Overview of AOHT Curriculum
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  • 1. Overview of the NAF Curriculum:AOHTLaura FidlerNAF Curriculum Specialistlaura@naf.org
  • 2. “Teach your students to use what talents they have; the woods would be silent if no bird sang except those that sing best”
  • 3. 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?”
  • 4. What skills and types of knowledge would students need to produce a presentation like this?
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Courses Offered
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Look at Instructional Practices
    Find and discuss these elements in the lesson using the Instructional Practices Graphic Organizer
    Work independently or with a partner
  • 11. Where are the courses?
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  • 20. NAF updates
    Certification and Assessment
    “What’s New” section of Teacher Resources
    Revamping of NAF website
    Career academies in the news
  • 21. Get free professional development!
    Gain greater familiarity with the curriculum and increase your skills by taking NAF eCollege online courses:
    Basics of the NAF Curriculum (short module)
    Teaching the NAF Curriculum (immersion course)
  • 22. Thank You!