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TIPS for Experienced Career Choices Series Instructors: Taking Your Course to the Next Level
Teaching Insights, Practices, and Solutions (TIPS)

November 8–9, 2023

Designed for experienced Career Choices series instructors hoping to take their programs to a new level, you’ll be exposed to teacher-tested tips and instructional ideas that will help you energize your course and avoid common pitfalls when integrating technology, and you'll explore strategies that will strengthen not only your course but also your school-wide Get Focused…Stay Focused!® implementation.

You’ll also be learn about a variety of resources that will make your course more engaging and productive, including:

  • - New functions and reports in®
  • - New Online Class Agendas and technology integration class sessions
  • - The unique Skills-Based Education Plan
  • -® mobile app
  • - Academic coaching strategies using the 10-year Plan Summary Page

You'll come away with a better understanding of the myriad opportunities for helping your students become career and college ready—not just as freshmen, but throughout high school and into college.

  • Utilize a myriad of new tools to enhance and upgrade their course.
  • Adapt tips and best practices shared by some of our master teachers.
  • Work with students taking the course as an independent study course.
  • Promote the importance of and strategies for distributive guidance.
  • Use the online 10-year Plan to motivate students to higher achievement through academic coaching, advising, and counseling.
  • Help other faculty access® to assist in the advisory and academic coaching functions on campus.
  • Strategize and deliver the necessary “buy-in” activities in order to organize campus or district personnel for support and implementation of the school-wide program.
  • Present information at parent or community meetings on the use of the 10-year Plan to help students transition to post-secondary education/training and the workforce as self-sufficient adults.
  • Embrace the scope and sequence of the Follow-Up Modules in order to effectively integrate them into academic courses.

Wednesday, November 8th
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Check-in
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Day one sessions

Thursday, November 9th
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM - Continental breakfast
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM - Day two sessions

  • High school instructors who have taught the Career Choices series course for at least one year
  • Instructional leaders responsible for the Career Choices series course
  • District personnel responsible for the Get Focused…Stay Focused!® program

$295 per person

With your registration, you’ll receive curriculum materials valued at $199.55!

  • Instructor’s and Administrator’s Guide for Career Choices and® 9th Edition (2021)
  • Career Choices and Changes (softcover text)
  • NEW Workbook and Portfolio for Career Choices and Changes
  • Possibilities—A Supplemental Anthology to Career Choices
  • Lifestyle Math—Your Financial Planning Portfolio
  • Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Program and Instructional Manual
  • Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Follow-Up Module 1 Workbook: Developing Attitudes and Aptitudes to Promote College and Career Readiness
  • Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Follow-Up Module 2 Workbook: Determining Your Informed Major and Post-Secondary Education Path
  • Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Follow-Up Module 3 Workbook: Preparing to Act on Your 10-year Education and Career Plan

Address: 4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Meeting Room: Riviera Room

Parking tips:
- When you arrive, drive to the uppermost part of the parking lot.
- The workshop will be held in the one-story clubhouse (on the ocean side of the pool).

La Cumbre Country Club is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains in the historic Hope Ranch hideaway. This oasis of serenity provides an excellent atmosphere for learning and collaboration.

What to know before you go to La Cumbre Country Club

November 8–9, 2023

TIPS for Experienced Career Choices Series Instructors: Taking Your Course to the Next Level

Teaching Insights, Practices, and Solutions (TIPS)

La Cumbre Country Club

4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA 93110