SCWI ACTIVITY/FORUM SUMMARY FOR 2016-2017 GRANDES LIGNES DES ACTIVITÉS ET FORUMS DE L'IJECT EN 2016-2017

SCWI ACTIVITY/FORUM SUMMARY FOR 2016-2017 GRANDES LIGNES DES ACTIVITÉS ET FORUMS DE L'IJECT EN 2016-2017

Forum/Acti vity Number Numéro de l’A/F Forum/Activity Name Titre de l’A/F Forum/Activity Description Description de l’A/F Forum/Activity Goals Objectifs de l’A/F Date/Location/Time/ Contact Person & E-mail Address Date, heure, emplacement, personne contact et adresse courriel Cambrian 1.1 Dual Credit Teacher Forum This event will bring together college instructors, college staff, guidance counselors, secondary school staff, and dual credit teachers. We will be discussing dual credit statistics, dual credit deliveries, explaining the SCWI code, reviewing policies and procedures, and grading. There will be stategy sharing and connecting between new to dual credit and those that have worked with dual credits previously. We will also discuss important communication pieces that need to be relayed to students. Will invite members of SCWI and/or Ministry to help present on the day as well.

This event will create stronger synergies between all involved in dual credits and will assist in a smooth transitions throughout the year. The participants will be better prepared and understand all the aspects involved in assisting students with their requirements specifally at the beginning of the term. We believe that this will assist with our retention rates since the participants will know where to go and be able to provide early intervention strategies for our students that may be at-risk early on.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 / Cambrian College eDome/ 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m./Chantale Roy/ Chantale.roy@cambriancollege.ca SCWI ACTIVITY/FORUM SUMMARY FOR 2016-2017 GRANDES LIGNES DES ACTIVITÉS ET FORUMS DE L’IJECT EN 2016-2017 RPTs are requested to insert “Date/Time/Location/Contact Person & E-mail address” in the appropriate column for each activity/forum. This summary will be posted on SCWI/IJECT websites for reference. Dates, heure, emplacement et adresse courriel des personnes contact fournies par les EPR pour affichage sur les sites web iject.ca et scwi.ca

1.2 Easing the transition for Students with Disabilities This full day workshop is for students from grade 11 & 12 within our two School Boards that have been identified through IPRC and have an IEP. The focus is on students that will be registering in a dual credit in the winter semester. Our staff from the Glenn Crombie Centre for disability services will meet with all the students to talk about the many services available through the facility. They will be taken through for a tour to learn of the many adaptive tools and programs/services that are available. The students will be broken up into groups in the afternoon for workshops that pertain to their personal needs. We will also invite students that have succeeded in a dual credit to talk about their experiences.

This activity supports the overall goal of increasing retention and success rates and supports students as they transition from secondary school to the College. It also provides an opportunity for students to meet with the staff and advisors from our Glenn Crombie Centre for disability services and create that personal connection prior to attending the dual credit. Used as a proactive tool to assist students with the resources prior to their entry into a dual credit which we feel will ultimately help with their transition and success within the program.

Thursday, February 13, 2017 / Cambrian College/ 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m./Chantale Roy/ Chantale.roy@cambriancollege.ca 1.3 Connecting Science/Technology and College Pathway As part of the Let's Talk Science Partnership Program, student representatives from Cambrian College will visit grade 7 and 8 classrooms to deliver hands-on science and technology workshops related directly to the grade 7 and 8 curriculum in order to spark interest in science and technology. The benefits of this program include: an appreciation for science in everyday life; the opportunity to participate in "real world" science, the experience of innovative activities; and the opportunity to interact with positive role models.

LTS coordinators will act as science fair mentors and judges and they will travel to remote and rural communities to provide similar activities and workshops during the month of June. Numerous dates in June 2017 at approx. 6 elementary schools (dates to be confirmed by April next year) / Various elementary schools/ 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m./Chantale Roy/ Chantale.roy@cambriancollege.ca 1.4 Cambrian Horizons-A College Experience for Indigenous Youth 4 day college experience for First Nations, Métis, Inuit students from grades 9 to 12, and their chaperones from remote communities who will stay in college residence and participate in workshops, tours, and activities.

This experience is designed to encourage students who are at risk, disengaged, and underachieving to attend so that we can provide then with pathway options to post-secondary that are achievable and culturally relevant. In phase 18, we did not reach our participant numbers due to the labour stoppage in our Rainbow District School Board. We had however incurred some costs associated with the planning of the event and did deliver the event with a small number which is why our actual participant #'s and Actual approved funding #'s have a significant gap. This event has been widely received in the past and we have had great success over the years therefore our RPT is proposing this event again. Phase 18 was an anomaly and we do not anticipate that we will have issues reaching our estimated numbers in future deliveries of this camp.

Tuesday, May 23 - Friday, May 26, 2017 (TENTATIVE) / Cambrian College/ 8 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. everyday/ Rick Ouelett/ richard.ouellet@cambriancollege.ca

1.5 Cambrian Horizons- College Experience for Indigenous Youth 2 4 day college experinece for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students from grades 9 to 11 and their chaperones from remote communities who will stay in college residence and participate in workshops, tours, and activities with Aboriginal Elders and college staff and students. This experience is designed to encourage students who are at risk, disengaged and underachieving to see a pathway to post-secondary that is achievable and culturally relevant.

Made a change in Cycle #2 and this event is now almagamated with 1.4 1.6 Dual Credit Information Session for FNMI students This activity is geared towards self-identified FNMI students and will be a one day event for both Boards. Students will be bussed to the College from their local high schools and served a complimentary lunch. Students will participate in a tour of Wabnode and meet with the advisors of the Centre. They will also participate in an interactive activity with the staff. A presentation on dual credits will occur and there will be an opportunity for students to have their questions answered with regards to dual credits. New to phase 20, is that we will be incorporating an interactive component with our Trades department. The goal is to help increase dual credit participation, and showcase the amazing supports available for FNMI students at our Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Services. The intention is to increase FNMI participation in dual credits and to help with retention and success rates for students that will register for a dual credit in the future. End of April (to be confirmed)/ Cambrian College/ 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m./Chantale Roy/ chantale.roy@cambriancollege.ca 1.7 Technology Day with Grade 7 & 8 Students During this full-day event, grade 7 and 8 students will participate in fun and engaging activities designed to spark interest in technology careers through the offering of several interactive and hands-on workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to speak to faculty, current students and graduates about the programs and the industry in general. This activity also supports the sharing of information regarding Cambrian's Let's Talk Science Parternship Program (LTS). This is currently the only activity that we hold that brings elementary school students onto campus. This activity is always very well received. This activity promotes science learning, is intended to ease transition of students from elementary to secondary school and to encourage re-engagement in the education process.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (TENTATIVE) / Cambrian College/ 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m./Chantale Roy/ Chantale.roy@cambriancollege.ca Connectin g GTA

2 GBC - College Experience Days - Reaching Ahead w multi board George Brown College will host a series of College Experience Days involving approximately 550 students and teachers during the year. Each event will showcase a variety of college programs, services, and potential career opportunities and will include highly interactive "hands-on" workshops throughout the day with College students and faculty. During each event, visiting students will hear directly from current College students addressing their own experiences and future career plans. In addition, College student ambassadors will provide in-depth tours of facilities, including all our six campus locations to expose visiting students to the range of programs available; from Health Sciences at the Waterfront campus, to Early Childhood Education at our Ryerson Campus, to our Theater- School of Performing Arts located at the Distillery District, to the School of Makeup & Esthetics and the Aboriginal Centre at the St. James campus, to the Technology programs at our Casa Loma campus.

Students in Grades 7 to 12, with a primary focus on those in grades 7 to 10, will have the opportunity to visit a college campus, interact with and learn from College students, experience hands-on learning in college facilities and discover more about the wide variety of College programs and career opportunities in different areas. Students in Grades 7 to 10 will start to consider post-secondary destinations at an early age and will be able to tailor their secondary school courses and options to match their post-secondary interests. Pop-Up Design Lab Date: Sept 15-25th Location: Ontario Place Time: 10am to 2:30pm Contact Person: Grace Whang Email: gwhang@georgebrown.ca Upcoming SCWI activities Date: November 2016 - May 2017 Location: George Brown College Campuses Time: TBD Contact Person: Grace Whang Email Address: gwhang@georgebrown.ca 2.11 CGTAT - Skilled Trades/Apprenticeship Forum The Dual Credit Teacher forum will provide an opportunity for college professors/staff and secondary dual credit teachers to share current practices, responsibilities, policies & procedures and strategies that would further enhance dual credit student learning in the skilled trades/apprenticeship arena. This activity continues to provide opportunities for college and secondary staff to meet and discuss programming, course selections, student evaluation and reporting. In addition, strategies for success are shared among the participating staff members with a view to improving the ongoing delivery of programming. Enrolment is beginning to decline in OYAP programming and this forum will address this trend.

Forum: Apprenticeship Pathway: OYAP Level 1 Dual Credit Program and Beyond 1) October 12th, Centennial College @ the Ashtonbee Campus, 9AM-2:30PM, 2) October 26th, Sheridan @ The Skills Training Center, 9AM-2:30PM Key Contact: Tina Cotrupi, tina.cotrupi@gmail.com

2.14 GBC - Exploring Technology for Gr 7-8 w multi boards Exploring Technology in the City will be an exciting day- long event for grade 7 and 8 students that will allow them to explore the different career opportunities in technology and the trades with an emphasis on how important math is in these careers. As part of the event, there will be different student interactive activities throughout the day and students will have the opportunity to interact with current students and faculty, while seeing student projects first-hand. Students will also hear about today’s environmental concerns, and gain a better understanding of how they will have an impact in their future careers. Hands-on activities include carpentry, coin stamping, solar panels, micro-processing, pipe cutting, AutoCAD and virtual welding.

This student-centred activity will provide early exposure to College and apprenticeship programs in technology and provide an understanding of the pathways to college and apprenticeship programs for students. It will increase parent, student and educator awareness about college and apprenticeship options. Date:May 2017 Time: TBD Location: George Brown College Casa Loma Campus Contact Person: Grace Whang Email address: gwhang@georgebrown.ca 2.24 HUMB - Camp Choice - Aboriginal Prog w multiboards 1 day on campus college experience camps for 100 grade 7/8 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, teachers and parents/guardians. Through hands-on experiential activities these camps will expose and inform students, teachers, parents/guardians about college programs, apprenticeships and career opportunities. The camp will provide and opportunity to introduce and/or reinforce an awareness of Indigenous knowledge and culture by integrating Aboriginal knowledge and culture by for example utilizing nature (campus ponds, wetlands, gardens). Specialized labs with a focus on Math, Language, Science and Technology will also be used to demonstrate where these skills can lead. Meaningful exposure for grade 7/8 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students to college (PSE) and different career pathways. Face-to face interaction with college students in a PSE setting. Acknowledging and celebrating Indigenous culture, build friendships towards embracing diversity and inclusion, build self-esteem, confidence, awareness of possibilities, aspirations and interest in future opportunities. Demystifies notions of PSE and college facilities as well as support services. Encourages students to stay in school. Provides insight into high school selection. Opens dialogue with teachers and parents about PSE choices.

Tentative Dates: May 17-19 and May 24-26, 2017 Location: Humber College North Campus Time: TBD Contact: Geraldine Babcock geraldine.babcock@humber.ca

2.26 HUMB - College Experience Days w TCDSB+TDSB+YCDSB Humber will host at least four large College Experience days at our North Campus and Lakeshore Campus and other smaller College Experience days involving approximately 825 students and teachers during the year. Each event showcases various college programs, services and potential career opportunities and involves highly interactive, hands-on workshops throughout the day. Workshops involve approximately 25 participants each, allowing excellent interaction in skill-building exercises. During each event, college students address their unique individual experiences and provide student- student interactions. College student ambassadors also provide tours of facilities, assisting and guiding students throughout their experience.

Continue to build on past successes. Provide clear pathways to college programs for grade 7-12 students. To increase student and teacher awareness about college and apprenticeship options through hands-on experience at Humber. 2.34 SENE - Exploring Pathways w multi boards Exploring Pathways provides disengaged students from six of Seneca's partnering school boards (TDSB, TCDSB, YRDSB, YCDSB, DPCDSB, PDSB) with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of sector specific careers and college programs. The primary target group of students for this activity are those students who are disengaged and underachieving, but who have the potential to succeed. This includes students who are enrolled in alternative education programs and those students who do not see the connection between high school and their preferred future. Many secondary students believe that post-secondary is out of reach and many students lack a thorough understanding of the college pathways available to them in Ontario. Therefore, through collaboration with Seneca's Degree and Transfer Office and the College's Liaison team, the purpose of this activity will be to highlight a variety of college pathways.

Appendix A - Selection Criteria for Admission to Dual Credit Programs outlines that disengaged secondary school students are often unable to connect their high school experience with their preferred future. Students also lack confidence and are unsure of their pathway beyond secondary school. This activity aligns with the goals of SCWI as it will provide students with a "sneak peak" of what college has to offer. Not only will pathways be outlined but the activities will highlight the variety of opportunities available for students, e.g. students can apply to a two year Liberal Arts program and transfer into a degree program at York or the University of Toronto. Through hands-on information sessions and interaction with current students/instructors, participating students will see that post- secondary is attainable. Students will also see that many supports are available to them at college.

