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					Advisories
 For the Region 9 ESD
  Susan Roudebush
      May 5, 2006
                          Agenda
       Getting Started/Where Are You Now?
       Addressing the 9 Elements of Design
      1.   Goals and Outcomes
      2.   Groupings
      3.   Schedule
      4.   Content, theme, format
      5.   Advisor roles and expectations
      6.   Professional development
      7.   Accountability
      8.   Materials and resources
      9.   Linking Advisory to other school programs
       Bridging Design and Implementation: PR
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           Getting Started




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                 Typical Reasons
           To help students adjust, stay in school
           To build a stronger learning community among
           students
           To increase students’ sense of belonging and
           respect
           To provide needed academic advising,
           coaching, planning
           To offer a place to work on Oregon’s new
           graduation requirements or comprehensive
           guidance and counseling goals

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            Why are you
            planning to
           implement an
             advisory
             program?


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           Advisories Facilitate:
    Academic guidance,
    Better coordination between home and
    school,
    Finding ways for students to be
    successful, and
    Students and staff connecting to one
    another in a peer group fashion.

             -National Middle School Association website

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  Your Design Team Must also Be a
             PR Team
    Phase 1, “Building Buy-in”:
          Involve students!
          Conduct small, informal forums elevating awareness
           of the weaknesses in your current structure
          Update staff on design team work regularly at staff
           meetings
          Confer with the union and school board soon!
    Phase 2, “The PR Campaign”:
          Implement as design becomes clearer
          Notify and explain to parents, students and your
           community
          Focus on the opportunity your advisory affords your
           students and community
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             Goals &   Group-     Sched
             Out-      ing        uling
             comes
                                              Linking to other
                       Advisory               School programs
           Content
  The      Themes
           Format
                       Roles
                       &
                       Expecta-

Advisory               tions

                       Profes-    Materials

 Puzzle    Account-
           ability
                       sional
                       Devel-
                       opment
                                  &
                                  Resources
                 1. Goals and Outcomes
    Start with your mission
          What goals could advisory have to help your building
           better achieve that mission?
    Consider your student population
          What goals could advisory serve to help them be more
           successful?
    Common Goals Address
          connectivity, personalization
          Advising/coaching/planning
          Adjustment
          Interpersonal skill building
          CRLS development
      
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                                       2. Groupings
    What size best serves your goals?
    Are you diving right in or rolling this out?
    Which adults in your school can be advisors? #?
          All faculty
          Administrators
          Counselors
          Support staff
    How many spaces for advisory exist?
    How will you group students?
          If content focused, use single grades
          If school-community building, use cross-grades
    How will you assign group members? Staff?
    Will advisories loop?
    Will groups stay with the same advisor?

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               3. Scheduling
    What time arrangements can be made at your
    school?
    What time arrangements best serve your goals?
    When, first thing in the morning? Mid-day?
    All held simultaneously?
    What day(s) of the week?
    What about a long block once per term?
    Mixed scheduling?

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          4. Content Theme,
               Format
Given your goals and time structures:
          What sorts of activities might be most effective?
          What routines and formats should be
           established?
          What are the expected learning outcomes for
           students?
            Adjusting to school
            Community building, promoting a positive climate
            Academic advising
            New diploma management



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          5. Advisor Roles & Expectations
How are advisors different from teachers, counselors, and
friends?
To what extent are advisors expected to follow a prescribed
lesson plan?
Are specific outcomes expected, monitored?
What materials can advisors expect?
When and how will advisors be trained?
What will advisors’ role be:
   With parents?
   To academics?
   In career/college planning?
   In discipline?
   In monitoring grad requirements?
What data will she need and where will she get it?
Who supervises? To what effect?
Can students become co-leaders?
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      6. Professional Development
    Are staff skilled
    facilitators?
    Coaches?
    Will they be comfortable
    with the content?
    How might you train
    advisors?
    How might you prepare
    student co-leaders?

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              7. Accountability
    Will students be accountable for attendance and
    participation?
    What sort of assessment rubric will you use?
    Will advisors be accountable for their effective
    leadership?
    Will advisors be required to log activities?
    Where does the buck stop?
    How will you measure your advisory program’s
    effectiveness?

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           8.Materials and Resources
    To accomplish the preceding goals, what
    materials and resources do you need?
          Curriculum
          Speakers
          Supplies
          Props
    Will you use a set curriculum?
    Where will materials be stored and how will they
    be disseminated?
    Might students supply some materials?

