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Common Core State Standards Meeting


 CTE and Literacy: The Common Core Institute

 Two-day Institute designed to build the capacity of Career & Technical Educators for meaningful implementation of the ELA Common Core Standards in their work.

April 16-17, 2014   New York City, NY 

American Bible Society
1865 Broadway (Board and Community Rooms)
New York, NY 10023

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For registration questions, please contact Steve DeWitt at sdewitt@acteonline.org  
For issues with hotel reservations, please contact Dominique Jones at djones@collegeboard.org 


Click here for an agenda. 

The Association of Career & Technical Educators, The College Board, Student Achievement Partners and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium invite you to attend a FREE two-day Institute on implementing the common core in Career & Technical EducationSPACE IS LIMITED and will be allocated to the first educator teams who sign up and indicate a commitment to implement and disseminate their learning locally.  The two-day Institute is designed to be a practical, interactive and collaborative learning opportunity for Career and Technical Educators at any level, and across all career clusters.  Participants will be provided with resources that they can freely use to provide local training and/or access to tools to continue their own implementation of the common core literacy standards in their own work.  

Institute Cost

 Participation in the Institute is FREE through the generous support of the sponsoring organizations.  However, SPACE IS LIMITED.  Breakfast and lunch are included in registration.


Each participant is responsible for the cost of their own travel. We have secured a hotel near the work shop for a very special rate for the first 50 people who register.

Hudson New York Hotel
356 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019 

For reservations, visit here or contact Michael Pazzanese, who can be reached by phone at 212-554-6119 or via email at michael.pazzanese@mhgc.com. Be sure to reference the College Board. Reservations must be made by April 4, 2014.

Deluxe Double/Double Rooms: $299.00++
Deluxe Studio Rooms: $229.00++

If you have issues securing a room, please contact Dominique Jones at djones@collegeboard.org.

Institute Schedule:

Wednesday, April 16::  9 am– 4:30 pm

Thursday, April 17  8:30 am – 2 pm  

Institute Goals:

  • To develop a shared understanding of the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Technical Subjects that can transfer back to attendees home settings
  • To examine what’s working well: a discussion of current CCSS implementation work with CTE colleagues
  • To understand how to get your kids in the game: practical structures and practices to enable all CTE students to read and write the material they need to succeed
  • To communicate about what specific supports and professional training would be most useful to continue and strengthen this work.

Because space is limited, participants who attend with a partner or team will be given priority. We believe that sustained change happens most effectively when CTE Educators have someone locally to work with to build out a common core implementation plan.  We want to invest in educators who are most likely to be able to continue in this work with local or state support.  If you are a regional or state CTE administrator, we encourage you to bring a local CTE teacher with you.  If you work in a CTE school, please invite a colleague to attend with you.  Participants who attend on their own or without support from a school or state, will be allowed to register as space is available

Institute Learning Goals    

The “What” of the Common Core for Technical Literacy: We want you to leave with a shared understanding of the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Technical Subjects that can transfer back to your home setting.  The Institute will begin with a presentation and discussion of the Common Core State Standards’ shifts in literacy.

The How of achieving literacy for all students in CTE: This session will examine what makes informational text complex. Then we will go step by step into how to set up effective supports and scaffolds that can allow for students who struggle with complexity and reading in general to better understand what they read. We will do this by examining a highly transferable sample lesson and piece of text that is common to all career clusters (centering on the Career Ready Practices from the Common Career Technical Core).

Where the work should go next: table discussions and whole group:The groups sponsoring the training are eager to learn from attendees what the most effective next work should be. This will be “what’s next” discussion that will very much inform the next stages of this CCSS CTE work the partners engage in.

Taking it Home:  The last portion of the Institute will help participants identify a plan for next steps in CCSS implementation by making the information their own.  We will provide coaching and support to help you modify materials provided in the institute to develop strategies to effectively communicate and build:

  • Resources and practices to begin implementation locally
  • Access to free follow-up support and expertise to continue instructional implementation
  • A tool-kit that you can share with other CTE educators to support their own understanding and implementation of CCSS

Institute Facilitators:  

The design and support of instruction at the Institute will be led by educators with experience in CTE Education, the Common Core State Standards for Literacy, and educators experienced in working with adolescents who might have struggled with literacy. All the facilitators have expertise training educators for Common Core State Standards implementation.






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