Presentation on theme: "Preparing Students for the “College Success Skills”"— Presentation transcript:
1 Preparing Students for the “College Success Skills” Real World throughParticipation in“College Success Skills”Presenter: Bonnie Gardner-Wannett, M.S.Northern Virginia Community College
2 Virginia Community Colleges Career Coaches are community college employees who are based in local high schools to:Help high school students define their career aspirationsRecognize community college and other postsecondary programs, including apprenticeships and workforce training, that can help students achieve their educational and financial goals
3 Through the VCCS Career Coaching program, coaches at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), are able to offer students the opportunity to enroll in Student Development (SDV) 100.This valuable course helps high school students:learn college success skillsearn required creditmake successful transitions to postsecondary life
4 Student Development (SDV) - College Success Skills is designed to: Assist students in making a successful transition to collegeProvide students with the academic tools for successTeach the skills of self-management and self-responsibility that relate to being a successful studentLearn how to make responsible choices about their academic, personal, and career goalsProvide information about the College and community resources, the College’s policies and procedures, and the processes of moving effectively through the educational system
5 Student Learning Outcomes Students will develop an understanding about the college and campus community as well as the policies and procedures of the college. Students will demonstrate an understanding of:A. College policies and proceduresB. The college resources that support academic and student success including: Student Services, Learning Resource Services, Faculty Advising and Student ActivitiesC. The processes for academic/career planning using counseling and advising services and college technologyD. How to acclimate to a multicultural and diverse learning environment
6 Student Learning Outcomes Students will develop skills for academic success. Students will learn how to:A. Develop note-taking, test-taking and study skillsB. Improve reading, writing and listening skillsC. Develop critical thinking skillsD. Identify their learning style and things they can do to assure understanding
7 Student Learning Outcomes Students will develop self-management techniques as they relate to being a successful college student. Students will learn how to:A. Develop skills necessary for effective time managementB. Explain the concepts of prioritizing and planningC. Identify effective strategies for stress management
8 Student Learning Outcomes Students will develop the skills that will encourage responsible decision-making in their academic, personal and career plansStudents will learn how to:A. Identify the steps in the goal setting processB. Research information for career exploration and transfer planningC. Identify effective strategies for effective personal financial management
9 Aligning College Success Skills with Workplace Readiness Skills A 3-½ year research study at the University of Virginia detailed the views of 500 employers regarding skill needs for entry-level jobs requiring less than a four-year college degree. The results of that study were summarized in Virginia's Changing Workplace and provided the foundation for the Virginia's Workplace Readiness Skills Curriculum.*Derived fromVirginia’s Changing Workplace: Employers Speak, 1997.Martin, Julia H; Carrier, Achsah H; and Hill, Elizabeth A.Virginia's Changing Workplace: Employers Speak. Charlottesville, VA:Weldon Cooper Center for Public ServiceThe 13 Virginia's Workplace Readiness Skills include: ReadingMathWritingSpeakingComputerProblem-solving skillsUnderstanding the "big picture"Work ethicA positive attitudeIndependence and initiativeSelf-presentation skills AttendanceTeamwork
11 Benefits of the Class… The Career Coaches say… “The best and “consistent” thing I saw and heard back from the “at-risk” students who completed SDV 100 while in HS was a new found confidence, in general, AND a specific confidence that made them believe that they CAN BE a college student. Wow! I have witnessed how this new confidence has lead them to a place they never thought they would be… a success in school!”
12 Benefits of the Class… The Students say… “What I liked most about the class was that it showed all of us the importance of going to college and that not only the smartest kids could get in and make it, but us average and under average kids could too. We can all make a difference, it showed us the value and importance of a good education.”
13 Welcome to My Class Celebrate and Embrace Diversity Follow your ACTION PlanAlways be the LEADER in your own education!
15 Complete the activity attached in your handout, you have 5 minutes!! Diversity ExercisesCONNECT THE DOTSComplete the activity attached in your handout, you have 5 minutes!!
16 DiversityParticipants will experience the fact that we often subconsciously limit our perspectives and alternative.
17 Action PlanCreate a plan for your educational experience. Include how you will utilize your ACTION Plan to ensure that you are a successful student.A = AttendanceC = Career FocusedT = Task OrientedI = Get InvolvedO = OpportunitiesN = Network
19 THANK YOU!On the table you will find a couple different diversity activities that I use in the classroom as well as an example syllabus. Please help yourself.If you have ANY questions or would like a copy of anything that I have covered today, please me: