NATIONAL           Annual Institute for                        201 1              ACADEMY           FOUNDATION           S...
WELCOME                                                                                   BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF   Dear Col...
TABLE OF CONTENTS    About the National Academy Foundation (NAF)                                         3    The NAF Mode...
ABOUT NAF                  The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is an acclaimed network of career-themed                 ...
THE NAF MODEL                                        The NAF model is built around four essential components of practice. ...
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SUNDAY  JULY 17, 2011                   AGENDA8:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M. REGISTRATION                   Yerba Buena Grand Assembl...
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SUNDAY                  2:30–4:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS I   JULY 17, 2011                Academy Development      Curricu...
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SUNDAY                   2:30–4:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS I    JULY 17, 2011                 Academy Development      Curr...
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SUNDAY      NOTES AND IDEAS                                                  JULY 17, 2011BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE   MASTERIN...
MONDAY  JULY 18, 2011                   AGENDA7:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M. REGISTRATION                   Yerba Buena Grand Assembl...
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MONDAY   JULY 18, 2011                   AGENDA9:30 A.M.–12:15 P.M. ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS                   Use this time...
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MONDAY                    1:30–3:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS II   JULY 18, 2011                 Academy Development      Cur...
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2011            HONOREE BANQUET M O N D A Y                      The NAF Alumni Awards JULY 18, 2011                   hon...
2011   ALUMNI HONOREES        Jillian Berg, ‘95 - Jillian’s academy experience has come full circle. As a star student    ...
YEAR OF PLANNING                      GRADUATION  Congratulations              Ánimo Locke ACE Academy – Los Angeles, CA  ...
TUESDAY   JULY 19, 2011                        AGENDA7:00 A.M.—5:00 P.M. REGISTRATION                Yerba Buena Grand Ass...
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TUESDAY                        8:30–10:30 A.M. LEARNING SEMINARS III    JULY 19, 2011                   Academy Developmen...
2011 annual institute program book final
2011 annual institute program book final
2011 annual institute program book final
2011 annual institute program book final
2011 annual institute program book final
2011 annual institute program book final
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2011 annual institute program book final
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  1. 1. NATIONAL Annual Institute for 201 1 ACADEMY FOUNDATION Staff DevelopmentBRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE Mastering the NAF Model
  2. 2. WELCOME BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF Dear Colleagues: NATIONAL ACADEMY Welcome to the 2011 Institute for Staff Development – Bridges to FOUNDATION Sanford I. Weill Excellence: Mastering the NAF Model! Founder & Chairman Chairman Emeritus For nearly three decades, NAF national staff, local academy administrators, Citigroup Inc. teachers, and business people across the country have collaborated to Kenneth I. Chenault Vice Chairman refine a model that is proven to make a critical difference in preparing Chairman & Chief Executive Officer young people for college and career success. At each stage of our growth, American Express Company the power of this dynamic partnership propels us toward a deeper William P. Hannon Treasurer understanding of how to deliver on small learning communities, industry- Executive Vice President specific curricula, work-based learning, and the involvement of business The Travelers Companies, Inc. volunteers. Eugene A. Ludwig Secretary Founder & The articulation of the critical standards that make up the NAF model and Chief Executive Officer the adoption of the Academy Assessment tool last year have supported our Promontory Financial Group, LLC common drive for excellence to the center of our work. This process has Andy F. Bessette Executive Vice President & allowed for the identification of nine Distinguished Academies that serve as Chief Administrative Officer exemplars of how to achieve our goal of ensuring that every academy can The Travelers Companies, Inc. provide the maximum benefit to every student reached. The results of the Ursula M. Burns Chairman & Chief Executive Officer assessments are also serving as the cornerstone of our efforts to create new Xerox Corporation professional development tools and resources and have been instrumental Daniel L. Doctoroff President in shaping the learning seminars, workshops, and other educational Bloomberg L.P. offerings at this year’s conference. Robert C. Dughi Executive Chairman We face challenging times in education. We need only glance at the U.S. Retirement Partners headlines or turn on the news to see another battle between administrations JD Hoye and teachers unions painted in black and white with no shade of gray. We President National Academy Foundation know the reality is more complex— while teachers and administrators are Linda S. Huber not the problem, you are essential to the solution. So too must business Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer leaders, elected officials, philanthropists and others act as partners to Moody’s Corporation nurture engaging, supportive learning environments for NAF academy A. Kirk Lanterman students. President Kirlan Venture Capital NAF academies occupy a unique space in the education world. We offer Chairman Emeritus Holland America Line Inc. a proven model for preparing the nation’s students for the 21st century Lowell C. McAdam workforce. The challenges are real, but so are the opportunities. I encourage President & Chief Operating Officer you to commit to take what you learn here and share it with colleagues back Verizon Communications home. Harold McGraw III Chairman, President & We look forward to working together as we enter NAF’s 30th year of ensuring Chief Executive Officer The McGraw-Hill Companies that students are prepared with the skills, knowledge, and experience Dr. Hunter R. Rawlings III needed to thrive in tomorrow’s world. President Emeritus Cornell University Sincerely, James D. Robinson III General Partner & Co-Founder RRE Ventures Robert Schwartz Academic Dean & Professor of Practice Harvard Graduate School of Education Ronald A. Williams JD Hoye Chairman & CEO President RW2 Enterprises, LLC National Academy Foundation Sanjiv Yajnik President of Financial Services Capital One Financial CorporationBRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 1
