Program at a Glance

Program at a Glance


Learn from academy experts and dialogue with colleagues from around the country at any of our high-powered sessions organized around the 10 National Standards of Practice (NSOP).

Sunday, November 10th

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Registration Open

Monday, November 11th

7:00 am – 7:00 pm     Registration Open
6:30 am - 8:00 am      Continental Breakfast for Pre-Sessions Presenters/Attendees and
                                       Tour Attendees
8:00 am - 12:00 pm    Vendor Set Up
8:00 am – 2:00 pm     Pre-Sessions *$300.00 Fee (Includes Breakfast and Lunch)

  • Academies and Social & Emotional Learning (SEL): A Powerful Combination
  • Creating Authentic Learning Experiences through Project Based Learning (PBL)
  • Career Academy Carpentry - Creating a Blueprint for Success
  • Empowering Academy Leaders to Become Instructional Leaders
  • Highly Effective Teaming
  • Building a Program of Study with Embedded Professional Certifications
  • Building Strong Business and Community Partnerships

8:30 am - 11:30 pm   Community Consultations with Career Academy Experts (Jay Steele, Connie Majka, Michelle Wilcox)
                                       (for teams of three or more, one hour blocks)
10:00 - 10:15 pm       Coffee break for pre-sessions
Noon - 12:30 pm       Lunch for pre-sessions/vendors/board
Noon - 5:00 pm         Exhibits Open
Noon - 5:45 pm         Student Ambassador Training #1
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm     Conference Opening/Career Academy Awards/50th Birthday
                                       Celebration
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm     Workshop Session #1 and Round Tables
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm     Student Session - Speech Development & Delivery

Tuesday, November 12th

 7:00 am – 3:00 pm     Registration Open
 6:00 am - 7:30 am      Rocky Run with picture at the Rocky Steps
 6:30 am – 8:30 am     Continental Breakfast/Announcements
 8:00 am – 5:00 pm     Exhibits Open 
 8:30 am - 5:00 pm      Breakout Sessions Scheduled throughout the Day 
 9:00 am – 10:15 am   Workshop Session #2
 9:00 am – 10:00 am   Student Ambassador Training Session #2 – Role of the Ambassador
10:00 am - 11:00 am   Student Ambassador Training Session #3 – Understanding Career
                                         Academies
10:15 am - 10:30 am   Coffee Break
10:30 am – 11:45 am  Workshop Session #3
11:00 am- 12:00 pm    Student Ambassador Training Session #4 – Understanding
                                        Leadership
Noon - 12:30 pm         Keynote Speaker
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm    Lunch / Door Prizes / Student Project Showcase
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm      Workshop Session #4
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm       Student Ambassador Training Session #5 – Being the Brand
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm       Break
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm      Workshop Session #5
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm       Student Ambassador Training Session #6 – Student Power Talks
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm       Review Training for Team Leads/Teams
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm       Independence Hall After Hours (dinner included) *$90

Wednesday, November 13th

7:45 am - 12:00 pm    Academy Tours *$35.00 Fee (Includes Breakfast)

  • Roxborough High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Big Picture High School
  • Finishing Trades School
  • The Workshop School

8:00 am – 9:00 am     Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 12:00 pm   Exhibits Open
8:30 am -  9:45 am     Workshop Session #6
8:30 am - 11:30 am    Special Workshop #1 - Standards-Based Interdisciplinary Planning
8:30 am - 11:30 am     Special Workshop #2 - Teacher Session: Teaching with the Lens of an
                                       Entrepreneur

Noon - Conference Concludes