Advisory Boards that Work:
Success Stories at Milwaukee-
Washington HS of IT
Joe Kmoch joe@jkmoch.com
Sheryl Knox she4kn@a...
#nafnext
#nafnext
iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair
with a Twist
• Opening video of one of the first iFairs
• The story
#nafnext
iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair
with a Twist
• Description and highlights of each iFair (10 m)
 Finding exh...
#nafnext
iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair
with a Twist
 At the fair – for students, for exhibitors
#nafnext
iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair
with a Twist
 At the fair – for students, for exhibitors
#nafnext
iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair
with a Twist
 At the fair – for students, for exhibitors
#nafnext
iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair
with a Twist
 After the fair – for students, for exhibitors, for
teachers
#nafnext
#nafnext
WHS Library
AGENDA
Employability Skills Poster
Welcome and Purpose ……………………………………….………………Dorothy Valentine
Career...
Your turn!
Divide into groups so that there are no more
than 8 in a group.
Choose one of the 6 Employability skills areas
...
Notes from Sharing Segment:
Other AB Activities
Student Leadership Workshop
Planned Training Module Schedule
January: Orientation
Conduct Ethics Eval,...
Other AB Activities
Mock Interview Sessions
• At least two possibly three
• Prep workshops for students
• Goal is to have ...
Other AB Activities
AB Membership – enlarging
and maintaining
Note the many different ways of adding to and
maintaining a ...
Other AB Activities
AB Membership – enlarging
and maintaining
• Added Student Development Director via contacts
with local...
Other AB Activities
AB Membership – enlarging
and maintaining
• Maintenance
• Replaced community college contact with an
i...
Other AB Activities
AB Membership – enlarging
and maintaining
• The big coup in the last few weeks:
• Woman who is the CIO...
#nafnext
Advisory Board
Other AB Activities
Revised NAF bylaws template
reflecting consensus strategy we use
WHSoIT ByLaws
Article VII – Meetings; Section 2: Voting
“Votes shall be called on procedural issues
specifically defined i...
WHSoIT ByLaws
Article VII – Meetings; Section 4:
Consensus Decision Making
“A consensus model shall be used for
decision m...
Thank you for listening and
participating
Presentation is available on the NAF NEXT
webite and also on
http://whsoit-advbo...
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Wondering what it looks like for an advisory board to REALLY engage with an academy? Come hear about how the advisory board at Milwaukee-Washington High School of IT got there. In the last two years, the board has hosted an interactive IT and engineering career fair, delivered workshops and recruited eight new members
Presenters: Joe Kmoch, Sheryl Know, Washington High School of IT, and Dorothy Valentine, SET Ministry

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Advisory Boards that Work: Success Stories at Milwaukee-Washington High School of IT

  1. 1. Advisory Boards that Work: Success Stories at Milwaukee- Washington HS of IT Joe Kmoch joe@jkmoch.com Sheryl Knox she4kn@aol.com Dorothy Valentine <dorothy.valentine@yahoo.com>
  2. 2. #nafnext
  3. 3. #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist • Opening video of one of the first iFairs • The story
  4. 4. #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist • Description and highlights of each iFair (10 m)  Finding exhibitors and pre-fair information  Finding schools and pre-fair preparation including lesson plan and handouts
  5. 5. #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist  At the fair – for students, for exhibitors
  6. 6. #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist  At the fair – for students, for exhibitors
  7. 7. #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist  At the fair – for students, for exhibitors
  8. 8. #nafnext iFair IT and Engineering Career Fair with a Twist  After the fair – for students, for exhibitors, for teachers
  9. 9. #nafnext
  10. 10. #nafnext WHS Library AGENDA Employability Skills Poster Welcome and Purpose ……………………………………….………………Dorothy Valentine Career & Technical Education ……………………….………....…Eric Radomski/Terri Salzer Business Requirements ……………………………….….…………..………...Edna Abernathy Group Session Expectations……………………………………………..……Dorothy Valentine Group Questions: - How does PBIS work in the classroom? - How would you suggest using this employability skill in your classroom? - What is one way to reward the students for practicing these skills? Group Report-Outs WHS Graduates: How WHS played a role in their success ……………………………………Desiree Cocroft Tony Braddock Retired Teacher Insights ……………………………………………………….…….Freda Bell Acknowledgements Next Steps How we introduced this to the staff:
  11. 11. Your turn! Divide into groups so that there are no more than 8 in a group. Choose one of the 6 Employability skills areas Generate ideas to include those in your classroom, noting them on a large poster sheet Share out ideas to the larger group
  12. 12. Notes from Sharing Segment:
  13. 13. Other AB Activities Student Leadership Workshop Planned Training Module Schedule January: Orientation Conduct Ethics Eval, Dress for Success February: Integrity and Ethics March: Communication Skills …and Listening & Feedback April: Interpersonal Skills May: Decision-Making/Problem-Solving Skills Student application and teacher sign-off
  14. 14. Other AB Activities Mock Interview Sessions • At least two possibly three • Prep workshops for students • Goal is to have a group of students do all three mock interviews • Evaluate Progress
  15. 15. Other AB Activities AB Membership – enlarging and maintaining Note the many different ways of adding to and maintaining a board • Software engineer who changed jobs and asked his new small company to continue • Added social gaming company CEO through contact via a community college IT program advisory board • Added a retired engineer via personal contact with previous school administrator
  16. 16. Other AB Activities AB Membership – enlarging and maintaining • Added Student Development Director via contacts with local STEM organization (also an Alum from 2002) • Added an Education Outreach specialist via other contacts at Marquette University • Added large health care provider Human Resources Development person through personal contact • Added IT Education Director because of interest in student internships
  17. 17. Other AB Activities AB Membership – enlarging and maintaining • Maintenance • Replaced community college contact with an individual in their STEM outreach department • Replaced exec director of organization of STEM-interested businesses with new exec director • Replaced engineer at large firm with an IT specialist
  18. 18. Other AB Activities AB Membership – enlarging and maintaining • The big coup in the last few weeks: • Woman who is the CIO Emeritus of a large Milwaukee corporation • She is also director if IT-United, a large group of CIOs in Milwaukee who want to volunteer and increase the number of kids interested in IT.
  19. 19. #nafnext Advisory Board
  20. 20. Other AB Activities Revised NAF bylaws template reflecting consensus strategy we use
  21. 21. WHSoIT ByLaws Article VII – Meetings; Section 2: Voting “Votes shall be called on procedural issues specifically defined in these By-Laws. A consensus model shall be used on all other issues and proposals.”
  22. 22. WHSoIT ByLaws Article VII – Meetings; Section 4: Consensus Decision Making “A consensus model shall be used for decision making on issues considered by the Advisory Board and its Committees.” … “The Advisory Board shall work toward achieving compromise in these situations. If compromise cannot be reached, the Advisory Board Chairperson may call for a majority vote as a last resort.
  23. 23. Thank you for listening and participating Presentation is available on the NAF NEXT webite and also on http://whsoit-advboard.pbworks.com

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