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. 87, No. 6, September

10 Traits of Highly Effective Instructions
Let me start off by saying my presentation at CareerTech VISION 2012 will not be conventional, nor will it be hypocritical. There will be no PowerPoint used during my presentation. It would be the ultimate double standard to talk about excellence in...
10 Traits of Highly Effective Instructors
Let me start off by saying my presentation at CareerTech VISION 2012 will not be conventional, nor will it be hypocritical. There will be no PowerPoint used during my presentation. It would be the ultimate double standard to talk about excellence in...
Advocacy Strategies
This November, CTE professionals from all over the country will assemble in the beautiful state of Georgia for CareerTech VISION 2012. With the total redesign of this event, this opportunity will no doubt prove to be one of the greatest professional...
Advocacy Strategies Georgia Style
This November, CTE professionals from all over the country will assemble in the beautiful state of Georgia for CareerTech VISION 2012. With the total redesign of this event, this opportunity will no doubt prove to be one of the greatest professional...
An Interview with Lois Lewis, National FACS Teacher of the Year
ACTE: Being named the 2012 National Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year is a huge honor. How does it feel? LL: It feels fantastic! Unbelievable! Very humbling, too! ACTE: You entered the program "Healthy Initiatives" for the Teacher...
An Interview with Lois Lewis, National FACS Teacher of the Year
Lois Lewis, a grade 7-12 family and consumer sciences (FACS) teacher at the Indus School in the South Koochiching/Rainy River School District in northern Minnesota, was awarded this prestigious honor by the American Association of Family and Consumer...
Are You a Visionary?
AS I BEGIN MY NEW ROLE AS PRESIDENT, I want to invite you to attend and participate in CareerTech VISION 2012! I have attended many conventions, conferences and summits during my teaching career the past 31 years. Many have been great, others not so...
Attracting and Retaining Millennials
FRUSTRATED. BAFFLED. PERPLEXED. These are just a few or the words I hear every day from career tech centers and technical and community colleges nationwide as they try to reach and retain students in the Millennial Generation. This generation, ages...
Building Strategic Business & Industry Training Partnerships That Lead to Legislative Advocacy
Funding for career and technical education (GTE) has taken some hits over the years with cuts in federal and state spending. And though the economic hits are somewhat troubling, we find we are battling on a legislative front as well. Yet we, as administrators...
Cardinal Manufacturing: A Student-Run Manufacturing Shop
The cardinal rule in career and technical education (CTE) is to train future workers so that they are career-ready when they jump into the working world. In theory, education is made for this; however, many a teacher has asked if they are helping students...
Careertech Vision 2012
TRANSFORMNG CTE TOGETHERAs the leader in career and technical education (GTE), the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) understands the ongoing challenges faced by the GTE community. As educators, we need to provide relevant knowledge...
COMMON CAREER TECHINCAL CORE: Common Standards, Common Vision for CTE
In June 2012, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) completed the development of the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) - a state-led initiative to ensure that career and technical education...
Common Career Technical Core: Common Standards, Common Vision for CTE
In June 2012, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) completed the development of the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC)--a state-led initiative to ensure that career and technical education...
Despite Congressional Inaction, Policy Change Is in the Air
MUCH HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT CONGRESSIONAL OBSTRUCTION, partisanship and the inability of Washington to act on much of anything lately, and with a presidential election on the horizon, there is little hope of that changing any time soon. However, despite...
E-Connect
With thousands of CTE instructors, administrators and students planning to attend CareerTech VISION 2012, it can sometimes feel overwhelming trying to figure out where to go and who to connect with. Using the following digital tools will allow you...
Engaging Students through Pecha-Kucha Presentations
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU WITNESSED A PRESENTATION in which the speaker lulled the audience to sleep with slide after slide of nothing but boring bullet points, or slides so crammed with information you go away suffering from eye strain and fatigue?...
Human Resources Professional
HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESolUlMALo JUDO may include recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees. Other possible tasks are training and retaining employees, handling employee benefits questions, and consulting with management on policies and strategic...
I'm Going Where Everyone Knows My Name
As we spend more and more time working in the realm of education, we notice a profound need liar students to connect with teachers at a deeper level. As we work with students from all ranges, from preschoolers to traditional college freshman to women...
Leading with Purpose and Passion: Keys to Effective Leadership in Career and Technical Education
Remember that magical moment in your life when something first caught your eye and grabbed your attention? You just had to learn more about it. Now go even further back in time and recall that moment in your childhood when you first saw someone making...
Performance Assessment in CTE: Focusing on the Cognitive, Psychomotor ... and Affective Domains
If we told you Eddie Haskell from the TV show "Leave it to Beaver," high school driver's ed courses, and educational theory from 1956 would drive this article, would you stay with us? After all, many of us may have never heard of Eddie Haskell, taken...
PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT in CTE: Focusing on the Cognitive Psychomotor ... and Affective Domains
If we told you Eddie Haskell from the TV show "Leave it to Beaver," high school driver's ed courses, and educational theory from 1956 would drive this article, would you stay with us? After all, many of us may have never heard of Eddie Haskell, taken...
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Saint Paul College
SAINT PAUL COLLEGE, a community and technical college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, was recently ranked by Washington Monthly magazine as the number one community college in the nation for student engagement in active and collaborative learning,...
The Economic Vitality Formula of Success
It's a rare day when economic developers are not thinking about ways to facilitate economic vitality in their area. Even successful communities are not guaranteed perpetual economic: health--not amidst the forces of globalization, intraregional shifts...
Transforming CTE Together
As the leader in career and technical education (CTE), the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) understands the ongoing challenges faced by the CTE community. As educators, we need to provide relevant knowledge and skills to students...