Presentation on theme: "CDOS Commencement Credential For Building Principals"— Presentation transcript:
1 CDOS Commencement Credential For Building Principals July 1st, 2015CDOS Commencement Credential For Building Principals
2 Planning ToolBefore we get started, I just want to note that one of the many handouts you have is a tool for you to think through how your district/agency is meeting the requirements of the CDOS CC. As we go along and talk about tools and the proof needed for the credential, you can think about how your district/agency is meeting the requirements as well as think through resources or help you may need--- whether it be print materials or technical assistance setting up work based learning –which we do for free!– and also think about who will be collecting resources. It can also be used as a conversation tool when you get back to your school to have those talks and identify a process--- who will be doing what, when. The CDOS CC is requires a system.
3 NYS CDOS Commencement Credential Became effective with school yearNo IEP diploma is available on or after July 1, 2013
4 NYS CDOS Commencement Credential Credential, not a diplomaRecognition of student’s preparation for entry-level employmentStudents must still be provided with opportunities to earn a Regents or local high school diploma
5 NYS CDOS Commencement Credential Issued:At same time as High School DiplomaAfter attending 12 or more years of school (excluding K)At end of school year student turns 21Similar in format to the general school diploma.
6 NYS CDOS Commencement Credential Supplement to a Local or Regents Diploma(students with disabilities only)OROnly Exiting credential- SWD who is unable to meet requirements of Regents/ Local but are not NYSAAParents must receive written notice of FAPE until student earns Regents/Local or until end of school year in which the student turns 21
7 Targeted use of IDEA grant funds A school district that awards this credential to more than 20% of the students with disabilities in the cohort, where it is not a supplement to a HS diploma, shall be:required to use a portion of its Part B IDEA grant funds for targeted activities to ensure that students with disabilities have appropriate access to participate and progress in the general education curriculum necessary to earn a regular high school diploma.Read slide to participants.
8 Principal DiscretionThe principal, in consultation with relevant staff, can award the certificate if the student has demonstrated, in other ways, they have met the requirements of the credentialPrior to July 1, 2015 for all students with disabilitiesFor transfer studentspermanently
10 Earned Proof Readiness for Entry Level Employment With the CDOS CC, it is really important to note that the credential must be EARNED. Students have to engage in the listed preparation in order to EARN this credential. And in order to show the student has earned the credential, we need PROOF that they have earned it.What are we collecting proof of? . That the student is ready for entry level employment.And if we need to prove, then we need to have data, evidence, examples, assessments, evalutations, classwork samples.....Readiness for Entry Level Employment
11 Documentation Requirements Instruction, Coursework and Work-based LearningMeaningful access to participate/ progress in gen ed(opportunities to earn a HS diploma)CDOS Learning StandardsEquivalent of 2 units of study in CTE and/or WBL(at least 54 of the 216 hours must be WBL)You have probably seen this slide in other presentations today, but this is a QUICK overview of what the requirements for the CDOS Commencement Credential are. 1-students must have meaningful access to make participate in and make progress in the gen ed curriculum. 2- students must achieve the commencement level cdos standards. 3- the student has to have the equivalent of 2 units of student in cte and or wbl with a min of 54 hours of work based learning. The 2 other requirements, the Commencement Level Career Plan, which must be filled out in 9th grade and kept in the student’s permanent file, revised and updated annually as appropriate and the employability profile, which must be filled out in the student’s last year of school and given to the student prior to their exit--- are not only required, but they truly are tools to help facilitate the process. With the CDOS CC, it is really important to note that the credential must be EARNED. Students have to engage in the listed preparation in order to EARN this credential. And in order to show the student has earned the credential, we need PROOF that they have earned it.Documentation RequirementsCommencement Level Career PlanEmployability Profile
12 Meaningful Access-Roles Special Education TeacherSpecially Designed Instruction ExpertAccommodations, modifications, student supportCollaboration with General Education TeacherGeneral Education TeacherContent ExpertDifferentiate InstructionUniversal Design for LearningCollaboration with Special Education TeacherThe special ed teacher is the expert on how to accommodate the student. For instance, if they can’t read at grade level, can I present them with materials at a lower lexile so they can participate in grade level discussion? Or a video? Or audio of the material? Can I give them guided notes, or do a pre-teach on the topic? They need to be the people that are workign on providing some type of instruction to close the gap. But they need to collaborate with the gen ed teacher, who is the expert in the content. The person who is already
