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Career Ready Practices UNPAC KING THE PRAC TIC ES F OR T HE CLASSROOM WEBINAR AUG US T 18, 2015
Today’s Presenters Melissa Stager melissa. [email protected] state. nj. us David Mc. Nair david. [email protected] state. nj. us Kathleen Paquette kathleen. [email protected] state. nj. us Shubha Bhalerao shubha. [email protected] state. nj. us
Agenda 1. About the practices 2. Why now? 3. Practice 1 -4 4. Practice 5 -8 5. Practice 9 -12 7. Moving forward We will have questions and polls in each of the practices segments. Please ask questions throughout and a moderator will answer them individually or share them with the group.
What is one of the biggest predictors of future student success? http: //growingleaders. com/blog/student-success
The 12 Career Ready Practices 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee. Apply appropriate academic and technical skills. Attend to personal health and financial well-being. Communicate clearly and effectively and with reason. Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions. Demonstrate creativity and innovation. Employ valid and reliable research strategies. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management. Plan education and career paths aligned to personal goals. Use technology to enhance productivity. Work productively in teams while using cultural global competence.
Be more purposeful and explicit… INSTEAD OF THIS… TRY THIS! 1. “O. K. , let’s get into our groups and answer “O. K. , let’s get into our groups and discuss the questions. ” possible answers for the questions. Today, I want everyone to focus on active listening, and really hearing what each member thinks. This will help you in many situations. ” (CRP 4) 2. Announcing we are going to collect food for the food pantry. Asking students what is our responsibility to help those in need locally? Discuss why we are having a food drive, and work it into the curriculum. (CRP 1)
What would be the benefit of employing Career Ready Practices K-12?
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How it helps students • Better academic performance: achievement scores an average of 11 percentile points higher • Improved attitudes and behaviors: greater motivation to learn, deeper commitment to school, increased time devoted to schoolwork, and better classroom behavior • Fewer negative behaviors: decreased disruptive class behavior, noncompliance, aggression, delinquent acts, and disciplinary referrals • Reduced emotional distress: fewer reports of student depression, anxiety, stress, and social withdrawal http: //www. casel. org/research#Field
Career Ready Practice 1 Act as a Responsible and Contributing Citizen and Employee.
Unpacking Practice 1: Act as a Responsible and Contributing Citizen and Employee. Career-ready individuals understand the obligations and responsibilities of being a member of a community, and they demonstrate this understanding every day through their interactions with others. They are conscientious of the impacts of their decisions on others and the environment around them. They think about the near-term and long-term consequences of their actions and seek to act in ways that contribute to the betterment of their teams, families, community and workplace. They are reliable and consistent in going beyond the minimum expectation and in participating in activities that serve the greater good.
What does it look like? Act as a Responsible and Contributing Citizen and Employee. CONTRIBUTING NOT, “WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? ”.
Things you can do in the classroom Act as a Responsible and Contributing Citizen and Employee. Do a group storytelling exercise where each Write/discuss a weekly reflection of what made student adds a detail to the whole story to an individual student or the class “successful”. show the combination of individual efforts Design an energy plan to reduce their home or produces a better end result. school’s non-renewable energy consumption. Encourage students to collect and distribute supplies as often as possible to assist the function of the classroom.
Career Ready Practice 2 Applies Appropriate Academic and Technical Skills.
Unpacking Practice 2 Applies Appropriate Academic and Technical Skills. Career-ready individuals readily access and use the knowledge and skills acquired through experience and education to be more productive. They make connections between abstract concepts with real-world applications, and they make correct insights about when it is appropriate to apply the use of an academic skill in a workplace situation.
What does it look like? Applies Appropriate Academic and Technical Skills. USING MATH IN ART NOT, VACUUMING THE LAWN
Things you can do in the classroom Applies Appropriate Academic and Technical Skills. Read a story and determine how a character used knowledge and skill to solve a problem. Apply Newton’s laws to a school sporting event and report your findings to the team. Deconstruct all the skills needed to write and publish a book. Examine advertising campaigns for similar products throughout the ages and create a chart of commonalities.
