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Introduction to ECCCO

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This is an introduction to the Enhancing College Career Community Options Curriculum that NAF is developing in partnership with ConnectED and MDrC. An introduction to the curriculum, its assignments and assets will be discussed and demonstrated.

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Introduction to ECCCO

  1. 1. #NAFNext2014
  2. 2. Introduction to ECCCO #NAFNext2014
  3. 3. Introduction to ECCCO NAF NEXT 2014 Kevin English NAF Instructional Manager 623 256 5268 kenglish@naf.org
  4. 4. You must complete an in person or online training by NAF Staff. These trainings are half/day trainings set by your ADM Offered online by NAF Instructional Managers- 4 – 1 hour consecutive sessions. To Receive Full Access to the ECCCO curriculum:
  5. 5. ECCCO • Exploring College, Career and Community Options. • Developed by Susan Bloom and Associates through MRDC Department of Labor Grant. • Partnership NAF and ConnectEd to train and disseminate.
  6. 6. ECCCO is • A series of workshops(lessons) developed for teachers to prepare students for College and Career Readiness. • The areas are Career Development, Career Exploration, Internships
  7. 7. Essential Principles of ECCO • ECCO consists of four key components: Career Exploration Visits and workshops, College Visits and workshops, Career Development workshops, and the lnternships program.
  8. 8. Principles Cont… • ECCO is designed as a program for students in the 10th and 11th grades, with options for including 9th and12th grades. • ECCO is based on a "plan-do-reflect" model of Iearning
  9. 9. Principles Cont….. • AII students should be offered the opportunity to participate in all ECCO components, including an internship • For successful implementation, ECCO requires an academy-level teacher or other staff to serve as the ECCO coordinator.
  10. 10. ECCCO Implementation Guide • Lets open up the guide and see what’s in here. • Highlighting a few key areas that can help immediately.
  11. 11. ECCCO Implementation Guide
  12. 12. Workshop #1 THE ENDLESS JOB LIST
  13. 13. List as many jobs and careers in your theme area as you can in 1 minute Warm-Up
  14. 14. • Increase awareness of jobs and careers – in and out of Academy theme area • Explore connections between pride and one’s job • Write about your work history and reflect on personal pride Workshop Goals
  15. 15. THE ENDLESS JOB LIST
  16. 16. Tom’s Pride • How was pride important to Tom? • How important is it to have pride in your work? • Can you be successful if you don’t have pride in your work?
  17. 17. Your Previous Jobs • What did you do on the job? • How did you and others benefit from the work? • What made you feel proud about the work?
  18. 18. Career Exploration Visits • Expand awareness of careers and work environments • Connections between what is learned in school and expected in the workplace • Observe how employees apply job-specific skills, transferable skills and technology in the workplace. • Skills to interact comfortably and confidently with working adults. • Awareness of academic, technical and personal skills required in the workplace.
  19. 19. Career Development Workshops • Workshops designed to focus students on skills and knowledge of Career Development
  20. 20. College Visits • Inform all students about post-secondary education options. • Prepare skills for enrolling and succeeding college. • Includes workshops, visits to 2 and 4 year colleges • Counselor and Parent Involvement • (Deep Dive! Not an ordinary field trip)
  21. 21. Internships • Connection of learning from school to work! • Not the NAF GOLD STANDARD! • Increase student confidence by working with adults. • Familiarity with workplace skills – Time Management – Diversity – Leadership – Stress Management • Acquire 21st Century Skills – Teamwork – Time Management – Creative Thinking – Problem Solving
  22. 22. Key Findings • ECCO significantly improved the capacity of career academies to offer college and career exploration curricula and activities. • Academies with little or no existing capacity were able to launch all the components of the ECCO program within the first year.
  23. 23. As a consequence of this increased capacity, students in ECCO academies participated in career and college exploration activities at substantially higher rates than students who were enrolled in the same academies before ECCO was implemented
  24. 24. • The ECCO academies were successful in placing into internships most of the students who were interested in and available for them. The internship component of the academy model is often viewed as the most challenging aspect of implementation. Surprisingly, when students did not participate in the internship program, they more likely opted out of it, rather than what has commonly been cited as the reason for low take-up rates — that not enough employers choose to host interns. The students’ reasons for opting out of an internship included mandatory summer school and already having a summer job lined up.
  25. 25. Career Exploration Visits • Expand awareness of careers and work environments • Connections between what is learned in school and expected in the workplace • Observe how employees apply job-specific skills, transferable skills and technology in the workplace. • Skills to interact comfortably and confidently with working adults. • Awareness of academic, technical and personal skills required in the workplace.
  26. 26. College Readiness
  27. 27. College Readiness Work Tasks
  28. 28. Internships • An ECCO internship is a work-based capstone experience to the career academy sequence of study. During an internship, a student spends 6 – 8 weeks, working with and learning from an adult in a local business or not-for-profit organization. Internships usually take place during the summer after the junior year or during one semester of the senior year. Some interns are paid and some not; some are rewarded with a stipend based on successful completion. All schools award credit for successful completion. • NAF Gold Standards for Internships
  29. 29. NAF Gold Standards for Internship
  30. 30. NAF Work Based Learning Continuum
  31. 31. Parts of ECCCO internship • Recruiting and Orienting Sponsors • After school jobs into internships • Comparison of internships vs jobs • Internship Supervisors • Preparing Students • Learning Projects • Placing Students • Supporting Interns • Research and Reflection Log
  32. 32. ECCCO Internship Seminars
  33. 33. Celebration • Celebrate this accomplishment – Ceremony with all the participants, parents, staff and employers. – Endorsement on Diploma – Graduation Sashes – Etc….
  34. 34. NAF SCAS Internship Assessment • As part of the NAF Student Certification Assessment System, the Internship Assessment is a key piece. – Used by California Community College • Online Assessment
  35. 35. Internship Assessment : Internship Supervisor View
  36. 36. Why the Internship Assessment?

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