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ERIC Number: ED431761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 118
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Colorado Department of Education, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203; Tel: 303-866-6600; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado School to Career Partnership, Denver.; Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado