Ask the Experts: Increasing Literacy in Career & Tech Ed

Nov 27th, 2012 @ 3:30pm

Please print both handouts (#1 and #2) to get the most out of participating in this webinar. View the webinar by clicking at the bottom of the page.

Handout #1 - Planner

Handout #2 - Ideas You Can Use

Optional: Slides


Many Kansas schools are looking for ways to improve literacy skills of secondary students. Strategies like "double dosing" show mixed results, but there is another way to increase literacy instruction to meet Common Core State Standards without doubling English classes or taking struggling students out of their favorite classes.

Join the experts at High Schools that Work on Nov. 27th to hear just how your school can increase literacy instruction by embedding it directly into career & technical education (CTE) courses. A strong CTE program is a great way to prevent dropout and improve post-secondary outcomes, but it can also improve students' literacy.

Nancy Headrick, School Improvement Consultant for SREB & High Schools that Work, will give us hands-on strategies for creating partnerships among faculty, embedding literacy instruction into CTE courses, and creating a framework for teaching that aligns the Common Core, 21st Century Skills, and technical standards of your CTE program.

To get the most out of this webinar, watch with a partner! We encourage literacy teachers and CTE teachers  to pair up and participate together, then take a few minutes to talk about partnering. 

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