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. 4, April

ACTE Announces the 2012 Achieve 100 Award Winners
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) congratulates more than 50 schools and institutions for their 100 percent ACTE membership participation. For more information about Achieve 100, visit www. acteonline.org/achievelOO.aspx. The...
Agricultural Manager
AGRICULTURAL MANAGERS IN THE UNITED STATES direct the activities of one of the world's largest and most productive agricultural sectors, notes the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, since they produce enough food and fiber to meet the demands of our...
Agricultural Manager
AGRICULTURAL MANAGERS IN THE UNITED STATES direct the activities of one of the world's largest and most productive agricultural sectors, notes the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, since they produce enough food and fiber to meet the demands of our own...
An Interview with Ann Lieberman, Noted Researcher, Scholar
Ann Lieberman is professor emeritus of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and senior scholar at Stanford University's Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. ACTE: Your latest book is How Teachers Become Leaders: Learning from...
An Interview with Ann Lieberman, Noted Researcher, Scholar
Ann Lieberman is professor emeritus of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and senior scholar at Stanford University's Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.ACTE: Your latest book is How Teachers Become Leaders: Learning from Practice...
Building a Model PE Curriculum Education Reform in Action
THE BLUEPRINT TO BUILD A MODEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) curriculum begins by establishing a sound curricular foundation based on a lesson plan template that incorporates clear and concise program goals, the alignment of lessons to state or national content...
Building a Model PE Curriculum: Education Reform in Action
THE BLUEPRINT TO BUILD A MODEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) curriculum begins by establishing a sound curricular foundation based on a lesson plan template that incorporates clear and concise program goals, the alignment of lessons to state or national...
Campus Mentors: A CTE/higher Education Partnership
"I learned that school isn't your enemy--it can actually help you find your talents." This quote is excerpted from an interview with the first class of Campus Mentors, a new career-based intervention (OBI) model that is located on a college or university...
Driven: Bringing German Auto Concepts to the Classroom
AWORLD AWAY FROM THE RED DIRT OF OKLAHOMA, David Shields and Shelly Smith felt right at home. A national grant took the Meridian Technology Center automotive teachers on a trip lo Germany that car lovers only dream about. The tour to the major automakers...
E-Connect
AS AN EDUCATOR, YOU ARE ALWAYS BUSY AND USUALLY ON THE GO. These applications, accessible both on your desktop and on mobile devices, can help you organize files, notes and reading lists to help you stay organized wherever you find yourself. [ILLUSTRATION...
E-Connect
AS AN EDUCATOR, YOU ARE ALWAYS BUSY AND USUALLY ON THE GO. These applications, accessible both on your desktop and on mobile devices, can help you organize files, notes and reading lists to help you slay organized wherever you find yourself.1 EvernoteApplicationwww.evernote.comThe...
Elements of a Successful School Tour Visit
IN CELEBRATION OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) Month, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) staff visits a CTE program in the D.C. Metro region each year, inviting media and policymakers to join us. School visits, or...
Engage Online with Acte
* Seen on the Blogs"My counseling center is creating a program... It is designed to help students develop emotional intelligence, maturity and oilier key skills that will help them with college and their future careers. I'm a career counselor and its...
Fulfilling the Promise through CTE
We live in a great nation, one in which every child is entitled to an education that will help that child reach success. But the debate has raged For years about whether our education system is fulfilling" the promise of not just an education, but...
GOAL Academy: Giving Dropouts a Second Chance
"It is generally acknowledged that, completing high school represents a kev milestone in an individuars schooling and social and economic advancement," says Christopher B. Swanson in his 2004 publication, Who Graduates? Who Doesn't?: A Statistical...
Igniting Women's Passion for Careers in STEM
Sixty high school girls sit in a classroom, eating pizza, as educator Cathi Rodgveller addresses the crowd. "How many of you girls know a woman in a science or technology career?" [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Even in a technology-rich city like...
Programs That Work
What makes a practice promising? According to the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, a "promising practice is any technique used that has a positive impact on students and has some data to support the claims made." Sources...
Proud to Serve
IT'S BEEN A VERY ENLIGHTENING and fulfilling journey serving as President of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). I have gotten to visit some of the state and regional conferences and met literally hundreds of members of ACTE...
San Diego's High School Dropout Crisis
Most San Diegans do not realize the enormous impact high school dropouts have on our city. The California Dropout Research Project, located at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has estimated the lifetime cost of one class or cohort of...
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Yavapai College
ARIZONA'S YAVAPAI COLLEGE is composed of six campuses: Chino Valley, the Career and Technical Education Center, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, and Verde Valley. Among its offerings are 99 certificate, degree and transfer options in 73 different programs...
Social Networking as Educational Tool: A Community of Practice
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES HAVE BECOME such a common part of our culture that we use them daily whether it's to post a quick personal update, tweet a thought or great link, or blog to our students about an upcoming assignment. The National Association...
Strategies to Positively Affect Student Achievement
EVERY TEACHER WANTS TO SEE HIS OR HER STUDENTS succeed, not just in die classroom, but in their future endeavors; however, how prepared are our students to move beyond our classroom walls? Research shows that many students are not being adequately...
Students as Advocates
HEARING A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) student provide a passionate account of his or her education can be a compelling advocacy experience. In February, staff from the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) visited Chantilly...
This Little Piggy Went to Market!
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Florida, has a new identity thanks to the creativity and marketing by the K-12 CTE teachers who decided to make a difference. When you walk into any of the elementary or middle school STEM labs....
Yavapai College
ARIZONA'S YAVAPAI COLLEGE iscomposed of six campuses: Chino Valley, the Career and Technical Education Center, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, and Verde Valley. Among its offerings are 99 certificate, degree and transfer options in 73 different...