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1 Green Bay Area Public School District: Preparing ALL Students to be College, Career and Community Ready in the 21 st Century January 2013

2 Green Bay Area Public School District: Preparing ALL Students to be College, Career and Community Ready in the 21 st Century January 2013 COLLEGE AND CAREER READY Partnerships The Green Bay Area Public School District encourages and supports collaborative efforts between employers and educators to support a 21 st Century work force Current partners include: o NEW Manufacturing Alliance o NEW Health Care Alliance o Northeast Wisconsin Technical College o University of Wisconsin-Green Bay o Green Bay Chamber of Commerce o Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District Future Opportunities: Coming in the fall of Expansion of NWTC Partnership with Green Bay Area Public School District to include: o Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses will be offered at Lombardi Middle School, beginning in the fall of 2013, starting with Pathway to Engineering. Future PLTW courses will include: Automation & Robotics; Gateway to Technology- Specialized; and Pathway to Manufacturing. o Adding courses in Trades and Engineering at Southwest High School. New courses included Blueprint Reading I; Blueprint Reading II; Welding Industrial 1; Metal Fabrication 1; and Introduction to Robotics ( ). o Introducing new courses in the Arts and Business & Marketing areas, including: Introduction to Macintosh (Spring 2013); Macintosh Image Editing, Macintosh Illustration, and Macintosh Publishing ( ). 1 P a g e

3 o A new focus area in Entrepreneurship and business development for students excited about designing their own small business is currently underdevelopment. Green Bay Area Public School District is currently exploring additional partnerships to create a real life manufacturing experience in our high schools for students as well as internships in the areas of trades and Engineering with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the members of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance. Green Bay Area Public School District has been invited to partner with Habitat for Humanity, the Brown County Home Builders Association, and NWTC to provide courses in Residential Construction and build homes within our high school neighborhoods. Partnership Programs: o NWTC and the NEW Manufacturing Alliance - Educators on Tour of Manufacturing o Youth Apprenticeship - collaboration between the Chamber of Commerce, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay Area Public School District, and the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District to develop a new program in Environmental Engineering/Waste Water Management, developed and piloted solely in Green Bay on behalf of the state Youth Apprenticeship Program and the Department of Work Force Development. o Second Chance Partners for Education The Green Bay Area Public School District was the first school district in northeast Wisconsin to provide the Second Chance Program for our high school students, a manufacturing-based educational program to support academic success, manufacturing skill development, and graduation for disengaged students. o Youth Options provided for students attending courses at an institution of higher education (2 or 4-year colleges) o Marketing and Business Co-op course and work-experience for seniors o Transcribed and advanced standing credits with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College 2 P a g e

4 o Concurrent Enrollment Program with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, St. Norbert College, and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay o Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams to support students earning college credits while still in high school o Fine Arts Academy (East High School) provided in partnership with a number of community stakeholders who are supportive of the Arts in schools o National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) General Service Technician Certification for Vehicle Service courses at East High School. The accreditation meets industry standards allowing students to enter the work force with knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a vehicle service career. o Pathway for students interested in Health Care Careers (Introduction to Health Care Careers; Medical Terminology; Certified Nursing Assistant; General Anatomy & Physiology) o International Baccalaureate Programme West High School s International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) has emerged as the single, truly international, pre-university high school program. The philosophy of the IB Programme emphasizes high academic standards in the core and in six academic subjects. The IB Programme gives our students a competitive edge on a local, state, national and international level. A growing number of universities in more than a hundred countries hold IB graduates in highest regard. Franklin Middle School Middle Years Programme provides students unique, rigorous instruction wrapped in global awareness and authentic learning opportunities. Students successful in the completion of the Middle Years Programme are well prepared for high school, advanced course work and have a solid foundation for post-secondary education. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. Implementation of the IB Primary Years Programme has already begun at Chappell Elementary School. Currently, all Chappell students are receiving Spanish immersion instruction. Authorization for the IB MYP is scheduled for the school year. 3 P a g e

