ERIC Number: ED451128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Making Standards Work! Geography. A Teacher's Guide to Contextual Learning: Integrating Academic Content Standards with Career Development and Workplace Competencies.
McAlonan, Susan; Hotchkiss, Heather; Roark, Kelli; Kenney, Marianne; Jackson, Jennifer
This activity guide, for Colorado teachers responsible for teaching geography 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 geography standards with workplace competencies. One matrix and one activity are provided for each of six standards for 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 grades 5-8. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Public Schools, Scoring Rubrics, State Standards, Student Development
Career & Technical Education Resource Center of Colorado, 1059 Yosemite Street, Bldg. 758, Room 117, Aurora, CO 80010. Tel: 303-340-7350. For full text: http://www.cde.state.co.us/.
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