You have clusters and sites that discuss them with lots of
resources to choose from. Below are some starting points. (BTW, I don't think
you'll find one occupation that doesn't rely on workers who know some degree of
technology! That's always a place to begin with contextual education: what
technology does this cluster require?)
web site is the result of a collaboration between the
U.S Department of Labor
and the U.S. Department of
Education. It is designed to provide information on high growth, high demand
occupations, along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.
http://www.cord.org/career-cluster-curriculum/ - This CORD (Center
for Occupational Research and Development)
site is worth spending half a day or more exploring. I am very familiar with the
CORD Principles of Technology series, written at about the 6th-grade reading
level and a joy to teach. CORD has become committed to contextualized and
project-based learning. Their site describes those approaches in detail. Their
page for Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation Service Career Clusters
is linked above. But don't stop there.
- Workbooks for students in each cluster.
Click on "The
Guide to Selecting Career Clusters and Career Majors in Kentucky "
and open a PDF document of 88 pages filled with
information. It is designed for you, not for your students. It describes course
and programs related to each cluster.
http://www.cdr.state.tx.us/Counselors/OccVideoShow/ - Check out the videos
with a click
Send in Your
Proposals, Techies and Techies in Process
and CAEPA invite you to share your expertise at the Mile High Rendezvous
2006, to be held
at the Adams Mark
Hotel in Denver. The
conference is designed to promote professional growth, foster personal and
program development, and contribute to program improvement. Presentation
proposals are due November 1st.
HERE to open the documentation for sending in a proposal, which Bill Furney
published earlier on CLICK.
Four Corners Virtual Resource Center wants to encourage you to submit a
technology presentation. Some of you have participated in workshops I have
offered in different parts of the state. What have you applied from those
sessions? How have your students applied technology? What have you developed
to help students learn through or for technology applications? Send us your
ideas. If you prefer, submit a proposal to present a section with others on
best practices for using technology with adult learners.
deadline is close, so get your thoughts on paper and send them in. If you
want help putting something together, I'm glad to help and only a call or
firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-562-4418
e-Colorado Portal is in the process of developing enormous resources for
Colorado adult educators. Start getting familiar with what the site offers
as you wait for training on how to use and contribute to different
resources. Go to
http://www.e-colorado.org/ and enjoy the professional environment
designed for you!
you have resources that could be helpful for adult learners, please send
them to me. I'll make sure they are made available through out adult learner
section on the e-Colorado Portal. Let's start making those resources
Free Technology Training for
Colorado Adult Educators
am glad to announce that
CDE.CARE/Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) has extended the
technology-training opportunities for AEFL programs. Please send me an email
with three possible dates (1 or two days) for staff training on using
technology in adult education. I will be sending out more information on
choices for training. You can opt for graduate credit ( 1 or 2 hours)
offered through Adams State for one or two days of instruction. Programs
that have had training and wish for additional sessions can also apply. It's
free to you and fun for me!
TUNED for the next issue. I will be providing you with occupational
resources written for students - my next assignment!