San Diego City College currently operates the Shipworks Institute, which uses the Alternating Teachers model of implementation. This IET program which combines basic skills instruction with training in shipbuilding and ship repair.

Ed Smith, Associate Director, Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)

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  1. Associate Director's Introduction and Perspective
  2. What is the Shipworks Institute?
  3. What are some of the key skills that Shipworks Institute students develop?
  4. How do you build a program to develop those skill sets?
  5. What are some of the successes of this Alternating Teachers model?
  6. What factors have contributed to the program's success?
  7. How is the class structured to use alternating teachers?

Trudy Gerald, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Communications and Telecommunications

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  1. Director's Introduction and Perspective
  2. How is the program structured?
  3. How many modules were there?
  4. How do teachers interact in the Alternating Teachers model?
  5. What are some of the benefits of using this model?
  6. What would you do differently?
  7. What advice do you have for others who are considering using this model?

Ira Garcia, Program Coordinator, Shipworks Institute

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  1. Program Coordinator's Introduction and Perspective
  2. How do you recruit students to this program?
  3. When a prospective student calls, how do you describe a class that uses alternating teachers?

Corle Huffman, Basic Skills Instructor, Shipworks Institute

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  1. What are the alternating teachers responsible for teaching within this program?

Naomi Tilley, Instructional Assistant, Shipworks Institute

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  1. Instructional Assistant's Introduction and Perspective
  2. What is it like to assist in a class with multiple teachers?
  3. What are the challenges of assisting in a class with multiple instructors?
  4. What are some of the benefits of working in a class with multiple teachers?
  5. What advice would you give someone who is considering assisting in a class that has alternating teachers?

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