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College and Career Readiness. Part I: Welcome. College and Career Readiness. Introductions. College and Career Readiness. ~ Charlene Reader , English Teacher at Somonauk High School and Co-Chair of the College and Career Readiness English Team - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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College and Career ReadinessPart I: WelcomeCollege and Career ReadinessIntroductionsCollege and Career Readiness~Charlene Reader, English Teacher at Somonauk High School and Co-Chair of the College and Career Readiness English Team~Kim Livingston, Assistant Professor of English at WCC and College and Career Readiness Advocate~Teri Fuller, Assistant Professor of English at WCC and Co-Chair of the College and Career Readiness English Team College and Career ReadinessEnough about us...College and Career ReadinessFinding a Framework:David Conley on College and Career ReadinessCollege and Career ReadinessYesterdays Students1. Work for large company2. One job for life3. Steadily increasing pay 4. Secure retirement5. No real international competition for good jobsCollege and Career ReadinessTodays Students1. Work for small company2. Multiple jobs3. Pay freezes/cuts4. Move for work/career5. Uncertain retirement6. Tough international competition for good jobsCollege and Career ReadinessTodays Students1. Work for small company2. Multiple jobs3. Pay freezes/cuts4. Move for work/career5. Uncertain retirement6. Tough international competition for good jobsCollege and Career ReadinessInteresting Findings*~1 in 3 students who enroll in 2 or 4-year college will transfer~65-85% of students will change their majors at least once~Young adults change jobs an average of seven times from 20-29Sources: National Association for College Admission (2010); ACT (2005); US Department of Labor Statsitics (2010)College and Career ReadinessOur Question:Do the Core Standards prepare our postsecondary students for learning beyond high school? If so, how?College and Career ReadinessPart II Preparing the High School Student for Postsecondary Success: A Process of AlignmentCharlene Reader--District 432College and Career ReadinessThe High School Journey:~Illinois Learning Standards~Professional Learning Communities~Atlas and backward design~Aligning to the Common Core StandardsCollege and Career ReadinessPLC Process: Professional Learning CommunitiesDedicated to the idea that their organization exists to ensure that all students learn essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions (DuFour 3).College and Career ReadinessPLC Process: Professional Learning Communities-Learning for All: the collaborative nature of the group-Collective Inquiry: curiousity and openness-Learning by Doing: action orientation-Continuous Improvement:-gathering evidence-developing strategies-implementing strategies-analyzing impact-applying to new knowledge-Results OrientationCollege and Career ReadinessSAC WorkDivided into subject areas to meet on Fridays-Initially K-12-K-5-6-12Atlas and Backward DesignCollege and Career ReadinessWhere Are We Now?The Unpacking ProcessCollege and Career ReadinessCommon Core StandardStudent-Friendly I Can StatementCite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (RL.9-10.1)-I can cite textual evidence to support answers.-I can make inferences based on information in the text.-I can evaluate the quality of textual evidence.Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicity as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaveds matters uncertain. (RL.11-12.1)-I can use textual evidence to support a thesis.-I can use primary sources to support textual evidence.College and Career ReadinessMaking DecisionsCollege and Career ReadinessFor your fourth quarter book report, you will be answering one of the following questions in an essay format. TURN THIS PAPER IN WITH YOUR BOOK REPORT!How do the main characters traits relate to one of the themes of the novel?If you decide to answer this question, consider the following as you read:Who is the character being discussed?What traits does he or she have?What are the themes of the novel?How do the symbols in the novel relate to the theme?If you decide to answer this question, consider the following as you read:What are the symbols?What do the symbols mean?What is the theme?Common CoreOutcomes - Reading (RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.1)Outcomes Writing (W.9-10.1a., W.9-10.1c., W.9-10.1d., W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.9)College and Career ReadinessCore StandardUnit(s)AssessmentRL.9-10.1Book ReportQ4 BRRL.9-10.2RL.9-10.3Book ReportQ4 BRRL.9-10.4RL.9-10.5RL.9-10.6Rl.9-10.7RL.9-10.8RL.9-10.9RL.9-10.10College and Career ReadinessWorks CitedCommon Core State Standards: English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies Science, and Technical Subjects. CCSSO, 2011. Web. 18 April 2012. .DuFour, Richard, et al. Learning by Doing. