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. 76, No. 5, May

ACTE Election Results
Kathy Jo Elliott Wins President-Elect Post Kathy Jo Elliott, Tech Prep/School-to-Work Coordinator at West Central Technical College in Georgia, was elected in the annual mail balloting to the office of president-elect of the Association for Career...
Administration Division
Administration Division Makes Changes to Include More Members As VP of the ACTE Administration Division, I am your representative on the Board of Directors. Our division is made up of more than 5,000 members and has three affiliated organizations:...
Administration Division Makes Changes to Include More Members
As VP of the ACTE Administration Division, I am your representative on the Board of Directors. Our division is made up of more than 5,000 members and has three affiliated organizations: The National Council of Local Administrators (NCLA), National Association...
Adult Workforce Development
The Adult Workforce Development Division The Adult Workforce Development Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education is committed to providing career and technical educators high-quality information and services responsive to...
And the Beat Goes On
I remember when I was classed as one of "the teachers of tomorrow." I was about 24 years old and weighed 30 pounds less. It sounded strange to be called "Mr." There were six or seven universities in our home state graduating career and technical teachers,...
Career-Tech Buyer's Guide 2001
Your Directory to Companies That Serve the Career and Technical Education Market Administrative Resources ... Assessment Materials ... Career Guidance ... Cosmetology ... Computers ... Labs Systems ... Furniture ... family and Consumer Sciences...
Cultivating an Interest in Teaching Agriculture
Leaders of the agriculture education community, along with business and industry representatives, are looking for ways to increase the number of agriculture teachers. A new distance-learning program appears to be a leap in the right direction. In...
Editor's Note
As we come to the end of another school year, it is time to examine the shortage of our most valuable resource in education--our teachers. That shortage is currently acknowledged as the most critical problem our educational system faces. In this issue...
Editor's Note
As we come to the end of another school year, it is time to examine the shortage of our most valuable resource in education-our teachers. That shortage is currently acknowledged as the most critical problem our educational system faces. In this issue...
Executive Directions: Farwell
At the recent ACTE Board of Directors' meeting here in Washington, D.C., I announced that I would be leaving the association in July. This was a difficult decision, but there comes a time in everyone's career when change presents itself, and opportunities...
Farewell
At the recent ACTE Board of Directors' meeting here in Washington, D.C., I announced that I would be leaving the association in July. This was a difficult decision, but there comes a time in everyone's career when change presents itself, and opportunities...
Frederica L Kramer, Outstanding Career and Technical Educator of the Year
Frederica Kramer remembers being inspired by her Linton, Indiana, high school home economics teacher, Miss Casey. But her real inspiration was her father, who had achieved success in life through the family's restaurant business, despite having only...
Gigi Gano Ekstrom, Outstanding New Carrer and Technical Teacher
Gigi Ekstrom says that she became a teacher completely by accident. She had started her own business after leaving her marketing job at Campbell's Soup Company and was teaching part time in the travel and tourism department at a community college. She...
Inside ACTE
Editorial and Publications Committee Marcella Norwood, Friendswood, Texas, Chair; Billy Steve Jackson, Batavia, Ohio, Administration; Barbara L. Nicol, Columbus, Ohio, Adult Workforce Development; Bill Camp, beaver, Wy., Agriculture Education; Mary Ann...
In the News
A quick glance at recent headlines -- and where you can find the complete story Teachers Say They Can't Quit Night Jobs "By day, Scott Wild is a high school English teacher. After school, though, he rushes back to his Bethesda home, changes into...
In Washington
Senate Committee Approves Better Education for Students and Teachers Act On March 8, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed the Better Education for Students and Teachers (BEST) Act in a bipartisan vote of 20 to 0....
Just Click Here
New Technology and Testing When you think of educational technology, do you think of a teaching curriculum on how to use computers, or of tools to aid in your instruction in other subjects? What about assessment? Could it be that technology holds...
Minority Teachers Are Few and Far Between
America's teaching force is not representative of our student population. While general school enrollments are growing at a fast but steady rate, the minority student population is soaring all across the United States, especially in urban areas....
Partner Point of View We're in This Together
How Do We Provide the Vision? As I travel throughout the United States, working with high schools, correction systems, and at-risk youth programs, I have come to understand one of the basic qualities of a successful program. At least one adult instructor...
Partner Point of View: We're in This Together: How Do We Provide the Vision?
As I travel throughout the United States, working with high schools, correction systems, and at-risk youth programs, I have come to understand one of the basic qualities of a successful program. At least one adult instructor or counselor is a great visual...
President's Perspective and They Beat Goes on
I remember when I was classed as one of "the teachers of tomorrow." I was about 24 years old and weighed 30 pounds less. It sounded strange to be called "Mr." There were six or seven universities in our home state graduating career and technical teachers,...
Reading, Writing, and ... Recruiting?
America's schools are facing a severe teacher shortage that has administrators pulling out all of the stops to find qualified educators for our classrooms. There are many things that we as Americans take for granted. Clean drinking water, electricity,...
Reading, Writing, and. Recruiting?
America's schools are facing a severe teacher shortage that has administrators pulling out all of the stops to find qualified educators for our classrooms. There are many things that we as Americans take for granted. Clean drinking water, electricity,...
Recruiting Teachers from Abroad
School systems across the United States are looking for new teachers, and some are finding them in the far corners of the world. With headlines such as "Schools are Desperate for Experienced Teachers" becoming a familiar sight, it is no secret that...
Setting the Standards ... for Career and Technical Educators
A look at the recent changes made in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards One of the age-old obstacles to increasing teacher recruitment and to retaining qualified teachers is that teachers don't generally receive the kind of professional...
Setting the Standards.For Career and Technical Educators
A look at the recent changes made in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards One of the age-old obstacles to increasing teacher recruitment and to retaining qualified teachers is that teachers don't generally receive the kind of professional...
State Update
State Update features education news at the state and local levels. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to Techniques, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, fax 703-683-7424 or e-mail acte@acteonline.org. California--California Polytechnic...
Teacher's Toolbox
Teacher's Toolbox is a new department in Techniques designed to provide teachers with useful information, including helpful hints and links to beneficial Web sites. Teachers and "Public Engagement" A recent study by Public Agenda found that when...
Teacher's Tool Box
Teacher's Toolbox is a new department in Techniques designed to provide teachers with useful information, including helpful hints and links to beneficial Web sites. Teachers and "Public Engagement" A recent study by Public Agenda found that when it comes...
The Adult Workforce Development Divison
The Adult Workforce Development Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education is committed to providing career and technical educators high-quality information and services responsive to their needs as training and employment professionals....
The Alternative Route to Certification
Some new teachers are coming into the profession by nontraditional routes, and this could play an important role in keeping career and technical programs alive and well. But what needs to be done to make sure these new teachers have the training and...
The Denver Teacher Project
A new program in Denver, Colorado, is looking for 100 exceptional individuals to become teachers in their public school system, and so far, the response has been overwhelming. Denver, Colorado, like many other locations across the country, is facing...
The Winners' Circle
At last December's ACTE convention, these three outstanding career and technical educators received top honors. They have each found a way to achieve the vision of success they had for their students, and they all share a dedication and commitment...
Toyota International Teacher Program
Each summer, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. sponsors a fully funded, two-week study program in Japan for 50 high school teachers from six states where Toyota operates major facilities. The states are California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri...
What's New
EQUIPMENT Optics Science Kit Edmund Scientific's Optics Science Kit is a complete starter optics set featuring more than 20 light experiments and covers all basic optics theories. The kit also includes a 32-page, full-color information book....
You Get What You Pay For
The teacher shortage sets the stage for salary increases. North America is finally waking up to the fact that we can no longer afford to undervalue the work of teachers. Although many people go into education for altruistic reasons, leaving teaching...