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2019–20 TECHNIQUES EDITORIAL CALENDAR
SEPTEMBER 2019: A VISION OF HIGH-QUALITY CTE
Each year, the September issue of Techniques presents a first look at the focused educational sessions and prime networking opportunities to come at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION. As the premier event for career and technical education professionals nationwide, VISION 2019 is the place to ask, “What is high-quality CTE?” And there you’ll find the answer. In this issue, discover new best practices as they relate to the 12 elements of ACTE’s Quality CTE Program of Study Framework.
Techniques will not accept unsolicited material for this issue.
OCTOBER 2019: POSTSECONDARY SUCCESS
As we define postsecondary success in 2019, the scope grows wider. Career and technical education programs at postsecondary institutions are making strides to prepare learners for the workforce and creating opportunities for access among underserved populations. This issue of Techniques will hear from leading voices in CTE as they discuss what postsecondary success means — for students and educators — now and in the future.
Proposals due June 21; article submissions July 12
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019: THE STATE OF CTE IN CALIFORNIA
With thanks and a nod to our VISION 2019 hosts, Techniques will address the state of CTE in California. Career and technical education encompasses all the Golden State has to offer. From vine to vat, bottle to shelf, and the silver screen to your iPhone screen, educators across California are preparing today’s youth for high-demand careers. This issue intends to shine a light on the role of CTE in high-growth fields such as technology, agriculture and tourism.
Proposals due July 26; article submissions Aug. 16
JANUARY 2020: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AT WORK
Element No. 11 in ACTE’s High-quality CTE Program of Study Framework, work-based learning (WBL) is defined as “involving sustained, meaningful interactions with industry or community professionals that foster in-depth, firsthand engagement in a given career field.” It’s true; students of all ages and ability levels can benefit from such WBL experiences as industry tours, school-based enterprise, internships and more. In this issue of Techniques we will profile model programs and educators, and offer guidance on engaging students in work-based learning.
Proposals due Aug. 22; article submissions Sept. 12
FEBRUARY 2020: PERKINS V
It’s been 18 months since H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), was signed into law. Where are we now? In February 2020 Techniques will ask, “How has implementation positively influenced the landscape of CTE?” and, “What’s next?” This issue will explore the important role of Perkins V in equipping educators and administrators to meet the unique needs of their students.
Proposals due Oct. 4; article submissions Oct. 25
MARCH 2020: DATA & PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT
Career and technical educators have a responsibility to remain aware of what’s working, and what isn’t, in their classrooms, programs and schools — and as they prepare students for continued education and the workforce. The ability to leverage data for program improvement is a vital component of high-quality CTE. The March 2020 issue of Techniques will address how to inspire buy-in from all stakeholders; best practice methodologies for gathering, storing and reporting data; and next steps to facilitate its continuous use and communication.
Proposals due Nov. 22; article submissions Dec. 16
APRIL 2020: WATER WORKS
In and above and under the water, there is much fun to be had! What’s more, there are careers. From ship to shore, and along the river banks: Imagine the possibilities. A career in hospitality aboard a cruise vessel; and surely they’ll need IT? Aquaculture! Shipbuilding and mechanics! You could even captain the ship. This issue of Techniques will explore the ways in which CTE creates pathways to careers on every surface of the globe.
Proposals due Dec. 20; article submissions Jan. 10
MAY 2020: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We’ll finish the 2019–2020 editorial calendar year with a focus on you, the educator. The rapid rate of technological growth continues to expand connectedness and, thus, competition. As such it is now more important than ever to cultivate a strong network of like-minded professionals — in your school, local communities, through professional association membership, even online — to share resources, grow as educators and foster a sense of lifelong learning.
Proposals due Jan. 17; article submissions Feb. 7
Note: Themes and submission deadlines are subject to change during the year.