Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, CEO</li></ul> Community College of the District of Columbia<br /><ul><li>Deb Insel, Executive Director</li></ul> Reach for College!<br /><ul><li>Alisha Scruggs, Interim Program Director</li></ul> Reach for College!<br />
College-Readiness Institute<br />Partnership of:<br /><ul><li>Community College of DC
Reach for College!</li></li></ul><li>Reach for College!<br />Nonprofit organization<br />Since 2005<br />To increase the number of low-income students going to and succeeding in college<br />Provide a 9-12 curriculum of college-readiness<br />Provide professional development in use of curriculum and in college-readiness<br />Worked with 2,400 students in DC and Prince George’s County, MD last year<br />
Introductions, cont.<br /><ul><li>Participants</li></ul>7 words:<br />Google, schmoogle, Mom says get a PhD.<br />10 words:<br />First name, school or organization name, your role there, something about yourself we might not suspect<br />Deb Reach for College! Director, kayaker on the Potomac<br />
A Community of Learners<br />We are often going to represent two educational levels—high school and college. We are all here to:<br /><ul><li>Share expertise, experience, wisdom and to learn from each other.
We hope you will begin a conversation with your colleagues that will continue for weeks and months as you continue to share materials, ideas, and support each other all to benefit the young people.</li></li></ul><li>Goals of College-Readiness Institute<br />To inspire with a vision of college-readiness.<br /><ul><li>To provide practical strategies and materials that you can use right away.
To help you create your own materials for your own students that will help them toward college-readiness.</li></li></ul><li>Other Goals of Institute<br />To be creative in approaching our challenges.<br />To keep the young people always in mind.<br />To be respectful and supportive of each other.<br />To have fun while we work.<br />
Why are we here?<br /><ul><li>Why are college and career-readiness important?
Are college- and career-readiness the same thing?
Are our students currently prepared for college and careers?
If our students are not currently prepared, what can we do to better prepare them?
What target goals should we have so we’ll know when we’ve attained them and been successful?
What do you want to take away from this Institute?</li></li></ul><li>College-Readiness Video (Thanks to MCPS)<br />
Why is college- and career-readiness important?<br />Globally<br /> The US has fallen behind in the number of college graduates, now ranking 10th.<br />President Obama has said that college and career-readiness should be the goal for all students.<br />
Why is college- and career-readiness important?<br /> Locally<br />In Washington, D.C., only 29% of students go to college and only 9% graduate.<br />70% of jobs in D.C. require some postsecondary education.<br />Majority of D.C. young adults cannot get good jobs in their home town.<br />
Why is college- and career-readiness important?<br />For the Young People<br />They will have a better shot at success and promotion in a career.<br />They will be more likely to succeed in a postsecondary educational setting & graduate.<br />They will be more likely to earn a living wage and be competitive for advancement.<br />
Why is college- and career-readiness important?<br /> For you<br /><ul><li>To teach to current standards.
Quote for the DayDay 1<br />“A well-aligned curriculum [between high school and college] should help decrease college remediation rates . . .” <br /> (College Knowledge, p. 159)<br />
HomeworkIn preparation for Day 2<br />In review of today’s discussions, please read about standards and alignment, pages 153-168.<br /> <br />In preparation for tomorrow, please read pages 3-9, 38-40, 175-188.<br /> <br />Peek at university work samples for English on pages 247-262, 303-306.<br />Very important!Bring with you materials, books, standards or whatever will be helpful to you in order to create a unit or lessons in the workshops tomorrow that you will use in your teaching/work this fall.<br />
CEU’s and Certification to teach freshman orientation at CCDC<br />Attendance is important<br />CCDC will award certification to be an adjunct professor for freshman orientation only with at least 80% attendance<br />30 hours of CEU’s will be awarded by RFC with the same attendance requirement<br />Certificates and letters for the CEU’s will be given at the end of the Institute or by September 1.<br />
Structure of afternoon sessionsPart I<br />Two presenters:<br /><ul><li>One representing high school
Each presenter will give a 15 minute presentation
Time for discussion</li></li></ul><li>Structure of afternoon sessionsPart II<br /><ul><li>Every day but today you will have time to work on preparation for fall school opening.</li></ul>Bring laptop, files, materials, books, flash drives, anything you want to work on to help you infuse college-readiness into the work you do with students.<br />The presenters will be there to assist and guide you.<br />
Sharing at end of day<br />Choose someone in your group to share onebig idea that seemed to be, perhaps, the most important to come out of your session.<br />What’s the Bigidea?<br />
Share two or three other ideas that seem to support the Big idea<br />Big idea<br />Supporting<br />idea<br />Supporting<br />idea<br />