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Contextualized Teaching and Learning (CTL) Video Resources



Contextualized Teaching and Learning Overview: Students and Faculty Talk
Using interviews and footage from various projects, this video illistrates key CTL issues.
November 2010 - 5:32 min.

Contextualized Teaching and Learning (CTL): Student Perspectives
Highlighting three programs from Contextualized Teaching and Learning: A Faculty Primer, these videos feature students’ perspectives on how contextualized instruction enhances motivation, accelerates learning, increases retention and builds academic confidence.

The Career Ladders Project and the Research and Planning Group developed these videos in partnership - with support from the Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative. Additional support came from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Foundation for California Community Colleges, James Irvine Foundation, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Fund, Walter S. Johnson Foundation, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


Bridge to Biotech Program
City College of San Francisco

Two-semester bridge program integrating basic skills math and English with preparation for biotech employment and/or college-level coursework.
February 2010 - 4:33 min.

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Spanish to English Associate Teacher Certificate Program
Southwestern College
Four-semester program that links ESL and childhood development coursework leading to certification and continuing education.
February 2010 - 4:27 min.


Utilities and Construction Prep Program
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
A Career Advancement Academy integrating math, English, construction and work readiness skills in preparation for employment and continued education.
February 2010 - 4:40 min.


Contextualized Teaching and Learning: A Faculty Primer
A Review of Literature and Faculty Practices with Implications for California Community College Practitioners.
Spring 2009

For more information on CTL and the primer, visit


Career Advancement Academies

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CAA: Overview
This overview of the Career Advancement Academies Initiative includes student perspectives on the power of contextualized learning and the cohort experience in the Career Advancement Academies.
April 2010 - 6:49 min.