Visit the CTE Standards webpage to review and provide input on the newly revised standards.
The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce the release, for public review, of the newly revised draft Career Technical Education (CTE) Model Curriculum Standards. Education Code Section 51226 provides legal authority to develop the CTE standards and framework. This legislation requires the development and adoption of CTE standards that incorporate the integration of career technical and academic education no later than June 1, 2005.The CTE Model Curriculum Standards were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) on May 11, 2005. The standards, written for grades seven through twelve, specify learning goals in 58 career pathways organized around 15 industry sectors. Building on the previous CTE Standards, the revised draft standards were created with input from more than 300 representatives from business, industry, labor, postsecondary, and secondary education and reviewed by others in the education community. The draft standards are written to demand high quality coursework for students to complete on their way to a future career and are aligned with the Common Core State Standards in English-Language Arts and mathematics. They are also a component of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s Career Readiness Initiative. The standards are rigorous, evidence-based, relevant and reasonable in scope. They offer clear guidelines for course content development and expectations for student achievement.
To download, review, and provide input on the standards visit the CTE Standards webpage (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/sf/ctemcstandards.asp). Public hearings will be conducted September 17, 2012 in Los Angeles and September 19, 2012 in Sacramento with all public input concluding on September 19, 2012. It is anticipated that the revised draft standards will be presented for approval to the State Board of Education in January 2013.
LESSON PLANS/CURRICULUM SOURCES
Education World has a lesson planning center you can access by subject area, including career-technical areas. One ROCP reports using it for developing creative short math lessons to decrease level of math anxiety. There are tips for improving writing skills. It also has a wide variety of resource information for teachers on standards, testing, special education, etc.
This site features career-technical lesson plans that include academic standards. Lesson plans are arranged both by career pathway and academic subject area. Included are worksheets, tests, and links to other sites.
Blue Web'n is an online library of 1700+ outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools). You can search by grade level (Refined Search), broad subject area (Content Areas), or specific sub-categories (Subject Area). Each week 5 new sites are added. You can get a list and description of these additions sent to you by signing up.
Using performance standards, lesson plan template
This is an e-mail lesson that comes one time per week; site license is $99 per semester Each Issue focuses on one career and contains four academic activities (English, math, science, social studies) plus a Challenge Level activity in one subject.
Additional features include career information, current events, critical thinking. workplace ethics dilemma, ‘Just for fun,’ and related Web sites.
Every issue contains a comprehensive Instructor's Guide, which includes instructional objectives, academic prerequisites, curriculum correlations, instructional suggestions, assessment plan, and answers to the hands-on-academics activities. Email: email@example.com
Lesson plans, rubrics, tips
Language arts resources
his interactive site puts students' source information in correct bibliographic form.
CDE searchable lists for math and science.
Interactive mathematics activities – a plethora of interactive math activities from arithmetic and algebra to geometry, probability and logic. Includes games & puzzles, other teaching resources
On-line math activities from basic math to pre-algebra
A resource for math help directed at the adult learner dealing with “math anxiety” as well as tutorial help
"Create a Graph" helps students create their own graphs & charts. This online
tool can be used to make 4 kinds of charts & graphs: bar graphs, line graphs, area graphs, & pie charts.
Practical money skills- Lesson plans for practical money skills, by grade level Homepage has links for teachers, as well as links for students, parents, and consumers. Good resource for practical word problems.
SU Mathematics Educator Resource Center" (MERC): This unique online center serves as a major clearinghouse for information useful to all CSU mathematics educators (over 200 in the CSU system), as well as to prospective mathematics education majors, teachers, and administrators.
FED101 is an interactive Federal Reserve System
economic education web site using Flash technology. This site is best viewed
with Netscape 4.73 or Internet Explorer 5.0 and requires Flash player 5.0.
This government-sponsored site offers career pathway information and guidance, as well as state-by-state workforce needs in a self-guided format for youth, parents, and career changers.
