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. 92, No. 6, September

Alexandria Technical and Community College
ALEXANDRIA TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (ATCC) OPENED ITS DOORS IN 1961 WITH three programs and 21 students. Today it offers programs ranging from business to health to law enforcement to manufacturing. The options available to students include...
A More Eco-Friendly and Engaging Experience at Vision
THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT ACTE'S CAREERTECH VISION THIS [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] December 6-9 in Nashville, "the city that music calls home." To make our time with you at VISION more meaningful, we are leveraging technology at your fingertips...
Be a Leader: Choose Your Path
IN MARCH 2017 THE ACTE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FORMED THE LEADERSHIP GENERATION TASK FORCE, the purpose of which is to recommend strategies to expand ACTE's capacity to grow the leadership talent pipeline in underrepresented areas at the state, Region,...
Breaking Down Barriers: Increased Productivity and a Re-Inspired Commitment to Learning through Culture Change
WITH THE SPEED OF BUSINESS TODAY, INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CHANGES FOR OUR CTE CLASSROOMS are the norm. The skills that businesses require from our students drive us to make changes as rapidly as possible, even though we all know that real, sustainable...
Creating a Culture of College and Career Readiness
College and career readiness is a term that has steadily gained steam all around the United States since its first inception in 2003 with the Standards of Success, which served as the first comprehensive set of college readiness standards. Since that...
DID YOU HEAR ... ... Techniques Has a New Editor!
Meet Lia Milgram, in her own words:Editing has long been a passion of mine, from when I was a girl reading and revising short stories, poems and essays written by friends and my mom; red-lining typos found in Tiger Beat and my college newspaper. My foray...
Empathy in an Envelope
September is defined by newness and excitement, relinquishing relaxed summer mode and readjusting to those whirlwind teaching days. Then, before you know it, it's time for the beginning of the year conference with your evaluator. Suddenly you are pondering...
Examining the CTE Teacher Shortage & Re-Examining Hiring Practices
Interest in career and technical education (CTE) fields is growing by leaps and bounds every year. Most recent data from the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) indicates more than 11 million students were enrolled in at least one...
Incorporating Guided and Open Inquiry into the CTE Classroom
FORMAL EDUCATION HAS EXPERIENCED MAJOR CHANGES IN THE LAST CENTURY [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] (National Research Council, 2000). Currently the United States education system is being scrutinized and the expectations of educators are dramatically...
Inside ACTE
Free Online Course Teaches Global Competence Through CTE ACTE is pleased to announce a new free online course and accompanying toolkit to integrate perspectives on the global world of work we live in CTE classes. Global Competence Through CTE was...
Join Thousands of CTE Professionals at VISION
Register now! Advance rate ends October 27.The premier annual gathering of CTE professionals, ACTE's CareerTech VISION features renowned keynote speakers, hundreds of informative sessions, workshops, tours and special events. To be held this year, December...
Letter to the Editor
DEAR EDITOR,My name is Paul Blanchette and I am currently a vocational teacher at a technical school in Massachusetts. I read your articles on CTE and Entrepreneurship in the May 2017 edition of Techniques. And I must say that I totally agree. For the...
Making an Impact: How CTSOs Support Students in Poverty
The US Department of Education reports, even with efforts during the Obama Administration to narrow the achievement gap, more than a third of the United States maintains a dropout rate of 20 percent or greater ("Diplomas Count," 2016). These statistics...
Reporting the Success of the Whole Student: Assessing Career and Employability Skills
The US Department of Education says students need to develop many skills to be college and career ready, including academic knowledge, technical expertise and a set of general, cross-cutting abilities called "employability skills." Career and technical...
School Spotlight: Alexandria Technical and Community College
ALEXANDRIA TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (ATCC) OPENED ITS DOORS IN 1961 WITH three programs and 21 students. Today it offers programs ranging from business to health to law enforcement to manufacturing. The options available to students include degree...
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANTS (SLPA), UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF CERTIFIED speech-language pathologists, assist with the speech, language and hearing screenings of patients and students. They then follow documented plans developed by the speech-language...
Teacher Preparation Programs: UCM Department of Middle, Secondary and Adult Education
WE AS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) STAKEHOLDERS MAY SEE MANY FUTURE CTE teachers wherever we look. Maybe it's a family member, a friend or the child of a colleague. Or maybe it's one of our students who reminds us of ourselves when we were...
... Techniques Has a New Editor!
Meet Lia Milgram, in her own words: [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Editing has long been a passion of mine, from when I was a girl reading and revising short stories, poems and essays written by friends and my mom; red-lining typos found in Tiger Beat...
Technology Treasures
TO SAY THAT THE ART OF TEACHING HAS CHANGED IN THE PAST DECADE WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Although many schools have aggressively integrated technology into existing curricula for some time, a strong movement toward 1:1...
Tennessee: A Leading and Learning CTE Model
AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOCUSES ON RETURNING MORE LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY control to states and localities, it's a good time to consider what leading efforts exist that might be replicated in career and technical education (CTE) programs around the...
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