Partnerships in Paradise

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Presentation from the 2006 National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals Conference
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Partnerships in Paradise

  1. 1. NRCP Conference Hawai‘i Department of Education and Community Colleges: Partnerships in Paradise. Louise Pagotto,Ph.D Acting Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Kapi‘olani Community College
  2. 2. Kapi‘olani Community College <ul><li>7,200 students </li></ul><ul><li>Part of 10-campus University of Hawai‘i System </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Liberal Arts transfer program (Pre-Education) </li></ul><ul><li>Unique career & technical education programs (Ed Paraprofessionals) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Partnerships with the Hawai‘i DOE <ul><li>Providing site for DOE Ed Assistants’ training </li></ul><ul><li>Developing credit-equivalent courses for DOE training, UHCC-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a two-year Associate in Science degree </li></ul>
  4. 4. A.S. for Educational Paraprofessionals — Overview <ul><li>Developed with help from $1.1m 5-year US DOE Low-Incidence grant </li></ul><ul><li>Built on existing college strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Designed as umbrella degree </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students </li></ul><ul><li>Medically Fragile Children </li></ul><ul><li>Students with Limited English Proficiency </li></ul>
  5. 5. A.S. for Educational Paraprofessionals — Curriculum <ul><li>Core Courses: Gen Ed, Support and Program </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization Courses </li></ul>
  6. 6. A.S. for Educational Paraprofessionals — Curriculum (cont’d) <ul><li>Core General Education Courses: </li></ul><ul><li>Expository Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Sciences Elective </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of Human Development </li></ul><ul><li>Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific, or Hawaiian History, or Survey Of Pacific Islands </li></ul>
  7. 7. A.S. for Educational Paraprofessionals — Curriculum (cont’d) <ul><li>Core Support Courses: </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to Visual Arts or Basic Experiences of Music </li></ul><ul><li>Personal & Public Speech </li></ul>
  8. 8. A.S. for Educational Paraprofessionals — Curriculum (cont’d) <ul><li>Core Program Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to Classroom Management </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Students with Special Needs I </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Students with Special Needs II </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary ASL I </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary ASL II </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Principles and Practices </li></ul>
  9. 9. A.S. for Educational Paraprofessionals — Curriculum (cont’d) <ul><li>Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Specialization </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate ASL I </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate ASL II </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Teaching Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Practicum </li></ul><ul><li>Elective </li></ul>
  10. 10. A.S. for Educational Paraprofessionals — Curriculum (cont’d) Special Ed Specialization <ul><li>Special Ed Specialization </li></ul><ul><li>Autism I </li></ul><ul><li>Autism II </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Behavior Intervention and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Electives (2) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Kapi‘olani’s Pre-Education Transfer Program <ul><li>Dedicated counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the league for Innovations’ Pathways Project </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in NSF Phi Theta Kappa Project, “Preparing Tomorrow’s </li></ul><ul><li>Science and Mathematics Teachers” </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with Green River Community College, WA </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted as mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired us to develop TEACH Hawai‘i </li></ul>
  12. 12. Partnerships with Teacher Cadet Program <ul><li>Curricular development </li></ul><ul><li>Education Fairs </li></ul>
  13. 13. Future Directions <ul><li>Stipends for EAs through the DOE </li></ul><ul><li>Education courses on cable TV in Fall 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>New ED courses </li></ul><ul><li>-Integrating technology in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>-Working with families </li></ul><ul><li>-Explorations in ED </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Subject Certificate in Education </li></ul>

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