Requesting a Training
If you can set aside a full day of staff development time, CTE Online will come and provide both your leadership team and staff a full orientation and training in the use of all the CTE Online curriculum and community tools FOR FREE.
Q: Why and how are CTE agencies and districts using CTE Online?
A1: "Working Smarter" - Many districts and ROPs are working to transition all of their course outlines and program documentation into CTE Online and taking the time to make clearer articulations between their courses and both the CTE standards and correlating Academic standards students will engage upon taking and completing their local courses.
A2: "Accessing Model Curriculum" - Teachers and their Leadership Teams are interested in reviewing the Model Course Outlines that are being developed by statewide teams of teachers as guide posts for the core elements that should make up programs in a number of pathways ranging from Health Occupations to Welding to Child Development to Web Design and Programming. Fully functional copies of these model outlines can be automatically generated withing CTE Online and used by your teachers and come with all embedded instructional lessons, activities, assessments and instructional materials for use in their classrooms.
A3: "Collaborating to Improve Instruction" - Instead of continuing to work in relative isolation, agencies are interested in joining a community of other CTE practitioners across that state that are intent on exploring how to develop and offer high-quality, comprehensive CTE coursework that utilizes best instructional practices to keep students engaged and enthused about their programs and their future and then sharing these ideas and strategies as part of a network of professional educators.
Request a Training
In order to request a training, click on the contact link at the top of the site and select "Training Request" in the drop-down menu of reasons. Then identify yourself, your agency, and one or two dates in which your staff would be available to participate in a full day of getting online, getting your outlines and lesson samples started, and getting connected with thousands of curriculum models and the teachers that created them.
Tier 1 (Coordinate with Leadership): Anticipate bringing your leadership team together for a 1.5 hour pre-session in advance of working with staff (day before full staff training) so that we can coordinate outcomes and expectations with your agency and make sure to align our support with your local goals.
Tier 2 (Direct Support of Staff): Once we have connected with leadership team, we will conduct a full day with 20 or more staff with access to an Internet connected lab in order to get online and develop out your local curriculum. (below is a sample agenda for the day)
|8:30 - 8:45||Sign-in - Breakfast and Morning Music…access or get an account and create your personal profile with picture.|
|8:45 - 9:00||Welcome and Introductions…Overview of the day's structure and expectations…How to find Model Outlines|
|9:00 - 9:15||Finding and copying a model outline, another agency's outline, or starting your own.|
|9:15 - 10:00||Editing an outline. Title and Overview, Program Information, State Required Certification Elements, CBEDS/O*NETS, Related Occupations, Standards will come from Unit where they get identified and documented, Competencies/Outcomes can be generated from O*NETS in addition to determined by teacher, Units by title and description with hours, standards, and key concepts.|
|10:00 - 10:15||15 minute break - Individual Questions|
|10:15- 10:30||Work plan includes editing outlines for local implementation accuracy and/or developing outlines from existing local documentation (the current outline on file).|
|10:30 - 12:00||Finish out the first drafts of your outlines either individually or in groups.|
|12:00 - 12:45||Lunch & individual help|
|12:45 - 1:15||Lesson Plans! Go over lesson plan template and review the types of activities found in a high-quality, instructionally sound lesson plan by looking at a model lesson. Begin to rough out your lesson ideas via the template prior to working in the online system|
|1:15 - 2:15||Start developing your first lesson plan using the online lesson plan tool while taking information from your template. Finish your first rough draft of your lesson without any attached materials.|
|2:15 - 2:25||10 minute break|
|2:25 - 2:45||Learn how to upload instructional resources for your lesson plan into the activities. These might include handouts, PowerPoint, videos, rubrics, pictures, schematics/diagrams, etc…any instructional material that another teacher or their students would need to use your lesson plan in their own classrooms.|
|2:45 - 3:00||Finalize at least one lesson and share it to your leadership team and the CTE Online team.|
|3:00 - 3:15||Final questions and wrap-up. Announce institutes and upcoming opportunities in CTE Online|