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Gain an understanding of what constitutes a work-based learning plan, why it matters to your students and how to create a work based learning plan for your academy.

Gain an understanding of what constitutes a work-based learning plan, why it matters to your students and how to create a work based learning plan for your academy.

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  • Work-Based Learning: Creating a plan Laura Fidler Instructional Manager, NAF laura@naf.org Laura Fidler, Instructional Manager laura@naf.org
  • #nafnext Today‟s Objectives: Participants will gain an understanding of: what constitutes a work-based learning plan why it matters for your students how to create a work-based learning plan for you academy
  • #nafnext What I LearnedWhat I Want to Know: What I Know:
  • #nafnext What is work-based learning? Term Category Characteristics Work-based learning is a continuum of educational strategies That ….
  • #nafnext NAF Definition Work-based learning refers to a continuum of activities, both in and outside the classroom, that provide opportunities for students to connect what they are learning in the classroom to the world of work; to learn about careers and the education and training requirements for occupations within and across industries; to identify career interests and aptitudes, and to use the workplace for both learning and applying college- and career- readiness skills and knowledge.
  • #nafnext Reasons to Create a Work-Based Learning Plan 1. Gain State CTE Program Approval 2. Help „make the case‟ for work-based learning as an effective instructional strategy 3. Market your academy program to prospective students, business partners and colleges 4. Give your students an edge in a tough economy
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  • #nafnext Core academic content knowledge (e.g. English, mathematics, science, history, arts) - Post-secondary context knowledge (admissions requirements, affording college, and different college types) Core career content knowledge (e.g. knowledge specific to profession) - Career context knowledge (e.g., pathway requirements and qualifications) Awareness of one‟s own abilities and performance - Self-directed; takes initiative; resourcefulness Collaboration and teamwork - Ethical behavior - Ability to work with diverse individuals -Critical and systemic thinking and problem solving - Information literacy; Creativity and Innovation ; Organizational/technology skills - Time management; Flexibility and adaptability - Communication (oral and written, listening and observation)
  • #nafnext Core Academics and Career Knowledge Core Academics  Core academic content knowledge  Post-secondary context knowledge Career Knowledge  Core career content knowledge  Career context knowledge Provide an example of a work-based learning experience that can support the development of any of these skills
  • #nafnext Foundational Skills for Post-Secondary and Career Success  Critical and systemic thinking and problem solving  Information literacy  Creativity and Innovation  Organizational/technology skills  Time management  Flexibility and adaptability  Communication (oral and written, listening and observation) Provide an example of a work-based learning experience that can support the development of any of these skills
  • #nafnext Interpersonal Skills and Self Management Abilities Interpersonal Skills  Collaboration and teamwork  Ethical behavior  Ability to work with diverse individuals Self Management  Awareness of one‟s own abilities and performance  Self-directed; takes initiative; resourcefulnessProvide an example of a work-based learning experience that can support the development of any of these skills
  • #nafnext Why Gen Y Needs Support EdWeek 2013 • Lack skills for dealing with difficult people or conflict – Little understanding of the hidden curriculum or soft skills: Eye contact, social etiquette & appropriate personal interactions – Professionalism, especially if perceived as compromising “self” – The idea of “paying one‟s dues” • Inability to cope with failure, loss, or disappointment – Impatience and impulsivity: Want to see results and rewards quickly – Tend to give up in the absence of immediate results
  • #nafnext Work-Based Learning continuum….huh? Career Awareness + skills Career Exploration + skills Career Preparation + skills •Prepare students for the workplace •Prepare employers to work with high school students •Make the connection between academic learning and the workplace •Teacher externships
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  • #nafnext WBL activities College and career readiness skills and attributes build an awareness of the variety of careers available and begin to identify areas of interest Comprehends verbal, written, and visual information and instructions; listens effectively Understands how school relates to the world of work Grasp a deeper understanding of the workplace Observes non- verbal communication; articulates and presents ideas and information clearly and effectively both verbally and in written form Connect students‟ existing interests and strengths, helping them refine their areas of interest and explore careers and interests more deeply Demonstrates the following critical- thinking and problem- solving skills: Acquire the basic foundational skills needed for college and career readiness. Manages time effectively; is punctual; takes responsibility; prioritizes tasks; brings tasks and projects to completion; Example: Students will be able to…..what?
  • #nafnext AB / BP Opportunities for Involvement Opportunity Role(s) HS Academy Open Houses • Participate/provide representatives • Provide materials and/or funding Classroom Speakers • Serve as/provide speaker(s) Academy Career Fairs • Participate/provide representatives • Provide funding Resume & Interview Workshops • Participate • Provide guidance on content Job Shadowing • Host students Field Trips • Host students • Provide funding Project-based Learning • Provide real world project ideas • Potentially visit class to pre- or post-project Internships • Hire interns • Fund pool to supplement intern compensation Career Symposiums • Participate/provide representatives • Provide materials and/or funding Curriculum Development • Provide guidance on curriculum Supplemental Resources • Provide materials and/or funding Professional Development • Provide training opportunities for teachers
  • #nafnext Let‟s try…. • Draft your work-based learning plans • Groups share out their work
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  • #nafnext What I LearnedWhat I Want to KnowWhat I Know: