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1 Accelerated certificates embedding industry credentials retrain for STEM Careers Kim Law Cyber Technology Coordinator National STEM Consortium Janet M. Paulovich Director English Language Learning and Adult Education STEM Bridge Team Lead, National STEM Consortium NATIONAL STEM CONSORTIUM

2 The TAACCCT Grant Program U.S. Department of Labor U.S. Department of Education Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program NSC awarded $19.7 Million on October 1, 2011

3 What is the National STEM Consortium? Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland College of Lake County in Illinois Clover Park Technical College in Washington State Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio Florida State College at Jacksonville Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana Macomb Community College in Michigan Northwest Arkansas Community College Roane State Community College in Tennessee South Seattle Community College in Washington State

4 What is the Role of the NSC? Design and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs that are: Nationally portable High-quality certificate-level Responsive to labor market needs Embed contextualized remediation – “STEM Bridge” Build a national model for multi-college cooperation

5 NSC Industries Composite Materials Cyber Technology Electric Vehicle Development and Repair Environmental Technology Mechatronics

6 Who are the Participants? Workers Eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Dislocated workers Other unemployed workers Under-employed workers Other workers in need of updated skills:

7 Strategies Accelerated cohort models of instruction Embedded industry credentials “Stackable” certificates that lead to degrees in career pathways Partnerships with industry advisors to ensure that students master skills that are relevant to industry in their area.

8 Industry-Recognized Credentials Composites: considering Certified Production Technician (Manufacturing Skills Standards Council) Certified Composites Technician (American Composites Manufacturers Assn.) Cyber: A+, Network+, and Security+ from CompTIA and CCNA from Cisco Electric Vehicle: SAE International’s Vehicle Electrification Fundamentals and Safety Certificate of Competency Environmental: OSHA – including HAZWOPER Mechatronics: SIEMENS Certification, Solidworks Associate

9 What is the STEM Bridge? Anne Arundel Community College National STEM Consortium Technical Proposal “Each of the STEM pathways will include a STEM Bridge. The STEM Bridge will be programmatically consistent across the five fields and transferable to other colleges, and will integrate basic skills, workforce skills, computer skills, and job readiness training, contextualized within the pathway.”

10 Co-Development Partners National STEM Consortium – STEM Bridge Team Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) CAST – addresses learner variability through Universal Design for Learning and accessibility. Industry partners Offered assistance in developing realistic scenarios and provided company name and images – ARINC Industry experts offered experience in developing realistic scenarios but company names are fictitious.

11 Two Part Strategy STEM Bridge is a two-part strategy to provide support to learners in the STEM certificate programs Part 1: “STEM Readiness” Course Embedded contextualized online course built in OLI’s Platform+ system that quickly refreshes key skills for learners entering the credit certificates directly. Part 2: “STEM Foundations” Course Modularized set of curriculum “bundles” that can be adapted and inserted by colleges wherever needed to provide support for lower level learners who need to build foundational skills in Math and Workplace Communication before entering the credit certificates.

12 Learning Outcomes-Based Curriculum The STEM Bridge Team surveyed all five technical teams to determine what key skills were needed in each of the five pathways. The team developed a master set of learning outcomes that were common to most of the technical pathways: ESSENTIAL SKILLS Math Critical Thinking and Workplace Communication Professional Skills (Customer Service, Teamwork etc.)

13 ARINC Scenario: Technician in Training

14 ARINC Flow Chart With Decision Points

15 Learn By Doing Activities

16 Learner Analytics Students - instant feedback from the Learn By Doing and Did I Get This? activities and end of module quizzes. Instructors - view student mastery of learning outcomes in the instructor dashboard and tailor face to face instruction to help students who are having challenges with specific parts of the course. Colleges/Administrators – track usage and other data

17 Unit 2 - Critical Thinking and Workplace Communications Present introductory story Present contextualized challenges STEM Readiness Course

18 Assessment: End of Module Quizzes Summary provided for all modules Extra Practice Problems available Assessment questions tied to objectives Assessments feed gradebook and Instructor’s Dashboard

19 Flexible Delivery Hybrid format with face to face instruction to support. Online only in class or in attached lab. Delivered up front in first term or spread across multiple terms as needed by each team. Inserted into key points in the technical curriculum. Delivered as credit or (0 credit) credit equivalent modules.

20 Adaptable for Other Programs Modularized units can be inserted as needed to support credit, non-credit or technical curriculum. Embed modules into the credit courses where they are needed: Teamwork module might help students learn how to collaborate more effectively in labs. Adapt and contextualize for other career pathways using the same learning outcomes: Analyze information from multiple sources and determine appropriate actions for a given situation. Listen to a conversation and compose an effective summary of the information. ARINC Air Operations Center Hospital Emergency Room Police Emergency Dispatch

21 STEM Foundations: Lower Level Learners Twenty-two short modules focusing on the development of key skills that are lacking in lower level learners will be built in the Platform+ system. Examples: Identify main idea and supporting ideas and summarize Build a paragraph and write a short essay Prepare and deliver an effective presentation Apply Order of Operations in math Explain concept of a variable

22 STEM Foundations

23 NSC Technical Courses Sticking Points Additional short, modular lessons, focused on areas of known student challenge and difficulty. These lessons are being created in the Platform+ system.

24 Sustainability and Scaling January 2014: Over 3,700 users across the nation Over 2,600 on OLI site All 10 NSC Community colleges At least one High school At least one Middle School Industry - professional development

25 Beyond the Grant

26 Impact Higher education New nationally-portable programs Contextualized remediation Accelerated program completion Open education resources Changing the culture of higher education

27 To Learn More NSC Website: Open Learning Initiative (OLI) website: Sign Up on main OLI course page and log in STEM Readiness – Course Key: ALL-STEM3 STEM Foundations – Course Key: STEMBASIC

28 For More Information Kim Law Cyber Technology Coordinator, National STEM Consortium 410-777-2387 Janet M. Paulovich STEM Bridge Team Lead Director, English Language Learning and Adult Education 410-777-1192

29 Disclaimer This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

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