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2 College Preparation Lesson Plans Sourced from the “Sparking the Future” program from the State of Washington. “Got Plans? Get College” in Osceola County -- is a college and career readiness program that has been designed to introduce students to college and career options and then help them prepare for their post-secondary plans. Curriculum maps were created beginning in middle school to teach students about college & career awareness. K-5 lesson plans have recently been added for “Got Plans? Get College” Helps supplement the “Reach for the Stars” program where now ALL students can receive services.

3 Project Goals Help students understand the importance of college Explore a range of college & career options Learn how to apply and be admitted to college: 2 year, 4 year, or Technical College

4 Project Resources 20 lesson plans, grades 6-12 **(5 lesson plans, grades K-5) -- NEW College prep timeline Aligned with standards: ◦Common Core State Standards (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Language) ◦ASCA National Standards

5 Lesson Format Lesson plans are about 2 pages Each lesson plan pretty much shows: ◦Learning goals ◦Alignment with standards ◦Materials needed ◦Activities ◦Student products ◦Additional resources Each lesson plan has same format

6 Handout Format All handouts are included in lesson plan packages Guide students through: ◦Lifestyle goals ◦Interests and strengths ◦College and career options ◦Graduation and admission requirements ◦Application process Promote self-reflection Demonstrate learning

7 Answer Key Format Answer keys provide support for advisors Help enrich discussions: ◦Why go to college? ◦What occupations are growing? ◦What do I need to graduate? ◦What do I need for college? ◦What do colleges want? Measure student readiness

8 Grades K-5 5 lessons focus on the importance of college Themes include: ◦Education after high school ◦Knowing yourself ◦Making the transition Helps with transition to high school

9 Grades lessons focus on the importance of college Themes include: ◦Education after high school ◦Knowing yourself ◦Making the transition Helps with transition to high school

10 Education after High School Lessons 1-2 for grades 6-8 focus on the importance of college Students explore: ◦Lifestyle goals ◦College facts ◦Family wage jobs ◦Need to achieve in high school to prepare for college and career Fun quiz with each lesson

11 Knowing Yourself Lessons 3-4 for grades 6-8 focus on students’ strengths and interests Students explore: ◦Interests and aptitudes ◦The connection between interests and careers ◦Character traits Who am I? Who do I want to be?

12 Grades lessons focus on exploring options for the future Topics include: ◦Why go to college? ◦Two-year and four-year colleges ◦Admission requirements vs. graduation requirements Help students plan for high school success

13 Making the Transition Lesson 1 helps students make a successful start in high school Students learn how to form study groups Students brainstorm about the career value of working with others

14 Exploring Options Lessons 2-3 for grades 9-10 focus on the need for postsecondary education Students explore: ◦Careers that interest them ◦The career reasons for college ◦The benefits of two-year colleges Lessons include a plan for an adult career interview

15 Knowing What You Need Lessons 4-6 focus on admission requirements Students explore: ◦College entrance exams ◦The ASVAB ◦The difference between graduation requirements and college admission requirements

16 Grades Nine lessons focus on career options and the college admissions process Topics include: ◦What kind of job do I want? ◦Apprenticeships and high-growth jobs ◦Application timelines and tasks ◦Financial aid Helps students plan for life after high school

17 Application Milestones Lessons 1 and 5 for grades focuses on junior & senior year milestones Students explore: ◦Application milestones ◦Progress to date ◦Possible areas of study and entry requirements Students focus on the specific tasks to complete

18 What Kind of Job Do I Want? Lessons 2-4 for grades focus on career exploration Students explore: ◦The need for postsecondary training ◦High-growth career areas ◦Apprenticeship programs Lessons help students get specific about next steps

19 Application Milestones Lessons 1 and 5 for grades focuses on junior & senior year milestones Students explore: ◦Application milestones ◦Progress to date ◦Possible areas of study and entry requirements Students focus on the specific tasks to complete

20 Application Process Lessons 6-8 for grades focus on the college application process Students explore: ◦College research and inquiries ◦Admissions essays ◦Completing a college application Students get support to complete their applications

21 Financial Aid Lesson 9 for grades focuses on financial aid Students explore: ◦Financial aid options ◦The FAFSA & PROFILE forms ◦www.fastweb.com orwww.fastweb.com scholarship match Cost can be a barrier – this lesson helps students find and apply for financial aid

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