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Career Pathways n. What Every Teacher and Administrator Needs to Know Career Pathways n. What Every Teacher and Administrator Needs to Know

Definition of a Career Pathway n A Career Pathway is a coherent, articulated sequence Definition of a Career Pathway n A Career Pathway is a coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career/technical courses, commencing in the ninth grade and leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate degree and beyond, an industry recognized certificate, and/or licensure. The Career Pathway is developed, implemented, and maintained in partnership among secondary and postsecondary education, business, and employers. Career Pathways are available to all students, including adult learners, and lead to rewarding careers. - National Career Pathways Network

Brain Research Brain research continually points to the organization of information in “big clumps” Brain Research Brain research continually points to the organization of information in “big clumps” such as career pathways, and then narrowing that information into smaller, manageable portions. It emphasizes experience and close connections to “real life” and real-life objects. These experiences, such as work-based experiences, prepare a space or pattern in the brain to which students can “hook” academic information, thus retaining what they have learned. (Based on research from Kathleen Harris) - Elaine Howard and Pamela J. , Career Pathways

Top Five Reasons Dropouts Identify as Major Factors For Leaving School n n n Top Five Reasons Dropouts Identify as Major Factors For Leaving School n n n 47% - Classes were not interesting 43% - Missed too many days and couldn’t catch up 42% - Spent time with people who were not interested in school 38% - Had too much freedom and not enough rules in my life 35% - Was failing in school - The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts A Report by Civic Enterprises

Career Pathways and Dropout Prevention According to the same report, improving teaching According to Career Pathways and Dropout Prevention According to the same report, improving teaching According to the same report, and curricula to make school more relevant and engaging and enhancing the connection between school and work is one area where schools can help students from dropping out of school. n 81 percent of the surveyed dropouts said there should be more opportunities for real-world learning. n Career Pathways provide that opportunity for realworld learning. n

State Requirements n The development of career pathways became very important with the revision State Requirements n The development of career pathways became very important with the revision of 704 KAR 3: 305 concerning minimum requirements for high school graduation. Section two states that beginning with the graduating class of 2012, each student in a common school shall have a total of at least twenty-two (22) credits for high school graduation including four (4) standardsbased learning experiences in an academic or career interest based on the student’s individual learning plan.

PL/CS Program Review The new PL/CS Program Review has replaced the PL/VS test and PL/CS Program Review The new PL/CS Program Review has replaced the PL/VS test and will be included in each school’s accountability scores starting in 2012. n One entire demonstrator is dedicated to Career Pathways – “Students are provided with a K-12 career studies program focusing on Kentucky’s 14 Career Clusters which incorporates the use of Career Pathways that link high school career majors with postsecondary education. ” n

Definition of a Career Cluster n Career Clusters are groupings of occupations/career specialties used Definition of a Career Cluster n Career Clusters are groupings of occupations/career specialties used as an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction. Occupations/career specialties are grouped into the Career Clusters based on the fact that they require a set of common knowledge and skills for career success. - States’ Career Clusters Initiative

Kentucky’s Career Clusters n Agriculture n Human Services n Arts & Humanities n Information Kentucky’s Career Clusters n Agriculture n Human Services n Arts & Humanities n Information Technology n Business/Marketing n Manufacturing n Communications n Public Services n Construction n Science & Mathematics n Education n Social Sciences n Health Science n Transportation

States’ Career Clusters Initiative n n n n Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Architecture States’ Career Clusters Initiative n n n n Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Architecture & Construction Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Business, Management & Administration Education & Training Finance Government & Public Administration Health Science www. careerclusters. org n n n n Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Information Technology Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Manufacturing Marketing, Sales & Service Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Definition of a Career Major n The career major is the central focus for Definition of a Career Major n The career major is the central focus for developing the Individual Learning Plan, selecting high level academic and careerrelated courses, and identifying work-based learning experiences that prepare students for transition to postsecondary education, work, or the military. The career major consists of at least four high school courses in a related area fitting in one of your state’s identified career clusters.

Example of a Career Pathway Example of a Career Pathway

CTE Career Major Requirements CTE Career Major Requirements

Example of a Non-CTE Pathway Example of a Non-CTE Pathway

Creating a Career Pathway n Select a Template - Link http: //www. education. ky. Creating a Career Pathway n Select a Template - Link http: //www. education. ky. gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Career+and+Technical+ Education/Career+and+Technical+Ed+Resources/Career+Pathways. htm n Research Requirements - Link http: //www. education. ky. gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Career+and+Technical+ Education/Career+and+Technical+Education+Programs/ n Contact Area KCTCS, College or University n Check for Dual Credit/Articulation n Sequence Courses

Developing Leadership Skills n Developing Leaders, not Followers n Identifying Talents and Strengths n Developing Leadership Skills n Developing Leaders, not Followers n Identifying Talents and Strengths n Focus on Self-Confidence and Learning n The Ladder to Success n The Power of the Human Mind

Contact Information Noel Crum CTE Principal/Coordinator noel. crum@johnson. kyschools. us 606 -789 -2500 Contact Information Noel Crum CTE Principal/Coordinator noel. [email protected] kyschools. us 606 -789 -2500