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. 81, No. 1, January

2005 Annual Report to Members the Stability of Change
Is change good or bad? Well, that depends on how you look at it. Do you view change as an opportunity to improve, a reason to excel, or a chance to make a difference? Or do you view it as a burden, something that is unnecessary, or a nuisance like...
2005 Annual Report to Members: THE STABILITY OF CHANGE
President's MessageIs change good or bad? Well, that depends on how you look at it. Do you view change as an opportunity to improve, a reason to excel, or a chance to make a difference? Or do you view it as a burden, something that is unnecessary, or...
A Small Part of History
She was one of only a few women in the electrical technology program at her school, but that didn't deter Cassie Leidholm from becoming a leader. She grew up on a farm in central North Dakota and went on to become the first woman president. She...
Bad Dreams and Empty Parking Lots
The place was Oklahoma State University. The class was Dr. Lucille Patton's "History and Philosophy of Vocational Education." And the quote that I remember jotting down in my class notebook that was to be permanently etched in my mind went as follows:...
Doing Right Things Right
With a good game plan for marketing, schools can use the enrollment funnel to score big points.Attracting quality students in sufficient volume requires you to do the right things right. Doing right things right is a combination of what you do and how...
Doing Right Things Right: With a Good Game Plan for Marketing, Schools Can Use the Enrollment Funnel to Score Big Points
Attracting quality students in sufficient volume requires you to do the right things right. Doing right things right is a combination of what you do and how well you do it. Successful enrollment marketing, like all good marketing, depends on consistency...
IT Certification: STILL VALUABLE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
In the information technology field, professional certification can make an individual even more marketable.Though the rapid evolution of technology makes it difficult to pinpoint "the next big thing," the outlook for information technology (IT) employment...
IT Certification: Still Valuable after All These Years: In the Information Technology Field, Professional Certification Can Make on Individual Even More Marketable
Though the rapid evolution of technology makes it difficult to pinpoint "the next big thing," the outlook for information technology (IT) employment appears to be promising. In fact, several categories of IT jobs currently face shortages of qualified...
Kiamichi Technology Center
Kiamichi Technology Center's mission is to deliver workforce training and services throughout southeastern Oklahoma. It successfully does this through its nine campuses. Five of the campuses offer health career certification classes that include instruction...
Kiamichi Technology Center
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTKiamichi Technology Center's mission is to deliver workforce training and services throughout southeastern Oklahoma. It successfully does this through its nine campuses. Five of the campuses offer health career certification classes that...
Medical Assistant
Job Description Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of health practitioners running smoothly and efficiently. Although the duties of medical assistants may vary from office to office, medical...
Medical Assistant
Job DescriptionMedical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of health practitioners running smoothly and efficiently. Although the duties of medical assistants may vary from office to office, medical assistants...
Membership Growth in ACTE
ACTE would like to take this opportunity to thank its members for the work they have done over the past calendar year. Over that time, ACTE has experienced a growth in membership that is due, in large part, to the work active members have done to share...
Membership Growth in ACTE
ACTE would like to take this opportunity to thank its members for the work they have done over the past calendar year. Over that time, ACTE has experienced a growth in membership that is due, in large part, to the work active members have done to share...
News Clips
"Newest School in Gilbert Plans to Teach Nurses"-The Arizona Republic, October 25, 2005Scheduled for completion in 2007, a new high school in Gilbert, Arizona, will offer a medical magnet program as a way to draw more students to the nursing profession....
Pack an Advocacy Punch Using Research
In recent years, as federal funding has become tighter, Congress and the Administration are increasingly basing their policy and funding decisions on "research-based" evidence. Advocates relying solely on anecdotal evidence risk their priorities taking...
People Power
As Executive Director of ACTE I often reflect on what the association is about--who we are and what we should be doing. I have come to realize that the answer is very simple. ACTE is about people--people who are passionately engaged in providing...
Product Showcase
EQUIPMENTTwo-Piece Tool SetKlein Tools is offering a limited-edition twopiece performance set that includes a pair of Journeyman heavy-duty cutting, long-nose pliers and a Journeyman crimping/cutting tool. Also included is a free Klein Tools racing t-shirt...
