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Easing the Transitions: Elementary to Middle to High School and Beyond - Rolling Out the Program


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    • 1. Easing the Transitions: Elementary to Middle to High and Beyond Judy Hingle and Lynnette Harris Fairfax County Public Schools Student Learning Plan Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    • 2. Rolling Out the Program Vision Collaboration Planning
    • 3. Who’s in the Room?
    • 4. Who’s in the Room?
    • 5. Easing the Transitions: Elementary to Middle to High and Beyond Plus Minus Interesting Vision Collaboration Planning
    • 6. Student Voice
    • 7. Vision To create a comprehensive Student Learning Plan that captures the whole child – social, emotional, intellectual, and physical.
    • 8. Vision The Student Learning Plan is a dynamic process which allows students to identify their interests, incorporate their strengths, set academic, career, and personal goals, reflect on their learning, and develop a plan for their future.
    • 9. Defining College and Career Readiness • Analyses of college courses reveal that the learning skills and foundational knowledge associated with college success overlap considerably those necessary for success in training programs that lead to careers. • All students aspire to enter the workforce, and, to do so, all will need a comparable set of foundational skills and learning abilities if they are to succeed. Life and Career Skills
    • 10. Defining College and Career Readiness • A student’s interests influence the precise knowledge and skill profile necessary to be ready for postsecondary studies in their field of interest. Dr. David Conley A Complete Definition of College and Career Readiness
    • 11. “When you got a career, there ain’t enough time in the day… When you got a job, there’s too much time”. A job is a means to an end, while a career is a meaningful use of your life. (Chris Rock, 2010)
    • 12. Four Keys of College and Career Readiness
    • 13. Student Learning Plan
    • 14. Life and Career Skills Student Achievement Goal 2 Develop Essential Life Skills Working in partnership with school and family, students will: • 2.1. Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, and leadership. • 2.2. Courageously identify and pursue their personal goals. • 2.3. Develop the resilience and self-confidence required to deal effectively with life’s challenges. • 2.4. Possess the skills to manage and resolve conflict. • 2.5. Work effectively within a group dynamic. • 2.6. Demonstrate respect for cross-cultural differences and perspectives. • 2.7. Develop practical life skills including but not limited to: o 2.7.1. Time management. o 2.7.2. Work habits. o 2.7.3. Problem solving/critical thinking. o 2.7.4. Financial competency. o 2.7.5. Self-sufficiency. • 2.8. Effectively use technology to access, communicate, and apply knowledge, and foster creativity. • 2.9. Make healthy and safe life choices. • 2.10. Be inspired to learn throughout life.
    • 15. Student Learning Plan
    • 16. Core Academic Skills Virginia Department of Education Academic and Career Plan Required components of the Academic and Career Plan shall include, but not be limited to: • The student's program of study for high school graduation that is aligned with a postsecondary career pathway and/or college entrance; • A postsecondary career pathway based on the student's academic and career interests and goals; • Developed at 7th grade, completed by fall of 8th grade and updated before the student enters the 9th and 11th grades. • A signature from the student, student's parent or guardian, and school official(s) designated by the principal. • Students who transfer from outside the district will develop a plan as soon as practicable following enrollment.
    • 17. It is today we must create the world of the future. Eleanor Roosevelt
    • 18. The Student Learning Plan helps me know where I want to go, who I want to be, and how to choose my path. An FCPS pilot school student
    • 19. Anchor Your Thinking Turn and talk to your shoulder partner about the importance of vision in implementing a student learning plan.
    • 20. Student Voice
    • 21. Collaboration Instructional Services Department PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction • Language arts, mathematics, science, social studies • School counseling services • Early childhood • Advanced academics programs • Special education instruction • Online campus Language Acquisition and Title I • PreK-12 ESOL • Adult ESOL • World languages • Title I Professional and Life Skills • Business and information technology • Career and technical education • Fine arts • Family and consumer sciences • Health and medical sciences • Health and physical education • Instructional technology integration • Library information services • Marketing • SBTS management • Technology and engineering education • Trade and industrial education
    • 22. Collaboration Additional Central Office Departments Department of Special Services • Special education instruction • School counseling services • Intervention and prevention services • Special education procedural support Technology • Information technology support services • Enterprise information services and assessment Department of Communication and Community Outreach • Business and community partnerships • Family and school partnerships • Parent resource center • Strategic communications
    • 23. Collaboration Leadership School Board Superintendent Deputy Superintendent Functional Assistant Superintendents Cluster Assistant Superintendents Cluster Directors Principals Assistant Principals Directors of Student Services
    • 24. Collaboration Community Parents • Focus groups • PTA Business Partnerships Chambers of Commerce Volunteer Fairfax
    • 25. Anchor Your Thinking Stand up and find someone at another table and share: What does this mean to me in my role in my school?
    • 26. Planning • Working from the middle then expanding both up into high school and down into elementary school. • Early elementary foundation of vocabulary and concepts • Strengthen 6th grade transition • Build onto 9th grade transition program • Defining expectations of tasks • Division mission and goals • Developmentally appropriate • Reflect instructional practice • Simply defined • Reflects the individual student
    • 27. • Providing a continuous feedback loop with leadership and schools • Identifying and developing resources • Lessons for teachers and counselors • Goal setting resources • Electronic tool • Resources for students and parents • Expanding staff access – building capacity for student support • Defining measures of success
    • 28. Individually make yourself some notes about the essential elements of your system’s education process that would affect your planning.
    • 29. Teacher Voice
    • 30. Questions?
    • 31. Contact Information Judy Hingle Career Connections Specialist 571-423-4430 Lynnette Harris Project Manager, Student Learning Plan 571-423-4639