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  1. Engage. Learn. Inspire. The Role of Career & Technical Education in a K-12 Curriculum: Rigor, Relevance & Relationships Presented at the Virginia SACS-CASI Winter Conference February 26th, 2007 in Williamsburg, Virginia

  2. Agenda • Hands-On Activity • Digital Photography • 21st Century eLearning • Lesson Plans & Tutorials • Partnerships and Pathways www.NortelLearniT.org

  3. 21st Century eLearning 6 eLearning Principles: The Implications of 21st Century Technology on Teaching & Learning www.NortelLearniT.org

  4. 21st Century eLearning • 1) Integrate Technology • Our students are Millenial Learners! • They expect a high degree of technology integration • The Millenial generation was grown-up with computers and other 21st Century communications technologies; they are digital natives! www.NortelLearniT.org

  5. Arlington Public Schools Office of Career, Technical & Adult Education Diversity one summer class students grades 5 - 12

  6. 21st Century eLearning • 2) Lead with Hands-On • Engage and Excite: Most students, especially Millenials, do not like being lectured • Millenials are accustomed to multi-tasking, teamwork, collaboration and activity • Don’t just tell (lecture) students; show them and lead them to discovery too! www.NortelLearniT.org

  7. Showcase Project • The Power of the Technology Integration Lesson Plan: Ancient Observatories • Using the 5 + 1 E’s • Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate, Extend • Includes hyperlinks, student examples and grading rubric www.NortelLearniT.org

  8. 21st Century eLearning • 3) Build Hard Skills and Academic Standards into Lesson Plans • Technology allows real-time tracking of student progress on skills and standards. • The Arlington County Public Schools in Arlington, Virginia is developing a free piece of software, called CanDo, to facilitate online skills tracking. www.NortelLearniT.org

  9. Arlington Public Schools Office of Career, Technical & Adult Education Q #2: CTE NON-Component… C B D A E Bell Curve # Students Grade

  10. Arlington Public Schools Office of Career, Technical & Adult Education Q #2: New CTE Component… PhD MA BA AS J 11th 9th 6th Curve 3rd # Skills Time

  11. 21st Century eLearning • 4) Use Students as Assistants and Encourage Them to Teach • They are technology “natives”, as opposed to their teacher “immigrants” • Teachers become facilitators, and escape the bottleneck position • Retention soars as students teach each other www.NortelLearniT.org

  12. CANDORating Scale 0. (E) No Exposure; no information or practice 1. (D) Exposure; limited practice 2. (C) Moderately Skilled; has performed with supervision 3. (B) Skilled; can perform without supervision

  13. CANDORating Scale 0. (E) No Exposure; no information or practice 1. (D) Exposure; limited practice 2. (C) Moderately Skilled; has performed with supervision 3. (B) Skilled; can perform without supervision 4. (A) Expert; can teach others

  14. 21st Century eLearning • 5) Connect Students to Graduates and Industry Professionals • Technology allows students to breach the wall dividing school and the world of work • Bring back graduates to work as interns alongside current students (i.e. Arlington Police Promo Video and Will Boisture digital portfolio) www.NortelLearniT.org

  15. Arlington Public Schools Office of Career, Technical & Adult Education CanDo'06 Development Team APS students, interns and teachers with industry professionals

  16. Arlington Public Schools Office of Career, Technical & Adult Education CanDo'07 Development Team APS and TJHSST students, interns and teachers with industry professionals (21 new student interns)

  17. 21st Century eLearning • 6) Showcase Student Work • Encourage them to document their findings and present their work • Scientists publish; students can publish too! www.NortelLearniT.org

  18. Drawn with a mouse !!! using Macromedia Flash Phi Tran, Freshman Northern Virginia Community College “J-Man” 60-sec. PSA for APS Career, Tech. & Adult Ed. • 1st Place, SFX Video, 2005 Virginia Skills USA • Arlington Chamber of Commerce, • “Technology Young Mind • of the Year -- 2005” • ($1,250 scholarship)

