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1 Georgia ’ s BRIDGE Act © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

2 Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia ' s Economy Act © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

3 Using GCIS Junior for © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

4 Using GCIS Junior for Middle School Students © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

5 What is the BRIDGE Act? BRIDGE is an acronym for “Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia’s Economy”. Ensures that Georgia’s 6th -12th grade students are aware of available career and postsecondary education options. Your school can use the Georgia Career Information System (GCIS) and Georgia Career Information System Junior (GCIS Junior) to fulfill the requirements of the BRIDGE Act. © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

6 BRIDGE Act Objectives for Middle School Students Middle school students shall be provided counseling, advisement, career awareness, career interest inventories, and information to assist them in evaluating their academic skills and career interests. Before the end of the second semester of the eighth grade, students shall develop an individual graduation plan in consultation with their parents, guardians, or individuals appointed by the parents or guardians to serve as their designee. © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

7 Portfolios The Georgia Career Information Center can create all of your portfolios. Contact your GCIS Representative for details. Be sure to create a GCIS Junior Portfolio for every student before completing any BRIDGE Act activities. This is how the data is collected and reported to the Georgia Department of Education. This Portfolio can be transferred to the Board of Regent or Technical System of Georgia school to continue the students’ career development. © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

8 GCIS - GCIS Junior Advisement Checklist This is the official advisement checklist used by the Georgia Career Information Center to report your students’ completion of BRIDGE Act career development activities. © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

9 Getting Started with GCIS Junior and the BRIDGE Act 6th Grade: Career Cluster Inventory -- complete the Career Cluster Inventory and save it in your portfolio. 7th Grade: Reality Check -- complete Reality Check and save it in your portfolio. 7th Grade: 3 Career Clusters -- explore at least 3 career clusters and save them in your portfolio. 8th Grade: 3 Occupations -- explore at least 3 occupations and save them in your portfolio. 8th Grade: "My Course Plan" -- complete the "My Course Plan" (Individual Graduation Plan) in your portfolio. © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

10 BRIDGE Act Reporting Tools for GCIS Junior To run your BRIDGE Act Reports: Go to GCIS (www.gcic.peachnet.edu) Enter your Administration Tools User Name and Password Click “Sign In” Click “Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia’s Economy Act (BRIDGE Act)” © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

11 BRIDGE Act Data Entry Enter number of students enrolled in each grade level to generate your BRIDGE Act Reports. BRIDGE Act Student Enrollment Check the 8th grade students who have completed their "My Course Plan" (Individual Graduation Plan). BRIDGE Act 8th Grade "My Course Plan" © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

12 BRIDGE Act Reports for Middle School Students 6th Grade: Portfolios % of 6th graders who have portfolio accounts with GCIS or GCIS Junior. 6th Grade: Career Cluster Inventory % of 6th graders who have completed Career Cluster Inventory and saved in their portfolios. 7th Grade: Reality Check % of 7th graders who have completed Reality Check and saved in their portfolios. 7th Grade: 3 Career Clusters % of 7th graders who have explored at least 3 career clusters and saved them in their portfolios. 8th Grade: 3 Occupations % of 8th graders who have explored at least 3 occupations and saved them in their portfolios. 8th Grade: "My Course Plan" % of 8th graders who have completed the "My Course Plan" (Individual Graduation Plan). © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

13 See date students last used their Portfolio. View students’ Portfolio content © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

14 District Reporting Tool : BRIDGE Act Summary Report View the schools in the district that have entered their student enrollment figures (If the student enrollment is not entered, you will not be able to view the school’s progress.) Review the number of students enrolled in each grade level Find the percentage of completion for each grade- specific activity To Run BRIDGE Act Summary Reports: Go to GCIS Junior (www.gcic.peachnet.edu) Enter your District Tools User Name and Password Click “Sign In” Click BRIDGE Act Summary Report located under Main Menu. © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

15 Additional BRIDGE Act Resources To access additional resources, go to the GCIC Homepage: Click Georgia's BRIDGE Act under Help Yourself Using GCIS and GCIS Junior for the BRIDGE Act PowerPoint presentations House Bill 400: Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy Act (BRIDGE Act) GCIS-GCIS Junior Advisement Checklist Resources for “College Credit Now” © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

16 Questions??? Markita J. Grant, Director edu Quiana H. Gordon, M + T Manager edu © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.

17 Georgia Career Information Center www. gcic. peac hnet. edu Georgia’s BRIDGE Act Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy Act Using GCIS Junior for Middle School Students © 2014 Georgia Career Information Center, Division of Student Affairs, Georgia State University and its licensors. All rights reserved.


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