Guiding to STEM - LTHSCTE

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Guiding Students into STEM…





Camille Clay, Leander ISD



Jill Siler, Lake Travis ISD


Guiding Students into STEM…

Now is

the time

TODAY’S SESSION:




Importance of STEM



Overview of PLTW



Marketing & Registration



Recruitment



Articulation Agreements



Student Panel

The Facts…

More than 2/3 of New Jobs Require Some Postsecondary Education

Now is the time

For

www.achieve.org

The Facts…

Students Are Dropping Out of Education…

Now is the time

For

www.achieve.org

The Facts…

Employment in science and engineering will increase 70% faster…

Now is the time

For

http://www.tap2015.
org/resource/index.
html

The Facts…

China graduates more than 4 times as many engineers as the US

Now is the time

For

http://www.tap2015.
org/resource/index.
html

The Bottom Line…

We need to better prepare
our students for post
-
secondary work…

Now is the time

For

PLTW Engineering

Now is

the time

Project Lead The Way


Contextual Project / Problem Based


Integrates National Standards in Math, Science,
Technology, and English Language Arts


Has Breadth & Depth of Content


Supported by Comprehensive Professional
Development for Teachers


PLTW Engineering Coursework

Now is

the time

LEANDER ISD


Principles of Engineering


Introduction to Engineering Design


Digital Electronics


Engineering Design and Development

PLTW Engineering Courses

Now is

the time

LAKE TRAVIS ISD


Principles of Engineering


Introduction to Engineering Design


Digital Electronics


Civil Engineering and Architecture


Engineering Design and Development (09
-
10)

MARKETING & REGISTRATION

Now is

the time

LEANDER ISD


Career Pathways


Transition Through and Beyond Graduation

Rationale For Career Development
System


We needed to recognize that
students have a
need to know and understand

what they are
learning and how it relates to the world.

Goals of a Career Development
System?


Broad and flexible


Developed during the student’s four



years in high school


Provides cumulative performance



based assessment of the student’s



achievements

GOALS


Design the new curriculum structure for workforce
education.


Break the mold in teaching and learning.


Establish a new role for employers in education.


Encourage family and business support.

Transition Coordinator

Makes the system happen!

Transition Coordinator


Coordinate school/business relationships



Coordinate Career and Technical Education



Oversee Career Passport program



Facilitate Community College initiatives



Coordinate senior exit surveys and follow
-
up

Career
Passports

A.C.E.

Academic &
Career
Excellence

COOL
Week


Senior

Project

Rigorous
Core
Academics

Academic & Career Excellence Class

ACE

ACE is a state innovative
elective credit. All Freshmen
take this ACE during first
semester. Students are
scheduled into Health second
semester.

.

COOL
Week

COOL Week is a week
-
long, work
-
based
experience for all 12th
grade students at
Leander ISD high
schools.

Senior Project


English IV assignment


Components


Research Paper


Product reflecting research topic


all products must have a
mentor


Presentation of topic before a panel of adult judges


(Judge recruiting takes


place early in Fall


semester.)

Senior
Project

Career Passport Program

Career
Passports


Provides a system that teachers can use to

confirm that students have job readiness

competencies and skills to be successful.

Career
Passports

Career Passport Program:

Career
Passports

Career Passport Program:


Provides focus for student energy and source
of student pride.


Provides a coherent sequence of courses and
skills consistent with their career goals.


Provides cumulative, performance
-
based
assessment of student achievement.


Course Selection
32 Possible Credits - A/B Block Schedule
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES
9
SPEECH 1/2
FINE ARTS 1
OTHER LANGUAGES
2
ACE-SL
1/2
HEALTH 1/2
P.E.
1 1/2
TECHNOLOGY
APPLICATIONS
1
SCIENCE
4
SOCIAL STUDIES
4
MATHEMATICS
4
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ARTS
4

What is a Career Passport?

