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Contextualized Teaching and Learning: CTE/Basic Skills workshops help Career and Technical Educators understand the linkages between basic skills and Career Technical Education (CTE). The objective of this workshop is to inform CTE Deans, and CTE and basic skills faculty about contextualized teaching and learning and get them motivated to learn more. Attendees will experience and be introduced to the following:

  • Common misconceptions about students with basic skills needs.

  • Contextualized Teaching and Learning (CTL) methodologies.

  • Barriers and opportunities for bringing CTL to their campuses.

  • A showcase of students describing their excitement as participants in contextualized learning programs.

  • Examples of contextualized lessons and critiques of them.

  • Create activities that provide them with walk-away products that they can take back to their campuses.

Participants will have opportunities to share lessons that are commonly taught in their classrooms, and basic skills faculty will provide feedback on ways to readily engage your students with basic skills needs in the lesson.

Cost: There is no registration fee for this meeting series. Those traveling 150 miles or more in one direction to attend can request mileage reimbursement and hotel accommodations from the Academic Senate.

February 19-20, 2009: Central California CTE Contextualized Learning
Four Points By Sheraton Fresno
3737 North Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93726
Recommended for: CTE Deans and Faculty
Deadline to request a hotel room: February 5, 2009
Download an Agenda
Download the Powerpoint

March 11-12, 2009: Southern California CTE Contextualized Learning
Sheraton Universal
333 Universal Hollywood Dr. Universal City, CA 91608
(pre-session to the Vocational Education Leadership Institute)
Recommended for: CTE faculty with 1 or 2 Basic Skills faculty from each attending college

Deadline to request a hotel room: February 20, 2009
Download the Powerpoint
Download the Action Template
Download an Agenda

April 9-10, 2009: Northern California CTE Contextualized Learning
Hilton Arden West
2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
Recommended for: Teams of CTE and Basic Skills faculty from each attending college* 
Deadline to request a hotel room: March 22, 2009

April 23-24, 2009: Bay Area CTE Contextualized Learning
Pleasanton Marriott
11950 Dublin Canyon Blvd. Pleasanton, CA 94588
Recommended for: Teams of CTE and Basic Skills faculty from each attending college*
Deadline to request a hotel room: April 9, 2009
Download the IBest Powerpoint

* Administrators are invited to these workshops as well, but the focus will be on basic skills and CTE faculty collaboration.

Meeting Schedule (subject to change)

Day 1
9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Registration
10:00 a.m. – Meet and Greet
11:00 a.m. – Presentation: What are the basic skills?
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
12:45 p.m. – Video: What are the practices used in the video? What does contextualized teaching and learning (CTL) include?
1:45 p.m. – Presentation: Examples of effective practices in CTL
2:30 p.m. – Break
2:45 p.m. – Presentation: What opportunities do you see for implementing CTL at your college?
3:15 p.m. – Dismissal

Day 2
8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Review previous day activities and FAQs
9:30 a.m. – BSI Phase IV overview: Professional Development statewide
10:15 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Learning community and directed learning activity
11:30 a.m. – Creating a CTL plan: what will yours include?
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 p.m. – Preparing yourself for resistance at your college
2:15 p.m. – Break
2:30 p.m. – Wrap up and Dismissal 


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