Standards and Objectives
CTE Intro helps each student understand his or her future role as a worker and a family member and to become aware of those life skills necessary to be a contributing member of society.
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CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION INTRODUCTION
Unit of Credit: Full Year, 1.0
Grade Level: 7
CIP Code: 13.0001
Career and Technical Education Introduction (CTE Intro) offers exploration and preparation for high demand jobs and career paths that are both satisfying and financially rewarding. CTE provides grades seven through college career preparation programs covering a combination of applied and technical arts and sciences, including:
Family and Consumer Sciences
Technology and Engineering
The Career and Technical Education Introduction course is designed to help students identify interests, traits, and skills and connect them to effective education and career planning; all of this done at an appropriate developmental level. The students will be active learners as they sample various career tasks, utilize technology, and meet high standards of achievement. Experiences in this course ultimately help students value education and career planning and maximize individual opportunities.
Intended Learning Outcomes
The Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) describe the skills and attitudes students should explore and learn as a result of successful participation in the Career and Technical Education Introduction course. Intended Learning Outcomes are an essential part of the CTE Core and provide teachers with a standard for evaluation of student learning. Significant understanding occurs when teachers incorporate Intended Learning Outcomes in planning instruction for the CTE course.
By the end of the CTE Introduction course students will, at an age/grade-appropriate level:
- Understand how self-knowledge (e.g., interests, abilities, and strengths) relate to career interests and selecting and achieving goals.
- Understand education and occupation exploration and planning.
- Understand career application of subject matter through participation in Work-Based Learning experiences.
- Identify career information and career options available in CTE areas (agriculture, business, economics, family and consumer sciences, health science, information technology, marketing, and technology and engineering).
- Participate in hands-on activities and create products consistent with the CTE Intro standards.
- Identify career and post-secondary education options through investigation of High School to College and Career Pathways.
- Demonstrate skills in processing self-knowledge in relation to CTE courses and programs, in relation to the world of work, and in relation to future planning.
January 22, 2010