ERIC Number: ED412406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Designing Classrooms that Work: Teacher Training Guide.
Ramsey, Kimberly; Stasz, Cathleen; Ormseth, Tor; Eden, Rick; Co, Jennifer
This document is a guide for teachers and trainers participating in the initial experimental offering of a 6-week minisabbatical, Designing Classrooms that Work (CTW). The minisabbatical is designed to help teachers learn how to make the kinds of curricular and pedagogical changes implied by reforms to integrate vocational and academic education and to improve the school-to-career transition. The guide constitutes the basic text for the minisabbatical as a course of study and is supplemented by readings on curricular and pedagogical innovation. It explains the background and purpose of the minisabbatical, describes its organization, and provides suggestions for implementation in these areas: overall project coordination, school and classroom arrangements, teacher recruitment and selection, worksite and mentor recruitment, and student recruitment. The main body of the guide is organized by weeks. Each week has two main elements: an introduction or overview and descriptions of activities. Topics are as follows: Week 1--Introduction; Week 2--Observe Authentic Worksite Problems; Weeks 3-4--Design Curriculum and Plan Assessment; and Weeks 5-6--Teach and Assess the CTW Curriculum. Appendixes contain the following: minisabbatical syllabus and reading list, schedules, protocols, evaluation instruments, and other materials to support implementation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Minicourses, Professional Development, Sabbatical Leaves, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-963: $20).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.