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  • Academy of Engineering - Project Timelines Fall, 2006 Pilot site RFP distributed to target urban districts seeking to yield up to 10 pilot schools. Open houses organized at an existing PLTW school site (PLTW can facilitate.) January, 2007 Have interested school counselors) attend PLTW counselor conference at RPI. February, 2007 Completed Proposals due to NAF. Joint NAF/PLTW/NACME committee screens proposals, Pilot sites conditionally approved. March – May, 2007 Pilot sites visited to confirm capacity and readiness and conduct orientation to PLTW and NAF Year of Planning Process. Following Site Visit Schools sign NAF Services Agreement Organizes Planning Team, Register for NAF Summer Institute School registers with PLTW online. District signs PLTW school agreement. School selects and registers a teacher for professional development. School completes Academy Readiness Profile, and a gap analysis of existing equipment and orders lacking equipment. School signs and returns PLTW Software Lease Agreement and leases required software. Summer: Teachers attend PLTW Summer Training Institute. Planning team (teachers, school leaders, district staff and business partners) attend Year Of Planning work session at NAF Institute. Fall, 2007 Classes commence for pilot academies as part of the YOP training. Teachers begin using the PLTW Virtual Academy as needed. Integrated academic/engineering modules developed and piloted throughout school year. NAF Planning Activities including web-conferences, on-site visit, and development of programmatic deliverables. First local advisory board convened (with support of NACME) Winter, 2007 - 2008 Finalize program of study, student recruitment plans and class schedule requirements Spring 2008 Conduct student recruitment; develop school schedule supportive of academy goals and program integrity, Staff selection and orientation. Summer 2008 Teams attend NAF and PLTW Institutes Fall 2008 Academy accepts students into 9th grade cohort. 2008-2012 One grade per year added to pilots through graduation and full academy implementation Academy of Engineering Expected Growth of Academy of Engineering Growth may continue at a measured pace after the 2010-11. If the number of AOE academies levels off at 110, they will ultimately graduate approximately 8,800 students per year. These graduates will be better prepared to succeed in post-secondary engineering and engineering technology, even though many were not chosen from the “academically elite” (upper 10% of the student population.)
  • Academy of Engineering - Project Timelines Fall, 2006 Pilot site RFP distributed to target urban districts seeking to yield up to 10 pilot schools. Open houses organized at an existing PLTW school site (PLTW can facilitate.) January, 2007 Have interested school counselors) attend PLTW counselor conference at RPI. February, 2007 Completed Proposals due to NAF. Joint NAF/PLTW/NACME committee screens proposals, Pilot sites conditionally approved. March – May, 2007 Pilot sites visited to confirm capacity and readiness and conduct orientation to PLTW and NAF Year of Planning Process. Following Site Visit Schools sign NAF Services Agreement Organizes Planning Team, Register for NAF Summer Institute School registers with PLTW online. District signs PLTW school agreement. School selects and registers a teacher for professional development. School completes Academy Readiness Profile, and a gap analysis of existing equipment and orders lacking equipment. School signs and returns PLTW Software Lease Agreement and leases required software. Summer: Teachers attend PLTW Summer Training Institute. Planning team (teachers, school leaders, district staff and business partners) attend Year Of Planning work session at NAF Institute. Fall, 2007 Classes commence for pilot academies as part of the YOP training. Teachers begin using the PLTW Virtual Academy as needed. Integrated academic/engineering modules developed and piloted throughout school year. NAF Planning Activities including web-conferences, on-site visit, and development of programmatic deliverables. First local advisory board convened (with support of NACME) Winter, 2007 - 2008 Finalize program of study, student recruitment plans and class schedule requirements Spring 2008 Conduct student recruitment; develop school schedule supportive of academy goals and program integrity, Staff selection and orientation. Summer 2008 Teams attend NAF and PLTW Institutes Fall 2008 Academy accepts students into 9th grade cohort. 2008-2012 One grade per year added to pilots through graduation and full academy implementation Academy of Engineering Expected Growth of Academy of Engineering Growth may continue at a measured pace after the 2010-11. If the number of AOE academies levels off at 110, they will ultimately graduate approximately 8,800 students per year. These graduates will be better prepared to succeed in post-secondary engineering and engineering technology, even though many were not chosen from the “academically elite” (upper 10% of the student population.)
  • In the document – NACME Planning and Strategy – there is a detailed explanation of the content of each of these programs.
  • In the document – NACME Planning and Strategy – there is a detailed explanation of the content of each of these programs.
