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

2 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. Wisconsin Statute (59)

3 A Shift 4-Year Plan (Traditional)ACP (Now) Product-basedProcess-based HS Graduation = End pointHS 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 – Rigorous – Engaging – Ongoing – Student driven Product – Dynamic – Comprehensive Process and Product

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

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 KnowExplorePlanGo Individual Exploration ActivitiesCareer Exploration ActivitiesPlanning ActivitiesManagement Activities Writing Personal Reflections Personality Assessment Learning Style Assessment Career Interest InventoriesSetting Career GoalsResume BuilderCover LettersUpdate Quarterly Identifying Strengths Identifying Needs Setting Personal Goals Career Cluster Exploration Career Pathway Exploration Labor Market AnalysisMock InterviewsModify 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 ParticipantCareer ResearchCampus VisitsCampus Visit ReflectionModify Career Goals Academic PreparationInternship or ExternshipCareer Research PaperFinancial PlanFAFSA formACP Conferencing Special Education Core Courses Regular Education Core Courses AP or Advanced Courses Job ShadowingWork-based Learning Gather Letters of Recommendation Scholarship Info Youth OptionsCTE CoursesDual EnrollmentLabor Market ExplorationYouth Apprenticeship Interviews of Career Experts Leadership Opportunities International Baccalaureate Programs Extra/Co- Curricular Involvement Career AcademiesService Learning ProjectsWork Experience Choosing a Post- Secondary Option Decision-Making Reflection Project Lead the Way Industry or Technical Certifications STEMACP Conferencing ASVABASPIREACT/SAT “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower ACP Conferencing Grid of Process/Product Components of Academic & Career Planning

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

15 Components of Skill Explorer


17 Possible Skill Paths










27 DWD’s Skill Explorer Wisconsin Data Age Appropriate Use of LMI

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 on Facebook & Twitter ACP Software ACP Guidance (K-12) ACP Guidance (parents) ACP Guidance (community) ACP Guidance (business)

29 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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