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Day 5_Session II_Useful online resources

  1. 1. Useful online resources for college and career readiness<br />Erica Johnson<br />Professional School Counselor<br />Gar-Field Senior High School<br />August 6, 2010<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Why Focus on College and Career Readiness?<br />Four of every 10 new college students, including half of those at two-year institutions, take remedial courses, and many employers comment on the inadequate preparation of high school graduates (US Department of Education, March 2010).<br />2<br />
  3. 3. What is College and Career Readiness?<br />To ensure that students are prepared for college-level courses upon matriculation, or for a job that can support a family.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Career Readiness<br /><ul><li>According to the Association for Career and Technical Education (2010), Career readiness includes core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills to concrete situations in order to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities, employability skills essential in any career area, such as critical thinking and responsibility, and technical, job-specific skills related to a specific career pathway</li></ul>4<br />
  5. 5. Career Readiness<br /><ul><li>www.vawizard.org
  6. 6. choose a career
  7. 7. get the information you need to pursue your career,
  8. 8. find the college that is right for you
  9. 9. pay for college
  10. 10. www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm
  11. 11. the training and education needed
  12. 12. earnings
  13. 13. expected job prospects
  14. 14. what workers do on the job
  15. 15. working conditions
  16. 16. http://www.bridges.com/us/prodnserv/choicesplanner_hs/highlightsnfeatures.html</li></ul>5<br />
  17. 17. College Readiness<br />Students are “college ready” when they have the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to complete a college course of study successfully, without remediation (College Board)<br />6<br />
  18. 18. College Readiness<br />The culture of a College Board School:<br />Fosters an environment of academic rigor with high expectations for all <br />Encourages an all-encompassing commitment to learning <br />Provides meaningful relationships <br />Ensures challenging and engaging teaching and learning <br />Reflects knowledgeable and caring relationships with students <br />College readiness incorporates academic rigor, social skills, study skills, and knowledge to ensure students are prepared for a college course of study.<br />7<br />
  19. 19. College Readiness Websites <br />www.collegeboard.com<br />www.actstudent.org<br />www.vawizard.org<br />www.cappex.com<br />www.fafsa.ed.gov<br />www.ncaaclearinghouse.net<br />8<br />
  20. 20. References<br /><ul><li>A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, U.S. Department of Education, March 2010. www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/blueprint
  21. 21. Association for Career and Technical Education , 2010 http://www.acteonline.org/content.aspx?id=12704&terms=Career+Readiness
  22. 22. College Board http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/readiness-system/culture</li></ul>9<br />

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