Ela & Math Framwork VoTech
Vocational Technical instructors will explore the ELA and Mathematics Frameworks as they apply to the vocational/technical curriculum. This course will provide vocational technical teachers with the opportunity to identify connections between the ELA and Mathematics Frameworks and established curriculum. Issues surrounding the use of standards and the accountability of all teachers with regards to Education Reform will be reviewed. This along with the recent changes in chapter 74 regulations regarding certification for vocational technical teachers, requiring vocational technical teachers to be better prepared academically to assess student work. Connections between critical thinking and open-ended questions will be made. Techniques and strategies to engage students in writing and reading comprehension will be modeled and practiced by vocational technical teachers. Teachers will work together to design appropriate open-response questions and rubrics for grading written work to incorporate into their existing lesions using a template, to help students to better prepare for the MCAS. Teachers will be introduced to graphic organizers as tools for student s to use as a test taking strategy.