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. 2, February

2005 Elections
for ACTE Board of DirectorsMembers of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will choose a president-elect for the association and vice presidents for Region I and the Marketing Education Division. The ACTE president-elect will serve...
2005 Elections for ACTE Board of Directors
Members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will choose a president-elect for the association and vice presidents for Region I and the Marketing Education Division. The ACTE president-elect will serve one year in that office,...
Assabet Students Help WPI with Solar-Powered Refrigeration System
Think a solar-powered refrigerator is impossible? Not with the collaborative efforts of Massachusetts' Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) power! This past semester, Assabet Valley's Refrigeration/Major...
Assabet Students Help WPI with Solar-Powered Refrigeration System
Think a solar-powered refrigerator is impossible? Not with the collaborative efforts of Massachusetts' Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) power! This past semester, Assabet Valley's Refrigeration/Major...
AYES Receives Grant to Expand Online Training Initiative
Thanks to a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) will be able to expand its automotive service technician training initiative. According to AYES,...
AYES Receives Grant to Expand Online Training Initiative
Thanks to a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) will be able to expand its automotive service technician training initiative.According to AYES, prior...
Building a Culinary Arts Academy
The 2004 Alabama Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year shares how she built interest in family and consumer sciences at Bob Jones High School through the development of a successful culinary arts academy.When Judy Karen Brown arrived at Bob...
Building a Culinary Arts Academy: The 2004 Alabama Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year Shares How She Built Interest in Family and Consumer Sciences at Bob Jones High School through the Development of a Successful Culinary Arts Academy
When Judy Karen Brown arrived at Bob Jones High School (BJHS) in Madison, Alabama, in the summer of 1999, she immediately identified a need to build both student and community interests in family and consumer sciences (FACS). She noticed the student...
Calendar
FEBRUARY2-4ASTD TechKnowledge 2005, Riviera hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nev., is sponsored by the American Society for Training and Development and this year has a theme of "eTensify: Take eLearning to the Next Level." For more information, visit www.astd.org.12-15The...
CAPITOL VIEW: Getting the Message Right: Does Investing in CTE Appeal to the Public?
In attempting to analyze what the post-election environment means for social programs that invest in America's children and fami lies, several national organizations have " taken a look at some intensive polling of swing voters regarding what messages...
Changes at the Education Department
The end of 2004 and the beginning of 2005 marked a number of changes at the U.S. Department of Education, chief among them the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige. Following President Bush's reelection, Paige announced that, at...
Changes at the Education Department
The end of 2004 and the beginning of 2005 marked a number of changes at the U.S. Department of Education, chief among them the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige.Following President Bush's reelection, Paige announced that, at the end...
Educators Honored in Las Vegas
ACTE's Teacher of the Year Patricia Beltram teaches at Mesquite High School (MHS) in Gilbert, Arizona, where enrollment numbers 3,200, yet she is able to give each of her students the individual attention they need to succeed. "Ms. Beltram inspires...
Educators Honored in Las Vegas
ACTE's Teacher of the YearPatricia Beltram teaches at Mesquite High School (MHS) in Gilbert, Arizona, where enrollment numbers 3,200, yet she is able to give each of her students the individual attention they need to succeed."Ms. Beltram inspires me...
Exploring the World of Work through Job Shadowing
It is an opportunity for students to experience the real-world workplace, and more schools across the country are discovering the benefits of job shadowing.On Groundhog Day, more than one million young people will have an opportunity to explore their...
Exploring the World of Work through Job Shadowing: It Is an Opportunity for Students to Experience the Real-World Workplace, and More Schools across the Country Are Discovering the Benefits of Job Shadowing
On Groundhog Day, more than one million young people will have an opportunity to explore their possible future careers, according to the Job Shadow Coalition. However, with its components of career exploration, school-to-career training and cooperative...
Future Focus
New IDEA Heralds Some Changes for Instruction of Students with DisabilitiesThe reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), approved by Congress in late November and signed into law by President Bush in December, makes changes in...
Getting the Message Right: Does Investing in CTE Appeal to the Public?
