Effective Work-Based Learning Practices: A Large Comprehensive Academy's Approach
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Effective Work-Based Learning Practices: A Large Comprehensive Academy's Approach



Learn how to develop innovative work-based learning plans for student learning and success at all grade levels, 9-12. Participants at this session will see how a large and comprehensive high school ...

Learn how to develop innovative work-based learning plans for student learning and success at all grade levels, 9-12. Participants at this session will see how a large and comprehensive high school explores creative work-based learning ideas to integrate college and career readiness practices.



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  • Camaraderie
  • Polls.everywhereIdentify your region. Northeast, Southeast, West, Central.Facebook PollsBroadcast Media emuseR.comEdmodo.com Blackboard Collaborate
  • Mac is spear heading the hand held device industry, but androids are just as effective.electronic textbooks/leisure reading
  • Facebook Polls Which type of hand held device do you have? Iphone, Ipad, Android smart phone, Android table, multiple devices, none
  • Broadcast Media
  • Distribute copies of Newsquizhttp://www.cnn.com/studentnews/Two separate windows for transcript and videoTranscripts can be used for reading comprehension, vocabulary.June 7- End of School year (Recap)
  • among academy students and DECA members, important in a large school of 3,300 studentsOffers academy students an opportunity to hear alumni and fellow academy students’ testimonials

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  • Effective Work-based Learning Practices: A Large Comprehensive High School's Approach to College and Career Preparedness Facilitators Debra Hines Chandra Powell Daniel Veingrad
  • Workshop Objectives • Understand the meaning of a large comprehensive high school • Explore creative work-based learning ideas for 9-12 – Integrating Technology to Enhance Financial Literacy – School Partnerships with Local Rotary Organization – Promote student camaraderie • Develop work-base learning plans for grades 9-12 • Identify and integrate college and career readiness practices
  • Integration of Technology Activity Pollseverywhere.com DEMO TIME
  • What’s a Large Comprehensive High School? Western High School HOME OF THE WILDCATS
  • WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL AN “A” SCHOOL Academy Team David K. Jones, Principal Mike Works, Assistant Principal/Vocational Programs Robert Faulstich, Marketing, AOF Teacher/DECA Advisor Mark Rudd, AOF Teacher Debra Hines, Guidance Counselor Brian King, Curriculum Supervisor Chandra Powell, CTACE Facilitator Sam Chesser, Bright Star Credit Union, Advisory Board Member
  • Western High School • Located in rural atmosphere, western themed downtown of over 90,000 residents • First constructed in 1982 • Serves a diverse population • Our economic diversities are paralleled by our ethnic and racial diversity
  • Western High School • First constructed in 1982 • Serves a diverse population • Our economic diversities are paralleled by our ethnic and racial diversity
  • Western High Student Demographics • Total Enrollment 3040 • Students w/disabilities 298 (10.2%) • English Language Learners 127 (4.1%) • Gifted 203 (6.7%) • Free/Reduced Lunch 1091 (35.8%) • Hispanic 1038 (34.1%) • Black 207 (6.8%) • White 2566 (84.4%) • Indian 75 (2.4%) • Multi-Ethnic 69 (2.2%)
  • Western High Staff Demographics • Total Instructional Staff 144 • Advanced Degrees 44 (30.6%) • Highly Effective Teachers 115 (79.9%) • National Board Certified Teacher 8 (5.6%)
  • Western High Academic Specializations • AOF (Academy of Finance) • Health Science Programs • STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Program • Advance Placement • Dual Enrollment • Articulation Agreements • Afterschool Tutoring with NHS • Credit Recovery • Florida Virtual School
  • Organizational Chart Administration Curriculum Leaders Teachers Parents/ Stakeholders Students Leadership Team
