CBI Middle School Curriculum
All CBI instruction is aligned to the CBI Technical Content Standards and The seven key principles used as a guide for CBI programs and instruction are:
Higher Expectations - Partnering with administrators, teachers, counselors, parents and community to support a belief system that all learners will achieve academic success, establish a career pathway and become contributing members of society.
Common Curriculum - Engaging learners in the common curriculum of the school that provides opportunities for graduation and links with school district and state curriculum and performance expectations.
Authentic Learning - Providing appropriate and effective instruction by meeting student needs through active learner engagement and relating subject matter to life and work.
Supportive Structures - Achieving optimum conditions for learning through a student-teacher ratio that promotes effective interaction and instruction, physical location to develop psychological and social identity and instructional resources and technology to meet individual learner needs.
Sense of Belonging - Providing activities and a classroom/community environment that lead to increased positive social interaction, citizenship practices and leadership development.
Continuous Improvement - Monitoring and improving classroom achievement by using student assessment and program data in relation to the district's continuous improvement plan.
Student Identification - In partnership with administrators, counselors, teachers and parents, selecting students who have barriers to career and academic success
Building a Bridge to Your Future is the standards based curriculum utilized in middle school CBI. This curriculum provides students time to reflect and grow -- increasing their self-efficacy as successful students -- and provides an opportunity for students to validate their improved readiness to engage in career exploration and decision-making.
The course materials helps students:
Develop the skills of a self-directed learner
Understand the traits and skills of a resilient personality
Practice strategies for creating a growth mindset
Discover what motivates them so they stay focused on their education over the long term.
Study 21st century learning mediums that will help them take advantage of the new ways of mastering topics of their choosing.