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1 Welcome! Career and Technology Education Update – 2007

2 Agenda/Topics To Be Covered Overview Regulations – EEDA and 234 Technical Skill Attainment SC Virtual School Textbook Adoptions Student Enrollments Vision – New Curriculum Other Summary

3 Overview Anthony L. Dillon – Education Associate (SC Department of Educ.) –Replaces Katherine Cliatt (Retired) –Brings additional experience from private sector (ETS) that dealt with online assessments tied to state standards and a data management system to track progress of individual student outcomes. Duties Will Include: –Involvement in such areas as curriculum, assessments, textbook adoptions, professional development, virtual courses, and other assigned duties.


5 NEW Regulation 234 – Computer Science Requirements Contact Person: Janet Perry – School Quality –Phone: Note: No changes really took place in Regulation 234 relating to computer science requirements. –The Board confirmed that Keyboarding is included as a computer science course within the requirement. –Computer Literacy was eliminated from the new regulation. –Keyboarding Proficiency was eliminated from the regulation.

6 Computer Science Requirement – Approved Courses Business and Marketing Technology –Computer Applications 1 - Requires Keyboarding Course –Business Computer Mathematics –Desktop Publishing - Requires Keyboarding Course –Digital Input Technologies –Document Processing – Requires Keyboarding Course –Integrated Business Applications 1 – Requires Keyboarding Course –Introduction to Computer Technology – Requires Keyboarding –Keyboarding –Multimedia - Requires Keyboarding Course –Web Page Design and Development - Requires Keyboarding

7 Computer Science Requirement – Approved Courses Information Technology –Computer Programming –Information Technology Foundations –Networking (Cisco, etc.) –Computer Service Tech. (A+ or HTI) –Oracle –Animated Computer Production (New ) –Digital Imaging 1 (New )

8 Computer Science Requirement – Approved Courses Engineering and Industrial Technology –Project Lead the Way courses Architecture and Construction – Drafting with CAD Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources –Agriculture Production and Management

9 Computer Science Requirement – Approved Courses Math –Introduction to Computers –AP Computer Science (A,B) Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications –Graphic Communication

10 Technical Skill Attainment Overview Previously referred to as EOC (End of Course) –Or Performance Assessments EOC is actually used in conjunction with academic courses in which the exam counts as 20% of the students final grade.

11 Action Taken to Date: Pilots for online performance assessments took place during the spring of 2006 Those schools and districts that participated in the pilot confirmed that the delivery and online assessment system worked appropriately. (hardware components)

12 Actions: Schools and Districts should begin using the online performance assessments to determine the following: 1.If students are achieving desired outcomes of learning state standards and competencies related to CATE courses.

13 Continued… 2. If teachers are using state standards while teaching CATE courses. 3.If teachers need additional resources for standards and competencies that are NOT in the adopted textbook. NOTE: Teaching from only the textbook is not always recommended when focusing on state standards.

14 Considerations: Begin NOW… –Schools and Districts should test all business and marketing students at the end of the 1 st and 2 nd semesters to measure performance outcomes related to the Technical Skill Attainment criteria. –(Next year testing will occur quarterly if on block scheduling) (Do NOT use these outcomes to calculate students final score during the school year)

15 Upcoming Requirements: Schools and Districts will be required to begin using the Online Performance Assessments beginning with the school year. Performance Assessments will be used at the end of courses, whether it ends after the 1 st semester and/or the 2 nd semester, depending on the districts local schedule.

16 Assessment Guidelines: Tests will consist of approximately 50 questions and will last for approximately one hour. Beginning in the school year, the Performance Assessment will be weighted and be valued as 20% of the final grade for each CATE student.

17 Federal Guidelines: Technical Skill Attainments (tests) are being required to support student outcomes and meet the new Perkins IV requirements which will be tied with obtaining federal funding for CATE programs.

18 35 Performance Assessments are currently available online: Accounting 1 and 2 Administrative Support Technology Business & Electronic Communication Business & Marketing Internet Applications Intro to Business and Marketing Business and Personal Finance Business Computer Mathematics Business Law

19 Continued… Computer Applications Intro to Computer Technology Desktop Publishing Digital Input Technologies Document Processing E-Commerce Entrepreneurship

20 Continued… Keyboarding Multimedia Virtual Enterprise 1, 2, 3, and 4 Web Page Design & Development 1 & 2 Advertising Intro to Fashion Design and Apparel Fashion Design and Apparel Construction 1 & 2 Fashion Merchandising

21 Continued… Global Markets Marketing Marketing Management

22 Not Yet Available… Integrated Business Applications 1 & 2 International Business and Marketing Sports and Entertainment Marketing (NOTE: Test questions have not been finalized)

23 Technical Skill Attainment - Continued To participate this year, contact: –Amy McCaskill Phone:

24 SC Virtual School Why Has the SCVS Emerged as a Solution? Online courses reach students who need: –Academic courses their schools cannot provide –To retake courses needed for graduation –Access to courses because of physical disabilities –Access to courses because of other reasons for being out of school (behavior, medical, travel, etc.)

