To prepare your response for this discussion, you will review Chapter 5 from the Edyburn text (2013), the 21st-century skills document, and the ACTE website section on career and technical education (Links to an external site.) and then evaluate them in relation to the principles of UDL. As always, reviewing the Instructor Guidance for the week is strongly encouraged for intellectual elaboration on the topics for the week and additional assistance for all assessments.
When contemplating 21st-century skills (Links to an external site.), associations must be made with respect to creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and metacognition and a host of relevant life skills. Keeping in mind your knowledge gained thus far on UDL and 21st century skills (Links to an external site.). You will review three sources to inform your initial response to the discussion including the ACTE website on (Links to an external site.) career and technical education (Links to an external site.) (CTE), a short video by Inside Schools titled High School: What is Career and Technical Education? (Links to an external site.), and your own state’s Department of Education website or local school district website, specifically, information pertaining to Career and Technical Education (CTE).
- Analyze in a paragraph Career and Technical Education (CTE) by giving a succinct summary of your understanding of this area of education.
- Evaluate in a paragraph how the principles of UDL (representation, action and expression and engagement) support career and technical education. Each principle should be evaluated as you discuss how UDL supports CTE.
- Summarize in a paragraph the relationship between the goals of CTE, learner motivation, and acquisition of 21st-century skills (critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration). Be sure to use evidence from the readings and/or outside sources to support your summary.
- Describe in a paragraph, or by using a table or some other visual, what you learned by reviewing your state’s Department of Education webpage on CTE and/or your local school district’s utilization of CTE.
Edyburn, D. L. (2013). Inclusive technologies: Tools for helping diverse learners achieve academic success (2nd ed.). Bridgepoint Education.