THE MISSION OF THE PROJECT: The mission of the Illinois Curriculum Revitalization Project is to "Design, deliver, and evaluate innovative curriculum resources for the Illinois Career and Technical Education community." The Project is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education's College and Career Readiness Division. The Project exists to support teachers and their students in grades 9 to 12 with lesson plans, accompanying PowerPoint presentations, visual masters, test bank items, and lab sheets aligned with Common Core, Illinois, and national workplace standards. In FY10, the Project added electronic text materials (E-Units) for student use and a test bank. The online grading of the test bank items allows the Project to generate statewide, standard-specific report results. The Illinois CTE Curriculum Revitalization Project website curriculum resources include web casts, helpful links materials, file manager specialized content, and curriculum delivery via http://www.ilcte.org and http://www.mycaert.com.
Professional development workshop topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Navigating the CR Project Website Resources • Developing Online Curriculum Materials with the CRP
- Infusing the New Illinois Learning Standards--Common Core in the Everyday CTE Curriculum • Emerging Technologies for the Classroom
- iPads for Learning
- Windows 8 Basics
- Pinterest in Curriculum Activities
- Math on Mondays--An Intervention Concept
- Cloud Computing
- Edmodo for Course Delivery
- What About Google?
- Career Readiness
- Tips, Tools and Trends
- Other Topics Upon Request
The online CTE curriculum materials allow educators to: PLAN quality instruction; DOCUMENT state and national academic and technical standards met by instruction; DELIVER web-based instruction to students; and, ASSESS student attainment of state and national standards. WEB RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 1. Business, Marketing, and Computer Education 2. Family and Consumer Sciences 3. Health Science Technology 4. Technology and Engineering Education 5. School Career Counseling SPECIAL MYCAERT PULL-OUT LIBRARIES INCLUDE: 1. Consumer Education 2. Entrepreneurship 3. Career Development