ERIC Number: ED445260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Making Standards Work! History. 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 document, which is intended for Colorado teachers responsible for teaching history to students in grades K-12, explains how to use the principles of contextual learning to integrate academic content standards with career development and workplace competencies. 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 history 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 a sample scoring rubric that is aligned with one of the integrated learning activities presented for students in grades 9-12. The addresses of Colorado's six school-to-career regional resource centers are listed. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adjustment (to Environment), Career Development, Career Education, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Context Effect, Cultural Pluralism, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, History Instruction, Information Utilization, Integrated Curriculum, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership, Matrices, Partnerships in Education, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Factors, Personality Traits, Scoring Rubrics, Self Actualization, Special Needs Students, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach, Teaching Guides, Teamwork, Technological Literacy, Theory Practice Relationship, Thinking Skills, Time Management, Work Environment
Career & Technical Education Resource Center of Colorado, 1059 Yosemite St., Bldg. 758, Rm. 117, Aurora, CO 80010, Tel: 303-340-7350, Web site: http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_search.htm ($18). For full text: http://www.cde.state.co.us/action/public/pdf/history.pdf.
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