The CTE Online Curriculum Writing 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 Curriculum Writing 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. To view just the CTE/STEM projects, you can search the projects using the term "Integrated" or "STEM."

PBL Curriculum Writing 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. To view just the CTE PBL projects, you can search the projects using the term "PBL."

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. Come up with ONE possible project idea that you could write!
  3. Make sure your topic covers Industry Sector Anchor and Pathway standards.
  4. Come up with a Project! Learn more about Project-Based Learning here.

Ready to Apply?

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

Institute #2: PBL Curriculum Writing Institute - Apply now!

Institute #3: TBD

  • March 2018, Sacramento, CA
  • Application will open in December, 2017

Learn More

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

Have Questions?

You can contact MaryRose Lovgren (Project Coordinator for CTE Online) at, or contact the CTE Online Help Line here:

  • E-mail:
  • Phone: 530-636-2356