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  • Your implementation form will really help NAF in its mission Start Implementation Form
  • Share a few bits of teacher feedback on existing AOIT courses.
  • Introduce the two new courses. Explain why NAF felt these particular courses were important to the AOIT line up. Briefly describe the overall AOIT course plan/scope for the future.
  • --these are all our heroes, they fund and validate the courses
  • Outstanding Projects: Recognize students’ inherent drive to learn, their capability to do important work, and their need to be taken seriously by putting them at the center of the learning process. Engage students in the central concepts and principles of a discipline. The project work is central rather than peripheral to the curriculum. Highlight provocative issues and questions that lead students to in-depth exploration of authentic and important topics. Require the use of essential tools and skills, including technology, for learning, self-management, and project management. Specify products that solve problems, explain dilemmas, or present information generated through investigation, research, or reasoning. Include multiple products that permit frequent feedback and consistent opportunities for students to learn from experience. Use performance-based assessments that communicate high expectations, present rigorous challenges, and require a range of skills and knowledge. Encourage collaboration in some form, either through small groups, student-led presentations, or whole-class evaluations of project results.
  • Work as Turnkey Solution or Modular lessons – makes it easy to teach a complete course “out of the box” or integrate it with existing curriculum materials or textbooks. Each course is updated every year – students get timely & accurate subject matter The course materials are in Word format – easy to customize for different needs Career skills are embedded in every lesson –help prepare students to be successful in their professional lives Literacy Activities – build language skills within subject matter context Each course specifies activities for Advisory Board involvement – helps solidify the Academy model Engaging approach (Rigor, Relevancy, Collaboration, Projects)-- keeps students motivated
  • Provide an example of how the new course aligns to each NAF core principle. Briefly describe why Python was selected for the instruction. Explain how the instruction is applicable to other programming languages. Describe and demonstrate (if possible) the types of culminating student projects created in the course.
  • Provide an example of how the new course aligns to each NAF core principle. Explain how the instruction is applicable to a variety of database applications. Describe and demonstrate (if possible) the types of culminating student projects created in the course.
  • Question 1: Literacy strategies, career, organizational structure, professional genre,
  • NAF Assessment and Certification System NAF recently partnered with WestEd, an educational research, development, and service agency, to develop a comprehensive student assessment and certification system for NAF Career Academies. The system includes a multi-method approach to assessing a broad range of content and skills that allows students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways, while at the same time employing rigorous high-stakes assessment practices to ensure a valid and reliable certification assessment. Specifically, the System is designed to 1) measure students’ knowledge and application of key skills, 2) serve as a graduation credential, and 3) demonstrate students’ college- and career-readiness in the various Academy areas. Moreover, this unique assessment system—and the resulting certification—is designed to bridge the gap between high school career-technical programs and post-secondary course articulation efforts and admission policies and workforce readiness initiatives. A Unique and Innovative Approach The NAF System is unique in that the assessments are designed to model real-world demands, including the integrated application of academic, career-technical, and workforce readiness skills. This results in a Certification that targets a more comprehensive and authentic set of skills than traditional assessments. As a result, this approach benefits students, colleges, and industry—it empowers academy students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in post-secondary and/or workforce pursuits, while at the same time providing colleges and employers with a valid, authentic, and unique measure of student readiness.
  • Statement of Purpose The primary purpose of establishing national articulation agreements is to create mutual beneficial relationships with top tier universities in each of the NAF career themes. The relationships would be supportive of the shared missions of the respective institutions. For NAF, the overarching interests are obtaining higher education validation of its model and recognition of students who have successfully completed the model components. For universities, the main interest would be in assuring that a demographically diverse qualified group of high school students who well prepared for college. Characteristics of Potential National Articulation Agreement Universities Widely recognized for excellence in the career theme. Willingness to provide advice to NAF for model content. Eagerness to support high school reform. Commitment to student diversity.
