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  1. April GATE Equity Webinar:What is Career Ready? Exploring topics related to equity in graduation success Kefi Andersen – OSPI Graduation and Equity Specialist Danise Ackelson, OSPI School Counseling Program Supervisor Marisa Castello, Woodbrook Middle School Counselor, Clover Park School District Chris Swanson, Bremerton High School Career Counselor

  2. . Every student ready for career, college, and life OSPI Vision OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

  3. Agenda • What is Career Readiness? • Strategies and Best Practices • Middle School • High School • Personal Pathway • Data Overview • Resources

  4. What is meant by “ready”? • .

  5. How do we connect College and Career Readiness? College-Ready means to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit- bearing 2-year or 4-year college courses without the need for remedial coursework. Toolkit Career Ready means to qualify for and succeed in postsecondary job training or education necessary for their chosen career. Toolkit

  6. What Does It Mean to be Career Ready? • Communication Skills • Teamwork and Collaboration • Adaptability • Problem Solving Skills

  7. Polling Question When does Career Readiness development begin? • -Elementary • -Middle School • -High School • -Post Graduation

  8. Career Readiness Starts Early

  9. Career Readiness Development in Middle School • To be prepared to be career ready, students must start the process in middle school with the development of their High School & Beyond Plan. • Create opportunities to explore and deepen college and career knowledge and skills necessary for academic planning and goal setting. .

  10. Starting the High School and Beyond Planin Middle School Woodbrook Middle School Marisa Castello School Counselor

  11. Career and College Readiness Planning in Clover Park SD *Comprehensive Counseling Program Grades 6-12

  12. Starting the High School and Beyond Plan in 8th Grade Two Key Sections are completed: • Setting Goals for the future by identifying possible careers of interest (fall) • Selecting 9th grade courses and entering them into the high school course plan (spring)

  13. Building Background Knowledge for the Goal Setting Component • Interest inventories via Career Cruising, Washington Career Bridge booklet, etc. Washington Career Bridge • Higher Education 101 where various levels of post-secondary education are discussed and examples of possible careers that people can pursue with those levels of educational training. • “The more you learn, the more you earn” concept where jobs requiring more years of educational training typically pay more. • Exploring other qualities people look for when considering a career path i.e. working environment, physical setting, relationships at work, etc.

  14. Building Background Knowledge for Selecting 9th Grade Courses • Basic High School Vocabulary • High School Credit Breakdown • Re-visiting career goals and connecting them to Career Clusters and Pathways • Familiarizing themselves with the high school course catalog and learning how to look up courses that are aligned with career goals and interests

  15. High School Career Development Create access to college and career pathways that promote full implementation of personal goals that ensure the widest range of future life options. .

  16. Bremerton High School CAREER & COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAMS AND PROGRESS Chris Swanson, Career and College Counselor

  17. Career & College Readiness Programs Work Site Learning AP GEAR UP Grant Tech Prep Running Start GE College Success Foundation Knight Skills Advisory Program

  18. What is Knight Skills?

  19. Cornerstones of Knight Skills Advisory Curriculum Students with same teacher grades 9-12 Fall Parent Conferences Student-Led Focus on Academic Goal Setting Spring Student-Led Conferences 9th Grade – Exemplary Works 10th Grade – Digital Story 11th Grade – American Dream/Personal Narrative Senior Presentations Celebration of HS accomplishments Post-HS plans

  20. A Week in Knight Skills IST = Independent Study Time In Commons or Library Requires 3.2 GPA SST = Structured Study Time In Knight Skills Classroom Or make prior arrangements to work with another teacher

  21. November 2016 A Month in Knight Skills

  22. Knight Skills Curriculum

  23. Knight Skills Curriculum

  24. 9th & 10th Grade Focus: AVID Strategies for Every Student Habits for success (time management, organization, self-advocacy, resiliency) English/SS study skills (text specific reading strategies, Socratic seminar, domain specific vocabulary) Math/Science study skills (Cornell Notes, note cards, test corrections) Strategies for all (binder organization, testing strategies) 9th GR Theme: Coming of Age 10th GR Theme: Who Am I in the World Career Cruising Lessons

  25. 11th Grade Focus: Career & College Readiness Continue to reinforce AVID strategies Career research Intentional post-HS planning & link to program of study electives Encourage AP, Tech Prep options Testing required for post-secondary options Sample post-secondary applications 11th GR theme: American Dream

  26. 12th Grade Focus: Career & College Readiness Intentional focus on post-secondary transition Post-secondary applications (min. of 1 required) Career & labor market research Career Cruising Lessons Resume & personal statement Post High School plan Emphasis on Program of Study 12th GR theme: Preparing for Life After HS

