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Early College & Career Awareness
Transcript of Early College & Career Awareness
What is the problem?
Our Role as Counselors: ASCA
Mock college applications
"My First Resume"
Discuss college-ready attributes and how they apply to their work in elementary school
Developing a college-going culture
Visibility around school*
College week or month*
-Daily college announcements
-Door decorating contest
Local business partners come in to teach about their jobs
Work with local college/university
- College Tours
- Exposure to college students
- College representatives visit school
- Provide free college banners, pins, information, etc.*
Academic goal setting/planning
Discuss expectations (EO)
Exploration of strengths, weaknesses, and strengths related to careers
Middle school transition plans
Home field trips with school stuffed animal "Tracker"
-Field trip home to explore careers in community
Working with Parents
- Educating parents about college timeline
- College starts in Kindergarten
- College-ready checklists*
- Financial Education
- Providing college resources/pamphlets
Parent Involvement in Career Day: Exposing students to diversity within the work force
Erikson's stage theory
Early academic achievement correlates with later academic achievement
- Early predictors of high school drop out
- "Patterns of academic performance" (Source 2)
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Children's ideas about their academic future (Source 2)
- Attitude about self-as-learner
Classrooms represent a school or university
- Online Scavenger Hunts
- Career or College Bingo
- Ice Cream Cones: Match Skills to Careers*
- Career "Toolbox"*
What will it look like?
Aspects of a school (Source 1):
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College Board. (n.d.). K–12 Counselor. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://professionals.collegeboard.com/educator/k-12-counselor
Elementary Career Cluster Activities Guidance. (n.d.). Georgia Department of Education. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.gadoe.org/curriculum-instruction-and-assessment/ctae/documents/elementary-career-guidance-document.pdf
Engberg, M., & Gilbert, A. (2014). The Counseling Opportunity Structure: Examining Correlates of Four-Year College-Going Rates. Research In Higher Education, 55(3), 219-244. doi:10.1007/s11162-013-9309-4
Ensminger, M. E., & Slusarcick, A. L. (1992). Paths to High School Graduation or Dropout: A Longitudinal Study of a First-Grade Cohort. Sociology of Education, (2). 95.
Hernandez, D. J., & Annie E. Casey, F. (2011). Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation. Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Make a Plan - Create a Road Map for College Planning. (n.d.). Make a Plan - Create a Road Map for College Planning. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/make-a-plan
Mentoring/Education. (n.d.). V-Harmony. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://vharmony.uga.edu/category/networ
Monsters University. (n.d.). Disney. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://monstersuniversity.com/edu/
School Counselor Blog: Career Café: Career Interest Resources Elementary, Middle and High School. (n.d.). School Counselor Blog: Career Café: Career Interest Resources Elementary, Middle and High School. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.schcounselor.com/2012/07/career-cafe-preparation-career-interest.html
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