Dr. Joan

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About Joan Arbisi Little

Joan Arbisi Little surrounds herself with art, children and civic work. After careers in graphic design and small business, Joan became an educator to pursue her love of teaching and learning. Her career as an educator spans 29 years as a teacher, program director, and administrator in district, charter and private schools. She is licensed by the state of Minnesota as a K-12 Administrator and K-6 Teacher. She has experience teaching inventing and science fair at the elementary and middle school levels, and change leadership at the graduate level. As an educator, Joan promotes experiential and project based learning, and assessments that include portfolio, standard-based, qualitative and narrative methodology. An experienced project manager and evaluator, Joan provides technical support to urban and outstate business and community leaders. Joan is a Professor of Practice faculty member at Concordia University St. Paul in the principal and superintendent licensure program where she serves on dissertation committees for Concordia’s Doctorate of Education candidates. As the executive director at Career Pathways public charter secondary school, Joan supports a diverse and creative teacher-led staff, who serve urban youth preparing for college and career. Joan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Design and the University of St. Thomas School of Education. joan@cpathmn.org

Class of 2018

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Hands on Math Class

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On May 23rd students and staff climbed to new heights at BSA Base Camp.

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Experiential Learning at The Guthrie Theater

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On April 12th students and teachers spent the day experiencing the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. They enjoyed Danai Gurira's "Familiar" and then explored the architecture of Jean Novel as they walked out to the bridge and up to the 9th floor.

Internships and Work Credit

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From Ms. Christine - See me with questions about Urban Boat builders - St. Paul, Step Up, Gensys works, You Lead - Ramsey Co, and other internships and work opportunities.    

TUESDAY MARCH 6 – CPATH SNOW DAY!

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No school today. Career Pathways is CLOSED today. Conferences postponed until Thursday. Read a book, work online, help your family, and stay safe! Miss Katie and Dr. Joan are sending text and robo call messages to families. 

MONDAY MARCH 5 – CPATH SNOW DAY!

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No school today. Enjoy the beautiful Minnesota weather. Miss Katie and Dr. Joan are sending text and robo call messages to families. 

March Conferences

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Your voice matters! Conferences Thursday March 1, Tuesday March 6, Thursday March 8 - 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Please contact us to make an appointment with your students' advisor.

Forced Fun Fridays “action shot”

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Mr. Akin and students in a game of non-dominate handed baseball. Each Friday afternoon advisories come together for an afternoon of special activities.  Teachers call it "Forced Fun" because some students are hesitant to engage in all-school activities. By calling it Forced Fun, staff acknowledge that students are hesitant (some staff are too!). Activities have

Teacher In-Service Days Jan 29th and Feb 5th – No Classes

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