Curriculum Cross Walk to the Knowledge and Skill Statements by jcu17225

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									  Curriculum Cross Walk to the
 Knowledge and Skill Statements
in the States Career Clusters and
         Pathways Model


         October 10, 2008
 Knowledge and Skills
    Statements:

Broad statements specifying
the knowledge and/or skills
required of learners/workers
in order to demonstrate
competence in a given cluster
or career pathway.
Organization of the Revised
Knowledge and Skill Statements

          A. Foundational Academic Expectations



            B. Essential Knowledge and Skills



    C. Cluster (Foundation) Knowledge and Skills



              D. Pathway Knowledge and Skills
Each organized by topics:
   ACADEMIC FOUNDATIONS:

   COMMUNICATIONS:

   PROBLEM SOLVING AND CRITICAL
      THINKING:

INFORMATION   TECHNOLOGY
      APPLICATIONS:

SYSTEMS:
            Topics Continued
   SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL:

   LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK:

   ETHICS AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

   EMPLOYABILITY AND CAREER
    DEVELOPMENT:

   TECHNICAL SKILLS:
          What's a curriculum
             crosswalk?

A matrix that maps the learning
  outcomes of the courses in a
  pathway (POS) to one or more of the
  following:
     Local, state and national academic
      standards;
     Local, state and national technical
      knowledge and skill standards;
     Employability and 21st century skills;
      and
     Cluster and Pathway Knowledge and
                  Step 1:
   The pathway partners identify the faculty
    members and other individuals who will be
    involved in conducting the curriculum
    review.
   The pathway partners determine the
    procedures used in completing the
    curriculum review.
   Documentation of the curriculum review is
    maintained by the pathway partners and is
    updated whenever a new course (s) or
    modifications are added to the pathway.
     Step 2: Who is at the table?
   Post-Secondary Pathway Leaders or
    Instructors
   Current business/industry skill standards
    for the specific career area are attainable
    through program completion.
   Specialized and/or integrated courses to
    be included in the career and technical
    education program under review are co-
    developed by career and technical
    education teachers and related core
    academic teachers.
                    Step 3:

   Assemble all relevant “standards”
    and benchmarks.
       Academic
       Technical
       Employability/21st Century
       Cluster and Pathway Knowledge and
        Skill Statements
       Others?
                         Step 4:
   Analyze and crosswalk the “standards”.
       Electronic curriculum mapping software
        programs
              WIDS- www.wids.org
              Build Your Own Curriculum-
               www.buildyourowncurriculum.com
              Curriculum Mapper- www.clihome.com/CM/Home.asp
              Curriculum Maker- www.curriculummaker.com/
              Eclipse- http://www.eclipseacademic.com/
       Excel
       Matrix by hand
       Others
                    Step 5
   Align the “standards” to the curriculum.
    After a comprehensive synopsis of standards
    and expectations has been developed, it must
    be compared to the goals and objectives of
    the courses, course sequences, and the total
    curriculum.
   The most effective approach is to look at the
    curriculum in total, across all subject areas
    and across secondary and postsecondary
    technical programs.
   This broad look at the curriculum
    accomplishes integration, eliminates
    duplication, and optimizes use of student
    time.
                    Step 6:
   Often called “ Gap Analysis”
   Identify deficiencies in the curriculum vis-
    à-vis the “standards.”
    Accomplishing step 3 will reveal where
    deficiencies exist in the curriculum. In
    particular, the SCANS skills and the
    complex skills represented by Integrated
    Curriculum Standards (ICS) are typically
    found to be inadequately addressed.
                 Step 7:

   Redesign the curriculum to correct
    the deficiencies.
   When the deficiencies have been
    identified, the structure and
    sequence of the curriculum can be
    redesigned to address them.
                 Step 8:

   Design new courses or revise current
    courses.
   Design teaching enhancements to
    support the standards and all student
    populations in meeting the
    standards.
   Both content as well as teaching and
    learning strategies can be modified
    to address the deficiencies.
                 Step 9:

   Design assessments that verify
    attainment of standards.
   Verification of student success is
    essential if the curriculum is to
    produce student mastery of required
    skills.
   The assessment methods and tools
    must be developed in direct
    reference to the standards.
                  Step 10:
   Develop an implementation plan.
   Curriculum design is only part of the task.
   Professional development must be
    provided to assist teachers in dealing with
    the new paradigms, suitable texts and
    materials must be provided, laboratories
    may have to be revised, worksites must be
    established, and projects must be designed
    and implemented.
   Plans for all these details should be laid
    out realistically.
                 Step 11:
   Evaluate results.
   Considerable effort and resources
    will go into curriculum reform.
   The implementation plan should
    include collection of suitable data to
    document the effects of the reform
    on student performance.
   Not all of the desired changes may be
    possible in the first effort at reform.
               Step 12:

   The concept of continuous
    improvement should be adopted with
    the recognition that reform is an
    ongoing and never-ending effort.
      Career Clusters Resources
   States’ Career Clusters Initiative
    8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 320
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
    Phone: 301-588-9630
    www.careerclusters.org

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Call and email 10-8-08

								
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