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) site offers a selected listing of resources that might be of interest to the members and advisers of FBLA-PBL.
Comprehensive job, career, college research resource
Information on rubrics
Performance assessment strategies, ideas, and
A great site for designing rubrics
Rubric development resource site
Rubric templates for educators
Low-cost, easy-to-use websites for educators – from
teachers to administrators
Handy reference site for national and state content standards
California resources and tools for aligning standards
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California High School Exit Exam and California Department of Education Sites
The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Study Guides are now available: http://www.cde.ca.gov/statetests/cahsee/ > under "Resources".
Information on California standards, STAR, CAHSEE Teacher Guides, etc.
Curriculum and Instruction
CA standards assessment information and tools
Miscellaneous Web Sites/Resources for ROP
Templates and directions for creating and using graphic organizers www. inspiration.com
This web site is for a software product that integrates visuals designed to enhance core academic learning through the use of diagramming, outlining, &brainstorming techniques among others.
Jigsaw cooperative learning techniques
This site gives students the opportunity to shadow real employees in various job titles. It also has instructor resources. There are 50 career profiles, each with three components: a video profile of a ‘day in the life’ of that person; text information that includes required education, earning potential, career descriptions, and trends; interactive video questions and answers.
Downloadable book, Designing Powerful Professional
Development for Teachers and Principals, by Dennis Sparks, from the National
Staff Development Council Center for Performance Assessment:
Writing Excellence Workshops
Their mission statement: “The mission of the Center for Performance Assessment is to improve student achievement by building the knowledge and skills of educators and school leaders. We are the world's preeminent source of professional development in the areas of standards, assessment, and accountability. The Center approaches its work based on effective professional development, and each component is necessary for the investment of time and resources to be effective in improving student achievement.”
Academic Excellence through Career and Technical Education with the CTE Curriculum Matrix for California (Resource Kit) $295 International Center for Leadership in Education
1587 Route 146
Rexford, NY 12148
The CTE curriculum matrix correlates California language arts, math, and science standards to career-technical subjects, organized within career clusters. Each standard is rated L (low), M (medium), or H (high) for a specific subject area, indicating frequency of use and/or reinforcement within the career area. Also noted for each standard is the frequency of assessment on the standards tests. This resource kit includes activities for staff development, gold seal lessons, and two videos.
Resources from California Dept. of Education
CDE Press, Sales Office
P.O. Box 271 Sacramento, CA 95812-0271
(916) 445-1260 FAX (916) 323-0823
English-Language Arts Content Standards, 1998, 96 pages
Kindergarten Through Grade 12 - Item No. 1389
Reading/Language Arts Framework, 1999, 304 pages
Kindergarten Through Grade 12 – Item No. 1462
Strategic Teaching and Learning: Standards-Based
Instruction to Promote Content Literacy in
Grades Four Through Twelve, 2000, 192 pages. Item No. 1472 $15.00
Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing as a Process,
1997, 328 pages
High School and College Levels – Item No. 1222 $18.00
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2000, 584 pages--Item No. 001553 $38.00 NEW! Fully Annotated!
(Searchable database: www.cde.ca.gov/ci/literature/ )
Mathematics Content Standards, 1999, 72 pages
Kindergarten through Grade 12—Item No. 1457 $8.50
Science Content Standards, 2000, 64 pages.
Kindergarten through Grade 12—Item No. 1496 $9.00
Content Standards CD-ROM, PC and Mac compatible.
Contains the science, English-language arts, history-social science, and mathematics content standards—Item No. 1518 $29.95
Connecting Mathematics and Science to Workplace Contexts:
A Guide to Curriculum Materials
Edward Britton, Mary Ann Huntley, Gloria Jacobs & Amy Shulman Weinberg This easy-to-use guide reviews 23 exemplary programs that tie curricula to workplace experiences. From a hematology laboratory to an agricultural setting to a soft drink-bottling company, these programs present real-life situations to which students can relate. 1999, 254 pp.
ACTE # BCONNMATH $32.70 ($35.95 Non-Member)
Schooling for the Real World
Adria Steinberg, Kathleen Cushman & Robert Riordan This book gives powerful voice to what career and technical educators have been saying for years: that work-based learning is appropriate, even vital, for all students. It offers snapshots of nationally recognized schools that are making real progress toward the genuine integration of school, the workplace and the larger community, and offers useful tips about designing projects, creating learning goals and making internships work. 1999, 105pp.ACTE # BSCHOOLIN $20 ($22 Non-Member)
Teaching for Understanding through Integration of
Academic and Technical Education
Gene Bottoms and Deede Sharpe
This book does a good job explaining the how and why of curriculum integration. It can be used in a jigsaw, with different groups reading chapters (all or part, depending on length) and reporting out to the whole group so everyone has ‘read’ the entire book.
CTE # BTEACHUND $10 ($11 Non-Member)
The Pre-Referral Intervention Manual
Stephen B. McCarney, Ed.D.
Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc.
800 Gray Oak Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
This book is a compendium of intervention strategies for specific and common problems encountered by students in the areas of language arts, math, study skills, behaviors, social interactions, etc. It is organized by categories (for example, ‘Memory, Abstractions, Generalizations’; ‘Listening’; ‘Speaking’; ‘Reading’; Writing’; ’Spelling’; ‘Mathematical Calculations’; etc.), under which are listed specific problems encountered with students, such as Does not finish assignments because of reading difficulties. It then lists a page number in the book to find a list of interventions (in this case, 56!) to try with the student. Excellent reference book for all instructors!!
Resources from Thomson Learning
P.O. Box 6904
Florence, KY 41022
Quick Skills in the Workplace Series
This is a series of booklets—each about 8-10 pages. Titles are the following:
Workplace Writing (0-538-64197-5) , Reading in the Workplace (0-538-92777-1)Organizing Your Writing (0-538-65852-5), Customer Service, Self-Esteem, Setting Priorities, Organizing Yourself, Telephone Skills, Learning to Listen, Presenting Yourself, Criticism: Giving and Receiving, Team Work, Attitude, Handling Stress, Managing Time, Gathering and Using Information, Listening for Critical Information, Becoming Assertive, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Team Decision Making.
These may be purchase in packs of 15 of one title for $21 (includes teacher’s notes) or purchased individually.
CA Standards-Based Language Arts Coach, Grade 8 (All grades through 8 available; also have Language Arts Standards) Educational Design
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
This book offers a series of short lessons and associated exercises for California Language arts standards in the domains of reading, writing, and English language conventions.
Approximate cost is $14.
Daily Language Workouts
These teacher resource books provide a series of
sentences—and later in each book, paragraphs—with a multitude of errors in
grammar and mechanics. They make
great warm-up activities; as students come into class, one or more sentences
are written on the board and students have to make one correction before
they sit down. They also make
excellent keyboarding exercises that at the same time reinforce English
skills. Answers are provided on
opposite pages. Great for
sharpening grammar and proofreading skills!
Lower grades (6-9) are good for reviewing basic skills. Higher levels become more demanding, with more complicated paragraph exercises.
Cost: $21.95 each—only one needed per class See website for ISBNs, etc. www.greatsource.com Punctuation Pockets These are laminated pocket-style folders that list rules of punctuation and are very popular with staff and students. Call for quantity pricing (approx. $2 each).
School to Work (order #WN-040874), $15.25 his is
probably the best all-around text for teaching writing in high school
career-technical classes because it includes the writing process, forms of
writing, and research papers, and writing in the workplace but also includes
speaking and listening and workplace issues.
Also available are sourcebooks that contain models and additional
Write Source 2000 (0-669-46774-X) $14.25 This has a middle school focus but is excellent for struggling students; even the author used it for high school classes. Has a user-friendly comprehensive approach to teaching writing and thinking; includes revision strategies; guidelines for writing, designing, and formatting on the computer; writing research papers; student models for different forms of writing, including workplace writing.
