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1 Utilizing the ACT EXPLORE Protocol Michael Runner, Counselor Taylor County Middle School mrunner@access.k12.wv.us 304-265-0722 http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/protocols.html mrunner@access.k12.wv.us http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/protocols.html 1

2 EXPLORE TEST 1/5 WV Clearinghouse Representative What is the EXPLORE? Understanding the test Sample test actstudent.org/explore EXPLORE Parent Letter, brochure

3 EXPLORE TEST 2/5 World-of-Work Map CFWV Introduce 5 Year Plan 8 th Grade LINKS Lesson 7 (results)

4 EXPLORE TEST 3/5 Results mid-December Students to computer lab Score reports interpreted 8 th Grade LINKS Lesson 7 (results) Parent Night / WV Clearinghouse

5 EXPLORE TEST 4/5 Career Cluster / Pathway High School Registration Data point for honors courses Data point for freshman academy Dropout Prevention Early Intervention Rosters

6 EXPLORE TEST 5/5 College / Career Planning Non-secure booklets to teachers Stimulates Discussions College Interests Career Planning

7 Utilizing the PLAN Protocol Lori Helmick, Counselor St. Marys High School lhelmick@access.k12.wv.us 304 684-3256 (w) lhelmick@access.k12.wv.us 7

8 PLAN TEST Explain the importance of the interest inventory. Take time to complete and focus on scatter. Other possibilities: CFWV or Career Direction with Army National Guard. LINKS: Lesson 10.9 8

9 CFWV Career Planning Explore Careers Options to Search – Career Clusters – Military Careers – Specific Careers 9

10 SMHS Guidance Page on Edline Contents **Career Planning for the Sophomore Year General Info Arts and Humanities Business and Marketing Engineering/Technical Health Services Human Services Science and Natural Resources SMHS Course Description Document 2007 10 Links Career Launch--Boys and Girls Club Progam Career Launch--Boys and Girls Club Progam Career Train from Career Direction Program Career Train from Career Direction Program College Foundation of West Virginia Pathways to Success PSAT College Search World of Work Map WV Department Website with Scholarships, Etc. WV Department Website with Scholarships, Etc. WV State Programs of Study

11 Go to 10 th grade English classes to view PowerPoint http://www.act.org/plan /downloads.html Interpretive Visual

12 WV Clearinghouse Will come and make a presentation in the computer lab to cover the results. 12

13 LINKS Lesson 10.19 http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/links/ advisors/lesson-plans.html http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/links/ advisors/lesson-plans.html 13

14 Sophomore Interview Review EXPLORE & PLAN results. Review World of World Map Interests with Program of Study Choice Finish the next 2 years of the ISTP. Send copy of the Program of Study home for signature and ISTP for students to use to schedule. 14

15 Scheduling Students Watch Professional and Skilled Pathways and curricula for each (Conceptual/Applied) If limited programs of study at the vocational center, make sure you adjust your programs of study on file. Recommend credit recovery and summer school programs to keep students with their cohort as much as possible. 15

16 Other Links ACT EXPLORE http://www.actstudent.org/explore/ http://www.actstudent.org/explore/ ACT PLAN http://www.actstudent.org/plan/ http://www.actstudent.org/plan/ LINKS http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/links/advisors/lesso n-plans.html http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/links/advisors/lesso n-plans.html WV Clearinghouse http://wvclear.wvstateu.edu/http://wvclear.wvstateu.edu/ WV School Counseling Protocols http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/protocols.html http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/protocols.html 16


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