2 TEKS – Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Sometimes referred to as “Standards”Last rewritten/revised for CTE in 2010TEKS for all courses can be found at the following link:
3 Breaking down the TEKSKnowledge and Skills statements can be broken down into three parts:1. Concept2. Context3. Cognitive Level
4 Concept – an abstract or generic idea What we often call “the topic”It’s the generic ‘what’ we are going to teachFor example: place value, main idea“The student is expected to practice equipment maintenance and sanitation procedures”
5 Context: the interrelated conditions in which something exists The degree to which we will teach the conceptThe conditions in which the concept is presentedFor example, using pictures, numbers, words“The student is expected to demonstrate personal fire prevention precautions while working in natural environments”
6 Cognitive Level – the verb Performance LevelThe skill level to which the student must be able to show masteryFor example ‘the verb’….use, describe, exploreThe student is expected to identify plants poisonous to domestic livestock
7 Pair and SharePair up with another teacher who teaches the same subject as youGo to the TEKS for a course you both teachFind one Knowledge and Skill statement and identify the Concept, Context, and Cognitive LevelBe prepared to share you findings with the group!
8 Pair and ShareGo to the TEKS for a core academic subject (math, science, ELAR, SS)Select a knowledge and skill statement that’s closely related to the CTE subject TEKS you broke down earlierIdentify the concept, context, and cognitive level for this core academic knowledge and skill statementDetermine how you could teach this core academic concept in your CTE subject instruction
9 Questions for thought, discussion & action How can we teach breaking down CTE and Core Academic TEKS and make it appealing to the majority of BISD CTE Instructors?What activities can we develop that will demonstrate and reinforce integration of Core Academic TEKS with CTE TEKS?How can we motivate teachers to continually strive to integrate core academic TEKS with their CTE subject matter?