ERIC Number: ED529172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: N/A
Construction: Carpentry Concentration. Program CIP: 46.0000 Construction: Carpentry Concentration
Agee, Kelly, Ed.
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended)(Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act IV, 2007; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Construction is a program or an instructional program that prepares students for employment or continued education in the occupations of carpentry. The curriculum framework for this program was developed in partnership with the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF). MCEF is the accredited sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). When developing this curriculum, writers recognized the importance of differentiating instruction and meeting the needs of the 21st century learner. Teaching strategies included a blend of online and face-to-face instruction. Teaching strategies are aligned with Contren Connect e-books, online lectures, video presentations, online quizzes, active figures, and Spanish content. Students will have access to this information to learn new content as well as review, reinforce, or revise work. Appended are: (1) 21st Century Skills Standards; (2) Mississippi Academic Standards Appendix; (3) ACT College Readiness Standards; (4) National Industry Standards; and (5) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Policy, State Regulation, State Legislation, Federal Legislation, Standards, College Readiness, Educational Strategies, Video Technology, Educational Technology, Blended Learning, Web Based Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Building Trades, Construction Industry, Woodworking, State Curriculum Guides, Certification, Competency Based Education, Student Evaluation, Course Descriptions, Units of Study, Check Lists, Scoring Rubrics, Worksheets, Equipment
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.rcu.msstate.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education; Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment