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Career and Technical Education Information
Math-in-CTE is a model of instruction developed and tested by the National Research Council for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) which relies on a partnership between a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher and a Mathematics teacher to improve CTE student mathematics achievement.
In a national study conducted by the NRCCTE utilizing the Math-in-CTE model of instruction, students in experimental CTE classrooms performed significantly better in mathematics on TerraNova and Accuplacer, two of three math post tests administered (see above links to NRCCTE research). More information on this study and on Math-in-CTE may also be found at: www.nrccte.org
Both the CTE and the Mathematics teacher benefit from high quality professional development provided over ten days: five-day summer training which took place for 2011-12 on July 11-15, 2011 (Monday-Friday); two-day fall training [November 4-5, 2011, Friday and Saturday]; two-day spring training [March 2-3, 2012, Friday and Saturday]; and one-day closure training [May 11, 2012, Friday]. Total contact hours = 65-70.
These teachers are involved in curricular mapping and lesson plan development efforts integral to Math-in-CTE and which may also be applied to other, ongoing instruction. Participating CTE teachers do not become “math teachers,” but gain more confidence and competence covering the mathematics concepts included in their technical program area. Participating Mathematics teachers often gain insight on how to relate the mathematics concepts they teach in their own classrooms to real-world applications.
No additional CTE program areas are scheduled to be covered in 2012-13. However, a workshop for past training participants is being developed. For more information, please contact: Doug Robertson, Math-in-CTE Coordinator, Maine Department of Education, Augusta, ME 04333, (207) 624-6744, firstname.lastname@example.org
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