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. 5, May

10 Ways to Recruit Teachers
One of the best gifts you can give to the career and technical education field is ensuring its future by recruiting new teachers. Try a couple of these strategies--and encourage your colleagues to do the same. The need for teachers in the United...
Accountability Is Key to Funding
Career and technical educators got a pep talk in late March as the Education Department's vocational education chief told them they have the ability to meet new accountability requirements of Perkins III and attract more federal funding. The new...
Accountability Is Key to Funding
Career and technical educators got a pep talk in late March as the Education Department's vocational education chief told them they have the ability to meet new accountability requirements of Perkins III and attract more federal funding. The new federal...
ACTE Election Results
William Snelson Wins President-Elect Post William "Bill" Snelson, a technology education teacher at Putnam City "Original" High School in Oklahoma, was elected Association for Career and Technical Education president-elect in the annual mail balloting....
All's WELL
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY SURVIVING TUMULTUOUS TIMES IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, HAS BEEN RANKED THE NO. 1 SCHOOL FOR VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT FOR THREE YEARS RUNNING. Not too long ago Ohio State University's...
A New Name-A Heaven-Sent Opportunity
After 10 years of agonizing and researching, we've finally changed our name to the Association for Career and Technical Education. Now we have a heaven-sent marketing opportunity. However, just because we've changed our name doesn't mean miracles will...
A Question of Character
Few school-related topics are hotter than character education, a movement to teach students positive values. Some schools are jumping on the bandwagon, but this vehicle's goals are hardly new to career and technical education. At Cuillier Career...
A Smart Way to Start a Career
Training adults for career success is a challenge in itself. When students also happen to be members of special populations, the hurdles may be a hair higher. Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) in Reno, Nev., is clearing them with room to...
Certifying T&I Teachers
Quality, particularly its relationship to teacher preparation, is a hot topic in the academic environment. Various initiatives--such as national certification, alternative certification and efforts to professionalize teaching--have increased emphasis...
Chipping Away at the Rock
One of the great political truisms is, "Facts are negotiable. Perception is rock solid." Think about that as you consider the impact of the American Vocational Association becoming the Association for Career and Technical Education. Are the implications...
Exploring Learning Communities in the Two-Year College (or How I Learned to Love the Vector)
My physics colleague gives the cart a shove. It rolls down the track and collides with another cart. On the computer screen, this collision produces a graph. It doesn't mean much to me, but Stan, my colleague, looks at it and smiles. He doesn't just...
Finding A Niche
It's probably safe to say that for every individual there's a job out there to suit him--no matter how unusual. Did you know there's a shortage of stone carvers and restorers, especially in the Washington, D.C., area? Or that the gaming industry...
Got 300-Pound Mice?
We've all "oohed" and "aahed" at weird and amazing spectacles in the Guinness Book of World Records. Who can forget the man with the world's longest fingernails or the world's longest spaghetti noodle? After reading about the standing record for...
How to Teach in Cyberspace
YOUR YEARS OF TEACHER TRAINING PREPARED YOU TO TEACH IN A CLASSROOM--WITH DESKS AND BOOKS AND WALLS. BUT WHAT IF YOUR CLASSROOM IS IN CYBERSPACE AND YOUR STUDENTS ARE NAMES ON A COMPUTER SCREEN? Distance learning is booming as schools continue to...
It's Time to Turn the Page
Summer's (almost) here, and the time is right for dancing in the street, as the song goes. But maybe you're shy, or have a medical condition or have been urged by everyone who's ever seen you dance to please remain seated. Well, how about reading? There's...
Learning Survival Skills-Together
DWINDLING ENROLLMENTS, SHRINKING BUDGETS, THREATENED PROGRAMS--CAREER AND TECHNICAL TEACHER EDUCATORS HAVE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE. NOW IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. ACROSS THE NATION, THEY'RE COLLABORATING WITH EACH OTHER AND THEIR ACADEMIC COLLEAGUES...
Learning Survival Skills-Together
DWINDLING ENROLLMENTS, SHRINKING BUDGETS, THREATENED PROGRAMS-CAREER AND TECHNICAL TEACHER EDUCATORS HAVE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE. NOW IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. ACROSS THE NATION, THEY'RE COLLABORATING WITH EACH OTHER AND THEIR ACADEMIC COLLEAGUES...
Making the Best of a Learning Experience
CREATING VALUABLE AND PRODUCTIVE STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCES MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP TOWARD PREPARING NEW TEACHERS--AND KEEPING THEM IN THE TEACHING FIELD. Did you know that nearly 30 percent of all new teachers quit before they hit the...
NET Gain
Career and technical educators must do more with less, do it better and do it faster to improve career education services for special needs students. This "NET Gain" features Web sites with ideas, examples and resources that can help. California...
NET Gain
Career and technical educators must do more with less, do it better and do it faster to improve career education services for special needs students, This "NET Gain" features Web sites with ideas, examples and resources that can help. California School-to-Work...
Professional Post
CAREERS TOOL KIT--Want to set up business partnerships and work-based learning programs but don't know how or where to start? The Technical Careers Tool Kit, with videos, reports and fact sheets, shows how employers, schools and colleges can successfully...
Professional Post
CAREERS TOOL KIT-Want to set up business partnerships and workbased learning programs but don't know how or where to start? The Technical Careers Tool Kit, with videos, reports and fact sheets, shows how employers, schools and colleges can successfully...
State Update
State Update highlights the activities of members and other organizations at the state and regional/eve/. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, fax (703) 683-7424, or e-mail jcahill@acteonline.org....
Surviving Together
Several writers on the Techniques staff have been covering career and technical education for a few years now. And while we're not out there with you participating in classrooms lessons and presenting ideas at faculty meetings, we've sat in on quite...
Techniques Magazine BUYER'S GUIDE
Looking for the perfect software package to complement your curriculum? Need textbooks, manuals or other printed resources? No matter the subject area, you're likely to find what you need in this buyer's guide for the career and technical education...
Thanks for the Year
The past year as ACTE's president will remain in my memories for years to come. The experiences and professional relationships I've made will always be a highlight of my career. It has been an honor to work for career and technical education at the...
The Funding Long Haul
With this last column before the Techniques summer hiatus, I want to thank the many Association for Career and Technical Education members who continue to participate in our advocacy activities. Those who attended the National Policy Seminar (NPS)...
Virtual University Receives Accreditation amid Protests
Jones International University has become the first virtual institution to receive accreditation. But the regional accrediting group that recognized the university has drawn criticism. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)...
What's New
MULTIMEDIA Calibration Manager Software Fisher-Rosemount has enhanced its Asset Management Solutions software to include a Calibration Manager SNAP-ON application. This application gives you access to calibration, configuration and status information...