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  Strategic Partners and Pathways to
  Academic Upgrading for LBS
“Pathways”
The   Dream Team:
     Irene Blayney
     Carl Frizell
     David Mowat
     Christine Pinsent-Johnson
Pathways




  14,900
Pathways




  14,900


           UP TO 75%
OSSD




  EMPLOYMENT



               APPRENTICESHIP


                                COLLEGE
Pathways
Issues:

 Too many falling off the bridge
 Too many unsuccessful at intake
 Too many “early leavers” soon after entry
Pathways
Solutions needed
 To make sure learners know and
  understand what it takes to get into credit
 To make sure learners are well enough
  prepared to be successful at entry
 To make sure learners are well enough
  prepared to stay the course in the type of
  programming they choose.
Pathways
Requirements:
 Increased knowledge and understanding on
  our part
 Partnerships between LBS and Credit to
  create seamless transition pathways with
  adequate support
 Flexibility within established practices to try
  out new ideas
Pathways
 Some partnerships are experiencing
  success
 We are learning from them and developing
  a model we can recommend to others.


Objective:
 To show you what we have discovered and
  get some feedback from you
Pathways

 About PLAR – essential information

 About Pathways - models
PLAR for Mature Students
 Background

 Main Policy Components & PLAR
  Assessment Process

 Benefits of PLAR
PLAR for Mature Students
 Background

   PLAR for Mature Students policy effective
    February 1, 2004
   Context
   Philosophy of Prior Learning and Mature
    Students
PLAR for Mature Students
 Main Policy Components &
  PLAR Assessment Process

   Eligibility
   Grades 9/10 Individual Equivalency
    Assessment
   Grades 11/12 Equivalency Process
   Grades 11/12 Challenge Process
PLAR for Mature Students
 Benefits of PLAR

   Dignifies and honours life experiences of
    mature students

   Students eligible for OSIS Mature Student
    Evaluation can opt for PLAR

   Builds confidence and inspires hope
  Pathways and Partnerships
                 9     10   11      12
LBS
Learners     I       ADULT CREDIT
             N
LBS level    T
3/4          A                           O
             K                           S
             E                           S
                                         D
Pathways to an OSSD
LEARNER TRAITS AND NEEDS
 Raising families and needing income
 Often under pressure from social agencies to be employed
 Often have schooling from other countries

 Frequently drop out of LBS or omit going to high school
 Often have a wealth of work experience
 Cannot realistically do 4 more years of high school

   Often have a wealth of training experience
   Lack confidence in their ability to succeed
   Often require smaller, supportive learning environments
   See 30 credits as a huge barrier
Pathways and Partnerships

Seeking Solutions

 Concurrent credit programs in LBS

   LBS 3 + skill level
   Seeking an OSSD or OSSC
   Transition supported
  Pathways and Partnerships
                        9    10   11      12

LBS
            Concurrent credit
                     I
Learners                   ADULT CREDIT
             programs in LBS
                    N
LBS level           T
3/4                 A                          O
                    K                          S
                    E                          S
                                               D
  Pathways and Partnerships
                        9    10   11      12

LBS
            Concurrent credit
                     I
Learners                   ADULT CREDIT
             programs in LBS
                    N
LBS level           T
3/4              GLSA10                        O
                    K                          S
                    E                          S
                                               D
Pathways and Partnerships

 Course of study
    GLS 10 – Learning Strategies
 Strand: Interpersonal knowledge and skill
 Overall expectations:
    Describe the knowledge and skills needed for working
     effectively: Portfolio Unit (PLAR Application)
    Use interpersonal and teamwork skills effectively in
     work environments; Problem Solving in the
     Workplace Unit
    Demonstrate an understanding of being
     interdependent and community resources to support
     them; Diploma Requirement Unit (Community
     Services Activity)
Pathways and Partnerships
 Course of study
    GLS 10 – Learning Strategies
 Strand: Learning Skills
 Overall expectations:
    Demonstrate and use an increasing variety of
     numeracy and literacy skills;
         Reading RAP UNIT
         Paragraphing TOW Unit
         Interpreting Visuals Act Unit
         Test Taking PIRATES Unit ****MPLAR TESTS
    Demonstrate effective use of learning and thinking
     strategies and effective use of technology to enhance
     their research, learning and presentation skills;
     Learning Styles Inventory Unit, Diploma
     Requirements Unit
    Demonstrate understanding of how the secondary
     school program is organized and describe diploma
     requirements Diploma Requirement Unit
  Pathways and Partnerships
                             9       10   11   12

LBS
                Concurrent credit
                          I
Learners
                 programs in LBS
                          N
LBS level                 T
3/4                  GLSA 10                        O
                          K
                Learner Assessment                  S
                          E
                    MSE PLAR                        S
                                                    D

other avenues
Pathways and Partnerships

PATHWAY PLAN A offers the adult

 an Ontario Secondary School
  Certificate upon completion of
  essentially a grade 10 level education
  Pathways and Partnerships
                             9       10   11   12

