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1 Academic and Career Planning for College and Career-Ready Graduates

2 Wisconsin Statute (59) Authorizes DPI to create administrative rule with requirements for ACP services for all students in grades 6-12 by Includes $1.1 million in funding for software technology and professional development supporting statewide implementation of ACP.  The state would set up the IT infrastructure needed for ACP implementation and train school district staff in its use. The state would provide guidance, training, and technical assistance to school districts and school district staff on how to implement model ACPs.

3 4-Year Plan (Traditional)
A Shift 4-Year Plan (Traditional) ACP (Now) Product-based Process-based HS Graduation = End point HS Graduation = Check point 4-year plan of courses navigational tool for students from grade 6-12 and beyond Student “on own” for its development Student-driven with collaboration (mentor and parents) Career development is only the school counselor’s job Career development is a systematic, whole-school responsibility

4 ACPs Process and Product Product Process Dynamic Rigorous
Comprehensive Process Rigorous Engaging Ongoing Student driven An ongoing process that uses a tool to actively engage students to: develop an understanding of his or her self create a vision of his or her future develop individual goals prepare a personal plan for achieving the vision and goals A product that documents and reflects students’: coursework, learning and assessment results post-secondary plans aligned to career goals record of college and career readiness skills. 

5 Each Student’s ACP process
Who am I? (KNOW) What do I want to do? (EXPLORE) How do get I there? (PLAN) Let’s GO! (GO)

6 ACP Process Components
KNOW Self awareness & exploration activities Individual goal-setting

7 ACP Process Components
EXPLORE Career awareness assessment Career research & postsecondary training options Connect a student’s middle and high school instructional activities with the education and preparation needed to successfully enter a particular field of interest

8 ACP Process Components
PLAN Work-based learning opportunities Extra-curricular and community-based learning experiences Financial plan to cover cost of postsecondary

9 ACP Process Components
GO Adapt/Modify regularly Intentional Sequence of Courses Personal Goals Career Goals ACP Conferencing

10 Grid of Process/Product Components of Academic & Career Planning
Know Explore Plan Go Individual Exploration Activities Career Exploration Activities Planning Activities Management Activities Writing Personal Reflections Personality Assessment Learning Style Assessment Career Interest Inventories Setting Career Goals Resume Builder Cover Letters Update Quarterly Identifying Strengths Identifying Needs Setting Personal Goals Career Cluster Exploration Career Pathway Exploration Labor Market Analysis Mock Interviews Modify Intentional Sequence of Courses Academic Planning Activities Creation of Program of Study Job Fair Participant Investigate Post-Secondary Options Applications to Post-Secondary Options Modify Personal Goals Setting Academic Goals Selecting an Intentional Sequence of Courses Course Scheduling CTSO Participant Career Research Campus Visits Campus Visit Reflection Modify Career Goals Academic Preparation Internship or Externship Career Research Paper Financial Plan FAFSA form ACP Conferencing Special Education Core Courses Regular Education Core Courses AP or Advanced Courses Job Shadowing Work-based Learning Gather Letters of Recommendation Scholarship Info Youth Options CTE Courses Dual Enrollment Labor Market Exploration Youth Apprenticeship Interviews of Career Experts Leadership Opportunities International Baccalaureate Programs Extra/Co-Curricular Involvement Career Academies Service Learning Projects Work Experience Choosing a Post-Secondary Option Decision-Making Reflection Project Lead the Way Industry or Technical Certifications STEM ASVAB ASPIRE ACT/SAT “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

11 Career Exploration Career Interest Inventories
Career Cluster Exploration Career Pathway Exploration Career Research

12 WARNING: Dangers of Pigeon Holing Creates unrealistic expectations
Destroys partnerships Limits opportunities Assumes the adult will be a copy of the child Focus becomes an outcome not a process Fails to develop transitional skills, knowledge and work settings

13 Key Word Transition

14 LMI Definitions: Differences of Industries, Occupations and Jobs
Requirements versus Recommendations Transitional Skills, Knowledge and Work Settings Career Cluster is a cloud High Growth High Demand High Wage Q: Nelse- there are concerns about how to use LMI with kids as they plan for the future? Q: What about jobs today may not exist in 8 years once a kid is thru school?

15 Components of Skill Explorer


17 Possible Skill Paths










27 DWD’s Skill Explorer Wisconsin Data
Age Appropriate Use of LMI Q: – What if a kid says I want to be a baseball or basketball player? This is pretty typical for all middle schoolers. Q: Is using LMI “crushing dreams”?

28 Current ACP Resources ACP Resources In Development Work-based Learning
Youth Options Dual Enrollment ACP List-serv Dedicated ACP Transcripted Credit Programs of Study Course Options Credit Flexibility ACP Webpage ACP Resources In Development ACP on Facebook & Twitter ACP Software ACP Guidance (K-12) ACP Guidance (parents) ACP Guidance (community) ACP Guidance (business)

29 BUT THRU College (post-secondary) TO Career!
Conclusion Academic and Career Planning in Wisconsin is meant to fully engage students in the processes of planning their future so that they are able to adapt to changing situations, address unforeseen challenges, leverage emerging opportunities, and apply new lessons and insights as they occur. TO Launch Adults NOT TO College BUT THRU College (post-secondary) TO Career!

30 Questions? Robin Kroyer-Kubicek
Nelse Grudvig

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