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Welcome to The Enochs High School Forensics/Biotech Career Pathway Program Presenters:  Dave Menshew, Carol Schutt,
Education vs. Teaching <ul><li>Over the past 13 years, we have been asked to explain the difference between education and ...
Education vs. Teaching <ul><li>According to custodian Lawrence Smith, girls at his school had discovered the use of  lipst...
Education vs. Teaching <ul><li>This made a lot of work for Larry who had to clean the glass every day. </li></ul><ul><li>H...
Education vs. Teaching <ul><li>Calling the a few of the girls to the bathroom, he politely asked them not to put the marks...
Welcome to The Enochs High School Forensics/Biotech Career Pathway Program Program Teachers  John Cardoso, Janet Hills,  D...
Expected School-Wide  Learning  Results <ul><ul><li>Our students will be  EDUCATED  in a rigorous, relevant, standards-bas...
Our Program <ul><li>The Forensic/Biotechnology Career </li></ul><ul><li>Pathway is a unique, four-year course of study des...
Our Program <ul><li>Our students are able to satisfy their graduation requirements for science, and learn numerous laborat...
Does this look familiar?
Getting their attention <ul><li>Many of today’s students are highly interested in shows such as CSI, Bones, and House.  </...
Getting their attention <ul><li>In our program, students make use of technology, investigate simulated crime scenes, and r...
<ul><li>And speaking of CSI, there have been a number of articles written about “the CSI Effect.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Th...
Some things  wrong  with CSI <ul><li>According to Skip Palenik of Microtrace: </li></ul><ul><li>In a &quot;CSI: Miami&quot...
Some things wrong with CSI <ul><li>You don't get DNA test results back in a half-hour (or less) </li></ul><ul><li>The inve...
Some things wrong with CSI <ul><li>“ The job, as such, is not solving crimes but answering specific questions. Also, rarel...
<ul><li>According to the website “What’s wrong with CSI?” there are several issues with the show’s accuracy. </li></ul><ul...
Expectations <ul><li>All students participating in this program </li></ul><ul><li>will learn to develop the skills that wi...
Our Program <ul><li>This program is called “Forensic/Biotechnology.” </li></ul><ul><li>It is the application of science to...
Our Program <ul><li>Why study Forensics/Biotechnology? </li></ul><ul><li>As mentioned before, it will satisfy graduation r...
Our Program <ul><li>Armed with a deeper understanding of forensics, our students can move on to study law, medicine, or re...
Our Program <ul><li>With the learning students do in our program, they may also prepare themselves to enter the fields of ...
Our Program <ul><li>Year One: Integrated Science Forensic Biotechnology 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Using a forensic science appro...
Our Program <ul><li>Year Two: Integrated Science Forensic Biotechnology 2 </li></ul><ul><li>This year continues the work b...
Our Program <ul><li>Year Three: Integrated Science Biotechnology 3 </li></ul><ul><li>This year’s study teaches the concept...
Our Program <ul><li>Year Four: Research Methods/ROP </li></ul><ul><li>It is planned that in this year, students will be gi...
Course Sequences Grade 9th 10th 11th 12th Pre-AP PHYSICS Students may take any of the following: Forensic/ Biotechnology 1...
Recent Development: CPA <ul><li>The California Legislature has deemed the California Partnership Academy (CPA) program a h...
Recent Development: CPA <ul><li>The CPA model is a three year program for grades ten through twelve and structured as a sc...
Our Program <ul><li>Is it relevant? </li></ul><ul><li>YES – the Forensic Biotech Career Pathway Program here at Enochs Hig...
Partnerships are key <ul><li>Opportunities abound for cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>We have found many folks want to work ...
Partnerships are key <ul><li>Opportunities abound for cooperation   </li></ul>The list could go on and on. There have been...
Promotion is Important <ul><li>Opportunities abound for exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Our experience has been that it is poss...
Promotion is Important <ul><li>Opportunities abound for exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Other websites, blogs and cooperating p...
Forensic Biotech 2006-2007 <ul><li>This was a great first year! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The program began with 156 students ...
Forensic Biotech 2007-2008 <ul><li>This was a great second year! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biotechnology Anthropological Resea...
Forensic Biotech 2007-2008 <ul><li>This was a great second year! </li></ul><ul><li>Average GPA for Q4 last year : </li></u...
