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Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
Ford PAS Overview (Ford PAS)
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    1.  
    2. Why Ford PAS?
    3. Why Ford PAS? <ul><li>The traditional high school experience works for an increasingly small group of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantaged students are being left farther and farther behind. </li></ul><ul><li>Critical employability skills continue to be left out of most high school and college curricula. </li></ul>
    4. Why Ford PAS? (continued) <ul><li>There is little meaningful connection between the post-secondary and secondary systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Employers are increasingly unable to hire the skilled, diverse workforce they need to compete in a global 21st century economy. </li></ul><ul><li>The “pipeline” is leaking at both the secondary and post-secondary levels, in terms of dropout, remediation, retention, and completion rates. </li></ul>
    5. <ul><li>For every 100 students entering 9th grade: </li></ul><ul><li>67 finish high school in 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>38 enroll in college </li></ul><ul><li>26 return the fall after their freshman year </li></ul><ul><li>18 complete their degree within 6 years </li></ul>To Sum Up . . .
    6. <ul><li>High school is the pivotal point in </li></ul><ul><li>both the academic and workforce </li></ul><ul><li>development processes. </li></ul>Conclusion
    7. Recommendations for High School Reform <ul><li>Rigorous academic curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Skills necessary for college and work </li></ul><ul><li>Real-world applications </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of learning beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Vision of college as a possibility </li></ul>
    8. What Is Ford PAS? <ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance </li></ul>
    9. The Ford PAS Curriculum <ul><li>Consists of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A 2 ½ - year series of electives beginning in 9th or 10th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 semester-long courses, 3 modules each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 modules, each 6 weeks long </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is flexible — school, after-school, or summer program using full curriculum or individual courses or modules </li></ul>
    10. The Ford PAS Curriculum
    11. The Ford PAS Curriculum <ul><li>Academic Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rigorous Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary </li></ul></ul>
    12. The Ford PAS Curriculum <ul><li>Skills for Success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem-Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul>
    13. The Ford PAS Curriculum <ul><li>Real-World Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences that show how studies lead to college and rewarding careers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful technology tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important business concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactions with business, higher education, and community organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information about college </li></ul></ul>
    14. Ford PAS Course 1: Building Foundations <ul><ul><li>From Concept to Consumer: Building a Foundation in Problem-Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media and Messages: Building a Foundation of Communication Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People at Work: Building a Foundation of Research Skills </li></ul></ul>
    15. Ford PAS Courses 2–5 <ul><li>Course 2: Adapting to Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Careers, Companies, and Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing the Environmental Loop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning for Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course 3: Managing and Marketing with Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning for Business Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From Data to Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course 4: Designing for Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reverse Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different by Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy for the Future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course 5: Understanding a Global Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Wealth of Nations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Markets Without Borders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Citizens </li></ul></ul>
    16. Ford PAS Curriculum Materials <ul><li>Offered via </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line </li></ul></ul>
    17. The Ford PAS Curriculum Teaching/Learning Philosophy <ul><li>Performance-Driven </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define learning goals that require students to apply knowledge, skills, and understanding to carry out long-term projects and create end products that demonstrate their learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess students’ learning in multiple ways </li></ul></ul>
    18. The Ford PAS Curriculum Teaching/Learning Philosophy <ul><li>Inquiry-Based </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
    19. The Ford PAS Curriculum Teaching/Learning Philosophy <ul><li>Inquiry-Based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pose issues and problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable students to acquire information and develop skills in the context of investigating issues and problems, often through hands-on experiences </li></ul></ul>
    20. Ford PAS: More than Curriculum <ul><li>Academic rigor, skills for success, and real-world learning are necessary but not sufficient to ensure students’ success. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional support systems provide access for students to the social and cultural networks (“social capital”) that are the conduit to postsecondary education. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Rigor + Social Capital = Success </li></ul>
    21. The Ford PAS Program Partnerships <ul><li>National </li></ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleges and Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community-Based Organizations </li></ul></ul>
    22. Community Partnerships: Business/Education Advisory Council (BEAC) <ul><li>A BEAC is active at each Ford PAS school/program site or for each cluster of sites. </li></ul><ul><li>The BEAC consists of representatives from local businesses and higher education, families, school administrators, and Ford PAS teachers and students. </li></ul><ul><li>BEAC members enhance the curriculum by providing real-world experiences and opportunities. </li></ul>
    23. Role of Ford PAS Site Coordinator <ul><li>Plans Ford PAS program implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Advocates for the Ford PAS program in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures access to Ford PAS learning tools </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures teacher preparedness and provides ongoing teacher support </li></ul><ul><li>Oversees Coordinated Learning Experiences (CLEs) for Ford PAS students </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as liaison with the Ford PAS TA Group </li></ul><ul><li>Participates in broader Ford PAS learning community </li></ul><ul><li>Participates in program documentation and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Contributes to capacity building and sustainability of the program </li></ul>
    24. Ford PAS Technical Assistance <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide support for program implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a broader learning community </li></ul></ul>
    25. Ford PAS Technical Assistance <ul><li>Training/professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Toolkits </li></ul><ul><li>Web site: www.fordpas.org </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: FordPAS@edc.org </li></ul><ul><li>Toll-free number: 1-888-338-3267 </li></ul>
    26. “ Ford PAS helps students develop academic knowledge and practical skills that allow them to enter college and the workforce with confidence and competence.”  Jim Padilla President and Chief Operating Officer Ford Motor Company

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