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. 82, No. 6, September

2007 ACTE Convention and Career Tech Expo
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) invites you to attend the premiere professional development event of the year for career and technical educators. For excellent speakers, interesting sessions, and valuable networking there...
Alternative Routes to Certify Career and Technical Education Teachers
Understanding why teachers leave the field is important when developing teacher education programs with conceptual frameworks that counter reasons for teacher attrition.Meeting the demand for qualified teachers is a challenge in all areas of education....
Alternative Routes to Certify Career and Technical Education Teachers: Understanding Why Teachers Leave the Field Is Important When Developing Teacher Education Programs with Conceptual Frameworks That Counter Reasons for Teacher
Meeting the demand for qualified teachers is a challenge in all areas of education. One solution being utilized is the implementation of alternative certification (AC) programs which give individuals opportunities to earn their teaching certificates...
A Successful Induction into the Teaching Profession
FOR THE NEW CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHER, A TEACHER INDUCTION PROGRAM AND PEER MENTORING CAN MAKE THE FIRST TEAR A MUCH MORE POSITIVE EXPERIENCE.The teacher most likely to leave the profession is the new teacher, according to much of the latest...
A Successful Induction into the Teaching Profession: For the New Career and Technical Education Teacher, a Teacher Induction Program and Peer Mentoring Can Make the First Year a Much More Positive Experience
The teacher most likely to leave the profession is the new teacher, according to much of the latest research. A recent report on research into teacher recruitment and retention by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) notes that teacher attrition...
Diesel Technician
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S OCCUPATIONAL Outlook Handbook defines the diesel service technician as someone who repairs and maintains the diesel engines that power transportation equipment such as heavy trucks, buses and...
Diesel Technician
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S OCCUPATIONAL Outlook Handbook defines the diesel service technician as someone who repairs and maintains the diesel engines that power transportation equipment such as heavy trucks, buses and locomotives. The diesel engine...
Doing Our Part
WELCOME BACK TO WHAT WILL SURELY BE A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR! In a time of increased teacher shortages, we as members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) must be actively involved in the recruitment, training and retention...
Don't Miss the Event of the Year
Don't miss the 2007 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taking place December 13-15, this event promises to be an exciting networking and professional development opportunity. There's still time to take advantage of the...
Don't Miss the Event of the Year
Don't miss the 2007 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taking place December 13-15, this event promises to be an exciting networking and professional development opportunity. There's still time to take advantage of the...
Establish Postsecondary Preparation and Expectations for All
FIRST IN A YEARLONG SERIES, THIS ARTICLE WILL MORE CLOSESLY EXAMINE THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN ACTE'S POSTSECONDARY REFORM POSITION STATEMENT,"EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES: POSTSECONDARY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND PREPARING TOMORROW'S WORKFORCE."THE...
Establish Postsecondary Preparation and Expectations for All: First in a Yearlong Series, This Article Will More Closely Examine the Recommendations Made in ACTE'S Postsecondary Reform Position Statement, "Expanding Opportunities: Postsecondary Career and Technical Education and Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce."
THE FIRST RECOMMENDATION IN ACTE'S postsecondary reform position statement is to establish postsecondary preparation and expectations for all. Throughout the country, and in each individual community, education leaders must ensure that all students...
Exploring the Need for Data-Driven Decision Making in CTE
THE CARL D. PERKINS CAREER AND TECHNICAL Improvement Act of 2006, which went into effect on July 1, is more than a reauthoriration of the 1998 Perkins law. The expanded law emphasizes the integration of more rigorous and relevant academics with technical...
Foundational Skills: The Currency That Purchases Opportunity in Tomorrow's Workplace
EDUCATORS AND BUSINESS LEADERS ARE CONFRONTING a serious challenge related to the gap between the skills individuals possess and those required in the workplace. Employers continue to express, in survey after survey, that job applicant pools are lacking...
Good Writing Skills Essential for Student Success
THE BASIC LITERACY SKILLS OF HIGH SCHOOL students have been lamented in a plethora of education reports in recent times. One of them, an Achieve report in 2005, found that only 32 percent of students who graduate high school in four years have mastered...
Good Writing Skills Essential for Student Success
THE BASIC LITERACY SKILLS OF HIGH SCHOOL students have been lamented in a plethora of education reports in recent times. One of them, an Achieve report in 2005, found that only 32 percent of students who graduate high school in four years have mastered...
Helping Students Get Past Math Anxiety
MATH ANXIETY CAN BEGIN AS EARLY AS THE FOURTH GRADE AND PEAKS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL. IT CAN BE CAUSED BY PAST CLASSROOM EXPERIENCES, PARENTAL INFLUENCES, AND REMEMBERING POOR PAST MATH PERFORMANCE.SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF AMERICANS STOP studying...
Helping Students Get Past Math Anxiety: Math Anxiety Can Begin as Early as the Fourth Grade and Peaks in Middle School and High School. It Can Be Caused by Past Classroom Experiences, Parental Influences, and Remembering Poor Past Math Performance
SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF AMERICANS STOP studying math before they have completed the educational requirements for their career or job, according to the National Research Council. Math anxiety may pose a significant concern for high school career and...
Identity Theft: Protect Yourself
JUST RECENTLY, I OPENED UP MY MAIL TO FIND QUITE a bit of a shock. At my residence in Washington D.C., I had rung up close to $1,300 in phone bills, absconded from any responsibility in paying off the bill, and all three nationwide consumer reporting...
Justesen Discusses the Future of CTE: Troy Justesen, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Sat Down with ACTE's Catherine Imperatore to Discuss Career and Technical Education
ACTE: What do you think should be the biggest priority for career and technical education leaders over the next five years? Justesen: That's a very good question; it's a very interesting question. I think that there are a number of priorities that...
Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation: Lesson Learned at the University of Wisconsin-Stout
If you are considering developing or participating in an online program like the University of Wisconsin-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Career, Technical Education and Training program, here are some elements to consider. Program Development ...
Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation: Lessons Learned at the University of Wisconsin-Stout
If you are considering developing or participating in an online program like the University of Wisconsin-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Career, Technical Education and Training program, here are some elements to consider.Program DevelopmentDo the program...
Q & A: Justesen Discusses the Future of CTE
Troy Justesen, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, sat down with ACTE's Catherine Imperatore to discuss career and technical education.ACT El What do you think should be the biggest priority for career and technical...
Supporting New Career and Technical Teachers in L.A. County
In Los Angeles County, an in-service program gives new career tech teachers a good start, and the support they need throughout the year. The Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program (LACOROP) is a collaborative of the Los Angeles County...
Teacher Education in an Interdisciplinary Cohort Model
THE WORD "RESPONSIBLY" IS CRITICAL BECAUSE THERE ARE TEACHER PREPARATION "BOOT CAMPS" AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT PREPARE TEACHERS IN A MATTER OF WEEKS.The Interdisciplinary Cohort Model of Teacher Preparation at the University of Kentucky has been successful...
Teacher Education in an Interdisciplinary Cohort Model: The Word "Responsibly" Is Critical Because There Are Teacher Preparation "Boot Camps" around the Country That Prepare Teachers in a Matter of Weeks
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Interdisciplinary Cohort Model of Teacher Preparation at the University of Kentucky has been successful in preparing business and marketing teachers in a one-year period, has made educational foundations an integral part...
Teacher's Passion: Results in Prize-Winning Students
THREE OF HER STUDENTS' FILMS WERE AMONG 12 ENTRIES SELECTED TO BE SHOWCASED BY SXSW-OUT OF 3,100 HIGH SCHOOL SUBMISSIONS.FOR KAREN SEIMEARS, BECOMING A TEACHER HAS allowed her to pass on to her students the invaluable knowledge that she garnered during...
Teacher's Passion: Results in Prize-Winning Students: Three of Her Students' Films Were among 12 Entries Selected to Be Showcased by SXSW-Out of 3,100 High School Submissions
FOR KAREN SEIMEARS, BECOMING A TEACHER HAS allowed her to pass on to her students the invaluable knowledge that she garnered during her career in the film industry. When she first entered the industry, she wanted to make movies--but she also wanted...
The Career Clusters Initiative: Three States Outline Implementation Progress
CAREER CLUSTERS PREPARE LEARNERS OF ALL AGES FOR THE INFORMATION AGE AS SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND EMPLOYERS STRIVE FOR HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE AND MATH, TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS.THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF State Directors of Career...
The Career Clusters Initiative: Three States Outline Implementation Progress: Career Clusters Prepare Learners of All Ages for the Information Age as Schools, Colleges and Employers Strive for Higher Achievement in Science and Math, Technical Skills and Communication Skills
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) continues to drive the career clusters initiative--one that began as several federal projects in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Rich Katt, Nebraska...
The Clark County Skills Center
THE CLARK COUNTY SKILLS CENTER IN VANCOUVER, Washington, is in the planning stages for celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2008 Diesel technology is one of the original programs offered when the school began in 1983, and it remains a strong component...
The Clark County Skills Center
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTTHE CLARK COUNTY SKILLS CENTER IN VANCOUVER, Washington is in the planning stages for celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2008. Diesel technology is one of the original programs offered when the school began in 1983, and it remains a...
The Status of CTE Teacher Education Today
The old models for CTE teacher preparation are no longer producing adequate numbers of well-prepared teachers as they once did.Perhaps it's time to try something new.Regardless of what career and technical educators may think about the No Child Left...
The Status of CTE Teacher Education Today: The Old Models for CTE Teacher Preparation Are No Longer Producing Adequate Numbers of Well-Prepared Teachers as They Once Did
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Regardless of what career and technical educators may think bout the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, it is difficult to argue against its stated goals to improve public schools, increase student learning, and place a highly...
The Value of Advocacy
ALL OF THE ADVOCACY WORK INITIATED BY ACTE is effective only if supported and promoted by the membership at large. The ACTE staff spends a lot of time communicating with congressional staff, federal agencies and other audiences, but that messaging...
Traditional Yet Progressive: A Twist on Teacher Preparation
DEVELOPING THE CTET CURRICULUM TO BE DELIVERED ONLINE WASN'T JUST A FLY-BY-NIGHT DECISION. AS ANY MAJOR CHANGE CAUSES A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF CURRENT PRACTICES, BELIEFS AND GOALS, SO DID THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING CTET COURSES FOR ONLINE DELIVERY.At...
Traditional Yet Progressive: A Twist on Teacher Preparation: Developing the CTET Curriculum to Be Delivered Online Wasn't Just a Fly-by-Night Decision. as Any Major Change Causes a Critical Examination of Current Practices, Beliefs and Goals, So Did the Process of Developing CTET Courses for Online Delivery
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] At the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout), students can work toward earning a Bachelor of Science in Career, Technical Education and Training (CTET) without leaving home. Since 1918, UW-Stout has been a pioneer in preparing...
Who Is Smarter, CTE or Other Students? A Five-Year High-Stakes Test Score Comparison Answers the Question
THE QUESTION SHOULD ACTUALLY BE, "IS A RAW score comparison a fair and accurate measure between the two groups?" The answer is: No, career and technical education (CTE) students scored lower than other students in four out of five years during this...