Easing the Transitions:
Elementary to Middle to High
and Beyond
Judy Hingle and Lynnette Harris
Fairfax County Public Scho...
Rolling Out the Program
Vision
Collaboration
Planning
Who’s in the Room?
Who’s in the Room?
Easing the Transitions:
Elementary to Middle to High and Beyond
Plus Minus Interesting
Vision
Collaboration
Planning
Student Voice
Vision
To create a comprehensive
Student Learning Plan that
captures the whole child –
social, emotional,
intellectual, an...
Vision
The Student Learning Plan is a
dynamic process which allows
students to identify their
interests, incorporate their...
Defining
College and Career Readiness
• Analyses of college courses
reveal that the learning skills
and foundational knowl...
Defining
College and Career Readiness
• A student’s interests influence
the precise knowledge and skill
profile necessary ...
“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 t...
Four Keys of College and Career
Readiness
Student Learning Plan
Life and Career Skills
Student Achievement Goal 2
Develop Essential Life Skills
Working in partnership with school and fam...
Student Learning Plan
Core Academic Skills
Virginia Department of Education
Academic and Career Plan
Required components of the Academic and Car...
It is today we must create
the world of the future.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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 sch...
Anchor Your Thinking
Turn and talk to your
shoulder partner about the
importance of vision in
implementing a student
learn...
Student Voice
Collaboration
Instructional Services Department
PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction
• Language arts, mathematics,
science, ...
Collaboration
Additional Central Office Departments
Department of Special Services
• Special education instruction
• Schoo...
Collaboration
Leadership
School Board
Superintendent
Deputy Superintendent
Functional Assistant Superintendents
Cluster As...
Collaboration
Community
Parents
• Focus groups
• PTA
Business Partnerships
Chambers of Commerce
Volunteer Fairfax
Anchor Your Thinking
Stand up and find
someone at another
table and share:
What does this
mean to me in my
role in my scho...
Planning
• Working from the middle then expanding
both up into high school and down into
elementary school.
• Early elemen...
• Providing a continuous feedback
loop with leadership and schools
• Identifying and developing
resources
• Lessons for te...
Individually make
yourself some
notes about the
essential elements
of your system’s
education process
that would affect
yo...
Teacher Voice
Questions?
Contact Information
Judy Hingle
Career Connections Specialist
571-423-4430
jkhingle@fcps.edu
Lynnette Harris
Project Manag...
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    1. 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. 2. Rolling Out the Program Vision Collaboration Planning
    3. 3. Who’s in the Room?
    4. 4. Who’s in the Room?
    5. 5. Easing the Transitions: Elementary to Middle to High and Beyond Plus Minus Interesting Vision Collaboration Planning
    6. 6. Student Voice
    7. 7. Vision To create a comprehensive Student Learning Plan that captures the whole child – social, emotional, intellectual, and physical.
    8. 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. 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. 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 epiconline.org
    11. 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. 12. Four Keys of College and Career Readiness
    13. 13. Student Learning Plan
    14. 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. 15. Student Learning Plan
    16. 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. 17. It is today we must create the world of the future. Eleanor Roosevelt
    18. 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. 19. Anchor Your Thinking Turn and talk to your shoulder partner about the importance of vision in implementing a student learning plan.
    20. 20. Student Voice
    21. 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. 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. 23. Collaboration Leadership School Board Superintendent Deputy Superintendent Functional Assistant Superintendents Cluster Assistant Superintendents Cluster Directors Principals Assistant Principals Directors of Student Services
    24. 24. Collaboration Community Parents • Focus groups • PTA Business Partnerships Chambers of Commerce Volunteer Fairfax
    25. 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. 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. 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. 28. Individually make yourself some notes about the essential elements of your system’s education process that would affect your planning.
    29. 29. Teacher Voice
    30. 30. Questions?
    31. 31. Contact Information Judy Hingle Career Connections Specialist 571-423-4430 jkhingle@fcps.edu Lynnette Harris Project Manager, Student Learning Plan 571-423-4639 clharris@fcps.edu

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