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  • School Demographics: Laurie and Amanda LHS-AOF Curriculum & Graduation Requirements: Mr. Dixon LHS Student Projects: Amanda and Laurie PBL Development: Mr. Dixon and Mr. Pease Project Focus 1: Mock Interview: Mrs. Wilson Project Focus 2: Financial Lit: Mr. Dixon Project Focus 3: Credit Card Seminar: Amanda and Laurie Successes, Challenges and Obstacles: All
  • Amanda & Laurie
  • END OF PART ONE
  • Mr. Dixon
  • Laurie
  • Amanda
  • Mr. Dixon
  • Amanda & Mr. Dixon
  • Mr. Dixon
  • Mrs. Wilson
  • Mrs. Wilson
  • Mr. Dixon
  • Amanda and Laurie
  • Steve Pease
  • Credit Card Class discussion first Post Survey Example LHS organization of PBL Audience questions PBL in general Audience questions Audience sharing / suggestions

Pbl full curricularapproach_lancasteraof_061609 Pbl full curricularapproach_lancasteraof_061609 Presentation Transcript

  • 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow A Full Curricular Approach
  • 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow A Full Curricular Approach
    • School Demographics / Presentation Overview
    • LHS-AOF Curriculum and Graduation requirements
    • LHS Student Projects
    • PBL Development
    • Project Focus 1: Classroom Project
      • The Mock Interview Project
    • Project Focus 2: Beyond the Classroom
      • Foundations of Financial Literacy
    • Project Focus 3: Project Management
      • Senior Credit Card Seminar
    • Successes, Challenges and Obstacles
      • Open discussion
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  • 378 miles 376 miles 224 miles 118 miles 273 miles 197 miles
    • Amanda Fleck – Class of 2010
    • Laurie Plewinski – Class of 2010
    • Scott Dixon – Academy Director
    • Kathleen Wilson – Academy Teacher
    • Stephen Pease – KeyBank, Advisory Board
    • Comprehensive High School
      • 2100 students (2 nd largest HS in WNY)
      • 94% graduation rate
      • 89% of graduates pursue higher education
      • 11 AP Courses
      • Average SAT Score 1035
    • Fifth year Academy of Finance
    • 3 Year Curriculum
        • Each year has 2 cohorts of 20 students
        • 120 students(6% of student body)
    • Organized as a “club”
      • Fundraising
      • Student Leadership
      • Club activities (i.e. School Dance, etc.)
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    • Lancaster High School Academy of Finance
  • * Honors weight / 3 rd Math credit ** Economics credit *** English credit Paid Internship College Course RED = NEW NAF CURRICULUM
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    • Lancaster High School Academy of Finance
    • Student chooses one
    • Fall
      • DECA
        • Must compete at regional level
    • Spring
      • Foundations of Financial Literacy
        • Must teach 1 hour
    • Office 2007
      • MOS Certification
    • Success Strategies
      • Mock Interview
    • Principles of Finance
      • Junior Achievement – NEFE
    • Banking & Credit (Fin Svcs)
      • www.Moneyskill.org
      • Lancaster Life - Budgeting
    • All Students choose one
    • DECA
    • Financial Literacy
    • MoneySkill Mania
    • College Level Course
    • Student Bank Teller
    • AOF Officers
    • Officer Duty
    • Student Proposed Project
    • AOF: Accounting
      • VITA (Volunteer Tax Prep)
    • Principles of Leadership
      • Project Management
    • CEIP (Career Exploration)
      • Unpaid Internship (54 hours)
    • Summer Internship
      • PAID Internship (130 hours)
    • AOF: English (AP available)
      • Portfolio & Financial Journalism
    • Financial Planning
      • “ As your financial planner…”
    • AOF: Economics (AP available)
      • The Stock Market Game
    • ELECTIVE
      • Entrepreneurship & Ethics
      • Leadership in Action
      • CEIP (3 RD Internship)
      • Advanced Accounting
    • All Students choose one
    • DECA
    • Financial Literacy
    • MoneySkill Mania
    • College Level Course
    • Student Bank Teller
    • AOF Officers
    • Officer Duty
    • Student Proposed Project
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Fundraising Officer
    • Special Events Officer
    • College and Scholarship Officer
    • Historian
    • Bank Manager
    • Internship Mentor Appreciation and Networking Luncheon
    • AOF Recruitment
    • Financial Services Field Trip
    • Winter Ball (Dance)
    • Pizza & Car Wash Fundraisers
    • Regional College Site Tours
    • Guest Speaker Series and workshops
    • AOF Graduate recognition
    • Social Events
    • Banking mini-lessons
  • How we create a project
    • R eal Problem exists in our community
    • E xploration of solutions required
    • A pplies classroom lessons
    • L eadership opportunity for students
    • I ncludes advisory board/partner review
    • T horough use of career knowledge and skill
    • Y early sustainability