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree, 2006.College and Career ReadinessBreak-Out Questions(20 Minutes)1. How is your high school aligning curricula with the Common Core Standards?What challenges are you facing, and who may help you with those challenges?Please discuss and be prepared to report to the group. College and Career ReadinessPart III Faculty Expectations of the Postsecondary Student Kimberly Livingston, Assistant Professor of English at WCCCollege and Career Readiness Description of an English 101 SemesterCourse OutlineStandardizes courses by prescribing goals and requirements (page total, topics covered)Ensures transfer (Illinois Articulation Initiative)Allows for teacher creativity in methodsCollege and Career Readiness English 101: My CourseOnline Section:http://www5.waubonsee.edu/College and Career Readiness Top 5 Characteristics of My Most Successful Students College and Career Readiness 1. Familiar with the Messiness of Writing They know how to make their own decisions about a writing project; they dont expect to just follow the rules Decisions are made by assessing the requirements of each writing situation Can I use first person?Do you want us to make a works cited page?Are contractions OK?College and Career Readiness 1. Familiar with the Messiness of Writing Cont.They have experience shaping a topicCan turn vague subject into workable thesis (the way it happens in real writing situations)Determined to make it work (because theyve seen it work before)College and Career Readiness 1. Familiar with the Messiness of Writing Cont.They see research as a tool, not as the dreaded Project from HellTheyre Tenacious: trying different databases and search terms, asking for librarians helpThey understand theory of MLAWhen and why documentation is required (not just for quotes)Why a works cited page without in-text citations does not workCollege and Career Readiness2. They Know the Criteria of An Effective Essay (e.g. Content, Organization, Readability, & Mechanics) Theyve received structured feedback from teachers and peers They know how to give helpful feedback to other students.They know their own strengths and weaknesses as a writer. They know their STRENGTHS as a writer so they dont get discouraged right away.College and Career Readiness2. They Know the Criteria Cont.They expect their teachers comments on a piece of writing to do the following:identify weaknesses in a way that emphasizes revision (with suggestions and explanation to help) consistently identify strengths; show a positive personal reaction to the ideas or language; show respect for the writers attemptCollege and Career Readiness3. They have a sense of Authorship Audience: They imagine a real reader; they write to communicate Authentic Voice: Theyre not just writing to the vague academic void by imitating the boring, lifeless voice theyve read in so many textbooks and essays (Ken Macrories Engfish) College and Career Readiness3. They have a sense of Authorship Cont.Topic Choice: The writing tells a truth Comes from a real curiosity or passion (This writer does not want to choose a topic from the teachers list)Rhythm: The writing has the rhythm of real language Individuality: The writer has a sense of play, or a freedom to express ideas in a unique, personal way (even in 3rd person)College and Career Readiness4. Mature Reading SkillsAnalysis of Reading MaterialThey can take it apart and put it back together again in an outlineThey explore the writers methods and rationaleTheyre used to asking Why this? Why here?College and Career Readiness4. Mature Reading Skills Cont.Evaluation of Reading MaterialThey know how to talk about a piece of writing They are critical of what they read They ask, Is this part effective? Am I convinced?They know that all writing is similar (because theyve read all kinds of writing)(The poetic language in a piece of non-fiction can tell a dramatic story).College and Career Readiness5. Punctuation and Grammar (It is NOT hopeless!)The best students are used to dissecting language (Daily Grammar Dabble)They know basic grammatical terms (independent clause, comma splice)Theyve had LOTS of punctuation drills with feedbackTheyre not afraid (Punctuation is not dark magic the rules are written.)College and Career ReadinessBreak-Out Questions(20 Minutes)1. Do your high school curriculum and the Core Standards align with college faculty expectations? Why or why not?What gaps exist? Please discuss and be prepared to report to the group. College and Career ReadinessPart IV: Whats Next?College and Career Readiness4 DomainsCollege and Career ReadinessCollege and Career Readiness English Think Tank (WordPress Blog)Feedback Reply Requested Online Discussion: Defining College ReadinessH.S./College Survey of 4 DomainsRelationships with Local MediaFall 2012 Meeting District-wide Report: College and Career Readiness: Helping Our Students Succeed Beyond High SchoolCollege and Career ReadinessThank You. ******************************************

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