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Developing Project-Based Independent Research and Internship Courses for English and History
 

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Participants will learn how to implement a project-based, independent research and internship course that meets college entrance requirements for English and ...

Participants will learn how to implement a project-based, independent research and internship course that meets college entrance requirements for English and
history. Come learn how students complete their internships through this course.
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Erin Fender,
College and Career Academy Support Network

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    Developing Project-Based Independent Research and Internship Courses for English and History Developing Project-Based Independent Research and Internship Courses for English and History Presentation Transcript

    • #nafnext Developing Project-Based Independent Research and Internship Courses for English and History Erin Fender College & Career Academy Support Network (CCASN) University of California Berkeley Kate Trimlett Green Academy Berkeley High School
    • #nafnext Poll: Where are You From? http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choic e_polls/uJpnGMa9yRi1Ho3
    • #nafnext Kate Trimlett • High School Teacher (9 years) o Science o CTE classes • Academy Co-Lead • Internship Coordinator
    • #nafnext Erin Fender • Project Manager at CCASN • Former Assistant Principal and Small Learning Community Project Director • Former High School Science Teacher • Former Lead Teacher for Environmental Science Academy
    • #nafnext Poll: What is your Role? http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choic e_polls/H9EwDauzrI2mxea
    • #nafnext CCASN • Based at UC Berkeley and UC Irvine, Graduate School of Education • Focus on development, implementation and improvement of College & Career Academies • Practice-based research - Conduct research to document and improve practice, and advise policy makers at all levels • Research-based practice - Provide coaching, professional development and technical assistance for secondary schools to improve students’ preparation for college and careers —
    • #nafnext CCASN website • Implementation guides, research reports, presentations • Searchable directories of academies - CPA and National • Toolbox of downloadable materials • Videos of California Partnership Academies (CPAs) in Action • Searchable curriculum database with resources compiled specifically for college & career academies • Academy News Clips – online newsletter http://casn.berkeley.edu —
    • #nafnext Berkeley High School
    • #nafnext Berkeley High School
    • #nafnext Berkeley High School 3,300 Students 32% White 23% Black or African American 19% Hispanic or Latino 9% Asian 9% Two or more races 1.5% Either American Indian or Alaska Native, Filipino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 6.5% Refuse to state 29% Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 12% English Language Learners 10% Students with Disabilities
    • #nafnext Small Learning Communities BIHS Academic Choice AHA Green Academy CAS AMPS
    • #nafnext Green Academy
    • #nafnext Green Academy 2 CTE Pathways: • Sustainability, Ecology & Environmental Design (SEED) • Human Energy & Appropriate Technology (HEAT) o 480 students o 240/ pathway o 60/ grade level
    • #nafnext Green Academy SEED CTE Courses 10th - Introduction to Enviro. Science 11th - AP Enviro. Science ROP 12th - BEST Heat CTE Courses: 10th - Introduction to Energy 11th - Energy of Physics 12th - BEST
    • #nafnext CTE Career Prep All Grades: Green Career Week Monday - Thursday: Green Career Speakers Friday: Green Career Fair
    • #nafnext CTE Career Prep 10th Grade • Field Trips to Green Businesses
    • #nafnext CTE Career Prep 11th grade • Resumes • Green 360 • Internship Presentations
    • #nafnext CTE Career Prep 12th Grade • Green 360 Catalyst 1. Career Exploration 2. Environmental Sustainability Challenges & Changemaker Roles 3. Networking 4. Informational Interviewing 5. Green 360 Journey – Final Project
    • #nafnext History of BEST • BEST stands for Berkeley Experiential Senior Transition Program • Originally approved as a year-long "college-prep" course in 1999 for one-semester of English and one-semester of social science • Modeled after the WISE program in Westchester, NY; Woodlands HS, NY; Cambridge Rindge and Latin, MA.
    • #nafnext BEST • Each Academy has variations • Goals are to provide: o student-driven internship experience o project-based learning o independent research that is well-supported by a teacher and mentor to prepare students' to become independent young adults
    • #nafnext In California the UC/CSU "a-g" requirements rule the land • Courses from CA high schools must be certified by UC in order to be deemed “college-prep” • Subject area course criteria established by UC faculty • Course are evaluated by "analysts" at the UC • As long as there are no major changes the course remains "UC approved" from year-to-year
    • #nafnext How are courses deemed "college- prep" in your state/district?
    • #nafnext Internships 1. Students research internships 2. Cold Call to ask for internship 3. Wednesdays after lunch (Oct- May) 4. Blocks 5. Site Visits (fellow academy teacher stays at school site for those students on-campus)
    • #nafnext Internships
    • #nafnext Research Projects • UC Berkeley Mentors With a focus on use of technology • Power Point (1st semester) • iMovie (2nd semester)
    • #nafnext Nutrition- if there is time
    • #nafnext Integrating English Concepts A few examples... • Use of varied texts - following recommendations of Common Core • Creation of a personal reading list and a written defense of this list • Reflective/Metacognitive Journal
    • #nafnext Integrating English Concepts (cont'd) A few more examples... • Use of evidence in projects/research • Speaking/Presentation skills • Articles describing their projects/internship written for newspaper/blogs • What are YOUR ideas?
    • #nafnext Integrating History A few examples... • Discussions and (Socratic) Seminars about evolution of work in the US including Protestant ethic, slavery, industrial revolution, importation/exportation of work(ers), sexual harassment, discrimination, child labor, telecommuting... • Students read and respond to oral histories which focus on work in the US
    • #nafnext Integrating History (continued) A few more examples... • Students write about their actual work experience during their internship and provide comparisons/contrasts to other eras and countries • What are YOUR ideas?
    • #nafnext Lessons Learned • Student motivation to do well in "regular" English and social studies classes may diminish b/c they think they can use the BEST course grade instead • Internships on campus are not a good idea • Regular check on interns is essential • Make sure to have back up internship options for students that have a tough time on their own
    • #nafnext Small Group Discussions Table Talk • What could this type of course look like on your campus? • How could it be improved? • What are some challenges? Share 1 highlight with the whole group
    • #nafnext Support to implement a course like BEST… NAF Resources o Gold Standard for Internships o Internship Toolkits for students, teachers and hosts o Exploring College & Career Options (ECCO) (play video if time) CCASN o Internship Guide o Consultation/Coaching from Practitioners Visit/Contact other schools who are implementing similar courses
    • #nafnext Questions