ERIC Number: ED439229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Integrated Project Reports, 1997. A Collection of Integrated Projects Designed by Maryland Educators and Business Partners.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Career Technology and Adult Learning.
This publication is a collection of 45 integrated project plans developed by teams of secondary academic and career and technology teachers, school administrators, industry partners, and postsecondary educators over 3 different meetings in 1997. The projects all center on linking at least one academic discipline (English, mathematics, science, and social studies) and one of three career clusters (manufacturing, engineering technology; health and biosciences; and environmental, agricultural, and natural resources). They integrate the High School Core Learning Goals in English, mathematics, science, and social studies, Skills for Success, and industry skill standards. The projects are also designed to: (1) increase the academic achievement and technical skills of students; (2) provide challenging assignments and activities that interest and motivate students to use high-level academic and technical skills; and (3) provide curriculum that supports the career cluster framework by linking academic content to career interests and real-world applications. Each project plan consists of: academic discipline and career cluster; activities list; academic and industry skill standards addressed; resources and materials; expectations of students, including final product; roles of participating teachers; linkages to industry; timeline; and assessment strategies. A sample of project titles are Wellness Assessment; Students Problem Solve Legal, Ethical, Medical, Personal, and Social Issues; Effective Bacterial Screening Procedures; Modular House Design Team Project; and Designing a Sports Drink for a New Era. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Mathematics Skills, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Student Projects, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, 200 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-1000; Web site: http://www.msde.state.md.us/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Career Technology and Adult Learning.
Note: Title at head of text: Career Connections. Work Session on Blended Instruction. Integrated Project Reports.