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. 82, No. 5, May

Advocates Take Message to Capitol Hill
2007 NATIONAL POLICY SEMINAR PREPARES EDUCATORS.IN MARCH, MORE THAN 400 EDUCATORS CAME to Washington, D.C, to show their support and advocate for career and technical education (CTE) as a part of ACTE's National Policy Seminar (NPS).Attendees heard from...
Advocates Take Message to Capitol Hill: 2007 National Policy Seminar Prepares Educators
IN MARCH, MORE THAN 400 EDUCATORS CAME to Washington, D.C., to show their support and advocate for career and technical education (CTE) as a part of ACTE's National Policy Seminar (NPS). Attendees heard from speakers such as Troy Justesen and Jeffrey...
Conducting a Social Network Audit
THE SOCIAL NETWORK AUDIT CAN BE AN EFFECTIVE AND TEACHABLE TOOL FOR STUDENT GOAL ATTAINMENT.Current research makes it abundantly clear that career and technical educators in North America know how to give students the technical skills they need to be...
Conducting a Social Network Audit: The Social Network Audit Can Be an Effective and Teachable Tool for Student Goal Attainment
Current research makes it abundantly clear that career and technical educators in North America know how to give students the technical skills they need to be competitive in the 21st century marketplace. However, there may be a gap in many educators'...
CTE Students See the Future
THE WINNERS OF THE CLIFF WEISS MEMORIAL ESSAY CONTEST RESPOND TO THE QUESTION, "HOW WILL WHAT YOU LEARNED IN CTE HELP THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IN FIVE YEARS?"Secondary Winning EssayBy Qing Fan"Where will I be after five years from now?" I asked myself diligently....
CTE Students See the Future: The Winners of the Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest Respond to the Question, "How Will What You Learned in CTE Help the American Economy in Five Years?"
Secondary Winning Essay By Qing Fan "Where will I be after five years from now?" I asked myself diligently. I closed my eyes and imagined myself sitting on a comfortable leather chair in an administrative office with fifty employees waiting for...
E-Learning Applications for Career and Technical Education
AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL. education (CTE) faces challenges in delivering high-quality instruction due to the sometimes large costs of programs, dispersed and rural locations of students and schools, and cultural and economic conditions...
Future Foresight
AS EDUCATORS, I KNOW YOU LOOK FORWARD TO SUMMER AS MUCH AS do the students. But I also know that even though you may not be at school on a daily basis, you continue to search for ways to provide rigor and relevance to the learning that takes place...
Get Ready, Get Set, Get to Work!
Bring your hard hat and your soft skills-that is the message from the construction industry.How often have you watched a single home or an entire housing development spring up in a neighborhood and not given a lot of thought to what it takes to construct...
Get Ready, Get Set, Get to Work! Bring Your Hard Hat and Your Soft Skills-That Is the Message from the Construction Industry
How often have you watched a single home or an entire housing development spring up in a neighborhood and not given a lot of thought to what it takes to construct a home? Take a few minutes to think about how it happens and who makes it happen. More...
Hot Titles
The ACTE Store is packed with great titles and resources that career and technical educators can use on Capitol Hill, in the classroom, and in their role as leaders. Here are the top five sellers from 2007. All of these books can be ordered by calling...
Keeping Your Cool
POWER IS CONTROL. CALM IS STRENGTH. UPSET is weakness. Those statements are from classroom management expert Fred Jones, who says that teachers who are not first in control of themselves can never hope to control another individual--much less a whole...
Keeping Your Cool
POWER IS CONTROL. CALM IS STRENGTH. UPSET is weakness. Those statements are from classroom management expert Fred Jones, who says that teachers who are not first in control of themselves can never hope to control another individual-much less a whole...
Making a Great First Impression
TEACHING YOUR STUDENTS HOW TO MAKE A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION MEANS THAT YOU ARE ALSO TEACHING THEM IMPORTANT LIFE SKILLS.Whether we like to admit it or not, we do judge books by their covers. When we meet people for the first time, we immediately take...
Making a Great First Impression: Teaching Your Students How to Make a Great First Impression Means That You Are Also Teaching Them Important Life Skills
Whether we like to admit it or not, we do judge books by their covers. When we meet people for the first time, we immediately take a mental snapshot and begin sizing them up and judging them, usually on a subconscious level. Managers and business owners...
Move beyond "Seat-Time" and Narrowly Defined Knowledge and Skills
PART OF A YEARLONG SERIES, THIS ARTICLE MORE CLOSELY EXAMINES THE LAST RECOMMENDATION MADE IN ACTE'S HIGH SCHOOL REFORM POSITION STATEMENT AND HIGHLIGHTS BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTING THIS RECOMMENDATION.The ninth recommendation in ACTE's high school...
