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Major Initiative Gives Students Taste of 17 Different Healthcare Specialties

by Peter 15. November 2019 10:58


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Authentic Health Science Careers

A new health sciences lab unveiled Wednesday at Novato High School will give students hands-on experiences in 17 health care career specialties over four years.

Starting in eighth grade, the new program — the first of its kind in Marin in the health sciences — offers mini-projects, tasks and games to give students a feel for such areas as pharmacology, radiology, speech therapy, dentistry, phlebotomy, nursing, pathology and oncology, among others.

“We’re looking at pathways to high-wage, high-need jobs,” said Marianne Bland, educational consultant for Chicago-based Paxton/Patterson, creator and publisher of the program’s curriculum. “We’re looking to fill a massive gap in skilled workers in California.” Some of the health science specialties could ultimately command $50 per hour or six-figure wages, she said.

Read full article at Marin Independent Journal

Provided by Keri Brenner - Marin Independent Journal


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Tags: Health Science Education, college and career ready, Paxton/Patterson News, health science careers

Stacy Latham - Winner of Got Grit? Contest

by Peter 6. November 2019 10:10


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Above and Beyond Teaching

We are recognizing Stacy Latham for her demonstration of Grit in the classroom. View Full Got Grit? Winner Announcement

Stacy demonstrated Grit through an impressive history of remarkable lab improvements; lobbying for funds to get a new module, creating her own modules when funds weren’t available, and customizing the curriculum with her own how-to videos. Her attention to detail and focus on improvements - day after day, year after year - has led to a truly impressive lab experience. Students have clearly defined expectations and her lab management keeps students on task. 

Congratulations Stacy and keep up the great work!

You can check out a couple resources Stacy has developed to improve the management of her STEM Lab below:

Testing the pH of Water Samples Video
Rotation Grade Sheet


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Tags: Got Grit? STEM education, STEM lab, middle school, STEM Education, college and career ready, STEM Learning, Got Grit?, Paxton/Patterson News, Paxton Patterson STEM Education