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> Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 18:36:29 -0500 > From: Esther D Leonelli <email@example.com> > To: ANN Numeracy List <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: CROSSPOST: [ContentStandards] NDCCTE Webcast on Math in Career and
---------- Forwarded message ---------- > Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 13:02:14 -0500 > From: Aaron Kohring <email@example.com> > Reply-To: The Adult Education Content Standards Discussion List > <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: email@example.com > 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 > firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com > 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: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > ---------------------------------------------------- > National Insitute for Literacy > Adult Education Content Standards mailing list > ContentStandards@nifl.gov > To unsubscribe or change your subscription settings, please go to http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/contentstandards > >
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