    • Classroom Project
        • Directly links to existing curriculum
        • Developed from an existing project
          • NAF Curriculum, NAF Collaboration Network
          • WNY Consortium of NAF Academies
          • College Partners & Local Organizations
    • Beyond the Classroom
        • Projects that develop directly from a community need/issue
        • Indirectly links curriculum OR integrates curriculum
    • Project Management (Officers)
        • Projects that develop leadership skills and benefit the organization
  • The Mock Interview Project
    • Developed from an existing project
          • Expansion of ideas generated from:
          • NAF Collaboration Network / WNY Consortium of NAF Academies / Local College Partner
    • Directly links to existing curriculum
        • Success Strategies (Grade 10)
            • Professionalism / Appearance / Communication Styles
            • Questioning Strategies
        • Microsoft Office 2007 (Grade 10)
            • Resume, Cover Letter and Thank-you Letter Writing
            • Company Research
            • Portfolio creation
        • Career Exploration Internship Program (Grade 11)
            • Resume revisions
            • Internship interview
            • Portfolio development
    • Problem
      • Students are unable to successfully connect with internship providers because they lack the soft skills necessary to communicate in a professional environment
    • Objectives and Outcomes
      • Students will prepare for a professional interview through the development of a resume, cover letter, professional attire selection, portfolio creation, question answering strategies, non-verbal and verbal communications in a competitive mock interview.
    • Target Audience
      • Primary Target = Sophomores & Juniors Secondary Target = Advisory Board Recruitment
    • Advisory Board Support
      • Advisory board members act as guest lecturers, interview coaches and interview assessors.
    • Yearly Sustainability
      • Students, teachers and advisory board members critique the entire process with a formal reflection
  • Foundations of Financial Literacy
    • Beyond the Classroom
        • Develop directly from a community need/issue
          • Saving Rates are at an all-time low
          • Debt is at an all-time high
          • Lancaster Community has requested increased literacy across the curriculum, including financial literacy
        • Indirectly links curriculum OR integrates curriculum
          • Students draw upon AOF classes, DECA events, English classes and other sources to deliver instruction to Grade 2 students.
    • BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
    • Target Audience
      • Primary Target = Grade 2 students throughout the Lancaster School District (5 elementary schools)
      • Secondary Target = Grade 10, 11 AOF students
      • Possible Target = Parents of grade 2 students
    • Advisory Board Support
      • The Lancaster-Depew FCU assists in curriculum development, purchase of the Moon-jars. The LCSD provides additional funding
    • Yearly Sustainability
      • Students, teachers and advisory board members critique the entire process with a formal reflection
  • SENIOR CREDIT CARD SEMINAR
    • Project Management
        • Projects that develop leadership skills and benefits the entire AOF or LHS student body
    • Problem:
    • Too many people, especially students entering college, fall into the trap of credit card debt because they fail to understand the policies and responsibilities of managing a credit card.
    • Objective/Outcomes:
    • To educate college bound students on the importance of understanding credit terms, proper budgeting and maintaining good credit.
    • Conduct five 30-minute seminars in Fall 2009 to senior level English and business classes.
    • Use the pre/post surveys and seminar content to create a DECA competition manual.
    • Target Audience:
    • Graduating Seniors at Lancaster High School
    • Advisory Board/Business Partner Support:
    • KeyBank
      • Provide materials and instruction
    • Lancaster-Depew Federal Credit Union
      • Provide marketing support for seminars
    • University at Buffalo: School of Management
      • Provide information and statistics on student credit use
    • Yearly Sustainability:
    • Include the seminar with VITA (tax program)
    • Expand the seminar to multiple schools in Western New York, starting with the WNY Consortium of NAF Academies.
    • Update the presentation to include new credit card legislation.
    • Prepare new instructors for subsequent school year
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    • www.lancasterschools.org/finance
    • Mr. Scott Dixon / Academy Director
      • [email_address]
    • Mrs. Kathleen Wilson / Academy Teacher
      • [email_address]
    • Mr. Stephen Pease / KeyBank
      • [email_address]