Presentation on theme: "High School 101 Authors Chad Foster is the author of two best-selling books/curricula, Teenagers Preparing for the Real World and Financial Literacy for."— Presentation transcript:
1 High 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.
2 Test 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
3 The Fundamental Question Will Our Students Be Prepared…. Or Just Educated?
4 What is Needed??A strategy that prepares students to succeed in the classroom today and the workplace tomorrow.
5 High School 101 is a rare collaboration between an entrepreneur and an educator.
6 How does High School101 fit into the mix of NCLB?
7 21st 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
9 1/3 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 ?
10 Fact:Most students who dropout, say they are bored and/or do not see the relevance of what is being taught.
11 One of the most effective proven strategies for making students successful in high school is a comprehensive program of transition.
12 Source: 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
14 High 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.
15 How 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
18 a.k.a. Communication Skills “Say What?”a.k.a.Communication Skills13 DaysUnit 1
19 Communication Skills “The Keys to Success” “Chad Foster Live” DVDStudent BookActivities / ProjectsMeet a StrangerUnusual Job ReportPick My BrainReading Comprehension TestUnit 1
20 Personal Learning Styles “I Am Who I Am”a.k.a.Personal Learning Styles6 DaysUnit 2
21 The Three Basic Learning Styles Visual Auditory Kinesthetic
22 Visual 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
23 Auditory learners… like the teacher to provide directions learn by listeninglike dialogues, plays, discussionsremember names but not faceslike to talk out problemseasily distracted by noise
24 Kinesthetic 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
25 What’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
27 Interesting 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.
34 “The Two-Way Street”a.k.a.People Skills9 DaysUnit 4
35 People Skills “70% Lose Jobs for One Reason” Fired or Quit JobWhat to Do?Founder’s DayUnit 4
36 Choices/Consequences “Roll the Dice…Pay the Price”a.k.a.Choices/Consequences6 DaysUnit 5
37 Choices/Consequences “Decisions vs. Choices” Domino Drop (Red Light)In the NewsDomino Effect (Radio Broadcast – Sticky Fingers)All Ages“My Choice…….My Life” DVDUnit 5
38 Test Taking/Study Skills “From Boring to Scoring”a.k.a.Test Taking/Study Skills9 DaysUnit 6
39 Tests 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.**
40 Test Taking/Study Skills “I Do” TestBrain CapacityTIM ActivityUnit 6
42 Time 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
43 Wasted 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
45 Business 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
47 Tolerance/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
49 Financial Literacy Busted (Needs vs Wants) Future Value My Personal Stuff – 10 (Renter’s Insurance)Unit 10
50 Will your studentsbe prepared.....or just educated?