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1 Opportunities for Transitions College & Career Readiness Programs

2 Advanced Education Opportunities

3 Advanced Placement (AP) courses provide high school students with college-level curriculum and exams Help develop study skills and habits that prepare students for the rigors of college coursework. Available in 34 different areas34 different areas What is Advanced Placement?

4 Courses offered on SD Virtual SchoolSD Virtual School – Free of charge to students – Schools cover cost of books – Courses are rigorous. – Students must have the permission of their school – Taught by qualified instructors. Cost effective AP?

5 What is dual credit? Students earn credits for both their high school diploma and postsecondary degree Courses taught by postsecondary faculty Online or on-campus Reduced rate of $40 per credit hour

6 What courses are available? All public postsecondary institutions in South Dakota – General Education courses – Introductory Career & Technical Education courses Full list at available on SDMyLifeSDMyLife

7 What can students do with dual credit? Get a jump start on postsecondary career by earning college credits in high school Try college coursework with the support of high school teachers – Increased confidence for college success Experience significant cost savings through reduced tuition costs

8 What is remediation? Coursework assists students in preparation to enter credit-bearing postsecondary courses following high school graduation. Coursework is available for English, reading, & mathematics Coursework Courses available on the SD Virtual School at no cost to studentsSD Virtual School

9 How do the courses work? Students begin by taking proctored exam – The results of the exam generate online, individualized coursework After completing coursework, student takes second proctored exam. – The score of the final exam determines a student’s placement at his or her postsecondary institution. Students save both time and money.

10 What is CTE? Offered in middle schools, high schools, technical institutes & universities Provides students with engaging experiences that make education matter both in the classroom and in future careers.

11 CTE: Learning that Works Vocational Education Career & Technical Education (CTE) Targeted specific, often low- achieving, students Targets all students Offered limited programs Offers programs in 16 career clusters Focused on technical education and high school students (competency- based) Integrates academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum (standards- based) Students trained with specific occupational skills sets Focuses on secondary and postsecondary students entering the workforce and associate, bachelor’s or advanced degree programs

12 How does CTE benefit students? Explore a variety of careers Participate in hands-on coursework Solve real-world problems Work side-by-side with professionals Develop leadership skills

13 Current Secondary Reach:

14 CTE: Learning that Works


16 How can students get connected to courses? Districts offer approved programs of study – 16 Career Clusters 16 Career Clusters South Dakota Virtual School Dual credit courses

17 National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills – Applied Mathematics – Locating Information – Reading for Information What is NCRC?

18 Validates skills during hiring process Aligns skills and careers Great resources to assist students in career selection and course/activity planningresources What is the value of NCRC?

19 Credit and noncredit bearing experiences focused on career exploration and development Help students build employment-related competencies in the workplace. What is Work-Based Learning?

20 Capstone experiences Service Learning projects Work placements Project Skills Job shadow experiences Workplace mentoring Guest speakers What is Work-Based Learning?

21 Web-based career exploration and planning tool students can use to explore career and college options and create a comprehensive career portfolio What is SDMyLife?

22 What accommodations does SDMyLife include? Fully compliant with Section 508 of Americans with Disabilities Act. -Compatible with screen readers -Assistance with reading -Additional explanations -No time limits on assessments* *The Ability Profiler is norm referenced, is timed, and may not be appropriate for students reading below a 6.0 grade level. Accommodations available: extended time for certain sections, enlarged print, print version, provision for additional explanations, instructions can be read, and words in the Arithmetic Reasoning section can be read.

23 What is a Career Portfolio? Their own online filing cabinet In it, they can keep all the information they need to plan their education and career path.

24 Formulate realistic career plan based on interests, abilities, goals, and potential accommodations Participate in the transition planning process Save Career Matchmaker results for career exploration Keep notes on the careers and schools that are of interest to them Develop an education plan based on career interests Track career preparation and planning activities Record career and life goals Document extra-curricular activities and work experiences Create a great looking resume What can students do with a Career Portfolio?

25 Ways to utilize features in transition planning: Assessments – Part of the transition assessment process – Identify career interests (Matchmaker) and work skills (My Skills) – Recognize different careers require different level of ability (My Skills) – Relate requirements and demands of a career interest to personal abilities and potential need for accommodation (Ability Profiler) – Analyze personal strengths and limitations as they relate to career and postsecondary education preferences (My Skills) – Self-advocacy (Learning Style Inventory) – Identify study strategies that will help student in future postsecondary educational settings (Learning Style Inventory)

26 Ways to use features in transition planning: Careers – Compare/sort careers of interest – Explore careers based on a favorite school subject – Explore career profiles to include working conditions, education and training requirements, earnings, and employment outlook – View multimedia interviews for perspectives from people in a career and learn about workplace culture – Recognize other careers related to a preferred career interest

27 Ways to use features in transition planning: Schools – Identify postsecondary training/education needed to attain a selected career goal – Identify related high school education curricula necessary to attain a selected career goal – Determine the postsecondary education/training setting that best meets personal needs to include admission requirements, personal abilities, and potential needs for accommodations – Find undergraduate, graduate, and career & technical schools – Compare schools based on specified criteria – Design a plan to address the costs of a postsecondary education needed to attain career goal

28 Ways to use features in transition planning: Employment – Identify strategies in managing a job search – Practice self management skills in achieving goals – Explore and practice interview skills – Demonstrate skills needed for seeking and maintaining employment – View considerations in employment trends and career advancement – Practice effective letter writing skills – Write a professional resume

29 SDMyLife Advisor Administration Assignments and Activities- Specify and manage assignments and activities that students should complete and upload to their portfolio. Messaging- Send messages to your students to remind them of an assignment or completion date. Invite Others- Create a customized list of individuals or organizations a student may want to invite to view their portfolio. Helpful Documents- Guided Tour, Classroom Activities, Parent Communication Documents, CAREER CRUISING AND TRANSITION STUDENTS, Recorded Videos/Tutorials and much more….

30 Advanced Placement: Sam ShawSam Shaw CTE: Erin LarsenErin Larsen Dual Credit: Erin LarsenErin Larsen NCRC: – Tiffany Sanderson (DOE) Tiffany Sanderson – Barb Unruh & Scott Kwasniewski (Dept. of Labor & Regulation) Barb Unruh Scott Kwasniewski Contacts: (605)773-3134

31 Remediation: Sam ShawSam Shaw SDMyLife: – Megan Lahr (Resources, training, Network, Method Test Prep) Megan Lahr – Kim Van Den Hemel (student access) Kim Van Den Hemel Work-based Learning: Alyssa KrogstrandAlyssa Krogstrand Contacts: (605)773-3134


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