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Making Standards Work! Geography. A Teacher's Guide to Contextual Learning [microform] : Integrating Academic Content Standards with Career Development and Workplace Competencies / Susan McAlonan, Heather Hotchkiss and Kelli Roark
Bib ID 5678762
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
McAlonan, Susan
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
113 p. 

This activity guide, for Colorado teachers responsible for teaching geography to students in grades K-12, explains how to use the principles of contextual learning to integrate academic content standards with career development and workplace competencies. The introduction discusses the guide's purpose, the role of standards and assessments in the context of a changing workplace, the Colorado School-to-Career Partnership, and the guide's structure and content. Section 1 presents the Colorado General Workplace Competencies, which describe the skills and knowledge needed for school and career success and which are organized into the following categories: communication; organization; thinking; technology; and worker qualities. Section 2 offers guidelines for helping special populations of students meet academic content standards while participating in school-to-career opportunities. Section 3 features 18 integration matrices and 18 classroom activities for integrating geography standards with workplace competencies. One matrix and one activity are provided for each of six standards for grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Section 4 presents a sample scoring rubric that is aligned with one of the integrated learning activities presented for grades 5-8. (BT)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Standards.  |  Competency Based Education.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Geography.  |  Geography Instruction.  |  Public Schools.  |  Scoring Rubrics.  |  State Standards.  |  Student Development.  |  Colorado Contextual Learning
Form/genre Guides, Classroom
Other authors/contributors Hotchkiss, Heather, author  |  Roark, Kelli, author  |  Kenney, Marianne, author  |  Jackson, Jennifer, author  |  Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver  |  Colorado School to Career Partnership, Denver
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