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Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

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Mark Hodges
Mark Hodges
Senior Director,
Regional Occupational Program

Jim Howes
Jim Howes
Assistant Director,
Regional Occupational Program
(831) 254-0695

Michele Cuartilon
Department Office Coordinator,
Regional Occupational Program

Main phone #: (831) 466-5760
Fax: (831) 466-5769

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ROP Student Wins PVUSD Climate Change Presentation Competition

Marcus Solbes-Moran and other students, holding awards. ROP Video Production student, Marcus Solbes-Moran earned 1st place in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) Climate Change Presentation Competition for his video submission. Marcus is a student of Jenny Angelacos, ROP Video Production instructor at Aptos High School. The competition encouraged short, creative presentations conveying the seriousness of climate change while leaving viewers hopeful about solving the crisis.

This is an excellent example of Career Technical Education (CTE) and Core Academic Subject Integration with Environmental Science. Marcus conducted research and gathered statistics associated with climate change. He wrote an essay that he used as the voice-over narration in his video. He completed the project by editing together creative commons video footage. The competition received 51 entries and Marcus received the grand prize of $500. Congratulations Marcus!

Watch the video and other entries at the Climate Change Presentation Contest web site.

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