Compact Participates in ODE's Pilot Program

The Four Cities Compact was one of 7 Career Tech organizations across the state to take part in a pilot program through the Ohio Department of Education. The goal of the program was to help regular academic subject teachers connect their content to the world of work. The teachers conducted all kinds of creative and interesting lessons. Several BHS Science teachers (Mrs. Monk, Mrs, Damm, and Mrs. Walker took students to NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky. They were able to tour the facilities including the Propulsion Test and Space Environments Complexes. In addition, students had a chance to talk with employees in various roles at NASA who shared their educational and professional experience that led them to work in the field.

Last week -BHS Chemistry students worked with Michelle Denny, Danielle Quickel, and Marc Harris from TimkenSteel. They tested the properties of various types of steel and heat treatments as part of a Materials unit. Teachers in all four districts partnered with a variety of local businesses in such lessons. ODE is gathering feedback from participants as it tries to help students see the relevancy of what they are learning and better plan for their futures. Thanks to all our teachers and community partners who worked on this fine endeavor!