  • Organizational Chart of Administration • Add Administrative Responsibilities from Julie WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL Administrative Responsibilities 2012-2013 8/11/11 2/26/2013 MISSY JONES DENISE JONES (11-12 –A-L) Christine Graf (9TH GRADE) DAVID OLAFSON (10TH GRADE) MIKE WORKS (11-12 –M-Z) Advanced Academics Bell Schedule Class Size College Ready Curriculum Guide First Day Procedures FTE Graduation Rate Guidance M.S. Articulation Master Schedule Professional Development Website At-Risk Cohort 12/13 First Week Procedures ID Badges Inventory Marquee Media NESS RTI Technology Volunteer/Mentors Cafeteria Data Binders (Protocol) ESOL Facilities Internal Suspension Lowest 25% - 9th Grade SAC/SAF/PTSA SIP STEM At-Risk Cohort 14 Code of Conduct Emergency Procedures Free/Reduced Lunch Handbook Keys Lowest 25% - 10th Grade School Wide Positive Behavior Plan Security/Parking SESIR Transportation Activities/Calendar Announcements Athletics At-Risk Cohort 12/13 Facility Rental Partners Policy 2081 Recognition TDA’s Vending Event Coordinator Keys to Success Parenting Workshops Reading Support Program Event Coordinator College Night Senior Awards Science Support Programs Event Coordinator Graduation Open House Round-Up Event Coordinator Graduation Underclass Awards Event Coordinator Ethical Seminar
  • Leadership Team Function • Sustainability • Empowering and building capacity within team members • Increasing efficiency and effectiveness • No duplication of duties • Transparency within the leadership team • Creating School-wide initiatives
  • How is Data Used to Ensure Differentiated Accountability • Quarterly Data Chats • Teachers maintain Data Binders – Teachers know their students e.g. ESE, ESOL & FRL, At Risk (Lowest 25% achievement level) • Parents have access to Virtual Counselor • Students are instructed as how to follow their progress through the use of Virtual Counselor • Students are encouraged to take more rigorous classes each successive year
  • Western High Academy of Finance • The Academy of Finance (AOF) started in 2004 • Students learn concepts of business, finance and entrepreneurship. • Career Themed Instruction • Current Curriculum relevant to all professions • Project based-learning • Infuse core academics with courses projects • Honors Credit • AOF & Bright Future Scholarships • Broward NAF Advisory Board Scholarships
  • AOF Course Sequence 9th/10th Grade Financial and Business Technology 10th/11th Grade Financial Operations Honors OR Accounting Applications Honors 11th/12th Summer Financial Internship Honors 12th Grade Personal Financial Planning Honors
  • Course Pairing Sequence Placement Florida Course Recommended Semester Course Recommended Semester Course First Year Finance and Business Technology OR Introduction to Information Technology Second Year Accounting Applications I Principles of Accounting Managerial Accounting Third Year Financial Operations OR AP Micro and Macro-Economics Principles of Finance Financial Services Rising Seniors Finance Internship Summer Internship Fourth Year Personal Financial Planning Financial Planning Enriched Financial Planning Enriched I: Finance (MOS or Quickbooks for Advanced Level I Accounting and Accounting II Students)
  • Western High AOF Work-Based Learning Plan • Leadership Development • Class projects and presentations • DECA Membership • Community Service Projects • Broward Advisory – Speaker’s Bureau – Mock Interviews – Professional Development • Paid summer internship
  • Work-Based Learning Plan
  • WBL Continuum Career Awareness Career Exploration Career Preparation 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade – 12th Grade On-line career related programs such as Road Trip Nation or Career Builder Classroom speakers (*AB) Field trips (*AB) College visits Industry themed class projects (*AB) Career Fairs (*AB) Accompany parents to work Aptitude and Interest assessment College research College visits Career Fairs (*AB) Classroom speakers and team teaching with industry representatives (*AB) Information interviews with adults (*AB) Job Shadow (*AB) Industry based projects(*AB) Community planning projects such as Y-PLAN (Youth – Plan, Learn, Act, Now) (*AB) Community resource mapping College research College visits Academy recruitment presentations College & career fairs (*AB) Community Job fairs (*AB) School-based enterprises (*AB) Virtual enterprises led by business person (*AB) Job shadow (*AB) Community speaking presentations (*AB) Interviews with business (*AB) Resume’ development (*AB) Informational interviews (*AB) Community resource mapping (*AB) College applications Leadership Development Opportunities Work on industry certificates Culminating Internships (*AB) http://naf.org/forum/work-based-learning-internships/developing-work-based-learning-plan-nyc-academy-development-se
