Contextual Learning: Integrating Math & CTE to Become Future Ready is a unique professional learning opportunity for secondary mathematics, business and CTE educators.
Contextual Learning will provide participants the opportunity to take a contextual approach to teaching the standards of the entry-level courses of Algebra 1 and Geometry at their intended level of rigor and provide authentic, highly engaging application in introductory Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses and generate interest in a variety of pathways.
Through implementation of this training, Algebra skills are applied in manufacturing processes, entrepreneurship and design, which can be paired with business, agriculture, or family consumer science courses. Geometry skills are contextualized in a construction project, which can be paired with various applied science programs, such as construction or manufacturing. Students will be prepared for entry to and success in the next course in the high school math sequence.
Implementation options are flexible. It could be as robust as co-teaching Algebra 1 and/or Geometry and a CTE course using the curriculum included in the training. It could be as simple as increasing hands-on application and applying engaging, innovative instructional practices to units in traditional math or CTE courses.
See How Contextual Learning Can Revolutionize Mathematics and CTE Instruction
- Geometry in Construction’ Helps Students Learn by Building Houses
- Lakewood High School Teacher Changing How Geometry Is Taught Nationwide
- Math Teacher In Lakewood Reinvents How Algebra 1 Is Taught After Failing The Subject As A Student
More information will be coming soon on this exciting new initiative.
Ann Norton – Grant Wood AEA Regional Administrator