We were addressing the breadth of skills that arrived at our school (from many sending schools). We wanted a way to make sure students could be successful and have options, therefore picked a model that allows the individual to get the support at the their current level of understanding.
Our biggest challenge was managing the variety of student levels within one section. We are overcoming it by mirrored schedules between two teachers and a providing a third interventionist to support these teachers. Students can then move between the three instructors to get the support in small groups.
Go slow and don't be afraid of mistakes, they are learning opportunities for everyone.
We are continuing to redefine the teacher roll in conjunction to the students responsibilities within the program. We are helping students learn to advocate and search answer to their questions. Teachers are transitioning from skills and knowledge distribution to facilitator of learning.
The mission of the Connecticut Technical High School System is to provide a world-class, unique and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that:
-Ensures both student academic success and career technical education mastery, as well as promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
-Prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment.
-Engages regional, state, national and international employers and industries in a vibrant collaboration to respond to current, emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations.
-Pursues and participates in global partnerships that provide CTHSS students with international exposure and experience.
Contact: Jonathan D Seal
Howell Cheney Technical High School
791 West Middle Turnpike
In 2013-2014 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
In 2013-2014 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in science in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.