Creating Pathways 2013


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Superintendent of Program Jane Morris shared the first draft of the 2013-2014 Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-Being. (BIPSA)

The BIPSA articulate the core work of the Board as it relates to its Strategic Plan. Specifically the plan addresses Board strategies and evidence of the impact under each of plan's priorities: the creation of a positive inclusive learning environment and maximizing student outcomes.

Student Success Coordinator Stacy Somerville shared the Board's work as it relates to student pathways. In a presentation entitled Creating Pathways to Success – The Individual Pathways Plan "IPP" Ms. Somerville outlined how the "IPP" process works in Avon Maitland Schools

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Creating Pathways 2013

  1. 1. CREATING PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Ontario’s education and career/life planning program has been designed to ensure that all students develop the capacity to: • achieve their personal goals for work and life • make successful transitions throughout life • make positive contributions to their communities
  2. 2. CREATING PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS “The reality is that the challenges and opportunities faced by students in this century are unlike those of any previous generation, and that all students today require specific knowledge and skills in education and career/life planning to support them in making sound choices throughout their lives” (p. 6).
  3. 3. BELIEFS ABOUT STUDENT SUCCESS “What students believe about themselves and their opportunities, and what their peers and the adults in their lives believe about them, significantly influence the choices students make and the degree to which they achieve their goals” (Creating Pathways to Success, p. 9).
  4. 4. BELIEFS ABOUT STUDENT SUCCESS The education and career/life planning policy for Ontario schools is based on three core beliefs: • All students can be successful • Success comes in many forms • There are many pathways to success (Creating Pathways to Success, p. 9)
  5. 5. AS PART OF CREATING POSITIVE INCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: The completion of the Individual Pathways Plan (IPP) helps students to create who they wish to become through reflection and exploration of their interests and strengths. The process gives students the opportunity to establish and monitor their progress towards academic and other personal goals in collaboration with school staff and parents.
  6. 6. FOUR STEP INQUIRY PROCESS Four key questions for education and career/life planning are: • • Who am I? • What are my opportunities? • Who do I want to become? What is my plan for achieving my goals?
  7. 7. THE LEARNING FRAMEWORK These four questions correspond to: • • • • Knowing yourself Exploring opportunities Making decisions and setting goals Achieving goals and making transitions
  8. 8. THE IPP IS A PROCESS The completion of the IPP is a requirement for students in Grades 7 through 12. Students document their learning in education and career/life planning using a web-based application. AMDSB uses MyBlueprint. To explore this resource, you can visit:
  10. 10. BIPSA GOALS FOR THIS YEAR: • All Grade 10 students will complete, and have reviewed at least twice, an Individual Pathways Plan. • All Grade 7 and 8 students will complete the Discovery interest inventory, and use MyBlueprint software to create goals in their IPP.