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12 Career Ready Practices and Technology


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A review of the 12 Career Practices and how technology can support them

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12 Career Ready Practices and Technology

  1. 1. Nell Eckersley Literacy Assistance Center
  2. 2. NYACCE 2016 App • • 2
  3. 3. Agenda •Introductions •Standards, standards, standards •Why and How to Integrate Technology •Deeper look at 12 Career Ready Practices andTechnologyTools 3
  4. 4. Standards, Standards, Standards • CommonCore State Standards • College and Career Readiness Standards • CommonCareerTechnical Core includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters and their corresponding Career Pathways that define what students should know and be able to do after completing instruction in a program of study and an overarching set ofCareer Ready Practices that apply to all programs of study 4
  5. 5. Common CareerTechnical Core (CCTC) • A set of rigorous, high-quality standards for CareerTechnical Education • Informed by state and industry standards and developed by a diverse group of teachers, business and industry experts, administrators and researchers. • Forty-two states, the District of Columbia and Palau participated in the development stage of the CCTC • Includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters and their corresponding Career Pathways that define what students should know and be able to do after completing instruction in a program of study • includes an overarching set of Career Ready Practices that apply to all programs of study 5
  6. 6. 12 Career Ready Practices 1. Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee. 2. Apply appropriate academic and technical skills. 3. Attend to personal health and financial well-being. 4. Communicate clearly and effectively and with reason. 5. Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions. 6. Demonstrate creativity and innovation. 7. Employ valid and reliable research strategies. 8. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 9. Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management. 10. Plan education and career paths aligned to personal goals. 11. Use technology to enhance productivity. 12. Work productively in teams while using cultural global competence. 6
  7. 7. NewYork Career Majors NewYork has adopted the National Career Clusters Model and has modified the 16 Career Clusters.The modified Career Clusters are organized and incorporated into six broad “career majors” that are used for organizational purposes by the NewYork State Department of Education.The career majors include: 1. Arts and Humanities 2. Business and Information Systems 3. EngineeringTechnologies 4. Health Services 5. Human and Public Services 6. Natural and Agricultural Sciences NewYork maintains programs of study in each of the 16 Career Cluster areas. 7 NationalAssociation of State Directors of CareerTechnical Education Consortium. (n.d.). NewYork Retrieved from
  8. 8. Why IntegrateTechnology? 8
  9. 9. 9 ary.aspx The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)-Problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS- TRE) "using digital technology, communication tools, and networks to acquire and evaluate information, communicate with others, and perform practical tasks.“ Problem solving in technology-rich environments
  10. 10. WIOA 10 definition of Digital Literacy
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  12. 12. How to IntegrateTechnology 12
  13. 13. IntegratingTechnology How do you include technology in your practice? ▪ Find a tool and figure out how to use it with your students/staff ▪ Think about what you already do with your students/staff and then how technology could deepen or expand on the lesson (POST) ▪ Think of a challenging task and how technology might help 13
  14. 14. UsingTechnology Technology Integration Technology usage in random, arbitrary & often an afterthought Technology usage is planned & purposeful Technology is rare or sporadically used in the classroom Technology is a routine part of the classroom environment Technology is used purely for the sake of using technology Technology is used to support curricular goals & learning objectives Technology is used to instruct students on content Technology is used to engage students with content Technology is mostly being used by the instructor(s) Technology is mostly being used by the student(s) Focus on simply using technologies Focus on using technologies to create and develop new thinking processes More instructional time is spent learning how to use the technology More instructional time is spent using the technology to learn Technology is used to complete lower-order thinking tasks Technology is used to encourage higher-order thinking skills Technology is used solely by individuals working alone Technology is used to facilitate collaboration in & out of the classroom Technology is used to facilitate activities that are feasible or easier without technology Technology is used to facilitate activities that would otherwise be difficult or impossible Technology is used to deliver information Technology is used to construct & build knowledge Technology is peripheral to the learning activity Technology is essential to the learning activity ©TeachBytes 2013