  • STEM theme: The academy will center its course curriculum on science, technology, engineering and math. AOE will be a four-year high school program implemented in public schools selected by application. The guidelines for this new academy included: Either stand-alone or small learning community in an urban school district/environment Small, 400 student four-year high school – implemented one grade per year at each location (9 th Grade) AOE must be open to all students – no pre-qualifying tests Agreed policy for admissions - student expresses interest in theme and enrolling in the school Must have a separate leader and independent, dedicated and qualified staff across all disciplines. Approval by the school district. Degree of autonomy negotiated with school district and significant Budget authority.. AOE will not be a set of drop-in courses. Every student graduates ready for success at a four-year institution.
  • In the document – NACME Planning and Strategy – there is a detailed explanation of the content of each of these programs.
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    • 1. NACME Creating Opportunities, Ensuring Success
    • 2. Overview <ul><li>Pre-engineering Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle and High School – develop collaborative relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scholarship and Student Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase awareness of career opportunities in Engineering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve transition to 4 year institutions – Articulation Agreements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships – 5 year commitment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity matters – recruit, retain and graduate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate effectiveness of student support strategies – share best practices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate corporate internships and recruitment – online resume system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Graduate - Support Sloan Foundation Minority PhD Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish reports, articles, op-ed pieces and editorials and participate in panels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase understanding and provide recommendations on the the national issues related to minorities in the fields of engineering, science and technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications and community building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders from industry, education, foundations and government </li></ul></ul>
    • 3. University Program
    • 4. University Program <ul><li>1,269 Scholars - 20% growth Y-T-Y </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cash Grants total $1.6M – growing to $1.8M in 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retention rate of 82% vs. national average of 39% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.1 Average GPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>33% women compared to national avg. of 24% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>49% African American; 43% Latino; 5% American Indian; 3% Other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community College Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>San Diego </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maryland </li></ul></ul>
    • 5. Partner Universities <ul><li>Arizona State University, Tempe </li></ul><ul><li>Bucknell University </li></ul><ul><li>California State University, Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>California State University, Sacramento </li></ul><ul><li>City College of The City University of New York </li></ul><ul><li>Clarkson University </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell University </li></ul><ul><li>Drexel University </li></ul><ul><li>Fairfield University </li></ul><ul><li>Florida International University </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Howard University </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson State University </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas State University </li></ul><ul><li>Kettering University </li></ul><ul><li>Louisiana State University </li></ul><ul><li>Marquette University </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Technological University </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina A&amp;T State University </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina State University </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Arizona University </li></ul><ul><li>Polytechnic University </li></ul><ul><li>Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico </li></ul>Prairie View A&amp;M University Purdue University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Stevens Institute of Technology Syracuse University Temple University Tennessee Technological University Tuskegee University University of Akron University of Bridgeport* University of California, San Diego University of Central Florida University of Colorado – Boulder University of Houston University of Illinois, Chicago University of Maryland, Baltimore County University of Missouri, Rolla University of Southern California University of Texas, El Paso University of Texas, San Antonio University of Washington Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • 6. Pre-Engineering Program
    • 7. Pre-Engineering Facts <ul><li>70% of 8 th Graders are not proficient in reading and will never catch up </li></ul><ul><li>1.1M American high school students drop out every year – 6K every school day </li></ul><ul><li>America has world’s largest economy - $11.1 Trillion (China 2.0 Trillion) </li></ul><ul><li>Americans are more productive than their global peers </li></ul><ul><li>US attracts the most foreign investment </li></ul><ul><li>R&amp;D in the US is the world’s largest – emerging markets growing faster </li></ul><ul><li>American citizens make up a declining share of science and engineering students </li></ul><ul><li>May 2007 – Minority population in America exceeds 100 million </li></ul>
