Finding Your Fit January 7, 2009 ER
Agenda • Teacher Placement Process (Matt and Paul) • Revised SLC Phase-in • SLC Preference Ballot • SLC Presentations (CGHS teachers) Note: There will not be a Q and A session today. After today’s ER Paul Buck will send you a link to this PPT. Questions about the Teacher Placement Process or the SLC Presentations should be e-mailed to him and he will reply with an answer.
Teacher Placement Process January 12th/13th (PPM): • explain SLC selection process • Q and A January 21st: Teachers submit their SLC Preference Ballot to Amy Warner by 3:00. January 27th (room 250) • 12-15 member Teacher Placement Recommendation Task Force places teachers in each SLC (7:45-3:00) • Department Chair Meeting (3:15-5:00)
EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL The Early College at Center Grove Launching in 2009
The Early College at Center Grove The Early College at Center Grove is a college-preparatory program that believes in: • instilling the confidence in students that they can succeed in a post-secondary setting; • promoting and assisting students in gaining college credit by the end of high school; • providing a seamless transition from high school to college; • providing a relevant, rigorous and cross-curricular program for students in a personalized environment; and • preparing students to think critically, communicate clearly, learn independently, and work collaboratively in a 21st-Century world.
NEW TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL The Center for 21st Century Learning @ CGHS Launching in 2010
The Center for 21st Century Learning @ CGHS The Center for 21st Century Learning @ CGHS is a college- preparatory program that believes in: • preparing students to think critically, communicate clearly, learn independently, and work collaboratively in a 21st Century world; • fostering a professional environment of respect, trust and responsibility that allows both students and teachers to focus on learning, as well as personal, academic and social growth; • emphasizing the integration of technology into learning to create authentic, purposeful, real-world learning experiences, tasks and products; and • creating opportunities for students and teachers to learn about their community, their nation, and their world through community service and participation.
BUSINESS ACADEMY The Center Grove School of Business and Information Technology Launch TBA
The Center Grove School of Business and Information Technology The Center Grove School of Business and Information Technology is a college- preparatory program that believes in: • providing rigorous educational opportunities for students interested in all areas of business, including marketing, management/entrepreneurship, business law, finance and information technology; • creating networking opportunities for students through community service projects and internship experiences; • preparing students with technology skills that will be needed in tomorrow’s global business world; • developing the leadership skills demanded by today’s industries, such as effective communication, problem solving, and team collaboration; and • preparing students for all post-secondary education opportunities not only in business-related majors but also in concentrated programs requiring a strong foundation in social studies, math and language arts.
STEM ACADEMY The Center Grove SLC of Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Launch TBA
The Center Grove SLC of Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics The Center Grove SLC of Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is a college-preparatory program that believes in: • making science, technology, engineering and math authentic relevant for students; • integrating hands-on, problem-based, real-world experiences into student learning, tasks and products; • inspiring innovative thinking and problem solving to extend learning beyond the classroom; • preparing students to think critically, communicate clearly, learn independently, and work collaboratively in a 21st-Century, STEM world.
What It Is • An SLC for students who have an interest in Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. • The SLC where the PLTW Engineering Curriculum is housed. • Problem solving or project based learning where it is possible. • An SLC where the application of their learning goes beyond the classroom.
What It Is • The integration of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics where possible. • A place where you can work with and collaborate with great teachers. • Nationally-based initiative started by NASA.
What It Is Not • One large group just for PLTW Engineering. • A place where every lesson or unit is related to science, technology, engineering & mathematics. • Where all of the higher ability students will go. • Where all of the lower ability students will go. • Just for boys. • Just for engineers.
HEALTH SLC Health SLC Launch TBA
Health SLC The Center Grove Project Lead the Way-Biomedical Sciences Community is a college-preparatory program that believes in: • preparing students to take advantage of the career opportunities available in health and science; • engaging students in learning through hands-on, project-based, and problem-based curriculum; and • equipping students with the real-world knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a 21st-Century world.
Health SLC • Who: All students, who like a hands on approach to learning, and have a top notch work ethic. • What: A grouping of courses designed for the students described above that provide problem/project based learning and independent investigation in the health and medical fields. • Why: There is a need to address the shortage of medical personnel our country will experience in the next 10 years. This SLC will enlighten students to other health fields that are not physical therapy, nursing, or being a physician. • When: TBA
HUMANITIES SLC The School of American Studies Launch TBA
The School of American Studies The School of American Studies is a college-preparatory program that believes in: • emphasizing the skills of writing, research, communication, and analysis with a focus on the subject matter of the American experience; • confirming democratic and libertarian values in school structure and governance; • cultivating student and faculty scholarship, experiential learning, and interpersonal relationships; and • fostering civic virtue through public service and community participation.
TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CGHS Ongoing
CGHS Center Grove High School is a college-preparatory program that believes in: • providing a safe, supportive, and academically challenging environment; and • providing students the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to contribute to a diverse world as respectful, responsible and engaged citizens.