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. 78, No. 6, September

A Role to Play in School Reform
In a Virginia city school system, academics and career and technical education are working together to achieve a common goal.In the public school system of Chesapeake, Virginia, career and technical education is not sitting on the sidelines when it comes...
A Role to Play in School Reform: In a Virginia City School System, Academics and Career and Technical Education Are Working Together to Achieve a Common Goal
In the public school system of Chesapeake, Virginia, career and technical education is not sitting on the sidelines when it comes to meeting the state standards for student achievement. Academics and career tech have been working together well in the...
Best-Selling Generations Author: Neil Howe to Speak and Release New Book at ACTE Orlando Convention
ACTE is proud to announce that best-selling author and national speaker, Neil Howe, will speak at the ACTE 2003 Annual Convention in Orlando in December, where he will release a new book in his best-selling series about generations in America. Howe's...
Capitol View
Put Your Program in the Spotlight-Standing Out to DecisionmakersWith so many worthy issues competing for the attention of elected officials these days, it takes time and hard work to raise the profile of an issue to capture the attention of policymakers....
Career Tech Programs: Helping Teenage Mothers
Good things are happening for teenage mothers and their young children in a setting that's traditionally been labeled a school for "bad kids." Emerson Alternative School, one of the oldest alternative schools in Oklahoma, finds family and consumer...
Career Tech Programs: Helping Teenage Mothers
Good things are happening for teenage mothers and their young children in a setting that's traditionally been labeled a school for "bad kids."Emerson Alternative School, one of the oldest alternative schools in Oklahoma, finds family and consumer sciences...
Health Occupations Education Division Report
The Health Occupations Education Division focuses on the preparation of health care providers for current and future needs. Career training areas include dental assisting, dental hygiene, medical assisting, medical technician, nursing, veterinary assistants...
I Am a Career Tech Teacher and Proud of It
I am a career tech teacher, and I am proud of it. I take every opportunity to tell people about it. But I often get asked, "Just what is this career tech?" While there are different terms used by different people to describe career tech--career...
Improving Reading Proficiency through CTE
Career and technical education (CTE) has enormous potential to develop the reading proficiency levels of its students. Significant strides toward this goal can be made through simple, yet fundamental, changes in teaching practices. The decision...
Improving Student Performance with the Interactive Metronome
Since first becoming available commercially in 1999, the Interactive Metronome's use has been growing, and it is now offered through a national network of more than 1,000 hospitals, clinics and schools throughout the United States and Canada. The...
Improving Student Performance with the Interactive Metronome
Since first becoming available commercially in 1999, the Interactive Metronome's use has been growing, and it is now offered through a national network of more than 1,000 hospitals, clinics and schools throughout the United States and Canada.The Interactive...
Jaguar F1 Design Challenge at TSA Conference
At the 25th national conference of the Technology Student Association (TSA) this past June, middle and high school students with all interest in becoming engineers had the opportunity to participate in the Jaguar F1 Team in Schools demonstration competitive...
Jaguar F1 Design Challenge at TSA Conference
At the 25th national conference of the Technology Student Association (TSA) this past June, middle and high school students with an interest in becoming engineers had the opportunity to participate in the Jaguar F1 Team in Schools demonstration competitive...
Making the Case for Tech Prep
As the evidence comes in, it may be building a strong case for tech prep.Since 1985, when Dale Parnell, "the father of tech prep," wrote The Neglected Majority, tech prep has become another important element in career and technical education's mission...
Making the Case for Tech Prep: As the Evidence Comes in, It May Be Building a Strong Case for Tech Prep
Since 1985, when Dale Parnell, "the father of tech prep," wrote The Neglected Majority, tech prep has become another important element in career and technical education's mission to prepare a skilled workforce for America. Parnell's concept included...
President's Perspective
The beginning of the school year brings many new challenges to career and technical education professionals. The foremost challenge on the national scene is the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act, commonly...
Put Your Program in the Spotlight-Standing out to Decisionmakers
With so many worthy issues competing for the attention of elected officials these days, it takes time and hard work to raise the profile of issue to capture the attention of policymakers. Lyndon Johnson used to say that, "the time to make friends is...
Region I Report
This year Region I will cosponsor its Fall Conference with the National Council of local Administrators of Career and Technical Education. The theme is the Best of The Best, demonstrating and creating quality in career and technical education (CTE)....
Technical College Honored with International Education Award
Among the programs honored in 2003 with an Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education by the Institute of International Education (IIE) is Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Andrew Heiskell Awards...
Technical College Honored with International Education Award
Among the programs honored in 2003 with an Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education by the Institute of International Education (IIE) is Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) in Appleton, Wisconsin.The Andrew Heiskell Awards were...
TESOL's Position on High-Stakes Testing
The Board of Directors of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) recently approved a position opposing high-stakes testing of English language learners in the United States, noting that these students are at a linguistic disadvantage...
The Core Connection CTE and Academics: A Perfect Fit
We're all unfortunately familiar with the idea that career and technical education (CTE) is inferior to good old reading, writing and 'rithmetic and that it is suited only for those students who can't "cut it" on the academic track. This view seems to...
The Core Connection: CTE and Academics: A Perfect Fit
We're all unfortunately familiar with the idea that career and technical education (CTE) is inferior to good old reading, writing and 'rithmetic and that it is suited only for those students who can't "cut it" on the academic track. This view seems...
Vital Virtual Hands-On Learning
At a Massachusetts high school, a career and technical education teacher is working with other teachers at the school to create projects that bring scientific theories and principles to life.Over the past few years, schools have responded to one budget...
Vital Virtual Hands-On Learning: At a Massachusetts High School, a Career and Technical Education Teacher Is Working with Other Teachers at the School to Create Projects That Bring Scientific Theories and Principles to Life
Over the past few years, schools have responded to one budget crisis after another by cutting programs and shifting priorities. Steve Smith, a long-time technology education teacher watched with disappointment while his school, like many others, reduced...
Water, Water, Everywhere Yet Do I Dare to Drink?
An example of excellence in integration and interdisciplinary educationCareer academies are not new in Florida. They can be found throughout the state in every possible locale. One rural career academy school with approximately 200 students, and a nine-year...
Water, Water, Everywhere Yet Do I Dare to Drink? an Example of Excellence in Integration and Interdisciplinary Education
Career academies are not new in Florida. They can be found throughout the state in every possible locale. One rural career academy school with approximately 200 students, and a nine-year history, Jackson Academy of Applied Technology (JAAT) in Marianna,...
Working Smarter Not Harder (Part IV)
Our young adults do not see very far into the future. Two of their frequently asked questions go something like, "Why do we have to do this? How is this going to benefit mel" Responding how it will be good for them in their adult lives does not seem...
Working Smarter, Not Harder (Part IV): Sandy LaBelle, the Author of Teaching Smarter, Returns This Month with Her Fourth September Article for Techniques. We Hope These Ideas Help You Begin Your New School Year with New Ways to Reduce Teacher Stress and Fatigue and Increase Student Responsibility
Our young adults do not see very far into the future. Two of their frequently asked questions go something like, "Why do we have to do this? How is this going to benefit me?" Responding how it will be good for them in their adult lives does not seem...