In this article that appeared in the March 2019 edition of ACTE’s
Techniques magazine, SREB’s Dale Winkler and Scott
Warren address how SREB’s school improvement frameworks provide a
structure that empowers schools to make the changes needed to
expand or improve access to high-quality programs and ensure that
all students — regardless of their gender, race, socioeconomic
background, ability level or location — discover a purpose for
learning and life.
This article is reproduced with the kind permission of ACTE.
SREB has long held that high-quality career and technical
education transforms how students learn by connecting the
classroom with the real world of work. Our nine Advanced Career curricula exemplify the
power of CTE. Each four-course AC career pathway is built around
hands-on, project-based assignments that challenge students to
apply academic knowledge, technical know-how and teamwork skills
to solve the same problems faced by industry professionals.
Connecting Classrooms, Careers and College offers a
guide to SREB’s Making Schools Work school improvement process
and related services.
For more than 30 years, SREB has partnered with states, districts
and schools to identify and implement strategies that motivate
young people to put what they learn in the classroom to work in
the real world.
The 2018 State Leaders Forum focused onthe integration of three pieces of federal
legislation — the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities
Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Strengthening Career
and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, also known as
More and more jobs require some education past high school, yet
we are not preparing enough students for college, careers or
both. Career pathways from middle and high school through college
and into the workplace can accelerate access to the middle
SREB’s Project-Based Learning in Career Pathways training helps
schools develop authentic and rigorous projects that provide
students opportunities to master technical and academic standards
for college and careers.
SREB provides training and coaching for academic and career
and technical education teachers as they collaborate on
better assignments and assessments.
It is time to complete the 2018-19 SREB Annual Site Progress
Report. This report provides an opportunity for school leadership
teams and faculty to collaboratively review current school
improvement efforts, reflect on progress in implementing the
Work design and discuss a plan for this school