the Mark
President Bush's January announcement of new high school programs promotes the laudable goal of high school reform. r Career and technical education (CTE) programs can, and do, play a large role in making America's high schools great places to learn...
Region II Report
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,...
Retention of Gifted Preservice Teachers
A Sequel to "Supervising Sparkling Students" by Merrill Watrous, Techniques, January 2004Last January, I published an article in the "It Works" section of Techniques called "Supervising Sparkling Students." In it I wrote about three students I had supervised...
Retention of Gifted Preservice Teachers: A Sequel to "Supervising Sparkling Students" by Merrill Watrous, Techniques, January 2004
Last January, I published an article in the "It Works" section of Techniques called "Supervising Sparkling Students." In it I wrote about three students I had supervised during the school year and about the particular challenges faced by gifted students...
The Role of Career and Technical Education in Dropout Prevention
There are many reasons why students drop out of school, and therefore, it requires more than a single solution to prevent it from occurring. According to the National Dropout Prevention Center, career and technical education should be included as part...
The Wade Factor
Marketing ... A Team Sport Worth PlayingWho is responsible for marketing at your school? Is that you, or is that someone else's job? Truth be known, marketing is everyone's job. Sure, most schools have someone whose specific job is marketing, but it...
The Wade Factor: Marketing ... a Team Sport Worth Playing
Who is responsible for marketing at your school? Is that you, or is that someone else's job? Truth be known, marketing is everyone's job. Sure, most schools have someone whose specific job is marketing, but it is the rest of the team that truly makes...
What's New
EQUIPMENTHot-Air Balloon LauncherPitsco says that its Inflation Station is the perfect hot-air balloon launcher for educational purposes that include demonstrating buoyant force and exciting scientific imagination. Inflation Station includes a launcher...
Wyoming Takes Kids 'N' Careers to the National Convention
Thirty-five sixth-grade students from a Las Vegas middle school participated in the Kids 'n' Careers workshop sponsored by the Wyoming Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE) at the ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo on December...
Wyoming Takes Kids 'N' Careers to the National Convention
Thirty-five sixth-grade students from a Las Vegas middle school participated in the Kids 'n' Careers workshop sponsored by the Wyoming Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE) at the ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo on December...