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Beyond the Basics – Using the NCRC to Align to Mandates and Career Preparation Requirements Translated … How to take this back to “the ranch” and build your career development system with new partners Cathy McCafferty-Smith Regional Consultant, Career Development National Career Readiness Advocacy Board October 21, 2010
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Systems Thinking and 21st Century Education: A Case Study of an American Model for High School Educational Reform- Anthony Chow So many are saying we need to change our thinking and create new systems.... Most Young People Entering the U.S. Workforce Lack Critical Skills Essential For Success - October 2, 2006 Ready for Work, Ready for College: Are they the same or different? cymakers/pdf/ReadinessBrief.p df
Let’s look at our separate programs then a system look...and actions we can take How can we map out what we already have to do into a system Big idea: When there is too much to do integrate/consolidate, teaming Show each “player” in the system the benefits Show them how it fits their work
Another new thinking integrating “into”…Can you think differently? First The Slow Cooker “Family Dinner” Smells good Tastes good Vitamins- all in there Healthier Faster prep Faster cleanup Next The components of the “system” cooking in the same pot….
Career Cruising – one part of our career readiness system Educational Development Plan (EDP) - e-portfolio storage cabinet Self Assessments - Career Pathways Career Exploration Goal Setting Planning Researching postsecondary institutions Virtual Job Shadowing Resume Development
Career pathways: a “Map” to help students begin An excerpt from Cathy’s EDP –
Student Data Tools English, Math, Reading and Science World of Work Map- Career Matches Predicting WorkKeys scores World of Work Map- Career Matches Find info at 8th grade test 10th grade test
ACT EXPLORE …& Don’t Forget ACT PLAN
ACT EXPLORE - Student Career Interest report Step #1 World of Work - Step #2 Interests - Step #3 Career Options
ACT EXPLORE: Academics & “World of Work” Map Let’s take a look at the ACT World of Work map … ACT EXPLORE report There are hidden goodies in there to motivate students! ***ACT World of Work MapACT World of Work Map
*ACT EXPLORE- Interactive “World of Work” Map
Looking at a slice of the “World of Work” Map
Career Area Example: Financial Transactions WorkKeys Scores levels found here
WorkKeys Occupational Profiles
(look … a “pair of dime” we shifted!) A paradigm shift to 24/7 online learning... KeyTrain tracks online time and provides other skills data
KeyTrain has a feature inside to search for careers based on student score levels!
KeyTrain US Dept of Ed. 16 Career Clusters, Career Cruising 6 MI Pathways, ACT WOW Map US Department of Education/ KeyTrain Career Clusters Michigan Career Pathways ACT Explore and ACT Plan Career Areas (from the World-of-Work Map) Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Arts & CommunicationsJ. Computer & Information Specialties * L. Crafts & Related* T. Applied Arts (Visual) U. Creative & Performing Arts V. Applied Arts (Written and Spoken) Business, Management & Administration Finance Hospitality & Tourism Information Technology Marketing, Sales & Service Business Management, Marketing & Technology B. Marketing and Sales C. Management E. Communications & Records F. Financial Transactions G. Distribution & Dispatching J. Computer & Information Specialties * Architecture & Construction Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Engineering/Manufacturing & Technology K. Construction & Maintenance M. Manufacturing & Processing N. Mechanical & Electrical Specialties O. Engineering & Technologies Health Science Health SciencesQ. Medical Technologies R. Medical Diagnosis & Treatment W. Healthcare Education & Training Human Services Law, Public Safety & Security Government & Public Services Human ServicesA. Employment – Related Services D. Regulation & Protection * H. Transport Operation & Related L. Crafts & Related* S. Social Science X. Education Y. Community Services Z. Personal Services Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Natural Resources & AgriscienceD. Regulation & Protection * I. Agriculture, Forestry, & Related P. Natural Science & Technologies
