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1Building Your K-12 Career Development Program Linked to Your Chapter 339 Plan Presenters:Michael D.Thompson & Betty HolmboeIndependent Counselor Consultants - PDEMarch 26th, 2013Sponsored by Tech Link
2Handouts and Resources for the 3/26/13 Webinar Accessed at the Techlink website at:Webinar PowerpointSection 1: Career Development Theory, Holland Assessment and Holland HexagonSection 2: How and Why to Connect to the Community; 8 Keys to Employability;Organizing Career Resources; Advisory Council Guidelines; Building theStructure,Approach,Passion;The Education and Community Connection;What Employers Want; Employability Certificate;8 Tips for Talking to BusinessSection 3: Career Education and Work Standards; I Statements; CEW 101Series;Gap Analysis ToolsSection 4: Must Haves of Career DevelopmentSection 5: Career and Technical Education ResourcesSection 6: Data Explanation and Examples
3How Did You Come to Be Involved With the PDE Counselor Trainings for Chapter 339?
4Our RolesMike Thompson- Counselor background in K-12 program development in the career domain with a focus on the Career Pathway Model.“The K-12 Counseling Program and the developmentof the Chapter 339 Plan.”Betty Holmboe- Executive Director experience with The Capital Region Partnership for Career Development.Linking business/community stakeholders to theK-12 counseling program to aid in the innovativeintegration of the CEW standards to enhance programsustainability.
6TrainingsWorking with teams of K-12 counselors in all regions of the state to assist them with the development of their comprehensive guidance program in three domains:Academic, Career and Personal/SocialChapter 339 has become the impetus for school counselors to organize their delivery for students linked to the Pa.Companion Guide, statewide version of the American School Counseling Model for K-12 counseling programs.The focus of Chapter 339 has centered in the career domain for developing a transition plan for “ALL” students.
7State Standards and Mandates Chapter 339 mandates a comprehensive and integrated PreK-12 guidance plan“There shall be a written plan on file, approved by the local board of school directors, for the development and implementation of a comprehensive, sequential program of guidance services for kindergarten through 12th grade. The plan must include procedures to provide for guidance services to AVTS’s. Upon request, the plan shall be submitted to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education.”Chapter 12 mandates a comprehensive program of student services “Each school entity shall prepare a written student services plan, including a school counseling component, based on the needs of its students and consistent with the district’s strategic plan requirements outlined in Chapter 4. The Academic Standards for Career Education and Work “Address the importance of career planning for all students related to labor market projections and workforce needs”. Four strands are addressed in these standards:Career Awareness and Planning- (Discovery SelfCareer Acquisition- (Getting a Job)Career Retention- (Keeping a Job)Entrepreneurship- (Creating a Job)
8Session AgendaPresenter Background Information Questions will be answered after each sectionSection 1:What is Career Development? Why is it Important to have a K-12 Program?Section 2:Engaging All Stakeholders to Build and Sustain the K-12 ProgramSection 3:The “Must Haves” of K-12 Career DevelopmentSection 4:The Career Education and Work Standards and Integrating them into the Curriculum.Section 5:Understanding the Importance and Value of Career and Technical Education.Section 6:Understanding how to use data to show measurable impact on all students and toestablish program goals for sustainability and growth.
9Section 1: What is Career Development and Why is it Important to Build a Comprehensive K-12 System?
10Career Development Definition and Rationale Career Development is a “continuous lifelong process of developmental experiences that focuses on seeking, obtaining and processing information about self, occupational and educational alternatives, life styles and role options” (Hansen, 1976). Put another way, career development is the process through which people come to understand themselves as they relate to the world of work and their role in it.The Career Development process is where an individual fashions a work identity. In America, we are what we do, thus it becomes a person’s identity. It is imperative when educating our young people that our school systems assist and consider the significance of this responsibility for our youth and their future. The influences on and outcomes of career development are one aspect of socialization as part of a broader process of human development.
