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FUTURE

FOCUSED
SCHOOLS

THEN . . .

… and NOW

Yesterday’s Educational Approach:
The Factory Model
Skilled  and  
Unskilled  
Laborers  
Extra  People  
Leaders  

The Bell Curve of Results
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EMPLOYMENT:Then and Now

Professional & managerial
Clerical &
administrative
Service
Sales
Manufacturing & other
blue collar occupations
Agricultural &
related occupations
*Source:  1959  data-­‐  the  1960  census,  Table  100,  Social  and  Economic  CharacterisDcs  of  the  
PopulaDon.  2008  data-­‐  the  U.S.  Department  of  Labor,  Bureau  of  Labor  and  StaDsDcs,  Current  
*Source:  1959  data-­‐  the  1960  census,  Table  100,  Social  and  Economic  CharacterisDcs  of  the  PopulaDon.  2008  data-­‐  the   PopulaDon  Survey,  CharacterisDcs  of  the  Employed,  Table  10  
U.S.  Department  of  Labor,  Bureau  of  Labor  and  StaDsDcs,  Current  PopulaDon  Survey,  CharacterisDcs  of  the  Employed,  
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Table  10  

1920

1950

1980

2010

2015

CURRICULUM: Then and Now
Social Studies

1960
American History
Soc. Prob.
Social Studies
Western History

Today  
 
Adv.  World  History  
AP  European  History  
AP  Psychology  
AP  US  Government  
AP  US  History  
Basic  Law  
Economics  
Government  
Psychology  
Sociology  
US  History  
World  Geography  
World  History  

CURRICULUM: Then and Now
Business Education

1960
Basic Business
Bookkeeping
Business Law
Office Practice
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AccounDng  1  
Business  Mrkt.  Mgmt.  
Business/Tech  Conc.  
Computer  ApplicaDons  
Consumer  EducaDon  
Co-­‐op  OccupaDons  1-­‐2  
Keyboarding  
MulDmedia  
Video  ProducDon  1-­‐4  
Web  Design/Media  Dev’t  
Yearbook  ProducDon  1-­‐2  

CURRICULUM: Then and Now
Special Education

Today  

1960
Not required

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Life  Skills  Business  
Consumer  EducaDon  
Life  Skills  Elec4ves  
VocaDonal  Training  
VCE  1-­‐3  
Job  Training  
Computer  Skills  
Fine  Arts  
Home  Arts  
Life  Skills  
Social  Problems  
ParenDng/Childcare  
RecreaDonal/Leisure  
Independent  Living  
Adult  Living  
Life  Skills    
Language  Arts  
Basic  Reading  
PracDcal  Language  
VocaDonal  Language  
Consumer  Language    
Life  Skills  Mathema4cs  
Basic  Math  
Math  1  
Math  2  

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Life  Skills  PE  
Health  
AdapDve  PE  
Life  Skills  Science  
Basic  Science  
Life  Science  
Earth  Science  
Life  Skills  Social  Studies  
Geography  
Current  Events  
Civil  Law  
Social  InteracDons  
Cross  CAT/SED  Business  
Consumer  EducaDon  
Computer  Skills  
Careers  
VCE  1-­‐3  
VCE  Job    
Cross  CAT/SED  Family  &    
Consumer  Science  
Home  Arts  
Childcare  
ParenDng  
Social  Problems  
Social  InteracDon  Skills  

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Cross  CAT/SED    
Language  Arts  
Read  180  
English  FoundaDons  1-­‐4  
Cross  CAT/SED    
Mathema4cs  
FoundaDons  of  Algebra  1  
FoundaDons  of  Geometry  
FoundaDons  of  Algebra  2  
Cross  CAT/SED  PE  
Health  
Drivers  EducaDon  
AdapDve  PE  
Cross  CAT/SED  Resource  
Learning  Strategies  
General  Physical  Science  
General  Biology  
General  Earth  Science  
US  Geography  
World  History  
US  History  
Government  

Do school facilities affect
academic outcomes?

YES!

17  separate  studies  all  found  posiDve  health  
impacts  from  improved  indoor  air-­‐quality,  
ranging  from  13.5%  up  to  87%  improvement.  

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CENTURY

Learning Environments
•  Learning is no longer optional
•  Meet the needs of every child
•  Engage students in learning
•  Anywhere/anytime learning
•  Support the 4C’s:
collaboration - communication
creativity - critical thinking
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characteristics of

FUTURE
FOCUSED
SCHOOLS
How is “FORM” changing to
follow “FUNCTION”?