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College and Careers Strategic Plan

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Vicki Baylus

on 28 January 2014

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Transcript of College and Careers Strategic Plan

Specific Results-Plan-3
Establish a systems of communication so that community, district, and school site leaders are actively engaged in the work and can articulate the district's vision
Specific Results-Plan 4
Create an infrastructure that supports development, quality, and sustainability of college and career pathways
Community Engagement Plan: Strategy Six
College and Careers Action Team Report

Specific Results-Plan 6
Assess progress and revise plans using processes and systems that support a culture of continuous improvement for District college and career pathways.
College and Careers: We will provide college and career academies that focus instruction on industry standards and 21st century demands
Specific Results-Plan 1
To transform high schools
and the student experience by implementing a district-wide system of Linked Learning pathways/academies, built upon a K-8 experiences that ensures College and Career readiness upon graduation the district will assess readiness and build preparedness.

Assess Readiness
1. Assess the District/all Stakeholder's knowledge of systemic academy/pathway approaches to learning

2. Conduct a needs and capacity assessment for developing a system of academies and pathways
Build Preparedness
3. As needed, build district/all stakeholder knowledge of systemic academy/pathway approaches to learning

4. Build awareness of current district academies/pathways
5. Map current academy/pathways, facilities, and business/industry partners

A graduate profile will be developed, which will include a list of student learning out comes that specify what all students should know and be able to do by the time they graduate from high school. In developing the graduate profile, the four categories of the college and career readiness, 21st century skills framework and developing a culture of student responsibility for their learning should be included.

Specific Results-Plan 2
1. Form a team of district and community leaders that will use input from key stakeholders across the community to develop a graduate profile.
2. Inservice all stakeholders on the concepts of a graduate profile.
3. Inservice all stakeholders on the national and state initiative of college and career readiness. Include the key components of College and Career readiness framework: Knowledge, skills, productive dispositions and behaviors, and engagement strategies.
4. Inservice all stakeholders on 21st century skills
5. Inservice all stakeholders on theories of cultural and organizational change, in terms of student centered choice and responsibility for their learning.
6. Build data and accountability systems to address students progress around graduate profile outcomes possible with the use of a dashboard.
7. See Board approval of the graduate profile and create new Board Polices as appropriate.

Action Steps-Plan 2
1. Create a comprehensive and readily assessible communication strategy that will be responsive immediately and continuously to maintain the pathway vision in multiple languages and formats.
2. Create a communication strategy that will convey progress.
3. Identify an individual, per school, to be the link between the school and all stakeholders
• Consider clustering high schools with feeder middle and elementary schools and key business/industry partners.
• Consider creative facility use options, such as sharing facilities at a nearby college, apprenticeship center, or work site
• Consider a long-term strategy for facility infrastructure that partner with neighboring districts and the county to provide facility and equipment access to students from all participating districts.
• Consider locating all elective courses/pathways at a central place
1. Form a team to consider a systemic approach to the location of District's academy pathways.
2. Map current academy/pathways, and projected college and career pathways
3. Based on the systemic location of college and career pathways, determine equipment needs and outline a plan for transfer or purchase
4. Determine procedures for:
• Open enrollment
• Student recruitment and placement
• Parent and student preference
• Orientation to pathways, facilities, transportation
• Unifying various district advisories around the common goal of college and career pathway approaches to learning
5. Create a process for recruitment and hiring:
• of academic core teachers with an understanding of real world and industry based applications of their respective disciplines
• of pathway teachers that understand the academic underpinnings of their respective standards
6. Funding
• Create a plan for leveraging existing and new resources to support improvement of existing academies/pathways and the creation of new ones
Specific Results-Plan 5
By 2017, 100% of district students will participate in high quality pathways that focus instruction on academic and industry standards, as well as 21st century demands, and are equitably accessible to any interested student.
•Student interest
•Local and/or regional workforce needs
•Regional economic development opportunities
•Reliable business and industry partners
•Resources of local occupational training providers
•Articulation opportunities with local college and apprenticeship programs
•Student enrollment
•Linked Learning Rubric
1. Conduct an analysis of current academy/pathways using the following criteria:
2. Create a plan to strengthen current academy/pathways
•Based in the criteria in Plan 5, #1 decide on potential college and career pathways and plan implementation.

•Academic core classes
•Technical courses
•A series of work-based learning experiences
•Student supports
3. Establish new pathways
4. Establish clear expectations, guidelines, and support for each pathway to create a coherent and outcomes aligned Program of Study that includes:
5. Ensure that each pathway delivers math, science, English and social studies course content expected by state colleges and universities
6. Ensure that each pathway delivers technical content that brings authentic real world applications to a rigorous, standards-aligned college preparatory program of study
7. Align curriculum, instruction, and assessment to industry standards and 21st century skills.
8. Align, curriculum, instruction and assessment to support a student's successful attainment of the graduate profile goals.
9. Inservice pathway teams to design and deliver integrated projects and authentic assessments
10. Create avenues for flexible master scheduling with planners
11. Prioritize common planning time for pathway teams, release time, team teaching to ensure effective use of integrated curriculum
13. Determine effective ways to recruit and engage industry partners from:
•Labor organizations
•Post-secondary partners
•Faith based organizations
Which will include, but not limited to:
•Serve as an advisory board
•Determine course content
•Design curriculum and project design
•Identify work based learning opportunities
•Select and recommend equipment purchases
•Select industry certification
•Post-secondary articulations
14. Ensure pathway practices that promote equity
15. Investigate and make recommendations concerning alternative learning/teaching models that utilize technology to take the educational experience beyond the physical classroom and for all grade levels *this personalizes the student’s education, i.e. I want to be an engineer. I want to further explore (CAD mapping).

16. Include the use of social media in the educational experience
17. Increase coaching, internships, externships, mentoring opportunities
18. Ensure a system/process for pathway personnel to network regularly
19. Professional development that is focused to ensure high quality instruction/assessment within the pathway model
20. Conduct professional development for pathway teachers of core academic subjects to ensure they understand real world and industry based application of their respective disciplines
21. Conduct professional development for pathway teachers of technical subjects to ensure they understand academic underpinnings of their respective subjects

22. Conduct professional development that will include:
•Team development
•Project management
•Partnership development
•Project and problem based teaching and learning methodologies
•Connecting work based learning opportunities
23. Conduct professional development for counselors and administrators to ensure successful implementation of pathways 24. Create possible transition year between high school and college--a bridge year for career and college prep.
25. Work with post secondary partners to create a seamless high school/college transition
26. Include middle and elementary school in all college and career readiness initiatives
27. Create a centralized database of school/community/industry partnerships
1. Establish a team of stakeholders that will establish assessment criteria for each pathway.
2. Establish a team to assess pathways against criteria and develop an improvement plan.
3. Make policy recommendations as appropriate

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