During this engaging 3-day training—which employs effective instructional strategies to deliver content and develop teaming skills—teams create identity and purpose through production of several deliverables. In the first day, teams create a vision for their ideal team and student graduate that culminates in the posting of team norms and Academy mission statement. On the second day of training, teacher teams will develop Academy and team SMART Goals and create a plan for an Academy-specific event. On the third day, teacher teams lay the foundation for integrating interdisciplinary skills and themed content into daily classroom instruction. The training culminates with each team conducting a mock team meeting.
Project Based Learning
This training teaches how to design transformational instruction units. Through this approach students will demonstrate mastery by applying the content standards to create authentic products. The two or three day training is designed to mirror the experience of a project. The training will specifically discuss how to unite academy teachers—both CTE and general education instructors together to collaborate to create meaningful interdisciplinary projects.