The Napa County Office of Education California Career Pathways Trust Technical Assistance Project, in partnership with California Department of Education, recently announced free training for teachers and instructional coaches on the subject of integrated curriculum. Joy Soares, a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with Tulare County Office of Education, will provide the training. At the training participants will learn how to design and create curriculum that integrates the California State Standards Content, Practices, and Work Based Learning partnerships in several content areas to leverage the Career Pathway Structure.
High quality Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are responsive to changing economic demands and take steps to ensure that teachers and counselors are informed of new developments in their fields. Burning Glass Technologies earlier this year released a report called Blurred Lines that discusses how business and technology skills are merging to create high opportunity hybrid jobs. These hybrid jobs don’t necessarily fit the typical “job titles” used in workforce planning, but offer high pay for applicants that have particular digital skills. The roles covered in the report are in high demand by employers, pay well, and, importantly, are accessible with technical training less than a computer science degree.
Critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and adaptability are highly valued skills. When it comes to fostering those skills in the classroom, integrated curriculum can be an extremely effective approach, helping students develop multifaceted expertise to be ready for the world of work.
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November 2, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hilton Oakland Airport 1 Hegenberger Road Oakland
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