UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE Workshop Goals 3 Understand key components of the UC Course Submission Form. Become familiar with the attributes of a successful integrated course submission. Practice analyzing and revising samples from real integrated course submissions.
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE What is an integrated course? Integrated courses blend the content and skills from both: academic “a-g” disciplines and Career Technical Education (CTE) sectors.
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE A successful integrated course includes: The vocabulary of both disciplines Authentic, logical integration Evidence of rigor
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE Quick Review of Course Submission Form The unit summary should describe the content and skills students learn. This description should highlight the actual work of the course; do not simply list content standards the course aligns with.
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE Discussion What might have contributed to Sample #1 earning "a-g" approval in the “c" (mathematics) subject area? Remember, you are looking for 1. The vocabulary of both disciplines 2. Authentic, logical integration of the content areas 3. Evidence of rigor - texts and assignments are clearly challenging
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE Discussion As a group review the excerpt in Sample #2 and discuss what might have prevented this excerpt from earning "a-g" approval in the “d" (laboratory science) subject area?
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE Quick Review of Course Submission Form The assignment summaries should briefly describe the products students turn in to demonstrate learning in each unit. Each summary should include a brief description of that product as well as its parameters and purpose.
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE You’re the Analyst As a group, review the excerpt in Sample #3 and record your group’s answers on the worksheet to the following question? 1. Where do you see the vocabulary of both disciplines? 2. What makes the integration authentic?
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE You’re the Analyst As a group, review the excerpt in Sample #4 and record your group’s answers on the worksheet to the following question? What would you suggest the submitter focus on to revise the course (vocabulary | rigor | authentic integration)?
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE Revising for Success 1.As a group, choose ONE of the three rough draft samples to revise based on what you’ve learned today. 2.Make your revisions directly on the “Revising for Success” handout.
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE Submission Checklist The course submission should: Employ the vocabulary of both disciplines. Clearly describe the CTE and "a-g" learning in the course. Provide evidence of increasing complexity of assignments. Identify what students produce to show evidence of learning.
UC ARTICULATION CONFERENCE Resources Guidance on integrated courses on the A-G Guide http://www.ucop.edu/agguide/career-technical-education/index.html Questions? HSUpdate@ucop.edu