Writers Inc. (order # WN-047164) paperback $15.25
This is a student handbook for writing and learning skills that includes the
writing process, types of writing, workplace writing, and research papers,
as well as a handbook section for grammar and mechanics.
Also available are skills books that provide
more practice. The target
group is grades 9-12.
All Write (Grades 6-8) (ISBN 0669459801) and Write for College
Demper, Sebranek, Meyer
All Write teaches basic paragraph and essay writing skills, as well as punctuation and grammar. It is also a good review and resource for instructors wishing to teach writing in ROCP classes. It is suitable for ESL students and students needing basic skills assistance. Write for College may be used to format a career research paper for a senior project requirement. It teaches students research and formatting techniques for MLA style papers and also includes proofreading and editing.
Call for current pricing; each runs about $15.
Reader’s Handbook (middle school: order #WN-048857, $15.75; high school level, order #WN-049006, $16.75) This is an excellent and accessible guide to reading strategies. For students who are struggling, the middle school version is appropriate. Also available are content focused reading handbooks in math, science, and social studies.
Great Source Education Group
P.O. Box 7050
Wilmington, MA 01887
Attn: Order Processing
Improve Your Reading/Improve Your Job
Technical Writing in the Corporate World Herman Estrin and Norbert Eliot
Crisp markets to the business world with these ‘fifty minute’ books that are easy to read, short (about 80 pages) and inexpensive. All offer instruction and plenty of practice.
Order Dept. COB
1200 Hamilton Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025
From J. Weston Walch, Publisher (Costs range from $11.95-$25) Remedial Writing Teacher’s Handbook (0-28447-301) Reproducible classroom materials; basic skills from sentence and paragraph building to writing essays; real life applications Solving 50 Common Writing Problems (0-28994-301) Addresses the most common writing problems; guides students in banishing dangling modifiers, fragments, bad dictions, etc.
Survival Writing Skills for the Workplace (0-28978-530) Give students practice in different kinds of writing needed for presenting information, making proposals, giving clear instructions., keeping logs, creating reports, documenting problems, etc.
View from My Window (0-26231-530)
Excellent for teaching basic paragraph writing; uses writing ‘frames’ to guide students through exercises that have them write about themselves and their experiences.
Writing with a Purpose (0-30905-301)
Provides models and patterns to teach writing for different purposes. Excellent for paragraph and short essay writing.
8 Kinds of Writing (0-42555-301)
Easy to follow lessons and practice or different kinds of essays; readability level grade 6; uses good graphic organizers; good for students with basic skills deficiencies J. Weston Walch, Publisher
321 Valley St.
P.O. Box 658
Portland, ME 04104-0658
Learning English Skills through Word Processing
Michael Frew DDC Publishing
275 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
San Antonio ROP Quick and Easy Literacy Guidebook Bonita and Pomona Unified School Districts Order from:
Ms. Lynn Rogers
San Antonio ROP
1425 E. Holt Avenue, Suite 101
Pomona, CA 91767
$100 for site license and unlimited use; $25 for single copy for one instructor This is a teacher-developed compendium of literacy enhancement activities and assessments. Section 1 provides several assessment and evaluation tools; section 2 offers skill building exercises in math, punctuation, and vocabulary; and section 3 gives strategies for language instruction. This is a low-cost, easy-to-implement resource.
Strategic Teaching and Learning: Standards-Based Instruction to Promote Content Literacy in Grades Four through Twelve Order from:
California Dept. of Ed. 2002
$15.00 plus shipping and tax
CDE Press, Sales Office
California Dept. of Education
P.O. Box 271
Sacramento, CA 95812-0271
A compendium of instructional strategies for teaching reading and writing across the curriculum ________________________________________
Technical Communication: A Guided Approach June Postal, Deborah St. Vincent This books focuses on effective oral and written communication on the job, including letters, reports, visuals, and common errors. Hardcover test; call for current pricing.