11Harvard Graduate School of Education Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st CenturyFebruary 2, 2011Harvard Graduate School of EducationDr. William Symonds
12The Forgotten Half in the United States The Workforce IssueThe Forgotten Half in the United States30% of United States people between do not have a high school diploma.20% of United States people between “only” graduate from high school
133 Solutions to the Problem from the Pathways Report Better Partnerships Between Business and Education-(Making Classroom Learning Relevant)Comprehensive and Developmental K-16 Career Counseling (Everybody’s Business)Government Contract With Youth to Make Postsecondary Education More Attainable
14Unskilled jobs are disappearing; demand for high skills is rising
15Gap Between Educational Attainment and Workforce Needs
16The Post-Secondary Issue Did you know most students who graduatefrom college are between $20,000 and$27,000 in debt?That is the equivalent of a car paymentevery month but without the car.Debt load for students in the US has increased by 300% since 2001.
17PA ranks 5th in the nation for sending HS students to college. PA ranks 45th in the nation for graduating the same HS students similar for 2008 from college..
1830 Graduate Work Bound 30 Drop Out 100 Ninth Graders30 Graduate Work Bound Drop Out40 enter 4-year college20 graduate from 4-year college (5.5 year average)10 graduates are underemployed10 graduates receive high skill/high wage employment in majorDr. Ken Gray, “Other Ways to Win”
19Factors Impacting College Graduates Salaries RecessionFemales $28,000No Internship $28,000Did not work in area related to their major $28,000Paid hourly $25,000First Job not at all related to the degree $25,000Pre-RecessionMales $33,150Did Internship $34,000Worked in area related to major $34,510Paid Salary $35,500First Job very/somewhat related to degree $35,000Unfulfilled Expectations: Recent CollegeGraduates Struggle in a TroubledEconomybyJessica Godofsky, M.P.P.CliffZukin, Ph.D.Carl Van Horn, Ph.D.May 2011
20Parents Still Supporting Adult Children Unfulfilled Expectations:Recent College Graduates Struggling in a Troubled EconomyChildren AgeCell PhoneLiving SituationHealth CareFoodCollegeLoansCar Payment22-2532%29%21%26%12%11%26-2915%17%7%9%6%
21What Students Would Have Done Differently to be Successful in Today’s Labor Market Been more careful about selecting a major or chosen a different major48%Done more internships or worked part time in college or before college47%Would have started looking for work much sooner while still in college38%Would have taken more classes to prepare for a career27%Would have gone to a different college14%Something else9%Would have not gone to college4%
22#9. Medical Technology Technician #8. Agricultural Economics #10. Meteorology#9. Medical Technology Technician#8. Agricultural Economics#7. Teacher Education: Multiple Levels#6. Astronomy and Astrophysics#5. Geological and Geophysical Engineering#4. School Student Counseling#3. Educational Administration/Supervision#2. Pharmacology#1. Actuarial ScienceHuffington Post-Nov. 2011
23#10. Political Science and Government #9. Communications #8. Economics # English Language# Education# Biology/Biological Sciences# Nursing# Psychology# Business Administration# Undeclared/Undecided (1 in 8 students)Princeton Review-201223
24Section 2: Why is it Important to Engage all Stakeholders in the K-12 Career Development Program?
25Interconnection- The 3 D’s Economically Healthy Communities, New OpportunitiesInterconnection- The 3 D’sStudents Prepared and FulfilledWorkforce Strong, Competitive, InnovativeCareer DevelopmentEconomic DevelopmentWorkforce Development
26Key Stakeholders Needed to Impact Academic and Career Maturity of All Students and to Design a K-12 School Counseling ProgramParentsBusiness/CommunityPost-SecondaryStudentsEducators/Administrators
27Rationale for Connecting The Big Picture of 3D’s- Career, Workforce and Economic Development.To address the Career Education and Work Standards requires an outside/inside approach. You must go outside of the walls of the school to effectively develop relevance for students.Students need to know their opportunities and their major influencers:Parent and Teachers, need to know these opportunities as well.It is everybody’s business!The power of connecting leads to bigger and better opportunities and resources for students.Creates an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit for researching new ideas.Allows others to help counselor and educators with the delivery for their curriculum, including a student delivery approach.Lead to the development of an effective district counselor advisory council to help the program set goals, measure impact and set new goals with new ideas for the goal of making a difference in students lives. All 5 stakeholder groups are engaged in this council.
