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Advisory Boards that Work: Success Stories at Milwaukee-Washington High School of IT
 

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Wondering what it looks like for an advisory board to REALLY engage with an academy? Come hear about how the advisory board at Milwaukee-Washington High School of IT got there. In the last two years, ...

Wondering what it looks like for an advisory board to REALLY engage with an academy? Come hear about how the advisory board at Milwaukee-Washington High School of IT got there. In the last two years, the board has hosted an interactive IT and engineering career fair, delivered workshops and recruited eight new members
Presenters: Joe Kmoch, Sheryl Know, Washington High School of IT, and Dorothy Valentine, SET Ministry

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  • Two a year; one in the Fall focused on Middle School visitors, the other in the spring with priority to high schoolsFall at Washington HS of IT, Spring at Harley-Davidson (the video was at WHS)iFair is among other things anOpportunity for Gr 7-10 students to find out about IT and Engineering opportunitiesOpportunity for businesses to sell the excitement of IT and engineering careersOpportunity to have students and professionals to interact in a meaningful, personal wayTry to make this an event that teachers will infuse into their classroomsStudent and teacher preparation before the visitBusiness and university professionals preparing before the eventSelling the excitement of careers in IT and engineering, but not selling productStudents having in-depth discussions with young professionals on the exhibit floor and in the panel discussion at the end of the visitFollow-up by teachers and students in their classroom
  • Businesses on the Advisory Board for the UW-Whitewater MCS program didn’t understand why few if any high school students were applying to lucrative scholarships they offered for the MCS program.These AB members thought having a career fair for high school seniors would help.Dr. Robert Horton who heads UWW MCS program thought WHSoIT might be interestedHe and our WHSoIT AB board became convinced that the efforts should be directed at the middle school studentsWith some trepidation businesses on both board agreed to going “toe to toe” with mostly middle school students!
  • Businesses on the Advisory Board for the UW-Whitewater MCS program didn’t understand why few if any high school students were applying to lucrative scholarships they offered for the MCS program.These AB members thought having a career fair for high school seniors would help.Dr. Robert Horton who heads UWW MCS program thought WHSoIT might be interestedHe and our WHSoIT AB board became convinced that the efforts should be directed at the middle school studentsWith some trepidation businesses on both board agreed to going “toe to toe” with mostly middle school students!
  • Businesses on the Advisory Board for the UW-Whitewater MCS program didn’t understand why few if any high school students were applying to lucrative scholarships they offered for the MCS program.These AB members thought having a career fair for high school seniors would help.Dr. Robert Horton who heads UWW MCS program thought WHSoIT might be interestedHe and our WHSoIT AB board became convinced that the efforts should be directed at the middle school studentsWith some trepidation businesses on both board agreed to going “toe to toe” with mostly middle school students!iFair-07.jpg; iFair-12.jpgiFair-14.jpg; iFair-46.jpg
  • Businesses on the Advisory Board for the UW-Whitewater MCS program didn’t understand why few if any high school students were applying to lucrative scholarships they offered for the MCS program.These AB members thought having a career fair for high school seniors would help.Dr. Robert Horton who heads UWW MCS program thought WHSoIT might be interestedHe and our WHSoIT AB board became convinced that the efforts should be directed at the middle school studentsWith some trepidation businesses on both board agreed to going “toe to toe” with mostly middle school students!iFair-39.jpg; iFair-51.jpgiFair-61.jpg; iFair-79.jpg
  • Businesses on the Advisory Board for the UW-Whitewater MCS program didn’t understand why few if any high school students were applying to lucrative scholarships they offered for the MCS program.These AB members thought having a career fair for high school seniors would help.Dr. Robert Horton who heads UWW MCS program thought WHSoIT might be interestedHe and our WHSoIT AB board became convinced that the efforts should be directed at the middle school studentsWith some trepidation businesses on both board agreed to going “toe to toe” with mostly middle school students!iFair-73.jpg; iFair-81.jpg(to right) iFair-90.jpg
  • Businesses on the Advisory Board for the UW-Whitewater MCS program didn’t understand why few if any high school students were applying to lucrative scholarships they offered for the MCS program.These AB members thought having a career fair for high school seniors would help.Dr. Robert Horton who heads UWW MCS program thought WHSoIT might be interestedHe and our WHSoIT AB board became convinced that the efforts should be directed at the middle school studentsWith some trepidation businesses on both board agreed to going “toe to toe” with mostly middle school students!
