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Pitt County Schools Career & Technical Education Newsletter November 2010 With a six week grading period behind us, I can’t help to think where did the time go? We all need to stop, take a deep breath, and gather our thoughts. Some of you are probably laughing right now. Yea, right who has time to stop.?! Just remember that we are entering the month of November, which means Thanksgiving Break! Before we know it, we will be out for winter break. In this newsletter you will see how busy everyone has been this past Inside this issue: month. I hope you are able to use this as a tool to give you in-sight to Pitt County Fair Exhibits 2 the wonderful activities that are occurring in Pitt County. Please Ayden-Grifton 3 Automotive Clinic continue to give us ideas about what you feel would be good for the New Teacher Evaluation 4-5 upcoming newsletter. Thanks for your hard work and continued System Info Happenings in CTE 6-7 support!! Instructional Strategies 8 Health Sciences Academy 9 Chena Cayton BTA 10 Director of CTE and 9-12 Programs Things to Know/ 11 Upcoming Events Career & Technical Pitt County Agriculture Fair Exhibits Congrats to Robert Puckett’s Printing and Graphics class for placing in 1st at the fair. His program received $150.00 Page 2 Career & Technical Ayden-Grifton High School Hosts 1st Annual Senior Citizen Free Auto Clinic Who: AGHS Auto Technology What: Annual Senior Citizen Free Auto Clinic When: Saturday, November 20, 2010 Where: AGHS by Appointment Only!!!! 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Serving While learning Automotive students at AGHS are giving back to the community in which they live. They are holding the 1st Semi-Annual Senior Citizen Auto Clinic. The clinic allows students to show what they have learned as they perform preventive maintenance tasks such as tire pressure checks, fluid level checks, change oil & filter, as well as tire rotations. They gain leadership and management skills by running this clinic as a true Auto Repair facility. Students duties will be writing repair orders, greeting customers, and performing mechanical tasks to the vehicles. One student said, Quote: ―This is our way of saying THANK YOU, this Thanksgiving season to our senior citizens of our great community.‖ The Parts & Labor will be FREE to these selected senior citizens!!!!! ****Vehicles will only be serviced one dozen at a time by random draw!! Please call Ronnie Bowen at 252-746-5749 and leave a message to make an appointment.**** Ronnie Bowen Auto Technology Teacher Ayden-Grifton Page 3 Career & Technical Closer Look at Standard I: I: Teachers Demonstrate Leadership Taking aTaking a Closer Look at Standard Teachers Demonstrate Leadership ELEMENT A: Teachers lead in their classroom Developing Has assessment data available and refers to it to understand the skills and abilities of students Accesses data, if available, in Achievement Series Has written classroom management plan available and posted Has vision posted in classroom How are you using Proficient Uses a variety of assessments to evaluate student progress Includes evidence of data analysis in lesson plans, activities, and group your Crystal assignments Reports to drive Communicates vision to students Enforces the written classroom management plans instruction? Reshapes instruction to fit needs of individual child Accomplished Uses portfolios, rubrics, and other types of assessments to evaluate progress Uses protocols and forms for collaborative activities Includes real‐life situations and 21st century skills in lesson plans Provides leadership opportunities in classroom Vision is communicated/modeled to produce student leaders in the classroom Differentiates instruction and assignments based on data Distinguished Analyzes data with colleagues to make decisions about student needs and instructional planning Facilitates workshops at the school level to ensure all students succeed by the use of best practices connected to student data Leads school wide workshops on how to differentiate instruction and assignments based on data and/or how to create a safe and orderly learning environment ELEMENT B: Teachers demonstrate leadership in the school Developing Attends Professional Learning Community meetings (department, faculty, grade level, team, other) Has a copy of the School Improvement Plan Proficient Actively participates in Professional Learning Community meetings (department, faculty, grade level, team, other) Analyzes data with colleagues to make instructional decisions Provides suggestions and feedback to School Improvement Team members Accomplished Facilitates Professional Learning Community meetings and/ or serves as a grade level, department, or School Improvement Team representative Assists in developing plans to foster academic growth Observes peer teachers to learn new strategies Shares plans, strategies, etc with new teachers Serves as an advisor or coach for a student extracurricular club/team or other activities Distinguished Serves as a leader in implementing or advocating the creation of goals in the School Improvement Plan Serves as a mentor or induction coordinator for new teachers Invites other teachers into classroom to share strategies ELEMENT C: Teachers lead the teaching profession Developing Can access the GCS professional development web site and locate professional development opportunities Attends required professional development sessions