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Vocational, Career and
 Technical Education
Professional Conference

   Anchorage School District
International Center for Leadership in
              Education




     Dr. Richard D. Jones
Do not confine your
children to your own
learning, for they
were born in another
time.

            Hebrew proverb
Personality Quiz
Hawaii
New York
   Challenges to CTE
• Accelerating Technology
• Economic Upheaval
• Dealing with High-Stakes
  Accountability
• Student Change
   Challenges to CTE
• Accelerating Technology
• Economic Upheaval
• Dealing with High-Stakes
  Accountability
• Student Change
Information
Technology
• Processing Power
• Bugging the World

• Communications
       Number Crunching
         Moore’s Law
                                          Cost Per
       Computer   Megabytes     Cost
                                          Megabyte

        IBM
1993                 2        $3 – 4K     $1.5 – 2K
       Compaq
        Dell
2003                256       $1 – 1.3K    $4.70
       Gateway

2013      ?        16,384     $3 - 400     $0.02
        Number Crunching
          Gates’ Law
                                          Cost Per
       Computer   Megabytes     Cost
                                          Megabyte

        IBM
1993                 2        $3 – 4K $1.5 – 2K
       Compaq
        Dell
2003                256       $1 – 1.3K    $4.70
       Gateway

2008      ?       16,384      $3 - 400     $0.02
Smart Orb
Projection Keyboard
Information
Technology
• Processing Power
• Bugging the World

• Communications
Information
Technology
• Processing Power
• Bugging the World

• Communications
Bio Technology
Medical
 Agriculture
Ruth Fresmon, The New York Times
Bio Technology
Medical
 Agriculture
    Ethical ??
Nano Technology
 •   Atom Up
                 2000

   Info
   Tech

          Nano
Bio       Tech
Tech
       Info
       Tech
              2003




              Nano
              Tech
Bio
Tech
       Info
       Tech
              2008




              Nano
              Tech
Bio
Tech
Mommy, this string doesn’t work,
do you have any fiber optic cable?
   Challenges to CTE
• Accelerating Technology
• Economic Upheaval
• Dealing with High-Stakes
  Accountability
• Student Change
Employment 1970’s
          High Skill




          Low Skill
Employment 1990’s
         High Skill

         Semi Skill


         Low Skill
Employment 2010
        High Skill

        Semi Skill


        Low Skill
1970’s 1990’s   2010
   Challenges to CTE
• Accelerating Technology
• Economic Upheaval
• Dealing with High-
  Stakes Accountability
• Student Change
Problem with High Stakes
        Testing
•   Single Measures
•   Immature Tests
•   Conflicting Purposes
•   Mismatch with Teaching
   Challenges to CTE
• Accelerating Technology
• Economic Upheaval
• Dealing with High-Stakes
  Accountability
• Student Change
Minority vs. Majority

• Hispanic      12% to 25% (2025)

• Ph.D Science and Engineering
  – 33% Asian, 2% African-American
    1% Hispanic
               Gender Gap
                          Male   Female
• Special Education       70 %   30 %

• 4 Year College Degree   43 %    57 %

• Master’s                42 %    58 %
           Gender Gap
             Boy vs. Girl

•   Attention Deficit   4 Times Greater
•   Drop Out            30 % More Likely
•   Violent Crime       85 % More Likely
•   Suicide             6 Times as Likely
                              12th Graders’ Views of School
                                       1983–2000

                                                                                            51
                                                                                                   47
      60
                         40                                                                             41
                                                                                                              39
      50                        36                               35
Percent




                                         31
      40                                        28                      29
                                                                               24
      30                                                                               21                          1983
                                                                                                                   1990
      20
                                                                                                                   1995
      10
                                                                                                                   2000

          0
                        School work                                Courses are                    School will
                       is meaningful                               interesting                   be important
                                                                                                  in later life
   Source: The Condition of Education 2002, National Center for Education Statistics
   Challenges to CTE
• Accelerating Technology
• Economic Upheaval
• Dealing with High-Stakes
  Accountability
• Student Change
Your Reaction?????
Never doubt that a small
 group of citizens can
 change the world.
 Indeed it is the only thing
 that ever has.


               Margaret Mead
Successful School
    Response
     Components of
Successful School Reform
1. Create a culture that embraces a
   rigorous and relevant curriculum
2. Set high expectations that are
   monitored for student’s continuous
   improvement
3. Use data to provide clear unwavering
   focus
4. Provide students real-world
   applications
5. Create multiple pathways to rigor and
   relevance
     Components of
Successful School Reform
1. Create a culture that embraces a
   rigorous and relevant curriculum
2. Set high expectations that are
   monitored for student’s continuous
   improvement
3. Use data to provide clear unwavering
   focus
4. Provide students real-world
   applications
5. Create multiple pathways to rigor and
   relevance
     Components of
Successful School Reform
6. Create a framework to organize
   curriculum that drives instruction
7. Sustained professional development
   that is focused
8. Obtain and leverage parent and
   community involvement
9. Maintain safe and orderly schools.
10.Offer effective leadership
   development.
Rigor
    Relevance


My only
skill is
 taking
  tests.
All Students
Rigor
Relevance
All students
Knowledge Taxonomy
1.   Awareness
2.   Comprehension
3.   Application
4.   Analysis
5.   Synthesis
6.   Evaluation
     Application Model
1. Knowledge in one discipline
2. Application within discipline
3. Application across disciplines
4. Application to real-world
   predictable situations
5. Application to real-world
   unpredictable situations
    Rigor/Relevance Framework
6     Knowledge
5
4
3
2
                 Application
1
        1   2     3   4   5
    Rigor/Relevance Framework
K
N
O
W
        C              D
L
E
D
G
E       A              B
          APPLI CATI O N
            Teaching

      VS.
Learning
Rigor
Relevance
All students
The status quo is
  not an option
 CTE- What doesn’t
      change
External standards
Focus on total student needs
Learn through application
Not limited to classroom/lab
Connection with community
    Myths of CTE
1.CTE is separate
2.CTE is lower level
3.CTE is for some
  students
    Myths of CTE
1.CTE is separate
2.CTE is lower level
3.CTE is for some
  students
Coping With State Standards
 McREL
 Needed Time
15,465 Hours
Available Time
 9,042 Hours
Teachers struggling to teach
 an overloaded curriculum!
             Teaching

       VS.
Standards
International Center for
Leadership in Education


   Curriculum
     Survey
            Career and Technical Education

North Carolina                                               N.C.
English Language Arts                                       End-of-
                                                 National                Ag           Ag         Ag       Draft-   Construc-
Strand Skill Continuum                                      Course
                                                  Rank                Production   Mechanics   Services    ing       tion
English 1
              EXCERPT                                        Test

                                                   E9
 1.1 The learner will apply PREPARATION           E17
strategies to comprehend or convey experiences
                                                   E18        H          H            H          H         H          H
and information.
                                                   E34

                                                   E5
 1.2 The learner will apply ENGAGEMENT            E9
strategies to comprehend or convey experiences     E13        L          M            M          H         M          M
and information.                                   E20
                                                   E21

                                                   E9
 1.3 The learner will apply RESPONSE              E13
strategies to comprehend or convey experiences
                                                   E18        M          M            M          H         M          M
and information.
                                                   E24

                                                   E20
Competency Goal 4: The learner will use
language for aesthetic and personal response.
                                                   E31        L           L           L          M          L         L
                                                   E34
    Myths of CTE
1.CTE is separate
2.CTE is lower level
3.CTE is for some
  students
    Lexile Framework
   Independent measure
   200 to 2000
   Books, Tests,
    Students
Reading Requirements
      Findings
 Reading is important
 Reading for employment is

  the highest
        Lexile Literature
1500 - On Ancient Medicine
1400 - The Scarlet Letter
1300 - Brown vs. Board of Ed.
1200 - War and Peace
1100 - Pride and Prejudice
1000 - Black Beauty
 900 - Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders
 800 - The Adventures of Pinocchio
 700 - Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery
 600 - A Baby Sister for Frances
 500 - The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth
 400 - Frog and Toad are Friends
 300 - Clifford’s Manners
             Personal Use
Aetna Health Care Form              1360
Medical Insurance Benefit Book      1280
Application for Student Loan        1270
Federal Tax Form W-4                1260
Installing Your Child Safety Seat   1170
Microsoft Windows User Manual       1150
G.M. Protection Plan                1150
CD DVD Player Instructions          1080
      Newspapers
Reuters               1440
NY Times              1380
Washington Post       1350
Wall Street Journal   1320
Chicago Tribune       1310
Associated Press      1310
USA Today             1200
  Reading Instruction
  Reading in the Content Area



Learn to Read
                                        Read to Learn




 K    1   2     3   4   5   6   7   8    9   10 . . .
                            Reading Comparison
       High School               High School                                   Career Clusters
                                                   Personal Use   Newspapers
        Students             Classroom Materials                               75th Percentile
1600

                                                                                     x
1500
                                                                      x

1400                                                    x             x              x
                                                        x             x              x
                                                                    x x x           x x
1300                                                    x                           x x
                                                        x                            x
                                                        x
1200                                                                  x             x x
                                                        x                            x
            Grade 11 & 12




1100                                                                                 x


1000


900
                            Reading Comparison
       High School               High School                                      Career Clusters
                                                      Personal Use   Newspapers
        Students             Classroom Materials                                  75th Percentile
1600

                                                                                        x
1500
                                                                         x

1400                                                       x             x              x
                                                           x             x              x
                                                                       x x x           x x
1300                                                       x                           x x
                                      Grade 11 & 12
                                                           x                            x
                                                           x
1200                                                                     x             x x
                                                           x                            x
            Grade 11 & 12




1100                                                                                    x


1000


900
                            Reading Comparison
       High School               High School                                      Career Clusters
                                                      Personal Use   Newspapers
        Students             Classroom Materials                                  75th Percentile
1600

                                                                                        x
1500
                                                                         x

1400                                                       x             x              x
                                                           x             x              x
                                                                       x x x           x x
1300                                                       x                           x x
                                      Grade 11 & 12
                                                           x                            x
                                                           x
1200                                                                     x             x x
                                                           x                            x
            Grade 11 & 12




1100                                                                                    x


1000


900
                            Reading Comparison
       High School               High School                                      Career Clusters
                                                      Personal Use   Newspapers
        Students             Classroom Materials                                  75th Percentile
1600

                                                                                        x
1500
                                                                         x

1400                                                       x             x              x
                                                           x             x              x
                                                                       x x x           x x
1300                                                       x                           x x
                                      Grade 11 & 12
                                                           x                            x
                                                           x
1200                                                                     x             x x
                                                           x                            x
            Grade 11 & 12




1100                                                                                    x


1000


900
                            Reading Comparison
       High School               High School                                      Career Clusters
                                                      Personal Use   Newspapers
        Students             Classroom Materials                                  75th Percentile
1600

                                                                                        x
1500
                                                                         x

1400                                                       x             x              x
                                                           x             x              x
                                                                       x x x           x x
1300                                                       x                           x x
                                      Grade 11 & 12
                                                           x                            x
                                                           x
1200                                                                     x             x x
                                                           x                            x
            Grade 11 & 12




1100                                                                                    x


1000


900
                            Reading Comparison
       High School               High School                                      Career Clusters
                                                      Personal Use   Newspapers
        Students             Classroom Materials                                  75th Percentile
1600

                                                                                        x
1500
                                                                         x

1400                                                       x             x              x
                                                           x             x              x
                                                                       x x x           x x
1300                                                       x                           x x
                                      Grade 11 & 12
                                                           x                            x
                                                           x
1200                                                                     x             x x
                                                           x                            x
            Grade 11 & 12




1100                                                                                    x


1000


900
                        Construction

Advanced


               Lexile Reading Level Range: 1310-1390
Intermediate




               Lexile Reading Level Range: 1250-1340
Entry Level




               Lexile Reading Level Range: 1310-1350
Reading Requirements Research
Ag/Natural Resources         1510
Transportation/Distr./Log.   1370
Architecture/Construction    1350
Manufacturing                1330
Retail/Wholesale             1320
Business and Admin.          1300
Law/Public Safety            1300
Scientific Research/Engr.    1260
Arts/AV Tech/Comm.           1200
Health Services              1200
Human Services               1140
Information Tech             1100
    Myths of CTE
1.CTE is separate
2.CTE is lower level
3.CTE is for some
  students
There aren’t two worlds --
 education and work,
 there is one world -- life


                 Willard Wirtz
In schools the status quo persists!
          New SAT - 2005
• More Application
  • New Writing Section
  • Expand Critical Reading for Information
• More Achievement
  • Base on three years of Math
  • Higher Level Math Skills
• Less Aptitude
  • Eliminate analogies
  • Eliminate simple math reasoning
NYS Math A Question
      June 2003
    Myths of CTE
1.CTE is separate
2.CTE is lower level
3.CTE is for some
  students
Staying on the Cutting Edge


 Recognize the need
  for change
Staying on the Cutting Edge


 Recognize the
  need for change
 Focus on the real
  goals
  Look
into the
 future
through
the eyes
  of a
 child?
 Staying on the Cutting Edge

 Recognize the need for
  change
 Focus on the real goals
 Keep yourself learning
 Sometimes, I
feel like I know
less today than
       I did
   yesterday.
 Staying on the Cutting Edge

 Recognize the need for
  change
 Focus on the real goals
 Keep yourself learning
 Share with others
Are you still making all
  of the decisions?
 Staying on the Cutting Edge

 Recognize the need for
  change
 Focus on the real goals
 Keep yourself learning
 Share with others
 Don’t follow others blindly
Lovers never send
   form letters.
     Further
   Information
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