Career Ready Practice 3 Attends to Personal Health & Financial Well-Being.
Unpacking Practice 3 Attends to Personal Health & Financial Well-Being. Career-ready individuals understand the relationship between personal health, workplace performance and personal well-being; they act on that understanding to regularly practice healthy diet, exercise and mental health activities. Career-ready individuals also take regular action to contribute to their personal financial wellbeing, understanding that personal financial security provides the peace of mind required to contribute more fully to their own career success.
What does it look like? Attends to Personal Health & Financial Well-Being. BEING YOUR BEST BARELY MAKING IT!
Things you can do in the classroom Attends to Personal Health & Financial Well-Being. Participate in a shared writing activity about what helps us stay healthy. Create a podcast, video, or multimedia presentation that promotes healthy practices. Debate the topic of spending vs. saving money. Do problems to see how interest rates can be beneficial (savings) or detrimental (borrowing).
Career Ready Practice 4 Communicate Clearly and Effectively and with Reason.
Unpacking Practice 4 Communicate Clearly and Effectively and with Reason. Career-ready individuals communicate thoughts, ideas, and action plans with clarity, whether using written, verbal, and/or visual methods. They communicate in the workplace with clarity and purpose to make maximum use of their own and others’ time. They are excellent writers; they master conventions, word choice, and organization, and use effective tone and presentation skills to articulate ideas. They are skilled at interacting with others; they are active listeners and speak clearly and with purpose. Career-ready individuals think about the audience for their communication and prepare accordingly to ensure the desired outcome.
What does it look like? Communicate Clearly and Effectively and with Reason. THIS: NOT THIS:
Things You Can Do in the Classroom VERBAL o Interview someone about a past event (Vietnam War, Challenger Explosion, and the first VCR) and learn how to ask the right questions. Write a summary of the interview. o Model conversations with peers that they might have with other community members. WRITTEN o Write a guide to a student next year, informing him/her how to survive Algebra I. o Practice writing effective, concise emails.
Which practice of 1 -4, do you use most frequently in the classroom?
Career Ready Practice 5 Consider the Environmental Social & Economic Impacts of Decisions.
Unpacking Practice 5 Consider the Environmental Social & Economic Impacts of Decisions. Career-ready individuals understand the interrelated nature of their actions and regularly make decisions that positively impact and/or mitigate negative impact on other people, organizations, and the environment. They are aware of and utilize new technologies, understandings, procedures, materials, and regulations affecting the nature of their work as it relates to the impact on the social condition, the environment and the profitability of the organization.
What does it look like? Consider the Environmental Social & Economic Impacts of Decisions. THIS: NOT THIS:
Things You Can Do in the Classroom Some ways this is demonstrated: • Understanding the real world limits of adopting new ideas • Realizing that decisions always have impact • Projecting the future effects of decisions Examples of Language Arts Classroom Activities: • Create a cause-and-effect pictogram (Early Elementary) • Read Flush by Carl Hiaasen, and discuss the impact of illegal dumping on the waterways (Late Elementary) • When learning how to debate, students will be provided assignments based on controversial environmental topics such as oil drilling and pesticide use (Middle School) • While reading Things Fall Apart, students will learn about Colonialism and Imperialism in various African countries. They will write an essay exploring the political, social and economic impacts of Colonialism/Imperialism in Nigeria (High School)
Career Ready Practice 6 Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation.
Unpacking Practice 6 Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation. Career-ready individuals regularly think of ideas that solve problems in new and different ways, and they contribute those ideas in a useful and productive manner to improve their organization. They can consider unconventional ideas and suggestions as solutions to issues, tasks or problems, and they discern which ideas and suggestions will add greatest value. They seek new methods, practices, and ideas from a variety of sources and seek to apply those ideas to their own workplace. They take action on their ideas and understand how to bring innovation to an organization.
What does it look like? Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation. THIS: NOT THIS:
Things you can do in the classroom Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation Some ways this is demonstrated : • Creating multiple options • Acting on creative ideas • Creating products from ideas Examples of Social Studies Classroom Activities: • Use different voices or accents when reading stories to the class (Early Elementary) • Students can create their own form of government for the Classroom (Late Elementary) • Engage students while practicing translation skills. Students can decode newspaper articles from around the world using Microsoft Word’s Text-to-Table tool (Middle School) • Pick an influential historical figure from the unit currently being covered. Would the world be different if that person had never existed? Using your creativity, depict your viewpoint through a medium such as essay, original drawing or photograph, or song (High school)
What do you do to encourage student creativity? Post the answer in the question section.
Career Ready Practice 7 Employ Valid and Reliable Research Strategies.
Unpacking Practice 7 Employ Valid and Reliable Research Strategies. Career-ready individuals are discerning in accepting and using new information to make decisions, change practices or inform strategies. They use reliable research processes to search for new information. They evaluate the validity of sources when considering the use and adoption of external information or practices in their workplace situations.
What does it look like Employ Valid and Reliable Research Strategies THIS: NOT THIS:
Things you can do in the classroom Employ Valid and Reliable Research Strategies Postsecondary and business/industry are looking for students/employees that have: The ability to find, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of resources • • Utilize the Internet as a research method Analyze Case Studies Conduct experiments Develop a survey and evaluate the results The ability to use judgement • Gather evidence and postpone judgement until enough evidence is gathered • By providing examples, understand the difference between reliable and valid research sources The ability to formulate a research question • • • Why is the research important? What have other people done? What have they found? Would my study lead to greater understanding? Development of a hypothesis The ability to draw on personal experience and prior knowledge and relate it to new information • Making connections between ideas, concepts and real life http: //www. noodletools. com/debbie/literacies/information/5 locate/adviceengine. html
Career Ready Practice 8 Utilize Critical Thinking to Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them.
Unpacking Practice 8 Utilize Critical Thinking to Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them Career-ready individuals readily recognize problems in the workplace, understand the nature of the problem, and devise effective plans to solve the problem. They are aware of problems when they occur and take action quickly to address the problem; they thoughtfully investigate the root cause of the problem prior to introducing solutions. They carefully consider the options to solve the problem. Once a solution is agreed upon, they follow through to ensure the problem is solved, whether through their own actions or the actions of others.
What does it look like? Utilize Critical Thinking to Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them. THIS: NOT THIS:
Things you can do in the classroom • Develop problem solving skills through role play. Students will role play a school-related situation and discuss different ways to solve the problem that would satisfy all parties involved. • Make predictions through reading. Before reading a new book together in Language Arts, ask students what they think is happening in the picture on the front cover. Have students make predictions on what will happen in the book. • Critically analyze and discuss assigned reading from the class novel using the Socratic Seminar method http: //yoursmarticles. blogspot. com. au/2013/01/socratic-seminar. html#. VYGKxvl. Vh. Bc • Use the Understand, Plan, Solve (U. P. S. ) method to solve equations. After providing students with a card divided into four sections and a mathematical problem to solve, they will use the following method to solve the equation: Section 1: Understand the problem Section 2: Plan how to solve the problem Section 3: Solve the problem Section 4: Check your answer
Which practice do your students need the most help with? • CRP 5 Consider the Environmental Social & Economic Impacts of Decisions • CRP 6 Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation • CRP 7 Employ Valid and Reliable Research Strategies • CRP 8 Utilize Critical Thinking to Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them
Career Ready Practice 9 Model Integrity, Ethical Leadership & Effective Management.
Unpacking Practice 9 Model Integrity, Ethical Leadership & Effective Management. Career-ready individuals consistently act in ways that align personal and community-held ideals and principles, while employing strategies to positively influence others in the workplace. They have a clear understanding of integrity and act on this understanding in every decision. They use a variety of means to positively impact the directions and actions of a team or organization, and they apply insights into human behavior to change others’ actions, attitudes and/or beliefs. They recognize the near-term and long-term effects that management’s actions and attitudes can have on productivity, morals, and organizational culture.
