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Explore R4: Curriculum Exploration Day

  • Alameda County Office of Education 313 West Winton Avenue Hayward, CA, 94544 United States (map)
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Interested in learning more about the college and career pathways curriculum that R4 has to offer our schools?  Then join other alternative school staff in the R4 Consoritium for Explore R4: Curriculum Exploration Day.

In this after-school session, you will have the chance to experience two of the following curricula listed below.  Please mark your preferences upon registration: 

  • PilotCity Workforce Incubators & Modern Fabrication- A STEM Course: Learn more and sign-up to bring work-based experiences to your classroom with our high growth industry employers. Our workforce incubator brings employer project challenges to your classroom in 3D Printing, Lasercutting, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics that lead to opportunities for employment with our partnering companies. This workforce incubator leads to access to the Modern Fabrication (ModFab) curriculum designed by Alameda County Office of Education, PilotCity and Employer Partners.
  • Get Focused, Stay Focused- A College and Career-Ready Program : This model is a classroom-based, comprehensive guidance program designed to Increase high school and college completion AND assure successful entry into the workforce with the skills required to succeed.  Become more familiar with this college and career curriculum currently being taught to high schools students at Berkeley City College and other schools throughout the R4 network.
  • Canvas- A Distance Learning Management System: Come explore available and free-to-use digital learning content (“Open Educational Resources”) that you can incorporate into the Distance Ed course you are creating for R4. You will explore the Canvas Commons -a repository of digital learning resources shared by Canvas-using  educators across the country and around the world. You will be shown how to access the Canvas Commons from within the R4 Canvas LMS (Learning Management System)  and be able to experiment with importing digital learning content into a course in Canvas. In addition to locating  digital content you might want to incorporate in your course, the exploration process will expose you to examples of digital lessons that you might want to emulate for digital learning content you create.
  • Literacy, Advocacy, and Public Service- A YPAR Course: This Youth Participatory Action Reserach course was created from an outline of an approved “A-G” CTE for the Public Service and Public Health pathways to meet the needs of students in the alternate education system. The reading list includes long and short text that are culturally relevant for many different communities. The curriculum is modular so students don’t need to complete the assessment in sequence, while at the same time the assessments are cumulative and academically prepare for an internship in their community.  
  • Introduction to Health Science and Medical Technology- A CTE Course: This year-long CTE Health course is aimed at introducing high school students to the systems and functions of the human body, especially as they pertain to development and disease prevention. In addition, the course introduces students to a variety of careers within the area of Health Science and Medical Technology. Students learn technical vocabulary, conduct health research and write a patient health treatment plan as well as other industry based tasks.
  • Reading with Relevance- Literacy Instruction that Develops Social & Emotional Skills: Dig into the fundamentals of social and emotional learning, explore the Reading with Relevance curriculum, and sign up to receive free books and classroom materials for the new school year!  Reading with Relevance improves students’ literacy skills and builds their self-confidence. Students are motivated to read because they relate to the strong, diverse, and resilient characters featured in our selected novels, and because each session gives them the opportunity to connect what they’ve read to their own lives.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 26th at 10am. Dinner will be provided.