Building a Strong Partnership for Student Success

Report
Ted A. Lewis
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Pellissippi State Community College
[email protected]
Mike North
Dean, Strawberry Plains Campus
Pellissippi State Community College
[email protected]
John Derek Faulconer
Principal, Career Magnet Academy
Knox County Schools
[email protected]
Career and Technical
Education Matters
0 According to the US DOE: Over the next decade, 2/3 of
all jobs will require a post secondary education
0 In Knox County Schools, 86% of students who are in a
structured CTE pathway program in high school obtain
at least an Associates Degree
0 At Pellissippi State, Career Programs have experienced a
38% growth rate over the past five years
0 At Pellissippi State, the placement rate for graduates of
Career Programs was 94 percent in 2013-2014.
Knox County Schools
Strategic Plan
0 The district’s CTE programs will be rigorous, relevant,
project-based, and focused on preparing students for
both post-secondary education and careers.
0 We must overcome the misleading perceptions that
have become attached to career and technical
education or “vocational education.”
0 The Knox County schools will explore the feasibility of
developing a career and technical education charter
or magnet high school in Knox County.
Pellissippi State
Strategic Plan 2020
0 Innovative Instructional Programs: Pellissippi State
will expand instructional programs, diversify delivery
options and modes of instruction, and develop new
programs for target populations in collaboration with
business and industry to address work force needs.
0 Community Connections: Pellissippi State will expand
outreach through connections in the community and
partnerships with business, industry, and other
educational providers at higher education and training
agencies.
Carl D. Perkins Career and
Technical Education Act
2013 Reauthorization
0 Alignment:
0 Ensuring that the skills taught in CTE programs reflect
the actual needs of the labor market so that CTE
students acquire the 21st century skills necessary for
in-demand occupations within high-growth industry
sectors.
0 High wage, high demand, high skill
Carl D. Perkins Career and
Technical Education Act
2013 Reauthorization
0 Collaboration:
0 Incentivizing secondary schools, institutions of higher
education, employers, and industry partners to work
together to ensure that all CTE programs offer students
high-quality learning opportunities.
Tennessee Public Chapter 967
Enacted 2012
0 Process dictated by legislation calling for the
University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of
Regents to cooperate with secondary schools to adapt
college-level courses to be taught within high schools
with college-level assessment.
Dual Enrollment
0 Dual Enrollment allows high school students to earn
college and high school credit for the same course
0 Students enroll in college-level courses taught at
either their high school or at Pellissippi State
0 Students may take any class for which they meet
the prerequisites and/or eligibility requirements and
save money in the process.
Dual Enrollment
0 New faculty hired by Knox County Schools Career and
Technical Education meet Pellissippi State’s
credentialing requirements under the Southern
Association of colleges and Schools (SACS)
0 Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education
aligned each of the learning outcomes in their courses
with those of Pellissippi State’s to facilitate greater
opportunities for dual enrollment and articulation
0 Pellissippi State offers several dual enrollment Career
and Technical Education courses
Strawberry Plains Campus
0 In 2012, Pellissippi State acquired a three-story
223,000 square-foot facility formerly housing Philips
Consumer Electronics’ East Tennessee headquarters,
but left vacant for several years
0 The facility is on 32.6 acres in the eastern portion of
Knox County and serves an area of the county with
limited access to higher educational opportunities
0 Classes began in fall 2012, with 200 students enrolled
0 Fall 2014, 305 students enrolled.
Knox County Schools
Career & Technical Education
Magnet High School
0 In Fall 2012, Pellissippi State and Knox County
Schools began talks about starting a CTE Magnet High
School at the Strawberry Plains campus
0 In 2013, the Knox County School Board approved the
creation of the CTE Magnet High School
Knoxville Chamber of
Commerce
0 Administered a survey to industry asking specific
questions about the need for graduates
0 Used economic development strategy as basis for
identifying high-demand, high-wage, high-skilled jobs
0 Established a partnership with UT MBA students to
help with the recruiting and marketing of the school
0 Responsible for making industry connections and
gathering expertise to help build pathway curriculum
and secure equipment
Academic Clusters
0 Chosen by Knox County Schools working with the
Knoxville Chamber of Commerce in identified areas
needing high demand, high wage, and high skill jobs
0 Chosen not to compete with programs currently
offered in other high schools across the county
0 Pellissippi State has partnered with the Knox County
Schools in the development and delivery of clusters
0 Pellissippi State and Knox County Schools academic
content experts meet regularly to develop the
curriculum for each cluster
Academic Clusters
0 Advanced Manufacturing
0 Maintenance Technician
0 Operating Technician
0 Sustainable Living
0 Organic Food Systems
0 Applied Renewable Energy
0 Homeland Security
0 Cyber Security
0 Emergency Services
0 Teacher Prep
0 General Education
Advanced Manufacturing
0 Maintenance Technician
0 Electrical
0 Mechanical
0 Machinist
0 Operating Technician
0 LEAN manufacturing/Quality systems
0 Robotics/automation technician
Sustainable Living
0 Organic Food Systems
0 Field to table (Agri-business)
0 Organic Food Products and processing systems
0 Applied Renewable Energy (LEED)
0 Green design and construction
0 Renewable energy (wind, water, solar)
Homeland Security
0 Cyber Security
0 Computer network systems
0 Programming
0 Network security
0 Emergency Services
0 Criminal justice/Law enforcement
0 Fire Protective services/ EMS
Teacher Prep
0 Only one Cluster Minor option
0 Students will take the general education classes that will
be accepted by any 4 year teacher prep program
0 Internship/Field Experience
0 Math
0 Science
0 English Language Learners
0 Special Education
0 Career and Technical Education
Dual Credit/Enrollment
0 Some courses are delivered as dual credit in 9th and
10th grades
0 Many courses will be delivered as dual enrollment in
11th and 12th grades
0 Students will earn at least 15 hours of college credit
0 Depending on the chosen cluster, students can earn up
to 33 hours of college credit
0 Most students will earn college certificates upon
completion of high school
Educational Space
0 Separate:
The CMA has a separate
entrance & facilities on the
ground floor
21,815 sf
0 Shared:
0 Lobby
2,432 sf
0 Cafeteria
5,005 sf
0 Mfg Mega Lab 22,522 sf
Mega Lab
0 20,522 sf manufacturing lab on the ground floor to be
jointly shared by:
0 Pellissippi State
0 Knox County Career Magnet Academy
0 Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville
0 Pellissippi State Business and Community Services
Financial Considerations
0 Knox County Schools:
0 Renovated/remodeled the facilities
0 Pays utilities on a pro-rated basis
0 Provides security for the academy
0 Provides transportation for high school students
0 Provides IT support for the academy
0 Pellissippi State charges Knox County Schools $1 per
year for rental of the facility
Benchmarking Best Practices
0 Early College High Schools/Middle Colleges
0 Mission ECHS (EPCC & Socorro ISD)
0 Williamson County Schools Middle College High School (TN)
0 Manufacturing mega lab
0 Henry Ford Community College
0 Repurposing an office building for a multi-institutional
educational facility
0 Lone Star College – University Park
Other Educational Partners at
Strawberry Plains Campus
0 Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Knoxville
provides certificate and one-year diploma programs in
various occupational fields and customized training for
business and industry
0 Welding
0 HVAC
0 Patient care
Other Educational Partners at
Strawberry Plains Campus
0 East Tennessee State University
State-supported regional doctoral-level comprehensive
SACS- accredited university
0 Education
0 Ed.D in Educational Leadership
0 Future Programs
0 M.S. in Student Personnel
0 B.S. in Special Education
0 B.A./B.S. in K-6 Education
0 B.A. in Human Services
0 B.S. in Psychology
0 B.S. in Computer Science
0 B.A. in Mass Communication
Other Educational Partners at
Strawberry Plains Campus
0 King University
Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive SACSaccredited university
0 Nursing
0 RN to BSN
0 Business
0 BBA
0 MBA
Other Educational Partners at
Strawberry Plains Campus
0 Carson Newman University
Baptist, master's-level comprehensive SACSaccredited university
0 Business
0 MBA
0 Pellissippi State is currently in conversation with
other four-year institutions to offer programs
For Students
0 Provides multiple opportunities for success
0 Can earn a certificate by the time they graduate high
school
0 Can earn (or make considerable progress toward
completing) an associate’s degree by the time they
graduate high school
For Students
0 Will receive training for a high-demand, high-wage,
high-skill job
0 Changes the face of Career and Technical Education
0 Teaches the soft skills and models how to use them
0 Project Based Learning
0 1:1 technology
0 Emerging culture
For Pellissippi State
0 Additional dual enrollments
0 Additional certificate completers
0 Additional degree completers
0 Increased partnerships
0 Shared resources and expenses
0 Positive momentum and publicity (for all
parties)
For Knox County Schools
0 Additional graduates in career and technical
education programs
0 A Career and technical Education magnet high school
in the eastern part of Knox County
0 Increased partnerships
0 Shared resources and expenses
0 Increased number of first time college students
0 Increased rigor of Career and Technical Education
Programs
For the Community
0 A secondary and post-secondary educational
institution in an area of the county with limited access
to higher educational opportunities
0 A well-trained workforce for high-demand, high-wage,
high-skill jobs
0 Greater stewardship of public funds through entities
sharing resources
Construction Process
0 Architects on retainer
0 PSCC and KCS partnered to develop space to meet both
HS and college student needs.
