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1 Dual Credit Transitioning a college chemistry course to high school

2 What is Dual Credit? Students earn dual credits for classes that meet both high school and college requirements. Dual credit courses are taught in high school, at local colleges and through distance education.

3 Stark Education Partnership Dual Credit HB 115 Pilot Summer 2007: Instead of using a team teaching model, six local and regional institutions of higher education (The University of Akron, Malone College, Mount Union College, Kent State Stark Campus, Stark State College of Technology and Walsh University), and school districts in Stark, and neighboring Wayne and Columbiana Counties (educational service delivery region 9) developed nine separate courses taught by high school teachers qualified as adjuncts. Fifty-five students enrolled and fifty- three students earned college credit. The beginning of Dual Credit in Stark County

4 Stark Education Partnership Dual Credit HB : Throughout the academic year, local districts and local colleges continued to use high school teachers qualified as college adjuncts to teach dual credit courses to 408 students. The program will continue in

5 High school based dual credit (HSBDC) is a course offered through a collaborative agreement between an institution of higher education and a school district. A student may earn both high school and college credit in an HSBDC course taught by a high school teacher who qualifies to become a college adjunct on a high school campus. Todays dual credit class enrollments

6 The growth of HSBDC courses in Stark County, Ohio has been explosive. During the academic year, HSBDC courses were offered across all 17 Stark County school districts for the first time. Enrollments in such courses reached 2,460 nearly doubling the enrollments of 1,294. From an initial 65 students during the summer of 2006, HSBDC last year impacted an estimated 1,300 students.

7 This report looks at data from enrollment records, grades, surveys and focus groups conducted by the Stark Education Partnership throughout the year.. Indications are that HSBDC is beginning to produce substantial returns: 1. HSBDC has added another early college credit earning opportunity for an estimated 13% of the junior and senior Stark County cohort or 6.5% of all high school students, compared to 5% nationally or 2% in Ohio.

8 2. Over 92% of Stark County HSBDC students successfully earned 6,366 hours of college credit at a grade of C or above. 3. The financial benefit to Stark County families and students may range between $860,000 to $5,000,000 (textbooks excluded) depending on where students transfer credit.

9 The challenge High school class has the same time frame as a college class 5 each = 3 hrs.and we have a 2.5 hr. of lab time a week. Has more interruptions then the college class Books and materials are free High school class has the same time frame as a college class 5 each = 3 hrs.and we have a 2.5 hr. of lab time a week. Has more interruptions then the college class Books and materials are free The college class meets for a 3 hr lecture and 2 hr lab Except for holidays college classes normally do not have students in and out for tests, field trips and assemblies. Students buy their materials The college class meets for a 3 hr lecture and 2 hr lab Except for holidays college classes normally do not have students in and out for tests, field trips and assemblies. Students buy their materials

10 Activity To understand the complexity of the college course vs. a high school course. To relate a simple activity to the high school student in a college class. You will have 5 minutes to complete the following quiz. To understand the complexity of the college course vs. a high school course. To relate a simple activity to the high school student in a college class. You will have 5 minutes to complete the following quiz.

11 1. What is the biggest planet in our solar system? 2. What is the chemical symbol for the element oxygen? 3. What is the name of the long appendage that hangs from an elephants face? 4. True or false? DNA is the shortened form of the term Deoxyribonucleic acid? 5. The highest mountain on earth is? 6. What is the name of the closest star to the earth? 7. What is the name of the element with the chemical symbol He? 8. The fear of what animal is known as arachnophobia? 9. Pure water has a pH level of a around? 10. The molten rock that comes from a volcano after it has erupted is known as what? 11. True or false? Yogurt is produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. 12. What is the name of the part of the human skeleton which protects our brain? 13. Is the compound HCl an acid or base? 14. True or false? The fastest land animal in the world is the zebra. 15. How many bones do sharks have in their bodies? 16. What famous scientist was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on theoretical physics?

12 The previous activity was easy in 5 minutes -now you have 1 minute for the following activity Here are some practice problems. The solutions are in the section below this one. 1. __NaCl + __BeF 2 --> __NaF + __BeCl 2 2. __FeCl 3 + __Be 3 (PO4) 2 --> __BeCl 2 + __FePO 4 3. __AgNO 3 + __LiOH --> __AgOH + __LiNO 3 4. __CH 4 + __O 2 --> __CO 2 + __H 2 O 5. __Mg + __Mn 2 O 3 --> __MgO + __Mn

13 Answers 1.2,1,2,1 2.2,1,3,2 3.Balanced 4.1,2,1,2 5.3,1,3,2

14 Students reaction to a Dual Credit Course Haley: The intro was easy and material I knew from before but then: It got harder- I had to study more. There was more information learned than normal classes, the tests were more challenging. There were concepts I had never learned like pH. The labs were fun and easy for the most part but interpreting data took some time..

15 Jim: The class is longer then regular classes. The test were longer and harder. The labs were different than general chemistry and I had to write a lot more lab reports. If you miss a day you can get behind I had to study more. The books are bigger.

16 Jenna: We were expected to know a lot more than a high school class and we worked faster than a high school course also. Math was important for most of the chapters we went over. I had to study more in class and at home, if you didnt put in the time you couldnt cut it. The labs were easy but the reports you had to think and remember everything you did to understand them.

17 India: You were expected to know more. Ms. Zarges does not go over all the material in depth so you need to study and should know some chemistry before you take the course. It moves much faster and there is less time to obtain A LOT of information. Really have to study-some things are taught in class but you need individual study time to learn all the material. It looks more at practical uses-the labs are not just for your own knowledge but also for the real world applications.

18 Billy: We were required to do more work that was more complex than a normal high school chemistry class. The labs were a lot more in depth and the lab practical's were hard because we did so many before the test it was hard to remember all the details. You have somewhat more freedom on the homework since it wasnt all. checked but if you didnt do it you had trouble with the tests. I didnt have any chemistry background coming in from another area and at the beginning it was hard for me to grasp the formulas and how to set them up.

19 5/22/11 Thank you for coming to the presentation and if you have not taught a dual credit class I highly recommend it Donna Zarges Adjunct for Stark State College of Technology and Science teacher at Alliance High School


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