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  1. Residential Construction Academy Series www.residentialacademy.com Debbie Henson National Sales Consultant 1

  2. Agenda • Home Builder’s Institute (HBI) partnership • RCA Program Resources • Skills standards, Core texts, Instructor Resources, and Testing • Instructor and Student Certification • How to use the RCA series to develop curriculum

  3. Partnering to Build Futures • Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of the 235,000 member National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has helped more than 250,000 people enter careers in the home building industry • HBI links local HBAs to educational programs • HBI & Delmar’s partnership combines the housing industry’s expertise with Delmar’s extensive career & tech publishing expertise and resources + +

  4. RCA Program System Resources • National Skill Standards: Created by Industry • Turn-key Teaching & Learning System created by and for Education • Nationally recognized program with links to local HBAs • National Registry • National Testing: Online didactic & performance-based • New! Instructor Certification available! • Student Certification

  5. Program System Resources: Skill Standards • Committee of Industry experts identified and developed National Residential Building Skill Standards in Washington, DC, see www.residentialacademy.comfor actual Skill Standards and more info • RCA Series products are based upon these Skill Standards covering these content areas: • Carpentry • Basic Principles for Construction • Electrical Principles • House Wiring • Masonry • HVAC • Plumbing • Facilities Maintenance

  6. www.residentialacademy.com

  7. Core Text: For multiple learning styles • Illustrations that teach • Short, segmented text • Pedagogically sound: • Cautions • From Experience • Objectives • Key Terms • Review Questions

  8. Core Text: For multiple learning styles • Activity Based: Procedures reinforce hands-on applications & skills

  9. Program System Resources: WorkBook • Short Answer and Job Sheet formats

  10. Program System Resources: Turnkey Teaching & Learning System • Instructional Multimedia • Short, skill-based segments, easy to integrate into class or remediation • DVDs, VHS, or Student CD Courseware • Robust Instructor and Student Support • Detailed Instructor Resource Guide (IRG) featuring lecture outlines and media correlations • E.resource CD featuring PowerPoint slides, computerized test bank, image library, Skill Standard correlations, IRG • Student Online Companion: quizzes, links, Skill Standards, Job Bank, free pre-testing

  11. Program System Resources: Links to Local Home Builders Associations (HBAs) • National Association of Home Builder’s have many local HBAs which provide • Local industry connections for • Advisory Boards • Industry Expertise • Industry Support • Externships • Job Connections • Using RCA puts you in contact with a HBA

  12. Program System Resources: National Registry • National Registry • Links applicants to the National Association of Home Builders online database of qualified employers • Students can update their information, access their course completion history, and post resumes • Visit our website: www.residentialacademy.com

  13. Program System Resources: Testing Knowledge • e.resourceExamView test banks • Online Testing • Evaluate students didactic knowledge online • Free pre-testing available at www.residentialacademy.com • Testing is online, providing instant feedback and remediation for students • Performance-based Testing • Tests skills and tasks • HBA can serve as 3rd party evaluators • Flexible Purchasing Options for both • Bundle with Book • Standalone Slimline Folders • Electronic Keycode spreadsheet

  14. Program System Resources: Instructor Certification • Customers have requested Instructor CertificationTraining • NCCER offers it • Helps schools meet more rigorous Perkin’s funding standards • Do not need to be Certified to teach with RCA materials • What does Instructor Certification involve? • All online training; asynchronous with Ohio State instructor • 16 Modules need to be taken; 1 Module takes 30 minutes • All 16 modules must be completed in 8 weeks with a C average • Cost $400 • Upon successful completion, Ohio State University will award 2 Continuing Education units (CEUs) • Register for courses at www.hbi.org. 15

  15. Program System Resources: Student Certification • Online Certification Training courses under development now! • Questions will be tied to the HBI National Skill Standards, and will assess mastery of the RCA learning materials • Certification to be rolled out in Fall 2009 through Spring 2010 16

  16. Implementing theResidential Construction Academyin your Curriculum 17

  17. Using the RCA Series to Develop a Curriculum Creating A Lesson Using RCA Materials: National Skill Standard 14: Wall Framing with Wood 18

  18. Program System Resources: Core Text

  19. National Skill Standard 14: Wall Framing with Wood Creating A Lesson Using RCA Materials: • Instructor’s Resource Guide • Introduction • Objectives • Key Terms • Chapter Outline • Supplement integration • Instructor notes • Caution boxes

  20. National Skill Standard 14: Wall Framing with Wood Creating A Lesson Using RCA Materials: • Workbook pages 47-58 • Objectives, Keywords, & Outlined Review • Worksheets: Short answer and Job Sheet Formats

  21. National Skill Standard 14: Wall Framing with Wood Creating A Lesson Using RCA Materials: • Worksheets: Short answer and Job Sheet Formats

  22. National Skill Standard 14: Wall Framing with Wood Creating A Lesson Using RCA Materials: • e.Resource Chapter 8: Computerized Test Bank, Image Library, PPT #15 – Wall Component Identification • DVD #1: Segmented clips of the construction process • DVDs or Video: • Wood Floor Systems/Wood Frame Walls: Intro

  23. Recap - Lesson Using RCA Materials: 1.) Start with National Skill Standards: 14 Wall Framing with Wood 2.) Use/adapt suggested outline for discussion/lecture from IRG; Use/customize PowerPoints on e.Resource CD; search image library in e.Resource CD for images to create ppts or import into worksheet 3.) Use/adapt suggested activities from IRG and/or procedures from text chapter 8. Are you working on a community project? May contact local HBA. 4.) Integrate DVD segment from “Wood Floor Systems/Wood Frame Walls” 5.) Assign RCA Carpentry textbook readings from chapter 8 6.) Assign Workbook review and activities, chapter 8 7.) Test students using ExamView, questions from chapter 8

  24. Questions? www.residentialacademy.com

  25. www.cengage.com/community/k-12webinars

  26. Materials that can be purchased using available Perkins Funds! www.cengagesites.com/academic/?site=3964

  27. Thank you for your time! www.residentialacademy.com