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS About the National Academy Foundation (NAF) 3 The NAF Model 4 Using QR Codes & Tweeting about the Conference 5 Agenda 6 Map of the Conference Hall 36 Internet Access 39 Things to Do in San Francisco 42 National Academy Foundation Staff Listing 44 2010-11 NAF Scholarship Recipients 52 Supporters 53 Evaluations 542 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  4. 4. ABOUT NAF The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is an acclaimed network of career-themed academies that open doors for underserved high school students to viable careers. For nearly 30 years, NAF has refined a proven model that provides young people access to industry-specific curricula, work-based learning experiences, and relationships with business professionals. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. Employees of more than 2,500 companies volunteer in classrooms, act as mentors, engage NAF students in paid internships and serve on local advisory boards. Founded in 1982 by Sanford I. Weill, Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup Inc., NAF fosters partnerships between business and education communities to provide opportunities to underserved students. Weill’s original intent was to connect young people to entry-level jobs in New York City’s growing financial sector. His program did much more than that; his vision led to a national movement of preparing students for successful careers. After Weill received approval for his new academy plan from the New York City Board of Education, the first academy, an Academy of Finance, opened at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, NY in 1982. Since then, NAF’s network has grown to 500 academies and serves more than 50,000 students across the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands each year. NAF’s 90% graduation rate and network of dedicated educators, business partners and students are testament to the effectiveness of this model. NAF ACADEMIES The Academy of Finance connects high school students with the world of financial services, including courses in ethics, global finance, insurance, managerial accounting and economics. The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism helps students chart career paths in one of the world’s largest industries, and includes courses in geography and world cultures, customer service, sports, entertainment and event planning and hospitality marketing. The Academy of Information Technology prepares students for ever-growing career opportunities in programming, database design, digital video production, networking and Web design. The Academy of Engineering answers an acute need for well-trained engineers by providing high school students courses in computer integrated manufacturing, electronics, biotechnical engineering, civil engineering and architecture and aerospace engineering. NAF is proud to introduce an exciting new career theme in 2011: The Academy of Health Sciences. We are looking forward to sharing more information about this fast-growing field and all the rich possibilities this academy will offer NAF academy students.BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 3
  5. 5. THE NAF MODEL The NAF model is built around four essential components of practice. Academies that fully implement the NAF model successfully incorporate all of the elements of each of the following components:The National Academy Foundation Model ACADEMY DEVELOPMENT & STRUCTURE The academy, designed as a four-year high school experience, has an open and equitable student recruitment process that results in a student body that Academy Curriculum & Development & Instruction reflects the demographics of its community. Both the academy teaching team Structure and students fully participate and collaborate in program design, decision making, and regularly scheduled professional development activities. School and district leaders perform the critical tasks and functions required to Advisory Work-based support, maintain and sustain fidelity to the NAF model at the highest level. Board Learning CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION The academy leverages NAF curriculum, which incorporates project-based learning. Career-themed curriculum is fully integrated with core academic content to help all students achieve the extended benefit of NAF academy courses. Teachers receive high-quality professional development opportunities to ensure their ability to engage all learners. ADVISORY BOARD The academy’s advisory board is representative of its community and supports teachers and students by increasing awareness of the career field. These leaders collaborate with teachers to inform classroom learning with industry developments, trends and practices, help teachers design and implement student project work, and provide structured workplace learning opportunities, including compensated internships for students. The advisory board provides financial support and advocacy to develop and sustain the academy. WORK-BASED LEARNING, INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS The academy develops and offers students a sequenced set of work-based learning experiences that culminate in paid internships as defined by the NAF Internship Gold Standards. These standards provide academies with criteria for high quality internship opportunities for high school students. The workshops at the Institute for Staff Development are labeled based on the component of the model highlighted during that session. Please use this guide to select the workshops that will maximize your learning experience. 4 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  6. 6. NATIONAL Annual Institute for 201 1 ACADEMY FOUNDATION Staff Development BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE Mastering the NAF Model ABOUT THE ANNUAL INSTITUTE Bridges to Excellence: Mastering the NAF Model is a three-day convening of the country’s career academy educators taking place on July 17 – 19, 2011. This event offers introductory and in-depth workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, site visits, team time, a resource expo, and academy-themed round tables to increase the learning and professional development of career academy educators. FORMAT OF THE ANNUAL INSTITUTE For more than 20 years, the Institute for Staff Development has allowed NAF academy staff to gather, learn, and share best practices. This year, with a new conference design, NAF is making it easier than ever for participants to take away the critical knowledge that is directly applicable to their academies. Drawing from the data provided by the Academy Assessment – an annual evaluation of each academy’s challenges and strengths in implementing NAF’s proven model – workshops and activities are designed to address the self- identified needs of academies. The conference will also feature several two-day workshops allowing participants to dive deeper into the skills and knowledge that they find to be most relevant. As always, NAF will offer a broad array of workshop topics, incorporating more opportunities to go deeper and promote peer-to- peer learning. The 2011 Institute for Staff Development launches enhanced professional development and technical assistance offerings for NAF academies designed to be year-round, data driven, and directed by the self-identified needs of each NAF academy. USING QR CODES A QR (Quick Response) code is a matrix barcode that can be read by your smart phone using a QR code reader application. QR codes provide you with quick access to information over the Web, contact information and much more. Download and use a QR code reader application on your smart phone to gain more information about NAF staff. THE CONFERENCE ON TWITTER Follow us on Twitter @NAFCareerAcads. Tweeting from the conference? Use hashtag #NAFinstitute.BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 5
  7. 7. SUNDAY JULY 17, 2011 AGENDA8:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M. REGISTRATION Yerba Buena Grand Assembly1:00–2:15 P.M. INSTITUTE FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT OPENING SESSION Yerba Buena Salons 8-9 Keynote Address, Celebrating the 2011 Distinguished Academies JD Hoye, President, National Academy Foundation JD Hoye has worked at both the grassroots and the highest levels of government to reform how young people are engaged in learning and how they are positioned to pursue their academic interests and career goals. Prior to her appointment at NAF, Ms. Hoye served as president of Keep the Change, Inc., a nationally recognized consulting business focused on helping communities reform education and develop a skilled workforce. In 1994, she was selected by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Reilly and Secretary of Labor Robert Reich to head the new Office of School-to-Work in Washington, D.C. She served in that role for four years, overseeing a $1.1 billion budget and spurring nationwide progress in education reform and workforce development. Ms. Hoye has also served as associate superintendent of the Office of Professional/Technical Education for the Oregon Department of Education and the Office of Community Colleges. Distinguished Academies NAF honors these distinguished academies that have excelled at implementing the NAF model to deliver the best outcomes for students. AJ Moore Academy of Finance, Waco, TX AJ Moore Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, Waco, TX AJ Moore Academy of Information Technology, Waco, TX Crooms Academy of Information Technology, Sanford, FL Lancaster High School Academy of Finance, Lancaster, NY Miami Springs High School Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, Miami, FL Northeast High School Academy of Finance, St. Petersburg, FL San Diego School of Business Academy of Finance, San Diego, CA Southwest Miami Senior High School Academy of Finance, Miami, FL2:15–2:30 P.M. BREAK 6 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  8. 8. 2:30–4:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS I SUNDAY Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based Learning JULY 17, 2011Provide the Foundation for Overall Overcoming Your ToughestStudent Success through a Personalized Advisory Board ChallengesLearning Environment Standard: Membership and Operations Theme: All Level: Basic Club Room Standard: Personalized Environment Theme: All Level: Basic Yerba Buena Salons 14-15 PRESENTERS: Charlie Katz, Director, Partnership Development,PRESENTERS: National Academy FoundationGilberto Vega, Principal, Academy of Finance and Enterprise AOF Steve Casa, Network Services Director, National Academy FoundationJanina Morones, Business Teacher and Academy Tara Spain, Director, Community Relations &Coordinator, Academy of Finance and Enterprise AOF Program Officer, Travelers FoundationJuana Santiago-Fahim, Parent Coordinator,Academy of Finance and Enterprise AOF Participants will share their toughest advisory boardChristopher Fahim and Rebecca Ballie, Students challenges and hear how successful academies aroundat Academy of Finance and Enterprise AOFMohammed Alam and Atul Kapoor, Alumni from the country are dealing with obstacles and creatingAcademy of Finance and Enterprise AOF opportunities for success. Presenters will share tips for how to handle limited resources, too little time,This seminar will show how a personalized learning students who are grade levels behind, principals whoenvironment can provide the foundation for overall have no time, disengaged advisory board members,student success. Participants will be able to see how different leadership styles and much more.the elements of personalization (limited size, teacherteamwork and a supportive atmosphere) provide thestructure needed for this success. Participants will be Curriculum Integration: Using NAF Curriculumexposed to elements of a personalized environment, Standard: Instructional Practicescommon planning, and career-themed guidance as the Theme: All Level: Intermediate Yerba Buena Salon 7pillars of the personalization process. PRESENTER: Laura Fidler, Curriculum Specialist, National Academy FoundationGet your Hands on the NAF Learning Handbook! This session will explain how to use the NAF Standard: Instructional Practices curriculum as the foundation for curriculum integration Theme: All Level: Basic Yerba Buena Salon 2 in your academy. Participants will learn whatPRESENTER: constitutes a good integration project while practicingLisa Wadzeck, Academy Teacher and NAF Curriculum Leader a sample curriculum mapping activity using NAF literacy strategies. Participants will come away withEach NAF course is based on methods described in the tangible ideas for use during common planning timeNAF Learning Handbook. These activities are research- while learning about the varying degrees of integration.based and help to increase rigor and retention of thematerial. Participants will try some of the activitiesthemselves to better understand how to apply them toeverything they teach. BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 7
  9. 9. SUNDAY 2:30–4:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS I JULY 17, 2011 Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based LearningLooking For New Career Academy Leaders Project-based Pre-Algebra andWho Want to Explore Their Strengths Algebra Curriculum Overview Standard: Academy Leadership Standard: Instructional Practices Theme: All Level: Basic Walnut Theme: AOE Level: Basic Pacific JPRESENTER: PRESENTER:Susan Katzman, Past-President, National Career Academy Coalition Pier Sun Ho, Associate Director for Pathway and Curriculum Development, ConnectEd CaliforniaThis session is focused on new career academy leaders In this workshop, teachers will receive an overviewwho have completed the Year of Planning or who of the pre-algebra and algebra support curriculumrecently joined an existing academy and now have the available from ConnectEd. These curricula areresponsibility of leading it. Moving from a teacher’s designed to supplement and support math teachers inrole to assuming a leadership role is often not easy. getting students engaged and successfully masteringParticipants will begin by taking a communications content standards. The pre-algebra curriculum, whichsurvey to determine their style of interacting with is appropriate for a mathematics summer camp, anothers. They will then explore how that style can after-school program, or as supplemental support,best be utilized as they develop their team, plan and integrates arithmetic, algebraic, and geometricconduct meetings, communicate with district/school reasoning to solve hands-on engineering andleadership, and work with their advisory board and technology problems.corporate partners.The Ins and Outs of Project Lead the Way To Group or Not to Group - What is the Problem? Standard: Instructional Practices Standard: Program of Study/Integrated Curriculum Theme: AOF Level: Basic Pacific I Theme: AOE Level: All Nob Hill B PRESENTERS:PRESENTER: Fran Thew, Computer/Business Teacher and NAFJudy D’Amico, Project Lead The Way Curriculum Leader, John I. Leonard High SchoolDebbie Hughes, Project Lead The Way Richard Molzer, Curriculum Fellow, John I. Leonard High SchoolLearn how Project Lead The Way is transforming Victor Herrera and Joseph Burton, Students, John I. Leonard High Schoolschools by delivering innovative methods of project-based learning and critical thinking skills through This session will explore the complexities of managingrigorous and relevant STEM curricula. Better group work in the classroom and using project-basedunderstand the process for implementing the instruction. Also included will be discussion of theProject Lead the Way curriculum in your Academy of importance of the culminating project for each course.Engineering. Student presenters will give their perspective about project-based learning and will explain how they use their coursework in the Academy of Finance to manage a school store. 8 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  10. 10. 