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. 87, No. 5, May

2012 Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest Winners
I was 11 years old when I decided that I wanted to be an architect. I built small buildings with LEGO pieces and video tapes. I would draw boxes and squares to make bigger shapes, always thinking about my designs but without any guidelines. My creations...
2012 Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest Winners
Nairn Owens attends Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering High School in Washington, DC.I was 11 years old when I decided that I wanted to be an architect. I built small buildings with LEGO pieces and video tapes. I would draw boxes and...
2012 National Policy Seminar Warp-Up
CTE WORKS! That was the recurring theme that attendees heard at the 2012 National Policy Seminar (NPS) hosted by ACTE. Speakers, workshops and "leave behinds" for Hill visits drove this message home. For those new to the event and lobbying, a preconference...
2012 National Policy Seminar Wrap-Up
CTE WORKS! That was the recurring theme that attendees heard at the 2012 National Policy Seminar (NPS) hosted by ACTE. Speakers, workshops and "leave behinds" for Hill visits drove this message home. For those new to the event and lobbying, a pre-conference...
ACTE Advocacy: A Snapshot of Work in Washington
DURING THE PAST YEAR, THIS COLUMN HAS FOCUSED ON TACTICS AND STRATEGIES intended to support the CTE advocate specific suggestions about how you can advocate with your policymakers and other important stakeholders. ACTE staff use these same tactics...
ACTE Unveils Preferred Future
Over the past year, the ACTE Board of Directors, with input from state associations, affiliate organizations and members, has been working on the development of the Association's preferred future. This plan will direct the Association's planning, staffing...
ACTE Unveils Preferred Future
Over the past year, the ACTE Board of Directors, with input from state associations, affiliate organizations and members, has been working on the development of the Association's preferred future. This plan will direct the Association's planning, staffing...
Aharon Nkwodimmah: A Jack of All Trades (and Careers)
AHaron Nkwodimmah began honing his harboring skills at the age of 12 on his younger brother's head, without permission, of course; lhal didn'l lurn out well lor eilher ol I hern. Bul b\ I he age of 15, Nkwodimmah was known for his "lines." And tor that...
Aharon Nkwodimmah: A Jack of All Trades [and Careers]
Aharon Nkwodimmah began honing his barbering skills at the ate of 12 on his younger brother's head, without permission, of course; that didn't turn out well for either of them. But by the age of 15, Nkwodimmah was known for his "lines." And for that...
An Interview with Darryl Miller, Wrestler and CTE Instructor
Sports medicine teacher Darryl Miller will be traveling to London this summer with the U.S.A. Olympic Wrestling Team.ACTE: What do you do in career and technical education, and where are you doing your educating right now, at what school?Darryl Miller:...
An Interview with Darryl Miller, Wrestler and CTE Instructor: Sports Medicine Teacher Darryl Miller Will Be Traveling to London This Summer with the U.S.A. Olympic Wrestling Team
ACTE: What do you do in career and technical education, and where are you doing your educating right now, at what school? Darryl Miller: Personally. I'm the Sports Medicine Athletic Training Instructor for the Denver Public Schools at C C (Career...
College and Career Readiness in DC: A Snapshot of CTE Integration
Preparing students for college and careers is a task that has drastically changed over time. The days of post-secondary education or a degree guaranteeing employment are things of the past, especialy during instability. times of economic instability....
COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS IN DC: A Snapshots of CTE Integration
Preparing students for college and careers is a !ask lhal lias drastically changed over lime, I'hc days o( post-secondary education or a degree guaraiKeeiiig employment are things of the past, especially during limes ol economic instability. Also gone...
Digitools: Hi-Tech for the Digital Generation
Gening students to learn new technology skills can be a challenge. After all, they know everything about computers and the Internet, right? Ninth grade students in Mrs. Aszklar's Media Tools class at Spanaway Junior High in Washington state quickly...
E-Connect
DIGITAL LEARNING IS HERE TO STAY, BUT THE DIALOGUE ON EFFECTIVE DIGITAL LEARNING IS JUST BEGINNING. What arc the elements of high-quality digital learning? What impact does digital learning have on students in and outside the classroom? Is there a significant...
Engage Online with Acte
* Seen on the Blogs"One young woman was utilizing skills and knowledge gained through her business coursework and participation in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) to modernize the sales and marketing processes of her family's sheep farm, including...
Environmental Scientists and Specialists
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment. They identify problems to minimize risks to environmental health and to the population. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics,...
Environmental Scientists and Specialists
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment. They identify problems to minimize risks to environmental health and to the population.According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics,...
Exploring Pathways and Possibilities
Every year, approximately one million students do not finish high school; that number rises to 1.7 million for students of color and lower income students. One of the main reasons cited that students leave school is that they are uninterested in their...
Pierce County Equivalency Project
TEACHING SECONDARY STUDENTS TO READ, WRITE, CALCULATE, AND EVALUATE within a real life context embodies a major part of today's mission for all career and technical education (GTE) teachers. With students falling behind every day and failing to meet...
Reflect for the Future
THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR brings to mind thoughts of beginnings endings and transitions. This is a good time to reflect and celebrate our many successes: it is also an important time to look toward the future and anticipate the changes Yet to come....
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Sierra College
SIERRA COLLEGE IN ROCKLIN, CALIFORNIA, features six academic divisions: liberal arts; science and mathematics; career and technical education (CTE); business training and development; enrichment programs and business; and technology, health, physical...
Sierra College
SIERRA COLLEGE IN ROCKLIN, CALIFORNIA, features six academic divisions: liberal arts; science and mathematics; career and technical education (CTE); business training and development; enrichment programs and business; and technology, health, physical...
Stop Programming Robots
HOW TO PREPARE EVERY STUDENT FOR SUCCESS IN ANY CAREERWhen I was a teenager growing up in the 70's, my father wanted me to get a much better education than the 10th grade education he had to settle for during the Great Depression. To scare me into studying...
Stop Programming Robots: How to Prepare Every Student for Success in Any Career
When I was a teenager growing up in the 70's, my father wanted me to get a much better education than the 10th grade education he had to settle for during the Great Depression. To scare me into studying harder, he would tear out pages of the futuristic...
There's an App for That - Google Apps for Education
AT SOUTHWEST CAREER AND TECHNICAL ACADEMY (SWCTA), an Apple Distinguished School, the usage of Google Apps for Education has expanded from a few teachers using the Google calendars to post lesson plans online to having every teacher, administrator and...
There's an App for That-Google Apps for Education
AT SOUTHWEST CAREER AND TECHNICAL ACADEMY (SWCTA), an Apple Distinguished School, the usage of Google Apps for Education has expanded from a few teachers using the Google calendars to post lesson plans online to having every teacher, administrator...
Who We Are: Today's Students Speak Out
Today's students have been nicknamed the "Digital Generation," "Millennials," "Net Generation" and "Generation Next." They are frequently identified by their technological prowess and seem to work well with multiple stimuli (for example, designing...