This guide created by Xello (Career Cruising) and includes a variety of classroom activities for Career Cruising that are applicable to Academic and and Career Planning work, as well and general career planning activities. NOTE: Students must have a Career Cruising account to use these lessons.LINK: http://www.lrsd.ca/documents/general/CC%20Classroom%20Activities%202016.pdf This activity guide includes the following lesson: Activity 1: School Subjects and CareersActivity 2: Using School Subjects in the WorkplaceActivity 3: Using Career MatchmakerActivity 4: Your Career Ideas and Career MatchmakerActivity 5: Using Career SelectorActivity 6: Comparing CareersActivity 7: Career Clusters Research ProjectActivity 8: Career Fair ProjectActivity 9: Career Interview ProjectActivity 10: Discovering Your Work SkillsActivity 11: Using My Skills Activity 12: Exploring Apprenticeship TrainingActivity 13: Post-Secondary Research ExerciseActivity 14: Learning StylesActivity 15: Why Study This? A Cross-Curricular Game
CESA #1 has created a virtual repository for students to explore local career pathways. Videos from
regional employers, business partners, and post-secondary institutions will be available for each of
the 16 career clusters.
We encourage schools to utilize this resource with students as part of their Academic and Career
Planning (ACP) program. Students can view as many videos as assigned to them and complete an
activity guide for further ACP planning and in-class discussion. After completing the registration
below, ACP Coordinators will receive access to the Career Symposium website which can be
shared with students.
If the ACP goal that your team selected was "Develop or improve our district's ACP scope and sequence", please explore these four resources for great content to add to each grade level's ACP experience.
If the ACP goal your team selected was "Creating a District Career Readiness Team," these 5 resources will assist you in determining who should be on your team and inviting those members to be part of your District Career Readiness Team.
If the ACP Goal that your team selected was "Enhance or expand financial literacy in ACP", these five resources will be of help to you.
If the ACP goal your team selected was " Investigate our district's career readiness data and investigate the root cause of identified gaps," these 7 resources can help your team identify important ACP data available for the state of Wisconsin and use that data to evaluate your ACP efforts.
If the ACP goal that your team selected was, "Create an ACP Graduate Profile", these seven resources can help your team engage community to define your district's customized graduate profile. Use these tools and resources to guide your development.
If the ACP goal your team selected was, "Improve the ACP/Career Readiness Culture and/or Leadership in our district", please review these webinars and articles to support improvements.
If the ACP goal your team selected was "Improve our district's ACP/Career Readiness Policies and Planning", these resources will help with statewide evaluation summaries, special populations success tips and getting started with Xello.
If the ACP goal your team selected was " Improve ACP/Career Readiness Professional Development for all staff in our district", then these five resources will help you start on a PD process.
If the ACP goal your team selected was "Improve family engagement in our district's ACP/Career Readiness process", then these eight resources will help with increasing your desired engagement.
If the ACP goal that your team selected was "Improve community partnerships that will enhance and support our district's ACP/Career Readiness process", then these six resources will help guide your partnership enhancements.
Final Projects have been identified as one of the most impactful ACP practices, according to the WEC survey on Wisconsin ACP programs. Use this Community of Practice presentation to learn from a number of school districts about their ACP final projects.
This easy-to-use tool will help your district's career readiness team reflect on your ACP infrastructure, develop an ACP Graduate Profile, and map out your ACP components while identifying which components all students should access before graduating. By the end you will be ready to set goals related to your ACP implementation that will help you create a custom ACP Professional Development Plan for your district!
The district ACP team will efficiently create a graphic representation of your district's ACP implementation using the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Infrastructure and ACP Component Rubrics. This will be used as a basis to identify gaps in ACP delivery and barriers for implementation. It will be the basis for the development or improvement of an ACP implementation plan.
Teacher externships can prepare teachers to embed ACP in their classrooms and help answer the age-old question, "Why do I need to know this?" Use the recording and slide deck for this Community of Practice presentation to learn about two teacher externship programs in Wisconsin. Keep reading for additional teacher preparation resources for ACP aligned with specific content areas.
Academic and Career Planning (ACP) is a process intended to provide academic and career planning services to students in grades 6-12 in public schools across the state. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) contracted with the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC) at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) to conduct a three-year evaluation of the pilot and roll-out of ACP. Key findings from the 2017 ACP evaluation report include: Administrator buy-in is key to program success. • Some teachers still resist ACP based on fears of increased workload and lack of expertise. • Some stakeholders are uncertain and suspicious about the future of ACP, compliance, and monitoring. • Students value ACP programming and want it to be rigorous, encompassing, and personalized. • Students often do not see the full reach of ACP outside of dedicated ACP time. • Family knowledge of ACP is generally low; families want to know what they can do to better support their children. • Districts experience difficulties in sharing knowledge about ACP with local and regional businesses. • Districts want to better understand and communicate about outcomes
Link to report summary here: https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/acp/executive_summary_final.pdf