The Common Core State Standards should be a beautiful fit with career and technical education. After all, their mission specifically says that the standards are designed to provide “the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and career.”
Yet the integration of CCSS and career and technical education (CTE) currently varies widely across the United States. Join America’s Promise Alliance and the Association for Career and Technical Education on June 12 for a free webinar that can help you start bridging that gap.
Leading the session will be Michelle Conrad and Larae Watkins of the Missouri Center for Career and Technical Education. They will detail how they have worked with a range of colleagues to create a new program – “Concentrating on Reality Education” – that draws on the best of both core academic and CTE teaching. Their presentation will show how their experiences can help educators in other states connect the two, and discuss Missouri’s professional development activities. They’ll also demonstrate a new collection of online resources they’ve developed.
Be aware that this session will focus on integrating CCSS and CTE, rather than providing an introduction to either topic. Learn more about Common Core from the ACTE website or the America’s Promise website.
Michelle Conrad, coordinator, teaching and learning, Missouri Center for Career Education, University of Central Missouri
Larae Watkins, coordinator, research and curriculum, Missouri Center for Career Education, University of Central Missouri
Steve DeWitt, senior director of public policy, Association for Career and Technical Education
Bill Wright, vice president, outreach and advocacy; America’s Promise Alliance