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. 2, February

ACTE Awards Banquet
ACTE Awards Banquet At CareerTech VISION 2012, these amazing individuals were highlighted in the first-ever ACTE Awards Banquet. More than 400 educators, business representatives and family members joined these finalists and winners for a dinner...
An Interview with Robin C. McLean, the 2013 ACTE Teacher of the Year
JP: How and when did you decide to focus on CTE as a profession? RM: My initial desire to focus first on education was the example my family set for me. MY father was a high school art teacher. My grandfather started an agriculture program in Pennsylvania....
An Interview with Robin C. McLean, the 2013 ACTE Teacher of the Year
Robin C. McLean was named the 201 3 ACTE Teacher of the Year at CareerTech VISION 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia, this past December. She is a seventh and eighth grade agricultural science teacher in the Northern Burlington County Regional School District...
A Recap of CareerTech Vision 2012
CareerTech VISION 2012, a groundbreaking and visionary education event, was held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 28--December 1. More than 3,000 people converged on the Georgia World Congress Center to learn from their colleagues and to hear from leaders...
Chef
CHEFS OVERSEE THE DAILY FOOD PREPARATION at restaurants or other places where food is served. They may work as executive chefs, sous chefs or personal chefs, and they may also be restaurant owners. Among their duties are supervision, hiring and training...
Credentials: One Tool for Retaining Students
Recent studies reported by the U.S. Department of Education reveal that over one million American students drop out of high school annually. While students have different reasons for dropping out of school, two leading factors include lack of interest...
Credentials-One Tool for Retaining Students
Recent studies reported by the U.S. Department of Education reveal that over one million American students drop out of high school annually. While students have different reasons for dropping out of school, two leadingfactors include lack of interest...
CTE Delivers Leaders
Imagine a football team without a quarterback. Imagine a ship without a captain. Imagine a kitchen without a chef'. Right now, you are probably running a number of worst-case scenarios through your head: a losing season; a ship adrift; some not-so-tasty...
CTE's Role in Urban Education
Education in the United States is facing a crisis of completion and performance, both at the secondary and postsecondary levels, with high dropout rates and a significant number of students ill-prepared For further education and careers. These problems...
E-Connect
With over one million students dropping out of high school each year, educators have struggled to find ways to keep students engaged and on track. using the following online tools will give you the resources to expand beyond classroom learning and...
From the Tongass to the Tundra: Leadership Development in Alaska
GEOGRAPHICALLY ALASKA IS A BIG STATE, covering over 586,412 square miles of ice, rock, tundra, mountains and forests. With a statewide population or less than 700,000, it really is just a small town. Within this small town is the even smaller community...
"Here's to the Crazy Ones:" Legendary Words Spark Educators and Businesses
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things different0. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with...
Inside ACTE
ACTE Assembly of Delegates Approves Two ResolutionsAt the annual ACTE Assembly of Delegates in late November, two resolution* wer« approved. Resolutions aie statements of concern, focus and position submitted by the membership for the Association lo...
iPad Apps for Teaching Success
I WILL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT I AM A LITTLE BIT OF A NERD. When it comes to technology. I enjoy playing with the new devices. I resisted the transition from Windows-based devices to the Apple iOS system because I have years of files that I refer...
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School
FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS, PATHFINDER REGIONAL Vocational Technical High. School has provided quality technical and academic education in the Massachusetts communities of Belchertown, Granby, Hardwick, Monson, New Braintree, Palmer, Ware and Warren....
Safety and Health in the Technical Classroom and Laboratory: Part 1
The safety and health of students in engineering, technology and industrial classrooms/laboratories is of utmost importance. Often in the workplace, worker safety is balanced with product output, with allowances made for relatively risky procedures...
Teaching Marketable Skills with 21st-Century Materials
When an industry titan calls the state governor with concerns about a labor shortage, you can bet an action plan is not far behind. That titan was Boeing, a $64 billion company with 83,000 employees, and the governor was Washington's Christine Gregoire....
The Navajo Way: Arizona's Tale of Two CTE Programs
It had been over 25 years since an Arizona superintendent of public instruction (SPI) had visited the Arizona Department of Education's Navajo schools, located on Navajo reservation land. Arizona SPI John Huppenthal changed that pattern with a series...
Urban Agriculture Programs on the Rise: Agriculture Education Model Can Reach Students Other Classes Leave Behind
Agricultural education, a long-time mainstay in rural. schools, is finding a new foothold in cities where teachers and administrators are discovering that its unique educational model, which combines hands-on classroom activities, integrated leadership...
Use Your Voice to Change the Perception of CTE
AS YOU READ THROUGH THIS MONTH'S TECHNIQUES MAGAZINE, which is focused on at-risk youth, I know you will be thinking about the benefits that CTE provides students. Ensuring a quality education for all continues to be an important topic and an area...
What Is an At-Risk Student?
AT-RISK STUDENTS CAN BE STUDENTS WHO HAVE MADE POOR CHOICES that have negatively impacted their academic career. Adults can also be at-risk students if they have been out of higher education for an extended time or have a physical limitation that was...
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