2.35 SHER - Spotlight Sheridan with multi boards Spotlight Sheridan offers Grade 7-8 students, teachers and parents a day of interactive workshops across various disciplines including business, health sciences, technology and IT to promote awareness of college education, including degree and diploma options, as well as potential career paths. This activity provides a brief orientation to college and campus life. It will be held at Sheridan's Davis Campus in Brampton. Spotlight Sheridan clarifies pathways to college programs for students, parents/guardians and educators. By aiming at senior elementary school students, the activity provides information about college as a post-secondary destination to enable students to make appropriate academic choices in the early years of secondary school. This will be especially helpful to students who may thrive better in an applied learning setting.

May 2017/Davis Campus/ Chris Pearson/ christine.pearson@sheridancollege.ca

2.36 SHER - Testing the Trades Test Drive the Trades will be an exciting day-long event for grade 7 and 8 students that will allow them to explore the different career opportunities in the trades with an emphasis on how important math is in these careers. As part of the event, there will be different student interactive activities as well as having an opportunity to interact with current students and faculty. Students will gain a better understanding of various trades, potential pathways and future employment opportunities. Different trades will be explored.

This student-centred activity will provide early exposure to College and apprenticeship programs in the trades and provide an understanding of the pathways to college and apprenticeship programs for students. It will increase parent, student and educator awareness about college and apprenticeship options. 27/10/2016/ Skills Training Centre/ Chris Pearson/ christine.pearson@sheridancollege.ca 2.37 SHER - The Importance of Math in the Trades (NEW) This activity will be an exciting interactive day-long event for elementary and secondary teachers that will demonstrate the importance of math in the trades. There is a misconception that math is not required in the different trades; however, it is quite the opposite. Teachers will also be able to explore the different career opportunities in the trades. As part of the event, there will be a variety of interactive activities as well as having an opportunity to interact with current students and faculty. Teachers will gain a better understanding of various trades, potential pathways and future employment opportunities. This will be held at the Skills Training Centre.

This activity will provide teachers an opportunity to learn more about the trades and then pass it on to their students. Math is extremely important in the trades and we want to get that message out to the students. We felt we could reach more students by informing the teachers from across the different school boards. Pathways to College and apprenticeship programs in the trades as well as an understanding of the pathways to college and apprenticeship programs for students will be discussed. It will increase parent, student and educator awareness about college and apprenticeship options.

Did not get funded 2.38 YRDSB - PSTT (Promoting Skilled Trades & Techs) w YCDSB This Activity is for grade 7 & 8 students. Students experience a culminating day at a college, following experiential classroom lessons on trades and technologies, self-advocacy and careers at their home schools. On the college visit, they explore technology through hands-on tasks related to the trades. College students and instructors guide them through a variety of learning experiences while raising their awareness of programming and opportunities at college. Students are taught to work with materials and some equipment. This experience from start to finish, raises awareness in the student to the college pathway, with the many opportunities that colleges have to offer. It helps to create a mind-set around post-secondary planning and around bridging interests and skills with potential college programs and career pathways. It alerts students to the fact that hands-on opportunities are readily available to them as they go through school and at college as well.

Contact: Darryl Creeden and Colleen Marquand. Dcreeden@centennialcollege.ca, Cmarquand@centennialcollege.ca Location: 941 Progress Avenue (Centennial College) Time: TBA Date: TBA

2.39 YRDSB - Pathways thru Mentoring w GEOR The Connecting Pathways Through Mentoring partnership provides at-risk secondary students the opportunity to explore college through a one day visit to a campus. Secondary students will have the opportunity to interact with college students and faculty while exploring hands on activities in college labs to raise awareness of diploma and apprenticeship programs. Several subject areas will be explored—Transportation, Health Care, and Hospitality and Tourism on two campuses. Each activity will include follow-up opportunities to consolidate student learning and new inquires directed to College Faculty. Anticipated timeframes for activities are early December and March/April.

Connecting Pathways Through Mentoring provides opportunities to raise student and educator awareness of college programming as well as establish clear pathways to college. These projects support students within our Prime Target who respond positively to the specialized mentoring fostering a successful envisioning of their suitability to Post-Secondary education. 2.4 CENT - Careers in Transportation w multi boards Centennial will invite Grade 7, 8 and high school students in tech classes from many school boards to experience a sampler program in the School of Transportation. Students will be able to choose from 5 areas: Heavy Equipment, Truck and Coach, Auto Service, Aviation, and Motorcycle and Powersports. Centennial will offer the program on 15 days over the year as space is available from October to May. The maximum capacity for each day is 40 students. Lunch and safety equipment for all students will be provided. Most students will travel by chartered school bus to and from the Ashtonbee campus of Centennial College. This activity will introduce students to a wide range of careers in the Transportation field and encourage them to transition to college. On the college visit, they will explore technology through hands-on tasks related to the trades.This experience raises awareness in the student to the college pathway, with the many opportunities that the transportation program has to offer. It helps to create a mind-set around post-secondary planning and around bridging interests and skills with potential college programs and career pathways. It alerts students to the fact that hands-on opportunities are readily available to them as they go through school and at college as well. Contact:Darryl Ormiston Dormiston@centennialcollege.ca Location: Ashtonbee Campus 79 Ashtonbee rd Time: 9:45-2:30pm Dates: Multiple. Booked so far Oct 25th, Dec 13th(2 sessions) Dec 15th, Dec 16th. Another 10 will likely be booked before the end of the 2016- 2017 academic year.

2.41 CENT - Pathways for Secondary School Students (NEW) The Pathways for Secondary School Students activity will be offered over two days to allow students, their parents and high school guidance counsellors, co op teachers, and student success teachers to experience workshops around pathways to college. Workshops for students will provide experiential learning activities in the skilled trades and information on college pathways from high school, including collaborative and joint programs offered between colleges and universities. Parents will be invited to visit the college with their child to also participate in an experiential learning activity and to learn about college pathways. Teachers will have the opportunity to attend workshops held by college professors/staff to discuss program options, course selections and prerequisites for apprenticeship and skilled trades careers and strategies for selecting students into college pathways.

The forum will provide opportunities for disengaged and disadvantaged high school students in grade 11 and 12 from under serviced areas to experience a day in the life of a college student and learn about the skilled trades options available to them. It will explain how barriers to post-secondary education can be overcome whether they be financial or academic. The forum will assist secondary teachers in identifying the primary target group of students who are underachieving but have the potential to succeed at college. College faculty will facilitate workshops and provide teachers with the necessary tools to engage their students in post-secondary education and in identifying programs available to them.

To be reviewed 2.46 CENT - Pathways to Careers in Transportation Centennial will invite Grade 9 and 10 high school students in tech classes from many school boards to experience a sampler program in the School of Transportation. Centennial will also offer the experience to any students in grades 11 and 12 who are seeking alternative pathways into post secondary education. Students will be able to choose from 5 areas: Heavy Equipment, Truck and Coach, Auto Service, Aviation, and Motorcycle and Powersports. Centennial will offer the program on 8 days over the year as space is available from October to May. The maximum capacity for each day is 40 students. Lunch and safety equipment for all students will be provided. Most students will travel by chartered school bus to and from the Ashtonbee campus of Centennial College. This activity will introduce students to a wide range of careers in the Transportation field and encourage them to transition to college. On the college visit, they will explore technology through hands-on tasks related to the trades.This experience raises awareness in the student to the college pathway, with the many opportunities that the transportation program has to offer. It helps to create a mind-set around post-secondary planning and around bridging interests and skills with potential college programs and career pathways. It alerts students to the fact that hands-on opportunities are readily available to them as they go through school and at college as well. This activity is combined with Activity 2.4. All the contact details are the same.

2.48 CENT - SCAS Visit w TDSB The event will run from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm for 4 days. SCAS (Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies) students will come to Centennial College to learn about post-secondary education, as well as learning more about the services the College provides as they begin to prepare for post-secondary studies and the career. The day provides students an opportunity to join one School session (to be determined) where they are introduced to hands-on elements from the program curriculum (ie hospitality/culinary studies, health sciences or computer systems/networking).

This hands-on learning experience induces a positive sense of college life and post-secondary education as a pathway on the academic journey of high school students. Not only are these sessions an introduction to college for the students they act as an excellent professional development opportunity for the high school teachers as well. Students at SCAS have been out of high school for more than one semester and this activity will encourage them to complete their OSSD and view college as a realistic destination. This activity is not running. Seats have been allocated to Activity 2.5. 2.5 CENT - Careers in Health and Hospitality Grade 9 and 10 students will attend real-world workshops for a day to experience college life. There will be 2 workshops available during the winter semester targeting students from across the GTA. Many secondary students believe that post-secondary is out of reach and many students lack a thorough understanding of the multitude of college options available to them. The School of Community and Health Studies and The School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts will participate in providing 4 different workshops throughout the day. Workshops range from front and back of the house in Hospitality and Event Planning, the Nursing Profession, Pharmacy Lab experience, Massage Therapy, Spa Assistant, and Baking Techniques. The purpose of this activity will be to highlight a variety of college pathways available to all students. The primary target group of students for this activity are those students who are disengaged and underachieving but have the potential to succeed. This includes students who are enrolled in alternative education programs and do not see the connection between high school and future career. These students lack confidence and are unsure of their pathway beyond secondary school. This activity will provide students with a 'sneak peak' of what college has to offer.Through hands-on information sessions and interaction with current students/instructors, participating students will see that post-secondary education is attainable. Contact: Susan Caskie Scaskie@centennialcollege.ca Location: 941 Progress Ave Centennial College Date: TBA Time: TBA

2.6 CENT - Visit for Gr 7-8 w TDSB The Grade 7/8 students will attend real-world career workshops for a day to experience college life. The School Board brings approximately 120 students who attend from 2 to 4 workshops during the day. All of our Schools within Centennial College participate providing some 12 different workshops offered twice during the day to the students. TDSB has a training day prior to the event for the teachers. Students must apply to their teachers and/or guidance counsellor in writing describing why they would like to attend and students are then chosen for attendance. Workshops range from developing a Business Plan, Learning about Aviation and Aircraft Maintenance, "front and back of the house" in Hospitality including Baking and Culinary labs, Event Planning, the Nursing Profession, Pharmacy Lab experience, Massage Therapy, Spa Assistant to name a few of the hands-on workshops that fulfil an experiential College career exploration. We have been involved in this activity for 7 years now. TDSB has examined data for participating students and have seen that students who participated in this activity have a higher rate of graduation from high school. The students are exposed to many areas within the college and are involved in hands-on activities while there. The take home items made in the workshops and hand-outs can start conversations at home about college. This event has been extremely successful and strengthens our relationship with the TDSB through early contact with students to help guide them in their career vision and experiencing college life as their choice for post-secondary education.

Contact: Darryl Creeden and Colleen Marquand. Dcreeden@centennialcollege.ca, Cmarquand@centennialcollege.ca Location: 941 Progress Avenue (Centennial College) Time: TBA Date: TBA 2.8 CENT - Success at College for Students with Disabilities We will invite students in grades 10 to 12 from special education classes in several School Boards to attend a day at Centennial. We will also invite students on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Scale to visit Centennial for the day. Students will travel by chartered bus or by TTC. We will have a key-note speaker to talk about overcoming the obstacles of disabilities followed by a panel of current Centennial students and recent grads who all have disabilities. Lunch will be served. The students will be divided into 4 groups for the afternoon and will rotate through 4 workshops: Adaptive Technologies, Successful Transition to College, You are Your Best Advocate and a tour of the Progress campus. Time: 9:45 to 2:30.

The students attending this activity will see that college provides many supports and services to students with a broad range of learning disabilities. The students will see what is available, hear how other students have used the services to be successful and meet some of the people who work on the Centre for Students with Disabilities. All of this will help to engage the students in their task of completing the courses for their OSSD and help them to successfully transition to college. Contact: Rob Hurtubise Rhurtubise@centennialcollege.ca Location: 941 Progress Ave Centennial College Date: TBA Time TBA

2.98 SENE - Bus-Fin Literacy for Gr 7-8 w multi boards new This one-day interactive activity will provide Grade 7 & 8 students with a preview of life as a Seneca College business student. Professors from the College's Faculty of Business will facilitate engaging workshops that focus on the many college pathways and career opportunities for graduates of our business programs. Students will learn about programs and careers in accounting, finance, marketing and business management. To foster successful transitions to college, students will also participate in financial literacy workshops. These hands- on workshops will demonstrate the importance of budgeting, saving, and managing money. Current Seneca students will share their experiences to emphasize the importance of financial literacy for success in college. Participating students will also have an opportunity to "ask a business student" questions about what it is like to be a college student, and tour the campus.

The mandate of SCWI is to promote successful transitions to college. This activity focuses on fostering the skills necessary for success in post-secondary by providing Grade 7 & 8 students with the opportunity to explore college business programs. The activity further aligns with the elementary school curriculum by focusing on financial literacy and its relevance to success in college. 2.99 DPCDSB - Camp Choice Aboriginal w HUMB Camp Choice is a 3-day (overnight) residential education college experience mixed with Aboriginal culture and technical careers exploration for 90 grade 7/8 students. This project will educate youth, parents & teachers about college programs, apprenticeships & career opportunities through hands-on learning in an urban college environment. Integrating Aboriginal culture, utilizing nature (campus ponds, wetlands,gardens) specialized tech labs with focus on Math, Language, Science & Technology to demonstrate where these skills can lead. Each workshop at Camp Choice touches on elements relating to the current grade 7 and 8 curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Education. Education camp college experience for grade 7/8 students: To educate youth, their parents & teachers about college programs, apprentices & career opportunities. Kids experience sleeping in college dorms, 10 hours interactive workshops (highlight topics in Math, Science & Technology, Music, Language, Media Arts, Native Studies). Ties elementary subjects to college studies & career options from Engineer to Entertainer. Camps lead by Sr. college students (Camp Counsellors) who stay with campers 24 hrs/day,act as teachers, leaders, mentors, motivators providing realistic insight to PSE/careers. Includes outreach presentations to gr. 7/8 parents to explain camp & college. Supports exposure to Aboriginal culture and transitioning to high school & PSE. Workshops are taught by senior Humber/Guelph-Humber students who also act as Camp Counselors leading and mentoring campers as they experience college campus living.

