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New Interactive Career and College Planning Activities for Middle School
This new set of 21 online activities (7 per grade) includes guided exercises, readings, inventories, videos, and games to help students learn about themselves and options for their future. Please join us to see activities, student work products, and to consider how these free activities from CFNC.org can fit into your school plan.
Presenters: Mark Wiles & Lisa Sommerfeldt - University of North Carolina General Administration - Greensboro, NC

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    New Interactive Career and College Planning Activities for Middle School New Interactive Career and College Planning Activities for Middle School Presentation Transcript

    • New Interactive Career and College Planning Activities for Middle School
    • Introduction Mark Wiles Director, CFNC Pathways UNC General Administration
    • CFNC Partnership
    • CFNC stats through August 2013 5 million accounts created 3.5 million applications submitted 1.3 million eHSTs delivered A Few Statistics
    • Agenda • CFNC Compass Overview • CFNC Compass Goals and Learning Outcomes • How Will CFNC Compass Help You • Grades 6 & 7 Activities – Tours – Work products • Grade 8 Activities – Tour – Pilot results and analysis • CFNC Compass Status • Wrap-up
    • Print Curriculum Materials • Which CFNC.org resources do you currently use with your middle school students? • Has anyone used (or is using) the paper-based activities at: CFNC.org/curriculum
    • Publications and Posters Available Print Curriculum Materials cfnc.org/ps
    • Publications and Posters Available Print Curriculum Materials
    • CFNC Compass Overview • New middle school activities are called CFNC Compass • Existing paper-based activities served as the foundation
    • CFNC Compass Goals • Provide middle school students with interactive, multimedia-based activities that will guide them through key steps in career and college planning using various tools on CFNC.org • Accessible from various devices – Personal computers – Android tablets – iPads
    • High Level Learning Outcomes • Using CFNC Compass, middle school students will be able to: – Explore who they are, where they are heading and the importance of setting goals – Understand the academic preparation that’s needed to be career and college ready – Explore career options related to their interests, personality, skills, and values – Learn about college costs and the various ways to pay and save for college – Explore various college options
    • CFNC Compass Goals • Provide school counselors with student completion reports in the Professional Center (coming soon) CFNC Compass Report link will be here
    • CFNC Compass Goals • Provide school counselors and students with student work products
    • How will CFNC Compass Help You? • Aligns with the new NC DPI Essential Standards
    • How will CFNC Compass Help You? • Helps you with your annual planning and evaluation process Documents from NC DPI http://ncees.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Support+Staff
    • CFNC Compass Tour • Video Overview at: http://vzaar.tv/1307309 • Password “cfnc!”
    • CFNC Compass for 6th Graders
    • CFNC Compass for 6th Graders
    • CFNC Compass for 6th Graders
    • CFNC Compass for 7th Graders
    • CFNC Compass for 7th Graders
    • CFNC Compass for 8th Graders
    • CFNC Compass for 8th Graders Pilot Results • 254 8th graders from 12 middle schools participated in the (Fall 2012/Spring 2013) pilot program • Students said they learned the following: – The importance of using my high school portfolio on CFNC.org – The importance of identifying my goals instead of leaving my future up to chance – How to set goals and establish a time frame to achieve them – There are many paths that lead to various careers – How to search for colleges on CFNC.org – Besides tuition, there are additional college costs – Ways to pay for college – The importance of knowing what my interests are to help me explore careers – There are various types of colleges in North Carolina
    • CFNC Compass for 8th Graders Pilot Results • Four middle schools participated in our in-depth statistical analysis component (Spring 2013) led by researchers from NC State University • Students took Pre/Post Assessments • Preliminary Findings: – Students gained knowledge of the various ways CFNC.org can help them with: • Applying to college • What they need in order to perform well in honors/AP courses • Keeping track of things • Learning about the different ways to pay for college
    • CFNC Compass Status • Pilot phase has just ended (March) • Feedback is now being used to improve activities (March – May) • Accessible to counselors in Summer 2014
    • Wrap-up • Thank you for participating today and for promoting career and college readiness with your students! • Interested in updates on status, webinars, and release date information? Contact: Lisa Sommerfeldt, Curriculum Coordinator/Instructional Designer lasommerfeldt@northcarolina.edu 336-334-4677