Employ Innovative Learning Methods to Educate Generation Z Students

“Back to school” has taken on a whole new meaning. Across the country, teachers are working hard to: Navigate rapidly changing educational environments. Establish a “new normal” for themselves and their students. Although recent research shows that students prefer face-to-face lea...

Survey Says #ACTEcares: Tips and Resources for a COVID-19-impacted School Year

We asked career and technical education (CTE) professionals to share their needs, and tips for success, while navigating back-to-school during the COVID-19 pandemic. The response was amazing — with feedback from all levels and multiple sectors. Here, we have compiled the great suggestions and dist...

Foundations of Blended Learning in Early Childhood Education

In a traditional classroom model An early childhood education (ECE) instructor provides direct instruction on evaluating the quality of a preschool classroom. Students listen, take notes, view images and ask questions. They are provided with formative checks for understanding and given opportunitie...

Techniques Year in Review: 2019–2020

The school year is wrapping up and you know what that means?! Summer reading season! Read Techniques. ACTE's flagship publication addresses the issues ACTE members care about most, providing input you can trust when making decisions for your classrooms, programs and school systems — in print and o...

Start with the syllabus

Although remote learning is starting to wind down and educators across the country are once again joyously welcoming the start of summer, there remains a very real undercurrent of anxiety. No one knows what school will look like in the fall. Will schools return to normal with physical classes and tr...

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 5): Connected Cards

Connected Cards is part five in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three and part four. Metacognition is an amazing force in classroom instruction. When we compel students to think about their own thinking, they learn to reflect more dee...

COVID-19 Brought My Job to a Standstill

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed a lot in our world. Education has flipped on its head. We’re learning online, working from home, teaching remotely and, for many support staff, we’re left to question the validity of our jobs. What can an outreach coordinator do if there are no ...

Get Back to Basics: Strategies for Remote Learning in CTE

The transition to remote learning has left educators reeling. Being asked to design lessons, learn new technology, all while educating your own children and simultaneously trying to stay connected to family and friends in the middle of a pandemic is a herculean task. For career and technical educati...

Making Connections: Nonfiction & Postsecondary Success

On Oct. 4, 1917, Virgil Cook from Unionville, Missouri, enlisted at age 19 to serve in the U.S. Army. He was expected to understand words in context (specifically, medical terminology). He was asked to interpret, synthesize and use evidence found in a wide range of sources, whether that be from hand...

Techniques Returns with A VISION of High-quality CTE

It's here! It's here! It's the happiest time of the year! A new school year brings a fresh start, new pens and crisp paper — and Techniques! For 2019–2020 Techniques returns with A VISION of High-quality CTE. As the premier event for career and technical education (CTE) professionals nationwide,...