Investment in Teaching Excellence Session A1 Student Success / Learning to 18
Learning Goals Adopt “pathways thinking” to enhance every student’s outlook for success by… engaging in systems thinking which allows us to look both within and to the larger system for connections that will help students maximize choice providing a range of diverse and engaging learning opportunities, courses, and programs, both in and outside the classroom, that meet the interests, honour all postsecondary destinations – apprenticeship training, college, community living, university, and the workplace.
5 strategic directions TDSB: Years of Action, 2013-17
Which elements of the SS/L18 strategy are yielding student success? SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJORS (SHSM) STUDENT SUCCESS TEAMS DUAL CREDIT PROGRAMS COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/ OYAP STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TRANSITIONS Students focus their learning on a specific economic sector. Each TDSB school has a dedicated team to support students. Students earn credits that count towards OSSD and college. A program that combines classroom and workplace learning. Student Voice that impacts change. Education and Career Life Planning. (e.g.. CPS/IPP)
High Yield Student Success Strategies SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJORS (SHSM) DUAL CREDIT/SWAC PROGRAMS COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/ OYAP 88% Success Rate (Dual Credits) 89% Success Rate (SWAC) 1950+ participants 56 SHSM Programs & 15 Sectors 14 Accelerated OYAP programs Offered in every Secondary School 1200+ participants Approx. 50% graduate with the Red Seal designation Offered in every Secondary School 38 Secondary Schools
Creating Pathways to More Success DUAL CREDIT PROGRAMS
SCWI Partnership Team TDSB (Student Success |Learning to 18) Central Coordinating Principal Program Coordinator Instructional Leader Centrally Assigned SWAC/Dual Credit Teachers Centrally Assigned Dual Credit Teacher Community Partners: Centennial College George Brown College Humber College Seneca College
3 AREAS of SCWI: Focus in 2014-15 Apprenticeship FORUM Professional Learning for Educators STEM related ACTIVITIES Reach Ahead Opportunities for Grade 7/8 Expansion of PROGRAMS Dual Credits & SWAC
W5: Dual Credits and School Within A College (SWAC)
WHAT: Dual Credits DUAL CREDIT CONTACT TEACHER IN EVERY SCHOOL GO TO COLLEGE ONE AFTERNOON A WEEK FOR 15 WEEKS STUDENTS SELECTED BY THE STUDENT SUCCESS TEAM MONITORED AND TRACKED CENTRALLY- ASSIGNED SS/L18 STAFF EACH COURSE IS APPROXIMATELY 45 HOURS (15 WEEKS X 3 HOURS) FREE TTC TICKETS COLLEGE PHOTO ID ACCESS TO GYM SUPPLIES/TEXTBOOKS COUNSELLING SERVICES &
WHEN: Creative Timetabling DUAL CREDIT PROGRAMS Your timetable could look like one of these… Four Credit Co-op 2 Classes at School Two Credit Co-op
WHAT & WHO: SWAC 2 COLLEGE CREDITS & 2 SECONDARY CREDITS (4T) GO TO COLLEGE EVERY MORNING FOR ONE SEMESTER STUDENTS SELECTED BY THE STUDENT SUCCESS TEAM UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION… Students earn … 2 DUAL CREDIT COURSES GLS/GLE OR GLN CREDIT RECOVERY FREE METROPASS COLLEGE PHOTO ID ACCESS TO GYM SUPPLIES/TEXTBOOKS COUNSELLING SERVICES 1 GLS/GLE OR GLN UP TO 3 CREDITS THROUGH CREDIT RECOVERY &
COLLEGE CREDITS 2.0 credits COLLEGE CREDITS 2.0 credits WHEN: Creative Timetabling SWAC PROGRAM GLS/GLE or GLNDUAL CREDITSCREDIT RECOVERY 1.0 credit 2.0 credits 3.0 credits GLS/GLE or GLNDUAL CREDITSCREDIT RECOVERY 1.0 credit 2.0 credits 3.0 credits
WHERE: Program locations, 2014-15 CENTENNIAL COLLEGE GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE SENECA COLLEGE NEW! HUMBER COLLEGE 2016 Progress CampusSt. James Campus Newham Campus Seneca@York Campus 2015-2016 approved SCWI SWAC seats: FALL: 90 SEATS WINTER: 115 SEATS SUMMER: 50 SEATS 2015-2016 approved SCWI SWAC seats: FALL: 90 SEATS WINTER: 115 SEATS SUMMER: 50 SEATS NEW! GEORGE BROWN Level 1 APP SWAC 2016
WHY: Evidence of Impact... In 2007, the TDSB participated in one dual credit partnership of 22 students with one school and one college on one campus. Within eight years, the program has expanded to include all TDSB secondary schools, over 65 different dual credit course offerings, over 1200 available seats and includes partnerships with four colleges on 14 different campuses.
Student Voice… Knowing yourself – How did the SWAC or Dual Credit program help you learn more about yourself? Exploring opportunities - What opportunities were you provided with to explore pathway opportunities in this program? Making decisions and setting goals – What made you decide to be part of SWAC or Dual Credit? Achieving goals and making transitions – Where are you with now with your career planning goals?