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. 79, No. 7, October

2004 Proposed Bylaw Amendments
ARTICLE I--Name The name of this corporation shall be Association for Career and Technical Education. ARTICLE II--Mission and Purposes A. Mission: The mission of the Association for Career and Technical Education is to provide educational...
Administration Division Report
The Administration Division exists to support the needs of career and technical education administrators and educators at all levels. Our division is presently made up of more than 4,329 members, and we currently have two affiliated organizations:...
Administration Division Report
The Administration Division exists to support the needs of career and technical education administrators and educators at all levels. Our division is presently made up of more than 4,329 members, and we currently have two affiliated organizations: The...
As an Increasing Number of States Adopt Exit Exams, Concerns Continue to Grow
State exit exams--tests students must pass to graduate from high school--are gaining momentum and being instituted in a growing number of states. According to the Center on Education Policy (CEP), 19 states had mandatory exit exams in 2003, and five...
Capitol View: Taking the Long View-Success Is Built over Time
As I was reflecting on what a busy legislative year 2004 has been (and it is not over yet!), I started to wonder what the coming election might bring for our issues. Rather than continuing to speculate about the unpredictable, however, I recalled a...
Court Reporting: A Career with Choices
The court reporting profession has been around for a long time, and the opportunities for these highly trained professionals continue to grow. While most of us think of a court reporter as the person who reports legal proceedings in the courtroom,...
Court Reporting: A CAREER WITH CHOICES
The court reporting profession has been around for a long time, and the opportunities for these highly trained professionals continue to grow. While most of us think of a court reporter as the person who reports legal proceedings in the courtroom, there...
Crafting Hope
Love, Dedication and Second Chances Meet CNC and CAD CAM TechnologyOff an inner-city highway, on a neglected industrial strip in Washington, D.C., is a woodshop operated by Covenant House Washington. In this least likely of places, six young women and...
Crafting Hope: Love, Dedication and Second Chances Meet CNC and CAD CAM Technology
Off an inner-city highway, on a neglected industrial strip in Washington, D.C., is a woodshop operated by Covenant House Washington. In this least likely of places, six young women and men are working alongside an instructor to fabricate and assemble...
Creating Reality-Based Technology Training through a Partnership of Contractors and a Community College
When construction contractors needed personnel with technical skills in estimating, project planning, material development and safety practices to fill mid-management positions, they teamed with Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC). The...
Duke Freshmen Get iPods
This fall Duke University gave free Apple iPods to its 1,650 incoming freshmen, noting that it was part of an initiative to encourage creative uses of technology in education and campus life. A special Duke website, which the school says is modeled...
Duke Freshmen Get iPods
This fall Duke University gave free Apple iPods to its 1,650 incoming freshmen, noting that it was part of an initiative to encourage creative uses of technology in education and campus life.A special Duke website, which the school says is modeled on...
Executive Directions
October 1 is my three-year anniversary at ACTE. It has been a hectic, exciting and rewarding experience, and I feel very lucky to be part of the career and technical education profession. While the past three years have been a time of constant change,...
Exit Exams, Concerns Continue to Grow
FUTURE FOCUSAs AN INCREASING NUMBER OF STATES ADOPTState exit exams-tests students must pass to graduate from high school-are gaining momentum and being instituted in a growing number of states. According to the Center on Education Policy (CEP), 19 states...
Hurricane Charley Hits Florida FFA Leadership Training Center
Friday the 13th of August was a bad day for the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, but it could have been much worse. While the property suffered significant damage, none of the 110 guests or staff were injured, and the buildings suffered no structural...
Interview: New York Times Best-Selling Author Robert Kriegel, Ph.D. to Speak at ACTE Las Vegas Convention
Called by U.S. News & World Report one of this country's leading authorities in the field of change and human performance, Robert Kriegel will be speaking to the ACTE convention this December on the topic of "Riding the Wave of Change." His...
Interview Robert Kriegel
Called by U.S. News & World Report one of this country's leading authorities in the field of change and human performance, Robert Kriegel will be speaking to the ACTE convention this December on the topic of "Riding the Wave of Change."His book If...