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3.04 Exploration des carrières 7e et 8e (Nipissing) Cette activité veut donner aux élèves de la 7e et la 8e année la chance d'explorer de façon interactive les carrières potentielles reliées aux programmes collégiaux. Les intervenants et intervenantes qui œuvrent et qui enseignent dans ces domaines pourront présenter des itinéraires possibles, des succès personnels et faire vivre des activités pratiques dans les domaines choisis. Cette journée se veut autant informative que motivante et enrichissante. Il est important de conscientiser les élèves plus tôt dans leur cheminement scolaire afin de permettre une transition harmonieuse vers le secondaire.La promotion des itinéraires disponibles sera faite lors de cette activité.

2017-03-22 de 9 h à 14 h au Centre récréatif de Sturgeon Falls Personne-ressource: Christine MacIsaac, christine.macisaac@collegeboreal.ca, 705-560-6673 poste 3701 3.1 Exploration des carrières 7e et 8e (Timmins) Cette activité veut donner aux élèves de la 7e et la 8e année la chance d'explorer de façon interactive les carrières potentielles reliées aux programmes collégiaux. Les intervenants et intervenantes qui œuvrent et qui enseignent dans ces domaines pourront présenter des itinéraires possibles, des succès personnels et faire vivre des activités pratiques dans les domaines choisis. Cette journée se veut autant informative que motivante et enrichissante. Cette activité permettra aux élèves d’identifier leurs habiletés et compétences pour mieux les outiller pour l’avenir. On veut donc qu’il soit architecte de leur propre vie. Il est important de conscientiser les élèves plus tôt dans leur cheminement scolaire afin de permettre une transition harmonieuse vers le secondaire. La promotion des itinéraires disponibles sera faite lors de cette activité. Pas offert pendant l'année 2016-2017.

Sera offert de nouveau en 2017-2018. 3.11 Exploration des carrières 7e et 8e (Temiskaming) Cette activité veut donner aux élèves de la 7e et la 8e année la chance d'explorer de façon interactive les carrières potentielles reliées aux programmes collégiaux. Les intervenants et intervenantes qui œuvrent et qui enseignent dans ces domaines pourront présenter des itinéraires possibles, des succès personnels et faire vivre des activités pratiques dans les domaines choisis. Cette journée se veut autant informative que motivante et enrichissante. Cette activité permettra aux élèves d’identifier leurs habiletés et compétences pour mieux les outiller pour l’avenir. On veut donc qu’il soit architecte de leur propre vie. Il est important de conscientiser les élèves plus tôt dans leur cheminement scolaire afin de permettre une transition harmonieuse vers le secondaire. La promotion des itinéraires disponibles sera faite lors de cette activité. À déterminer: 6, 7 ou 8 juin 2017, au Collège Boréal, Témiskaming. Personne-ressource: Christine MacIsaac, christine.macisaac@collegeboreal.ca 3.12 Exploration des carrières 7e et 8e (Nord-Ouest/Wawa) Cette activité veut donner aux élèves de la 7e et la 8e année la chance d'explorer de façon interactive les carrières potentielles reliées aux programmes collégiaux. Les intervenants et intervenantes qui œuvrent et qui enseignent dans ces domaines pourront présenter des itinéraires possibles, des succès personnels et faire vivre des activités pratiques dans les domaines choisis. Cette journée se veut autant informative que motivante et enrichissante. Il est important de conscientiser les élèves plus tôt dans leur cheminement scolaire afin de permettre une transition harmonieuse vers le secondaire. La promotion des itinéraires disponibles sera faite lors de cette activité.

Pas offert pendant l'année 2016-2017. Sera offert de nouveau en 2017-2018.

3.13 Exploration des carrières 7e et 8e (Hearst) Cette activité veut donner aux élèves de la 7e et la 8e année la chance d'explorer de façon interactive les carrières potentielles reliées aux programmes collégiaux. Les intervenants et intervenantes qui œuvrent et qui enseignent dans ces domaines pourront présenter des itinéraires possibles, des succès personnels et faire vivre des activités pratiques dans les domaines choisis. Cette journée se veut autant informative que motivante et enrichissante. Il est important de conscientiser les élèves plus tôt dans leur cheminement scolaire afin de permettre une transition harmonieuse vers le secondaire. La promotion des itinéraires disponibles sera faite lors de cette activité.

3 mai, 2017 au Collège Boréal, Hearst Personne-ressource: Christine MacIsaac, christine.macisaac@collegeboreal.ca 3.14 Forum pour enseignant de la DRC- Sudbury Ce forum sera livré aux gens concernés: aux responsables DRC, aux conseillers en orientation, aux enseignants d’éducation coopérative, aux enseignants de la réussite et aux directions d’école. Les personnes responsables de la mise en œuvre des cours DRC sont aussi invités à participer à l’événement. Le but est d'assurer la réussite des élèves du secondaire. Le forum encourage la collaboration entre les conseils scolaires et les collèges. les items à l’ordre du jour sont déterminés par les formulaires d’objectivation des années précédentes. 17 octobre: Hampton Inn North Bay, 18 octobre: Collège Boréal, Timmins Personne-ressource: Christine MacIsaac, christine.macisaac@collegeboreal.ca, 705-560-6673 poste 3701 3.2 Exploration collégiale Sudbury (Collège Boréal) Les camps d’anticipation de deux jours auront lieu au mois de mai 2017. Pouvant accommoder jusqu’à 300 élèves, l’activité cible les élèves de 10e et 11e année qui s’intéressent à poursuivre une carrière dans les divers secteurs présentés.

Les participants auront l'occasion de vivre des activités de transition relatives aux différents programmes offerts par le Collège Boréal. L’objectif est de permettre à l’élève de bien comprendre les opportunités de carrières dans ces secteurs. De plus, certains des ateliers offerts répondront aux exigences de la Majeure Haute Spécialisation, et donc, les élèves qui compléteront avec succès ces ateliers identifiés, recevront une attestation de formation.

L'activité est offerte aux six conseils scolaires de l'ÉPR et a pour but d'offrir aux élèves une expérience collégiale unique. Les élèves auront l’occasion de suivre des ateliers pratiques dans divers domaines et de manipuler de l'équipement spécialisée de l'industrie, sous la supervision d'un professionnel du domaine. De plus, les élèves seront invités à participer à une activité organisée en soirée pour rencontrer des nouveaux amis.

10 et 11 mai 2017, Collège Boréal Sudbury. Personne-ressource: Christine MacIsaac, christine.macisaac@collegeboreal.ca, 705-560-6673 poste 3701

3.3 Exploration collégiale Timmins (Collège Boréal) Pouvant accommoder jusqu’à 125 élèves, l’activité cible les élèves de 10e et 11e année qui s’intéressent à poursuivre une carrière dans les divers secteurs présentés. Les participants auront l'occasion de vivre des activités de transition relatives aux différents programmes offerts par le Collège Boréal. L’objectif est de permettre à l’élève de bien comprendre les opportunités de carrières dans ces secteurs. De plus, certains des ateliers offerts répondront aux exigences de la Majeure Haute Spécialisation, et donc, les élèves qui compléteront avec succès ces ateliers identifiés, recevront une attestation de formation.

L'activité est offerte aux 5 conseils scolaires de l'ÉPR et a pour but d'offrir aux élèves une expérience collégiale unique. Les élèves auront l’occasion de suivre des ateliers pratiques dans divers domaines et de manipuler de l'équipement spécialisée de l'industrie, sous la supervision d'un professionnel du domaine. De plus, les élèves seront invités à participer à une activité organisée en soirée pour rencontrer des nouveaux amis.

7 et 8 mars 2017, Collège Boréal Sudbury. Personne-ressource: Christine MacIsaac, christine.macisaac@collegeboreal.ca, 705-560-6673 poste 3701 3.9 Exploration des carrières 7e et 8e (Sudbury) Cette activité veut donner aux élèves de la 7e et la 8e année la chance d'explorer de façon interactive les carrières potentielles reliées aux programmes collégiaux. Les intervenants et intervenantes qui œuvrent et qui enseignent dans ces domaines pourront présenter a) les itinéraires possibles b) des succès personnels et présentations de mentors c) des activités pratiques dans les domaines choisis. Cette journée se veut autant informative que motivante et enrichissante. Il est important de conscientiser les élèves plus tôt dans leur cheminement scolaire afin de permettre une transition harmonieuse vers le secondaire. La promotion des itinéraires disponibles sera faite lors de cette activité.

Pas offert pendant l'année 2016-2017. Sera offert de nouveau en 2017-2018. Northeast ern Ontario 4.1 Dual Credit Teacher Forum A session will be held for Dual Credit teachers within RPT to review the parameters of the Dual credit program and discuss ways to encourage success with our students. The forum will focusing on such topics as: a review of the dual credit program and core values, best practices with respect to student selection, careful student monitoring to ensure success, purposeful dual credit course selection, the role of the dual credit teacher, as well as various other student retention and success techniques.

Student success is a cornerstone of our activities. It is important that we share strategies that work from one area to another in order to improve success rates within our programs. October 18th, 2016, Northern College - Porcupine Campus, Julia VanderWeerden, Julia.vanderweerden@dsb1.ca

4.2 Dual Credits : A Review of Current Practices and Pathways The group of teachers and students involved in the SCWI initiatives at both the college and secondary will come together to discuss the Dual Credit programs currently offered with a view to determining what we are doing well and the areas for improvement. Both secondary and college staff representative from across the north will be invited. Discussion regarding specific programs will help in ensuring that we are offering effective programming opportunities. A review of secondary pathways developed for specific college programs will help in ensuring that students are taking the correct pathways leading to college. Our programs can improve with the support of those directly involved in delivery of programming. Improving our secondary Pathways and encouraging a better understanding between both groups will help build and sustain better linkages between the college system and support improved transitions to college. This event will not occur in 2016-2017 4.3 GO TO COLLEGE Grade 10 sessions at Northern College This activity in designed to provide opportunities for all grade 10 students in classes across the RPT to attend interactive, hands-on sessions designed to introduce students to programming at Northern College campuses in Northern Ontario. Following very successful grade 10 events last year, we would like to return to this format. Northern College staff have noticed that the grade 10 students are more in-tune post-secondary and career options. NC staff feel this is a better fit and a more efficient and appropriate use of resources. The Go-To- College events are stage around the RPT at the various campus of Northern College (Moosonee, Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Haileybury. We are thereby able to reach all grade 10 students.

This opportunity enables students to make more informed career decisions. By exposing students to programming in hands-on, interactive sessions, we hope to introduce students to college at a time when they are beginning to make career decisions as they transition to the senior years of secondary school. Opportunities at Northern College will be the focus; however, opportunities in the skilled trades will also be showcased. Our hope is to reinforce the planning and conversations that occur at the secondary school level between students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors about career paths. Having students participate in appropriate sessions related to college programs and the skilled trades, helps them to begin to see post-secondary education as not only the next step but also as an important consideration. Hosting the events at the various campus of Northern College also serves to showcase college as a viable and desirable post secondary learning environment. Spring 2017 at all 4 campuses of Northern College: Moosonee, Porcupine, Kirkland Lake and Haileybury/ Julia VanderWeerden/ julia.vanderweerden@dsb1.ca 4.4 Lightning Trail (for Indigenous youth - to be re-named) This activity will be re-branded in the 2016-2017 academic year as the previous partnership with Hydro One has ended. Activity will occur during the academic year and will focus on bringing Indigenous youth together at the Porcupine Campus of Northern College. Activities will highlight post-secondary opportunities, career pathways, develop student leadership, and enhance cultural understanding of traditional teachings. This activity will be similar to the Go-to-College events with specific goals to encourage Indigenous youth to explore post-secondary opportunities, including those in the skilled trades.

Our goals include fostering meaningful relationships, enhancing self- esteem and providing activities intended to outline career and personal pathways in life for Indigenous students within our RPT. xxx This event will not occur in 2016-2017

4.5 Mathematics and Communication Review The CSAP research team has recently published a preliminary report on research on the mathematics and language achievement of students who entered college in Fall 2011. This report contains preliminary data whose purpose is to stimulate discussion about the study. Our intent would be bring together secondary and college teachers to share the preliminary data in order start a conversation between the two groups regarding how this impacts on each panel. SCWI supports the CSAP research team and our intent is to highlight the studies and results with our local audience: secondary and college teaching staff. This initiative will provide a wider audience in order to discuss collectively our role as secondary and college teaching staff in improving student achievement generally and specifically in preparing students for college education.

This event will not occur in 2016-2017 Grand River 5.01 Aboriginal Picture Yourself @ College Activity This activity provides an opportunity for high school aboriginal students to attend 2 full day on-campus events at two Mohawk College Campuses. Students will meet faculty as well as college students from various program areas, experience hands-on, interactive workshops, and participate in College panels and discussions. This activity aims to expose Aboriginal students to postsecondary education through innovative workshops and mentorship connections. It is important for Aboriginal students to envision themselves as college students and for their parents to support their decision to attend college.This activity speaks to the future national economic climate and the role that the FNMI population will play; it emphasizes the planning for a college education and finding the right pathway to success in education.