28The Advisory CouncilLink between the school counseling program and the various groups to beserved. The council serves in a leadership role to support the mission and goals of theschool counseling program.Representatives of the council should reflect the diversity ofthe school/community and should include members from the followingstakeholder groups:Parents; Educators; Students; Business/Community; Post-Secondary10-15 members; 2-3 from each stakeholder group.Meetings at least 2 times per year.Develop a strategy on who to invite.Give potential members a choice and invite no less than two months out.Counselors should communicate the role of the council to potential members.Organize meetings with a goal driven agenda.Present yearly goals and objectives of the program to the CouncilPresent data that addresses program effectiveness and analyze data to plan for program improvement, content and delivery.
29How to Connect Locate Your Champions! Network, Network, Network! Be an Investigator! Read and Listen!Think Innovatively!Use a Range of Resources and Share With Others!Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!Create Your Own Ideas on How to Connect!
30An Effective Connecting Approach 1. Highlight your job and commitment to connecting students to community2. Be clear about why you contacted them...the mission.3. Show enthusiasm and appreciation.4. Be specific with your needs and flexible with the planning.5. Highlight the benefit to you, the students...and them (win-win).
31Section 3: What are the Basic “Must Haves” of K-12 Career Development?
32Donald Super Theory of Self-Concept “Career Maturity” is developed by experiencing age appropriate interventions and is defined as being able to do specific vocational tasks and make effective career decisions at the appropriate age or stageReference:
33Stages of Career Development Linked to the CEW Standards Stage, Age and GradeFantasy- Birth-10 years old (Grades K-4) AwarenessInterest years old (Grades 5-6) Awareness/ExplorationCapacity years old (Grades 7-8) ExplorationTentative years old (Grades 9-11) PlanningCrystallization years old (Graduation)Students will be able to “crystallize” a vocational preference upon graduation from high school instead of their mid 20’s!*Donald Super
35Key Concepts of an Effective K-12 Career Development Program Think with the an “end in mind” strategy for ALL students, to prepare everyone for college and career readinessBase your program interventions and structure around on solid research and a working understanding of career development theoryEngage and educate all stakeholders on the power and importance of integrated K-12 career development for “ALL” studentsBuild the K-12 curriculum around the integration and evaluation of the impact of the Pa. Career Education and Work Standards on students for college and career readiness
36Specific “Must Haves” for Your Program Elementary-Awareness (K-5) Lighting the spark in all children!Provide experiences for student develop an understanding ofself linked to work and resources outside of their family.(By 5th grade ALL students should be exposed to the CTC andpost-secondary options-CEW standards)Middle School- Exploration (6-8) Continue exploring the spark in all children!Build on earlier awareness activities to explore more specifically interestand abilities that have developed.(By 8th grade ALL students should have begun their own career portfolioand individualized academic and career plan-CEW standards)High School- Planning (9-12) Crystallizing the Spark with a plan by 12th grade!Continue to use the development interventions to build a transition planfor post secondary and career (By 12th grade ALL students will be able tocrystallize a vocational preference and strategy linked to their own plan-a primarygoal of the CEW Standards)
37Some Promising Practices for Improving and Sustaining Your K-12 Program Elementary-AwarenessProvide professional development to staff on why elementary careerdevelopment awareness is crucial. Locate champions in the school to buildprograms and curriculum.Link career development to existing character education initiatives.Engage parent and business partners through a career café approach.Use entrepreneurs to build the 4th strand of the CEW standards.Create a building level event around career development.Field trips to the CTC, a variety of post-secondary institutions.Research toolkits on the web siteResearch lesson plans on the systemResearch commercial products to determine what is best for your system.(CC Spark, Paws in Jobland, Rick Trow Productions)
38Some Promising Practices for Improving and Sustaining Your K-12 Program Middle School-ExplorationProvide professional development to staff on why middle school careerdevelopment awareness is crucial.Get students out and bring people in…..hard to explore solely inside the fourwalls of the classroom.Get business partners and targeted industries to support.Locate champions in the middle school to build programs andcurriculum.Use the academic teaming process to address the careerdevelopment needs of middle school children.Field Trips and “mini” shadows, advisory and career orientedmentoring, career panels, field trips, Six FridaysStand alone career development course or part of specialsBegin the the career portfolio and academic and career plan(8th)COIN Products, Career Cruising, XAP,BridgesNaviance.
