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. 87, No. 2, February

Academic Integration-An Approach That Works
THE SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW IN FULL SWING, teachers are excited about the content they are teaching, but the challenge remains: How can we get our students excited about learning? What needs to be done to move them in the direction where we begin to see...
Advisory Boards: Gateway to Business Engagement
In every conference we've attended this year, we've seen sessions about how to build or manage an effective business advisory board. Interest has been growing quickly in these types of models for two reasons: First, because career and technical education...
An Interview with Sir Ken Robinson
Samantha Shanker (in front of the camera), a student at Ladue High School, located in St. Louis, interviewed keynote speaker Sir Ken Robinson at the Annual Convention, November 17-19. Shanker and her fellow Ladue students worked with SchoolTube.com...
Annual Convention in St. Louis a Dynamic Convergence
NEARLY 3,000 CAREER AND TECHNICAL educators from across the country converged upon St. Louis, Missouri, for the premier professional development event in career and technical education (CTE). The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)...
Building Green: Construction for the 21st Century
AT JEFFERSON COUNTY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL (JCVS), students are in the process of building a home in the school's subdivision. The home is being built using Energy Star guidelines so that it may be identified as an Energy Star home. The goal for the Jefferson...
Constructing a Self-Funded Program: Takes More Than Just Dollars and Cents
Whether you are an educator in Maine, California, or anywhere in between, it is more than likely safe to say that funding, or lack thereof; is a real dilemma in quality educational programming. The cost of teacher resources, engaging projects that...
Contstructing a Self-Funded Program Takes More Than Just Dollars and Cents
Whether you are an educator in Maine, California, or anywhere in between, it is more than likely safe to say that funding, or lack thereof, is a real dilemma in quality educational programming. The cost of teacher resources, engaging projects that inspire...
CTE Funding: An Uphill Battle
Lately, I've been sounding like a broken record, murmuring the words "funding and advocacy" at least 20 times a day. These are the words that I am sure all career and technical education (CTE) professionals are sick of hearing. Unfortunately, these...
CTE's Role in the Globe: A Visit to Morocco
THE WORLD IS FLAT, ACCORDING to Tom Friedman, and the United States will need to revisit its role within this new global society. We now know that the productivity of other countries has an impact on the economic growth of the U.S. This new order has...
E-Connect
TIMES ARE TIGHT FOR EDUCATION FUNDING, but you've got an idea for a classroom project, a technology tool or a professional development experience that will help you make a difference for your students. The following resources can help you find and...
E-Connect
TIMES ARE TIGHT FOR EDUCATION FUNDING, but you ve got an idea for a classroom project, a technology tool or a professional development experience that will help you make a difference for your students. The following resources can help you find and secure...
Engage Online with Acte
Seen on the Blogs"] have worked in the Harnett County School system for the past 16 years (the past six years have been in the high school selling). The CTE programs are the heart ol what makes the school work for students. VN hen Students are able Io...
Establishing Partnerships
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS ESTABLISHED IN THE TOUGH ECONOMIC times will sustain us now and help us grow when the economy improves. How do you and your school assess the current relationship with your business community? Is it strong and vibrant,...
Establishing Partnerships
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS ESTABUSHED IN THE TOUGH ECONOMIC times will sustain us now and help us grow when the economy improves. How do you and your school assess the current relationship with your business community? Is it strong and vibrant,...
Moorpark College
MOORPARK COLLEGE, ONE OF THE 112 PUBLIC COMMUNITY COLLEGES in California, is located in Southern California, and is part of the Ventura County Community College District. The campus is home to a unique facility, America's Teaching Zoo, as well as the...
Moorpark College
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTMOORPARK COLLEGE, ONE OF THE 112 PUBLIC COMMUNITY COLLEGES in California, is located in Southern California, and is part of the Ventura County Community College District. The campus is home to a unique facility, America's Teaching Zoo,...
Public Private Partnerships Benefit Students and Industry
In today's highly competitive job market, it takes more than just having the right training or degree to get hired. Many companies require previous work experience to even be considered for an interview. For young adults looking to enter the workforce...
Public-Private Partnerships Benefit Students an Industry
In today's highly competitive job market, it takes more than just having the right training or degree to get hired. Many companies require previous work experience to even be considered for an interview. For young adults looking to enter the workforce...
Team-Teaching a Digital Senior Capstone Project in CTE
SECONDARY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) students are faced with the unique challenge of learning not only specific content-related knowledge and skills, but also postsecondary preparation, 21st century technology, employability and self-marketing...
The Full Spectrum of Community Support
When most educators hear the words "community support," certain images come to mind. They might picture voters approving school construction bonds, or PTAs raising money for band uniforms. It might be volunteers cleaning up the school grounds, or a...
The Importance of Media Advocacy
THE MEDIA ARE A CENTRAL PART OF OUR LIVES. Now more than ever, we are inundated at a constant rate with information from myriad sources, and sharing that information is being made easier every day thanks to the sophisticated information distribution...
The Need for CTE Partnerships
There is an interesting contrast to be found between President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: Whereas Obama regularly refers to our current economic situation as the "Great Recession," Duncan instead labels it as "The New Normal."...
Zookeeper
ZOOKEEPERS ARE SERVICE WORKERS WHO CARE FOR EXOTIC ANIMALS that arc captive for conservation, research or education. Duties include preparing their diets, cleaning their enclosures, and monitoring their health and safety. Zookeepers may also help educate...
Zookeeper
ZOOKEEPERS are service WORKERS WHO CARE FOR EXOTIC ANIMALS that are captive for conservation, research or education. Duties include preparing their diets, cleaning their enclosures, and monitoring their health and safety. Zookeepers may also help educate...