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Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
Expanded Roles for Business  and Community Partners
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  • Story of being bumped at a school
  • What does work:Hint that it involves much of what we ask of students to be successful: Communication, Follow-through, ownership and setting measurable goals with a specific timeframe.What doesn’t work: Talk through scenarios during table discussion of when a partnership worked well and why. Talk through challenges at engaging partners/problem solve.
  • Why did we decide to do this session? Combined resources
  • Some future efforts include developing some tools for the field
  • When thinking about opportunities for initial engagement, ask yourself the following:-Who (who is already connected/familiar with our academy that could help with outreach, who is located in the geographic region, who would have a vested interest in our academy theme)-What (what do the partners want to get out of their involvement, what is a specific area of expertise, skill, trade, story they can share, what are they willing to support or champion)-Why (Work together to commit to a specific goal such as improved attendance, higher enrollment, high numbers of students applying to two and four year colleges or trade schools, attainment of industry-specific skills)-When (set a time-frame of when will each objective be completed and intermediate steps needed to achieve overall goals)
  • Validate audience feedback/brainstorm
  • Move partners from stakeholders to stockholders (fully engaged with ownership of work)
  • 6 minute videoOne of the things NAF/ConnectEd are thinking about: District level of support.Example of broad-based coalition
  • Describe what goes into current condition “what stage of AB development are you in”Focus on current conditionChange language and layoutProvide examples for each stageEdit as headers with examples
  • Rob: I moved this slide since it seemed to flow better as we move from broad examples down to more specific examples of partner engagement/Advisory Board developmentOnce you’ve established where you are, Defining “ask”What do you want to considerSee prompt questions from RobHow do you grow your community of partnersFocus on expertise and skillsWhy: Id specific goals/outcomes/increase relevancyTime boundSpend time brainstorming in dialogueAction plan-what actions should you take to improve in specific areas?
  • Brainstorm
  • Brainstorm
  • Update and add to listRob to check on Boeing video on how he got involved in partnering with academy
  • Video Example- NAF JD
  • -Set objectives (see Advisory Board storymap)Agendas/Minutes: Quick turn-around
  • Brainstorm: If you were to meet monthly, how to keep focused/momentumFrequently enough to structure your year to meet objectivesGet feedback
  • Insert/replace with slide showing documents available to support AB/WBL workUpdate document (distribute)
  • Replace with updated slideEngage audience with defining outcomes for career awareness and prep
  • Edit to show 2 examples and discuss as groups
  • How does this meet the outcomes? What are the implications for school/business?Review outcomes and think about how you would utilize this?Share out (examples)In-session networking
  • Additional resources
  • Transcript

    • 1. Rob Atterbury- ConnectEd
      Cindy McHugh – National Academy Foundation
    • 2. Purpose and Overview
      Expand our thinking about business and community involvement
      Review and reflect on new definition of involvement
      Identify and develop new strategies of engagement
      Understand what gets results and what doesn’t work
      Identify action steps
    • 3.
    • 4. CE/NAF Alignment of WBL
      Career Practicum: Definitions, Outcomes, and Criteria,
      Gold Standards
      Connect
      NAF Draft Guide to Work-based Learning
      NAF WBL Assessment
    • 5. CE/NAF Alignment of WBL
      Marketing Ideas
      Tools and Sample Calendars
      Field Review Draft of Definitions, Criteria, Outcomes
      Gold Standards
      Connect
      Guides to Logistics and Legal
      Curriculum
      Student Portfolio
      NAF Guide to WBL
      Professional Development
      NAF WBL Assessment
    • 6. Traditional Roles Business and Community partners
      What are some of the ways business are now involved?
      Introduce yourselves to one another
      Select a recorder/reporter
      Table group brainstorm
    • 7. Roles of Business and Industry
      Advisory Board Member
      Approve curriculum and competencies
      Field Trip Sites
      Guest Speaker
      Tutor/Mentor
      Provide resources
      Provide Internship
      Lower commitment
      More commitment
    • 8. Video Example
      http://naf.org/resources/advisory-board-development
    • 9. Additional/New roles
      Develop a vision, mission and strategy
      Help to define student outcomes
      Support the creation of the pathway
      Provide teacher job shadowing/externship opportunities
      Provide project ideas/demonstrate real-world application
      Assess student work
      Developing a broad-based coalition at the district level
      Committed
      Really committed
    • 10. Developing a District System
      Broad-based Community Coalition
      School District
      Supports, Sustains, Pushes
      Supports
      Supports
      Pathways/Academies
      Theme-based Integrated Curriculum and Work-based Learning
    • 11. Broad-based Coalition
      Intermediary Function
      Political Will
      Community Connector
      • Keep Districts focused on theory of action
      • 12. Monitor progress
      • 13. Celebrate success
      • 14. Hold Districts accountable
      • 15. Support the needs of the district and academies
    • Examples of Stellar Partnerships
      Pasadena Broad-based Coalition
      http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/about/media.php?video=pasadena
    • 16. Value of a Business/Community Partner
      True partnership
      Curriculum support
      Network to others
      Advocate/protect
    • 17. Where are you with Partnership Engagement?
