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1 AVL-- College and Career Ready Connections utilizing free online resources to enhance classroom instruction- Denise Oliver April 24, 2014 Alabama Library Association ALLA 2014

2 Connecting Resources  Start with ACIN website  Take a Kudor Interest Inventory  Choose an ALEX lesson plan  Look for Alabama Virtual Library career resources, research, E-books, handouts  Follow up with Learning Express for practice tests, skills building, etc. ALLA 2014

3 Alabama Career Information Network  ACIN is a one stop shop for students, teachers, and parents  ACIN contains information to help students find information about careers, financial aid, and preparing for jobs.  The Alabama Department of Education, Career Technical Education section, created this website as part of the College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACGP). The purpose of the CACGP is to foster partnerships among federal, state, and local governments and philanthropic organizations through matching challenge grants that are aimed at increasing the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary educationEducationCollege Access Challenge Grant Program ACIN

4 Click here KUDOR

5 What is Kudor? KUDOR

6 “Learn About Myself” take an assessment  Career Skills with a Person Match  Choose what activity you like to do the most, the next most, and the least. When you're finished, your highest interests will be matched with careers that you may enjoy.  Kudor Skills Assessment  Rate how confident you are that you can accomplish each activity. When you're finished, review the skills you have and explore careers that need those skills.  Super Work Values Assessment  Rate how important work-related values are to you. When you're finished, your values will be matched with careers that you may enjoy. KUDOR

7 “Explore Occupations”  By Assessment results  By Clusters and Pathways  By Title or Keyword KUDOR

8 “Plan for Education”  Learn about options after high schools  Make an Education Plan  Review Education needed for Favorite Occupations  Find Schools  Prepare for College Entrance Tests  Learn about Financial Aid

9 “Plan for Work”  Write Resumes  Write Cover Letters  Collect References  Manage Documents  Complete a sample Job Application  Review Interviewing Skills

10 “Find A Job”  Learn How to Find Job Openings  Search for Jobs on the Internet  Research Employers  Find Job Posting Websites

11 Alabama Learning Exchange  Click for Lesson Plans ALEX

12 Pick a lesson plan  Click Lesson Plans  Career Technical Education (Grade 12)  Career Cluster  Cluster Electives  Personal Finance ALEX

13 Get a Plan ALEX

14 Alabama Virtual Library Aligned to Alabama Course of Study AVL

15 Click: StudentResources AVL

16 Pick a Career Resource/s to enrich your ALEX lesson plan or for student research AVL

17 Find Adult Resources AVL

18 Find E-Book collections AVL

19 Example: Britannica E-Books  Click Britannica Ebooks on AVL home and print out a hand out for students/parents/teachers  View a webinar to learn how to use  Click on Student Resources  Click on High School  Click on Ebooks  Click on Britannica AVL

20 Accessing E-Books AVL

21 Set up a folder, view books, etc. AVL

22 Read online, download reader, download MARC record AVL

23 Online-Set up an account AVL

24 Fill it out AVL

25 Download the E-reader AVL

26 Learning Express Library Alabama Public Library Service APLS

27 What is Learning Express?  Free database  Contains practice exams, ebooks, courses  Learning Centers offer the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in lifecourses  Prepare for certifications, entrance exams, skills APLS

28 Click: Resources and Research Links Click: Learning Express Library APLS

29 Set up a free account and login APLS

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31 Take a quick Guided Tour, view all Learning Centers or click on a Learning Center APLS

32 Learn how to use website APLS

33 Choose a Center APLS

34 Pick a practice test or improve skills to support units of study or career pursuits APLS


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