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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. 7, October

2007 Proposed Amendments
Article III--Membership A. Eligibility Any individual interested in the mission and purposes of the association shall be eligible for membership. B. Classification of Members The Association shall consist of four (4) classes of membership:...
Academic Standards in Career and Technical Education
SINCE THE PERCENTAGES REQUIRED FOR AYP INCREASE IN THREE-YEAR INCREMENTS, THE NEXT GOAL IS TO CREATE A MODEL THAT WOULD ALLOW CENTRAL TECH TO FURTHER IMPROVE ITS PERFORMANCE.ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE REQUIRED to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in order...
Academic Standards in Career and Technical Education: Since the Percentages Required for AYP Increase in Three-Year Increments, the Next Goal Is to Create a Model That Would Allow Central Tech to Further Improve Its Performance
ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE REQUIRED to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in order to avoid stiff penalties, per the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. This presents a unique challenge for comprehensive career and technical (CTE) schools. While there is...
ACTE Bylaws 2007 Proposed Amendments
Artide III-MembershipA. EligibilityAny individual interested in the mission and purposes of the association shall be eligible for membership.B. Classification of MembersThe Association shall consist of four (4) classes of membership:1. Individual2. Educational...
Back to School: Manage Your Stress One Step at a Time
IT'S THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. You might have just come back from vacation or you worked all summer. In either case you're thinking about this coming year and you are stressed. Thoughts of preparation such as too much paperwork, information...
Community Colleges Offer Baby Boomers an Encore
THE NATION'S 1,200 COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE TAKING NOTICE OF BABY BOOMERS. THEY ARE WORKING TO DEVELOP NEW PROGRAMS AND TO STRENGTHEN EXISTING ONES IN ORDER TO MEET THE GROWING NEEDS OF MID-LIFERS.FOR MILLIONS OFF AMERICANS, ENTERING THEIR MID-LIVES WILL...
Community Colleges Offer Baby Boomers an Encore: The Nation's 1,200 Community Colleges Are Taking Notice of Baby Boomers. They Are Working to Develop New Programs and to Strengthen Existing Ones in Order to Meet the Growing Needs of Mid-Lifers
FOR MILLIONS OFF AMERICANS, ENTERING THEIR MID-LIVES WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY to reinvent themselves like never before with new careers, hobbies and lifelong learning opportunities. As they seek the credentials and training they need to move into new...
Computer Usage in the Classroom
AS EDUCATORS WE NEED TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS ARE ENGAGED in learning when using technology. Careful consideration should be made about how computers are used in the classroom. Are computers for delivering information or are they being used as tools to...
CTE Plays a Crucial Role in Health Care for the Elderly
With the number of older Americans projected to more than double over the next 25 years, our nation will need many more health care workers with the kind of training provided by career and technical education (CTE). There is a perfect storm brewing on...
CTE Plays a Crucial Role in Health Care for the Elderly: The Need for Nurses, for Sure, Is Extremely Severe, but the Need for Health Care Professionals in General Is Just as Critical, as Many of These Health Care Professions Support the Proper, Accurate, Timely and Critical Care of Patients
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] With the number of older Americans projected to more than double over the next 25 years, our nation will need many more health care workers with the kind of training provided by career and technical education (CTE). There...
CTU Daily News Briefing
Last month, all ACTE members and subscribers began receiving Career Tech Update on a daily basis. Previously, CTU was sent every other week. In addition to increased frequency, the new publication provides a comprehensive look at education and career...
Dakota County Technology College
THE NANOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM at Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) in Rosemount, Minnesota, is designed to prepare students for employment in nanobiotech, nanomaterials and nanoelectonics. The program, which was the first of its kind at a...
Dakota County Technology College
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTTHE NANOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM at Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) in Rosemount, Minnesota, is designed to prepare students for employment in nanobiotech, nanomaterials and nanoelectonics. The program, which was the first of...
Defining Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is a skill that most teachers would readily agree is important for students to develop. Unfortunately, many of our students have poorly developed critical thinking skills. Perhaps the problem is rooted in those who teach. Do teachers...
Develop Educational Systems That Integrate All Levels: Second in a Yearlong Series, This Article Examines the Second Recommendation Made in ACTE's Postsecondary Reform Position Statement, "Expanding Opportunities Postsecondary Career and Technical Education and Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce."
DURING THE LAST FEW years, the development of seamless education systems to promote students' postsecondary success has been discussed by policymakers at the local, state and federal levels as well as reform-minded individuals. Florida, Washington,...
Develop Education Systems That Integrate All Levels
SECOND IN A YEARLONG SERIES, THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES THE SECOND RECOMMENDATION MADE IN ACTE'S POSTSECONDARY REFORM POSITION STATEMENT, "EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES POSTSECONDARY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND PREPARING TOMORROW'S WORKFORCE."DURING THE...
Have You Mentored an Advocate Today?
WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THE TERM BABY BOOMER and the increase in retirements that are expected to begin around 2011 as this generation leaves the workforce. In fact, many of you reading this article may already be daydreaming about your own retirement....
Helping CTE Students L(earn) to Their Potential
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IS IDEALLY SUITED TO TEACHING STUDENTS THE SOFT SKILLS NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN THE 21ST CENTURY WORKPLACE.A RECENT SURVEY OF 400 LEADING AMERICAN CORPORATIONS by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills notes that managers...
Helping CTE Students L(earn) to Their Potential: Career and Technical Education Is Ideally Suited to Teaching Students the Soft Skills Needed to Succeed in the 21st Century Workplace
A RECENT SURVEY OF 400 LEADING AMERICAN CORPORATIONS by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills notes that managers consider 70 percent of high school graduates lacking professionalism and work ethic skills. A 2005 survey by the American Society for...
Investment Clubs Teach Financial Literacy
STUDENT INVESTMENT CLUBS PROVIDE THE RIGOR AND RISK TO FOSTER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FROM FINANCIAL LITERACY TO PREPARING STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN TODAY'S GLOBAL ECONOMY.A study conducted by Money magazine in August 2006 found that students aren't as financially...
Investment Clubs Teach Financial Literacy: Student Investment Clubs Provide the Rigor and Risk to Foster Learning Opportunities from Financial Literacy to Preparing Students to Compete in Today's Global Economy
A study conducted by Money magazine in August 2006 found that students aren't as financially literate as they ought to be. The test scores of students enrolled in a personal finance class were not significantly different from students who did not take...
Nanoscience Technician
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Nanoscience Technician Nanoscience or nanotechnology is the study and application of systems at the molecular and atomic level. The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) defines nanotechnology as, "the understanding...
Nanoscience Technician
Nanoscience TechnicianNanoscience or nanotechnology is the study and application of systems at the molecular and atomic level. The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNl) defines nanotechnology as, "the understanding and control of matter at dimensions...
NGA Policy Analysts Discuss Education Reform
ACTE'S CATHERINE IMPERATORE INTERVIEWS ALEX HARRIS AND DAVID WAKELYN, SENIOR POLICY ANALYSTS AT THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION CENTER FOR BEST PRACTICES.ACTE: Thank you both for finding the time to talk to me today.DW: You bet.AH: Happy to be here.ACTE:...
NGA Policy Analysts Discuss Education Reform: ACTE's Catherine Imperatore Interviews Alex Harris and David Wakelyn, Senior Policy Analysts at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
ACTE: Thank you both for finding the time to talk to me today. DW: You bet. AH: Happy to be here. ACTE: Are there gaps in what we know about career and technical education (CTE)? AH: As David and I learned more about this issue, we did...
OSU-Okmulgee's Orthotics and Prosthetics Technician Program Thrives
STUDENTS LEARN THAT THEY ARE CRUCIAL PARTNERS IN THEIR OWN LEARNING, AND LEARN TO WORK IN TEAMS AS THEY DESIGN, FABRICATE AND MODIFY ORTHOTIC AND PROSTHETIC DEVICES.STUDENTS IN THE ORTHOTICS and Prosthetics Technician Program at Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee...
OSU-Okmulgee's Orthotics and Prosthetics Technician Program Thrives: Students Learn That They Are Crucial Partners in Their Own Learning, and Learn to Work in Teams as They Design, Fabricate and Modify Orthotic and Prosthetic Devices
STUDENTS IN THE ORTHOTICS and Prosthetics Technician Program at Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee are developing multiple skill sets coveted by employers that will land them jobs in the industry as technicians, fitters or pedorthists. The program...
Preparing for a Substitute
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "I'M WARNING YOU," THE VETERAN EDUCATOR ADVISED the first-year teacher. "Whatever you do, just don't let them touch you. If you do, you'll be sick all the time." She wasn't talking about some disease-ridden vermin. She...
Preparing for a Substitute
"I'M WARNING YOU," THE VETERAN EDUCATOR ADVISED the first-year teacher. "Whatever you do, just don't let them touch you. If you do, you'll be sick all the time."She wasn't talking about some disease-ridden vermin. She was talking about the students....
Seeding the Edge of Career and Technical Education
THE "COLLEGE READINESS" WALL NEEDS TO BE REPLACED BY A LIFELONG LEARNING AND WORK CONTINUUM, IN WHICH STUDENTS BUILD A DYNAMIC LIFELONG LEARNING PLAN FOR MOVING ALONG THAT CONTINUUM.THERE IS A STO RY told about Albert Einstein when he was teaching at...
Seeding the Edge of Career and Technical Education: The "College Readiness" Wall Needs to Be Replaced by a Lifelong Learning and Work Continuum, in Which Students Build a Dynamic Lifelong Learning Plan for Moving along That Continuum
THERE IS A STORY told about Albert Einstein when he was teaching at Princeton in the late 1930s. In reading Einstein's final course exam, one of his colleagues observed that the questions were the same ones Einstein used for the course the previous...
Training Transformative Leaders through Critical Service-Learning
During my second year of teaching at the graduate level, questions emerged which transformed my thinking regarding the education of school leaders. I wondered what strategies teachers of future administrators in education could employ to develop the...
Young at Heart
AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ACTE, I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE AND PRIVILEGE of observing the value and benefit of career and technical education (CTE). As many of you know, without CTE this country would not grow and prosper; this country would not be able...