The purpose of this session is to provide professional development resources to districts as they align Career and Technical Education (CTE) standards to the Common Core.


Achieve has developed a set of resources leaders can use to plan and execute their own alignment activity. The materials focus mainly on hosting a workshop with mathematics and CTE teachers. However, the process employed can be applied to other professional learning opportunities and could be further developed into integrated activities within Home Base.

  • Participants will identify current status with regard to alignment of CTE standards to Common Core.
  • Participants will understand how to implement Professional Development to engage teachers in task alignment.
  • Participants will receive strategies for evaluating success of implementation.

Learner Outcomes:
1. Summer Institute participants will recognize the components of the two-day workshop model provided by Achieve.org.
2. Summer Institute participants will be able to implement this professional development by engaging CTE and math (or other program area) teachers.
3. Participants in the LEA workshop will be able to evaluate tasks with regard to their alignment to CTE and Common Core.
4. Participants in the LEA workshop will be able to create tasks that align to CTE and Common Core.


Prior to attending the session, please view the two short videos:

Video Link

Session Resources:

Session PowerPoint:

Stoplight Activity:

Session Files:

NCDPI Common Core/Essential Standards:


Common Career Technical Core:


Vision for Full Implementation:


Session Evaluation:


Facilitated Team Time Reflection Document: