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Rob Atterbury- ConnectEd<br />Cindy McHugh – National Academy Foundation <br />
Purpose and Overview<br />Expand our thinking about business and community involvement<br />Review and reflect on new defi...
CE/NAF Alignment of WBL <br />Career Practicum: Definitions, Outcomes, and Criteria, <br />Gold Standards<br />Connect<br ...
CE/NAF Alignment of WBL <br />Marketing Ideas<br />Tools and Sample Calendars<br />Field Review Draft of Definitions, Crit...
Traditional Roles Business and Community partners<br />What are some of the ways business are now involved?<br />Introduce...
Roles of Business and Industry<br />Advisory Board Member<br />Approve curriculum and competencies <br />Field Trip Sites<...
Video Example<br />http://naf.org/resources/advisory-board-development<br />
Additional/New roles<br />Develop a vision, mission and strategy<br />Help to define student outcomes<br />Support the cre...
Developing a District System<br />Broad-based Community Coalition <br />School District <br />Supports, Sustains, Pushes<b...
Broad-based Coalition <br />Intermediary Function <br />Political Will<br />Community Connector<br /><ul><li>Keep District...
 Monitor progress
 Celebrate  success
 Hold Districts accountable
Support the needs of the district and academies</li></li></ul><li>Examples of Stellar Partnerships<br />Pasadena Broad-bas...
Value of a Business/Community Partner<br />True partnership<br />Curriculum support<br />Network to others<br />Advocate/p...
Where are you with Partnership Engagement?<br />Board Start-up<br /><ul><li>Board Development</li></ul>Early Stages<br /><...
Staff Development
Human Resource Investment</li></ul>Intermediate Stages<br /><ul><li>Individual Advocacy</li></ul>Advanced Stages<br /><ul>...
Financial Investment</li></li></ul><li>Defining the “ask”<br />When thinking about opportunities for partner engagement, c...
What
Why
When </li></li></ul><li>Who should be included?<br />College partners<br />Business related to the academy or pathway<br /...
Tips on Developing Business Partners<br />Leveraging formal partners for outreach<br />Informal networking <br />family <b...
What are the benefits to business?<br />Brainstorm with your table team<br />Record<br />Report out<br />
Return on investment for business<br />Reasons for being involved<br />Improved employee learning, productivity and morale...
http://naf.org/resources/career-academies-advisory-boards-and-educators<br />
Return on Investment<br />A national study on employer investments in work-based learning found that for every dollar inve...
What doesn’t work<br />Asking for money<br />Not having an “ask”<br />No clear role/no structure<br />Not listening to the...
How to build a strong, well run advisory board<br />Structure: Business chair<br />Communication system<br />Clearly defin...
Calendar and protocol for active engagement <br />Ideal strategy for true engagement: Monthly meetings<br />Periodic focus...
Work-based Learning as a Primary Role<br />Why do Work-based Learning?<br />What student outcomes do you anticipate from a...
Broadening the definition of WBL<br />http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/files/WBLDefinitionCriteriaOutcomes.pdf<br />
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Expanded Roles for Business and Community Partners

  1. 1. Rob Atterbury- ConnectEd<br />Cindy McHugh – National Academy Foundation <br />
  2. 2. Purpose and Overview<br />Expand our thinking about business and community involvement<br />Review and reflect on new definition of involvement<br />Identify and develop new strategies of engagement<br />Understand what gets results and what doesn’t work<br />Identify action steps<br />
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  4. 4. CE/NAF Alignment of WBL <br />Career Practicum: Definitions, Outcomes, and Criteria, <br />Gold Standards<br />Connect<br />NAF Draft Guide to Work-based Learning<br />NAF WBL Assessment<br />
  5. 5. CE/NAF Alignment of WBL <br />Marketing Ideas<br />Tools and Sample Calendars<br />Field Review Draft of Definitions, Criteria, Outcomes <br />Gold Standards<br />Connect<br />Guides to Logistics and Legal<br />Curriculum<br />Student Portfolio <br />NAF Guide to WBL<br />Professional Development<br />NAF WBL Assessment<br />
  6. 6. Traditional Roles Business and Community partners<br />What are some of the ways business are now involved?<br />Introduce yourselves to one another<br />Select a recorder/reporter<br />Table group brainstorm<br />
  7. 7. Roles of Business and Industry<br />Advisory Board Member<br />Approve curriculum and competencies <br />Field Trip Sites<br />Guest Speaker<br />Tutor/Mentor<br />Provide resources<br />Provide Internship<br />Lower commitment<br />More commitment<br />
  8. 8. Video Example<br />http://naf.org/resources/advisory-board-development<br />
  9. 9. Additional/New roles<br />Develop a vision, mission and strategy<br />Help to define student outcomes<br />Support the creation of the pathway<br />Provide teacher job shadowing/externship opportunities<br />Provide project ideas/demonstrate real-world application<br />Assess student work<br />Developing a broad-based coalition at the district level <br />Committed<br />Really committed<br />
  10. 10. Developing a District System<br />Broad-based Community Coalition <br />School District <br />Supports, Sustains, Pushes<br />Supports<br />Supports<br />Pathways/Academies<br />Theme-based Integrated Curriculum and Work-based Learning<br />
  11. 11. Broad-based Coalition <br />Intermediary Function <br />Political Will<br />Community Connector<br /><ul><li>Keep Districts focused on theory of action
  12. 12. Monitor progress
  13. 13. Celebrate success
  14. 14. Hold Districts accountable
  15. 15. Support the needs of the district and academies</li></li></ul><li>Examples of Stellar Partnerships<br />Pasadena Broad-based Coalition<br />http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/about/media.php?video=pasadena<br />
  16. 16. Value of a Business/Community Partner<br />True partnership<br />Curriculum support<br />Network to others<br />Advocate/protect<br />
  17. 17. Where are you with Partnership Engagement?<br />Board Start-up<br /><ul><li>Board Development</li></ul>Early Stages<br /><ul><li>Instructional Support
  18. 18. Staff Development
  19. 19. Human Resource Investment</li></ul>Intermediate Stages<br /><ul><li>Individual Advocacy</li></ul>Advanced Stages<br /><ul><li>Organizational Advocacy
  20. 20. Financial Investment</li></li></ul><li>Defining the “ask”<br />When thinking about opportunities for partner engagement, consider the following:<br /><ul><li>Who
  21. 21. What
  22. 22. Why
  23. 23. When </li></li></ul><li>Who should be included?<br />College partners<br />Business related to the academy or pathway<br />HR professionals<br />Community based organizations that support your students<br />Academy Director<br />Principal<br />Parents<br />Student representative<br />
  24. 24. Tips on Developing Business Partners<br />Leveraging formal partners for outreach<br />Informal networking <br />family <br />neighbors<br />social circles<br />Always on the look out<br />At the party<br />On the airplane<br />At the grocery store<br />
  25. 25. What are the benefits to business?<br />Brainstorm with your table team<br />Record<br />Report out<br />
  26. 26. Return on investment for business<br />Reasons for being involved<br />Improved employee learning, productivity and morale<br />Favorable publicity<br />Increased networking<br />Increased diversity<br />Clearer focus for future engagement<br />A stronger system for developing skilled workers in the industry<br />Greater exposure in the market(s) served by the company<br />
  27. 27. http://naf.org/resources/career-academies-advisory-boards-and-educators<br />
  28. 28. Return on Investment<br />A national study on employer investments in work-based learning found that for every dollar invested, companies saw a return on investment ranging from $0.40 to $5.64.<br />“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead<br />
  29. 29. What doesn’t work<br />Asking for money<br />Not having an “ask”<br />No clear role/no structure<br />Not listening to the advice or having an answer for every suggestion “Yeah, we tried that” or “We’re doing that already”<br />Overly complicated<br />Not engaging partners with students<br />
  30. 30. How to build a strong, well run advisory board<br />Structure: Business chair<br />Communication system<br />Clearly defined mission/action plan, bylaws<br />Agendas and minutes from meetings with clear action steps, owners, and deadlines<br />Action on recommendations<br />Hearing feedback from students<br />Providing a sense of true engagement<br />Clear about the “ask” at all times<br />Inviting suggestions and listening to them<br />Formally and informally recognizing<br /> partner’s contributions<br />
  31. 31. Calendar and protocol for active engagement <br />Ideal strategy for true engagement: Monthly meetings<br />Periodic focused updates:<br />Fall- Setting the goals for the year, establishing the vision, mission and goals<br />Winter- focus on WBL opportunities<br />Review fall plan to ensure you are on track<br />Spring – review data, celebrate successes, reward students<br />End of year: <br />Survey partners for ideas related to <br />continuous improvement<br />
  32. 32. Work-based Learning as a Primary Role<br />Why do Work-based Learning?<br />What student outcomes do you anticipate from a Work-based learning experience? <br />Are there new ways to achieve these outcomes?<br />What are the implications for engaging businesses?<br />
  33. 33. Broadening the definition of WBL<br />http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/files/WBLDefinitionCriteriaOutcomes.pdf<br />
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  35. 35. Grades <br /> K-4 5-8 9-12 13+<br />Career Awareness<br />Career Exploration<br />“Career Practicum”<br />Career Preparation<br />Clinical<br />Internship<br />Career Day<br />Work-study<br />Field Trip<br />Job Shadow<br />Mentor/Tutor<br />Guest Speaker<br />Apprenticeship<br />Company Tour<br />Service Learning<br />Virtual Enterprise<br />On the job Training<br />Employment Training<br />Student-run Enterprise<br />Cooperative Education<br />Project Related Internship<br />Problem or Project-based Research<br />
  36. 36. New Ways to Engage Business Partners<br />http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/toolkit_areas/video/dmd_wbl.f4v/last:6<br />
  37. 37. Question<br />What are the implications of this new definition on the business community? <br />
  38. 38. Next Steps<br />What actions steps will you take back to your team from today?<br />
  39. 39. Resources<br />WBL in CA Report - Irvine Foundation<br />New Ways to Work<br />AB 2648 Report – WestEd or CDE <br />The Gold Standards for HS Internships - National Academy Foundation <br />Partnership Guide - CASN<br />
  40. 40. Additional Information<br />National Academy Foundation Website:<br />www.naf.org<br />Cindy McHugh<br />cmchugh@naf.org <br />ConnectEd Website:<br />www.ConnectEdCalifornia.org<br />Rob Atterbury<br />ratterbury@ConnectEdCalifornia.org<br />

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