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Redesign Trailblazer


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Mississippi Redesign model for K-12 Education.

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Redesign Trailblazer

  1. 1. Redesigning Education For The 21 st Century Workforce in Mississippi
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of research and feedback from stakeholder groups was analyzed to develop this plan. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Change? <ul><li>35 percent drop-out rate </li></ul><ul><li>Employment opportunities of the future </li></ul><ul><li>Graduates unprepared for the 21 st century workforce </li></ul><ul><li>NCLB technology literacy requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing need for post-secondary remediation </li></ul>
  4. 4. 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..
  5. 5. Information And Communication Technology I <ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Operation & Keyboarding </li></ul><ul><li>Social, Ethical, and Human Issues in Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Research Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Component </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Grade Language Arts Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Grade Mathematics Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Grade Science Benchmarks </li></ul>
  6. 6. Information And Communication Technology II <ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Input Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Database Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Design Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Design Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Web Page Design </li></ul><ul><li>Taking an Online Course </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving and Decision Making with Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Component </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade Language Arts Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade Mathematics Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade Science Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade U.S. History Benchmarks </li></ul>
  7. 7. Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics Applications <ul><li>Dual Credit Option </li></ul><ul><li>First opportunity for dual credit via online course </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible Online Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Online Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Post-secondary Online Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Courses </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Integration Of Workforce Education In High School <ul><li>Career Pathways: A Research-Based Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Encompasses numerous occupations sharing a common theme into a broad category </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students a context for connecting what they are learning across a wide spectrum of academic subject areas through the theme </li></ul><ul><li>Expands options and opportunities for all students </li></ul><ul><li>Provides map to reinforce academic learning by demonstrating direct application of classroom learning to the world of work </li></ul><ul><li>Provides flexible scheduling for students </li></ul>
  9. 9. Seven Mississippi Pathways <ul><li>Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Construction and Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Business Management and Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math </li></ul><ul><li>Human Services </li></ul>
  10. 10. Integration Of Workforce Education In High School <ul><li>Vocational Education Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate academic, workforce, and technology skills in all secondary vocational curriculum frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Rigor and Relevance trainer will serve on each curriculum framework revision team </li></ul><ul><li>All vocational curricula will include active learning techniques, cooperative learning, and project-based learning teaching and assessment strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face and online professional development opportunities for increasing the Rigor and Relevance curriculum enhancement will be available to academic and vocational educators </li></ul>
  11. 11. Vocational Program Modifications <ul><li>Streamlining the 49 two-year Secondary Vocational Programs to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 10 introductory courses (retaining 6 Family & Consumer Sciences courses) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 20 two-year vocational programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continuation of Post-secondary Vocational Cluster Programs </li></ul>
  12. 12. WE WORK Center W orkforce E ducation W ith O nline L earning for R eal-world K nowledge <ul><li>Dropout Prevention Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Possible WE WORK Module/Course Offerings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employability Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Industrial Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety and Related Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-employment Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical Process Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Management Skills </li></ul></ul>