In attempting to analyze what the post-election environment means for social programs that invest in America's children and families, several national organizations have taken a look at some intensive polling of swing voters regarding what messages...
It's Not Just in High School Agriculture Education in Middle School
Traditionally, students have been strongly encouraged at the high school level to consider careers and choose courses that would fortify occupations of interest. Today, administrators and educators across the nation realize that developing students'...
It's Not Just in High School: Agriculture Education in Middle School
It's Not Just in High SchoolTraditionally, students have been strongly encouraged at the high school level to consider careers and choose courses that would fortify occupations of interest. Today, administrators and educators across the nation realize...
Keep Smiling-You'll Live Longer
Research indicates that optimists live longer and happier lives than pessimists. And if General Session speaker Amanda Core's optimism is any indication, she will live forever. Gore shared her sunny outlook with attendees as the second General Session...
Meet ACTE Divisions & Regions
Special Needs Division Report Thanks to the Special Needs Division (SND) for making the ACTE Convention in December the best! We had 11 Special Needs Division first-time attendees. SND sponsored a stipend of $200 for two of those first-time attendees....
New IDEA Heralds Some Changes for Instruction of Students with Disabilities
The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), approved by Congress in late November and signed into law by President Bush in December, makes changes in several areas of special education. The new IDEA will affect how teachers,...
No Rain, No Gain
How quickly do you notice rain? Do you let it wash over you like a cool breeze immediate action and run for cover? Marketing is like the rain. Some people are quickly aware of it, while others take repeated and consistent drops for quite an extended...
Packed Hands-On Hall
From publishers to lasers, furniture to technology training, more than 200 companies, representing myriad industries, traveled to Las Vegas to showcase their products and services at ACTE's 2004 Career Tech Expo.For three days, the Career Tech Expo was...
President's Perspective
"You can't do business tomorrow using yesterday's techniques"--Roger Herman You asked for it, so here it is--ELECTRONIC VOTING! This change in the voting process is a leap that ACTE is making to keep up with technology. Information is provided on...
Region V Report
Region V is the largest geographical region which the ACTE family. It encompasses 16 states and the islands of Guam, American Samoa and Micronesia, Marshal Islands, Republic of Palau and the Commonwealth of Mariana Island. The 16 states are: Alaska,...
Region V Report
Region V is the largest geographical region within the ACTE family. It encompasses 16 states and the islands of Guam, American Samoa and Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau and the Commonwealth of Mariana Island. The T6 states are: Alaska,...
Special Needs Division Report
Thanks to the Special Needs Division (SND) for making the ACTE Convention in December the best! We had 11 Special Needs Division first-time attendees. SND sponsored a stipend of $200 for two of those first-time attendees. ACTE sponsored a special welcome...
Study Shows Benefits of Quality Early Childhood Education
It began in 1962, but the results are finally out. A landmark study indicates that the benefits of high-quality early childhood care and education reach far into adulthood-and those benefits extend to society as a whole.The High/Scope Perry Preschool...
The Future
"I am here to give you some insight into what's coming," said futurist Roger Herman as he began his Closing General Session talk at ACTE's Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo.Before stepping into the future, however, Herman reminded attendees of the...
Viva Las Vegas
Maybe it was the fabulous General Session speakers. Maybe it was the certification workshops. Maybe it was the packed exhibit hall. Better yet, maybe it was a combination of all of these factors and more that made the 2004 ACTE Annual Convention and...
Viva Las Vegas
Maybe it was the fabulous General Session speakers. Maybe it was the certification workshops. Maybe it was the packed exhibit hall. Better yet, maybe it was a combination of all of these factors and more that made the 2004 ACTE Annual Convention and...
What's New
EQUIPMENTHandheld Battery TestersTwo new portable battery testers, a hearing aid battery checker and a general type battery tester, are now available from Ventronics, Inc. The Model 0361 hearing aid battery tester checks types 5, 10, 13-312, 230-10 and...
Women and Minorities in Agriculture
There are those who lament a situation that they feel needs changing, and there are those who set out to change it. The late Sam Combs Jr. was one who chose the path of action. In 1994, Combs, a retired soil conservationist and former agriculture education...
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