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Title: Basic Skills and Career


1
Basic Skills and Career Technical Education
  • Lin Marelick, CTL Grant Coordinator
  • Doug Marriott, CCAA Director
  • Chandra Arora, PhD, CTL Instructor
  • Linda Collins, Executive Director, Career Ladders
    Project Deborah Harrington, Vice Chancellor, LA
    District, BSI Phase IV Director
  • February 19 20, 2009
  • Four Points Sheraton, Fresno, CA

2
Agenda, Day 1
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vljbI-363A2Q
  • February 19, 10 a.m.- Noon
  • Introductions
  • Outcomes for the workshop
  • Basic skills CTE- BSI Handbook Chapter 13
  • Misconceptions about students w/ basic skills
    needs.
  • Lunch

3
Agenda Contd
  • February 19, 1245 315 pm
  • California Career Advancement Academies Video
    the student voice
  • Discussion What opportunities barriers do you
    foresee to implementing a CTL program at your
    college? How do you get college buy-in?
  • Chandra Arora, Instructor, LA Valley College

4
Outcomes
  • Understand how to collaborate with basic skills
    faculty to develop contextualized teaching and
    learning (CTL) for CTE programs
  • Learn strategies for engaging students with basic
    skills needs in the classroom
  • Develop strategies for ongoing CTL discussions at
    your home campus
  • Increase communication with CTE and basic skills
    faculty from other colleges

5
Introductions
  • Description of the exercise
  • Meet and greet- introduce yourself to as many
    people in the room as possible (minimum of five
    people)
  • Introduce a person you met to the rest of the
    group

6
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7
BSI Handbook Chapter 13
  • What are the basic skills that students need to
    be successful in class or on the job?

Speaking English
Reading and Writing in English
Basic Arithmetic or Higher Math Skills
Employability or Soft Skills
8
Basic Skills CTE
  • Misconceptions Quiz- write True or False answers
    to the statements below
  • Students dont need reading or math to be
    successful in CTE programs because they need very
    discrete skills for specific occupational roles.
  • The majority of students who get their GED
    continue on to higher levels of education and/or
    occupational training.
  • The only way CTE students with basic skills needs
    can improve those skills is to enroll in a basic
    skills course.

9
Learning Communities
  • Which statement is true about learning
    communities?
  • Learning communities reach across a limited
    number of disciplines
  • Learning communities are classes that are linked
    or clustered during an academic term and enroll a
    common cohort of students.
  • The faculty member is the center of activity in a
    learning community
  • Learning communities are not as effective for
    developmental learners community.

10
Directed Learning Activities
  • Which statement is untrue about Directed Learning
    Activities?
  • Directed Learning Activities incorporate tutorial
    centers to address basic skills needs.
  • Apportionment funding in the form of hours by
    arrangement can be legitimately collected for
    directed learning activities.
  • The goal of the directed learning activity is the
    completion of exercises.
  • The language of the activity clearly connects to
    the course assignments, objectives and/or
    outcomes.

11
Contextualized Learning
  • Which statements below are true about
    contextualized learning?
  • In contextualized instruction
  • skills are taught in the context of what is
    required and relevant for industry.
  • skills are taught in the context of what is
    relevant for general life and survival skills.
  • skills are taught in the context of what is
    meaningful and relevant to previous knowledge or
    experience.
  • The best way to learn something is in context.
  • All of the above answers are correct.

12
Misconceptions
  • Discussion
  • What misconceptions do you anticipate from
    faculty and administrators at your college who
    did not attend this workshop?
  • Groups report out

13
Changing the dialogue
Examples of dialogue. Exercise
description Role play the scripts that are on
the table. Reverse roles and practice the
dialogue again.
14
LUNCH BREAK 1200 1245 pm
15
California Career Advancement Academies
Video The Student VoiceHow do we ensure that
the student voice is included in our
programs? Doug Marriott
16
Discussion
  • What CTL possibilities do you see for your
    college?
  • Learning Communities
  • Directed Learning Activities
  • Contextualized Lessons
  • What CTL barriers do you feel are present at your
    college?
  • Resistance from colleagues or administration
  • Time to devote to development
  • Resources to support development
  • Groups Reports
  • How do you get college buy-in?

17
Break
18
CTL Instructors Experience
  • Chandra Arora, Instructor, LA Valley College
  • Professor Arora contextualizes science, English
    and math. She also teaches Workplace Readiness in
    Health Careers for the CCAA at LA Valley College
  • What Do Our Students Need From Us?
  • What Our Students Need to Be Successful
  • Regular Feedback
  • Know That We Care About Their Success
  • Assessment vs. Evaluation

19
Assessment v. Evaluation (whats the
difference?) Assessment the goal is to improve
performance using feedback Evaluation judges
performance but doesnt necessarily identify ways
for students or employees to improve Sample
Rubrics
20
Agenda for day 2
  • February 20, 900 am Noon
  • Check-in, review yesterdays discussions
  • Linda Collins- Effective practices
    in contextualized teaching and learning (CTL)
    Discussion on CCAAs pitfalls, concerns,
    discoveries, successes, and redesigns.
  • Story time Write a story about your experience
    teaching students with basic skills needs
    enrolled in your class.
  • Share stories

21
Agenda Day 2 Contd
  • Action Plan Turning your experience into
    action. Review action plan template and develop a
    plan
  • Lunch Break 1200 1245
  • Report out on action plans
  • Deborah Harrington, BSI Phase IV Overview of
    Professional Development Program
  • Wrap up- 230

22
April 20
  • Check-in Review previous day activities
  • Linda Collins- CAA Statewide (video)
  • Effective practices in contextualized teaching
    and learning (CTL)
  • Discussion on CAAs pitfalls, concerns,
    discoveries, successes, and redesigns.
  • Story Time How have your students with basic
    skills changed your teaching?
  • Prompt What three things do you find most
    rewarding about teaching students with basic
    skills needs?
  • Prompt What are your three biggest challenges
    about teaching students with basic skills needs?
  • Share stories

23
Action Plans
  • Creating an Action Plan Turning your experience
    into action.
  • Review action plan template
  • Develop a plan
  • Lunch Break
  • Report out on Action Plans
  • Deborah Harrington, BSI Phase IV, Staff
    Development Statewide

24
YOU DID IT!
  • Whats next
  • Take this experience back to your campus
  • Talk to your colleagues
  • Engage your students
  • Make a difference
  • Best wishes and thank you for being here.
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