ERIC Number: ED445199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Making Standards Work! Science. A Teacher's Guide to Contextual Learning: Integrating Academic Content Standards with Career Development and Workplace Competencies.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.; Colorado School to Career Partnership, Denver.
This guide, which was written by Colorado educators, is intended to help other educators in Colorado weave academic content standards regarding science, assessments, and school-to-career methods into an integrated, comprehensive strategy for preparing all students to meet their future goals. The introduction discusses the guide's purpose, the role of standards and assessments in the context of a changing workplace, the Colorado School-to-Career Partnership, and the guide's structure and content. Section 1 presents the Colorado General Workplace Competencies, which describe the skills and knowledge needed for school and career success and which are organized into the following categories: communication; organization; thinking; technology; and worker qualities. Section 2 offers guidelines for helping special populations of students meet academic content standards while participating in school-to-career opportunities. Section 3 features 18 integration matrices and 18 classroom activities for integrating science standards with workplace competencies. One matrix and one activity are provided for each standard for students in grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Section 4 presents three sample rubrics that are aligned with the integrated learning activities contained in Section 3 and designed to assess the skills and knowledge of students in grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. The addresses of Colorado's six school-to-career regional resource centers are listed. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Career Development, Career Education, Classroom Techniques, Competence, Competency Based Education, Context Effect, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Matrices, Partnerships in Education, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Factors, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Scoring Rubrics, Special Needs Students, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Success, Teaching Guides
Career & Technical Education Resource Center of Colorado, 1059 Yosemite Street, Bldg. 758, Room 117, Aurora, CO 80010, Tel: 303-340-7350, Fax: 303-340-7353, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site: http://email@example.com/sales.htm ($18).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.; Colorado School to Career Partnership, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado