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10 Key Questions to Assure Career Readiness Presented By: Teri Jones & Alan Gersten
Goals • What Career Readiness Looks like • What could go wrong? • What would hold me back as a teacher? • How to grade that • Actual Implementation • How we do it
Why we are here
“I’ve never felt as empowered as I have during my year in VE. This is a program that uncovers our strengths and fuels our passions. ” _______ Jasmine A. , Thomas Jefferson HS Tampa, FL, Class of 2016 Video
State Career Readiness Standards • Technical & Academic • Communicate clearly, with reason • Education & career plan, personal goals • Technology to enhance productivity • Critical thinking: make sense of problems and persevere in solving • Personal health and financial literacy • Responsible citizen • Integrity, ethical leadership, & effective management • Workplace productivity w/ cultural and global competence • Creativity and innovation
Develop In-Demand Competencies Leadership Functional Professional Core Technology Skills
Career Readiness Framework
10 Key Questions: ØWhat CR Competencies do we currently teach? ØWhat Enablers are we using? ØWhat Tasks are addressed in each of the Enablers?
9 of 10 Key Questions: 1. What are projects students can work on to develop CRC? 2. How can we track the development of CRC? Groups of 3 -5: spend 2 -5 minutes on answers of assigned questions for your programs. Highlight in 30 -60 seconds.
Features of the VE Experience Assuming the Role Virtual Economy Teacher as Facilitator Global Perspective Day-to-Day Business Dynamics Industry Partnerships Competitions & Events
Teacher as Facilitator • VE is studentdirected • The teacher acts as an active observer and consultant. • It’s a shift from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side”
The VE Curriculum Sample Task Sample Rubric Organizational Departments Accounting & Finance Administration Communications Design / IT Human Resources Sales & Marketing Business Plan Core Activities and Deliverables E-Commerce Website Trade Show Annual Report $ Personal Finance Financial Literacy Components Sample Activity Sheet Sample Reference File $ Economics $ Taxes
The VE Learning Approach Research Report Plan Evaluate Present Implement
The Classroom Becomes a Workplace in VE • An office instead of a classroom • Networked computer workstations • Workgroup clusters of furniture • Conference table and chairs
Key VE Projects & Activities Elevator Pitch Business Plan Branding Employee Manual E-Commerce Website Newsletter Personal Finance Conferences & Exhibitions • Video Commercial • Annual Report • •
VE Portal • Firm Admin: For administration such as managing student accounts, taking attendance, and setting up firm profile • US Network and International Banking: Bank and trade as businesses and consumers • VE Store Manager: Buy and sell products using student-made ecommerce websites • International Firm Directory: Find VE firms from around the world • International Trade Resources: Import/Export documentation and best practices portal. veinternational. org
International Firm Directory Lets students find VE firms from around the world to do business with. 35 countries on the firm directory, 42 countries involved in program.
US Network and International Bank Allows students to bank and trade as businesses and consumers.
VE Store Manager Enables students to buy & sell through their firms’ ecommerce websites.
Annual Activities Map Portal / Teacher Tools / Implementation
Pacing Guide A sequential guide to help teachers manage firm operations. Guide Contents • Timeframe • Task # • Suggested Resource(s) • Resource(s) Location • CRF Standards Portal / Teacher Tools / Implementation
Assessments Portal / Teacher Tools / Assessments • Pre/Post Surveys • VE Technical Assessment • • • NOCTI – Test code: 7975 Pre/Post Assessment Attendance Data Career Readiness Framework Student Portfolios Quick-books testing available Thursday, July 12 / 11: 00 AM – 12: 00 PM Effective Student Portfolios Humanities 119
The Successful VE Student
Thank you! Teri Jones [email protected] org 818 298 -9803