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Module 1 - 10th Grade
Developing Attitudes and Aptitudes that Promote College & Career Readiness

Module 1 OverviewZoom   Dr. Diane Hollems - GFSF! 10th Grade ModuleZoom

10th Grade BookThe Get Focused...Stay Focused!® follow-up modules asks students to continue the self-discovery journey started in their Career Choices course where they developed their 10-year Plan. Each student will expand on their 10-year Plan throughout the three follow-up modules as they discover more about themselves, their goals, their educational options, and the world of work.

Students begin Module 1 by revisiting their 10-year Plan and assessing how they have changed in the months since they last reviewed their goals and aspirations. Then, to give students the best chance of finding a job once they enter the workforce, they’ll expand the career options they are considering by researching and evaluating jobs identified by the U.S. Department of Labor as being in high demand over the next decade.

While studies show that most high school sophomores say they are going to college, they may have only a vague notion of what that really means. As students begin thinking about college in more specific terms, they often discover that their understanding is too narrow and that it may not suit their long-term vision. Before students start identifying colleges they might attend, Module 1 asks them to explore the wide range of post-secondary options.

Using some of the best web sites available through the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S.
Department of Education, students discover comprehensive and reputable online tools they can use throughout their lives.

“Attitude is everything” is an axiom students learned in their freshman course. Maintaining a positive attitude and developing the aptitudes that promote both college and career readiness is the focus of Module 1. Upon completion of this module, you’ll want students to be able to say:

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Foundation for California Community Colleges
George Washington University’s Freshman Transition Initiative
California Community College Chancellor's Task Force on Student Success
Academic Innovations LLC
UCSB Graduate School of Education California Dropout Research Project
UC Educational Evaluation Center, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Eastern Oregon University’s College of Education
California SB1070 Coordinators from select regions
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara City College Dual Enrollment Department
Carpinteria and Santa Barbara Unified School Districts
Santa Barbara County Office of Education’s Partners in Education