ERIC Number: ED569191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Strong Relationship between Competency-Based Pathways and Career Technical Education
Kreamer, Kate Blosveren; Zimmermann, Andrea
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Competency-based pathways (CBP) have the potential to open new opportunities for students to learn and demonstrate their learning in meaningful ways that are grounded in application and relevant to their career goals. This brief argues that states can and should leverage CTE when considering how to move K-12 education toward a system marked by mastery, not time. It identifies the opportunities for collaboration and strengthened relationships as well as the challenges of creating an integrated system. This resource further provides leverage points for States to integrate their CTE and CBP strategies, such as: contextualized learning environments, self-directed pathways, high-quality experiential learning opportunities, project-based learning, and integrating CTE into assessment systems.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Performance Based Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Competency Based Education, Experiential Learning, Relationship, Career Readiness, College Readiness
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. 8484 Georgia Avenue Suite 320, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 301-588-9630; Fax: 301-588-9631; Web site: http://www.careertech.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc); Achieve, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Connecticut; Illinois; Kentucky; Maine; Michigan; New Hampshire; Oregon; Rhode Island; Vermont