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Meet Aleksander Marthinussen, PLSP-ECMC Foundation fellow

Meet Aleksander Marthinussen, program manager with NOVA SySTEMic at Northern Virginia Community College. Marthinussen's Techniques interview appears as part of a digital-exclusive spotlight series on fellows in the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. What leadership skills do you hope

Micro-credentials offer an on-demand approach to learning

Smartphones, first popularized in the early 2000s, expanded fast — both in terms of number and capacity. Nearly 90% of the world’s population owns a smart device. In the United States alone, research from the Consumer Technology Association revealed that smartphones can be found in 87% percent of homes, second only to televisions

Technology evolves to transform learning

Looking back over the year since January 2021, since Techniques and ACTE staff met to plan this and the other issues in our 2021–22 editorial calendar, I hope you'll take a moment to notice how far we have come. You are truly remarkable. Career and technical education (CTE) faculty and students have, time and time again,

Leveraging VR, AR & AI for CTE student success

The adoption of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) in education is transforming how we learn. These technologies help us to explore topics in a way that has never been possible before. AR allows us to project digital content into the real world and, used together with VR, students experience

Flip your CTE classroom: A dental education model

Exploring flipped classrooms in dental education and supporting structures As technology advances, students become increasingly familiar with technology and digital resources. Students can access a wealth of knowledge at the touch of any device. Learning occurs at any time, on demand. Traditional lecture delivery does not capture and

Introducing Amanda Bastoni, ACTE’s new IAED coordinator

Meet Amanda Bastoni, educational research scientist at CAST. Her name may sound familiar; she’s written for Techniques before! And Bastoni just joined the ACTE team as our new inclusion, access, equity and diversity (IAED) coordinator. In this volunteer role, she will oversee IAED program activities and help facilitate the professional

Define inclusion

ACTE recently began a project to develop definitions for inclusion, access, equity and diversity (IAED) in the context of career and technical education. Aligning this with print issue themes in Techniques in 2021–22, we seek to define inclusion in September. Please contact Lia Milgram with questions. What does inclusion mean to

Define access

ACTE recently began a project to develop definitions for inclusion, access, equity and diversity (IAED) in the context of career and technical education. Aligning this with print issue themes in Techniques in 2021–22, we seek to define access in November/December. Please contact Lia Milgram with questions. What does access mean to

Nonprofit helps English learner students achieve career goals

English learner students face language and cultural barriers that inhibit them from succeeding in the classroom, exploring career paths, applying for college and, above all, chasing their dreams,” stated Linda Reid, superintendent of the South Euclid Lyndhurst School District in Northeastern Ohio. English learner students are often

Meet Dr. Xue Xing, PLSP-ECMC Foundation fellow

Meet Dr. Xue Xing, assistant professor of teaching and learning at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Xing's Techniques interview appears as part of a digital-exclusive spotlight series on fellows in the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. What leadership skills do you hope to develop

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