Integrated Academics and the Common Core State Standards in Career and Technical EducationKeith E. Babuszczak, EdDField Team AssociateCTE Technical Assistance Center of NY
Common Core State Standards • Common Core State Standards for ELA and Mathematics replace the NYS Learning Standards. • All other NYS Learning Standards remain in use. • Common Core State Standards were created by the National Governors’ Association. • PARCC Assessments will be aligned to the CCSS, be more rigorous and relevant, include more student-generated artifacts, and be taken online. Related Websites: • http://www.corestandards.org/ • http://engageny.org/common-core/ • http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/common_core_standards/pdfdocs/nysp12cclsela.pdf • http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/common_core_standards/pdfdocs/nysp12cclsmath.pdf • http://parcconline.org/parcc-assessment-design
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Benefits of Integrated Academics • Support learners who may be struggling in traditional content-area courses. • Prepare students for more application-based questions on NGAs. • Prepare students for college readiness and Accuplacer or other assessments. • Allows for distributed credits, which can open up a student’s schedule.
Why now? • Academic teachers are realigning and redesigning curriculum. • Demonstrate the rigor and relevance of Career and Technical Education. • CTE relevancy, especially in times of tight budgets. • College and Career partners asking for these kinds of skills. • Alignment benefits the student through relevance and combining disciplines.
Aligning Standards and Instruction • Get to know the Common Core State Standards and State Learning Standards. • Review your own curriculum. • Scan standards and your curriculum for obvious links. • Review student-level data. • Gather feedback from stakeholders. • Determine which standards fit best into your curriculum. • Create curriculum maps, crosswalks, and lesson plans. • Teach the integrated lessons. • Evaluate the lessons and revise as necessary. www.nyctecenter.org Curriculum Matrix, National Essential Skills SurveyInteractive Curriculum Matrix
Next Generation Assessments • Are assessments, not lesson plans. • Prepare students for next generation assessments in ELA and mathematics with real world examples and higher order thinking skills. • Identify and apply specific academic standards in a rigorous and relevant CTE lesson and context. • Include a rubric and/or checklist to guide and evaluate student work.
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Questions Guiding Future Work • What are the Common Core State Standards and NYS Learning Standards that are most relevant to my program area and are most applicable to my students? • How can I create integrated lessons that meet these standards? • How can I increase the rigor and relevance of lessons and student assessments? • How can I build a relationship with the academic teacher that will also help my students?