13 How Learning is Measured Mid-South RSE-TASC4/16/2017What Factors Might Present Barriers to Access, Participation & Progress in General Education?When students come across barriers that are the result of a disability and require special instruction to independently challenge those barriers, we provide FAPE through an IEP.EnvironmentMaterialsContentHow Learning is MeasuredInstructionDeveloping a Quality IEP - notes
14 Meaningful Access for Progress InstructionStrategiesPre-Teach/Re-teachAlternate modesAccommodationsAssistive TechnologyModifications
15 Are You Ready? Take a moment of “I” time to think about: Are all special education students accessing the general education curriculum?Do special education/ general education teachers understand their roles?Is there time built in to the day/month to allow for communication/collaboration between general ed and special ed staff?Next steps
16 CDOS Learning Standards Students must ACHIEVE the Commencement Level CDOS Standards.Proof of Achievement in:Career DevelopmentIntegrated LearningUniversal Foundation Skills
17 New York State Standards SocialStudiesTheArtsMath Science &TechCareerDev & OccStudiesEnglishCCSLanguagesOther ThanEnglishIn order to ensure that our students were leaving our buildings career and college ready, NY stated developed the Learning Standards and have now adopted the CCSS in Math and ELA. Part of the Learning Standards were the Career Development and Occupational Studies Standards. These standards are supposed to be integrated into all settings across the school building...as represented in this slide.Health,Phys Ed &Home/Careers
18 3a. Universal Foundation Skills Instruction in CDOSK-121. Career Development2. Integrated Learning3a. Universal Foundation Skills3b. Career MajorsTalking Points: The CDOS Learning Standards are: Career Development, Integrated Learning, Universal Foundation Skills and Career Majors.Background Information: More information and supporting materials are available at:Optional for Achievement of CDOS credentialCDOS learning standards are available at:
19 Result: Quality Career Plan Development Of self- strengths, interests, preferencesValue of workWork HabitsOf CareersAwarenessDeeper examination of skillsDeeper examination of job requirementsDiscrepancy AnalysisDesirable Work HabitsExplorationClarification of goalsIdentification of soft skills/ technical skills needed for success in chose fieldIdentification of steps needed to meet goal such as course of study, work based learningPreparationCareer DevelopmentResult: Quality Career Plan Development
20 Integrated LearningUse essential academic concepts, facts and procedures in applications related to life skills and the world of work.See the usefulness of the concepts they are being asked to learn and to understand their potential application in the world of workMake connectionsResult: Engagement, Motivation, Participation and Retention of Content
21 Universal Foundation Skills Thinking SkillsTechnologyCan ReadCan WritePerform Math FunctionsListens EffectivelySpeaks ClearlyCan Think CreativelyUses Decision MakingSkillsThinking Leads toProblem SolvingKnows How to LearnApplies Knowledge toNew SituationsBasicSkillsSelects /AppliesTechnologyMaintainsEquipmentDesigns and CreatesTo Meet NeedsTeaches OthersServes ClientsExercises LeadershipNegotiates/CommunicatesWorks as a Member of a TeamWorks with DiversityInterpersonal SkillsSystemsImproves & Designs SystemsMonitors & Corrects PerformancesUnderstands How Systems PerformRelated to Goals, Resources andOrganizational FunctionCDOSStandard 3AUniversal Foundation SkillsTalking Points: This is a graphic representation of the Universal Foundation Skills, skills that students need to be successful while in school but also when they go into entry level employment.Background Information: CDOS learning standards are available at:Resource Document for CDOS standards are available atManaging ResourcesPersonal QualitiesManaging InformationUnderstandshow to use:MaterialsFacilitiesTimeMoneyHuman ResourcesNetworkingDemonstrates:ResponsibilityAbility to PlanAbility to Take Independent ActionIntegrity/HonestySelf-determination and ability toself-evaluate knowledge, skills andabilitiesAcquires and EvaluatesInformationOrganizes/Maintains InformationInterprets/Communicates InformationUses Computers to Enter, Modify,Retrieve and Store Data
22 Are You Ready? Take a moment of “I” time to think about: Is CDOS instruction evident across all settings from Kindergarten – 12th grade?Are ALL staff members aware of the CDOS standards?Next steps
23 Career and Technical Classes/ Work Based Learning Equivalent of 2 credits (216 hours) in Career and Technical Ed and/or Work Based LearningCareer and Technical ClassesWorkExperience2 CreditsNeed at least .5 credit (54 hrs)
24 Equivalent of 2 Units of Study in Career and Tech Ed/Work Based Learning 1 credit= 108 hours .5 credit- 54 hours __162 (1.5cr)__ CTE + __54__(.5cr)__ WBL (min 54) 216 Hours (2 cr)Minimum of 54 hours of Work Based Learning ____0_____ CTE + ___216____ WBL (min 54) 216 Hours
25 Career and Technical Education ClassesLocal Board of Education Approved Classes taught by a certified CTE teacherBusinessAgricultureTechnologyFamily and Consumer SciencesProgramsBoard of Regents approved Career and Technical Education ProgramsExamplesCosmetologyAuto TechHeavy Equipment