2:30–4:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS I SUNDAY Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based Learning JULY 17, 2011Implementing an Advisory Board The Gold Puzzle: Finding the RightInternship Program at Your Academy Fit for Your Internship Program Standard: Membership and Operations Standard: Provides a Work-Based Learning Program Theme: All Level: Intermediate Yerba Buena Salon 1 Theme: All Level: All Nob Hill APRESENTERS: PRESENTERS:Sarah Hickert, Partnership Coordinator, National Academy Foundation Scott Dixon, Academy Director, Lancaster High School AOFJessica Felix, Partnership Coordinator, National Academy Foundation Erin Bortz, Internship Coordinator, Lancaster High School AOFRebecca Ballie, Alumna, Academy of Finance and Enterprise Peter Herrscher, Teacher, Lancaster High School AOFAshley Boone, Alumna, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Lancaster High School Academy of Finance, winnerAmanda Persaud and Angelie Ramdial, Students, High School for of the 2010 Aldo Papone Award for Internships, willConstruction Trades, Engineering and Architecture share strategies for achieving the NAF Internship GoldStudent involvement can increase an advisory Standards and an overview of incorporating work-basedboard’s effectiveness and the work-based learning learning into the curriculum. This workshop will benefitopportunities it provides. The advisory board internship any academy theme and staff from YOPs to seasonedis an alternative internship program that mobilizes veterans.students to support their academy’s advisory boardand increase their peers’ engagement in work-basedlearning events. This session will include tools, and Putting the Curriculum Pieces Together:resources for designing an advisory board internship Integrating What is to What Ought to Beprogram at your academy. in a National Career Academy Model Standard: NAF Program of Study/Integrated CurriculumInternships Are Out There: Theme: AOF Level: Intermediate Golden Gate Hall C3Find the Right Opportunity PRESENTERS: Anna Miribal, Lead Teacher, North Miami Beach Senior High School AOF Standard: Internship Completion Marina Montesino, Assistant Principal, North Theme: All Level: Intermediate Yerba Buena Salons 12-13 Miami Beach Senior High School AOFPRESENTERS:Debbie Fischer, Academy Director, Northeast High School AOF Using the Florida Department of Education’s financeMaggie Saturley, English Teacher, Northeast High School AOF framework, learn how to bridge student performanceElise Petro, Accounting Teacher, Northeast High School AOF standards with the NAF curriculum so they can beDawn Huber, Board Member & Achieva Credit incorporated into your daily lesson plans. ParticipantsUnion Business Development Officer will be provided with information on how to identify,Internships are becoming more and more popular as select and “hook” the final puzzle pieces—the coreemployers see the benefits of hiring employees who academic teachers—into creating cross-curricular unitshave had experience in the real world. However, paid of study.youth employment opportunities have drasticallydeclined due to steep competition for entry-level jobsin the private sector and deep cuts in funding for youthjobs. Northeast High School Academy of Finance willshare best practices for providing paid internships andother meaningful work-based learning opportunitiesthat are attractive to future employers. BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 9
  11. 11. SUNDAY 2:30–4:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS I JULY 17, 2011 Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based LearningIncreasing Student Engagement Through a Sustaining Excellence and GrowthStrength-Based Approach to Education in Your School (Data to Grow) Standard: Instructional Practices Standard: Data Collection and Review Theme: AOIT Level: Intermediate Golden Gate Hall C2 Theme: All Level: Advanced Yerba Buena Salons 10-11PRESENTERS: PRESENTERS:Megan Turpin and Sam Vara, Academy Cohort Doristine Williams, Site Coordinator, SouthwestTeachers, Sandalwood High School AOIT Miami Senior High School AOF James Haj, Giovanna Blanco, Javier Perez, Annie Diaz, BettyThis workshop will teach participants how to have Victores, Patty Fleri, Vicky Carballo, Patty Iglesias, and Alexstrength conversations with their students and Ardao, Students, Southwest Miami Senior High School AOFcreate unique learning experiences that will enhance Building success takes patience, stamina andstudents’ academic performance. Topics to be strategic planning. This session explores thediscussed include assessment of individual student importance of data in growing a successful school.strengths and how it is used to drive instruction, use Participants will examine Southwest Miami Seniorof effective techniques within the academy classroom, High School Academy of Finance as a model forand the application of skills and strategies through encouraging growth and sustainability and learnmultiple subject areas. The ‘Omega 9G Team’ at about the school’s integrated approach which stressesSandalwood High School Academy of Information differentiated professional development throughTechnology have collaborated and identified individual learning communities. Participants will learn theteacher strengths. These cohort teachers use importance of utilizing data to create program goalsthese unique assets to help balance their students and drive instructional decision-making and will createoverall experience during their freshman year. The individualized action plans to assess students progress.camaraderie that is created establishes the foundation Participants will leave the session ready to developfor higher achievement and dedication as students strategies to implement in their own schools andprogress through the academy. classrooms.Expanded Roles for Business Fine Tuning the Three Csand Community Partners Standard: Instructional Practices Standard: Support for Learning Theme: AOHT Level: Advanced Yerba Buena Salons 5-6 Theme: All Level: Advanced Yerba Buena Salons 3-4 PRESENTERS: Liz de las Cuevas, Lead Teacher, Booker T.PRESENTERS: Washington Senior High AOHTRob Atterbury, Director for Professional Development/District Coach, ConnectEd California The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Booker T.Cindy McHugh, Partnership DevelopmentManager, National Academy Foundation Washington Senior High incorporates collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills as partMoving beyond the traditional roles of business and of every project-based learning activity. Sessioncommunity partners, this workshop will explore new participants will learn the five-step process forways to keep advisory boards fresh, engaged and integrating curriculum using both sample project-actively involved in supporting curriculum, teachers based learning assignments that are rigorous, carefullyand students. Tips, tools and strategies will be shared planned, managed and assessed, and tools that can beto help academy teams. incorporated into their daily instruction. 10 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  12. 12. 2:30–4:30 P.M. REMAINING LEARNING SEMINARS I SUNDAY Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based Learning JULY 17, 2011Comprehensive IT: Opportunities for Students Successfully Completing the NAF AcademyWhen the Whole School Is the Academy Assessment: From Evidence to Planning Standard: NAF Program of Study/Integrated Curriculum Standard: Data Collection and Review Theme: AOIT Level: Advanced Golden Gate Hall C1 Theme: All Level: All Foothill G1-G2PRESENTERS: PRESENTERS:Demetria Hayes, Assistant Principal, Crooms Patti Smith, Director of Research and Quality,Academy of Information Technology National Academy FoundationCathy Alper, Career Specialist, Crooms Susan Katzman, Past-President, National Career Academy CoalitionAcademy of Information Technology Tim Oldenburg, Academy Director, West Seneca Central School District Julie Oster, Academy and CTE Director, Apex High SchoolThis inspirational session will highlight the keycomponents of a successful high school model where How can academies use the Academy Assessmentthe entire school is an Academy of Information to guide their work? In this workshop we will discussTechnology. Participants will learn about strategies effective strategies for creating a review team,that make this model effective, such as technology collecting evidence, and using the assessment scoresintegration in the content area classrooms, building for improvement planning.a culture of support for all students, and empoweringstudents and teachers with their data to motivatechange in student achievement.2:30–5:30 P.M. YOP 2011-12 COHORT WORK SESSION Golden Gate Hall A This session is for all newly accepted Year of Planning (YOP) Schools. During this time, we will inform the participants about YOP and the year ahead, determine strengths and challenges to be addressed during the planning year, and create an engaged network among YOP participants.4:30–4:45 P.M. BREAK4:45–5:30 P.M. TEAM TIME (BY REGION) This session allows members of all academies from the same region of the country to work with NAF staff to discuss regional priorities and plans for the 2011-12 year. California Golden Gate Hall C1 Central Golden Gate Hall B Florida/Virgin Islands Yerba Buena Salon 7 Miami Yerba Buena Salons 3-6 Northeast/NYC Yerba Buena Salons 8-9 Southeast Yearba Buena Salons 10-13 West Yerba Buena Salons 14-156:00–7:00 P.M. RECEPTION WITH CASH BAR Yerba Buena Grand Assembly BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 11
  13. 13. SUNDAY NOTES AND IDEASJULY 17, 201112 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  14. 14. SUNDAY NOTES AND IDEAS JULY 17, 2011BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 13
  15. 15. MONDAY JULY 18, 2011 AGENDA7:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M. REGISTRATION Yerba Buena Grand Assembly7:30–8:15 A.M. BREAKFAST Yerba Buena Salons 8-98:15–9:15 A.M. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Yerba Buena Salons 8-9 Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, California State Assembly, Speaker pro Tempore In November 2006, Fiona Ma was elected to represent the people of California’s 12th Assembly District. The district includes San Francisco, Daly City, Colma and Broadmoor. In 2010 she was elected to a third term. As a former elected member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Assemblywoman Ma hit the ground running in Sacramento. The Speaker appointed Assemblywoman Ma as the Majority Whip, where she was responsible for ensuring the passage of crucial legislation to improve public education, expand healthcare access and protect our environment. In 2010, Assemblywoman Ma was appointed to the leadership position of Speaker pro Tempore. She also serves on key committees including Agriculture, Business and Professions, Governmental Organization, Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security and Utilities and Commerce. Ronald F. Ferguson, Senior Lecturer in Education and Public Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education & Harvard Kennedy School Ronald F. Ferguson has taught at Harvard University since 1983, focusing on education and economic development. Mr. Ferguson is also an economist and Senior Research Associate at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy. His research and writing for the past decade have focused on racial achievement gaps, and have been included in a variety of publications. His most recent book is Toward Excellence with Equity: An emerging vision for closing the achievement gap, published by Harvard Education Press. He is the creator of the Tripod Project for School Improvement and also the faculty co-chair and director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard.9:15–9:30 A.M. BREAK 14 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  16. 16. AGENDA MONDAY JULY 18, 20119:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M. IN-DEPTH WORKSHOPS: CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION (PART ONE) FOR ADVANCE REGISTRANTS ONLY - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL These in0tensive, interactive two-day workshops will provide teachers and instructional leaders with best practices in project assessment and management, as applied to curricular projects for their academy theme. The workshops feature hands-on work with the Buck Institute for Education’s suite of project assessment and management tools, video analysis of best classroom practice and online exploration of project-based learning tools and project libraries. Teachers will gain tools to manage and assess projects in their academy and the student work that is generated by them. In-depth workshops will be offered for the following themes: Academy of Finance Pacific H Presenter: Brian Schoch, National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education Academy of Information Technology Pacific C Presenter: Dayna Laur, National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Pacific B Presenter: Charity Allen, National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education Academy of Engineering Pacific I Presenter: Alfred Solis, Director of New Media, Buck Institute for Education Pacific J IN-DEPTH WORKSHOP: ACADEMY DEVELOPMENT (PART ONE) This intensive, interactive two-day workshop focuses on the most important project-based learning task for academy leaders and teachers: creating a positive culture in the classroom and throughout the academy that encourages independent learning, engagement, teamwork, productivity and a sense of community. Participants will have the opportunity to explore current best practices for establishing classroom culture and craft a plan for the coming years that will help academy students produce successful projects. Topics in the workshop include: incorporating social and emotional learning into project-based learning; the mentor role; moving from group work to teams; establishing norms and values; coaching for excellence; use of rubrics and contracts; designing initial school year projects that teach students about project-based learning behaviors and expectations; and spiraling projects over time. Presenter: Thom Markham, Ph.D., President, Global Redesigns BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 15
  17. 17. MONDAY JULY 18, 2011 AGENDA9:30 A.M.–12:15 P.M. ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS Use this time to discuss challenges, strategies, and resources specific to your academy theme. NAF staff members will provide an overview of NAF curriculum and assessment to the theme, and will facilitate roundtable discussions around topics of interest. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussions with industry representatives. Academy of Finance Yerba Buena Salons 8-9 Session sponsored by Capital One Financial Corporation Industry Representative: Kathy Floyd, SEC Academy of Information Technology Golden Gate Hall A Industry Representative: Eileen Sweeney, Motorola Mobility Foundation Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Golden Gate Hall B Industry Representatives: Jeff Fagan and Andy Chaves, Marriott International Academy of Engineering Yerba Buena Salon 7 Session sponsored by Kelly Services Industry Representatives: Rex A. Holiday and Jack T. Tang, Verizon Wireless, Brad Waldron, APG, Kelly Services Academy of Health Sciences Nob Hill A-B12:15–1:30 P.M. LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN) 16 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  18. 18. 1:30–3:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS II MONDAY Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based Learning JULY 18, 2011Financial Markets, the U.S. Security Sowing the Seeds to Reap Internship Successand Exchange Commission, and Standard: Internship Completion Theme: All Level: Basic Foothill Dthe Academy of Finance PRESENTERS: Standard: Provides a Work-Based Learning Program Ava Pence, Magnet Coordinator, Palm Beach Theme: All Level: Basic Yerba Buena Salons 3-4 Gardens High School AOHT Arty Falk, Assistant Principal, Palm Beach Gardens High School AOHTPRESENTER:Kathy Floyd, Deputy Director for Education, Office of Investor Karyn Hart, Teacher, Palm Beach Gardens High School AOHTEducation and Advocacy, Securities and Exchange Commission Internship placements are a challenge during theThe SEC oversees the U.S. financial markets, protects best of times. In the current economic climate, theyinvestors and facilitates capital formation. Participants are perhaps the single greatest challenge faced bywill get tips on how to teach students to save and academy coordinators. The Palm Beach Gardensinvest wisely and hear how local programs can work Community High School Academy of Hospitality &with the SEC. Tourism has maintained an internship placement rate of 100%. The presenters will introduce strategies for integrating the academy concept into the community,New and Emerging Models for creating a network of support that ultimately leadsWork-based Learning to internship success. Through facilitated group Standard: Provides a Work-Based