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1 MCCTA July 2009 College Ready or Career Ready? The Same or Different

2 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 2

3 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 3 Myth or Fact? Nationwide about 70% of students entering high school do not graduate. Fact: Nearly half of individuals included in “The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts” report said that they were bored and not engaged in school. www.all4ed.org

4 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 4 Myth or Fact? In Missouri, 18,000+ teenagers (who should have graduated in 2008) did not graduate. Fact: Based on the average wage for Missourians, these 18,000 people would have the potential of earning 4.7 billion dollars in wages. www.all4ed.org

5 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 5

6 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 6 Continue to innovate during tough economic times. --Jim Welch, author of Growth Leader thegrowthleader.com

7 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 7 Why? HSTW Goals and Key Practices Mo. General Assembly passed legislation Mo. Comprehensive Guidance Program Increased graduation requirements

8 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 8 Formation of team called Connecting Each Student to the FutureConnecting Each Student to the Future Career Pathways Advisory Teams recommendation District Design Team THE PROCESS

9 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 9 Activity Employability Skills – foundation skills that apply across the board, no matter what the specific job may be.

10 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 10 Employability Skill/Character Trait List the evidence or artifact that would support that skill or trait. Ranking (write a 1 in this column if it is the most important, 2 for second in importance, etc.

11 What Are The Shortcomings of Applicants? ResponseVacanciesPercent Lack of Positive Attitude34,36463% Poor Customer Serv. Skills31,30458% Poor Work Ethic31,17857% Poor Communication Skills29,40954% Lack of Industry Knowledge24,45845% Poor Technical Skills17,21432% Inability to Understand Written Information 16,33330% Other Shortcomings13,14524% Poor Writing Skills12,40023% Lack of Computer Skills11,97322% Poor Basic Math Skills11,39221% No Shortcomings 3,809 7% Respondent Total54,456 — Mo. Job Vacancy Study 2008, missourieconomy.org

12 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 12 Advisory Team Input District Design Team Input THE PROCESS

13 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 13 Possible Evidence attendance tardies WorkKeys scores participation in activities/sports participation in internship programs Area of Focus community service discipline record resume 8th grade technology standard oral presentations senior project mock interview leadership roles in activities no late assignments teacher reference portfolio

14 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 14 Employability Skill/Character Trait Documented Evidence Data Source in Power School? Data Source in Career Portfolio? Notes

15 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 15

16 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 16 Elements included on the R7 Employability Transcript THE PRODUCT

17 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 17 Five areas on transcript: 1 st area validates Career Interest Career Path: Career Cluster: Career Area of Focus: Successfully completed? THE PRODUCT

18 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 18 Focused learning involves successful completion of four related units of credit Courses are chosen based on identified areas of interest within one of six career paths LSR7 has 37 areas of focus or concentration areas

19 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 19 Focused Learning Timeline 7th grade: investigate six career paths, Career Portfolio begins 8th grade: individual personal plans of study using MO Connections, EXPLORE test to identify academic and career readiness 9th grade: complete career unit and career inventory assessment, explore and enroll in focus electives

20 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 20 10th grade: declare an area of focus, take PLAN test to identify career strengths, area of focus shows on employability transcript, enroll in focus electives 11th grade: continue career assessments, select additional focus electives 12th grade: complete focus coursework, if earned four units of focus electives, request to add on academic transcript in addition to employability transcript

21 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 21 Students can change a focus if they find this is no longer an area of interest Students are never locked into a specific focus Although not a graduation requirement, students must declare an area of focus as a sophomore Be Flexible……….

22 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 22 Choices in Venues and in Delivery Methods…..

23 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 23 2 nd area validates Dependability Yearly attendance percentage and accumulative attendance percentage THE PRODUCT

24 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 24 3 rd area validates Career Readiness Academic Skills ACT’s WorkKeys –Reading for Information –Applied Math –Locating Information THE PRODUCT

25 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 25 4 th area validates Supervised Internship Programs –Marketing –CCE –SBE –Industrial Internships –Teacher Cadets THE PRODUCT

26 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 26 5 th area validates Technical Skill Attainment third-party assessments or industry certifications –NOCTI –Microsoft –A+, Cisco, etc. –PLTW End-of-Course Assessments THE PRODUCT

27 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 27 Available to the Class of 2011 and beyond Requested through the high school registrar’s office Student permission to release

28 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 28 Promoting Employability Transcripts To students? To parents? To employers?

29 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 29 Activity What elements would you include on an employability transcript for your students?

30 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 30

31 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 31 Millenials (people born 1980 to 2000) are: Achievement oriented Busy, multi-taskers Ambitious yet clueless Short – very short – attention span ---LifeCourse Associates

32 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 32

33 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 33 Questions? http://cesttf.leesummit.k12.mo.us

34 MCCTA July 2009 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 34

35 Contact Information: Tawni Boman, MBA District Career Explorations Teacher 816-986-1125 tawni.boman@leesummit.k12.mo.us Elaine Metcalf, Ed.S Career Education Coordinator 816-986-1084 elaine.metcalf@leesummit.k12.mo.us David Sharp, Ed.D Director, Summit Technology Academy 816-986-3415 david.sharp@leesummit.k12.mo.us


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