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  • Define—college ready:Minneapolis Public School students who are college and career ready possess the knowledge, skills and habits to succeed in college level courses and to persist through graduation towards their career goal. This means that:Students have a clear vision and plan for continuing education and training related to the career area of their choiceStudents have the skills to navigate the systems necessary for success in post-secondary and career training institutionsStudents transition to college without the need for remedial courseworkStudents have the individual determination and perseverance to thrive in post-secondary institutions and the local, national and global workforce
  • 6-8 Expose to options—I don’t know what I don’t know.Students who are only familiar with dr/lawyer as “worthwhile” careers
  • Students develop who they are as they develop their interests; this will modify as they grow and are exposed to new thoughts, ideas, and opportunities.
  • PBIS, Response to Intervention—green zone: all studentsGreen Zone – Classroom presentations (yellow zone: targeted: groups; red zone: individual—one-on-one work)ALL students – ELL; Special Education>differentation, alternative/appropriate milestones for special populations
  • Resources must follow our priorities (MPS; state)
  • District visionCollege ready=having the skills to be successful in college not necessarily going to college. This can also mean work readyIntroducing & instructing students in skills that will span their lifetime
  • Utilizing all the tools to get it done:MPS now has a tool to collect and analyze data for decision making to help the district reach its vision, “Every Child, College Ready”Accountability for school; counselorsDisseminate information in a timely & focused manor – examples: scholarships; career brown bag lunchesInformation available for all students – Naviance allows us to highlight events or opportunities for students who may be especially interestedCommunication tool – using technology
  • POS – involving parents in a good way. While Naviance is student driven, parents can engage in the processAnother tool that schools can use to increase family involvement and participationScattergrams – giving additional information to students and families for decision making – application trends and admission data
  • Minneapolis public school

    1. 1. MY LIFE PLANMPS’ Post-HS Planning GraduationRequirement
    2. 2. AgendaFoundationScope and SequenceEvaluation
    3. 3. Foundation
    4. 4. Foundation of My Life Plan(MLP) Career & post-secondary exploration & planning program Aligning with the vision(s)  District vision:  Every Child. College & Career Ready  MPS Counseling Department Vision:  Counselors help schools achieve their mission and students reach their goals Informed decisions on possible career paths Find the best postsecondary options for those careers Create academic plans to reach postsecondary
    5. 5. Foundation of MLP, cont’d Grades 6-8: MPS Academic Requirement  Who am I?  How do I fit into the community?  Decision making; Problem solving; Planning Grades 9-12: MPS Graduation Requirement  9th and 10th grade  Who am I?  What am I interested in?  I don’t know what I don’t know.  11th and 12th grade  Forming a plan  Which colleges? What requirements? What career? What lifestyle?  Executing a plan  Completing applications, recommendations
    6. 6. MLP, cont’d Created by Licensed School Counselors  Developmental guidance  Aligns with ASCA model  Systemic  Systematic Rationale  Career changes 5-7 times throughout lifetime  A process students will encounter again and again during their working lifetime  Aligns with Holland’s theory about work satisfaction  Matching self with work  Computer skills  Self-reflection skills  Professional skills
    7. 7. Connecting the Dots… Post-Secondary•Graduation Requirements•College Entrance Requirements Plan •Career Interest Inventories •Surveys - do the students actually•Courses related to career interest have a plan •Training, knowledge & skills •Real Life Experiences•Access and support for higher level needed for career courses – Honors: Advanced •Job Shadowing •College Knowledge - Placement; International understanding systems; skills to •Internships Baccalaureate; College In the •Brown Bag Lunches Schools; PSEO persevere & succeed •College exploration - finding the right school •Majors available related to best school for career interest Career Goal (& Academic Plan Plan)
    8. 8. Scope and Sequence
    9. 9. MLP: The Matrix Columns  Milestone  Objective  Student Outcomes  ASCA  Activities  Student Products/Data Collection  Suggested Area(s) of Academic Integration  Suggested Timeline  Hours (approx.)
