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2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow A Full Curricular Approach
2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow A Full Curricular Approach
<ul><li>School Demographics / Presentation Overview </li></ul><ul><li>LHS-AOF Curriculum and Graduation requirements </li>...
 
 
 
 
 
 
378 miles 376 miles 224 miles 118 miles 273 miles 197 miles
<ul><li>Amanda Fleck  –  Class of 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Laurie Plewinski  –  Class of 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Dixon ...
<ul><li>Comprehensive High School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2100 students (2 nd  largest HS in WNY) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>3 Year Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each year has 2 cohorts of 20 students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
 
<ul><li>Lancaster High School Academy of Finance </li></ul>
* Honors weight / 3 rd  Math credit ** Economics credit  *** English credit Paid Internship College Course RED = NEW NAF C...
 
 
<ul><li>Lancaster High School Academy of Finance </li></ul>
<ul><li>Student chooses one </li></ul><ul><li>Fall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DECA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must compete ...
<ul><li>All Students choose one </li></ul><ul><li>DECA </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>MoneySkill M...
<ul><li>AOF: English  (AP available) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio & Financial Journalism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financi...
<ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer </li></ul><ul><...
How we create a project
<ul><li>R eal Problem exists in our community </li></ul><ul><li>E xploration of solutions required </li></ul><ul><li>A ppl...
<ul><li>Classroom Project </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Directly links to existing curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul>...
The Mock Interview Project
<ul><li>Developed from an existing project  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion of ideas generated from: </li></ul></u...
<ul><li>Directly links to existing curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Success Strategies  (Grade 10) </li></ul></ul></ul...
<ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are unable to successfully connect with internship providers because they l...
<ul><li>Target Audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Target = Sophomores & Juniors  Secondary Target = Advisory Board Rec...
Foundations of Financial Literacy
<ul><li>Beyond the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop directly from a community need/issue </li></ul></ul></ul><u...
<ul><li>BEYOND THE CLASSROOM </li></ul>
<ul><li>Target Audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Target = Grade 2 students throughout the Lancaster School District (...
SENIOR CREDIT CARD SEMINAR
<ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projects that develop leadership skills and benefits the entire AOF o...
<ul><li>Problem: </li></ul><ul><li>Too many people, especially students entering college, fall into the trap of credit car...
<ul><li>Objective/Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>To educate college bound students on the importance of understanding credit ...
<ul><li>Target Audience: </li></ul><ul><li>Graduating Seniors at Lancaster High School </li></ul>
<ul><li>Advisory Board/Business Partner Support: </li></ul><ul><li>KeyBank </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide materials and ins...
<ul><li>Yearly Sustainability: </li></ul><ul><li>Include the seminar with VITA (tax program) </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the ...
 