25 Phase I SCVS Pilot Sites, Course Offerings, and Enrollment Pilot sites and number of courses offered Richland Lexington 1 – 5 Richland 2 – 18 Horry – 2 York OSEBA – 4 Beaufort – 9 Greenville - CR Summer Session: Total Students= Courses Offered Fall Session: Total Students = Courses Offered 16 Teachers Total Number of Students Participating in Phase I = 1921

26 Fall 2006 CoursesNumber of StudentsSessions SAT PREP1294 Spanish I723 English IV594 Algebra I382 Chemistry363 English III352 Government302 Algebra II262 Geography242 US History I201 English I161 English II141 English I131 Economics91 Spanish II81 Statistics41 US History II31 Credit Recovery10512 Total number for fall64144

27 Additional Courses Offered in the Spring 2007 CP Physics, Intermediate, General AP Physics B &C Environmental Science AP Economics AP Environmental Science Psychology Keyboarding Computer Applications Web Page Design

28 Phase II Credit Recovery Pilot As of January 2007 – Courses Listed Below Began: Algebra I A/B Algebra II A/B English 9 A/B English 10 A/B Physical Science A/B Geography A/B American History I Chemistry A/B Life Science A/B English 7 A/B English 8 A/B Government A/B American History II Biology

29 Adult Education As of January 2007 Began: –WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate –GED Diploma Preparation –English as A Second Language –Exit Exam Preparation –HSAP

30 Career and Technology Courses: Began As of January 2007 Business and Marketing courses –Keyboarding –Computer Applications –Web Page Design Using Dreamweaver

31 Virtual Student Enrollments: SPRING 2007 (3 courses) Keyboarding = 19 students (Instructor: Tracy Sanders) Computer Applications = 14 students (Instructor: Tracy Sanders) Web Page Design = 20 students (Instructor: Anne Mace) SUMMER 2007 (8 courses) Keyboarding = 109 students (4 courses) Computer Applications = 63 students (2 courses) Web Page Design = 35 students (2 courses)

32 Preliminary Intentions - Keyboarding: Schools and Districts want support for over abundance of keyboarding courses in middle schools and high schools. Was offered to help meet the old state requirements required of students who may have transferred from other states –Example: Military Families, Job Transfers

33 Keyboarding - Continued: Keyboarding (the course) is a recommended prerequisite to all of the computer science requirement courses. Some business courses require Keyboarding (the course) as a prerequisite. Please refer to course standards and competencies. The purpose of having Keyboarding is to learn touch typing with the proper fingering technique prior to taking additional computer courses. (Note: This usually takes about 6 to 9 weeks).

34 Vision: Offer touch typing for students in 5 th and 6 th grade thru the SC Virtual School and/or elementary schools. –Each virtual course would require a proctor if being taught in a traditional classroom environment. Build stepping stones for students using computers.

35 Vision – continued Provide the opportunity for middle schools to have a certified business educator to teach Keyboarding Applications. –This will build students speed, accuracy and document production knowledge for future courses. With a certified business educator, school districts will be allowed to purchase equipment with Perkins funding and also extend credit hours to students while still in middle school.

36 Courses already purchased for 2007 SC DOE (CATE) would like to expand online offerings each year with approximately 3 to 5 courses. Purchase cost per course from private industry is approximately $35,000 to $50,000 Would like to actually develop courses in conjunction with local school districts and universities.

37 Additional CATE Courses being considered… Accounting Marketing Global Markets Virtual Enterprise IC3 Certification MOS Certification Etc. –We need recommendations of additional courses that are already in an e-book format and available to load into a Blackboard cartridge for delivery through the SC Virtual School.

38 Specific Needs: Schools and Districts should make recommendations based on such needs as: 1. Lack of teachers for specific subjects 2. Abundance of students requesting specific subjects and courses. 3. Homebound special needs request 4. Other special circumstances

39 CATE Virtual Course Requirements: Need a location capable of delivery on a Blackboard environment. Courses can only support 20 to 25 students at a time. Online Teachers must still be certified and considered highly qualified.

