Focus: Career and Technology Studies

Career & Technology Studies – Pathways and Possibilities

These videos provide a snapshot of promising practices in CTS across Alberta. Alberta students, teachers and administrators share their experiences, successes and reflections to stimulate thinking about CTS programming. The videos were filmed at rural and urban school sites in several Alberta locations. Each video is accompanied by a learning guide and tip sheet to support adult learning.

Audience: CTS teachers, counselors and administrators; parents and community

An Overview

Students, parents and teachers describe the organization and philosophy of the Alberta Career and Technology Studies Program of Studies in their schools to inform and inspire teachers interested in developing a pathways model in their CTS programs.

Length: 11:45

Project and Practicum Courses

Students and teachers describe their experiences and successes with CTS project and practicum courses. Narration explains the purpose of project and practicum courses in a CTS pathway and outlines each step necessary for implementation of these courses in a CTS program.

Length: 11:18

Health and Caring Services

Students and teachers describe their experiences with CTS pathways and provide examples of the different benefits, challenges and solutions they encountered while developing and implementing a variety of new pathways related to health and caring services.

Length: 11:37

Recreation Pathways

Students and teachers describe their experiences with new CTS pathways and provide examples of the different benefits, challenges and solutions they encountered while developing and implementing a variety of new pathways related to recreation leadership.

Length: 9:11

Multiple Pathways

Students, teachers and administrators describe the benefits of offering multiple pathways to personalize learning in a CTS program. Promising practices for program design, instructional strategies and community involvement to support innovative programming are outlined by teachers and administrators.

Length: 9:56

Off-campus Experiences

Students, teachers and administrators describe the benefits of implementing off-campus experiences in a CTS program and share their experiences developing the community partnerships and instructional strategies necessary to support learning outside the classroom.

Length: 10:31

This resource was developed under the leadership of ERLC as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation.