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. 85, No. 2, February

ACTE Board of Directors 2010 Eections
ACTE President-ElectJames ComerRegion: Region IV Division: Adult Workforce Division Occupation: Business and Industry Coordinator, Francis Tuttle Technology Center Employment History: Francis Tuttle Technology Center, BIS Coordinator; Oklahoma Department...
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ACTE Board of Directors 2010 Elections
ACTE President-Elect James Comer Region: Region IV Division: Adult Workforce Division Occupation: Business and Industry Coordinator, Francis Tuttle Technology Center Employment History: Francis Tuttle Technology Center, BIS Coordinator; Oklahoma...
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ACTE Convention a Big Success in Nashville
EXUBERANT ATTENDEES, A PACKED EXPO HALL, INSPIRING SPEAKERS, AND INFORMATIVE SESSIONS made the 2009 Association for Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo an event to remember. Thousands of career and technical...
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ACTE Convention a Big Success in Nashville
EXUBERANT ATTENDEES, A PACKED EXPO HALL, INSPIRING SPEAKERS, AND INFORMATIVE SESSIONS made the 2009 Association for Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo an event to remember. Thousands of career and technical...
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Acte Online Resources
* Seen on the Online Discussion Forums"The term '21st century skills' is probably politically correct, but CTE teachers have always taught the underlying principles of this 'new' movement - utilizing technology, the soft skills (i.e., critical thinking,...
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An Interview with OVAE's Brenda Dann-Messier and Sharon Miller
During the Association for Career and Technical Education's Annual Convention in Nashville, we spoke with Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), and Sharon Miller, director, Division of Academic...
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An Interview with OVAE's Brenda Dann-Messier and Sharon Miller
During the Association for Career and Technical Education's Annual Convention in Nashville, we spoke with Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), and Sharon Miller, director, Division of Academic...
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As Telecommunications Networks Replace Conventional Copper Wire Cables
AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS REPLACE CONVENTIONAL COPPER WIRE CABLES with new fiber optic cables--hair-thin strands of glass that convey pulses of light--a need has arisen for technicians in the industry. Fiber optic technicians may install outside...
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CTE'S Role in Adolescent Literacy
Literacy, fundamentally described as the ability to read, write and communicate, is a prerequisite to learning in all other subjects, especially as students are exposed to increasingly diverse and intricate texts from which they need to glean knowledge....
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CTE Teachers as Content Area Reading Teachers
Content area literacy instruction must be viewed as the cornerstone of any comprehensive movement to build the kinds of thriving, intellectually vibrant secondary schools young people deserve and on which the nation's social and economic health will...
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E-Connect
LITERACY IS NOT CONFINED TO THE PAGES OF A BOOK. Digital literacy is defined by Wikipedia as the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate and create information using digital technology. Here are just a handful of resources related to this increasingly...
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Experience-Is It the Chicken or the Egg?
WE LIVE IN CHALLENGING TIMES--particularly for young people trying to enter the job market. Many find themselves in a Catch-22; they cannot get a job without "experience" and they cannot get experience without a job. What is a solution to this age-old...
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Fiber Optic Technician
AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS REPLACE CONVENTIONAL COPPER WIRE CABLES with new fiber optic cables - hair-thin strands of glass that convey pulses of light - a need has arisen for technicians in the industry. Fiber optic technicians may install outside...
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Integrating CTE Advocacy into Discussions about Core Academics
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET READ ACTE'S LATEST ISSUE BRIEF, "CTE'S ROLE IN ADOLESCENT LITERACY, make sure to review Alisha Hyslop's article on page 18 in this issue of Techniques. The article provides a synopsis of the Issue Brief, which outlines the adolescent...
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Lack of Sleep Could Be Trouble for CTE Students
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) STUDENTS MORE SO THAN NON-CTE STUDENTS find themselves in school environments using equipment and tools that could cause injury if mishandled. It is imperative that these students be wide awake and alert when operating...
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Literacy Key to Success
AT THIS YEAR'S ACTE CONVENTION I WAS ASKED WHAT I BELIEVED TO BE A SIMPLE QUESTION, "What do you see as career and technical education's (CTE) role in the next five to 10 years?" At first, this seemed straightforward enough; but as I thought about...
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Literacy, Learning and CTE
Adolescents entering the adult world in the 21st century will read and write more than at any other time in human history in order to perform their jobs, run their households, act as citizens, and conduct their personal lives, according to the International...
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Measuring the Economic Value of Ag Ed and Benefits to Economy
WHAT DOES MONEY HAVE TO DO WITH EDUCATION or should it even be talked about in the same conversation? Money is often not communicated in relation to educational benefits. Education needs financial support and areas of career and technical education...
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Planning and Designing Today's Career Tech Facility
DURING THE PAST 20 YEARS, CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) has gone through significant changes. CTE has evolved in response to the changes technology has had on the job market. Preparing students for high-tech, high-skill job opportunities is...
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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Marion Technical College
SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1971, MORE THAN 35,000 STUDENTS HAVE ATTENDED MARION TECHNICAL COLLEGE (MTC) in Marion, Ohio, and today, more than 2,600 students are enrolled in nearly 40 associate degree and certificate programs at the college. Among those programs...
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Teaching Adults to Read with Reading Apprenticeship
Have you ever thought how one goes about teaching reading to an adult? The complexity of this task can, at times, be overwhelming. Adults attending community and technical colleges normally carry the responsibility of making a living, and they also...
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