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PluggedIn VA: Preparing adult GED students for success in post-secondary education & training programs

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These are the slides from my presentation on the PluggedIn VA program at the 2011 Vision to Practice conference. PluggedIn VA is an innovative transition curriculum that prepares qualified adults for …

These are the slides from my presentation on the PluggedIn VA program at the 2011 Vision to Practice conference. PluggedIn VA is an innovative transition curriculum that prepares qualified adults for college and workplace success by integrating professional soft skills, digital literacy instruction, and project-based learning with traditional GED prep content. PluggedIn VA students graduate with a GED credential, a Career Readiness Certificate, dual enrollment credits, targeted workplace and technical certificates, and a completed capstone project.

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    • 1. A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education
    • 2. g{x fàÉÜç ÉyA Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education
    • 3. g{x fàÉÜç ÉyA Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education uç
    • 4. g{x fàÉÜç ÉyA Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education uç Richard Sebastian, PhD Virginia Literacy Institute Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia
    • 5. g{x fàÉÜç ÉyA Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education uç Richard Sebastian, PhD Virginia Literacy Institute Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia
    • 6. What’s the Big Idea?
    • 7. What’s the Big Idea?Create a new educational program thatincorporates 21 st Century Skills into atraditional GED curriculum to help adult highschool non-completers quickly develop thetechnology and workplace skills they need tosucceed in a fast-paced, global economy.
    • 8. Aneesh Chopra
    • 9. Aneesh ChopraVirginia Secretary of Technology
    • 10. Aneesh ChopraVirginia Secretary of Technology
    • 11. Aneesh ChopraVirginia Secretary of Technology hief Tech nology White H ouse C (
    • 12. Aneesh ChopraVirginia Secretary of Technology hief Tech nology White H ouse C ( “Identify potential entrepreneurs”
    • 13. Aneesh Chopra Virginia Secretary of Technology hief Tech nology White H ouse C ( “Identify potential entrepreneurs”“Create new tech assessment”
    • 14. Aneesh Chopra Virginia Secretary of Technology hief Tech nology White H ouse C ( “Identify potential entrepreneurs”“Create new tech assessment” “Fill available tech sector jobs at Northrop Grumman & CGI, Inc.”
    • 15. Alexandria Seaport Foundation http://www.alexandriaseaport.org
    • 16. “Through the building and use of wooden boats, theAlexandria Seaport Foundation helps at-risk youthturn their lives around and provides families,community groups, and schools with meaningfuleducational, social, and recreational experiences.Full-time apprentices earn their GED and preparefor a career in the building trades.”Alexandria Seaport Foundation http://www.alexandriaseaport.org
    • 17. Lebanon, VA
    • 18. Lebanon, VASouthwest Technology Development Center
    • 19. Lebanon, VA Southwest Technology Development CenterNorth rop Gr umm an
    • 20. Lebanon, VA Southwest Technology Development Center CG I, Inc .North r op Gr umm an
    • 21. Lebanon, VA Southwest Technology Development Center CG I, Inc . on c atiNorth E du r op Gr u lt umm Ad an n al e gio estR uthw So
    • 22. 25% : 18-24 : lack credential 39.5% : 25+ : lack credentialNorthrop Grumman : 100+ open positions
    • 23. PARTNERSHIPS
    • 24. Allen, L.SW VA Regional Adult Ed
    • 25. Adult Education Partner Allen, L.SW VA Regional Adult Ed
    • 26. Fuller, B.SW VA Community College
    • 27. Community College Partner Fuller, B.SW VA Community College
    • 28. Blevins, S.UVA at Wise
    • 29. Higher Education Partner Blevins, S. UVA at Wise
    • 30. Stamper, R.Office of Adult Education & Literacy
    • 31. Dept. of Education Stamper, R.Office of Adult Education & Literacy
    • 32. Jackson, K.Vice President, Broadband ProgramsCenter for Innovative Technology
    • 33. Government PartnerJackson, K.Vice President, Broadband ProgramsCenter for Innovative Technology
    • 34. PARTNERSHIPS
    • 35. Sebastian, R.Virginia Commonwealth University
    • 36. Project ManagerPrincipal Investigator Sebastian, R. Virginia Commonwealth University
    • 37. Henry, L.University of Kentucky
    • 38. LEAD Curriculum Developer Henry, L.University of Kentucky
    • 39. Leander, K.Vanderbilt University
    • 40. LEAD EVALUATor Leander, K.Vanderbilt University
    • 41. PlugGED In Curriculum