Forensic Biotech 2007-2008 <ul><li>Another way to look at the data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biotech 1 had 129 students, of th...
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How to Create a Standards Aligned Forensic Biotech Program

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Dave Menshew
Leadership Team Member
Enochs High School Forensic Biotech Career Pathway Program
Modesto, CA

Carol Schutt
Leadership Team Member
Enochs High School Forensic Biotech Career Pathway Program
Modesto, CA

Participants will learn how a program that grew from 150 students to 450+ in two years. It is nationally recognized, and has developed standards aligned curriculum approved for college prep. Included in this model is articulation from 7th grade to university to workforce articulation, authentic in-school research and high student engagement.

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How to Create a Standards Aligned Forensic Biotech Program

  1. 1. Welcome to The Enochs High School Forensics/Biotech Career Pathway Program Presenters: Dave Menshew, Carol Schutt,
  2. 2. Education vs. Teaching <ul><li>Over the past 13 years, we have been asked to explain the difference between education and teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>According to a recent online report, the difference was demonstrated in an Eastern junior high school by one of the school’s staff members. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Education vs. Teaching <ul><li>According to custodian Lawrence Smith, girls at his school had discovered the use of lipstick and were practicing their newfound skills by kissing the school’s bathroom’s mirrors. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Education vs. Teaching <ul><li>This made a lot of work for Larry who had to clean the glass every day. </li></ul><ul><li>He decided to educate the girls </li></ul>
  5. 5. Education vs. Teaching <ul><li>Calling the a few of the girls to the bathroom, he politely asked them not to put the marks on the mirrors. </li></ul><ul><li>The girls nodded, and smiled knowingly, and then ran screaming from the restroom. . . </li></ul><ul><li>When Larry reached into the toilet to with his brush to get some water to wash the mirror. </li></ul><ul><li>The smooch marks stopped shortly thereafter. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Welcome to The Enochs High School Forensics/Biotech Career Pathway Program Program Teachers John Cardoso, Janet Hills, Dr. Shaun Martins, Dave Menshew, Carol Schutt,
  7. 7. Expected School-Wide Learning Results <ul><ul><li>Our students will be EDUCATED in a rigorous, relevant, standards-based curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our students will be ACTIVELY INVOLVED in their school and community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our students will be GOAL-ORIENTED and independent thinkers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our students will be LIFE LONG LEARNERS and problem solvers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our students will be ENGAGED through technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our students will be SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE . </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Our Program <ul><li>The Forensic/Biotechnology Career </li></ul><ul><li>Pathway is a unique, four-year course of study designed to provide students with the background and skills to transition to careers in science, and/or continue their education beyond high school in related fields. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our Program <ul><li>Our students are able to satisfy their graduation requirements for science, and learn numerous laboratory skills that will prepare them to compete in advanced coursework in a community college, college, or at the university level. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Does this look familiar?
  11. 11. Getting their attention <ul><li>Many of today’s students are highly interested in shows such as CSI, Bones, and House. </li></ul><ul><li>Our program makes use of their established interest in solving mysteries and high technology. </li></ul><ul><li>This is nothing new under the sun – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books and Alfred Hitchcock’s films are classics. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Getting their attention <ul><li>In our program, students make use of technology, investigate simulated crime scenes, and read engaging case studies as opposed to working from dry text books. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>And speaking of CSI, there have been a number of articles written about “the CSI Effect.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The concern is that when someone serves on a jury, or experiences a crime, they expect law enforcement officials to act like they do on TV, and for all crimes to be solved in a short period of time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are serving on a jury, the beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you bring with you into the courtroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can affect someone else’s future. </li></ul></ul>What about CSI?
