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									                             Student Support




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Oklahoma Career Clusters… Prep Leadership November 2007
Moving Oklahoma Forward
Student Support
• Creating a holistic vision of student
  support
• Comprehensive education and career
  planning
• Awareness of student opportunities
• Academic Assessment
• Career and Technical Assessment
• Student Transitions success
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Preparatory Services
• Creating a holistic vision of student
  support
  – National School Counselor Association model
    has three domains
  – Personal/social
  – Career
  – Academic
• Are these stand-alone domains or are they
  interwoven?
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American School Counselor Association

  • National School Counseling Model in
    2003
  • Three domains:
    – Personal/social
    – Career Development
    – Academic Development
  • Delivered through four components

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National Model-Delivery System

   •   School Guidance Curriculum
   •   Individual Student Planning
   •   Responsive Services
   •   System Support
   • http://www.schoolcounselor.org/files/ExecSumm.pdf



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          Delivery System
• Guidance Curriculum
  – Structured developmental lessons
  – Provide K & S appropriate for developmental level
  – Infused through overall curriculum and presented
    systemically
• INDIVIDIAL STUDENT PLANNING
  – Establishing personal goals and developing future
    plans
  – Documented plan
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Delivery System
• Responsive services
  – (usually the one everyone thinks of)
  – Meeting individual student’s immediate needs
  – Counseling, consultation, referral
• System support
  – Administration and management of system
  – Professional development, evaluation and
    data collection for enhancing program

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Preparatory Services
• Comprehensive education and career
  planning




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    Is Advisement Critical?

•   Student perception
•   Four-year college degree = success
•   Career Choice – Interest vs. opportunity
•   Competitive employment market




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  Is Advisement Critical?

• Dominant high-skilled careers
• Higher educational standards
• Increased diploma requirements;
  choices must be made
• Rigorous college admissions
                                                  Source: Decisions Without Direction, May 2002
                 »   Ferris State University Career Institute for Education and Workforce Development




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Plan of Study

  • A planned, coherent sequence of
    courses, 4-6 years in duration, leading to
    or supporting a career pathway
     – career/academic planning
     – financial aid planning for postsecondary
       education/training
     – work-based learning
     – parental involvement

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  Data from OKLAHOMA

Participation to develop POS:
  – All quartiles conduct individual and/or
    group advisement for 9-12 grade.
Top two quartiles:
  – Began process in the 8th grade
  – Regular classroom group (TAA) sessions
    and individual advisement conducted in
    grades 9-12.
  – At least annually, parents are involved in
    enrollment/career planning.
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  Updating Plans of Study (POS)

 • Top two quartiles
   – Student, parent(s), and counselor or
     teacher-advisor jointly update POS
     at least annually.
 • Bottom two
   – POS was developed but not updated
     after the initial year
   – The POS was a graduation checklist
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  What actions/support systems help
  TAA
• Planning committee that includes administrators,
  parents, students, faculty and other stakeholders
• Goals and a plan of action
• Master schedule for advisement activities
  – Regular student advisory meetings scheduled
  – Minimized impact on single class
  – Schedule and publicize parent/teacher advisor/student
    conference dates and times
  – Conducted enrollment utilizing TAA and other resources

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Curriculum and …. Structure

• Advisor orientation to      • Small, equitably
  review session topics and     distributed student
  material.
                                groups.
• Develop and maintain a
  POS.                        • Minimum 6-10 sessions
• Develop a portfolio           per year.
• HS graduation, college      • Senior seminar(s) to
  entrance and military         address grade-specific
  requirements provided         needs.

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Components of Planning Process
• Must have basis in solid career awareness and career
  exploration experiences/skills
• Student Assessments with follow-up
• Individual Plan of Study
   – Rigorous Academics
   – Rigorous CareerTech courses
   – Career Cluster options
• Student Centered
• Parental Involvement
• Numerous and Appropriate Resources
• Leads to ….
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Student Success-confidence to overcome any hurdle in his/her
career path!




