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1High School 101 AuthorsChad Foster is the author of two best-selling books/curricula, Teenagers Preparing for the Real World and Financial Literacy for Teens. Chad’s books have been read by more than 750,000 students and his project-based curricula have been used in more than 4,000 middle school and high school classrooms nationwide.Dr. Mike Hall is a former classroom teacher, coach, high school principal, and Deputy Superintendent for the Georgia Department of Education. In 2003, Dr. Hall was recognized by the Blue Ribbon Schools as one of the top 10 high school principals in the nation and his school, Houston County High, was selected as the most advanced school in America for technology integration.
2Test Taking/Study Skills Choices/Consequences Personal Learning Styles People SkillsTolerance/DiversityCommunication SkillsBusiness SavvyHigh School Transition and Dropout PreventionTime ManagementTest Taking/Study SkillsChoices/ConsequencesTechnology LiteracyPersonal Learning StylesFinancial Literacy
3The Fundamental Question Will Our Students Be Prepared…. Or Just Educated?
4What is Needed??A strategy that prepares students to succeed in the classroom today and the workplace tomorrow.
5High School 101 is a rare collaboration between an entrepreneur and an educator.
6How does High School101 fit into the mix of NCLB?
721st Century Skills Career Exploration / Preparation Public Speaking Listening SkillsQuestioning SkillsWritten CommunicationReading ComprehensionTime Management SkillsStudy SkillsTest Taking SkillsNetworking SkillsPeople SkillsLearning StylesTechnology Skills (ICT Literacy)Social TolerancePersonal ResponsibilityFinancial LiteracyCritical ThinkingProblem SolvingSales SkillsEntrepreneurial LiteracyMath SkillsCollaboration SkillsMulti- taskingBusiness LiteracySocial ResponsibilitySource: ‘Results that Matter – 21st Century Skills and High School Reform’ by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills / March 2006
8“Without 21st Century Skills, young adults will struggle to make informed life choices, participate effectively in civic life, and compete in the global economy.”Partnership for 21st Century Skills
91/3 of the students who enter the 9th grade never finish high school. Fact:1/3 of the students who enter the 9th grade never finish high school.Why ?
10Fact:Most students who dropout, say they are bored and/or do not see the relevance of what is being taught.
11One of the most effective proven strategies for making students successful in high school is a comprehensive program of transition.
12Source: The Silent Epidemic High school dropouts, on average, will earn $1,000,000 less over a lifetime than college graduates.Source: The Silent EpidemicPerspectives of High School Dropouts March 2006
14High School 101 Project-Based Strategy Based on 21st Century Skills For Middle School & High SchoolTen Independent Micro-UnitsStandard, Block, Exploratory, Modified SchedulesConsecutive, Concurrent, One Teacher, Team of Teachers.
15How is High School 101 being used by schools across the country? Integration into multiple courses and grade levels within one schoolFull semester course (rare)30-minute advisement periodSummer programs for 8th graders transitioning to the 9th grade.Freshman AcademiesSmaller Learning CommunitiesAfter-School programs
16(Why do I have to learn this stuff?) The “Y” Factor(Why do I have to learn this stuff?)Copyright 2007 Chad Foster
18a.k.a. Communication Skills “Say What?”a.k.a.Communication Skills13 DaysUnit 1
19Communication Skills “The Keys to Success” “Chad Foster Live” DVDStudent BookActivities / ProjectsMeet a StrangerUnusual Job ReportPick My BrainReading Comprehension TestUnit 1
20Personal Learning Styles “I Am Who I Am”a.k.a.Personal Learning Styles6 DaysUnit 2
21The Three Basic Learning Styles Visual Auditory Kinesthetic
22Visual learners….. like teacher demonstrations use lists to keep up and organize thoughtsremember faces, but forget namesare easily distracted by movement or action in the classroom, but are not affected by noise
23Auditory learners… like the teacher to provide directions learn by listeninglike dialogues, plays, discussionsremember names but not faceslike to talk out problemseasily distracted by noise
24Kinesthetic learners… do best when they are involved or “active”think best when movinghave high energy levelsdon’t “do” lectures and have problems sitting/readingprefer to do rather than watch
25What’s Up? (Interview Partner) My Style Activity (Group) Personal Learning Styles What are the Styles? Understanding Yours….Dealing with Theirs.What’s Up? (Interview Partner)My Style Activity (Group)Cartoon Activity (Gum)Kiersey Day (Foster Results)Dr. DeliriousPick-a-FlickThe SkitsUnit 2
26“Get Wired Get Hired”a.k.a.Technology Literacy12 DaysUnit 3
27Interesting Tech Facts 60% of the skills required by the workforce today are possessed by only 30% of the workers. (Technology skills missing!)70% of all jobs today require workers to use a computer on a daily basis.There is a significant trend to move the work to the worker instead of the worker to the workplace.
39Tests for a high school student in some states today. Iowa Test of Basic SkillsNAEPASVABPSATSATACTEnd of Course TestsASSETExit Exam**This does not include driver’s test, technical certifications, classroom exams,hunter safety, or any other screening type test for employment.**
42Time Management Organize/ Prioritize/ Schedule Minute by Minute ScheduleInstant Tool (Index Card)Total Time ChartWasted Time (6 seconds per minute)PSA – TMS SyndromeG.O.W. (“Just Say NO!”)“The Code”Unit 7
43Wasted Time ActivityIf you waste 6 seconds out of every minute, how much time do you waste every hour?(6 minutes) Each day?(2.4 hours) In one week?(16.8 hours) In one month? (30)(72 hours) In one year?(876 hours) In a lifetime? (75 years)That would be 7.5 years wasted!!!
44“Taking Care of Business” a.k.a.Business Savvy17 DaysUnit 8
45Business Literacy Part-time Today…. Small Companies Tomorrow Business Literacy Part-time Today….Small Companies Tomorrow....Entrepreneurs LaterC.O.P. (Team Activity)The Nightmare (Individual and Team Solutions)The Company Project (Business Set-Up/Operation Plans)The Company C.O.P (Immediate/Short-term/Long-term)Unit 8
46“All Walks of Life”a.k.a.Diversity/Tolerance7 DaysUnit 9
47Tolerance/Diversity Field Trip (learned behavior) Four Corners (similarities)Up and DownNormalizer Test (not!)What If ? (awareness)Unit 9
48“It Grows on Trees Right?” a.k.a.Financial Literacy12 DaysUnit 10
49Financial Literacy Busted (Needs vs Wants) Future Value My Personal Stuff – 10 (Renter’s Insurance)Unit 10
50Will your studentsbe prepared.....or just educated?