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. 83, No. 5, May

ACTE Tours McKinley Technical High School
CELEBRATING CTE MONTH 2008THE FIRST PART OF A SERIES THAT CELEBRATES CTE MONTH 2008. "I REALLY ENJOYED THIS VISIT BECAUSE IT ALLOWS US TO SEE THE STUDENTS IN THEIR OWN ENVIRONMENT-OBSERVING AND LEARNING FIRSTHAND HOW THESE STUDENTS ARE GAINING INVALUABLE...
ACTE Tours McKinley Technical High School: The First Part of a Series That Celebrates CTE Month 2008
A DELEGATION OF VISITORS DESCENDED ON MCKINLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL in Washington, D.C., on February 19 for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. ACTE staff, several congressional staffers, staff from SkillsUSA, FCCLA and the District of...
Applying the Principles of Teaching and Learning
WITHIN CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION a number of guiding principles exist relative to effective teaching and learning. These teaching and learning principles can be tied to a specific discipline or even an individual institution. They...
Be a Champion
THE FOCUS OF THIS MONTH'S TECHNIQUES is the role of career and technical education in all aspects of sports--a very relevant theme given the upcoming Summer Olympics. Also a very appropriate theme as it talks about champions. The notion of champions...
CTE Students-Submit Your Winning CTE Month Logo
May 30 is the deadline for CTE students to submit their designs for the 2009 CTE Month Logo Design Contest. In its fifth year, the logo design contest allows students an opportunity to showcase their skills. The theme, "CTE: Building Blocks for a Successful...
CTE Students-Submit Your Winning CTE Month Logo
May 30 is the deadline for CTE students to submit their designs for the 2009 CTE Month Eogo Design Contest. In its fifth year, the logo design contest allows students an opportunity to showcase their skills. The theme, "CTE: Building Blocks for a Successful...
Greenfield Community College
In the fall of 1998, Greenfield Community College (GCC) in Greenfield, Massachusetts, began a program that offered its students a unique educational opportunity. What had been a private massage therapy school, the Stillpoint Center School of Massage,...
Introducing Students to Career Exploration
USING A WEB-BASED PROGRAM HE DEVELOPED, one educator is helping students understand how their career and lifestyle choices are linked. MyLife, a Web-based life-planning program for young people, offers comprehensive budget activity in which participants...
Labor Talks Workplace Skills, Programs, and Workforce Innovations 2008
An interview with Bill Sanders, chairperson of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Workforce Innovations 2008 Conference. The event, hosted by DOL and the American Society for Training and Development, is the premier forum for workforce development...
Labor Talks Workplace Skills, Programs, and Workforce Innovations 2008: An Interview with Bill Sanders, Chairperson of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Workforce Innovations 2008 Conference. the Event, Hosted by DOL and the American Society for Training and Development, Is the Premier Forum for Workforce Development Solutions
ACTE: What is the U.S. Department of Labor's role in building a pipeline of skilled workers who can successfully compete in this 21st century economy? BS: I think the Department of Labor's role is two-fold. Number one, we're essentially the corporate...
Learning Sports and Entertainment Marketing-"Apprentice" Style
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "YOU'RE FIRED!" These two words were made a catchphrase by Donald Trump on the network television show "The Apprentice." While students in Mark Steedly's sports and entertainment marketing class at Winton Woods High School...
Massage Therapist
MASSAGE THERAPISTS HELP PROVIDE RELIEF FOR painful medical ailments, assist in the rehabilitation of sports injuries and relieve stress for their clients. By manipulating the clients' soft tissue, massage therapists help them relax and rejuvenate....
Massage Therapist
MASSAGE THERAPISTS HELP PROVIDE RELIEF FOR painful medical ailments, assist in the rehabilitation of sports injuries and relieve stress for their clients. By manipulating the clients' soft tissue, massage therapists help them relax and rejuvenate. Moreover,...
Missouri Students, Teachers Lobby with State Lawmakers
CELEBRATING CTE MONTH 2008THE SECOND PART OF A SERIES THAT CELEBRATES CTE MONTH 2008. "IT'S IMPORTANT TO FUND CTE BECAUSE IT ALLOWS US TO BECOME GREAT CITIZENS BY DOING OUR PART TO ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY AND OUR COUNTRY."MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS AND TEACHERS...
Missouri Students, Teachers Lobby with State Lawmakers: The Second Part of a Series That Celebrates CTE Month 2008
MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FROM MISSOURI CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS GATHERED at the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Missouri, to participate in Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education's (MACTE) Annual...
More Than a Game: The Business of Sports
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In this age of rigor and relevance, we might legitimately ask if teaching about sports is appropriate in a business or marketing classroom. Therein lies the thesis of this article: Sports, or other high-interest events, provide...
