Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - 11th annual CCTE Showcase of Real-World Student Projects

MEDIA ADVISORY from San Diego Unified School District, May 19, 2015


11th annual CCTE Showcase of Real-World Student Projects


CONTACT: Lance Larson, Program Specialist, Office of College Career & Technical Education, 619-548-1166


WHAT: The 2015 College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) Showcase is a culminating event for teachers/students to exhibit an outside-of-the-classroom product they designed or a problem they attempted to solve through collaborating with the business community. Students can choose to compete for prizes or simply showcase their project.


WHEN:  Wednesday, May 20 (rain or shine)

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Student projects on display; refreshments; project judging

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

WHERE:  2600 Laning Road, SD 92106, Liberty Station Conference Center, Main Hall

*Media parking will be available in main lot.


VISUALS: High school student interactive displays; videos produced by students; hors d’oeuvres from district culinary arts programs; awards ceremony.


BACKGROUND: This annual event is in its 11th year. Students will exhibit products they produced and business problems they solved in collaboration with members from the local business community. More than 100 industry professionals volunteered to be mentors, guest speakers, or advisors for our students.


High school teachers may enter their students in one of four contest categories. Two are Project-Based Learning projects: High School Team Project or High School Open Project, both of which must include collaboration with at least one adult from the business community. The Team Project must have a minimum of one Career Technical Education (CTE) teacher and one core academic subject teacher working together with any number of students. The Open Project must be completed by a CTE student coached by at CTE teacher.  There is a photography competition and a video competition as well.


The Showcase Panel of Judges is comprised of student teachers from the School of Teacher Education, College of Education, San Diego State University; members of the greater San Diego business community; and personnel from San Diego Unified School District.


Prizes will be awarded in each category. Champion teams will receive banners to display at their school site and teachers associated with the teams will receive extra funds in their 2015-2016 Instructional Supplies budget. The Showcase is free and open to the public.