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Product Reviews, Linked In, Virtual Trade Shows, Forums

We have been traveling the country talking to Technical Educators. The most requested section that we have been asked to provide is Product Information. We have a section for new products on the lower part of the home page and in the drop down menu at the header of the home page [Products]. See also [Resources] for companies that serve the Technical Education market.


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Skills USA Michigan

Thank you Skills USA Michigan and Director Tammy Brown for inviting me to judge the "Tech Prep Showcase" Competition at this years event in Lansing, Michigan. The presentation by The Kent Career Technical Center Team, really impressed me.  Kayla Katsma, Dylan Isom and Brian Vulcan developed a display worthy of any trade show I have been to. The assignment was to promote career technical programs to students, their school, industry and the community. They did a great job.


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TE and CT and "Race to the Top"

We have been hearing many stories about applications for "Race to the Top" funding. Some of it suggesting the expense has been heavy. Have you been involved in any of the application process? Let us know your experience. We are publishing a series of articles by Jim Brazell that promotes mainstreaming Career Technical and Technology Education as reform for education.


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Pushing S.T.E.M.

We are the TE in STEM. Reach out to your colleagues in Science and Math. They are looking for help. President Barack Obama last week used a national address to tout the need for improved math and science education. He is pushing STEM education as the key to America's future prosperity.


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Give Thanks and Take a Break

Thanksgiving represents different things to different people. In talking to educators about this week, we heard many things to be thankful for. One of the most mentioned responses, referred to "needing the break." We have all been working very hard since mid-August to teach and learn the things important to us. Thanks for a few days to relax.


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ACTE 2009 Conference this week in Nashville

One of the biggest and best events of the year for the Technical Educator is taking place this week in Nashville Tennessee, at the Opryland Hotel and Conference Center. Get there if you can. Check out our events schedules for more information, or go to www.acteonline.org. Preliminary reports are that attendance will be the best in several years. Many hotels in the area are already sold out.


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UPGRADE in PROGRESS

You may have noticed some new features on Technical Education Magazine Online. We are in the process of making a major upgrade in software and service. We need a bigger server, and updated and advanced software. You may experience some difficulty in a few of the click through features. These are being worked on continuously. Things should be back to normal and better very soon. Thank you for visiting Technical Education Magazine at www.techedmagazine.com


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What are You Googling?

Our mission at Technical Education Magazine Online, is to serve the field of Technology Education, Career & Technical Education, Industrial and Vocational Education. We will make this site the communications tool of the industry. We bring you new information daily. We need your input to continue to develop the magazine online. Please browse the site. There is lots of information here. We have plans for much more. We are using cutting edge technology that will allow us to deliver content the same as any source you see online today.


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