NCCBL NHELO 10000 Mentors

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NHELO
10,000 Mentors
a project of
The NATIONAL CENTER for
COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING
NHELO – We are:
• School Administrators • Marketing
• Teachers
• Manufacturing
• CTE
• Farming
• ELO Coordinators
• Consultants
• Guidance
• Non-Profits
• Higher Education
• Parents
• Software Developers
Proposed Stakeholder based
NHELO Steering Committee
NHELO Vision
Empowering all New Hampshire students
to make the world their classroom and earn
credit for real world learning.
NHELO Mission
To make near limitless, high quality,
real world learning opportunities
available to each student by
harnessing community resources
including organizations, businesses,
and talented individuals.
NH MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR
PUBLIC SCHOOL APPROVAL
 (K)(6) Schools shall strive to harness all
available community resources including,
but not limited to, organizations, businesses,
talented individuals….
Vision of the NH
State Board of Education
“To harness community
resources….”
The MET SCHOOL (Providence, RI)
has 1,000 mentors at any one time*
*Ron Wolk, Past Chairman
Big Picture Learning Company
The
TASK
Recruit and train 10,000 Mentors
in 5 years for New Hampshire schools
OBJECTIVES of the PLAN
• Develop a unifying sense of purpose around education
in our communities
• Become the “EHarmony” of Education by connecting
student interests to real world opportunities
• Prepare students for college, careers, and life
• Strengthen the New Hampshire economy by linking
education and economic development
“Meaningful and Appropriate academic experiences
include extended learning opportunities (ELO)”
WHO ARE
THESE MENTORS?
• Doctors
• Engineers
• Lawyers
• Environmental Scientists
• Manufacturers
• Certified Experts
• Farmers
• Impassioned and
• Piano Instructors
• Software developers
Knowledgeable Enthusiasts
• And more
WHAT will mentors DO?
• Provide quality learning experiences to achieve and
demonstrate mastery of the required competencies
identified for the specific ELO
• Determine artifacts necessary for evidence of mastery
• Evaluate the student’s proficiency
• Fan the flames of student interest
HOW will WE HELP?
• Clarify role of the mentor
• Provide menu of options for mentors
• Provide framework for mentors to identify
competencies of ELO
• Make clear that mastery of required
competencies is mandatory
• Provide examples of artifacts to demonstrate
mastery
MENTOR framework (
)
example
Organize by SAU
For Example:
• Manchester 1,000
• Monadnock 100
THE PLAN
• We will help districts recruit and train mentors.
• District will:
1. Provide letter of commitment
2. Cooperate in forming local steering
committees
3. Assure visibility and accessibility to all
students
Role of NCCBL / NHELO
• Help create public will and demand
• Help organize local steering committees
• Provide framework for local plans
• Monitor and assist implementation
• Provide feedback on process and progress
Proposed SAU Plan
NEXT STEPS
• Distribute information packets to districts
throughout the state
• Follow up with superintendents and
school boards
• Secure district buy in!
• Secure funding
• Build the team to implement the plan
The NATIONAL CENTER for
COMPETENCY-BASED
LEARNING is a 501 (c)(3)
based in New Hampshire.
Fred Bramante, President
[email protected]
603-231-2708
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