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. 7, October

2003 Proposed Bylaw Amendments
ARTICLE V--THE GOVERNING BOARD B. Board of Directors 1. The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the Association and shall have the authority and responsibility for the supervision, control and direction of the Association. [begin...
Administration Division Report
The Administration Division exists to support the needs of career and technical education administrators at all education levels. Our division is currently made up of over 4,634 members and we have three affiliated organizations: The National Council...
Another Step along the Career Path
A student who completes the dental assisting training at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center may also expand his or her role by entering the dental hygiene program at the Metro Campus of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. The dental hygiene...
A Promising Career Path
The journey to a rewarding career can begin in high school, and at an Ohio career center, the dental assisting program is the first step for many students. The path may then lead to training for an expanded function role or to dental hygienist training.The...
A Promising Career Path: The Journey to a Rewarding Career Can Begin in High School, and at an Ohio Career Center, the Dental Assisting Program Is the First Step for Many Students. the Path May Then Lead to Training for an Expanded Function Role or to Dental Hygienist Training
The dental assisting program at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) in Brecksville, Ohio, is a highly successful cluster-based health program that is marked by high enrollment, retention and placement rates for its students. The performance of the...
A Student Project with a Million-Dollar Price Tag
The house at 1203 Artnauman Court in McLean, Va., was built by students in the Fairfax County trade and industrial program, but that's not what makes it unusual. Similar projects are completed each year by career tech students around the country. What...
A Student Project with a Million-Dollar Price Tag
The house at 1203 Artnauman Court in McLean, Va., was built by students in the Fairfax County trade and industrial program, but that's not what makes it unusual. Similar projects are completed each year by career tech students around the country. What...
A Unique Experience in Marketing Education: A Group of High School Students Get an Opportunity to Work on an Exciting Real-World Project-And Benefit a Small Business in Their Own Community
Local business owner Ron Flemister called Bremerton High School marketing teacher Madonna Hanna because he needed assistance with developing fresh marketing ideas and a new advertising direction for his 12-year-old custom embroidery business, Unique...
Best-Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul[R] Author and Former High School Teacher Jack Canfield to Speak at ACTS Orlando Convention
Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul is the latest best-selling book by 2003 ACTE Convention speaker Jack Canfield. Copies of his book will be available at the convention and attendees can meet Jack and have their books signed after his presentation....
Capitol View: Arming Advocates with the Tools of the Trade at ACTE's December Convention
What does our Nation's Capital have to do with Orlando, Florida? Plenty, if you are already or want to be an advocate for career and technical education! Arming yourself with the latest policy information and advocacy tools dramatically increases your...
Capitol View: Arming Advocates with the Tools of the Trade of ACTE's December Convention
What does our Nation's Capital have to do with Orlando, Florida? Plenty, if you are already or want to be an advocate for career and technical education! Arming yourself with the latest policy information and advocacy tools dramatically increases your...
Career Tech Students: 'Build a Shopping Mall'
At the DECA Career Development Conference held in Oklahoma City, 38 marketing education students from Oklahoma high schools and technology centers got a taste of what it would be like to operate a store in a shopping mall. The entrepreneurship simulation...
Career Tech Students: 'Build a Shopping Mall'
At the DECA Career Development Conference held in Oklahoma City, 38 marketing education students from Oklahoma high schools and technology centers got a taste of what it would be like to operate a store in a shopping mall. The entrepreneurship simulation...
Congress Honors Operation Respect
Operation Respect's free, classroom-based program "Don't Laugh at Me" is being used by family and consumer sciences educators across the nation to help create schools that are "ridicule-free zones." This past May, in recognition of the program's efforts...
Congress Honors Operation Respect
Operation Respect's free, classroom-based program "Don't Laugh at Me" is being used by family and consumer sciences educators across the nation to help create schools that are "ridicule-free zones." This past May, in recognition of the program's efforts...
Dental Laboratory Technicians
With our improved dental health, there may be a decreased need for full dentures but an increased demand for bridges and crowns. If job opportunities exist for dental laboratory technicians due to a growing demand for esthetic dentistry, then why are...
Executive Directions
This column is dedicated to the many career and technical education professionals who benefit from the efforts of ACTE, but who do not support the profession. I write to you, our members, in the hope that you will share with nonmember colleagues the...
Expanding the Role
In Ohio, if a dental assistant would like to expand his or her duties, then the Expanded Function Dental Assistant Program at Case Western Reserve University might be the place to turn. In this nine-month program, students attend the university...