Move beyond "Seat Time" and Narrowly Defined Knowledge and Skills: Part of a Yearlong Series, This Article More Closely Examines the Last Recommendation Made in ACTE's High School Reform Position Statement and Highlights Best Practices for Implementing This Recommendation
The ninth recommendation in ACTE's high school reform position statement is to move beyond "seat-time" and narrowly defined knowledge and skills. United States high schools operate on a well-established set of expectations for size, time of day and...
Product Showcase
EQUIPMENTRobotic eCell Provides Cost-effective Welding SolutionLincoln Electric Company's eCell dual fixed table robotic cell offers fabrication shops a tool to enhance welding productivity on small- to medium-sized parts, according to the company. The...
Realize the Full Potential of Your New Facility
THE LAST IN A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON HOW TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR LEARNING.WHAT A GREAT DAY. WARM AUGUST breezes keep the crowd cool while speeches are made and ribbons are cut. After five long years, the new building is finished and ready for students.If...
Realize the Full Potential of Your New Facility: The Last in a Series of Articles on How to Improve Environments for Learning
WHAT A GREAT DAY. WARM AUGUST breezes keep the crowd cool while speeches are made and ribbons are cut. After five long years, the new building is finished and ready for students. If you have ever gone through the building process we have been writing...
Soft Skills: The New Curriculum for Hard-Core Technical Professionals
TECHNICAL PROFESSIONS INCREASINGLY REQUIRE A BROADER SKILL SET, BUT CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATORS CAN HELP THEIR STUDENTS ADD SOFT SKILLS TO THEIR HARD-CORE TECHNICAL SKILLS. In many technical professions, the complete focus of education and training...
Summer's Here: Time to Advocate
SUMMER IS ON THE HORIZON, A GOOD TIME TO think about building or strengthening a relationship with your elected Washington, D.C., representatives. Many Federal legislators and their staff are back home and more accessible during the summer months....
Teacher Receives NIOSH Award for Developing Safety Training Program
AS A CARPENTRY INSTRUCTOR, JAMES HAUCK strives to ensure the safety of his students. To help achieve that goal he developed a safety training program for Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS) in East Brunswick, New Jersey. The program...
Texas State Technical College Waco
TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (TSTC) IN WACO, Texas, developed the nation's first laser electro-optics technology (LET) program in 1969. Using some of the industry's finest laboratory equipment (valued at more than $40 million), students enrolled in...
Texas State Technical College Waco
TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (TSTC) IN WACO, Texas, developed tne nation's first laser electro-optics technology (LET) program in 1969. Using some of the industry's finest laboratory equipment (valued at more than $40 million), students enrolled in...
"The Case for Increasing Vo-Tech"
--The Sun (Las Vegas, NV) March 21, 2007 Fourth-graders' test scores in Nevada scored at or above national average in reading, language, math and science on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. But seventh-graders' scores dropped below national average...
"The Case for Increasing Vo-Tech"
-The Sun (Las Vegas, NV) March 21, 2007Fourth-graders' test scores in Nevada scored at or above national average in reading, language, math and science on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. But seventh-graders' scores dropped below national average and fell...
The National Council of Local Administrators of Career and Technical Education
SINCE 1943, THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LOCAL Administrators (NCLA) has been dedicated to improving, promoting and advancing the status of career and technical education at the local, state and national levels. Membership in the organization is open to...
The National Council of Local Administrators of Career and Technical Education
SINCE 1943, THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LOCAL Administrators (NCLA) has been dedicated to improving, promoting and advancing the status of career and technical education at the local, state and national levels. Membership in the organization is open to any...
The Three Rs Redefined for a Flat World
NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES TODAY OFTEN contain statistics on education in the U.S., but chances are these statistics won't point out success. Nationally, public education is under great scrutiny. The attention caused by Thomas L. Friedman's book, The...
The Winner's Circle: They Share a Dedication to Career and Technical Education and the Respect of Their Colleagues; They Are Acte's Award-Winning Educators for 2007
Leslie Watkins 2007 ACTE Teacher of the Year She doesn't just look at a problem, Leslie Watkins looks for a solution to the problem, then implements that solution--and that is why she has been described as an innovative and creative teacher....
Time's Running Out: Submit Your Winning Logo
The May 31, 2007, deadline for the 2008 CTE Month logo design contest is fast approaching. Help your CTE students get involved by encouraging them to participate in this contest. In its fourth year, the logo design contest allows students an opportunity...
Time's Running Out: Submit Your Winning Logo
The May 31, 2007, deadline for the 2008 CTE Month logo design contest is fast approaching. Help your CTE students get involved by encouraging them to participate in this contest. In its fourth year, the logo design contest allows students an opportunity...
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