Collaborates formally and informally during meetings Has a written professional development plan Proficient Provides research on best practices and/or documentation of required professional development activities or readings completed Communicates professionally with the leadership team representative, grade level and/or department chair Reflects upon past experiences and communication practices with parents, students, colleagues, and administrators Collaborates formally and informally during meetings and dialogue Establishes a positive line of communication with administration team Accomplished Actively seeks and attends non‐required professional growth activities Lesson plans show implementation of content and best practices learned in professional development Page 4 Career & Technical Taking a Closer Look at Standard I: Teachers Demonstrate Leadership Taking a Closer Look at Standard I: Teachers Demonstrate Leadership Distinguished Leads professional development to address areas of need at the school level Models professionalism with a positive attitude and strong work ethic Observes and gives feedback to colleagues in lesson planning and delivery Establishes collegial classroom walk‐throughs for the purpose of garnering best practices to share with departments ELEMENT D: Teachers advocate for schools and students Developing Has copies of GCS and school (faculty and student) handbooks What types of Attends meetings as required assessments other than Can communicate testing and portfolio process/procedures Uses approved lesson plan format end-of-unit tests are you Collaborates with colleagues to improve student learning using to gather data and Proficient Develops written lesson plans for student learning identify student needs? Shares ideas for positive change at school meetings Uses formative data to improve student learning Is a member of the school’s Parent‐Teacher Association (PTA) Attends IEP meetings Sends interim progress reports as scheduled Communicates with school personnel regarding student needs Accomplished Leads small group meetings Organizes events and/or programs at the school or Encourages parent/guardian participation in school activities Communicates with parents/guardians beyond required interim reports and open house sessions to show and discuss student work and / or progress Actively seeks solutions to challenges students must overcome and helps remove barriers for success Participates in sub‐committee work Is a member of an organization that advocates for schools and/or students Distinguished Serves as a leader or chairperson of a group that advocates for schools and/or students Leads staff development on ways to assist students and overcome challenges ELEMENT E: Teachers demonstrate high ethical standards Developing Has a copy of the NC Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Conduct Completes lesson plans for daily instruction Has fair and equitable classroom rules and procedures to protect student learning conditions Keeps accurate student discipline log, communication log, and gradebook Keeps records confidential Proficient Keeps accurate financial records for school materials, trips, etc Maintains an accurate and equitable grading policy and management plan Consistently exhibits professional behavior in the classroom, meetings, and school functions Protects the learning environment to maximize instructional time for student learning Participates in professional development activities as required Accomplished Participates in professional development to improve performance Seeks additional resources to provide a classroom climate conducive to learning and to promote learning to the maximum possible extent Collaborates with others to shape educational goals, policies, and decisions Consistently follows all school, system, and classroom policies Distinguished Conducts school/district trainings on professionalism Holds National Board Certification and conducts professional development to share best practices learned through NBC process Effectively uses data to make recommendations for school improvement Page 5 Career & Technical Ayden-Grifton Conducts Award Ceremony Charles Payne, Construction Teacher at Ayden-Grifton High School, conducted his first award ceremony for 32 students who received NCCER certification last year. Pictured below are students receiving their award. On September 24, 2010, the Educational Program and Services Team conducted a walkthrough at South Central High School. Mrs. Georgia James’s Foods students prepared delicious chef salads for the team. Pictured: Superintendent Dr. Beverly Reep and Administrator of School Improvement Grant, John Coleman Page 6 Career & Technical Farmville Central High School Hosts Dedication Ceremony Farmville Central High School hosted a dedication ceremony on October 19, 2010, in honor of a new wing at the school. Ms. Dawes’s Foods class served and prepared food for the reception. Thinking Maps Sessions Judy Asselemeir, Health Occupations teacher at D.H. Conley, uses a flow map explaining the steps for bathing in this thinking maps exercise. Page 7 Career & Technical Instructional Strategies What are Orbital Studies: Independent investigations, usually from 3-6 weeks They ―orbit‖ or revolve around some facet of the curriculum. Students select their own topics and work with guidance and coaching from the teacher. Much of the work on orbital studies is completed at home. However, when class work is completed, student