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. 90, No. 3, March

A Snapshot of Ohio: Girls Behind the STEM Equality Movement
Past a sea of spinning wind turbines and rows of solar panels, in the small northwestern Ohio rural area of Van Wert sits a new building where high school senior Erica Sullivan attends classes in math, English and manufacturing. She aspires to be a...
Bates Technical College
FROM ITS HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN THE EARLY 1940S IN THE basement of Hawthorne Elementary School, known then as the Tacoma Vocational School, Bates Technical College has grown to encompass three campuses-Downtown, South and Central/Mohler. Today, the school...
Broadcast Engineer
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Broadcast Engineer
BROADCAST ENGINEERS PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO RADIO and television broadcast studios, recording studios and any other organizations or facilities where audio and video equipment are used. Their duties may include setup and installation, operation,...
Building STEM Outreach Opportunites: One College's Experience
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and serves two rural northeast Alabama counties. As is the case with many areas of Appalachia, at one time the local economy relied heavily on the textile...
Building Stem Outreach Opportunities: One College's Experience
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and serves two rural northeast Alabama counties. As is the case with many areas of Appalachia, at one time the local economy relied heavily on the textile...
Design Your Life
SEVEN IN 10 HIRING MANAGERS AGREE THAT STUDENTS ARE unprepared for the workplace and lack the necessary skills to succeed there. STEM education is combating these numbers by preparing students with many of the skills required for success in today's...
DESIGN Your Life
SEVEN IN 10 HIRING MANAGERS AGREE THAT STUDENTS ARE unprepared for the workplace and lack the necessary skills to succeed there. STEM education is combating these numbers by preparing students with many of the skills required for success in today's rapidly...
Ensuring CTE Is Part of the STEM Solution
IN 2009, THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL Education (ACTE) released the issue brief "CTE's Role in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math." The topic of STEM was a priority among federal lawmakers, and the intent of our paper was to ensure...
Grant Funding Opportunities
A number of companies are actively investing in STEM education. Provided here is a small sampling of upcoming corporate and federal grant funding opportunities. The funding notices herein were taken from the respective websites of the grantors. ...
Igniting STEM through CTE
Recently, I attended a STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) conference, anticipating the sharing of innovative ideas and strategies that ignite interest in pursuing education in the STEM fields. I presumed that much of the focus would revolve...
Innovation Today, Success Tomorrow
LAST MONTH, THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE) partnered with Project Lead the Way to host a reception for federal policymakers that exemplified the theme of this issue of Techniques. Titled "Today's Innovation, Tomorrow's Career...
Inside ACTE
ACTE Election Results ACTE is pleased to announce the following new members to the Board of Directors: * President-Elect Lorri Cadile * Administration Division Vice President--Janet Goble * Region III Vice President-Elect--Cindy Stover...
Investing in STEM Education: The Key to Economic Vitality
While public education funding has faced challenges in recent years due to financial woes at the state and federal levels, a number of companies and organizations are actively investing in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education...
Let Projects Be Your Guide
AS TEACHERS, WE ARE THE BACKBONE OF SOCIETY, YET MANYof us are underappreciated for our work. Future generations will pass through our classrooms, and we will be expected to prepare these students to be successful and prosperous. We will also be expected...
Let Projects: Be Your Guide
AS TEACHERS, WE ARE THE BACKBONE OF SOCIETY, YET MANY of us are underappreciated for our work. Future generations will pass through our classrooms, and we will be expected to prepare these students to be successful and prosperous. We will also be expected...
Looking beyond the Conventional CTE Curriculum
STEM is not a new concept anymore. Rather, it is a foundation for education that is integral to our country's economic development. Top policy leaders have made STEM central to their platforms, business leaders are calling for more STEM graduates and...
Looking beyond the Conventional CTE Curriculum; How Uncovering STEM Leads to Student Success
STEM is not a new concept anymore. Rather, it is a foundation for education that is integral to our country's economic development. Top policy leaders have made STEM central to their platforms, business leaders are calling for more STEM graduates and...
Math, Science and Sustainability-Enhanced Career and Technical Education
The growth of science and engineering occupations continues to be impressive, and science and engineering occupations are predicted to grow at twice the rate for all occupations between 2006 and 2016 (National Science Board, 2010). Yet there is concern...
School Spotlight: Bates Technical College
FROM ITS HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN THE EARLY 1940S IN THE basement of Hawthorne Elementary School, known then as the Tacoma Vocational School, Bates Technical College has grown to encompass three campuses--Downtown, South and Central/Mohler. Today, the...
STEM and CTE: A Perfect Match
On the surface, science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the components of the well-known acronym "STEM"--a term that is used widely to describe the four major fields of study in the educational enterprise known collectively as STEM education....
Technology to the Core
An "aha moment" can change the course of a student's education, and teachers can have a similar experience when they deliver a breakthrough lesson. But gamechanging moments in education don't end there. District-level officials experience a euphoric...
Technology to the Core: Math-in-CTE and Introductory Technology Courses Get Students off to a Great Start
An "aha moment" can change the course of a student's education, and teachers can have a similar experience when they deliver a breakthrough lesson. But game-changing moments in education don't end there. District-level officials experience a euphoric...
The Great Globe Project
What began as a dream in a modest lab has grown into a monumental STEM project to build a 42-story rotating globe as an educational tourist attraction in the Arizona desert. It started with mechanical engineer Bryan Beaulieu coming to Sally Downey,...
Visionary Leadership: Charting a Course through the Storms
IT'S BEEN ROUGH SAILING OF LATE FOR LEADERS OF CAREER AND technical education (CTE) programs, with funding uncertainties and a changing workforce landscape, among other issues. What can you do as the captain of your ship to batten down the hatches,...
Visionary Leaderships: Charting a Course through the Storms
IT'S BEEN ROUGH SAILING OF LATE FOR LEADERS OF CAREER AND technical education (CTE) programs, with funding uncertainties and a changing workforce landscape, among other issues. What can you do as the captain of your ship to batten down the hatches, chart...
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