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. 79, No. 6, September

2004-2005: ACTE Business-Education Partners
Their success tomorrow depends on your success today!These members of the ACTE Business-Education Partnership all have an urgent interest in your success as a career and technical educator. They are educators, suppliers of teaching materials, education...
ACTE Member Benefits
Members of ACTE receive much more than just a free subscription to Techniques, and the association continually evaluates its member benefit programs to ensure their effectiveness and value to members. The following member benefit programs are currently...
Auburn Career Center: A Model for Interdisciplinary & Team Teaching
As Ohio's first career center, Auburn Career Center in Concord Township, Ohio, has been at the forefront of new and exciting educational initiatives. Auburn embraces emerging technologies and unique teaching tools to better educate its high school...
Auburn Career Center: A Model for Interdisciplinary & Team Teaching
As Ohio's first career center, Auburn Career Center in Concord Township, Ohio, has been at the forefront of new and exciting educational initiatives. Auburn embraces emerging technologies and unique teaching tools to better educate its high school and...
Basic Utility Vehicle Design Competition
What would you describe as a "car for humanity?" The Institute for Affordable Transportation (IAT) sees it as a simple vehicle that can be assembled almost anywhere by almost anyone to meet everyday needs and is a vehicle that can change lives for...
Department of Education Releases NAVE Report
The U.S. Department of Education released in June the long-awaited National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE) report on the status of vocational education. The NAVE report outlined three prominent benefits of career and technical education:...
Department of Education Releases NAVE Report
The U.S. Department of Education released in June the long-awaited National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE) report on the status of vocational education. The NAVE report outlined three prominent benefits of career and technical education: 1)...
Effective School Leadership
Forty years after President Kennedy noted the connection, The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) stated in its publication Leadership Matters: Building Leadership Capacity that "Leadership promotes learning." But what goes into making an effective...
Health Science Technology Education Division Report
HSTE Division Overview This year has been a journey for the Health Division. The members who attended convention voted on the names that had been published for consideration, making the new name Health Science Technology Education. The name change...
Integrating Occupational and Academic Skills across the Curriculum
Historically, career-technical teachers have focused primarily on the development of technical knowledge and skills, leaving the core academics to the teachers of math, science, language arts and other disciplines. Teachers as a whole have tended to...
Interdisciplinary and Team Teaching: How Do We Make It Work?
Integrating academic and career tech curriculum is one of the primary objectives of the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act (1998 reauthorization) and a guiding principle of the School to Work Opportunities Act. It has proven to be an invaluable...
Interview One of America and Australia's Most Popular Professional Speakers, Amanda Gore, to Speak at ACTE Las Vegas Convention
In her mission to reduce stress, improve communication, build personal and professional relationships and develop teams of trusting and collaborative colleagues, Amanda Gore explores the mind-body connection and its relationship to good health. ...
Interview: One of America and Australia's Most Popular Professional Speakers, Amanda Gore, to Speak at ACTE Las Vegas Convention
In her mission to reduce stress, improve communication, build personal and professional relationships and develop teams of trusting and collaborative colleagues, Amanda Gore explores the mind-body connection and its relationship to good health.Gore,...
Make Local Data Work for You: Research Can Make an Impact on Policymakers
Back to school--already? There's probably a lot on your plate at this time of year. In this busy election season, the same is true for your Members of Congress. With Perkins funding and reauthorization on the line, how can you have an impact on career...
New Technical High School Opens in St. Louis
New Name and New Slogan for SkillsUSA-VICAAs of September 1, which marks the organization's new membership year, SkillsUSA-VICA officially becomes SkillsUSA. The new slogan-introduced during the 2003 national conference-is "SkillsUSA: Champions at Work."According...
Picture This
This simple example can illustrate both the breadth and depth that can be achieved through brainstorming academic content from a technical skill. Ask the question, "How many technical and academic knowledge and skill proficiencies can be achieved by...
President's Perspective
"Change is more rapid, more complex, more turbulent, and more unpredictable than ever before."--George Land, author of Grow or Die Today's world is filled with rapid change that is incomparable to any other time in history. In yesterday's way of...
Region III Report
Building a Community of SupportHello from Wisconsin! My name is Bryan Albrecht and I am your new Region III vice president. It is an honor for me to serve ACTE and represent you on issues that challenge our profession. I am fortunate to have a strong...
Region III Report: Building a Community of Support
Hello from Wisconsin! My name is Bryan Albrecht and I am your new Region III vice president. It is an honor for me to serve ACTE and represent you on issues that challenge our profession. I am fortunate to have a strong Region with exceptional leadership...
School Technology
FUTURE FOCUSStill a Primary Concern for States, but Challenges RemainAs states grapple with tight budgets, educational technology is often among the first in line to face cuts, even though technology could prove to be an essential tool in the classroom.In...
School Technology: Still a Primary Concern for States, but Challenges Remain
As states grapple with tight budgets, educational technology is often among the first in line to face cuts, even though technology could prove to be an essential tool in the classroom. In the 2002-03 school year, technology spending for schools...
Sharing Career Tech Success across State Borders
Charged with the task of planning the creation of career-technical education centers in New Mexico, a delegation of state education program administrators from the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) took a three-day road trip to Oklahoma...
Sharing Career Tech Success across State Borders
Charged with the task of planning the creation of career-technical education centers in New Mexico, a delegation of state education program administrators from the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) took a three-day road trip to Oklahoma...
Success Strategies for Teachers (and Students Too!)
The author of Teachers Touch Eternity, who is also a popular speaker as well as an ACTE member, shares some of her classroom tips for teachers as part of our back-to-school issue.It seems that no sooner than I pack away my classroom supplies and begin...
Success Strategies for Teachers (and Students Too!): The Author of Teachers Touch Eternity, Who Is Also a Popular Speaker as Well as an ACTE Member, Shares Some of Her Classroom Tips for Teachers as Part of Our Back-to-School Issue
It seems that no sooner than I pack away my classroom supplies and begin a welcome summer retreat from the classroom, back-to-school supplies start showing up in the local stores! Have you noticed that? When I first spot them on about the Fourth...
The Game Box
Swat the Spot!This is a decidedly low-tech game that uses two flyswatters. It will work well any time you have facts or vocabulary words to be memorized.Just spread out your vocabulary words on the chalkboard or the wall. Divide the class into two teams....
What's New
EQUIPMENTNew Product for the Welding IndustryThe new Grobet Bear carbide burs were developed especially for the welding and metal fabrication industries by Grobet USA. According to the company, the cut on the burs is designed to handle high tool pressure...
Working the Math
Professional Development in the NRCCTE Math-in-CTE ProjectThe National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the University of Minnesota (NRCCTE) is continuing the national Math-in-CTE project into the 2004-05 school year. We are experimentally...
Working the Math: Professional Development in the NRCCTE Math-in-CTE Project
The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the University of Minnesota (NRCCTE) is continuing the national Math-in-CTE project into the 2004-05 school year. We are experimentally testing the idea that high school students who...
Workshops That Work
As more career and technical educators are faced with integrating academics into their curricula, workshops for teachers may help them to get started.Crystal B. Taylor, Ph.D., director of career, technical and adult education for the Roanoke City Public...
Workshops That Work: As More Career and Technical Educators Are Faced with Integrating Academics into Their Curricula, Workshops for Teachers May Help Them to Get Started
Crystal B. Taylor, Ph.D., director of career, technical and adult education for the Roanoke City Public Schools in Virginia, holds four workshops on integrating academics during the school year. Taylor reports positive feedback from workshop attendees...