State of Alaska
Alaska Math-in-CTE Program

In 2011 and 2012, teams of secondary and postsecondary CTE and math teachers are participating in a Math-in-CTE program facilitated by EED, UAA, and the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE). Math-in-CTE professional development trains math and CTE teacher teams to work collaboratively to enhance the math that exists naturally in the CTE curriculum.  This model has been shown to significantly increase students’ achievement on standardized math tests, while maintaining their technical skill achievement.

Math and CTE teachers began this year-long program with an intense week of training at the beginning of August. During that week they learned what the Math-in-CTE model is, they mapped the CTE curriculum, and they developed some awesome math-enhanced lesson plans. During this school year, the CTE teachers are delivering those lesson plans and are continuing the collaboration with their math teacher partners.

For more information on the Math-In-CTE model, please visit the NRCCTE website.