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The Academic Integration committee is exploring ways to expand the integration of academic standards and instruction with Career and Technical instruction. Academic subjects of Math, Science, English, and Social Studies are separate subjects with separately certified teachers. CTE as well exists as separate subjects with unique teacher certifications. In state regulation, these are separate parts of secondary schools possessing their own curriculum. In practice, there is often instructional overlap. For example, as math teachers seek context for using geometry, they assign students technical problems or when Automotive teachers stress measuring with precision. Yet, states set graduation requirements based on earning… >>>

How do we best define Academic Integration and CTE? When discussing the topic, people have different understanding of what this looks like in school. In an effort to establish a common definition, the committee offers this three-part proposed definition which was introduced at a meeting of Integration of Academic ACTE members in November of 2022.  In the discussion please post any suggestions for improving this definition.

Academic Integration and Career and Technical Education

  • Supports CTE students developing the capacity for sustainable life-long learning (Learning, Earning and Living).
  • Is the application of academic knowledge within the mastery of technical skills and
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Looking for the ACTE information and resources  Integration of Academics?  It is often difficult to work through the menus to find this page devoted to Academic Integration.  This direct link will take you there.

Principal Kafele is a dynamic educator and former principal.  https://principalkafele.com. He spoke at the 2020 ACTE VISION conference.  He made a powerful example of why it is important to integrate academics and CTE. This short 2 minute video might be useful with school leaders and students.

Principal Kafele is a dynamic educator and former principal.  https://principalkafele.com. He spoke at the 2020 ACTE VISION conference.  He made a powerful example of why it is important to integrate academics and CTE. This short 2 minute video might be useful with school leaders and students.

Principal Kafele is a dynamic educator and former principal.  https://principalkafele.com. He spoke at the 2020 ACTE VISION conference.  He made a powerful example of why it is important to integrate academics and CTE. This short 2 minute video might be useful with school leaders and students. 

Learn some ways to develop and use stories

We need to showcase the work of career oriented students more visible. 

We need to engage counselors in planning more career related activities 

How can the instructional practices in CTE programs help develop an overall school career-readiness culture?

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