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Learn how to build individual learning plans (ILPs) using the tools offered by Naviance. Hear how two districts went about the process of selecting requirements, writing a scope and sequence, and ...

Learn how to build individual learning plans (ILPs) using the tools offered by Naviance. Hear how two districts went about the process of selecting requirements, writing a scope and sequence, and building requirements onto Naviance. Understand how to gain district and school buy-in, and show success through reporting.

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NSI 2014: Standardized Individual Learning Plans - It's Not an Oxymoron NSI 2014: Standardized Individual Learning Plans - It's Not an Oxymoron Presentation Transcript

  • NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
  • NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA Standardized Individual Learning Plans It’s Not an Oxymoron Danielle Jastrow AchieveMpls & Minneapolis Public Schools Bruce Armes San Juan Unified School District Sacramento, CA July 2014
  • NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA Looking Back to Move Forward: a quick history
  • 4 History: A long time coming… • 1965: The Elementary & Secondary Education ACT (ESEA) • Established Title 1 funding • Distribution of federal funding to address the “achievement gap” • Initial method of school accountability and education equity • 1973: Rehabilitation Act, Section 504 • No discrimination against persons with disabilities if org receives fed funding • Modified with Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 • Increases definition of disabilities
  • 5 History, cont’d • 1975: Congress enacts Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public law 94-142) • Recognizing and requiring for students with special needs that the needs and rights of a free appropriate education • 1997: Public Law 94-142 amended; currently enacted as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) • 2001: ESEA reauthorized as No Child Left Behind • Annual testing, academic progress, report cards, teacher qualifications
  • 6 No Child Left Untested • Recognition that educational success is beyond hitting benchmarks • Education reform • College & career readiness skills • Workforce demands • Document success • School choice • Community reporting
  • 7 Defining Success • Global workforce • Beyond test score • College & Career readiness skills • Soft skills • Self-awareness • Persistence • Contributing member of society Standard Individual Learning Plans
  • 8 Discussion…..Defining Readiness • Is career readiness the same as college readiness? • What are the skills, practices, habits, etc., that a student should possess to be “ready?” • How do we know? • What does “ready” look like? • How do we measure?
  • NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA The Standard Individual Learning Plan
  • 10 Process: Start at the End • Determine needs and desired outcomes • Priorities of school/district • Milestones vs. Best Practice • Reports • Aligning with ASCA • Review current data • Talk to stakeholders • Assemble team • Counselors • Career/College Center staff • Supportive teachers • Administrators
  • 11 Things to Ponder… • Grades involved • Capacity • Access to students • Curriculum integration • Budget • Staff • Reports • Other school/district initiatives • Student mobility • Special populations • Special Education • English Language Learners
  • 12 Initial Matrix • Establish tentative layout • Who? • What? • When? • Roll out • Who? • What? • When?
  • 13 Discussion…..Making Decisions • What factors must be included? • How can these factors be delivered? • Curriculum integration? • Advisory? • Who will evaluate? Must it be evaluated? • Where to begin? • Grade? • Activity?
  • NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA ILP in Action
  • 15 Success Planner • District • Consistency & efficiency across schools • Schools cannot modify district tasks • Reporting and accountability • Schools • Not recreating the wheel, just assign district level • Customization based on needs • Assign on own schedule • Add site-specific tasks • Students • Goals • Plan/program established
  • 16 One size fits….most • Pros • Built-in tracking • Flexibility • Student & counselor monitoring • Challenges • Diverse counseling departments • Need to make concessions • Consensus takes time
  • 17 Success Planning Features • Tasks: activities assigned to students • Multiple completion options • Survey • Documents • Inventories • Programs: a collection of tasks • Based on needs • Grade • Grad year • Group
  • 18 How to… Tasks • Actions students are asked to take • Created by school staff or built-in • Assigned to one student or a group of students Creating a task • Planner  Tasks • Add another task • Follow the prompts to set up your task  save
  • 19 Programs • Programs are groups of tasks to be assigned to students • Programs may be assigned to groups or individual students Creating a Program • Planner  programs • Add another program • Follow prompts to add a program • Add tasks to the program • Save
  • 20 Assigning Programs • Assigning to a group or individual • For a group, Planner  assign and manage • Select criteria and click continue • For individual, from student profile select success plan • Choose task, move and save
  • 21 Accountability….GASP! Reports • Customizable • Schedulable • Email-able • Exportable
  • 22 Evaluation • Revisit milestones • Achieving goals? • Manageable workload? • Meaningful • Student, staff surveys • Adjust as necessary • Patience • Ride out the pendulum • Rinse and repeat
  • NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA MPS: My Life Plan
  • 24 MPS: Our Take • 2006-07: School board approved pilot program for “My Life Plan” (MLP) • Piloted 3 methods of delivery • Naviance selected • 2007-08: MLP approved as graduation requirement • 2009-10: MLP pulled down into grades 6-8 • 2010: First class graduates with MLP • 2011: Incorporation of Naviance’s Success Planner • 2014: 3rd iteration on the horizon
  • 25 MPS Definition of CCR Academic Readiness College Knowledge Career Awareness Personal & Social Readiness Intercultural Competence
  • 26 My Life Plan: An Example
  • 27 Questions?
  • 28 For more information… Contact Danielle Jastrow School Counselor/Coordinator AchieveMpls & Minneapolis Public Schools Email: Danielle.Jastrow@mpls.k12.mn.us Bruce Armes Lead Counselor San Juan Unified School District Email: barmes@sanjuan.edu