  15. 15. POST Method ▪ P is People. Know the capabilities of your audience. Know what scaffolding they’ll need. ▪ O is objectives. Pick one. Decide on your objective before you decide on a technology.Then figure out how you will measure it. ▪ S is Strategy. Figure out what will be different after you're done. Imagine you succeed. How will things be different afterwards? Imagine the endpoint and you'll know where to begin. ▪ T isTechnology. A community. A wiki. A blog or a hundred blogs. Once you know your people, objectives, and strategy, then you can decide with confidence. The POST Method: A systematic approach to social strategy by Josh Bernoff 15
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  19. 19. 12 Career Ready Practices andTechnologyTools 19
  20. 20. Poll •Which three of the 12 Career Ready Practices would you like to explore withTechnology today? • 20
  21. 21. 1. Act as a responsible & contributing citizen/employee Career-ready individuals… • understand the obligations and responsibilities of being a member of a community • demonstrate this understanding every day through their interactions with others • are conscientious of the impacts of their decisions on others and the environment around them • think about the near-term and long-term consequences of their actions and seek to act in ways that contribute to the betterment of their teams, families, community and workplace • are reliable and consistent in going beyond the minimum expectation and in participating in activities that serve the greater good 21
  22. 22. Technology for Citizenship &Teamwork • Digital Citizenship • Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup • Spaceteam • Can GamingTeachYouTo Be a Better Citizen? you-to-be-a-better-citizen/ 22
  23. 23. 2. Apply appropriate academic & technical skills Career-ready individuals… •readily access and use the knowledge and skills acquired through experience and education to be more productive •make connections between abstract concepts with real-world applications •make correct insights about when it is appropriate to apply the use of an academic skill in a workplace situation 23
  24. 24. Technology for Productivity • Evernote • TickTick • My top productivity tools and tricks for managing my daily workflow managing-my-daily-workflow/ • TheTop 11ToolsYou Can Use to Be More Productive use-to-be-more-productive.html • 61 Productivity Experts RevealTheir 3 Favorite ProductivityTools • DropBox, Google Drive 24
  25. 25. 3. Attend to personal health & financial well-being Career-ready individuals… •understand the relationship between personal health, workplace performance and personal well- being •act on that understanding to regularly practice healthy diet, exercise and mental health activities •take regular action to contribute to their personal financial well-being, understanding that personal financial security provides the peace of mind required to contribute more fully to their own career success 25
  26. 26. Technology for health & financial well-being • Mint for financial tracking • Credit Report access credit-reports • My Money • Debt Calculator game • Healthy eating games Eating/Healthy-Eating-Tools.aspx • Order UP!! Game 26
  27. 27. 4. Communicate clearly & effectively & with reason Career-ready individuals… • communicate thoughts, ideas and action plans with clarity, whether using written, verbal and/ or visual methods • communicate in the workplace with clarity and purpose to make maximum use of their own and others’ time • are excellent writers; they master conventions, word choice and organization and use effective tone and presentation skills to articulate ideas • are skilled at interacting with others; they are active listeners and speak clearly and with purpose • think about the audience for their communication and prepare accordingly to ensure the desired outcome 27
  28. 28. Technology forWriting • Blogging tools likeTumblr, WordPress, Blogger • PongoTeen PoetryWriting activities.html • iPad apps for Creative Writing for-creative-writing-monica-burns • Using PowerPoint for Writing _writing_classes/ • PowerPointTutorial • ReadWriteThink Interactives resources/student-interactives/ • 5 Card Flickr 28
  29. 29. 5. Consider the environmental, social & economic impacts of decisions Career-ready individuals… •understand the interrelated nature of their actions and regularly make decisions that positively impact and/or mitigate negative impact on other people, organizations and the environment •are aware of and utilize new technologies, understandings, procedures, materials and regulations affecting the nature of their work as it relates to the impact on the social condition, the environment and profitability of the organization 29
  30. 30. Technology and Environmental, Social & Economic Impacts of Decisions • How to make decisions • Quandry decision making game • How elearning games can help better decision making in the workplace decision-making-in-the-workplace/ • Making informed environmental decisions (game) environmental-decisions/ • Salt Seller: A Commodity Pricing Simulation spx 30
  31. 31. 6. Demonstrate creativity & innovation Career-ready individuals… • regularly think of ideas that solve problems in new and different ways, and they contribute those ideas in a useful and productive manner to improve their organization • consider unconventional ideas and suggestions as solutions to issues, tasks or problems, and they discern which ideas and suggestions will add greatest value • seek new methods, practices and ideas from a variety of sources and seek to apply those ideas to their own workplace • take action on their ideas and understand how to bring innovation to an organization 31
