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. 3, March

3D Printing Provides Students Real-World Design Experience
HOW THE DIMENSION 3D PRINTER ENHANCES CURRICULUM, OFFERS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE AND GENERATES REVENUE AT OWENSBORO COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE Owensboro (Ky.) Community & Technical College (OCTC) was looking to enhance its Computer Aided...
A Closer Look at the ASVAB CEP Program
The newly redesigned ASVAB Career Exploration Program allows 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to understand how their interests and skills correspond with a wide range of career options. The program's comprehensive career exploration and planning...
Are You Teaching a Curriculum That Is Recognized by the Industry?
The construction industry recognizes curriculum that prepares students for a rewarding and productive career. As a contractor, I am proud to promote NCCER's Contren[R] Learning Series. The Contren[R] Learning Series is the only industry-recognized...
Capitol View
Potential New Welfare Law Will Limit Education, Training OpportunitiesAs lawmakers reconvened the second session of the 108th Congress this winter, they appeared set to bring the long process of reauthorizing this nation's welfare program - Temporary...
Career and Technical Education
The building blocks of early childhood education: nationwide, there is a growing understanding of the connection between quality early childhood education and future academic success. In almost every article, study and report, the following words are...
Career and Technical Education: The Building Blocks of Early Childhood Education
Nationwide, there is a growing understanding of the connection between quality early childhood education and future academic success. In almost every article, study and report, the following words are found somewhere in the text: children who attend...
December 2003 Board of Directors Meeting Report
The ACTE Board of Directors met on December 8-9, 2003, prior to the Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Orlando. A summary of the board's decisions/actions is listed below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Board of Directors...
December 2003 Board of Directors Meeting Report
The ACTE Board of Directors met on December 8-9, 2003, prior to the Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Orlando. A summary of the board's decisions/actions is listed below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Board of Directors...
E-Learning Grows in Indiana
An increasing number of adults in Indiana are pursuing their educational goals through distance learning. According to the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS), enrollments in distance learning classes reached nearly 70,000 last...
E-Learning Grows in Indiana
An increasing number of adults in Indiana are pursuing their educational goals through distance learning. According to the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS), enrollments in distance learning classes reached nearly 70,000 last...
Executive Directions
The cover story this month is about the President's proposed FY05 budget and the cuts to career and technical education. These proposed cuts are not only in Perkins funding, but in other funds that impact career and technical education. ACTE immediately...
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division Report
Family and consumer sciences education empowers individuals and families across their lifespans to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Our unique focus is on family, work and their interrelationship. The FACS Division...
Family and Consumer Sciences Education: The Compassionate Curriculum
A strong family and consumer sciences education program can teach some of the most important skills students will need in life.Among the rallying cries in America today are these:"We must strengthen family values!""We have to find a way to prevent violence...
Family and Consumer Sciences Education: The Compassionate Curriculum: A Strong Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program Can Teach Some of the Most Important Skills Students Will Need in Life
Among the rallying cries in America today are these: "We must strengthen family values!" "We have to find a way to prevent violence in our schools!" "We all need to learn personal and financial responsibility!" "We all must do our part...
Interview with Donald Hill, M. Ed
Education Services Specialist & Student Testing Program ManagerHow does ASVAB help teachers, counselors and administrators benefit their students?Hill. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program helps students to learn more about themselves and the world...
John Deere Publishing Remains to Be the Choice of Educational Tools for the Farm and Classroom
JDP adds two new titles to its "how-to" roster: Engines and The Precision-Farming Guide for Agriculturists The same quality and performance John Deere has brought to the farm and field for generations can be found in classrooms and workshops of...
Marketing Education Division Report
There are some exciting things going on in Marketing Education! A joint MarkED/DECA project called A*S*K Business Institute provides certificate exams for marketing students. This is catching on very quickly, with some states mandating its implementation....
Maximize Your Training Investments
EMPOWER ALL STUDENTS TO SUCCEED WITH POWERFUL, COST-EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEMS In any instructional profession, the goal is to provide the best training as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. This mission can be achieved with any of Lab...
National Academy Foundation at the Forefront of High School Reform
More than three decades ago, the career academy approach was established as a viable high school reform model to address many of the problems that have long plagued large comprehensive schools. High dropout rates, poor attendance, and students underperforming...
National Academy Foundation at the Forefront of High School Reform
More than three decades ago, the career academy approach was established as a viable high school reform model to address many of the problems that have long plagued large comprehensive schools. High dropout rates, poor attendance, and students underperforming...
Perkins Funding Again Threatened in Bush Budget
The White House's FY 2005 budget request released February 2nd includes severe cuts to career and technical education (CTE) programs that, if enacted, would prove devastating to education and training programs in American high schools and postsecondary...
Potential New Welfare Law Will Limit Education, Training Opportunities
As lawmakers reconvened the second session of the 108th Congress this winter, they appeared set to bring the long process of reauthorizing this nation's welfare program--Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)--to conclusion. The politics of...
Preparing Future Parents and Early Care Educators in Oklahoma
Because young parents often do not know all that is required to care for young children, Oklahoma CareerTech's Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) has been actively involved in helping future parents learn about a child's development through life skills,...
Preparing Future Parents and Early Care Educators in Oklahoma
Oklahoma First Lady Kim Henry visits the four-year-old Head Start program at Will Rogers Elementary School in Stillwater during her statewide bus tour promoting Success by Six, an initiative supporting school readiness. Henry read to Jami Denny, left,...
Proposed Funding Cuts for CTE the Potential Impact on Your State
Proposed Funding Cuts for CTE The Potential Impact on Your State FY 2003 Estimate * FY 2005 Proporasal (2003-04 School Year) Estimate * State (2005-06...
Race Issues in Career and Technical Education: A Snapshot in Black and White
A Mission in Need of Color Black students and black teachers left behind? Black student enrollment in career and technical education (CTE) courses at the secondary and postsecondary levels is low. Similarly, and perhaps more importantly, the presence...
Region II: Looking to the Future
A unique combination of southern hospitality, charm and grit blends ACTE members from eight states and three commonwealths into a region that is known for its diversity of Career and Technical Education professionals and programs. Comprised of members...
Summary of ACTE's Recommendations for Strengthening Career and Technical Education through Reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act
ACTE calls on Congress to invest in America's workforce and education systems by strengthening career and technical education (CTE) programs in our nation's high schools and postsecondary institutions as it reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Act. The...
The Presentation after the Presentation
Many speaking situations really involve two presentations: the formal presentation and the question-and-answer period. You can ensure success with both presentations by using these techniques for the question-and-answer period.Allowing the audience to...
The Presentation after the Presentation: Many Speaking Situations Really Involve Two Presentations: The Formal Presentation and the Question-and-Answer Period. You Can Ensure Success with Both Presentations by Using These Techniques for the Question-and-Answer Period
Allowing the audience to ask questions after your presentation is an excellent way to reinforce your message and to continue to sell your ideas. In addition, because listeners can ask for clarification, audience members are less likely to leave your...
Using Humor in the Classroom
Learning may be serious business, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun along the way.Faced every day with the prospect of getting-and holding-the attention of a room full of students, that ever-resourceful professional known as a teacher...
Using Humor in the Classroom: Learning May Be Serious Business, but That Doesn't Mean You Can't Have a Little Fun along the Way
Faced every day with the prospect of getting--and holding--the attention of a room full of students, that ever-resourceful professional known as a teacher resorts to the use of a number of tools and tactics. Among these may be humor. A science teacher...

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