TBD (April, 2016) Stacy Hill(GEDSB) Laurence McKenna (BHNCDSB) Emily Ecker (Mohawk College) Mary Gallo 5.02 What Makes Our Community Work This forum is an opportunity for elementary students to learn about city services and the variety of jobs that are available. Students are given information pertaining to the educational path needed for each job. CONESTOGA COLLEGE PRESENTS SEVERAL INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS TO DEMONSTRATE THE COLLEGE LINK TO THE VARIOUS OCCUPATIONS AVAILABLE IN THE CITY. Locations for visits are the water treatment plant, Parks and recreation, Fire Hall, Police Station, Golf Course, Public library, local radio station, Rogerrs Cable TV,etc., AS WELL AS AT CONESTOGA COLLEGE PROGRAM LOCATIONS IN THE CITY. All the activities are designed to answer "What makes our Community Work?" and what college courses will prepare me for these jobs? This will be a partnership between the city of Brantford and Nipissing FOE for the pre-service candidates in the community. Conestoga College is now a partner and will be participating in this forum. Through this activity, students and faculty will gain awareness of the various educational pathways available to specific careers. Students will complete activities that align education and career life planning described in the policy and program requirements of the "Creating Pathways to Success" document.

May 20/15. CONESTOGA COLLEGE PRESENTS INTERACTIVE HANDS- ON WORKSHOPS IN PROGRAM AREAS SUCH AS HEALTH CARE, HUMAN RESOURCES AND TRADES WHICH WILL INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO VARIOUS CAREERS AND ENABLE STUDENTS TO DETERMINE THEIR SECONDARY SCHOOL COURSE SELECTION FOR FUTURE POST SECONDARY EDUCATION. M.G. (TBD) March 2016 Cheryl Crawford (GEDSB) Melanie Logan GEDSB Kim Spencer (BHNCDSB) Rosie Hessian (Conestoga) Rachael Cavin (City)

5.03 Destination College: Mohawk This activity provides opportunities for Grade 7&8 students from both school boards,including students from 5 schools on the reserve, to participate in hands- on workshops on technology and provides careers exploration at the college. Students have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning in college courses and tour the facilities at Mohawk College and Stoney Creek campuses which lead to apprenticeship programs and college courses. Increasing parent and student awareness about college and apprenticeship options.This activity provides information and hands on learning in the various opportunities available at the college. TBD May 2016 Cheryl Crawford (GEDSB) Melanie Logan GEDSB Kim Spencer (BHNCDSB) Emily Ecker (Mohawk) 5.04 Dual Credit Forum Supporting dual credit teachers to be successful is the focus. Teachers involved in dual credit programs are required to attend at the beginning of each semester. This forum will give the secondary school teachers, Guidance counselors Student Success teams from BHNCDSB, GEDSB and Mohawk, Conestoga, and Fanshawe College Dual credit instructors the opportunity to meet, share strategies and to plan for the delivery of Dual credit programs.The participants will discuss the roles and responsibilities of dual credit educators, the policies and procedures governing dual credits and learn about the supports available at colleges for students.

The goals are to build and maintain linkages between the college system and the secondary system to ensure student success. Streamlining process and procedures for data collection and program delivery is the focus as the Dual Credit programs have expanded into different delivery methods and apprenticeship level 1 programs. Sem. 1: BHNCDB: Sept. 23 GEDSB:Sept.20 Sem.2 BHNCDSB: Feb.10/16 GEDSB: Feb. TBDBT Mary Gallo Terre Slaght Leanne Smith David Eelkema Carmine Romano 5.05 Destination College- Conestoga: Explore Your Future Explore Your Future - Trades and technology workshops for grade 8 students will be organized at the four campuses of Conestoga College (Doon, Cambridge, Guelph, Waterloo). Over 760 students from a number of schools participate in 8 half day, hands-on workshops such as welding, food processing, plumbing, electrical, woodworking, health, motive power, technology, media and design etc. These workshops introduce students and their teachers to a variety of careers and enable students to make informed decisions for high school courses. The program is very popular and always over-subscribed with a substantial wait list. (existing Program/activity with RPT #7) The workshops encourage students to consider technology courses in high school and college or apprenticeship programs in the future.

Exposing grade 8 students to a variety of trades, technology and apprenticeship programs allows participants to better understand prospective careers and help them to determine their secondary school course selection for future post-secondary education. Jan. 26, 27 or 28, 2017 Holy Trinity Catholic HS and Waterford DHS, Simcoe Rosie Hessian Mary Gallo Cheryl Crawford (GEDSB) Kim Spencer (BHNCDSB) M( TBD Eastern Lakeshore

6.01 Loyalist Spring Dual Credit Teacher Forum Dual credit teachers and faculty will review the requirements for dual credits using the ELRPT Dual Credit Manuals and support documents. Previous successes and challenges through data and anecdotes will be shared. Critical components of the dual credit such as registration, use of college computer systems, assessment and evaluation, reporting, and expectations of the students will be discussed. Dual credit teachers and college faculty will have the opportunity to meet with others who may also be teaching in the same discipline to share ideas, strategies and resources. By being more knowledgeable about the college system, including curriculum delivery, assessment and evaluation, and supports, teachers will be better able to help students develop the learning and executive skills that will help them transition to college or apprenticeship. Information on SCWI activities will also be shared with the intention of increasing opportunities, particularly for the primary target group. Increased knowledge about programs at the colleges will assist teachers with advising all of their students, not just their dual credit students.

Edina Cappuccitti ecappuccitti@loyalistc.on.ca On-going meetings throughout the semester 6.02 Loyalist Winter Dual Credit Teacher Forum Dual credit teachers and faculty will review the requirements for dual credits using the ELRPT Dual Credit Manuals and support documents. Previous successes and challenges through data and anecdotes will be shared. Critical components of the dual credit such as registration, use of college computer systems, assessment and evaluation, reporting, and expectations of the students will be discussed. Dual credit teachers and college faculty will have the opportunity to meet with others who may also be teaching in the same discipline to share ideas, strategies and resources. By being more knowledgeable about the college system, including curriculum delivery, assessment and evaluation, and supports, teachers will be better able to help students develop the learning and executive skills that will help them transition to college or apprenticeship. Information on SCWI activities will also be shared with the intention of increasing opportunities, particularly for the primary target group. Increased knowledge about programs at the colleges will assist teachers with advising all of their students, not just their dual credit students.

Edina Cappuccitti ecappuccitti@loyalistc.on.ca On-going meetings throughout the semester 6.03 Loyalist Taste of College Loyalist College and partnering school boards will continue to work collaboratively in offering senior students an opportunity to audit regular college classes, and/or participate in program-specific workshops developed by faculty. Schools will be invited to send students and teachers who they feel would most benefit from this opportunity. The activity will enable students to learn more about program areas at the college. This may help them make better informed post- secondary program decisions or to confirm their interest in a specific program.

Edina Cappuccitti ecappuccitti@loyalistc.on.ca October 13, 2016

6.04 Loyalist Building Connections with Intermediate Students Intermediate students, along with their teachers and parent chaperones, will tour a college, participate in one or more grade-specific curriculum-related hands-on activities, and meet faculty, staff and students. Visiting students will be encouraged to consider taking a dual credit in the future as well as consider college as their number one post-secondary choice by developing a better understanding of the wide range of available program opportunities. Presentations will include information on pathways and will emphasize the importance of developing students’ abilities in English, Math, and computers as foundational skills for all areas of future study. Each workshop will conclude with: "If you liked this activity, you might enjoy a career in . " followed by a brief college program description. The goals of this activity are to increase post secondary participation through making students aware of the opportunities for students at college and apprenticeships and encourage them to experience this through a dual credit opportunity. Students who are excited about attending college or starting an apprenticeship are more likely to complete secondary school; thereby increasing graduation rates. Teachers and parents taking part in this event will also broaden their understanding of and enthusiasm for college. This will also contribute to increasing post-secondary education participation. Edina Cappuccitti ecappuccitti@loyalistc.on.ca May 11, 2017 (tentative) 6.05 Durham Fall Dual Credit Forum In this fall forum, dual credit teachers and faculty will review the requirements for dual credits using the ELRPT Dual Credit Manuals and support documents. Previous successes and challenges through data and anecdotes will be shared. Critical components of the dual credit such as registration, use of college computer systems, assessment and evaluation, reporting, and expectations of the students will be discussed. Student Success strategies will be presented and discussed. Dual credit teachers and college faculty will have the opportunity to meet with others who may also be teaching in the same discipline to share ideas, strategies and resources.

By being more knowledgeable about the college system, including curriculum delivery, assessment and evaluation, and supports, teachers will be better able to help students develop the learning and executive skills that will help them transition to college or apprenticeship. Information on SCWI activities will also be shared with the intention of increasing opportunities, particularly for the primary target group. Increased knowledge about programs at the colleges will assist teachers with advising all of their students, not just their dual credit students.

Sue Hawkins sue.hawkins@durhamcollege.ca September 29, 2016 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. DCDSB Conference Centre 6.06 Durham Winter Dual Credit Forum Dual credit teachers and faculty will review the requirements for dual credits using the ELRPT Dual Credit Manuals and support documents. Previous successes and challenges through data and anecdotes will be shared. Critical components of the dual credit such as registration, use of college computer systems, assessment and evaluation, reporting, and expectations of the students will be discussed. Dual credit teachers and college faculty will have the opportunity to meet with others who may also be teaching in the same discipline to share ideas, strategies and resources. By being more knowledgeable about the college system, including curriculum delivery, assessment and evaluation, and supports, teachers will be better able to help students develop the learning and executive skills that will help them transition to college or apprenticeship. Information on SCWI activities will also be shared with the intention of increasing opportunities, particularly for the primary target group. Increased knowledge about programs at the colleges will assist teachers with advising all of their students, not just their dual credit students.

Sue Hawkins sue.hawkins@durhamcollege.ca TBD

6.07 Durham Taste of College Programs The colleges and school boards will continue to work collaboratively in offering senior students an opportunity to audit regular college classes, and/or participate in program-specific workshops developed by faculty. Schools will be invited to send one class of 24 students and one secondary school teacher. The activity will enable students to learn more about program areas at the college. This may help them make better informed post- secondary program decisions or to confirm their interest in a specific program.

Sue Hawkins sue.hawkins@durhamcollege.ca Whitby Campus February 23, 2017 - DDSB February 24, 2017 - DCDSB May 12, 2017 - PVNC May 19, 2017 - KPR May 26, 2017 - TLDSB 6.08 Durham Building Connections with Intermediate Students Intermediate students, along with their teachers and parent chaperones, will tour a college, participate in one or more grade-specific curriculum-related hands-on activities, and meet faculty, staff and students. Visiting students will be encouraged to consider taking a dual credit in the future as well as consider college as their number one post-secondary choice by developing a better understanding of the wide range of available program opportunities. Presentations will include information on pathways and will emphasize the importance of developing students’ abilities in English, Math, and computers as foundational skills for all areas of future study. Each workshop will conclude with: "If you liked this activity, you might enjoy a career in . " followed by a brief college program description. The goals of this activity are to increase post-secondary participation through making students aware of the opportunities for students at college and apprenticeships and encourage them to experience this through a dual credit opportunity. Students who are excited about attending college or starting an apprenticeship are more likely to complete secondary school; thereby increasing graduation rates. Teachers and parents taking part in this event will also broaden their understanding of and enthusiasm for college. This will also contribute to increasing post-secondary education participation. Sue Hawkins sue.hawkins@durhamcollege.ca May 10, 2017 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Durham College, Oshawa Campus May 24, 2017 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Durham College, Oshawa Campus June 1, 2017 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Durham College, Whitby Campus 6.11 Fleming Fall Dual Credit Forum As the dual credit program has grown at Fleming, the needs of the teachers and faculty, in particular, have changed. Full-day Teacher Forums have become less effective due to scheduling concerns and the number of teachers and faculty who have been involved with the program in the past.

At the same time, the success rate of one-to-one meetings has grown. In fall, 2014 over 90% of all dual credit classes benefitted from these meetings. The one- to-one meetings allow teachers and faculty to exchange course outlines and curriculum documents, discuss student success strategies and foster co-operation between the educators. By being more knowledgeable about the college system, including curriculum delivery, assessment and evaluation, and supports, teachers will be better able to help students develop the learning and executive skills that will help them transition to college or apprenticeship. Information on SCWI activities will also be shared with the intention of increasing opportunities, particularly for the primary target group. Increased knowledge about programs at the colleges will assist teachers with advising all of their students, not just their dual credit students.

William Howe William.Howe2@flemingcollege.ca On going one-to-one meetings scheduled in September-October

6.12 Fleming Winter Dual Credit Forum As the dual credit program has grown at Fleming, the needs of the teachers and faculty, in particular, have changed. Full-day Teacher Forums have become less effective due to scheduling concerns and the number of teachers and faculty who have been involved with the program in the past. At the same time, the success rate of one-to-one meetings has grown. In fall, 2014 over 90% of all dual credit classes benefitted from these meetings. The one- to-one meetings allow teachers and faculty to exchange course outlines and curriculum documents, discuss student success strategies and foster co-operation between the educators.

Fleming College will continue to offer a ½ day orientation in both the fall and winter for new Fleming College faculty. By being more knowledgeable about the college system, including curriculum delivery, assessment and evaluation, and supports, teachers will be better able to help students develop the learning and executive skills that will help them transition to college or apprenticeship. Information on SCWI activities will also be shared with the intention of increasing opportunities, particularly for the primary target group. Increased knowledge about programs at the colleges will assist teachers with advising all of their students, not just their dual credit students.