39Some Promising Practices for Improving and Sustaining Your K-12 Program High School-PlanningContinue providing professional development to staff on why highschool career development planning is crucial. Career based graduation projects using the portfolioStand alone career development coursesCreating a Career Pathway or Academies Model for high school curriculumAdvisory/Mentoring programs using teachers and business partners to assist with the career development programCareer Panels, Informational Interviews, Shadowing, InternshipsMock interviewing, resume workshops delivered by business partnersExit interview and a written career plan for all seniorsUse computer based programs to deliver program: Career Cruising, Education Planner, Bridges(XAP), Naviance
40Section 4: Why are Integration of the CEW Standards so Critical in Developing College and Career Ready Students?
41Students Need to Know…. Who they are…(Aware) Where they want to go…(Explore)And understand the process of…(Plan)how they are going to get there!Career Education and Work Standards (CEW) are the key to making this happen
42History and Framework of the CEW Standards Passed into Law- September 2006 ( Originated in 1996)Introduced by the Business Community to enhance workforce/economic developmentFour StrandsAwareness and Planning Career RetentionCareer Acquisition EntrepreneurshipFour Benchmarked Grade BandsK
43Skills Addressed in the CEW Standards K-12 Career Awareness/PrepCareer Acquisition”Getting a Job”Career Retention“Keeping a Job”Entrepreneurship“Creating a Job”Abilities and AptitudesSpeaking and Listening in ConversationsWork HabitsRisks and Rewards of being an EntrepreneurPersonal InterestsInterviewing SkillsCooperation and TeamworkCharacter traits of entrepreneursRelating school subjects to careersResourcesGroup InteractionsAge appropriate opportunitiesCareer Preparation Opportunities connected to CTC and Post-SecondaryWorkplace SkillsBudgetingComponents of a business planCareer PortfoliosTime Management
44Strategies for Curriculum Integration of the Career Education and Work Standards Using a comprehensive K-12 counseling career development delivery systemRewriting curriculum with a gap analysis and mapping toolsEngaging all stakeholders with a team approachDeveloping portfolios for all students (“I” Statement format)Developing a system of K-12 events collaborating with business partners and intermediary organizations
45Resources for Integration of the CEW Standards Gap Analysis Tool- Determine what is currently being taught in the K-12 Curriculum.CEW 101 Series- Key Topics and Activities provide sample translation of the standards linked to big ideas and interventions.“I” Statements-outcome statements written in the first person to show what students will be able to do as a result of the teaching of the standards.
49Why Were The “I” Statements Developed? Needed a manageable way to assist educators with the curriculum integration process of the standards.Needed a useful mechanism to include types of materials for a career portfolio (requirement in the CEW standards from grades 8-12).To assist school districts with a gap analysis tool to develop a more comprehensive K-12 career development program.To use as a transition tool for special education students
50Comparative “I“ Statements CEW Standard (Career Awareness Item D)K-3: Identify the range of jobs available in the community.4-5: Describe the range of career training programs in the community such as, but not limited to:Two-and-four year collegesCareer and technical education programs at centers (formerly AVTS) & HSCareer Links, Local Industry Training CentersCommunity/recreation centersFaith-based organizationsMilitaryRegistered apprenticeshipVocational rehabilitation centersWeb-based training6-8: Explain the relationship of career training programs to employment opportunities.9-12: Analyze the relationship between career choices and career preparation opportunities, such as, but not limited to:Associate DegreeBaccalaureate DegreeCertificate/LicensureEntrepreneurshipIndustry TrainingMilitary TrainingRegistered ApprenticeshipI StatementK-3: I can name five (5) different jobs in my community.4-5: I can list five (5) different types of career training programs.6-8: I have researched 3 different types of career training programs and their related employment possibilities9-12 I understand postsecondary education and certification programs and the degrees awarded in those programsBarb50
52Career Development Resources Free Resources:- PDE Main site- PDE Program(My next move-middle school portion)(6-12)(6-12)(9-12)(8-12)(K-12)Commercial Products - Site Licenses with a cost(former bridges or choices K-12)(K-12)(middle school and high school)(elementary)(6-12)
53Section 5: Why is It Important to Understand the Value of Career and Technical Education for All Students?
54Career and Technical Education is NOT the o-Tech of the 1970’s….. Serving a few students for entry level jobsFor struggling students or those with behavior issuesIn lieu of academicsToday's CTE provides 21st century career and technicaleducation and prepares students for lifelong learning!!