  • Need to develop employability skills In joint meetings with a smaller group of teachers and then the whole staff, the Employability Skills poster and workbook were developed.Showing students at a young age that computing and engineering careers can be excitingYoung professionals act as role models Encourage high levels of significant studiesThus...
  • AB MembershipHere’s a list of the 8 new members:Concurrency, Inc – software engineer, Matt Herman (moved to a different company and wanted to continue to be involved; also encouraged by his new company)CityBrook Church – community representative Jarod Cronk – James PlaceCircle1Network/Kidscom.com – social gaming company CEO Jori Clarke – student involvement opportunitiesDelco – retired engineer Tom Kriofsky – via a husband of school adminMakeADifference-WI – student financial development, Desiree Cocroft (also alum ’02)British Computer Society – education outreach in US, Quentin Hart-Slater (also MU)Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare – human resources development, Lea ToneyUS Bank, IT Education director, Marcia Tadeo (student internships)Plus we maintained three organizations but with new repMATC – AmruteNutanSTEMForward – Richard MerkelHarley-Davidson – Michelle Waite
  • AB MembershipHere’s a list of the 8 new members:Concurrency, Inc – software engineer, Matt Herman (moved to a different company and wanted to continue to be involved; also encouraged by his new company)CityBrook Church – community representative Jarod Cronk – James PlaceCircle1Network/Kidscom.com – social gaming company CEO Jori Clarke – student involvement opportunitiesDelco – retired engineer Tom Kriofsky – via a husband of school adminMakeADifference-WI – student financial development, Desiree Cocroft (also alum ’02)British Computer Society – education outreach in US, Quentin Hart-Slater (also MU)Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare – human resources development, Lea ToneyUS Bank, IT Education director, Marcia Tadeo (student internships)Plus we maintained three organizations but with new repMATC – AmruteNutanSTEMForward – Richard MerkelHarley-Davidson – Michelle Waite
  • AB MembershipHere’s a list of the 8 new members:Concurrency, Inc – software engineer, Matt Herman (moved to a different company and wanted to continue to be involved; also encouraged by his new company)CityBrook Church – community representative Jarod Cronk – James PlaceCircle1Network/Kidscom.com – social gaming company CEO Jori Clarke – student involvement opportunitiesDelco – retired engineer Tom Kriofsky – via a husband of school adminMakeADifference-WI – student financial development, Desiree Cocroft (also alum ’02)British Computer Society – education outreach in US, Quentin Hart-Slater (also MU)Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare – human resources development, Lea ToneyUS Bank, IT Education director, Marcia Tadeo (student internships)Plus we maintained three organizations but with new repMATC – AmruteNutanSTEMForward – Richard MerkelHarley-Davidson – Michelle Waite
  • AB MembershipHere’s a list of the 8 new members:Concurrency, Inc – software engineer, Matt Herman (moved to a different company and wanted to continue to be involved; also encouraged by his new company)CityBrook Church – community representative Jarod Cronk – James PlaceCircle1Network/Kidscom.com – social gaming company CEO Jori Clarke – student involvement opportunitiesDelco – retired engineer Tom Kriofsky – via a husband of school adminMakeADifference-WI – student financial development, Desiree Cocroft (also alum ’02)British Computer Society – education outreach in US, Quentin Hart-Slater (also MU)Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare – human resources development, Lea ToneyUS Bank, IT Education director, Marcia Tadeo (student internships)Plus we maintained three organizations but with new repMATC – AmruteNutanSTEMForward – Richard MerkelHarley-Davidson – Michelle Waite
