Presentation on theme: "2011 National Career Pathways Network Annual Conference Transforming Lives for a Strong America Session Presenter: Cynthia Brennan-Jones."— Presentation transcript:
2011 National Career Pathways Network Annual Conference Transforming Lives for a Strong America Session Presenter: Cynthia Brennan-Jones
Welcome! Session Objectives You will feel this session has been a worthwhile expenditure of your time. You will leave with something you can use.
Who am I? High School English instructor and curriculum developer B.A.: English M.S.:Elementary Education ABD: Anticipated completion of doctoral program in Instructional Leadership, Curriculum Development: 2012
FL DOE Certifications Educational Media Specialist (prekindergarten to grade 12) Elementary Education (grades 1 – 6) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), (grades K – 12) English (grades 6 – 12)
NCPN Career Pathways Leadership Certification Adult Career Pathways Emphasis
September 12, 2011 U. S. Customs and Immigration Services Building, West Palm Beach, FL
Session Premise We know research provides evidence that "education with a purpose" will result in more student engagement. Happily, implementing Career Pathways (CP) activities into existing curriculum provides students education with a purpose. The problem: How do we find the time to design and plan new activities and lesson plans? We are all busy, busy people!
Session Agenda 1.Share ideas on incorporating CP into existing language arts activities 2.Share CP-related activities and lesson plans 3.Brainstorm with session participants
One Easy Way If it is a writing prompt, put a CP spin on it. If you can relate a writing assignment to real life, and CP is real life, then writing will become more engaging to students! Bonus: No more, Why do we have to do this? This is stupid! Why? If its about them, their future, our frequently ego-centric students will be more engaged. Does that mean we are giving up core academics? Absolutely not! We are incorporating CP components into our already existing language arts curriculum.
Situation I Creative Writing Old curriculum Question: How can I quickly incorporate Career Pathways activities?
CP Activities for Creative Writing Narrative Essay: 5 Years Down the Road Handout One Act Play: 10 Years Down the Road Handout Note: I used modified grading rubrics that I had created for an English II course.
CP Activities for English IV Diagnostic Essay: CP Prompts Handout Research Paper Topic: CP Choices Handout
CP Activities for Business English So You Want to be an Entrepreneur http://www.lcc.edu/ed/wiredinitiative/about/ Careers in Transportation http://transportationcareers.org/ Resumes and Cover Letters Templates Available in Microsoft Word
Basics Oftentimes, both instructors and students need to learn the basics. Our tech-savvy students may know all about downloading music; however, they may have no idea how to double space or paginate a document. Word 2007 Mastery Handout PowerPoint Mastery Handout
Strategy / Group Activity Activity Steps 1.Choose a session participants suggested course. 2.Find the course description / standards online. 3.Use Word 2007 comment function. 4. Brainstorm and insert CP ideas via comments. 5. Send to participant(s).