Learning Program discussion, participants will leave with an action plan. Theme: All Level: Basic Golden Gate Hall A The Word on the Street: How LeadersPRESENTERS:Rob Atterbury, Director for Professional Development/District Coach, ConnectEd CaliforniaSvetlana Darche, Director, Career Education, WestEd Can Advocate for Academies Standard: Academy LeadershipParticipants discuss the desired outcomes of work- Theme: All Level: Basic Golden Gate Hall C1based learning and explore new ways to reach these PRESENTERS:outcomes for all students. Expanding traditional work- Theron Cosgrave, Swanson Cosgrave Consultingplace models, utilizing technology-based models and Michelle Swanson, Swanson Cosgrave Consultingschool-based strategies, and group approaches will be In an era of shrinking district budgets, academiesexplored. need supporters both inside and outside of the school. Principals and other academy leaders can play an important role in building this support by advocating for academies in the community. This session will explore how academies can help leaders spread the word about their successes to a broad audience. Participants will also consider how their program fits within their district’s overall school reform plan. BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 17
  19. 19. MONDAY 1:30–3:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS II JULY 18, 2011 Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based LearningSTEM 101 Curriculum—Improving STEM Geography and World Cultures—ExploringLiteracy for All K-12 Students the World Around Us and Beyond Standard: NAF Program of Study/Integrated Curriculum Standard: Instructional Practices Theme: AOE Level: Basic Golden Gate Hall C2 Theme: AOHT Level: Basic Yerba Buena 14-15PRESENTERS: PRESENTER:Alan Gomez, Ph.D., Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Griselda Vile, Academy Coordinator and NAF CurriculumCollege of Engineering, Former CTE Coordinator and Leader, New Utrecht High School AOHTEngineering Instructor (K-12), STEM101Russ Mickelson, Chief Executive Officer, STEM101 The workshop will explore the various units of this course through two activities: a gallery walk of studentThe STEM Academy prepares students to be work and a literacy strategy (sticky note review). Itcompetent, capable citizens in a technology-dependent will demonstrate how the course is a follow-up to thesociety through comprehensive student assessments Principles of Hospitality and an introduction to the restincluding traditional tests, project based learning of the hospitality and tourism courses.presentations and portfolios. This STEM centricprogram is focused on standard based foundations,gender awareness, socio-economic concerns and Overview of the NAF Academy ofgeneral learner needs to improve STEM literacy forall students. Participants will learn about The STEM Information Technology CurriculumAcademy K-12 curriculum and its use in the Academy Standard: NAF Program of Study/Integrated Curriculum Theme: AOIT Level: Basic Nob Hill A-Bof Engineering. PRESENTER: Peter Weinstein, Curriculum & Professional Development, Pearson Charitable FoundationOverview of the NAF Academy This introductory session is for educators who are notof Finance Curriculum yet familiar with the NAF-developed courses available Standard: NAF Program of Study/Integrated Curriculum for Academies of Information Technology. Participants Theme: AOF Level: Basic Yerba Buena Salons 12-13 will learn how the NAF courses were developed, whatPRESENTERS: courses are available, how the curriculum is structured,Andy Rothstein, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer,National Academy Foundation and some of the key instructional approaches usedAazam Irilian, Curriculum Specialist, National Academy Foundation throughout the curriculum.This introductory session is for educators who are notyet familiar with the NAF-developed courses availablefor Academies of Finance. Participants will learn howthe NAF courses were developed, what courses areavailable, how the curriculum is structured, and someof the key instructional approaches used throughoutthe curriculum. 18 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  20. 20. 1:30–3:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS II MONDAY Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based Learning JULY 18, 2011Getting the Most Out of NAF’s Involving Counseling Staff in the NAFCycle of Continuous Improvement: Academy: Benefits of ConnectEDUFrom Assessment to Action Standard: Data Collection and Review Theme: All Level: Intermediate Yerba Buena Salons 5-6 Standard: Data Collection and Review Theme: All Level: All Club Room PRESENTERS: Dr. Lupe Ferran Diaz, Director of School Choice andPRESENTERS: Parental Options, Miami-Dade County Public SchoolsMike Henson, California Director, National Academy Foundation Dr. Rosanne Siedner, Principal, Miami Beach High SchoolBeth Kay, California Academy Development Ana Sevillanos, SLC Coordinator, Miami Beach High SchoolManager, National Academy Foundation The counselor is critical for the success of an academy,Whether your academy is a NAF pioneer or has just yet counselors have not traditionally been expectedgraduated from the Year of Planning, there are likely to participate on an academy team. The ConnectEDUcomponents of the NAF model you’d like to work on. student platform is changing this in Miami sinceJoin us and learn about the full implementation of it requires that a counselor directly oversees theNAF’s academy improvement process. You and your work with academy students. The counselor trainingteam will be introduced to the tools and resources provide by ConnectEDU increases counselors’available through this process, and more importantly, repertoire of college and career tools. These additionalwill learn from one another about what’s working resources enhance college and career research andto improve academies. This will be an experiential documentation for each specific academy theme andworkshop so please come ready to participate and for each student in an academy. This process results ininteract with colleagues. This session is appropriate increasing counselor knowledge of the academy theme,for academy directors, teacher teams, district-level individual student career and college interests, and thepersonnel, and advisory board members. general counseling needs of academy students.Developing a Personalized Learning Environment Making Academy Data Digestibleusing ‘School-within-a-School’ Model for Key Stakeholders Standard: Personalized Environment Theme: All Level: Intermediate Yerba Buena Salon 7 Standard: Data Collection and Review Theme: All Level: Intermediate Foothill EPRESENTERS:Megan Turpin and Sam Vara, Academy Cohort PRESENTERS:Teachers, Sandalwood High School AOIT Karlene Lee, Consultant, NewLeef L.L.C. Katherine Blasik, Assistant Vice President, ResearchIn this workshop participants will learn best practices & Evaluation, National Academy Foundationon increasing achievement through engagement andcreating an individualized learning environment. Topics Do you have trouble turning data and numbers intoto be discussed will include scheduling, mentoring, actionable information? Do you have a strategy to sharecross curricular instruction and preventative academic your students’ successes, triumphs, and good news?interventions. Best practices will be shared from the Numbers, tables and charts deliver information, butexperiences of cohort instructors from Sandalwood information alone does not lead to knowledge. To makeHigh School’s Academy of Information Technology. informed and effective decisions, you must understandThe 9th grade S.A.I.N.T. teachers have created their context, trends and consequences. Converting data intoown ‘Omega 9G Team’ that specifically facilitates stories can bridge the gap. Participants in this seminarthe needs of academy and non-academy students to will learn to make data useful for various audiences.ensure a successful introduction in to high school. BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 19
