It Takes a Village

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Presented spring 2009 in Hershey, PA at the PA School Counselor's Conference. Topic: Implementing PA Career, Education and Work Standards.

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  • It Takes a Village

    1. 1. It takes a village…
    2. 2. To implement PA Career, Education & Work Standards
    3. 3. Begin where you see a need.
    4. 4. Begin a conversation with your principal. HHHS Principal, Dennis Williams
    5. 5. Involve Your Director of Curriculum #1 2003-4 #2 2005 #3 2006-7 #4 2008-9
    6. 6. Our initial concern? Disenfranchised Seniors
    7. 7. GOAL: Seniors Engaged Until Graduation Day
    8. 8. Getting started: RESEARCH Ken Gray : Other Ways to Win PA Integrated Learning Conference Daggett: Model Schools Visiting schools with promising practices Getting to know our local Rotary and Chambers members Befriending the local Education and Workforce Partnership Pennsylvania Department of Education
    9. 9. Getting started: Networking Administrators Teachers School Counselors Parents Recent Graduates Colleges our students commonly attend Community Stakeholders Getting started: Advisory Committee
    10. 12. Elements of our Senior Internship experience: Identifying learning goals based on personal interests.
    11. 13. Research to identify businesses and people involved in the area of interest.
    12. 14. Network to expand knowledge of people involved in the field.
    13. 15. Interview
    14. 16. Begin Internship Service
    15. 17. Develop Relationships: Community Mentors
    16. 18. Teacher Mentors
    17. 19. Reflection
    18. 20. Seminar
    19. 21. Mentor-Intern Thank You Luncheon Celebration
    20. 22. Where we are now…5 years into it <ul><li>Internship credit is increased </li></ul><ul><li>Internship: Current enrollment 90 </li></ul><ul><li>Internship: Students enrolled for next year 150 </li></ul><ul><li>Internship Data: </li></ul><ul><li>Interns do better academically during their internship semester than their peers </li></ul><ul><li>Interns do better academically in college </li></ul><ul><li>Interns are more likely to complete college </li></ul>
    21. 23. New Student Opportunities As A Result of Senior Internship Pathways Class: For Juniors Course outcome—A personal transition plan Communication Strategies: For Freshmen The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Teens & 7 Habit School Planners Required of all students for high school graduation. Environmental Science: For Freshmen Emerging Careers Project
    22. 24. We have more to do… Sophomores: Our black hole. More teachers need to understand that CEW Standards are appropriate for all subject areas and create relevance in every classroom. Continue Researching & Planning More Professional Development

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