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Redesign Trailblazer

Redesign Trailblazer



Mississippi Redesign model for K-12 Education.

Mississippi Redesign model for K-12 Education.



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    • Redesigning Education For The 21 st Century Workforce in Mississippi
    • Overview
      • Economic and workforce development is at a tipping point in Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Education is taking a closer look at the delivery of workforce education in our state.
      • A variety of research and feedback from stakeholder groups was analyzed to develop this plan.
      • This plan outlines the proposed research-based new direction for the 7 th – 9 th grade Discovery courses, Career Centers, and career pathways for Mississippi.
    • Why Change?
      • 35 percent drop-out rate
      • Employment opportunities of the future
      • Graduates unprepared for the 21 st century workforce
      • NCLB technology literacy requirement
      • Increasing need for post-secondary remediation
    • On Target With A New Direction Mississippi Career Pathways with Increased Articulation with Post-secondary 10 th – 12 th Grade Academic and Vocational Education Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) 9 th Grade Technology Discovery Information and Communication Technology II (ICT II) 8 th Grade Computer Discovery Information and Communication Technology I (ICT I) 7 th Grade Career Discovery To… From..
    • Information And Communication Technology I
      • Curriculum
      • Basic Operation & Keyboarding
      • Social, Ethical, and Human Issues in Technology
      • Communication Tools
      • Research Tools
      • Word Processing
      • Publishing
      • Spreadsheet
      • Multimedia Presentation
      • Academic Component
      • 7 th Grade Language Arts Benchmarks
      • 7 th Grade Mathematics Benchmarks
      • 7 th Grade Science Benchmarks
    • Information And Communication Technology II
      • Curriculum
      • Input Applications
      • Database Applications
      • Design Applications
      • Graphic Design Applications
      • Networking
      • Web Page Design
      • Taking an Online Course
      • Problem Solving and Decision Making with Technology
      • Academic Component
      • 8 th Grade Language Arts Benchmarks
      • 8 th Grade Mathematics Benchmarks
      • 8 th Grade Science Benchmarks
      • 8 th Grade U.S. History Benchmarks
    • Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics Applications
      • Dual Credit Option
      • First opportunity for dual credit via online course
      • Eligible Online Courses
      • Secondary Online Courses
      • Post-secondary Online Courses
        • Vocational Courses
        • Academic Courses
    • Integration Of Workforce Education In High School
      • Career Pathways: A Research-Based Strategy
      • Encompasses numerous occupations sharing a common theme into a broad category
      • Provides students a context for connecting what they are learning across a wide spectrum of academic subject areas through the theme
      • Expands options and opportunities for all students
      • Provides map to reinforce academic learning by demonstrating direct application of classroom learning to the world of work
      • Provides flexible scheduling for students
    • Seven Mississippi Pathways
      • Health Care
      • Agriculture and Natural Resources
      • Construction and Manufacturing
      • Transportation
      • Business Management and Marketing
      • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
      • Human Services
    • Integration Of Workforce Education In High School
      • Vocational Education Courses
      • Integrate academic, workforce, and technology skills in all secondary vocational curriculum frameworks
      • Certified Rigor and Relevance trainer will serve on each curriculum framework revision team
      • All vocational curricula will include active learning techniques, cooperative learning, and project-based learning teaching and assessment strategies
      • Face-to-face and online professional development opportunities for increasing the Rigor and Relevance curriculum enhancement will be available to academic and vocational educators
    • Vocational Program Modifications
      • Streamlining the 49 two-year Secondary Vocational Programs to:
        • Approximately 10 introductory courses (retaining 6 Family & Consumer Sciences courses)
        • Approximately 20 two-year vocational programs
      • Continuation of Post-secondary Vocational Cluster Programs
    • WE WORK Center W orkforce E ducation W ith O nline L earning for R eal-world K nowledge
      • Dropout Prevention Modules
        • Students who experience hardships and are tempted to drop out will have the opportunity to finish their graduation requirements through flexible online and face-to-face course offerings and modified scheduling.
      • Possible WE WORK Module/Course Offerings
        • Employability Skills
        • Basic Industrial Skills
        • Safety and Related Skills
        • Pre-employment Training
        • Statistical Process Control
        • Quality Management Skills