  14. 14. Some things wrong with CSI <ul><li>According to Skip Palenik of Microtrace: </li></ul><ul><li>In a &quot;CSI: Miami&quot; episode in which an investigator put his gloved hands to his lips and another in which writing chalk was identified as calcium sulfate, when that actually is the material found in wallboard. </li></ul><ul><li>No one drives a Hummer to a crime scene </li></ul><ul><li>As far as we know, there are no former interpretive dancers working in crime labs. </li></ul>http://www.microtracescientific.com/news/copyofarticles/02_05_03_redstreak/mid-features-middle-csi.htm
  15. 15. Some things wrong with CSI <ul><li>You don't get DNA test results back in a half-hour (or less) </li></ul><ul><li>The investigators are using equipment most departments, including big city ones, probably can't afford </li></ul><ul><li>The scientist's job is to locate, isolate and identify these traces to &quot;compare them with suspected potential sources and interpret the findings in the light of the details of the case under investigation.&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That doesn't include serving as detectives, getting personally involved with questioning suspects and coming up with motives. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Some things wrong with CSI <ul><li>“ The job, as such, is not solving crimes but answering specific questions. Also, rarely does evidence alone solve crimes,&quot; Mr. Palenik says. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>According to the website “What’s wrong with CSI?” there are several issues with the show’s accuracy. </li></ul><ul><li>The CSI’s can deduce anything at a glance </li></ul><ul><li>The evidence leads to one place and they always get their suspect </li></ul><ul><li>“ Chaos Theory” from CSI: Crime Scene </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each CSI has their own personal set of high tech equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For one major case multiple CSI’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work on it rather than one CSI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>working multiple cases </li></ul></ul>Some things wrong with CSI
  18. 18. Expectations <ul><li>All students participating in this program </li></ul><ul><li>will learn to develop the skills that will help make them successful in future courses and career choices. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether they choose to go on to study forensic science at a college or university, or shift to some other career or science, they will need the skills we teach them. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Our Program <ul><li>This program is called “Forensic/Biotechnology.” </li></ul><ul><li>It is the application of science to questions </li></ul><ul><li>of law. This is called forensic science, sometimes shortened to “forensics.” </li></ul><ul><li>This is different from the debate team or class you may see at Enochs High. They too say the are doing “forensics” but they don’t get to use the cool equipment that we do. . . </li></ul>
  20. 20. Our Program <ul><li>Why study Forensics/Biotechnology? </li></ul><ul><li>As mentioned before, it will satisfy graduation requirements and equip students with transferable skills. It also improves our student’s overall grasp of science, gives their high school studies a direction, and broaden their understanding of the world around them. </li></ul><ul><li>This program also puts our students in a </li></ul><ul><li>position to explore other areas should </li></ul><ul><li>they choose. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Our Program <ul><li>Armed with a deeper understanding of forensics, our students can move on to study law, medicine, or related fields. </li></ul><ul><li>As a juror in a future case, they will have a better idea of what processes are used in investigations and problem solving, and be more realistic in their expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural literacy and inclusiveness: As a reader of mysteries or viewer of crime-oriented TV, they will be familiar with </li></ul><ul><li>most of the techniques now being </li></ul><ul><li>used. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Our Program <ul><li>With the learning students do in our program, they may also prepare themselves to enter the fields of biodefense, research, threat assessment, and many others. </li></ul><ul><li>Less than one hour’s drive from this room, is a national laboratory that employs people to prepare for </li></ul><ul><li>biodefense. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Our Program <ul><li>Year One: Integrated Science Forensic Biotechnology 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Using a forensic science approach, this year’s study teaches the concepts aligned to the California State Standards for Integrated Science CST-1 </li></ul><ul><li>This means students study biology, chemistry, Earth, and physical science. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Our Program <ul><li>Year Two: Integrated Science Forensic Biotechnology 2 </li></ul><ul><li>This year continues the work began above, by teaching the concepts aligned to the California State Standards for Integrated Science CST-2 </li></ul>
  25. 25. Our Program <ul><li>Year Three: Integrated Science Biotechnology 3 </li></ul><ul><li>This year’s study teaches the concepts aligned to the California State Standards for Integrated Science 3, using biotechnology as the methodology. </li></ul><ul><li>One thing that makes our program unique is the use of an outstanding, award-winning skills based, high school biotechnology scope and sequence modified to meet the rigorous demands of the California Dept. of Education. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Our Program <ul><li>Year Four: Research Methods/ROP </li></ul><ul><li>It is planned that in this year, students will be given the opportunity to explore highly advanced topics developed around bioinformatics, genetic research, and college/university partnerships. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Course Sequences Grade 9th 10th 11th 12th Pre-AP PHYSICS Students may take any of the following: Forensic/ Biotechnology 1 Enochs High Science Department CP EARTH Science Ag Science 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 3 years AP CHEM Pre-AP BIOLOGY Pre-AP CHEM CP BIOLOGY AP Physics AP Biology CP CHEM Adv Physics Bio Technology 3 Forensic/ Biotechnology 2 Adv. BIO Anatomy/Physiology ROP BioTech 4
