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Middle Schools and CTE

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Marian Murphy-Shaw …

Marian Murphy-Shaw
Siskiyou Tech Prep Partnership Director
Siskiyou County Office of Education
Yreka, CA

Christy Cummings Dawson
CTE Grant Coordinator
College of the Siskiyous
Weed, CA

As a result of CTE partnerships and SB 70 funding Siskiyou County has seen an increase in K-8 teacher and administrator involvement in CTE. Hear our story, the steps taken to increase this connection, and experience sample K-8 curriculum developed by teachers and partner programs.

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    • 1. Middle Schools and CTE Building Connections, Supporting Pathways Christy Cummings Dawson, Amy Gaither, Kim Greene, Marian Murphy-Shaw
    • 2. Grant
      • SB70 Strengthening Career Technical Education Programs Grant
        • California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
        • 2 years (May 2007 – May 2009)
        • Middle School-College Pathways
        • $250,000
    • 3. Partnership
      • College of the Siskiyous
      • Siskiyou County Office of Education
      • Siskiyou ROP
      • Tech Prep Far North Dist. Points
      • K-12 Districts in Siskiyou County
      • Mercy Medical Center
      • Fairchild Medical Center
      • Siskiyou Training & Employment Program
    • 4. Participating Schools
      • Sisson Elementary
      • Etna High School
      • College of the Siskiyous
      • and…
    • 5. Participating Schools
      • K-12 Feeder-Destination Alignment:
      • Butteville Elementary
      • Weed Elementary
      • Weed High School
      • Grenada Elementary
      • Jackson Street School
      • Yreka High School
    • 6. Implementation
      • Grant awarded May 2007
      • Director hired September 2007
      • First partnership meeting October 2007
      • Ongoing CTEOnline, CAPathways work
      • End of Year 1 Meeting June 2008
      • Ongoing 7-14 collaboration work 2008-09
      • Pathways Day January 2009
      • Closing down grant activity April 2009
      • End of Year 2 Meeting spring 2009
    • 7. Collaboration
      • Leadership Team
        • Jeff Cummings – Dean of CTE, College of the Siskiyous
        • Christy Cummings Dawson – CTE Grant Director, College of the Siskiyous
        • Marian Murphy-Shaw – Siskiyou Tech Prep, SCOE
        • Kim Greene – Director, Siskiyou ROP
        • Paul Mrowczynski – Tech Prep Far North Distribution Points
    • 8. Collaboration
      • Rural communities, often one person wears many hats
      • Good community & personal relationships
    • 9. Collaboration
      • 7 middle school faculty:
      • Tammi Frisbee - science and athletics
      • Ken Lemos - science
      • Leonard May - science and math
      • Jenny O’Gorman - science and math
      • Mike Savarese -science and math
      • Kelly Valarde - social science and career elective
      • Cheryl Wilhite -science and career elective
      • … with more sites starting work this spring!
    • 10. Collaboration
      • 6 high school faculty:
      • Amy Gaither - Health occupations
      • Mike Gilmore - Sports medicine/science
      • Randi Greenspan - Lifeskills/math
      • Cheryl Johnson -Lifeskills/ECE
      • Roi Murphy -Lifeskills
      • Bonnie Wood-Career Exploration/Alternative Ed.
      • More faculty looking for connections…
    • 11. Collaboration
      • 3 College of the Siskiyous faculty:
      • Jesse Cecil - computer sciences, business math
      • Dave Clark - biology, anatomy, physiology
      • Roseann Kendall - nursing
    • 12. Problems
      • Logistics
        • Geographic distance; weather
        • More than 20 districts
      • Limited health facilities
        • 2 small hospitals
    • 13. Problems
      • Small schools with limited resources
      • Scheduling
      • Taking teachers out of classroom
      • Working with existing curriculum
        • CST’s, CAHSEE
      • Project Sustainability
      • Increased student interest
    • 14. Progress
      • 7-14 collaborations
        • Math
        • Science
        • Health
        • Career Awareness
      • Pre/Post testing of student progress
        • TEAS to LVN students
        • Practice TEAS to high school students
      • Coordination with CalPASS
    • 15. Progress
      • Guest Speakers –
        • Mercy Medical Center, YMCA, Army Medical Corps, Athletic Trainers, College Faculty
      • Workplace Experience –
        • Job shadowing, hospital and Physical Therapy student placements, 7-8 th student trips to hospitals
      • Purchasing Supplies –
        • Mannequins, NanoLegends, baby simulators, Glow Germs, science lab supplies and more…
    • 16. Progress
      • Pathways and course sequences at participating schools
      • 4 year plans for students
      • Articulation of YHS Health Careers class with COS Medical Terminology
    • 17. Progress
      • SB70 Middle schools expressed increased interest in Tech Prep plan
      • Program sustainability written into Tech Prep, ROP and Perkins plans
      • 7-14 ongoing lesson plan meetings
      • CTE highlighted in new middle school reform document – Taking Center Stage II
      • Increased student interest
    • 18. Progress
      • Field trip to ‘Bodies Revealed’
      • Intro to Health Careers/Careers with Children class at YHS
    • 19. Products
      • 8 th grade study skills elective - WES
      • Health Careers Life class - Montague
      • Career Exploration 7-8 th Elective - JSS
      • Sports medicine class - WHS
    • 20. Products
      • Modularized science prerequisite/refresher course – COS
      • New Intro to Health course – COS
    • 21. What’s next
      • Videoconferencing health careers course
      • Increasing health careers student success & college attendance
      • HOSA membership
      • Intro to Health Careers/Careers with Children class at EHS
      • Tracking of students throughout pathway using CalPASS
      • Expanding pathways
    • 22. Planning Time
      • Use a Pathways Template handout as a guide to complete your 7-14 conversations today and back at your site.
      • Work in table teams today to ask about generalities, especially the educational sectors least familiar to you.
    • 23. Pathways Template Sample
    • 24. Questions?
      • Christy Cummings Dawson
      • College of the Siskiyous
      • [email_address]
      • 530-938-5305
      • Amy Gaither
      • Yreka High School
      • [email_address]
      • 530-842-6151
      • Kim Greene
      • Siskiyou ROP
      • [email_address]
      • 530-842-6151
      • Marian Murphy-Shaw
      • Siskiyou Tech Prep
      • [email_address]
      • 530-842-8498
      Thank You

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