AP Seminar for Career Technical Education (CTE) supports students by providing a step-by-step guide in building your inquiry-focused, college-level program and positioning your high schoolers as experts across special topics. Checkpoints throughout this workbook support framing learning around prompting students to ask critical questions, evaluate sources, mediate content across various platforms, and ultimately delve into a research question that addresses a real-time industry issue in a CTE pathway area of interest. You are a thought partner in the AP Seminar experience as you practice connecting CTE skills to academic research in a building-block process that promotes trial and error and ongoing discovery over traditional content delivery models. Through practice skills aligned to each AP Seminar course task, this free and fully accessible OER serves as a support network for you, regardless of your pathway sector, to join a teacher community of practice. Whether students are pursuing futures in culinary arts, advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, audiovisual technologies, media arts, computer programming, biotechnology, alternative fuels and automotive, or any number of CTE project-based pathways, the goal is to advantage your learners and merge the practical applications of CTE skills with academia, eventually leading to your students citing AP peers’ work and networking as research experts. The AP for CTE teacher’s workbook operates on an “embrace the chaos” perspective to promote student ownership over material, nurture adaptability when existing literature may not support initial ideas, and mentor reevaluation to strengthen student research. You will note creative license taking hold as your students bridge favorite hands-on discoveries in CTE to in-depth academic discovery, and the teacher-student barrier fades; you will become a learner alongside your students investigating their interests. Our approach to AP Seminar celebrates and acknowledges a constellation of student and teacher CTE experiences and work-based learning.
- Publication Date
- Sep 5, 2023
- Education & Language
- Creative Commons ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)
- By (author): Stacy Cabrera, Managing editor: Dara Ramos, Editor-in-chief: Kelly Cooper, Illustrated by: Veronika Focht, Associate editor: John M Harris, Associate editor: Ben Ramos
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- US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)