    • 42. GED-CRCPlugGED In Curriculum
    • 43. GED-CRC VA G ED C o nte nt st a n da rd sPlugGED In Curriculum
    • 44. GED-CRC VA G ED C o nte nt st a n da rd s cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ fÉyà f~|ÄÄáPlugGED In Curriculum
    • 45. GED-CRC VA G ED C o nte nt st a n da rd s cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ rfÉyàSkills Pa rt n e rs h ip fo 21C f~|ÄÄáPlugGED In Curriculum
    • 46. GED-CRC VA G ED C o nte nt st a n da rd s Ne e ds As cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ rfÉyàSkills Pa rt n e rs h ip fo 21C f~|ÄÄá sess men tPlugGED In Curriculum
    • 47. GED-CRC VA G ED C o nte nt st a n da rd s Ne e ds As cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ rfÉyàSkills Pa rt n e rs h ip fo 21C f~|ÄÄá sess men t DIGITAL LITERACYPlugGED In Curriculum
    • 48. GED-CRC VA G ED C o nte nt st a n da rd s Ne e ds As cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ rfÉyàSkills Pa rt n e rs h ip fo 21C f~|ÄÄá sess men t DIGITAL LITERACY M ic ro s oft IT Ac ade my & IC3PlugGED In Curriculum
    • 49. GED-CRC VA G ED C o nte nt st a n da rd s Ne e ds As cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ rfÉyàSkills Pa rt n e rs h ip fo 21C f~|ÄÄá sess men t DIGITAL LITERACY M ic ro s oft IT Ac ade my & IC3 21ST CENTURYPlugGED In Curriculum
    • 50. GED-CRC VA G ED C o nte nt st a n da rd s Ne e ds As cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ rfÉyàSkills Pa rt n e rs h ip fo 21C f~|ÄÄá sess men t DIGITAL LITERACY M ic ro s oft IT Ac ade my & IC3 Partnership for 21ST CENTURYPlugGED In Curriculum
    • 51. GED-CRC
    • 52. GED-CRCGED credential
    • 53. GED-CRC GED credentialCareer Readiness Certificate
    • 54. GED-CRC GED credentialCareer Readiness CertificateMath & Writing
    • 55. cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ fÉyà f~|ÄÄá
    • 56. cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ fÉyà f~|ÄÄá of Highly Effective “7 Habits People”
    • 57. cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ fÉyà f~|ÄÄá of Highly Effective “7 Habits People” Workplace/communication skills
    • 58. cÜÉyxáá|ÉÇtÄ fÉyà f~|ÄÄá of Highly Effective “7 Habits People” Workplace/communication skills Business etiquette
    • 59. DIGITAL LITERACY
    • 60. DIGITAL LITERACY Microsoft IT Academy MS Digital Literacy IC3 Help Desk* MS Certified Application Specialist (Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Outlook)
    • 61. 21ST CENTURY
    • 62. Capstone Project Teamwork/Collaboration Communication Skills Creativity/Innovation Research Applied Technology Skills21ST CENTURY
    • 63. Proposed Curriculum Design
    • 64. Proposed Curriculum Design
    • 65. So far so Good?
    • 66. Tuesday 5-9:30 p.m. Math 7 Habits WritingThe Etiquette Advantage in Business Capstone project*
    • 67. Wed- Thur 5-9:30 p.m.MS Digital Literacy IC3 prepHelp Desk trainingCapstone project*
    • 68. Other Kick-off Formal dinner Job fair Campus visitsCapstone project presentation Graduation
    • 69. FUNDING
    • 70. FUNDINGProductivity Investment Fund $127,00
    • 71. FUNDINGProductivity&Investment Fund nt eva l u atio n deve l op m e $127,00
    • 72. FUNDINGProductivity&Investment Fund nt eva l u atio n deve l op m e $127,00 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement & Development Fund (CEED) $54,546
    • 73. FUNDINGProductivity&Investment Fund nt eva l u atio n deve l op m e $127,00 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement & te c h n o lo g y in st r u cto rs /m Development Fund (CEED) $54,546 ate r ia ls
    • 74. FUNDINGProductivity&Investment Fund nt eva l u atio n deve l op m e $127,00 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement & te c h n o lo g y in st r u cto rs /m Development Fund (CEED) $54,546 ate r ia ls VA Department of Education $48,338
    • 75. FUNDINGProductivity&Investment Fund nt eva l u atio n deve l op m e $127,00 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement & te c h n o lo g y in st r u cto rs /m Development Fund (CEED) $54,546 ate r ia ls VA Departmenteof Education G ED in st r u cto rs /o u t r a c h $48,338
    • 76. FUNDINGProductivity&Investment Fund nt eva l u atio n deve l op m e $127,00 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement & te c h n o lo g y in st r u cto rs /m Development Fund (CEED) $54,546 ate r ia ls VA Departmenteof Education G ED in st r u cto rs /o u t r a c h $48,338 $229,884
    • 77. FUNDING (in-kind)
    • 78. FUNDING (in-kind)MS IT Academy licenses CIT
    • 79. FUNDING (in-kind)MS IT Academy licenses CIT Southwest Technology Development Center UVA at
    • 80. FUNDING (in-kind)MS IT Academy licenses CIT Southwest Technology Development Center UVA at Media & PR Charter Media, etc.
