Making connections between academic and technical instruction


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Learn the lessons that has helped one academy increase student success as well
as maintain the personalization of the academy. This session shares how Bay View
Middle & High School AOE took lessons from the Project Lead the Way curriculum and
incorporated the key ideas into math, science, social studies and English. Participants
will discover how these lessons can lead an academy team to deeper conversations about student success and mastery of concepts by centering lessons around a theme.

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  • 134 Academy students (grades 9-11) 1,000 non-Academy students (9-11)
  • WKCE = 10th grade students onlyNon-academy students = 207Academy students = 28
  • 89 vs 81.4 attendance = 7.6% pts = 9% higher attendance44.6 vs 29.1 suspension = 15.5% pts = 34.8% fewer suspensionsModestly better = .425 points better (average of all content areas on ACT)Significantly better = percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced on all WKCE content areas combined is approximately 11 percentage points higher (22% difference in Science and 12% difference in Math).
  • Making connections between academic and technical instruction

    1. 1. Making Connections Between Academic and Technical Instruction Bay View Middle and High School Academy of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
    2. 2. Bay View Middle andHigh School Demographics Urban District (Milwaukee Public Schools) Grades 6-12 1500 students 90% free or reduced lunch 87% Students of Color o 61% African American o Hispanic 22% o 2% Asian o 2% Native American#NAFNext
    3. 3. Goals/Outcomes for SessionGreen Technology Across the Disciplines Demonstrate the process we used to integrate key concepts from AOE into Core Academics. Provide you with samples of some the lessons we have created Share some of the products/results of the lessons we created and impact on student learning#NAFNext
    4. 4. Ice Breaker (10 minutes) At your tables – introduce yourself • provide your name • where you are from • what you hope to get out of this session Be prepared to report out to the entire group • The person reporting will be the person who had to travel the least amount of distance to get here#NAFNext
    5. 5. NAF essential pillars Academy Development o Personalized environment (increased engagement) o Student Recruitment Curriculum & Instruction o Program of Study/Integration (IED/POE/DE) o Instructional Practices (Rubrics/Think-Pair-Share/K-W-L) o Instructional Supports (Tutoring/Mentoring) Work Based Learning Advisory Board #NAFNext
    6. 6. Population as of 12/2011We are in year one – last year we completed YOP#NAFNext
    7. 7. Data Center Information compiled for NAF in 12/2011 Bay View Middle and High School NAF population#NAFNext
    8. 8. Attendance Data 2011-2012Academy Students vs. non Academy Students (percentage of attendance) 95 90 89.0 85 81.4 Non-academy 80 Academies 75 70 9th Gr 10th 11th 9-12 Gr Gr Total#NAFNext
    9. 9. Suspension DataAcademy Students vs. non Academy Students (percent of suspensions) 60 50 44.6 40 29.1 30 Non-academy 20 Academies 10 0 9th Gr 10th 11th 9-11 Gr Gr Total#NAFNext
    10. 10. 2011-2012 WKCE Data Academy students vs. non-academy students (% scoring prof. or advanced) 50% 0.5 46% 46% 39% 40% 0.4 37% 32%32% 0.3 27% 24% Non-academy 0.2 Academies 0.1 0 Math Science Reading ELA SS#NAFNext
    11. 11. Value Added data Academy students compared to BVHS non academy students:  9% better attendance  35% fewer suspensions  Score modestly better on the ACT  Score significantly better on the WKCE#NAFNext
    12. 12. Academy of Engineering Staff Into to Engineering Design – Fred Sanders Principles Of Engineering - Adam Stonemeier * Digital Electronics – Jeff Geil Social Studies – Jon Schroeder English – Catherine Lopez* Math – Kristi Smet* Science – Kari Byrnes Academy Director/Academic Support/Spec. Ed. – Amy Johnson*#NAFNext
    13. 13. Foundation Courses • PLTW – Gateway to Technology – 7 & 8th grades • Introduction to Engineering Design – 9th grade • Principles of Engineering – 10th grade • Digital Electronics – 11th grade • Civil Engineering & Product Design (Capstone) – 12th grade#NAFNext
    14. 14. Puff Mobile Green Technology 3 straws 4 lifesavers 1 piece of paper 2 paper clips 50 centimeters of tape Instructions Either by yourself or with a partner, make a car out of the items listed above#NAFNext
    15. 15. Instructions1.With your partner or by yourself, make a car out the items you have been provided. 2. We will race them. 3. Here’s the catch, you can only blow on them to make them move!#NAFNext
    16. 16. Project-based Curriculum Integration What do students do? They explore a set of topics in several academic disciplines connected by unifying concepts. (Safety, Construction Methods, Green Technology, Renewable Energy, Blueprint Reading, Measurement & Statistics) How does this affect the learning experience? Key aspects of the curriculum are reinforced in the common classes the students attend. How does this work in an AOE? Integrated instruction centers on a central issue, problem, topic, or experience from an engineering course.#NAFNext
    17. 17. Planning Phase Integration Grid Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June English Math Science Social Studies PLTW Other#NAFNext
    18. 18. Integration Grid Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May JuneMath Data Proportional Linear Fitting a line Systems of Exponents Functions Transformati Quadratic Probability Exploration Reasoning Equations to data Equations ons models and inequalitiesPhysical Measure- Physical Periodic Chemical Balancing Electricity Energy Astronomy Plate Weather ment Properties Table Reactions Equations sources TectonicsScienceSocial Geography Foundations Constitution Constitution Legislative Executive Judicial Citizenship Economics Economics of US and Bill of and Bill of Branch and Judicial System/ and InternetStudies government Rights Rights Branch Legal SystemPOE Energy and Mechanisms Energy Materials Statics Control Machine Fluid Power Statistics and Design Power Energy Applications and Materials Systems Control Design Kinematics Problem Sources Design Structures Design Problem Problem ProblemEnglish Expository Short Story Process Novel: Persuasive Novel: Descriptive Novel: Poetry Shakespeare Essay Unit Essay SPEAK Essay To Kill a Essay Stargirl (figurative /Romeo and (elements) (literary Mockingbird (theme, language) Juliet terms and (symbolism, individuality/ analysis) character nonconformity analysis/ development)Other #NAFNext
    19. 19. Essential Questions• Where do we get our energy from?• How does human activity and technology impact the environment?• What impact does technology have on society?• How is information used to shape/form the public’s opinion?#NAFNext
    20. 20. Freshman Integration plan Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May JuneEnglish Creating and Advertising Green ProductsMath Air Quality graphing activityPhysical ProducingScience Renewable EnergyCitizenshipIED Puzzle Blocks with recycled materialsFuture Pro/Con ofPlans using paper verses e-Prince. storageOfBusiness #NAFNext
    21. 21. Sophomore Integration Plan Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May JuneEnglish Wind Power Persuasive PaperMath Area of a WindmillBiology Define Impacts of Windmill on EcologyWorld Renewable Energy inHistory Other Countries RenewablePOE Energy TownFuture Study ProfitabilityPlans of GreenBusiness businessLaw #NAFNext Model
    22. 22. PLTW Expo Renewable Energy TownPOE Students were assigned to design a model of a town thatuses renewable energy. -LED lights represented residential and industrial energy use -Wind turbines, solar panels, and hydrogen fuel cells were providedSome students were selected to attend and present at the localPLTW Expo expo_presentation.MOV#NAFNext
    23. 23. Green Technology Advertisement Project -Idea behind the project -Green product and proposal (individual work) o Created a proposal to appeal to potential investors o Created an advertisement to sell their product to consumers -Student Contest Incentive o Projects were judged by AOE teachers and faculty o Top four projects were rewarded with dinner and a tour at the Iron Horse Hotel (a green conscious establishment)#NAFNext
    24. 24. English – Green Technology ProjectJose_whaleE.wmvDemetrice_leafyroad.wmvSandra_trashaway.wmvSamai_GoshDam.wmv#NAFNext
    25. 25. In Addition Through a grant written by Mr. Stonemeier – we received Solar & Hot water panels on the roof of the school. Contractors installed solar electric and hot water panels on the buildings. Students will learn ‘how to go green’ and study the benefits of solar heating. A link will be available on the website to study and monitor what we are collecting and using.#NAFNext
    26. 26. Reflections as an Academy o We would like to implement common assessment  Pretest  Post test o We would like Academy students assigned to Academy teachers with more fidelity o Rethink timing of projects o Recruit more females into the Academy o Grid is USEFUL#NAFNext
    27. 27. Questions ?#NAFNext
    28. 28. Thank You !#NAFNext