26 Registered Work-Based Learning Programs School-business partnership initiativeNon-paid, on-site, career exploration experiencesElective creditCareer Exploration Internship Program (CEIP)150 to 600 hours paid or unpaid skill specific experience,Supported by related in-school instruction in specific CTE discipline & supervised by schoolCan award creditCooperative CTE Work Experience Program (CO-OP)Career awareness program for students age 16 and above; 150 to 600 hours paid, school-supervised work experienceSupported by related in-school instruction in specific CTE discipline & provides elective creditGeneral Education Work Experience Program(GEWEP)Similar in design and operation as the General Education Work Experience Program, but for at-risk students age 14-15Provided by local district for elective creditWork Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP)* Paid experiences26
27 Nonregistered Work Based Learning Options Students with disabilities work in the communityHelps students identify career interests, assess their skills and training needsDevelop employment skills and work habitsCommunity Based Work ProgramsObservation of work environmentExposure to jobs and careersJob ShadowingParticipate in volunteer experiences to learn responsibilityLearn about community and needs of othersCommunity ServiceIntegrated classroom learning with service activitiesReal life application of academic knowledge to real life community needsService LearningResearch a topic or career interest in a specific career pathwayGuide the student in learning about the college preparation and skills training needed to be successful in that pathwaySenior ProjectsBusiness enterprise exists within the school to provide services for students and/or staffSchool-based Enterprise
28 Are you ready?What Career and Technical Education Opportunities are available to your students?What Work Based Learning Opportunities are available to your students?
29 Required Documents Career Plan Employability Profile Planning Document:Required for CDOS Commencement Standard 1Identify needed activitiesRecord of experiencesEmployability ProfileCDOS Standards 1, 2, 3aCareer and Technical education CourseworkWork Based Learning ExperiencesTwo pieces of evidence that are REQUIRED to be in the student’s collection are the Career Plan and the Employability Profile. We just saw from the overview slide that these documents are required. They are required as proof in this process. Proof that we are planning with the student and proof that the student has met the requirements that businesses are looking for.These two documents are really tools to help with this process. 1 tool to guide us in the planning of what types of CTE and WBL experiences a student will have. And 1 tool to document a student’s success.
30 Commencement Level Career Plan In your folder that came with the conference, everyone has a copy of the Commencement Level Career Plan. As mentioned earlier, 9th grade, permanet file, revised updated annually.30
31 Career Plan Student Developed Annually reviewed, and as appropriate revisedEnsure active engagement in career explorationIncludes but not limited to:Student-identified career interestsCareer related strengths and needsCareer goalsCareer and technical coursework and work-based learning experiences
32 To help fill out the Career Plan to Commencement Level Standards Online or PaperCareer InterviewsInterest InventoriesWork Values InventoriesStrength Based AssessmentsSkills InventoriesEvaluations/ AssessmentsWork InformationSome of the information that you may want to keep or to look for when filling out this document-Transition Assessment Booklet
33 The CareerZone System is the New York State career exploration and planning system made available to parents, teachers, administrators and students at no-charge. The system has been online since early 1997 and the “My Portfolio” module which provides an electronic version of the State Education Department’s Career Plan has been available since the year 2000.
34 Are You Ready?Who makes sure the career plan is filled out, revised and updated annually, as appropriate?Where are the Career Plans kept?What type of assessment is happening?
35 The Employability Profile Teacher and Job Coach EvaluationsSituational AssessmentWBL Employer Evaluations28
36 Employability Profile Must be completed within one year of student exitCompleted by designated staff and/or other individuals knowledgeable about the student.Must be maintained in the student’s permanent record
37 Employability Profile The next required document--- is the Employability Profile. This document, as mentioned earlier, is a tool to communicate with future employers and adult service providers. But for agencies/school staff, it is also a documentation tool for the CDOS CC process.The first 2 pages of this tool outline the skills that employers are looking for. The skills that students should have in order to be ready for employment. Students should be scoring at least a 3 or 4 in each of the areas to denote readiness for entry level employment.30
38 Another tool that you have to document that a student has met the requirements of the CDOS standards is the CDOS crosswalk to the Employability Profile. You have a copy in your folder.CDOS Crosswalk
39 Are You Ready?Who is responsible for ensuring the Employability Profile is completed?What type of data is being kept/used as the foundation for the scoreDaily/Weekly/Monthly worksite evaluationsClassroom/work samples