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1 Pathways, Partnerships & Perkins Conference November 3, 2009 Kathryn Rusch, Mary Messimer, Kelly Schlaak & Sandy Fabian

2  EXPERIENCES IN DEVELOPMENT  EXPERIENCES IN EFFICIENCY  EXPERIENCES IN IMPLEMENTATION

3  PROGRAMS OF STUDY ARE DESIGNED TO: Assist learners of all ages to make more intentional educational/career decisions: 1)Include coherent sequence of courses both required and elective (where possible) 2)Begin in high school or middle school progressing through college/university 3)Educational programs fall within a pathway from the Minnesota framework (the wheel)

4  Process & Strategies for Aligning Curriculum  I. SCOPE & SEQUENCE OFFERINGS AT SECONDARY & POST-SECONARY LEVELS II. TECH PREP COLLEGE CREDIT process & negotiations III. REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD PARTICIPATION IV. Regional Perkins IV – SC Perkins Consortium participation & support in conjunction with local meeting(s) & information gathering.

5  Each Secondary partner examines their own course offerings, required courses, Career & Technical Education & other electives – Information is shared through Course Registration materials & Programs of Study templates  Post-Secondary College partner examines their course offerings by Discipline – Program of Study area and offers a recommended course sequence for students registering for program of study I. SCOPE & SEQUENCE AT SECONDARY & POST-SECONARY LEVELS

6 II. TECH PREP COLLEGE CREDIT PROCESS & NEGOTIATIONS  Certificates are negotiated regionally every other Fall – course objectives are reviewed for existing certificates, updates in language, software editions, etc. are discussed and reviewed – updates are made to certificates as agreed upon by consensus of group in attendance.  New certificates are negotiated regionally by similar review process utilizing College’s Common Course Outlines and determining language that will appear on certificate that is understandable & accessible for group in attendance.

7 III. Regional Advisory Board participation  High school partners are invited to become members of the College’s Regional Advisory Board.  Part of the agenda of Advisory Boards is the discussion of the curriculum – current offerings and potential changes to the curriculum as suggested by industry’s trends and shifts that need to happen at both the secondary & post-secondary training levels.

8 IV. SC Perkins Consortium participation/support in conjunction with local meeting(s) & workdays  Consortium provides leadership, resources and information about Programs of Study to all members.  Independent school districts convene local meetings, determine course offerings, potential Programs of Study options at their respective school, complete data collection of information & submit data to Consortium office for input into electronic database system. District determines method, usage & dissemination of information at local level.

9 Programs of Study -United South Central High School  Meet with all CTE staff to determine the Programs of Study to be offered at USC High School  Attend work session at South Central College to complete Programs of Study templates  Incorporate Programs of Study information into USC registration materials  Continue to update the Programs of Study at USC High School. Use the Programs of Study wheel to determine curriculum needs

10 UNITED SOUTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Programs of Study - Course Planning Guide A Program of Study should serve as a guide, along with other career planning materials, for students to plan for their courses and education. United South Central High School courses listed within the Career Fields are only recommended and should be individualized to meet each learner’s educational and career goals. Below is a listing of required courses for United South Central High School students along with elective courses that are offered. The elective courses are listed under their corresponding Career Field. *CTE course meets criteria for Science Credit/Math Credit/Art Credit ** Courses with Articulation Agreements ***Concurrent enrollment courses offered for college credit through Southwest Minnesota State and Minnesota State University-Mankato ^ Project Lead the Way course meets criteria for college credit at school that will accept them Ag Science 9 Ag Science 10 *Horticulture Ag Leadership and Business Large Trailer Construction *Agronomy and Soil Science *Animal Science Natural Resource Management Environmental Science *Food Science Supervised Ag Exp. HS Choir HS Band Music Theory Art Foundations Drawing & Painting Pottery Photography Fiber and Beads **Computer Apps I **Computer Apps II **Desktop Pub. Video Editing *^Intro Eng. Design Architect Drafting ***English 101/113 Spanish I, II, III Clothing and You **Accounting **Advanced Accounting **Computer Apps I **Computer Apps II **Desktop Pub. Money Management Business Law *Business Math Culinary Arts Food, Lodge, Hosp. Fashion Mkt/Mdsg Supervised Ag Exp. Ag Leadership and Business Construction Chemistry Physics Human Anatomy ***Adv. Biology Environmental Science *Food Science Culinary Arts Life Skills I, II *Plant Science *Agronomy and Soil Science *** Psychology *** Sociology Life Fitness ***Sociology ***Psychology **Child Development **Parenting Family & Community Relationships Fashion Merchandising Food and Lodging Cooking Across the USA Life Skills I, II Spanish American Sign Language Human Anatomy ***Advanced Biology Pre Calculus Calculus Applied Geo/Stats *^Intro. to Engin. Design *^Principles of Engineering ^CIM Woods I, II, III Metals Technology **Small Gas Engines Supermileage Vehicle Construction Arch. Drafting Chemistry Physics Agriculture/Food and Natural Resources Arts/Communications and Information Systems Business Management and Administration Health Science Technology Human ServicesEngineering Manufacturing and Technology

