Volume 26, No. 3: Revving Up for the 2016 Conference in Indy!

Bits 'n' Pieces

Items of interest to our members and affiliates ...

Career Pathways: Catalog of Toolkits
An online directory of free resources available for planning Career Pathways initiatives

WorkforceGPS
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA), WorkforceGPS is an interactive online communication and learning technical assistance (TA) platform that was designed to communicate with, and build the capacity of, the public workforce investment system to develop and implement innovative approaches to workforce and economic development in the 21st-century economy. This website, which offers resources and peer-to-peer connection, supplements other TA provided by ETA's national and regional staff to help the public workforce system, education professionals, and business.

Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning
Bloom's Taxonomy was created in 1956 under the leadership of Benjamin Bloom to promote higher forms of thinking in learning and education. It was revised in 2000. There are six levels:

  1. Remembering: Can the student recall or remember the information?

  2. Understanding: Can the student explain ideas or concepts?

  3. Applying: Can the student use the information in a new way?

  4. Analyzing: Can the student distinguish between the different parts?

  5. Evaluating: Can the student justify a stand or decision?

  6. Creating: Can the student create a new product or point of view?

Resources on Bloom’s Taxonomy:

Project-Based Learning
Project-based learning (PBL) provides opportunities for students to explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire deeper knowledge by carrying out hands-on projects. There is usually a tangible product at the end of each project.

Resources on PBL: