STEM Connection: From Classroom to Workplace How Successful Careers Begin in SchoolAt this STEM high school in Cleveland, Ohio, integrated project-based learning and real-world internship experiences build the crucial link between academic achievement and future economic success. Integrated Projects = Deeper LearningHere's how one school designs rigorous projects that blend STEM with other core subjects. See how this strategy might work for you. Internships Provide On-the-Job LearningRespect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students. Infographic: The Value of a STEM EducationKnowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can be the key to a successful future.
TN Core | Education in Tennessee Foroohar: To Compete, America Needs 6-Year High Schools Back in April of 2012, I wrote a column touting a 6-year high school in Brooklyn as a model for a new kind of secondary education. On Friday, President Obama traveled to New York to visit this same school, the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), where he discussed the importance of ensuring that the next generation of middle class American workers and entrepreneurs have the skills they need to compete and win in a global economy. In his State of the Union Address earlier this year, the President lauded the P-tech school, which is a collaborative effort between New York public schools and City University of New York and IBM, which donates time, expertise and mentors, but no money. In fact, there’s a strong argument to be made that P-tech should be the future of high school nationwide. (MORE: Here’s the Number Everybody Worried About Twitter’s Future Should Care About) Having only a high school degree means a future of $15 bucks an hour or below.
Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond. Principal Jeffrey McClellan (above) leads MC2 STEM High School, where campuses are embedded in STEM-related businesses such as the Great Lakes Science Center (right) to help emphasize the connection between school and the working world. Credit: Zachary Fink Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. School Overview Below are documents provided by MC2 STEM High School about the school and some of its programs and strategies. Back to Top Sample Projects at MC2 STEM High School Below are sample project documents provided by MC2 STEM. Additional Resources from MC2 STEM Useful Websites on College and Career Readiness
Pathways to Prosperity Network | Jobs for the Future The Pathways to Prosperity Network develops career pathways that span grades 9-14, enabling students to transition smoothly through high school, into higher education, and onto family-supporting careers—particularly in high-demand sectors like information technology, health care, and advanced manufacturing. The network's nine participating states engage regional employers and educators in building a system of pathways that are designed to launch young people into initial careers, while leaving open the prospect of further education. While pathways include either a comprehensive high school program of study or a career academy within a high school, all programs employ four key implementation strategies: Schools create early and sustained career information and advising systems.Employers provide a continuum of workplace learning opportunities.Intermediaries recruit business, nonprofit, and public employers as partners.Proponents advocate for supportive state policies.
What is ACCUPLACER? - Student Assessment - College Board | ACCUPLACER® ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. ACCUPLACER is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level. How Does ACCUPLACER Work? ACCUPLACER test questions are based on your responses to previous questions. Learn more about the ACCUPLACER tests How to Prepare for ACCUPLACER ACCUPLACER offers several learning tools that help you improve in areas where your academic performance is not the strongest. The OfficialACCUPLACER iPhone App Sharpen your academic skills in mathematics, reading and writing with the 250 questions this app offers. The ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App Purchase App
Step to College | I-SEEED The Step to College (STC) Program’s mission is to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and historically underrepresented students who apply to, attend and graduate from our nation’s colleges and universities. Through college-level courses offered at local high schools, a longitudinal student tracking platform, personalized student mentorships, and case management, STC provides students in Oakland Unified School District and San Francisco Unified School District with the academic, social and emotional support they need to succeed in higher education. STC’s vision is that one day, all students will have the opportunity to earn a college degree that provides them with meaningful economic and personal prospects. STC students are high school juniors and seniors who take courses that train them in critical thinking, academic literacy, and technology, as well as other college preparatory courses for which they receive up to twelve (12) units of transferable credit from SFSU.
Global Citizen Year » Resources The Brits do it. The Aussies love it. Even the French are fans. So why don’t more Americans take a bridge year? The short answer is that, though interest increases steadily each year, the idea of a bridge year is still a foreign concept for most Americans. Raised in a culture that propels them directly from high school to college, students in the US rarely consider the possibility of choosing an option that, they fear, might get them “off track”. If you’ve arrived here, chances are you already know this. As you explore the Guide and check out suggested sites for more information, don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have something to add or further questions to explore. Education.com: An objective overview of the bridege year idea and links to several prominent articles on the topic. GoCollege.com: A students’ guide to the bridge year, including stories for six real bridge year alums. Idealist.org: Exploring bridge years related to service and volunteerism.
CCASN: Home Education Conservancy