A Student’s Perspective

Guidance


Enrolling in a coherent sequence of courses (3
-
5 course concentration) within one of four
pathways

Career
Passports


Marketing



Upon graduation, receipt of Career Passport
document designed to market student skills,
competencies and attributes to potential
employers

Human Services,
Health &
AgriScience


Engineering &
Industrial
Technology


Arts &
Communication


Business &
Computer
Technology


Current Leander ISD

Career Pathways / Career Academies

Career Clusters

Arts & Communication

Communications

Journalism/Publications

Languages Other Than English

Photojournalism

Speech Communication

Visual Communication

Humanities

Advanced Humanities

General Fine Arts

Performing Arts

Band

Choral Music

Dance

Technical Theatre

Theatre Arts

Visual Arts

Interior Design & Architecture

Photography

Visual Arts

Business & Computer Technology

Finance, Business Management


& Administration

Business: Accounting

Business: Finance Management

Business: General

Hospitality & Tourism

Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management

Hospitality: Hotel Management

Information Technology

Business: Software Applications

Computer Technology

Electronics

Internetworking Technology

Marketing, Sales and Services

Marketing and Management

Public Relations

Career Clusters

Engineering & Industrial Technology

Architecture & Construction

Architectural Design Graphics

Construction Electricity

Construction Systems

General Technology

Manufacturing

Agricultural Mechanics

Engineering Design Graphics

General Agriculture

Machining

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Advanced Math Science

Computer Science

Engineering Sciences

Project Lead The Way: Engineering

Transportation

Automotive Technology

Human Services, Health & AgriScience

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Animal Science

Horticulture & Landscape

Veterinary Science Technology

Education & Training

Early Childhood Education

Education

Health Science

Biotechnology

Fitness & Wellness

Health Science Technology

Medical Sciences

Sports Medicine

Human Services

Cosmetology

Human Relations

Law, Public Safety & Security

Criminal Justice Technology

Military Service

3 credits required


Prerequisites:

Biology



Required
:
Biotechnology, Chemistry


Choose remaining credit from the following:


Medical Microbiology*, Introduction to Horticultural
Sciences*, Horticulture Plant Production*, Plant and
Animal Production*, AP/IB Biology, AP/IB Chemistry



Recommended:
Communication Applications*,
Exploring Aquaculture/Environmental Technology,

Business Computer Information Systems,
Research/Technical Writing*

Biotechnology


4 YEAR PLANNING DOCUMENT


Name: ___________________________________ Date: _____
___
_______________




Career Passport:
Engineering Sciences

&
Adv. Math/Science

&
Language Other than English
-

Spanish

I.D. # __________








9th


10th


11th


12th

English 1


English 2


English 3


English 4


Math

Geometry

Math

Algebra II

Math

*Pre
-
AP/IB
Precalculus



*AP Calculus


Science

Pre
-
AP/IB Biology

Science

*Pre
-
AP/IB Chemistry

Science

*Pre
-
AP
Physics



*AP Physics

World Geography


World History


U.S. History


Government/Economics


ACE / Health




*Introduction to CAD


*Computer
Science

Pre
-
AP/IB

Communication
Application/Leadership

P.E.

Athletics

P.E./Elective

Athletics



Athletics



Athletics



Athletics



Athletics




Athletics




Athletics



*Spanish I



*Spanish II



*Spanish III




Art I

Recommended Program
(26 Credits
)
: Students must add 1 credit in Technology Applications, ½ credit in Communication Applications, 2 credits of the

same foreign language, and 1 credit in fine arts. Math must include Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Science must incl
ude

Biology and 2 credits

from a) IPC, b) Chemistry and c) Physics or Principles of Technology.



Advanced Program
(26 Credits
)
: Additional requirements (over Recommended) include a 4
th

credit in Mathematics, to include Precalculus; Science credits

must include Biology, Chemistry and Physics; and as part of the 26 credits, a minimum of 2 credits must be from advanced cour
ses

(i.e. Pre
-
AP, AP, and/or IB).



Distinguished Achievement Program
-
DAP
(26 Credits
)
: Additional requirements (over Recommended) include a 3
rd

credit in the same foreign language & 4
advanced measures as explained in course catalog.


A Minimum High School Graduation Plan (26 credits)

is available, however, this requires that you see your counselor for discussion of this plan.

