First Steps in Building a Rigorous Program of Study. MDE/ MnSCU Career & Technical Education Webinar Wednesday, August 14 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PRESENTERS (In Order of Presentations) Debra Hsu, MnSCU Dan Smith, MDE Michael Mitchell, MDE John Rapheal , MDE
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Career & Technical Education Webinar
Wednesday, August 14 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
(In Order of Presentations)
Debra Hsu, MnSCU
Dan Smith, MDE
Michael Mitchell, MDE
John Rapheal, MDE
Ginny Karbowski, MnSCU
Debbie Belfry & Robb Lowe, Southwest Metro Consortium
Mo Amundson, Rochester/ZED Consortium
Share a common understanding of the 10 components of Rigorous Programs of Study (RPOS) as formulated by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE).
Understand the process to evaluate current Programs of Study using the MN RPOS Guide.
Plan first steps for development and implementation of RPOS in your Consortium.
Programs of Study – As a guidance tool, the intent is to chart out many paths for student success.
State-approved Programs of Study – Signature programs for a consortium. Each consortium should identify at least seven programs for state approval.
Rigorous Programs of Study – Ten elements take the POS to the highest standard. Each consortium should bring at least one Program of Study to meet the RPOS standard during the 2013-2014 year.
State-approved Programs of Study
Programs of Study
TECHNICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENTS
COLLEGE & CAREER
COUNSELING & ACADEMICS
(National, State and Local Policy)
(Teaching and Learning)
Sustained and intensive professional development incorporates opportunities to attend workshops and teacher externships, to learn about the latest in technology focusing on curriculum and instruction.
(Quantitative & Qualitative Data)
State and local systems and strategies are set to gather quantitative and qualitative data on the RPOS components and students outcomes for ongoing development efforts.
(Common Core Competencies )
(Smooth transitions for strong curriculum partnerships)
(Policy and Curriculum)
“Umbrella” credit transfer agreements provide opportunities for secondary students to be awarded transcripted credit supported by formal agreements.
(Delivered by All for All)
Focus on this component helps students make informed decisions about which RPOS to pursue. Career planning and guidance with plans of study for students early on that are supported by career assessments and resources.
Innovative and creative approaches enable teachers/ faculty to integrate academic & technical instruction. Incorporating team based approaches to support student learning through activities such as math in CTE and/or work based learning projects are also stressed.
(Information on Student Learning)
Technical skill assessments provide
information on students learning the necessary knowledge and skills for entry into and advancement in postsecondary education and careers.
BEGIN WITH “RIGOROUS PROGRAM
OF STUDY GUIDE” –
Rubrics of 10
RIGOROUS PROGRAM OF STUDY
• Level 1: Level 1 meets the minimal requirements to become a Minnesota State- Approved RPOS for the Consortium in a career pathway.
• Level 2: Additional subcomponents have been developed and implemented within a RPOS for the Consortium.
• Level 3: Level 3 meets all subcomponents of a RPOS for the Consortium; this level is the highest level of achievement and a goal for all Programs of Study.
In “RIGOROUS PROGRAM OF STUDY HANDBOOK”-
IN EACH SECTION – FOR EACH OF TEN COMPONENTS OF HANDBOOK
Perkins Consortia Leaders
Local School or Campus Administrators
Role of Teachers & Faculty in RPOS Partnerships
Role of Perkins Consortium Leaders in RPOS Partnerships
Debbie Belfry, Bloomington Schools
Robb Lowe, Normandale Community College
Step 1: In spring, college advisory committee met & recommended cluster approach for future planning.
Step 2: Consortia Leadership Team organized one-day Rigorous Program of Study workshop in June - invited secondary business, FACS, & service occupations teachers AND postsecondary hospitality & business teachers.
Step 3: Team determined overall purpose & goal for the day. . .to create a pathway that begins the conversation & gain commitment to participate in work groups.
Overview of Perkins/ Rigorous Program of Study
Small Group Discussion – Challenges/ Breaking Down Silos
Small Group Discussion - Opportunities/ Building Collaborations
Next Steps – Rigorous Program of Study Meetings/ Technical Skill Assessment Meetings
Mo Amundson, Rochester Community & Technical College
Step 1: Identified Therapeutic Services as RPOS for consortium.
Step 2: College and high school administration teams met to review the RPOS rubrics & evaluate current POS.
Step 3: Team set goals for FY14 to achieve Level 3 in each of 10 components.
For your leadership
For your hard work
For your continued commitment to CTE students in Minnesota!!!!!