Career Academies. Rationale, Structure, Planning, Implementation and Sustaining . Career Academy Workshop Objectives. Participants will know and be able to: Explain the rationale for Career Academies Define Career Academies and their 4 criteria Explain the steps to planning Career Academies.
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Rationale, Structure, Planning, Implementation and Sustaining
Participants will know and be able to:
In a Talent Development High School
Small learning communities foster more
positive relationships - personalization
Improved school climate
“Safe, serious, student mobility”
Increased student motivation
“Relevant program with less apathy”
Improved student attendance and
Greatly reduced dropouts
They do not see the
relevance of school.
Many students feel anonymous in their schools.
A sense of community
250 – 350 Students
14-16 Teachers, 10 Advisories
“Real World” Experiences
“Real World” Experiences
Goal: Common Prep. Period for Majority of Staff with a
Team Leader Who Has a Reduced Schedule
A pathway identifies the more specific careers that are covered under the broader Career Academy themes. Each pathway has a sequence of courses.
Encourage staff members to work together with faculty who have similar interests
Generate enthusiasm among the faculty for establishing Career Academies. This leads to ownership for planning and leading academies.
Energy & Utilities
Fashion & Interior Design
Educ, Child Dev, & Family Services
Building Trades & Construction
Finance & Business
Career Technical Education Industry Sectors
Health Science & Medical Technology
Arts, Media & Entertainment
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation
Manufacturing & Product Development
Marketing, Sales & Service
Step 2: SLC Formation: October-November
Step 3: Faculty SLC Selection: December
Step 4: SLC Marketing November-January
Step 5: Student Selection/Placement: December-January
Step 6: The Nitty Gritty – January to May
Step 7: Summer Work & Faculty Retreat
Deepening of SLC/Teaming Practice
Putting the Career in Career Academy
Ongoing instructional improvement supported by peer coaches
Ongoing systems and Leadership Development
Information from NAF
National Academy Foundation (www.NAF.org)
Think about a career themed
for your academy.
Be prepared to explain to the group
including how each subject area
teacher will be involved
(Extra credit will be given for creativity of idea and creativity in sharing)
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