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. 85, No. 4, April

Acte Online Resources
Forum Moderator ProfileAllan Silberstein, moderator of the Professional Development forum, is president of the ACTE New and Related Services Division's Professional Development Section. A U.S. Army education specialist at Salt Lake Recruiting Command,...
A New Role for CTE
THE MILLENNIUM GENERATION DESCRIBES THE STUDENTS currently occupying middle and high school classrooms across the country--often the ones that teachers repeatedly must ask to unplug and pay attention. This particular generation has been the subject...
A Service to Learning
HAVE YOU FOUND AN "UNDISCOVERED BENEFIT" TO BEING A MEMBER of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)? We know that being a member of ACTE has many tangible benefits, such as advocacy, networking, best practices and updates about...
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
CADDO KIOWA TECHNOLOGY CENTER (CKTC) IN FORT COBB, OKLAHOMA, provides training in more than 20 programs for adults and high school students. The high school students, from 14 school districts in Southwest Oklahoma, may enroll in their junior and senior...
Celebrating and Service Learning
This month's Techniques magazine celebrates service-learning and the contributions that it makes to students' learning by fostering civic engagement while students learn in a hands-on real-world context. For close to half a century, service-learning...
Celebrating Service and Learning
This month's Techniques magazine celebrates service -Ie arning and the contributions that it makes to students' learning by fostering civic engagement while students learn in a hands-on re al- world context. For close to half a century, service -Ie arning...
CTE and Service-Learning: Natural Advocacy Partners
THERE IS NOT A LOT THAT THE 111TH CONGRESS HAS ACCOMPLISHED over the past year, but one bipartisan highlight is passage of the Serve America Act, the federal legislation that authorizes funding for national service programs administered by the Corporation...
Early Childhood Educator
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS PROVIDE CHILD CARE, supervision, guidance, nurturing and education for preschool children. They teach children, usually from ages three to five using a curriculum that develops motor skills, social and emotional development,...
Early Childhood Educator
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS PROVIDE CHILD CARE, supervision, guidance, nurturing and education for preschool children. They teach children, usually from ages three to five using a curriculum that develops motor skills, social and emotional development,...
Including Special Needs Students in Ag Ed
SINCE THE PASSAGE OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES IN EDUCATION ACT (IDEA), the total population of students with special needs being served in schools has risen from 5 percent in 1976 to 8.6 percent in 2006. This accounts for an additional 3 million...
Learning and Serving through CTE
Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give." Across our country, career and technical education (CTE) students are learning skills that will help them make a living, while also learning the meaning...
Making a Meaningful Connection-Freshman Transition and Service-Learning
Educators are guided by federal, state and local mandates to adopt higher academic standards for all students while increasing the number of students entering and achieving in postsecondary educational studies. Simultaneously, our students have unprecedented...
Making Your Classes Come Alive
WHAT MAKES MY COURSES COME ALIVE? That was a question asked of me this past spring. Having been selected as the 2008 Virginia Technology Education Teacher of the Year, I was asked to prepare a brief and present it to my peers at the 2009 Virginia Technology...
Mapping the Chapter: One Way to Tackle the CTE Textbook
SINCE 1999, I HAVE BEEN A READING SPECIALIST IN A VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, where one of the greatest challenges has been helping students read their textbooks. Career and technical (CTE) textbooks present a particular challenge because they...
Parallels in Arts Education and CTE: Some Guiding Reflections
MANY FORCES SHAPE THE CURRENT NATIONAL CONVERSATION regarding career and technical education (CTE). Perkins IV guides the discussion through concepts such as challenging academic and technical standards; high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations;...
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
CADDO KIOWA TECHNOLOGY CENTER (CKTC) IN FORT COBB, OKLAHOMA, provides training in more than 20 programs for adults and high school students. The high school students, from 14 school districts in Southwest Oklahoma, may enroll in their junior and senior...
Service-Learning in Our Classroom
Many schools use service-learning on their campus to enhance their classroom content. "Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience,...
Service-Learning Mentoring
FOR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION AND STUDENT LEADERSHIPThe U.S. average freshman graduation rate (percentage of public high school students who graduate on time with a regular diploma) for public schools in 2005-2006 was 73.2 percent1. This statistic is very...
Service-Learning Mentoring: For High School Transition and Student Leadership
The U.S. average freshman graduation rate (percent-age of public high school students who graduate on time with a regular diploma) for public schools in 2005-2006 was 73.2 percent (1). This statistic is very important because research shows that ninth-grade...
Students Dig: For REAL School Gardens
There's a lot of talk about saving the environment and going green these days. But the challenge is to turn the words into action, and that includes getting young students to become part of the discussion about sustainability. The Texas-based REAL...
STUDENTS DIG for REAL School Gardens
There's a lot of talk about saving the environment and going green these days. But the challenge is to turn the words into action, and that includes getting young students to become part of the discussion about sustainability. The Texas-based REAL School...
The Haitian Project: Educating Some of the Nation's Poorest Youth
Elizabeth O'Connell, the project's director of community development, speaks with ACTE about the project--which operates Louverture Cleary School, a tuition-free, co-educational secondary boarding school for economically underprivileged Haitian children....
The Haitian Project: Educating Some of the Nation's Poorest Youth
Elizabeth O'Connell, the project's director of community development, speaks with ACTE about the project - which operates Louverture Cleary School, a tuition-free, co-educational secondary boarding school for economically underprivileged Haitian children.ACTE...
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