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. 81, No. 7, October

ACTE Announces Perkins Pre-Convention Workshop
Now that Perkins has been reauthorized, ACTE is helping its members through the implementation process with a full-day pre-Convention Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 29. This workshop is designed to provide comprehensive technical assistance...
ACTE Announces Perkins Pre-Convention Workshop
Now that Perkins has been reauthorized, ACTE is helping its members through the implementation process with a full-day pre-Convention Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 29.This workshop is designed to provide comprehensive technical assistance...
ACTE Bylaws
2006 Proposed Amendments Article III--Membership A. Eligibility Any individual interested in the mission and purposes of the association shall be eligible for membership. B. Classification of Members The Association shall consist of four...
ACTE Bylaws
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes "strike-through" in the original text omitted.)2006 Proposed Amendments Article III-MembershipA. EligibilityAny individual interested in the mission and purposes of the association shall be eligible for...
ACTE Launches Webcast Series of Best Practices
On October 3, ACTE will launch the latest communication vehicle for career and technical educators. The ACTE Webcast Series will begin with an in-depth look at the Auburn Career Center, located in Concord, Ohio, and its new Technology Learning Center....
ACTE Launches Webcast Series of Best Practices
On October 3, ACTE will launch the latest communication vehicle for career and technical educators. The ACTE Webcast Series will begin with an in-depth look at the Auburn Career Center, located in Concord, Ohio, and its new Technology Learning Center.This...
A Toy or a Teaching Tool? the Use of Audience-Response Systems in the Classroom
TELEVISION SHOWS SUCH AS "WHO WANTS TO be a Millionaire?" and "America's Funniest Home Videos" use audience-response systems. Members of the audience use handheld "clickers" to register their opinions or vote. This technology is now moving to the classroom....
Carpe Diem
WHO IS THAT WOMAN IN THE PICTURE? IT'S ME; THE NEW ME. Or is it just the updated me or Jan 2.0? Whatever you want to call it, to me, it is just a new picture of the same person. But to many people it represents change. I don't know how many people...
Computer Software Engineer
COMPUTER SOFTWARE ENGINEERS USE CREATIVE problem-solving ability as they apply the principles of computer science, engineering and math toward the design, development and testing of software and computer systems. According to the Occupational Outlook...
Computer Software Engineer
COMPUTER SOFTWARE ENGINEERS USE CREATIVE problem-solving ability as they apply the principles of computer science, engineering and math toward the design, development and testing of software and computer systems.According to the Occupational Outlook...
Contemporary Business Administration Curricula
IN TODAY'S BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION, THE NATIONAL STANDARDS REFLECT A BROAD BUSINESS CONTEXT.WHAT TO TEACH? IT IS THIS MOST BASIC of questions that defines who we are. As answered by national initiatives, state education departments, legislated...
Contemporary Business Administration Curricula: In Today's Business and Marketing Education, the National Standards Reflect a Broad Business Context
WHAT TO TEACH? IT IS THIS MOST BASIC of questions that defines who we are. As answered by national initiatives, state education departments, legislated standards and, most importantly, local teachers, decisions on how to use our limited time with students...
Create a Positive School Culture That Stresses Personalization in Planning and Decision-Making
THIS ARTICLE IS THE SECOND IN A YEARLONG SERIES THAT WILL MORE CLOSELY EXAMINE THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN ACTE'S HIGH SCHOOL REFORM POSITION STATEMENT, REINVENTING THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, AND HIGHLIGHT BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTING...
Create a Positive School Culture That Stresses Personalization in Planning and Decision-Making: This Article Is the Second in a Yearlong Series That Will More Closely Examine the Recommendations Made in ACTE's High School Reform Position Statement, Reinventing the American High School for the 21st Century, and Highlight Best Practices for Implementing Each of the Recommendations
THE SECOND RECOMMENDATION IN ACTE'S high school reform position statement is to create a positive school culture that stresses personalization in planning and decision-making. Today's high school students face a broad array of education and career...
Grade Books in the 21st Century
FROM CALCULATING AND RECORDING GRADES, to tracking student progress and attendance, the tasks teachers face in managing classroom records can be time consuming and tedious. That's why so many teachers are changing from pencils, paper and calculators...
Grade Books in the 21st Century
FROM CALCULATING AND RECORDING GRADES, to tracking student progress and attendance, the tasks teachers face in managing classroom records can be time consuming and tedious. That's why so many teachers are changing from pencils, paper and calculators...
Helping Your Students Manage Their Time
IF TIME MANAGEMENT IS CONSIDERED A "SOFT SKILL," THEN WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LEARN?High school students can be some very busy young people. In addition to school, homework, and family obligations, they often have after-school jobs or internships, and they...