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  9. Linking Advisory to Other
           Programs
    Will your advisory be linked to
    departments, teams, or other cornerstone?
    Have you investigated how your goals fit
    with other programs, services, and
    courses?
    How will info flow to advisors from
    counselors and vice versa?
    Might advisory connect with student
    leadership or government?

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                   Bridging Design with
                   Implementation: PR
    Involving Students
          Have them assess/identify priorities
          Engage them in all steps of design and PR
    Presenting to faculty
          Show them the facts
              Achieve, Inc.
              OUS
              Your local CC placement test/retention data
          Get them involved and connected to the concept
              Think of someone who advised you in your life and the impact
              Describe a time you advised someone-what qualities did you offer?
    Be positive, encouraging and listen!
    Keep conversation from becoming polarized

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     Questions?
           Feel free to call:

   Susan Roudebush
     541-552-1779
        or email:
susanroudebush@mindsp
        ring.com



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Implementing a Senior
  Portfolio Project:
Enhancing Post-secondary
        Success
         May 5, 2005
  Susan Roudebush, Facilitator
           Agenda for the Afternoon
    Review Oregon’s diploma requirements
    and the purpose of these
    Review the Senior Portfolio Project Model
    Introduce the Senior Portfolio Project
          Student Manual and Instructor Supplement
          Activities




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           Oregon’s New Diploma
               PURPOSE
              To create K-12 schools that
              enable each student to
              demonstrate knowledge and
              skills they will need for
              successful post-secondary
              transitions.

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               n. Transition – passage
               from one place, stage,
               or subject to another.       NEXT STEPS:
                                          4-YEAR COLLEGE/UNIV.

                                          COMMUNITY COLLEGE


              TRANSITIONS                           WORKFORCE

Middle  High School  Postsecondary Next Steps
                                                  CAREER SCHOOL

                                                     MILITARY
        moving purposefully toward
                                                    CITIZENSHIP
        graduation and beyond.

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It’s about
            Heightened
                          Extended Application
            Academic
            Standards
                             Career-Related Learning
            RIGOR                Experiences


             CRLS                    RELEVANCE
                         Personalized
                           Learning Education Plan
                                        and Profile

                    Guidance and
                      Counseling


               RELATIONSHIPS
                                            student
                                            success
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Elements of the Portfolio Project
 1. Students complete planning activities,
    worksheets, and reflections
 2. Students plan and complete one CRLE and
    reflection
 3. Students plan and complete one EA and
    reflection
 4. Students evidence mastery of CRLS
 5. Students assemble a resume, transcript, and
    reference letter(s)
 6. Students present portfolio and learning

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Benefits of the Senior Portfolio Project
                 Model
     New diploma requirements can be met in
     a year--or less
     Resultant portfolio useful for college or job
     search
     Students finish with evidence of
     accomplishments, skills, and abilities
     Yields purposefulness and self-assurance


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CIS My PLAN Activities Answer:
          My strengths, talents, interests, and preferences…
          What I learned from the career assessments I used…
          My personal goals…
          My career goals…
          Preparation requirements for my goals…
          High school courses I should consider…
          My education plans after high school…
          Activities that support my goals…
          My plans for career-related learning and work…
          What I learned about me and my goals from these
          experiences…
          Reflections about my learning and achievements so
          far…
          My action plan for this year…
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              CRLE Components
1. The Plan with:
      •    Specific learning objectives
      •    Targeted/evaluated CRLS
      •    Advisor assessment/corroboration
2. The CRLE
3. The Reflection with:
      •    Self-evaluation of learning


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                              EA Components
      1. A plan with:
           •   Personal statement
           •   Resume
           •   Project info/proposal
           •   Skills and knowledge
           •   Work plan/journal
           •   CRLS evaluation
      2. An evaluation by student and mentor
      3. A reflective essay addressing:
           •   Rigor
           •   Relevance
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           CRLS Documentation
    CRLS Student Evidence Guide
    Assistance documenting CRLS amid
    CRLE, EA and other experience
    Sufficiency and proficiency assessments




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            Other Elements of Profile
    Resume
          Students use CIS to create resume
    Reference Letters
          Students learn to secure good reference
           letters amid project
    Transcripts
          Also included in portfolio



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            Oral Presentation
    10 minute portfolio and experiential
    reflection presentation
    Can be scored as a CRLE as well
    Scoring tools included in manuals




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