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Outstanding Projects:Recognize students’ inherent drive to learn, their capability to do important work, and their need to be taken seriously by putting them at the center of the learning process. Engage students in the central concepts and principles of a discipline. The project work is central rather than peripheral to the curriculum. Highlight provocative issues and questions that lead students to in-depth exploration of authentic and important topics. Require the use of essential tools and skills, including technology, for learning, self-management, and project management.Specify products that solve problems, explain dilemmas, or present information generated through investigation, research, or reasoning.Include multiple products that permit frequent feedback and consistent opportunities for students to learn from experience.Use performance-based assessments that communicate high expectations, present rigorous challenges, and require a range of skills and knowledge.Encourage collaboration in some form, either through small groups, student-led presentations, or whole-class evaluations of project results.
Work as Turnkey Solution or Modular lessons– makes it easy to teach a complete course “out of the box” or integrate it with existing curriculum materials or textbooks.Each course is updated every year–students get timely & accurate subject matterThe course materials are in Word format–easy to customize for different needsCareer skills are embedded in every lesson –help prepare students to be successful in their professional livesLiteracy Activities – build language skills within subject matter contextEach course specifies activities for Advisory Board involvement –helps solidify the Academy modelEngaging approach (Rigor, Relevancy, Collaboration, Projects)-- keeps students motivated
Provide an example of how the new course aligns to each NAF core principle.Describe and demonstrate (if possible) the types of culminating student projects created in the course.
Tell the story of one or two exemplary Curriculum Fellows and the success they had in their classroom during the pilot.Encourage participants to come to the fellows workshop to hear more stories firsthand.Mention the key responsibilities and requirements of being a Fellow:Attend all three meetingsRead through all course materials in the Fall and provide timely feedbackPilot the course in the Spring and provide timely feedbackBasic computer and internet literacy
Introducing the New 2009 Courses<br />Academy of Hospitality and Tourism<br />
Help us help you implement the new NAF courses<br />The implementation forms will be our guides. Please start with:<br /><ul><li>Who are you?
All courses are built with common elements<br />Correlated to National Standards<br />Rigor and Relevancy<br />Project Based Learning<br />Literacy Strategies<br />21st Century Skills<br />- core academics<br />- life & career skills<br />- learning & innovation<br />- information, media & technology skills<br />Enrichment and Cross-Curricular Integration<br />Reviewed by Industry Subject Matter Experts<br />
NAF course features lead to many benefits<br />Turnkey or modular use<br /><ul><li>Annual updates and improvements
Specific activities for Advisory Board involvement
Most important: Engaging approach!</li></li></ul><li>Sustainable Tourism<br />Students explore worldwide changes in the tourism industry.<br />Culminating Project: Hosting a Sustainable Tourism conference for invited attendees .<br />
Event Planning<br />Students learn about the process of professional event planning, emphasizing sports and entertainment/performing arts industries.<br />Culminating Project: Development of a realistic performance proposal for the local community.<br />
Let’s Think, Pair, Share<br />What common elements do you see in the structure of these courses?<br />How do these courses support a range of thinking skills?<br />How can these courses support the direction of your Academy?<br />
The courses are just a part of Curriculum & Academics<br />NAF Student Certification<br /><ul><li>We are teaming with West Ed to develop third-party validated certification in AOF, AOHT, and AOIT
Certificate will require students to complete four NAF courses and an internship
The assessment system underlying certification will include:</li></ul>> End-of-course exams<br />> Course culminating project evaluations<br />> Internship evaluation<br />
Articulation Agreements are also being developed<br />We are already in discussion with ~60 colleges and universities!<br />Benefits to Academies<br /><ul><li>College credits, advanced placement, or waiving of prerequisite courses for NAF students
Preferential admissions consideration for NAF students
Professional Development opportunities for NAF teachers</li></li></ul><li>Consider becoming a Curriculum Fellow to pilot new course<br />Receive hands-on training in NAF pedagogy <br />Meet in-person at different locations around the country (all expenses paid!)<br />Provide complete and detailed course feedback to the editorial team<br />Present at the Summer Institute<br />For more info: email@example.com<br />
There are other important ways to help activate the curriculum<br />Come to the Fellows’ & Leaders’ presentations<br />Sign up for the NAF Collaboration Network<br />Make use of the new Online Curriculum Library<br />
Please complete your Curriculum Implementation Form<br />What is your interest in these courses?<br />What will it take to implement these courses in your Academy/District?<br />What do you need from us?<br />