Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
1 Beyond the Basics –Using the NCRC to Align to Mandates and Career Preparation RequirementsTranslated … How to take this back to “the ranch” and build your career development system with new partnersCathy McCafferty-SmithRegional Consultant, Career DevelopmentNational Career Readiness Advocacy BoardOctober 21, 2010
2 Google Search …changing assumptions Search ResultsIs a college education worth the money? : The New YorkerJun 7, The skip-college advocates' contention—that, with the economic downturn, a college degree may not be the best investment—has its appeal. ...Devaluing a College Degree - WSJ.comFeb 2, Article Excerpt. What's a Degree Really Worth? BY MARY PILON. A college education may not be worth as much as you think. ... online.wsj.com/.../SB html –Is a college degree worth it?Jul 14, BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - No degree no respect? Not anymore. A study shows that college degrees may not be worth it
3 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, 2006Ready for Work, Ready for College: Are they the same or different?Systems Thinking and 21st Century Education: A Case Study of an American Model for High School Educational Reform-Anthony Chow
4 Let’s look at our separate programs then a system look Let’s look at our separate programs then a system look...and actions we can takeHow can we map out what we already have to do into a systemBig idea: When there is too much to do integrate/consolidate, teamingShow each “player” in the system the benefitsShow them how it fits their work
5 Another new thinking integrating “into”…Can you think differently? FirstThe Slow Cooker “Family Dinner”Smells goodTastes goodVitamins- all in thereHealthierFaster prepFaster cleanupNextThe components of the “system” cooking in the same pot….
6 Career Cruising – one part of our career readiness system Educational Development Plan (EDP) - e-portfolio storage cabinetSelf Assessments - Career PathwaysCareer ExplorationGoal SettingPlanningResearching postsecondary institutionsVirtual Job ShadowingResume Development
7 Career pathways: a “Map” to help students begin An excerpt from Cathy’s EDP –
8 Student Data Tools English, Math, Reading and Science World of Work Map- Career MatchesPredicting WorkKeys scores8th grade test10th grade testFind info at
16 (look … a “pair of dime” we shifted!) A paradigm shift to 24/7 online learning KeyTrain tracks online time and provides other skills data
17 KeyTrain has a feature inside to search for careers based on student score levels!
18 Recap: Integrating a System! Michigan PathwaysEducational Development Plan’s (EDPs)Michigan Merit ExamIntegrated Curriculums: Academic &CTE, Technological Literacy, online learning
19 KeyTrain US Dept of Ed. 16 Career Clusters, Career Cruising 6 MI Pathways, ACT WOW Map US Department of Education/KeyTrain Career ClustersMichigan Career PathwaysACT Explore and ACT Plan Career Areas(from the World-of-Work Map)Arts, A/V Technology & CommunicationsArts & CommunicationsJ. Computer & Information Specialties *L. Crafts & Related*T. Applied Arts (Visual)U. Creative & Performing ArtsV. Applied Arts (Written and Spoken)Business, Management & AdministrationFinanceHospitality & TourismInformation TechnologyMarketing, Sales & ServiceBusiness Management, Marketing & TechnologyB. Marketing and SalesC. ManagementE. Communications & RecordsF. Financial TransactionsG. Distribution & DispatchingArchitecture & ConstructionManufacturingScience, Technology, Engineering & MathematicsTransportation, Distribution & LogisticsEngineering/Manufacturing & TechnologyK. Construction & MaintenanceM. Manufacturing & ProcessingN. Mechanical & Electrical SpecialtiesO. Engineering & TechnologiesHealth ScienceHealth SciencesQ. Medical TechnologiesR. Medical Diagnosis & TreatmentW. HealthcareEducation & TrainingHuman ServicesLaw, Public Safety & SecurityGovernment & Public ServicesA. Employment – Related ServicesD. Regulation & Protection *H. Transport Operation & RelatedS. Social ScienceX. EducationY. Community ServicesZ. Personal ServicesAgriculture, Food & Natural ResourcesNatural Resources & AgriscienceI. Agriculture, Forestry, & RelatedP. Natural Science & Technologies
20 KeyTrain Suggested Map for Integration into High School Grade LevelLearning FocusKeyTrain Michigan Content Standards/ WorkKeysContent Areas Suggested9th gradePre assessment and applied skills learningDetermining the students base line scores for the WorkKeysMichigan Merit Exam Assessments and postsecondary/career readinessBased EDP career pathway choice student chooses what career fits pre-assessment scores – create a student targetReading for InformationApplied MathLocating InformationELA/Social Studies/ScienceCTE, Non coreMath/ScienceMath /Science/ Social Studies/ non coreCareer Courses10th gradePre assessment and applied skills learning for study and success in the High School courses and postsecondary /career readinessAlsoSkill Acceleration - WorkKeys MME test Reading for Information, Applied Math and Locating InformationListeningWriting ObservationApplied TechnologyELAScienceCTE/ScienceMathMath/ Science11th gradeSkill Acceleration - WorkKeys MME testReading 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 MMEPost – MME April – June in the junior yearPre assessment of career employability skillsTeamworkBusiness WritingMME Prep CoursesAcademics/CTE/ Careers Course12th gradeCareer and Employability skills/Prep for Postsecondary trainingSkill- ing up for WorkKeys retesting and higher level NCRC score ( community college testing process for a fee)Career SkillsELA/ Career Course/CTE