  32. 32. Technology and Creativity & Innovation •10Ways toTeach Innovation ways-to-teach-innovation/ •How CanTechnology Enhance Student Creativity? insights/insights/750-how-can-technology- enhance-student-creativity •Free Brain Games http://www.exquisite- 32
  33. 33. 7. Employ valid & reliable research strategies Career-ready individuals… •are discerning in accepting and using new information to make decisions, change practices or inform strategies •use a reliable research process to search for new information •evaluate the validity of sources when considering the use and adoption of external information or practices •use an informed process to test new ideas, information and practices in their workplace situation 33
  34. 34. Technology and Research Strategies • Doing Research on the Internet to/research-online/ • How Proper Online Research Works Properly-Research-Online.htm • Basic Search Education Lesson Plans • True or False (lesson plan) 1/lp230_05.shtml • Wikipedia in the Classroom Classroom/Wikipedia-In-The-Classroom.html • Google Scholar 34
  35. 35. 8. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems & persevere in solving them Career-ready individuals … • recognize problems in the workplace, understand the nature of the problem, and devise effective plans to solve the problem • are aware of problems when they occur and take action quickly to address the problem • investigate the root cause of the problem prior to introducing solutions.They • carefully consider the options to solve the problem • follow through to ensure the problem is solved, whether through their own actions or the actions of others. 35
  36. 36. Technology and Problem Solving & Perseverance • Where’s MyWater • Grit Lesson Plan perseverance-walk-video • This IsThe BestVideo I’ve Seen On Perseverance & Resilience: “There’s no dishonor in having a disability” seen-on-perseverance-resilience-theres-no-dishonor-in-having-a- disability/ • How to Foster Grit,Tenacity and Perseverance: An Educator’s Guide and-perseverance-an-educators-guide/ 36
  37. 37. 9. Model integrity, ethical leadership, & effective management Career-ready individuals… • act in ways that align to personal and community-held ideals and principles while employing strategies to positively influence others in the workplace • have a clear understanding of integrity and act on this understanding in every decision • use a variety of means to positively impact the direction and actions of a team or organization, and they apply insights into human behavior to change others’ actions, attitudes and/or beliefs • recognize the near-term and long-term effects that management’s actions and attitudes can have on productivity, morale and organizational culture 37
  38. 38. Technology and Leadership & Management • 50 Great Sites for Serious Educational Games educational-games/ • Google Drive • CouldYou Start a Business • Excel High School Projects high-school-projects-2812.html 38
  39. 39. 10. Plan education & career paths aligned to personal goals Career-ready individuals… • take personal ownership of their own educational and career goals, and they regularly act on a plan to attain these goals • understand their own career interests, preferences, goals and requirements • have perspective regarding the pathways available to them and the time, effort, experience and other requirements to pursue each, including a path of entrepreneurship • recognize the value of each step in the educational and experiential process, and they recognize that nearly all career paths require ongoing education and experience • seek counselors, mentors and other experts to assist in the planning and execution of career and personal goals. 39
  40. 40. Technology and Career Planning • Linked In • JungTypologyTest™ • Career Cluster Activity planning/find-careers/career-clusters.shtml • National Career Development Association Resources • Career Planning and Development Resources 40
  41. 41. 11. Use technology to enhance productivity Career-ready individuals… •find and maximize the productive value of existing and new technology to accomplish workplace tasks and solve workplace problems •are flexible and adaptive in acquiring and using new technology •are proficient with ubiquitous technology applications •understand the inherent risks -- personal and organizational -- of technology applications, and they take actions to prevent or mitigate these risks 41
  42. 42. Technology and Productivity Google • Google Drive • HowTo Create Self Grading Assessments With Google Forms • Google Calendar IFTTT app (If this then that) • turn-up-ringer-volume • • pocket-links 42
  43. 43. 12.Work productively in teams while using cultural global competence Career-ready individuals… •contribute to every team, whether formal or informal •apply an awareness of cultural differences to avoid barriers to productive and positive interaction •find ways to increase the engagement and contribution of all team members •plan and facilitate effective team meetings 43
  44. 44. Technology andTeam Building • Out of sight, out of mind? 5VirtualTeam Building Activities that Work remote-employees/ • Pinterest Board ofTeam Building Activities activities/ • Scavenger Hunt with GooseChase 44
  45. 45. Future Me 1. Go to Future Me 2. Send your self an email a month from today and ask your future you: What is one technology tool from today's session that you have tried out? How did it go? What are you going to do next? 45
  46. 46. Nell Eckersley ▪ Literacy Assistance Center ▪ Evaluation ▪ ▪ @LACNYCNell 46 Evaluation