CTSO Integration the Curriculum

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Patricia Rodgers and Annette Haynes, Business/Marketing
Teachers, Charles Henderson High School, Troy, Alabama.
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developed to give examples of how to include CTSO
leadership skills in daily curriculum teaching. It is not
necessarily the only way to teach CTSO leadership skills.
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CTSO Integration into the
Curriculum
presented via teleconference
January 12, 2006
AUM
by
Pat Rodgers
&
Annette Haynes
Purpose of CTSOs
Career tech student organizations are
(should be) an integral part of classroom
instruction in each of the Career/Technical
Education programs. The focus of these
organizations is to help students develop
an understanding of all aspects of industry
and technology in their program area while
learning teamwork and leadership skills.
Federal Law
State Law
• Business/Industry Certification
– CTSO are an integral part of the career/
technical education program
(Quality Factor TI1.04)
• Teacher Interview
– Describe CTSO student involvement activities
that have occurred in the past 12 months
– What opportunities have been offered during
the past 12 months that could have involved
50% or more of membership.
CTSOs Recognized in Alabama
• DECA
• FBLA
• FCCLA
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An Association for Marketing Students
Future Business Leaders of America
Family, Career and Community Leaders of
America
FFAAgriscience Education
HOSA
Health Occupations Students of
America
SkillsUSA Technical Education
TSA
Technology Student Association
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (SDE), Professional
Services, ADMINISTRATIVE CODE CHAPTER 290-6-1 CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
Goals of CTSOs include:
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Developing individual potential
Developing effective leadership and citizenship
skills through social, economic, scholastic, and
civic activities
Increasing knowledge and understanding of an
ever-changing society
Assisting in the exploration of occupational
choices
Participating in career development events
Serving the school and community through
student organization projects
Research Supports Integration of
CTSOs into the Curriculum
Research findings suggest that some
aspects of CTSOs have a high positive
impact on achievement and preparedness
for post-high-school success.
Pursuit, News from the Alabama Association for Career and Technical Education, November, 2005 – Vol. 4 No. 1.
Research Specifics
• While students in CTE programs and CTSOs may have
lower educational aspirations (2-year vs. 4-year college),
they have higher certainty of job choice, more realistic,
and adaptive for those who wish to pursue a technical
career.
• Students in CTSOs have higher levels of participation in
extracurricular activities.
• Participation in CTSOs have a positive correlation with
grades and educational aspirations; and participation in
competitive events positively affect grades, SCANS-type
academic/job skills, and career self-efficacy.
• CTSO teachers report that they provided more SCANS
type skills in their classrooms, and this was a significant
predictor of students’ career self-efficacy, motivation,
experience of academic/job skills, and grades.
Competitive Events
• CTSOs are committed to facilitating the
transition of members from their educational
development into their career path.
• Competitive events programs play a central
role in delivering on this commitment.
• The program allows members to
demonstrate and validate their mastery of
essential concepts, skills, and knowledge.
SCANS Correlations
• Competitive events often correlate with
nationally recognized Foundation Skills and
Competencies outlined by the SCANS
Workplace Skills Standards
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Basic skills
Thinking skills
Personal qualities
Resources
Interpersonal Skills
Informational Skills
Systems skills
Technology utilization skills
CTSOs Are Co-Curricular
• The term co-curricular refers to the relevance of
your program to the educational curriculum.
• This means that your program must coordinate
with and enhance the delivery of the state and/or
local curriculum.
• It must be relevant to improved teaching and
higher levels of student performance in career
and technical education, and you must be able
to prove this.
Project-Based Learning
• Project-based Learning has the potential
to increase a student's feeling of
responsibility for, and control over, his or
her own learning.
• Projects assist students in succeeding
within the classroom and beyond, because
they allow learners to apply multiple
intelligences in completing projects of
which they can be proud.
C/T Courses of Study
• Require students to use critical- and
innovative-thinking skills.
• These experiences should be projectbased and require higher-order thinking,
communication, management, and
leadership skills.
Carl D. Perkins Funding
“Career and Technical student organizations
are permitted to receive financial support
for activities at the state and local levels
that will help improve student learning and
assist students in achieving their career
goals.”
CTSO Guide to Accessing Federal Perkins Funds For the Support of Career and Technical Student Organizations,
1999. (Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1999, Public Law 105-332)
Examples of Projects
• Free Community Technology Workshops
• Free Faculty/Administration/Staff
Technology Workshops
• Implementing Technology Education
Course of Study to Elementary Students
• Created and published alphabet books for
kindergarten students
• Business Plan
Leadership
• Set Classroom Up as a Business—i.e.
“The Company”
• Assign students more responsibilities and
make them accountable
• Follow Parliamentary Procedures
Definition of Civic Responsibility
Sample Civic Projects
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Hurricane Katrina
March of Dimes
Seeds of Hope
Alzheimers
Veteran’s Day Projects
Support our Troops
Relay for Life
All organizations
FBLA
FFA
HOSA
Progress (Credentialing)
• Curriculum Core Exam
• IC3 Certification
• Subject Area Certifications (i.e. MOUS,
State Cosmetology Licenses, etc.)
• Articulation Agreements
Communication
• Hold local public speaking contests
• Write articles for various publications
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District/Regional Newsletters
State Newsletters
National Publications
Local School Newspapers
Local Community Newspapers
• Give presentations before civic groups
• Role play proper etiquette (dinning, greeting,
telephone, e-mail, etc.)
On-Line Resources
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State Dept. of Ed
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Tech Prep Web Site
Career Tech Web Site
Core Curriculum
Assessment Study Guide
• FASFA Application
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www.alsde.edu
http://alex.state.al.us
www.alabamatechprep.org
www.alcareertech.org
www.alcareertech.org
– Click on Schools
• www.fasfa.gov
Other Resources
• Core Curriculum CD created
by Troy University
• Core Curriculum Study Guide • www.techfluency.org/StudyGuide/
by Tech Fluency
• Employability/Work Maturity
Skills CD
• Citizenship CD
• Financial Literacy Materials
• Income Tax Materials
Conclusion
The importance of the reference of CTSO
activities being “an integral part of the
instructional program” cannot be
overstated. This point is paramount to
assisting in state and local efforts to meet
the accountability requirements under the
Perkins Act.
Conclusion - continued
To receive funding support, your program
must be “co-curricular,” meaning that the
activities must be relevant to the
educational program. They must not
simply have entertainment value,
regardless of the popularity of the program
and the social benefits to students that
might result from participation.
Conclusion – continued
Activities must directly correlate to what is
being taught in the classroom and they
must help students to understand the
subject matter better and perform at higher
levels.
CTSO Integration into the
Curriculum
Make your CTSO is an “integral” part of your
career technical curriculum.
List of Resources Referenced Within this
Presentation
www.alsde.edu
State Department of Education
http://alex.state.al.us
ALEX
Free project-based lesson plans
Free Curriculum Core lesson plans
Tech Prep TSU Curriculum
Core CD
Provide by the Alabama State Department of Education
www.alabamatechprep.org
Tech Prep Web Site
Career Pathways & Clusters
Post Secondary Institutions Majors, Certifications, and Programs
www.alcareertech.org
Career Tech Web Site
A Guide for Students, Parents, Schools, and Businesses
www.alacareertech.org
-Click on Schools
Free Core Curriculum Assessment Study Guide 2005 including a 92item sample exam and key
www.RCTresources.com
The Resource Center
5945 Knight Avenue
Tuscaloosa AL, 35405
Available for purchase - Core Curriculum CD including student
manuals, lesson plans, activities, and parliamentary procedure tutorial
software
List of Resources Referenced Within this
Presentation - continued
Employability & Work
Maturity Skills CD
Provided by the Alabama State Department of Education
Citizenship Skills/Work
Based Learning CD
Provided by the Alabama State Department of Education
www.certiport.com
IC3 Practice Tests
www.alabamaworks.org
Technical Scholarships for High School Graduates
www.alstudentaid.com
“Getting In” Student
Workbooks
Sponsored by the Alabama Student Loan Program—KHEAA and the
Student Loan People
Free workbook for students planning to attend college in the state of
Alabama
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Required by all colleges for
students; usually completed after parents file income taxes)
www.cdc.gov/niosh
Free Safety Checklist Program for Schools and Other Safety Databases;
CD provided by Alabama State Department of Education
www.nefe.org
National Endowment for Financial Education High School Program. Free
financial literacy program. Free workbooks or free on-line programs
www.servicelearning.org
Receive grants and recognition for completing service learning
projects

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