NEW ENGLAND ABE-TO-COLLEGE TRANSITION PROJECT ACTION PLAN

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					               NEW ENGLAND ABE-TO-COLLEGE TRANSITION PROJECT ACTION PLAN


PROGRAM NAME:

   Date                                Activity                                  Person                           Outcome
                                                                               Responsible
                                                   PROGRAM PLANNING & START -UP

Feb-March   Design recruitment plan, develop materials and recruit students                  ____ recruited for Spring Cycle
            for Spring Cycle
Feb-March   Modify existing intake and orientation material to appropriately
            document the needs of the ABE transitional learner; do intake                    ____ enrolled for the Spring Cycle
            and orientation
Feb-March   Obtain copies of the placement test used by your collaborating
            college and administer it
Feb-March   Plan the course syllabus, teaching strategies and resources

Feb-March   Plan how you will do academic assessment and pre-test students
            based on course material

Feb-March   Develop resources for counseling:
             Instruments to help students identify career interests and
                aptitudes
             Instruments to identify learning styles
Feb-March   Schedule initial and on-going counseling sessions

Feb-March   Develop content and schedule for on-going workshops




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                                            PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION: SPRING CYCLE
Date                                     Activity                                 Person      Outcome
                                                                                Responsible
March (13)–   Teach the Spring Cycle Courses
June (9)
              Schedule the first counseling sessions focusing on personal and
March         professional goals. Discuss and document potential barriers to
              program completion:
               Child care
               Housing
               Employment
               Emotional issues
               Family objections
              
March         Conduct workshops on:
               Time management
              

March-        Conduct on-going academic assessment through:
On-going       Teacher made assessment:_________________________or
               Standardized assessment:___________________________
               Portfolios with samples of student work
               Bi-monthly student-teacher conferences

March-        Conduct on-going assessment on issues relating to the student’s
On-going      experience during the transitions program through:
               Bi-monthly student-teacher conferences
               Dialogue journals
              
March-        Track student attendance
On-going
              Provide individual and group counseling that:
March-         Identifies, documents, and helps resolve issues around the
On-going          transition to college
               Supports students in program completion




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   Date                                Activity                                   Person      Outcome
                                                                                Responsible
           Phone meetings with Jessica and team focusing on
Monthly     Curriculum
            Attendance & Retention Strategies
            Connections with Collaborating College
           
April      Identify contact people at the collaborating college(s) and define
           their projected roles in program implementation:
            Financial Aid (contact person)
            Admission (contact person)
            Academic Advising (contact person)
            Academic Support (contact person)

           Consider developing a Memorandum of Agreement.

April      Conduct workshops on:
            Financial aid
            Learning styles
            Using the Web for career planning and virtual visits to
              colleges
           
April      Recruit students for the summer and fall cycles
On-going
May        Work with collaborating college(s) to recruit Mentor-Tutors for
           transitional students for fall semester

May        Conduct field trip(s) with students to collaborating college(s)

May        Conduct workshops on:
            What is a college culture?
            Using the Web for career planning and virtual visits to
              colleges
           
June       Attend Institute in Boston
 REPEAT AND ADJUST THE SPRING CYCLE ACTION PLAN FOR THE SUMMER CYCLE




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