Current Updates and Information for RPOS & Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Two overarching goals focus the RPOS project: A) Implementing the 10 frameworks of the Rigorous Programs of Study (RPOS) in Manufacturing Production pathway as well as other CTE pathways statewide and, B) Improving Educational Alignment between Secondary and Postsecondary Partners.

By Martin Kollman on 2/27/2013 8:37 AM
February. March 2013 CTE Update.pdf

2012-13 CTE Pathway Awards - Congratulations to the recipents of the 2012-13 CTE Pathway Awards! Recipients will be recognized at an upcoming Wichita Board of Education meeting.
By Martin Kollman on 2/22/2013 2:48 PM
Edutopia - Andrew Miller

More and more, we're hearing the term "Digital Citizenship." I think we should simply call it "Citizenship."

In our increasingly connected world, what it means to be a citizen is contextualized by more than just our countries and communities; we are global citizens. Part of being a citizen these days is manifested in what we do digitally, and because of that, I will adhere to the term "Digital Citizenship" -- for now. I hear parents, teachers and community members talking about their concerns over their children's online behavior, and rightfully so. I believe it is our job as educators to teach and assess Digital Citizenship, and I also believe PBL is a great way to target this objective in an engaging and authentic way.  Read More . . . . .

By Martin Kollman on 2/11/2013 2:24 PM
Benchmarking is a Big Boost for Math - Kansas City Star ( Joe Robertson ) http://www.kansascity.com/2013/02/08/4056702/benchmarking-is-a-big-boost-for.html 

Missouri schools are using "Benchmarking" techniques to make sure students are meeting competencies before moving on to other areas and subjects.  This is something that has been common place in project-based learning and CTE as students move from introductory classes to technical and application level courses.  Students must achieve a set level of competency before they are ready to move on to the next skill or explore new areas of information.  Is this a resource and concept that is practiced within your school and should academics take a lesson from CTE?
By Martin Kollman on 2/8/2013 11:46 AM
School district seeks more relevance in classrooms - Aiken Standard by Rob Novit Dr. King Laurence, the associate superintendent for instruction, had attended other events that featured Daggett, along with other district educators. The biggest part of the message, Laurence said, is that schools have to change the way they've operated. The tests given to students primarily assess knowledge. “What we need to be teaching and assessing is how knowledge can be applied to the real world,” Laurence said. Where are the most demanding reading requirements in a school environment? It's not advanced courses in traditional classrooms, Daggett said. Rather, the most challenging reading can be found in career courses, such as those found at the Aiken County Career and Technology Center and in the county high schools. Automotive technology and computer-aided design and drafting would be two examples of that. “It makes sense when you think about the readability of manuals that the students there read,” said Laurence....
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