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   Academics in CTE:
       The TBAISD
Career-Tech Center Model
       Friday, June 4, 2010

      9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

   TBAISD Career-Tech Center
             880 Parsons Road
          Traverse City, MI 49686
                                   Agenda and Session Descriptions

                                  Academics in CTE: The TBAISD
                                    Career-Tech Center Model
Please review the following agenda for session times and descriptions. Registration instructions are
on page four.
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration/Coffee and Pastries
                    (Rooms 202-203)

9:00 - 9:50 am General Session: Welcome, Housekeeping, Overview of TBAISD Career-Tech Center
Academics in CTE Model (Rooms 202-203) (All attend)
This session will provide an overview of the TBAISD Career-Tech Center’s model for academic integration and
the delivery of Michigan Merit Curriculum offerings in 12th grade English Language Arts, Algebra II, Geometry,
and 4th year math. A history of this initiative and process, as well as some “nuts and bolts” will be provided.
(Jason Jeffrey, Ed.D., Principal and Mary Smith, Curriculum Supervisor)

10:00 - 10:50 am Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Choose one):
#1 Overview of ELA Model at TBAISD CTC (Learning Center)
This overview will examine more closely the evolution of the delivery of ELA embedded within the technical
curriculum, along with the process the ELA instructors and technical instructors used to align ELA content expec-
tations to the technical curriculum segments and standards. Additionally, a brief overview of the role that the ELA
goal team plays in the improvement of student achievement in ELA, as measured by performance on the ACT
WorkKeys Reading for Information Test, will be provided. (Mary Smith, Curriculum Supervisor)

#2 Overview of Math Model at TBAISD CTC (Rooms 202-203)
This overview will examine more closely the evolution of the delivery of math embedded within the technical
curriculum, along with the process the math instructors used to align the Algebra II and geometry content expec-
tations to the technical curriculum segments and standards. The delivery of the 4th year math requirement will
also be discussed. Additionally, a brief overview of the role that the math goal team plays in the improvement of
student achievement in math, as measured by performance on the ACT WorkKeys Applied Math Test, will be
provided. (Jason Jeffrey, Principal)

10:50 - 11:00 am         Break

11:00 - 11:50 am          Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Choose one):
#1 Delivering 12th Grade ELA in Accounting, Early Childhood Education, and Public Safety (Room 115)
This session will provide participants with the “nitty-gritty” of how the English Language Arts teacher worked
with the Accounting, Early Childhood Education, and Public Safety teachers to deliver authentic, contextual
lessons that met both the technical and ELA standards. Collaborative teaching practices and assessment will be
discussed. In addition, the evolution of this process will be discussed, as well as the benefits and obstacles
encountered along the way. Question and answer time will be scheduled in this session. (Janie Lesinski, ELA
Instructor; Julie Gauthier, Accounting/Office Technology Instructor; Tom Lennox, Public Safety/Protective
Services Instructor; and Donna Valdmanis, Early Childhood Education Instructor)

#2: Delivering 12th Grade ELA in Allied Health, Agriscience/Natural Resources, and Automotive Technol-
ogy (REMC Interactive Room)
This session will provide participants with the “nitty-gritty” of how the English Language Arts teacher worked
with the Agriscience/Natural Resources, Allied Health, and Auto Technology teachers to deliver authentic,
contextual lessons that met both the technical and ELA standards. Collaborative teaching practices and assess-
ment will be discussed. In addition, the evolution of this process will be discussed, as well as the benefits and
obstacles encountered along the way. Question and answer time will be scheduled in this session. (Jennifer
Stairs, ELA Instructor; Anna Blight, Agriscience/Natural Resources Instructor; Marlene Griffin, Allied Health I
Instructor; and Jim Wrede, Auto Technology Instructor)
#3: ELA Goal Team Professional Learning Community (PLC) (Work-based Learning Lab)
Participants will have a chance to see how this PLC functions as part of the Career-Tech Center’s culture to
improve student achievement in English Language Arts, as measured by the ACT WorkKeys Reading for Informa-
tion Test. Use of Microsoft SharePoint as a communication tool, PLC initiatives, and 2008-2010 achievement
data will be shared. Question and answer time will be scheduled in this session. (Brent Boerema, Assistant
Principal; Mary Smith; Chris Korbel, Information Technology Instructor; and Bruce Provencher, Web Program-
ming/Design Instructor)
#4 Delivering Algebra II and Geometry at CTC (Learning Center)
Five technical instructors and three math teachers collaborated in a pilot program to deliver Algebra II and
Geometry, aligned to the Michigan High School Content Expectations, in the Construction Trades, Drafting/
Design Technology, Electrical Occupations, Precision Machining Technology, and Skilled Trades programs.
Participants will learn about the genesis of this pilot program, what has worked, what has provided some chal-
lenges, and what the future holds for the 2010-2011 school year. Question and answer time will be scheduled in
this session. (Joel Carpenter and Deb Menchaca, Math Instructors; Randy Kitzman, Skilled Trades Instructor;
Matt Teeter, Precision Machining Instructor; and Tim VanderMeulen, Electrical Occupations Instructor)
#5 Math Essentials Program at CTC/Delivering 4th Year Math (Math Essentials Classroom)
Recognizing the basic skills deficiencies in incoming CTC students, technical and math instructors developed a
Math Essentials (ME) program that provided math instruction to those students who were enrolled in math-
focused programs. Attendees of this session will learn how ME evolved as a result of the Math Goal Team
Professional Learning Community (PLC), how it is structured and operates within the CTC day, and its successes
as well as its limitations. Additionally, the delivery of 4th year math in Allied Health II, Culinary, Visual Imaging
Technology, and Welding/Fabrication will be discussed. Question and answer time will be scheduled for this
session. (Laura Bogen, Math Instructor; Chuck Hunt, Welding/Fabrication Instructor; Karl Malin, Culinary Arts
Instructor; and Ed Olsen, Visual Imaging Technology Instructor)
#6 Math Goal Team Professional Learning Community (PLC) (T & I Computer Lab)
Participants will have a chance to see how this PLC functions as part of the Career-Tech Center’s culture to
improve student achievement in math, as measured by the ACT WorkKeys Applied Math Test. Use of Microsoft
SharePoint as a communication tool, PLC initiatives, and 2008-2010 achievement data will be shared. Question
and answer time will be scheduled in this session. (Jason Jeffrey, Pat Lamb, Assistant Principal; Chuck Hunt,
Welding/Fabrication Instructor; and Leeann Fountain, Allied Health II Instructor)

