University of Alaska Anchorage

  • NCCER Core Curriculum for Teachers

    This course focuses on certifying high school teachers as Core Curriculum instructors.

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COVID-19 Update

Prince William Sound College will continue its popular "for Teachers" courses online. Course costs have been reduced to $119 for 3 500-level UAA credits. Classes will cover content in ALEKS Math, ALEKS Chemistry, Web Database Systems (MySQL), or NCCER Certification. Classes will be taught synchronously online and with instructor directed hands-on experiential learning projects that students can do at their homes. More information can be found on here.


The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) offers a nationally recognized training program in a variety of craft trades and vocations such as construction, welding, millwright, maritime, weatherization, and cold climate construction. The Core Curriculum is the first course in each of these craft trades. This course focuses on certifying high school teachers as Core Curriculum instructors, enabling high school students to receive NCCER Core Curriculum Certification.

Scholarships

Prince William Sound College was recently awarded a DEED grant to support teachers and paraprofessionals with a direct role in teaching CTE to become NCCER certified instructors. Scholarships will provide tuition, travel expenses (up to $345), lodging in apartment-style dorms, $150 teachers stipends, and NCCER certification. 

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Dates and Location 

Dates: May 24- May 30, 2020

Location: Prince William Sound College, Valdez, Alaska

Contact: Woody Woodgate at 907-834-1673 or wawoodgate@alaska.edu

Cost: $950 (includes tuition and housing). Limited full scholarships are also available.

The course also allows high school teachers to access the NCCER curriculum and lesson plans, as well as discussing how to align the NCCER’s curriculum with Alaska’s technology and cultural standards. The course will use a project to demonstrate mastery of skills.

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NCCER Core For Teachers Camp Schedule

Day/Date

Times

Location

Activities

Sun. 5/24

morning - afternoon

dorms/ commons

Arrival, introductions, and PWSC paperwork

 

evening

classroom

Introduction to NCCER Core curriculum
Introduction to English/Language Arts (ELA) and Math standards for applications in CTE settings

Mon.5/25

morning

classroom

Discuss current practices and administer  pre-survey
Instruction on Cultural standards and Place-based Education (PBE) Lesson Planning

 

mid- morning

classroom

NCCER Core Curriculum instruction

 

afternoon

Shop/Lab

NCCER Core experiential learning project

Tues. 5/26

morning

classroom

Instruction on ELA standards and incorporation into CTE class lesson planning

 

mid- morning

classroom

NCCER Core Curriculum instruction

 

afternoon

Shop/Lab

NCCER Core experiential learning project

Wed. 5/27

morning

classroom

Instruction on Math standards and incorporation into CTE class lesson planning

 

mid-morning

Shop/Lab

NCCER Core Curriculum instruction

 

afternoon

Shop/Lab

NCCER Core experiential learning project

Thurs. 5/28

morning

Classroom

 

Time to work on PBE lesson plan with NCCER Core model lesson, including ELA, Math, and Cultural standard
Review and study for NCCER Core Instructor Certification Test

 

afternoon/ evening

Blueberry Hill

Place-based education field trip

Fri. 5/29

morning

classroom

NCCER Core Instructor Certification Test
Lesson plan/model lesson presentations

 

afternoon

Shop/Lab

finish up NCCER experiential learning construction project

Sat. 5/30

morning - afternoon

classroom /dorms/ commons

Finish lesson plan presentation, administer post-survey, BBQ, and students leave