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.

Module 1 | Unit 1
This introductory unit reviews the key questions addressed in this training, provides a deep understanding of career pathways, and explains the rationale for a pathway approach.
Module 1 | Unit 2
Learn about the evidence of pathway effectiveness and what makes career pathways different from traditional secondary schooling.
Module 1 | Unit 3
See a career pathway in action, and observe how learning and teaching is different.
Module 1 | Unit 4
Hear from teachers about how career pathways change their teaching practice and how communities of practice support pathway instructional design.
Related Resources
Module Powerpoint Slides Thumbnail
Download the Powerpoint slides for the Career Pathway Implementation 101: Developing High-Quality Curriculum and Instructional Practice module.
Behaviors of Learning and Teaching Overview Thumbnail
One page overview of student learning behaviors that we should expect to see in a high-functioning college and career pathway. These behaviors drive the practices of classroom teachers that translate into new attitudes for students.
Career Pathway in Action: Construction, Technology and Architecture Academy Thumbnail
Follow Anna, a student from the Construction, Technology and Architecture Academy in San Diego, CA, through her journey and experience in her career pathway.
Excerpt from the Community of Practice Continuum Thumbnail
This is an excerpt from the Community of Practice Continuum as previewed during the live NCICTE webinar. This tool allows collaborative career pathway teams to self-assess their current status as a learning-focused community of practice and set goals to reflect and improve upon creating a collaborative culture of continuous improvement.
Career Academies: A Proven Strategy to Prepare High School Students for College and Career Thumbnail
A report on the history and evidence supporting the effectiveness of the career pathways model, focusing on California Partnership Academies.
Teacher Leaders Video Thumbnail
See how one team of teachers in the central valley have enthusiastically embraced the career pathways approach.