Making Career Pathways Work:
Curricular Design and Instructional Practice
Career Pathway Implementation 101:
Developing High-Quality Curriculum and Instructional Practice
This introductory webinar focuses on the core components of comprehensive, high-quality pathways, and introduces a framework for defining key characteristics of learning and teaching practice within pathways. The webinar will address topics such as delivering a challenging academic core emphasizing real-world application; providing a demanding technical curriculum; using work-based learning to support instruction; providing student supports to assist all students to successfully meet outcomes; summarizing the instructional shifts in Linked Learning; and the role communities of practice play in supporting pathway instruction. Follow-up webinars will address in greater detail selected issues raised during this overview.
Defining and Assessing College and Career Readiness
What does it mean to prepare high school students for college and career success? This webinar reviews how to specify student learning outcomes and how teams of teachers create a system of standards aligned with performance assessments to help prepare students for multiple pathways to careers. Strategies for connecting high schools and colleges, for example by promoting dual enrollment and stackable credentials, also are addressed.
Pathway Curriculum Development and the Common Core
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) requires a new approach to learning and teaching. This webinar describes how career pathways support curriculum development and the instructional shifts necessary for high-quality implementation of the CCSS, and how to align curriculum and instruction to raise student achievement on performance assessments.
Developing Standards-Aligned Integrated Projects
Students benefit when they have a context for what they learn. This webinar reviews strategies for designing rich, interdisciplinary student projects that begin with the common core and state standards and enable students to apply their academic knowledge and technical skills to meaningful projects.
Developing High-Quality Work-Based Learning Experiences and Systems
Work-based learning plays a valuable role in supporting the core components of high-quality pathways and helping students attain 21st century skills. This webinar explores how work-based learning supports student learning outcomes, the criteria for designing such experiences, the continuum of experiences you should offer, and how to design a system that supports teachers and students. Participants will interact with tools and resources as they view video examples of students and employers in work-based learning settings.