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  1. High School of Business™ November 15, 2010

  2. Why Who What How Next • Why create this program? • Who…students. Building knowledge, skills, confidence. • What does the program look like at a school? • How has it grown over the last four years? • Next steps for getting involved Did you know…

  3. Why Who What How Next Why change? Did you know…

  4. Why Who What How Next • By 2020, 75% of all jobs will require a college degree • More students choose a major in business • Preparation is key. Knowledge, skills, credits= student success • 21st Century workplace demands....no matter the career. • Business degrees land jobs-- even in a tough economy. Did you know…

  5. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next We listened… and found inspiration

  6. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next • For more than 30 years, MBAResearch has been interested in determining what skills and knowledge are relevant to the business community • Secondary and primary research has been conducted to determine these skills and knowledge

  7. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Research Activities • White papers • Textbooks • State curriculum guides • Syllabi/course descriptions • Executive interviews • Industry interviews 1 on 1; small group • Industry certifications • Labor statistics • Job web sites • Journals

  8. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Key Question: How can we prepare students to EXCEL?

  9. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Knowledge Skills Confidence Building entrepreneurs and business leaders

  10. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Knowledge Start with the standards

  11. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Knowledge • Model college program design • Accelerated pace • Career Clusters: Business Management & Administration, Marketing & Finance

  12. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Knowledge 1st Semester 2nd Semester Grade 9 ProgramDesign Leadership Wealth Management Grade 10 Principles of Business Business Economics Grade 11 Principles of Marketing Principles of Finance Grade 12 Prin. of Management Business Strategies

  13. In addition to course-specific projects… Program–long project High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Knowledge ProgramDesign • Over-arching project • Pieces incorporated into each course • Final course, Business Strategies, brings it all together

  14. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Skills • Project management via project-based learning

  15. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Plan the work Work the plan Skills ProgramDesign Teams of students work on projects at Columbus Grove High

  16. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Skills "I believe High School of Business projects are a better way for students to learn about business concepts without regurgitating a laundry list of vocabulary terms and reciting economical theories." -Yvette Schroeder, Business Teacher, Leipsic High School, Leipsic, Ohio • Project management

  17. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Skills • Project management • 21st Century Skills

  18. High School of Business™ Why Why Who What How Next Team-based strategies Skills ProgramDesign

  19. High School of Business™ Who What How Next Integrated technology Skills ProgramDesign

  20. High School of Business™ Who What How Next International business Skills ProgramDesign

  21. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Knowledge Skills Confidence

  22. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next • "As the projects progressed, the students became more and more independent in their critical thinking abilities, in their abilities to work as part of a group, in their abilities to delegate responsibilities, and overall in their excitement in learning about economics and what is going on in the world around them.“-Terri Fletcher, Business Teacher, Ft. Osage (MO)l, Ft. Osage, MO Confidence • Builds project management skills gradually

  23. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Confidence • Builds project management skills gradually • Builds business venture gradually

  24. Principles of Business Ideas generated Business Economics Idea selected Principles of Marketing Business’ marketing Principles of Finance Business’ finances Principles of Management Business’ management issues Business Strategies Business plan finished and start-up Course build to Capstone Project Course Capstone Project piece

  25. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Knowledge Skills Confidence What happens behind the scenes?

  26. ComprehensiveProgram High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next • Steering Team • Professional Development • Assessment • Post-sec connections

  27. Steering Team High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next • HSB instructors • Site administrator SteeringTeam • District administrator • Counselor • Two area professionals • College faculty

  28. Purpose High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next • Continuous improvement of program SteeringTeam • Cross-functional management • Higher education input and guidance • Business community involvement

  29. High School of Business™ Who What How Next Interaction with business community SteeringTeam

  30. Observational Internship High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next SteeringTeam • During senior year or just prior • 20 hrs minimum • High-level executive

  31. Comprehensive faculty development High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next ProfessionalDevelopment • Pedagogy training • Course content training “The best part of High School of Business, for me, has been the training and constant communication with the HSB developers and other pilot site teachers.” --Deanna Penn, Riverside High, WV

  32. High School of Business™ Who What How Next Teacher as facilitator ProfessionalDevelopment “In history class, they tell us what to do. In Leadership, we tell Ms. Nockengost what we’re planning to do.” --Tim Ellison, 9th Grade, Ellet High

  33. Comprehensive faculty development High School of Business™ Who What How Next “Do as I do” ProfessionalDevelopment Teachers participate in PBL during professional development

  34. Teacher Peer Group High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next ProfessionalDevelopment • Continuous communication via listserv and wiki • Monthly conference call • Sister schools “I had considered retiring this year, but teaching High School of Business™ has re-energized me. I can’t wait to get back to school and work through the projects with the students.”-- Howard Foltz, Columbus Grove High School (OH)

  35. Course Assessments Multiple formats High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Assessments • Rubrics • Reflection • Quizzes • Online objective exam

  36. Program Assessments High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Are we making a difference? • Philosophy of Continuous Improvement Assessments • Student/academic measures

  37. Post-secondary bridge High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next • Researched programs Post-sec Connections • College faculty advisory council • Local relationships between secondary and post-secondary

  38. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Near or at college-level curriculum = Options Post-sec Connections • Honors weighting? • Credit through a local college or university? • CLEP preparation? • A·S·K Institute Certification?

  39. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Next Pilot phase Current sites Future growth

  40. High School of Business™ Year 1: 2007-08 5 schools in 5 states

  41. High School of Business™ Year 4: 2010-11 31 Schools in 9 States

  42. Snapshot: Participating schools Diverse group of 31 High School of Business™ Why Who What What How Next • Urban, rural, suburban • Comprehensive, career centers, partnerships • 40+ business and/or marketing teachers • 9 states represented

  43. High School of Business™ Why Who What How Next Next www.MBAResearch.org/HSB Detailed Handbook Applications for 2011-2012

  44. Why Who What How Next • Why create this program? • Who…students. Building knowledge, skills, confidence. • What does the program look like at a school? • How has it grown over the last four years? • Next steps for getting involved Did you know…

  45. "The students work together, learn to work toward finishing and coming up with a completed product. This is valuable experience. This will serve them well in their professional career and in their college career before they even get to the working world. These are the skills that are necessary regardless of what industry or what technical aspect of business they decide to pursue." -Mark Hyssong, Parent, Centennial High, Franklin, TNManager of Supply Chain CoordinationBridgestone Americas Tire Operations