P-TEACH

P-TEACH
PTEACH
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Overview

The P-TEACH Program introduces St.Vrain high school students to a career as an educator by offering a variety of concurrent enrollment courses. Students can earn credit through UC Denver, as well as participate in a variety of enrichment activities such as field trips to the UC Denver School of Education and Human Development.  Opportunities for paid externship with the SVVSD Community Schools program are also available.

Four Education Pathways are available through the program.

PTEACH Students
Pathways

Early Childhood & Elementary Pathway (begins Spring 2019)

Spring 2019

  • Early Childhood Education as a Profession
  • Field Experience & Seminar

Fall 2019

  • Language, Power & Identity
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Field Experience

Spring 2020

  • Child Development
  • Child Guidance

Early Childhood Education Pathway (begins Fall 2019)

Fall 2019

  • Language, Power & Identity
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Field Experience

Spring 2020

  • Child Development
  • Child Guidance

Fall 2020

  • Early Childhood Education as a Profession
  • Field Experience & Seminar

Spring 2021

  • STEM Methods
  • Internship in Education 

SPED or CLD/Bilingual Pathway (Begins Fall 2019)

Fall 2019

  • Language Power & Identity
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Field Experience

Spring 2020

  • Child Development
  • Child Guidance

Fall 2020

  • Early Childhood Education as a Profession
  • Field Experience & Seminar

Spring 2021 (Optional)

  • STEM Methods 
  • Internship in Education 

STEM (Math, Science & Engineering Pathway (Begins Fall 2019)

Fall 2019

  • Language, Power & Identity
  • Introduction to Special Education

Spring 2020

  • Child Development
  • Child Guidance

Fall 2020

Early Childhood Education as a Profession

Field Experience & Seminar

Spring 2021 

  • STEM Methods
  • Internship in Education
Courses

P-Teach: Child Development

  • P-Teach: Child Development
    PS471
    Fall
    • Open to 10th - 12th Graders
    • One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit
    • Concurrent Enrollment CU - Denver (3 College Credits)

    This course focuses on the study of human growth, development and ecology from conception to adolescence. The emphasis is on the major theories of child growth and development and the implications of current research findings to better understand child development. For questions please email: howenstein_wendy@svvsd.org

    This course will be offered Fall 2021 and Fall 2023, not Fall 2022.

P-Teach: Child Guidance

  • P-Teach: Child Guidance
    PS472
    Spring
    • Open to 10th - 12th Graders
    • One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit
    • Concurrent Enrollment CU - Denver (3 College Credits)

    This course explores and applies classroom strategies to promote social competence, build classroom community and facilitate emotional regulation. An emphasis is on understanding development within group contexts, observing children’s behavior and engaging with families to make decisions about learning. For questions please email: howenstein_wendy@svvsd.org

    This course will not be offered 2021. It will be offered Spring 2022.

P-Teach: Understanding Disabilities

  • P-Teach: Understanding Disabilities
    PS475
    Fall
    • Open to 10th - 12th Graders
    • One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit
    • Concurrent Enrollment CU - Denver (3 College Credits)

    This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to special education and the needs of students who have disabilities. It includes introductory material regarding legal and historical foundations of special education, human growth and development, the nature of disabilities, and an introduction to the basic human needs that must be addressed. For questions please email: howenstein_wendy@svvsd.org

    This course will be offered Fall 2021 and Fall 2023. It will not be offered Fall 2022.

P-Teach: Language, Power, & Identity

  • P-Teach: Language, Power, & Identity
    PS474
    Fall
    • Open to 10th - 12th Graders
    • One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit
    • Concurrent Enrollment CU - Denver (3 College Credits)

    This course explores the relationship between language, identity, and power in various international contexts. The course considers how legacies of inequality for particular communities are reflected in societal attitudes about languages and language users and subsequent language planning. For questions please email: howenstein_wendy@svvsd.org

    This course will be offered Fall 2020 and Fall 2022. It will not be offered Fall 2021.

P-TEACH: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

  • P-TEACH: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
    PS 470
    Fall
    • Open to 10-12th graders
    • Concurrent Enrollment CU - Denver (3 College Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the early childhood profession and the philosophical and historical foundations of services to young children and their families. State and national trends, resources and standards for early childhood care and education, professionalism, and code of ethical conduct are examined. Key areas of ECE professional knowledge are introduced: developmental domains and milestones, developmentally appropriate practice, evidence--based practice and intentional teaching, curriculum models, guidance strategies, family and community relationships, diversity and inclusion, and the leadership skills and organizational climate to support quality early care and education work settings.

    It will be offered Fall 2020 and Fall 2022 (not Fall 2021).

P-TEACH: Early Field Experience

  • P-TEACH: Early Field Experience
    PS 473
    Spring
    Fall
    • Open to 10-12th graders
    • Concurrent Enrollment CU - Denver (3 College Credits)

    This eld experience and seminar is designed to support your first foray into educator preparation. You will be introduced to the wide array of skills and practices that support working effectively with youth in the context of their local community. Working within the community to support children’s academic and social development requires a disposition of being grounded in the community—the experiences of this seminar, paired with your work at a local school or community organization will help you to develop this grounding.

    Offered both Fall and Spring each year.

P-TEACH: Introduction to STEM Teaching

  • P-TEACH: Introduction to STEM Teaching
    PS 476
    Spring
    • Open to 10-12th graders
    • Concurrent Enrollment CU - Denver (3 College Credits)

    The STEM Methods course is a framework-based class where students will develop a rm understanding of the STEM for All framework, focusing on integration, innovation, essential skills, personalization, adaptation and connection. This framework will support the development of a STEM mindset, and by learning these processes, students will create STEM-aligned lesson plans for any content or grade. This learning will occur by students taking on the role of a learner and participating in a learning experience. Reflections will be held discussing what frameworks were used to design the lesson. Finally students will use these skills to plan and carry out their own STEM-aligned lessons.

    Offered this Spring 2021, it will not be offered Spring 2022. It will be offered again Spring 2023.

P-TEACH: Internship

  • P-TEACH: Internship
    CTE9999
    Spring
    Fall
    • Open to 9- 12th graders
    • One Semester Elective - .5 SVVSD Credit

    After six weeks of successful participation students are eligible to participate in education specific internship in the P-TEACH pathway of their choice. Internships may be either paid or unpaid depending on qualifications and experience. Students may earn up to 1 elective credit for every 60 hours spent on the internship. Internship opportunities are individualized to match the interests and experience level of students. Current internship opportunities range from Community Schools, PreK, Elementary, or Secondary placements up to University and other community partners.