40 Technical Requirements: Students Need the Following: –Computer Access –Internet Service Provider – Account –Java Capable Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.0 for WIN Internet Explorer 5.1 or 5.2 for MAC Netscape Communicator 6.2 or 7.1 for WIN Netscape Communicator 7.1 or Safari for MAC

41 Policy and Guidelines Issues Statewide policies are in development for: –Staff structure and approval processes for online students –Training and evaluation for teachers of online courses –Seat-time restrictions –Assessment issues –Funding –Accreditation –Internet safety and filtering –Course development

42 Student Registration Area

43 Agreement Forms

44 Details of Agreement: A. Students must register thru their home school and get approval from their guidance counselor. B. Participation is on a daily basis and each student should spend 1 to 2 hours daily for up to 6 to 10 hours weekly to obtain one Carnegie Unit. C. All students will NOT be able to participate because of limited space and requirements per course. (20-25 students)

45 Course Registration

46 SCVS Information

47 Communication with Teachers, Parents, & Students Elluminate Live

48 Elluminate Find out more about web conferencing at the following link: – Click on the Conference Center TAB

49 To Be A Virtual Instructor: Visit Official Website: – –Select Teachers (TAB) –Select Teacher Application (LINK) –Complete Application and Submit Include Resume, 3 References and Copy of SC Certification

50 Official Website and Contact Person: Dee Appleby Office of Technology

51 Textbook Adoptions Textbook Caravans are taking place every January for upcoming adoption of textbooks and materials. Vendors and Publishers will showcase textbooks and materials via presentations throughout the state. Question and answer sessions will follow each presentation.

52 Textbook Adoptions - Continued This past year 225 teachers signed up to attend the presentations for textbook caravans in the areas of business, marketing and computer technology. Attendance is important to get the best materials that match the SC state standards and competencies. Try to adopt on cycle to get the most recent copyright.

53 Textbook Adoptions - Continued AREAS FOR ADOPTION – BUSINESS (Receive Now) –Computer Programming 1 and 2 –Business and Marketing Internet Applications –Integrated Business Applications 1 and 2 –Introduction to Computer Technology –Desktop Publishing –E-Business (E-Commerce) –Multi-Media / Web Publishing (Web Page Design 1 and 2) –Document Processing

54 Textbook Adoptions - Continued AREAS FOR ADOPTION – MARKETING (Receive Now) –Marketing –Merchandising (Marketing Management) –Sports and Entertainment Marketing –Fashion Merchandising –Hospitality and Tourism

55 Textbook Adoptions - Continued AREAS FOR ADOPTION – BUSINESS –Digital Input Technologies –Virtual Enterprise –Computer Applications 1 and 2 –Keyboarding 7-12 –Administrative Support Technology

56 Textbook Adoptions - Continued AREAS FOR ADOPTION - TECHNOLOGY –Networking 1 and 2 –PC Repair (Computer Service Technology) –Information Technology Foundations



59 Student Enrollments Business, Management and Administration Cluster –Boys Enrollment= 46,643 –Girls Enrollment = 48,941 –Total Enrollment= 95,584 –Increase from School Year = 1,013 students (+1%) –NOTE: 928 teachers statewide

60 Student Enrollments - Continued Marketing, Sales and Service Cluster –Boys Enrollment= 2,913 –Girls Enrollment = 3,526 –Total Enrollment= 6,439 –Increase from School Year = 743 students (+12%) –NOTE: 140 teachers statewide

61 Student Enrollments - Continued Information Technology Cluster –Boys Enrollment= 3,015 –Girls Enrollment = 1,216 –Total Enrollment= 4,231 –Increase from School Year = 549 students (+13%) –NOTE: 140 teachers statewide

62 Top 5 Courses: Business Computer Applications 1 = 25,273 students statewide Keyboarding = 18,551 students statewide Integrated Business Apps 1 = 11,050 students statewide Document Processing= 5,096 students statewide Intro to Computer Tech= 4,580 students statewide

63 Vision – Innovative Applications New Curriculum – Information Technology Cluster –Computer Animation (Interactive Media Pathway) –Digital Media (Interactive Media Pathway) –Gaming & Development (Programming Pathway) –Computer Programming (Programming Pathway) –Database Administration (Information Support and Services) –Network and Computer Security (Network Services Pathway)

64 National Certifications - Students IC3 Certifications = 5 (820 Students Possible) MOS Certifications = 21 (12,263 Students Possible) (IBA 1&2) –*Reported on 2006 SASI Collection

65 CATE Completers Business Cluster: 1,737 Students Technology Cluster: 517 Students Marketing Cluster: 459 Students –Reported thru SASI

66 AikenAiken C e n t r a l C a r o li n a DenmarkDenmark F l o r e n c e - D a r li n g t o n G r e e n v il l e Horry-GeorgetownHorry-Georgetown MidlandsMidlands NortheasternNortheastern Orangeburg-CalhounOrangeburg-Calhoun PiedmontPiedmont SpartanburgSpartanburg T e c h. C o ll e g e o f t h e L o w c o u n tr y Tri-CountyTri-County TridentTrident W il li a m s b u r g YorkYork Business AccountingAA AAAA A A AA A Automated OfficeDDDD D DDDDDD DD Digital Arts A General Business A A AAA A AAA Hospitality/Tourism Management A A ManagementAA A A A AA A MarketingA AA A Office Systems TechnologyAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Office Systems Technology (Medical Option) A Small Business Management A Supply Chain Management A Computer Computer TechnologyAAAAAAAAAAAAAA A Telecommunications Systems Management A A A A = Associate Degree D = Diploma