may use the extra time to work on their orbital studies. Students present orbital studies they have completed to small groups in the class. Peers may sign up to attend a presentation in which they are interested. Students not attending the presentation may work on their own projects, catch up on missing class work, or use the time to get peer help on some of their work. Orbital studies allow differentiation of content (students select their own topics and research materials), and product (students can select from a wide range of options about how to express their learning. Orbital studies allow students to exercise choices in what to study and how to share what they learn. Getting stated: Develop a list of topics related to a concept or theme in your subject area. Allow each student to select a topic based on interest. Page 8 Career & Technical The Health Sciences Academy is currently recruiting 8th-10th graders that are interested in health careers. We have completed approximately ½ of the middle school recruitments. Applications are available through your counselors in the 8th grade and Health Occupations teacher or CDCs in the high schools. Applications can also be found on our website. The due date for 8 th grade applicants is December 10, 2010. Applicants that are in the 9th and 10th grade must turn in their applications by January 7, 2010. If you are aware of any volunteer opportunities that our students can participate in, please contact us and let us know. We are always trying to assist our students in finding new places to volunteer. They can volunteer at service programs, not for a profit entity. If you have anything going on during the holidays, and you are aware of a volunteer need, please contact us! We have scheduled the breakfast and end of the year programs for our students: Breakfast End of Year Reception Ayden-Grifton Feb 8, 2011 May 9, 2011 D.H. Conley Feb 4, 2011 May 12, 2011 Farmville Central Feb 14, 2011 May 24, 2011 J.H. Rose Feb 16, 2011 May 11, 2011 North Pitt Feb 9, 2011 May 16, 2011 South Central Feb 15, 2011 May 10, 2011 Other important dates for the spring include: 8th grade Career Fair - Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Junior Job Shadowing – Wednesday, March 16, 2011 PCMH Internship Applications are due – Friday, March 25, 2011 If you have any questions regarding the Academy, please call 252.830.5042. Page 9 Career & Technical It’s that time of year again for Business & Technology Academy recruitment (BTA)!!!!! CDC’s/SPC’s—Please start scheduling middle school presentations. You have a BTA box with lots of goodies to promote the Academy. If any Business teacher or CDC/SPC would like to help with the Business and Technology Academy, please contact Chena Cayton at 830-4207 or via email at email@example.com. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Teacher of the year : Ayden-Grifton High School Lora Joyner (Health Occupations) J.H. Rose High School Chrislyn Beresheim (FACS) National Board Recertification in Business Education Lynn Watson-DH Conley Lisa Sloan-North Pitt Sheree Pierce-North Pitt Tonya Miles-North Pitt National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Betsy McDonald –JHR (FACS) Page 10 Career & Technical Foods I & II Teachers—You may begin using your Food Lion charge accounts. See your department chair with any questions you may have. Monthly Certifications will be sent to specific teachers November 1 st for October months of employment.(You know who you are!!!) Attention Trade & Industrial Teachers!!!!!! Please order construction supplies, etc. from Lowes on 10th Street. You will need to get a quote from David Bradley . Contact information is listed below: Lowes Home Improvement 3840 East 10th Street Greenville, NC 27858 Phone: 252-754-6668 Fax: 252-754-6643 Middle school teachers are planning and collaborating to implement a Career Quest in the Spring. More information will be forthcoming!! CTE Mid-Term Testing—November 1-5— Tests can be given at anytime during this week CDC/SPC Meeting—November 12 and January 28, 2011 Department Chair Meeting—Will not meet anymore this year until January 5, 2011 Thinking Maps Training—Group B November 9 8:30-3:30 - Ag Center (Rescheduled September 30) Thinking Maps Training—Group A November 16 8:30-11:30 Business Teachers Only-Community Schools Thinking Maps Training—Group A November 16 12:30-3:30 Health Occupations and Middle School Teachers Only-Community Schools Page 11 November 2010 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 CTE Mid-Term Field Testing!!!!!!!!!!! (Nov 1-5) 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Thinking Maps Group B Early Release 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Thinking Maps Group A If you have anything you would 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 like to include in a future newsletter, please contact Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org or Workday Morrisc1@pitt.k12.nc.us 28 29 30 Department Chairs—Please send all carbon copies of purchase orders with assigned numbers on them back to central office if you receive any in the future. Daily Mileage Forms are due on a monthly basis!!! When requesting reimbursements, please fill out an expense reimbursement form along with attached receipts/documentation needed when requesting reimbursement for hotels rooms, air fare, and other expenses. The form must have your principal signature.
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