CTE Curriculum Development: Unit Planning, Durocher, Summer 2022
||EDU 5515 C96 (graduate) EDU 4515 C42 (undergraduate)
|Dates and Times:
||July 21 - December 31, 2022
This course is designed for educators to realign/reassess/develop CTE program curriculum to document complete units of study for each of the selected program proficiencies. The source of this work is based on the recent adoption of the Vermont Agency of Education’s CTE Program Proficiencies. Educators will utilize the VTC Teacher Prep Unit Planning Template to document complete units of study through a lens of social and emotional learning by incorporating engagement strategies to help strengthen executive functioning skills to better promote student learning within the context of proficiency-based learning. Each unit of study will have at least one complete lesson plan that is based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Every educator will set their own project of work with due dates and deadlines in conjunction with the instructor (within the time span of the course).
Instructor Bio: Lisa Durocher is currently the Assistant Director at the Northwest Career and Technical Center. Previously she was the Business Administration educator at the Green Mountain Technology & Career Center. Lisa has been instructing CTE educators at the college level since 2014.
Audience: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Educators
Course Goals & Objectives:
The 4 essential questions of a Professional Learning Community drive the course:
- What do you want the student to learn?
- How will you know when they have learned it?
- How will you respond to the students who do not learn?
- How will you respond to the students who already know it?
- CTE educator to identify the program proficiencies that will be adopted by their program (VT AOE suggested that no less than 75% of the proficiencies should be adopted).
- CTE educator to realign/reassess/develop CTE program curriculum to document complete units of study for the entire year based on the selected program proficiencies.
- CTE educator will utilize the VTC Teacher Prep Unit Planning Template to document complete units of study.
- CTE educator will be introduced to the basic lesson planning through the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL may be new to some educators, however, a high level of knowledge in the area is not required for this course.
- CTE educator will gain a deeper understanding of executive functioning skills and strategies for adolescents.
- CTE educator to include engagement strategies in each unit plan to help strengthen executive functioning skills.
- CTE educator to identify their project of work and establish deadlines.
- Graduate Level Only: Develop and deliver a workshop to colleagues on one of the topics posted in the “Project” section. Educators are to reflect on the delivery and impact of that workshop for their colleagues.
Vermont Agency of Education Program Proficiencies
Lesson Planning Template (based on Universal Design for Learning)
“How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life” from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
“Activities Guide: Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence” from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
“Building the Skills Adults Need for Life” from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
“Guiding Students to Improve Executive Functioning Skills” from edutopia
What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)?
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