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Published on March 9, 2009

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Patricia Clark
Field Consultant, Career Academy Support Network
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Miya Hayes Melish
Assitant Director, School/University Partnerships
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Juan Sanchez
Office of President
University of California
Oakland, CA

With support from the James Irvine Foundation, the presenters have partnered to develop the college tools for schools website. In this session, participants will explore the new website and gain information about increasing access to the a-g curriculum, transcript evaluation, advancing the college and career culture, and academies. Bring your questions!
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Creating a College & Career Going Culture Patricia Clark - Career Academy Support Network/U.C.Berkeley Miya Hayes - Center for Education Partnerships/UCB

Workshop Objectives To increase understanding of key elements of College/Career Going Culture To reflect upon & share our own education journeys To acquire and share new strategies/ resources (including http://collegetools.berkeley.edu To brainstorm next steps

To increase understanding of key elements of College/Career Going Culture

To reflect upon & share our own education journeys

To acquire and share new strategies/ resources (including http://collegetools.berkeley.edu

To brainstorm next steps

What is a College & Career Going Culture? “ The environment, attitudes, and behaviors in schools and communities that support and encourage students and their families to obtain the information, tools, and perspective to ensure access to and success in postsecondary education and careers.”

“ The environment, attitudes, and behaviors in schools and communities that support and encourage students and their families to obtain the information, tools, and perspective to ensure access to and success in postsecondary education and careers.”

GOAL…. THAT EVERY STUDENT AT OUR SCHOOL/ DISTRICT IS PREPARED FOR COLLEGE, CAREERS & ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP WITHOUT NEED FOR REMEDIATION.

THAT EVERY STUDENT AT

OUR SCHOOL/ DISTRICT IS PREPARED FOR COLLEGE, CAREERS & ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP WITHOUT NEED FOR REMEDIATION.

Nine Principles of a College and Career-Going Culture College and Career Talk Clear (& High) Expectations Information & Resources Comprehensive Counseling/Advising Testing & Curriculum & Meaningful Workbased/ Communitybased Learning Faculty Involvement

College and Career Talk

Clear (& High) Expectations

Information & Resources

Comprehensive Counseling/Advising

Testing & Curriculum & Meaningful Workbased/ Communitybased Learning

Faculty Involvement

Nine Principles (continued) Family Involvement College & Industry Partnerships Articulation (also important: peer groups, mentoring, rigorous academic & technical preparation, activities, etc.)

Family Involvement

College & Industry Partnerships

Articulation

(also important: peer groups, mentoring, rigorous academic & technical preparation, activities, etc.)

Our Educational Journeys What early messages, positive and negative, did you receive from your family, friends, school, community, and media about your ability and your potential to go to college and succeed in high-quality careers? What additional messages did you receive along the way? Who or what encouraged you? What were your barriers or challenges?

What early messages, positive and negative, did you receive from your family, friends, school, community, and media about your ability and your potential to go to college and succeed in high-quality careers? What additional messages did you receive along the way? Who or what encouraged you? What were your barriers or challenges?

Whose Responsibility ? Whose Responsibility Worksheet (p. 4) Sharing our responses Pair and Share: One minute elevator speech: A colleague asks you why you believe all students need to be prepared for postsecondary education. How would you answer them?

Whose Responsibility Worksheet (p. 4)

Sharing our responses

Pair and Share: One minute elevator speech: A colleague asks you why you believe all students need to be prepared for postsecondary education. How would you answer them?

Introducing College Tools Some samplings from http://collegetools.berkeley.edu

Some samplings from http://collegetools.berkeley.edu

College Tools for Schools

User’s Guide to http://Collegetools.berkeley.edu

Advancing College-Going Culture

College Access Resources

Increasing Access to “a-g” Curriculum

Transcript Evaluation to Increase College & Career-Going

Step-by-Step Transcript Evaluation

Sample Transcript

SLCs & Career Academies

SLC/Academy Resources

Para Padres

More Resources

Resources/Tools listed by Topic

Glossary (a sampling)

Contact Info for College Tools

Also Important Simply focusing on college and career access is not enough. We need to also keep a focus on college & career success. The importance of assuring intellectually challenging work (rigor). The importance of assuring relevant work. The importance of paying attention to required college and career knowledge and skills (example: David Conley’s book, SCANS, industry standards)

Simply focusing on college and career access is not enough. We need to also keep a focus on college & career success.

The importance of assuring intellectually challenging work (rigor).

The importance of assuring relevant work.

The importance of paying attention to required college and career knowledge and skills (example: David Conley’s book, SCANS, industry standards)

High Expectations & High Support Set High Academic and Behavioral Expectations and Provide High Caring and High Support to Reach Them Identify Your Big Goals, Daily Learning Objectives, and Specific Expectations Around Completion Create a Culture of Excellence Where Every Student is Expected to Succeed

Set High Academic and Behavioral Expectations and Provide High Caring and High Support to Reach Them

Identify Your Big Goals, Daily Learning Objectives, and Specific Expectations Around Completion

Create a Culture of Excellence Where Every Student is Expected to Succeed

High Caring “… .One of the most important factors behind student success in high school… is a close connection with at least one adult who demonstrates caring and concern for the student’s advancement.”

“… .One of the most important factors behind student success in high school… is a close connection with at least one adult who demonstrates caring and concern for the student’s advancement.”

Pair and Share What are some examples of the ways in which your Academy/your career pathway/ your school demonstrates high expectations, high caring, and high support? What are some of your best College & Career Going Culture practices?

What are some examples of the ways in which your Academy/your career pathway/ your school demonstrates high expectations, high caring, and high support?

What are some of your best College & Career Going Culture practices?

Assessing Our Schools/Districts College & Career Going Culture Rubric Where is your Academy/pathwayschool/ district/community on the College and Career Going Culture Rubric? Assessing the 9 Elements Moving Toward Action Planning

College & Career Going Culture Rubric

Where is your Academy/pathwayschool/ district/community on the College and Career Going Culture Rubric?

Assessing the 9 Elements

Moving Toward Action Planning

Making College and Career Access Real - “ No student has a true choice until (he) she has been accepted into a college.” – Deborah Wilds (Gates Foundation)

“ No student has a true choice until (he) she has been accepted into a college.”

– Deborah Wilds

(Gates Foundation)

Staying in Touch Patricia Clark Career Academy Support Network [email_address] Miya Hayes Center for Educational Partnerships Mhayes@berkeley.edu

Patricia Clark

Career Academy Support Network

[email_address]

Miya Hayes

Center for Educational Partnerships

Mhayes@berkeley.edu

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