Welcome to the Professional Development Center of the Career and Technical Education Assistance Center of NY. The resources you will find here are selected to provide educators with tools they can use to implement successful CTE programs. Additionally, you will find current research relevant to CTE educators. Use the navigation box on the left to access these resources.
A frequent complaint from school leaders is the difficulty of getting teacher "buy-in" for efforts to improve instruction. All teachers teach with the best skills they have, and it is natural for any of us to reluctantly admit that we need improvement. Further, too often instructional improvement focuses on introducing some new teaching strategy or rating a teacher's performance, both elevate teacher defensiveness, and opposition. Innovation from the outside ignores the need to build a founda...Read more
Are you providing quality Work-Based Learning experiences for all your students? This is the second of 5 webinars that will address the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to deliver a quality Work-Based Learning program. Webinar outcomes will include the identification of the competencies and the action items needed to insure a quality program. If you are already a practicing Work-Based Learning Coordinator, you will find these webinars extremely valuable in updating your current ab...Read more
The Rigor/Relevance Framework helps CTE teachers understand the true meaning of rigor. This webinar will focus on recognizing rigorous instruction and adapting instruction to increase rigor. Scaffolding strategies will be shared to assist students as they encounter classroom assignments that move from simply knowing content to application of the learned content.
The Rigor/Relevance Framework helps CTE teachers increase the level of academic rigor and make classroom instruction more relevant and engaging for students. This webinar will introduce educators to the framework and provide valuable resources to help with the implementation of rigorous and relevant instruction
High School leaders, seeking to raise test scores and move students on to college, often overlook CTE in secondary schools. School leaders may admire those hands-on projects students produce in that Technology, Agriculture or Family and Consumer labs and value the student interest and engagement. But, the pressure for school accountability keeps leaders focused on required academic and tested subjects. Also, the curriculum is unfamiliar. However, successful high school leaders recognize CTE's...Read more
Today's high-quality employment opportunities require a more advanced level of literacy than ever before. It is now widely recognized that students must be able to read, understand and analyze high-level nonfiction information in order to be successful in future careers. Many CTE programs acknowledge the importance of improving adolescent literacy skills and have made this a top priority in their programs.
If you want:
to develop CTE courses that engage students with interests in all disciplines
to convince your community that CTE is relevant and a critically important piece of today's middle level curriculum
to create meaningful learning opportunities for students of all ability levels
to remove the silos in which different CTE disciplines operate
...then this is the webinar for you.
The New York State CTE Program Approval Process focuses educators on the best practices to develop programs which provide rigorous academic content closely aligned with career and technical subject matter. Commissioner's Regulation 100.5(d)(6)(iv) is operationalized through the program approval process. However, this process helps in the development of new programs of study, as well as the evaluation and/or updating of current programs