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A Call to Action: Road map for the Future of Career and Technical Education. Dr. Joanna Kister [email protected] Goal: To address the CTE Delivery Research Project recommendations by identifying appropriate actions and strategies for implementation.
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Dr. Joanna Kister
Changes in the Workplace
Quality Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
The United States does not face a worker shortage, but a skills shortage.
Career-technical education is poised to transform high schools.
Replace the mandate for the current three levels for the AZ CTE delivery model with a set of competencies, industry-determined, that span grade levels into postsecondary studies
Probability of dropping out
CTE/Academic course-taking ratio
standards, the one-size-fits-all approach of today’s high school must yield to a system that presumes students will learn through different pedagogies, institutional arrangements, and amounts of time. . .
We must provide students with multiple learning options and pathways and varied lengths of time
3.1 Require sequence of 3 courses
3.2 Explore concurrent/dual enrollment options
3.3 Continue curriculum planning process with greater input from business and industry
3.4 Increase district flexibility
3.5 Strengthen career development process
3.6 Explore models for middle school transition
3.7 Design 3-course sequence – support 10th grade programming
3.8 Use States Career Cluster model
3.9 Develop alternative pathways
Institute a system of technical assessments for CTE.
State – Program
1. Locally developed External standardized
2. Industry credentials End-of-program
3. Occupation-specific Career cluster
4. Academic Occupational
5. Written Performance
Source: R. Mahlman & J. Austin: Industry-Based Certification, CETE. Ohio State University
If you can’t measure it,
If you can’t describe it,
don’t ask for funding.
Integrate CTE into the mainstream of high school education in Arizona by strengthening the academic and technical rigor of CTE curriculum and instruction.
To blend essential content of
college prep studies with quality career-tech studies by creating conditions that support implementing key practices
Explore the career academy model that uses the workplace as an organizing theme.