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. 8, November-December

An Interview with Diane Ravitch: Professor, Historian and Author
ACTE: You have a passion to protect teachers and public schools. What was the impetus for your passion and drive? DR: When I see bullies picking on people who can't defend themselves, it makes me angry. It makes me want to help the weaker party....
[APP]ETITE for Instruction: 21st-Century Learners in a Video and Audio Production Classroom
The 21st-century classroom is much more complex than the classrooms I attended throughout my academic career. The students of today have a framework to assist them with their learning and success in their careers that many of us did not have. The framework...
Aviation Maintenance Technician
AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS INSPECT, REPAIR and perform regular maintenance on airplanes and helicopters. Their duties may include examining the aircraft's frame and checking parts for detects and wear, as well as diagnosing and repairing mechanical...
Bringing CTE into the Spotlight: The ACTE Excellence Awards
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION ISN'T DIFFICULT TO SPOT. Great education has the power to transform students, generate opportunity and elevate entire communities. This has never been truer than for effective career and technical education (CTE) programs. Across...
Career and Techical Student Organizations Ratchet Up Advocacy: CTSOs Are Key Components of Strong CTE Programs, and the Student Members Are among CTE's Best Advocates
THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE) has collaborated with the National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations (NCC-CTSO) in the development of new advocacy tools that capture the unique role CTSOs...
Creating Fusion in Welding Education: Strengthen Welding Programs with Fracturing Program Budgets
Fusion welding entails making sure that a weld has complete penetration and is structurally sound. Educational institutions that have or are looking to add welding programs can use this same definition as a litmus test of their own programs. The purpose...
Keeping Up with Zuck: A Brief History of Facebook Features
Anyone who's seen Aaron Sorkin/David Fincher's film The Social Network knows the story: Frustrated, young Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg starts a website to impress his Ivy League companions and invents a world-changing tech service. The history of...
Metro Technology Centers
METRO TECHNOLOGY CENTERS IS A CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY education district with five campuses serving the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Offering training and career programs to high school students, adults, and business and industry, Metro Tech...
November Benefit of the Month: Advocacy
This month, we invite you to explore ACTE's advocacy and policy efforts. ACTE represents you through lobbying and coalition building, serves as your voice in policy discussions on Capitol Hill, and educates other audiences across the country about...
Start Today Creating Educational APPs
IT SEEMS THAT NEARLY EVERYONE IS CARRYING AND USING a smartphone these days. Whether you favor the iPhone, Blackberry or Android platforms, once you get used to having Internet access with you everywhere you go, it's hard to be unplugged. It's no...
Technology Is Changing the World and Our Classrooms
What if we could peek into the future for the next five to 10 years? How will the technology of the not-too-distant future impact the 21st-century classroom and the education of our students? Scientists and technology enthusiasts often make predictions...
Technology's Evolution
WITH TECHNOLOGY CHANGING AT SUCH A RAPID PACE, IT BRINGS A PLETHORA of opportunities for career and technical education (CTE which continues to evolve as the nation positions itself to be at the forefront of competitiveness and productivity. The continual,...
The Common Core, Aligned Assessments and the 21st-Century Classroom: Lessons Learned from Educators
Back in the mid '90s when I in the fifth grade, my classmates and I had the opportunity to do something quite uncommon at the time--take part in a "future" problem-solving competition against other students in which we approached real-world problems...
The Promise of Digital Badges
As an educator, one of the most rewarding career moments is watching students succeed. Student success comes in many forms--meeting individual goals, earning certifications, showing growth and, ultimately, completing a program--but it doesn't stop,...
The Skills Gap Seesaw: Using Technology to Level Things Out
Education has become the fulcrum in the balancing act between retiring baby boomers and Generation Y, or Millennials. The goal for educators is to make sure that, as the seesaw fluctuates, we are getting Millennia's on track to move forward into career...
Your Vote, Your Voice: 2014 ACTE Board of Directors Elections
From December 6, 2013, to 11:59 p.m. ET January 4, 2014, members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will elect officers for the following Board of Directors positions: * Region I Vice President: Serves a three-year term...
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