CCASN Presentations at 2018 Educating for Careers Conference

March 4-6 in Sacramento CA

 

Proposal Writing and Resource Development 101: We’re in the Money

Sunday, March 4, 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This session is for beginning grant proposal writers.  Together we’ll explore the basics of effective proposal writing, ways to research and approach funders, as well as strategies for fundraising and resource development.

Patricia Clark

 

Learning Work:  Connecting Work-Based Learning with Classroom Learning

Monday, March 5, 10:15 am – 1:30 am

What are best practice strategies for enhancing the learning potential of work-based learning?  How do we best connect the learning students do at worksites with learning in pathway or academy classrooms?  This session explores All Aspects of Industry; a protocol for mapping the learning potential of work-site, standards-based learning plans, and portfolios.

Patricia Clark

 

Preparing Pathway Teachers for Academic and CTE Integration

Monday, March 5, 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Dual credentialing:  Pathway teachers integrate academics and CTE and must learn new content to do so.  State agencies and teacher education programs are providing new avenues for increasing teacher capacity, and strengthening CTE teacher parity.  Learn about new dual credentialing options that can ameliorate pathway teacher shortages.

Annie Johnston

 

Administrative Support for CPAs, Panel Discussion

Monday, March 5, – 10:15 am – 11:30

Administrative support for academies is a critical component for lasting success.  Panelists will share their experiences and perspectives from the State, county, district and site levels, describing strategies they use to support and assist academies.  They will also offer suggestions for ways to strength administrator involvement.

Susan Tidyman

 

Taming the Master Schedule

Monday, March 5, 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

A master schedule can make or break academy/pathway implementation.  How can we best assure a master schedule that supports both student cohorts and teacher collaboration time?  How does a master schedule best support academy/pathway learning and teaching, including curriculum integration, deeper learning, and opportunities for work-based learning?

Patricia Clark, Phil Saroyan

 

Using the National Academy Curriculum Data Base

Monday, March 5, 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

This interactive presentation will focus on building familiarity with the CCASN web site resources that are useful for pathway teams interested in developing interdisciplinary project base curriculum.  The presentation will also guide participants in the use of the national curriculum database to facilitate curriculum planning and implementation.  Participants will use laptop and/or mobile devices to access the CCASN website resources.

Tracy Ostrom

 

Collaborating with Higher Education Partners for Teaching Careers

Monday, March 5, 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Preparing Educators for the Future:  Join community college, CSU and K12 education pathway leaders for a facilitated fishbowl to investigate the hot topics on the agenda for a cross-system education community of practice.  What are the needs and obstacles to addressing the teacher shortage? Where are the opportunities to increase and diversity the teaching profession?

Annie Johnston

 

What’s In It For Us?  Business Partner Panel Discussion

Monday, March 5, 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

We’ve seen plenty of administrators “admin-splaining” the value of education/business partnerships.  This panel provides an opportunity to hear academy partners explain why these partnerships are so valuable, and why you, as an education leader, will profit from bringing business partners to your campus or district.  Their unique perspective will help define the “why,” and also help with strategies for the “how.”

Susan Tidyman, Facilitator

 

Change the Frame!  Aligning Systems to Improve Student Transitions

Monday, March 5, 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Dive into a framework delineating the new work roles and responsibilities that support robust pathway development.  In role-alike groups (district, site, and pathway), explore five key areas of new work expectations:  PoS Development Infrastructure, Curricular Alignment, Student Support, Industry Engagement, and Professional Development.  Get resources to address your changing work.

Annie Johnston

 

Career Catalyst – Create Your Future

Monday, March 5, 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

This session will introduce participants to the Green360 Career Catalyst.  Test-drive the Career Catalyst, a free Green360 on-line college and career readiness resource.  Identify personal interests, explore career options, learn how to build career networks, and conduct informational interviews.  Experience teacher lesson plans and develop strategies for incorporating this relevant and applicable resource into your classroom.

Tracy Ostrom

 

GLOBE Mission Earth:  Connecting Students with STEM Professionals

Tuesday, March 6, 7:45 am – 9:00 am

This presentation will introduce the GLOBE Program as a means of connecting students with scientists through STEM curriculum.  We will show how the GLOBE program provides an avenue for students to gain workplace skills and make STEM career connections.  Particular attention will be given to curriculum and career integration.

Tracy Ostrom

 

Scheduling Tools to Support the Career Academy Model

Monday, March 5, 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Constructing a master schedule consistent with the ideals of Career Academies is no small task.  Student information systems leave several tasks for the scheduling teams to resolve.  This session provides tools to create bell schedules, calendars, section tallies, schedule balancing, room assignments, and more.

Patricia Clark, Phil Saroyan

 

Teaching as if ALL our Academy Students are Honors Students

Tuesday, March 6, 7:45 am – 9:00 am

James Escalante and others have shown that all students are capable of excellence.  What is instead of sorting students into honors and non-honors, we taught all our students as if they were honors students?  This session explores best practices in teaching and learning, plus embedded honors/honors by exhibition strategies.

Patricia Clark