CTE in ACTION

 
About The Showcase
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As you know tiny home living is sweeping the nation.  The Tiny Homes Showcase is sponsored by Northside ISD's Construction Careers Academy.  The Academy is a 4 year public school that trains students in the areas of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, carpentry, architecture, construction management and applied engineering.  It is public education impacting workforce development through training students in the field of construction.  The Showcase is a culmination of what they have learned and serves as an opportunity to showcase their skills.  For more information on the project visit www.nisd.net/cca/homes.

About The Tiny Homes
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♦ Three Tiny Homes
♦ Homes Built On Custom Trailers
♦ Homes 28' in Length 
♦ 224 Square Feet of Living Space Plus Loft Area
♦ Complete With Living Space, Kitchen, Full Bath, Sleeping Area, AC/Heating, Appliances, LED Lighting
♦ Code Compliant With City of San Antonio
♦ Spray Foam Insulation -- R-Value 25
♦ Standing Seam Metal Roof
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What To Expect At This Year's Showcase
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♦ Talk With Tiny House Experts & Students Who Built Them
♦ Get Strategies On Building Your Own Tiny Home
♦ Tour Homes In The Showcase
♦ See The Latest in Tiny House Products
♦ Eat At Any of The Food Booths
♦ Purchase One of The Homes At The 1pm Live Auction
♦ Buy Other Student Projects At The Silent Auction
♦ Vote For The People's Choice
Follow Student Progress
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♦ View homes currently under construction for the May 2018 showcase at www.nisd.net/cca/tinyhomes2018.
♦ Keep up with students' progress at www.nisd.net/cca/POHGallery2018.
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                          Thanks for all who particiapted and visited the
                                           CTE STUDENTS SHOWCASE!

                                 EXPO HIGHLIGHTS STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
                                            AND CAREER PREPARATION

Collage of four pics- 3 girls in scrubs with dental impressions, 2 girls in culinary hats and aprons; blond young boy showing laptop to adult male, and two middle school students at robotics table

April 18, 2018

Exploring virtual reality through apps, using Chromebooks and iPads to create movies and daily news broadcasts,
and building tiny homes to explore future careers in construction. Northside schools are finding unique ways to engage
students in learning and an annual event allows students and teachers to share the successes from their campuses.

The Kelly Smith Career and Engaged Learning Expo, previously known as Tech Expo, is scheduled for Wednesday,
May 2 and Thursday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Northside Sports Gym, 8400 N. Loop 1604 W. in the Farris
Athletic Complex. The event is free and open to the public.

Students from more than 105 elementary, middle and high schools will participate.

For the first time, due to high attendance in previous years, the Expo has been split into two nights.
The full schedule of when each campus will participate can be found on the Expo website.

Also new this year are displays from Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.
previously, there was a separate CTE Expo.

“The annual Expo is the perfect forum for students and teachers to show off how they create, collaborate,
communicate, and think critically by inspiring and engaging others in a district-wide event,” says Superintendent
Brian Woods. "I am especially thrilled that our students take the lead in showcasing and demonstrating knowledge
in all subject areas including CTE programs.”

Schools will have tables at the Sports Gym and visitors will watch technology demonstrations, robotics demonstrations,
and talk to students and teachers in an interactive and informal setting. Some programs will showcase their work
outside the Sports Gym due to space constraints.

Among the topics showcased this year are: mobile devices in the classroom, campus camps and clubs, real world
projects, and global learning experiences.

“This year, we’re thrilled about the addition of CTE programs to the Engaged Expo,” says Doug Shudde, Director of
Academic Technology. “It’s a great opportunity for elementary students to see amazing opportunities that await them
in middle school and high school. We offer so many programs here in Northside and we want students to be aware
of all that is available for them to pursue based on their interests.”

Attendees will receive maps of the showcase, including the gym floor, upper concourse, and outdoor areas.

For more information, visit the Career and Engaged Learning Expo website or watch the video.

HANDS-ON LEARNING PREPARES STUDENTS FOR FUTURE

              Picture of student working on robotics, culinary arts student cutting chicken, and fire science student walking up stairs with fire hose with words Hands-on learning opportunities abound
                                                                                              April 18, 2018

           In this week’s "This is Northside," we shine the spotlight on our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs
                              and show you how this hands-on learning is preparing students for life after high school. 
                                                                Click here to learn about CTE programs in NISD.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT NORTHSIDE'S MAGNET SCHOOLS

Logos of all five magnet high schools

Eighth graders and eligible students are invited to attend the 2018 Magnet School Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday Jan. 16 at the Northside Sports Gym, 8400 N. Loop 1604 W., in the Farris Athletic Complex.

Applications are being accepted for the 2018-19 school year for all five NISD magnet programs, which include 
Business CareersCommunications Arts,  Health Careers high schools, Construction Careers Academy,
and the John Jay Science and Engineering Academy.

Northside magnet schools offer a focused, career-specific education for students who show an interest in a
particular field or know what career path they want to take. Today, about 3,000 students are enrolled in NISD
magnet programs.

All Northside eighth graders are eligible for enrollment. Health Careers High School is the only magnet school
to accept students who live outside the District. Some schools accept applications from students already in
high school. Please check with individual programs for application and age requirements. Enrollment is limited
at each school.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 9, 2018.


               Students Explored Career Choices on Feb 9, 2017