Teaching Students with Disabilities
with Paula Fugel
This is a 4 week online training program that is designed to familiarize Career & Technical Educators with the introductory information about the foundations of exceptional education in Florida and on the national level. The course includes: special education law, definitions, programs and instructional best practices for Career & Technical Education. The online training components include 3 live sessions and 4 weeks of content on the following topics:
o Americans with Disabilities Act
o Adult Individual Education Plan
o Exceptional Student Education – Individuals with Disabilities Act
o Individual Education Plan
o Transition IEP
o Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
o Accommodations & Modifications for Students with Disabilities
o How can CTE programs help to meet the needs of special needs students?
o Strategies for developing CTE programs to facilitate the learning of special needs students.
o How are CTE programs meeting the needs of special populations across the state of Florida? What are some Best Practices?
o Teacher Resources & Technical Assistance for Special Populations
o Review & Reflect and Assess your CTE program and how it currently meets the needs of special needs students.
o Develop a Special Populations Action Plan & Strategies for your CTE program
Participants will need a computer with Internet access. High-speed connectivity is recommended. Live sessions will be held weekly on Blackboard/Collaborate. Participants are required to participate in all 3 of the live sessions. The four week program includes three live sessions of 1.5 – 2 hours each. The completion of course content, assignments, research, creation, organizing and presentation of materials and activities outside of the sessions will require 5 hours per week.
Introduction to Career & Technical Education Assessment & Evaluation
with Paula Fugel
This is a 4-week online training program that will provide participants an understanding of CTE assessment tools and best practices for measuring student performance. Participants will also learn the relationship between assessment and instruction and how to use assessment to guide instruction and monitor student progress.
Using Canvas to Teach Career and Technical Education
with John Monda
This four-week course which yields sixty in-service plan points and meets virtually through Zoom will provide a valuable opportunity for you to learn the technical aspects of canvas through building a course driven by the curriculum framework of your program. The technical aspects of the course will range from creating a profile, courses, and announcements with multi-media, to using the gradebook, calendar, and commons, to integrating external applications such as Office 365, Google Drive, and embedding learning tools like Quizlet and Kahoot.
Each class is divided up into three segments. Prior to each class, you will work through a module made up of training videos and guides that will build your technical understanding of canvas. During each class, you will use the technical aspects learned while watching the training videos and reviewing the guides to build a course driven by your curriculum framework. After each class, you will meet virtually with other students in the class who are at your skill level to complete assignments that will solidify the technical concepts you learned in the training videos and guides, as well as applied in the prior class.
Upon completion of this course, you will have learned a systematic approach to building modules driven by the standards and benchmarks of your program’s curriculum framework. You will learn how to create modules made up of pages, files, assignments, discussions, and quizzes. You will learn how to build learning mastery paths into these modules that use rubrics and outcomes to assess student performance and differentiate learning opportunities for students within modules. You will walk away from this course with the confidence needed to effectively use canvas to teach career and technical education through either a face-to-face, hybrid, or distance education model.
Teaching Methods for CTE
with Jodi Tillman
This course was designed for new Florida secondary or postsecondary career and technical education teachers, but it is also open to any CTE teacher interested in teaching methods for CTE courses/programs. The course content will be located on the Desire2Learn site, which is available to participants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The live sessions will meet weekly on Blackboard Collaborate for a four week period. Twenty points will be awarded for successful completion of this course.
The course is divided into four modules:
1. Unpacking the Frameworks – Topics for this module include how frameworks are arranged by cluster, developed and adopted; Program Structures, Academic Alignment Tables, Common Career Technical Core-Career Ready Practices, Standards and Benchmarks, Basic Skills, Accommodations and Career and Technical Student Organization Instruction
2. Lesson Plans and Syllabi – Topics for this module include components of lesson planning; lesson plan resources, and the purpose of and how to create a meaningful syllabus
3. Assignments andAssessments – Topics for this module include using data to make decisions, rigorous assignments, integrating academics, hands-on activities, projects, work-based learning, formative and summative assessments, grading with rubrics, CAPE and other Industry certifications
with Linda Cortelyou
This course was designed for new Florida secondary career and technical education, but it is also open to any CTE teacher interested in classroom management strategies. The course content will be located on the Desire2Learn site, which is available to participants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sixty points will be awarded for successful completion of this course. The course is divided into five modules:
Participants must commit to attending all live sessions.
Getting Your Best Teacher Evaluations
with Tech Divas
This is a 4 week, 24 point online course that examines the Classroom Teacher Instructional Models and Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs), including ideas, tips, and brainstorming for planning and delivering instruction that is more effective; resulting in better student performance and teacher observations.
with Tech Divas
This is a 4 week, 24 point online course that covers computer fundamentals for career and technical edu-cators. The program components include the following topics: Internet skills, key software applications, computer hardware, technology standards, and digital literacy. During week 1, participants are shown the skills needed to participate in the live web conferencing system, Collaborate, and the learning manage-ment system, Desire2Learn.Other week one topics include: teaching with technology, the National Educa-tion Technology Standards (NETS) for teachers, netiquette, and a self-survey of technology skills. The sec-ond week focuses on computer fundamentals, such as hardware/software, manipulating Microsoft Win-dows, customizing the desktop, etc. By week 3, participants are able to discuss key software applications, for example the basics of the Office Suite and using Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel. They will also get tips on organizing your inbox, using the software more effectively, and enhancing your PowerPoint presentations. In week 4, participants will learn about “digital citizenship”(networks, the Internet, evaluating electronic information, security and privacy issues, Internet hoaxes and scams, Social Networking and Web 2.0 tools). Participants will be provided a course syllabus upon enrollment.
All Things Google - Part 1
with Tech Divas
Google is an incredibly powerful tool for all teachers, and if you’re using it just for Internet searches, you’re missing out on tons of fabulous features!
All Things Google (Part 1) is a 4 week, 24-point online course exploring Google apps for education (Google Classroom, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Sites, Voice, and Gmail) as well as better searches on Google, Google Earth, Chrome, etc. Empower your classroom and your students to do more and know more all via Google! Live sessions will be held weekly. Participants are encouraged to participate in all of the live sessions and are required to attend the mandatory first and last sessions. Speakers (internal or external) and a microphone are required for class participation. Headset with mic will work well. Live sessions include a presentation, demonstration of the week’s assignments, and a question and answer session. The live sessions will be held and participants will be provided a course syllabus upon enrollment.
All Things Google (Part 2) is a 4 week, 24-point online course exploring more Google tools that can increase productivity and be used in education. A primary focus will be Google Classroom, a powerful tool that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate easily with their classes. It streamlines the process of going digital and moving toward a paperless classroom. Google Classroom integrates with the Google Apps explored in Part 1 and provides a more seamless educational experience.