West Publishing Company
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St. Paul, MN 55164-0526
ISBN - Student - 0-314-06935-6
ISBN - Teacher - 0-314-07013-3
Writing Power, 2nd Edition
By Nancy White
Kaplan Publishing (available through Amazon, Barnes&Noble,etc.)
Reviews rules of writing, organization of ideas, effective writing skills; students get involved by completing short writing exercises; easy to read
CA Standards-Based Mathematics Coach, Grade 8 (All grades through 8 available; also have Language Arts Standards) This book offers a series of short lessons and associated exercises for California mathematics standards.
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Approx. cost: $14
________________________________________Quick-Math, Handbook for Everyday Mathematicians
The Intermediate Handbook (40 pages) includes math terms/concepts such as place value, area and volume, estimating, averages, coordinates,algebra The Advanced Handbook (40 pages includes more complex uses of math concepts from the intermediate level, plus such advanced concepts as exponents, box and whisker plots, ratios, mean, median, mode, square roots, flips, turns, slides The handbooks also feature reference guides for common math symbols, abbreviations, measurement tools, and frequently-used formulas.
Curriculum Associates, Inc.
North Billerica, MA 01862
Approx. $1.50 each for 10 or more; 6.95 each for 1-9 copies.
Basic Mathematics by Walter Brown
Basic math concepts in an easy-to-read and understandable format.
Applied Mathematics by R. Jesse Phagan
Instructor’s manual and workbook available Emphasis on career-technical applications and problem-solving Both available from Goodheart /Wilcox Company
18604 West Creek Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477-6243
Contractor’s Math Short-Cuts
Builder’s Book, Inc.
8001 Canoga Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
This is a pocket-folder-style, laminated card that lists key math formulas, etc., for construction trades.
$7.95 (plus 20% discount for quantity orders)
When Are We Ever Gonna Have to Use This?
(Book and Poster)
P.O. Box 2649
Columbus, OH 43216-2649
1-800-321-3106; Approx. $15
The following are all from Delmar (Thomson Learning).
Call for pricing and updated editions.
ITP School Publishers
Attn: Order Fulfillment
P.O. Box 6904
Florence, KY 41022
This paperback series offers a wonderful opportunity for instructors to show students why they need math skills. Each book gives numerous applications within a specific career area and across all levels of math.
Fundamental Mathematics for Health Careers
Hayden and Davis
Mathematics for Health Occupations
Kathi A. Dunlap
Mathematics for Machine Technology
Robert D. Smith
Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters
Smith, D’Arcangelo, Guest
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Automotive Technician s
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Carpenters
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Drafting and CAD
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians
Herman and Garrard
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electronic Technicians
Herman and Sullivan
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Graphic Artists
Vermeersch and Southwick
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Health Occupations
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians Russell B. DeVore
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Industrial Technology
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Manufacturing
Dennis D. Davis
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Masons John E. Ball
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Welders Schell and Matlock
Robert D. Smith
Real Life Algebra
Gives real life, problem-based examples of algebra applications.
J. Weston Walch, Publisher
321 Valley St.
P.O. Box 658
Portland, ME 04104-0658
Essential Math for Life Series
• Whole Numbers
• Decimals and Fractions
• Percents and Proportions
• Graphs, Measurements, and Statistics
• Review of Whole Numbers through Algebra
• Problem Solving
These books do a terrific job of teaching math skills
in an easy-to-follow format at a readability level of 5-7.
The paperback texts provide lots of opportunity for practice, with answers at the back.
These can be used in individualized or whole group instruction. Life skills applications and ample problem-solving are included.
Each book costs approximately $12. McGraw Hill Co. Glencoe Division P.O. Box 543 Blacklick, Ohio 43004-0543
Catalog link: http://www.quikreg.com/links/catalog/?agencyID=nocrop