NRCCTE Math-in-CTE Resources
The NRCCTE has moved the compelling results of its scientifically based research study of Math-in-CTE into classroom practice with the Math-in-CTE curriculum integration professional development model.
In the original Math-in-CTE research study, students in the classrooms of teachers trained in the model performed significantly better on standardized math tests and community college math placement tests than students who received the regular CTE curriculum. Students also improved their math skills without losing the technical skills needed for college and career readiness.
Math-in-CTE is not a curriculum but a process through which the math that naturally occurs in the CTE curriculum is enhanced. CTE teachers are never asked to replace what they already teach or to superimpose math that does not belong in their courses.
A full implementation of Math-in-CTE involves year-long work with state or district leadership teams; expert NRCCTE facilitators provide teachers with extended, intensive professional development and work directly with site leadership teams to build their capacity to lead and expand the model. During the process, CTE teachers work with math teacher partners in professional learning communities to interrogate their curricula and identify the intersection of CTE and math concepts. This work leads to the development of curriculum maps, from which teachers then create math-enhanced CTE lessons using a seven-element pedagogic framework and develop a plan for integrating those lessons naturally into their courses. Between workshops, CTE teachers meet regularly with their math teacher partners as they prepare to teach lessons.
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