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 8/14/2013 12:54 PM
A calculator yields answers but not necessarily understanding. Using one takes little or no proficiency in math, which may discourage students from acquiring that skill. So in a world where calculators are ubiquitous, how do you encourage mathematical understanding?  READ MORE . . . .
By Martin Kollman on 8/13/2013 12:38 PM
Two Alpena High School teachers recently attended a conference at Michigan Technological University in Houghton-Hancock to learn how to build a 3D printer. The teachers have brought back the printer they constructed, along with a wealth of knowledge and ideas to further educate their students on the possibilities available in the 3D printing world. - Read More . . . .
By Martin Kollman on 8/13/2013 10:15 AM
Being creative isn’t just for artists, authors, and musicians. All of us can, and should, think about our careers creatively – working with the raw materials at hand to make something unique. In the context of career development, these raw materials might include your education and training accomplishments, past working experiences, interests and hobbies, volunteer service, as well as skills and abilities.  Read More . . . .
By Martin Kollman on 8/13/2013 10:09 AM
With an emphasis on developing verbal and analytical skills, the new Common Core standards will pose a big step up for most students.  Effective teachers have always taught students how to analyze, critique and debate through group and solitary work, writing and oral presentations. The difference is that Common Core has made as guiding principles the ability to “comprehend and evaluate complex tasks” and “construct effective arguments” across subjects and disciplines. Particularly in later grades, it stresses the ability to analyze and cite evidence from informational texts.  Read More . . . .
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