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1 Common Career and Technical Core Initiative Sandra Porter, Associate Director Lesia Edwards, Program Advisor Edit by Tim Johnston, Program Advisor Arkansas Department of Career Education

2 What is CCTC? Common Career and Technical Core Set of shared rigorous, high-quality CTE standards Modeled process and outcomes of Common Core State Standards Initiative

3 Who? State-led 43 participating states Coordinated by NASDCTEc In partnership with Marzano Research Laboratory

4 Why? Provides common connection among states Stronger foundation of consistent rigor Compliments CCSS Defines career readiness for all students

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6 1.Develop positive customer relations to build and maintain a customer base in the IT industry. 2.Perform scheduling functions to meet customer needs. 3.Use product/service design processes and guidelines to produce a quality IT product/service. 4.Implement problem-solving processes to evaluate and verify the nature of problems in the IT industry. 5.Employ organization and design principles to sort and group information used in the IT industry. 6.Analyze and summarize the use of IT in business to enhance effectiveness. 7.Implement cross-functional teams to achieve IT project goals. 8.Employ project management knowledge to oversee IT projects. 9.Apply standard practices and behaviors that meet legal and ethical responsibilities and exhibit positive cyber- citizenry to understand legal issues faced by IT professionals. 10.Identify and explain the implications IT has on business transformation and development to demonstrate an understanding of the impact on business. 11.Demonstrate knowledge of the hardware components associated with information systems. Information Technology (Old Cluster Knowledge and Skill Statements)

7 12.Compare classes of software associated with the development and maintenance information systems to develop software and maintain computer systems. 13.Identify and compare new IT trends and technologies to build an understanding of their potential influence on IT practices. 14.Summarize basic data communications components and trends to maintain and update IT systems. 15.Demonstrate technical knowledge of the Internet to develop and maintain IT systems. 16.Employ IT knowledge and procedures when configuring or modifying an operating system to ensure optimal system functioning. 17.Perform standard computer backup procedures to protect IT information. 18.Recognize and analyze potential IT security threats to develop and maintain security requirements. 19.Maintain computer systems to ensure optimal IT system functioning. 20.Provide IT support and training to maintain proper network functioning. 21.Identify and describe quality assurance concepts to develop an understanding of the requirements for quality IT products/services. 22.Describe the use of computer forensics to prevent and solve information technology crimes and security breaches.

8 Information Technology (New Common Career & Technical Core Standards) 1.Demonstrate effective professional communication skills and practices that enable positive customer relationships. 2.Use product or service design processes and guidelines to produce a quality information technology (IT) product or service. 3.Demonstrate the use of cross-functional teams in achieving IT project goals. 4.Demonstrate positive cyber citizenry by applying industry accepted ethical practices and behaviors. 5.Explain the implications of IT on business development. 6.Describe trends in emerging and evolving computer technologies and their influence on IT practices. 7.Perform standard computer backup and restore procedures to protect IT information. 8.Recognize and analyze potential IT security threats to develop and maintain security requirements. 9.Describe quality assurance practices and methods employed in producing and providing quality IT products and services. 10.Describe the use of computer forensics to prevent and solve information technology crimes and security breaches. 11.Demonstrate knowledge of the hardware components associated with information systems. 12.Compare key functions and applications of software and determine maintenance strategies for computer systems.

9 Web & Digital Communications Pathway (New CCTC Standards) Web & Digital Communications Pathway (Old Knowledge and Skill Statements) 1.Iterate through the design and development process to create a uniform Web/digital product. 2.Participate in a user focused design and development process to produce Web and digital communications solutions. 3.Design and employ the use of motion graphics to create a visual Web/digital designs. 4.Gather and analyze digital communication customer requirements to best meet consumer needs. 5.Define the scope of digital communication work in a written form to summarize and meet customer requirements. 6.Prepare digital communication product specifications to communicate specifications with various audiences. 7.Demonstrate the effective use of tools for digital communication production, development and project management to complete web/digital communication projects. 8.Employ knowledge of Web design, programming, and administration to develop and maintain Web applications. 9.Create and implement a digital communication product to meet customer needs. 10.Test a digital communication product to evaluate its functionality. 11.Identify and implement quality assurance processes to deliver a quality digital communication products and services. 12.Perform maintenance and customer support functions for digital communication products to maintain the delivery of quality products that meet customer needs. 13.Consider intellectual property issues when creating Web pages. 1.Analyze customer requirements to design and develop a Web or digital communication product. 2.Apply the design and development process to produce user-focused Web and digital communications solutions. 3.Write product specifications that define the scope of work aligned to customer requirements. 4.Demonstrate the effective use of tools for digital communication production, development and project management. 5.Develop, administer and maintain Web applications. 6.Design, create and publish a digital communication product based on customer needs. 7.Evaluate the functionality of a digital communication product using industry accepted techniques and metrics. 8.Implement quality assurance processes to deliver quality digital communication products and services. 9.Perform maintenance and customer support functions for digital communication products. 10.Comply with intellectual property laws, copyright laws and ethical practices when creating Web/digital communications.

