Standards Based Instruction: Designing Curriculum around Standards
with Linda Cortelyou
This is the first course in a series designed for new Florida secondary career and technical education teachers, provided by the Florida Association of Career and Technical Educators and the Florida Department of Education. It is also open to any Career and Technical Education teacher interested in reviewing standards-based teaching. Sixty certification points will be awarded successful participants.
Course Description: This course is designed to provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills required to effectively use the Career and Technical standards for the state of Florida, the Florida Standards, and the Common Career and Technical Core Standards. Participants will develop learning targets and prepare a curriculum map that clearly indicates understanding of standards-based instruction.
Course Meeting Dates: Class content is located on the Desire2Learn site, which is available to participants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may work in the course at any time: day or night, weekday or weekend. The live sessions will meet on Tuesday nights for six weeks, starting at 7:00 Eastern Time.
Course Objectives and Outcomes: Participants will
Participants must commit to attending all live sessions.
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.
CTE Planning & Implementing Effective Program Evaluation Plans
with Paula Fugel
Creating an Online Classroom
with Tech Divas
This is a series of three online courses designed to give participants the skills and knowledge to create an online presence for their classes. Participants will need a computer with Internet access. High-speed connectivity is recommended, but not required. Five live sessions will be held. Speakers (internal or external) are required and a microphone will be needed for the last live sessions. Head-sets with microphones work well. In addition to the time spent in the weekly online sessions and in the lessons, there is research, creation, and organizing of materials and activities. Most teachers will spend an average of 10 hours per week over the five week period; hence the 50 recommended in-service points. That number reflects the intensity and number of work products produced. During the course, every participant will have access to their own online classroom, complete with course calendar, grade book, syllabus, email, discussion area, lessons, resources, and more! Each week will bring new skills and new components added to their online classroom. Every teacher completes with all the basics of an online or web enhanced course that may be used immediately with students. Exemplary work products completed by participants will be showcased at the FACTE summer conference and may be displayed on FACTE resource sites.
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
Designing eBooks, Online Textbooks, and Digital Curriculum
with Tech Divas
This is a 4 week, 24-point online course examining the "who-what-where-when-and-why" aspect of digitizing classroom content and material for use in any learning management system or as a stand-alone product. Software programs and online platforms will be explored, and participants will have the opportunity to begin designing new curriculum as well as taking existing classroom materials and turning them into digital elements that can be incorporated into a larger online presence. Digital copyright laws and Creative Commons licensing will be covered as well.
All Things Google
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.
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.