#7 Manufacturing Technology Academy (MTA) “Expanded School” Model (REMC Computer Lab) -Please
note: This session is offered at 12:30 – 1:20 PM only.
This model will examine a long-running Academy, initiated in 1996, that integrates high-level academic classes
in mathematics, science, ELA and economics with a technical curriculum based on engineering, manufacturing,
and robotics. Academic classes at the high school level include chemistry, physics, advanced physics, eco-
nomics, ELA 11, ELA 12, Algebra II, trigonometry/pre-calculus and calculus. Eligible students dual-enroll in
College Calculus I and II through Ferris State University and Calculus III and Differential Equations through
Northwestern Michigan College. Advanced physics students have the option of earning credit through North-
western Michigan College for its Light and Laser Fundamentals class. (Tim Wheatley, Academic Instructor;
Hollianne McHugh, Technical Instructor)

12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch and Networking (Rooms 202-203)

12:30 - 1:20 pm         Breakout Sessions #1 through #7 Repeated (Choose one)

1:20 - 1:30 pm       Break

1:30 - 2:20 pm Concurrent 1Best Practice Sessions (Choose one):
#1 ELA in CTE - Best Practices (Learning Center)
Participants will share their best practices, dealing with the delivery of ELA in CTE, with attendees. Participants
are asked to bring electronic copies that can be placed on the conference link. (Jennifer Stairs, TBAISD Career-
Tech Center ELA Instructor and session facilitator)
 #2 Math in CTE - Best Practices (Rooms 202-203)
 Participants will share their best practices, dealing with the delivery of math in CTE, with attendees. Partici-
 pants are asked to bring electronic copies that can be placed on the conference link. (Laura Bogen and Randy
 Kitzman, TBAISD Career-Tech Center Instructors and session facilitators)

 #3 Best Practices for Administrators (Conference Room A)
 This session will allow administrators to discuss ways in which building leaders can support the delivery of
 academics in the cte setting. Funding and local district challenges and obstacles will be discussed. (Jason
 Jeffrey, session facilitator)

 #4 Program Team Professional Learning Community (PLC) (Work-based Learning Lab)
 TBAISD CTC staff will discuss the program PLC concept that is currently being used in all programs. A program
 instructor, counselor, special education support teacher, and assistant principal will discuss the process and its
 goal for improving student achievement. (Brent Boerema and Pat Lamb, Career-Tech Center Assistant Princi-
 pals, Counseling and Special Education Staff Members)

 2:20 - 2:30 pm Wrap-up, SB-CEU Sign-out, and Evaluation (Rooms 202-203)




Sign in/Hospitality: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (Coffee & pastries)
Registration fees:
Sponsoring agency employees: $25 per person
Regional CTE partners: Fee waived
• SB-CEUs will be available pending approval.
• Lunch will be provided.
• Space is limited to 100, pre-registration is required.
Audience: CTE Administrators, Academic and Technical Instructors
Hospitality: Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. Lunch
will also be provided.
Contact: Mary Smith at msmith@tbaisd.k12.mi.us or 231/922-6354 for more conference informa-
tion.
Need accommodations? Contact the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau for hotel informa-
tion. 1-800-872-8377 or www.visittraversecity.com. OR see the list and map of hotels in this brochure.




Registration information:

To register on-line, go to the TBAISD Website at www.tbaisd.k12.mi.us. From the Professional Devel-
opment tab, select Online Registration. Select Professional Development Opportunities, click Go.
Then select Academics in CTE: The TBAISD Career-Tech Center Model and follow the instruc-
tions.

We encourage on-line registration but if this is not an option, or if you are experiencing technical
difficulty, contact Marci Blood at 231/922-6349.

Registration deadline: May 21, 2010                                                            Revenue ASN: 110166
   Map of Conference and Hotel Locations:




     TBAISD Career-Tech Center

A - ParkShore Resort
   1401 US 31 North, TC 49686    877-349-8898    info@parkshoreresort.com

B - Hampton Inn
  1000 US 31 North, TC 49686     231-946-890     www.hampton-traverse-city-mi.com


C - Grand Beach/Sugar Beach Hotel
    1773 US 31 North, TC 49686    231-938-0100   www.tcresorts.com

D - AmericInn
   1614 US 31 North, TC 49686    800-396-5007    www.americinn.com

E - Cherry Tree Inn & Suites
    2345 Munson Ave., TC 49686   800-439-3093    www.cherrytreecondohotel.com

								
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