  21. 21. MONDAY 1:30–3:30 P.M. LEARNING SEMINARS II JULY 18, 2011 Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based LearningMassaging Egos and Pushing Buttons: How to Ship Shape: 3D Modeling Integrated Project for AOEBuild and Sustain an Advisory Board that Soars Standard: NAF Program of Study/Integrated Curriculum Theme: AOE Level: Advanced Pacific A Standard: Membership and Operations Theme: All Level: Intermediate Yerba Buena Salons 1-2 PRESENTER: Pier Sun Ho, Associate Director for Pathway andPRESENTERS: Curriculum Development, ConnectEd CaliforniaNora TeStruth, Project Manager, LEED-AccreditedProfessional, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. In this workshop for Academy of EngineeringPaul Wolman, President, P.W. Feats, Inc. teacher teams, participants are introduced to aTara Spain, Program Officer, Travelers Foundation multidisciplinary curriculum unit that uses simple 3-DThe key to a successful advisory board can often be ship hull design project as the context to integratetraced to a leader who inspires, sets the pace, leads by standards-based content from English, Social Studies,example, or otherwise generates the energy to ignite Math and Science. The workshop will review theothers. Sometimes it is the board chair, sometimes it is major lessons and curriculum connections provideda “number 2,” and sometimes a school leader. When by the curriculum. This unit should be appropriate forthere are several who are aligned, a force can be built. integration with STEM 101 and PLTW.We’ll explore ways to identify criteria that make strongadvisory board members, how to find them and rope The “GOLD” Internshipthem in, and how to support and inspire them at levels Standard: Internship Completionthat will make them engaged for the long-term. Theme: All Level: Basic Yerba Buena Salons 10-11 PRESENTERS:Engaging Students in Entrepreneurship Allison Schwabish, Academy Director, Northport High School AOF John Desio, MetLife Resources Standard: NAF Program of Study/Integrated Curriculum Lorraine Sullivan, Farrell Fritz, PC Theme: AOF Level: Intermediate Golden Gate Hall B Connor Nolan, Stephen Hearn, Anthony Gallucci, Amy Goldberg,PRESENTERS: Dana Hall and Chirag Munim, Students, Northport High SchoolKim Cline, Director, East Davidson High School AOF This workshop will focus on how to develop a “GoldAbby Barber, Rachel Gibbs, Ryan Scarlette and EmilyShuler, Students, East Davidson High School AOF Standard” internship, including strategies on how to prepare student resumes, hone soft workplace skills,This session will provide a different approach to and create long lasting relationships with employers.teaching the Entrepreneurship course by incorporating Students will display and discuss all aspects of theirlessons in business planning, literacy, and project- experiences through a PowerPoint presentation andbased learning. This approach resulted in students provide contextual examples beyond the walls of theat East Davidson High School Academy of Finance classroom. Participants at this session will come awayobtaining 100% proficiency on state tests. with ideas on how to solicit internships, strategies for internship placement, and tools for preparing students before their internship. 20 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  22. 22. AGENDA MONDAY JULY 18, 20111:30–4:30 P.M. SITE VISITS FOR ADVANCE REGISTRANTS ONLY - ALL SITE VISITS ARE FULL Doubleclick (by Google) Go behind the scenes of Doubleclick, an advertisement technology enterprise and subsidiary of Google. Hear about their ideas for helping interns gain AdWords Certification. Moscone Center Moscone Center is the largest convention and exhibition complex in San Francisco. Learn how all sectors of operations work together to successfully pull off large-scale events. Spectrum Federal Credit Union Hear from a panel of CEOs from Spectrum and other local credit unions on the unique role and challenges that credit unions face in the financial industry and the characteristics and skills sought in new hires. HerreroBoldt Explore ways that employees and contractors of HerreroBoldt communicate, coordinate and collaborate to advance hospital construction in the Bay Area.3:30–3:45 P.M. BREAK3:45–5:00 P.M. TEAM TIME (BY REGION) California Yerba Buena Salons 10-13 Central Golden Gate Hall B Florida/Virgin Islands Yerba Buena Salon 7 Miami Yerba Buena Salons 3-6 Northeast/NYC Yerba Buena Salons 8-9 Southeast Golden Gate Hall A West Golden Gate C15:00–5:45 P.M. BREAK5:45–6:45 P.M. PRE-BANQUET RECEPTION WITH CASH BAR Yerba Buena Grand Assembly BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 21
  23. 23. MONDAY NOTES AND IDEASJULY 18, 201122 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  24. 24. 2011 HONOREE BANQUET M O N D A Y The NAF Alumni Awards JULY 18, 2011 honor academy graduates 6:45–9:00 P.M. who have achieved success in college or in their career, or have demonstratedDINNER PROVIDED an entrepreneurial or Remarks by Robert Schwartz, NAF Board member and philanthropic spirit. Academic Dean & Professor of Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Yerba Buena Salons 8-9
  25. 25. 2011 ALUMNI HONOREES Jillian Berg, ‘95 - Jillian’s academy experience has come full circle. As a star student at the Academy of Finance at Cooper City High School in Florida, Jillian held numerous leadership positions and was a member of DECA. After graduating, she went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her master’s from Florida Atlantic University. Holding the value of education close to her heart, Jillian became a teacher. Today, she is the lead teacher for the Academy of Finance at Coral Glades High School and the DECA District Advisor for the School Board of Broward County. Matthew Erickson, ‘96 - Matthew’s education at the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Lahainaluna High School in Hawaii instilled a sense of responsibility in him. As a student, he took advantage of all the opportunities he could, knowing that what he learned in high school would help shape his future. Matthew started his career as an administrative assistant for a live-theatrical production called ‘Ulalena’. He was soon promoted to sales & marketing representative, where in his first year he increases sales by $1.5 million. Today, Matthew is the reservation sales manager at the Old Lahaina Luau in Lahaina, president of the Lahaina Civic Club, treasurer of Friends of Moku`ula, and a member of the advisory board for his academy. Chrysta Peoples, ‘98 - Chrysta credits her experience at Academy of Finance at Golightly Career and Technical Center in Detroit, Michigan, for giving her the foundation for a successful career working at a technology-based language training company. Beyond her success in both academics and career, Chrysta found time to get married, have three children, buy a home, and give back to her academy. Chrysta attends events at her former academy, consults with the advisory board committee that is building its Web site, and serves as a mentor to current students. George Khoury, ‘04 - George traces the practical skills he uses daily back to his time at the Academy of Information Technology at Louis E. Dieruff High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania. While at the academy, George was one of two students selected for an internship with Agere Microsystems. George received several honors upon graduation and went on to continue his education at Pennsylvania State University’s Schreyer Honors College, where he continued to accrue accolades. He was recently selected as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical and biological engineering from Princeton University. Courtney Curry, ‘08 - When Courtney decided to attend the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Miami Norland Senior High School in Miami, Florida, she didn’t know that it would put her on a path to success. The academy experience helped Courtney realize her love for working with people and building relationships. She is currently enrolled at the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University, one of the top 10 hospitality schools in the country. Courtney remains in close contact with her academy and is working on creating a formal relationship between her college and the academy so more students can have the opportunities she had.24 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  26. 