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Global Career Tech Education Podcast Ep.14 Interdisciplinary CTE Curriculum Masterclass

Tune in to episode 14 of the Global Career Tech Education Podcast hosted by Sylvester Chisom, with special guests Chris Manila, an innovative CTE Educator from Evanston Township High School(IL) & Amy Boscan, a CTE Coordinator from Parkway School District(MO).

"How To make Interdisciplinary Learning A Reality In Your Classroom"


Sylvester Chisom leads a masterclass with Chris Manila and Amy Boscan on interdisciplinary learning best practices in career tech education.

The following topics are discussed:

-Best practices on how teachers should collaborate on lessons

-How interdisciplinary learning can help reengage disenfranchised students

-How to Integrate Career Tech Education and Core Content

-How to best use summative assessments in interdisciplinary curriculum

-How to get district and community stakeholders onboard

Chris Manila Bio:

Chris is a career tech educator and interdisciplinary thought leader with over 10 years of experience. He is the Lead Business Teacher in the Algebra and Entrepreneurship class taught at Evanston High School in collaboration with Erin Mancini as Lead Algebra Teacher. Their course has been recognized as a best in class example of interdisciplinary learning.

Amy Boscan Bio:

Amy currently serves as the Coordinator of Career & Technical Education, World Languages, and Global Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, MO. As a professional developer, Amy focuses on systemic and sustainable integration of “how do we do school differently” in order to prepare students for a global society and an ever-changing world. Her work encompasses creating authentic solutions to meet the needs of all students with rigorous and relevant learning experiences. In that work, she is exploring choice options for students, experiential learning, virtual course offerings, and global-ready academic programs. Through community partnerships and establishing global competence as an organic and sustained focus, Amy is building culture for this work in Parkway through partnerships with The Asia Society, The Stevens Initiative, The Longview Foundation, K12 Global Forum, and ASCD.

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