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. 8, November-December

A Message from the U.S. Secretary of Labor
Through history, the genius of the American economy has been its ability to nurture new ideas to make them bear the fruit of jobs and prosperity. In this generation, as in the past, entrepreneurs and innovators are drawing on our well-educated workforce,...
A Spotlight on State Advocacy Efforts
Connecting with policymakers is an important aspect of raising awareness about the value of career and technical education (CTE). Each state faces unique challenges when advocating to promote their programs. South Carolina, Georgia and Nebraska have...
Be Bold ... Be Enrollment Rich: Marketing Specialist Mark Perna Returns This Month with More Advice on Marketing Your School and Its Programs in Your Community
How do you maximize enrollment? Is it tied to a single marketing event, or is it the culmination of various campaigns? The fact is that it's different for everyone! Marketing, or what I refer to as smart marketing, is consistent persistence in the...
Concern That Technological Literacy Is Being Narrowly Interpreted
There is little evidence that high-tech classrooms have done anything to improve student achievement, and instead may be hurting and undermining children's real technological literacy, according to a new report. The Alliance for Childhood, a nonprofit...
Connecting Education and Careers 2004
2004 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo December 9-11, 2004 * Las Vegas Convention Center * Las Vegas, Nevada In December, join the most proactive career and technical education professionals as they come together to improve organizational...
Counseling Trends Survey
According to data from a survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), there is a statistically significant correlation indicating that support for counselors (specifically, cost coverage for professional development)...
Lifelong Learning Key to This Administrator's Success
A self-described union carpenter, John Gaal has been an educator and administrator during a career that has spanned more than two decades. Gaal, director of training and workforce development, Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis, Missouri,...
Localization: A Career for the New Millennium
Founded in 2000, the Localization Generalist Certificate Program at Austin Community College (ACC) was the recipient of the 2004 ClientSide Excellence Award in the category of Localization Educational Services. It is the only community college program...
Meeting the Challenges of Urban Education
No one can deny that today's urban schools are facing an uphill battle. These schools confront a number of challenges that their rural, and even suburban, counterparts do not. Problems include over-crowded classrooms, dilapidated facilities, lack of...
Money Skills Challenge for Educators
In an effort to increase the financial literacy of America's youth, Visa and Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) have issued the 2005 Practical Money Skills for Life Educator Challenge. The threefold mission of the challenge...
Oracle Academy: Four Success Stories: Model the Competitive Edge of CTE
"Vocational Education's" transformation to "Career and Technical Education" (CTE) is clearly underway as evidenced by the increased number of advanced topics and knowledge depth being taught in courses today. Technology advances across all industry...
Please Share Your "Real World" Examples of Effective Advocacy
You've read in this space before about the importance of connecting with your elected officials and showcasing your local programs to policymakers. ACTE's Public Policy Department is planning to provide you with more opportunities to do both. We will...
President's Perspective
"That which does not kill us only serves to make us stronger." Country and western music recording artist George Strait used these words in the lyrics of his hit song, "Go On." I do not know the author of the words, but they describe the situation...
Sharing the Gift of Literacy: How to Get Your Students Hooked on Books
After her article in the September issue of Techniques was published, Dauna Easley heard from a number of teachers who thanked her for the advice it provided. One part of the story that drew particular interest was the section on reading orally to...
The Bristol Tech Prep Consortium's Women in Technology Program
The Tech Prep Consortium at Bristol Community College is at the forefront of collaborative education initiatives with its development and implementation of the Women in Technology (WIT) Project-Based Learning Program in High Tech Manufacturing. ...
The Highly Qualified Teacher under NCLB
When President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) into law in January 2002, it was generally described as the most sweeping national education reform that had been enacted in decades. Amending the Elementary and Secondary Education...
The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards
Now in its 13th year and one of the world's largest K-12 student science competitions, the ExploraVision program continues to grow in popularity with both students and teachers. The competition allows students to stretch their imaginations, but it...
Trade and Industrial Education Division Report
Trade and industrial education prepares people for careers in a variety of trades, including carpentry, masonry, electrical and construction management; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; computer-aided drafting and manufacturing; automotive...
Works for Rural Communities: In Oklahoma, the State's CareerTech System Is Helping to Provide Resources and Expertise to Preserve the Quality of Life in Rural Communities
Leland Harris believes there is a great deal to be proud of in Covington, Okla., population 550. Situated just seven miles south of one of the state's main east/west thoroughfares, Highway 412, Covington's rolling wheat fields that sit atop deep red-brown...
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