Pilot Innovative Approaches to Funding
THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF A YEARLONG SERIES THAT WILL MORE CLOSELY EXAMINE THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN ACTE'S POSTSECONDARY REFORM POSITION STATEMENT AND HIGHLIGHT BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTING EACH OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS. TO ACCESS THE COMPLETE POSITION...
Poster Contest Promotes CTE
CELEBRATING CTE MONTH 2008THE THIRD PART OF A SERIES THAT CELEBRATES CTE MONTH 2008. CTE TEACHERS GET INTO THE SPIRIT OF THE CTE POSTER CONTEST.CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO CITY SCHOOLS is considered one of the best academic school systems in North Carolina....
Poster Contest Promotes CTE: The Third Part of a Series That Celebrates CTE Month 2008. CTE Teachers Get into the Spirit of the CTE Poster Contest
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO CITY SCHOOLS is considered one of the best academic school systems in North Carolina. It has a strong CTE legacy and the creativity among its students is phenomenal. During CTE Month, East Chapel Hill...
Promoting Citizenship in the Classroom
EDUCATION IS, AT ITS VERY BASE, A PROCESS OF PREPARING STUDENTS to take part in society. Regardless of topics taught, the student is given skills and knowledge necessary to function in the contemporary world. Career and technical education fulfills...
Promoting Citizenship in the Classroom
EDUCATION IS, AT ITS VERY BASE, A PROCESS OF PREPARING STUDENTS to take part in society. Regardless of topics taught, the student is given skills and knowledge necessary to function in the contemporary world. Career and technical education fulfills those...
Revamped NPS Brings More Focus to CTE Issues
A NEW VENUE AND A NEW AGENDA FOCUSES AND ENLIVENS THE 2008 NATIONAL POLICY SEMINAR.IN MARCH, ATTENDEES AT THE ANNUAL ACTE NATIONAL POLICY SEMINAR (NPS) GOT MORE than they bargained for. With a new hotel and a completely reorganized agenda, career and...
Revamped NPS Brings More Focus to CTE Issues: A New Venue and a New Agenda Focuses and Enlivens the 2008 National Policy Seminar
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IN MARCH, ATTENDEES AT THE ANNUAL ACTE NATIONAL POLICY SEMINAR (NPS) GOT MORE than they bargained for. With a new hotel and a completely reorganized agenda, career and technical educators were more than energized to bring...
Revving Up Students' Skills with Motorsports
Not only are students getting hands-on experience, they will graduate from Parkland with skills that are applicable to real-life situations, such as teamwork, leadership and critical thinking.Car engines roar as the announcer calls the start of the driving...
Revving Up Students' Skills with Motorsports: Not Only Are Students Getting Hands-On Experience, They Will Graduate from Parkland with Skills That Are Applicable to Real-Life Situations, Such as Teamwork, Leadership and Critical Thinking
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] Car engines roar as the announcer calls the start of the driving competition, with each driver wing for that first place title. Sounds of merriment fill the air as the crowd cheers on. No, this isn't NASCAR, this is an organized...
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Greenfield Community College
In the fall of 1998, Greenfield Community College (GCC) in Greenfield, Massachusetts, began a program that offered its students a unique educational opportunity. What had been a private massage therapy school, the Stillpoint Center School of Massage,...
The Decade for CTE
AS AN EDUCATOR FOR THE PAST THREE DECADES, I HAVE WITNESSED three very distinct attitudes toward career and technical education (CTE). At the start of my career in the early 1980s CTE for the most part was left alone. On the east coast you could find...
The Role of the Assistant Principal
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) DESCRIBES THE ROLE of the assistant principal as aiding the principal in the overall administration of the school--such a simple description for a job filled with complexity. Assistant principals...
The Role of the Assistant Principal
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) DESCRIBES THE ROLE of the assistant principal as aiding the principal in the overall administration of the school-such a simple description for a job filled with complexity. Assistant principals may be responsible for...
The World of Sports Medicine
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In just months from now the best athletes in the world will face each other at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Many of them will sustain injuries, or seek to prevent them, and will be thankful that among their entourages are...
Using Data to Make the Case on Capitol Hill
DURING ACTE'S NATIONAL POLICY SEMINAR (NPS) IN MARCH, I was hurriedly walking through the halls of Congress on my way to our next event when I overheard a group of health care advocates discussing the tactics they would use during their next office...
What's on Your Reading List?
ISN'T IT GREAT THAT IT'S MAY? I LOVE MAY BECAUSE IT HERALDS in the summer months, and I simply just adore that. And what will you be doing this summer? If you're like me--can't afford to do any luxurious travels this year--you'll be finding other ways...