Techniques

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Articles from Vol. 83, No. 1, January

2007 Annual Report to Members: REACHING NEW HEIGHTS
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGEWhen climbing a mountain, one must first evaluate the terrain, access the tools needed for the job ahead, and check to make sure all things are in place for success before attempting such a lofty goal.This is what ACTE has been doing...
Articulating Success in West Virginia
IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE FIRST CHANGE SHOULD BE TO BREAK DOWN THE EXISTING BARRIERS FOR AWARDING THE CREDIT AT THE POSTSECONDARY LEVEL.TWO YEARS AGO IN West Virginia, college filing cabinets were stacked high with articulation agreements. College faculty...
Articulating Success in West Virginia: It Was Decided That the First Change Should Be to Break Down the Existing Barriers for Awarding the Credit at the Postsecondary Level
TWO YEARS AGO IN West Virginia, college filing cabinets were stacked high with articulation agreements. College faculty members were traveling to and from area high schools in an effort to develop and finalize articulation agreements; all part of the...
Celebrating Successful Students
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] The Machine Tool Program at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas, is preparing students to become future leaders in the machining field and the school recognizes the importance of sharing and celebrating those stories...
Change Leaders Key to Success
IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT THIS ISSUE of Techniques is focused on leadership. These are interesting times for education and most of all, career and technical education (CTE). The ongoing and increasingly louder dialogue on education reform is changing...
Countdown to CTE Month
CTE Month is only one month away and if you haven't planned your event, there's still time. If you're looking for promotional items, check out the CTE Month Product Guide. All promotional products showcase the CTE Month logo and can be customized with...
Develop, Link, Foster, and Encourage
THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF A YEARLONG SERIES THAT WILL MORE CLOSELY EXAMINE THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN ACTE'S POSTSECONDARY REFORM POSITION STATEMENT"EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES: POSTSECONDARY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND PREPARING TOMORROW'S WORKFORCE."THE...
Develop, Link, Foster and Encourage: This Article Is Part of a Yearlong Series That Will More Closely Examine the Recommendations Made in ACTE's Postsecondary Reform Position Statement "Expanding Opportunities: Postsecondary Career and Technical Education and Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce."
THE THIRD RECOMMENDATION IN ACTE'S postsecondary reform position statement is to develop curriculum and instructional offerings that link to careers, foster lifelong learning, and encourage completion. Concrete linkages must be developed between middle...
FACING THE IT Talent Squeeze in a Networked Economy
THE CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY IS HELPING TO DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF QUALIFIED IT WORKERS AND FUTURE LEADERS IN THE FIELD.Ten years ago, Cisco began working with schools on a pilot initiative called the Cisco Networking Academy. Today, the Networking...
Facing the IT Talent Squeeze in a Networked Economy: The Cisco Networking Academy Is Helping to Develop the Next Generation of Qualified IT Workers and Future Leaders in the Field
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] Ten years ago, Cisco began working with schools on a pilot initiative called the Cisco Networking Academy. Today, the Networking Academy program operates in more than 160 countries, comprising a network of more than 7,600...
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
THERE ARE ONLY A HANDFUL OF ORTHOTIC AND PROSTHETIC (O&P) TECHNICIAN PROGRAMS AROUND THE COUNTRY that are accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education, but among these is Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma...
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTTHERE ARE ONLY A HANDFUL OF ORTHOTIC AND PROSTHETIC (O&P) TECHNICIAN PROGRAMS AROUND TH E COU NTRY that are accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education, but among these is Francis Tuttle Technology Center...
Independent Auditor's Report
Board of Directors Association for Career and Technical Education Alexandria, Virginia We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) as of June 30, 2007 and 2006,...
Meet the Presidential Candidates
Although it seems that the 2008 election should have already occurred given the amount of campaigning that has taken place to date, there are still roughly 10 months remaining before we head to the polls to elect our next national, state and local...
NASA Discusses Its Selection and Training of Future Astronauts: An Interview with Duane Ross, Manager for NASA Astronaut Selection and Training
ACTE: Is there a particular reason for recruiting new astronaut candidates right now? DR: There is, as a matter of fact. We only recruit new astronauts when we need them. The thing you have to understand about starting the selection process is we...
