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. 81, No. 5, May

Altamaha Technical College
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTWith the current job market landscape predicted to improve, Altamaha Technical College (ATC) in Baxley, Georgia, is more than ready to handle the influx of students interested in the growing career of commercial truck driving. ATC has...
An IT Evolution in the Classroom
Auburn Career Center has evolved along with the information technology field to ensure its students are prepared for the 21st century workplace.Auburn Career Center, the first career and technical center in the state of Ohio, is celebrating its 40th...
An IT Evolution in the Classroom: Auburn Career Center Has Evolved along with the Information Technology Field to Ensure Its Students Are Prepared for the 21st Century Workplace
Auburn Career Center, the first career and technical center in the state of Ohio, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Over the years, Auburn has opened new doors to unlock the potential of thousands of high school and adult education students...
Atlanta Prepares for ACTE
ACTE Connecting Education and Careers Nov. 30-Dec. 2 2006 ATLANTA The state of Georgia and the City of Atlanta are gearing up and looking forward to ACTE's Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo, which will be held in the Georgia World Congress...
Atlanta Prepares for ACTE
The state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta are gearing up and looking forward to ACTE's Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo, which will be held in the Georgia World Congress Center, November 30-December 2, 2006.And while the city prepares, so does...
A Vision of the 21st Century
The new vision for the 21st century is reflected in ACTE's recent position paper on strengthening the American high school through career and technical education.You cannot achieve both rigor and relevance in high school for most students without modern...
A Vision of the 21st Century: The New Vision for the 21st Century Is Reflected in ACTE's Recent Position Paper on Strengthening the American High School through Career and Technical Education
You cannot achieve both rigor and relevance in high school for most students without modern career and technical education. We must continue to raise students' academic achievements and their high school completion rates. But, the way the American...
A Wall-to-Wall Approach
One of the strategies cited by Gene Bottoms of the Southern Regional Education Board in his article, "A Vision of the 21st Century," in this month's issue is the high school with wall-to-wall career academies, such as Seneca Valley High School in Maryland.In...
A Wall-to-Wall Approach: One of the Strategies Cited by Gene Bottoms of the Southern Regional Education Board in His Article, "A Vision of the 21st Century," in This Month's Issue Is the High School with Wall-to-Wall Career Academies, Such as Seneca Valley High School in Maryland
In Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), there are approximately 42,000 students who attend 24 high schools, and according to Newsweek magazine, all of the county's high schools rank in the top three percent for the nation. In 2001, the MCPS Division...
Commercial Truck Driver
Job Description Truck drivers connect the east coast to the west coast, north to south, and are a constant presence on highways across the nation. Businesses, governments, medical facilities, retailers and others rely on trucks to pick up and deliver...
Commercial Truck Driver
Job DescriptionTruck drivers connect the east coast to the west coast, north to south, and are a constant presence on highways across the nation. Businesses, governments, medical facilities, retailers and others rely on trucks to pick up and deliver...
Coping with End-of-the-Year Maladies
As the school year winds down, teachers may find themselves faced with a classroom full of restless students suffering from maladies that range from simple spring fever to the dreaded "senioritis." In the spring, when a young man's--or a young woman's--fancy...
Coping with End-of-the-Year Maladies
As the school year winds down, teachers may find themselves faced with a classroom full of restless students suffering from maladies that range from simple spring fever to the dreaded "senioritis."In the spring, when a young man'sor a young woman's-fancy...
CTE Week Expands, ACTE Announces Contest
Beginning February 2007, Career and Technical Education Week will be expanded to Career and Technical Education Month (CTE Month). This is in response to ACTE members who have said their school's celebration was held at another time in February. Expanding...
Educating Policymakers: 2006 NPS Arms Educators
At this year's ACTE National Policy Seminar, nearly 500 gathered in Washington, D.C., to learn about the latest legislative issues, to hear from Congressional staff, and to take the CTE message up to Capitol Hill.Nearly 500 career and technical educators...
Educating Policymakers: 2006 NPS Arms Educators: At This Year's ACTE National Policy Seminar, Nearly 500 Gathered in Washington, D.C., to Learn about the Latest Legislative Issues, to Hear from Congressional Staff, and to Take the CTE Message Up to Capitol Hill
Nearly 500 career and technical educators gathered in Washington, D.C., in March to learn about what's happening with Perkins, receive tips on working with the media, and voice their opinions with their federal representatives. The 2006 National...
Examining A High School That Works
Kentucky's Corbin High School is one of the high schools that works as a 21st century school.The "Good News" about academic and CTE integration in Kentucky, says ACTE in its position paper Reinventing the American High School for the 21st Century, is...