  • AB MembershipHere’s a list of the 8 new members:Concurrency, Inc – software engineer, Matt Herman (moved to a different company and wanted to continue to be involved; also encouraged by his new company)CityBrook Church – community representative Jarod Cronk – James PlaceCircle1Network/Kidscom.com – social gaming company CEO Jori Clarke – student involvement opportunitiesDelco – retired engineer Tom Kriofsky – via a husband of school adminMakeADifference-WI – student financial development, Desiree Cocroft (also alum ’02)British Computer Society – education outreach in US, Quentin Hart-Slater (also MU)Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare – human resources development, Lea ToneyUS Bank, IT Education director, Marcia Tadeo (student internships)Plus we maintained three organizations but with new repMATC – AmruteNutanSTEMForward – Richard MerkelHarley-Davidson – Michelle Waite
  • AB MembershipHere’s a list of the 8 new members:Concurrency, Inc – software engineer, Matt Herman (moved to a different company and wanted to continue to be involved; also encouraged by his new company)CityBrook Church – community representative Jarod Cronk – James PlaceCircle1Network/Kidscom.com – social gaming company CEO Jori Clarke – student involvement opportunitiesDelco – retired engineer Tom Kriofsky – via a husband of school adminMakeADifference-WI – student financial development, Desiree Cocroft (also alum ’02)British Computer Society – education outreach in US, Quentin Hart-Slater (also MU)Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare – human resources development, Lea ToneyUS Bank, IT Education director, Marcia Tadeo (student internships)Plus we maintained three organizations but with new repMATC – AmruteNutanSTEMForward – Richard MerkelHarley-Davidson – Michelle Waite
  • AB MembershipHere’s a list of the 8 new members:Concurrency, Inc – software engineer, Matt Herman (moved to a different company and wanted to continue to be involved; also encouraged by his new company)CityBrook Church – community representative Jarod Cronk – James PlaceCircle1Network/Kidscom.com – social gaming company CEO Jori Clarke – student involvement opportunitiesDelco – retired engineer Tom Kriofsky – via a husband of school adminMakeADifference-WI – student financial development, Desiree Cocroft (also alum ’02)British Computer Society – education outreach in US, Quentin Hart-Slater (also MU)Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare – human resources development, Lea ToneyUS Bank, IT Education director, Marcia Tadeo (student internships)Plus we maintained three organizations but with new repMATC – AmruteNutanSTEMForward – Richard MerkelHarley-Davidson – Michelle Waite
  • AB MembershipHere’s a list of the 8 new members:Concurrency, Inc – software engineer, Matt Herman (moved to a different company and wanted to continue to be involved; also encouraged by his new company)CityBrook Church – community representative Jarod Cronk – James PlaceCircle1Network/Kidscom.com – social gaming company CEO Jori Clarke – student involvement opportunitiesDelco – retired engineer Tom Kriofsky – via a husband of school adminMakeADifference-WI – student financial development, Desiree Cocroft (also alum ’02)British Computer Society – education outreach in US, Quentin Hart-Slater (also MU)Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare – human resources development, Lea ToneyUS Bank, IT Education director, Marcia Tadeo (student internships)Plus we maintained three organizations but with new repMATC – AmruteNutanSTEMForward – Richard MerkelHarley-Davidson – Michelle Waite

Advisory Boards that Work: Success Stories at Milwaukee-Washington High School of IT Advisory Boards that Work: Success Stories at Milwaukee-Washington High School of IT Presentation Transcript

  • Advisory Boards that Work: Success Stories at Milwaukee- Washington HS of IT Joe Kmoch joe@jkmoch.com Sheryl Knox she4kn@aol.com Dorothy Valentine <dorothy.valentine@yahoo.com>
  • #nafnext
  • #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist • Opening video of one of the first iFairs • The story
  • #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist • Description and highlights of each iFair (10 m)  Finding exhibitors and pre-fair information  Finding schools and pre-fair preparation including lesson plan and handouts
  • #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist  At the fair – for students, for exhibitors