William Howe William.Howe2@flemingcollege.ca On going one-to-one meetings scheduled in January-February 6.13 Fleming Building Connections with Intermediate Students Intermediate students, along with their teachers and parent chaperones, will tour a college, participate in one or more grade-specific curriculum-related hands-on activities, and meet faculty, staff and students. Visiting students will be encouraged to consider taking a dual credit in the future as well as consider college as their number one post-secondary choice by developing a better understanding of the wide range of available program opportunities. Presentations will include information on pathways and will emphasize the importance of developing students’ abilities in English, Math, and computers as foundational skills for all areas of future study. Each workshop will conclude with: "If you liked this activity, you might enjoy a career in . " followed by a brief college program description. The goals of this activity are to increase post-secondary participation through making students aware of the opportunities for students at college and apprenticeships and encourage them to experience this through a dual credit opportunity. Students who are excited about attending college or starting an apprenticeship are more likely to complete secondary school; thereby increasing graduation rates. Teachers and parents taking part in this event will also broaden their understanding of and enthusiasm for college. This will also contribute to increasing post-secondary education participation. William Howe William.Howe2@flemingcollege.ca Week of April 24, 2017 6.14 Fleming Taste of College Programs The colleges and school boards will continue to work collaboratively in offering senior students an opportunity to audit regular college classes, and/or participate in program-specific workshops developed by faculty. Schools will be invited to send one class of 24 students and one secondary school teacher. The colleges and school boards will continue to work collaboratively in offering senior students an opportunity to audit regular college classes, and/or participate in program-specific workshops developed by faculty. Schools will be invited to send one class of 24 students and one secondary school teacher.

William Howe William.Howe2@flemingcollege.ca Week of February 27, 2017

Grand Connectio ns 7.14 (Dual Credit) Teacher Forum This interactive day will be specifically designed for Dual Credit Teachers, student success teams, school board staff from our partner school boards, and relevant college staff and faculty. RPT #7 will plan to hold these forums throughout the school year. Format has changed during the past year where we are holding multiple mini forums, addressing relevant school board needs and questions. Attendance has been exceptional. We are participating in already existing meetings within the school boards We will also invite representatives from the Brandford school boards. There will be sharing of information, experiences, presentations on college expectations and services, hearing from various departments within the college. These interactive sessions will help to create a two-way dialogue between college and HS faculty, as well as giving HS teachers the knowledge to help them in their day-to-day job.

This Forum will help educate Dual Credit teachers regarding the pathways to college and also create valuable two-way feedback between college and high school faculty. By increasing awareness of college programs, college dual credit courses and services for dual credit students it helps them better understand how to support their dual credit students. As a team we will come up with student success and retention strategies to help support our dual credit students. The hope is that this will effect and increase the number of students who complete their high school diploma.

WRDSB Tech teacher forums Electrical HRAC and Plumbing 7.2 Dual Credit Marketing and Promotion and website modernizatio Continue to develop marketing materials and provide ongoing annual support for a comprehensive web site for dual credit offerings using SharePoint. Posting dual credit student activities and successes!Student testimonials and videos from dual credit programming and activities. Creates awareness of dual credit offerings, our RPTs activities, and student success stories. This will help to inform secondary school students,their parents, and guidance personnel of the opportunities and pathways that exist. This website has links to other community and Ministry resources. Promotion of student success opportunities for all school boards. The website provides a platform where information can be presented to all high schools, parents and students in our community as well as other RPTs in the province. On going throughout the year - Pathways nights, career fairs at local high schools, college open house Jill of All Trades Jill of All Trades OYAP Funded- 10 surrounding school boards 31-May-17

7.3 TNT Workshops for Young Women Grade 8 - 10 These activities will provide various hands -on activities related to different careers in the constructions, industrial and motive power sectors as well as engineering and architecture. Female students will have the opportunity to learn and work in a college which supports dual credit programs and this will enable young women to make better informed career decisions. The activities will be developed and delivered by senior trades and technology students or apprentices under the direction of college faculty in consultation with secondary teachers. Students will be introduced to the pathways that transition students from secondary to apprenticeship and related college programs. These workshops encourage young women to complete secondary school and consider post secondary education as their next step.

These workshop days will expose the Grade 8- 10 girls to a variety of trades, technology and apprenticeship programs and will allow participants to better transition to prospective careers as well as determine their secondary school course selection for future post secondary education. They are designed to encourage young women to consider the opportunities and benefits of a future in skilled trades and technologies. Guelph Campus, March 8, 2017 Truck and Coach Motorcycle/Power Sport Heavy Equipment Operator Heavy Equipment Tech Waterloo Campus March 8, 2017 Welding Carpentry Cambridge Campus, March 9, 2017 Architecture Engineering Electrical Energy Green Architecture Guelph Campus, May 8, 2017 Motive Power (Heavy Equipment) 7.7 Explore Your Future - Grade 8 Explore Your Future - Trades and technology workshops for grade 8 students will be organized at the four campuses of Conestoga College (Doon, Cambridge, Guelph, Waterloo). Over 1,600 students from over 80 schools participate in 12 half day, hands-on workshops such as welding, food processing, plumbing, electrical, woodworking, health, motive power,technology, ECE, culinary, media and design etc. These workshops introduce students and their teachers to a variety of careers and enable students to make informed decisions for high school courses. The program is very popular and always over-subscribed with a substantial wait list. The workshops encourage students to consider technology courses in high school and college or apprenticeship programs in the future. Exposing grade 8 students to a variety of trades, technology and apprenticeship programs allows participants to better understand prospective careers and help them to determine their secondary school course selection for future post secondary education.

7.8 Explore Your Future - High School This activity is designed to provide grade 10- 12 secondary school students interested in exploring careers in the construction, industrial, service and motive power sectors with various hands-on activities related to different trades within these sectors. We also include business, health, engineering technology and IT, as well as media and design workshops. Students will have the opportunity to learn and work in a college setting which supports dual credit and student success opportunities. This opportunity will enable students to make better informed career decisions. The activities will be developed and delivered by college faculty in consultation with secondary teachers. Students will be introduced to the pathways that transition students from secondary to apprenticeship and related college programs. These workshops encourage students to complete secondary school and consider post secondary education as their next step.

Exposing secondary school students to a variety of health, business, engineering technology and trades and apprenticeship programs allows participants to better transition to prospective careers as well as determine their secondary school course selection for future post secondary education. We have focused on grade 10 careers classes for career exploration, this activity has been well received and have been at capacity so far in fall 2015. We have encouraged grade 10 career classes to participate. 2017-10-18 Waterloo Campus, December 20, 2016 Waterloo Campus, Febraury 27, 2017 Guelph Campus, March 3, 2017 Doon Campus, May 3, 2017 Cambridge Campus, May 4, 2017 Doon Campus, Nipissing Parry Sound 8.1 Kendaaswin Event The First Peoples Centre of Canadore College will host approximately 200 students to participate in workshops and cultural activities that will encourage them to think about college as an option as they explore potential career options. Please note that Aboriginal includes First Nation, Metis and Inuit students. This activity will address the following key goal for SCWI: providing clear pathways to college and apprenticeship programs for students. Name, Date & Location TBD Contact: Kevin Hotten hottenk@npsc.ca 8.2 Grade 10 College Visits This activity would involve bringing grade 10 Career Studies students to the college for a day. The major focus of this activity is to introduce current grade 10 students to the variety of Dual Credit opportunities currently happening at the college. The day would include demonstrations and activities involving a mixture of grade 10 students and current Dual Credit students. Ideally, both Commerce Court and College Drive Campus would be involved, providing students with the opportunity to be exposed to all programs offered.

This activity would address the following key goals for SCWI: providing clear pathways to college and apprenticeship programs for students, increasing parent, student and educator awareness about college and apprenticeship options. Date: November 22 & 23, 2016 Location: Commerce Court Campus 60 Commerce Crescent Aviation Campus 55 Aviation Avenue Time : 9 :00 am-2 :30pm Contact: Kevin Hotten hottenk@npsc.ca

8.3 Grade 8 College Visits The college visits will allow grade eight students the opportunity to experience all that college has to offer. Two, one-day hands-on series of activities will be offered to 300 students at one of the college campuses. There will be workshops from approximately 10 different college programs. Some resources and services will be available in French. This activity would address the following key goal for SCWI: providing clear pathways to college and apprenticeship programs for students. Date: March 22 & 23, 2017 Location: Commerce Court Campus 60 Commerce Crescent Aviation Campus 55 Aviation Avenue Time : 9 :00 am-2 :30pm Contact: Kevin Hotten hottenk@npsc.ca 8.4 Reach Ahead and Promotional Activities The RPT will host innovative activities designed to engage young students about pathways that lead to college and apprenticeship, especially in those areas where Dual Credits are currently offered. All five participating board students (including Nbisiing S.S.), will work with Canadore faculty ( sometimes after school hours) to offer a variety of opportunities in the areas of Culinary Arts, Transportation Technology, Construction Technology, and Communication Technology. We will use the activities to promote Dual Credits available through this RPT.

There will be the opportunity for Canadore College to showcase their trades programs by sending their mobile technology trailer to all local high schools. Some resources and services will be available in French. This activity would address the following key goals for SCWI: providing clear pathways to college and apprenticeship programs for students. Date: Go Karts ( Spring 2017) College Reach Aheads TBD Locations: Commerce Court Campus 60 Commerce Crescent Aviation Campus 55 Aviation Avenue College Drive Campus/The Education Centre 100 College Drive P.O. Box 5001 North Bay, ON P1B8K9 Time : TBD Contact: Kevin Hotten hottenk@npsc.ca 8.5 Dual Credit Forum The Dual Credit Forum is an opportunity to work with all the key stakeholders involved in every aspect of Dual Credit Success and Retention. In 2016-17 we are offering two sessions dedicated to Dual Credits, one in the Fall and one in the Spring as we did in 2015-16. The main goal of the Fall Dual Credit Forum is to provide delegates with the guidelines around the upcoming RFP, discuss Success and Retention (using current data) in programs from the year previous, and to brainstorm ideas about how to improve upon the previous year in areas of focus identified by the SCWI RPT 8 Planning Team. The Spring Dual Credit Forum is dedicated to reporting on Success and Retention Rates from the year as well as to discuss programs approved for the upcoming year in order to have a plan of delivery ready for the Fall.

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9.101 AC PM Skilled Trades Day @ Pembroke Algonquin College of the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke Campus) and DSBs will work together to provide a day in which students can participate in meaningful/hands- on activities to better understand the trades and the futures that lie ahead. Students will explore where the trades shortages exist, what the necessary skills are for these, and how their post-secondary education will lead to employment in these areas. This activity focuses on creating awareness of pathways for grade 7 and 8 students who are under represented in these careers including First Generation College students, FMNI and female students. May 11, 2017 Pembroke 9.102 AC PT Connections @ Perth Connections at Perth will provide opportunities for students in local secondary schools to experience a range of hands-on project opportunities. Building on the success of the Masonry Constructions program at our Perth Campus, this multi-day pathway program is designed to support the school to college to work connection. On-campus, participants will rotate through a number of activities facilitated by college faculty and/or students in areas of Carpentry, Health & Wellness with projected expansion into Business and General Studies; Campus Days are followed by project completion at home school sites and and/or a field trip to employer/work sites related to the program area. Participants will provide feedback as part of the assessment process.

Assist students with career clarity and pathway exploration. May, 2017 Perth 9.103 AC WO - Women in Uniform Building on the success of this program, Algonquin College School of Police and Public Safety will run this program in May 2017 in conjunction with our City of Ottawa partners,the Canadian Forces and the RCMP. The primary target for this event will continue to be grade 9&10 girls in the four local DSBs. Young women interested in the areas of paramedics, policing, firefighting, the military and similar professions will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities. College students and faculty will be scheduled for discussions about programs and the City of Ottawa will work in partnership to provide activities for the students to gain a better understanding of the role of women in Police and Public Safety Pathways as well as the educational requirements to reach these. This activity helps to build career clarity and pathways exploration for women who are under-represented in the above mentioned occupations. All DSBs have requested a continuation of this activity for 9&10 girls as this target group does not often have access to focused opportunities to support career clarity.

May 18 2017, Ottawa

9.104 AC WO - Health and Wellness Skills Camp Algonquin College and the partner school boards will work collaboratively to offer hands-on college workshops in various focus programs. Grade 9/10 students who participate will have the opportunity to learn more about Health & Wellness programs and careers available through the college pathway. DSBs and AC wish to target 9&10 students to provide a meaningful opportunity to tour the college campus and the different support services that are available on- campus and connect with Dual Credit opportunities available beyond grade 10.

This initiative meets the aims of SCWI by providing guidance/required skills and experiential opportunities for students interested in pursuing the pathway of employment in the Health and Wellness industry. May 24 2017, Ottawa ON 9.105 AC WO - Hospitality Skills Camp Building on the success and popularity of this program, Algonquin College and the partner school boards will work collaboratively to offer hands-on college workshops in various hospitality programs. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about careers available through the college & workplace pathway. DSBs and AC wish to target 9&10 students to provide a meaningful opportunity to tour the college support services and connect with Apprenticeship and Dual Credit opportunities available beyond grade 10. This initiative meets the aims of SCWI by providing guidance/required skills and experiential opportunities for students interested in pursuing employment in the hospitality and service industry. February 21 - 24, 2017, Ottawa ON 9.106 AC WO - Trades Skills Camp Algonquin College and the partner school boards will work collaboratively to offer hands-on college workshops in various focus programs. Grade 9 & 10 students who participate will have the opportunity to learn more about Trades programs and careers available through the college pathway. DSBs and AC wish to target 9&10 students to provide a meaningful opportunity to tour the college campus and the different support services that are available on-campus and connect with Dual Credit opportunities available beyond grade 10.

