College and Career Readiness
CTE Curriculum Revitalization Project
The mission of the 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 the new Illinois Learning Standards, 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.
Web resources and lessons are available in the following areas:
- Business, Marketing and Computer Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Health Science Technology
- Technology and Engineering Education
- School Career Counseling
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.
Many on-site professional development topics are available to educational entities upon request. Professional development workshops range in length from 3 hours to multiple days with topics ranging from a simple survey of resources to in-depth implementation activities of those resources. All workshops are hands-on and require participant computer and internet access. Presentation time frames may be from 1 to 2 hours in length.