Despite being 18 years into the new millennium, we hear a lot about "21st Century Learning Environments" these days, as schools are struggling to adapt to meet the needs of a new kind of learner - one who is constantly immersed in technology, and thus needs engaging, hands-on activities to feel connected to the real-life, real-world.
With this in mind, we've created a 6-step checklist to help you assess building new, or enhancing your current CTE program, based on tactics our customers have implemented, as proof these techniques really work. For example...
The Career Academy in Lincoln, Nebraska implemented a professional development program based on common career clusters in an effort to provide area high school juniors and seniors opportunities to learn job skills in a chosen field. Using graphic design, manufacturing, and production skills, students at the Career Academy created a customized water bottle company, successfully selling their products and even producing a commercial that was entered into a national competition.
And this is just one thing to keep in mind. We've got 5 more steps to consider, plus plenty of examples on how schools just like yours are equipping their students for the highest college and career-ready achievements. Download our checklist, "Are your CTE Initiatives Teaching 21st-Century Skills?" now!
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