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1 January 2010Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ TCTW Executing the Site Development Plan Kimberly J Schneider, Ed. D. Mercer County Technical Schools January 2010

2 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 In The Beginning …  Mission Statement  Vision for change  Baseline Data  Student Expectations  Quality of Programs  Level of Student Engagement  System of Extra Help for Students

3 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Review TCTW Key Practices  High Expectations  Program of Study  Academic Studies  Career/Technical Studies  Teachers Working Together

4 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Review Key Practices (cont.)  Work-based learning  Students actively engaged  Guidance  Extra Help  Culture of Continuous Improvement

5 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Ready for Action  Select a coordinator  Identify supportive starting team  Review student demographics (free/reduced lunch, students with IEP)  Review resources and support— guidance, sending schools, grants…  Review facilities (for optimum use)  Align programs (with local economic growth)  Review college articulations

6 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Develop Timeline for Improvement Develop a Strategic Action Plan (5 yr)  Focus to… Increase rigor/achievement in classroom Integrate academics—literacy, numeracy and sciences Establish senior capstone projects Improve instructional delivery Increase instructor awareness (survey)

7 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Integrate Key Practices  High expectations  Program of study—publish syllabi and unit plans  Academic studies—connecting CTE skills to academic concepts/standards  Teachers working together—collaboration  Students actively engaged—delivery of instruction/self monitoring/ownership for learning  Guidance—student learning plans  Extra Help for students  Continuous improvement—on going

8 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Align Professional Development  Teachers Attend National Conference & turnkey training  Literacy Integration (1 st ) MAX Teaching Strategies (NC) 1-1 coaching Turnkey Training (peer teachers)  Faculty Meetings-mini training sessions  Lunch & Learns  Full-day In-services (SREB consultants and development team)  Numeracy Integration  Unit Planning  Tying CTE to Academics

9 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Cultivate Teacher Support of TCTW  Conference attendance  State and local workshops  Teacher Turnkey training  Teacher’s survey—discussion groups

10 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Sample First Three Years TCTW  TCTW Focus Team—14 teachers Attended National Conferences— Participate in Various Workshops— Turnkey Workshop Techniques & Strategies  Aligned Curriculum & CCCS  Developed Syllabi – common format  Integration of Literacy, numeracy, sciences  Implementation of Capstone Projects  Baseline Testing of Sr. Student Completers  Teacher Surveys—2008 & 2009

11 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Outreach in Community  CTE for the 21 st Century Open Houses Mass Mailings Family Night Liaison Counselor Meetings Sending School Presentations  General Programs-Career Surveys  Exploratory Program  Career Prep/Dual Credit  Performing Arts—Visits & Auditions  Summer School—7 th, 8 th, and 9 th grade

12 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Results  NOCTI Scores Improved

13 Mercer County Technical Schools - NJ January 2010 Questions Contact Information Kimberly J Schneider, Ed. D. Superintendent Mercer County Technical Schools 1085 Old Trenton Road Trenton, New Jersey Phone:


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