22 Helping our School & Community Partners Understand How They Fit Michigan School Improvement FrameworkMichigan Merit CurriculumMichigan Merit ExamCounselors and Building LeadersDept Chairs and Teacher LeadersTechnology LeadersParents and StudentsBusiness and Community Partners
23 School Improvement - 12 Standards Strand II - LEADERSHIPStrand I – TEACHINGfor LEARNINGKeyTrainINSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIPCURRICULUMACT EXPLORE ACT PLAN MMESHARED LEADERSHIPINSTRUCTIONOPERATIONAL RESOURCE MNGT.ASSESSMENTCareer & EmployabilityKeyTrain, ACT, MMEStrand III - PERSONNEL & PROF. LEARNINGStrand IV - SCHOOL/ COMMUNITY RELATIONSStrand V - DATA & INFORMATION MANAGEMENTPERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONSPARENT/FAMILY INVOLVEMENTDATA MANAGEMENTPROFESSIONAL LEARNINGCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTINFORMATION MANAGEMENTCareer & EmployabilityEDP
24 How to Connect to the Leaders in Your School “EDP Have to Haves”EDP/Career CruisingSchool ImprovementEducation Yes!School Improvement FrameworkCareer and Employability Standards-MI Content StandardsPortfolio- Counselors/Principals“EDP Good to Haves”EDP/Career CruisingMeasure of career and employability curriculum as students’ record activitiesCan inform curriculum/ instructionStudent assessment record over time (if a process and not an event)
25 ACT EXPLORE / ACT PLAN- Connections to Leaders in Your School “Good to Haves”ACT EXPLORE/PLANMeasures curriculum successes and needs for improvementStudent assessment at a point in time 8th grade and 10thAble to intervene before student get too farTrack all students over time for (PLAN is a predictor of MME)Richer guidance conversations College & Work readinessParent and student dialogue“Have to Haves”ACT EXPLORE/PLANBuilding LeadersMI School Improvement Framework- Teaching for Learning Strand- Data Management StrandCounselors- Michigan ComprehensiveGuidance Model –Career Development Domain
26 What are the “MI Merit Curriculum” and “Career System” Alignments ? MI Content Expectations- KeyTrain and WorkKeys alignment (State match)Educational Development Plans (7th – 12 th grade)- Student PortfoliosOnline learning, technology integration, and tech literacyMichigan Merit Exam (WorkKeys) = eligibility for the NCRC (& AYP measure)Student achievement - data driven decision making for adjusting teaching for learning
27 Connections to the Final Assessments Key Messages … MMEConnections to the Final AssessmentsGood to HavesACT/ WorkKeys/MMEAll11th graders have an opportunity for a college and workforce readiness check up before graduationWe can still skill up with KeyTrain before and after the MME test before graduationThe National Career Readiness Credential (measure of skills)Have to HavesACT/ WorkKeys/MMEDay 1 and Day 2 of the Michigan Merit Exam all 11th gradersAYP school measureMichigan Merit Curriculum
28 One Strategy: Freshman Transition A Proactive Intervention Kids are dropping outDrop Out PreventionBuild HS skills (KeyTrain)Data baselineCreate excitement about the connectionsCatch me before I struggle!Academic scores –How am I doing in early 9thgrade in :EnglishMathReadingScienceHelps me want to be in schoolCareer choices!!!
29 Talking With Parents - Freshman Transition Orientation Career Interest AssessmentInterest assessmentsCareer Cruising Matchmaker (8th grade)+ ACT UNIACT (8th grade)= Career Interest - Possible pathwaysSkills Assessment+ ACT EXPLORE (8th grade)+ KeyTrain - Pre assessment= What skill level am I at+ Career Interest= an Educational Development Plan- starting 9th grade
30 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)
31 Summary: Using Data in Your School for Reporting Requirements EDP/Career CruisingEducation Yes! Student Portfolio-Mich. Merit CurriculumRequired for Counselors/PrincipalsStudentTeachers/ParentsKeyTrainAcademic pre-assessment/curriculum high school skillsPre-data MME WorkKeysTeachers/Counselor/PrincipalACT EXPLORE/PLANAcademic skills levels checkCurriculum ImprovementPredictor for ACT 10th grade and 11th grade MMETeachers/Counselor/PrincipalWorkKeysMichigan MME (Day 2)Part of MME/ AYP scoring process
32 Bottom line: A Career Readiness System- NCRC/MME Intersects Everybody’s Work! MME/NCRC
36 Two Part Team Exercise - 10 minutes Part OneFind a partnerBack in your organization, who has influence with others as an opinion leadersOthers follow them but they do not necessarily have authorityOn the front of the Influencing map write down 4 key champions in the four center boxesPart TwoTalk with your partner(s) on what are the 3 key messages you heard that would say to themGive each other feedback on the bestway to deliver the messageWe will talk about the messagesat the end of 10 minutes
37 Open the Door Invite your colleagues through the door of their work Show them theconnections to their workTake your opinion leaderpartners with youA small group of committed people once created a nation!
38 May you always make the right moves. Be an NCRC Influencer, Be StrategicMay you always make the right moves.
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40 Thank you! Cathy McCafferty- Smith, M.A., L.P.C. Thank you for your partnering with us!Cathy McCafferty- Smith, M.A., L.P.C.Know U. L.L.C.Regional Consultant- Career Development SystemsNational Career Readiness Certificate Advocacy Board