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Got Love? Got Adolescents?

Got Love? Got Adolescents?

Why MS students?

Why MS students?

Guiding Questions: • How do I get a 6 th grader to see past

Guiding Questions: • How do I get a 6 th grader to see past their shoes? • How do I convince my MS teachers that its important and relevant to connect MS students to the World of Work (WOW)? • What activities are effective in engaging MS Students in their future planning?

"10 New Skills That Every Worker Needs” Rotman Management (Winter 2013) 1. Computational thinking

"10 New Skills That Every Worker Needs” Rotman Management (Winter 2013) 1. Computational thinking - making sense of all the data at our disposal 2. Design mindset - shaping the impact of our environments 3. Cognitive load management - filtering and focusing to prevent overload 4. New media literacy - using the new tools 5. Transdisciplinarity-multifaceted problems require {diverse} solutions 6. Sense making - high-level thinking that can't be performed by machines 7. Social intelligence - assessing emotions and adapting accordingly 8. Novel and adaptive thinking -responding to unique circumstances 9. Cross-cultural competence - operating in diverse environments 10. Virtual collaboration - working effectively at a distance

PWR-ful Students, PWR-going School Cultures: Colorado’s interpretation of 21 st Century Skills! Work Ethic

PWR-ful Students, PWR-going School Cultures: Colorado’s interpretation of 21 st Century Skills! Work Ethic Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Collaboration Creativity & Innovation Civic Responsibility Communication Personal Responsibility Learning & Behavior Skills Find and Use Information & IT Global & Cultural Awareness Postsecondary & Workforce Ready Social Studies & Social Sciences Literacy Content Knowledge • Social, cultural, historical concepts • Interpret sources, evaluate evidence, build conceptual frameworks • Civic responsibility & political process • Interpret from a global perspective Arts & Humanities Shaping of culture • Instruments of social & political thought • Awareness of innovators • Mathematical Sciences • Be quantitatively literate • Algebraic & geometric principles • Problem solving • Data & statistics Read with understanding & write coherently • Employ English properly & fluently • Use logic & rhetoric • Access primary & secondary sources • Science • Scientific method • Draw conclusions • Core concepts of disciplines • Scientific concepts can be challenged CDE: http: //www. cde. state. co. us/cdegen/downloads/PWRdescription. pdf and CCCS/CTE: www. coloradostateplan. com/careerguidance. htm August 2013

TER CLUS INDUSTRY PWR Standards! W P H AT S AY PLAN OF STUDY

TER CLUS INDUSTRY PWR Standards! W P H AT S AY PLAN OF STUDY

Career Academies/Pathways • CTE programs, career academies, and other pathways models all rely on

Career Academies/Pathways • CTE programs, career academies, and other pathways models all rely on a high level of employer engagement, and we certainly found evidence of that in the survey results. The vast majority noted that businesses were involved in some key ways, such as participating on advisory boards (90%), sharing their expertise with students (85%), or offering students work-based learning opportunities (81%). • However, we also found evidence of missed opportunities for engagement at a higher level. Only 40% reported that employers participated in program design or retrofit, or in curriculum development; 35% said that employers offered learning opportunities to teachers; 27% said that employers shared their expertise with the school (for example, a PR company helping the school with branding and communications); and only 16% report employers serving as executive mentors to administrators. • Connecting employers to students is critically important, of course. But business partners can, and want to, do more. If you want a pathways program that provides students with current and truly relevant preparation, it makes sense to invite employers to the table to help with program structure, curriculum development, and teacher prep. It also makes sense to offer your partners "skills-based volunteering" opportunities, letting them share their professional expertise in a way that can benefit your entire operation and support your administration.

The MS CTE Program Journey Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

The MS CTE Program Journey Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

 • Still no limit on number of programs by school • More than

• Still no limit on number of programs by school • More than 64 programs statewide • Move from Paper Program Approval to electronic (like HS and PS). • Update Webpage with curriculum, best practices, sample programs and contacts www. coloradostateplan. com/middleschool. html • Implementation and effective utilization of the Career Exploration Wheel - gather best practices • Expand data collection (include graduation rate, attendance rate, truancy rate, matriculation rate, retention rate, concurrent enrollment rate) • Expand Taskforce – wanna join? ? • Create Standards • Solidify a 6 -8 th grade Plan of Study • January Forum planned

 • Greeley 6: Career Pathway Hallways and lower level ICAP activities • Adams

• Greeley 6: Career Pathway Hallways and lower level ICAP activities • Adams County Education Consortium • DPS: 8 th grade Career Fairs + 5 -12 ICAP curriculum – Counselor Led • Brighton 27 j: MS CTE (Growing Up Ready, Creative Learning Systems lab) • • Pueblo 70: Invest in MS CTE and Credentialed Teachers APS: (Health Science) Pathways BVSD: k-5 ICAP curriculum in the works You? Others? – *Check out Expeditionary Learning MS Practices

Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk

Remember…. . You R. O. C. K! R – React with O – Optimism

Remember…. . You R. O. C. K! R – React with O – Optimism C – Challenge and K - Knowledge

Resources for Middle School Home Page: www. coloradostateplan. com/middleschool. htm Cool Middle School Counseling

Resources for Middle School Home Page: www. coloradostateplan. com/middleschool. htm Cool Middle School Counseling Ideas: http: //www. themiddleschoolcounselor. com/ Career Pathway Models: Promising Practices Career Based School Reform Greeley 6 Utah: Intro to CTE Career Projection Data: http: //www 9. georgetown. edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/Colorado 2020. pdf CTE MS Program Coordinator: Lauren. [email protected] edu