4950 5950 Topics in Career Development

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					                            IT 4950/5950 Career Development
                    1-3 Undergraduate/Graduate Credit Workshop
                                    January 25-27, 2010
                              Specific Course Times Arranged
          Instructor: Dr. Jim McCracken, Department of Technological Studies
                         Center for Career & Technical Education
                      Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota

Description
Participants will become familiar with the current trends, developments and best practices
in career development, including, but not limited to School-to–Career, Tech Prep,
apprenticeship, work-based education programs, school-to-career transition, development
of new job skills for a wide range of students, and counseling of students in career
development.

Workshop Outcomes
At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Highlight lifelong career development needs of students and adults
2. Address the needs of young people in exploring careers in school-to-work, Tech Prep
and similar programs
3. Understand the unique needs of adults in developing new job skills and advancing their
careers
4. Identify trends in using technology in career development and career counseling.

Registration
Complete Special Student Admission Form and Class Schedule Request Form provided
at the conference and submit to Dr. Jim McCracken by February 15th (address and contact
information listed below). Direct inquiries or request for more information about
receiving credit for this conference to Dr. McCracken.

Tuition
Tuition is based in part on how many credits an individual wishes to earn, with an option
between 1, 2 or 3 credits, and either at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Tuition is for transcripted university credit from Bemidji State University. Indicate type
of payment method on the Class Schedule Request Form. Specific tuition rates are based
upon the state residence of the student, and any reciprocity agreements in place between
the resident state of the student and the state of Minnesota.

Tuition Recipricity – Wisconsin residents need to complete a reciprocity application on
line to determine their tuition rates. To access and complete this form, Google
“Minnesota Wisconsin Reciprocity” and follow the site directions.
For general reference purpose only, tuition costs for Minnesota residents are estimated as
follows:

       Per 1 Undergraduate credit    $240.58 (plus $1.00 transcript fee)
       Per 1 Graduate credit         $336.43 (plus $1.00 transcript fee)




Requirements for Workshop Participants
To earn 1 Semester Credit complete one of the following Options:

       Option 1
              Submit written summaries of 9 sessions (including keynotes, concurrent
              sessions, round tables and tours) from Conference Day 1 and Day 2 on the
              Session Summary Chart attached. Note: One Tour can be substituted for 2
              sessions.

       Option 2
              Attend one 4 hour session of the Pre-Conference and complete a short
              written summary (1 page), and complete written summaries from 5
              sessions (including keynotes, concurrent sessions, round tables and tours)
              of Day 1 and Day 2 of the Conference on the Session Summary Chart
              attached. Note: One Tour can be substituted for 2 sessions.

       Option 3
              Attend two 4 hour sessions of the Pre-Conference and complete a written
              summary (1 page each), and complete written summaries from 3 sessions
              from Day 1 and Day 2 of the Conference (including keynotes, concurrent
              sessions, round tables and tours), OR attend two 4 hour sessions of the
              Pre-Conference and complete a written summary (1 page each), and write
              a 3 page reflective paper related to the workshop topics.

To earn 2 Semester Credits complete the following Options:
             Submit written summaries of 9 sessions (including keynotes, concurrent
             sessions, round tables and tours) from Conference Day 1 and Day 2 on the
             Session Summary Chart attached. Note: One Tour can be substituted for 2
             sessions.

               Attend two ½ day workshops or 1 all-day workshop of the Pre-Conference
               and complete a written summary (1 page each) and write a 3 page
               reflective paper related to the workshop topics.

To earn 3 semester credits, complete requirements for 2 Semester credits listed above,
plus write a 10 page research paper on a Career Development related topic with at
leaset10 references/citations cited from the conference presentations, tours, workshops or
materials.
Instructional Methods
Individually directed research and writing

Submitting Assignments
Written Assignments must be submitted by March 5, 2010. Submit to Dr. Jim
McCracken, Dept. of Technological Studies, 247 Bridgeman Hall, Box 34, 1500
Birchmont Dr. NE, Bemidji, Minnesota, 56601. 218-755-2954,
jmccracken@bemidjistate.edu.




Name __________________________________

                              Session Summary Chart
                              2010 Careers Conference
                              Workshop Documentation
Directions: For each session that you attend (including keynotes, concurrent sessions,
round tables and tours), write a short description of the key points or topics presented in
the left had column. In the right-hand column, note how this information or program
could impact your own school district.

            Session Summary                      Usefulness to your own school district




            Session Summary                      Usefulness to your own school district
Session Summary   Usefulness to your own school district
Session Summary   Usefulness to your own school district

				
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