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

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