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Title: Guiding Students into STEM


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  • Guiding Students into STEM
  • Camille Clay, Leander ISD
  • Jill Siler, Lake Travis ISD

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Guiding Students into STEM
  • TODAYS SESSION
  • Importance of STEM
  • Overview of PLTW
  • Marketing Registration
  • Recruitment
  • Articulation Agreements
  • Student Panel

Now is the time
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The Facts
  • More than 2/3 of New Jobs Require Some
    Postsecondary Education

Now is the time For
www.achieve.org
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The Facts
  • Students Are Dropping Out of Education

www.achieve.org
Now is the time For
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The Facts
  • Employment in science and engineering will
    increase 70 faster

http//www.tap2015.org/resource/index.html
Now is the time For
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The Facts
  • China graduates more than 4 times as many
    engineers as the US

http//www.tap2015.org/resource/index.html
Now is the time For
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The Bottom Line
  • We need to better prepare our students for
    post-secondary work

Now is the time For
8
PLTW Engineering
  • 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

Now is the time
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PLTW Engineering Coursework
  • LEANDER ISD
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Design and Development

Now is the time
10
PLTW Engineering Courses
  • LAKE TRAVIS ISD
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Digital Electronics
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Engineering Design and Development (09-10)

Now is the time
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MARKETING REGISTRATION
  • LEANDER ISD
  • Career Pathways
  • Transition Through and Beyond Graduation

Now is the time
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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.

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Goals of a Career Development System?
  • Broad and flexible
  • Developed during the students four
  • years in high school
  • Provides cumulative performance
  • based assessment of the students
  • achievements

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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.

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Transition Coordinator
Makes the system happen!
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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

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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. .
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COOL Week is a week-long, work-based experience
for all 12th grade students at Leander ISD high
schools.
COOL Week
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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
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Career Passport Program
Career Passports
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Career Passports
Career Passport Program
Provides a system that teachers can use
to confirm that students have job readiness
competencies and skills to be successful.
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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.

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What is a Career Passport?A Students
Perspective
Career Passports
  • Guidance
  • Enrolling in a coherent sequence of courses (3-5
    course concentration) within one of four pathways
  • Marketing
  • Upon graduation, receipt of Career Passport
    document designed to market student skills,
    competencies and attributes to potential employers

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Current Leander ISD Career Pathways / Career
Academies
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Career Clusters
Arts Communication
Business Computer Technology
Communications
Finance, Business Management
Journalism/Publications
Administration
Languages Other Than English
Business Accounting
Photojournalism
Business Finance Management
Speech Communication
Business General
Visual Communication
Hospitality Tourism
Humanities
Culinary Arts Restaurant Management
Advanced Humanities
Hospitality Hotel Management
General Fine Arts
Information Technology
Performing Arts
Business Software Applications
Band
Computer Technology
Choral Music
Electronics
Dance
Internetworking Technology
Technical Theatre
Marketing, Sales and Services
Theatre Arts
Marketing and Management
Visual Arts
Public Relations
Interior Design Architecture
Photography
Visual Arts
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Career Clusters
Engineering Industrial Technology
Human Services, Health AgriScience
Architecture Construction
Agriculture, Food Natural Resources
Architectural Design Graphics
Animal Science
Construction Electricity
Horticulture Landscape
Construction Systems
Veterinary Science Technology
General Technology
Education Training
Manufacturing
Early Childhood Education
Agricultural Mechanics
Education
Engineering Design Graphics
Health Science
General Agriculture
Biotechnology
Machining
Fitness Wellness
Science, Technology, Engineering Math
Health Science Technology
Advanced Math Science
Medical Sciences
Computer Science
Sports Medicine
Engineering Sciences
Human Services
Project Lead The Way Engineering
Cosmetology
Transportation
Human Relations
Automotive Technology
Law, Public Safety Security
Criminal Justice Technology
Military Service
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Biotechnology
  • 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

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4 YEAR PLANNING DOCUMENT Name
___________________________________

Date _______________________   Career
Passport Engineering Sciences Adv.
Math/Science Language Other than English -
Spanish I.D. __________  
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 include 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 4th 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 courses (i.e.
Pre-AP, AP, and/or IB).   Distinguished
Achievement Program -DAP (26 Credits) Additional
requirements (over Recommended) include a 3rd
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 Career Passport          
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What does the Career Passport documentation look
like?
Career Passports
  • There are 3 components
  • Certificate
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Course Competencies

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Course Competencies
Career Passports
  • 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.

