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1 Learning for Independence TCN Meeting October 8, 2013 Mary Derginer – Program Coordinator

2 Program History January 2008 Green Bay Program 9 students 3 classes Tuesdays & Thursdays half days September 2010 Green Bay + students from Bayport 35 students 18 Classes (Horticulture, Materials and Design, Pet Care) Tuesdays & Thursdays Auto class on Fridays Request from other districts September 2012 CESA 7 Program Green Bay, Bay Port, DePere, Pulaski, Kewaunee, Ashwaubenon, Syble Hopp 42 students 24 classes ( Social Networking, Architecture, Textiles, Personal Health, Criminal Justice)

3 Learning for Independence 2013  52 Students (26 returning – 26 new)  12 different high schools  Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday (8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.)  Auto Class Option on Friday (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)  Each student registered in three classes  NWTC Identification Card issued to students  Transportation is provided by home school  Each student is responsible for own lunch

4 Purpose of Learning for Independence Improve Post-School Outcomes Develop Career Ready Skills Opportunity to Learn in Age Appropriate Setting Acquire Self Determination Skills Increase Mobility in Community Plan Education, Training & Career Path aligned to Personal Goals Improve Social and Communication Skills Build Friendships with Peers & Develop Healthy Relationships

5 Student Profile Students with disabilities who have:  completed four years of high school  have at least two years of school eligibility left  goal to function in integrated settings as an adult  demonstrated satisfactory school attendance, self care, and personal/social behavior  demonstrated ability to be independent in various community environments with minimal supervision  enrolled in school work experience program

6 Student Expectations  Students are expected to attend all classes and participate in all class activities (Exceptions will be made for illness or personal commitments)  All absences must be reported to Mary Derginer (phone call, text, or written note in advance)  Students are expected to be on time for classes  Students are expected to treat everyone with respect and dignity  Aggressive or abusive language and behavior will not be tolerated (Call will be made to home school for IEP review)  Good personal hygiene and appropriate dress are required  Students must carry health/emergency information with them  Students are not allowed to leave campus without proper notification  Students are expected to follow policies set up by Student Life

7 Classes 2013 Fall Classes  Self Advocacy (2 sessions)  Managing My Health  P C Basics  Community Safety  Emergency Prep  Drawing & Design  Entrepreneurship  Criminal Justice  Customer Relations  Nutrition & Fitness  Stained Class Other classes offered  Photography  Horticulture  Intro to Mac  Photoshop Art  Social networking  Home and Yard  Caring for Children  Pet Care  Materials and Design  Textiles and Weaving  Personal Budgeting and Finance

8 Core Courses Pc Basics Nutrition and Fitness Healthy Relationships Safety for Life Self Determination Managing My Health Home and Yard Core Courses Pc Basics Nutrition and Fitness Healthy Relationships Safety for Life Self Determination Managing My Health Home and Yard Business & Information Hospitality Tourism Customer Relations Microsoft Retail Hospitality Business & Information Hospitality Tourism Customer Relations Microsoft Retail Hospitality Transportation Distribution Logistics - Agriculture Automotive Maintenance Auto Detailing Landscape Horticulture Transportation Distribution Logistics - Agriculture Automotive Maintenance Auto Detailing Landscape Horticulture Human Services Health Sciences Caring for Children Criminal justice Healthcare Animal Care Emergency Preparation / Human Services Health Sciences Caring for Children Criminal justice Healthcare Animal Care Emergency Preparation / Course of Study Options Architecture & Construction Materials & Design Construction Architecture Design & Dreawing Architecture & Construction Materials & Design Construction Architecture Design & Dreawing Information Technology Intro to Mac Social Networking Photography Photoshop Information Technology Intro to Mac Social Networking Photography Photoshop

9 School Calendar and Events  Classes Start– September 10, 2013  Teacher Convention – October 24, 25, 2013  Thanksgiving – November 28, 29, 2013  Last Class Semester I – Thursday, December 19, 2013 (Auto – Friday, December 20, 2013)  First Day Semester II – Thursday, January 9, 2014 (large group orientation)  Classes Start – Tuesday. January 14, 2014  No Class – March 14, 18, 20, 21, 2014 and April 18, 2014  Open House – May 8, 2014  Last day Tuesday/Thursday classes - May 8, 2014 (last Auto class Friday, May 9, 2014)

10 Funding  Contract with Corporate Training at NWTC  Help find, hire, and pay the teaching staff  Book the rooms  Handle supplies  Register the students in classes  Provide class schedules and set up rooms for all instructors  Each district pays a fee per student  CESA 7 pays coordinator and instructional assistants  Districts provide and pay for transportation

11 Website and Information Update information about the Learning for Independence program can be found on the CESA 7 Website Programs and services tab Scroll to G-L section Click on Learning for Independence Mary Derginer

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