Current Updates and Information for RPOS & Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Two overarching goals focus the RPOS project: A) Implementing the 10 frameworks of the Rigorous Programs of Study (RPOS) in Manufacturing Production pathway as well as other CTE pathways statewide and, B) Improving Educational Alignment between Secondary and Postsecondary Partners.

By Martin Kollman on 11/14/2013 11:07 AM
"Every student has different desires and interests and now with house bill five teachers can tailor using plans based on each child and meet the job requirements in that region," said Trent Ashby, State Representative District 57.  The bill will reduce the number of end of course exams shifting student focus from testing to career readiness.

Community leaders discussed what skill sets businesses are looking for and what learning experience different businesses can offer students for life after high school.  "Curriculum must be designed around what their needs are so we are able to provide a quality work force," said Whiteker.  Read More.....

By Martin Kollman on 11/7/2013 11:36 AM
Kenwood Middle School seventh-graders visited Northwest High School Wednesday to observe classes in hopes of finding inspiration for a future career. “We researched and found that career exploration at an earlier stage in academics promotes more student interest and engagement,” KMS Principal Evelyn Martinez said. Students visited NWHS and Kenwood High School to observe academic courses aligned with their future careers. Students will use their observation notes as part of research evidence. The culminating activity is an explanatory essay, using various informational text sources about their career of choice. Read More . . . . .

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By Martin Kollman on 11/7/2013 11:01 AM

Instead of lecturing to students sitting passively at their desks, the teacher first gives a 15-minute mini-lesson to students, who are often gathered close by, sitting on a rug on the floor. Then students go out to work with partners, discuss the lesson with each other or confer with a teacher. Students then work independently. Finally the class comes back together to share what they've learned.

“Rather than feeding students knowledge, she's asking students to think,” Arnold said after showing a teacher's workshop-style science lesson. “The kids are totally engaged…. It's so exciting.”

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