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Course Competency Example
Career Passports
  • 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.

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LEANDER HIGH SCHOOL
CAREER PASSPORT   in     Biotechnology   
Presented To

First_name Last_Name
ltltGraduation Dategtgt
______________________ __________________
________________
Sandra MacLachlan
Todd Washburn Marjorie Palmer
Transition Coordinator
Principal Passport Manager
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Leander High School
Leander Independent School District 3301 S.
Bagdad Road Leander, Texas 78641 (512)
435-8000   Todd Washburn Tom Glenn Principal S
uperintendent Sandra MacLachlan Camille
Clay Transition Coordinator Transition
Administrator
ltltGraduation Dategtgt    Leander High School
introduces First_name Last_Name, as a
recipient of the Biotechnology Career Passport.
LISDs Career Passport System sets our graduates
apart by asking them to complete a career-focused
major while in high school. By completing this
passport, First_name has acquired basic
knowledge of biotechnology topics as well as
safety and laboratory skills while completing all
of the academic 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
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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 passport 1 Skilled 2
Moderately Skilled 3 Limited
Biology Understands and demonstrates proper
laboratory safety procedures Demonstrates
manipulative laboratory skills through
classifying, 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
Understands 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
protein synthesis, and the techniques of DNA and
protein manipulation Examines the field of
biotechnology from historical, career and
bioethical perspectives Produces a lab notebook
following industry guidelines Follows standard
operating procedures in all laboratory work
Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the
equipment associated with biotechnological
procedures (i.e. micropipettes, centrifuge,
balances, electrophoresis chambers, thermocycler,
meters, etc.) Identifies, gathers, and prepared
materials needed for a given protocol (i.e.
solutions, diluting, 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 amounts of
substances. Utilizes laboratory equipment safely
demonstrates a variety of laboratory techniques
for both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Analyzes data and draws sensible conclusions.
Introduction to Horticulture Sciences Understands
employment and entrepreneurship skills needed in
horticultural business Identifies horticultural
structures and equipment Identifies common pests
and applies safe control practices Describes
methods of plant propagation, growing components,
and plant growth Demonstrates horticultural
marketing and management skills.
Medical Microbiology Demonstrates techniques and
safety standards associated with medical
procedures and pathological conditions as they
relate to microorganisms.
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Career Passports
ACE
  • Exploration and preparation through the Career
    Development System will help students transition
    with a clearer focus on their future.

Rigorous Core Academics
Senior Project
COOL Week
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MARKETING REGISTRATION
  • LTISD INSTITUTES OF STUDY
  • Advanced Science Medicine
  • Veterinary Agricultural Science
  • Math, Engineering Architecture
  • Business, Finance Marketing
  • Humanities, Technology Communications
  • Fine Arts

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Foundation Course of Study What all students
must take
Career Exploration Emphasis Courses that will
allow students to study the area in-depth.
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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
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Institute of Advanced Science Medicine
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Institute of Veterinary Agricultural Science
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Institute of Math, Engineering Architecture
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Institute of Business, Finance Marketing
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Institute of Humanities, Technology
Communications
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Institute of Fine Arts
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RECRUITMENT MS CAMPS
  • LEANDER
  • Summer Camps in Engineering Media Productions
  • Incoming 7th and 8th Grade
  • 150 per student
  • Parent Showcase

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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

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A Week At the Institutes 2008
  • 2008 Middle School Camps
  • Engineering
  • Web Page Design Computer
    Programming
  • Film Production
  • 70 Students
  • Parent Showcase
  • Unbelievable Reviews!

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RECRUITMENT FLL / ROBOTICS
  • LAKE TRAVIS LEANDER
  • First Lego League (Middle School)
  • Robotics (High School) B.E.S.T.

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Articulation Agreements
  • 2007-2008 Articulations
  • Digital Electronics _at_ 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

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Student Panel
  • VISTA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
  • Zach Esau, Senior
  • Michael Graczyk, Senior
  • Jackie Greer, Senior

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  • Questions Comments
  • Jill Siler silerj_at_ltisdschools.org
  • Camille Clay johnsona_at_ltisdschools.org
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