CESA 8 ACP Resources

This group's purpose is to share ACP resources uploaded for the Wisconsin ACP deliverables. Most of the resources have been developed by Northeast Wisconsin teachers as part of the CESA 8 Career Academy Teacher Externship Program.
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What's in the Water? Water Quality Analysis Lab CATE Lesson Plan

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You are employees of competing water testing companies. You recently received a request from the municipality of Cavour to test their water for an unknown/suspected parasite that they suspect has been causing nausea and intestinal distress in their community. Your mission is to develop the proper Method for testing for the parasite and provide a detailed lab report.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Steve Kircher

Jobs at the Hospital--Laboratory Scientist

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A specific skill that was shared by the Laboratory Scientist during the teacher externship experience at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital was the ability to use a bulb pipette accurately. In this lesson, students will gain experience in problem solving and teamwork as they practice reading graduated marks on the side of a pipette and filling a pipette to several different requested levels.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson

Author: Tami Umentum

Jobs at the Hospital--Respiratory Therapist

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A specific skill that was shared by the respiratory therapist during the teacher externship experience at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital was the ability to read a Broselow Pediatric Reference Tape accurately in an emergency situation. In this lesson, students will gain experience in problem solving and teamwork as they practice using a Broselow Pediatric Reference Tape to measure a variety of “patients” and then apply that measurement correctly when answering associated questions.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Tami Umentum

The Great Molasses Flood Inquiry Project

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This inquiry embeds an Academic and Career Planning concept into historical inquiry, allowing students to make connections between historic accident analysis and the type of accident chain analysis a business might do today. By investigating the compelling question “Can the Accident Chain be disrupted?” students evaluate secondary sources about the Great Molasses Flood and address the issue of whether there are points along the accident chain when alternate decisions can avoid a calamity. The formative performance tasks help students build knowledge and practice skills so they can answer the supporting questions. Students create an evidence-based argument to answer the compelling question.

Material Type: Learning Task, Lesson Plan, Reference Material

Author: Lynn Aprill

5S Lean Manufacturing

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This will be a year-long lesson that is graded quarterly. Students will follow the 5S Lean workforce model daily when working in the shop areas. 5S stands for Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain, and sometimes a 6th S stands for Safety. This model will help students with daily reminders on how we should maintain the shop and perform in the shop.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Shawn Porath

The Chemistry of Paper-making Unit

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This series of activities in this unit provides background knowledge for students to ultimately understand the science of papermaking at a molecular level. These activities will include learning about carbohydrates, building models to demonstrate how polysaccharides form in condensation reactions, watching videos describing the general steps in the papermaking process, and learning about how additives to pulp can enhance the overall strength of a finished paper product. This knowledge will be used to provide the tools for students to explore papermaking in an inquiry-based format. Upon demonstration of the basics of making handmade paper with a papermaking kit, students will be challenged to change variables to determine which set of parameters results in the highest quality paper. This will truly be engineering design, but at the molecular level.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Candice Behnke

Communication and Soft Skills in the Workplace

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When talking to numerous departments at Reinhart Foodservice, all department heads emphasized the need for communication between departments and wanting to hire employees who possess excellent soft skills. For this unit, students will complete a job experience, job shadow, or community service experience where they will observe communication at the workplace as well as note examples of soft skills in the workplace. Students will also explain how they used communication skills and soft skills. Finally, they will present their findings in a PowerPoint presentation.

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Author: Marcy Siolka

Forging Using a 3D Printer

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In an earlier lesson, students learned about the steel making and forging process. In this lesson, students will create a die using a 3D printer and then forge a part using play-dough. The lesson culmination will be a trip to the local business “Walker Forge” located in Clintonville, WI.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Todd Taylor

Interview Etiquette

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A main emphasis the Verso hiring department and department heads stressed was that students need to be well prepared for an interview. The interview will determine if they are hired. Having proper interview etiquette will give students an opportunity to excel during the interview process and provide the confidence required to succeed during an interview.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Michelle Mohelnitzky

Introduction to Steel

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Most people don’t realize that manufacturing is all around them and that almost everything they use is manufactured. Students will be shown ores, steel billets, forged steel, and finished steel parts. Students will learn about how raw materials are mined and then transported from factory to factory in order to be turned into the products that are all around us.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Todd Taylor

The Manufacturing of a Seated Design

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This is a unit about the design and manufacturing of a chair consisting of three lessons. First, students will research the stylistic trends throughout history by exploring a slide show presentation and viewing the Art of Seating from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida. Students will choose a chair from this collection to use as inspiration. They will analyze the style, elements and principles of the design and participate in a discussion on form vs. function. A one-page written paper will be due at the end of this lesson. Next, students will be tasked with creating an original 2-dimensional design of a chair. Students will have the option of drawing or using Google Sketchup for the design process which will extend over 2 days. The students will continue to be led in discussions related to innovation, form vs. function and other vocabulary will be introduced. Once the designs have been completed, students will write an artist statement for their display. Lastly, students will learn about the KI company in Bonduel Wisconsin and the process of Lean Manufacturing, particularly cost effectiveness, standard work instructions and quality checks/internal audit. Students will be assigned to work in groups; they will choose one chair design from a group member. Student groups will create a list of materials needed to create the chair and will come up with a list of instructions on how to assemble it. Students will assign a cost value to each material used in the chair design and how much of the material is used. They will figure out the amount of time and resources it would take to create the chair such as wage, manpower, and tools needed. Students will create a chart with this information as they discover what it takes to go from the process of creating design to the manufacturing of the product. Students will then fill out an “internal Audit/quality check” form as their self assessment and reflection of their work and participation in this unit.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Unit of Study

Author: Danielle Piparo Morris

Marketing Presentation

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This lesson is based on observations of the marketing department at Reinhart Food Service. As a unit for Sports Literature class, students will complete a simulation to market and present a product using advertising techniques, digital media, writing and speaking skills. In groups of three to four students, each team with choose a product or aspect of a sport to market. Some examples include a new sporting goods store, online vendor, food product like a protein powder, drink or granola bar, themed restaurant, sports equipment. (Or use your imagination!) The product may be a one-of-a-kind-invention or an improvement on or variation of a current product. Students will learn advertising techniques, discuss morals in advertising, and practice their desktop publishing skills. Marketing teams will consider their target audience and how they want to reach that audience. They will create an advertising plan and present their products, print, radio and television advertisements to the class.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Marcy Siolka

Metal Alloys

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Students will research various metal alloys used to make automobile products that they use in their everyday life and report their findings on a poster board and collaborate on a discussion board.

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Author: Cathy Smiley

Percent Composition of Ductile Iron

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Ductile iron, also called spheroidal graphite iron, is a type of graphite-rich cast iron. Due to the nodular graphite inclusions, ductile iron has a larger impact and is stress resistance, thus it is used for automobile parts. Students will solve percent composition problems after learning about the process of making ductile iron at Waupaca Foundry.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Cathy Smiley