Career & Technical Ed
CTE Educational Resources | Removing Barriers to Access Online Educational Supports
Curated Curriculum Resources for ALL CTE Programs of Study
Find everything you need from free courses on how to teach on-line, to content-specific and other resources at ACTE: https://www.acteonline.org/professional-development/opportunities/distance-learning-resources/
California’s CTE Online is a virtual treasure trove of FREE resources and it is very quick and easy to sign up for an account that allows you to create and save your own personalized library. There are thousands of lesson plans, projects and course outlines aligned to CTE, Common Core and NGSS. Here is a sample.
Both of these resources are STEM-focused and connect to other content areas: A STEM guide designed for at-home use and stories from National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees and this site from the National Academy for Engineering.
General Resources & Tips for Remote Instruction
Online learning is difficult for students with executive functioning challenges because of the lack of constant support and the need for self-regulation, but there are ways to help students who struggle in these areas as everyone adjusts to COVID-19-related changes. Executive functioning deficits: 5 strategies to help students learn online
A Blueprint for Interest-Based Learning. This is a great way to help you think through the elements of developing projects.
The National Dropout Prevention Center has created videos for faculty viewing and subsequent online discussions.
A collection of ideas and tools from the University of Texas: UTeach - Ideas for Remote Instruction
from Teach for America: Resources for supporting students through school closures.
Free Software Roundup from Forbes. Some of it may be useful for you. Some of it may just be a great project for students to learn about the types of software that are used in the real world
One-Stop resource for using Zoom effectively and safely.
MakeAcademy - free virtual classroom for projects
Kahoot! offering free access to their premium version
The NHSE is offering free online professional development webinars for all CTE instructors to help prepare you for online teaching.
CSTA compiled resources to support teaching. Includes very comprehensive list of resources for all instructors.
Oregon’s guidance on Credit by Proficiency
Applying Academics in CTE
Did you know there is actually a Museum of Math? Mindbenders for Math
Casio is offering three resources for free. ClassPad.net is a web-based platform that offers tools for calculation, graphing, geometry and statistics. Downloadable math activities for K-12 and college are also available.
National Science Teachers Association Daily Do
If you are feeling overwhelmed, focus on these resources/tips:
To get your head in the right place here is a short, practical video with Tips for Remote Teaching
ACTE has all of the resources you need in one place (see below)
Don’t recreate the wheel. Use California’s massive collection of searchable & save-able CTE materials.
Take Advantage of your CTSO resources and competitive event guides.
Teaching basic programming has applications across most if not all of our programs of study, and there are tons of resources available to help students learn easily from home. See below for resources.
Learn to Teach Online
ACTE recognizes the dramatic impact COVID-19 is having on your instructional efforts. We are pleased to announce through CTE Learn, along with our partner at MaxKnowledge, that we are now offering the following free online courses to prepare educators to teach online.
- EL102 Online Teaching Techniques
- EL103 Teaching Online: A Student-Centered Approach
- EL104 Teaching and Organizing a Virtual Learning Environment
- EL105 Online Language: Communicating with Students
- EL108 Preparing Students to Become Good Online Learners
- EL112 Workload Management Strategies for Teaching Online
Leadership & Personal Development
Use your CTSO and their competition guides as a resource. Many of them already have student projects and resources already designed and ready to go. For a link to all of their homepages, click here.
The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program gives middle and high schoolers the opportunity to lead and help meet the needs of the local community. The program includes free lessons, videos and resources.
The ExQ Superpower Hour activity that promotes Executive Function through self-reflection is now free. This exercise teaches the importance of practicing self-awareness so students can understand their Superpowers (strengths) and challenges to build confidence, empathy and develop a sense of purpose.
Resources for Teaching Coding
Amazon Future Engineer now provides free access to sponsored computer science courses for grades 6 through 12, and teachers who are remotely teaching this age group and EarSketch, a free program that helps students learn to code through music. Sign up for these programs at amazonfutureengineer.com/free-courses. Also, read the original blog.
Penjee.com, a site which teaches Python programming language, will be free with no signup codes through July. Some features that support remote instruction include Virtual Classrooms, Student Collaboration and the Differentiated Curriculum.
https://www.toolingu.com/ Tooling U (also used by Lane Community College), allows instructors to choose from hundreds of industry-proven, online classes that enable individualized educational plans for students with different knowledge, skills, and abilities. This would include 290 lessons and support technology.
Welding curriculum resource, Refer to the Open Book section. https://www.millerwelds.com/industries/welding-education-and-training