Serving Up Success
In a partnership with Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., a food service program at an Ohio career center is helping students with learning disabilities transition from school to work.The Greene County Career Center in Xenia, Ohio, has a food service program...
Serving Up Success: In a Partnership with Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., a Food Service Program at an Ohio Career Center Is Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Transition from School to Work
The Greene County Career Center in Xenia, Ohio, has a food service program satisfying the appetites of visitors, students and staff, as well as meeting the training goals of students with developmental disabilities. In 1991, the food service program...
Teacher Leadership Network
In Pennsylvania, teacher leaders are meeting to share exemplary teaching ideas and to explore new concepts--all aimed at improving the outcomes of their students. According to the Web site of the Teacher Leadership Network (TLN), both beginning and...
Teacher Leadership Network
In Pennsylvania, teacher leaders are meeting to share exemplary teaching ideas and to explore new concepts-all aimed at improving the outcomes of their students. According to the Web site of the Teacher Leadership Network (TLN), both beginning and experienced...
The ABCs of Certification Use
By learning a few of the basics, career and technical educators can chart a path to effective integration of certifications into their programs.You, as a career and technical educator, provide individuals who are about to enter the world of workand those...
The ABCs of Certification Use: By Learning a Few of the Basics, Career and Technical Educators Can Chart a Path to Effective Integration of Certifications into Their Programs
You, as a career and technical educator, provide individuals who are about to enter the world of work--and those already in that world--with the opportunity to acquire the relevant knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their full working potential....
The Certification Advantage
Certification--the very word rings with authority and promise. The authority stems from respect for the group granting the certification. The promise is that persons who earn a certificate have achieved according to pre-set standards. Certificates...
The Certification Advantage
Certification not only offers a means for communicating standards required and standards reached, it gives students an advantage when they enter the workplace.Certification-the very word rings with authority and promise. The authority stems from respect...
The Power of Service Learning
Service learning not only has the power to enrich communities, it also has the power to enrich learning.When students use classroom skills to build a wheelchair ramp, or teach their peers CPR, or grow vegetables for a food bank, or create children's...
The Power of Service Learning: Service Learning Not Only Has the Power to Enrich Communities, It Also Has the Power to Enrich Learning
When students use classroom skills to build a wheelchair ramp, or teach their peers CPR, or grow vegetables for a food bank, or create children's books for preschoolers, or research and share local history, or educate the community about healthy living,...
The Reform Movement: Was It Good for You?
Like the push to market deregulation, the push to educational reform was based on ideological not educational premises. The impetus to both economic and educational reform sprang from the idealized notions of writers such as Ayn Rand and more recently,...
The Role of Industry Based Certifications in Career and Technical Education
A compelling case can be made for embracing industry-based certifications (IBCs) for use in secondary and postsecondary programs of study in career and technical education (CTE). This idea has generated a great deal of interest among educators and...
The Role of Industry Based Certifications in Carrer and Techinical Education
Industry-based certifications can be another assessment tool used by both educators and employers.A compelling case can be made for embracing industry-based certifications (IBCs) for use in secondary and postsecondary programs of study in career and...
Virtual Learning Is the Real Thing
In California, high school students are learning about real business through a virtual world.Learning about the business world has become about as real as it can in California high schools. Enrollment in the programs earns college preparatory credit...
Virtual Learning Is the Real Thing: In California, High School Students Are Learning about Real Business through a Virtual World
Learning about the business world has become about as real as it can in California high schools. Enrollment in the programs earns college preparatory credit in economics, but more importantly, the students are given the unique opportunity of learning...
Working with the ADHD Student
It is estimated that between three and five percent of children--or approximately two million children in the United States--have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This means that in a classroom of 25 to 30 students, it is likely that...
Working with the ADHD Student
It is estimated that between three and five percent of children-or approximately two million children in the United States-have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This means that in a classroom of 25 to 30 students, it is likely that at...