Network Your Way to Success
THE ART OF NETWORKING IS ONE THAT IF MASTERED can bring you great rewards. We're all very busy; we have work, families and other obligations. Networking is a great tool to open up every possibility in all of these areas resulting in personal satisfaction,...
Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ORTHOTIC AND PROSTHETIC (O&P) TECHNICIANS FABRICATE AND REPAIR ORTHOSES such as braces and prostheses (artificial limbs). They provide technical support services to clinical orthotists and prosthetists. Through their skill...
Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician
ORTHOTIC AND PROSTHETIC (O&P) TECHNICIANS FABRICATE AND REPAIR ORTHOSES such as braces and prostheses (artificial limbs). They provide technical support services to clinical orthotists and prosthetists. Through their skill and training, they are...
PREPARING CTE Leaders Online
BECAUSE OF THE HIGH QUALITY OF THE COURSES, THE COHESIVENESS OF THE COHORT MODEL AND CLOSE FACULTY SUPPORT, THE COMPLETION RATE FOR THE FIRST THREE COHORTS HAS BEEN MORE THAN 90 PERCENT-WHICH IS PHENOMENAL FOR ONLINE PROGRAMS.Like MOSt institutions offering...
Preparing CTE Leaders Online: Because of the High Quality of the Courses, the Cohesiveness of the Cohort Model and Close Faculty Support, the Completion Rate for the First Three Cohorts Has Been More Than 90 Percent-Which Is Phenomenal for Online Programs
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Like most institutions offering programs for career and technical educators, the University of South Florida (USF) has experienced the impact of changes in the field. Thirty years ago there were undergraduate and graduate...
Q & A: NASA Discusses Its Selection and Training of Future Astronauts
AN INTERVIEW WITH DUANE ROSS, MANAGER FOR NASA ASTRONAUT SELECTION AND TRAINING.ACTE: Is there a particular reason for recruiting new astronaut candidates right now?DR: There is, as a matter of fact. We only recruit new astronauts when we need them....
Reaching New Heights: President's Message
When climbing a mountain, one must first evaluate the terrain, access the tools needed for the job ahead, and check to make sure all things are in place for success before attempting such a lofty goal. This is what ACTE has been doing for the past...
Speak So Your Students Can Speak
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILLS A PERSON CAN DEVELOP FOR SUCCESS in a career is the ability to speak well publicly. As an .educator, you have a variety of ways of teaching this life skill, no matter what your subject matter or expertise. Of primary...
Taking the Lead on Grant Writing
LET'S FACE IT. SOMETIMES A REALLY GOOD CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM can be expensive--worth every penny, but expensive. It often takes more than the federal or state funds you have been allotted. That's when a strong leader must step forward...
Taking THE LEAD on Grant Writing
LET'S FACE IT. SOMETIMES A REALLY GOOD CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM can be expensive-worth every penny, but expensive. It often takes more than the federal or state funds you have been allotted. That's when a strong leader must step forward...
The Problem-Solving Approach
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ALL PEOPLE PROBLEM SOLVE, AND PROBLEM SOLVING is the key to life. Such a bold generalization by British theorist Michael Kirton would be applauded by generations of agricultural education practitioners dedicated to the problem-solving...
The Role of CTE in Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AMERICANS HAVE BEEN SHOCKED INTO A NEW GLOBAL AWARENESS as an increasing number of nations are producing the goods and services that have been traditionally U.S. markets. Leaders in business and government and the public at...
The Role of CTE in Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
AMERICANS HAVE BEEN SHOCKED INTO A NEW GLOBAL AWARENESS as an increasing number of nations are producing the goods and services that have been traditionally U.S. markets. Leaders in business and government and the public at large are increasingly concerned...
Today's Students, Tomorrow's Leaders
IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS, STUDENTS ARE NOT JUST ACQUIRING TECHNICAL SKILLS; THEY ARE DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS AS WELL."Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult"...
Today's Students, Tomorrow's Leaders: In Career and Technical Student Organizations, Students Are Not Just Acquiring Technical Skills; They Are Developing Leadership Skills as Well
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] "Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult," says Warren Bennis, professor at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and...