This institute is designed for instructors from secondary schools, colleges, and post-secondary training programs who want to incorporate more technology into their Career Choices series course. It is also for administrators who want to provide professional development to ensure its campus-wide use for academic coaching and counseling. This institute provides foundational information, tips, and strategies to successfully launch your course from the first day with a primary focus on My10yearPlan.com®.
My10yearPlan.com® is more than just an electronic rendering of the planning process outlined in the Career Choices series. It is a comprehensive, internet-based system delivering 98 exercises, activities, and surveys that interact with the learner, facilitating a decision-making process that culminates in the development of a personalized 10-year Plan that is not only quantitative, but more important, meaningful. Many Department of Labor-based websites provide a canned, one-size-fits-all experience where the learner has little control over or relationship with the outcome. In contrast, My10yearPlan.com enhances the Career Choices series experience, giving the computer a role that reaches beyond that of “tool” to something more akin to coach, counselor, or mentor. The system gently guides, prompts, and, where necessary, prods the student through an in-depth decision-making process. The end result is an online career and skills-based education plan.
If you take the time to increase your capacity through the in-depth professional development provided in this institute, you’ll increase not only your job satisfaction but also your value to your students and your district.
As state systems increase requirements for all students to have education plans early in their secondary years (as supported by research), the school-wide initiative of the Freshman Transition/Get Focused…Stay Focused!® programs support the development of these plans in a distributive fashion—easing some of the burden on counseling teams while positively impacting retention, graduation rates, and campus culture. My10yearPlan.com® makes this process efficient with an online planning area where students can store, update, and save—for the duration of their time in school—the work and data related to the development of their 10-year Plans.
In this institute, you’ll not only learn how to access the power of My10yearPlan.com® for your own interactions with students, but also how to equip staff and academic instructors with techniques for using My10yearPlan.com® to personalize their work with students in academic coaching and advising situations. As you learn strategies for the planning, training, and coordination of academic teams, you will also prepare for presenting this information to other stakeholders such as parents, local employers, or community groups. You’ll also learn about the reporting systems that allow you to provide more personalized services through the analysis of students' future educational and career goals.