Learning for Independence

Learning for
TCN Meeting October 8, 2013
Mary Derginer – Program Coordinator
Program History
•January 2008
•Green Bay Program
•9 students
•3 classes
•Tuesdays & Thursdays half days
•September 2010
•Green Bay + students from Bayport
•35 students
•18 Classes (Horticulture, Materials and Design, Pet Care)
•Tuesdays & Thursdays
•Auto class on Fridays
•Request from other districts
•September 2012
•CESA 7 Program
•Green Bay, Bay Port, DePere, Pulaski, Kewaunee, Ashwaubenon, Syble Hopp
•42 students
•24 classes (Social Networking, Architecture, Textiles, Personal Health, Criminal Justice)
Learning for Independence 2013
52 Students (26 returning – 26 new)
12 different high schools
Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday
(8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.)
Auto Class Option on Friday (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Each student registered in three classes
NWTC Identification Card issued to students
Transportation is provided by home school
Each student is responsible for own lunch
Purpose of Learning for
Improve Post-School Outcomes
Develop Career Ready Skills
Opportunity to Learn
in Age Appropriate
Acquire Self
Determination Skills
Increase Mobility in
Plan Education,
Training & Career Path
aligned to Personal
Improve Social and
Communication Skills
Build Friendships with
Peers & Develop
Healthy Relationships
Student Profile
Students with disabilities who have:
completed four years of high school
have at least two years of school eligibility left
goal to function in integrated settings as an adult
demonstrated satisfactory school attendance, self care,
and personal/social behavior
demonstrated ability to be independent in various
community environments with minimal supervision
enrolled in school work experience program
Student Expectations
 Students are expected to attend all classes and participate in all class
activities (Exceptions will be made for illness or personal commitments)
 All absences must be reported to Mary Derginer (phone call, text, email
or written note in advance)
 Students are expected to be on time for classes
 Students are expected to treat everyone with respect and dignity
 Aggressive or abusive language and behavior will not be tolerated
(Call will be made to home school for IEP review)
 Good personal hygiene and appropriate dress are required
 Students must carry health/emergency information with them
 Students are not allowed to leave campus without proper notification
 Students are expected to follow policies set up by Student Life
2013 Fall Classes
Self Advocacy (2 sessions)
Managing My Health
P C Basics
Community Safety
 Emergency Prep
Drawing & Design
Criminal Justice
Customer Relations
Nutrition & Fitness
Stained Class
Other classes offered
Intro to Mac
Photoshop Art
Social networking
Home and Yard
Caring for Children
Pet Care
Materials and Design
Textiles and Weaving
Personal Budgeting and
Course of Study Options
Transportation Distribution
Logistics - Agriculture
Automotive Maintenance
Auto Detailing
Business & Information
Hospitality Tourism
Human Services
Health Sciences
Caring for Children
Criminal justice
Animal Care
Emergency Preparation
Customer Relations
Core Courses
Pc Basics
Information Technology
Intro to Mac
Social Networking
Nutrition and Fitness
Healthy Relationships
Safety for Life
Self Determination
Managing My Health
Home and Yard
Architecture &
Materials & Design
Design & Dreawing
School Calendar and Events
Classes Start– September 10, 2013
Teacher Convention – October 24, 25, 2013
Thanksgiving – November 28, 29, 2013
Last Class Semester I – Thursday, December 19, 2013
(Auto – Friday, December 20, 2013)
First Day Semester II – Thursday, January 9, 2014 (large
group orientation)
Classes Start – Tuesday. January 14, 2014
No Class –March 14, 18, 20, 21, 2014 and April 18, 2014
Open House – May 8, 2014
Last day Tuesday/Thursday classes - May 8, 2014
Auto class Friday, May 9, 2014)
Contract with Corporate Training at NWTC
Help find, hire, and pay the teaching staff
Book the rooms
Handle supplies
Register the students in classes
Provide class schedules and set up rooms for all
Each district pays a fee per student
CESA 7 pays coordinator and instructional
Districts provide and pay for transportation
Website and Email Information
• Update information about the Learning for
Independence program can be found on the CESA 7
• www.cesa7.org
• Programs and services tab
• Scroll to G-L section
Click on Learning for Independence
• Mary Derginer
• [email protected]
• 920 494-5033

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