2017-2018 CTE Online Institutes

Every fall, CTE Online invites grades 7-12 California educators to apply for our Curriculum Writing Institutes. Each Institute provides educators with two full days of collaboration and exploration time to begin planning a project-based learning project. Travel and substitute reimbursement are provided.

The end product, to be developed and completed by teachers remotely, is a project complete with four lessons from each teacher.


Types of Institutes

There are two types of Institutes members can apply to attend:

CTE/STEM Integrated Institutes:

The CTE/STEM Integrated Institutes bring together teams of teachers that include one Career and Technical Education (CTE) educator and 2-3 academic educators teaching subjects such as English Language-Arts, Math, Science, World Languages, History, and Social Studies. Note: Teams apply to the Institute together.

CTE Project-Based Learning Institutes:

In the CTE-focused PBL Institues, CTE educators attend individually to write a Project-Based Learning Project that includes four key lessons in their CTE subject area.


Why Attend a CTE Online Institute?

There are many reasons why educators brave our 2-day comprehensive curriculum writing Institutes. They include:

  • The thrill of collaboration with like-minded educators!
  • The fame of writing lessons for CTE Online, accessed by thousands of educators daily and showcased at state and nationwide conferences!
  • $2000 for your completed lessons within a collaboratively-written unit project!

We are always hoping for teachers that have participated with us before, but we welcome all curious, creative new educators to our ranks.


Who May Apply?

California CTE educators in grades 7-12 who are excited about project-based learning are encouraged to apply!

  • We will cover the basics of project-based learning and how to use the tools on our website.
  • Our main requirements are that teachers attend both full days of the Institute, and come with an open mind and a collaborative spirit.
  • Please note: You must be a California educator to be considered.



Prepare your Project Idea

Before you apply, you will want to come up with some ideas for a project to develop.

  1. Look through the curriculum for your Industry Sector already in CTE Online.
  2. Find a topic that hasn't been covered yet.
  3. Come up with ONE possible project idea that you could write!
  4. You will also need to identify which course outline it would best fit within. This also ensures that we haven't covered the topic already. Look here to see all the outlines currently in CTE Online.

*Note: The project you apply with does not necessarily need to be the project your write in the Institute.


Ready to Apply?

Institute #1: CTE/STEM Integrated Institute- Application is now CLOSED

Dates: November 29th-30th in Sacramento, California.


Institute #2: CTE PBL Institute - TBA

Dates: February 2018, dates and locations TBA (Check back by October 1st for updates)


Learn More

Watch this short video to get a "behind the scenes" view of an Institute!


Have Questions?

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