      Board Start-up
      • Board Development
      Early Stages
      • Instructional Support
      • 18. Staff Development
      • 19. Human Resource Investment
      Intermediate Stages
      • Individual Advocacy
      Advanced Stages
      • Organizational Advocacy
      • 20. Financial Investment
    • Defining the “ask”
      When thinking about opportunities for partner engagement, consider the following:
    • Who should be included?
      College partners
      Business related to the academy or pathway
      HR professionals
      Community based organizations that support your students
      Academy Director
      Principal
      Parents
      Student representative
    • 24. Tips on Developing Business Partners
      Leveraging formal partners for outreach
      Informal networking
      family
      neighbors
      social circles
      Always on the look out
      At the party
      On the airplane
      At the grocery store
    • 25. What are the benefits to business?
      Brainstorm with your table team
      Record
      Report out
    • 26. Return on investment for business
      Reasons for being involved
      Improved employee learning, productivity and morale
      Favorable publicity
      Increased networking
      Increased diversity
      Clearer focus for future engagement
      A stronger system for developing skilled workers in the industry
      Greater exposure in the market(s) served by the company
    • 27. http://naf.org/resources/career-academies-advisory-boards-and-educators
    • 28. Return on Investment
      A national study on employer investments in work-based learning found that for every dollar invested, companies saw a return on investment ranging from $0.40 to $5.64.
      “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
    • 29. What doesn’t work
      Asking for money
      Not having an “ask”
      No clear role/no structure
      Not listening to the advice or having an answer for every suggestion “Yeah, we tried that” or “We’re doing that already”
      Overly complicated
      Not engaging partners with students
    • 30. How to build a strong, well run advisory board
      Structure: Business chair
      Communication system
      Clearly defined mission/action plan, bylaws
      Agendas and minutes from meetings with clear action steps, owners, and deadlines
      Action on recommendations
      Hearing feedback from students
      Providing a sense of true engagement
      Clear about the “ask” at all times
      Inviting suggestions and listening to them
      Formally and informally recognizing
      partner’s contributions
    • 31. Calendar and protocol for active engagement
      Ideal strategy for true engagement: Monthly meetings
      Periodic focused updates:
      Fall- Setting the goals for the year, establishing the vision, mission and goals
      Winter- focus on WBL opportunities
      Review fall plan to ensure you are on track
      Spring – review data, celebrate successes, reward students
      End of year:
      Survey partners for ideas related to
      continuous improvement
    • 32. Work-based Learning as a Primary Role
      Why do Work-based Learning?
      What student outcomes do you anticipate from a Work-based learning experience?
      Are there new ways to achieve these outcomes?
      What are the implications for engaging businesses?
    • 33. Broadening the definition of WBL
      http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/files/WBLDefinitionCriteriaOutcomes.pdf
    • 34.
    • 35. Grades
      K-4 5-8 9-12 13+
      Career Awareness
      Career Exploration
      “Career Practicum”
      Career Preparation
      Clinical
      Internship
      Career Day
      Work-study
      Field Trip
      Job Shadow
      Mentor/Tutor
      Guest Speaker
      Apprenticeship
      Company Tour
      Service Learning
      Virtual Enterprise
      On the job Training
      Employment Training
      Student-run Enterprise
      Cooperative Education
      Project Related Internship
      Problem or Project-based Research
    • 36. New Ways to Engage Business Partners
      http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/toolkit_areas/video/dmd_wbl.f4v/last:6
    • 37. Question
      What are the implications of this new definition on the business community?
    • 38. Next Steps
      What actions steps will you take back to your team from today?
    • 39. Resources
      WBL in CA Report - Irvine Foundation
      New Ways to Work
      AB 2648 Report – WestEd or CDE
      The Gold Standards for HS Internships - National Academy Foundation
      Partnership Guide - CASN
    • 40. Additional Information
      National Academy Foundation Website:
      www.naf.org
      Cindy McHugh
      cmchugh@naf.org
      ConnectEd Website:
      www.ConnectEdCalifornia.org
      Rob Atterbury
      ratterbury@ConnectEdCalifornia.org

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