Integrating Career Preparation
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  • 1. Integrating "Pathways" Concepts into Content Areas Jeremy R. Adams EDIM 510
  • 2. Purpose of Primary and Secondary Education?
      • Mastery of content?
        • Test prep vs. skills and understanding?
      • Graduate?
        • Actual career qualifications?
      • Legally required?
        • Extrinsic motivation?
      • Tradition?
        • Or just (good/bad) habit?
  • 3. Potential of Primary and Secondary Education
      • Expose students to options
      • Motivate students to invest in learning
      • Provide pathways to successful future
  • 4. Motivating Learners
    • Higher Order Motivation
      • Autonomy (self-direction)
      • Mastery (that matters)
      • Purpose (bigger than self)
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    • False Motivation
      • Carrot/stick
      • Goals
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    • - Dan Pink, Drive
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/5039971175/in/photostream/
  • 5. The Assabet Valley Model
      • Regional technical HS
      • Switch each week: academic and technical
      • Integration of academic/technical both weeks
      • 40% less contact time, rising test scores
      • Rising college placement
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179065297/in/photostream/
  • 6. Pennsylvania Pathways Education
    • http://www.pacareerstandards.com
      • Career standards
      • Curriculum resources
      • Gap analysis
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    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board/5007754843/in/photostream/
  • 7. PA Career Zone
    • http://www.pacareerzone.org
      • Interest assessment
      • Career exploration materials
      • Budgeting activity
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179865058/
  • 8. Career Cruising
    • http://www.careercruising.com
      • Includes state and national data
      • Customized to district requests
      • Resume builder
      • Interest surveys
      • Student portfolio
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryqueensland/4442570558/in/photostream/