NAF and P-TECH - A Perfect Collaboration

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The P-TECH grades 9-14 college and career ready model, launched in Brooklyn, NY in 2010 with a focus on IT careers, incorporates the learning and experience of NAF academies along with early college models and quality CTE. This seminar will highlight opportunities for NAF and P-TECH to learn together and collaborate on shared program design attributes, e.g. career pathways and work-based learning, the transition to college and to enhance both approaches to prepare all students for success.

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NAF and P-TECH - A Perfect Collaboration

  1. 1. #NAFNext2014
  2. 2. NAF and P-TECH A Perfect Collaboration Mike Dardaris, Tom Pendleton, Robin Willner #NAFNext2014
  3. 3. http://www.btechnyc.org/apps/video/watch.jsp?v=56013 #NAFNext2014
  4. 4. OVERVIEW: WHAT IS P-TECH? MIDDLE JOBS AND ONE COMMUNITIES CHALLENGE P-TECH AND NAF – COMMON GOALS; UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES NEXT STEPS AGENDA
  5. 5. • Rigorous, relevant “grades 9 to 14” education for STEM careers; • Workplace learning, e.g. professional mentors, worksite visits & internships; • Individualized support & pathways; • Cost-free AAS degree in a STEM field; AND • First in line guarantee for a job with business partners at graduation NYS P-TECH: KEY BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS
  6. 6. • Develop programs of study in high-wage, high-skill, high-demand career areas; • Align school, college and community systems; • Promote appropriate career choice and preparation; AND • Ensure that employers in key industries have access to a talented and skilled workforce. NYS P-TECH WILL ALSO:
  7. 7. • Focus on College • Common Core State Standards • High expectations & college culture • Focus on Careers • Skills mapping & backwards planning • Workplace learning & authentic PBL • Focus on Students • Serves students across academic levels UNIQUE SCHOOL DESIGN
  8. 8. • Integrated six year curriculum • Redesigned scope and sequence • Attention to academic, technical & workplace mastery • Integrated instruction & project-based learning • Individual pathways • Extended time in the daily/weekly schedule and annual calendar • Support services and community resources • Ongoing, collaborative professional development PROGRAM ELEMENTS
  9. 9. NYS P-TECH: NEW MODELS Design Principles CustomizationInnovation
  10. 10. NAF and NYS P-TECH are both committed to building career pathways for students from high school to adulthood: •What are the key practices of each model? •What are the most successful practices of each model? •What do you think each one could learn from the other model? •Are there any important elements that are not included in either model? NAF & NYS P-TECH: Building Career Pathways
  11. 11. QUESTIONS? NEXT STEPS #NAFNext2014
  12. 12. THANK YOU! Mike Dardaris mdardaris@hfmboces.org Chief Learning Officer HFM P-Tech Early College High School Tom Pendleton TPendleton@schools.nyc.gov Deputy Executive Director Career & Work Readiness Office of Postsecondary Readiness NYC Department of Education Robin Willner robin.willner@bcnys.org Director NYS P-TECH Leadership Council

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