- How well school and district offerings align with what local businesses want in new hires.
- What students’ aspirations are for their futures after high school and what that tells us about our students.
- How empowered students feel about their own learning.
Register for each session separately, via the links below. Please share this information with anyone you think may benefit. Questions should be directed to Jackie Foor.
Taking Stock of Career Offerings
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 3-4:15 pm Eastern
Learn about a self-assessment tool to determine how well school or district offerings correspond to what employers want based on national and regional research.
Taking Stock of Student Career Plans, Part 1
Thursday, August 5, 2021, 3-4:15 pm Eastern
Drawing on research and hands-on practice, speakers will share materials to engage students in preparing, or changing, their individual career plans as well as ways local educators can learn from the students’ plans to gain insights about the student body as a whole. Guest speakers include:
- V. Scott Solberg, Ph.D., Boston University
- Laylani Camacho, Teacher, Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts
- Adriana Plach, Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Pewaukee Schools, Wisconsin
Taking Stock of Students’ Sense of Empowerment
Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 3-4:15 pm Eastern
Learn about simple, free surveys that are valid and useful in tapping students’ sense of how well they are doing, how much they can affect their schooling, and how relevant their lessons are based on three predictors of later engagement in learning and, relatedly, achievement. This session will be conducted by guest speakers Matt Gaertner, noted expert in assessing student non-cognitive characteristics, and Lydotta Taylor, experienced trainer and facilitator with schools across West Virginia.
Taking Stock of Student Career Plans, Part 2
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 3-4:15 pm Eastern
This second session on student career plans will focus on diving deeper into the available lesson series for middle and high schoolers. See August 5 description for additional details.