LBS
                Concurrent credit
                          I               O
Learners
                 programs in LBS
                          N               S
LBS level                 T               S
3/4                  GLSA 10              C         O
                          K
                Learner Assessment                  S
                          E
                    MSE PLAR                        S
                                                    D

other avenues
Pathways and Partnerships

PATHWAY PLAN A leads to

  Ontario Secondary School Certificate
  Canadian Armed Forces
  Entry Level Workplace
                        www.JobBank.gc.ca
  Apprenticeship
  Pathways and Partnerships
                              9      10   11    12

LBS                                            Canadian Armed Forces
                Concurrent credit     O
Learners
                 programs in LBS
                               ADULT CREDIT Entry Level Jobs
                                      S
LBS level                             S
3/4                  GLS 10           C Construction Apprenticeship
                Learner Assessment
                    MSE PLAR                          O
                                                      S
                                                      S
other avenues
                                                      D
Pathways and Partnerships

PATHWAY PLAN B offers the adult

 an OSSD under either OSS or OSIS.
   courses elected in this plan are indicated
    primarily at the essential level.
  Pathways and Partnerships
                              9     10    11    12

LBS                                   O    Canadian Armed Forces
                Concurrent credit
                          I           S
Learners                        ADULT CREDIT
                 programs in LBS
                          N           S       Entry Level Jobs
LBS level                 T           C
3/4                  GLSA 10              Construction Apprenticeship
                          K
                Learner Assessment
                          E
                    MSE PLAR                       O
                                                     S
                                                     S
other avenues                                        D
Pathways and Partnerships
CREDIT PROGRAM
 OSSD UNDER OSIS
   4 ONTARIO CREDITS SENIOR DIVISION
   SAMPLE CREDITS ENG3E ENG4E OLC40 GWL3O
     MEL3E HIP3E    COOP GLN40
 OSSD UNDER OSS
   4 ONTARIO CREDITS
   COMPULSORY CREDITS
   ENGLISH GRADE 11 or EQV
   ENGLISH GRADE 12
   MATHEMATICS 11/12 or EQV or SUBSTITUTE
   SCIENCE 11/12 OR TECHNOLOGY or SUBSTITUTE
 > 40 HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE
 >ONTARIO LITERACY REQUIREMENT
Pathways and Partnerships

PATHWAY PLAN B leads to

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma
    Employment
    Apprenticeship training
    Other training – e.g. College

 NOTE: Specific apprenticeships and college programs
   may require high school pre-requisite courses and
   the adults educational plan would need to be
   adjusted accordingly.
  Pathways and Partnerships
                              9     10    11    12

LBS                                   O         Armed Forces
                Concurrent credit
                          I           S
Learners                        ADULT CREDIT
                 programs in LBS
                          N           S       Entry Level Jobs
LBS level                 T           C
3/4                  GLSA 10              Construction Apprenticeship
                          K
                Learner Assessment                       Employment
                          E
                    MSE PLAR                       O
                                                     S   Apprenticeship
                                                     S
other avenues                                               College
                                                     D
Pathways and Partnerships

PATHWAY PLAN C offers the adult

 an OSSD under OSS or OSIS.
   The courses can be offered as an
    integrated package of in-class courses
    and Coop learning experiences.
   “Bundled Credits”
Pathways and Partnerships

PATHWAY PLAN C leads to

  Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  Specific Employment
  Specific Apprenticeship Training
  Pathways and Partnerships
                               9    10    11    12

LBS                                   O     Canadian Armed Forces
                Concurrent credit
                          I           S
Learners                        ADULT CREDIT
                 programs in LBS
                          N           S        Entry Level Jobs
LBS level                 T           C
3/4                  GLSA 10               Construction Apprenticeship
                          K
                Learner Assessment
                          E
                    MSE PLAR                        O        Direct
                                        Themed      S     Employment
                                       Packages S
other avenues                                        D   Apprenticeship
                                                            Training
Pathways and Partnerships

PATHWAY PLAN C leads to

Direct Employment or Apprenticeship
   Training:


     The   Auto Service Sector
     The   Construction Sector
     The   Service Sector
     The   Manufacturing Sector
  Pathways and Partnerships
                              9     10    11    12

LBS                                   O    Canadian Armed Forces
                Concurrent credit
                          I           S
Learners                        ADULT CREDIT
                 programs in LBS
                          N           S       Entry Level Jobs
LBS level                 T           C
3/4                  GLSA 10              Construction Apprenticeship
                          K
                Learner Assessment
                          E
                    MSE PLAR                       O     Employment
                                                     S
                                                     S
other avenues                                        D   Other Training in
                                                         Health Care Field



                For example…        Personal Support Worker
Pathways and Partnerships

Next Steps:
 Write Pathways document
     Research findings
     Core skills for success in ASSCP
     Readiness assessment methods and tools
     Pathways and partnership possibilities
     A process required
     Addressing issues of concern
     Recommendations
Pathways and Partnerships


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       cesba@cesba.com
Pathways and Partnerships



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