  28. 28. Recent Development: CPA <ul><li>The California Legislature has deemed the California Partnership Academy (CPA) program a highly effective bridge between public education and the private sector. The CPA program successfully combines traditional academics with Career Technical Education (CTE). </li></ul><ul><li>Many “at-risk” CPA high school students are being inspired to academic and social growth; stirred to maintain focus while developing crucial skills; and ultimately motivated to graduate on time and pursue further education, skilled occupations, or both. CPAs are making a powerful, positive contribution as our state strives to meet the 21st century economic mandate of a skilled, educated, highly capable, and competitive workforce. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Recent Development: CPA <ul><li>The CPA model is a three year program for grades ten through twelve and structured as a school-within-a-school. </li></ul><ul><li>Academies create a close, family like atmosphere in which academic and CTE are integrated, and viable business and postsecondary partnerships are established. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis is placed on student achievement with an eye to the future; decisive postsecondary educational focus and refined career plans are valued goals. CPAs have been carefully evaluated and shown to have a beneficial impact on school performance. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Our Program <ul><li>Is it relevant? </li></ul><ul><li>YES – the Forensic Biotech Career Pathway Program here at Enochs High is: </li></ul><ul><li>- UC/CSU/NCAA Approved for college prep for years 1-3. This makes us the only program of this kind in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>- ROP Approved for year 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Close partnerships with local businesses that has resulted in substantial support. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Partnerships are key <ul><li>Opportunities abound for cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>We have found many folks want to work with us. Examples include Modesto Junior College, Gallo Wines, Sierra Research Labs, LLNL, UC Davis, UOP, UC Merced, CSU Stanislaus, SPIE, Workforce Alliance, San Jose State University, Bio-Link, SCCBEP, CDE, CPA, Biotechnology Institute, Sheriff’s office, Modesto Police Department, Cal State East Bay, Exploratorium, RAFT. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Partnerships are key <ul><li>Opportunities abound for cooperation </li></ul>The list could go on and on. There have been individuals, and other corporations that have supplied expertise, input, materials and support of various kinds. . . Be creative!
  33. 33. Promotion is Important <ul><li>Opportunities abound for exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Our experience has been that it is possible to create a combination of direct media interest in a program. For example, we have been broadcast on Sacramento TV stations twice, with an extended report being made on Carol Schutt’s class. </li></ul><ul><li>We have had two feature news stories on our program in the Modesto Bee newspaper. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Promotion is Important <ul><li>Opportunities abound for exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Other websites, blogs and cooperating partners often include us in their content. </li></ul><ul><li>We have had two articles published in national forensic teaching magazines. </li></ul><ul><li>Amgen Corp has one of our lessons featured on its website. </li></ul><ul><li>The local Ag science center has featured our program, as has the school’s newspaper and parent newsletter. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Forensic Biotech 2006-2007 <ul><li>This was a great first year! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The program began with 156 students taught by two teachers in five sections. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>86% of the students who began the year ended the year still in the program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our students’ grade point average was a approx 0.5 higher than the school average. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our students’ attendance was nearly two points higher than the school average. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By year’s end, more than 200 students were signed up for the program! </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Forensic Biotech 2007-2008 <ul><li>This was a great second year! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biotechnology Anthropological Research Facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UC/CSU Approval for years 1-2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science on Sat (Second Year with LLNL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MRSA Public Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun With Science Nights (2 nd and 3 rd ) </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Forensic Biotech 2007-2008 <ul><li>This was a great second year! </li></ul><ul><li>Average GPA for Q4 last year : </li></ul><ul><li>Biotech students only = 2.698 </li></ul><ul><li>General only = 2.373 </li></ul><ul><li>ADA for last year : </li></ul><ul><li>Biotech students only = 96.28 </li></ul><ul><li>General only = 93.86 </li></ul>
  38. 38. Forensic Biotech 2007-2008 <ul><li>Another way to look at the data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biotech 1 had 129 students, of this 13 did not go on to year two. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biotech 2 had 111 students, of this 27 did not go on. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This represents an 84% retention rate. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>This year we added a new anatomy and physiology class. Total student population is now 441. </li></ul>

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