Facilities and Equipment


Facilities and equipment is one of 12 elements of high-quality CTE, defined in ACTE’s comprehensive, research-based Quality CTE Program of Study Framework. The following reports, articles, guides and toolkits can help you develop and maintain high-quality CTE facilities and equipment and support student safety. This page is under development; additional resources and tags will be added in summer 2018. 

Facilities, Equipment and Tools

How 3D Printing Took One Arizona District to New Heights
Mitchell, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2017

Tech Tools Fuel Today’s CTE & Inspire Tomorrow’s World Leaders
Mumm, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2017

Case Study: Transforming CTE Learning Through Mixed Reality
Carbenia, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2017

Teaching In-Demand Skills: How Healthcare Educators Engage Today’s Students
Kuhn, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2017

The Mobile Technical Education Center: STEM Career Inspiration on Wheels
McKinnon, ACTE Techniques Magazine, May 2017

Makerspaces: Providing Pennsylvania Practical Prefiguration
D’Urzo et. al, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2016

Awesome Toy Trains
Singleton, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2016

Telepresence Robots: They’re Not Just for the Jetsons Anymore
Craven and Heitschmidt, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2015

Simulated Work-based Learning: Instructional Approaches and Noteworthy Practices
Moyer, Snodgrass, Klein and Tebben, National Center for Innovation in Career Technical Education, September 2017

Safety and Legal Issues

Occupational Safety & Health Competencies Are Life Skills for CTE Students
Jones, Braam and Okun, ACTE Techniques Magazine, November/December 2017

Young Worker Safety: Are Your Students and Classrooms Prepared?
Foster Mack and Riley, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2014

Safety and Health in the Technical Classroom and Laboratory: Part 1
Backes and Nawolski, ACTE Techniques Magazine, February 2013

Safety and Health in the Technical Classroom and Laboratory: Part 2
Backes and Nawolski, ACTE Techniques Magazine, March 2013

Safety Checklist Program for Schools
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), October 2003

Youth@Work: Talking Safety (California Edition)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NIOSH, March 2018

Safety Guide for CTE
Bergeson et. al, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2002

Your Construction Safety Program: Safe Students, Safe Workers
University of California, Berkeley, and West Virginia University

Laboratory Safety Resources
Virginia Tech

Designing Safer Learning Environments for Integrative STEM Education, Fourth Edition
DeLuca and Haynie, International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, 2017

Safer Makerspaces, Fab Labs, and STEM Labs: A Collaborative Guide!
Roy and Love, National Safety Consultants LLC, 2017

Connecting the Classroom to Careers: Removing Legal Barriers around Work-based Learning
Advance CTE, April 2016

A Primer on Teacher Liability
Zirkle, Tech Directions, December 2016