Pre
-
AP/IB, College Board Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate

courses may be substituted for requirements in appropriate areas.



Texas Scholars Program:

Texas Scholars Program:

Gold = Advanced/DAP Program along with a completed Career Passport


Silver = Recommended Program along with a completed Career Passport Bronze = Recommended without a completed Care
er Passport














What does the Career Passport
documentation look like?

There are 3 components:


Certificate



Letter of Introduction



Course Competencies

Career
Passports

Course Competencies


Every course gets a skill
-
based description using
action verbs.


TEKS help to guide skill sets.



Word documents are produced to use as merge
items for competency page.


Career
Passports

Course Competency

Example


Architectural Graphics


Demonstrates

proficiency in manual and compute
architectural drafting;
Adjusts

dimension variables for
correct architectural dimensioning;
Understands and
draws

site layout and plot plans;
Draws

floor,
foundation, framing and roof plans;
Draws

exterior
elevations, perspective views, building sections, wall
sections, and details;
Draws

lighting and electrical
layouts;
Properly uses

architectural symbols and
abbreviations;
Assembles

the correct elements for a
complete set of residential working drawings.


Career
Passports

CAREER PASSPORT



in





Biotechnology



LEANDER HIGH SCHOOL

Presented To


«First_name» «Last_Name»



<<Graduation Date>>



______________________


__________________


________________


Sandra MacLachlan

Todd Washburn


Marjorie Palmer


Transition Coordinator


Principal



Passport Manager

Leander Independent School District

3301 S. Bagdad Road

Leander, Texas 78641

(512) 435
-
8000



Todd Washburn



Tom Glenn


Principal


Superintendent

Sandra MacLachlan



Camille Clay

Transition Coordinator


Transition Administrator

Leander High School

<<Graduation Date>>




Leander High School introduces «First_name» «Last_Name», as a recipient of the Biotechnology Career Passport. LISD’s Career
Pa
ssport
System sets our graduates apart by asking them to complete a career
-
focused major while in high school. By completing this pass
port, «First_name»
has acquired basic knowledge of biotechnology topics as well as safety and laboratory skills while completing all of the acad
emi
c courses required for
graduation.



In

the

Biotechnology

Career

Passport,

students

focus

on

knowledge

and

skills,

such

as,

DNA

and

protein

structure

and

function
;

applications

of

biotechnology
;

lab

techniques

including

pipetting,

electrophoresis

and

column

chromatography
;

and

maintenance

of

a

lab

notebook,

which

are

documented

in

the

Career

Passport

Competencies

page

enclosed
.




Our

hope

is

that

you

will

find

«First_name»

has

the

skills

it

takes

to

become

an

asset

to

your

organization
.

Please

review

the

enclosed

Career

Passport

Competencies

page,

which

lists

the

courses,

competencies

and

skill

level

attained

by

«First_name»
.

These

specific

courses

and

active

involvement

in

the

career

focus

area

offer

the

applicant

the

tools

for

success
.

In

addition

to

passport
-
related

competencies,

students

practice

businesslike

work

habits,

effective

communication

and

problem

solving

skills
.




We

are

pleased

to

present

«First_name»

«Last_Name»

with

the

enclosed

Biotechnology

Career

Passport

Certificate
.

Consideration

and

the

opportunity

for

employment

with

your

organization

by

this

graduate

would

be

greatly

appreciated
.



Sincerely,



Marjorie Palmer

Austin Community College Adjunct Faculty

Career Passport Manager





Enclosures:

Career Passport Certificate

Career Passport Competencies
Leander High School

Career Passport Competencies

in

Biotechnology

«F_Name» «L_Name»

Skill Level «SK»
Skill Level indicates a student's overall performance on the competencies listed for classes taken to attain this career pass
por
t:



1 Skilled 2 Moderately Skilled 3 Limited

Biology

Understands and demonstrates proper laboratory safety procedures; Demonstrates manipulative laboratory skills through classif
yin
g, measuring
and acquiring data through problem solving by sequencing an investigation, organizing and evaluating data, and communicating
the

information;
Recognizes the importance of living organisms and their relationships with one another and their surrounding environments; Un
der
stands the
basic concepts of scientific investigation, cellular biology, genetics, and human anatomy and physiology.


