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. 2, February

ACTE Annual Convention Revs Up Educators
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MORE THAN 4,000 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATORS AND EXHIBITORS TOOK OVER THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, FOR THE 2008 ACTE ANNUAL CONVENTION AND CAREER TECH EXPO BACK IN DECEMBER. It was the first time that the premiere...
ACTE Annual Convention Revs Up Educators
IF THERE WERE EVER A YEAR TO VISIT THE ACTE CAREER TECH EXPO, IT WAS IN CHARLOTTE. MORE THAN 200 EXHIBITORS ARRIVED IN CHARLOTTE READY TO SHOWCASE THE LATEST SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AIMED AT HELPING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATORS BE...
A Letter to President Barack Obama
January 21, 2009 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Obama, On behalf of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), congratulations on your...
A Letter to President Barack Obama
January 21, 2009The Honorable Barack ObamaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20500Dear President Obama,On behalf of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), congratulations on your inauguration as the 44th president...
An Interview with Kevin Faughnan: ACTE Recently Interviewed Kevin Faughnan, Director of IBM's Academic Initiative, Which Gives University Professors Access to Hardware, Software, IT Course Materials, Tools, Training, Discounts, Books and Other Resources
ACTE: What skill set do you see emerging in the future workforce, in general, or specifically in the information technology workforce? KF: That's a very good question. We believe that the industry has changed significantly. And the types of skills...
A Perkins Challenge: Assessing Technical Skills in CTE
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Current federal law requires states to develop performance measures and data collection systems for the four required core indicators, including technical skill attainment for secondary and postsecondary levels. These measures...
A Perkins Challenge: Assessing Technical Skills in CTE
Current federal law requires states to develop performance measures and data collection systems for the four required core indicators, including technical skill attainment for secondary and postsecondary levels. These measures must be reliable and valid....
Are You Listening?
"GREAT LEADERS ARE GREAT LISTENERS," was the theme that emerged when Carmine Gallo interviewed a half-dozen well-known business leaders for a book on communications. In his January 31, 2007, BusinessWeek article, "Why Leadership Means Listening," Gallo...
Association for Career and Technical Education: Board of Directors 2009 Elections
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This month, members of the Association for Career and Technical Education will elect officers for the following Board of Directors positions. * President-elect: Serves a one-year term beginning in July 2009 followed...
Board of Directors: 2009 Elections
This month, members of the Association for Career and Technical Education will elect officers for the following Board of Directors positions.* President-elect:Serves a one-year term beginning in July 2009 followed by one year as president and one year...
Collaborating in Action: Joining Forces with Peers to Create Positive Impact
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The need for collaboration is a message frequently advocated by education thought leaders as they articulate the essential requirements for developing and sustaining our educational systems. The message goes something like...
Collaboration in Action: Joining Forces with Peers to Create Positive Impact
The need for collaboration is a message frequently advocated by education thought leaders as they articulate the essential requirements for developing and sustaining our educational systems. The message goes something like this: It is critical that organizations...
E-Connect
FEBRUARY IS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH! Take this opportunity to promote and celebrate CTE and to evaluate new resources, such as the following Web sites, that can help you in your work. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Vocational Information...
E-Connect
FEBRUARY IS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTHI Take this opportunity to promote and celebrate CTE and to evaluate new resources, such as the following Web sites, that can help you in your work.Vocational Information CenterWeb sitewww.khake.com/page35The...
Focusing Resources on High-Priority Areas
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHILE THE NEW PERKINS LAW CERTAINLY INCREASES ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAMS, it also provides more flexibility to encourage innovation and program improvement. One of these areas of flexibility...
From No to Yes!-A CTE Teacher's Journey into Literacy Instruction
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AS THE FACILITATOR FOR THE MAINE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S NEW CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) LITERACY MENTOR PROGRAM, I proudly watched CTE instructor Peter Gagnon speak confidently as he facilitated a literacy workshop...
GateWay Community College
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA, OFFERS BOTH A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY. The coursework is the same for the certificate and the associate degree; only the...
GateWay Community College
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTGATEWAY COMMUNITY COUEGE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA, OFFERS BOTH A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY. The courseworls is the same for the certificate and the associate degree; only the prerequisites...
Harnessing the Power of Data
The amount of and demand for high-quality, accessible education data are increasing, according to the Data Quality Campaign, which is managed by the National Center for Educational Accountability and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation....
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
THE NUCLEAR MEDICNE TECHNOLOGIST PROFESSIONAL who works closely with the nuclear medicine physician, according to the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM). The technologist prepares and administers radioactive chemical compounds known as radiopharmaceuticals...
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
THE NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST IS A HIGHLY SPECIALIZED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL who works closely with the nuclear medicine physician, according to the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM). The technologist prepares and administers radioactive chemical...
Proactive Data Usage ... Leading, Not Lagging
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] At Ohio's Butler Tech, student success is our business. Student success, as measured by student results, is how we evaluate our programs and services. But we don't focus on these evaluative data sets on a daily basis; we focus...
Proactive Data Usage. LEADING, Not Lagging
At Ohio's Butler Tech, student success is our business. Student success, as measured by student results, is how we evaluate our programs and services. But we don't focus on these evaluative data sets on a daily basis; we focus on a series of quality...
Q & A: An Interview with Kevin Faughnan
ACTE recently interviewed Kevin Faughnan, director of IBM's Academic Initiative, which gives university professors access to hardware, software, IT course materials, tools, training, discounts, books and other resources.ACTE: What skill set do you see...
States Develop Quality Data Systems
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Quality data is a phrase that has quickly become part of administrators', teachers' and policymakers' vocabulary. With federal and state legislation increasing the amount and types of data that schools, districts and states...
State Secondary CTE Standards, Part 2: Teacher Responses
THIS ARTICLE SUMMARIZES THE SECOND PART OF A STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF STATE CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) STANDARDS funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education. The goal of Part 1 was...
Technical Education Looks to the Past and the Future in Massachusetts
THE YEAR 2008 MARKED THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INCEPTION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS. That milestone surely occasioned a great deal of reflection on the past, but it should also inspire students, families, educators and citizens to...
The Meaning Behind the Numbers
DATA, ACCOUNTABILITY, TEST SCORES, STANDARDS, MEASUREMENT, HAVE YOU EVER FOUND YOURSELF WONDERING WHY THE WORD IS SO DRIVEN BY NUMBERS? I know I have. It seems that every aspect of our life is driven behind the scenes by numbers of data assumptions....

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