55Career and Technical Education An underutilized resource for career training nd developmentCareer and Technical Education, or CTE, offers multiple ways to win
56The CTE of TodayProvides students with the opportunity to bundle his/her electives: (Program Of Study)into a meaningful career path that leads to:Industry recognized certificationsAdvanced credits to college or post-secondary trainingExposure to his/her career path
57What Is SOAR? Students Occupationally and Academically Ready SOAR is the Career and Technical Program of Study and educational plan for a student’s future.SOAR Programs make students Career and College ReadySOAR offers free articulated college credit for work done in a Career abd Technical Education Program or Career and Technology CenterBenefits of SOARSaving money on college tuitionSaving time by shortening college attendanceGetting on the right career pathway and entering the job marketCareer Ready
58What is a SOAR Program of Study A SOAR Program is a state approved Career and Technical Education Program that credits skills and tasks learned at the secondary school(high school) level to a postsecondary (college) degree,diploma or certificate program. A SOAR program is provided through a statewide articulation agreement.Many colleges offer 9 credits or more through SOAR Programs of Study!
59SOAR Program of Study Criteria Earn a high school diplomaAchieve a minimum of a 2.5 grade point averageAchieve competent or advanced level on the NOCTI ExamAchieve proficient on all tasks in the approved tasks listFurnish proof to the Postsecondary institution that you have met the requirements of your SOAR Program of Study
60Career and Technical Education Resources (articulated credit transfer)high priority occupations“NEW” PDE websiteelementary and secondary educationcareer and technical educationprograms of studyPathways to Prosperity Projectevents/features/2011/Pathways to Prosperity Feb2011.pdfWork TrendsLink to SOARContact:Mary E. GristPerkins POS Outreach ManagerOffice of Secondary PartnershipsRoom 332, 3 Penn CenterHarrisburg, PA 17110Office ;
61Section 7: How Can Data Be Used to Measure Impact on Students in a K-12 Program?
62Process Perception Results Reports What You Did For Whom What Others Know AndAre Able to DoWhat Is The Impact?Raw NumbersHow many studentswere involvedNumber ofInterventions/EventsPre-Post AssessmentsSurveysNeeds AssessmentsLinked to School Data:GradesAttendanceBehaviorGraduation RatesExample:203 8th graders developed their Career Action Plan with teacher/counselor/parent assistancePre-10% of 8th graders of understood their high school and post secondaryacademic/career options.Post- 85% of 8th gradersUnderstood their academic/career optionsGraduation Rate ImpactPre- 68% of students graduated from high school in 4 yearsPost-(5 years later)82% of students graduated within 4 years
63Examples of Data to Examine Test ScoresAchievement, AptitudePSSA, Keystone4-SightNOCTIEnrollmentHonors/AP CoursesSpecial EducationCareer and Technical CenterGraduation RateGenderEthnicitySocio-Economic StatusAttendanceAbsencesTardiesGrade LevelDisciplineBy ClassroomBy Types of ProblemsBy Gender, Ethnicity, Socio-Economic StatusGPA/Class RankBy GenderBy EthnicityBy Socio-Economic StatusRetention RatesBy Subject AreaBy Grad LevelBy Gender/EthnicityDropout RateBy Reason Why?
64Possible Career Development Data to Consider % of students being able to identify their “spark”. (Elementary,Middle and High School)% of students being able to identify the range of post-secondary options including the CTC.(5th grade)% of students that have participated in a job and post secondary search% of students participating in a job shadow.% of students participating in an internship.% of students with an academic/career plan and parent participation.(8th grade)% of students possessing a career portfolio.(8th grade)% of students graduating with a written and verbal career plan.% of students with a written resume & interview.% of students with a work force credential.% of students with a dual enrollment course.% of students with a developed business plan.% of students that can declare a college major and give reasons for suchAll items may be disaggregated*
65In Summary: How Will You Develop And Sustain Your System? Communicate Intent With AdministratorsLocate Your Champions and Develop a K-12 Integration TeamEngage Your Stakeholders and Educate them on the Value of K-12 Career DevelopmentFind Out What is Occurring NowLook For Your Gaps Connected To the CEW StandardsDevelop Action Plans and Set Goals Linked to DataDevelop A Timeline for AccountabilityAct Now!!
66Contact InformationMichael D. ThompsonPDE ConsultantBetty Holmboe