Fashioning a Successful Career
At the Center for Career and Technology Education in El Paso, Texas, students have the opportunity to explore the possibility of an exciting and glamorous career in fashion design. The center serves the El Paso Independent School District, but students...
GAO Examines Improving USDA Outreach to Minority-Serving Educational Institutions
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awards more than $200 million annually to universities and colleges to support its research, education and extension missions. However, in 2001 minority-serving institutions received less than two percent of...
GAO Examines Improving USDA Outreach to Minority-Serving Educational Institutions
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awards more than $200 million annually to universities and colleges to support its research, education and extension missions. However, in 2001 minority-serving institutions received less than two percent of...
Getting Down to Business
Business education (BE) classes are among the most frequently selected by students within career and technical education (CTE). These courses often attract students with diverse and varying academic interests and abilities as they go throughout middle...
Health Care Curriculum
"I've been a pharmacist for over 30 years," says Condensed Curriculum International founder and President Sidney Gilman, "and what I've seen in the allied health industry is that practice precedes legislation." That's why Gilman believes we see...
Health Care Curriculum
"I've been a pharmacist for over 30 years," says Condensed Curriculum International founder and President Sidney Gilman, "and what I've seen in the allied health industry is that practice precedes legislation."That's why Cilman believes we see such innovative...
Information Technology Update
Is This the Year of Portability?In July, the research firm NPD Techworld reported two historic firsts. According to sales results from the company's point-of-sale tracking service, May 2003 marked the first time that the dollar sales of notebook computers...
In Marketing Education
A group of high school students get an opportunity to work on an exciting real-world project - and benefit a small business in their own community.By the Students in Madonna Hanna's Marketing Class at Bremerton High School in Bremerton, WashingtonLocal...
Inside ACTE
News from the Association for Career and Technical Education2004 CTE Week is February 8-14CTE Week is your chance to celebrate the importance of career and technical education and show pride in your school's CTE programs and students. 2004 CTE Week is...
Is This the Year of Portability?
In July, the research firm NPD Techworld reported two historic firsts. According to sales results from the company's point-of-sale tracking service, May 2003 marked the first time that the dollar sales of notebook computers sold surpassed the dollar...
July 2003 Board of Directors Meeting Report
The ACTE Board of Directors held their first meeting of the new fiscal and governance year on July 16-19, 2003 at the ACTE Headquarters. The meeting was held in the midst of construction work in the building. Consequently, the Board held their meeting...
Lending a Hand for Good Dental Health: We Depend on Dentists for Our Oral Health Needs, but Dentists in Turn Depend upon the Support of Dental Assistants, Technicians and Hygienists
Here is something to smile about: Americans are not only living longer--they are living longer with their own natural teeth. Advances in dental care and an increased knowledge about the direct connection between good oral health and serious health...
Lending a Hand or Good Dental Health
We depend on dentists for our oral health needs, but dentists in turn depend upon the support of dental assistants, technicians and hygienists.Here is something to smile about: Americans are not only living longer-they are living longer with their own...
Meet ACTE Divisions & Regions
Administration Division ReportThe Administration Division exists to support the needs of career and technical education administrators at all education levels. Our division is currently made up of over 4,634 members and we have three affiliated organizations:...
Region III Report
ACTE Region III is a geographic region comprised of six unique states in the upper Midwest. Each state has its own challenges and each has its own strengths. Like ACTE, Region III boasts excellence in each of the disciplines of career and technical...
Students Race for the Future in the 54th Annual Auto Skills Competition
The Lincoln Memorial was the backdrop for the 54th Annual Student Auto Skills Competition held in Washington, D.C. Although Abraham Lincoln never had the chance to see a Ford, you know that he would have truly appreciated the young talent that was...
Students Race for the Future in the 54th Annual Auto Skills Competition
The Lincoln Memorial was the backdrop for the 54th Annual Student Auto Skills Competition held in Washington, D.C. Although Abraham Lincoln never had the chance to see a Ford, you know that he would have truly appreciated the young talent that was exhibited...
Teacher Advancement Program Expands
The Milken Family Foundation's Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) is expanding in South Carolina, Arizona and Arkansas, thanks to a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant was presented to the foundation on July 17 by Deputy...
Techniques Interviews Author Jack Canfield
Best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul(R) author and former high school teacher Jack Canfield to speak at ACTE Orlando ConventionACTE is proud to announce that best-selling author and long-time educator, Jack Canfield, will speak at the ACTE 2003 Annual...
The Compass Crutch
With education funding being cut in more areas than we can count, we have a choice to make. We can treat our current economic state as a storm to be weathered or as an opportunity to trim the fat in our individual curricula. Traditional drafting equipment...