67 Teacher Demand in Business for SC Hired in = 144 Business Teachers (75 PACE = 53%) Hired in = 128 Business Teachers (79 PACE = 63%) Hired in = 89 Business Teachers (53 PACE = 63%) Hired in = 69 Business Teachers (38 PACE = 60%)

68 Teachers Being Produced – USC 2007 New Business Teachers7 2006New Business Teachers New Business Teachers8 2004New Business Teachers6 2003New Business Teachers4

69 New Courses: (I.T. CLUSTER) Animated Computer Production (Course Code: 5250) –Standards focus primarily on Flash Digital Imaging 1 and 2 (Course Codes: 5340 and 5341) –Standards focus primarily on PhotoShop –NO TEXTBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THESE COURSES THRU THE TEXTBOOK ADOPTION PROCESS AT THIS TIME.

70 Vision – Computer Animation Computer Animation (Visual & Art Based Instruction) –Newest Software Available: Maya 8.5 Python 3.0 –Other Software Available: PhotoShop Illustrator Dreamweaver Flash

71 Vision – Computer Animation High School Locations: –Susan Cook at Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC) –Tracy Wilbur at Lexington Technology Center (Lexington, SC) College/University Locations: –Full Sail College (Florida) –University of Wisconsin –M.I.T.

72 Vision – Digital and Interactive Media Digital Media –Newest Software: Garage Band 3 iLife Final Cut Pro High School Locations: –Susan Cook at Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC) College/University Locations: –Full Sail College (Florida) –(Examples: All American Rejects)

73 Vision – Digital Media

74 Vision – Gaming & Development Gaming & Development (Programming & Math Based Instruction) –Course Requirements and Needs: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry Maybe even PreCalculus and Physics –Software Needs: Visual Basic, Java, and C++ Related Software: Maya, Game Maker, Unreal

75 Vision – Gaming & Development College/University Locations: –Carnegie Mellon –Southern Methodist –University of South Carolina –Full Sail College (Florida) –University of Wisconsin –M.I.T.

76 Vision – Database Administration Oracle Academy –Currently have approximately 60 sites statewide Courses: –Oracle Development Programming Language (PL/SQL) –Oracle Java (not offered after next year) –Oracle Management Sequential Query Language (SQL)

77 Vision – Database Administration Oracle Academy Training –Dates: July 22 – 27, 2007 –Location: San Francisco, CA –Cost: $500 plus expenses

78 Vision – Security Cyber Security –This field helps with practical applications such as anti-virus software and credit card encryption. –This will eventually lead students to a career in Network and Computer Security. –Comptia currently offers a roadmap for I.T. –Examples: Security+ (Upper Level Advanced Courses) MCSE Security (Upper Level Advanced Courses)

79 Vision – Innovative Applications New Curriculum – Law, Public Safety, and Security Cluster –Computer Forensics (Security and Protective Services Pathway) –Law Academy (Legal Services)

80 Vision – Computer Forensics (Law Cluster) Definition: –Curriculum that supports law enforcement in the areas of accumulating data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crimes such as: Credit card fraud Intellectual property Theft Pedophilia Terrorism Hacking and other tactics

81 Vision – Computer Forensics (Law Cluster) Work with SLED and Local Law Enforcement –Software: Access Data Ultimate Toolkit (Suite) Encase (Guidance Software) –Includes: »Forensic Analysis Software »Forensic Toolkit Imager »Password Retrieval »Registry Viewer

82 Computer Forensics - Continued University Contacts: –Marshall University (WV) –University of Central Florida (FL) Need Background in the Following Areas: –A+ Certification (PC Repair) (Comptia) –CISSP Certification (ISC)2 –MCSE Certification (Microsoft)


84 Other Google for Educators –FREE application software for documents, spreadsheets and etc. that can be shared in a secure environment –FREE Certified Training available at Google Teacher Academy Web 2.0 (Web 3.0 is coming with artificial intelligence) –Podcast, Blogs, RSS (Rich Site Summary), Wiki, –Social Book Marking and Social Calendars –Yes Carolina and NFTE (Entrepreneurship Training)

85 Other: Camp Success (Middle School Technology Camp) –USC – July –OC Tech – July 29-Aug 4 –Registration: SC Business Week (High Schools) –July at Presbyterian College –200 junior and seniors chosen –Must be in top 1/3 of class rank –Info:

86 Contact Information: Anthony L. Dillon SC Department of Education 1429 Senate Street (Room 922) Columbia, SC Phone:

87 Thank You Questions and Answers

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