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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 2015

The VISION Issue

ACTE’s CareerTech VISION is the premiere event for CTE educators. What’s on tap for this event this year? This issue will highlight career clusters, the skills gap, postsecondary programs, and many more issues that will be a focus of this all-important event.

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

October 2015


The robotics field is experiencing tremendous growth, and the use of robots or robot parts is pervasive, from prosthetics to surgical procedures, farming, drones and a host of other areas. It’s a field that will need ingenuity and creativity to propel multiple industries long into the 21st century and beyond. This issue will look at this expanding field, the role CTE plays in preparing students for the world of robotics and how these technological marvels are being used to boost productivity.

Deadline for submissions: ACTE is no longer accepting submissions for this issue.

November/December 2015

Professional Development

Whether a new teacher or a veteran, all instructors need professional development. Which skills are needed by today’s CTE teachers? How can CTE leaders help professionals from the world of work transfer their skills to the CTE classroom? What role do schools, districts, states and intermediaries play in creating and delivering professional development for teachers? This issue will explore what teachers need most to ensure they’re fully equipped to teach today’s CTE students.

Deadline for submissions: ACTE is no longer accepting submissions for this issue.

January 2016

Rural CTE
Just as urban areas have challenges when it comes to CTE program delivery, so do rural areas, such as offering sufficient and varied courses and work-based learning opportunities, as well as finding qualified individuals to teach a particular course. But a hallmark of CTE programs is delivering education in flexible and creative ways.
Deadline for submissions: ACTE is no longer accepting submissions for this issue. 

February 2016

We Heart CTE (CTE Month)

CTE awareness is growing! Legislators, parents, and leaders in business and industry are recognizing CTE’s value and place in preparing students to be college- and career-ready. What do students and teachers love most about CTE? Read this issue to find out!

Deadline for submissions: ACTE is no longer accepting submissions for this issue. 

March 2016

Employer Engagement
Many believe industry should be more involved in CTE programs. How should programs be aligned with available jobs in a regional economy? And how can program standards, curriculum and instructional strategies then be aligned with the skills employers need? One answer: through sustained industry partnerships—a critical component in any high-quality CTE program.

Deadline for submissions: 
ACTE is no longer accepting submissions for this issue. 

April 2016

Postsecondary Programs and Issues
Colleges and universities across the country offer CTE programming to a variety of adult learners—whether it’s programs to meet the needs of working adults, programs for those who have left the military or those coming straight from secondary institutions. This issue will highlight not only the needs of adult learners, but it will also provide information on stackable credentials, accreditation, integrating adult basic education or remedial coursework with technical programs, and other issues.

Deadline for submissions: 
ACTE is no longer accepting submissions for this issue. 

May 2016

Funding Your CTE Classroom
There are myriad funding opportunities for your CTE classroom—federal and state resources, foundation or organizational grants, business and industry opportunities and more! Writing a grant or proposal or working with a potential funder does not have to be a daunting task. Articles in this issue will explore some of the opportunities available for the CTE/STEM classroom.

Deadline for submissions: February 3


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

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