Educationally Speaking Educationally Speaking is a five-week WHRV special, produced by Barry Graham and Kathy Martin, that examines the current state of education. This documentary series will feature local interviews about a different topic each week.
Educationally Speaking

Educationally Speaking

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Educationally Speaking is a five-week WHRV special, produced by Barry Graham and Kathy Martin, that examines the current state of education. This documentary series will feature local interviews about a different topic each week.

Most Recent Episodes

Diversity in the High School Computer Science Classes

Most students in high school will take a computer science class to satisfy a math credit. However, for the more advanced computer science classes, there is a lack of minority and female students taking the course. Jon Yager of Virginia Beach City Public Schools discusses how he is trying to change the demographics of the students taking computer science classes.

Diversity in the High School Computer Science Classes

Computer Science Enrollment in High School Classes

John Yager from Virginia Beach City Schools discusses how standards of learning have mandated all disciplines incorporate computer science technology into their classes. This presents a problem when teachers are not well versed in the computer science technology yet are expected to add this to their daily lessons.

Computer Science Enrollment in High School Classes

A Learning Moment: Man Lands on the Moon

July 20th marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. All Month, we have been asking listeners to share their memories of the historic moment. We were alerted that Dennis Frasca, a resident of VB, was instrumental in working with local defense contractor Grumman on a simulator that was used in the early work ups for Apollo 11. This week, he shares with us his memories and observation of the early days leading to the moment that man first stepped foot on the moon. Today: The can Do Attitude of the Apollo 11 Planners

A Learning Moment: Man Lands on the Moon

A Learning Moment: Man Lands on the Moon

July 20th marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. All Month, we have been asking listeners to share their memories of the historic moment. We were alerted that Dennis Frasca, a resident of VB, was instrumental in working with Grumman on a simulator that was used in the early work ups for Apollo 11. This week, he shares with us his memories and observation of the early days leading to the moment that man first stepped foot on the moon.

A Learning Moment: Man Lands on the Moon

TCC and Chesapeake City Schools Dual Enrollment Program

This Week, Educationally Speaking has featured the Dual Enrollment Program between Chesapeake Public Schools and Tidewater Community College. This program is designed to allow high school students to gain college credit while still in school. Those students in the program can use these credits at a four year university or community college. They also are able to use them for different industry recognized certifications. These credentials are respected additions to a resume and allows for easier access to the job market. Thomas Stout, Dean of Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology at TCC discusses how students need to have both classroom and in the field work which is something the dual enrollment program offers. Further, Sheli Porter, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning for The Chesapeake Public Schools talks about the increased job opportunities for students in the dual enrollment program.

TCC and Chesapeake City Schools Dual Enrollment Program

TCC and Chesapeake City Schools Dual Enrollment Program

TCC and the Chesapeake City Schools have expanded the traditional dual enrollment program for their students. The college and schools had featured a series of classes that allowed students to obtain college credit for subjects like English Composition and Environmental Science. However, now there are dozens of offerings - including many which also feature more vocational in nature including the auto body, and welding- where students can earn national certifications which allow them to more quickly enter the job market. One area of study has quickly emerged as being in high demand for employees says TCC professor Eric Beaver:

TCC and Chesapeake City Schools Dual Enrollment Program

TCC and the Dual Enrollment Program

Tidewater Community College and The Chesapeake City Schools have created a dual enrollment program that seeks to address the critical shortage in trade skills that local industry leaders have been reporting. This partnership offers college credit while completing a high school diploma. Thomas Stout, TCC Dean of Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology indicates that the Mechatronics Program has emerged as one of the more popular dual enrollment programs.

TCC and Chesapeake City Schools Dual Enrollment Program

Sheli Porter, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning for Chesapeake City Schools discusses the progression of the Dual Enrollment program and the multiple options of study for students. Further, local industry leaders have stressed the need for more skilled trade workers and the dual enrollment program is seeking to provide these potential employees. Porter says the use of a Career Center gives students greater access to potential careers in the skilled trades.

TCC and Chesapeake City Schools Dual Enrollment Program

TCC and Chesapeake City Schools Dual Enrollment Program

Tidewater Community College and The Chesapeake City Schools have joined forces to create a dual enrollment program where students can simultaneously earn both high school and college credits as well as industry certifications that allow students to exit high school and enter directly into a career field. Students often go to work for companies that further fund educational initiatives thus allowing students to complete degrees with no or minimal school debt. Eric J Beaver, Instructor in the TCC Mechatronics Program discusses the benefits to the dual enrollment program.

TCC and Chesapeake City Schools Dual Enrollment Program

The Academies of Hampton and ACT Initiative

This week, Educationally Speaking has reviewed the City of Hampton's participation in the ACT Certified Work Ready Initiative which focuses on building the local workforce through economic development. This effort includes work with the public schools to close the skilled trades gap that exists in local industry. The program has both vocational and educational objectives. Students can earn the National Career Readiness Certificate which is a national recognized credential that enhances a candidate's employment profile.

The Academies of Hampton and ACT Initiative

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