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1 CREATING AND EMBRACING CHANGES

2 Three Major Themes Globalization: to extend to other or all parts of the globe; make worldwide Failing Education: failure to impart or acquire general knowledge Changing Demographics: the statistical data of a population, esp. those showing average age, income, education, etc.) Overview

3 Three Forces Are Changing Our Nation’s Future Inadequate literacy and numeracy skills among large segments of our student and adult populations An ongoing shift in the demographic profile of our population, powered by the highest immigration rates in nearly a century The continuing evolution of the economy and the nation’s job structure, requiring higher levels of skills from an increasing proportion of workers Confidential and Proprietary. Copyright © 2007 by Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. 4/29/2009 America's Perfect Storm

4 Globalization

5 Do You know: What country will soon become the largest English-speaking in the world? 25% of India’s top IQ scores total what amount of the US population? Did You Know?

6 The Flat Earth – Implications for Career Counseling – V. Scott Solberg “The world is flat because technology provides real time access and relational connections on a global scale” Examples: Singapore is known for working to modernize education: Tablets Epals: School to School International: Educator/Student networks: Conducting Career Development Services in a Flat World Implications for Practitioners and Educators - V. S. Solberg

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9 TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: JOT as many Transferrable Skills as you can think of in 15 seconds… How does this connect?

10 Top 5 Attributes Employers are looking for: #1 Communication Skills (Verbal and Written) #2 Honesty/Integrity #3 Teamwork Skills (works well with others) #4 Strong Work Ethic #5 Motivation/Initiative

11 We must CHANGE our FOCUS: Emphasis off finding the “right” job for you … and more focused on the “right” skill set… US youth graduating from High School will have jobs by the time they are 38!

12 “Yes, But what else can you do? Promoting Transferable Skills Development” -A. Byars-Winston Considerations for Formal and Informal Activities and Assessment: FORMAL: Transferable Skills Survey (Liptak and Shatkin) – uses O*Net job titles, Skills Confidence Inventory, WI Job center transferable skills INFORMAL: Classified Ads, Handshake Activity, Card Sort (SkillScan), SWOT Analysis

13 Failing Education America's Perfect Storm

14 Drop out or Push-Out Dropout or Push Out Lives Changed Forever - K. Kirkland Shaw At Risk Youth Hypothesis 1.Drugs 2.Pregnancy 3.Lack of family support

15 Drop out or Push-Out At Risk Youth Results 75% of these at-risk youth felt no connection between school and the “real world”

16 Educating with Career Clusters 1.Connect the curriculum to the careers 2.Curriculum including appropriate work ethic (transferable skills) 3.South Carolina Passed: Education and Economic Development Act --Individual Graduation Plan 4.Students become work-ready through choosing from one of the career clusters in 8th grade 5.Students choose a major in the 10th grade 6.When they get out of school, they have a sense of what they want to do

17 Results in South Carolina: SC went from 50th to 37th SC climbed from 52.5% % graduation rate in four years. Educating with Career Clusters

18 Help youth overcome their challenges and improve outcomes in:outcomes Dropout Prevention Violence Prevention Drug and Alcohol Prevention Truancy Reduction Increasing Academic Success

19 The WhyTry Program, drop out prevention, school violence prevention, character education lesson plansThe WhyTry Program, drop out prevention, school violence prevention, character education lesson plans Christian Moore, Founder

20 The Reality Ride

21 Demographics

22 Y-Size: Jason Ryan Dorsey Gen Y has no expectations of lifetime employment Gen Y considers it disloyal to stay at a job they don’t like Entitlement = 100% learned Outcome driven without vision of the path Tech dependent vs. Tech savvy

23 Bridging the four generations: The gap between the youngest and the oldest employee has never been this great before. When generations don’t work well together, operational costs go up and operational effectiveness goes down. Changing Demographics

24 Born before 1946 Should be retired, but can’t afford it Formative Events: The Great Depression; Pearl Harbor, World War II

25 Born between Should be close to retirement, but can’t afford it because their Gen Y kids keep calling for money. Formative Events: Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, First Moon Landing

26 Born between Should be assuming leadership roles, but Boomers still hold these positions Formative Events: Watergate, PC Boom, Latchkey Kids

27 Should be smoothly entering the business world Fastest growing generation in the work force Formative Events: Baby Boomer Parents, Internet, September 11th

28 Bridging the 4 Generations:..and bringing it to the classroom 1.Have students present one piece of information that was just taught in a way that others could find it easier to understand. 2.Using goals, customize a “Career Map” with each student so they can connect to their goals and give a feeling that their goals are tangible. 3.Create a First 30 Handbook that students can refer to in the first 30 days. 4.Immerse the student in the business of the classroom. 5.Smaller bits of information showing more frequency of communication will help students to stay engaged. Avoid details. 6.Feedback should be personal, actionable, and specific. 7.Balance immediate application and longer-term thinking to grow and deliver the best performance along the way. 8.Look for and ask your students what motivates them.


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