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1 Professional School Counselors & Career Development Update
Winter Professional Learning Conference Dr. Myrel Seigler, Program Manager Jackie Melendez, Program Specialist Vivian Snyder, Program Specialist 4/6/2017

2 College & Career Ready Performance Index
Elementary: 17 Cluster Activities & Portfolio Middle School: 2 career-related assessments and completion of an Individual Graduation Plan High School: Capstone Project (coming) 4/6/2017

Perkins Legislation AGENCY College & Career Ready Performance Index College & Career Ready Counseling for ALL Students 4/6/2017

4 Federal Perkins IV CAREER GUIDANCE AND ACADEMIC COUNSELING.—The term ‘career guidance and academic counseling’ means guidance and counseling that (A) provides access for students (and parents, as appropriate) to information regarding career awareness and planning with respect to an individual’s occupational and academic future; and (B) provides information with respect to career options, financial aid, and postsecondary options, including baccalaureate degree programs. 4/6/2017

5 Georgia HB 400/BRIDGE Mandates 6-12 system of advisement for ALL students through a systematic, comprehensive and developmental advisement process (CCRPI) Mandates 6-8 educational and career planning to result in an individual graduation plan prior to the end of the second semester of the 8th grade (CCRPI) Mandates continued annual advisement 9-12 4/6/2017

6 Georgia HB 186 House Bill 186 mandates that Georgia will align with the 16 Federal Career Cluster framework (CCRPI) Develop appropriate forms and counseling guidelines for dual credit coursework; inform 8-11 grade students prior to April 1. To provide for collaboration with the Department of Education to enable high school students to attain soft skills certification 4/6/2017

7 Georgia HB 713 The State Board of Education shall prescribe a minimum course of study in career education for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Such minimum course of study shall be age appropriate and shall include, but not be limited to, career awareness, career exploration, and career oriented learning experiences." 4/6/2017

8 New Advisement Rule Reflects BRIDGE law 4/6/2017

9 BRIDGE Checklist/ Career Information System

10 Career Clusters/Pathways
Career Clusters represent a grouping of occupations according to common knowledge and skills for the purpose of organizing educational programs and curricula Career Pathways are coherent, articulated sequences of rigorous academic and career/technical courses, usually beginning in the 9th grade and leads to some type of credential including a baccalaureate degree or more. Read the slide

11 Career Development Model
OCCUPATION Elementary Teacher $54, Average Salary/1,810 PERKINS/ “high-skilled, high-wage, high-demand” PATHWAY Teaching as a Profession Cluster Education & Training Represents a Narrowing Process Elementary to Middle to High School and beyond This graphic model represents the Cluster concept whereby students begin to define and re-define career-related choices and selections from a broad CLUSTER to a PATHWAY, to a more SPECIFIC OCCUPATION and advocates appropriate levels of postsecondary education based on the student choices. This model uses the Education & Training CLUSTER , narrowed to the PATHWAY, Teaching as a Profession, then further narrowed to a specific OCCUPATION, Registered Nurse which requires an Associate Degree at a USG school or techncial college. Other occupations in that pathway might include medical assistant, EMT, pharmacy technician, respiratory therapist just to name a few. At this point you may want to show the National Career Cluster Framework located at All the clusters are listed. Select your cluster and show the occupations related to that cluster.

12 Career Development Process 1, 2, 3, as simple as A, B, C
Who Am I? Interest, Aptitudes, Values (CCRPI) Where Am I Going? Investigation of the world-of-work; Exposure; Experience (Work-based Learning) CCRPI How Am I Going to Get There? Management to formulate a plan (Individual Graduation Plan/CCRPI) 4/6/2017

13 Dual Enrollment Guidance in grades 8-11
Student activities at each grade level regarding dual credit opportunities as part of the TAA program These activities are located on GAcollege411 under the “Middle and High School Educators” at the bottom of the homepage. 4/6/2017

14 Counselor-Supported TAA Middle School Scope and Sequence 4/6/2017

15 TAA High School Scope and Sequence 4/6/2017

16 Soft Skills/Habitudes
HABITUDES-hab·i·tude (hb-td, -tyd) n. A habitual tendency or way of behaving Objective: To implement an instructional advisement pilot program during the school year in 33 high schools representing each of the 16 Regional Education Service Agencies and State Schools across the state, that will incorporate character education and the teaching of soft skills. 4/6/2017

17 Anticipated Outcomes Improved School Attendance/Achievement
Improved School Culture Improved Student/Teacher Relations Enhanced Teachers As Advisors Program Data Collected to Assess the program 3/28/2011

18 Elementary Activities/Portfolio
Elementary Scope & Sequence of Activities: Grade Cluster Activity 1st Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Law, Public Safety & Security 2nd Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Health Science Education & Training 3rd Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Energy 4th Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Manufacturing Business Management & Administration Architecture & Construction 5th Finance Information Technology Marketing Government & Public Administration 5th grade students create a portfolio: Required during 5th grade ( ) Capstone Project format Career Research Writing Component and Standards Presentation Guidance available at 4/6/2017

19 Assessments/IGP Developed CCRPI guidelines for middle grade students to complete two career-related assessments including students with disabilities Developed CCRPI guidelines for all 8th grade students to complete an individual graduation plan in compliance with HB 400 Revised Student Advisement policy to reflect legislation Guidance is located at 4/6/2017

20 High School CCRPI Pathway Completers
Industry Credentials/End of Pathway Assessments Remediation/Learning Support/Scores on AP/SAT/ACT Dual Credit Opportunities/AP/IB 4/6/2017

21 (Capstone Project) or WBL
Major components of capstone project: Research Application of research to produce a “product” Maintain a portfolio of the process Presentation Will move to the face of CCRPI in fall 2016 4/6/2017

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24 The School Social Worker
Enhance the school’s ability to meet academic achievement by focusing on home to school interventions and preventions Focus is on attendance, family and student issues, and attendance Nonattendance is viewed as a symptom of underlying problems that should be addressed Think for a moment about the changing demographics in our society. An increase in the homeless population, children having children, rise in poverty, and the increased demands upon those who work in education.

25 School Social Worker Strategies
Participate as a member of the school leadership team Assist in the development and implementation with academic and behavior areas Provide targeted services for at-risk students Assess services/programs currently provided and identify opportunities for school-wide supports The Changing Role of the School Worker, NASWII

26 17 Career Cluster Activities at the elementary level in grades 1-5
Do we have a “minimum course of study in career education”? NO, but we are moving to comply with the law. 17 Career Cluster Activities at the elementary level in grades 1-5 Model TAA program with activities addressing all three ASCA and National Career Development domains (Academic, Personal/Social and Career Management) in grades 6-12 4/6/2017

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34 CTAE Resource Network
Remember your password is the first three letters of your last name followed by the last four digits of your SSN. No spaces! If you have ever been issued a profile within the CTAE Resource Network, you were issued a password that is a combination of the first three letters of your last name followed by the last four digits of your Social Security number (no spaces, and use lower case letters). If when you enter your password and press submit you are not given access to the website, you should type your school address into the box below the login password box and press the submit button, immediately you will receive a response that reads “ was not found please contact” or “Password has been sent”. If you receive the Password has been sent message you will need to access that account for the password. If you receive the message “ not found please contact” either call the hotline at or the hotline at

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