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  • 1. NAFs New Curriculum
  • 2. August 1, 2007 Six New Courses Available
    • AOF: Principles of Finance
    • Financial Services
    • AOHT: Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
    • Geography & World Cultures
    • AOIT: Principles of Information Technology
    • Digital Video and Digital Media
  • 3. Five Characteristics of a NAF Graduate
    • College Ready
    • Career Oriented
    • Effective Communicator
    • Problem Solver
    • Engaged Learner
  • 4. Key Features of NAF Curriculum
    • At least two projects per course.
      • Including one culminating project.
    • Inquiry-based instructional practices that promote rigor & relevance.
    • Evidence of student learning written, oral, visual, or technological form.
  • 5. NAF Curriculum Fellows
    • Curriculum Fellows Obtain:
      • Stipends upon completion of participation.
      • Kinkos photocopying vouchers for curriculum materials.
      • Attend a regional meeting with other Curriculum Fellows to provide feedback on the courses.
      • Have selected work featured in a new NAF Curriculum Book to be published by the Pearson Foundation.
    • In return, Curriculum Fellows:
      • Use the new course material.
      • Provide detailed feedback for improvements in the courses.
      • Share exemplars of student applications.
      • Attend regional meetings and participate in several web conferences.
  • 6. NAF Curriculum Pilots
    • Curriculum Pilots Obtain:
      • Stipends upon completion of participation.
      • Kinkos photocopying vouchers for curriculum materials.
      • Attend a three multi-day training sessions with other Curriculum Pilots.
      • Have selected work featured in a new NAF Curriculum Book to be published by the Pearson Foundation.
  • 7. NAF Curriculum Pilots
    • In return, Curriculum Pilots:
      • Pilot a complete NAF course
      • Provide detailed written feedback for improvements in the courses
      • Share exemplars of student applications.
      • Attend three multi-day training sessions and participate in several web conferences.
  • 8. How New Courses Will be Rolled Out
    • Both new and existing courses will be on the NEW NAF Curriculum Webpage for one year.
    • Teachers have the choice of using the new material or existing material for 2007-08.
  • 9. The New NAF Curriculum Webpage!
  • 10. New Curriculum Features
    • Content advice from NAF teachers, Advisory Board Members, & Industry Partners
    • Linkages to national educational standards
    • Two projects per course
    • Detailed unit plans with lessons, student resources, teacher resources, and student readings
    • Partnership for 21 st Century Skills that encouraging teamwork and communication skills
  • 11. Each Course Has
    • Integration of literacy strategies to improve student reading comprehension, vocabulary & writing.
    • Ideas for curriculum integration.
    • Extension activities.
    • Assessment tools.
    • Career options lessons.
  • 12. And More to Come
    • Revisions of the six new courses based on feedback from the NAF Curriculum Fellows.
    • Nine new courses for piloting in 2008-09.
    • New interactive features on the NAF Curriculum Webpage.
  • 13. Academy Assumptions
    • Begin creating new courses by focusing on courses that NAF Academies need most.
    • Assume that every course sequence begins with a principles course, which serves as a foundation for further study.
    • Following principles course, each field of study has three essential courses which students take next.
    • Following these four initial courses, students take additional NAF courses.
  • 14. Course Assumptions
    • Courses designed to address key standards drawn from National standards.
    • Courses designed to introduce key course themes while at the same time promoting broad curricular knowledge.
    • Courses to share general structure: Objectives, Springboard, Activity Sequence, Closure.
    • Instructional time for the courses assume 60 class sessions for instruction, 20 for project time (and 10 additional days).
    • Courses to be supported with Unit and Lesson Plans, and with Resource Materials for teachers and students, and reader-support for teachers.
  • 15. Criteria for Driving Questions: Source: Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum & Assessment K-12 (Heidi Hayes Jacobs. 1997, ASCD)
    • Driving questions are the essence of what you believe students should examine and know.
      • Are used as a curriculum planner.
      • Used as an activity organizer.
      • Are designed to promote rigor (ambiguity, complexity, provocativeness, emotion).
      • Can be developed by both teachers and students.
  • 16. Curriculum Development Timeline AOHT AOIT AOF - Sustainable Tourism - Hospitality Marketing - Customer Service & Workplace Issues - Principles of Hospitality & Tourism - Travel Geography & World Cultures - Programming - Business Applications: Databases & Spreadsheets - Systems - Web Design - Networking - Principles of Information Technology - Digital Video and Digital Media
    • - Entrepreneurship
    • - Insurance
    • - Global Economics and Finance
    - Business Economics - Accounting - Business Ethics - Financial Planning - Principles of Finance - Financial Services 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08
  • 17. Possible Components of a NAF Certificate
        • Successful completion of course tests.
          • Questions:
            • Should test focus on only just in time knowledge?
            • Should it be on-line or paper & pencil?
            • How should the test be scored (by teacher, automatically, NAF)?
            • What level of proficiency should be required?
            • How many course tests should be passed to qualify for a certificate?
        • Cumulative portfolio of completed projects for several NAF courses.
          • Questions:
            • Should the portfolios be digital or hard copy?
            • How many projects should be reflected in a comprehensive portfolio?