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The Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies

  1. 1. Articulating to Postsecondary Education
  2. 2. Advanced Technology Academy <ul><li>An urban charter school focused on engineering and business career pathways that merge the last two years of high school and first two years of college </li></ul><ul><li>Chartered by Lake Superior State University in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in the FAMS Program </li></ul><ul><li>Platinum implementation of Ford PAS during the Fall of 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited by the North Central Association </li></ul><ul><li>Joint education agreements with Lake Superior State University, UD-Mercy and Henry Ford Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Opened a K-8 Program Fall of 2005 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Ford PAS at ATA? <ul><li>Cornerstone of the High School </li></ul><ul><li>A comprehensive program – not simply a curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinated Learning Experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BEAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line Community and Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ties Work-Based Learning to Dual Enrollment </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Ford PAS and Dual Enrollment Courses <ul><li>Ford PAS strengthens high school connection with college degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum combines Ford PAS modules with Lake Superior State University courses wherever possible </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based Ford PAS complements the rigor of collegiate courses </li></ul><ul><li>Students earn college credit while still in high school </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Enrollment Program received 2002 CASE Award for High School – University Partnership </li></ul>
  5. 5. ATA Management <ul><li>Private sector management agreement enables Platinum Implementation of Ford PAS </li></ul><ul><li>Streamlines administrative oversight </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters culture of continuous improvement and data-driven decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains focus on core areas of business and engineering </li></ul>
  6. 6. Student College Career Pathways <ul><li>Students choose one of three academic pathways during the Spring of Junior year </li></ul><ul><li>Choices include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering / Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business / Economics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Students assume responsibility for their future careers </li></ul><ul><li>Structured programs provide classes for pathways </li></ul>
  7. 7. ATA Technology Infrastructure <ul><li>Five Computer Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Networked Terminal in Every Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>3:1 student to computer ratio in school </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Projectors, Printers, Two-way Radios and Copiers in every classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Phones in every classroom by 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Staff is proficient with technology </li></ul><ul><li>On-site tech support </li></ul>
  8. 8. Business Education Advisory Council (BEAC) <ul><li>The BEAC provides work-based, real-world experiential learning, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom visits by speakers and experts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring and job-shadowing experiences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worksite and campus tours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The BEAC also supports the Ford PAS program and the school through: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum review and guidance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising assistance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2007-2008 MDE Work-Based Learning Experiences </li></ul>
  9. 9. BEAC Partners <ul><li>Chuck DesJardins, Lear </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Devraprasad, LSSU </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Greenleaf, Society of Manufacturing Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Dan Hogan, Young+Rubicam Group </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Kennedy, Compuware </li></ul><ul><li>Dan Maggio, UDM </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Marshall, Yazaki </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Michalak, Citizens Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Praful Patel, Ford Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Poledink, Ford Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Russett, Autodata Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Suzanne Sareini , Dearborn City Council </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Schmitigal, LSSU </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Warju, Plastech </li></ul>
  10. 10. Coordinated Learning Experiences (CLEs) for 2005-2006 school year <ul><li>Scottsdale 4 th Annual Ford PAS Conference (2 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Ford Rouge Tours (130 sophomores and juniors) </li></ul><ul><li>Ford Benchmarking and Value Engineering Center (18 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Young and Rubicam Group (55 students) </li></ul><ul><li>The Henry Ford (130 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Detroit Auto Show (17 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Detroit Economic Club – Compuware CEO Karmanos (15 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Detroit Economic Club – State University Presidents (2 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Detroit Economic Club – U.S. Secretary of Commerce (3 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan YES (Youth in Engineering and Science) Day at Ford Field (183 students) </li></ul><ul><li>LSSU Campus Tours / Career Days (110 students) </li></ul><ul><li>LSSU Robotics / Ford PAS Camp (16 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Six Sigma / Lear Corporation Presentation (16 students) </li></ul><ul><li>UNITE – DAPCEP Summer Camp w/ UDM (5 students) </li></ul><ul><li>STEPS Summer Camp w/ UDM (10 students) </li></ul><ul><li>STEPS into High School Robotics Day w/ UDM (20 students) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Work Keys High School Program Connection with Ford PAS <ul><li>9 th Grade Work Keys Class (Ford PAS Awareness) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locating Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Habits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>10 th Grade Career Readiness Course (1 Semester) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS Module 4 Careers Companies and Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><li>11 th Grade Applied Technology Course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– Ford PAS Module 12 Energy in the 21 st Century </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Grade School WorkKeys Program <ul><li>K-4 Keytrain Beginning Skills Instruction (Twice a week) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applied Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5-7 WIN Workkeys (Michigan Merit Curriculum) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applied Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locating Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading For Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade WIN WorkKeys Class (Ford PAS Awareness) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locating Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Habits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Writing </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Curriculum Aligned with ACT Assessments <ul><ul><li>ACT Explore (9 th Grade) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT Plan (10 th Grade) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT-Michigan Merit Exam (11 th Grade) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT WorkKeys (12 th Grade, Michigan Merit Award Assessment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS alignment with ACT WorkKeys allows school to be aligned with Michigan Merit Core and the National Career Readiness Certification Program </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. ATA Career Ladders <ul><li>Career Selection – 11 th Grade </li></ul><ul><li>High School Diploma & Career Readiness Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>College Certificates – 12 th Grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business (33 Credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering (28 Credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Associate Degree – HFCC or LSSU </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ford PAS Going Forward… <ul><li>Internships with BEAC companies </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Ford PAS student work competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Summer camps at LSSU, UDM </li></ul><ul><li>Grants (cash and in-kind) from BEAC partners </li></ul><ul><li>Work-Based Learning Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential Learning Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible for Career and Technical Education / Perkins Grant Value-Added Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Facility Improvements </li></ul>
  16. 16. Keys to Ford PAS Success at ATA <ul><li>Management flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive Technology Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Period added to the School Day </li></ul><ul><li>Strong links with Post-Secondary Institutions / Dual Enrollment Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment with ACT WorkKeys </li></ul><ul><li>High level of BEAC involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Ford PAS Activity Buses </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>ATA </li></ul><ul><li>Ford PAS </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul>
  18. 19. 8 th and 9 th Grade <ul><li>Ford PAS Awareness Class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of Modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office Suite Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboarding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WorkKeys (Business Writing, Locating Information, Teamwork, Observation, Listening) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course developed at ATA </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. 10 th Grade <ul><li>Students begin Ford PAS by taking Modules 1,2,3 during the Fall Semester of sophomore year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building a foundation in problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation for communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Module 4 in the Spring Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Careers, Companies and Communities </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. 11 th Grade <ul><li>1 st Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 8 Ensuring Quality – Stats and Probability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 12 Energy for the Future w/ WorkKeys Applied Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 13 Wealth of Nations – Economics I </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 8 Ensuring Quality – Stats and Probability II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 12 Energy for the Future w/ WorkKeys Applied Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 13 Wealth of Nations – Economics II </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. College Career Pathway Choice <ul><li>During the Spring of Junior Year, ATA students choose one of three career pathways for their senior year studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business / Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering / Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Management </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Engineering / Technology <ul><li>1 st Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 10 Reverse Engineering – Intro to Engineering I (LSSU EG 102-2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCNA 1,2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 7 Planning for Business Success – Intro to Business (LSSU BA 121-3) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 11 Different by Design – Intro to Engineering II CAD (LSSU ME 141-2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCNA 3,4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 7 Planning for Business Success – Intro to Business II (LSSU BA 121-3) </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Business / Economics <ul><li>1 st Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 14 Markets Without Borders – Global Econ I (EC 201-3 Macroeconomics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 7 Planning for Business Success – Intro to Business I (LSSU BA 121-3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 6 Planning for Efficiency – Management I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 5 Closing the Environmental Loop – Accounting I (LSSU AC 132) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 15 Global Citizens – Global Econ II (EC 201-3 Macroeconomics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 7 Planning for Business Success – Intro to Business II (LSSU BA 121) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 9 From Data to Knowledge – Management II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 5 Closing the Environmental Loop – Accounting II (LSSU AC 132) </li></ul></ul>
  24. 25. Engineering Management <ul><li>1 st Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 14 Markets without Borders – Global Econ I (EC 201-Macroeconomics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 7 Planning for Business Success – Intro to Business I (LSSU BA 121-3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 6 Planning for Efficiency – Management I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 5 Closing the Environmental Loop – Accounting I (LSSU AC 132) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 10 Reverse Engineering – Intro to Engineering I (LSSU EG 102-2) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 15 Global Citizens – Global Econ II (EC 201-3 Macroeconomics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 7 Planning for Business Success – Intro to Business II (LSSU BA 121) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 9 From Data to Knowledge – Management II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 5 Closing the Environmental Loop – Accounting II (LSSU AC 132) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford PAS 11 Different by Design – Intro to Engineering II CAD (LSSU ME 141-2) </li></ul></ul>

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