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. 88, No. 1, January

An Interview with Geralyn Stephens
ACTE: You won the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Design for your course "History and Principles of Career and Technical Education." Tell us about how you came up with this course and what it's all about. GS: The Blackboard Catalyst....
An Interview with Geralyn Stephens
Geralyn Stephens, an ACTE member and a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, won the 2012 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Design. Awarded annually, it is given to individuals who develop innovative and cutting-edge...
A Progressive Approach to Integrating Education Technology
Do you ever have the feeling that with rapidly changing technology your students are driving the bus and you are holding on for dear life? Well, at Southwest Career and Technical Academy (SWCTA) located in Las Vegas, Nevada, we feel that way more often...
A Public + Private Mashup
FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATIONGetting called into the boss's office isn't always fun. Memories of trips to the school pricipals office flash through your mind.Bm the day last year that I was called in to meet with our division vice president turned out...
A Public + Private Mashup: For Computer Science Education
Getting called into the boss's office isn't always fun. Memories of trips to the school principal's office flash through your mind. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] But the day last year that I was called in to meet with our division vice president turned...
Bishop State Community College
BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (BSCC) in Mobile, Alabama, consists of four city campuses that serve the residents of Mobile and Washington counties in southwest Alabama. It is part of the Alabama Community College System, the state-supported network...
Clicking Your Way to Student Success!
From manual arts to vocational education to career and technical education (CTE), our field has been in a constant state of change and evolution. In a recent effort to increase academic and occupational achievement and success for all CTE students...
E-Connect
Social media is changing the way we communicate. With the emergence of new digital platforms, educators have a variety of innovative learning tools at their fingertips. The following digital tools will enable you to engage with your students, collaborate...
Effective Web 2.0 Tools: For Your Classroom
For many young adults, using technology is as much a part of their daily routine as eating and breathing. Technology touches almost every aspect their lives, helping them to stay connected with friends, answer questions and be a source of entertainment,...
EFFECTIVE Web 2.0 Tools FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
For many young adults, using technology is as much a part of their daily routine as eating and breathing. Technology touches almost every aspect their lives, helping them to stay connected with friends, answer questions and be a source of entertainment,...
Inside ACTE
ACTE Regional ConferencesDon't miss the upcoming 2013 ACTE Region conferences! For more information, visit www.acteonline.org/ regions. aspx.Award Your CTE Staff with Achieve 100!ACTE's exclusive Achieve I Uu Award recognizes schools anil institutions...
Law & Justice CTE Program Offers a Hands-On Approach to Learning
Tom Washburn, founder of the Law and Justice Program in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia, sees career and technical education (CTE) as a framework for gains in reading comprehension, public speaking, math and science. "It's a holistic approach...
Old Flames and New Beacons: The Luminosity of Online Learning
A few years ago, I saw a video of a pop concert. It looked just like concerts of my youth: a well-lit stage amid a darkened crowd flecked with small wavering lights. I laughed when I realized, however, that the swaying glow was coming not from cigarette...
Physical Therapist Assistant
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS work under the direction of licensed physical therapists, helping patients with medical problems or health-related conditions like injuries, illnesses and surgeries. According to the American Physical Therapy Association...
Teaching, Connecting & Empowering Learners
Today's educational conversation seems to skirt around the technology needs and demands of our students and instead focuses on standardization and assessment. As noted futurist Alvin Toffler asserts, the key to literacy in the 21st century is the ability...
Technology: A Bridge between Academics and CTE
TWO YEARS AGO, I ATTENDED AN ESPECIALLY MEMORABLE briefing on Capitol Hill sponsored by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center and the National Writing Project. The event featured the good work of three teachers who were leveraging the use...
Thank You for the Journey!
THIS IS MY LAST COLUMN for the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and for Techniques. I have many mixed feelings--a lot of nostalgia, a little sadness and even a bit of anxiety about my next journey. However, the one consistent feeling...
The Past, the Present and the Future
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is going through some changes now, as it has in the past, and we will use the history we have to move forward into the future. The challenges we face as career and technical education (CTE)...
Using Social Media to Enhance Student Learning
SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TO EXPAND learning outside the four walls of your classroom. The tools and resources discussed in this article are excellent ways to incorporate new ideas and teaching styles into your curriculum. Apart from...
VIDEO & SOUND PRODUCTION: Flip out! Game On!
How a "Flipped" and Game-based Learning Environment Increases MotivationI started teaching TV and sound production in a career and technical education (CTE) setting six years ago. The first couple months of teaching provided a steep learning curve for...
Video & Sound Production: How a "Flipped" and Game-Based Learning Environment Increases Motivation
I started teaching TV and sound production in a career and technical education (CTE) setting six years ago. The first couple months of teaching provided a steep learning curve for me. I am highly experienced in my industry, but teaching the content...
Working Effectively with Leadership Stakeholders
IF YOU AREA LEADER OR ADMINISTRATOR in one of the nation's approximately 1,000 regional technical centers, you have a unique and challenging role in career and technical education (GTE). Leaders like you perform a continual balancing act, managing...
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