    10. 10. MLP: Matrix Milestone Objective Student Outcomes ASCA Activities Student Products/ Suggested Area(s) of Suggested Hours Data Collection Academic Integration Timeline (approx.) High School To assist with Students will learn the skills A:A1 Counselor led lessons and  Optional paper  English classes Early September 2-3 Transition students’ transition to needed to be successful in A:A2 streamed video related to: Pre/Post survey  Social Studies classes high school HS, the requirements for A:B1  goal-setting (part of PowerPoint)  Supported by Project graduation and the A:B2  decision-making  Optional Naviance Success where possible requirements for college A:C1  bullying Pre/Post survey1 access C:C2  conflict-resolution (MLP 9.1 Transition PS:A1  study skills Pre/Post Survey) PS:A2  time management PS:B1  note taking PS:C1  organization High School To introduce students Students will be aware of the A:A1 Counselor led lesson  Optional paper  English Early October 1 Orientation to key terminology importance of the 9th grade A:A2 Pre/Post survey  Social Studies and school personnel year and the support A:B1 (part of PowerPoint)  Part of 9th grade2 systems available to them  Optional Naviance orientation Pre/Post survey (MLP 9.1 Transition Pre/Post Survey) Needs Assessment To determine the Students will be able to PS:A1 District-created Naviance  MLP 9.3 Welcome  English Early October .5 personal, social, and indicate areas in which they PS:B1 survey Survey on Naviance  Social Studies3 academic needs of need support PS:C1  Reports for  Part of 9th grade students counselors orientation Career Experience To expose students to Students will learn about A:C1 Menu:  MLP 9.4 Career  English/Social Studies Spring 1 the vast array of career categories and C:A1  Career fair Experience on classes career options increase their awareness of C:B1  Job shadow Naviance  CTE classes/programs4 potential career options C:B2  Information interview  career fair  Health classes C:C1  MCIS research worksheet survey C:C2  Other (with approval)  other--- Resume To teach students to Students will recognize their C:A2  Résumé writing  Uploaded résumé  English  November – 2 market their skills via personal strengths and the C:B1  Lesson document on  CTE January5 a résumé need to be able to  Presentation Naviance  For use in communicate their skills to  Completed Step UP others Naviance résumé résumés 4 year course To create a flexible Students will have an A:B2 Review of: Completed academic plan:  English Spring 1 plan/credit status and appropriate 4 academic plan to assist them C:B1  Transcript  Paper  Social Studies year academic plan in meeting their high school C:B2  Course options  Naviance6 grad requirements and C:C1  Grad requirements  And/or IEP education and career goals
    11. 11. MLP: Grade 6 Milestone Objective Student Outcomes Keys to Successful To assist the students transition to Students will learn: Transition middle school  Organizational skills Naviance custom  Study skills survey1  Navigation of the school building  Use of a locker  Other daily tasks necessary to function in middle school Naviance custom Naviance Introduction To register and acquaints students Students will be able to log in and with the Naviance toolsurvey and understand the basic navigation within2 Naviance and will indicate areas in which they need support Naviance Built-in Career Explorations To explore careers of interest and Students will become more aware of Inventory3 obtain details about different careers and post-secondary requirements professions for different professions Academic Course Plan To create a flexible and appropriate Students will have an academic plan to Naviance Course4 2 year course plan Planner assist them in meeting their education & career goals
    12. 12. MLP: Grade 7 Milestone Objective Student Outcomes Needs Assessment To determine the personal, social, Students will be able to indicate areas in1 Naviance custom and academic needs of students which they need support survey Learning Styles To teach students about different Students will identify their learning style2 Inventory learning styles Naviance Built-in and associated strategies to assist with Inventory their academic performance Collaborating with To teach students how to collaborate Students will learn: family, school, and and the importance of collaboration  Benefits of cooperation community and community Naviance custom  Importance of connection to others3 survey  Skills to successfully collaborate Budgeting/ Naviance custom To teach students the basics of Students will learn the connection4 Wants Sheet budgeting survey between income and expenses and how it relates to careers Academic Course Plan To create a flexible and appropriate 1 Students will have an academic plan to Naviance Course assist them in meeting their educational5 year course plan Planner & career goals
    13. 13. MLP: Grade 8 Milestone Objective Student Outcomes Needs Assessment To determine the personal, social, Students will be able to indicate areas in1 Naviance custom and academic needs of students which they need support HS Choice survey To teach students decision Students will learn decision making skills making skills that they can utilize Naviance custom and how they apply to the HS choice2 as they gosurvey the HS Choice through process process Exploring My Options To explain students’ EXPLORE Test Students will have an understanding of results as they relate to HS and EXPLORE results, associated college post-HS education opportunities readiness benchmarks, skill proficiencies,3 EXPLORE scores and career interests college planning, career interests and loaded exploration, and the importance of rigorous HS course work Academic Course Plan To empower students for Students will review their 3 year course academic success by facilitating plan and the MPS Academic Plan and their academic planning and create a 4 year HS course plan and student4 transition to HS Naviance Course transition plan Planner
    14. 14. MLP: Grade 9 Milestone Objective Student Outcomes High School To assist with students’ transition Students will learn the skills needed to be1 Transition to high school successful in HS, the requirements for graduation and the requirements for college access Naviance High School To introduce students to key Students will be aware of the importance of the custom survey2 Orientation terminology and school personnel 9th grade year and the support systems available to them Needs To determine the personal, social, Students will be able to indicate areas in which3 Assessment and academic Naviance Reflection need support needs of students they Career To expose students to the vast Survey Option/Custom Students will learn about career categories and4 Experience array of career options increase their awareness of potential career options Naviance Resume Resume To teach students to market their Students will recognize their personal strengths Tool5 skills via a résumé and the need to be able to communicate their skills to others 4 year course To create a flexible and appropriate Students will have an academic plan to assist Naviance Course6 plan/credit 4 year academic plan them in meeting their high school grad status Planner requirements and education and career goals
