Learning Seminar:
Using Portfolio Projects to Help
Students Make Connections
Academy of Finance and Enterprise
Gilberto Ve...
#nafnext
Ice Breaker (10 Minutes)
• Sweet Stories
• Groups of 6
• Choose Pieces of Candy and Share your
experiences with y...
Academy of Finance and Enterprise
Gilberto Vega-FounderVictoria Armano, Principal- Jessica Herrera, Guidance
Lorena Izzo, ...
#nafnext
Academy of Finance and Enterprise
• Location: Long Island City, NY
• NAF: Academy of Finance
• Founded in 2005
• ...
#nafnext
The “Problems” we face with WBL….
• Too many obstacles today
 Money, the economy, connections, time, lack of
net...
#nafnext
THE NAF MODEL
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AOFE DEVELOPMENT AND STRUCTURE
School Requirements
• Regents Exams
• Credit Accumulation
in the required
subject ...
#nafnext
Course Sequence and WBL Participation
Computer
Applications and
Principles of
Finance
Accounting I and II
Entrepr...
Building Communities
At AOFE we are a Family
We work closely with
Students, Parents,
Teachers, and Administrators
Case Con...
Expected School-wide Learning Results
EXPECTED SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING RESULTS (ESLRS)
Academy of Finance and Enterprise will ...
#nafnext
#nafnext
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Portfolio Projects
• Important culminating event
• All students have to complete the themed
portfolios
• Based on...
#nafnext
Portfolios
Interdisciplinary
project based
learning
Collection of
student work
Representation of
growth through:
...
#nafnext
#nafnext
#nafnext
#nafnext
Connecting Portfolio Projects
With Internships
• Learned and developed important skills
• Helped build confidence...
#nafnext
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Career Paths
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Freshman
Year
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Sophomore Year
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The Dominican Republic – Junior Year
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Career and College Ready! – Senior Year
• National Academy
Foundation
• Junior Achievement
• Virtual Enterprises
...
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Mentor-Mentee of the Year
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Ringing the bell at the Stock Exchange
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Media Recognition
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Media
Recognition
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Junior Achievement Gala
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Virtual
Enterprise
Benefit
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JA USA
President’s
Awards
Gala
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NAF Benefit
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Networking!!!
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Networking
with
Super Bowl
Champions
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Belgium
and
Holland
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Future
• ALPFA
• Mentorship at AOFE
• Entrepreneurship
• Study abroad
• International
Development
#nafnext
Babson College
#nafnext
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Making Connections
In the Future
• My Experience at AOFE
• Going to College
• Giving back
• Future Plans
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Making Connections with Business
Partners
• Building Resumes
• Mock Interviews
• Participating in Presentations
•...
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For more information:
Victoria Armano, Principal varmano@schools.nyc.gov
Lorena Izzo, NAF Coordinator lizzo3@scho...
#nafnext
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Learn how students, through portfolio projects, make connections with expected learning results on academic rigor, special interests, career awareness, career
exploration, citizenship, work-based learning and college readiness.
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Palexenia Babb, Jessica Herrera, Lorena Izzo, Janina Morones, Josuel Plasencia, Steven Rolon, and Chelsea Vanegas, Academy of Finance and Enterprise

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  • Mission: To provide students with an academic, business and technology-based education, that develops skills in leadership, innovative thinking, and problem solving.
  • Using Portfolio Projects to Help Students Make Connections

    1. 1. Learning Seminar: Using Portfolio Projects to Help Students Make Connections Academy of Finance and Enterprise Gilberto Vega-FounderVictoria Armano, Principal- Jessica Herrera, Guidance, Lorena Izzo, NAF Coordinator - Janina Morones, Business Teacher Palexenia Babb, Josuel Plasencia, Steven Rolon, Josselyn Valverde, Ana Lucia Urizar – NAF Alumni NAF Standard : Standard 4.1 Work-Based Learning Provides a Work-Based Learning Program All students complete a sequenced set of work-based learning experiences as defined by the Internship Gold Standards.
