ERIC Number: ED374325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep SCANS Lesson Development. Region 10 Tech Prep.
Region 10 Tech Prep Consortium, Bloomington, IN.
This document contains 50 applications-based lessons developed during the 1993-94 school year as part of the Indiana Region 10 Tech Prep Project. The lessons were developed by 91 secondary and postsecondary educators and are modeled around the SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) competencies. The applications-based lessons attempt to bridge the gap between school and work and are designed to encourage students to develop specific content skills in English, math, science, business, and industrial technology while getting better at managing resources, working with others, dealing with information, understanding systems, and using technology. The lessons are built around long- and short-term projects. The format includes a description of the project, activities that take place in each of the SCANS competency areas, a timeline and materials list, and content competencies of which students can demonstrate mastery during the project. Some of the project topics include the following: calculating interest on investments, designing a school lunch menu, school attendance (statistics), broadcast news, creating a business, autobiographies, finding a job, creating booklets on computers, creating a videotape, student store, money management, and payroll and taxes. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Region 10 Tech Prep Consortium, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana