Contextualized Learning Institute
Move UP supports the development of IBEST-like and contextualized learning programs by convening theContextualized Learning Institute, which brings together local practitioners to share best practices, with national expertise to guide the development of these critical programs. The institute currently emphasizes the five competencies listed below, but has the flexibility to respond to programmatic and practical needs of participants:
- Successful Student Recruitment
- Developing a "Vestibule" Program
- Contextualizing Curriculum
- Teaching in a Cooperative Approach
- Participant Retention & Job Placement
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Check out these links for additional information and resources for IBEST-like and contextualized learning programs:
- In 2013, Capital Workforce Partners developed the White Paper on Contextualized Models for Delivering Adult Literacy Services Incorporating a Return on Investment Analysis to address the need to bring the contextualized learning pilot programs to scale throughout the region, thereby expanding the positive adult literacy outcomes of unemployed individuals seeking to attain middle skills jobs.
- A Review of Contextualized Learning and Its Importance to Career Advancement for Adults in Connecticut: A Report conducted by the CETC Career Advancement Committee, for the CT Employment and Training Commission (CETC), December 12, 2013. This report looks at how contextualized learning programs can help fill the skills gap in CT, and offers a framework for developing these programs.
- Teaching Contextually: Research, Rationale, & Techniques for Student Motivation and Achievement in Mathematics and Science