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It Takes a Village


Presented spring 2009 in Hershey, PA at the PA School Counselor's Conference. Topic: Implementing PA Career, Education and Work Standards.

Presented spring 2009 in Hershey, PA at the PA School Counselor's Conference. Topic: Implementing PA Career, Education and Work Standards.

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  • 1. It takes a village…
  • 2. To implement PA Career, Education & Work Standards
  • 3. Begin where you see a need.
  • 4. Begin a conversation with your principal. HHHS Principal, Dennis Williams
  • 5. Involve Your Director of Curriculum #1 2003-4 #2 2005 #3 2006-7 #4 2008-9
  • 6. Our initial concern? Disenfranchised Seniors
  • 7. GOAL: Seniors Engaged Until Graduation Day
  • 8. Getting started: RESEARCH Ken Gray : Other Ways to Win PA Integrated Learning Conference Daggett: Model Schools Visiting schools with promising practices Getting to know our local Rotary and Chambers members Befriending the local Education and Workforce Partnership Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • 9. Getting started: Networking Administrators Teachers School Counselors Parents Recent Graduates Colleges our students commonly attend Community Stakeholders Getting started: Advisory Committee
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  • 12. Elements of our Senior Internship experience: Identifying learning goals based on personal interests.
  • 13. Research to identify businesses and people involved in the area of interest.
  • 14. Network to expand knowledge of people involved in the field.
  • 15. Interview
  • 16. Begin Internship Service
  • 17. Develop Relationships: Community Mentors
  • 18. Teacher Mentors
  • 19. Reflection
  • 20. Seminar
  • 21. Mentor-Intern Thank You Luncheon Celebration
  • 22. Where we are now…5 years into it
    • Internship credit is increased
    • Internship: Current enrollment 90
    • Internship: Students enrolled for next year 150
    • Internship Data:
    • Interns do better academically during their internship semester than their peers
    • Interns do better academically in college
    • Interns are more likely to complete college
  • 23. New Student Opportunities As A Result of Senior Internship Pathways Class: For Juniors Course outcome—A personal transition plan Communication Strategies: For Freshmen The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Teens & 7 Habit School Planners Required of all students for high school graduation. Environmental Science: For Freshmen Emerging Careers Project
  • 24. We have more to do… Sophomores: Our black hole. More teachers need to understand that CEW Standards are appropriate for all subject areas and create relevance in every classroom. Continue Researching & Planning More Professional Development
  • 25.