Career & Technical Education - the School District of Palm Beach

Career & Technical Education
School District of Palm Beach County
Pre-School Conference
High School Business/IT Education Meeting
Engage, Educate, Empower…
Topics to Address
Highlights of Palm Beach County
Why are you so important?!?!
Senate Bill 1076- What we know today…
Industry Certification…who, where, what, and why
EOC Assessment
Resources Available
Career Themed Course
Curriculum Changes
New Industry Certification- Microsoft Technology
Assistant (MTA)-Windows OS
Highlights for Palm Beach County
Increased academies from 183 to over 230 in just two years
Successful Showcase of Schools with over 10,000 attendees with business/industry
There are 35,000+ students enrolled in career/choice programs
SDPBC for SY11-12 had 6,545 Industry Certification exams administered last year, with
4,950 students passing (76%)
SDPBC for SY12-13 had 6,371 Industry Certification exams administered last year, with
5,067 students passing (80%)
Increasing # of Middle School pre-Academies/Creating potential for Industry
Certifications at middle school.
Revamping of High School academies to stay current with industry and student needs.
Career and Technical Educators, both teachers, administrators, and specialists,
contributing to the Common Core movement
Over 1,500 students in Palm Beach County have been in competition at the state level in
their respective career organization
New Lottery Program
• Allows parents to apply through a mobile application
• Email verification and lottery notification which allows for cost savings
• Changes to application, a later deadline and parent addresses are linked to program
offerings and transportation zones
Why are you so important?!?!
Research shows…
• 66% of a typical freshman cohort graduates
from high school unprepared to enter college.
(John M. Bridgeland, John J. DiIulio, Jr., Karen Burke Morison, The Silent Epidemic
Perspectives of High School Dropouts , A Report by Civic Enterprises, LLC)
• In 2005 Gates Foundation Report, 81% of
students who dropped out said that “more
real world learning may have influenced them
to stay in school.”
(Bridgeland, J., et al, The Silent Epidemic, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2005)
Dropouts Did Not Feel
Motivated Or Inspired To Work
Did you feel motivated and inspired to work hard in high
motivated/ 27%
Not sure
Were not
Source: The Silent Epidemic, 2006
Dropouts - Key Findings
• 88% had passing grades, with 62 percent
having Cs and above
• 58% dropped out with just two years or less to
complete high school
• 66% would have worked harder if expectations
were higher
• 70% were confident they could have
• 81% recognized graduating was vital to their
Source: The Silent Epidemic, 2006
Priority is our Students
• College and Career Ready
– Students who complete industry certifications in Career
Academies and earn an Industry Certification have a 96.1%
graduation rate *
– Career academy interest and engagement can keep a
student heading toward positive results in school
– Career Academies have to be relevant to:
• Our economy/workforce needs
• Global trends and future workforce needs
• Student interest
– Continue to align all future programs with our
School Board Goals and Essentials
*Source: 2011 DOE Student Information System
Senate Bill 1076…Today 8/15/13
• Change in Diploma Standards- College and Career Ready
Merit Designation- Students must attain one or more industry certifications from the
industry certification funding list pursuant to s.1003.492, F.S.
Scholar Designation- Students must satisfy additional course and assessment
• Removal of Graduation/Promotion Requirement to earn bonus funding
• Changes to the industry certification weighting methodology for 2013-14 list
(articulated = .2, not articulated = .1)
New weights for industry certifications on the Industry Certification Funding List based on
presence of a statewide articulation agreement. “Lifetime” value of 0.3/student
0.2 for certifications with an articulation agreement
0.1 for all others
• Elimination of the Middle School STEM Industry Certification List
• Limits bonus funding to students in grades 9 through 12
• Removal of CAPE academy participation from funding requirements
New standard to register: Career Themed Courses (CTCs)
Teacher Bonus – New Language
• New Teacher Bonus Language added:
For industry certifications earned in the 2013-2014 school year and in
subsequent years, the school district shall distribute to each classroom
teacher who provided direct instruction toward the attainment of an
industry certification that qualified.
a. A bonus in the amount of $25 for each student taught by a
teacher who provided instruction in a course that led to the
attainment of an industry certification on the Industry Certification
Funding List with a weight of 0.1.
b. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by a
teacher who provided instruction in a course that led to the
attainment of an industry certification on the Industry Certification
Funding List with a weight of 0.2.
Teacher Bonus – New Language
• Bonuses awarded pursuant to this paragraph shall be
provided to teachers who are employed by the district
in the year in which the additional FTE membership
calculation is included in the calculation.
• Bonuses shall be calculated based upon the associated
weight of an industry certification on the Industry
Certification Funding List for the year in which the
certification is earned by the student.
• Any bonus awarded to a teacher under this paragraph
may not exceed $2,000 in any given school year and is
in addition to any regular wage or other bonus the
teacher received or is scheduled to receive.
What is the Purpose of an
Industry Certification Exam ?
• Demonstration of ability or mastery of
knowledge/content based on curriculum
taught to the student—Validation!
• Stamp of approval from a professional
organization, trade organization, or IT vendor.
• Preparing students for further education and
eventual employment. “College and Career
EOC Assessment
CTE Assessment Requirements
s. 1008.22, F.S. Student assessment program for public schools—
• Measurement of the learning gains of students in all subjects and grade levels
other than subjects and grade levels required for the state student
achievement assessment program is the responsibility of the school districts.
• Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, each school district shall administer
for each course offered in the district a student assessment that measures
mastery of the content, as described in the state-adopted course description,
at the necessary level of rigor for the course. Such assessments may include:
1. Statewide assessments
2. Other standardized assessments, including nationally recognized
standardized assessments
3. Industry certification examinations
4. District-developed or district-selected end-of-course assessments
EOC Assessment…Not an EOC
EOC Assessment…Not an EOC
• No requirement that all courses have EOCs (Algebra 1,
Biology, US History, Civics, and Geometry only).
• By 2014-15 all courses taught must have an assessment
to measure mastery of the content –industry
certifications can be used OR Districts may choose to
create assessments.
• Several districts and a few consortiums are pooling
resources and creating test items on their own as well.
SDPBC- MS/HS Plan for CCC and IIT
Industry Certification
Computing for College and
Careers (8209020)
Middle schools may offer CIW
at their own expense. CIWcounts for school grade if
registered as a CAPE or Career
Themed Course.
Certified Internet
(Internet Business
Course will be moved down to
the middle school level only
beginning August, 2013 for
Business Associate
Introduction to Information
Technology (8207310)
Computing for College and
Careers (8209020)
Introduction to Information
Technology (8207310)
Course will be locked at the
high school level beginning
August, 2013 for SY’14
Microsoft Office
Specialist Bundle
The course that provides the curriculum to support the content needed by the students to be
successful on the exam and to remain in compliance is CCC.
CCC will be offered at the 8th grade level only.
If you are a MS offering IIT, CCC will now replace this course beginning SY ’14
Lists can be found on the FLDOE website under Industry Certification Funding List
What is CIW?
Long Term Plan
Follow the Program of Study for Each Student - Sample
8th: Computing for College & Careers (CCC) – ONLY! (SY ’14)
CIW-Internet Business Associate Certification
9th: Introduction to Information Technology
Microsoft Office Bundle (MOS)
10th: Digital Design 1
Adobe Photoshop
11th: Digital Design 2
Adobe Dreamweaver
12th: Digital Design 3
Adobe Flash
12th (If CIW-IBA): Digital Design 4
Adobe InDesign/Premiere Pro/Illustrator
Resources Available
PLEASE attend vendor session
• Adobe
– Significant price mark increase $$$
– Moving to a cloud based model
• Certiport
– Certiprep is now Gmetrix
– Essential that you speak with your STST/ITSA to deploy
Certiport starting Day 1
• LearnKey
– To be used as supplemental material. NOT to be used
to replace the teacher
Career Themed Course (CTC)
• A “career‐themed course” is a course, or a course in a
series of courses, that leads to an industry certification
identified in the Industry Certification Funding List
pursuant to rules adopted by the State Board of
Education. Career‐themed courses have industry‐specific
curriculum aligned directly to priority workforce needs
established by the regional workforce board or the
Department of Economic Opportunity.
• CTC’s must meet the same statutory requirements as a
CAPE academy
• Registration process for CTC will go through the coordinator
at your school.
Career Themed Course
Statutory Requirements (s.1003.493)
Each Career and Professional Academy and Secondary School offering a
“Career‐themed Course” must:
 Provide a rigorous standards‐based academic curriculum integrated with a career
 Include one or more partnerships with postsecondary institutions, businesses,
industry, employers, economic development organizations, or other appropriate
partners from the local community;
 Promote and provide opportunities for students to earn at a minimum Florida
Gold Seal Vocational Scholars awards;
 Provide instruction in high skill, high wage, and high demand careers;
 Deliver instruction relevant to the applicable career, including intensive
 reading and mathematics intervention;
 Offer applied courses that combine academic content with technical skills;
 Provide instruction resulting in competency, certification, or credentials in
workplace skills;
Curriculum Changes
• Business
Keyboarding and Business Skills/Applied Computer Skills I- Daggered SY14/15
Computer Business Skills/Applied Computer Business Skills II- Daggered
Gradual merge of Computing for College and Careers and Intro to IT- TBD?
International Business- Minor Changes SY14/15
Business Supervision Management- Significant Revisions SY14/15
Business Administration- Significant Revisions SY14/15
Curriculum Changes
• Finance
Practical/Fine Arts Credit for Finance and Business Technology effective for SY13/14
• Information Technology
Keyboarding and Business Skills/Applied Computer Business Skills I- Daggered
Computer Business Skills/Applied Computer Business Skills II- Daggered
Multimedia Design Technology- Daggered
Networking Services Technology- Daggered
Information Technology Management- Daggered
Information Technology Technician- Daggered
New Media Technology- Daggered
PC Support Services- Daggered
Digital Media Technology (9005100 / Y500100) New
Technology Support Services (9001400 / Y100100) New
NEW industry certifications aligned to IT that have been added to Comprehensive List
NEW Industry Certification
Microsoft Technology Associate-MTA
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Web Development Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - .Net Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Software Development Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Windows Server Admin Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Windows OS Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Security Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Networking Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Gaming Development Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - HTML5 Application DevelopmentFundamentals
Introduction to Information
Technology Support
& Design
GD levels
Microsoft Technology Associate, MTA
Certifications & exams > MTA
MTA certification tracks
MTA IT infrastructure track—for those intending to build a career in
desktop or server infrastructure or private cloud computing:
Exam 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals
Exam 98-365: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
Exam 98-366: Networking Fundamentals
Exam 98-367: Security Fundamentals
Method of Certifying Students
Need to Know…
• Palm Beach County CTE website
• Florida Department of Education-Curriculum
Final Thoughts…
Contact: J.Boggess, CTE Specialist
Email: [email protected]
PX -25942

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