    2. 2. #nafnext Ice Breaker (10 Minutes) • Sweet Stories • Groups of 6 • Choose Pieces of Candy and Share your experiences with your group • Record your answers on the Chart Paper
    3. 3. Academy of Finance and Enterprise Gilberto Vega-FounderVictoria Armano, Principal- Jessica Herrera, Guidance Lorena Izzo, NAF Coordinator - Janina Morones, Business Teacher Palexenia Babb, Josuel Plasencia, Steven Rolon, Josselyn Valverde, Ana Lucia Urizar – NAF Alumni NAF Standard : Standard 4.1 Work-Based Learning Provides a Work-Based Learning Program All students complete a sequenced set of work-based learning experiences as defined by the Internship Gold Standards. Learning Seminar: Using Portfolio Projects to Help Students Make Connections
    4. 4. #nafnext Academy of Finance and Enterprise • Location: Long Island City, NY • NAF: Academy of Finance • Founded in 2005 • Our Mission • CTE Certification: NAF Finance and VE/Entrepreneurship • Enrollment: 442 Students • Graduation Rate: 99% by August
    5. 5. #nafnext The “Problems” we face with WBL…. • Too many obstacles today  Money, the economy, connections, time, lack of networking opportunities Our “Solution” and our Success….. • Alternative worthwhile WBL experiences using the NAF Model • Connecting classroom experiences with work experience
    6. 6. #nafnext THE NAF MODEL
    7. 7. #nafnext AOFE DEVELOPMENT AND STRUCTURE School Requirements • Regents Exams • Credit Accumulation in the required subject areas • NAF Model • Portfolios • Community Service • College Now Classes • College Connections • AP Classes • Internships Business Theme (AOF) • Principles of Finance • Computer applications • Accounting I and II • Entrepreneurship • Financial Planning • Virtual Enterprise • Career and Financial Management • Economics • Business Ethics
    8. 8. #nafnext Course Sequence and WBL Participation Computer Applications and Principles of Finance Accounting I and II Entrepreneurship and Financial Services Career and Financial Management and Business Ethics 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Career Awareness Exploration Career Preparation
    9. 9. Building Communities At AOFE we are a Family We work closely with Students, Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Case Conferences and Action Plans Guidance Meetings Professional Development
    10. 10. Expected School-wide Learning Results EXPECTED SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING RESULTS (ESLRS) Academy of Finance and Enterprise will prepare its graduates to be: Effective Communicators Team Players Great Speakers Community Contributors/ Participants Complex Thinkers Problems Solvers ESLR’S Effective and Quality Workers Well Rounded Individuals
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    13. 13. #nafnext Portfolio Projects • Important culminating event • All students have to complete the themed portfolios • Based on Rigorous standards • Graded on oral presentations and physical portfolios • Presented to teachers and industry professionals • Senior Portfolios focus on growth and college and career plans
    14. 14. #nafnext Portfolios Interdisciplinary project based learning Collection of student work Representation of growth through: • Internships • Academics • Community service Making Connections Using Portfolios
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    18. 18. #nafnext Connecting Portfolio Projects With Internships • Learned and developed important skills • Helped build confidence • Made the process easier
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    20. 20. #nafnext Career Paths
    21. 21. #nafnext Freshman Year
    22. 22. #nafnext Sophomore Year
    23. 23. #nafnext The Dominican Republic – Junior Year
    24. 24. #nafnext Career and College Ready! – Senior Year • National Academy Foundation • Junior Achievement • Virtual Enterprises • Babson College • Ernst & Young • KMPG • Scholarships
    25. 25. #nafnext Mentor-Mentee of the Year
    26. 26. #nafnext Ringing the bell at the Stock Exchange
    27. 27. #nafnext Media Recognition
    28. 28. #nafnext Media Recognition
    29. 29. #nafnext Junior Achievement Gala
    30. 30. #nafnext Virtual Enterprise Benefit
    31. 31. #nafnext JA USA President’s Awards Gala
    32. 32. #nafnext NAF Benefit
    33. 33. #nafnext Networking!!!
    34. 34. #nafnext Networking with Super Bowl Champions
    35. 35. #nafnext Belgium and Holland
    36. 36. #nafnext
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    38. 38. #nafnext Future • ALPFA • Mentorship at AOFE • Entrepreneurship • Study abroad • International Development
    39. 39. #nafnext Babson College
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    41. 41. #nafnext Making Connections In the Future • My Experience at AOFE • Going to College • Giving back • Future Plans
    42. 42. #nafnext Making Connections with Business Partners • Building Resumes • Mock Interviews • Participating in Presentations • Preparing students for competitions • Mentoring • Advisory Board • Internships • Volunteer work
    43. 43. #nafnext For more information: Victoria Armano, Principal varmano@schools.nyc.gov Lorena Izzo, NAF Coordinator lizzo3@schools.nyc.gov Jessica Herrera, Guidance jherrera7@schools.nyc.gov Janina Morones, WBL Coordinator jmorones@schools.nyc.gov
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