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. 80, No. 1, January

ACTE Establishes Online Communities of Practice
Am I the only one who ...? How many times have we asked ourselves that question? Even if we know the answer is "No," how do we find other people with the same interests or who are dealing with the same issues? ACTE's new Communities of Practice...
Adult Workforce Education Is Reaching out to Displaced Workers
It was the year 2002. Ohio was reeling from a decline in the manufacturing sector, which left thousands of northwestern Ohio workers unemployed. When the U.S. economy suffers from a recession, states like Ohio that rely heavily upon employment in manufacturing...
Building a Future for Future Builders: A Constructive Look at ACE Tech Charter High School
America is facing a skilled labor shortage in the construction industry. Predictions, like those from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, are that things may get worse. Retiring construction workers must be replaced if this industry...
CAD/CAM: A New Dimension in Design and Manufacturing
Many a great idea has first taken shape as a simple drawing sketched by hand on a piece of paper, but in an increasingly high-tech world, such drawings are more often being created--or at the very least perfected--with the aid of a computer. And in...
CAPITOL VIEW: Why Does It Take So Long? Insights into the Legislative Process
Last fall, we used this space to discuss taking the long view when examining our successes in moving career and technical education policy forward in the context of regularly shifting political winds. With the elections behind us, we are looking forward...
Career Tech Teachers Are among DisneyHand Award Winners
When the 39 recipients of the 2004 DisneyHand Teacher Awards were selected from the 150,000 nominees, the winners included Chuck Boucher, Jason Larison and Joe Underwood. Chuck Boucher teaches a class in biotechnology, 3D animation and engineering...
Career Tech Teachers Are among DisneyHand Award Winners
When the 39 recipients of the 2004 DisneyHand Teacher Awards were selected from the 150,000 nominees, the winners included Chuck Boucher, Jason Larison and Joe Underwood.Chuck Boucher teaches a class in biotechnology, 3D animation and engineering design...
Executive Directions
There is a multitude of information, reports and news about the state of today's youth not being prepared for careers and college. A quick look at the ACTE Web site will find a list of surveys and reports attesting to this condition. Responses have...
First Woman President of the Chicago Mechanical Contractors Association: Setting a Career Example for Young Women
Since the late 1800s, the Chicago Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) has been a predominately male organization for a predominately male industry. The MCA acts as the voice of the union mechanical contracting industry in Chicago, representing...
FUTURE FOCUS: States' Varying Policies regarding Dual Enrollment Programs
Policymakers and educators are always looking at ways to successfully transition students from secondary to postsecondary education. Dual enrollment programs, which are becoming increasingly popular, give high schools and colleges an opportunity to work...
How to Make Their Dreams Come True
The beginning of January--a fresh start. Here's a brand new opportunity for us to help our students choreograph a bright future. I love reflecting on my life and my goals at the beginning of a new year. I enjoy sharing that excitement with my Lakota...
How to Make Their Dreams Come True
The beginning of January-a fresh start. Here's a brand new opportunity for us to help our students choreograph a bright future. I love reflecting on my life and my goals at the beginning of a new year. I enjoy sharing that excitement with my Lakota West/Butler...
Independent Auditor's Report
Board of Directors Association for Career and Technical Education Alexandria, Virginia We have audited the accompanying statements of financial position of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) as of June 30, 2004 and 2003,...
Meet ACTE Divisions & Regions
New and Related Services Division Report Greetings to all ACTE members and a special thank you to the members of the NRS Division for their helpfulness in getting the division business done and for their willingness to serve on the ACTE committees....
Moving Forward
President's Message As career and technical educators, we know the importance of moving forward. Personally, it keeps us fit and active. Professionally, it helps us meet the needs of our students. Changing technology, changing curriculum, and challenging...
New and Related Services Division Report
Greetings to all ACTE members and a special thank you to the members of the NRS Division for their helpfulness in getting the division business done and for their willingness to serve on the ACTE committees. I am excited to serve as your division vice...
Partners in Community Service
Making a community connection is part of "The Stafford Way" at Vermont's Stafford Technical CenterTake a stroll through the hallways of Stafford Technical Center (STC) in Rutland, Vermont, and you'll hear the sounds and conversations that you would expect...
Partners in Community Service: Making a Community Connection Is Part of "The Stafford Way" at Vermont's Stafford Technical Center
Take a stroll through the hallways of Stafford Technical Center (STC) in Rutland, Vermont, and you'll hear the sounds and conversations that you would expect to find in a population of 250 teenagers. Topics like music ... dating ... teachers ...work...
Putting It into Context
In the world of career and technical education, contextual teaching and learning (CTL) is a much-discussed concept for integrating real-world experience and academics. It's a model that for some reflects what is a commonsense notion: that students...
Report on Minorities in the Health Professions
A report by the Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce finds that "African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and certain segments of the nation's Asian/Pacific Islander population are not present in significant numbers"...
Report on Minorities in the Health Professions
A report by the Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce finds that "African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and certain segments of the nation's Asian/Pacific Islander population are not present in significant numbers" in...
Retraining Displaced Workers
Adult education at Ohio's Miami Valley Career Technology Center provides a source of hope and opportunity for displaced workers.After 20 years on the job, people often begin to count the days until they receive the gold watch and move into their sunset...
Retraining Displaced Workers: Adult Education at Ohio's Miami Valley Career Technology Center Provides a Source of Hope and Opportunity for Displaced Workers
After 20 years on the job, people often begin to count the days until they receive the gold watch and move into their sunset years of retirement. With the ever-changing economy, however, that is not always the scenario that occurs. Instead, many will...
School District Cyber Security
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) recently announced a new initiative that provides educational technology leaders, superintendents and policymakers with resources they can use to ensure privacy and safety for their school systems. Cyber...
School District Cyber Security
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) recently announced a new initiative that provides educational technology leaders, superintendents and policymakers with resources they can use to ensure privacy and safety for their school systems.Cyber security...
States' Varying Policies regarding Dual Enrollment Programs
Policymakers and educators are always looking at ways to successfully transition students from secondary to postsecondary education. Dual enrollment programs, which are becoming increasingly popular, give high schools and colleges an opportunity to...
Target-Rich Environment
Have you ever thrown a dart, missed the target and hit the wall? Ever miss the wall? It takes place every day in education marketing because of a lack of focus on the target. Focus is the ability to correctly identify and then target prospective students....
Teaching Is a Labor of Love for This Educator
For Kevin Derezotes, the path to becoming a career and technical education instructor took many diversions. After being an Air Force pilot for nine years, and a salesman for many more, he finally answered his true calling to become an educator four...
What's New
EQUIPMENTNew Products from CNC Software, Inc.Unveiled at the 2004 ACTE Convention in Las Vegas, Mastercam Art lets users quickly and easily create sophisticated 3D sculpted images from simple 2D artwork. According to CNC Software, with a suite of software...
Why Does It Take So Long? Insights into the Legislative Process
Last fall, we used this space to discuss taking the long view when examining our successes in moving career and technical education policy forward in the context of regularly shifting political winds. With the elections behind us, we are looking forward...

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