KeyTrain Suggested Map for Integration into High School Grade Level Learning Focus KeyTrain Michigan Content Standards/ WorkKeys Content Areas Suggested 9 th grade Pre assessment and applied skills learning Determining the students base line scores for the WorkKeys Michigan Merit Exam Assessments and postsecondary/career readiness Based EDP career pathway choice student chooses what career fits pre- assessment scores – create a student target Reading for Information Applied Math Locating Information ELA/Social Studies/Science CTE, Non core Math/Science Math /Science/ Social Studies/ non core Career Courses 10 th grade Pre assessment and applied skills learning for study and success in the High School courses and postsecondary /career readiness Also Skill Acceleration - WorkKeys MME test Reading for Information, Applied Math and Locating Information Listening Writing Observation Applied Technology Reading for Information Applied Math Locating Information ELA Science CTE/Science ELA Math Math/ Science 11 th grade Skill Acceleration - WorkKeys MME test Reading for Information, Applied Math and Locating Information from Sept to Feb (before MME) Goal- 5 WorkKeys scores in each to increase National Career Readiness Certificate level / passing of passing of the MME Post – MME April – June in the junior year Pre assessment of career employability skills Reading for Information Applied Math Locating Information Teamwork Business Writing MME Prep Courses Academics/CTE/ Careers Course 12 th grade Career and Employability skills/ Prep for Postsecondary training Skill- ing up for WorkKeys retesting and higher level NCRC score ( community college testing process for a fee) Teamwork Business Writing Career Skills ELA/ Career Course/CTE
C Smith/AJB - Oakland Schools, 2009 ACT EXPLORE Academic Scores English, Math, Reading, Science 8 th Grade ACT World of Work Career Cruising Matchmaker 1 Career Path Goals ACT EXPLORE – Report EDP NCLB Tech Literacy Key Train pre-assess Reading for Info. Applied Math Locating Info. 9 th Grade Career Cruising Interests/Skills Career Pathways/Goals KeyTrain ONET Matchmaker cont’.. Key Train Student Report EDP Activity,uploads ACT PLAN English, Math, Reading, Science Key Train accelerate 10 th Grade ACT World of Work Career Cruising and KeyTrain DOT Career Exploration Activities ACT PLAN Report Key Train Student Report EDP Key Train MME Prep March 2010 – MME HS Coursework Post MME- KeyTrain remediate 11 th Grade Career Cruising- Postsecondary Goals Employability Skills Workbased Learning MME Results Resume Post-secondary Info. EDP HS Coursework Key Train / remediate WorkKeys re-test at OCC 12 th Grade Career Cruising- Postsecondary Goals Employability Skills Exit Portfolio EDP NCRC Certificate Senior Exit Portfolio Post-secondary Plan Post Secondary/ Career Readiness! Proactive Academic, Career Choice, MME Preparation Academic Readiness Career Readiness Portfolio Evidence
Helping our School & Community Partners Understand How They Fit Michigan School Improvement Framework Michigan Merit Curriculum Michigan Merit Exam Counselors and Building Leaders Dept Chairs and Teacher Leaders Technology Leaders Parents and Students Business and Community Partners
Strand II - LEADERSHIP INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP OPERATIONAL RESOURCE MNGT. SHARED LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION ASSESSMENT Strand I – TEACHING for LEARNING Strand III - PERSONNEL & PROF. LEARNING PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Strand IV - SCHOOL/ COMMUNITY RELATIONS PARENT/FAMILY INVOLVEMENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Strand V - DATA & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DATA MANAGEMENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT School Improvement - 12 Standards KeyTrain ACT EXPLORE ACT PLAN MME EDP Career & Employability KeyTrain, ACT, MME Career & Employability
How to Connect to the Leaders in Your School “EDP Have to Haves” EDP/Career Cruising School Improvement Education Yes! School Improvement Framework Career and Employability Standards- MI Content Standards Portfolio- Counselors/Principals “EDP Good to Haves” EDP/Career Cruising Measure of career and employability curriculum as students’ record activities Can inform curriculum/ instruction Student assessment record over time (if a process and not an event)