Biotechnology

Identifies and uses proper safety procedures and equipment in the laboratory; Describes the structure of DNA, its role in pro
tei
n synthesis, and
the techniques of DNA and protein manipulation; Examines the field of biotechnology from historical, career and bioethical pe
rsp
ectives;
Produces a lab notebook following industry guidelines; Follows standard operating procedures in all laboratory work; Demonstr
ate
s proficiency
in the use of the equipment associated with biotechnological procedures (i.e. micropipettes, centrifuge, balances, electropho
res
is chambers,
thermocycler, meters, etc.); Identifies, gathers, and prepared materials needed for a given protocol (i.e. solutions, dilutin
g,
gels, enzymes);
Explores the applications of biotechnology in medicine, agriculture, forensics and the environment.

Chemistry

Demonstrates knowledge of the structure of matter and chemical reactions. Can solve quantitative problems dealing with amount
s o
f substances.
Utilizes laboratory equipment safely; demonstrates a variety of laboratory techniques for both qualitative and quantitative a
nal
ysis. Analyzes
data and draws sensible conclusions.

Introduction to Horticulture Sciences

Understands employment and entrepreneurship skills needed in horticultural business; Identifies horticultural structures and
equ
ipment; Identifies
common pests and applies safe control practices; Describes methods of plant propagation, growing components, and plant growth
; D
emonstrates
horticultural marketing and management skills.

Medical Microbiology

Demonstrates techniques and safety standards associated with medical procedures and pathological conditions as they relate to

mi
croorganisms.

COOL

Week



Exploration and preparation through the
Career Development System will help
students transition with a clearer focus on
their future.

Senior
Project

Career
Passports

ACE

Rigorous
Core
Academics

MARKETING & REGISTRATION

LTISD INSTITUTES OF STUDY


Advanced Science & Medicine


Veterinary & Agricultural Science


Math, Engineering & Architecture


Business, Finance & Marketing


Humanities, Technology & Communications


Fine Arts

Foundation
Course of
Study:

What all
students
must take…

Career
Exploration
Emphasis:

Courses that
will allow
students to
study the area
in
-
depth.


Post
-
Secondary
Preparation:

Advanced
Certifications,
Licensures, etc.
for students

Selective

Course of

Study:

Recommendations for other courses to
take to enhance this area of study.

Corresponding

Career Clusters

Institute of Advanced

Science & Medicine

Institute of Veterinary &

Agricultural Science

Institute of Math,

Engineering & Architecture

Institute of Business,

Finance & Marketing

Institute of Humanities, Technology &
Communications

Institute of Fine Arts

LEANDER


Summer Camps in Engineering & Media Productions



Incoming 7
th

and 8
th

Grade


$150 per student


Parent Showcase


RECRUITMENT


MS CAMPS

LAKE TRAVIS


Engineering Camp for Middle School Students


Funded by grant from SME


Designed & tested bottle rockets, sumo robotic cars


50+ students


42% GIRLS!


29% Minority


Six Flags Trip

RECRUITMENT


MS CAMPS

2008 Middle School Camps:


Engineering


Web Page Design & Computer
Programming


Film Production









~ 70+ Students






~ Parent Showcase






~ Unbelievable Reviews!

A Week At the Institutes 2008…

LAKE TRAVIS & LEANDER



First Lego League (Middle School)



Robotics (High School)


B.E.S.T.

RECRUITMENT


FLL / ROBOTICS

Articulation Agreements


2007
-
2008 Articulations:


Digital Electronics @ ACC



2008
-
2009 Articulations:


ACC
: Digital Electronics & Principles of Engineering


Texas State
: Intro to Engineering Design & Digital
Electronics


Texas Tech
: Intro to Engineering Design & Principles of
Engineering & Digital Electronics


Student Panel


VISTA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


Zach Esau, Senior



Michael Graczyk, Senior



Jackie Greer, Senior




Questions & Comments…


Jill Siler ~
silerj@ltisdschools.org


Camille Clay ~
johnsona@ltisdschools.org