HFLI Sessions at the NCAC 2017 Annual Conference

Headed to the 21st Annual National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC) Conference in Nashville, October 30 to November 1, 2017? HFLI will join academy experts and colleagues from around the country to deliver three sessions organized around the 10 National Standards of Practice (NSOP). Consider joining us for a session (or two, or three!), or if you’d like to learn more about these topics through a more personal conversation, contact Lisa Kreinbring at lisa@hfli.org.

Powering Learning, Engagement, and Awareness of STEM Careers
How can help your academy feed and diversify the STEM pipeline and launch students’ long-term interest in careers in STEM? Put the power of deeper learning in students’ hands. Ford STEAM Lab, a free blended-learning digital curriculum for early high school students, takes learners through an engineering design and entrepreneurship experience, while developing their awareness and understanding of careers in STEM and Tech Entrepreneurship. In this interactive session, participants will gain understanding through a highly interactive hack-a-thon related to teaching/learning in their school and develop an idea for a mobile app to address that concern.

Presenters: Deborah Parizek, Razi Jafri
Title: Powering Learning, Engagement, and Awareness of STEM Careers
Date of presentation: Monday, October 30, 2017
Time of presentation: 4:00 – 5:15 pm

Small Bites, Big Difference: An Intervention Strategy for Academy Innovation

Words like innovation, disruption, or hacking are common words heard in progressive education circles, but the reality of our own contexts often leaves us perplexed when faced with the task of bringing any of these words to life. Where do we start when we have limited control? Where do we start when we have total control? In this fun and interactive workshop, participants will gain a strategy for realistically identifying where they fall in developing an “Orientation of Innovation” and take away specific interventions that change anything from space to schedule, aimed towards making a difference.

Presenters: Christopher Patten, Deborah Parizek
Title: Small Bites, Big Difference: An Intervention Strategy for Academy Innovation
Date of presentation: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time of presentation: 9:00 – 10:15 AM

Personalizing Career Exploration and Preparation Through the Senior Mastery Process
Personalized, structured career exploration and preparation experiences are critical to post-secondary success. In this interactive session, we will explore the Senior Mastery Process, a successful program that enables high school upperclassmen to explore personal career interests and related college pathways, develop job seeking and workplace success skills, build a professional workplace-based relationship with an adult supervisor, and present their empirical research to an evaluation committee. You will learn how Design Thinking can be an integral part of the SMP, empowering students to develop a guiding question, making their career exploration and preparation a personal discovery-driven process.

Presenters: Deborah Parizek, Jessica Sanchez Todd and Ana Leos-Garcia
Title: Personalizing Career Exploration in Preparation Through the Senior Mastery Process
Date of presentation: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time of presentation: 2:15 – 3:30 PM

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