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Middle Schools and CTE


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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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Middle Schools and CTE

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