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1 Career Development Implementation in a World of Change Beth Garlock Sue Powell

2 Connector Change is inevitable! How can we work with change? Make change work for us!

3 Strategies ACT EXPLORE and PLAN –Academic strengths –Areas for improvement –Looks towards the ACT College Readiness Test –Information on careers

4 Strategies ACT website –Exercises –Activities –Website for parents ath/parent/movie.ht ml

5 Strategies Students: –What do you know –What are you ready to learn next –To meet you educational and career goals

6 Strategies Scheduling –Preparing students for high school course selection –Coursework correlating with pathways –Connect pathway to required course/credit

7 Strategies NCA Goals –Anti – bullying –Challenge Day –Internet safety –Increasing student achievement

8 Strategies Michigan Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program Personal/Social Academic Career Development  Work Skills/Personal Management  Communication  Getting Along with Others  Teamwork  Diversity Awareness  Multi-Cultural Skills  Acquire Skills for Improving Learning

9 Global World of Work Transferring academic learning to the World of Work –Connect the Dots MS Curriculum –Real Game –Reality Store –Career Cruising –Field trips

10 Global World of Work (Relevance) Resources –Connect the Dots MS curriculum (DVD) –The Real Game –Reality Store –Career Cruising –Careervoyages.gov –True Colors –Field trips –Classroom speakers –Oakland Schools Career Development Framework (at

11 Changes in the Workplace – Gen-X concerns Current age of Gen-X parents is 23 – 44 Believe that K-12 education should include life and career skills Need to use technology to keep parents informed Gen-X educators are showing a commitment to more lifelong learning and their ability to adapt to change “Talking About Their Generations” by William Strauss, published in The School Administrator, September 2005

12 Changes in the Workplace – What will it take to succeed ? Technology changing rapidly – need to incorporate as much as possible in the classroom Employers want students to have “soft skills” Students will need world language skills and cultural awareness Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

13 R 3 - Pulling it Together Collaborate with staff (find inroads with “champions”) Show connections between academics and future careers Focus on technology, world languages and cultures, and communication

14 Questions and Summary Questions? Sharing your ideas Final thoughts For today’s handouts go to:

15 THANK YOU!!


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