CareerTech Curriculumfor OklahomaAbout the CIMCAbout CBEAbout curriculum developmentAbout media, learning styles, and WBTAbout recent trendsResources list
What is CIMC?Curriculum and Instructional Materials CenterOne of the nation's largest developers of competency-based instructional systems Division of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology EducationSince 1968
Purpose of CIMCOur primary function is to develop competency-based instructional products and services for career and technology education.The fundamental belief is that qualityindustry-endorsed curriculum and related instructional materialsare essential to quality career and technology education programs in Oklahoma.
Facts About CIMCSome 64 employees dedicated to curriculum development (not all CIMC)About 66% of sales from Oklahoma customers80,500 catalogs distributed yearlyFirst product: Agricultural Education I (1968)Some 2,000 products distributed from Stillwater, OKCurriculum is competency based
CBEPhilosophy & PrinciplesAny learner can achieve mastery of most tasks if provided with high-quality instruction and enough time.The type and quality of instruction are the primary elements in the teaching-learning process.
CBE MethodologyIdentify skills required to reach a standardCommunicate the specific learning objectives neededEmphasize the performance standard in evaluationAllow each student to become competent and demonstrate mastery
CBEAnother LookCBE ApproachYou will learn X.This is X.If you did poorly, repeat.If you did well, continue.This is Y.Etc.Traditional ApproachYou are here for 18 weeks.This is X.If you did poorly or well, continue.This is Y.After 18 weeks, we will all move on together.
CBE ValueTo Learnersmay enter at any level and progress at any rateknows whats expectedTo Instructorscan function as a facilitatorcan use a range of instructional mediaTo Employershas a common measuring stickuses familiar termsemphasizes critical skillsTo the Educational Systemstructurefocus
CBE Curriculum6 EssentialsClearly-stated learning objectivesInstruction aligned with learning objectivesCriterion-referenced evaluation aligned to learning objectives and curriculumCognitive and affective skills practicePsychomotor skill practiceSkill mastery documentation
Sources of Curriculum PrioritiesNew industryNew training requirementsTechnological changeOut-of-date training resourcesChanges in the workforce
Role of ODCTE Ag Ed StaffSet priorities for curriculum materials development.Set priorities for competency test development.Assist in development as:ConsultantWriterFinal approval
Developing Curriculum:Key PointsCurriculum advisory committeeValid skill standardsAppropriate mediaCBE approachStandard format
Evaluating Skill StandardsSources?IndustryAssociationsGovernmentExisting training/certification programsScope and depth?Current?
Creating Skill StandardsCommittee process: industry, educators, key stakeholdersID related occupationsID duties per occupationID tasks per dutyID task sequence, frequency, criticality
Adopt, Adapt, Develop?Availability of training resources?Coverage (scope, depth)?Currency, accuracy (vs. skill standards)?Affordability?Usability?Options to improve/enhance (adapt)?
Choosing MediaGreater instructional efficiencyCompression/expansion of timeGroup or individualized instructionReduced instruction timeReduced need to repeat instruction, demonstrationsIssues of practicality, safety, costLearners learning styles
Learning StylesOne definition: How people come to understand and remember informationMany categories (such as)According to dimensions (perceptual, cognitive, affective)According to modelsAccording to preferences: physical, sensory (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, etc.)According to brain hemisphere (right brain vs. left brain)
Web-Based TrainingAppealCost and time savingsFlexibility (availability, approaches)Competitive edge (faster launch of new products and services)AccountabilityAdministration
Web-Based TrainingOptionsAsynchronous: Allow students, instructors to collaborate and learn without being online at the same time.Synchronous: Allow students and instructors to be online at the same time. Tools include e-mail, chat rooms, online forums, bulletin boards, etc.
Some Recent TrendsAccountabilityBasic skills, life skills, career success skillsMultiple media/methodsCD-ROMDVDOnlineCareer clustersFeatures for student interest
Read About the Futurewww.technology.gov/Reports.htm
2020 Visions: Transforming Education and Training Through Advanced Technologies
Scroll down the list to the 2020 Visions document.
Curriculum ResourcesCIMCwww.okcimc.comCIMC products/sampleswww.okcimc.com/new.htmwww.okcimc.com/free-aged.htmSample skill standards (free)www.okcareertech.org/testing/contact.htm
More ResourcesNo Child Left Behind resourceswww.okcimc.com/nochild/index.htmCareer Clusterswww.okcareertech.org/iis/clustericons/Agriculture/aghomepage.htm
Questions?Thank youand good luck!
1810141519Topic: The Value of StandardsResources:1.The United States Standard Screw Threads (1864), http://anniversary.asme.org/2005landmarks3.shtmlA long, arduous march toward standardization, www.asme.org/history/nesmith.html3.Turn of the Century: An Introduction to Standards, by Eric Pilkington, 2001 Information Architecture Team, www.ia-team.com