    15. 15. MLP: Grade 10 Milestone Objective Student Outcomes Needs Naviance Custom To determine the personal, social, and academic Students will be able to indicate areas in1 Assessment needs of students Survey which they need support PLAN Test To explain students’ PLAN Test results as they Students will have an understanding of Interpretation relate to post-HS educationPLAN score Loaded opportunities and PLAN results, associated college readiness2 career interests benchmarks, skill proficiencies, college planning, and career interests and exploration My Personality To formally introduce the concepts of personality Understanding of personality as it relates Naviance Built-in Inventory3 Type types and their relationships to work satisfaction to career, college options and education & career options Career To expose students to the vast array of career Students will increase their awareness of Experience Naviance Reflection options and their relationship to post-secondary potential career options and understand4 Option/Custom Survey training/education the training/education related to the various careers 4 year course To create a flexible, appropriate 4 year academic Students will have an academic plan to5 plan/credit plan Naviance Course assist in meeting their high school grad status Planner requirements and education/ career goals
    16. 16. MLP: Grade 11 Milestone Objective Student Outcomes Needs Assessment Naviance Custom To determine the personal, social, Students will be able to indicate areas in1 Survey and academic needs of students which they need support Preliminary Plan for Post- Students create initial planCustom Naviance for their Students will have knowledge of post-HS2 High School path after HS options and pros/cons of each Survey Career Interest Inventory Using knowledge acquired from Students will further their knowledge previous activities, students will about career interests and their relation3 Naviance Built-in Inventory deepen their knowledge relating to to college/post-HS training interests, careers, and world of work College Research To instruct students in the variety of Students will have a reasonable list of Naviance Custom post-HS education options and to possible post-HS education options4 Survey assist with the use of various college search engines 4 year course plan/credit To create a flexible and appropriate 4 Students will have an academic plan to status Naviance Course year academic plan assist them in meeting their high school5 Planner grad requirements and education and career goals
    17. 17. MLP: Grade 12 Milestone Objective Student Outcomes College Experience Naviance Custom To expose students to college as an Students will create a list of possible post-HS Survey option and envision themselves as a education options based upon education needs,1 college student career goals, personal interests Application To ensure students understand I’m Applying know how to correctly complete ―Colleges Students2 To‖ military, job, college application application process Graduation Review To confirm students’ completion of Graduation and/or plan for appropriate3 Counselor tracked & Approval grad requirements interventions to meet graduation requirements Senior Exit Survey To gather data and information on Students will reflect upon college and career Naviance Custom4 students’ experiences to inform planning (My Life Plan) experiences and provide Survey stakeholders and improve services feedback to counseling team Capstone To be able to put meaning to college To create a culminating project that is reflective of Naviance Custom5 and career planning activities Survey their personal path to a future plan and to be able to communicate experiences and plan to others6 FAFSA Under development Financial Package Under development7 Review
    18. 18. Logistics of Implementation Counselor-led  ―Green Zone‖ or ―Tier 1‖ intervention  Team approach – collaborate with teachers, college access agencies Electronic portfolio that travels with student  District sync
    19. 19. District Implementation Naviance in MPS  Available in every school with a licensed school counselor  27 schools in total  Servicing 13245 students  81% of total students grade 6 – 12  ½ Naviance accounts funded by MN Office of Higher Education through the Naviance Initiative for Secondary Schools
    20. 20. PLATFORM: Naviance More than just tools for college  ―Every Child. College & Career Ready.‖  Whatdoes ―College & Career Ready‖ mean for ALL students?  Highlighting the over-arching skills, activities for ALL students  Self-exploration  Planning  Research  Decision making
    21. 21. NAVIANCE: Succeed Counselor, teacher access Data management  College applications  Transcript requests  Contacts  Conversations (journaling) Data Collection  Customizable surveys  Scattergrams Reports  Accountability Information dissemination Email  Student, family, staff
    22. 22. NAVIANCE: Family Connection Student, family access  Connecting parents in a positive way Electronic portfolio One-stop shop  Goal setting  Learning styles  College searches  Inventories  College rep visits—email reminder sent  Scattergrams  Scholarship databases  Enrichment programs database  Senior & Parent/guardian counselor rec form  ACT/SAT prep
    23. 23. NAVIANCE: Other tools Guest access  Custom welcome eDocs  Paperless  Student able to track Naviance Network Naviance Shared Library Naviance Users Groups
    24. 24. Evaluation
    25. 25. MLP Outcomes Approximately 50% going to 4 year college (09-11) Senior Exit Survey & Capstone  ―The college, scholarship, and career surveys were helpful in formulating a plan for my future.‖  ―They had activities for students to do that helped maintain a focus on the future. That way, students arent as overwhelmed when the college search and application process comes up.‖  ―It actually helped me a lot! Even though im not going to college right away i have my life plan for after high school and how Im going to make it to college, even if it does take me a little longer then everyone else.‖  ―The college, scholarship, and career surveys were helpful in formulating a plan for my future.‖  ―To know who you are, and become who you want to be was the most important things My Life Plan activity.
    26. 26. Contact InfoDanielle JastrowLicensed School CounselorCareer & College Center Coordinator, Southwest HighSchoolDistrict Coordinator, My Life Plan & NavianceAchieveMpls & Minneapolis Public Schoolsdanielle.jastrow@mpls.k12.mn.us