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Go Green! Moving CTE Toward Sustainability
Today’s career and technical education instructors should address sustainability concerns and provide students with the skills needed by future “green collar” workers.

LISD Center for a Sustainable Future—A Tech School in a Green Building
The Lenawee Intermediate School District’s Center for a Sustainable Future in southeast Michigan is a good example of a school that pays attention to sustainability down to the details of the building that houses it. It provides an excellent case study of green construction technology.

Test Your Knowledge—Green Building in Construction Technology
“Green building” is very much a part of today’s construction environment and practices. Here’s a crossword puzzle that will help students gain familiarity with green construction terminology.

Your Students as Media Stars—Using InDesign to Create a Magazine Cover
Students learn to use page layout software (Adobe InDesign) to design a cover for a magazine.

Engine Fabrication Project Teaches Materials and Processes
In a project designed for an introductory course in the Engineering and Design Department at Eastern Washington University, students produce a double-acting pressure engine made of wood, metal, and plastic.

Career Directions—Carpenter
Everything students need to know about carpentry careers—wages, responsibilities, education and skills needed, career advancement possibilities, and more.

Product Spotlight
Excellent products to make your teaching efforts more effective.

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