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Career academies: Why choose between liberal arts and career education? Students can have both!

Career academies: Why choose between liberal arts and career education?  Students can have both! | Creating Rich Learning Environments in Schools | Scoop.it
Many high schools across the country and here in North Carolina are adopting an education model, known as “Career Academies,” which integrates rigorous academics with career technical education and real world work-based learning experiences. These multi-year programs are developed around a particular industry theme so the classes are taught through the lens of that industry sector and allow students to gain hands-on experience in that field. These programs do not require students to choose a “college track” or a “career track.” Rather, they allow students to prepare for both.

Here in Charlotte, we have the Academy of Engineering program in five high schools – the highest concentration in the country. They learn in the classroom how core subjects, such as algebra, are used in the engineering field. And they then see those “academics” in action in the real world through internships and job shadowing.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/15/3173059/career-academies-are-good-education.html#storylink=cpy


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Using Natural Learning to Teach Basic Math | Funderstanding

Using Natural Learning to Teach Basic Math | Funderstanding | Creating Rich Learning Environments in Schools | Scoop.it
One way to substantially raise standards across the board is to identify and tap into learning capacities of students that are not already being used.
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Cross collaboration design hub opens | Engineers Australia

Cross collaboration design hub opens | Engineers Australia | Creating Rich Learning Environments in Schools | Scoop.it
The new collaborative design hub at @RMIT Melbourne has officially been opened.
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High school career academies prepare students for jobs

High school career academies prepare students for jobs | Creating Rich Learning Environments in Schools | Scoop.it
Schools across the region offer classes in various disciplines: health care, finance, media, public safety.

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Culture, Not Curriculum, May be Key to High School Reform

Culture, Not Curriculum, May be Key to High School Reform | Creating Rich Learning Environments in Schools | Scoop.it
Leadership and collaboration can boost student progress without altering teacher quality, one expert says.
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's comment, November 16, 2012 8:38 AM
Thanks Scott!
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 20, 2012 7:43 PM

Makes sense, but culture is hard to change. Do we have time?