    • 81. FUNDING (in-kind)MS IT Academy licenses CIT Southwest Technology Development Center UVA at Media & PR Charter Media, etc. Incentives Local businesses
    • 82. RESULTS
    • 83. RESULTS
    • 84. RESULTS 9 students completed the program 3 males/6 females
    • 85. RESULTS 9 students completed the program 3 males/6 females9 GEDs 9 CRCs (1 bronze/3 silver/5 gold)
    • 86. RESULTS 9 students completed the program 3 males/6 females9 GEDs 9 CRCs (1 bronze/3 silver/5 gold) 4 IC3 certificates (5 passed at least 1 certification exam)
    • 87. RESULTS 9 students completed the program 3 males/6 females9 GEDs 9 CRCs (1 bronze/3 silver/5 gold) 4 IC3 certificates (5 passed at least 1 certification exam) 7 students enrolled at Southwest Virginia Community College (Fall 2009)
    • 88. RESULTS
    • 89. RESULTSAll students earned 24 college credits
    • 90. RESULTSAll students earned 24 college credits7 students received Alcoa scholarships
    • 91. RESULTSAll students earned 24 college credits7 students received Alcoa scholarships Completed capstone project
    • 92. RESULTSAll students earned 24 college credits7 students received Alcoa scholarships Completed capstone project Business attire
    • 93. RESULTSAll students earned 24 college credits7 students received Alcoa scholarships Completed capstone project Business attire Interview at Northrop Grumman*
    • 94. So, what did you learn?
    • 95. EVALUATION
    • 96. EVALUATIONClassroom Observation
    • 97. EVALUATIONClassroom Observation Interviews
    • 98. EVALUATION Classroom Observation InterviewsFocus groups
    • 99. EVALUATION Classroom Observation InterviewsFocus groups Artifact analysis
    • 100. EVALUATION Classroom Observation InterviewsFocus groups Artifact analysis Case studies
    • 101. EVALUATION
    • 102. EVALUATIONDifficulty creating an integrated curriculum-Training issue-Class took on a “test prep” environment-Tension between certification focus & designers’ desire for integration & authentic workplace engagement-Class lacked programmatic coherence between Tues class & Wed/Thur class
    • 103. EVALUATION Difficulty creating an integrated curriculum -Training issue -Class took on a “test prep” environment -Tension between certification focus & designers’ desire for integration & authentic workplace engagement -Class lacked programmatic coherence between Tues class & Wed/Thur class Focus on discrete skills rather than conceptual frameworks-Curricular materials used (MS, IC3) were not integrated-Instructors lacked integration experience/training
    • 104. EVALUATIONSuccessesProgram manager successfully created safety nets for students who dropped outConsistent student reports of increase in self-efficacy & self-esteemCapstone project became an agent of change for instructors & students
    • 105. Capstone project
    • 106. Capstone project
    • 107. Capstone projectThe development of a capstone project was intended to help learners integrate and apply knowledge and strategies learned from the PlugGED In core content.
    • 108. Capstone project
    • 109. Capstone projectThe capstone project required learners to•identify a challenging issue within thecommunity•locate information from multiple resourcesthat relates to the challenge•critically evaluate information that isrelevant to the challenge•create a solution to the challenge and,•present the solution in both oral and textualformats.
    • 110. Capstone project
    • 111. Capstone project
    • 112. Capstone projectThe challenge:Develop 3 eco-friendly outdoor activity areasfor Lebanon Community Fellowship, a localchurch that was adding a building to itscurrent facility.
    • 113. Capstone project
    • 114. Capstone project•The class chose divided into 3 groups.•Each group designated a group leader andwas responsible for designing one of thethree lots.•One student served as overall projectleader.•The class created a Ning site tocommunicate with each other outside ofclass and worked with instructors across allthree nights of class to develop the project.
    • 115. Capstone project Capstone presentation July 23, 2009
    • 116. Recommendations• Robust pre-program training with regularon-going instructor training throughoutclass• Reduce amount of curriculum content• Emphasis on capstone project earlier incurriculum• Involve a strong, hands-on manager withfull buy-in• Forge strong local partnerships
    • 117. Future plans
    • 118. Future plans October 2009: Two additional PlugGED In classes funded -Lebanon, VA -Dickenson County, VA Pilot program in Southeastern KY PlugGED In included in 3 ARRA grant applications Session on PlugGED In at AERA 2010•
    • 119. Future plans
    • 120. Future plans• Questions?
    • 121. Image sources
    • 122. Image sourcesWall Plug Wire: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gatobito/3219725951/ SiddharthaPhrenology: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60584010@N00/3131238763/ jwebb202Boat Close-up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nnova/2180787997/ Nicolas NovaWedding Handshake: http://www.flickr.com/photos/freakapotimus/376157228/freakapotimusPowerstrip Wires: http://www.flickr.com/photos/restlessglobetrotter/2661016046/sizes/l/ Jason RogersPencil Test: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mammal/178262435/ mammalBeinvenidos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xctmx/183068542/ National AcrobatAntique PC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/befuddledsenses/493303882 Mess of PottageChart: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joodles/3215664122/ Jude HillRoll of Bills: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/3367543296/ AMagillSpeed Knots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisspurgeon/287134812 Chris SpurgeonSeattle Woman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/3882187210/Seattle Municipal ArchivesThose Who Get It: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/4027443168/ dullhunkColored Cubes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/generated/509789392/ jaredMoon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryburn/ Todd Ryburn