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> Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 18:36:29 -0500
> From: Esther D Leonelli <edl@world.std.com>
> To: ANN Numeracy List <numeracy@world.std.com>
> Subject: CROSSPOST: [ContentStandards] NDCCTE Webcast on Math in Career

and

---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 13:02:14 -0500
> From: Aaron Kohring <akohring@utk.edu>
> Reply-To: The Adult Education Content Standards Discussion List
> <contentstandards@nifl.gov>
> To: contentstandards@dev.nifl.gov
> Subject: [ContentStandards] NDCCTE Webcast on Math in Career and Technical
> Education
>
> This free webcast may be of interest to you.
> Aaron
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education
> The Ohio State University
> Columbus, Ohio 43210-1090
>
> For Immediate Release
>
> Webcast Addresses Math in Career and Technical Education
>
> The National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education will
> present a webcast entitled "Math in Career and Technical Education" on

Dec.
> 13, 2005, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST. This interactive event, and previous
> webcasts, can be viewed on any computer with Internet access at
> http://www.nccte.org.
>
> Too many students leave high school without both the math skills needed

for
> further education and required by employers. While high school students
are
> taking more math courses, the performance of 17-year-olds on the National
> Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has shown little improvement

over
> the past three decades. Additionally, students who concentrate in Career
> and Technical Education (CTE) during their last two years of high school
> are especially likely to be deficient in math skills.
>
> This webcast presents the results of a study conducted by the National
> Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE). The study
> tested whether explicit instruction in math found in CTE curricula could
> improve performance on standardized math tests. The study was conducted
> with random assignment of teachers and their classes to experimental and
> control groups. Over 100 teachers and more than 3,000 students from 10
> states and five occupational areas participated in the study during the
> 2004-2005 academic year.
>
> Post testing conducted at the end of the 2005 school year found that the
> classes of the experimental teachers performed significantly better on the
> TerraNova and AccuplacerT tests. This improvement was produced by teachers
> using a combination of pedagogy and specially designed professional
> development. The director of NRCCTE, Dr. James Stone III, will present
> details of this study and explain the five core principles that underlie
> the intervention that was tested.
>
> Stone has served as director of the NRCCTE since 2002. He has also served
> as the deputy director, with responsibilities for developing new research
> initiatives and coordinating the work of the centers' associate partners,
> Johns Hopkins University and the Academy for Educational Development. In
> addition to the "Math in CTE" study, he is presently involved in an
> examination of CTE-based, whole school reforms in schools serving
> disadvantaged youth.
>
> Beyond the traditional forms of disseminating research results, Stone has
> worked directly with schools and school systems supporting efforts to
> improve occupationally oriented education. He worked for more than five
> years with the Oakland (Calif.) public schools, helping to implement a
> community-based, school-to-work plan that included career academy
> development and school-based enterprises. He worked with a Minneapolis

high
> school, in partnership with the American Indian Opportunities Industrial
> Centers, developing a program targeted at urban Native American youth.
> Also, he recently completed a study of postsecondary

occupational/technical
> education in Minnesota. Stone earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees
at
> Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his master's
degree
> in school administration at George Mason University.
>
> Viewers of the webcast may ask questions of the panel by signing up (at no
> charge) for a chatroom account at http://www.nccte.org. The chatroom

allows
> you to submit questions during the presentation. Please allow one full day
> for your account to be validated by e-mail confirmation.
>
> To subscribe or unsubscribe from this e-mail list, please visit this web
> page: http://www.nccte.org/ctemail/subscription.asp or send an e-mail to
> nagy.8@osu.edu or contact Barbara Reardon below.
>
> The work reported herein was supported under the National Dissemination
> Center for Career and Technical Education (PR/Award No. VO51A990004)

and/or
> under the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
> (PR/Award No. VO51A990006), as administered by the Office of Vocational

and
> Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do
not
> necessarily represent the positions or policies of the Office of
Vocational
> and Adult Education or the U.S. Department of Education, and you should
not
> assume endorsement by the federal government. The National Dissemination
> Center for Career and Technical Education and the National Research Center
> for Career and Technical Education are funded by the Office of Vocational
> and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education.
>
>
> For Additional Information Contact:
> Barbara Reardon
> The Ohio State University
> Director of Communications
> Columbus, Ohio 43210-1090
> Phone: 614-292-2894
> Fax: 614-688-3258
> Email: reardon.30@osu.edu
> Web site: www.nccte.org
>
>
> Aaron Kohring
> Coordinator, LINCS Literacy & Learning Disabilities Special Collection
> Moderator, NIFL Content Standards Discussion List
>
> Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee
> EFF Center for Training and Technical Assistance
> Phone:(865) 974-4109 main
> (865) 974-4258 direct
> Fax: (865) 974-3857
> e-mail: akohring@utk.edu
>
>
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