Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies: Engaging and Challenging Curriculum for Career Academies (PREFERENCE: PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP)

Presentation Category: 
Standards-Based Curriculum
Presentation Description: 
High-quality career academies depend on high-quality teaching and learning. Ford PAS offers 20 modules aligned with national standards that engage students in critical thinking and teamwork. Themes include environmental sustainability, business and marketing. Experience a Ford PAS activity. Explore the modules. Discuss core elements of these inquiry- and project-based resources.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
Ilene Kantrov
Center Director
Additional Presenter 1
Additional Presenter 1: 
Leslie Hergert
Project Director
Education Development Center, Inc.

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance