Designing Classrooms that Work guides teachers and trainers through a six-week "mini-sabbatical" on how to make the changes implied by reforms to integrate vocational and academic education and to improve the school-to-career transition. The program leads teachers through both planning and teaching new curriculum, as well as assessing the lessons' effectiveness. Extensive appendices include a reading list, a job study tutorial, data collection forms, an overview of assessment strategies, and a guide for participating students. Whether the mini-sabbatical format is used or not, Designing Classrooms that Work is a rich staff development guidebook. Everyone involved in school-to-career programs--such as career academies, cooperative education, school-based enterprises, and career focus schools--will find this report a mine of ideas and activities.
MDS-963 / October 1997
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