  • #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist  At the fair – for students, for exhibitors
  • #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist  At the fair – for students, for exhibitors
  • #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist  After the fair – for students, for exhibitors, for teachers
  • #nafnext
  • #nafnext WHS Library AGENDA Employability Skills Poster Welcome and Purpose ……………………………………….………………Dorothy Valentine Career & Technical Education ……………………….………....…Eric Radomski/Terri Salzer Business Requirements ……………………………….….…………..………...Edna Abernathy Group Session Expectations……………………………………………..……Dorothy Valentine Group Questions: - How does PBIS work in the classroom? - How would you suggest using this employability skill in your classroom? - What is one way to reward the students for practicing these skills? Group Report-Outs WHS Graduates: How WHS played a role in their success ……………………………………Desiree Cocroft Tony Braddock Retired Teacher Insights ……………………………………………………….…….Freda Bell Acknowledgements Next Steps How we introduced this to the staff:
  • Your turn! Divide into groups so that there are no more than 8 in a group. Choose one of the 6 Employability skills areas Generate ideas to include those in your classroom, noting them on a large poster sheet Share out ideas to the larger group
  • Notes from Sharing Segment:
  • Other AB Activities Student Leadership Workshop Planned Training Module Schedule January: Orientation Conduct Ethics Eval, Dress for Success February: Integrity and Ethics March: Communication Skills …and Listening & Feedback April: Interpersonal Skills May: Decision-Making/Problem-Solving Skills Student application and teacher sign-off
  • Other AB Activities Mock Interview Sessions • At least two possibly three • Prep workshops for students • Goal is to have a group of students do all three mock interviews • Evaluate Progress
  • Other AB Activities AB Membership – enlarging and maintaining Note the many different ways of adding to and maintaining a board • Software engineer who changed jobs and asked his new small company to continue • Added social gaming company CEO through contact via a community college IT program advisory board • Added a retired engineer via personal contact with previous school administrator
  • Other AB Activities AB Membership – enlarging and maintaining • Added Student Development Director via contacts with local STEM organization (also an Alum from 2002) • Added an Education Outreach specialist via other contacts at Marquette University • Added large health care provider Human Resources Development person through personal contact • Added IT Education Director because of interest in student internships
  • Other AB Activities AB Membership – enlarging and maintaining • Maintenance • Replaced community college contact with an individual in their STEM outreach department • Replaced exec director of organization of STEM-interested businesses with new exec director • Replaced engineer at large firm with an IT specialist
  • Other AB Activities AB Membership – enlarging and maintaining • The big coup in the last few weeks: • Woman who is the CIO Emeritus of a large Milwaukee corporation • She is also director if IT-United, a large group of CIOs in Milwaukee who want to volunteer and increase the number of kids interested in IT.
  • #nafnext Advisory Board
  • Other AB Activities Revised NAF bylaws template reflecting consensus strategy we use
  • WHSoIT ByLaws Article VII – Meetings; Section 2: Voting “Votes shall be called on procedural issues specifically defined in these By-Laws. A consensus model shall be used on all other issues and proposals.”
  • WHSoIT ByLaws Article VII – Meetings; Section 4: Consensus Decision Making “A consensus model shall be used for decision making on issues considered by the Advisory Board and its Committees.” … “The Advisory Board shall work toward achieving compromise in these situations. If compromise cannot be reached, the Advisory Board Chairperson may call for a majority vote as a last resort.
  • Thank you for listening and participating Presentation is available on the NAF NEXT webite and also on http://whsoit-advboard.pbworks.com