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Curriculum startup naf institute 2008

  1. 1. Getting Started with NAF’s New Curriculum - 2008
  2. 2. Nine New Courses Available <ul><li>AOF: Business Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics in Business </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Business Economics </li></ul><ul><li>AOIT: Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Systems </li></ul><ul><li>AOHT: Hospitality Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service & Workplace Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality Marketing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Six Piloted & Updated Courses Now Available <ul><li>AOF: Business Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics in Business </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning </li></ul><ul><li>AOIT: Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>AOHT: Hospitality Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service & Workplace Issues </li></ul>
  4. 4. Five Characteristics of a NAF Graduate <ul><li>College Ready </li></ul><ul><li>Career Oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Communicator </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solver </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged Learner </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Use the New NAF Courses? <ul><li>You get lots of detailed, engaging & useful material. </li></ul><ul><li>National standard aligned & industry vetted. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the overall NAF model. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to be a NAF Curriculum Fellow to field test a course. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be prepared when NAF creates student certificates (major coming attraction). </li></ul><ul><li>You can benefit from new professional development and technical assistance. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Each Course Built on the Following Academy Assumptions <ul><li>Most NAF Academies have a 4-year course sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>Assume that every course sequence begins with a “principles” course, which serves as a foundation for further study. </li></ul><ul><li>The academy has an operational Advisory Board and offers internships to students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory Board members are willing to advise students on coursework. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Course Features <ul><li>Address National educational and industry standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach key course themes while at the same time promoting broad curricular knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard lesson structure: Objectives, Springboard, Activity Sequence, Closure. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional time for the courses assume 60 “class sessions” for instruction, 20 for project time (and 10 additional days). </li></ul><ul><li>Complete detailed Unit and Lesson Plans, Teacher Resource Materials, and Student Materials. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Core Design Features of NAF Courses <ul><li>At least two projects per course. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including one culminating project. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inquiry-based instructional practices that promote rigor & relevance. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong focus on literacy with evidence of student learning written, oral, visual, or technological form. </li></ul>
  9. 9. And That’s Not All <ul><li>Ideas for curriculum integration. </li></ul><ul><li>Extension activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Internship Toolkit Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of Advisory Board Members </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Resource Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership for 21 st Century Skills that encouraging teamwork and communication skills </li></ul>
  10. 10. NAF Curriculum Fellows <ul><li>Curriculum Fellows Obtain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stipends upon completion of participation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two all expense paid regional meetings with other Curriculum Fellows to provide feedback on the courses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>October 15-17 in Denver </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>January 28-30 in New Orleans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have selected work featured in a new NAF Curriculum Book to be published by the Pearson Foundation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility to become NAF Curriculum Leaders or NAF Curriculum Ambassadors, Instructional Experts, Innovation Grant Contributors </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. NAF Curriculum Fellows <ul><li>In return, Curriculum Fellows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the new course material. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide detailed feedback for improvements in the courses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share exemplars of student applications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree to be videotaped using the new NAF courses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend the 2009 NAF Institute in Phoenix and participate in several web conferences. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How The NAF Courses Can Be Accessed <ul><li>Both new and existing courses are on the NAF Curriculum Webpage . </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers have the choice of using the new material or existing material for 2008-09. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The NAF Curriculum Webpage!
  14. 14. Curriculum Development Timeline AOHT AOIT AOF <ul><li>Sustainable Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Event Planning </li></ul>- Hospitality Marketing - Customer Service - Principles of Hospitality & Tourism - Geography & World Cultures - Programming - Business Applications: Databases & Spreadsheets - Systems - Web Design - Networking - Principles of Information Technology - Digital Video and Digital Media <ul><li>- Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>- Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>- Financial Reporting & Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Business in a Global Economy </li></ul><ul><li>-Principles of Finance </li></ul><ul><li>- Business Economics </li></ul><ul><li>- Principles of Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>- Ethics in Business </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning </li></ul>- Advanced Finance - Financial Services 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08
  15. 15. Future Plans <ul><li>A new cohort of NAF Curriculum Fellows to work test nine new courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of an initial group of NAF Curriculum Leaders who will provide technical assistance to teachers using the new NAF courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Continued expansion of the NAF Collaborative Network. </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot new Algebra course and integrated units for the Academy of Engineering Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate the creation of NAF student certificates. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Possible Components of a NAF Certificate <ul><ul><ul><li>Successful completion of 4 courses as evidenced by </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>End of course tests. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cumulative portfolio of completed projects for several NAF courses. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Successful completion of an internship. </li></ul></ul></ul>