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. 6, September

ACTE Brings Back Math-in-CTE Workshop
This workshop was so popular at ACTE's 2005 Convention that we have brought it back for 2006. In Atlanta, Georgia, this workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 29 in the Georgia World Congress Center. Over the past two years, the National...
ACTE Brings Back Math-in-CTE Workshop
This workshop was so popular at ACTE's 2005 Convention that we have brought it back for 2006. In Atlanta, Georgia, this workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 29 in the Georgia World Congress Center.Over the past two years, the National Research...
ACTE Posts Final Proposed Reorganization
THE REORGANIZATION COMMITTEE has finalized its proposed reorganization and has posted the proposal online at ACTE's Web site. The proposal is the result of nearly two years worth of information gathering, conference calls and research. This proposal...
ACTE Posts Final Proposed Reorganization
THE REORGANIZATION COMMITTEE has finalized its proposed reorganization and has posted the proposal online at ACTE's Web site.The proposal is the result of nearly two years worth of information gathering, conference calls and research. This proposal will...
An IT Mentoring Program
AT THE CARLOS ROSARIO INTERNATIONAL CAREER CENTER IN WASHINGTON, D.C., MENTORING IS PART OF HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED IN THE NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE.What is mentoring, but an apprenticeship all dressed up? This is a common question with those...
An IT Mentoring Program: At the Carlos Rosario International Career Center in Washington, D.C., Mentoring Is Part of Helping Students Succeed in the New Information Technology Workforce
What is mentoring, but an apprenticeship all dressed up? This is a Common question with those who have grown up on the apprenticeship system. While some may argue that there is little except pedigree separating the two, the fact is. they share more...
Celebrate, but Don't Wait
THE FOLLOWING PHRASE SHOULD BE MUSIC TO the ears of career and technical educators, administrators, state employees, and other partners around the country: The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. In late July,...
Classroom Configuration
"CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS CAN CREATE moods and establish how much communication takes place," according to Patrick W. Miller, author of Body Language: An Illustrated Introduction for Teachers.In his book, Miller notes that the physical arrangement of furniture...
Disability Doesn't Hinder Success
AARON SPEARS REMAINS FOCUSED ON HIS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC COURSEWORK DESPITE MULTIPLE DISABILITIES.FOR STUDENTS WITH DSSABILITIES, THE EVERYDAY responsibilities of school that their peers take for granted can pose significant challenges....
Disability Doesn't Hinder Success: Aaron Spears Remains Focused on His Career and Technical Education and Academic Coursework despite Multiple Disabilities
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, THE EVERYDAY responsibilities of school that their peers take for granted can pose significant challenges. Seventeen-year-old Aaron Spears, a student at Roane-Jackson Technical Center in Leroy, West Virginia, knows this...
Do You Have a Strategy?
Inside These Walls: A Perspective for Academic AdministratorsTHE FIRST IN A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON HOW TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR LEARNING OFFERS STRATEGIC PLANNING AS AWAY TO BOOST STUDENT PERFORMANCE.EDUCATIONAL LEADERS SPEND A LOT of time planning....
Do You Have a Strategy? Inside These Walls: A Perspective for Academic Administrations: The First in a Series of Articles on How to Improve Environments for Learning Offers Strategic Planning as a Way to Boost Student Performance
EDUCATIONAL LEADERS SPEND A LOT of time planning. From K-12 to two- and four-year institutions of higher education, all conduct regular, long-term planning activities. Why is planning--more specifically strategic planning--considered such a vital activity...
Elements of an Effective Mentoring Program
THERE ARE CERTAIN ELEMENTS COMMON AMONG EFFECTIVE MENTORING PROGRAMS. KNOWING THEM WILL HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR OWN MENTORING PROGRAM.MENTOR, an organization that serves as a resource and advocate for youth mentoring, developed its first mentoring Elements...
Elements of an Effective Mentoring Program: There Are Certain Elements Common among Effective Mentoring Programs. Knowing Them Will Help You Develop Your Own Mentoring Program
MENTOR, an organization that serves as a resource and advocate for youth mentoring, developed its first mentoring Elements of Effective Practice in 1990 by working with a national panel of mentoring experts. "They are research- and experience-based...
Establishing a Clear System Goal of Career and College Readiness for All Students
THIS ARTICLE IS THE FIRST IN A YEARLONG SERIES THAT WILL MORE CLOSELY EXAMINE THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN ACTE'S HIGH SCHOOL REFORM POSITION STATEMENT, REINVENTING THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, AND HIGHLIGHT BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTING...
Establishing a Clear System Goal of Career and College Readiness for All Students: This Article Is the First in a Yearlong Series That Will More Closely Examine the Recommendations Made in ACTE's High School Reform Position Statement, Reinventing the American High School for the 21st Century, and Highlight Best Practices for Implementing Each of the Recommendations
THE FIRST RECOMMENDATION IN ACTE'S high school reform position statement is to establish a clear system goal of career and college readiness for all students. What this means is that the entire education system needs to focus on the goal of having...
Introducing a New Series: Inside These Walls
ONE OF THE HIGHEST PRICED MEMBERS OF YOUR TEAM ISN'T PERFORMING. He's old. You can see how tired he is every time you look into his eyes. When he started in education, there were no computers. Tests were copied on a mimeograph machine, and the World...
Is the Doctor Really In?
Examining the Ailments of Mentoring Relationships for New CTE TeachersRESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT MENTORSHIP IS an effective tool for supporting beginning educators, yet it is equally important to examine the strategies for developing, tracking and nurturing...
Is the Doctor Really in? Examining the Ailments of Mentoring Relationships for New CTE Teachers
RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT MENTORSHIP IS an effective tool for supporting beginning educators, yet it is equally important to examine the strategies for developing, tracking and nurturing these mentoring partnerships. A collaborative study conducted through...
Leadership Matters from an Equity Perspective
ARE THERE DAYS WHEN YOU GAZE ACROSS THE SEA of faces in your classroom, school hallways, athletic fields, or even your desk and wonder, "How can I possibly reach all these students? They are so different." As the student population becomes more...
Mentoring New Teachers
An Ohio career center provides strong support for its new teachers because it recognizes that mentoring can be as important for them as it is for their students.(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes obscured text omitted.)The Erie, Huron, Ottawa...
Mentoring New Teachers: An Ohio Career Center Provides Strong Support for Its New Teachers Because It Recognizes That Mentoring Can Be as Important for Them as It Is for Their Students
The Erie, Huron, Ottawa Vocational Education (EHOVE) Career Center in Milan, Ohio, was and continues to be at the forefront of creating a strong and effective mentoring program for new teachers. Initiated by Superintendent Joseph DeRose and implemented...
Meridian Community College
(MCC) IN MERIDIAN, Mississippi, has built a tradition of quality academic and career programs and has in turn received support from its community that includes the funding of the Tuition Guarantee by local businesses. Another indication that the school...
Meridian Community College
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTMERIDIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (MCC) IN MEUlDlAN, Mississippi, has built a tradition of quality academic and career programs and has in turn received support from its community that includes the funding of the Tuition Guarantee by local businesses....
News Clips
"Emergency Services: The Next Generation"-Redland Daily Facts, July 14, 2006In February, 24 graduates of the Redlands Unified School District in California, were accepted into the Redlands Emergency Service Academy (RESA) weeklong summer program. Redland...
Nursing Students Benefit from Video Technology
AT RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN RENTON, WASHINGTON, A VIDEO SYSTEM THAT CAPTURES AND RECORDS LIVE IMAGES IS ENHANCING THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS IN THE NURSING PROGRAM.ONE KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF RENTON Technical College's training programs...
Nursing Students Benefit from Video Technology: At Renton Technical College in Renton, Washington, a Video System That Captures and Records Live Images Is Enhancing the Educational Experience for Students in the Nursing Program
ONE KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF RENTON Technical College's training programs is that they are designed to replicate the work environment and to train students on equipment used in today's workplace. While automotive students study at approved automotive...
Product Showcase
EQUIPMENTExpanded line of magnetic nut driversKlein Tools' Cushion-Grip Magnetic-Tip Nut Driver product line has expanded with the introduction of 11 magnetic nut drivers and two new seven-piece magnetic nut driver sets. These new magnetic nut drivers...
Radiologic Technologists
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS ARE SKILLED professionals who--at the request of physicians--perform radio-graphic examinations such as x-rays and diagnostic imaging procedures that may include computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)....
Radiologic Technologists
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS ARE SKILLED professionals who-at the request of physicians-perform radiographic examinations such as x-rays and diagnostic imaging procedures that may include computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)....
Sponsorship-A Positive Approach to Student Recruiting and Retention
INVESTMENT IN PROVIDING A SPONSORSHIP for a qualified future employee is of great significance for the economic success of companies and of the economy as a whole. Through an agreement with students, companies may recruit students and sponsor their...
Teaching Life Skills for Student Success
IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A PROGRAM THAT TEACHES LIFE SKILLS IS HELPING STUDENTS MAKE A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION INTO THE WORKFORCE AND INTO PERSONAL SUCCESS.THE STATEMENTS SCATTERED THROUGH the article are all from students who are describing what they...
Teaching Life Skills for Student Success: In Chicago Public Schools, a Program That Teaches Life Skills Is Helping Students Make a Successful Transition into the Workforce and into Personal Success
THE STATEMENTS SCATTERED THROUGH the article are all from students who are describing what they have learned from their experiences in Transitions: Life Skills for Personal Success, the new employability soft skills training program being taught in...
The Art of Mentoring
Mentoring provides students with role models, inspiration and encouragement that helps paint the promise of a successful future.A mentor is generally defined as "a trusted counselor or guide," but it is often noted that the term's origins come from Mentor,...
The Art of Mentoring: Mentoring Provides Students with Role Models, Inspiration and Encouragement That Helps Paint the Promise of a Successful Future
A mentor is generally defined as "a trusted counselor or guide," but it is often noted that the term's origins come from Mentor, whom Odysseus entrusted with the education of his son when he left for the Trojan War. So a mentor has come to represent...
The Mentoring Team
The AdministrationThe EHOVE administration takes an active role in the mentoring program. All mentor activities are facilitated through the administration. They provide time to the lead mentor and the other mentors to accomplish the goals of the mentoring...
The Year of the Mentor
AS WE EMBARK ON ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR, I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK back to the first time I set foot in a classroom as an instructor. I was excited. I was nervous. I hoped that my students would listen to me. I wanted to be a great teacher. Despite my...
Unions, Contractors and CTE
IN A SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP IN ILLINOIS, THE VALUE OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IS RECOGNIZED AND PROMOTED BY UNIONS AND CONTRACTORS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.IT WASN'T UNTIL HIS JUNIOR YEAR AT JOLIET Central High School that Frank DiDomenico...
Unions, Contractors and CTE: In a Successful Partnership in Illinois, the Value of Career and Technical Education Is Recognized and Promoted by Unions and Contractors in the Construction Industry
IT WASN'T UNTIL HIS JUNIOR YEAR AT JOLIET Central High School that Frank DiDomenico found subjects that sparked his interest: welding, electronics. carpentry and, particularly, automotive technology. That summer, he landed a paid construction job through...

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