(1) The career and technical education standards for fourth grade are that each student will: 

(a) act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee by exploring consequences of actions in communities and workplace;

(b) attend to personal health and financial well-being by investigating advertising and media that influence behavior;

(c)  communicate clearly, effectively, and with reason by practicing compromise, consensus, and conflict resolution;

(d)  consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions:

(i)  adapt to different environments by adjusting behavior to promote personal and group safety;

(ii)  predict potential outcomes of various decisions in a complex environment; and

(iii)  identify and explain the consequences of both proper and improper personal protective equipment use;

(e)  demonstrate creativity and innovation by exploring innovations and inventions and their originators;

(f) employ valid and reliable research strategies by mapping data for a culture, community, or state;

(g)  utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them:

(i)  identify models that organize and analyze patterns of information; and

(ii)  test and refine methods to solve a problem;

(h)  model integrity, ethical leadership, and effective management by contributing constructively to teams assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal;

(i)  plan education and career path aligned to personal goals:

(i)  describe how work relates to meeting needs for goods, clothing, shelter, and other necessities for living; and

(ii)  prepare personal communications based upon the intended audience;

(j) use technology to enhance productivity by selecting appropriate tools to create and communicate

(k)  work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence:

(i)  engage with learners from diverse cultures through use of available technology; and

(ii)  explain how personal and cultural histories can influence team approaches to completing tasks and projects.


History: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, MCA; IMP, Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 2136, Eff. 7/1/21.