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. 5, May

2004-2005 Election Results
President-Elect Connie C. Smithson of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was elected president-elect for 2004-2005. Smithson is a community engagement facilitator for East Ridge High School. She holds an MS from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a...
2004-2005 Election Results
President-ElectConnie C. Smithson of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was elected president-elect for 2004-2005. Smithson is a community engagement facilitator for East Ridge High School. She holds an MS from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a BS from...
Agricultural Education Division Report
Agricultural Education-It is the Best of Times"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" is the opening sentence of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. In regard to agricultural education, the first half of the sentence is certainly...
Agricultural Education-It Is the Best of Times
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" is the opening sentence of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. In regard to agricultural education, the first half of the sentence is certainly true--it is the best of times. I have been involved...
Do More Than Exist-Live!
O' the Times They are a Changing! The first stanza of Minnesotan Bob Dylan's song: Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You'll be drenched to the bone....
Epsilon Pi Tau Celebrates Its Diamond Jubilee
Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT) was originally conceived and founded on March 13, 1929, by William E. Warner, who is widely known as the founder of Epsilon Pi Tau. An enduring and consistently mutually supportive relationship between a number of internationally...
Executive Directions
By now, many you have received information on the proposed reorganization for ACTE. If not, you can find the proposal beginning on page 38 in this issue of Techniques or on the ACTE website. As I write this column, I am excited by about the endless...
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the Divisions being eliminated?No. The Divisions will become "Community Alliances." They will continue to serve member interests and hold sessions at the Annual Convention. The only change is that they will not have a Vice President on the Board...
Helping Our Students Believe in Themselves
One of my favorite stories is about a fish--not even a smart fish--a dumb one. I think the fish story is so important I use it in my classroom every year. What can our students learn from a dumb fish? You be the judge. Attend just about any well-planned...
High School Pre-Engineering Academies in Oklahoma
Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City launched its Pre-Engineering Academy with 40 high school students this past fall.The U.S. has more than one million jobs available for engineers and well-educated technicians, yet those high paying jobs...
High School Pre-Engineering Academies in Oklahoma: Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City Launched Its Pre-Engineering Academy with 40 High School Students This Past Fall
The U.S. has more than one million jobs available for engineers and well-educated technicians, yet those high paying jobs stand open because there are not enough qualified people to fill them. According to research by the National Alliance for Pre-Engineering...
Interview
Business futurist and best-selling author Roger Herman to speak at the ACTE Las Vegas ConventionRoger E. Herman is a strategic business futurist concentrating on workforce and workplace trends. In addition to serving as chief executive officer of The...
Interview Business Futurist and Best-Selling Author Roger Herman to Speak at the ACTE Las Vegas Convention
Roger E. Herman is a strategic business futurist concentrating on workforce and workplace trends. In addition to serving as chief executive officer of The Herman Group, a North Carolina-based management consulting firm, Herman is also the author of...
Make the Media Part of Your Advocacy Arsenal
We at ACTE are still feeling the energy and passion that so many of you brought to Washington for ACTE's National Policy Seminar in March. Your voices were heard on Capitol Hill, and policymakers continue to know that the career and technical education...
Never Stop Growing
Learning is a lifelong process. That's something career and technical educators are always telling their students, but through their professional development activities they are also practicing what they are preaching.There may be no area of education...
Never Stop Growing: Learning Is a Lifelong Process. That's Something Career and Technical Educators Are Always Telling Their Students, but through Their Professional Development Activities They Are Also Practicing What They Are Preaching
There may be no area of education where professional development is more crucial than it is in career and technical education (CTE). Not only do ever-changing technologies mean that skills must be continuously updated, but it seems we are always fighting...
New Assessment and Reporting Tools for Today's Adult Educator
The adult education market today is one of the fastest growing segments of post-secondary education in the country. There are more than four-million students participating in basic adult education programs nationwide and countless other adults re-entering...
New Flexible Policies for Becoming 'Highly Qualified'
Three new policies announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige in March are intended to give teachers greater flexibility in demonstrating that they are highly qualified under the No Child Left Behind Act. The policies, which took effect immediately,...
Organization Review and Assessment Task Force
Gene Callahan (OK), Chair - PastACTE/AVA President, AdministratorTulsa Technology Center6111 East Skelly DrivePO Box 477200Tulsa, OK 74147-7200Thomas Ardoin (LA) - State President,Region IVEvangeline Parish Schools1123 Te Mamou RoadVille Platte, LA 70586Ronald...
Portfolios, Portfolios, Portfolios
A word relatively new to education but used for years in the art sector, a portfolio is a sampling of work done by someone in anticipation of getting a job. Is that the only application of a portfolio? Is paper in a bag the only format?In education we...
Proposed ACTE Reorganization
Letter from the ACTE Reorganization Chair, Gene Callahan Fellow ACTE Members: Change is never easy. We are all keenly aware of this fact in our daily lives. Yet we successfully navigate the change process. So too must ACTE! As part of its...
Proposed ACTE Reorganization
A time for action"There are risks and costs to a program of action . . . but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."John F. KennedyIn July 2003, the ACTE Board of Directors appointed an Organization Review and...
Proposed Organizational Structure
MembersMembers: Institutional* Includes high schools, technical and career centers, curriculum centers, community colleges, universities.* Receives all communication/information in all formats.* Includes membership for leadership (Board, CEO, CFO). Dues...
Student Portfolios: Documenting Success
Traditionally, portfolios have been used as a visual arts tool showcasing an artist's accomplishments and personally favored works. Today, maintaining a portfolio in the classroom has been found to have many uses both to the teacher and the student....
Teacher Portfolios: Displaying the Art of Teaching
The more poetic among us may describe a teacher portfolio as a representation of a teacher's individual experience, accomplishments and philosophy, as well as a vehicle for personal reflection, while the more practical might call it simply a detailed,...
Teacher Portfolios: Displaying the Art of Teaching: The More Poetic among Us May Describe a Teacher Portfolio as a Representation of a Teacher's Individual Experience, Accomplishments and Philosophy, as Well as a Vehicle for Personal Reflection, While the More Practical Might Call It Simply a Detailed, Three-Dimensional Resume
A portfolio can convey a teacher's beliefs, knowledge and skills. An artist uses a portfolio to display artistic talent, and a teacher can use his or her portfolio to display teaching talent and teaching style. A teacher's portfolio may be used...
Technology Education Division Report
Technology Education Division Vice President-ElectGeorge E. Rogers has been elected Technology Education Division vice president-elect. Dr. Rogers is an associate professor and coordinator of technology teacher education at Purdue University. He holds...
The 2004 ACTE National Policy Seminar
More than 500 career and technical educators came to Washington, D.C., in March to advocate for stronger federal education and training policies. This year's National Policy Seminar (NPS), held March 14-16, 2004, featured dynamic speakers, educational...
The 2004 ACTE National Policy Seminar
More than 500 career and technical educators came to Washington, D.C., in March to advocate for stronger federal education and training policies. This year's National Policy Seminar (NPS), held March 14-16, 2004, featured dynamic speakers, educational...
The Winners' Circle: Learn a Little More about the Teachers Who Received Top Honors at the ACTE Convention in Orlando This Past December
Clifford D. Vrieze, ACTE Teacher of the Year Clifford Vrieze's involvement with agriculture education goes back to high school, when he attended what he describes as a very good comprehensive high school with very good instructors. After graduating...
Tips for Writing Winning Resumes: Answers to Students' Most Frequently Asked Questions
With double-digit unemployment rates facing teenage job seekers, adolescents need all the help they can get in securing employment. One step in the job seeking process is the development of resumes that will win employment interviews. Whether they...