ERIC Number: ED431761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Making Standards Work! A Teacher's Guide to Contextual Learning: Integrating Academic Content Standards with Career Development and Workplace Competencies.
Colorado School to Career Partnership, Denver.; Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This publication is a tool to help educators weave academic content standards, assessments, and school-to-career methods into an integrated and comprehensive educational strategy that prepares all students to meet their future goals. Examples included in the publication were created by Colorado educators to provide a vision of how teachers can deliver instruction in ways that help students reach high academic standards, develop effective work habits, and gain career knowledge. The handbook includes four sections: (1) "Workplace Competencies," which presents the Colorado General Workplace Competencies; (2) "Opportunities for Success," which offers guidelines for educators as they help special populations of students with diverse needs meet academic content standards and participate in school-to-career opportunities; (3) "Integration Matrices and Classroom Activities," which features grids with examples of how the Colorado General Workplace Competencies cross-reference with the Colorado Model Content Standards for reading and writing; and (4) "Sample Rubric," which explains that a rubric is a descriptive measurement for defining what a student knows and can do and provides a sample rubric. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Career Development, Context Effect, Course Content, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, State Standards
Colorado Department of Education, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203; Tel: 303-866-6600; Web site: http://www.cde.state.co.us
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Colorado School to Career Partnership, Denver.; Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado