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New member session

  1. 1. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Newcomer Orientation Steve Casa Senior Director, Network Advocacy Bill Taylor Senior Director, Network Development and Expansion
  2. 2. Why Are We Here? <ul><li>To orient you to NAF and it’s Mission </li></ul><ul><li>To familiarize you with NAF’s Competitive Advantage </li></ul><ul><li>To make you aware of the value added that comes with NAF Membership </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce you to your responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>To answer any specific questions you may have </li></ul>2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  3. 3. About NAF <ul><li>2008-2009 NAF Network </li></ul><ul><li>487 Academies in 385 High Schools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>246 Academies of Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 Academies of Hospitality & Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>129 Academies of Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 Academies of Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NAF Academies are in 173 School Districts across 40 states and D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 50,000 students in NAF Academies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70% belong to racial or ethnic minorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>65% qualify for free or reduced lunch </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. NAF’s Mission <ul><li>To sustain a national network of career academies to support the development of America’s youth toward personal and professional success in high school, in higher education, and throughout their careers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our Competitive Advantage <ul><li>NAF’s Three Pillars </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Vetted Curriculum Linked to Standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Learning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Based Learning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Active Advisory Boards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>80 - 85% Business and Community Partners </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 - 15% Higher Education Partners </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participants in experiential student learning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paid Internships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful positions, salary in line with the position </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paid equals value </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Supported by Academy Development </li></ul>
  6. 6. NAF’s Theory of Change is Grounded in Six Principles for Improving America’s Education System
  7. 7. Why NAF: Benefits of NAF Membership <ul><li>Proven Small Learning Communities Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>27 Year History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MDRC 12 Year Longitudinal Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NAF as Educational Partner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Learning Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National and Regional Network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Field Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional, State, and City Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Member Stages and Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliate, Member, Leader, Distinguished </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Institute/Leadership Summit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Symposia </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Why NAF: Benefits of NAF Membership <ul><li>NAF Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All courses updated by 2009 school year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Delivery System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NAF Curriculum Design Features                 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rigor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PBL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy Integration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>University Articulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top Tier Universities Tied to Each Academy Theme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corporate Engagement and National Advocacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Board of Director’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized Grant and Scholarship Opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Why NAF: Benefits of NAF Membership <ul><li>Enriched Alumni Network and Student Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enroll Your Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internship Stories Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Updated and Useful Data Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Supports Your Efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Valuable Tools, Resources and Best Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizational Commitment to Progression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Policy Leader </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated Staff </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Your Academy’s Responsibilities <ul><li>Fidelity to the Model </li></ul><ul><li>Pay Membership Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Enter Data by Deadline Date </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Essential Data Due November 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teach a Minimum of Four NAF Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80 – 85% Business People </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secure Paid Internships for 80% of Eligible Students </li></ul><ul><li>Identifiable in School Building </li></ul><ul><li>Enroll Students in Alumni and Student Services Network </li></ul><ul><li>Have Fun </li></ul>