This initiative meets the aims of SCWI by providing guidance/required skills and experiential opportunities for students interested in pursuing the pathway of employment in the Trades and Apprenticeships. May 11th and 12th 2017, Ottawa ON

9.107 AC WO - Dual Credit Teacher Orientation (required) Orientation for Dual Credit Teachers is a required forum from SCWI which will run at the start of each academic term bringing together Dual Credit teachers with college professors and staff to deepen the understanding of both the role of dual credit teacher and the college teacher. There will be an emphasis on Ministry policies and helping students prepare for transition to post- secondary studies through the sharing of best practices in supporting student success in the dual credit program.

Required by SCWI Multiple Sessions. Dates will be posted on algonquincollege.com/ap 9.108 AC WO College Exploration Grade 7 Building on the success of the Grade 8 Connections day at Algonquin College Ottawa Campus, the school boards have requested a complementary activity for grade 7 students. This hands on activity day would introduce the college pathway to selected students and create an opportunity for career exploration. The continuation of this pilot project would involve all local school boards and create the first connection to the college for this grade.

The exposure to college career pathways will enable selected students to gain insight and foster excitement about their career interests. This will encourage students to work towards completing their OSSD and provide solid information to help with secondary course selection and post secondary goals. DSBs hope to target disengaged and or other target students (FNMI, FGS and Crown Ward) as much as possible. Ongoing 9.109 AC WO Grade 8 Connections Grade 8 Connections at the Algonquin College Ottawa Campus is well established but in recent years has grown to an incredible 350 grade 8 students. These grade 8 students come from primarily engagement schools from within their respective school boards. Grade 8's spend the entire day exploring a variety of college careers through hands-on activities facility by volunteers. This program proposal assists with engaging more faculty to deepen the learning experiences freeing up student volunteers who can then serve in a mentorship capacity to these vulnerable students. Grade 8 Connections provides an opportunity for grade 8 students who primarily also meet the target profile of dual credits: disengaged and underachieving get an opportunity to explore the college pathway and begin building academic confident to stay engaged in their high school studies.

May 5th, 2017, Ottawa ON

9.138 LC - Taste of College Loyalist College and the partner school boards will work collaboratively to offer hands-on college workshops in various focus programs. Students who participate will have the opportunity to learn more about programs and careers available through the college pathway. Students will also have the opportunity to tour the college campus and the different support services that are available on-campus. The campus visits may also be linked to SHSM as local high schools, providing SHSM students with reach-ahead and experiential learning opportunities. Students participating in TASTE of College Activity will have the opportunity to experience multiple avenues for post-secondary education. Programs in areas such as Bioscience, Business, Human & Health Studies, Justice Studies, Media, and Skilled Trades. These activities will be facilitated by College faculty in their lab facilities. Elementary teachers will be encouraged to accompany students throughout their activities.

This activity aligns with the current goals of the SCWI project by providing clear pathways to college and apprenticeship programs for students and also by increasing parent, student and educator awareness about college and apprenticeship options. This activity also supports the goals of SCWI as it is hoped that this activity will lead into the development of a dual credit partnership with the participating high schools, helping to achieve the goal of increasing the percentage of students graduating from high school. FALL Activity Day Taste of Media & Arts October 11, 2016 WINTER Activity Day Taste of Science and Skills February 23, 2017 SPRING Activity Day for 7th & 8th graders Tentative Date: April 27, 2017 All Activities - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Loyalist College Kente Campus Contact: ecappuccitti@loyalistc.on.ca 9.142 LC - Dual Credit Teacher Forum Dual credit teachers from both congregated and team- taught dual credit programsoffered through Loyalist College and the ALCDSB and HPEDSB will meet on- campus* for a professional development day pertaining specifically to dual credits. College professor counterparts for each dual credit course will also be invited to attend. The day's agenda will consist of the following: Overview of SCWI policies and procedures, review of Loyalist College support services (IT, disability services, student success department, etc.), and an opportunity for the dual credit teachers to meet with their respective dual credit college professor. *Some forums take place on a one-on-one basis when college & secondary faculty are unable to attend the larger forum.

These Forums further the goals of SCWI by providing the opportunity for open-communication and planning between school board dual credit teachers and partner dual credit college professors. This open communication ultimately benefits the dual credit students as it results in better support for them throughout their dual credit program. WINTER Teacher Forum Date: TBD SUMMER SWAC Teacher Forum Date: TBD Contact: Edina Cappuccitti ecappuccitti@loyalistc.on.ca

9.152 SLC(C) Grade 10 & 11 College Sampler Day 150 Grade 10 & 11 students from the Cornwall area can participate in a 1 day hands-on activity to include the Skilled Trades (Welding, Automotive and Carpentry) and Journalism, Science and Health, Gaming and Business activities. Increasing the knowledge and exposure of programs available at the Cornwall SLC Campus by participating in a college taught day of activities will encourage students to work towards their OSSD and, in turn, work towards a pathway in a college program. May, 18, 2016.

Laurie Marquette-Brown, lmarquettebrown@sl.on.ca 9.161 SLC(K) Young Women Innovators Conference The purpose of this conference is to introduce female Gr. 7 & 8 female students and their teachers to SLC programs in the skilled trades and technologies. Throughout the day St. Lawrence College staff,related service providers, and college business students will offer a series of hands-on activities, informative presentations, inspirational guest speakers and informal networking with female role models who work in the skilled trades and technologies. Students will also tour the facilities and view the Skills Competition taking place.

Increasing the local school board female Gr. 7 & 8 students and their teachers' knowledge of Skilled Trades & Technology programs will, in turn, help students make better informed decisions and help teachers to encourage appropriate students to consider the Skilled Trades as a future pathway. They will also learn about Dual Credits and the college in their day with us. April,6, 2016, Tracy Carson, tcarson@sl.on.ca 9.168 SLC(K) Dual Credit Teacher Training Forum This forum will bring Dual Credit teachers together from our area school boards to meet and discuss Dual Credit responsibilities, policies,procedures, and new ideas to enable them to do their job well.

Consistent procedures by all Dual Credit teachers in supporting their students and working with college staff and teachers will help ensure that the Dual Credit program at St. Lawrence runs smoothly. It also ensures that students receive the support they require and communication between the school boards and the college is enhanced. Oct.21/15, Anne Nahorny, anahorny@sl.on.ca 9.169 SLC(K) Math and Science Exploration, Grade 7 & 8 Students from local school boards in Grade 7& 8 will have the opportunity to attend a hands-on day featuring a number of activities focused on math and science at the Kingston campus.

The exposure to college career pathways in the math and science fields will enable students to have a better understanding of what programs are available to them, encourage them to continue in math and science courses and provide them with good information to help them make good decisions for post secondary pathways. March 4, 2016, Coordinator TBA 9.17 SLC(B) Connections 7 & 8, Brockville Students from the local participating School Boards in Grade 7 & 8 will have the opportunity to attend a hands- on day featuring activities from a variety of programs offered at the Brockville campus.

The exposure to college career pathways will enable students to better understand what is involved in these programs, encourage them to work towards completing their OSSD and provide them with good information to help them make good decisions on their postsecondary pathway. Wed.May 4, 2016, Maggie Lance, mlance@sl.on.ca 9.171 SLC(C) Connections 7 & 8, Cornwall Students from the local participating School Boards in Grade 7 & 8 will have the opportunity to attend a hands- on day featuring activities from a variety of programs offered at the Cornwall campus.

The exposure to college career pathways will enable students to better understand what is involved in these programs, encourage them to work towards completing their OSSD and provide them with good information to help them make good decisions on their post secondary pathway. May, 18, 2016. Laurie Marquette-Brown, lmarquettebrown@sl.on.ca

9.172 SLC(K) Connections 7 & 8, Kingston Students from the local participating School Boards in Grade 7 & 8 will have the opportunity to attend a hands- on day featuring activities from a variety of programs offered at the Kingston campus. The exposure to college career pathways will enable students to better understand what is involved in these programs, encourage them to work towards completing their OSSD and provide them with good information to help them make good decisions on their postsecondary pathway.

May 4, 2016, Steph Laurin; slaurin@sl.on.ca 9.173 SLC(K) Connections 10 & 11, Kingston Students from the local participating School Boards in Grade 10 and 11 will have the opportunity to attend a hands-on day featuring a program of activities chosen from 20 different programs offered at each campus. It will take place at the Kingston Campus. The exposure to college career pathways will enable students to better understand what is involved iin these programs, encourage them to work towards completing their OSSD and provide them with good information to help them make good decisions on their postsecondary pathway.

May 4, 2016, Steph Laurin; slaurin@sl.on.ca South Western Ontario 10.1 Regional Dual Credit Teacher Forum We would like to continue with our annual full day regional Dual Credit Teacher Forum including all school board partners and colleges involved in RPT 10. Supporting dual credit students to be successful will be the focus of these forums. Teachers involved in dual credit courses will be required to attend. This forum will give the secondary school teachers and the college administrators time to meet, communicate goals, network and share best practices. This forum will help to improve communication with dual credit teachers and provide them with new tools to best support our students.

We will also include a message from the Ministry (via podcast) to include details from the provincial level and explain how integral the role of the Dual Credit teacher is to the program. We want to foster a sense of community with this event and create open opportunities for brainstorming and collaboration to share best practices. December 15, 2016 - Lambton February 9, 2017 St. Clair & Fanshawe Arthur Barron ABarron@stclaircollege.ca Karen King Karen.King@lambtoncollege.ca Melanie Neerhof mneerhof@fanshawec.ca 10.2 LC - Health and Wellness Activities Participants at the elementary and secondary levels will be introduced to the college setting and health and wellness programs through tours, an interactive health fair and information sessions. Student ambassadors support the project through direct interaction with program participants.

Lambton's health labs and programs will be featured including the nursing sciences lab, human patient simulator lab, pharmacy lab, and paramedics lab to give participants interesting hands-on activities that highlight the learning outcomes in the various programs. Outreach activities will include Nursing students from BScN and Practical Nursing Program working with Elementary schools to conduct sessions on preventative activities with regards to H1N1 and other related Influenzas. These sessions will cover students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 with hands-on activities. This activity builds and sustains better linkages between the College system and secondary systems to support expanded and improved transitions by secondary students to the college. Additionally, the elementary aged students are introduced to a variety of relevant topics in the area of Health and Wellness.

This program builds on a strong foundation and long history of effective school board and college partnerships at the local level to actively educate and promote potential post-secondary pathways and potential career opportunities. November 23, 2016 Karen King Karen.King@lambtoncollege.ca

10.21 LC - Mobile Technology Trailer Lambton's Mobile Technology Trailer is designed to be a workshop on wheels. The trailer will continue to travel within Southwestern Ontario conducting school visits and attending relevant career fairs to introduce students to skilled trades. As a result of this, students receive health and safety training and get a chance to gain hands-on experience in skilled trades related areas. The Mobile Technology Trailer is an effective engagement tool in educating secondary school students on potential pathways that lead to skilled trades, technology and apprenticeship areas. Lambton's Mobile Technology Trailer will continue to reach into new communities with curriculum focusing on trades, technology and sustainable energy as well to specifically promote carpentry and construction skills. The Mobile Trailer activities provide an array of students with an opportunity to work with tools of various trades at a beginner’s level, learn appropriate safety related programs, and explore career pathways. It also provides students with valuable information on other pathways available in secondary education, post- secondary education and the world of work. This activity also works to build and sustain better linkages between the College system and the secondary system to support expanded and improved transitions by secondary students to the college. This program continues to build on a strong foundation and long history of effective school board and college partnerships at the local level to actively promote college and apprenticeship as pathways of choice for more secondary school students.

May 8-10, 2017 with more visits TBA Karen King Karen.King@lambtoncollege.ca 10.42 Amazing Skills Challenge The Amazing Skills Challenge is designed to expose grade 8 and grade 9 students to various post-secondary programs and career opportunities in a fun and interactive way. Over 300 students per day will go through 20 Interactive Stations run by St. Clair College faculty with a pre-determined challenge, set up much like the popular TV show, The Amazing Race. activity gives students some hands-on activities related to college programs to see if they have aptitude/interest in those areas. follow up information will be sent to participating classes to give students more information about specific career paths. helps students & teachers will developing IPP's May 30 & 31 and June 6 & 7, 2017 Art Barron A.Barron@stclaircollege.ca 10.51 FC - Student Success Team Forum -For All Board Partners. This forum is designed to better inform Student Success Teams about best practices with regards to the following key areas for dual credits: Reporting,data collection, applications, student selection.

The day will begin with presentations on best practices with respect to the aforementioned areas. The session will be facilitated by a Fanshawe College SCWI representative. The day will also include short tours of some of the areas in the college that the students will be exposed to in their dual credit programs. We firmly believe these types of information sessions greatly improve the overall understanding and importance of the accurate information required to allow us to provide accurate reports and data on our dual credit programs and students. The student success teams will be better informed about all aspects of our programming. This forum will improve student selection process and improve reporting on dual credit students for data collection. We need to have more accurate data on the programs and students. If we can explain and show the student success teams why this is so important and how it might affect funding I believe we will improve the accuracy of the reporting and data collected. Although we have made great strides in the accuracy of our reporting we are always looking at ways we can improve further.

