Apply for the 2016-2017 Institutes

Please note: The application due dates for this year's Institutes has passed. Please check back in again in the Fall of 2017 to apply for next year's Institutes.


Every fall, CTE Online invites grades 7-12 educators to apply for our Curriculum Writing Institutes. The Institutes are generally held in October-November and January-February. Each Institute provides educators with two full days of collaboration and exploration time to begin developing their project. Travel, meals, lodging and substitute reimbursement are offered. The end product, to be finished by teachers remotely, is a project complete with four lessons from each teacher.

Teachers receive a $2000 stipend for their finalized lessons.

When are the Institutes?

We are holding three Institutes this year:

  • 1 STEM/Integrated Curriculum Writing Institute - Deadline August 31, 2016
  • 2 PBL Curriculum Writing Institutes - Deadline extended to September 30, 2016

The STEM/Integrated Curriculum Writing Institute:

  • For our STEM/Integrated Institute, we are looking for teams of educators that include one CTE teacher working within a STEM-focused industry area along with 2-4 academic teachers to collaborate and each write 4 individual lesson plans within a single, integrated Project.
  • Dates: October 26-27th, 2016, in Sacramento, CA.

The PBL Curriculum Writing Institute:

  • For our PBL Institutes, we are looking for individual CTE teachers to write 4 lesson plans within their own unified project.
  • Dates: December 6-7, 2016 in Ontario, Ca OR February 22-23 in Sacramento, Ca.
​What's in it for you?
  • 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 brave, creative new educators to our ranks.

Apply today!

All application due dates have passed at this time.


Apply with a team for the STEM/Integrated Curriculum Writing Institute

  • Deadline: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.

Apply as a single CTE teacher for one of the two PBL Curriculum Writing Institutes

  • Deadline: Friday, September 30th, 2016.