26. YEAR OF PLANNING GRADUATION Congratulations Ánimo Locke ACE Academy – Los Angeles, CA AOE and welcome to Antioch High School – Antioch, CA AOE Bay View High School – Milwaukee, WI AOE the newest NAF Bethel Regional High School – Bethel, AK AOE academies! Bronx Technology and Engineering Academy – Bronx, NY AOE David W. Carter High School – Dallas, TX AOE Downtown Magnets High School – Los Angeles, CA AOE John E. Dwyer Technology Academy – Elizabeth, NJ AOE Fremont Academy – Pomona, CA AOE Galt High School – Galt, CA AOE Hillcrest High School – Dallas, TX AOE Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School – Atlanta, GA AOE Justin F. Kimball High School – Dallas, TX AOE Lincoln High School – Dallas, TX AOE Mt. Edgecumbe High School – Sitka, AK AOE John Muir High School – Pasadena, CA AOE National Academy Foundation High School – Baltimore, MD AOE Richmond High School – Richmond, CA AOE Rochester STEM High School – Rochester, NY AOE Ruskin High School – Kansas City, MO AOE Northeast Academy for Health Sciences and Engineering – Oklahoma City, OK AOE Upland High School – Upland, CA AOE Watsonville High School – Watsonville, CA AOE W.T. White High School – Dallas, TX AOE Woodrow Wilson High School – Dallas, TX AOE Coconut Creek High School, Coconut Creek, FL AOF Coral Gables Senior High School, Coral Gables, FL AOF Dillard High School – Ft. Lauderdale, FL AOF University High School – Orange City, FL AOF Woodrow Wilson High School – Dallas, TX AOF Warren Easton Charter High School – New Orleans, LA AOHT Barbara Goleman High School – Miami Lakes, FL AOHT Lincoln High School – Dallas, TX AOHT Miami Northwestern Senior High School – Miami, FL AOHT Bronx Technology and Engineering Academy – Bronx, NY AOIT Maynard Evans High School – Orlando, FL AOIT Barbara Goleman High School – Miami Lakes, FL AOIT Miami Norland Senior High School – Miami, FL AOIT South Oak Cliff High School – Dallas, TX AOIT Booker T. Washington Senior High School – Miami, FL AOITBRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 25
  27. 27. TUESDAY JULY 19, 2011 AGENDA7:00 A.M.—5:00 P.M. REGISTRATION Yerba Buena Grand Assembly7:30—8:30 A.M. BREAKFAST Yerba Buena Salons 8-98:30 A.M.—4:00 P.M. RESOURCE EXPO Conference participants are invited to visit with these NAF partners and companies that support our work.We also are excited to present our Student Exhibitors that are joining us from:West Seneca Central Schools, West Seneca, NYAcademy of Finance and Enterprise, Long Island City, NYJohn I. Leonard High School, Greenacres, FLDon’t forget to visit the YOP Expo featuring all of the YOP graduates to learnabout their work, what they are doing in their schools, and with their students! 26 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development
  28. 28. 8:30–10:30 A.M. LEARNING SEMINARS III TUESDAY Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based Learning JULY 19, 20118:30 A.M.—4:00 P.M. IN-DEPTH WORKSHOPS: CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION (PART TWO) FOR ADVANCE REGISTRANTS ONLY - ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL These are intensive, interactive two-day workshops that will provide teachers and instructional leaders with best practices in project assessment and management, as applied to curricular projects for their academy theme. The workshops feature hands-on work with the Buck Institute for Education’s suite of project assessment and management tools, video analysis of best classroom practice and online exploration of project-based learning tools and project libraries. Teachers will gain tools to manage and assess projects in their academy and the student work that is generated by them. In-depth workshops will be offered for the following themes: Academy of Finance Pacific H Presenter: Brian Schoch, National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education Academy of Information Technology Pacific C Presenter: Dayna Laur, National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Pacific B Presenter: Charity Allen, National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education Academy of Engineering Pacific I Presenter: Alfred Solis, Director of New Media, Buck Institute for Education Pacific J IN-DEPTH WORKSHOP: ACADEMY DEVELOPMENT (PART TWO) This intensive, interactive two-day workshop focuses on the most important project-based learning task for academy leaders and teachers: creating a positive culture in the classroom and throughout the academy that encourages independent learning, engagement, teamwork, productivity and a sense of community. Participants will have the opportunity to explore current best practices for establishing classroom culture and craft a plan for the coming years that will help academy students produce successful projects. Topics in the workshop include: incorporating social and emotional learning into project-based learning; the mentor role; moving from group work to teams; establishing norms and values; coaching for excellence; use of rubrics and contracts; designing initial school year projects that teach students about projecgt-based learning behavior and expectations; and spiraling projects over time. Presenter: Thom Markham, Ph.D., President, Global Redesigns BRIDGES TO EXCELLENCE MASTERING THE NAF MODEL 27
  29. 29. TUESDAY 8:30–10:30 A.M. LEARNING SEMINARS III JULY 19, 2011 Academy Development Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board Work-Based Learning“How Can We Possibly get The Complete Guide to SchedulingEVERYONE an Internship?” SLCs and Career Academies Standard: Internship Completion Standard: Personalized Environment Theme: All Level: Basic Yerba Buena Salons 8-9 Theme: All Level: Basic Yerba Buena Salons 10-11PRESENTERS: PRESENTER:Charlie Katz, Director, Partnership Development, Mike Neubig, Partner/Consultant, CaptureNational Academy Foundation Education Consulting ServicesSteve Casa, Network Services Director, National Academy FoundationAdvisory Board Leadership Council Members Learn how to unlock the constraints of traditional bell schedules and implement hybrid models thatOne of the challenges of running a successful academy allow for flexible, performance driven instruction.is ensuring that all students are exposed to great work- This session will cover improved master schedulebased learning experiences, and a great paid internship procedures and timelines, implementation of hybridis an imperative! But how do you secure internships for schedules to provide curricular specific teachingall students, especially in this job market? Participants periods, implementation of procedures to completewill discuss the challenges and some out-of-the-box cohort schedules, creation of common planning timessolutions to the internship quandary. for educators, efficient use of instructional facilities, and flexible schedules to allow for direct instruction to student groups based upon formative assessment data.Chase Away the Advisory Board Blues: ABlueprint for Advisory Board Success Standard: Support for Sustainability Theme: All Level: Basic Yerba Buena Salons 5-6PRESENTERS:Angela Reiher, Principal, AJ Moore AcademyBill Foulds, Director of CaritasKurt Krakowian, Owner, Kurt Krakowian CompanyAnita Steele, Texas State Technical CollegeWanda Brown, Director of Career Academies, AJ Moore AcademyNatalie Moore, Teacher, AJ Moore AcademyThe Advisory Board is essential to the success ofany NAF academy. The AJ Moore Academy BusinessAdvisory Board has developed a recipe to success.This interactive presentation will include Boardmembers from business, community and postsecondaryinstitutions sharing the nuts and bolts of creating andmaintaining a successful advisory board. 28 201 1 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION Annual Institute for Staff Development

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