  • Work-based Learning (photo gallery)
  • (ATT Uverse Commercial)
  • Familiar Technology • Task-oriented applications • Email • Online Banking • Internet Research • Text Messaging (appointments) Hand held devices Mac World Vs. PC World IPhone/smartphone (Android) Ipad/Tablets eReaders Social media Movies
  • Integration of Technology Activity facebook.com -polls DEMO TIME
  • PC versus Mac
  • Enhances Financial Literacy Use of hand-held devices in: Mobile application Mobile banking – Deposits – Bill Pay (companies, person to person) • Stock Market transactions – Buy – Sell • Tax – TurboTax – H&R Block
  • Online Learning Platforms Next Generation Learning Platforms Collaboration Tools Web-based Instructional materials and support • Edmodo.com • Blackboard Collaborate • Moodle.com • Googledocs-Drive Simulations • emuseR • Aplia.com Storages • Drop Box • Icloud
  • Does this look familiar?
  • Learning.com DEMO TIME
  • Wildcat Breakfast Club • Meets weekly before school -6:45 am -7:15 am • Promotes student camaraderie • Provides opportunities for business partner connections and share industry experience • Offers alumni and fellow academy testimonials
  • School Partnerships with Local Rotary Organization "Service Above Self" • Benefits all students • Conducts annual Senior Ethics Seminar • Promotes round-table career discussions • Provide Senior of the Month recognition awards • Presents workshop on interviewing techniques • Paid Internship • Provide scholarships (over $50K to Western Students)
  • NAF: Work-Based Learning Checklist All work-based learning experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, should have clear outcomes, follow a developmental continuum and ultimately provide the context for their academic learning. • Quality Work-based Learning [WBL] experiences should • Identify learning objectives • Be developmentally appropriate • Assess student performance, including self assessment methodologies • Include an orientation for all parties • Provide opportunities for student reflection • Link to students’ next work-based learning experience • Provide links between classroom learning and professional expectations • (Questions you should ask yourself: Does our current WBL Plan have these components? If not, what can we do to incorporate these components?) _____________________________________________________________________________ • All WBL experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, should follow a developmental progression of rigor and focus. • Continuum of Work-Based Learning • 9th grade: Career Awareness • Students should be able to: • Describe different careers and the pathways leading to a variety of careers • Describe how core skills such as math and reading are used in the workplace • Articulate the importance of post-secondary education and training following high school graduation http://naf.org/forum/work-based-learning-internships/developing-work-based-learning-plan-nyc-academy-development-se
  • Work-Based Learning Plan Worksheet 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Curriculum Plan What NAF and core courses are students expected to take as part of the academy? Work-Based Learning Plan What 21st Century category of skills will the work-based learning program reinforce? Career Awareness Career Exploration Career Preparation What work-based learning activities will be built into the academy to reinforce those skills? What are the student learning outcomes of these activities? http://naf.org/forum/work-based-learning-internships/developing-work-based-learning-plan-nyc-academy-development-se
  • Resources jparslow@usatoday.com Paul Molidor -paulm@filmideas.com Film Ideas, Inc. / FI Channels Wheeling, IL. 60090 800-475-3456 http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/ http://www.corestandards.org/ELA- Literacy/RI/7/7
  • Questions and Answers
  • For More Information Debra Hines, AOF Team Leader debra.hines@browardschools.com Chandra.Powell, CTACE Curriculum Facilator chandra.powell@browardschools.com Daniel Veingrad Daniel.A.Veingrad@disney.com
  • Thank You