• College and Career Readiness Lessons

    2016-17 District Implementation Plan

     

    Student Outcome:

    ·      All Duplin County students will have the knowledge and skills required for success in college, careers, and life.

     

    Strategy:

    ·      Counselors, Career Development Coordinators, College Advisers with support of school administration and staff, will follow a comprehensive and systematic district plan of providing at least four lessons per school year (one per quarter) on college and career readiness to all Duplin County students.

    ·      Schools may use creativity and available resources in the implementation of these lessons so that learning is personalized for the students.

     

    Resources:

    ·      Pre-K –Grade 5: CFNC Paws in Jobland Lessons and Activities: http://www.cfnc.org/home/sc/dr/paws_lessons.jsp

    ·      CFNC Paws in Jobland Interactive Software:

    http://paws.bridges.com/cfnc1.htm

    ·      Grades 6 – 13: CFNC Curriculum Materials:

    http://www.cfnc.org/home/sc/dr/curriculum_materials.jsp

    ·      Grades 6 – 13: Career Cruising:

    Administrator Login: https://www.careercruising.com/school/Login.aspx

    Student Login: http://www2.careercruising.com/default/cplogin/9C6D7DEC-8CC1-4A23-BB47-C293163A1EC8

    Note: Contact Erica Jones (ejones@duplinschools.net) for administrator or student account issues.

     

    Pre-K – Grade 5: College and Career Awareness

    Grade Level

    Theme

    Pre-K and Kindergarten

    Careers and Community Helpers

    Grade 1

    Careers with Science

    Grade 2

    Careers with Math

    Grade 3

    Careers with Technology

    Grade 4

    Other Cool Careers

    Grade 5

    Global Careers

     

    Lesson 1: Introduction to Theme (General Career Lesson)

    Lesson 2: Lesson Specifically About Themed Careers

    Lesson 3: Lesson Specifically About Themed Careers

    Lesson 4: College Connections to Themed Careers

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Grades 6 – 8: College and Career Readiness

    Grade Level

    Theme

    Grade 6

    College and Career Readiness Skills

    1.     Introduction (General Lesson)

    2.     Organization

    3.     Time Management

    4.     Study Habits

     

    Career Cruising Corresponding Optional Career Activities:

    ·      My Plan Activity 1: Creating Your Account

    ·      Activity #1: School Subjects and Careers

    ·      Activity #15: Why Study This? A Cross-Curricular Game

    ·      Activity #8: Career Fair Project

    Grade 7

    High Expectations

    1.     Introduction (General Lesson)

    2.     Goal Setting (Short-Term)

    3.     Goal Setting (Long-Term)

    4.     Challenging Yourself (Middle School Acceleration, Career and College Promise, and other opportunities available when students work hard)

     

    Career Cruising Corresponding Optional Career Activities:

    ·      Activity #10: Discovering Your Work Skills

     

    Grade 8

    Life After Middle School

    1.     Introduction to Careers and Learning Styles

    ·      Required CAREER CRUISING Activities (one session):

    §  Activity #3: Using Career Matchmaker

    §  My Plan Activity #2: Saving Your Career Matchmaker Results

    §  Activity #14: Learning Styles

    2.     High School Career Development Plan

    ·      Required CAREER CRUISING Activities (two sessions):

    §  Activity #7: Career Clusters Research Project

    §  My Plan Activity #6: High School Career Development Plan using Course Planner.

    3.     High School Registration

    ·      Required CAREER CRUISING Activities (individual student planning):

    §  Students will use Course Planner to confirm their high school plans and lock down the 9th grade year with parents and counselors.

    4.     Making a Successful Transition and High School Opportunities (Clubs, Extracurricular Activities, Career and College Promise, etc.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    High School: College and Career Access

    Grade Level

    Theme

    Grade 9

    Who Am I?

    ·       School Subjects & Careers, Personal Strengths, Career Prep

    ·       Required CAREER CRUISING Activities (two sessions):

    §  Activity #1: School Subjects and Careers

    §  My Plan Activity #7: Career Preparation and Planning and My Plan Activity #8: Activities and Experiences

    ·       Why do students take the PLAN and PSAT?

    ·       Career and College Promise

     

    Grade 10

    What is my Career Match?

    ·       Compare and Select Careers

    ·       Required CAREER CRUISING Activities (one session):

    ·       Activity #5: Using Career Selector and Activity #6: Comparing Careers

    ·       Administer PLAN/PSAT (October)

    ·       Analyze PLAN/PSAT Results with Students/Parents; Discuss Types of Colleges and Job Shadowing Opportunities

    ·       Update My Plan in CAREER CRUISING (can be done during course registration)

     

    Grade 11

    Which Post-Secondary Option is Best for Me?

    ·       ACT Prep: October-March

    ·       College Research (Entrance Requirement, Majors, etc.)

    ·       Required CAREER CRUISING Activities (one session):

    ·       Activity #12: College Research Exercise and Activity #13: Finding the Right College

    ·       Schools that Interest Me

    ·       Required CAREER CRUISING Activity:

    ·       My Plan Activity #4: Schools that Interest Me

    ·       Scholarship/Financial Aid Preview

    ·       Updating My Plan in CAREER CRUISING (can be done during course registration)

     

    Other Activities

    ·       Participate in Job Shadowing Experience

    ·       Administer ACT

    Grade 12

    How Do I Get There From Here?

    ·       Financial Empowerment Classes (CFNC) – All Year

    ·       College Application and Acceptance

    ·       College Application Week Activities (Goal of 100%) – November 2-6

    ·       Scholarships and Financial Aid

    ·       Required CAREER CRUISING Activities:

    ·       My Plan Activity #5: Scholarships and Financial Aid

    ·       FAFSA Day and Financial Aid Workshop for Student/Parents

    ·       Senior Exit Summary Meeting (Late May)

    ·       Exit Survey (Post-Secondary Plans, Scholarship Received, Feedback, etc.)

    Other Activities

    ·       Administer WorkKeys Assessment to Senior Concentrator