Presentation on theme: "Career and Technology Foundations (CTF). How does CTF Benefit Students? CTF allows students to explore their interests and passions through meaningful,"— Presentation transcript:
How does CTF Benefit Students? CTF allows students to explore their interests and passions through meaningful, hands-on learning experiences that introduce them to career opportunities and the occupational areas.
CTF Key Highlights flexible to accommodate various learning environments focus on the learning process, not solely on the product not grade-specific supports interdisciplinary connections promotes a foundation of literacy and numeracy focus on the cross-curricular competencies found in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning encourages personalized learning based on the student’s learning needs foundational for CTS, but NOT a prerequisite
CTS Compass with 5 Occupational Clusters and the Occupational Areas
CTF is exploring interests, passions and skills while making personal connections to career possibilities. I explore my interests and passions while making personal connections to career possibilities. I use skills/technologies associated with occupational areas. I follow safety requirements associated with occupational areas and related technologies. CTF Outcomes (DRAFT)
CTF is designing, creating, appraising and communicating responses to challenges. I problem solve in response to challenges. I design in response to challenges. I adapt to change and unexpected events. I make decisions in response to challenges. I appraise product(s), performance(s) or service(s) created in response to challenges. I appraise the skills/technologies I use in response to challenges. I communicate my learning. CTF Outcomes (DRAFT)
I describe how my actions affect learning. I develop skills that support effective relationships. I collaborate to achieve common goals. CTF is working independently and with others while exploring careers and technology. CTF Outcomes (DRAFT)
Discover, develop and apply competencies across subject and discipline areas for learning, work and life to enable students to: know how to learn think critically identify and solve complex problems manage information innovate create opportunities apply multiple literacies demonstrate good communication and the ability to work cooperatively with others demonstrate global and cultural understanding identify and apply career and life skills through personal growth and well-being Ministerial Order on Student Learning Founded on literacy and numeracy
Assessment Possibilities for CTF Learning Outcomes Stages of Assessment Acquire Construct meaning and understand the requirements of the task Apply Use information and understand relationships to demonstrate and/or perform a task Adapt Assess, integrate and transform knowledge and ideas
Acquire Developing understanding of problem-solving strategies Apply Application of problem-solving strategies Adapt Investigation of problem-solving strategies I problem solve in response to challenges. Assessment Possibilities for CTF Learning Outcomes
ApplyApply problem-solving strategies I problem solve in response to challenges. Provides insight as to the effectiveness of problem-solving strategies used to respond to challenges Refines problem- solving strategies based on effectiveness to respond to challenges Appraises strengths and limitations of problem-solving strategies used to respond to challenges Applies problem-solving strategies to respond to challenges
Collaborating to Identify Essential Skills for Occupational Areas Google Doc:
I follow safety requirements associated with occupational areas and related technologies. Safety Learning Outcome (DRAFT)
Safety…Everyone’s Responsibility According to the School Act: A board shall ensure that each student enrolled in a school operated by the board is provided with a safe and caring environment that fosters and maintains respectful and responsible behaviours. Teachers must: provide competent instruction to students teach the programs of study that are prescribed, approved or authorized be responsible for each student’s health and safety while under teacher supervision.
Culture of Health and Safety Health and safety concerns in the CTF learning environment vary greatly from occupational area to occupational area. By promoting awareness of health and safety throughout the CTF learning environment, students develop a positive attitude toward their safety and that of others. The attitudes, skills, knowledge and values they develop around safety will eventually permeate into both their private and professional lives.
Safety Resources Occupational Health and Safety School Kit (K-12) http://bit.ly/1pVzNgq Media Smarts http://mediasmarts.ca Guide to Career and Technology Studies (CTS) http://bit.ly/1slboFY
Building Safety Together! CTF Exemplar Resource:
2011 – Collaborative curriculum development process started with Calgary Board of Education and Red Deer Catholic Regional Division. October 2013 – Formally scaled up collaborative process to include 4 Francophone and 13 Anglophone school authorities. 2014 – 2015 o Working with additional school authorities as they request interest in becoming involved with scaling up. o Using the collaborative process to refine and validate the draft CTF curriculum, and to identify ways to support teachers. Modelling the Process
refinement and validation of draft CTF curriculum draft CTF curriculum available for provincial scaling up 2014– 2015 school year CTF provincial implementation September 2015 Next Steps Visit Alberta Education’s CTF webpage: http:bit.ly/CTFfcthttp:bit.ly/CTFfct