  • Tell the story of one or two exemplary Curriculum Fellows and the success they had in their classroom during the pilot. Encourage participants to come to the fellows workshop to hear more stories firsthand. Mention the key responsibilities and requirements of being a Fellow: Attend all three meetings Read through all course materials in the Fall and provide timely feedback Pilot the course in the Spring and provide timely feedback Basic computer and internet literacy
  • -Be sure to go over the schedule of Fellows & Leaders presentations that are relevant for this academy
  • Introducing the new aoit courses 062309

    1. 1. Introducing the New 2009 Courses Academy of Information Technology
    2. 2. Help us help you implement the new NAF courses <ul><li>The implementation forms will be our guides. Please start with: </li></ul><ul><li>Who are you? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your role? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we contact you? </li></ul><ul><li>Which NAF courses are currently taught in your academy? </li></ul>
    3. 3. NAF has released 15 new courses in the past two years AOF AOHT AOIT 2007-2008 <ul><li>Advanced Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Hospitality and Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Geography and World Cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Video Production </li></ul>2008-2009 <ul><li>Business Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics in Business </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Networking </li></ul>
    4. 4. There are nine more new courses for 2009-2010 AOF AOHT AOIT 2009-2010 <ul><li>Principles of Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Managerial Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Business in a Global Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Database Design </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Sports, Entertainment, and Event Planning </li></ul>
    5. 5. There are now seven AOIT courses Year Released Titles Current Stage 2007-2008 <ul><li>Principles of Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Video Production </li></ul>Received annual industry review; now being updated for posting in early August 2008-2009 <ul><li>Computer Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Networking </li></ul>Were piloted by Fellows; now being re-written for posting in early August 2009-2010 <ul><li>Introduction to Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Database Design </li></ul>Were drafted and have been posted for piloting and general use
    6. 6. Industry partners fund and validate the courses <ul><li>Sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>Business Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics in Business </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Video </li></ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><li>NAF Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>AOE Integrated Units </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>to Programming </li></ul>
    7. 7. All courses are built with common elements <ul><li>Correlated to National Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Rigor and Relevancy </li></ul><ul><li>Project Based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- core academics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- life & career skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- learning & innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- information, media & technology skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enrichment and Cross-Curricular Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed by Industry Subject Matter Experts </li></ul>
    8. 8. NAF course features lead to many benefits <ul><li>Turnkey or modular use </li></ul><ul><li>Annual updates and improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Materials in Word format </li></ul><ul><li>Career skills identified in every lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Specific activities for Advisory Board involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy activities integrated throughout </li></ul><ul><li>Most important: Engaging approach! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Introduction to Programming <ul><li>Students work with algorithms, data strings, and basic coding in Python to explore basic programming skills and concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Culminating Project: Designing and programming a complex game from scratch </li></ul>
    10. 10. Database Design <ul><li>Students explore the database development cycle and the different types of database models. Students learn Access . </li></ul><ul><li>Culminating Project: Modeling, designing, and implementing a relational database for a real client </li></ul>
    11. 11. Let’s Think, Pair, Share <ul><li>What common elements do you see in the structure of these courses? </li></ul><ul><li>How do these courses support a range of thinking skills? </li></ul><ul><li>How can these courses support the direction of your Academy? </li></ul>
    12. 12. The courses are just a part of Curriculum & Academics <ul><li>NAF Student Certification </li></ul><ul><li>We are teaming with West Ed to develop third-party validated certification in AOF, AOHT, and AOIT </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate will require students to complete four NAF courses and an internship </li></ul><ul><li>The assessment system underlying certification will include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> End-of-course exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> Course culminating project evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> Internship evaluation </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Articulation Agreements are also being developed <ul><li>Benefits to Academies </li></ul><ul><li>College credits, advanced placement, or waiving of prerequisite courses for NAF students </li></ul><ul><li>Preferential admissions consideration for NAF students </li></ul><ul><li>University interaction for NAF students </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development opportunities for NAF teachers </li></ul>We are already in discussion with ~60 colleges and universities!
    14. 14. Consider becoming a Curriculum Fellow to pilot new course <ul><li>Receive hands-on training in NAF pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Meet in-person at different locations around the country (all expenses paid!) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide complete and detailed course feedback to the editorial team </li></ul><ul><li>Present at the Summer Institute </li></ul><ul><li>For more info: [email_address] </li></ul>
    15. 15. There are other important ways to help activate the curriculum <ul><li>Come to the Fellows’ & Leaders’ presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for the NAF Collaboration Network </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of the new Online Curriculum Library </li></ul>
    16. 16. The online library has been remodeled!
    17. 17. Please complete your Curriculum Implementation Form <ul><li>What is your interest in these courses? </li></ul><ul><li>What will it take to implement these courses in your Academy/District? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need from us? </li></ul>