ACT EXPLORE / ACT PLAN- Connections to Leaders in Your School “Have to Haves” ACT EXPLORE/PLAN Building Leaders MI School Improvement Framework - Teaching for Learning Strand - Data Management Strand Counselors - Michigan Comprehensive Guidance Model – Career Development Domain “Good to Haves” ACT EXPLORE/PLAN Measures curriculum successes and needs for improvement Student assessment at a point in time 8 th grade and 10 th Able to intervene before student get too far Track all students over time for (PLAN is a predictor of MME) Richer guidance conversations College & Work readiness Parent and student dialogue
What are the “MI Merit Curriculum” and “Career System” Alignments ? MI Content Expectations- KeyTrain and WorkKeys alignment (State match) Educational Development Plans (7 th – 12 th grade)- Student Portfolios Online learning, technology integration, and tech literacy Michigan Merit Exam (WorkKeys) = eligibility for the NCRC (& AYP measure) Student achievement - data driven decision making for adjusting teaching for learning
Key Messages … MME Connections to the Final Assessments Good to Haves ACT/ WorkKeys/MME All11th graders have an opportunity for a college and workforce readiness check up before graduation We can still skill up with KeyTrain before and after the MME test before graduation The National Career Readiness Credential (measure of skills) Have to Haves ACT/ WorkKeys/MME Day 1 and Day 2 of the Michigan Merit Exam all 11 th graders AYP school measure Michigan Merit Curriculum
One Strategy: Freshman Transition A Proactive Intervention Kids are dropping out Drop Out Prevention Build HS skills (KeyTrain) Data baseline Create excitement about the connections Catch me before I struggle! Academic scores – How am I doing in early 9 th grade in : English Math Reading Science Helps me want to be in school Career choices!!!
Career Interest Assessment Interest assessments Career Cruising Matchmaker (8 th grade) + ACT UNIACT (8 th grade) = Career Interest - Possible pathways Skills Assessment + ACT EXPLORE (8 th grade) + KeyTrain - Pre assessment = What skill level am I at + Career Interest = an Educational Development Plan- starting 9 th grade Talking With Parents - Freshman Transition Orientation
Other Suggested Intervention Examples _ Building good high schools skills - Observation, Listening & Writing (all in 24/7 in KeyTrain) MME prep (you have the handout map) Senior retesting if MME WorkKeys score was lower than needed (local community college? ) Seniors learning workplace/postsecondary prep skills - Teamwork & Writing (in 24/7 KeyTrain)
Summary: Using Data in Your School for Reporting Requirements EDP/Career Cruising –Education Yes! Student Portfolio- –Mich. Merit Curriculum Required for Counselors/Principals Student Teachers/Parents KeyTrain –Academic pre- assessment/curriculum high school skills –Pre-data MME WorkKeys Teachers/Counselor/Principal ACT EXPLORE/PLAN –Academic skills levels check –Curriculum Improvement –Predictor for ACT 10 th grade and 11 th grade MME –Teachers/Counselor/Principal WorkKeys –Michigan MME (Day 2) Part of MME/ AYP scoring process Teachers/Counselor/Principal
Special Ed Workforce Development Career Tech Ed Academics School Improvement MME/NCRC Bottom line: A Career Readiness System- NCRC/MME Intersects Everybody’s Work!
Opinion Leader Opinion Leader Opinion Leader Opinion Leader You Influencing Change Social Motivation People + Message
Working with partners…may feel risky at first…. But you might just win them over with a little help!
How do we get them to the table?
Two Part Team Exercise - 10 minutes Part One Find a partner Back in your organization, who has influence with others as an opinion leaders Others follow them but they do not necessarily have authority On the front of the Influencing map write down 4 key champions in the four center boxes Part Two Talk with your partner(s) on what are the 3 key messages you heard that would say to them Give each other feedback on the best way to deliver the message We will talk about the messages at the end of 10 minutes
Open the Door Invite your colleagues through the door of their work Show them the connections to their work Take your opinion leader partners with you A small group of committed people once created a nation!
May you always make the right moves. Be an NCRC Influencer, Be Strategic
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Thank you! Thank you for your partnering with us! Cathy McCafferty- Smith, M.A., L.P.C. Know U. L.L.C. Regional Consultant- Career Development Systems National Career Readiness Certificate Advocacy Board