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Career Clusters June 2010 Chicago

  1. 1. Buckets in the SeaManhattan Institute Study April 2005<br />Philanthropic Support to K-12 education represents about 1/3 of 1% of total education spending.<br />Reshaping education through philanthropy is akin to changing the ocean by adding buckets of water to it.<br />Leverage private giving to reform future public expenditures. Put down the buckets, and instead, build dykes and channels. <br />
  2. 2. Keeping Illinois Competitive May 2006<br />Message Points<br />Daunting demographics are ahead for US/Illinois Workforce<br />Reversing current education trends requires knowledge of problem and will to solve<br />May 2006<br />www.keepingillinoiscompetitive.niu.edu<br />2<br />
  3. 3. May 2006<br />www.keepingillinoiscompetitive.niu.edu<br />3<br />The Education Skills Drivers<br />Demographics of the labor market<br /><ul><li>Slow Population Growth (1% plus per year)
  4. 4. Slow Labor Force Growth (Less than 1% yr)</li></ul>Illinois employment growth this past year has been .96%<br /><ul><li>Aging Population (Fewer Working Age)</li></ul>By 2030, 41 million new workers will enter the workforce, while 76 million will retire<br /><ul><li>Growth in Minorities and Immigrant Population</li></ul>Between 1980-2000, the native born workforce increased 44%; between 2000-2020, the native born workforce will not increase.<br />
  5. 5. May 2006<br />www.keepingillinoiscompetitive.niu.edu<br />4<br />Skilled Worker Shortage as seen in Math and Science Degrees<br />Nearly 1/3 of those with science and engineering degrees in the current workforce are over 50<br />China graduates 4 times as many engineers as the US. <br />Foreign born students earned 43% of masters degrees and 61% of PhDs awarded in US<br />By 2010, more than 90% of all scientists and engineers will live in Asia<br />
  6. 6. May 2006<br />www.keepingillinoiscompetitive.niu.edu<br />5<br />The STEM Education PipelineSummary for Illinois<br />Academically, Illinois is an average state ---as opposed to competitive---in a below average country in math and science<br />Data shows extraordinary gaps in academic performance—which present tremendous future workforce challenges<br />
  7. 7. May 2006<br />www.keepingillinoiscompetitive.niu.edu<br />6<br />ISSUE 1: Education Attainment<br />Increase the levels of educational attainment, especially for low-income, black, and the rapidly expanding Hispanic populations<br />Reduce college remediation rates; an option to consider is the agreement on a statewide definition and measurable indicators for college readiness<br />
  8. 8. May 2006<br />www.keepingillinoiscompetitive.niu.edu<br />7<br />ISSUE 2: Curricular Rigor and Alignment<br />Implement a more rigorous K-12 curriculum; options to consider include joining the American Diploma Project, which includes content area benchmarks linked to college and workplace skills <br />
  9. 9. Issue 3: Teacher Quality<br />Ensure all mathematics and science teachers have the proper qualifications<br />Teachers not certified in content areas:<br />Half of 8th grade math teachers<br />High school teachers not fully certified<br />one-third of chemistry <br />two-fifths of physics<br />one-half of biology<br />three-fourths of earth science<br />
  10. 10. Since 2006, Illinois has taken big steps<br />Joined American Diploma Project<br />Developing Core Content Standards<br />Highlighted Deficiency of Assessments<br />Created Longitudinal Data System<br />Formed P-20 Council<br />Education alignment of ISBE, ICCB, and IBHE<br />Expanded Charter School Choices<br />
  11. 11. Building on recent past initiatives…Race to the Top<br />Core Education Improvement Targets<br />Adopt internationally benchmarked standards and assessments<br />Build data systems that measure student success and inform teacher and administrator practice<br />Increase teacher and administrator effectiveness and distribute them equitably to schools in need<br />Turn around lowest performing schools<br />Focus on high schools and the transition to and from high school across-the-board<br />Competitive Priority: STEM Initiatives<br />
  12. 12. Building on recent past initiatives…Race to the Top<br />To enhance Illinois’ Race to the Top application, sweeping legislative changes were enacted. <br />KEY POINTS<br />Statewide Learning Performance Management System<br />Hard deadline for linking student performance to teacher evaluations<br />Targeted interventions in low performing schools<br />STEM Learning Exchanges and Programs of Study <br />
  13. 13. STEM LEARNING EXCHANGES<br />Nine STEM Programs of Study areas will be established as STEM Learning Exchanges that are consistent with the National Career Cluster framework. Selected clusters are critical to Illinois economic growth.<br />Agriculture and Natural Resources: development, production, processing, distribution, of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources; <br />Energy: developing, planning and managing the production of energy including renewable energy and clean coal technology and its distribution through smart grid technologies; <br />Manufacturing: product and process development and managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related support activities; <br />Information Technology: designing, developing managing, supporting and integrating hardware and software system; <br />Architecture and Construction: designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment including the use of green technologies; <br />Transportation, Distribution and Logistics: planning, management and movement of people, materials and goods across all transportation modes as well as maintaining and improving transportation technologies; <br />Research and Development: scientific research and professional and technical services including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services; <br />Health Sciences: planning, managing and providing therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, and support services as well as biomedical research and development; and <br />Financial Services: securities and investments, business finance, accounting, insurance, and banking<br />
  14. 14. Career Clusters<br />
  15. 15. STEM LEARNING EXCHANGESWhat they’ll look like<br />The STEM Learning Exchanges will be hosted on the LPMS cloud-based computing infrastructure as open-collaborative communities and will consists of partnerships among public and private entities, including…<br /><ul><li>Business and Industry Partners
  16. 16. State Government
  17. 17. School Districts
  18. 18. Post-Secondary Institutions
  19. 19. STEM Industry and Education Experts
  20. 20. Federal Labs and Research Centers
  21. 21. Museums
  22. 22. Other Public and Private Partners</li></li></ul><li>STEM LEARNING EXCHANGESWhat they will do<br />Roles and Functions<br />E-learning curriculum resources including on-line courses, assessment and feedback systems, reference materials, data bases, and software tools (e.g., engineering design software) <br />Internships and other work-based learning opportunities that connect students with adult mentors<br />Career development and outreach resources to expand awareness of STEM-related programs and careers to K-12 students<br />Sponsored challenges and project management resources for students to work in collaborative teams addressing real-world interdisciplinary problems <br />Professional development resources for teachers and school administrators, including support for web-based networks <br />Review performance of STEM-related programs of study and work with school partners to continuously improve performance <br />
  23. 23. Programs of Study<br />
  24. 24. Programs of StudyLocal District Commitment<br />Develop POS in broad range of academic and career areas based on Illinois Programs of Study model <br />At least two POS in STEM application areas<br />Strengthen academic integration <br />Support professional development<br />Support real-world connections with adult mentors<br />Implement education and career guidance systems and align high schools and feeder middle schools<br />Form partnerships with postsecondary education institutions for dual credit and improved transitions<br />
  25. 25. IBRT Role<br />Short Term:<br />The IBRT Education Foundation will assist the state in strengthening its RT3 Application.<br />Longer Term:<br />The IBRT Education Foundation will assist the state in creating a STEM LEARNING EXCHANGE statewide network to support Local School Districts’ offerings of STEM Programs of Study<br />

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