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. 83, No. 4, April

ACTE Seeks Winning Logo Design
ACTE invites all career and technical education students to submit their designs for the 2009 CTE Month Logo Design Contest. In its fifth year, the contest allows students an opportunity to showcase their skills. The theme, "CTE: Building Blocks for...
ACTE Seeks Winning Logo Design
ACTE invites all career and technical education students to submit their designs for the 2009 CTE Month Eogo Design Contest. In its fifth year, the contest allows students an opportunity to show case their skills. The theme, "CTE: Building Blocks for...
Applying Work-Ready Tools
RECENT FOCUS ON OUR COUNTRY'S SKILL GAP, THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT (NCLB), and other influences have illustrated the need for an abrupt and disruptive change in our educational system. It remains to be seen how--or if--the system as it is designed...
Buffalo's Approach to Cte Programming for Students with Disabilities
DIFFERENTIATED PROGRAMS MIRROR THE TRADITIONAL CERTIFIED CTE PROGRAMMING, BUT DO NOT REQUIRE INDUSTRY-LEVEL PROFICIENCY EXAMSThe New York State Department of Education recently instituted the requirement that career and technical education (CTE) programs...
Buffalo's Approach to CTE Programming for Students with Disabilities: Differentiated Programs Mirror the Traditional Certified CTE Programming, but Do Not Require Industry-Level Proficiency Exams
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] The New York State Department of Education recently instituted the requirement that career and technical education (CTE) programs throughout the state undergo a rigorous review for CTE certification. To effectively complete...
Creative Thinking: Opening Up a World of Thought
What is Creative Thinking? It has been said that creativity is not the ability to create out of nothing, but the ability to generate new ideas by combining, changing or reapplying existing ideas. Albert Einstein stated, "We can't solve problems...
Financial Literacy in Schools
THERE SEEMS NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO embrace fiscal responsibility. More than ever, Americans are amassing huge amounts of debt. Although there has been some progress made in the teaching of financial literacy in schools, a lot more work is necessary...
Financial Literacy in Schools
THERE SEEMS NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO embrace fiscal responsibility. More than ever, Americans are amassing huge amounts of debt. Although there has been some progress made in the teaching of financial literacy in schools, a lot more work is necessary...
Increase Financial Support for Low-Income Students
THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF A YEARLONG SERIES THAT WILL MORE CLOSELY EXAMINE THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN ACTE'S POSTSECONDARY REFORM POSITION STATEMENT AND HIGHLIGHT BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTING EACH OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS. TO ACCESS THE COMPLETE POSITION...
Increase Financial Support for Low-Income Students: This Article Is Part of a Yearlong Series That Will More Closely Examine the Recommendations Made in ACTE's Postsecondary Reform Position Statement and Highlight Best Practices for Implementing Each of the Recommendations. to Access the Complete Position Statement, Visit WWW.Acteonline.Org/policy/ Legislative_issues/postsecondary.CFM
THE SIXTH RECOMMENDATION IN ACTE'S postsecondary reform position statement is to increase financial support for low-income students. Cost barriers and the absence of strategies to increase financial aid often result in fewer opportunities for all students...
Launching Students into Their Decade of Transition
FRESHMAN TRANSITION COURSES TAKE CAREER EXPLORATION AND DROPOUT PREVENTION TO NEW LEVELS BY HELPING EIGHTH- AND NINTH-GRADE STUDENTS DEVELOP 10-YEAR CAREER AND EDUCATION PLANS.If today's trends persist, 75 percent of entering high school students will...
Launching Students into Their Decade of Transition: Freshman Transition Courses Take Career Exploration and Dropout Prevention to New Levels by Helping Eighth- and Ninth-Grade Students Develop 10-Year Career and Education Plans
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] If today's trends persist, 75 percent of entering high school students will not finish the postsecondary education needed to thrive in our global world. Whether or not students leave high school with a diploma and plans for...
Leadership for Postsecondary Agriculture Students
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] OFFICIALLY FORMED IN MARCH 1980 IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, THE NATIONAL POSTSECONDARY AGRICULTURAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION (PAS) is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) associated with agriculture/agribusiness and...
Leadership for Postsecondary Agriculture Students
OFFICIALLY FORMED IN MARCH 1980 IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, THE NATIONAL POSTSECONDARY AGRICULTURAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION (PAS) is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) associated with agriculture/agribusiness and natural resources programs...
Learning the Real-World Skills of the 21st Century
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] Students at South Houston High School learned invaluable workplace skills last summer by participating in an apprenticeship program that utilized an innovative curriculum and forged a successful partnership between school...
Lifelong Learning through CTE
THOSE OF US INVOLVED IN EDUCATION KNOW THAT learning is a lifelong journey. When tech prep first came on the national scene, there were many cliches used to describe its educational process. "Womb to tomb" and "basket to casket" were two terms I came...
Resources and Web Sites Dedicated to Financial Literacy
Here are some free lesson plans, resources and Web sites to visit. * Be Debt Smart In a bid to educate students, parents and graduates about managing debt and understanding credit, Sallie Mae launched its Be Debt Smart campaign early last year....
School Spotlight
Texas State Technical College, West TexasAt the Sweetwater campus of Texas State Technical College (TSTC), West Texas, students may earn a certificate or an associate degree in the Wind Energy Technology (WET) program, which is designed to provide its...
Shaping the Future: Located in Maine, the City of Bath Is Home to Just over 9,000 People and a Rich, Centuries-Long Heritage of Shipbuilding. Bath Is Also Home to the State's Largest Private Employer, Bath Iron Works Corporation. Although the Local Industry Demands Math and Science Skills, Local Schools Have Recently Struggled to Engage and Prepare Students Adequately
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Maine Learning Results (MLRs) are state standards for public education that mandate students be proficient in a variety of skills including complex thinking and problem solving. In 2004, the state legislature ordered a...
Texas State Technical College, West Texas
At the Sweetwater campus of Texas State Technical College (TSTC), West Texas, students may earn a certificate or an associate degree in the Wind Energy Technology (WET) program, which is designed to provide its graduates with the skills necessary to...
The Battle for Education Funding
An interview with Edward Kealy, executive director of the Committee for Education Funding. It is the largest education coalition in the United States working to secure adequate federal support for education.ACTE: Tell us about the Committee for Education...
The Battle for Education Funding: An Interview with Edward Kealy, Executive Director of the Committee for Education Funding. It Is the Largest Education Coalition in the United States Working to Secure Adequate Federal Support for Education
ACTE: Tell us about the Committee for Education Funding. How long has it been in operation? EK: Well, the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) has been around for 39 years. It started out in 1969 and has been a standing coalition across all major...
The President's Budget and Its Impact on Congress
"HOW MUCH IMPACT DOES THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET HAVE ON CONGRESS?" This is a question that is asked each year. During the U.S. Department of Education's annual budget briefing in February, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said, "as you know, we propose...
The President's Budget and Its Impact on Congress: Should Advocates Be Concerned That Perkins Funding Is Being "Zeroed Out" of the President's Budget?
"HOW MUCH IMPACT DOES THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET HAVE ON CONGRESS?" This is a question that is asked each year. During the U.S. Department of Education's annual budget briefing in February, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said, "as you know, we...
Time to Plan a Break
I KNOW IT'S ONLY APRIL. BUT THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT to start thinking about summer travel. What better way to welcome in spring than to plan for a trip somewhere at the end of the school year to rejuvenate and relax you. Even if you're an administrator...
Time to Plan a Break: Even If You're an Administrator and You Don't Get the Summer off, or If You're a Teacher and You'll Be Working over the Summer, You Still Need a Vacation
I KNOW IT'S ONLY APRIL. BUT THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT to start thinking about summer travel. What better way to welcome in spring than to plan for a trip somewhere at the end of the school year to rejuvenate and relax you. Even if you're an...
UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management
AN ARTICULATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN UW-STOUTAND THE WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM (WTCS) ALLOWS FOR THE TRANSFER OF UP TO 40 TECHNICAL CREDITS, PLUS APPROPRIATE GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS, FORTHE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT.For Greg...
UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management: An Articulation Agreement between UW-Stout and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Allows for the Transfer of Up to 40 Technical Credits, Plus Appropriate General Education Credits, for the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For Greg Brinkman, the decision to pursue a bachelor's degree in industrial management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) was made easy thanks to its distance learning program specially designed for technical...
Valdosta State University Partners with Regional Technical Colleges
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Postsecondary institutions cannot survive as isolated islands and must constantly be motivated to pursue new partnerships to provide students the opportunity to transition through career and technical education (CTE). A partnership...
When Cyberspeech Knocks at the Schoolhouse Gate
IF THE STUDENT'S SPEECH VIOLATED A SCHOOL POLICY, A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE ITS DISCIPLINE OF THE STUDENT UPHELD, IF CHALLENGED.A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED ON JULY 10 LAST YEAR THAT HERMITAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN PENNSYLVANIA violated high school...
When Cyberspeech Knocks at the Schoolhouse Gate: If the Student's Speech Violated a School Policy, a School District Is More Likely to Have Its Discipline of the Student Upheld, If Challenged
A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED ON JULY 10 LAST YEAR THAT HERMITAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN PENNSYLVANIA violated high school senior Justin Layshock's First Amendment rights when it disciplined him for posting a parody profile of his principal on MySpace.com. The...
Wind Energy Technician
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WIND ENERGY TECHNICIANS INSTALL, INSPECT, troubleshoot and repair wind turbines and turbine internal and external components such as programmable controllers, gear boxes, drive components, structural components, electronic...
Wind Energy Technician
WIND ENERGY TECHNICIANS INSTALL, INSPECT, troubleshoot and repair wind turbines and turbine internal and external components such as programmable controllers, gearboxes, drive components, structural components, electronic equipment and electrical components....