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. 84, No. 4, April

Achieve 100 Award Winners
ACTE would like to congratulate and thank the schools below for achieving 100 percent ACTE membership participation among their career and technical educators in 2008! These schools display their strong support for CTE daily and should be held in high...
Achieve 100 Award Winners
ACTE would like to congratulate and thank the schools below for achieving 100 percent ACTE membership participation among their career and technical educators in 2008! These schools display their strong support for GTE daily and should be held in high...
A Closer Look at Programs of Study
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PROGRAMS OF STUDY MUST INCORPORATE SECONDARY AND POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ELEMENTS; INCLUDE ACADEMIC AND CAREER AND TECHNICAL CONTENT IN A COORDINATED NON-DUPLICATIVE PROGRESSION OF COURSES; AND LEAD TO AN INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED...
A New Vision for CTE Research: The National CTE Research Agenda Logic Model
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] LOG * IC -NOUN 1. The science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference. 2. A particular method of reasoning or argumentation. 3. The system or principles of reasoning applicable to...
An Interview with Carroll McGillin
An Interview with Carroll McGillin, national initiatives manager for the Cisco Networking Academy.ACTE: So tell us about the Cisco Networking Academy.CM: The Cisco Academy has been in place for the past 11 years. It was launched in 1997. It is a unique...
An Interview with Carroll McGillin: An Interview with Carroll McGillin, National Initiatives Manager for the Cisco Networking Academy
ACTE: So tell us about the Cisco Networking Academy. CM: The Cisco Academy has been in place for the past 11 years. It was launched in 1997. It is a unique public/ private partnership--with education, state, local and national governments and community...
Building Green the Right Way
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and cluster leader for the Architecture and Construction career cluster, Home Builders Institute (HBI) has a vested interest in keeping...
Building Pathways That Lead to Jobs in Energy and Environmental Sustainability
BUILDING PATHWAYS THAT LEAD TO JOBS IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY will be a major focus of career and technical education (CTE) in the 21st century. Learn more about the emergence of the green workforce and the development of green school...
Community College of Allegheny County
THE RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (CCAC) IS THE RESULT OF A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP between the college and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). UPMC needed to develop a larger base of qualified...
Community College of Allegheny County
THE RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (CCAC) IS THE RESULT OF A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP between the college and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). UPMC needed to develop a larger base of qualified candidates...
Connecting Career Image and Reality: Cosmetology Gets a Makeover
STUDENTS EARNING A COSMETOLOGY LICENSE TODAY MUST COMPLETE A CURRICULUM THAT INCLUDES A SOLID CORE OF ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND EVEN ELECTRICITY.CHANCES ARE BETTER THAN AVERAGE THAT IF YOU ASKED SOMEONE IN A CROWD TO DESCRIBE THE STUDY OF COSMETOLOGY,...
Connecting Career Image and Reality: Cosmetology Gets a Makeover: Students Earning a Cosmetology License Today Must Complete a Curriculum That Includes a Solid Core of Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry and Even Electricity
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CHANCES ARE BETTER THAN AVERAGE THAT IF YOU ASKED SOMEONE IN A CROWD TO DESCRIBE THE STUDY OF COSMETOLOGY, their definition would not include physiology, chemistry and other science terminology. Rather, you'd be more likely...
C-TEC: Ohio's First All-Green School
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Driving by the one-story facility on the quiet residential street in rural Ohio, a visitor would never guess the environmentally friendly conservation strategies behind the construction of the Career and Technology Education...
CTE's Role in Energy and Environmental Sustainability
ACTE Issue Briefs are designed to highlight the role of career and technical education (CTE) in a broader issue of national interest. Each Brief is designed to strengthen the voice of CTE related to the specific issue and to draw more attention to...
E-Connect
BUILDING PATHWAYS THAT LEAD TO JOBS IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY will be a major focus of career and technical education (CTE) in the 21st century. Learn more about the emergence of the green workforce and the development of green school...
Going Green!
ALL THIS TALK ABOUT A NEW ECONOMY AND REBUILDING AMERICA'S JOB BASE GOT ME THINKING. What is green living? Much of the national conversation is focused on alternative forms of energy. That is rightfully so; but isn't it funny that Ben Franklin's famous...