10 Standards for Career Ready Practice 1.Utilize critical thinking to solve problems and persevere in solving them 2.Model integrity, ethical leadership, and effective management 3.Work productively in teams while using cultural global competence 4.Apply appropriate academic and technical skills 5.Communicate clearly, effectively, and with reason 6.Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee

11 Standards for Career Ready Practice 7.Attend to personal health and financial well-being 8.Consider the environmental, social, and economic impacts of their decisions 9.Use technology to enhance productivity 10.Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals 11.Demonstrate creativity and innovation 12.Employ valid and reliable research strategies

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15 CCTC: Evolution of Statements to Standards

16 What is CCTC? Common Career and Technical Core Set of shared rigorous, high-quality CTE standards Modeled process and outcomes of Common Core State Standards Initiative

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18 The Process Timeline Spring 2011 SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) Business/industry leaders Educators Review of existing statements via online portal Summer 2011 Identify industry benchmark standards Certifications Credentials Association standards Training standards Job descriptions Course standards

19 The Process Timeline Fall 2011 Writing team 4 member team Synthesize review data Make relevant adjustments/modifications Early 2012 Validation process of revised statements National Career Cluster Advisory Committees Spring 2012 Knowledge and Skills Statements evolve into Draft #1Common Career and Technical Core Standards

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21 Work Groups Spring 2012 16 work groups One state representative, per work group Meetings (3) using web interface Reach a spirit of consensus among states on CTE standards

22 March 21 April 9 April 30-May 11 May 23-24 April 23-26 June 1 March 27- April 5

23 And our work begins Target Date October 2012 State framework revision process begins

24 CCTC and CCSS: The College and Career Ready Team

25 Bridging the Great Divide What is the great divide? College Ready Career Ready What is college and career ready? Common understanding is needed

26 What is college and career ready? To be college- and career-ready, high school graduates must have studied a rigorous and broad curriculum, grounded in the core academic disciplines, but also consisting of other subjects that are part of a well-rounded education. Academic preparation alone is not enough to ensure postsecondary readiness but it is clear that it is an essential part of readiness for college, careers, and life in the 21st century. Achieve, Inc. http://www.achieve.org/college-and-career-readiness

27 What skills are needed for college and career readiness? CCSS Necessary ELA and math knowledge and skills Postsecondary studies (without remediation) Successful entry into skilled workplace CCTC Workplace occupational skills Common industry validated standards for each of the 16 occupational clusters and 79 career pathways Workplace employability skills Industry validated Standards of Career Ready Practice

28 Building the Bridge Cross-Disciplinary Teams State and local level Engage all stakeholders K-12 and post-secondary teachers ELA Math Science Social Studies CTE Special education and ELL Business and industry partners

29 Building the Bridge Communication/Information Sharing Include academic and CTE administrators and instructors in the process Use a variety of communication strategies Email Listserves Informational video Local workshops and presentations Regional and statewide conferences

30 Building the Bridge Updating Curriculum and Instructional Resources Update CTE curriculum to correlate to new CCTC and CCSS Provide CCSS crosswalks to existing CTE curriculum Create model instructional resources for both CTE and core academic teachers CCSS and CCTC embedded

31 Building the Bridge Foster CTE and Academic Teacher Collaboration Common professional development and training Review and reflect on CCSS Determine how standards apply in CTE context Create instructional resources and cross- curricular projects

32 http://www.achieve.org/files/CCSS-CTE-BridgingtheDivide.pdf To view the complete report, Common Core State Standards & Career and Technical Education: Bridging the Divide between College and Career Readiness

33 www.careertech.org For more information on CCTC go to


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