  19. About Nortel LearniT Nortel LearniT is an educational initiative dedicated to supporting teachers and students in their effective use of 21st century communication tools, through innovative, peer-oriented, project based activities. www.NortelLearniT.org

  20. How Nortel LearniT Works 1. Free online resources at www.NortelLearniT.org 2. Collaboration with teachers and students 3. Partnerships www.NortelLearniT.org

  21. To Get Started … Choose your science topic to see a list of lesson plans 1… Select a technology skill for streaming video tutorials 2… Use these other support materials in your lessons... 3… www.NortelLearniT.org

  22. Technology Curriculum Nortel LearniT provides educators and students with the tools to develop skills that help them advance their technology expertise. Our technology curriculum currently includes: • Discovering the Internet • PowerPoint Presentation • Video Production • Imaging • Online Safety • Digital Ethics www.NortelLearniT.org

  23. Why take CTE programs in Arlington? • Learn about a CAREER you might ENJOY!!! • Learn skills that will earn you $$$ • Become a better person; SERVE others!!!

  24. Career Pathways 9Career Fields

  25. ACC Career & Technical Education Programs 9 CLUSTERS 25 PROGRAMS • Photography, Commercial Art • TV & Multimedia • Commercial Art & Media • Business & Marketing • Information Technology • Banking & Finance • Hospitality Management • Classroom-on-the-Mall • Computer Maintenance Technician Computer Networking (CISCO) • Auto Body Repair, Auto Technology • Aviation • Transportation • Construction Trades • Engineering & Leadership • Carpentry, Electricity • Heating, Ventilation & AC • Drafting (CAD), Engineering • Project Lead-the-Way • AFJROTC • Biology & Biotechnology • Health & Public Safety • Human Services • Animal Science, Tech. Animal Science • Biotechnology • Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine • EMT, Forensics • Cosmetology, Culinary Arts • Early Childhood Development

  26. Who goes to the Career Center? • Grades 3 – 5 for “Early-Release” Wednesdays. • Grades 4 - 12 for Saturday & Summer classes. • Grades 9 – 12 for High School elective classes.

  27. Early Release Wednesdays (grades 3–5) SESSION II Cartooning Cooking(+ $10) Creative Crafts Electronics Hair & Things Keyboarding Pet Care Photography TV Production January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8 SESSION III February 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $52 per session

  28. SATURDAY CLASSES(4th - 12th graders) Jan. 7th – Feb. 3rd Feb. 25th – Mar. 25th Animal Science Cartooning Art Computer Repair Cosmetology Keyboarding Keyboarding Photography Silk Screening TV / Multimedia

  29. SUMMER CLASSESRising 3rd – Rising 12th graders Month of July • Session I -- July 5 - 7; 10 - 14 • Session II-- July 17-21; 24 - 28 28 Different Classes !!!

  30. ACC Career & Technical Education Programs Nate Welsh 10 yrs old / 5th grade Long Branch Elementary

  31. APS Career & Technical Education Programs BAMBOO: Stalks, Stalks and more Stalks…

  32. APS Career & Technical Education Programs TREES: Trunks, Branches and Twigs!

  33. Arlington Public Schools Office of Career, Technical & Adult Education APS Strategic Goal #3 Responsive Education Objective 3.5 ~ During grade 6, each student will have an individual academic plan (Pathways model) that is responsive to the child’s talents, interests and challenges, and builds toward post-secondary education, work and other pursuits.

  34. Handy Links Please refer to your handout for the following links: Arlington Career Center website features Pathways and Partnerships http://www.careercenter.arlington.k12.va.us/ CanDo Competency Tracker free software for tracking student skills http://www.careercenter.arlington.k12.va.us/cando/index.htm Nortel LearniT free online lesson plans and technology tutorials http://www.nortellearnit.org/

  35. Thank You! Nancy Opsut nopsut@arlington.k12.va.us David Welsh rdavidw@gmail.com www.careercenter.arlington.k12.va.us (Google “Arlington Career Center”)