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FISPE Grant - Building a Better Workforce
Building a Better Workforce through Contextualized Learning
 
Plan for Success! Map to Success

The following outline represents our roadmap to creating an effective learning environment that empowers students to jump into the workforce with the tools for success...

 Resources

To complete our planned activities, we need...

Personnel

  • Faculty
  • Counselor
  • Tutors/SI leaders
  • Project coordinator
  • Administrative assistant

Facilities

  • Project office with meeting space

Other Resources

  • Funding for training and professional development activities
  • Office supplies and training materials
  • Release time for math, reading, and English faculty to embed in Career Technical Education courses, interview industry representatives including employers and employees to develop contextualized curricula.

 Activities

To meet our overarching goal, we will complete the following activities:

  • Faculty teams will collaborate to produce contextualized math, English and reading curricula.
  • Math, reading and English faculty will observe one semester of a Career Technical Education program course.
  • Math, reading and English faculty will interview Career Technical Education industry employers to identify skill gaps and needs.
  • Math, English and reading faculty will deliver contextualized curricula paired with Career Technical Education courses via learning communities..
  • Successful math, science, and English students will train on Careeer Technical Education programs/requirements and will provide supplemental instruction and/.or tutoring to Career Technical Education students enrolled in math, science, reading, and English courses.
  • A counselor will provide in-=class skill-building presentations to Career Technical Education students.

 Outputs

The activities we complete will be evidenced by...

  • Faculty in math, English and reading will produce contextualized curricula for Career Technical Education students.
  • Factuly will (combined) produce at least 30 new Career Technical Education contextualized assignments.
  • Students will participate in contextualized math, English and reading courses.
  • Students enrolled in a contextualized math, English or reading course will participate in SI or tutoring.
  • A counselor will provide at least 6 in-class college skill-building presentations to students in Career Technical Education courses each academic year.

 Short-Term Outcomes

If we complete our activities, we expect to see these changes in the first year of the program:

  • Career Technical Education students who participate in contextualized math, reading and English courses will be more likely to succeed in those courses than similar students in non-contextualized sections of the same courses.
  • Career Technical Education students who participate in SI or tutoring for math, science, reading or English will be more likely to succeed in those courses than similar students who do not participate.
  • Students enrolled in Career Technical Education courses in which a counselor provided a workshop will make a significantly higher number of appointments per academic year with guidance counselors than similar students who do not attend the in-class presentation.

 Intermediate-Term Outcomes

If we complete our activities, we expect to see these changes in the later stages of the program (2 to 4 years):

  • Students who participate in one or more grant-funded activities (contextualized courses, SI or tutoring and in-class counseling presentations) will be more likely to persist to the following term and following year than similar non-participating students; i.e., the more services students receive, the more likely they will be to persist.

 Impact

Our activities and outcomes are expected to produce this large-scale change over the next 5 to 10 years:

  • Students who participate in one or more grant-funded activities will be more likely to graduate with a degree or certificate within 5 years of their initial participation term than similar students who did not receive grant services.
  • Students who participated in contextualized learning communities will be more likely to obtain employment and continue up the career ladder in a related CTE field than similar non-participating students.

 

 

 

Funded by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE)

Office of Post Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education. The contents of this web page were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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Stockton, California 95207
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