5 o Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Southwest High School Partnership focusing on Engineering and trades; graphic arts & design; and Entrepreneurship courses and programs o John Dewey Academy of Learning (JDAL): The John Dewey Academy of Learning provides students with a rigorous project-based curriculum and a safe, caring community in which to learn. By developing the whole person - academically, professionally and personally - JDAL assists students in reaching their full potential and prepares them for the 21 st Century. o ilearngreenbay: (anticipated to open Fall, 2013). ilearngreenbay will be a charter high school offering educational customization for highly motivated, independent, self-directed students. The school is expected to open with up to sixty (60) 9 th and 10 th grade students. ilearngreenbay enrollments will grow to include 11 th and 12 th grade students in the Fall of 2014 and 2015, respectively. o Junior Achievement (JA): Junior Achievement s mission is to empower young people to own their economic success and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy through volunteer-led, hands-on activities that reinforce the concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. The Green Bay Area Public School District is the largest customer for JA, inviting JA volunteers to work with our students in our elementary, middle and high schools. o Spanish immersion programs in three elementary schools o Increased academic rigor with Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, English, and Science o Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID): A college readiness program offered as an elective class to students in grades 7-12 at four Green Bay Area Public Schools (Franklin and Washington Middle Schools and East and West High Schools). Students learn organizational and study skills, prepare for and apply to colleges, work with trained college tutors twice a week, benefit from guest speakers and college visits, and more. o 21 st Century Community Learning Center/After School Program sites are: Washington Middle School, Franklin Middle School, Danz Elementary School, Eisenhower Elementary School, Fort Howard Elementary School, Howe Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Keller Elementary School, Sullivan Elementary. After school programs increase the academic performance of students by providing support for students in those areas where they are having difficulties with school work. o Summer School Programs approximately 7,236 K-12 students were enrolled in the Green Bay Area Public School District summer school program (Summer 2012). 4 P a g e

6 Career & Technical Education Summit (February 2012) The Green Bay Area Public School District seeks out opportunities to partner and collaborate with community stakeholders to support our students college and career awareness and exploration. 140 stakeholders attended a full day workshop (see the White Paper for findings; go to click on Hot Topics, then Career and Technical Education Summit.) Career and Technical Education Leadership & Advisory Team: This group was formed to carry out the work from the Career & Technical Education Summit. Members represent business & industry, PK-12 and post-secondary educators, community organizations. The goal of the committee is to identify best practices within our community to support college, career and community readiness. In addition, the committee is working on identifying gaps in services and programs and will work with community stakeholders to find solutions. The Green Bay Area Public School District will also utilize members of this committee to advise us on curriculum and program development in career and technical education. State and National Recognition The Career and Technical Education professionals working and teaching within the Green Bay Area Public School District continuously seeks out opportunities to partner and collaborate with community stakeholders to support our students college and career awareness and exploration. A number of our professional staff has spoken on a local, state and national level about the educational best practices provided for our students. The Green Bay Area Public School District and its professional staff has received numerous recognition from a number of state organizations and agencies for best practice programs and services provided for our students, families and community. 5 P a g e

7 District Educators Focus on Career Awareness, Exploration and Planning In 2012, school counselors began implementing a Green Bay Area Public School District Board approved K-12 school counseling curriculum founded in five key areas: Careers, Personal Safety & Wellness, Transitions, Academic Success, and Character Education & Diversity. Every student in grades 6-12 uses Career Cruising to develop, update and maintain an electronic portfolio throughout middle school and high school. The Careers curriculum is taught in all Green Bay Area Public School District elementary schools to support career awareness and exploration. An average of 94-98% of ALL 8 th, 9 th, and 11 th graders attending a Green Bay District middle and high school actively participate in an Individual Planning Conference (IPC) with their school counselor. Of the students who participate in an IPC, between 66%-77% attended the conference with a parent, guardian or someone the student invited as a significant adult in their life. o The Individual Planning Conference is a key component of the individual student planning process and involves activities planned and directed by school counselors to assist students in planning, monitoring, and managing their own learning, as well as their personal and career goals. Students, with support from their parents, are given many opportunities to set and evaluate their educational and career goals and connect them to academic, career and personal/social activities to help them achieve short- and long-term goals. School Counselors and teachers work closely with students to select courses (education planning) to support their post-high school goals. Students are given an Academic & Planning Guide as a primary resource for planning and selecting their courses in middle and high school. Career Centers the warehouse in each high school for a plethora of information related to college and career readiness. Hundreds of college visits are scheduled in the four high schools Career Centers each year. Military recruiters also visit our high schools to talk with students about careers in the military. Post-high school testing is provided for students in the high school: o Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB): The ASVAB is a multipleaptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military o ACT: college readiness exam for 4-year college o Accuplacer: college readiness exam for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College The Pupil Service Support Personnel Team continually provide support to our students and the school community in the areas of personal and social development; educating not only the brain of the child, but also the character. 6 P a g e

8 Community Ready PBIS soft skills/21 st Century Skills (people skills; critical thinking; decision-making) In partnership and collaboration with the Volunteer Center of Brown County, service learning and volunteerism is supported and encouraged by our educators for all students in grades The Green Bay Area Public School District provides programming at all grade-levels to support a safe and support school environment. The Green Bay Area Public School District encourages all students to be involved in a minimum of one co-curricular activity. It is our belief that students who are involved after school hours in their schools contribute positively to the school culture. Cocurricular involvement also supports student learning and practice with 21 st century skills, e.g., communication, team building, problem solving and other soft skills. For further information, please contact: Michelle S. Langenfeld, Ed.D., Superintendent Green Bay Area Public School District 200 South Broadway Street Green Bay, WI Phone: (920) P a g e

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