Stacey Ryan, Michelle McGlynn
Business and Information Technology, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
High School
  • Career Exploration
  • Careers
  • Xello
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Video

    BM&IT Quality Module: Student Career Development

    BM&IT Quality Module:  Student Career Development


    Welcome to one of 12 Business, Marketing and Information Technology Quality Modules! The purpose of these modules is to illustrate quality examples of each of the 2018 ACTE Quality CTE Framework elements. Regardless if you are in a pre-service education program or an experienced educator, these modules will benefit your future and business & marketing program.  Segment 9 addresses strategies that help students gain career knowledge and engage in education and career planning and decision-making, including career counseling, career assessments, curricula that helps students learn about careers, information about educational opportunities and workforce trends, and job search information and placement services.

    Element #9, Criteria A

    Criteria A emphasizes that comprehensive career development is coordinated and sequenced to promote and support the career decision-making and planning of all students, including prior to entering the program of study.

    This video presentation and associated handout includes CTE Coordinator of Waunakee Community School District, Michelle McGlynn, sharing her district's best practices for provided a comprehensive model to all students in grades 5-12.  

    Element #9, Criteria B


    In this video, Stacey Ryan from Waunakee Community High School, is highlighting very broadly Criteria B in Element #9 by showcasing the career software used for the school districts of Wisconsin.  Xello was introduced in the 2019-20 school year for the state.

    Also included in this section is another video that shares out how Waunakee High School business and marketing team has developed instructions and a grading rubric for their Career Workshop course that is a required .25 credit class at the sophomore level in conjunction with a Health course.  Included with the video is a copy of the instructions and the grading rubric.

    Teachers wanting to learn more about starting a required career course or sharing resources can contact Stacey Ryan at

    Element #9, Criteria D

    The focus of Criteria D addresses students in the program of study and their parents/guardians being provided with accurate and timely information on extended learning experiences available through the program of study, such as work-based learning, CTSO participation, and articulated credit.

    The linked video is a short overview, narrated by Waunakee Community School District CTE Coordinator, Michelle McGlynn, on how her district shares out information to students and their families.  Ideas will be shared in the video and on the included handout to provide relevant resources for other districts to implement.

    Additional resources shared include a copy of a poster "Why Health Care" used to hang in the building for students and parents to see regarding each career cluster.  The example shared is for Health Science, but posters for all career clusters were created and used.  Current labor market information was accessed in order to create posters that were relevant to the current time.  We have revised these posters several times over the last few years to update the LMI.

    Element #9, Criteria E

    In this section, we will address how students in the program of study and their parents/guardians (as appropriate) are provided accurate and timely information on further education and training options, including application procedures, enrollment, financing, and their projected educational, employment and earnings outcomes. 

    Some of the resources provided here include a video explaining some best practices to consider for your high school to consider using.  Also included is a link to Kohler High School in south eastern Wisconsin.  This high school is a great example of how a high school could put information together for students and parents to help them plan out the college experience and prepare for the future.  Next Generation Personal Finance or NGPF is a great free resource for business educators, but within their curriculum they have an outstanding unit on Paying For College.  In the resources is a link to their curriculum and teachers can pick an choose various activities.  Lastly, is a link to the College Navigator website.  College Navigator allows interested parties to explore higher education and the different costs and opportunities available at those schools.