11 JUNIOR COURSE REGISTRATION Student Name: Last Name, First Name Student ID: Stu ID REQUIRED CLASSES FOR JUNIORS: Semester 1Semester 2 X Public SpeakingX American Literature X American GovernmentX American Government X Mathematics (select one)X Mathematics (select one)_____ Geometry_____ Intermediate Algebra_____ Statistics _____ Algebra II_____ Algebra II_____ Pre-Calc *CTE course meets criteria for Science Credit/Math Credit/Art Credit ** Courses with Articulation Agreements ***Concurrent enrollment courses offered for college credit through Southwest Minnesota State and Minnesota State University-Mankato ^ Project Lead the Way course meets criteria for college credit at school that will accept them ELECTIVES: _____**Accounting_____**Accounting _____**Advanced Accounting_____**Advanced Accounting _____*^Intro. to Engineering Design I_____*^Intro. to Engineering Design II _____*^Principles of Engineering_____*^Principles of Engineering _____***Psychology_____***Sociology _____*Horticulture I_____*Horticulture II _____Art Foundations I_____Art Foundations II ALTERNATE: _______________________ALTERNATE: _______________________________________________________ Student SignatureParent Signature

12 An Example of the recommended Sequence of courses at South Central College for the Accounting Associate of Arts Degree. This template is being used for all departments & all degree, diploma & certificate programs.

13  Tools to assist with efficient data entry on the Statewide website (examples available on click on resources)www.mnpos.com ◦ College example (handout)  cross walk  Enhanced learning inventory (HS and College) ◦ High School example (handout)  Suggested course preparation  Lists of available concurrent and articulated courses from your partner college ◦ Brokering process example (handout) ◦ Data collection and sustainability example (handout)  Feedback form  Annual review form ◦ Other ideas that have worked for you?

14  HAND OUT AND DISCUSSION  OTHER IDEAS & COMMENTS ….

15 Our survey & focus groups of students, parents, counselors – two major findings: 1) enthusiasm for usage 2) need for completed data entry ◦ HOW ARE PROGRAMS OF STUDY INTEGRATED INTO YOUR CAREER EXPLORATION EFFORT? ◦ HOW ARE YOU COMMUNICATING PROGRAMS OF STUDY TO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES?

16 Technical Support for development, efficiency, or implementation are available at

17 ◦ Use the NEW POS Template instructions document and the POS User Guide located at under resources tab ◦ Time saver – create a template for your high school, duplicate the template – create another pathway etc. ◦ Using the dropdown box, indicate which courses have college credit options (enter these in the College Credit Career and Technical Electives section of the template)

18  Submission – to Perkins office ◦ Review the POS Submission Instruction document located at click on the resources tab ◦ Time saver – include as many schools (with identical completed pathways) as possible in your submission group ◦ Submit the POS narrative and POS approval group at the same time  Submission – to assist with approval by consortium ◦ Mark your completed POS Pathway as “Ready for Review” and “Save Program of Study as Complete” ◦ Make sure the courses listed show focus for the Pathway that is being reviewed.

19  USER -  ADMIN – for data entry

20  ????????  Contact Info:   Kelly Schlaak –  Sandra Fabion –


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