    • 8. Pre-Engineering How are underrepresented minorities doing? <ul><li>Math test scores – wide gaps and growing </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced math completion – white students 47%, minority students 31% </li></ul><ul><li>High School graduation rates – improving but wide gaps still persist </li></ul><ul><li>College – White 28%, Black 19%, Latino/Hispanic 12% </li></ul><ul><li>USA ranks 10 th in the world for college attainment ages 25-34 </li></ul><ul><li>College graduates by age 26 – high income families 60%, low income families 7% </li></ul><ul><li>USA invests significantly more in education than other countries, yet we rank 22 out of 26 in math performance </li></ul><ul><li>In 2002 only 4% of minorities (28K out of 690K) had taken and passed sufficient math and science to qualify for admission to study engineering and technology at the college level – of those 16,800 admitted </li></ul>
    • 9. Pre-Engineering <ul><li>Deliverables: </li></ul><ul><li>The NACME Guide to Engineering Colleges (in collaboration with The Princeton Review) </li></ul><ul><li>Helping Teachers Make a Difference (in collaboration with Cambell-Kibler) </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Study Guide for Students and Parents (in collaboration with Guaranteed 4.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Your Future: A Career Guide for Minority Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom STEM Materials (posters, deliverables, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>NACMEBacksMe.org – December 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>ACE Mentoring Program - high school outreach program that includes mentors and the development of education and career-related materials to support the AOE students </li></ul><ul><li>MESA – bring after school programs to the AOE sites California/Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Grants &amp; Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher STEM Innovation Grants (Deadline: November 30th, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Student Pre-Engineering Scholarships (Deadline: May 31st, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Symposium </li></ul><ul><li>NACME Symposium and Partner Meeting - May 27 th - May 29 th , 2008 </li></ul>
    • 10. Academy of Engineering (AOE) <ul><li>The National Academy Foundation, Project Lead the Way and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>A partnership to create small learning communities in high schools focused on Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM). The goals are: </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit and encourage more high school students to investigate careers in engineering science and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in the study of engineering </li></ul><ul><li>High school graduates ready for postsecondary education and prepared to succeed and graduate with a degree in the field </li></ul>
    • 11. AOE Involvement <ul><li>National Academy Foundation (NAF): unique capabilities and documented success in developing specialized career academies in Finance, IT, Travel and Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Project Lead The Way (PLTW): Provides the curriculum development for core pre-engineering studies, teacher certification and classroom requirements </li></ul><ul><li>National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME): reinforcing and enhancing the educational experience in the classroom by providing support to the local community, students and parents – using a collaboration model </li></ul>
    • 12. AOE Guidelines <ul><li>The guidelines for this new academy include : </li></ul><ul><li>Small, 400 student four-year high school </li></ul><ul><li>Either stand-alone or small learning community in an urban school </li></ul><ul><li>Must have a separate leader and independent, dedicated staff across all disciplines and approval by the school district </li></ul><ul><li>Degree of autonomy negotiated with school district and significant budget authority </li></ul><ul><li>AOE will not be a set of drop-in courses </li></ul><ul><li>AOE will not be for the top students of a high school or community, but must be open to all students of the school </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed policy for admission to program (Student expresses interest in theme and enrolling in the school) </li></ul><ul><li>Every student graduates ready for success at a four-year institution </li></ul><ul><li>STEM theme: The academy will center its course curriculum on science, technology, engineering and math </li></ul>
    • 13. Advisory Board Involvement TENTATIVE   Boeing   Evergreen High School Burien, WA   IBM AT&amp;T H. Grady Spruce High School Dallas, TX     TBD AJ Moore Academy Waco, TX   Bechtel   Northwest Career and Technical Academy Las Vegas, NV     TBD East High School on Arcadia Columbus, OH     Malcolm Pirnie Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture High School New York, NY GE / Bechtel AT&amp;T IBM Frederick Douglass High School Atlanta, GA     TBD Porterville Charter Academy Strathmore, CA AT&amp;T   Bechtel Burton High School San Francisco, CA     Raytheon James Madison High School San Diego, CA   Raytheon   Patrick Henry High School San Diego, CA Raytheon   Boeing EDT Academy Morse High School San Diego, CA   BP 3M University High School Los Angeles, CA
    • 14. NACME Model for Collaboration Partner Universities Academy of Engineering MESA Programs SLOAN/GEM/NACME ACE Programs
    • 15. Research and Policy
    • 16. Research and Policy <ul><li>2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarship Program evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress report –Minorities in Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coming later this fall </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Roundtable (January) – Efforts to enhance minority participation in STEM education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduating scholar survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women in engineering – focus on women of color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proving the model – joint study PLTW/NACME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community College – Transfer student performance at 4 year institutions </li></ul></ul>
    • 17. Discussion Your inputs are valued!
    • 18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHWTLA8WecI
    • 19. Contact Information <ul><li>Raluca Cadar </li></ul><ul><li>Program Manager, Pre-Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>NACME, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>440 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 302 </li></ul><ul><li>White Plains, NY 10601-1813 </li></ul><ul><li>Tel:     914-539-4010 x 202 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax:    914-539-4032 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>

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