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Preparatory Services

• Awareness of         • Printed materials,
                         mailings
  student
                       • Tours, Tech fairs, career
  opportunities          carnivals,college days,
• How do you             etc.
  communicate with     • Shadowing
  students?            • Using technology
                            – podcasts, myspace,
                              facebook, youtube, text
                              messaging
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Preparatory Services

                       • Assessments
                       • Academic, career
                         and technical
                       • Critical to
                         development of
                         plan of study


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 Assessment-Higher performing schools

• Assessment results delivered and interpreted to
  students and parents
• Interpreted in context of life/career goals, course
  options, and educational plans
• Used assessment results to develop initial plan
  of study and to update it in successive years
• LOWER PERFORMING SCHOOLS – used
  assessments to begin career exploration process
  but did not necessarily share results or refer back
  to assessments though school years
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Preparatory Services

• Student Transitions
  success
• Educational levels
• Both ends of
  spectrum
• Education to work
• What do you see?
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Transition through high school
and to college

            68              31% Leave
                              with 0
 100
 Start
                      40     Credits

   9th                                 27                  18
 Grade

                      31%




Oklahoma Career Clusters…   Source: Education Weekly March 2005


Moving Oklahoma Forward
 Shift Happens

       The Changing Role of Student
                Services


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             Where We Have Been                              Where We Are Headed

    Career advisement and planning only              Academic and career advisement and
                                                                 planning
                                                     Career and academic advisement and
  Career planning and advisement done by
                                                    planning with student services staff and
              counselors only
                                                         instructors working together

  Recruitment/career activities starting with       Career exploration/career and academic
             sophomore Level                       planning starting with middle school Level

                                                   Helping students move through educational
 Helping students transition to employment
                                                          and employment transitions

  Student Services guided by “it feels right –     Working with data to make student services
 know in our hearts it is the right thing to do”              program decisions

                                                              Courses enrollment
              Program enrollment
                                                       -Assistance to partner schools on
            - Vo tech” transcripting
                                                             transcripting options

                                                       Personal 1-1 recruitment geared to
      Traditional marketing/recruitment
                                                     individual career interests/achievement
        - Working with Gate-Keepers
                                                          - By-passing the Gate keepers

             Career Clusters…
Oklahomaparental involvement
     Limited                                            Increased parental involvement


Moving Oklahoma Forward
Career  Career and Academic
• Accustomed not to • Important to look at entire picture – are
  “mess with” what      students taking courses that will help
  students were         them reach their career goals, both
  taking at home high   academic and technical
  school              • SREB research shows that simply
                         encouraging students to take higher
                         level math and science makes a
• Not worry with         difference in achievement level
  adults’ academic     • Adults – technical skills always
  future or needs -      important, but academic skill
  just focus on          attainment important as well; need to
  technical skills       identify their next steps, academic and
                         technical
• Career plan          • Individual plan of study

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  Starting early…..
                          • Middle school is the new
                            “sophomore” level to work
                            jointly with partner schools
                            to begin career awareness
• Sophomore tours are       and exploration activities,
  the start of “career      with a tentative plan of
                            study developed by the end
  development” for          of 8th or 9th grade.
  career and              • Hard part: moving that plan
  technology students.      of study through the
                            pipeline and having it for
                            10-11-12 grade
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Transition Support
• Have always been concerned about
  moving students to employment – also
  have to now look at what support we are
  providing to move students through
  educational levels
  – Middle school to high school
  – High school to tech center
  – Tech center to postsecondary

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Why do we study math?

 • It’s hard and we have to learn hard stuff at
   school. We learn easy stuff at home like
   manners. Corrine, Grade K
 • It always comes after reading. Roger, Grade 1
 • All the calculators might run out of batteries or
   something. Thomas, Grade 1
 • It’s important. It’s a law from the President and it
   says so in the Bible on the first page. Jolene,
   Grade 2
 • You can drown if you don’t. Amy Beth, Grade 2
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Math, continued
• You have to count if you want to be an
  astronaut. Like 10, 9, 8 blast off! Michael,
  Grade 1
• You could never find the right page.
  Maryanne, Grade 1
• My teacher could get sued if we don’t.
  That’s what she said, any subject we don’t
  know-Wham! She gets sued. And she’s
  already poor. Corky, Grade 3
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For more information


                Kelly Arrington
              Guidance Coordinator
       Oklahoma Department of CareerTech
       405.743.5159 karri@okcareertech.org

         www.okcareertech.org/guidance
       www.okcareertech.org/okcareerclusters
                  Thank You!

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