What Is CTE Online?
Critical Need and Training Support
CTE Online was established to help practitioners articulate a clear and deliberate relationship between academic achievement and Career and Technical Education through access to the following:
- Professional Curriculum Development Tools
- Professional Alignment and Instructional Strategies Resources
- Standards Databases Cross-Referenced to STAR and CAHSEE
Would you like to schedule a training date for CTE Online expert staff to come provide free, direct support to your leadership team and your staff on the use of these resources?
Click on the Contact page and select Training Request from the drop down menu and then simply idenfity the following 4 items in your message:
- Your name and position and contact information
- Your agency or district or ROCP
- The Training Tiers (Tier 1 and 2 combination / or Tier 3) you are interested in scheduling
- A few target dates for training options
Once we receive the above information, we will contact you directly to follow up, until then...here is some more information on our Training and Orientation program!
When CTE Online specialists come to work with a CTE staff at a given school, district, or ROCP, they provide the following training sequences free of charge:
Tier 1: 2 hours with Leadership team prior to Tier 2 training (typically done the afternoon before the day long Tier 2 training with all staff identified below)
The first time we come to work with any agency, we require at least a 2 hour pre-planning session with the LEADERSHIP team. This might include the administrator, director, site principal, ROP coordinators, etc...but involves our specialist covering specifically what your staff will be doing, the objectives, what they will produce, and how we might more intentionally tie into your local efforts around standards, curriculum, developing academic support models, and effective instruction.
Tier 2: 1 full day with Staff members following Tier 1 training (focused on developing the Course Outlines with staff and designed to include some, if not all, of the Lead team that participated in the Tier 1 training identified above)
When initially working with STAFF, we will focus on drafting their fully, CTE standards-aligned course outlines into CTE Online. This full day training is available to groups of 20 or more and will involve immersing participants in the framing of one entire outline for a course they teach. Once completed, participants will have enough experience to complete their remaining course outlines with assistance from their leadership team (that participated in Tier 1) beyond our training.
Tier 3: 1 full day with Staff members following Tier 2 (focused upon developing sample lesson level materials within the units of the Course Outlines developed as part of the Tier 2 training identified above)
Our follow up training will move staff members to actually develop a broad sampling of specific lesson plan and activity level components embedded directly within the course outlines they were involved in creating as part of Tier 2. At the lesson level, we can examine effective classroom instructional strategies and where and to what degree academic skills are called upon in their CTE programs. Staff will develop a small number of lessons as part of this process, and should anticipate developing at least 10 full lessons as a baseline sample to surface the range of academic skills that are called upon regularly and reinforced in their CTE course.
In an attempt to help site administrators and district
leadership personnel bring ALL of their faculty to bear on the
issue of student academic achievement and performance...
CTE Online is poised as a resource devoted to connecting educators and leaders within the unique field of Career and Technical Education to quality professional development tools that help establish the role rigorous academic skills play in pursuit of industry and career related coursework. Local instructional leaders will find all of the tools necessary to help their faculty members identify and align rich career and technical curricula with the promotion of academic skills commonly measured on state assessments facing our students, schools, and districts each year.
It is the belief of this program that CTE personnel and departments can and do serve a vital role in reinforcing academic skills in a contextualized, applied instructional setting that is difficult to replicate in traditional core academic settings, and therefore should be embraced and utilized as an integral piece in supporting campus and district wide academic achievement efforts.
Connecting Our Efforts
CTE educators and leaders throughout the state are finding new opportunities to join in a common process of curriculum related work that helps publicize the methods by which academic skills are integrated into all CTE programs on a daily basis. This site serves as yet another device by which skilled educators within this dynamic field can share the work they are doing to support the balanced development of our youth that supports both their current academic challenges and future career interests equally.