CAREERplus Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Education
Curriculum type: Unit
Academic subject areas: Career-Technical Education; Career Exploration
States' Career Clusters: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math; Manufacturing; Information Technology; Health Science; Arts, Audio-Video Technology, Communications; Architecture & Construction; Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
California Industry sector(s): Manufacturing and Product Development; Information Technology; Health Science and Medical Technology; Engineering and Design; Energy and Utilities; Building Trades and Construction; Arts, Media, and Entertainment; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Transportation
Duration: 20 days per unit
Grade Targets: 9, 10
Levels of Expertise for CTE: Concentration/Skill building, Introductory
Targeted Support Materials: Administrator support, Industry Involvement
Standards Addressed: Detailed documentation of alignment with Common Core, State and/or Industry Standards included
Keywords: Career Exploration, STEM careers,
Source: Organization/Publisher-developed Credit: Paxton/Patterson
Usage Restrictions: Must have a contract with Paxton Patterson to use.
Curriculum Link: http://www.paxtonpatterson.com/
CAREERplus provides 20 days of multimedia instruction for each of 12 Integrated Instructional Units (IIU) exploring 12 different STEM-relatedcareer fields. The units are designed for teams of four students, and content is delivered by customizable interactive multimedia. All IIUs are closed-captioned. With a heavy emphasis on the inter-relationship of science, engineering and technology, each IIU demonstrates deep alignment through testing and rubric assessments.
Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives
Paxton/Patterson programs focus on building 21st century skills including: teamwork, initiative, problem solving, self-direction, and career development.
In each of the twelve career fields, CAREERplus provides a 20-day project-based exploratory activity that introduces students to the type of work involved in that career field. For instance, in Architectural Design: Students become aware of the decisions architects make each day with regard to materials, their application to the site, and their visual appeal. They work through a series of design exercises and team projects in a professional architectural environment. Architectural form modeling, combined with the use of CAD software, provide an opportunity for genuine design activities.
Integrated Units are available in the following subjects:
Robotics & Automation
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