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. 72, No. 2, February

AVA Strategic Plan: Goal 2
Be a leading advocate for public policies that benefit workforce education. In last month's Techniques, I discussed the first goal of AVA's Strategic Plan, which is to establish workforce education as an integral component of education for all students....
Bring the Web to the Classroom
An agriscience teacher gives students an assignment to develop a multimedia presentation on an agriculture-related topic. The students go to their computers and with the help of a graphical user interface, click on a button on the screen labeled "Net...
Buffet-Style Learning
Students delight in the array of activities they can enjoy in modular technology labs. When Medinah Middle School purchased two dozen high-tech modules to revamp its family and consumer sciences program, teacher Phyllis Ludwig was, at first, less...
Committee Changes May Bode Well for Voc Ed
As the 105th Congress gets under way, we have much work to do on vocational-technical issues. Our efforts during the last Congress were successtul, perhaps much more so than any of us could have predicted two years ago. Congress-especially the House...
Cream of the Crop
The best in vocational-technical education were among the American Vocational Association's 1997 award winners. After a year/ong review process, AVA selected its 1997 national award winners from its already elite pool of 15 regional winners. The 1997...
Distance Learning in Iowa
Distance learning is becoming more and more popular in U.S. schools. Advances in the telecommunications field have made it technologically possible and economically feasible for educational institutions to establish live, two-way, full motion, interactive...
Finding Allies on the School Board
Having trouble moving ahead with curriculum Integration efforts? Recruit and train your school board members. Their buy-in and attention can be more helpful than you think. Curriculum integration--it even sounds daunting. Integrating vocational and...
Finding Green in the Green Movement
In an industry beginning to feel the effects of deregulation, technicians with two-year degrees have a hot ticket to environmental careers The environmental industry didn't really exist before 1970, but it now accounts for more than a million jobs...
Hit the Information Super Highway
Leave those technophobe fears behind and start enriching agricultural education by taking advantage of what the Internet has to offer. Henry Ford II once said that technological triumphs had not solved as many problems as people thought they would and...
In Florida, Walking the Talk
First teach, then do. That was the method that got general education faculty at Florida's Indian River Community College to begin venturing outside their disciplinary walls to integrate curriculum. In 1991 Indian River, an award-winning member of the...
Interview with Deborah Meier
Deborah Meier began her teaching career in a kindergarten classroom to Pass the time while her young children were in school. Thirty years later, she is a renowned educator at the forefront of public education reform. Meier was founder and teacher-director...
Interview with Deborah Meier
Deborah Meier began her teaching career in a kindergarten classroom to pass the time while her young children were in school. Thirty years later, she is a renowned educator at the forefront of public education reform. Meier was founder and teacher-director...
NET Gain
The March 1996 "NET Gain" was devoted to searching the Internet and said, "Although automated indexes certainly have their uses, they can't index concepts or organize resources on a given topic the way someone familiar with the topic can. Fortunately,...
Our Cover's a Winner
We're excited this month to showcase the artwork of a vocational-technical student on our cover. Eugene R. Young, a 23-year-old graphic arts student at City College of San Francisco, entered his fine watercolor/colored pencil illustration in our 1996...
Professional Post
LOOKING FOR FIRST CLASS TEACHERSThe 1997 Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award program is taking nominations. Sallie Mae will select an exemplary new teacher from each state who has demonstrated excellence during his or her first year in the classroom....
Putting Career Planning Front and Center
It's not the richest, it's not the largest and--until recently--Center School District wasn't getting much attention. But implementing an exemplary career life planning program at the elementary, middle and high school levels has positioned the district...
Seed Money Gives Integration a Toehold in Wisconsin Technical Colleges
Nothing will kick-start a new idea better than a big, fat grant. Jerrilyn Brewer, instructional design specialist for Western Wisconsin Technical College in La Crosse, found this was true when she received $44,000 from the state's Center on Education...
Should You Use a Financial Adviser?
Maybe, but use caution. If you want a comprehensive financial plan, your best bet probably is to go to a fee-only financial planner. The planner will analyze your insurance needs, tax strategies and investment options to devise an appropriate plan. If...
State Update
State Update highlights the activities of members and other organizations at the state and regional level Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or fax to (703) 683-7424. Alabama-Hal Horton, a...
Talking the Talk
Still pondering which is the best way to hook up to the Internet? Basically all you need is a computer with a modem connected to a phone line, but keep in mind your PC should be at least a 486 (or a Macintosh with a 68040 or higher CPU). Also, with either...
The $500,000 Quest
To draw $50,000 a year after retirement, you would need a half-million-dollar nest egg that earns 10 percent annually. Would you require more or less? How will you achieve your goal? A new retiree offers some answers. I got my, first lesson in financial...
The $500,000 Quest
To draw $50,000 a year after retirement, you would need a half-milliondollar nest egg that earns 10 percent annually. Would you require more or less? How will you achieve your goal? A new retiree offers some answers. I got my first lesson in financial...
The Great College Divide
At a lunch meeting nearly three years ago, Ann Divine and Marcia Pfeiffer were asked to come up with a plan for integrating the general education curriculum of St. Louis Community College with that of the occupational programs. Never mind that the...
Author Advanced search

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.