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Presents

Empowering Career Pathways
in a Virtual World

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Presents

Empowering Career Pathways in a Virtual World

October 26–29, 2020 3:00pm–5:30pm Pacific Time

with sessions from the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® founders; special guest presenters;
and Academic Innovations, our curriculum partner

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The following links are to the recorded sessions from the conference:

Monday, October 26th

Time Presenter(s) Title/Recording Share Topic Resources
3:00 PM PT Dr. Jane Conoley Keynote Speaker Featuring California State University, Long Beach President
3:45 PM PT Dr. Lauren Wintermeyer Ramirez
 
Get Focused Stay Focused Overview from the co-founder of GFSF
4:30 PM PT Dr. Lauren Wintermeyer Ramirez & Dr. Diane Hollems
 
Dual Enrollment/Articulation – Bridging the K14 Gap with Dual Enrollment and GFSF

This session focuses on the development of early college credit courses using the Get Focused Stay Focused program with Dr. Lauren Wintermeyer Ramirez and Dr. Diane Hollems, co-founders of Get Focused Stay Focused.

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4:30 PM PT Dr. Bonita Steele Best Practices for Regional GFSF Implementation & Sustainability

This session will highlight customized Get Focused Stay Focused professional development models from the Northern and Central Valley regions of California to meet the specialized needs of their regional educators.

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4:30 PM PT Panel moderated
by Lisa Wilson
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Career and College Readiness
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Tuesday, October 27th

Time Presenter(s) Title/Recording Share Topic Resources
3:00 PM PT Mindy Bingham High Tech and High Touch: To Facilitate Lifelong Change Today, You Can’t Have One Without the Other
3:35 PM PT Carol Keiser Integrate Technology Skill Building into Your Career Choices and Changes Course Using a Variety of Google and Microsoft Platforms

In this session, Carol Keiser, Get Focused Stay Focused Lead Teacher, Mentor Teacher, and Certified Trainer, focuses on incorporating technology applications like Typing.com, Google Search, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Slides, Google Sheets, and so much more!

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3:35 PM PT Tanja Easson A Tour of the New Career Choices and Changes Online Student Edition

Listen as Tanja Easson, Academic Innovations VP of Curriculum, walks you through the online version of our award-winning Career Choices and Changes textbook. See how the text is combined with the online activities of My10yearPlan.com to help students create personalized 10-year career and life plans.

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3:35 PM PT Wendy Bingham How to Use Zoom Enhancements to Promote Engagement in the Career Choices Series Classroom: Energizing Activities for Remote Learning

Learn how to utilize a variety of Zoom features to create engagement in online meeting sessions. Wendy Bingham, Academic Innovations Vice President of Professional Development, will also explore the new Online Class Agendas for the Career Choices series. This exciting new resource will save valuable prep time and help you achieve maximum impact in your live sessions with remote learning students.

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4:30 PM PT Tanja Easson Tips for Using Canvas in Your Career Choices Series Course

Join Tanja Easson, Academic Innovations Vice President of Curriculum, as she teaches you all of the tips and tricks for using the Canvas platform in your Career Choices series course. Learn how to use and edit the Canvas cartridge we have already created to suit your students' specific needs.

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4:30 PM PT Mindy Bingham Professional Development at Your Fingertips: An Overview of the Online Self-Directed Study Options for Your Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program
4:30 PM PT Carol Keiser Tips for Using Google Classroom in Your Career Choices Series Course

Join Carol Keiser, Get Focused Stay Focused Lead Teacher, Mentor Teacher, and Certified Trainer, as she reviews her strategies for managing your Career Choices series course through Google Classroom. This session includes tips on the use of key Google Classroom features, such as Announcements and Interactive Lectures.

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Wednesday, October 28th

Time Presenter(s) Title/Recording Share Topic Resources
3:35 PM PT Dr. Jenn Ramos The Online Skills-Based Education Plan: Ensuring Students Graduate with the Skills Necessary to Compete in Today’s Workforce
3:35 PM PT Rachelle Fast Tips and Tricks: An Overview of the GFSF Modules and Strategies for Implementing
4:30 PM PT Tanja Easson Start-Up Strategies for the GFSF Follow-Up Modules: An Overview of the Online Self-Directed Study Options
4:30 PM PT Geno Malkiewicz The 10-Year Planning Process for Adult Education Programs: A Lifelong Skill

In this session, Geno Malkiewicz, Transition Specialist and Career Choices and Changes teacher for Folsom Cordova Adult Education Program, highlights how Adult Ed instructors can use the Career Choices and Changes course to reengage their students in academia. Current and former adult students of Geno's 'Get Focused' course join the session to share their own success stories.

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4:30 PM PT Dr. Karen Miles Blending Career Exploration and Social and Emotional Development: An Overview of the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Middle School Bridge Program

Thursday, October 29th

Time Presenter(s) Title/Recording Share Topic Resources
3:00 PM PT Dr. Rebecca Dedmond Academic Coaching Strategies Using the High Tech of My10yearPlan.com® with the High Touch of CAREing Conversations
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3:35 PM PT Mindy Bingham The Counselor’s Dilemma—Making Every Minute Count: Strategies for Using Student Data from My10yearPlan.com® for Counseling, Academic Coaching, and Advisory Sessions
3:35 PM PT Tanja Easson My10yearPlan.com® Reports: How to Use the Reporting Systems to Support Student Assessment, Grading, and Student Success
3:35 PM PT Wendy Bingham Strategies for Creating a School-Wide Online Professional Development Plan for Your Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program
4:30 PM PT Mindy Bingham Every Instructor an Advisor: Academic Coaching - What is It and How Does It Work?
4:30 PM PT Jarlath O’Carroll A Comprehensive Skills-Based Approach to Aligning GFSF High School Students with Their Career Path into College and the Workforce
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4:30 PM PT Priya Kapoor An Edupreneurial Opportunity for Educators as a Certified Career Choices and Changes Coach: How to Start Your Own Part-Time Consultancy Supporting Individuals Working Through the Online Career Choices and Changes Process
Time Presenter(s) Title/Recording Share Topic Resources
3:00 PM PT Dr. Karen Miles POSTPONED The Employability Mindset: Helping ALL students Make Choices that Support Lifelong Self-Sufficiency—Both Financial and Emotional

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