10th Grade Advisory LessonTeachers- These note pages will give you the powerpoint narration to teach your students their objectives for Naviance today. Each page will show the slide and your specific talking points. Click on each numbered point for animated arrows to illustrate the item you’re describing.To start: Instruct the students to turn on their computer and log in before they watch the 10-15 minute powerpoint presentation. At the end of the powerpoint lesson, students will be directed to the BVW website to find the Naviance log on page. PLEASE ask all students to watch and listen to the full presentation before beginning the computer assignment!
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(Click on numbers for animated arrows)On the home page you’ll see the following important items:Notice the tabs on top for easy navigation. No matter what page you’re on, the tabs on never change or go away. It’s always easy to find your way back. The “Courses” tab is the only one we’re not currently using, but we hope to have that feature up and running next school year.The blue box will pop up any new messages, tasks or college visits since you last logged in.The “Getting Started” link will remind you of what will find in each tab and provides basic instructions for the family connection website. We also have a printed instruction sheet available from the counseling center webpage and in rm #315 if you ever want a hard copy of what you’re learning today.Under “Links”, you’re connected to several helpful college weblinks. This is where you’ll go to find out more information about the PSAT test, and to register for ACT & SAT tests.
The College Tab is where you’ll start once you get logged in today.Here you’ll see several college researching tools. Each of these tools will allow you to find colleges and save the ones you want more information about in your You’ll find your saved colleges “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list. Senior year when you’re ready to apply to college, you’ll move the appropriate colleges to the “Colleges I’m Applying to” list.
This is what it looks like with saved colleges in your “Colleges I’m Thinking About” listWhen you find a college using one of the search tools and you select “add to list” this is where those saved colleges are stored. This list tells you several things.When you click on the college name you’ll be taken to a summary screen for that college.This summary page condenses some of the important information you may want to find about any specific college. It will also take you to the official college website at any time. Make sure you click on these tabs for financial aid information, majors, & admission requirements.Also on the Colleges I’m Thinking About page, you’ll see how transcripts are sent to each school. As stamp signifies this school only accepts transcripts through the mail. The computer symbol shows that we’re able to send our school documents electronically, and the computer symbol with “CA” inside signifies that this school uses the Common Application.“Added by” shows you who added the college to your list…if you saved it you’ll see “student”, or you could see “counselor” or “parent” if they added it to your list. “My interest” allows you to list how interested you are in that particular college (First choice, High, Med, or Low)The deadlines show admission deadlines for the current graduating class. These don’t change drastically from year to year, so this will likely be the deadline you’ll want to meet if you apply to this school during senior year.Finally “the Action” icons allow you to contact an admission representative at that school or click directly to the college website.
Back on the College Tab you’ll find several College Research tools:Each of these search tools are fairly easy to navigate on your own, so explore each of these links. The maps show you locations and different college groupings. College Lookup allows you to search for any college in the world by alphabet, location or name.One really nice link is the SuperMatch college search. You can use this search engine to research over 4,000 colleges on a variety of specifications and it will give you a list of schools and a percentage of match to your criteria.Also don’t forget to search the enrichment programs for summer opportunities across the country. As a 10th grader you can sign up to meet with visiting college representatives through Naviance as well, and when you save a college in your list and they schedule a visit, you’ll get an e-mail inviting you to sign up for that library visit. When you sign up for a college visit, you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail you can use as a pass to the library that day. If you sign up several days in advance you’ll also receive a reminder e-mail the day before the visit. Remember the college reps will also receive a list of students who are planning on attending. Of course things may happen, but you don’t want to make a habit of signing up for college visits and not attending. One of your jobs today will be to do some college research and save one or two colleges to your “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list.
Careers TabOnce you save some colleges you’ll need to do some career research here.On the top left you’ll see where you can save your favorite careers & career clusters. If you find a career you’re interested in, save it to your list and you’ll find it here every time you log in. Over on the right side you can search for careers with corresponding majors and pay scales.Down below you’ll find 3 surveys. A Personality Type survey, Career Cluster finder and the Career Interest Profiler. By the end of the school year, each of you should complete the Career Cluster Finder and save any potential careers you’re considering at this point.
Once you’ve taken the Career Cluster Survey explore and save the careers you’re considering.1. Toward the top you can search for careers (like Lawyer, Mechanic, Teacher) by keyword or alphabet.You can put the cluster results you received in your survey to find compatible careers.
Here’s a screen shot from the “Lawyer” career description page.The tabs give you a summary of the career, knowledge & skills you’ll need to do that job, related college majors, Tasks & Activities within that job, and current wages nationally and by state.2. Remember: you can save any career or cluster you see by clicking “Add to List”
The About Me Tab stores all your personalized information.Here you can set goals for yourself. The counseling department will assign tasks to be completed each year with regard to college and career planning. As sophomores your 2 tasks should be to save some colleges to your list and take the Career Cluster Finding survey. These tasks can be completed today, but ultimately need to be completed by the end of the school year. Sometimes you may be required to fill out an electronic survey. Clicking in the middle section will show information you’ve already stored. Colleges I’m thinking about, Favorite Careers & Clusters, Personality survey results, “Resume” is a resume wizard to help you build a resume. Down below you can edit your personal profile and view any stored test scores. (we hope to have this feature up and running next school year as well).
This is what your task list should look like, and what you can complete today during advisory. We’re just getting you started today. We encourage each of you to log on at home and explore all around this website. Stop by the counseling office if you would like the printed copy of directions have any questions or problems. We also have all the directions located on the BVW Counseling homepage.
In just a minute, we’ll have each of you log on. You’ll find the Naviance Link under Student Links from the BV West website.1. Then click on Naviance “College Planning” to get to the log in page.
Once you’re at the log in site… You are already registered. Only enter your district username, not the full e-mail address. Your password is your birthdate in the specified format.(Teachers only) Most log in problems are caused by: Entering full e-mail rather than district username only Not correct birthdate format. *For any student who is having trouble logging in, send them to the LMC where Mrs. Lebar may be able to fix other errors.
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BV West student have access to: College Search Tools Career Search Tools Storing GPA, Class Rank & Test scores for your reference. See college acceptance rates for BVW students Resume Builder Search for Scholarships Request Transcripts from home Sign up for BVW College Visits 4-year college planner (coming 2012-2013)
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Colleges I’m Thinking About See website orThis is how transcripts send an e-mailare sent to this school.
Super Match allows you to search colleges on a variety of details.