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. 1, January

2003-A Year of Policy and Politics
With the November elections behind us now, we know the "lay of the land" as we approach the reauthorization of the Perkins Act in 2003. The American voters showed strong support for the President by electing a majority Republican House and Senate, with...
2003-A Year of Policy and Politics. (Capitol View)
With the November elections behind us now, we know the "lay of the land" as we approach the reauthorization of the Perkins Act in 2003. The American voters showed strong support for the President by electing a majority Republican House and Senate,...
ACTE Web Site Owner's Guide: WWW.Acteonline.Org: Discover the Excitement of the Internet's Most Powerful Resource for Career and Technical Education!
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Site Compatibility The ACTE Web site is optimized for those using the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser. Those using other browsers, such as Netscape, may experience minor unpredictable differences and incompatibilities....
Back to the Basics
Career and technical educators are familiar with construction programs offered at the secondary level entitled Building Trades, Building Maintenance, Electricity and HVAC. There are additional programs offered that support the building industry, such...
Back to the Basics. (Forum)
Career and technical educators are familiar with construction programs offered at the secondary level entitled Building Trades, Building Maintenance, Electricity and HVAC. There are additional programs offered that support the building industry, such...
Career and Technology Students Doing as Well as Others
The following story appeared in the San Antonio Express News on October 8, 2002. Lanier High School running back Joey Rodriguez recently acquired a new talent, one that he executes with a spatula and measuring cup instead of a helmet and kneepads. One...
Career and Technology Students Doing as Well as Others: The Following Story Appeared in the San Antonio Express News on October 8, 2002. (Front and Center)
Lanier High School running back Joey Rodriguez recently acquired a new talent, one that he executes with a spatula and measuring cup instead of a helmet and kneepads. One day last week the star athlete was making chocolate mousse in his culinary...
Division Report: Health Occupations Educations
AWARDS PROGRAM - PROGRAM CHAIR, RUTH ECKENSTEIN An annual awards program is offered during the ACTE Convention honoring those who have served the HOE Division and health occupations field in general. Details about the program can be found on the ACTE...
Division Report: Technology Education Division
Technically Speaking: Why All Americans Need to Know More About Technology Technology encompasses simple to complex artifacts one uses daily. If a human made it, it is technology. According to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), "technology comprises...
Editor's Note
Career and technical education programs offer a number of truly valuable opportunities for students in middle schools and high schools, but sometimes they may find themselves fighting just to survive. However, after the battle has been fought and won,...
Editor's Note
Career and technical education programs offer a number of truly valuable opportunities for students in middle schools and high schools, but sometimes they may find themselves fighting just to survive. However, after the battle has been fought and won,...
Emergency Telecommunicator Training Hits High Schools
Students at Jefferson High School in Tampa, Florida, are training in an Emergency Telecommunicator course using the OMNI-COMM Simulator System. "9-1-1, what's the address of the emergency?" "You've gotta help me," comes the frantic reply. "What's the...
Emergency Telecommunicator Training Hits High Schools; Students at Jefferson High School in Tampa, Florida, Are Training in an Emergency Telecommunicator Course Using the OMNI-COMM Simulator System
"9-1-1, what's the address of the emergency?" "You've gotta help me," comes the frantic reply. "What's the address and the problem, M'am?" asks the dispatcher in a calm voice as he observes the computer screen in front of him. "I'm at 39 Spruce....
Executive Directions
As the old expression goes, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." To move forward successfully, ACTE must have a vision of where it wants to go. It must define who it is, whom it serves and what its destination is. While...
Health Occupations Education. (Division Report)
AWARDS PROGRAM--PROGRAM CHAIR, RUTH ECKENSTEIN An annual awards program is offered during the ACTE Convention honoring those who have served the HOE Division and health occupations field in general. Details about the program can be found on the...
House Committee Approves Loan-Forgiveness Bill
A measure approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce would allow the government to forgive up to $17,500 in student-loan debts of teachers. The current limit is $5,000. H.R. 5091, the Canceling Loans to Allow...
House Committee Approves Loan-Forgiveness Bill. (in Washington)
A measure approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce would allow the government to forgive up to $17,500 in student-loan debts of teachers. The current limit is $5,000. H.R. 5091, the Canceling Loans to...
Improving the Communication Skills of Your Most Valuable Resource: Your People. (It Works)
"What is your most valuable resource?" asks Jim Clark, human resource and development (HRD) consultant for Apollo Career Center Adult Workforce Education. Clark answers his own rhetorical question, "Your people." Yet, Clark adds that when the economy...
Improving the Communication Skills of Your Most Valuable Resourse: Your People
"What is your most valuable resource?" asks Jim Clark, human resource and development (HRD) consultant for Apollo Career Center Adult Workforce Education. Clark answers his own rhetorical question, "Your people." Yet, Clark adds that when the economy...
In the News
A quick glance at recent headlines and where you can find the complete story Schools to See Big Windfalls From State Ballot Measures "Despite the nation's rocky economy and a national tilt toward conservative candidates, voters in several states gave...
Keeping Our Programs Alive
Sometimes it may be a struggle to keep career and technical programs alive and well in high schools and middle schools, but it's a battle worth fighting. Sarah Raikes is one career and technical educator who has already proven herself a strong champion...
Keeping Our Programs Alive: Sometimes It May Be a Struggle to Keep Career and Technical Programs Alive and Well in High Schools and Middle Schools, but It's a Battle Worth Fighting
Sarah Raikes is one career and technical educator who has already proven herself a strong champion in defense of our programs. She has managed to rejuvenate not one, but two family and consumer sciences education programs in Kentucky. After rebuilding...
Making the Most of the Middle
The experience of middle school can often suffer from being just that--a time in the middle. Beyond the exuberance of elementary school and not yet at the challenges of high school, middle school students can at times find themselves unable to pursue...
NAVE Interim Report Released
The long-awaited National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE) report has been issued, and the interim report "presents a small, but significant part of a comprehensive research agenda being conducted under NAVE." Marsha Silverberg, NAVE analyst...
Needing a Second Chance
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) can offer recipients a second chance for success, but just how good that second chance will be depends upon what the next version of the legislation contains. If the work requirements don't allow for sufficient...
Needing a Second Chance: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Can Offer Recipients a Second Chance for Success, but Just How Good That Second Chance Will Be Depends upon What the Next Version of the Legislation Contains. If the Work Requirements Don't Allow for Sufficient Career and Technical Training, Achieving Success May Be Much More Difficult for Those in Need
The March 2000 edition of Techniques magazine featured an article titled, "Back on Track," which highlighted a program that provides one year of career and technical training to welfare recipients. This program is part of a statewide system that has...
QuizMaster: A Winning Game for a Career Tech Educator and His Students
It began with a request for assistance in repairing an academic quiz game, but success became the name of the game for an Akron, Ohio, career and technical educator and his students. In December 2001, the Akron Public Schools Career Education Tech Prep...
Quiz Master: A Winning Game for a Career Tech Educator and His Students: It Began with a Request for Assistance in Repairing an Academic Quiz Game, but Success Became the Name of the Game for an Akron, Ohio, Career and Technical Educator and His Students
In December 2001, the Akron Public Schools Career Education Tech Prep Engineering program at East High School received the Young Entrepreneurs Award at the Young Inventors' Hall of Fame luncheon. The event is held each year in Akron, Ohio. The award...
Summer Youth Academy at Moore Norman Technology Center
Education still goes on during the summer months at one technology center in Oklahoma. The students may be a little younger, but they are having a large amount of fun while learning things in a different way. While many schools and technology centers...
Summer Youth Academy at Moore Norman Technology Center
Education still goes on during the summer months at one technology center in Oklahoma. The students may be a little younger, but they are having a large amount of fun while learning things in a different way. While many schools and technology centers...
Technology Education Division. (Division Report)
Technically Speaking: Why All Americans Need to Know More About Technology Technology encompasses simple to complex artifacts one uses daily. If a human made it, it is technology. According to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), "technology...
The New ACTE: 2002 Annual Report to Members
THE NEW ACTE, YOUR NATIONAL ADVOCATE FOR STRONGER CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION Influencing federal and state policy is one of the most important functions of associations. In a world where education policy and funding are the subject of constant...
The New ACTE: 2002 Annual Report to Members
President's Message For ACTE, the past year has been a year of momentous change, refocus and rebirth. As career and technical education changed, your professional association changed to keep pace, to help you, the ACTE member, advance your schools, your...
The Rebirth of a Career and Technical Education Program
With educators, administrators and industry representatives working together, it's possible to not only keep a career and technical education program alive, but to facilitate a rebirth that makes it better than ever. That's what happened in one Milwaukee...
The Rebirth of a Career and Technical Education Program: With Educators, Administrators and Industry Representatives Working Together, It's Possible to Not Only Keep a Career and Technical Education Program Alive, but to Facilitate a Rebirth That Makes It Better Than Ever. That's What Happened in One Milwaukee School
If it's true, as the saying goes, that timing is everything, then Tyrone Dumas must have it all. Dumas, the former director of Milwaukee County Public Works, joined the Milwaukee Public School District in January 1999 as the director of the Technical...
With the Death of Sen. Paul Wellstone, Education Loses a Strong Advocate
ACTE and career and technical education lost a good friend when Senator Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) died in a plane crash in October. Wellstone was the recipient of the ACTE Policy Maker of the Year Award, which his wife, Sheila, accepted at the ACTE National...
With the Death of Sen. Paul Wellstone, Education Loses a Strong Advocate. (Front and Center)
ACTE and career and technical education lost a good friend when Senator Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) died in a plane crash in October. Wellstone was the recipient of the ACTE Policy Maker of the Year Award, which his wife, Sheila, accepted at the ACTE...