  27. Knight Skills Binders Provided by school: 2” binder (3-ring) and planner 8 dividers (one for each class) Approx. 6 page protectors Students asked to bring: Pencil Pouch Pencils (4) Pens (4) Highlighters (2) College Rule Paper Some classes require: Thumb drive White Out Post-its Scotch Tape Erasers Calculator

  28. Knight Skills Grading .25 Credit per semester Grading is pass/fail Passing requires all items completed at satisfactory level As with all classes, standards based grading approach applies to demonstrating standards

  29. Career & College Readiness Programs Work Site Learning AP GEAR UP Grant Tech Prep Running Start GE College Success Foundation Knight Skills Advisory Program

  30. Career- and College-Ready Diploma • .

  31. High School and Beyond Plan • HIGH SCHOOL - Personalize! • Personalized Pathway • Create access • Explore pathways and careers • Encourage dual credit and rigor • Strive for college-ready diploma

  32. Personalized Pathway Implementation is about the “Plan” How does my career interest connect with the courses I am taking or plan to take? How do the courses I am taking or plan to take connect with my career pathway or college major? What are the steps I need to take to reach my postsecondary plan successfully? Who will I work with about my Personalized Pathway Requirement, that is based on my High School & Beyond Plan? What is my timeline for making a decision about my Personalized Pathway?  What if I change my mind along the way? Who will I talk with about revising my Personalized Pathway and HSBP?

  33. A Plan for Each Student to be Ready! .

  34. Postsecondary Options • Career Interest Inventory • WA Career Bridge • US Occupational Outlook • Options • 2-year College • 4-year college • Military training • Apprenticeship • Internships • On the job training and • Special programs • Industry Standard Certificate Programs • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) • Special Education Students “Center for Change in Transition Programs” CCTS • ELL Students

  35. Pathways within the “Plan” Toward a Career • Career Cluster – Health Science • Career Pathway - Nursing • Occupation Specifics • Registered Nurse • 2-yr Associate in Nursing • 4-yr Bachelor’s Degree • Certificate Program • Nursing Assistant

  36. How do we connect “after graduation” with career choices? • .

  37. Polling Question • How do you use the HSBP? • Authentically to guide students to real options • Students get engaged with the community • It could be more focused on post-graduation • It is seen as a checklist requirement only

  38. What schools can do to foster career readiness for all students . • Create a “college” going culture to foster career readiness for all students • Offer a college and career readiness guidance curriculum • Give necessary supports within credit policies • Teach students how to align coursework with interest and future goals • Keep students “on track” and provide yearly transcript analysis • Encourage dual credit and accelerated opportunities • Provide rigorous and engaging instruction • Provide remedial courses OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

  39. What does Data Indicate?

  40. Measuring Success with Data Analytics • Increase four- and five-year high school graduation rates • Increase enrollment and completion rates and decrease remediation rates in post-secondary training and education • Performance Indicators • We must help students: • Enter kindergarten with expected skills in all six areas identified by the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS). • Meet standard on the 3rd-, 8th-, and 11th-grade statewide English language arts (ELA) and math assessments, and the 8th-grade statewide science assessment. • Grow toward proficiency in ELA and math, as determined by Student Growth Percentiles, in 4th and 6th grades. • Enroll in Algebra I/Integrated Math I by the end of 8th or 9th grade and earn high school credit. • Enroll in college-level courses and earn dual credit. • Take the SAT and ACT and earn college-ready scores. • Access financial aid for post-secondary learning. • We must help students avoid: • 9th-grade course failure. • Suspensions and expulsions. • Chronic absenteeism.

  41. Postsecondary Enrollment

  42. Postsecondary Remediation

  43. How do we Close the Gap? • Guidance Curriculum • Every student gets everything • Preventative • Intentional Guidance • Some kids need more • Keeping “on track” • Using Data • Drill down to find the most vulnerable student needs • Use SMART Goals

  44. Career Readiness Resources • OSPI Career Guidance WA - Guidance Curriculum and Toolkits • WSAC GEAR UP – CCR Resources • College Board’s Counselor Connection • K-12 College and Career Readiness Guides and more! • Elementary, Middle and High School Guides

  45. What do you still want to know?Type in chat box • .

  46. Upcoming Events. • OSPI Student Support Conference • May 11-12 • Yakima Convention Center • • OSPI/WSCA Summer Institute • June 23, 2017 in Spokane • June 29, 2017 in Olympia