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 Background Information  Overview of “Be the One!”  Tips for Navigating  The Four Days of Freshman Orientation  Key Points to Remember This PowerPoint.

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2  Background Information  Overview of “Be the One!”  Tips for Navigating  The Four Days of Freshman Orientation  Key Points to Remember This PowerPoint will teach you about the second training in PEPNet’s iTransition, First Year College Success: Be the One!

3 Background Information

4 iTransition is a free online training available at

5 The iTransition curriculum has four trainings that can be completed in any order.

6 iTransition Trainings :  Career Interests and Education Choices: It’s My Plan!  First Year College Success: Be the One!  Essential Skills for College Living: It’s My Life!  eFolio: My Online Portfolio!

7 An Overview of “Be the One!”

8 Target Audience  Students ages 14 and older, including current college students  Can be used with younger students who plan to apply for college Description While attending a four-day freshman orientation at fictional State College, students will learn to:  Identify common resources, services, and technology on college campuses  Recognize differences between high school and college accommodations, academics, and services  Advocate for themselves while adjusting to greater independence and higher expectations typical of college students.

9 This is the map of the fictional “State College” campus. Overview

10 o Students will complete four sessions in “Be The One!” o Each session is one “day” of the four-day orientation session. o Josh is the orientation leader for students. o At the beginning of each day, he will give students an overview of the day’s activities. Overview

11 When students sign in to “Be the One!” for the first time, they will get a backpack, laptop, and Student Handbook. Overview

12 Tips for Navigating

13 Students move around campus by using their computer’s arrow keys to move this figure of a student with a backpack. Navigation

14 This dial shows the contents of the student’s backpack, which include an ID card, a laptop, and a Student Handbook. Each of these items is needed to complete some of the targets. The “?” symbol offers help and information for some targets. Navigation

15 Students hit yellow “targets” by moving the figure to the yellow circles and then hitting the space bar. Each day of orientation has multiple targets and activities. Navigation

16 Yellow targets need to be completed. Purple or blue targets have been completed. Navigation

17 Here is an example of one of the target activities, “Determining a Grade Point Average”

18 Like real campuses, ATM machines and security phones are located around campus. Students can use these any time. Navigation

19 This map on the computer screen helps students see where they are on the campus. They can also see the targets for the lesson, and whether they are completed. The map also shows locations for security phones and ATMs. Navigation

20 If students need additional help, they can click on the “Help” button at any time. Navigation

21 After clicking on the “Help” button, students will see a Help section, with information about navigating. Navigation

22 Students and Teachers can see the Completion Record Table at any time by clicking on the “Quit” button to exit what they are doing. Navigation

23 Navigating Gate 2 The Completion Record Table shows students which days of orientation they have started or completed. Students can move ahead without finishing a day’s targets, but activities build on each other. All students must finish Day 1 before being able to finish Days 2, 3, or 4. If students stop in the middle of a “day,” they can return later to finish their work.

24 Students can click on the “Quit” button at any time to exit the day’s activities or exit the training. Their progress will be saved for their next session. Navigation

25 When students finish a day of orientation, they can print or e-mail their responses to targets. They can also print a certificate for finishing the day’s activities. Navigation

26 Four Days of Orientation

27 During Day 1, students will:  Obtain and print their class schedule.  Open their school e-mail account and check e-mail messages.  Obtain their school ID Card and add money to it.  Begin to experience and consider the assistive devices and accommodations needed in college.  Learn the buildings on campus and their abbreviations.  Learn what happens if they are late for class.  Learn what the penalty could be if they lose their dorm room key.

28 Some of the buildings and services:  The Student Center  The Computer Science Building  Registrar’s Office  Financial Aid Office  Disability Support Services Office  Health Services  Residence Halls Day 1

29 During Day 2, students will:  Check in with Disability Support Services office.  Complete an accommodations profile of services they’ll need for college.  Review documentation they’ll need for college (disability, financial aid, transcripts/registration, medical/emergency contact).  Review and take a quiz on the laws covering disability accommodations, including differences between high school and college.  Consider attending campus activities.  Locate campus TTYs and communication services.

30 Some of the buildings and services:  Residence Halls  Disability Support Services Office  Keller Library  The Campus Theater  Old Main  Campus Commons Day 2

31 During Day 3, students will:  Learn about common components of college courses, including prerequisite courses.  Learn about academic expectations for college students.  Request accommodations, complete an accommodations profile, and learn about Disability Support Services policies.  Practice sending and receiving e-mails using the Quest fictional e- mail system.  Purchase supplies at the bookstore.  Practice problem-solving using campus resources.

32 Some of the buildings and services:  Disability Support Services  The Bookstore  The Registrar  Academic Advisor’s office  The Canton Science Center  The Student Center  The campus website and e-mail system Day 3

33 During Day 4, students will:  Confirm accommodations and meet service providers.  Meet with academic advisors to discuss academic issues including their GPA, declaring a major, honor codes, and using a syllabus.  Tour the university library.  Visit the bookstore and buy required textbooks.  Use their ID card and the ATM machines to make purchases on campus.

34 Some of the buildings and services:  Campus Commons  Advisor’s Office  Humanities Building  Student Center Bookstore  ATM  Keller Library Day 4

35 Key Points and Support Materials

36 Key Points to Remember In these lessons, students will learn to build critical thinking and problem solving – there is more than one way to do everything! Encourage students to practice these skills off line in their everyday life. “Be the One!” can be done with other iTransition trainings or as a stand-alone course. All students must do Day 1 activities before they can do Days 2, 3, or 4. Consider helping students develop additional topics, worksheets or vocabulary lists as individualized resources and for college.

37  PowerPoint presentations of each of the four trainings to be used for personnel preparation activities  Teacher Guides for each training with lesson extensions and additional teaching information  Knowledge Base: FAQ and online technical support Support Materials These materials and resources are available online at

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