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Articles from Vol. 83, No. 8, November-December

Academics in CTE Programs: Fully Preparing Students for Their Next Step
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] An echo can often be heard in career and technical education (CTE) hallways, "How am I going to fit academic skills into this program." They have a choice! They could pick up a math or English book and start selecting something...
ACE Tech: The Fourth Year of CTE and Academic Integration
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It only takes an hour or two of roaming the halls of Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Tech Charter High School to detect an enduring attitude of accomplishment from both the teachers and the students. This...
Aligning Classroom Instruction with Workplace Skills: Equipping CTE Students with the Math Skills Necessary for Entry-Level Carpentry
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It is safe to say that no matter which job or career individuals may pursue, they will inevitably use math skills learned throughout their primary years of education, and many of those learned during high school. These math...
A National Effort to Integrate Math and Science with CTE: National Activities Focus on Priority Areas and Are Often Designed to Develop, Improve and Identify the Most Successful Methods and Techniques for Providing CTE Programs under Perkins. One of These Priority Areas under the 2006 Perkins Act Is the Integration of Academic and Technical Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] STATES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE NOT THE ONLY ENTITIES HARD AT WORK IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF CTE PROGRAMS through the 2006 Perkins Act. While many people think of the federal government's role as more administrative in nature,...
An Interview with Daniel Pink
This December 4-6, the piece to be for career and technical education (CTE) professionals is ACTE's Annual Convention end Career Tech Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina. This three-day event will bring you many greet sessions, networking opportunities,...
A Vision for High Schools: Joining Academic and Technical Studies to Promote More Powerful Learning
One in four American students does not graduate from high school on time, if at all. Many of these young people blame schoolwork that failed to challenge them and assignments that meant nothing in their lives. More surprising are the large numbers...
Classroom Acoustics
"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?" An entire marketing campaign with a slightly humorous quality was built around that phrase, but when a teacher has to stop and ask that question, it is no laughing matter. It has long been recognized that noise can hinder...
Editor's Note
Dear Techniques Reader, The issue of academic and technical integration is a topical one of great interest to the career and technical education (CTE) community. At a time when concern abounds that American students are not faring as well as they...
Integrating CTE and Academics: One Student's Account
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] While most high school juniors in Howard County, Maryland, were quietly studying in their classrooms, students enrolled in the Energy, Power and Transportation Academy (EPT) of the Applications and Research Lab (ARL), in Ellicott...
Integrating CTE and Academics One Teacher's Account
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Five years ago the term career and technical education (CTE) was not part of my vocabulary. Now as a teacher in family and consumer sciences (also working on my Ph.D. in occupational and technical studies), I have learned...
It's the Economy, Stupid
DO YOU REMEMBER THE PHRASE "IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID" that was used during Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign? It was a phrase developed by political strategist James Carville to bring attention to domestic issues at home since President...
Kentucky Beefs Up Its CTE Programs
Employers are looking to career and technical education (CTE) programs to supply a workforce possessing academic and employability skills to complement the technical component. In Kentucky, the state has instituted assessment standards to ensure that...
Leading a Brainstorming Session
BRAINSTORM SEEMS TO BE ALMOST A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS, since the brain is associated with intelligence and thought, while the word storm conjures up images of total chaos, and yet a brainstorm has come to mean a new and usually very creative idea....
The Kaleidoscope Effect
HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED INTO A KALEIDOSCOPE AND ADMIRED THE BEAUTIFUL COLOR AND DESIGN? The more you turn the scope, the more the shapes and colors integrate, the more beautiful the image looks. As we draw a century of discussion around the importance...
Using Storytelling to Hone Language Skills
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A first glance into the classroom where Phillip Tillery teaches can leave visitors a bit overwhelmed due to the vast array of high-tech equipment wired and ready for access by his students. Some students are working independently...
You Surf the Internet, You Read Blogs, Maybe You Even Listen to Podcasts and Participate on Online Social Networks. Now, You Want to Create Your Own Web 2.0 Resource for Use in the Classroom or to Collaborate with Other CTE Professionals. the Following Are Services That Can Help You Quickly and Easily Launch Your Own Wiki, Blog or Podcast
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Wetpaint Wiki Hosting Service www.wetpaint.com/category/education The 411: Wetpaint is a service that offers ad-free wikis for education at no charge. A wiki is a simple Web site that students and teachers can easily...
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