What does it look like? Model Integrity, Ethical Leadership & Effective Management. THIS: NOT THIS:
Things you can do in the classroom Model Integrity, Ethical Leadership & Effective Management. • Define honesty and integrity, and discuss times when students have shown honesty and integrity even when no one is watching. Give examples of people being honest/dishonest in the workplace (examples: stealing money, borrowing workplace supplies, etc. ). Discuss whether students agree or disagree with the situations. Have the students create an honesty/integrity campaign in the school. • Based on a character from To Kill a Mockingbird, such as Atticus Finch, write a paper responding to a current event from the character’s perspective.
Career Ready Practice 10 Plan Education & Career Path Aligned to Personal Goals.
Unpacking Practice 10 Plan Education & Career Path Aligned to Personal Goals Career-ready individuals take personal ownership of their own education and career goals, and they regularly act on a plan to attain these goals. They understand their own career interests, preferences, goals, and requirements. They have perspective regarding the pathways available to them and the time, effort, experience, and other requirements to pursue each, including a path of entrepreneurship. They recognize the value of each step in the education and experiential process, and they recognize that nearly all career paths require ongoing education and experience. They seek counselors, mentors, and other experts to assist in the planning and execution of career and personal goals.
What does it look like? Plan Education & Career Path Aligned to Personal Goals. THIS NOT THIS
Things you can do in the classroom NJCAN. ORG BENEFITS OF NJCAN • Students can plan relevant courses • Students can save portfolios and access them from anywhere • Students take interest, college, and career inventories • Scholarships all in one place • It’s Free
Career Ready Practice 11 Use Technology to Enhance Productivity.
Unpacking Practice 11 Use Technology to Enhance Productivity. Career-ready individuals find and maximize the productive value of existing and new technology to accomplish workplace tasks and solve workplace problems. They are flexible and adaptive in acquiring new technology. They are proficient with ubiquitous technology applications. They understand the inherent riskspersonal and organizational-of technology applications, and they take actions to prevent or mitigate these risks.
What does it look like? Use Technology to Enhance Productivity. THIS: NOT THIS: http: //www. educatorstechnology. com/2013/05/a-new-wonderful-wheel-on-samr-and. html
Things you can do in the classroom Use Technology to Enhance Productivity. 1. REMEMBER THE MILK www. rememberthemilk. com 2. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) o Princeton, MIT, and Harvard o http: //www. nytimes. com/2012/11/04/education/edlife/the-big-three-mooc-providers. html
What technological resources does your district utilize?
Career Ready Practice 12 Work Productively in Teams While Using Cultural Global Competence.
Unpacking Practice 12 Work Productively in Teams While Using Cultural Global Competence. Career-ready individuals positively contribute to every team, whether formal or informal. They apply an awareness of cultural difference to avoid barriers to productive and positive interaction. They find ways to increase the engagement and contribution of all team members. They plan and facilitate effective team meetings.
What does it look like? Work Productively in Teams While Using Cultural Global Competence. THIS: NOT THIS:
Things You Can Do in the Classroom Work Productively in Teams While Using Cultural Global Competence. East vs. West — the myths that mystify Devudutt Pattanaik http: //www. ted. com/talks/devdutt_pattanaik? language=en
So What Now?
Career Ready Practices Consortium: Resources created by educators in New Jersey Math CRP 3: Attend to Personal Health & Financial Well-Being. GRADE SPAN Some activities classroom teachers can use to promote CRP 3 Have the students… Early Elementary (Grades K – 2) • Draw pictures of their lunches and use tally marks to show the quantity of each type of food they ate. This can be recorded over a week’s time and then turned into a picture graph or bar graph. • Take different menu items, and create a list that shows the cost of various dinners. • Add money and discuss what happens if you don’t have enough money for something.
Next Steps • Webinar on using the Career Ready Practice lesson tool in September. • Webinar on classroom practices in October. • In-person, Train-the-Trainer workshops on the practices. • Additional resources.