Going Solar Yields Long-Term Economical, Educational Benefit$
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] From initiating basic recycling programs to establishing intricate, community-wide plans for ongoing environmental sustainability, more and more public and private schools across the country are making the socially responsible...
Going Solar Yields Long-Term Economical, Educational Benefits
From initiating basic recycling programs to establishing intricate, community-wide plans for ongoing environmental sustainability, more and more public and private schools across the country are making the socially responsible decision to go green. What's...
Harnessing the Power of Wind Energy
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain" is more than just a song lyric for Oklahoma's career and technical education community. It's the acknowledgement of an untapped natural resource that has the potential to translate...
High School Health and Physical Education: Reinforcing the 3 Rs
THE FIRST STEP IN BRINGING ABOUT EDUCATION REFORM IS TO PROVIDE ACADEMIC RIGOR, VOCATIONAL RELEVANCE AND CURRICULA RELATIONSHIPS IN PROGRAMS THAT STUDENTS SEE AS REAL.SURVEY AFTER SURVEY SHOWS THAT EDUCA- TION IS A HIGH PRIORITY WITH THE AMERICAN PUBLIC....
High School Health and Physical Education: Reinforcing the 3 Rs: The First Step in Bringing about Education Reform Is to Provide Academic Rigor, Vocational Relevance and Curricula Relationships in Programs That Students See as Real
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SURVEY AFTER SURVEY SHOWS THAT EDUCATION IS A HIGH PRIORITY WITH THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. Quality education also has bipartisan support with our local, state and nationally elected officials. The challenge is to blend the art...
Information Leadership. Leading with the End in Mind
INFORMATION LEADERSHIP IS AN APPROACH TO LEADERSHIP THAT USES DATA TO DRIVE THE MISSION, VISION AND VALUES INTO THE DAILY WORK.THE LEADERSHIP OF ANY ORGANIZATION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING AND COMMUNICATING A MISSION, AN INSPIRING VISION AND A SET OF...
Information Leadership ... Leading with the End in Mind: Information Leadership Is an Approach to Leadership That Uses Data to Drive the Mission, Vision and Values into the Daily Work
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE LEADERSHIP OF ANY ORGANIZATION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING AND COMMUNICATING A MISSION, AN INSPIRING VISION AND A SET OF CORE VALUES. The leadership is also responsible for establishing a management system to achieve the...
Making the Change to Sustainability: Building Green Builds a Better Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When I was in school, green was the color of one of my crayons arid the vinyl asbestos tiles on the classroom floor. Today, the word "green" has a very different connotation. The age of the green movement and sustainability...
Respiratory Therapist
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS EVALUATE, TREAT AND CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH BREATHING OR CARDIOPULMONARY DISORDERS and may use oxygen, oxygen mixtures, chest physiotherapy and aerosol medications. Under the supervision of a physician,...
Respiratory Therapist
RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS EVALUATE, TREAT AND CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH BREATHING OR CARDIOPULMONARY DISORDERS and may use oxygen, oxygen mixtures, chest physiotherapy and aerosol medications. Under the supervision of a physician, they administer respiratory...
The Green Policy Machine and the CTE Connection
ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE IN MY LIFE INDICATES THAT "GREEN" IS AN ISSUE WHOSE TIME HAS COME. When I ride Washington, D.C.'s, Metro system--our subway--ads proliferate the green theme highlighting alternative energy options such as wind and hydroelectric power;...
The Jigsaw Classroom
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE HISTORY OF THE JIGSAW CLASSROOM TECHNIQUE CAN BE TRACED BACK TO 1971 IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, where it was used to defuse the potentially explosive situation resulting from desegregation of the city's schools. Elliot Aronson,...
The Rewards of Recognition
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CAN IT ACTUALLY BE CONSIDERED AN HONOR TO RECEIVE A FLOPPY RUBBER CHICKEN OR A SET OF CHATTERING TEETH WITH FEET? It can if you work for David Novak. Novak is chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands Inc., home to KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco...
Virginia CTSOs Celebrate CTE Month, Learn to Lobby Legislators
STATE PRESIDENTS REPRESENTING VIRGINIA'S CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (CTSOs) participated in the Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (VACTE) professional leadership seminar held January 15-16 in Richmond, Virginia....