Lost in Translation: Helping Business Partners Understand Educationese

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Have you ever noticed that educators and business leaders speak completely different languages? This workshop focuses on helping teachers and other educators translate the needs of academies into a language that business officials understand. Explore messaging strategies and effective
communications tools.
Presenters: Alfred Aviles, Jean Ribault High School AOF and Lesley Mace, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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Lost in Translation: Helping Business Partners Understand Educationese

  1. 1. Lost in Translation: Helping Business Partners Understand Education-ese
  2. 2. #nafnext #NAFNext Introductions Presenters: Alfred Aviles, Academy Director Lesley Mace, Advisory Board Chair Education Specialist – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  3. 3. #nafnext #NAFNext Agenda • Who’s in the room and why • About our Academy • Why We Need Common Core • What is your focus • Lost in translation • How to translate • Discussion / Q&A
  4. 4. #nafnext #NAFNext Who is in the room??? • Academy Directors • Teachers • Administrators • District Administrators • Advisory Board Members • Activity
  5. 5. #nafnext #NAFNext About Our Academy • 2006 – The initial conversation • 2007 – The career theme • 2008 – Year of planning • 2009 – Implementation • 2010-2011 – Growth • 2012 – Name Change • 2013 – Model Academy
  6. 6. #nafnext #NAFNext Why We Need Common Core
  7. 7. #nafnext #NAFNext What is your focus??? Education  Mandates  Testing  Graduation Rates  Cohort Scheduling  Standards of Practice  Etc. Business  Compliance  Products and Services  Employee Turnover  Staffing  Policies and Procedures  Etc.
  8. 8. #nafnext #NAFNext Lost In Translation • Do you and your business partners speak the same language? – About: • Curriculum and Instruction • Work-based Learning • Academy Development • Internships • Advisory Board Roles
  9. 9. #nafnext #NAFNext Activity – Table Discussion • What types of translation problems have you encountered? • Talk with the people at your table about some of the translation problems you have with your advisory board members. • Share some of your solutions.
  10. 10. #nafnext #NAFNext Plus / Delta What has worked well for your Academy? What should you do differently next year for your Academy?
  11. 11. #nafnext #NAFNext Questions / Discussion
  12. 12. #nafnext #NAFNext Contact Us • Alfred Aviles avilesa@duvalschools.org • Lesley Mace lesley.mace@atl.frb.org

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