0 Security was paramount in construction considerations
0 Construction began 2/2014, completed 8/2014
Transportation
0 Run 9:30-4:30 schedule
0 Provide transportation
0 Drop off at KCS safe spots within five mile radius of
student homes
0 Transport from every geographic location in Knox County
Master Schedule
0 Built in Spring
0 Revised throughout summer months
0 Developed on scholars needs. (Traditional 4x4 block)
0 Built in Advisory Sessions that focuses on
remediation, intervention, and ACT Prep
0 Pathway Fridays allow for cluster explorations
Remediation/Enrichment
0 Remediation
0 Happens during Pathway Fridays and Advisory
0 Tailored to scholar needs
0 PSCC Partnership for Enrichment
0 Creative Writers
0 Nursing Education Programs
0 Groups
Recruiting
0 Begins in October of each school year and ends in February
0 Lottery System
0 Ambassadors – Model Scholar
0 We visit every Middle School in KCS
0 Hold open houses for students, both public and private to
visit/tour school
0 Weekly tours at 3pm on Thursdays
Recruitment
Who is Model CMA Scholar?
0 Responsible
0 Self-directed
0 Diligent
0 Motivated
0 Capable of self-advocacy
0 Achieved at grade level or
higher
0 Seeks challenges
0 Career focused
Recruitment
College Emphasis
College Courses
Traditional HS Courses
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9 Grade = 5
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9 Grade = 3 dual credit
th
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10 Grade = 3 dual credit
th
11 Grade = 4 dual enrollment
10 Grade = 5
11 Grade = 4
th
12 Grade = 4
th
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12 Grade = 4 dual enrollment
Student Demographics
0 117 scholars are currently enrolled
0 83 White
0 27 Black
0 7 Latino
0 As a magnet academy, the school has scholars from
every assigned high school in Knox County
Academics
0 Four of the seven pathway curriculum maps have
been completed (we are in the process of finalizing
the remaining pathways).
0 Pellissippi State will offer 49 electives to scholars who
qualify during their Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
year.
0 All students are enrolled in a dual credit college
success course their first year
Private Sector Partnerships
0 Students can satisfy
internships/apprenticeships/work-based
learning/job shadowing/field experiences with:
0 DENSO
0 Republic Plastics
0 ALCOA
0 Sustainable Gardens
0 Proton Therapy
0 Knox County Schools
0 Metro Fire Department
0 TVA
Challenges
0 Lower than expected achievement data for many
current scholars
0 Funding
0 State funded dual enrollments are for the first 2 ½
courses. Students may use their Hope Scholarships to
pay for part of their courses beginning with the fifth
dual enrollment course
0 Tennessee Promise does not cover dual enrollment
courses
0 Sufficient cafeteria space
0 Scaling up to 500 students & future expansion
Moving Forward
0 A leadership team of representatives from Pellissippi
State and Knox County Schools meets regularly to
discuss issues of:
0 Security
0 Library usage
0 Cafeteria
0 Information technology
0 Marketing
0 Joint usage of all shared space
Moving Forward
0 Based on PSCC’s “Am I a Good Fit?” philosophy for
Dual Enrollment, the leadership team at the career
magnet Academy has constructed a set of
responsibility indicators (critical success factors) for
recruiting students
0 Pellissippi State will begin offering dual enrollment
classes in fall 2016
0 Delivery teams of faculty from Pellissippi State and
the Career Magnet Academy to align dual credit
curriculum
Key Take-Aways
0 Stakeholder buy-in
0 Frequent communication
0 Consistent compromise
0 Clear vision
Pellissippi State & Knox County Schools:
Building a Strong Partnership for
Student Success
IT’S A COMMITMENT WORTH MAKING!
Ted A. Lewis
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Pellissippi State Community College
[email protected]
Mike North
Dean, Strawberry Plains Campus
Pellissippi State Community College
[email protected]
John Derek Faulconer
Principal, Career Magnet Academy
Knox County Schools
[email protected]

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