Examining a High School That Works: Kentucky's Corbin High School Is One of the High Schools That Works as a 21st Century School
The "Good News" about academic and CTE integration in Kentucky, says ACTE in its position paper Reinventing the American High School for the 21st Century, is that the state has developed 10 interdisciplinary courses that allow students to meet requirements...
Laptops + Challenging Curriculum = Student Success
At an Ohio career center, adding laptops and a virtual curriculum has sparked remarkable achievement gains for students.Modem day education reform, impacted by the No Child Left Behind Act, is dominated by accountability and results. At Polaris Career...
Laptops + Challenging Curriculum = Student Success: At an Ohio Career Center, Adding Laptops and a Virtual Curriculum Has Sparked Remarkable Achievement Gains for Students
Modern day education reform, impacted by the No Child Left Behind Act, is dominated by accountability and results. At Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, student results are front and center. Students participating in a laptop and online...
Logo Contest
Along with the expansion to CTE Month, ACTE is currently accepting submissions for its 2007 CTE Month logo design contest. ACTE would like your help in getting the word out about this contest.The theme, "Career Tech: Today an Education, Tomorrow a Career,"...
Meaningful Diversion
For cosmetology instructor Soussan Bayati, making a big difference in the classroom begins one student at a time. Bayati began her career behind the chair in her native Iran many years ago. Like some career and technical education teachers, her...
NASSP Sees a Role for CTE in High School Reform
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) believes that career and technical education (CTE) plays a crucial role in efforts to improve student achievement in grades nine-12, according to Gerald Tirozzi, NASSP executive director....
NASSP Sees a Role for CTE in High School Reform
The National Association of secondary School Principals (NASSP) believes that career and technical education (CTE) plays a crucial role in efforts to improve student achievement in grades nine-12, according to Gerald Tirozzi, NASSP executive director.Tirozzi...
News Clips
"Miami-Dade Could Adapt Plan to Start Career-Themed Academies"-The Miami Herald, March 26, 2006Rudy Crew, superintendent of Miami-Dade schools, will ask the county's school board to approve reorganization of at least 12 senior high schools into career-themed...
Product Showcase
EQUIPMENTProgrammable Shake TablePitsco's EQ Tremor Table provides learning opportunities such as studying resonance, studying the structural center of mass, and conducting soil liquefaction experiments. It can be used for the testing of studentbuilt...
Share the Good News
"The Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) process rated Vocational Education State Grants as ineffective because the program has produced little or no evidence of improved outcomes for students despite decades of federal investment. In particular,...
Stating the Case for CTE IN AZ
In Arizona, academic success is making a solid case for career and technical education in the 21st century high school.When ACTE issued its position paper, Reinventing the American High School for the 21st Century, it contained much good news about career...
Stating the Case for CTE in AZ: In Arizona, Academic Success Is Making a Solid Case for Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century High School
When ACTE issued its position paper, Reinventing the American High School for the 21st Century, it contained much good news about career and technical education (CTE). One of those "good news" items was about integrating academic standards into CTE...
The Influences of Distance Learning on Adult Learners
Distance learning is any type of instruction in which the student and instructor are separated by physical distance (not in the same room) (Wahlstrom, Williams & Shea, 2003). It is a medium of teaching and learning using modern technology so that...
The Summer of Reinvention
Traditionally, the summer months have represented a time of renewal for the career and technical education (CTE) community. This is a time when educators re-energize, learn new ideas and skills, and reconnect with family and colleagues. While I...
The Winners' Circle: The Educators Who Received Top Honors at the ACTE Convention in Kansas City Last December Share a Dedication to Career and Technical Education and to Their Professional Organizations
2006 ACTE Teacher of the Year Although he currently serves as the industrial education department chair at Peoria High School in Peoria, Arizona, Kevin English has taught nine different career and technical education curricula during his teaching...
Using Population Education for Career Choice
As students consider career choices in relation to the world around them, sharing information about the growth and development of population is very significant. Population issues reflect how the human race has grown and shaped the world around us....
Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk
Be prepared, so that you can deliver an effective marketing message for your school anytime and anywhere.Imagine you are standing in an elevator with one shot at making a great first impression. What would you say when asked, "What do you do?"I was recently...
Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk: Be Prepared, So That You Can Deliver an Effective Marketing Message for Your School Anytime and Anywhere
Imagine you are standing in an elevator with one shot at making a great first impression. What would you say when asked, "What do you do?" I was recently speaking at a conference and traveling in an elevator with several people, when I heard one...