Overview of AOHT CurriculumPresentation Transcript
Overview of the NAF Curriculum:AOHTLaura FidlerNAF Curriculum Specialistlaura@naf.org
“Teach your students to use what talents they have; the woods would be silent if no bird sang except those that sing best” Anonymous
Driving Question for Principles of Hospitality and Tourism:“How can we best design an all-inclusive vacation package that is attractive to our peer demographic?”
What skills and types of knowledge would students need to produce a presentation like this?
Who is in the room? Turn to your neighbor and introduce yourself. Share how long you’ve been an academy teacher and what HT courses you’ve taught.
Structure of a NAF course 1 semester (70 – 80 class periods) Class periods are 50 minutes long A NAF course is “one size fits most” Includes a lesson on industry-related careers Includes a culminating project Advisory board is involved in every course
Structure of a NAF lesson Each includes three main components: Lesson Plan, Student Resource, Teacher Resource; also includes PowerPoints, videos, and other file types Each lesson includes an assessment product Docs are in Word format to be edited as needed Every lesson includes a literacy activity Extensions and cross-curricular activities are provided at the end of each lesson
Look at a lesson Read, Group, Share: Which elements of this lesson are familiar to you? What seems new and interesting to you? How does this lesson address the following: Engage students Assess student understanding Practice literacy Introduce career-related skills
Look at Instructional Practices Find and discuss these elements in the lesson using the Instructional Practices Graphic Organizer Work independently or with a partner
Where are the courses?
NAF updates Certification and Assessment “What’s New” section of Teacher Resources Revamping of NAF website Career academies in the news
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