Duplin County Schools

Duplin County Schools

A District-Wide Early College Approach to College and Career Excellence for ALL!

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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

 

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