December 22, 2016 Melanie Neerhof mneerhof@fanshawec.ca

10.53 FC- Student Success Forum AMDSB This forum is designed to better inform student success teams about best practices with regards to the following key areas for dual credits: reporting, data collection, applications, student selection. The day will begin with a two hour sharing session of best practices with respect to the aforementioned areas. The session will be facilitated by a Fanshawe College SCWI representative. We firmly believe these types of information session greatly improve the overall understanding and importance of the accurate information required to allow us to provide accurate reports and data on our dual credit programs and students. The student success teams will be better informed about all aspects of our programming. This forum will improve student selection process and improve reporting of dual credit students for data collection. We need to have more accurate data on the programs and students. If we can explain and show the student success teams why this is so important and how it might affect funding I believe we will improve the accuracy of the reporting and data collected. All that said, I do feel we have made great headway with the accuracy of our reporting and these events have played a huge part in the improvement.

May 17, 2017 Melanie Neerhof mneerhof@fanshawec.ca 10.54 FC- Student Success Forum HPCDSB This forum is designed to better inform student success teams about best practices with regards to the following key areas for dual credits: reporting, data collection, applications, student selection. The day will consist of a sharing session of best practices with respect to the aforementioned areas. The session will be facilitated by a Fanshawe College SCWI representative. Participants will provide feedback on what is working and what they would like to see improved with the respect to application process and course offerings. We firmly believe these types of information session greatly improve the overall understanding and importance of the accurate information required to allow us to provide accurate reports and data on our dual credit programs and students. The student success teams will be better informed about all aspects of our programming. This forum will improve student selection process and improve reporting of dual credit students for data collection. We need to have more accurate data on the programs and students. If we can explain and show the student success teams why this is so important and how it might affect funding I believe we will improve the accuracy of the reporting and data collected.

March 2, 2017 Melanie Neerhof mneerhof@fanshawec.ca

10.56 FC- In-Risk Student Activity Day The school boards have requested an activity for May 2017. The day would include identified in-risk students, students with special needs, students with IEP's and female students interested in the trades. The students who are a high risk of dropping out will be given the opportunity to attend an activity based site visit to the Fanshawe campus of their choice. Each campus will host a number of students and involve them in an enriching activity that closely reflects dual credit programming. The outcome is to hopefully engage these students so that they will want to participate in dual credits the following school year and stay in high school to graduate.

This activity day will hopefully re-engage the identified students so that they see the benefit and opportunities that SWAC and Dual Credits will afford them. Hopefully this will increase retention rates in high school and lower the drop out rate. (more in notes below) May 2017 Melanie Neerhof mneeerhof@fanshawec.ca 10.57 Community of Practice for RPT10 SWAC Educators We are requesting funding for a Regional Planning Team SWAC Teacher Community of Practice forum. RPT 10 recognizes the unique nature of the SWAC teacher. We would like to provide appropriate support while providing an opportunity for all 13 SWAC teachers in the region to come together to share best practices, challenges, strategies and become a support mechanism for one another.

All 13 SWAC Teachers in the region would become part of the SWAC Teacher Sub-Committee. They would appoint a Chair and Designate who would be responsible for: • Facilitating 4 meetings per year • Ensuring that meeting minutes are taken and submitted to RPT Chair for distribution • Determine / Coordinate location and details of meetings / events • Keeping track of budget and submitting expenses to RPT Chair. One representative and a designate will be added to the terms of reference for RPT 10. This person will give Liaison for the SWAC teachers in the region at RPT meetings.

This forum furthers the goals of SCWI by providing opportunities for the educators who work with the most at risk students in our system. Each college participates in SWAC programs with our Board partners and see the value in assiting the teachers become a community of support for one another that in the end will improve the SWAC experience for our students.Please note that it is our recommendation and intent to have the RPT Chair or designate present best practices at the annual symposium. October 25, January 18 and April 4 Mary Jane Snoeks msnoeks@ldcsb.ca Northwest ern Ontario

11.1 Dual Credit Forum This forum will provide an opportunity for college and high school staff to meet to disuss college delivered and team-taught dual credit programs. It will also provide regional high school and college personnel to meet with college coordinators and instructors to discuss the dual credit programs they are offering in the regions. This forum will provide an excellent opportunity to share best practices and to begin networking. • monitoring Dual Credit programs, • linking teachers in the college and secondary panels through discussion seminars, professional learning opportunities January, 2017 Video conference; Confederation College, main campus Thunder Bay, satellite campuses Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Fort Frances, Marathon contact: Jim Keyes RPT Coordinator jkeyes@confederationc.on.ca 11.2 Grade 7 & 8 Student Connection The Regional Planning Team will provide opportunities for Northwestern Ontario grade 7-8 students to visit Confederation College facilities. Hands-on, interactive learning experiences will be developed for the students. Some out-of town students will have the opportunity of staying in the College Residence for an evening(teachers and parent chaperons will accompany these students). Experiences with the students will be developed over a two week period in May/June. College student ambassadors for various departments will be hired to assist with the interactive learning experiences. • increasing parent, student and educator awareness about college and apprenticeship options.

Late April, early May 2017 contact: Jim Keyes RPT Coodinator jkeyes@confederationc.on.ca 11.3 Trade and Technology Expo A Confederation College Trades and Technology Expo will be held in the communities of Dryden, Kenora and Fort Frances to the West of Thunder Bay and the communities of Marathon, Manitouwadge, and Geraldton to the East of Thunder Bay. This road show will showcase careers in the trades and technology areas. The Expo will include exhibits, interactive displays and demonstrations. Dual credit opportunities in each community will also be highlighted. The objective is to provide exposure to traditional trades and non-traditional trades, show case the College's trades and technology programs, provide hands-on demonstrations, and networking opportunities. It will provide employer outreach, build connections for students, parents, teachers, youth at risk, individuals seeking re-training, and the community as a whole. • increasing parent, student and educator awareness about college and apprenticeship options.

Spring 2017 contact: Jim Keyes RPT Coodinator jkeyes@confederationc.on.ca l'Est ontarien

12.1 Journée d'exploration pour les élèves de 6e année Cette journée d'exploration se veut une activité de transition pour les élèves de la 6e à la 7e. Les élèves auront la possibilité de participer à diverses ateliers dans divers domaines offerts au collège. Trois journées seront ciblées, une par conseil scolaire. L'activité vise les objectifs suivants: favoriser le continuum d'études en français, permettre aux élèves de visualiser une première destination possible après le secondaire, établir des liens entre les écoles élémentaires, secondaires, et le collégial. Il importe de favoriser le continuum d'études en langue française et de cibler les élèves de 6e année puisque le passage au secondaire se fait de la 6e à la 7e dans la majorité des écoles de l'est ontarien. Cette activité sert à motiver nos élèves à poursuivre leurs études en français en leur présentant un futur possible dans cette langue.

13, 14 et 15 juin 2017 Luc Plante plantl@ecolecatholique.ca 12.2 Journées d'exploration de carrières pour les élèves de 9e Les trois conseils scolaires de la région de l'Est et La Cité organiseront une activité d'exploration pratique destinée aux élèves de la 9e année. Par le biais d'ateliers, les élèves découvriront divers programmes d'études postsecondaires et d'apprentissages. Cette activité d'une journée réservée par conseil scolaire se déroulera sur le campus de La Cité.

Cette activité vise à éveiller l'intérêt des élèves aux études postsecondaires par des activités pratiques et à débuter leur réflexion quant à leur choix de carrière. Elle facilite la révision de l'itinéraire d'étude des élèves et les motive à poursuivre leurs études. Cette activité contribuera également à mousser l'inscription aux cours DRC au sein de toutes les écoles des trois conseils scolaires dans le but d'atteindre une empreinte DRC régionale plus équilibrée. 10, 11 et 12 mai 2017 Luc Plante plantl@ecolecatholique.ca 12.3 Journées d'exploration de carrières - volet apprentissage Les trois conseils scolaires de la région de l'Est et La Cité organiseront des activités d'exploration pratiques dans divers domaines d'apprentissage. Ces activités sont destinées aux élèves de la 10e et la 11e. Afin de répondre aux besoins des élèves qui habitent en région, elles seront offertes sur trois campus de La Cité (Ottawa, Orléans et Hawkesbury). Les trois conseils scolaires partageront les places offertes dans les divers ateliers afin de maximiser l'offre aux élèves. Cette activité peut permettre à un élève de découvrir un métier spécialisé ou de confirmer sa prise de décision avant de poursuivre un niveau 1 en apprentissage. En ciblant les élèves de 10e et 11e année, nous facilitons l'inclusion de l'éducation coopérative et des niveaux 1 d'apprentissage dans l'itinéraire d'étude de l'élève tout en ayant un excellent moyen de motiver les élèves à risque qui s'apprêtent à vivre une transition.

De plus, une attention particulière est accordée à la présentation de métiers non traditionnels. 1er et 11 novembre 2016 et 2 décembre 2016 Luc Plante plantl@ecolecatholique.ca 12.5 Forum sur l'apprentissage Ce forum, d'une durée d'une journée, vise à rassembler les principaux acteurs francophones du domaine de l'apprentissage dans la région de l'Est de l'Ontario. Ce forum est une suite au forum qui a été présenté à l'automne 2013. Cette activité vise à identifier des initiatives nouvelles visant le développement de pratiques pédagogiques permettant une transition harmonieuse entre les paliers secondaire et collégial, et ce, afin de répondre aux besoins de main-d'oeuvre qualifiée dans les métiers spécialisés. Cette journée permettrait une collaboration entre les conseils scolaires, le collège, le MFCU et les partenaires de l'industrie.

Ce forum vise à: . mieux connaître les besoins du marché pour identifier les cours DRC appropriés . assurer une meilleure transition entre l'école secondaire, le collégial et le marché du travail . partager les meilleures pratiques en apprentissage selon les compétences du XXIe siècle réalisées au sein des écoles secondaires et du Collège par les élèves et les diplômés. 25 novembre 2016 Luc Plante plantl@ecolecatholique.ca

12.6 Site web DRC Nous voulons revoir et améliorer le site web de la DRC afin de le rendre plus convivial et attirant pour les intervenants. Le présent site http://www.collegelacite.ca/dusecondaireaucollege est désuet et a besoin de revitalisations. Le nouveau site améliorerait la navigation sur le site et on pourrait bonifier les graphiques, la programmation et les informations qui s'y retrouvent. Le nouveau site web permettrait aux élèves/parents/enseignant.es de mieux connaître les cours DRC et autres activités IJECT. Ainsi, le site encouragerait les élèves à poursuivre leur éducation dans les institutions francophones et ça leur permettrait d'en connaître davantage sur les programmes offerts. Les élèves seraient mieux outillés pour prendre des décisions éclairées quant à leur choix de cours.

continuel Luc Plante plantl@ecolecatholique.ca Central Lakes 13.1 After Graduation After Graduation is a one day motivational experience for grade 12 students about to complete secondary school without clear career plans. They may be disengaged, overwhelmed or undermotivated, but each has potential to achieve. This community effort brings employers and educators together to tell students about jobs available with a high school diploma and those that require post-secondary education. The theme of the day is "Pack Your Own Lunch" inspired by our keynote speaker. He urges students to take responsibility for their own actions and make choices. The event consistently draws rave reviews. After Graduation provides clear pathways to college programs for a group of students who need direction. It is "just in time" delivery that is supported by employers in the community who are able to speak directly to job prospects and the education necessary. 25-Apr-17 13.2 Forum -- Careers Teachers This one day forum will bring one Careers teacher from each of the secondary schools in Simcoe County, Muskoka and Grey Bruce to the Barrie campus of Georgian College. They will have the opportunity to interact with college faculty, to be updated about the newest programs and articulations,learn about college support services and hear from dual credit students. RPT members will provide in depth information about upcoming SCWI activities and dual credits. Declining enrolment is becoming a factor for our boards; we need to reach every stakeholder to achieve success with SCWI projects.

It is the opinion of CLRPT that further communication with secondary teachers will enhance recruitment for dual credits and increase attendance in our activities. Our past success with subject specific Forums led to stronger partnerships and better communication from schools to the board level. It generated ideas for dual credits and helped classroom teachers promote opportunities. 25-Oct-16

13.3 Prospecting Success Prospecting Success is an on campus mentoring project to assist disengaged high school students to envision their future and stay in school. Fifteen grade 11 and 12 students will be identified as being at risk of leaving high school. After they have completed an online career assessment, they will be matched with a college student in a program area of interest. The college mentors, trained by college counsellors, will host the secondary students for four days on campus, bringing them to classes, the library etc. In addition career staff will deliver pertinent workshops to help the high school students plan their next steps.

This project increases student and educator awareness of college options, and is often cited by participants in making a huge difference in their lives. Prospecting Success "grads" have gone on to take dual credits. Nov 1, 8 and 15, 2016 13.4 Picture Yourself @ College Picture Yourself @ College brings information about the college pathway directly to elementary classrooms through an interactive presentation that includes a video presentation of four different pathways to college and a career choice game. The RPT will add to its information provided to teachers prior by developing a tip sheet for teachers to prepare & debrief students about the presentation including talking points, a method to generate questions and ways to connect to the Individual Pathways Planner. There are prizes and giveaways including a gel wristband with the slogan "picture yourself @ college", a long lasting message. Funding will cover about 50 visits through Simcoe County and Muskoka.

