ERIC Number: ED447650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Gifted Education/School-to-Work Models: Best Practices and Unique Approaches. A School within a Workplace (Lincoln Park Academy and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Florida).
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
The National School-to-Work Office in collaboration with the National Association for Gifted Children, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for the Gifted, and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted have identified 11 gifted education/school-to-work (GT/STW) models that are either best practices or unique approaches. This information packet provides an overview of one of the best practices models: the School within a Workplace program in Florida. This program connects science teachers and gifted elementary and secondary with working scientists. The initiative was developed by the St. Lucie County School-to-Career partnership involving Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (HBOI) and Lincoln Park Academy, an academic magnet school for students grades 6-12 and site of the county's International Baccalaureate (IB) program adopted as a curriculum for gifted and talented high school students. The program features a pioneering pre-college marine science academy for juniors and seniors. Teachers and students spend 4-5 hours on alternating days at HBOI in a fast paced, rigorous research environment applying technologies that are integrated with the IB curriculum. Students conduct experiments, collect data for scientists, participate in internships, and complete essays. The information packet includes a program description, brochure, materials, and an application. (CR)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Career Education, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Engineering Education, Enrichment Activities, Experiential Learning, Intermediate Grades, International Baccalaureate, Magnet Schools, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mentors, Problem Solving, Program Design, Research Projects, Science Careers, Scientists, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Florida