Comprehensive CTE Program Characteristics Serving Special Populations

Comprehensive CTE Program Characteristics Serving Special Populations

  • Grade range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Release date: 07-14-2017
  • Tags: CTE, Technical Education, Special populations, CTE advisory boards, Industry partnerships, Career Academies, Industry certifications, Academic Track, Career Assessment, Universal design, Universally designed curriculum, English Language Learners, Addressing ELLs Needs, ELL, Linguistic accommodations, Research based strategies, English language learner, Linguistic Accommodation, Strategies for ELLs, Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act, Perkins Act, Non-traditional careers, Access to Industry Equipment, Innovative teaching practices, Student entrepreneurship, Site visits, Career and Technical Student Organizations, Hands-on teaching practices, STEM, Innovative teaching methods, Collaborative Projects, Interdisciplinary teaching, Project-based learning, Collaborative Teaching, ESL, English Second Language, Managing communication, Teacher collaboration, PLC, Professional Learning Community, Industry collaboration, Practicums, Articulation Agreements, Internships, CTE advisory committees, Internal school partnerships, Teaching collaboration

Description

In order to maximize learning of students from special populations, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs need to be comprehensive, creative, and include components that aid in the successful attainment of postsecondary goals.  In this video series, educators will be introduced to examples of such practices and components.

Resources

Resource ID: SP111 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
There are many critical components that would create a successful Career and Technical Education (CTE) program for both general students, as well those from special populations.  The following video introduces these components. 
Resource ID: SP112 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Comprehensive and creative career and technical education instruction is characterized by allowing students to enroll in a carefully organized sequence of programs of study.  The following video features an ISD that is utilizing an academy approach to implementing curriculum. 
Resource ID: SP113 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Starting career exploration early in a student's schooling will help an individual be more defined about choosing an academic track when it comes to high school.  This video features a discussion with educators about how they help students choose an academic track. 
Resource ID: SP114 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
It is necessary to continually progress and improve academies in order to keep them sustainable. This video features a discussion with educators who give examples of methods that they have used to sustain their academies within their school district. 
Resource ID: SP115 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
There are a number of advantages for students from special populations who are involved in a comprehensive career and technical education (CTE) program.  This video features a discussion with educators who give examples of how CTE benefits students. 
Resource ID: SP116 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Making career academies work successfully requires many different educational professionals to work together.  This video features a discussion with educators about the components that make an academy successful.   
Resource ID: SP117 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Providing a universally designed curriculum ensures that the CTE program is accessible to all students regardless of their special need or background. In this video, universal design is explained and examples of instruction are shown. 
Resource ID: SP118 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
It is important that CTE educators make linguistic accommodations for ELL’s in their class.  This video describes several such accommodations that can aid ELL’s in CTE classrooms. 
Resource ID: SP119 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Comprehensive CTE instruction is inclusive of English Language Learners.  It provides for research-based strategies that enhance their learning and allows for the use of linguistic accommodations.  This video features examples of these provisions.
Resource ID: SP1110 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
There are many effective strategies for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) such as providing examples and using visuals.  The following video highlights several of these strategies. 
Resource ID: SP1111 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
The Perkins Act recognizes students who pursue non-traditional careers as a special population. This video discusses the importance of using strategies that encourage non-traditional careers as well the importance of access to industry-standard equipment. 
Resource ID: SP1112 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Helping students to envision a future, and setting them on a pathway with a goal in sight goes a long way in improving outcomes for special populations.  This video highlights several innovative practices that can aid in the successful attainment of post-secondary goals.  
Resource ID: SP1113 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This video shows how a featured ISD has implemented several innovative projects that provide interdisciplinary and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related learning opportunities.
Resource ID: SP1114 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
There are many ways that teachers can motivate students in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms.   In this video, an example of an enriching experience using project-based learning is highlighted. 
Resource ID: SP1115 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Strategically hired personnel enable a CTE program to be effective, particularly when serving special populations.  In the following video, two CTE administrators and an ESL coordinator discuss the importance of working as an interdisciplinary team.
Resource ID: SP1116 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
In the following video, a coordinator of bilingual ESL programs discusses the importance of working with other programs to coordinate efforts in order to make the curriculum accessible to English Language Learners (ELLs). 
Resource ID: SP1117 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Having open communication between administrators, teachers, and other educational personnel is an important aspect of maintaining a successful comprehensive CTE program.  In the following video, ways to manage communication among personnel are presented. 
Resource ID: SP1118 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is composed of a group of teachers who wish to help students improve their learning.  The members help each other by sharing ideas and trouble-shooting.  The following video features staff that are participating in a PLC. 
Resource ID: SP1119 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
The following video provides suggestions for ways that Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs can foster partnerships and effective relationships within schools as well as in the community. 
Resource ID: SP1120 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Within CTE programs, it is important to employ the help of business partners and institutions of higher education to solicit opportunities for students.  In the following video, teachers employ the help of an advisory committee to provide such opportunities.
Resource ID: SP1121 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Advisory committees provide distinct advantages to CTE programs when it comes to serving special populations.  In the following video, essential partners for advisory committees are discussed. 
Resource ID: SP1122 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Partnerships within a school district can aid educators in ensuring that students are successful in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.  The following video discusses some examples of essential internal partners. 
Resource ID: SP1123 Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Author: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Rick Peterson Institutional Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This video concludes the video series entitled Characteristics of a Comprehensive Career and Technical Education Program Serving Special Populations.