July 2004 Board of Directors Meeting Report
The ACTE Board of Directors held their first meeting of the new fiscal and governance year on July 16-17 at the ACTE Headquarters. The meeting agenda was filled with strategic issues facing the organization, and the Board embraced its responsibilities...
Marketing ... We Don't Need No Stinking Marketing!
True, the exact line from Mel Brooks' classic Western spoof Blazing Saddles is, "Badges ... we don't need no stinking badges," but it must be an effective, eye-catching headline because, after all, you did begin to read this article. So, how do...
Political Parties Approve National Platforms
This summer, both the Republican and Democratic parties articulated their official platforms outlining their positions on various issues of national concern. The following are exerpts from both the Republican National Committee Platform and the Democratic...
Proposed ACTE Reorganization
Letter from ACTE Reorganization Chair, Gene Callahan Fellow ACTE Members: In March 2004, the Organizational Review and Assessment Task Force after months of research, study and deliberation, submitted to the membership a new vision for how ACTE...
Region I Report
Region I is comprised of 14 state associations and the District of Columbia. Our states are diverse in size, yet we share a common bond of dedication to career and technical education and to ACTE. Over the course of the last year, through many tribulations,...
Region I Report
Region I is comprised of 14 state associations and the District of Columbia. Our states are diverse in size, yet we share a common bond of dedication to career and technical education and to ACTE. Over the course of the last year, through many tribulations,...
Resources from Court TV
Court TV offers videos and curriculum supplements on self-esteem, media literacy, diversity, bullying and peer pressure as part of its Choices and Consequences program. At the Court TV website, there is also a guide to other useful websites for teachers...
Resources from Court TV
Court TV offers videos and curriculum supplements on self-esteem, media literacy, diversity, bullying and peer pressure as part of its Choices and Consequences program. At the Court TV website, there is also a guide to other useful websites for teachers...
Student Portfolios 101
As a follow up to our well-received articles on portfolios in the May issue of Techniques, here is some more helpful information on student portfolios.Student portfolios can offer great benefits to both high school and postsecondary education programs....
Student Portfolios 101: As a Follow Up to Our Well-Received Articles on Portfolios in the May Issue of Techniques, Here Is Some More Helpful Information on Student Portfolios
Student portfolios can offer great benefits to both high school and postsecondary education programs. They assist instructors in determining the progress of a student's performance and provide students with a vital self-promotion tool for job searches...
Taking the Long View-Success Is Built over Time
As I was reflecting on what a busy legislative year 2004 has been (and it is not over yet!), I started to wonder what the coming election might bring for our issues. Rather than continuing to speculate about the unpredictable, however, I recalled a column...
The Brave New World of Biotechnology
Is it the science that will save the world from starvation, or will it mean the end of the world as we know it? While some people fear genetically altered "Frankenfoods" and DNA experiments with pathogenic microorganisms that could result in worldwide...
The Democratic National Committee Platform on Education
The Democratic National Committee's platform pertaining to education and workforce development issues states that, "The simple bargain at the heart of the American Dream offers opportunity to every American who takes the responsibility to make the most...
The Hidden Profession of Histotechnology
Today there are more job openings in the field of histotechnology than there are educated people to fill them, and the U.S. Department of Labor expects employment opportunities for histotechnicians and histotechnologists to grow by 10 to 20 percent...
The Hidden Profession of Histotechnology
Today there are more job openings in the field of histotechnology than there are educated people to fill them, and the U.S. Department of Labor expects employment opportunities for histotechnicians and histotechnologists to grow by 10 to 20 percent over...
The NIOSH-ACTE Safety Competition
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a federal research agency in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), funded the 2004 ACTENIOSH national occupational safety and health competition among teachers/instructors...
The NIOSH-ACTE Safety Competition
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a federal research agency in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A (CDC), funded the 2004 ACTE-NIOSH national occupational B safety and health competition among teachers/instructors...
The Republican National Committee Platform on Education
Political Parties Approve National PlatformsThis summer, both the Republican and Democratic parties articulated their official platforms outlining their positions on various issues of national concern. The following are exerpts from both the Republican...

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