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Those interested in writing for Techniques should check these guidelines. Techniques’ managing editor is Margaret Mitchell. For any questions, call 800-826-9972 ext. 339 or e-mail mmitchell@acteonline.org. We strongly suggest sending a proposal before writing an article. Advertisers, contact Sponsorship and Exhibit Sales Manager Jim Waterhouse.

September 2014

Key Themes In CTE

What's new in the world of assessments and credentials? What sort of innovative business and education partnerships are in the pipeline? What tools are out there for educator preparation and support? This issue will explore these CTE trending topics and more.

Deadline for submissions: ACTE is not accepting submissions for this issue.

October 2014

Creating Safe Learning Environments

Unfortunately, being safe in today's CTE classrooms also means dealing with school shootings, bullying and disaster preparedness. Articles in this issue will explore creating safe physical and mental learning environments, helping students cope with disaster and tragedy, lab safety and other related issues.

Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2014 

November/December 2014

Integrating the Common Core in the CTE Classroom

How do you integrate academics and CTE? What are some creative ways to incorporate the Common Core State Standards into your curriculum? This practical, how-to issue will provide sample lesson plans, guidance on how to create lesson plans and where to find them. 

Deadline for submissions: August 11, 2014

January 2015

Work-based Learning

The classroom is not the only place for learning. Students learn through service learning, internships, apprenticeships and other opportunities. What are the benefits of work-based learning? How does external learning shape a student's career path and learning? These issues and others will be explored. 

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2014 

February 2015

CTE Leads the Way

CTE leads to … college and career readiness, ingenuity and innovation, and success.  February is CTE Month. This issue will celebrate the many ways CTE is leading in education and careers.

Deadline for submissions: November 3, 2014 

March 2015

The STEM Issue

STEM education plays a vital role in preparing students for the workforce and boosting American competitiveness. What are schools doing to recruit women and minorities in the STEM careers? What are some of the unique or emerging careers in STEM? How do the arts, innovation and entrepreneurship fit into STEM?  

Deadline for submissions: December 4, 2014 

April 2015

Accelerated Learning

CTE programs offer a host of learning opportunities that allow students to speed up their progression into and through postsecondary education. Articles in this issue will highlight different forms of accelerated learning, such as dual enrollment, prior learning assessments, early college high schools, articulation agreements and more.

Deadline for submissions: January 6, 2015

May 2015

Elements of High-Quality CTE Programs

CTE prepares students for college and careers. But what makes for a high-quality, exemplary CTE program? Is it great teachers? Is it strong content? Is it a commitment to connecting with business partners? Read this issue to find out what makes for a strong CTE program.

Deadline for submissions: February 5, 2015

Note: Themes and submission deadlines are subject to change during the year.

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Those interested in writing for Techniques should check these guidelines. Advertisers, contact Sponsorship and Exhibit Sales Manager Jim Waterhouse.  

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The style for this publication is journalistic. This basically means “write what you need to write.” We are looking for stories, solutions to problems, case studies, and profiles of interesting people within the career and technical education community.


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