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. 85, No. 6, September

2010 ACTE Las Vegas
* Election Changes The 2011 ACTE Board of Directors Election is moving to a different time of year! Please mark your calendars to reflect the updated Election schedule below: * Information about the applicant will be posted online on the ACTE...
24/7 Online Learning: Lessons Learned
It is evident that the more we believe, the more we can conquer. This is true especially in moving instructors and students into the world of online and blended learning environments. Believing that all students can succeed, and that all teachers can...
A Hybrid Course Design: The Best of Both Educational Worlds
Career and technical educators are constantly being challenged to have their courses meet the changing needs of their students in this fast-paced world we live in. New information and communication technologies have revolutionized the way we teach...
An Interview with HBO Contest Winner Carol Dvorak
ACTE: How did you two get the opportunity to go to Botswana? Dvorak: Cara nominated me. DiMattina: We won the trip through HBO. There was a contest to promote their new series, "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." They were looking for other...
An Interview with HBO Contest Winner Carol Dvorak
ACTE Member Carol Dvorak was the Winner of HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" Contest. We speak to Dvorak and her nominator: former ACTE staff member Cara DiMattina.ACTE: How did you two get the opportunity to go to Botswana?Dvorak: Cara nominated...
Benefits of Online Courses
in Career and Technical EducationAlthough only a very small portion of the U.S. K- 12 students are taking online courses, interest in and attention to online learning is growing fast and furious. "The total number of K- 12 students engaged in online...
Benefits of Online Courses in Career and Technical Education
Although only a very small portion of the U.S. K-12 students are taking online courses, interest in and attention to online learning is growing fast and furious. "The total number of K-12 students engaged in online courses--either full time or part...
Bringing Effective Professional Development to Educators
Career and technical education (GTE) teachers don't just talk the talk when it Through ongoing professional development they walk the walk, gaining a deeper understanding of the content they teach, staying informed of the latest research, and ensuring...
Designing Instruction for the Distance Learner
In response to the changing landscape in higher education, learner preferences and the pervasiveness of technology in our lives, many organizations and educational institutions are providing learning opportunities at a distance. Technological innovations...
E-Connect
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY ENABLES COLLABORATIVE LEARNING using fun tools that students can carry in their pockets. Use these resources to plan mobile learning projects and discuss the finer points of mobile learning policy.1 mLearnopediaWeb sitehttp://cc.mlearnopedia.comThe...
Effective Character Education at Sentinel Career Center
EVERY FRIDAY, SENTINEL CAREER CENTER STUDENTS AND STAFF have fairness, caring, responsibility, trustworthiness, respect and citizenship on their backs--a white-lettered message on the burgundy T-shirts they wear. Everybody from the custodian to the...
How to Go Online with Your CTE Courses
Online learning has changed all levels of education forever; but then again, education has always been in a state of transition. Distance education has been around for decades; correspondence courses, courses through the radio and television, and interactive...
Introducing the Winners of the 2010 Cliff Weiss Essay Contest
DID YOU KNOW THAT A DOMESTIC PIG CAN RUN about 11 miles per hour? I do--every time I try to trim their hooves. Did you know a llama can spit 11 feet? I do--every time I try to give vaccinations. Did you know rats have 16 teeth? I do--every time I am...
Introducing the Winners of the 2010 Cliff Weiss Essay Contest
ACTE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE 201 OCLIFF WEISS MEMORIAL ESSAY CONTEST THE QUESTION POSED WAS: 77HOW IS CTE AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE?'7 JESSICA NEWBOLD AND DEANNA PRUFERT ARE THIS YEAR'S WINNERS.DID YOU KNOW THAT A DOMESTIC PIG CAN...
Leadership Forum Highlights CTE's Role in Re-Skilling America
THE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION hosted its second National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., this summer to highlight career and technical education's (CTE) role in helping the nation create a highly skilled workforce. By providing...
Mobile Technology Enables Collaborative Learning
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY ENABLES COLLABORATIVE LEARNING using fun tools that students can carry in their pockets. Use these resources to plan mobile learning projects and discuss the finer points of mobile learning policy. 1 mLearnopedia Web site ...
Online Learning Center Debuts New Resource for Business/Marketing Teacher Prep
Schools are increasingly challenged to find qualified business and marketing teachers for local career and technical education (CTE) programs. With traditional teacher preparation programs in decline, local districts have turned to business practitioners...
Perkins Law: Connected, Integrated, Relevant
ACTE'S TAGLINE IS "EDUCATE. ADVOCATE. LEAD." To me, these three words are linked closely together. Advocacy is an important part of leadership, but in order to be an effective advocate, leaders need education and context about the issues that are most...
Student Peer Mentoring in a Hospitality Management Program
MENTORING PROGRAMS ARE A WELL RECOGNIZED MEANS to quicken students' assimilation and increase retention, but not all mentoring programs are successful. There have been failed efforts over the past 15 years to establish successful student peer mentoring...
Teaching Business Online
Business is integral to the functioning of the national economy, politics, education and everyday living. It is without question that business education is a vital part of the high school experience, and should be seen as required courses rather than...
Teaching Business: ONLINE
Business is integral to the functioning of the national economy, politics, education and everyday living. It is without question that business education is a vital part of the high school experience, and should be seen as required courses rather than...
We're Not in Kansas Anymore!
IN THE WIZARD OF OZ, Dorothy was somewhat astonished after the tornado carried her away. The familiar statement, "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!" could be uttered by career and technical educators who have not kept up with advances...
Where's the Chicken? Virtual Reality Brings Poultry Science to the Community College
It is very difficult, if not impossible, to schedule tours of real-life food processing facilities. Eagle Island, located in Second Life, provides an opportunity to tour such a facility--virtually. It exists to provide interaction in real time, around...
Where's the Chicken?: VIRTUAL REALITY Brings Poultry Science to the Community College
It is very difficult, if not impossible, to schedule tours of real-life food processing facilities. Eagle Island, located in Second Life, provides an opportunity to tour such a facility - virtually. It exists to provide interaction in real time, around...

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