Picture Yourself @ College raises awareness of the college pathway with students, educators and parents at a crucial stage in decision making. Various dates fall 2016 and winter 2017 13.5 Forum-- Dual Credit Instructors Each semester, all Dual Credit secondary teachers and faculty are invited to a Dual Credit Instructors Forum to prepare for the work ahead. The Forums allow for efficient distribution of information, sharing of the dual credit tool kit, the opportunity to forge relationships and a chance to set expectations for delivery and communication. The Dual Credit Instructors Forum takes place in September, February, April and June each year.

The Dual Credit Instructors Forum directly links the college and secondary panels. Sept 8, 2016 Feb 9, 2017 April 20, 2017

13.6 Pathways Connections 9-12 To support the Individual Pathways Planning (IPP) in our schools, the CLRPT delivers an activity for each of the high school years. For Grade 9, students from Simcoe and Muskoka boards will explore a career sector on the Barrie campus through interactive program workshops, connecting what they have learned to their IPP. In Grade 10 we distribute a Career Class lesson to teachers that is connected to the "Picture Yourself @ College" video that demonstrates several college pathways through the eyes of students. In Grade 11, at risk students will come to the Barrie and Owen Sound campuses for a day in the life experience that includes a mock lecture, information about dual credits and tips from learning strategists. In Grade 12, College Level English students will attend Program Highlight Day, a series of on campus workshops that showcase newer programs, allowing interaction with college students and faculty, and helping them prepare for post- secondary choic Pathways Connections 9-12 ties the ministry initiatives surrounding Individual Pathways Planning with the School College Work Initiative that connects secondary students to college opportunities. Program Highlight Day for Grade 12- October 26, 2016 Pathways to College for Grade 9 - February 28, 2017 Picture Yourself on Campus for Grade 11 - March 1, 2017 13.7 Grizzly Cubs Grizzly Cubs is an exciting on-campus opportunity for grade 8 students from across the Central Lakes region. The project includes three college campuses and more than 1400 students participating in one-day experiences that include hands-on workshops in program areas, a campus tour and the chance to interact with college students who lead the day. Students are given a photographic record of their visit that has often been used at grade 8 graduation celebrations. The Grizzly is the Georgian College mascot, and these young "cubs' leave with a vision of themselves being part of the college in the future.

Research shows that students make many career decisions in elementary school. It is the goal of the CLRPT to support college experience activities for grade 8 students to encourage awareness of the pathways college provides. Various dates April to June 2017 13.8 Forum--Dual Credit School Champions This Dual Credit Forum allows the RPT to connect with the key secondary staff who support dual credits. Taking place in Muskoka, Barrie and Owen Sound in late fall, the Forums increase awareness of dual credits, promote opportunities in the coming semesters, and garner feedback for the RFP for 17-18. Teachers from 40+ secondary schools would be invited to breakfast. Most guidance teachers do not require release time, but we are asking for funds to cover release for student success teachers.

The Dual Credit Forum-Guidance & Student Success provides the venue to allow dialogue with people who are vital to the success of dual credits. They need to understand the target audience, dual credit policy, the various DC opportunities within our region and the larger picture of dual credits across the province. In Muskoka, Oct 4, 2016 In Barrie Oct 7, 2016 In Owen Sound, Oct 11, 2016

Golden Horseshoe 14.11 Dual Credit Teacher Forum Golden Horseshoe will offer a Dual Credit Teacher forum in the 2016/17 delivery year. The forum provides and opportunity to review the Dual Credit Policy document especially student selection and eligibility. The forum also provides an opportunity for networking between new and veteran Dual Credit Teachers, Student Success staff, College staff and administrators. The forum assists in the development and enhancement of partnerships and fosters strong communication between all dual credit partners both at the grassroots and administrative levels. April 21, 2017 Mohawk College April 28, 2017 Niagara College contact: Sarah Zamin RPT Coodinator zamins@rogers.com 14.12 Experience College Math Experience College Math is a continuation of an activity originally introduced in 2013 and repeated in spring 2016. The event demonstrates the importance of college Math for student pathways. The activity is designed for Grade 9 students who participate in 3 experiential Math workshops in a college environment. Workshops will be focused on different college program areas.

This math activity will give students exposure to the application a relevance of different math streams as they apply to college study pathways.It will also help students recognize the appropriate math choices for proper preparation for different college programs. May 30, 31 & June 1, 2017 Mohawk College, Fennell campus May 29, 30, 31 & June 1, 2017 Niagara College, Welland campus contact: Sarah Zamin RPT Coodinator zamins@rogers.com 14.2 Destination College Destination College is a college awareness project that provides students with hands-on, interactive learning opportunities in the subject faculties at each college. Students participate in 30 minute workshops and a college life presentation to provide information on the non-academic aspects of the college experience. In 2014/15 many of the school board partners worked within the boards to ensure that students and schools that had previously missed this opportunity were prioritized for registration. It is suggested that this practice is expanded for 15/16.

This activity provides students with information on the various pathways available for study at college. Students attending this event have a broader understanding of college as a post-secondary destination. May 30, 31 & June 1, 2017 Mohawk College, Fennell campus May 29, 30, 31 & June 1, 2017 Niagara College, Welland campus contact: Sarah Zamin RPT Coodinator zamins@rogers.com Algoma

15.1 Dual Credit Teacher Forum College faculty who teach dual credit courses will join the dual credit (dedicated) teachers as well as RPT 15 members for a session of dialogue aimed at increasing high school student interest and success in dual credit courses. Topics will include supporting special needs students, interventions and accommodations, assessment evaluation, and the role of the dual credit teachers. This year, we will hold a pre-meeting to our forum to bring together teachers and students involved in RPT15 dual credits to gather feedback on what we are doing well and where areas of improvement are needed. Discussions regarding specific programs will help in ensuring that we are offering effective program opportunities.

A strong relationship between college faculty and the dedicated teachers is critical to the success of students taking dual credits. This forum will facilitate the discussion of common experiences and observations, how to support students throughout the courses and when and how to intervene when they show signs of struggle. The goal is to build a common understanding of the value and importance of dual credits and the need to be proactive to foster increased student success. Contact: Karen Gauthier karen.gauthier@saultcollege.ca 705-759-2554, extension 2485 This event occurs in May at Sault College. Date TBA 15.2 Grade 10 Hands-on Activity Day Sault College will host Grade 10 students from both boards in the Algoma District, including those from outlying schools. Grade 10 students will pick a college pathway workshop option from a variety of college program areas at Sault College. Students will enjoy 2-3 hands-on, interactive learning experiences in program areas of interest.

Out-of-town students will have the opportunity of staying in the college residence for an evening (teachers and parent chaperones will accompany these students). In partnership with the Joint Aboriginal Education Committee, an emphasis will be placed on having successful First Nation/Metis post-secondary graduates and tradespeople in a wide variety of program areas so this group of students can have a greater exposure to successful role models in their community. This activity will provide exposure for Grade 10 students on pathways to college and apprenticeship, which includes information pertaining to dual credits opportunities for Grade 11 and 12 students. RPT15 Algoma is reviewing marketing strategies in 2015-16. Making Grade 10 students aware of these pathway opportunities forms part of those strategies.

Contact: Karen Gauthier karen.gauthier@saultcollege.ca 705-759-2554, extension 2485 This event occurs in May at Sault College. Tentative date May 8-10, 2017 Centre- Sud-Ouest

16.2 Exploration collégiale à Boréal Toronto Pouvant accommoder jusqu’à 200 élèves, cette activité cible les élèves des 10e et 11e années qui s’intéressent à poursuivre une carrière en santé et bien-être, en affaires et en services communautaires. Les participants auront l'occasion de vivre des activités de transition relatives aux différents programmes offerts par le Collège Boréal-Toronto. L’objectif est de permettre à l’élève de bien comprendre les opportunités de carrières dans ces secteurs. L’horaire de l’activité permettra aux élèves de suivre trois ateliers interactifs. De plus, certains des ateliers offerts répondront aux exigences de la Majeure Haute Spécialisation, et donc, les élèves qui compléteront avec succès ces ateliers identifiés, recevront une attestation de formation.

L'activité est offerte aux trois conseils scolaires de l'ÉPR et a pour but d'offrir aux élèves une expérience collégiale unique. Les élèves auront l’occasion de suivre des ateliers pratiques dans divers domaines et de manipuler de l'équipement spécialisée de l'industrie, sous la supervision d'un professionnel du domaine. De plus, les élèves seront invités à participer à une activité organisée en soirée pour rencontrer des nouveaux amis.

Cette activité n'est plus offerte. Une activité visant les élèves des 7e et 8e années sera offerte dans les régions de Windsor et de Toronto. 16.3 Exploration collégiale en métiers Boréal Sudbury Cette activité cible les élèves des 10e et 11e années qui s’intéressent aux métiers. Ils auront l’occasion de participer à quatre ateliers différents au courant de leur séjour. Les élèves auront l’occasion de participer à des activités interactives d’anticipation touchant les différents programmes offerts par l’École des métiers du Collège Boréal. L’objectif est de permettre à l’élève de prendre connaissance des opportunités de carrière dans les métiers et le cheminement nécessaire pour y arriver. L'activité est offerte aux trois conseils scolaires de l'ÉPR16 et a pour but d'offrir aux élèves une expérience collégiale unique. Les élèves auront l’occasion de suivre des ateliers pratiques dans le domaine des métiers et de manipuler de l'équipement spécialisée de l'industrie, sous la supervision d'un professionnel du domaine. De plus, les élèves seront invités à participer à une activité organisée en soirée pour rencontrer des nouveaux amis.

10 et 11 mai 2017, Collège Boréal Sudbury. Personne-ressource: Christine MacIsaac, christine.macisaac@collegeboreal.ca, 705-560-6673 poste 3701 16.4 Exploration collégiale de Gestion de scène à Boréal Sudbury Pouvant accommoder jusqu’à 30 élèves, l’activité cible les élèves de 10e et 11e année qui s’intéressent à poursuivre une carrière en gestion de scène. Les élèves auront la chance de participer à des activités interactives d’anticipation touchant le programme de Techniques et gestion de scène, offert par le Collège Boréal. L'objectif est de permettre aux élèves d'explorer les notions de mise en scène, d'éclairage, de sonorisation et de régie. C'est le début de l'univers des métiers de « L'Arrière scène ! » L'activité est offerte aux trois conseils scolaires de l'ÉPR16 et a pour but d'offrir aux élèves une expérience collégiale unique. Les élèves auront l’occasion de suivre des ateliers pratiques dans le domaine des arts et de manipuler de l'équipement spécialisée de l'industrie, sous la supervision d'un professionnel du domaine. De plus, les élèves seront invités à participer à une activité organisée en soirée pour rencontrer des nouveaux amis.

10 et 11 mai 2017, Collège Boréal Sudbury. Personne-ressource: Christine MacIsaac, christine.macisaac@collegeboreal.ca, 705-560-6673 poste 3701

16.6 Exploration médias et communications Cité La Cité collégiale propose aux élèves de 11e et 12 années de découvrir le monde fascinant des médias et de la communication. Par le biais d'ateliers pratiques offerts sur le campus du Collège à Ottawa, les élèves vivront des situations concrètes d'apprentissage et en sauront davantage sur les diverses carrières liées à ce domaine et les besoins de main-d'oeuvre qualifiée dans cette industrie. Durant leur séjour de deux jours, les élèves réaliseront différentes productions et pourront visiter des milieux professionnels franco-ontarien. Des conférences données par des professionnels reconnus sont également prévues.

Cette activité permettra aux élèves de visiter pour la première fois La Cité collégiale et la région de la capitale nationale. Déjà tenue dans le passé, cette activité remporte un vif succès auprès des élèves et de leurs enseignants. 23 et 24 février, 2017 au Collège La Cité à Ottawa. Personne-ressource: Lise Frenette, lfrene@lacitec.on.ca 16.7 Forum pour enseignant de la DRC Forum pour enseignant de la DRC et pour les responsables de la mise en œuvre de cours DRC, les conseillers en orientation, les équipes de la réussite et les directions d'école sont invités à participer au Forum IJECT.

Ce forum a pour but de démystifier les programmes à DRC, d'éduquer les responsables dans les écoles secondaires du CSO des avantages des programmes à DRC et comment les promouvoir et les instaurer avec succès dans leurs écoles. De plus, il est important de répondre aux besoins régionaux des conseils scolaires, donc cette activité encourage la collaboration entre les partenaires collégiaux et les responsables dans les écoles secondaires, les conseils scolaires et partenaires communautaires.

22 novembre: Windsor 23 novembre: Toronto 24 novembre: Hamilton Personne-ressource: Christine MacIsaac, christine.macisaac@collegeboreal.ca 16.91 Exploration services d'urgence 911 LCc Ottawa Un camp d’anticipation en services d’urgence permettra aux élèves de vivre un séjour de 3 jours au sein de l’Institut 911, édifice spécialisé récemment ouvert au campus d’Ottawa de La Cité collégiale. Les élèves auront la chance d’être dans l’action et de faire un survol des professions dans les services d’urgence. Des mises en situation et des simulations leur feront vivre l’expérience de travail du répartiteur de communication 911, du policier, en passant par celui du pompier et de l’ambulancier. À l’horaire entre autres : simulation de conduite d’urgence et simulation de tirs, scène de crime et interventions.

Cette activité permettra aux élèves de vivre une expérience concrète portant sur les diverses carrières liées aux services d'urgences tout en découvrant le campus de La Cité collégiale. Cette initiative veut favoriser la motivation des élèves à risque. En leur présentant les possibilités de carrières accessibles par le biais d'un diplôme collégial. 23 et 24 février, 2017 au Collège La Cité à Ottawa. Personne-ressource: Lise Frenette, lfrene@lacitec.on.ca

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