Helping Your Students Manage Their Time: If Time Management Is Considered a "Soft Skill" Then Why Is It So Hard to Learn?
High school students can be some very busy young people. In addition to school, homework, and family obligations, they often have after-school jobs or internships, and they may belong to a career and technical student organization. Without effective...
Its Time Has Come for You and Your Schools
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY IS ONE OF THOSE IDEAS WHOSE TIME HAS COME FOR ENGINEERING SUCCESS IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD OF PROJECT LEAD The Way, Inc. (PLTW), a national organization, located in 1,800 schools in 46 states and England,...
Its Time Has Come for You and Your Schools: Project Lead the Way Is One of Those Ideas Whose Time Has Come for Engineering Success in Career and Technical Education
IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD OF PROJECT LEAD The Way, Inc. (PLTW), a national organization, located in 1,800 schools in 46 states and England, engaging more than 225,000 students in hands-on learning, affiliating with more than 30 national colleges/universities,...
Mississippi Graduates Impact New Orleans Recovery Efforts
IN THE AFTERMATH OF KATRINA, NORTHEAST Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) graduates have proven to be valuable assets. The construction engineering technology program at NEMCC works hard to combine industry-based technical requirements with critical...
Newsclips
"Unmotivated Students, High School Dropouts Find Other Options"-MTV.com, August 11, 2006MTV News reports on the National Guard Youth Challenge Program. The program, run by the National Guard, is a co-ed voluntary program which operates in 23 states and...
Organize for More Time
The song "Time Is on My Side" was popularized by the rock band The Rolling Stones in the 1960s, but they clearly had not spoken to any career and technical education teachers. From responsibilities in the classroom, sponsoring career and technical...
Preparing a Facilities Master Plan
THE SECOND IN OUR SERIES IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTS FOR LEARNING EXAMINES THE STEPS IN CREATING A FACILITIES MASTER PLAN.LAST MONTH WE ASKED YOU TO CONSIDER facilities as a more integral part of your overall strategy for improving learning in your institution....
Preparing a Facilities Master Plan: The Second in Our Series Improving Environments for Learning Examines the Steps in Creating a Facilities Master Plan
LAST MONTH WE ASKED YOU TO CONSIDER facilities as a more integral part of your overall strategy for improving learning in your institution. This month we're going to start on the "how to." The first step in the process is one of the biggest--creating...
Product Showcase
EQUIPMENTNew LEGO set teaches scientific inquiryLEGO Education introduces an innovative science & technology set designed to help students, in grades 4 through 12, develop skills in scientific inquiry, physical science, technology, teamwork and problem-solving....
The Post-Reauthorization Era
NOW THAT THE PERKINS ACT HAS FINALLY BEEN reauthorized, career and technical educators are taking steps toward implementing the new law. States will soon begin to develop implementation plans, and states and local school districts will start to focus...
Time Management for Administrators
ADMINISTRATORS FACE A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES when it comes to managing their time effectively, but one of the first things they learn is that it is important to set priorities--but do so with a certain amount of flexibility. "You must prioritize your...
Tips for Taming Time
THE AUTHOR OF TEACHING SMARTER AND TEACHING SMARTER II RETURNS WITH TECHNIQUES DESIGNED TO REDUCE TEACHER STRESS AND FATIGUE, WHILE PRODUCING MORE RESPONSIBLE STUDENTS.It's great to visit with you again! I recently retired and am now totally focused...
Tips for Taming Time: The Author of Teaching Smarter and Teaching Smarter II Returns with Techniques Designed to Reduce Teacher Stress and Fatigue, While Producing More Responsible Students
It's great to visit with you again! I recently retired and am now totally focused on sharing specific ideas to help teachers stay in the profession they love and have an energetic life outside the classroom. As you may remember from my previous...
To Law School and beyond for Former FBLA Chapter President
INVALUABLE SKILLS LEARNED IN CTSO HAS HELPED THIS FORMER OFFICER ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS.FOR 28-YEAR-OLD GEORGIA NATIVE TIFFANY HOGAN, the skills that she learned as a high school career-tech student have continued to serve her well on her meandering...
To Law School and beyond for Former FBLA Chapter President: Invaluable Skills Learned in CTSO Has Helped This Former Officer on the Road to Success
FOR 28-YEAR-OLD GEORGIA NATIVE TIFFANY HOGAN, the skills that she learned as a high school career-tech student have continued to serve her well on her meandering journey that has landed her in law school. As a freshman at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville,...
Vermont Technical College
THE COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY program at Vermont Technical College prepares students for careers in fields such as network administration, systems administration, hardware design and software engineering. Students in the program now have the...
Vermont Technical College
THE COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY program at Vermont Technical College prepares students for careers in fields such as network administration, systems administration, hardware design and software engineering. Students in the program now have the option...