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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 kbrenner@marinij.com - 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

Congressman Josh Harder observes College & Career Ready Labs

by Peter 16. October 2019 09:11

 

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Health Science Careers Program

Congressman Josh Harder visited Patterson High School's CTE Programs. After a discussion with a portion of the program's CTE Industry Advisors, Harder applauded the District's successes in developing so many post-secondary options for students, commenting on the challenges of maintaining such meaningful partnerships, and the vision to replicate such accomplishments across the State.

After the brief meeting, which included success stories form PHS CTE Program Alumni, the Congressman embarked on a tour of each component of the CTE Program, witnessing first-hand the knowledge and quality preparation Patterson students encounter while participating in our CTE programs.

Patterson High School has approximately 800 students enrolled in its CTE programs each year. Health Careers, students are provided a variety of skills and knowledge to begin to pursue a high-paying career of their choice right out of high school. Additionally, due to partnerships with industry leaders throughout the community and local colleges, students are given the additional option to make a considerable earning, while continuing their education.

Provided by Johnny Padilla, Patterson Joint Unified School District

 

 

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Tags: Health Science Education, STEM lab, middle school, STEM Education, college and career ready, STEM Learning, Paxton/Patterson News, health science careers, Paxton Patterson STEM Education

Got Grit? Contest Winner - Little Free Library

by Peter 15. May 2019 08:36

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Got Grit? Tyler Wadsworth Does.

Got Grit Contest Winner - April. Tyler Wadsworth was challenged by elementary school teachers to engineer a Little Free Library to allow easy access for children to borrow books. He utilized techniques learned from the BuildingSkills curriculum, with Jerry Phillips, STEM & Construction Skills Instructor at Clyde High School. He demonstrated GRIT by overcoming many challenges while creating the waterproof structure.

Have you Got Grit? Enter the contest.

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Tags: Got Grit? STEM education, college and career ready, STEM Learning Systems, school counselors

Got Grit? Contest Winners Engineer Compass/Sundial

by Peter 30. April 2019 10:01

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Jacob and Jordan demonstrated that they've Got Grit

Got Grit? Contest winners, Jacob and Jordan, designed and fabricated a custom compass/sundial apparatus, with instructor, Martin Bryant, at Southern Lee High School. The engineering team was required to build at a specific 43.75º angle to match the sun’s shadow at North Carolina’s latitude. They displayed GRIT by overcoming 3D printing complications, friction and broken magnets. They also created a unique method for magnetizing the compass needle.

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Tags: Got Grit? STEM education, college and career ready, STEM Learning Systems, school counselors