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Lesson Plan Ideas:

  1. Research careers in their trade and create a brochure, business card, or resume with graphics and text.
  2. Present material in a timeline, a poster, presentation, or a portfolio for other students.
  3. Review a professional journal article and develop a presentation that summarizes the article that they will then present to the class (see databases to the right).
  4. Predict the future of the trade or create a timeline of the past.


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Jennifer Jourdain
Montachusett Regional Voc Tech School
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-9200 x5125

Vocational Enrichment

CCTE COVID-19 Questions and Answers from the Mass DESE

‚ÄčVocational-Technical Remote Learning Resources from MAVA With many thanks to Jim Hachey from Monty Tech and CVTE directors and educators across the state, please see the remote learning resources at the link below. This is organized by program area, with a lead school/vocational director listed.  MAVA Remote Learning Program Resources Sheet

undefinedMackinVIA: New Free Databases until June 30th  In addition to thousands of free ebooks, Mackin has added several databases.  To get into these books is easy and allows for simultaneous viewings. Go to and enter the school name "monta"  and the login and password: montytech1. There is also an app for mobile devices.  

undefined's "Emergency Library."  To access, go to and sign up with them using your Monty Tech account.  Verify your registration with an email sent to your Gmail. Next, search for your book title in the Internet Archive (not the Wayback Machine: this is blocked).  Click on a book.  Then click on the blue "Borrow" button in order to borrow it for "14 days."  After 14 days, I believe you can just borrow it again.  It also has a text to speech button if you'd like it to read to you in a robot voice.  You can also read these on a mobile device through your browser.  Here's a video on how to access.

WGBH and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for Massachusetts teachers.  This collection combines all the resources of PBS and many have support materials.    The top purple bar has a drop down menu for subject.  Click and Assign to Google Classroom or copy and paste the video link and supporting materials in Schoology. For teachers:  A calendar of all WBGH's upcoming webinars.

undefinedAsk your kids to make something!  Go to Instructables and learn something new.  There's something for everyone here including woodworking, automotive, cooking, gardening, design, code, sculpture, and more!

undefinedIf you're looking for something for students to do which involves design and creativity, this free software from AutoCAD may be what you are looking for.  Sign up for TinkerCAD as an educator and link to your Google Classroom.  There are many applications (including for  math and science teachers) and you don't need a 3D printer to use it (although there are websites which will print your designs).  Instructables has a contest currently for TinkerCAD as well as an educator's page.  Here's a very basic video on using TinkerCAD with students.

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