<ul><li>www.lancasterschools.org/finance   </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Scott Dixon / Academy Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[ema...
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  1. 1. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow A Full Curricular Approach
  2. 2. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow A Full Curricular Approach
  3. 3. <ul><li>School Demographics / Presentation Overview </li></ul><ul><li>LHS-AOF Curriculum and Graduation requirements </li></ul><ul><li>LHS Student Projects </li></ul><ul><li>PBL Development </li></ul><ul><li>Project Focus 1: Classroom Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Mock Interview Project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Focus 2: Beyond the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundations of Financial Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Focus 3: Project Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Credit Card Seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Successes, Challenges and Obstacles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open discussion </li></ul></ul>
  4. 10. 378 miles 376 miles 224 miles 118 miles 273 miles 197 miles
  5. 11. <ul><li>Amanda Fleck – Class of 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Laurie Plewinski – Class of 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Dixon – Academy Director </li></ul><ul><li>Kathleen Wilson – Academy Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Pease – KeyBank, Advisory Board </li></ul>
  6. 12. <ul><li>Comprehensive High School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2100 students (2 nd largest HS in WNY) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>94% graduation rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>89% of graduates pursue higher education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11 AP Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average SAT Score 1035 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fifth year Academy of Finance </li></ul>
  7. 13. <ul><li>3 Year Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each year has 2 cohorts of 20 students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>120 students(6% of student body) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Organized as a “club” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Club activities (i.e. School Dance, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 15. <ul><li>Lancaster High School Academy of Finance </li></ul>
  9. 16. * Honors weight / 3 rd Math credit ** Economics credit *** English credit Paid Internship College Course RED = NEW NAF CURRICULUM
  10. 19. <ul><li>Lancaster High School Academy of Finance </li></ul>
  11. 20. <ul><li>Student chooses one </li></ul><ul><li>Fall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DECA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must compete at regional level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Spring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundations of Financial Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must teach 1 hour </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Office 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MOS Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Success Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Principles of Finance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Junior Achievement – NEFE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Banking & Credit (Fin Svcs) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.Moneyskill.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lancaster Life - Budgeting </li></ul></ul>
  12. 21. <ul><li>All Students choose one </li></ul><ul><li>DECA </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>MoneySkill Mania </li></ul><ul><li>College Level Course </li></ul><ul><li>Student Bank Teller </li></ul><ul><li>AOF Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Duty </li></ul><ul><li>Student Proposed Project </li></ul><ul><li>AOF: Accounting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VITA (Volunteer Tax Prep) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Principles of Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CEIP (Career Exploration) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpaid Internship (54 hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summer Internship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PAID Internship (130 hours) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 22. <ul><li>AOF: English (AP available) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio & Financial Journalism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ As your financial planner…” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AOF: Economics (AP available) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Stock Market Game </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ELECTIVE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship & Ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership in Action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEIP (3 RD Internship) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All Students choose one </li></ul><ul><li>DECA </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>MoneySkill Mania </li></ul><ul><li>College Level Course </li></ul><ul><li>Student Bank Teller </li></ul><ul><li>AOF Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Duty </li></ul><ul><li>Student Proposed Project </li></ul>
  14. 23. <ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events Officer </li></ul><ul><li>College and Scholarship Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Historian </li></ul><ul><li>Bank Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Internship Mentor Appreciation and Networking Luncheon </li></ul><ul><li>AOF Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services Field Trip </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Ball (Dance) </li></ul><ul><li>Pizza & Car Wash Fundraisers </li></ul><ul><li>Regional College Site Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Guest Speaker Series and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>AOF Graduate recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Social Events </li></ul><ul><li>Banking mini-lessons </li></ul>
  15. 24. How we create a project
  16. 25. <ul><li>R eal Problem exists in our community </li></ul><ul><li>E xploration of solutions required </li></ul><ul><li>A pplies classroom lessons </li></ul><ul><li>L eadership opportunity for students </li></ul><ul><li>I ncludes advisory board/partner review </li></ul><ul><li>T horough use of career knowledge and skill </li></ul><ul><li>Y early sustainability </li></ul>
  17. 26. <ul><li>Classroom Project </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Directly links to existing curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developed from an existing project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NAF Curriculum, NAF Collaboration Network </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WNY Consortium of NAF Academies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>College Partners & Local Organizations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Beyond the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projects that develop directly from a community need/issue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indirectly links curriculum OR integrates curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Management (Officers) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projects that develop leadership skills and benefit the organization </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 27. The Mock Interview Project
  19. 28. <ul><li>Developed from an existing project </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion of ideas generated from: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NAF Collaboration Network / WNY Consortium of NAF Academies / Local College Partner </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 29. <ul><li>Directly links to existing curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Success Strategies (Grade 10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professionalism / Appearance / Communication Styles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Questioning Strategies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office 2007 (Grade 10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resume, Cover Letter and Thank-you Letter Writing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Company Research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio creation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career Exploration Internship Program (Grade 11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resume revisions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internship interview </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 30. <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are unable to successfully connect with internship providers because they lack the soft skills necessary to communicate in a professional environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objectives and Outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will prepare for a professional interview through the development of a resume, cover letter, professional attire selection, portfolio creation, question answering strategies, non-verbal and verbal communications in a competitive mock interview. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 31. <ul><li>Target Audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Target = Sophomores & Juniors Secondary Target = Advisory Board Recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory board members act as guest lecturers, interview coaches and interview assessors. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yearly Sustainability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students, teachers and advisory board members critique the entire process with a formal reflection </li></ul></ul>
  23. 32. Foundations of Financial Literacy
  24. 33. <ul><li>Beyond the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop directly from a community need/issue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saving Rates are at an all-time low </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Debt is at an all-time high </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lancaster Community has requested increased literacy across the curriculum, including financial literacy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indirectly links curriculum OR integrates curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students draw upon AOF classes, DECA events, English classes and other sources to deliver instruction to Grade 2 students. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 34. <ul><li>BEYOND THE CLASSROOM </li></ul>
  26. 35. <ul><li>Target Audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Target = Grade 2 students throughout the Lancaster School District (5 elementary schools) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary Target = Grade 10, 11 AOF students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible Target = Parents of grade 2 students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Lancaster-Depew FCU assists in curriculum development, purchase of the Moon-jars. The LCSD provides additional funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yearly Sustainability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students, teachers and advisory board members critique the entire process with a formal reflection </li></ul></ul>
  27. 36. SENIOR CREDIT CARD SEMINAR
  28. 37. <ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projects that develop leadership skills and benefits the entire AOF or LHS student body </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 38. <ul><li>Problem: </li></ul><ul><li>Too many people, especially students entering college, fall into the trap of credit card debt because they fail to understand the policies and responsibilities of managing a credit card. </li></ul>
  30. 39. <ul><li>Objective/Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>To educate college bound students on the importance of understanding credit terms, proper budgeting and maintaining good credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct five 30-minute seminars in Fall 2009 to senior level English and business classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the pre/post surveys and seminar content to create a DECA competition manual. </li></ul>
  31. 40. <ul><li>Target Audience: </li></ul><ul><li>Graduating Seniors at Lancaster High School </li></ul>
  32. 41. <ul><li>Advisory Board/Business Partner Support: </li></ul><ul><li>KeyBank </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide materials and instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lancaster-Depew Federal Credit Union </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide marketing support for seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University at Buffalo: School of Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information and statistics on student credit use </li></ul></ul>
  33. 42. <ul><li>Yearly Sustainability: </li></ul><ul><li>Include the seminar with VITA (tax program) </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the seminar to multiple schools in Western New York, starting with the WNY Consortium of NAF Academies. </li></ul><ul><li>Update the presentation to include new credit card legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare new instructors for subsequent school year </li></ul>
  34. 44. <ul><li>www.lancasterschools.org/finance </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Scott Dixon / Academy Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Kathleen Wilson / Academy Teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mr. Stephen Pease / KeyBank </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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