The California Career Technical Education (CTE) model standards promotes integrated curriculum, which is a blend of standards and content from two or more core academic subjects, with CTE content bringing relevance and providing applications that add meaning to subjects that can be abstract. The proof of the value of integrated and applied curriculum is currently being demonstrated through the UC Davis C-STEM program which integrates math with coding and robotics.
More than 200 schools in California have officially adopted and used the C-STEM curriculum in their classroom teaching, and the results have shown promise in closing the math achievement gap for schools with a large percentage of student subgroups that have historically lagged behind. For example, at Hillcrest High School in the Alvord Unified School District in Riverside County, the school reported pass rates of 94 percent for students using this curriculum compared to a schoolwide average pass rate of 61 percent on the same math examination for the Integrated Math 2 courses. Many other schools are reporting similar results. For more information on the C-STEM program results, please contact email@example.com.
Here are upcoming C-STEM Professional Development Events:
November 18-19, UC Davis, Davis, CA
December 2-3, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA
December 9, McPherson Magnet School, Orange, CA
December 14, SCOE, Sacramento, CA
January 20, Roosevelt Middle School, Oakland, CA
December 4-5, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH
January 29-30, Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa ROP, Redlands, CA
Click here to register for C-STEM Professional Development.