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. 74, No. 7, October

ACTE Can Help with IDEA
The new Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act includes directives on serving a diverse population of students. Our programs serve students going to college as well as those going straight into careers. Our programs also serve students...
Assessment Goes Online
"As states across the country increase their emphasis on standardized tests, a group of education and business leaders in Texas has decided to help students and the general public get more familiar with the state's tests, offering sample questions on...
Career Learning to the Nines
By the ninth grade, students already should have a grounding in career exploration and be ready to take a more serious look at their options, school counseling professionals say. Ninth grade can be rough. In most cases, ninth-grade students must...
Career or Technical, Pick One
Vocational teachers will become the 21st century's "career" and "technical" teachers--and I believe there is a difference between the two. Since the term "vocational education" was coined in the early 1900s, the career development field has changed...
Change Is in the Air
In May of last year, the first-ever national standards for family and consumer sciences (FACS) education were introduced at the first Assembly of States, sponsored by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, in Indianapolis, Ind. Since...
Division Report Business Education Division
* Pack Your Bags Bryan Albrecht, known for his speeches on school-to-work, will be the Business Education Division keynote speaker at the ACTE Annual Convention and Trade Show, held Dec. 12-15 in Orlando, Fla. Albrecht will speak on "Preparing for...
Division Report Family and Consumer Sciences Education
* Register Now for AAFCS 2000 Meeting The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) will hold its first annual meeting of the millennium, "Invest in Families: Utilizing Emerging Technology," next June 24-27 in Chicago. The annual...
Fit for the Real World
All over the country, career and technical educators are broadening their own and students' knowledge of the "real world" by getting out into business and industry and seeing for themselves how things are done in today's workplace. Internships, job...
Get Them Involved, Keep Them Interested
Projects and presentations are great ways to get students to strut their smarts, but their peers may not always be a great audience. Make spectators into participants, though, and you'll have a classroom full of active learners. Teachers are always...
Heading for the Sunshine State
The Association for Career and Technical Education is taking its annual convention and trade show to sunny Florida this year. For four days in December, Orlando will be a career and technical education mecca. Warm weather, juicy oranges and Mickey...
How to Teach the Computer Novice
Let's face it. Computers are hard. Despite the advent of graphical point-and-click software, plug-and-play peripherals and new PCs and Macs that come in an array of friendly colors, computers and the programs that run on them can still be difficult...
Interview with Patricia McNeil
With Patricia McNeil The 1998 Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act created a new state accountability system. This system gives Congress a gauge for measuring how well federally funded career and technical programs are preparing...
It's a Work Out
The workplace is hot, and not just with career and technical teachers, who've always forged links between schools and business and industry. More and more academic teachers are signing up for summer externship programs, and they are discovering what...
Labor Department Aims to Boost the Number of Apprentices
Under a proposed five-year strategic plan for the new federal workforce development law, the U.S. Labor Department aims to increase by 10 percent the total number of registered apprentices and the number of women in such programs. The plan, which...
Labor Department Aims to Boost the Number of Apprentices
Under a proposed five-year strategic plan for the new federal workforce development law, the U.S. Labor Department aims to increase by 10 percent the total number of registered apprentices and the number of women in such programs. The plan, which outlines...
Native American Schools Get Wired, Too
For many children on the Navajo nation reservation in Chinle, Ariz., electricity and running water are luxuries. Imagine their disbelief at having their school wired for Internet access. The 242 K-8 students at the rural Cottonwood Day School are now...
New England States Top the Charts, Studies Find
Where can you raise a happy, healthy child who will succeed in school? For the best odds, move to Maine. The Children's Rights Council (CRC), a nonprofit children's advocacy group, released its annual ranking of the best states to raise children in...
New England States Top the Charts, Studies Find
Where can you raise a happy, healthy child who will succeed in school? For the best odds, move to Maine. The Children's Rights Council (CRC), a nonprofit children's advocacy group, released its annual ranking of the best states to raise children in July....
Orlando after Hours
You're in Orlando to do some learning and listening. You'll attend lots of professional development sessions, check out fabulous wiz-bang stuff at the trade show, hear some outstanding speakers, browse the ACTE Bookstore, network with colleagues from...
Professional Post
In Search of 'Promising Models' The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) is sponsoring its second "Promising Models" competition. AASA's Technology Efficient District Technical Assistance Center (TED-TAC), in partnership with Compaq Computer...
Proposed Bylaws Change
One amendment has been submitted to the Bylaws Committee for consideration and vote by the ACTE Assembly of Delegates at the annual convention in Orlando Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m. There will be an open forum to discuss this proposal on Dec. 13, at 10 a.m....
Proposed Bylaws Change
One amendment has been submitted to the Bylaws Committee for consideration and vote by the ACTE Assembly of Delegates at the annual convention in Orlando Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m. There will be an open forum to discuss this proposal on Dec. 13, at 10 a.m....
Questech Scholarships for Students and Teachers
Ten Questech/Kenneth Larsen Scholarships for career and technical education students and teachers will be awarded in 2000 by ACTE as a result of a generous contribution from Questech, a company that provides education and training materials in the...
Small Towns, Big Challenges
SMALL TOWNS ONCE EQUALED SMALL OPPORTUNITIES. BUT IN MANY RURAL AREAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MORE AND MORE TEACHERS ARE TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF FINDING EXTERNSHIPS AND OTHER WORK-BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCES. AND IT'S WELL WORTH THE EFFORT, THEY SAY....
State Update
State Update features education news at the state and local levels. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, fax 703-683-7424 or e-mail acte@acteonline.org. KANSAS--The Kansas State Board of...
The Name Has Changed-What's Next?
Isn't it amazing how time flies? It's been almost a year since the Assembly of Delegates voted to change the name of our association from the American Vocational Association to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). Over the...
What's New
EQUIPMENT Welding Lens Speedglas introduces the 9000XF auto-darkening welding lens. The lens changes automatically from the transparent shade to the dark state the moment the arc is struck. Three different shade models are available: shade 10,...
What Students Are Saying
Each year the Horatio Alger Association, a nonprofit organization that aims to motivate U.S. students through its various educational projects, publishes "The State of Our Nation's Youth"--a report about students' goals, school experiences and thoughts...
Work-Based Learning Tools for Teachers
Getting educators into business and industry internships or other work-based learning activities is still relatively new to teachers and administrators, but there are plenty of examples out there to learn from and emulate. Here are several resources...
Work-Based Learning Tools for Teachers
Getting educators into business and industry internships or other work-based learning activities is still relatively new to teachers and administrators, but there are plenty of examples out there to learn from and emulate. Here are several resources...