What was your pathway plan in grade 3, 6, 9 12? Did anyone ever ask you what your passion was and how that could lead to a pathway? The sooner we can start talking to students and parents about all the possible pathways, the better informed their decisions will be and more engaged in school they will become.
And the earlier years, can be the most influential – especially grades 7 & 8.
Just like you may have majored in university, students can major in high school.
Stand up if you are a major teacher in this area.
OSP tracker cards at each table. OSP Tracker Cards at each table. The OSP web site has a new SHSM link. Check it out.
Because most teachers are university trained and have very little knowledge about the college system and what it can offer students. Forums and activities are planned throughout the year for teachers of all grades, students (grades 7 – 12), parents. To make all parties more aware of college pathways.
Secondary School Improvement Planning and School Improvement Teams as related to SEF for secondary
Pathways Program Pathway A student’s interests, skills, goals, needs, and preferred learning style(s) Appropriate courses and their curriculum expectations The knowledge, skills, supports and experiences necessary to make a successful transition to a specific postsecondary destination A student’s program pathway is his/her educational program and reflects the goals that help motivate him/her to complete secondary school. It is designed to prepare the student for a successful transition to an initial postsecondary destination. + +
How do we help students with their pathway plans?
Classroom teachers are one of the most influential factors when interacting with students and parents about their decisions concerning their future pathway(s)
We all need to be aware of the programs available for all students to better guide them along in their future pathway(s) to:
It is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to do just that: focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Components of all SHSMs Essential Skills and work habits/OSP Pathways to all 4 Destinations (8-10 credits) Certifications and Training Programs Experiential Learning “ Reach Ahead” Experiences SHSM
“Building and sustaining better linkages between the college system and the secondary school to support expanded and improved transitions by secondary students to college… a strategic goal for the Government of Ontario” (SCWI Request for Proposals for 2009-10, p.1)