A Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) program with the theme of environmental technology was:
With a unifying theme of environmental technology, 25 TeachNET teachers from the Iowa Quad Cities area participated in workplace and community experiences. Click here for a list of participating teachers and local projects. During a University of Wisconsin workshop, the teachers developed:
Three other TeachNET projects took place in:
The heart of contextual teaching and learning strategies is the emphasis upon involving the teacher and students in real-life applications of concepts. While good teachers have been using CTL elements for years, the University of Wisconsin researched the question of what support was needed to assist teachers in what might be called a wider, deeper implementation of CTL strategies. The elements of CTL are:
For more information on the elements of CTL, click here.