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. 85, No. 3, March

2009 Sponsors / 2009 Exhibitors
* Advanced Academics, Inc.* Apperson Education Products* Bridges Transitions, Inc.* C-Tech Associates, Inc.* Cengage Learning* CEV Multimedia* Chief Architect, Inc.* Cisco Systems, Ine* CompTIA* Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.* Design Assistance Corporation*...
Acte Online Resources
Forum Moderator ProfileJulia Ray, moderator of the Web 2.0 in Education forum, is a teacher of business and marketing as well as computer applications at Dare County Alternative School in the Outer Banks. In 2008 Ray was honored as the North Carolina...
A New Direction for CTE Accountability and Evaluation
MANY OF THOSE WORKING IN THE FIELD OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) have continuously grappled with the need for a uniformly global set of in formation--a national-level database or, at minimum, a common, standardized set of definitions and...
An Interview with H. Mark American Horse, ACTE Teacher of the Year
ACTE: So how does it feel being ACTE Teacher of the Year? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MAH: It's pretty exciting, actually. It was a little surreal at first. I wasn't sure who was more excited about it, me or my students. Whenever they announced it,...
An Interview with H. Mark American Horse, ACTE Teacher of the Year
H. Mark American Horse was honored with ACTE's Teacher of the Year award at the 2009 Annual Convention. The award recognizes teachers who are providing outstanding CTE programming for youth and/or adults.ACTE: So how does it feel being ACTE Teacher of...
Bolstering a STEM Pipeline in Ohio
We STEM, do you? Miami Valley Career Technology Center's Answer to implementing STEMOhio has been hit hard by the current economy. Industries and jobs that had sustained generations of families are no longer options for today's workers, thus creating...
Bolstering a STEM Pipeline in Ohio: We STEM, Do You? Miami Valley Career Technology Center's Answer to Implementing STEM
Ohio has been hit hard by the current economy. Industries and jobs that had sustained generations of families are no longer options for today's workers, thus creating entirely new workforce needs. To improve the standard of living for the United Stales,...
CTE's Role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
For the last several years, concern has been brewing about America's underinvestment and underperformance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics--the fields collectively known as STEM. What is STEM, and why is it drawing so much attention?...
Energizing Engineering Students with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Project
As you enter Dan Zavaleta's automotive and engineering classroom and lab at Desert Vista High School, you can feel the energy--not as a result of the hydrogen fuel cell power students are generating, but because of the intense learning students experience...
How to Mobilize Students Using Social Media
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTINUES TO EVOLVE. Today there are a number of sites where users can interact with each other and share information-think YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Skype, among others--making social media a powerful tool for advocacy....
Ignite Zeal for STEM Learning
Incorporating business skills such as problem-solving, public presentations, collaboration and sell-direction into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects is an excellent way to build students' enthusiasm for these disciplines....
Improving the CTE Image through STEM
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU HEAR "SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM)?" Now, what do you suppose the average American thinks? My guess would be that the average American pictures something like a medical doctor in the midst of surgery...
It Isn't Easy Being Green, or Is It?
IN THE MIDST OF AN ECONOMIC RECESSION, double digit unemployment rates, and financial bailouts lies a promise of economic recovery through investments and training for a green economy and green collar occupations. Demand is growing at the local, national...
It Isn't Easy Being Green, or Is It?
IN THE MIDST OF AN ECONOMIC RECESSION, double digit unemployment rates, and financial bailouts lies a promise of economic recovery through investments and training for a green economy and green collar occupations. Demand is growing at the local, national...
National Science Board Says U.S. Lead in STEM Slipping
ALTHOUGH THE UNITED STATES CONTINUES TO LEAD THE WORLD IN MOST BROAD AREAS of science and technology, its lead is slipping, according to data in a new report released in January by the: National Science Board (NSB). The statutorily mandated report,...
Preparing the Next American Manufacturing Workforce
Manufacturing has a new face--and the future it offers is exciting. But in order to take advantage of what it offers, you need a plan and you have to know how to execute it. We have both. Our mission to transform and advance manufacturing education...
Preparing the Next American Manufacturing Workforce
Manufacturing has a new face - and the future it offers is exciting. But in order to take advantage of what it offers, you need a plan and you have to know how to execute it. We have both. Our mission to transform and advance manufacturing education...
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
"PACKAGING PLAYS A CRITICAL ROLE IN OUR GLOBAL ECONOMY and touches the lives of everyone," notes the Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute (PMMI), and at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), the automated packaging systems technician...
STEM and Career Exploratory Classes
Districts face increasing pressure to improve students' mastery of curriculum in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Yet the number of students enrolling in science and math courses drops dramatically in middle and...
Thank You!
ACTE extends a special thank you to the sponsors and exhibitors at the 2009 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo. Their support helped ACTE in its mission to deliver a top-notch professional development experience. The Association recommends that...
Window of Opportunity
LATELY MY MIND HAS BEEN FOCUSED on "windows of opportunity"--when events allow us to take significant leaps toward our vision and goals. Many of you have heard me talk about these windows and my concern that career and technical educators and the Association...
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
"PACKAGING PLAYS A CRITICAL ROLE IN GLOBAL ECONOMY and touches the lives of everyone," notes the Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute (PMMI), and at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), the automated packaging systems technician program...
WorkReady Philadelphia: Preparing Youth for Job Readiness
ONE OF THE GREAT CONCERNS OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY involves the workforce pipeline: employers want to be sure that new entries into the labor pool, whether from the K.-12 or postsecondary systems, are prepared for the jobs that await them. In Philadelphia,...