Free Math-in-CTE Professional Development Workshops

The Connections CTE Initiative will be hosting two upcoming Math-in-CTE workshops in July in Collinsville and Springfield, Illinois. Professional trainers for each workshop are from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, Seven Professional Development Hours, (PDH’s), will be offered instead of six.

Dates and Locations:

July 16, 2018
The Gateway Center
One Gateway Drive
Collinsville, Illinois
July 17, 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel
3000 S Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois

Tentative Agenda for Both Workshops:
7:00am - 8:00amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 12:00pmWorkshop
12:00pm - 1:00pmLunch
1:00pm - 4:00pmWorkshop

Requirement for attendance
1. Schools must have at least 1 Math teacher and 1-2 CTE teachers in attendance.
2. There will be a limit of 25 participants at each Math workshop location.

An option to apply for a $150 stipend will be available on the registration form.

Registration has closed.

Maximum attendence was reached at both workshops. If you would like to put your name on a waiting list in case of cancellations please contact our office at 309-438-5185. Catherine Moore will take your name, school, and number. If space opens we will call those on the waiting list.

Workshop Goals

  • Work with math teacher partners in communities of practice.
  • Learn to identify the intersection of CTE and math concepts.
  • Develop a plan for integrating lessons naturally into your courses.
  • Begin to develop curriculum maps.
  • Learn the seven element pedagogic framework.
Information on Math-in-CTE
The NRCCTE has moved the compelling results of its scientifically based research study of Math-in-CTE into classroom practice with the Math-in-CTE curriculum integration professional development model. Since the model launched as a nationwide initiative in 2006, almost 700 CTE teachers in nearly 30 states or large districts, along with their math teacher partners, have been trained in Math-in-CTE professional development sessions. Over 17,000 CTE students are estimated to have benefited.

In the original Math-in-CTE research study, students in the classrooms of teachers trained in the model performed significantly better on standardized math tests and community college math placement tests than students who received the regular CTE curriculum. Students also improved their math skills without losing the technical skills needed for college and career readiness.

Based upon the NRCCTE’s research-driven philosophy of fully contextualized curriculum integration, Math-in-CTE is not a curriculum but a process through which the math that naturally occurs in the CTE curriculum is enhanced. CTE teachers are never asked to replace what they already teach or to superimpose math that does not belong in their courses. Visit NRCCTE's website: