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Making Standards Work! A Teacher's Guide to Contextual Learning [microform] : Integrating Academic Content Standards with Career Development and Workplace Competencies. History / Susan McAlonan, Pat Longo and Heather Hotchkiss
Bib ID 5671095
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
McAlonan, Susan
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1999 
113 p. 

This handbook, intended for K-12 teachers in Colorado, is a tool to help educators weave academic content standards, assessments, and career development methods into an integrated and comprehensive educational strategy that prepares all students to meet their future goals. The examples contained in the handbook were created to provide a vision of how teachers can deliver instruction in ways that help students reach high academic standards in history, develop effective work habits, and gain career knowledge. Standards in the handbook reflect a "thinking" curriculum that requires students to know basic skills, to communicate effectively to solve problems, and to understand and apply academic principles and tools. They define a set of skills and knowledge that will prepare Colorado students for employment, citizenship, and life-long learning in the new century. The handbook presents explanatory material such as an introduction; a list of workplace competencies divided into communication skills, organizational skills, thinking skills, worker qualities, and technology skills; and "Opportunities for Success" that offers guidelines for educators to help special student populations to meet academic content standards. The history handbook is divided into three broad sections: (1) Grades K-4; (2) Grades 5-8; and (3) Grades 9-12. Each of the six standards in each of the three sections lists an Integration Matrix and a Classroom Activity. A Sample Rubric (an assessment rubric) follows the three sections. A list of school-to-career regional resource centers concludes the handbook. (BT)


Availability: Colorado Department of Education, 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203. Web site:

ERIC Note: For a related handbook for English, see ED 425 329.



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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Standards.  |  Career Development.  |  Competency Based Education.  |  Education Work Relationship.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  History Instruction.  |  Learning Activities.  |  State Standards.  |  Student Educational Objectives.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Colorado Contextual Learning
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors Longo, Pat, author  |  Hotchkiss, Heather, author  |  Roark, Kelli, author  |  Fitzgerald, Joy, author  |  Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver  |  Colorado School to Career Partnership, Denver
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